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The Accidental Pervert
Thirteenth St. Repertory Company 50 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave) 212-352-3101 www.theaccidentalpervert.com
Andrew Goffman play, directed by Charles Messina. What it's about: A boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality. Open run, Every Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Tickets $49
Second Stage Theatre's McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Broadway at 76th St.www.2ST.com
New York premiere or dark comedy by Bess Wohl, directed by Leigh Silverman. From 5/13/14; opening 5/22/14/ closing 6/08/14. Tickets, $25. Tickets for both shows can be purchased by calling the Second Stage Theatre Box Office at 212-246-4422 or online at www.2ST.com. What it's about: At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up and coming "sandwich artists"—a teenager, a single mom, and a downsized refugee from corporate banking — are perfecting the mustard to cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 2pm.
New Group The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (212) 244-3380 x305.thenewgroup.org
NY premiere of Sharr White play directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Cast: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. From 4/13/14; closing 6/01/14. For an idea of what to expect see the New Jersey review
New World Stages at 50th and Eighth Avenue 212/239-6200 www.avenueq.com.
No sooner did the Tony Award winning puppet musical end its 6-year run on Broadway (22 previews and 2,534 performances), than producer Kevin McCollum announced the first ever reverse transfer of a show from Broadway to Off-Broadway. However, it's not returning to its original downtown off-Broadway home (the Vineyard), but remains uptown at the largest venue of the New World Stages complex. The re-opening will begin 10/13/09 and play Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets from $86.50 to $66.50. For details about the show see our reviews of the Broadway and original off-broadway productionhere
Bill W. And Dr. Bob
Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam Street
This production by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey and directed by Seth Gordon has just announced an extension, closing 4/27/14; extended repeatedly, now closing 5/04/14. Cast: Patrick Boll as Bill Wilson, Steve Brady as Dr. Bob Smith, Denise Cormier, Michael Frederic, Deborah Hedwal. This production is presented by The Hazeldon Foundation (a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949 that helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction). Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and matinees at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $79 General Admission; with $20 rush tickets available at the box office two hours prior to curtain. Curtainup's review in 2007
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Actors Temple Theater 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New historical drama by writer-director Layon Gray. Cast: Lamman Rucker , Demetrius Gross, Thom Scott II, Antonio Charity, Layon Gray, David Wendell Boykins, Derek Shaun, Jay Jones, and Rich Skidmore. From 1/29/10; opening 2/15/10. What it's about: Based on true events. Six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Monday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM. Tickets $31.50 and $56.50 Update: Besides move to Actor's Temple, news is that Tobias Truvillion joins the cast which also includes Lawrence Saint-Victor who is now rotating with Lamman Rucker. Open run. Our Review.
Blue Man Group
Astor Place, 423 Lafayette St. ((Astor Place/W. 4th St) 254-4370.
An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.
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Barrow Street Theater
The comedy by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, featuring Michael Urie had a sold-out much extended run at the Rattlestick Theater. As of June it moved into the Barrow Street Theater where it's now an open-ended run. Tuesday to Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 pm & 7:30pm. Tickets $75.What it's about: Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Our Review. Update: a changing of the guards as of March 18th-- Christopher J. Hanke takes over at Barrow Street, and Michael Urie akes the show on the road.
Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words
Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street 212-868-4444
Audiences apparently enjoyed this enough for the producers to bring it back for another round of Monday night performances, beginning 9/08/08; opening 9/17/08. Open run. The celebrity guests rotate each week and will keep rotating as long as audiences keep coming. The guests interpret the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous, in both solo and ensemble pieces. The show begins its second open run season 9/14/09. All performances at 7:30 pm. Running time: 1 hr and 15 minutes.
The City of Conversation
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 150 West 65th Street
A new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes From ; opening 5/05/14; closing. Cast:John Aylward, Phillip James Brannon, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O’Rourke and Michael Simpson. What it's About: Henry James once described Washington D.C. as "the city of conversation." And this tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (played by Jan Maxwell), a behind the scenes mover and shaker in the nation’s capital, and of the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years, from the waning days of the Carter administration to the beginning of the Obama presidency. Sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Tyler Micoleau and original music and sound by Mark Bennett.
the Complete & Condensed Stage Directions Of Eugene O'neill, Volume 2
From From 4//17/14; opening 4/28/14; closing 5/11/14. Wednesdayto Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM, with added performances on Monday, April 28 and Monday, May 5 at 8 PM. Rickets $25 ($20 for preview performances). Cast: Cecil Baldwin; Cara Francis , Roberta Colindrez; Christopher Borg and Dylan Marron. Now a Broadway mainstay, Eugene O'Neill was once considered an experimental, downtown playwright. His plays defied the melodramatic conventions of the day and much of his work premiered with the Provincetown Players on MacDougall. This Volumespans the years 1913 - 1915, and includes his plays Recklessness, Warnings, Fog, Abortion, The Sniper. Our review of part 1.
Cougar the Musical
St. Luke's Theatre 308 W 46th St (212) 239-620
By Donna Moore. What it's about: 3 disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. Cast: Danny Bernardy, Braxton, Catherine Porter, Babs Winn. Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Set and sound design by Josh Iacovelli Costume design by Dustin Cross. From 7/16/12; opening 8/27/12; open run. Running Time: 90 Minutes. Wednesday at 8pm, Friday 8pm Saturday and Sunday at 2pm Our Review.
The Dr unk Shakespeare Society at Quinn's Bar 356 West 44th Street 2nd floor www.DrunkShakespeare.com
A world premiere directed by David Hudson, conceived by Scott Griffin & Three Day Hangover. From 3/26/14; closing 6/08/14. 8pm, 7 night a week. What it's about: The club's membership invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare story in sixty minutes. To be performed nightly by a rotating company of actors inclding Lucas Calhoun, Kristin Friedlander, Phil Gillen, Kate Gunther, Josh Hyman, Whit Leyenberger, Christina Liu, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Louis Sallan and Damiyr Shuford. Maddie Bucci (set design), Caitlin Cisek (costume design) and Gordon Hamilton (composer). Tickets from $39 to$49. Student tickets are available for $29.
Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street www.rattlestick.org
World premiere by Rattlestick founder David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott. From 5/03/14; opening 5/22/14; closing 6/28/14.What it's about: Follow his encounters with a whole cast of colorful and corrupt, lucky and ill-fated characters as they each grope their way through a landscape of nationwide strife and corporate greed. Cast: Edward Carnevale, Liza Fernandez, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Maxwell Hamilton, Jerry Matz, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Eileen Rivera, Pamela Shaw, Samantha Soule, Alok Tewari, Sanford Wilson, and Gordon Joseph Weiss. Music by Elizabeth Swados; set design is by John McDermott; costume design is by Tristan Raines; lighting design is by Joel Moritz; projection design is by Kaitlyn Pietras; sound design is by Janie Bullard; fight direction is by UnkleDave’s Fight-House. Tuesday through Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday at 3pm Tickets are $66.Tickets for those under 30 and theater artists are $26; student tickets are $21.
The Fabulous Miss Marie
New Federal Theatre New Federal Theatre 292 Henry Street
Ed Bullins play from 4/17/14; closing 5/18/14. Cast: Tonya Pinkins, Roscoe Orman and Toccarra Cash, Michael Chenevert, Ugo Chukwu, Aaliyah Habeeb, Beethovan Oden, G. Alverez Reid, Ashley C. Turner, and Brittany N. Williams. Woodie King Jr. directs What it's about: Set during a three-day holiday party at the home of Marie Horton in the Wilshire section of Los Angles in the early 1960s against the backdrop of the Civil Right Movement and on the eve of the Watts Rebellion.
Snapple Theater Center 210 West 50th Street at Broadway, 212 - 307 - 4100
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesday and Saturdays at 2PM; Sundays at 3PM and 7:30PM The current cast: Edward Watts (El Gallo), Erik Altemus (Matt), Juliette Trafton (Luisa), Gene Jones (Hucklebee), Bill Bateman (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon (Henry), Michael Nostrand (Mortimer), Matt Leisy (The Mute)Our Review
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South, between West 11th and Perry Streets.
NY premiere by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum. From ; opening 5/08/14; closing 6/08/14. What it's about: Four years ago Bryan abandoned his labor of love, a newspaper for truckers. Now he’s returned and things have changed. His former lover is filled with rage, his new coworker is filled with incessant adoration, and his paper is filled with personal ads. As he considers giving up for good, Bryan searches for what he couldn’t find on the road: a way to keep faith in humanity. Cast: Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence, and Tasha Lawrence.
50 Shades! The Musical
Elektra Theatre 300 W. 43rd Street www.50ShadesTheMusical.com
- The Original Parody of the book. From 2/21/14; opening 3/12/14. Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2:00pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm and 10:00pm, Saturday at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets, $49-$79. What it's about: a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the notorious characters', Anastasia and Christian, delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. Book by Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, and Dan Wessels; music and lyrics by Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Al Samuels and Dan Wessels. Set and Costume Design is by John Dunnett, Lighting Design is by Herrick Goldman, and Sound Design is by Matt Kraus. Joy Dewing is the casting director.
Fly By Night
Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
New: A New Musical conceived By Kim Rosenstock and written By Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Ms. Rosenstock, directed By Carolyn . Cast: Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter Friedman, Michael Mccormick, Patti Murin, Bryce Ryness, Henry Stram. From 5/16/14; openning 6/10/14; closing 6/29/14. What it's about: A melancholy sandwich maker's (Mr. Chanler-Berat) hum-drum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters (Ms. Case and Ms. Murin). The ode to young love is set agains World Premiere at TheatreWorks (Palo Alto, CA) in July 2011. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Single tickets, $80-95
Davenport Theatre 354 W. 45th Street www.forbiddenbroadway.com
Gerard Alessandrini 's Broadway theater sendup is back with new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway 's absence. Created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, and directed by Phillip George and Mr. Alessandrini, with musical direction by David Caldwell and lighting by Mark T. Simpson. The former 45th Street Theatre has been renovated. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7PM, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are $79. From 2/22/14. Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes including one intermission. Cast: Scott Richard Foster,Marcus Stevens, oters TBA.
The Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages Stage 2 340 West 50th Street212.239.6200
Bubble artist Fan Yang's family entertainment show. From 2/15/07; opening 2/15/07; open ended. Wed at 11am and 2pm ; Sat 11am, 2pm and 4:30pm; Sunday at 12pm (noon) and 3pm. $44.50 - $64.50 . Run Time:1 hour, 20 minutes (no intermission) The rotating cast: Fan, Ana, Jano, Deni and Melody Yang
The Civilians at Public's Martinson Theater
Written and directed by Steven Cosson, with songs by Michael Friedman. This Public Lab production runs trom 4/11/14; opening 4/24/14; closing 5/01/14 All tickets are only $20. What it's about: Acontinent-hopping thriller following a woman, Phyllis, as she pursues someone close to her who disappeared from a tropical island while on an assignment for a nature show. Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Auckland. As the days count down to the Auckland Summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop it in time. Cast: Damian Baldet (Harold, Pete); Cindy Cheung (Allie, Emmanuelle); Dan Domingues (Bonifacio, Marcos, Charlie); Rebecca Hart (Phyllis); Trey Lyford (Rob, Ship Spotter, Pete); Chris Sullivan (Karl); and Erin Wilhelmi (Julie). Our Review
Page 73 Productions at Walkerspace 46 Walker Street
New York premiere of George Brant's play, directed by Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll. Cast: Hannah Cabell. From 1/14/14; opening 1/16/14; closing 2/01/14. Mondays through Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm. What it's about: About an ace fighter pilot (Cabell) whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols.
Heathers: The Musical
New World Stages Stage 1, 340 West 50th Street (Between 8th and 9th Ave)(212) 354-6510
Book, Music, Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy. Based on the original motion picture screenplay by Daniel Waters Director: Andy Fickman. Cast: Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Ryan McCartan, Evan Todd, Katie Ladner,Jon Eidson, Anthony Crivello, Michelle Duffy, Dan Cooney, Dan Domenech, Cait Fairbanks, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, Charissa Hogeland, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz, Dustin Sullivan. Choreographer: Marguerite Derricks Running Time: Two hours, 15 min with one intermission. Wed through Sat. at 8pm; Sat. at 2pm and 8pm. Sun at 3pm and 7:30pm. From3/15/14; opening 3/31/14; closing 9/7/14. Our Review
The Heir Apparent
Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St. www.classicstage.org
By David Ives, inspired by 18th century French comedy about a young fellow with an uncooperative rich uncle. Directed by John Rando. From 3/28/14; opening; 4/09/14; closing 5/11/14. Cast: Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). et design by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, costumes by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets start at $65. Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, includes 1 intermission Our Review
Here Lies Love
Public Theater's LuEsther Hall 425 Lafayette Street
David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical is back for an open-ended commercial run. From 3/24/14, with an official opening 4/?/14. Again set as a dance club (with the audience standing and dancing) David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Runnign time: 90 minutes. For an idea of what to expect, here's a link to our 2013 review .
Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row 410 W. 42nd Street
Play withina play comedy byC anadian playwright Daniel Libman. Directed by Wayne Maugans. From 5/02; closing 5/24/14. 90 minutes ithout an intermission. What it's about: When a married couple attends the opening night of a new play by an anonymous playwright, they find themselves swept up in a series of events that will change their lives forever.
Origin Theater Company at the Cell, 338 West 23rd Street www.origintheatre.org
Tim Ruddy 3character play inspired by the Bosnian War. Cast: Timothy Carter, Carey Van Driest and Ted Schneider From 4/03/14; opening 4/10/14; closing 5/04. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm; and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets, $35. Running time: 80 minutes.
Inventing Mary Martin
York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue
Conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg, co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard, and original music and lyrics by legendary composers Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Vernon Duke & Howard Dietz, Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash, Noel Coward, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne & Carolyn Leigh, Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz, The four-member cast will feature Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday, Jason Graae and Emily Skinner. From 4/15/14; opening 4/27/14; closing 5/18/14.
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street(212) 352-3101 or www.abronsartscenter.org
Written and directed by Richard Maxwell with Jim Fletcher (Patrick), Brian Mendes (Uncle Jerry), Tory Vazquez (Isolde), and Gary Wilmes (Massimo) Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission Tickets $25. From 4/10/2014; opening 4/12/14, closing 4/26/14, Performance times: Thursday through Saturday at 8. Our Review
Just Jim Dale
Laura Pels Theatre at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 46th Street
Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy AwardÂ® nominee Jim Dale will star in his solo show, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. From 5/14/14; opening 6/12/14; closing. What it's about: Dale recounts a lifetime in the theater and myriad irresistible showbiz tales, from a childhood performing on the British Music Hall stage through his many Broadway triumphs to his narrating all seven Harry Potter audiobooks. Mark York (pianist and co-arranger), Aaron Gandy (music direction by co-arranger), Anna Louizos (sets), Rui Rita (lights) and Carl Casella (sound). Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Theater for a New Audience, 262 Ashland Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (212) 229-2819 Ext. 10 or (866) 811-4111; tfana.org
Yes, 2 Lears in Brooklyn, this one with Michael Pennington and directed by Arin Arbus. From 3/14/13; closing 5/04/13. Our Review
Union Square Theatre 100 East 17th Street
Presented by Brett Haylock, Mark Rubinstein, and Mick Perrin
Running Time: Two hours. One intermission. Tickets: $120 and $79. Mezzanine is $49. From10/29/13. Opens: 11/7/13. Closes: 5/10/14 after 10 previews and 200 regular performances Our Review Update: The show ushered in 2014 with several new acts-- Marawa, Bret Pfister, Cabaret Decadanse, the inexplicable Scotty Blue Bunny, and the astounding Marcus Monroe, Mooky Cornish, and Bath Boy. The new schedule is Mondays at 8, Tues and Wed dark, Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 7 & 10 PM, Saturday at 7 & 10 PM, Sunday at 5 PM
The Public's Newman Theater, 420 Lafayette Street (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org
A world premiere drama written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Ben Livingston (Reverend Dunston, ADA Thornton); Chloë Grace Moretz (Caitlin Gabriel); Michael O'Keefe (Nolan Gabriel, Surgeon); Daryl Sabara (Ryan Mayes, Marshall Bauer); Lili Taylor (Dawn Sheridan); David Townsend (Publisher, Agent Murtaugh); Tamara Tunie (Detective Gwen Washburn); and Jennifer Westfeldt (Elizabeth Gabriel, Nurse)., What it's about: After Caitlin Gabriel (Chloe Grace Moretz) survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Ac From 3/25/14; opening 4/15/14; closing 4/27/14. Single tickets, starting at $75. Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (There will be no matinee performance on Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m.) Scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by David Lander, and sound design by Darron L West. Our Review
Mint Theater 311 West 43rd Street
American premiere of John Van Druten's 1931 comedy, directed by Davis McCallum. Cast: Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow. From 2/01/14; opening 2/24/14; closing 4/26/14. Running Time: About 2 1/2 hours with 2 intermissions. What it's about: The lives and love affairs of the women employed as shorthand typists in a busy solicitors office in 1930s London. Pat Milligan, a naive young typist, falls for the charms of a predatory junior lawyer. Watching with concern is the firm's senior secretary, her too-timid suitor and several others in the office. Presiding over all is Mr. Walker, gamely trying to navigate a new kind of office where men and women must work side by side. The play made its premiere in May of 1931 at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in London and was acclaimed for its hyper-realistic depiction of office life as well as its soulful probing of the dreams and desires of its female characters. Best known today for his Broadway hits as Old Acquaintance, The Voice of the Turtle, I Remember Mama, Bell, Book and Candle,I Am a Camera (which inspired the classic Broadway musical Cabaret), John Van Druten wrote deftly observed, character-driven plays that ranged from the realistic atmosphere of his early West End plays, to the sentimental charm of his wartime hits, to the daring allurements of his final works. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $55 with some half-price tickets (CheapTix) and Premium Seats ($65) available for most performances. Our Review
A Loss of Roses
Peccadillo Theater Company and La Femme Theatre Productions at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street www.thepeccadillo.com (212) 352-3101.
New York City premiere of the published version of William Inge’s 1959 play, directed by Dan Wackerman. from 5/08/14; opening 5/12/14; closing 6/07/14. Cast:Deborah Hedwall as Helen Baird, Patricia Hodges as Mme. Olga St. Valentine, Ben Kahre as Kenny Baird, Jean Lichty as Lila Green, Gregory Perri as ‘Jelly’ Beamis, Fina Strazza as Sandra, Jonathan Stewart as Ricky Powers, Kristen Sweeney as Mrs. Mulvaney, Marty Thomas as Ronny Cavendish.All seats at $25
Second Stage Theatre's McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Broadway at 76th St.www.2ST.com
New York premiere by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz. From 7/14/14; opening 7/24/14; closing 8/09/14. What it's about: Liliana has a sparkle few can deny and no one can resist. The trophy wife of a border magnate living in Texas, she's seemingly impeccable. But beneath that polished exterior lies a fierce determination to survive at any cost. When Liliana's true desires break the surface, she'll have to decide between the value of obligation versus the price of freedom. Monday-Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturday at 2pm. Single tickets are $25.
The Most Deserving
Women's Project Theater New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street
NY premiere by Catherine Treischmann, directed by Shelley Butler. Cast: Veanne Cox, Adam LeFevre, Jennifer Lim, Daniel Pearce and Ray Anthony Thomas. Scenery by David Barber, costumes by Donald Sanders, lighting by Traci Klainer Polimeni and sound by Leon Rothenberg. From 3/30/14; opening 4/08/14; closing 5/04/14. What it's about: The Ellis County Arts Council is giving away the largest individual artist grant in its history. Now if only they could agree on who is the most deserving. When a professor from the local community college makes a case for an unconventional outsider, the council braces for battle. Our Review
The Muscles in Our Toes
Labyrinth Company Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).
Comedy by Stephen Belber, directed by Anne Kauffman. The play will be produced in late Spring 2014. What it's about: 4 friends meet at their high school reunion, and ponder a plan to free their old friend who's been kidnapped by a radical political group. Details TBA
The Flea 42 White Street
World Premiere of a radical retelling of The Bible. Conceived and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The 48 playwrights were commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow include David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio CortiÃ±as, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Sevan Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl. All join together to tell the entire History of man's salvation in 50 episodes from the fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. From 4/03/14; opening 4/20;closing 4/25/14. David Dabbon (Music Direction and Original Music), Chase Brock (Choreography), Michael Wieser (Fight Direction), and Amy Jo Jackson (Voice and Speech Direction) with design by Jason Sherwood (Scenic Design), Seth Reiser (Lighting), Loren Shaw (Costumes), Jeremy Bloom (Sound), and Renny Cullen (Props). Monday & Thursday to Saturday at 6:30 and Sunday at 4:30. Tickets are $15 - $75 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. All tickets will include dinner along with the performance. Running time is approximately 6 hours with 2 intermissions including dinner and desert in the respective breaks. Cast: The Bats, the resident acting company of The Flea Theater 54 of which will take part in this extravaganza.
The Mystery of Irma Vep
Red Bull Theater Lucille Lortel Theater 121 Christopher Street
30th Anniversary Revival of Charles Ludlam's Victorian melodrama will star Arnie Burton and Robert Sella and be directed by Everett Quinton. Scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. From 4/10/14; opening 4/17/14; closing 5/11/14. Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm, Thursday & Friday evenings at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 3pm (except Sunday April 13th which will be at 2pm). Added performances will be Sunday evening April 13th at 7pm and Monday evening April 14th at 7:30pm. What it's about: 2 actors navigate a quick-change act replete with werewolves, vampires and mummies. The story follows Egyptologist Lord Edgar whotakes Lady Enid as his second wife, much to the dismay of his protective maid, Jane, and his leering swineherd, Nicodemus. But when Lady Enid suffers a similarly supernatural attack, life at Mandacrest Estate quickly becomes a gripping whodunit (or whatdunit) where nothing is remotely what it seems. Our Review
NEWSical the Musical: End of the World Edition
Theater Row 42nd Street, (212) 279-4200
This new edition and move from its 47th Street Theater run begins February 1st for an open ended run. Cast: Christine Pedi Pedi , Christina Bianco, Michael West, John Walton West, Amy Griffin and Tommy Walker. The production is directed by Mark Waldrop. Ed Goldschneider (music director), Matthew Gordon (lighting designer), Jason Courson (set designer), David Kally (costume designer) Tickets $70. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Our Review back at 47th Street.
A Night With Janis Joplin
Gramercy Theatre 127 E 23rd St. and Lexington Ave
New musical about Joplin starring Mary Bridget Davies. From 3/17/14. The production arrives Off-Broadway from its run at Broadway's Lyceum Theater where it closed 2/09/14 after 141 regular performances.Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday 7pm & 10pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are$65-$90
The Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues)
World premiere by Anton Dudley, directed by Stella Powell-Jones, and starring Michele Pawk. From 4/17/14; opening 5/04; closing 5/25/14. What it's about: Lydia (Michele Pawk) lives by her motto, "leave your baggage at the door, or it will end up on your face." A decade after fleeing Cleveland for one long night out in Vegas, leaving the family's apartment building under the management of her daughter Vera (Stephanie DiMaggio), Lydia returns to find a lifetime of "baggage" waiting for her inside. With a daughter fueled by faith, a mother driven by delusion, and a family secret that sounds the bell between them
Peter and the Star Catcher
New World Stages W. 50th Street www.peterandthestarcatcher.com This show moved uptown from a New York Theatre Workshop premiere. and ended its successful run 1/20/13 but will resurface at New World Stages 3/20/13. Direction by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Written by Rick Elice. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. More details TBA. review OK for ages 10 and up.
Playing With Grown Ups
Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theater B
4-hander by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. From 4/29/14; opening 5/06/14; closing 5/18/14. Tuesday to Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Cast: Alan Cox, Daisy Hughes, Trudi Jackson and Mark Rice-Oxley. Simon Scullion (set design); Nicholas Holdridge (lighting design); and Natalie Pryce (costume design). What it's about: Late thirties, careers under their belts and a new baby just arrived. Isn't that what everybody wants? Faced with the reality of her new life, Joanna tries to make sense of the events and decisions, which lead her to this point. Full of regret, with a husband who's pretending that everything's fine, the last thing she needs is her ex-lover turning up with an unexpected guest. Or maybe it's exactly what she needs. 90 minutes without intermission.
Queen of the Night
Diamond Horseshoe Supper Club 235 W. 46th Street
From 12/31/13; extended run opening 2/01/14. What it's about: A dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina that fuses dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theater and nightlife into an interactive entertainment with drinks and dinner in the spirit of original Diamond Horseshoe owner and nightlife impresario, Billy Rose. Christine Jones directs, with circus creation by Shana Carroll. Choreography by Lorin Latarro, with associate choreographer, Matthew Steffens. For more details see queenofthenightnyc.com
Tricycle Theatre production at St. Ann's Warehouse 29 Jay Street Brooklyn
New York premiere of play by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Indhu Rubasingham. Cast Red-Eye to Havre de Grace
New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4 Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery
Musical by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental created by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, Sophie Bortolussi with Ean Sheehy. Music by Wilhelm Bros.& Co. Direction and stage design by Thaddeus Phillips. From 4/22/14; opening 5/01/14; closing 6/01/14. This team wa last at NYTW in 2006 with El Conquistador What it's about: Set in September of 1849 the show follows Edgar Allen Poe on his last lecture tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland when a train conductor saw Poe wearing a stranger's clothes headed south, where he would die just days later. Cast: Ean Sheehy, Alessandra Larson, Jeremy Wilhelm and David Wilhelm. Creative consultation by Teller, choreography by Sophie Bortulussi, lighting design by Drew Billiau, sound design by Rob Kaplowitz, and costume design by Rosemarie Mckelvey. Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm at Special student matinee 5/20/14. Tickets, startat $75; $20 CheapTix Sundays program and $25 Student tickets.
Satchmo at the Waldorf
Westside Theatre Box Office 407 West 43rd Street (212) 239-6200
Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare and Company production's of Terry Teachout's solo play about Louis Armstrong will have it's new york premiere again starring John Douglas Thompson and directed by Gordon Edelstein. From 2/15/14; opening 3/04/14; closing 8/03/14. What it's about: Louis Armstrong where few ever had the chance to see him: backstage. Reflecting on his own unlikely career amidst a rapidly changing society, the icon is stripped bare, revealing complexities and contradictions that his omnipresent smile, horn and handkerchief belied. Not recommended for kids because of strong language. Lee Savage (Scenic Design), Ilona Somogyi (Costume Design), Kevin Adams (Lighting Design), and John Gromada (Sound Design). Tickets $39 and $79 Our Review
Irish Repertory Theatre 132 West 22nd ww.irishrep.org.& nbsp;
2-hander by Gardner McKay, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. Cast: Xanthe Elbrick and Patrick Fitzgerald. From 4/23/14; opening 5/04/14; closing 6/15/14. What it's about: Colm is a rough-hewn fisherman, living by the sea, on a remote island off the West of Ireland. Timothea lives in Liverpool where she works in a book publishing house. They meet. Letters follow along with the joys and pitfalls of long-distance love when the call of the heart challenges the call of the wild. Set design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, sound design by M. Florian Staab, and music by Ryan Rumery. Wig design is by Robert Charles Vallance and properties by Sven Henry Nelson. Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets$55 -$65. I saw and liked another production of this at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. To read that review go here
17 Orchard Point
The Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street 212.239.6200
World premiere of dark comedy by Anton Dudley & Stephanie DiMaggio, and directed by Stella Powell-Jones. From 4/26/14; opening 5/04/14; closing 5/24/14. Starring Michele Pawk and Stephanie DiMaggio. What it's about: Lydia (Michele Pawk) lives by her motto, "leave your baggage at the door, or it will end up on your face." A decade after fleeing Cleveland for one long night out in Vegas, leaving the family's apartment building under the management of her daughter Vera (Stephanie DiMaggio), Lydia returns to find a lifetime of "baggage" waiting for her inside. With a daughter fueled by faith, a mother driven by delusion, and a family secret that sounds the bell between them. Scenic Design by John McDermott. Costume design is by Tilly Grimes. Lighting Design is by Daisy Long. Sound Design is by Elisheba Ittoop. Stomp
Orpheum, 126 Second Ave (7th-8th St.), 477-3477.
An eight-member music troupe that uses low-cost, everyday object instruments to create high-energy rhythms. An off-Broadway, all-audience,long-running hit (opened 2/27/94). Our Review
OK for ages 8 and up. The age category is probably conservative.
The Substance of Fire
Second Stage at Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue)
A welcome new production of Jon Robin Baitz's drama, directed by Trip Cullman. Cast: Halley Feiffer, Daniel Eric Gold, Carter Hudson, John Noble, Charlayne Woodard. Scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff. From 4/10/14; opening 4/27/14; closing 5/25/14. Running Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, including intermission When I saw this story about the patriarch of a publishing house faced with the priorities of commercialism and his children's views I was still working in book publishing so naturally, it resonated deeply with me. Ron Rifkin was terrific as the embattled publisher when I saw the production at Lincoln Center. Rivkin again played the Lear-like publisher in the 1996 film for which Baitz somewhat altered the story line.
Tales From Red Vienna
MTC at New York City Center Stage I 131 West 55th Street
Play by David Grimm. From 2/26/14; opening 3/18/14; closing 4/27/14. Cast: Nina Arianda, Kathleen Chalfant, Tina Benko, Michael Esper, Michael Goldsmith. David Grimm's drama about a woman who joins an illicit underworld during World War I.What it's about: Helena lost her husband in World War I, and with him, her financial security. Struggling to maintain her way of life, she becomes part of an illicit underworld. Helena manages to separate her secret life from her public person, that is until she crosses paths with a man who has the power to expose and ruin her. Our Review
The Threepenny Opera
Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street
Revival of Bertolt Brecht (book & yrics)and Kurt Weill (music) musical, directed and choreographed by visionary Martha Clarke. English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. Cast of 14 inccludes: F. Murray Abraham, Sophie Bortolussi, Jon David Casey, Timothy Doyle, Lilli Cooper, Rick Holmes, John Kelly, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Sally Murphy, Mary Beth Peil, Laura Osnes, Michael Park, Cristina Spina and John Watkins. From 3/12/14; opening 4/07/14; closing 5/04/14. What it's About: Based on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, which follows the charismatic scoundrel Macheath (Park) and his criminal exploits in 19th century London. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum (Osnes), the straight-laced daughter of powerful, miserly merchant JJ. Peachum (Abraham), their unlikely union unleashes the chaos of manhunts, bribes, and imprisonment. Scenic design by Robert Israel, costume design by Donna Zakowska, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Clive Goodwin, musical direction by Gary Fagin, animal training by William Berloni. Our Review
Too Much Sun.
Vineyard Theatre 108 E. 15 St.
World premiere by Nicky Silver. Cast: Lind Lavin stars, as she did in The Lyons; also Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson and Jennifer Westfeldt. Mark Brokaw directs. From 5/01/14; opening 5/18/14; closing. the production, scheduled to begin previews May 1 prior to an official opening night on May 18. What it's about: Audrey Langham (Lavin), a celebrated actress who unravels completely while preparing for a new production of Medea. With nowhere else to go, she descends upon her married daughter for a summer by the sea. She is not, however, greeted with confetti and champagne. Her arrival sets off a chain of events alternately hilarious, harrowing and unforgettable. Scenic design by Donyale Werle; lighting design by David Lander; costume design by Michael Krass; and sound design by David Van Tieghem.
Under My Skin
Little Shubert Theatre 422 W. 42nd Street 239-6200
Comedy by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser, the creative forces behind The Nanny and Who’s The Boss?. From 4/05/14; opening 5/15/14. Cast: Kerry Butler as Melody Dent, Matt Walton as Harrison Baddish, Megan Sikora as Nanette, Allison Strong as Casey, Ed Hyland as Poppa Sam, Dierdre Friel as the Angel, Kate Loprest and Andrew Polk. Kirsten Sanderson directs. What it's about: New Yor bachelor (Harrison Baddish) and a single, working mother (Melody Dent)experience each other's lives and see things from a very different perspective. Scenic design by Stephen Dobay, costume design by Lara de Bruijn, lighting design by Driscoll Otto and sound design by Janie Bullard. The Village Bike
Lucille Lortel Theater mcctheater.org
American premiere of Penelope Skinner's play, directed by Sam Gold. From 5/21/14; opening 6/09/14; closing 6/28/14. What it's about: Becky is pregnant but full of sexual desire. Her husband's mind is on the months'away baby arrival. So Becky takes matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she'd go. .
When We Were Young and Unafraid
Manhattan Theatre Club New York City Center - Stage I
World premiere by Sarah Treem, directed byPam MacKinnon. Cast: Cherry Jones ( will star as Agnes, a women who turns her bed-and-breakfast into an underground women's shelter and takes in a young runaway named Mary Anne, who begins to have a strong influence on her daughter, Penny.Also in cast: Cherise Boothe, Patch Darragh, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Saylor. Scott Pask (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Russell H. Champa (lighting design), Broken Chord (original music and sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight director). From 5/21/15; opening 6/17/14. Closing
Your Mother's Copy Of The Kama Sutra
Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
A new play by Kirk Lynn, directed by Anne Kauffman. From 3/29/14; opening 4/21/14; closing 5/11/14. Cast: Ismenia Mendes, Maxx Brawer, Zoe Sophia Garcia (La Ruta), Rebecca Henderson Will Pullen, Chris Stack (Marie Antoinette, Killers & Other Family). Maxx Brawer. What it's about:, Zoë Sophia Carla (Ms. Garcia) agrees to marry Reggie (Mr. Stack) on one condition: to break down any walls between them, they'll reenact their individual sexual histories with one another, good and bad, for better or worse. Years later, these stories bring unexpected hope to their household, now forced to confront those barriers a second time. Scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Tony Award winner Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM.