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Chloe elegant, self-confident socialite, comes to your radiant well-being house in Washington, filled with works of art, and playfully twirls the keys around her finger. So begins the play “Parisienne” (The Parisian Woman), delivered in the premises of the Hudson Theater. The role of Chloe takes a movie star Uma Thurman. This is her debut on Broadway. The play was written by Bo Willimon. The playwright was inspired by the eponymous drama by Frenchman Henri Beck, created in 1880-ies. The effect of today’s “Parisian women” originates in the American capital. Chloe is one of those women for whom nothing is impossible. She wants her husband (Josh Lucas) became the attorney General. This requires a nomination from the President. Chloe leads to the movement of its links, which include many influential people in the highest circles of Washington. No unlawful techniques. All good: intrigue, sex, anything. The address of the theatre 145 West 44th Street. For more information and reservation of tickets by phone: 212-239-6200.

Initially it was assumed that a popular rock musician and songwriter, 68-year-old Bruce Springsteen will be performing on the stage of the Walter Kerr Theatre 16 weeks and will finish the tour on February 3. But tickets to the show “Springsteen on Broadway” sold out immediately, and the artist, which is debuting on Broadway, has decided to extend their presentations to 30 June. “Boss,” as he called the fans, offers the public a program that includes 15 songs and excerpts from his memoir “Born to Run”. The audience that don’t already have tickets, you can try your luck at the daily lottery online, online luckyseat.com. The address of the theatre: 219 West 48th Street.

Museums and exhibitions

At the Museum of Jewish heritage on December 22 ends the exhibition, entitled: “Operation Finale”. So were coded, the action of the Mossad to capture one of the most heinous Nazi war criminals – Adolf Eichmann. This man, whose nickname was “the accountant of death”, was involved in the organization of the imprisonment of Jews in ghettos and deportations to concentration camps. Recently, the case was declassified, which gave the opportunity to show exhibits that were previously unavailable. The exhibition displays 130 artefacts from the archives of the Mossad. “The exhibition is not only about Eichmann, says curator Isaac Mace. – It’s more a story of “cloak and dagger” – about how he was caught and brought to justice”. It is known that after the defeat of Germany Adolf Eichmann fled to Argentina. “Operation finale” began, when the daughter of one of the survivors of the Holocaust who managed to get in Argentina, the refugee status, started Dating Eichmann’s son, hiding under the name Ricardo Klement. Serenissima this woman’s suspicions led eventually to the capture of criminals in may 1960. A process that began a year later, was broadcast on television. Its watched by millions of people around the world.

In the Museum the visitor seems to be in the courtroom. The exposition ends in a small theater in the middle of which set a glass booth – the same in which sat the defendant. On the walls are projected documentary footage made in court. “Holocaust survivors is less and less, says Museum Director Michael Glickman. – When visitors are in the courtroom and hear the words of the witnesses, each time it shakes”. Address: 36 battery place (in Manhattan). Phone: 646-437-4202.


At Lincoln center, David Geffen hall 8th (afternoon) and 9 December at the orchestra’s concerts new York Philharmonic under the baton of Alan Gilbert. The program Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Overture to Weber’s “Oberon.” Includes Sinfonia Concertante by Mozart for wind instruments. Performers: Liyang Wang (oboe), Anthony McGill (clarinet), Judith LeClair (bassoon), Richard Dean (horn). These concerts continue the series of performances, dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the new York Philharmonic.

12, 13, 14, 15 (morning), December 16, as always at this time of year, before Christmas, traditionally marks the magnificent oratorio of Handel’s “Messiah”. Orchestra conducted by Andrew Manze. In concerts attended mezzo-soprano Joelle Harvey and tenor Ben bliss, a bass-baritone Andrew foster-Williams, as well as choir Westminster Symphonic Choir under the direction of Joe Miller.

December 17 at 3 PM with a festive repertoire is a group of musicians from the Philharmonic – performers on brass and percussion instruments. Solo on the trumpet – Doc Severinsen, and Philip Smith. The latter also acts as a conductor and presenter.

Additional information by phone: 212-875-5656.

In Carnegie hall on December 8 in the hall stern/Perelman is one of the best Symphony orchestras of the country – Philadelphia. Music Director and conductor Yannick Naze-séguin. The violin soloist Hilary Hahn. Guests will perform the First Symphony by Sibelius. The program also includes a Suite from Thomas Ades Opera “powder your her face.” This is the new York premiere of a new version of works by contemporary British composer. One of the customers is Carnegie hall.

You will also hear “Serenade” by Leonard Bernstein. It is written in explanation of Plato’s dialogue “Feast”. This work of the great philosopher of antiquity reproduces the discussion of the most brilliant minds in Athens about the nature of love. “Serenade” included in the program in connection with the centenary Bernstein. The anniversary of the outstanding composer, conductor, educator is celebrated around the world.

That evening in the hall of vayl is the baritone Andrei Bondarenko. Accompanied on piano by Gary Matthewman. The program includes songs by Tchaikovsky, fauré, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel, Duparc.

9 December in the hall of Zankel will be the next concert from the cycle “Janine Jansen & friends”. About the great Dutch violinist Jansen of the London Times wrote: “When her fingers fly, performing virtuoso passages, you can hear her smiling, almost dancing for joy.”

The concert on 9 December attended by the pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk and cellist for issues related to this Thedeen. The program includes works of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff.

December 12, come to hall stern/Perelman concert of the famous Opera singer Maria Gulegina (soprano). This solo performance arranged in honor of the 30th anniversary of her creative activities. Guleghina will sing arias from the Opera “Andre Chenier”, “Tosca”, “Macbeth”, “Cavalleria Rusticana”, as well as vocal works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rossini.

Ticket reservation and information by phone: 212-247-7800.

On the barge, which is moored at the Fulton street Wharf, near the Brooklyn bridge, in the framework of Bargemusic 8 December will take place the concert dedicated to the great jazz musician Thelonious monk. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. Composer and pianist jed Distler will perform the piano works of the monk in his original interpretation.

9 Dec violinist mark Peskanov and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein play the works of Mozart and Haydn with the ensemble Semplice Players in the squad: Alex Fortes (violin), Irene Breslau (viola), Connor Kim (cello).

16 Dec solo concert pianist Olga Vinokur. The program of Beethoven sonatas, Scarlatti and Medtner, “Sarcasm” Prokofiev’s Ballade No. 4 by Chopin.

December 17, violinist Gary Levinson and pianist Bahia Kakouberi. They will perform sonatas by Debussy and fauré, “In the style of Albeniz” by Rodion Shchedrin, “Campanella” by Paganini.

Additional information by phone: 718-624-2083.


At the Metropolitan Opera house December 9 premiere of this season – Mozart’s Opera “Wedding of Figaro”. The role of the Barber Figaro – Adam Plachetka, count Almaviva – Luke Pisaroni. Cherubino sings Serena, Malfi, Countess Almaviva, Rachel Willis-Sorensen. The production by sir Richard Eyre.

Mozart wrote this Opera on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, who led a life of adventure in Venice and Vienna, and later emigrated to America, where he became a Professor of Italian at Columbia College (later the University of the same name). The action in the present production on the stage of the Met moved in the 1930-ies. The next submission 9, 12, 15 and 19 December.

On 14 December another season premiere – Franz lehár, “the Merry widow”. A great singer Susan Graham performed the title role. Her character, Gunn Leaders, young rich widow of a certain Eastern European country in the Balkans is an outstanding woman who captivates Paris and returns to her love of frivolous Secretary of the Embassy, Danilo, who once left her. This part is sang by Paul groves. In the role of Baron Mirko Zeta sir Thomas Allen. Following performances on 16, 20 and 23 December. For more information and reservation of tickets by phone: 212-362-6000.


As always, this time of year new Yorkers and visitors to the city happy holiday show Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which involved a memorable chorus line the Rockettes. The performances are in the room Radio City Music Hall. Address: 1260 Sixth Avenue (at the intersection of West 50th Street). Phone: 212-247-4777.

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