Pride Shows: What to See for Pride in New York
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda put it best when said “fill the world with music, love and pride” at the 2016 Tony Awards. And after spending a year indoors, Pride in New York in 2021 will not only be a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, but of reuniting with friends, family and those we hold dear. Pride is the perfect time to reconnect with our best and brightest selves, and New York’s vibrant theater community continues to inspire audiences from around the world.
Don’t miss out on the plethora of pride-themed shows New York has to offer. From burlesque, cabaret, to New York premieres, make your Pride celebrations one to remember.
Celebrating Pride month isn’t a sin. But ‘Pride’ is one of the seven deadly sins, given a theatrical retelling in Seven Deadly Sins this summer.
After a world premiere in Miami, Seven Deadly Sins comes to New York’s Meatpacking District from June 22. RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Shuga Cain takes charge as the mistress of ceremonies, leading company members including Tuck Everlasting’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger and audiences through the event.
During the 70-minute production, you’ll see seven new works by playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu (Gluttony), Thomas Bradshaw (Sloth), MJ Kaufman (Pride), Moisés Kaufman (Greed), Jeffrey LaHoste (Envy), Ming Peiffer (Wrath), and Bess Wohl (Lust). Don’t commit the ultimate theatre sin: missing out on theatre tickets.
As part of Restart Stages at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, events will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community throughout Pride for the National Queer Theater’s Criminal Queerness Festival. On June 24, Victor I. Cazares presents their latest self-autobiographical work, <<when we write with ashes>>; a love story that’s inspired by understanding themselves as a non-binary person, exploring topics of eroticism and the afterlife.
On June 25, National Queer Theater’s Criminal Queerness Festival continues with Dima Mikhayel Matta’s This is not a memorized script. Matta dramatises their formative years growing up in Beirut, and how this impacted their ability to love and be a queer scholar.
Looking for musical events to celebrate Pride in New York? Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus’ Taylor Mac returns to the stage on June 24 with Egg Yolk, created in collaboration with Matt Ray. There’s also a loveletter of Latino offerings from Migguel Anggelo in LatinXoxo on June 26, and a silent disco led by queer pop duo The Illustrious Blacks on June 25. Let the sounds of Restart Stages be the playlist to your Pride celebrations in New York.
Strut into Bond 45 this Pride at Speakeasy, the newest burlesque hotspot in New York combining entertainment with mixology. As you sip on your five (yes, five) cocktails included in your ticket, be wowed by world-renowned cabaret artists and Broadway stars as they showcase their tantalizing tricks. Celebrating the different is championed at Speakeasy, and you’ll want to be a part of the latest addition to New York’s burlesque scene.
TodayTix at Tavern
Don’t miss our TodayTix at Tavern concerts this June, taking place at Tavern on the Green. Frozen‘s Ciara Renée will take to the stage on June 21, joined by guest star and The Wrong Man co-star Joshua Henry. Then it’s the turn of Jagged Little Pill star Kathryn Gallagher on June 22 and Lauren Patten on June 28.
Pop the champagne and get your glasses ready, as Company XIV are sure to provide the virtual entertainment for a sensual evening this Pride. Prepare yourself for spectacular burlesque and magic acts — spells may include you falling in love. This Brooklyn-based production is the perfect accompaniment to your Pride celebrations.
After turning 30, Randy questions his life’s purpose. Answer: helping a group of nudist campers protect their site before a Christian senator forces Camp Morning Wood to close. To do so, Randy and the campers have to bare all — literally and metaphorically — to keep the camp open, but can they save their site and themselves?
If you’re a The Wizard of Oz lover, you’ll want to click your heels together to end up at Camp Morning Road, back at Improv Asylum this Pride month.
Discover the jewel in Brooklyn’s underground queer club scene, The Rose Room. In an immersive evening of entertainment, you’ll be greeted by NYC’s hottest nightclub acts, including fire acts sure to bring the heat. Sip on a cocktail as the action unfolds, and remember what happens in The Rose Room stays in The Rose Room.