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Acorn, 410 W. 42nd St

Actors Temple Theatre 339 West 47th Street (212) 947-3499

Altered Stages, 212 W. 29 St. (7th/8th Avs)

Arclight 152 W. 71 St. (Broadway/Columbus Av)

Ars Nova 511 w. 54 St.
Astor Place Theatre 434 Lafayette Street (212) 254-4370

Atlantic 336 W. 20th St. (8/9th Aves)

Bank Street, 155 Bank St. (Washington/West Sts)

Barrow Street Theater 27 Barrow Street (212) 243-6262

Cherry Lane, 38 Commerce Street (7th/Hudson)

Classical Theater of Harlem (HSA), 645 St. Nicholas Ave (141 St)

Classic Stage, 136 E. 13th St., (3/4th Avs)

Connelly, 220 East 4 Street

Culture Project, 55 Mercer street in SoHo

Daryl Roth, 20 Union Square East (at 15th)

Dodger Stages, 340 West 50th St

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Flea, 41 White Street (Broadway/Church Sts)

Harold Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St

Kirk, 410 W. 42nd St

Lion, 410 W. 42nd St

Roundabout/ Laura Pels, 111 W. 46th St. (6th/7th Avs)

City Center 55th St., (6th/7th Avs)

47th Street, 304 W. 47th St.

Duke on 42nd St. (7th/8th Ave)

Ensemble Studio Theatre 549 W. 52nd S. (10th/11 Avs)

Greenwich House, 27 Barrow

Here , 145 Ave of the Americas, (1block south of Spring)

Irish Arts Center, 583 W. 51 St.

Irish Repertory, 132 W. 22d St. (6th/7th Avs)

Joseph Papp/Anspacher/ 425 Lafayette St.

Joseph Papp Public/Martinson/ 425 Lafayette St

Joseph Papp Public/Newman/ 425 Lafayette St

La Mama, 74A E. 4th St.((2nd Av/Bowery)

Little Shubert 422 West 42nd Street (212) 944-3700
Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher St. (Hudson/7thAv)

Manhattan Theatre Club, 131 W. 55th St (6/7 Avs)

McGinn/Cazalle, (Broadway/76th)

Michael Weller, 311 W. 43rd St, 6th Floor

Minetta Lane, 18 Minetta lane, (6th /Macdougal Sts)

Mint Theatre, City Center Stage II on 55th Street

Newhouse/Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St.

New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. 4th St. (2nd Av/Bowery)

New Victory, 209 W. 42nd St. (7th/8th Avs)

New World Stages 340 West 50th Street (212) 871-1730
Ohio, 66 Wooster St. (Spring/Broome Sts)

Orpheum, 126 Second Ave (7th/8th Sts)

Pearl, 555 West 42nd Street

Players Theatre 115 MacDougal Street (212) 475-1449

Playwrights Horizon, 416 W. 42nd St. (9th/10th Avs)

P. S. 122, 150 1st Ave, (near 9th St.)

Samuel Beckett, 410 W. 42nd St

Second Stage, 307 W. 43rd St. (8th/9th Avs)

St. Clements, 423 W. 46th St (9th/10th Avs)

St.Luke's Church Annex, 308 W. 46th St. (8th/9th Avs)

Signature, 555 W. 42 St. (11th/12th Avs)

Snapple Center 210 West 50th Street (212) 921-7862
Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam Street (212) 691-1555

St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street (212) 947-3499

Union Square Theatre 100 East 17th Street (212) 505-0700

Theatre for the New City, 155 First Av (at 10th St)

Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street

Theatre 3, 311 W. 43rd St., (8th/9th Avs)

Union Square Theater 100 East 17th Street

Vineyard, 108 East 15th St (Park Av S./Irving Place)

Westbeth, 151 Bank Street (Washington/West Sts.)

Westside Arts 407 W. 43rd St. ( (9th/10th Avs)

Women's Project & Productions, 424 W 55th St (9th/10th Avs)

Rattlestick, 224 Waverly Place

York/St Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Av

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The Accidental Pervert
Thirteenth St. Repertory Company 50 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave) 212-352-3101
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 Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Angel Reapers
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
Written by Residency Five playwright Martha Clarke and Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Alfred Uhry, directed and choreographed by Ms. Clarke. From 2/02/16; opening 2/22/16; closing 3/13/16-- extended to 3/20/16 (at "regular prices). All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. Cast: Sophie Bortolussi, Nicholas Bruder, Asli Bulbul, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Ingrid Kapteyn, Rico Lebron, Gabrielle Malone, Sally Murphy, Matthew Oaks, Andrew Robinson, yon tande.Marsha Ginsberg (Scenic Design), Donna Zakowska (Costume Design), Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Design), Samuel Crawford & Arthur Solari (Sound Design), and Arthur Solari (Music Direction). The show captures the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect which sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold. The combination of dance an text adds up to a theatrical collage about the love of the divine and the desire for human connection.

Antlia Pneumatica
Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
World premiere of a new play by Anne Washburn, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. Cast: Rob Campbell, Nat DeWolf, Crystal Finn, April Matthis, Annie Parisse and Maria Striar. From 3/11/16; opening 4/04/16; closing 4/24/16. What it's about: In a ranch house deep in Texas Hill Country, a once tight-knit group of friends reunites to bury one of their own. Scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Leah Gelpe and original music by Daniel Kluger. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM. There is a special 30&Under performance on April 14 at 7:30 PM.

Avenue Q
New World Stages at 50th and Eighth Avenue 212/239-6200
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

The Band’s Visit
Atlantic Theater's Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street
World premiere musical based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin. Book by Itamar Moses, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, drected by David Cromer. What it's about: An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The original screenplay received 36 major international award6. Fall 1916. More details TBA

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.

The Body of an American
Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street,
New York premiere by Dan O'Brien, directed by Jo Bonney. Cast: Michael Crane, Michael Cumpsty, playing numerous characters. What it's abbout: the playwright's attempt to capture in a play, the life of a photo-journalist, whose photograph taken in war ravaged Mogadishu in 1993 has won a Pulitzer prize. From 2/10/16; opening 2/23/16/ closing 3/20/16. Tuesday - Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2 and 8PM; Sun 3PM with an added 2PM performance on Wednesday, March 9, with no evening performance on that date. For an idea of what to expect, see our review of the production in London.

Keen Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre at The Clurman Theatre410 West 42nd 212/239-6200
World Premiere by Anna Ziegler, directed byLinsay Firman. Cast: Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster, Paul Niebanck, Rebecca Rittenhouse. From 2/23/16; opening 3/10/16; closing 4/09/16; Running Time: 2 hours, including intermission. Sandra Goldmark (set design), Sydney Maresca (costumes), Nick Francone (lighting), Shane Rettig (sound), and Ricola Wille (props). What it's about: Explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. This play calls into question how we become who we are. Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets will be $61.25 (plus a $1.25 Restoration Fee) or $80 for Premium Seating. Student and rush discounts available.

Broadway and the Bard
Amas Musical Theatre at Lion Theater on Theatre Row
Len Cariou stars, Barry Kleinbort directs. Running Time: 80 minutes. Stage and screen veteran Cariou combines his two great loves - Shakespeare and American Musical Comedy – into a soliloquy with song. From 1/28/16; opening 2/04/16; closing 3/06/16. Our Review

The Burial At Thebes
The Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre 103 East 15th Street in Union Square 212-727-2737 or
Seamus Heany's play based on Antigone by Sophocles. Directed by Charlotte Moore and starring Paul O'Brien as Creon King of Thebes. From 1/14/16; opening 1/24/16; closing 3/06/16. What it's about: After the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon grants burial to one but not the other, Antigone defies his order, setting in action a chain of events that can only end in destruction. First written as a response to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it stands today as a timely reminder of the conflict between the defense of state security and the protection of basic human rights. Scenic design by James Morgan; costume design by Linda Fisher; lighting design by Brian Nason. Running Time: Approx. 80 minutes. Our Review

Buried Child
New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street
Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize winner directed by Scott Elliott. Cast:Larry Pine, Rich Sommer, Paul Sparks, Nat Wolff, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. From 2/02/16;opening 2/17/15; closing 3/27/16.

Resonance, Theatre at St. Clements.
Written by Ginger Lazarus, directed by Eric Parness. From 2/3/16; opening 2/07/16; closing 2/28/16. In rep with Cyrano de Bergerac. Here Cyrano becomes Cy, a woman kicked out of the Army for being gay, who, like Cyrano, suffers from insecurity that prevents her from pursuing love. She now takes on the world with her words, blogging from her country store in a remote Western town near the base where she last served. Cast led by Catherine Curtin. Wednesday at 2 & 8pm; Thursday - Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2 & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm & 7pm, added performances on Sunday, 2/7 at 8pm/Monday, 2/8 at 7pm; Tuesday 2/16 & 2/23 at 7pm (full schedule below.) For more information, please visit Our Review  

The Westside Theatre - Upstairs 407 West 43rd Street

The 2015 York Theater product will be remounted at the West Side theater in a new updated, expanded and revised version. From 3/16/16; opening 4/03/16 for an open-ended run. Robert Creighton will be joined by his original cast members. The creative team: James Morgan (set), Chip Schoonmaker (costumes), Michael Gilliam (lights), Janie Bullard (sound), and Mark Pirolo (projections). Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Thursday & Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. For an idea of what to expect see our review of last year's production here.

A Celebration Of Harold Pinter
Irish Rep DR2 Theatre 103 East 15th Street 212-727-2737 or

Return of Irish Re; 2012-13 production, directed by John Malkovich. Julian Sands combines Pinter’s poems and political prose with personal anecdotes and reflections drawn from their work together to create a fresh and intimate insight into the Nobel laureate’s literary legacy. This marks the company's last production in its temporary hom at Union Square.

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.

City Of Glass
Untitled Theater Company No. 61 at The New Ohio 154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich Street and Washington Street 888-596-1027 or
First of Paul Auster's trilogy adapted and directed Edward Einhorn. From 2/19/16; opening 2/24/16; closing 3/12/16. Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 5 PM. Added performance on Saturday, March 12 at 2PM; no performances on Sunday, February 28 or Wednesday, March 2. Tickets are $25 - $30. What it's about: A film-noir inspired meditation on the nature of language and identity is wrapped in a surreal mystery set in Manhattan's Upper West Side. The production uses multimedia elements to create the illusion of a multiplicity of figures, by projecting video onto surfaces of cracked glass. Cast: T. Ryder Smith,as gumshoe Daniel Quinn; also performers/dancers Matteo Moreno and Dina Rose Rivera.

Theater for the New City 155 First Avenue 212-868-4444
A new comedy starring Charles Busch for a limited premiere showcas for 22 performances, from 3/25/16; losing 4/17/16. Following in the footsteps of Sarah Bernhardt, Tallulah Bankhead, Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh, and Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Busch gives us his own interpretation of the fabled Egyptian queen. Entire Run Priced at $25. Scenic and Graphic Design by B.T. Whitehill, Costume Design by Jessica Jahn, Lighting Design by Zach Blane, Sound Design by Bart Fasbender, and Wig Design by Katherine Carr. Additional casting TBA. Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.

Storm Theater at Grand Hall 440 Grand Street at St. Mary's Church F to Delancey; M to Essex; Take the B or D to Grand) (212) 868-4444
Comedy by John Hodge, directed by Peter Dobbins. From 1/08/16; opening 1/14/16; closing 2/13/16.Thursday- Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday Matinees at 2pm.Additional Performance Monday 1/11/16 at 7:30. Tickets are $25. What it's about: The story of the brilliant dissident writer Mikhail Bulgakov, who is chosen by Joseph Stalin to write a celebratory bio play and based on a true story.Cast: Brian J. Carter as Mikhail Bulgakov; Ross DeGraw as Joseph Stalin, with Robin Haynes as Vladimir; Erin Beirnard; Michael P. Bernosky, Sean Cleary, Joseph Knipper, Jessica Levesque, Maury Miller, Natalie Pavelek, Joshua Pyne. Rebecca Grazi (Scenic Design), Michael Abrams (Lighting Design), Joel Abbott (Sound Design), Courtney Irizarry (Costume Design).

Colin Quinn The New York Story
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street

A new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book and directed by Jerry Seinfeld. The show closed for a while but returns to the cherry Lane from 10/20; closing 3/02/16 Tuesday-Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 5pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm and 5pm. What it's about: Colin bemoans the ris.e and fall of his hometown, the city formally known as NY from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg to the vermin below and above ground. written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld will return The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning October 20th. Colin Quinn The New York Story, is presented by Brian Stern, Mike Lavoie and Mike Berkowitz. review

$30 General Admission tickets include a slice of Cyrano de Bergerac
Resonance, Theatre at St. Clements.
Edmond Rostand adapted by Gabriel Barre, Rick Sordelet and Alexander Sovronsky. From 2/03/16; opening 2/08/16; closing2/28/16: Cast of 8 actors and original music'headed by Barre as Cyrano. In repertory with a modern adaptation, see Burning. Wednesday at 2 & 8pm; Thursday - Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2 & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm & 7pm, added performances on Sunday, 2/7 at 8pm/Monday, 2/8 at 7pm; Tuesday 2/16 & 2/23 at 7pm (full schedule below.) For more information, please visit

Daddy Issues
Davenport Theatre is located at 354 West 45th Street.866-811-4111 or
World Premiere of new comedy by Marshall Goldberg, diected by David Goldyn. Cast: Daisy Eagan, Mary Ellen Ashley, Alex Ammerman, Tony Rossi, Yuval David, Elizabeth Klein, Paul Louis Lessard and Megan MacPhee What it's about: it is 1982 and Donald Moscowitz has overbearing parents. They disapprove of his choice of profession (actor), his flair for decorating (pastels) and his lifestyle (homosexual). The one thing that would make them happy is a grandchild. His solution: hire the ten-year old kid downstairs to play his son. What could possibly go wrong? From 3/31/16; closing 4/24/16. Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm with an added performance Monday, April 4 at 8pm. Note: No performance on April 10.

Daddy Long Legs
Davenport Theatre 354 West 45th Street
Megan McGinnis (Les Miz, Side Show, Little Women) and Paul Alexander Nolan (Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Doctor Zhivago) star in this 2-person Off-Broadway Musical based on Jean Webster's 1912 novel about an orphan girl and her mysterious benefactor. Music and lyrics by Paul Gordon , book and direction by John Caird (Les Miz), and direction by John Caird. From 9/10/15; opening 9/28/15. What it's about: Jerusha Abbott (McGinnis), the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. One day, a rich, anonymous benefactor (Nolan) decides to send her to college, but she must write him a letter once a month. Unaware of his identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her brilliant and witty letters, Jerusha shares her experiences of college while discovering her own identity and reveling in the wonders of literature, adventure and love.

Dead Dog Park
Boz, Bard and Bedlam at 59E59
New York premiere, written by Barry Malawer and directed by Eric Tucker. From 2/11/16; opening 2/28/16/ closing 3/06/16. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. What it's about: Drama about a white police officer accused of pushing a young African American teenage boy out a four-story window during a police chase. In a moment, this tragic incident forever redefines the lives of all those intimately connected to it. Cast: Eboni Flowers; Migs Govea; Susannah Millonzi; Tom O'Keefe; Ryan Quinn and Jude Tibeau.

Dear Evan Hansen
Second Stage Tony Kiser Theatre 305 West 43rd Street
Musical that premiere in DC with book by Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, choreography by Danny Mefford. Directed by Michael Greif. Cast: Ben Platt in title role,Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, Will Roland, And Tony Nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson, John Dossett, Kristolyn Lloyd. From 3/26/16; opening 5/01/16. Scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and projection design by Peter Nigrini. The musical director is Ben Cohn and the music supervisor is Alex Lacamoire. For an idea of what to expect see our DC review .

Ding Dong
Pearl Theater West 42nd Street
Adapted by Mark Shanahan from Le Dindon By Georges Feydeau, directed by Artistic Director Hal Brooks From 4/05/16; closing 5/15/16, in repertory with Stupid F***ing Dog. What it's about: Vatelin is a faithful husband—mostly. Lucy is a faithful wife—kind of. Their fidelity is about to be put to the test when a series of importunate suitors and femme fatales invade their little world. Following the misadventures of one madcap night in a Paris hotel, Feydeau's farce dances us into a world where opening the wrong door in the dark of night leads to mayhem, laughter, and, maybe, a few home truths about the secrets to a happy marriage.

Nederlander Theater
Missed the campy musical a book by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick spoofing 1970s disaster films with in its two previous off-off-Broadway productions? You can now see it in Broadway's Nederlander Theater. From 2/09/16; opening 3/08/16. Featuring a collection of hit songs from the 1970s, it's set aboard a doomed floating casino nightclub that's hit by an earthquake, a tidal wave and a swarm of bees. The Broadway cast: Roger Bart, Faith Prince,Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, Adam PascalRachel York, Lacretta Nicole, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm and Mr. Rudetsky. Mr. Plotnick will again direct.

Westside Theatre W. 43rd Street

This is a return engagement of the musical comedy written by Dennis T. Giacino that recently had a successful run at the Theatre at St. Clement's --- Our Review. it returns to Manhattan for an open-ended run starting 3/13/15, and with the original cast.

Vineyard Theater 15th Street
New comedy by Colman Domingo, directed by Susan Stroman. Cast: Marjorie Johnson (replacing the originally scheduled Leslie Uggams), Stephen Conrad Moore, Finnerty Steeves,Libya V. Pugh, Colin Hanlon, Michael Rosen and Sharon Washington. What it's about Family matriarch Dotty and her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to navigate life with dementia, her children fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. From 2/04/16; opening 2/23/16; closing 3/20/16.

Drunken With What
Target Margin Theater at the Abrons Arts Center
A special treatment of Eugene O'Neill's epic Mourning Becomes Electra, their first in a series of studies of key scenes in the trilogy. From 2/11/16; opening 2/15/16; closing 2/28/16.

Dry Powder
Public Theater
John Krasinski, who played Jim in the award-winning TV series The Office, will lead the cast of the world premiere of Sarah Burgess' play. Hamilton and and In the Heights director Thomas Kail will helm. Cast: Hank Azaria (Rick), Claire Danes (Jenny), Sanjit De Silva (Jeff Schrader), and John Krasinski (Seth). From 3/01/16; pre-opening extension, now closing 4/24/15. Post-show talkbacks with the creative team are scheduled to take place immediately following the performances on Wednesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 30. What it's about: Krasinski will play Seth, a managing director at a private equity firm in the midst of a PR debacle. He plans to invest in an American-made luggage company in order to save the business however his partner Jenny is determined to exploit the company at every (human) cost.

The Effect
Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue (From 1 at Christopher Street walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow-- From A, C, E, B, D, F and M at West 4th walk West on 4th Street and turn left on Barrow)
North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's play, directed by David Cromer. From 3/02/16; opening 3/16/16. What it's about: Connie is a psychology student. Tristan is a charming drifter. Both have signed up to a clinical trial for a new antidepressant super-drug. Sealed off from the outside world, the attraction between Connie and Tristan turns into deeper feelings as their doses get stronger. As the trial's overseeing physician and her superior contend with the illicit relationship of their charges, they become increasingly conflicted about the ethical implications of their work. It's soon clear that neither is objective about the complex issues that surround them. Cast: Kati, Brazda, Susannah Flood, Carter HudsonSteve Key. Scenic Design by Marsha Ginsberg, Costume Design by Sarah Laux, Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau, Sound Design by Erik T. Lawson, Original Composition by Daniel Kluger, Projection Design by Maya Ciarrocchi, Fight Direction by J. David Brimmer,

demands to be heard." Exit Strategy
Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street,
New York premiere by Ike Holter (Hit the Wall)and directed by Kip Fagan. From 3/30/16; opening 4/12/16; closing 5/06/16. Tuesday - Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2 and 8PM; Sun 3PM. There is an added 2PM performance on Wednesday, May 4. No performances April 19, 26, and May 3. Tickets are $70 Cast: Michael Cullen, Aimé Donna Kelly, Rey Lucas, Deirdre Madigan, Christina Nieves, Brandon J. Pierce, and Ryan Spahn. What it's about: The chaotic final days of an urban public high school exploring inner city life and who really gets left behind when schools fail. Scenic design by Andrew Boyce, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Thom Weaver, sound design by Daniel Perelstein.

Playwrights Horizon Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
New York premiere by Danai Gurira, directed By Rebecca Taichman. Cast: ito Aghayere, Joby Earle, melanie Nicholls-king, Roslyn Ruff, Harold Surratt, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Joe Tippett and Tamara Tunie. From 2/12/16; opening 3/03/16; closing 3/27/16. What it's about: It's winter in Minnesota and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter (Ms. Ruff), a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, the play pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep, and the secrets they bury. Scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Tony Award winner Darron L West. As this premieres,Ms. Gurira's acclaimed play Eclipsed will be having its Broadway premiere. 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. There are special Monday evening performances on February 22 & 29 at 7PM. Single tickets, $75-95. For an idea of what to expect see our review of the Connecticut premiere .

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 Update:

50 Shades! The Musical
Elektra Theatre 300 W. 43rd Street
- The Original Parody of the book. From 2/21/14; opening 3/12/14; closing 9/06/15-- changed to an early closing date of 4/26/16. 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. With the movie of the same name hitting screens, the play' gained yet another extension, now running into Labor Day. This seems to be a girl's night out event.

The Gabriels, see Hungry
The Gambler
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) at The Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street
Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of dostoyevski's novelette playing in repertory with Strindbergs Creditors. From 1/21/06; closing 2/14. Cast: resient actors Elise Stone, John Lenartz, Joe Menino, Morgan Rosse, Matt Stapleton and John Cosentino and Poppy Liu. Jennifer Stimple-Kamei (sets and costumes), Tsubasa Kamei (sets and lights), sound by Ellen Mandel.

The Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages Stage 2 340 West 50th Street 212.239.6200
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, Denibr>

Homecoming King
Hasan Minhaj, the Homecoming King (Photo Credit: Andrew Kist)
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street
opening 10/23/15. What it's About: The story of the "New Brown America," based on true events from Minhaj's first generation Indian-American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj's arrival in the US, meeting his estranged sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family's quest to achieve the elusive American Dream. Update: The show closed but is coming back to the Cherry Lane for a return engagement from 1/07/16 to 1/30/16. Our Review

Head Of Passes
Public's Newman Theater 425 Lafayette Street
NY premiere of play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Tina Landau. Cast: Phylicia Rashad (Shelah) Alana Arenas (Cookie), Francois Battiste (Aubrey), Kyle Beltran (Crier), and J. Bernard Calloway (Spencer). From 3/15/16; opening 3/28/16 or in person at the Taub Box Office. What it's about: A contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah's family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof but unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. This is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Scenic design by G.W. Mercier, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, and hair and wig design by Robert-Charles Vallance.

Hold on to Me Darling
Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street 
World premiere by Kenneth Lonergan What it's about: A departure to Lonergan's New York City settings, this heads south and follows the singer Strings McCrane as he decides to rid himself of the trappings of the celebrity lifestyle and move back home after the death of his mother. Things, however, do not go smoothly in this exploration of the costs that accompany the pursuit of the American dream. From 2/24/16; opening 3/14/16; closing 4/03/16. Atlantic's artistic director Neil Pepe helms the following cast: Adelaide Clemens, Jonathan Hogan, Jenn Lyon , Keith Nobbs, Timothy Olyphant and C.J. Wilson. Senic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by David Van Tieghem, dialects by Stephen Gabis.urday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. (Sunday evening performances 7pm: 2/28, 3/6, 3/20); Wednesday matinees 2pm: 3/23, 3/30. No performance Tuesday, 3/15.

Public's LuEsther Theater 425 Lafayette Street (212) 967-7555,
First play of a three play cycle about the Gablriels written and directed by Richard Nelson. From 2/27/16; opening 3/04/16; closing 3/20/16.Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Like his Appple Family plays, the trilogy will feature. What Did You Expect?, will premiere in September and the final play Women Of A Certain Age, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. Unlike the Apple plays which spanned 4 years, this group will be set on three specific evenings over just eight months and parallel our presidential election, as it weaves its way through the lives of the Gabriel family. Once again, each play will open on the day it is set and unfold in real time over a couple of hours. Cast: Meg Gibson (Karin Gabriel), Lynn Hawley (Hannah Gabriel), Roberta Maxwell (Patricia Gabriel), Maryann Plunkett (Mary Gabriel), Jay O. Sanders (George Gabriel), and Amy Warren (Joyce Gabriel). Plot details: The Gabriels live just around the corner from the Apples in Rhinebeck, New York. Scenic design by Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West; costume design by Susan Hilferty; lighting design by Jennifer Tipton; and sound design by Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens.

I And You
59E59 Theaters
Lauren Gunderson Steinberg/ATCA winning play, directed by Sean Daniels. Cast: Kayla Ferguson and Reggie D. White. What it's about: Homebound due to illness, Caroline is a bit of a loner. So when Anthony, a popular classmate and total stranger, unexpectedly arrives to work on a school project about Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, she is less than thrilled. But, as the poetry project progresses, Caroline finds herself opening up in ways she never imagined possible and together, the two discover a much deeper mystery. Running time, 80 minutes. From 1/15/16; closing 2/28/16. Tue-Thu 7, Fri 8, Sat 2 & 8, Sun 3. Our Review

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New York premiere or Aaron Loeb comedy directed by Josh Costello. From 3/0516; opening 3/15/16; closing 4/17/16. Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. What it's about: A group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these corporate cogs navigate cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas. Cast: Ben Euphrat, Jason Kapoor, Carrie Paff, Mark Anderson Phillips, and Michael Ray Wisely. Scenic design by Bill English; lighting design by Gertjan Houben; costume design by Abra Berman; and sound design by Theodore J.H. Hulsker. Running Time: Approx 90 minutes, no intermission.

In Her Requiem
LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater at the Claire Tow Theater 150 West 65 Street
World premiere by writer/lyricist Greg Pierce, commissioned by LCT3. Directed by Kate Whoriskey. Cast: Peter Friedman, Keilly McQuail, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Robbie Collier Sublett, Joyce Van Patten and Mare Winningham. From 2/06/16; opening 2/22/16; closing 3/20/16. What it's about Caitlin (Naian Gonzalez Norvind) takes her senior year off from high school to compose a full-scale requiem. Inspired by her dedication, her father, Dean (Peter Friedman), becomes obsessed with requiems and the people who love them, while her mother, Allison (Mare Winningham), becomes concerned about Caitlin's isolation from everyone aside from her music teacher. As their once-cozy Vermont home becomes a nexus for lost souls, Dean and Allison must confront the fact that their daughter's project is destroying their family. Sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound by Josh Schmidt. Monday and Wednesday through Sunday evenings at 7pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

Second Stage Tony Kiser Theatre 305 West 43rd Street
World Premiere by Leslye Headland, directed by Trip Cullman from 8/02/16; opening mid-August. Casting and complete creative team TBA. What it's about: Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval.

Mabel Madness
Urban Stages Theatre 259 West 30 Street 
Written by and starring Trezana Beverley, directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano. From 2/19/16; opening 2/25/16; closing 3/20/16. Playing schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7PM; Friday and Saturday at 8PM; Saturday and Sunday at 3PM Tickets will be $40 ($25 during previews; Students are $15)

Tappin'Through Life
Maurice Hines (Photo: Carol Rosegg
Maurice Hines: Tappin' Thru Life
New World Stages 340 W. 50th Street 212-239-6280
A swinging, song and dance musical about one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today, directed by Jeff Calhoun. Cast: Hines and two of his discoveries, , John and Leo Manzari, a pair of tap dancing siblings reminiscent of a young Maurice and his brother Gregory. From 12/23/15; opening 1/11/16; Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm, and Monday at 8pm. Set design by Tobin Ost, sound design by Michael Hahn, lighting design by Michael Gilliam and projection design by Darrel Maloney. Our Review

Monte Cristo
Urban Stages 259 West 30th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
NY premiere of Jared Reinmuth's adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 classic adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo. The production will be directed by Cailin Heffernan. From 1/22/16; opening 1/28/16; closing 2/13/16. What it's about: A sailor, Dantes, is falsely accused of treason by a friend who wants Dantes' girlfriend for himself. After 13 years in jail, Dantes escapes with the help of another prisoner and transforms himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of an elaborate plan to exact revenge. Rather than focusing solely on the revenge motif, this adaptation further explores the themes of memory and madness. Cast: Alana Barrett-Adkins, Brett Benowitz, Amanda Berry, Ian Eaton, Tom Frank, Bethany Geraghty, Kate Kenney, Lilian Klein, Roger Lipson, Jamie Parton, Margherita Peluso, Vinnie Penna, Michael Russinik, Paul Sheehan, and Carsey Walker, Jr. Tickets are $10-$15 at or 630-632-1459. Our Review

O, Earth
The Foundry Theatre at HERE 145 6th Ave
<>Theatrical Epic Inspired by Our Town. Cast: Jess Barbagallo, Martin Moran Moe Angelos, Kristen Sieh and Emily Davis and more. From 1/23/16; opening 1/31/16; Closing 2/20/16.

Old Hats
The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
, Bill Irwin and David Shiner returnwith their famous clowning , with music and lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub, directed by Tina Landau. G.W. Mercier (Scenic and Costume Design), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Design), John Gromada (Sound Design), Wendall K. Harrington (Projection Design), Mike Dobson (Foley Design). From 1/26/16; opening 2/18/16; closing 4/03/16.

Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
New York premiere of J. T. Rogers dark comedy directed by Bartlett Sher. From 6/16/16; opening 7/11/16. What it's about: Story of how Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband, social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Casting TBA. Sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, and sound by Peter John Still. Rogers is also the author of the plays Blood and Gifts, The Overwhelming, and Madagascar.

Polonsky Shakespeare Center 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn
Christian Camargo leads a 22-member company in Shakespeare's late pla. Trevor Nunn directs. Music by Shaun Davey. From 2/14/16; opening 2/25/16; closing 3/27/16. Cast besides Carmago in the title role: Philip Casnoff (Helicanus), Gia Crovatin (Thaisa), Lilly Englert (Marina), Nina Hellman (Dionyza), Zachary Infante (Leonine/2nd Fisherman), Patrice Johnson Chevannes (Bawd/Lychorida), John Keating (Boult/1st Fisherman), Ian Lassiter (Lysimachus), Sam Morales (Daughter/Handmaid), Raphael Nash Thompson (Gower), Michael Siberry (Simonides), Will Swenson (Cleon), and PigPen Theatre Co's musicians will lend their voices and instrumentation to the production, playing Mr. Davey's score and performing various roles throughout. Scenic design f by Robert Jones, costume design by Constance Hoffman, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge, sound design by Daniel Kluger. Brian Brooks is the choreographer.

Peter and the Star Catcher
New World Stages W. 50th Street
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. review

Please Continue
Ensemble Sudio
Written by Frank Basloe , directed by William Carden. From 2/03/16; opening 2/11/16; closing 2/28/16. Cast: Haskell King, David Jackson, Tommy Schrider, Jared McGuire, Jonathan Randell Silver, Dylan Dawson, Alex Herrald, and Molly Carden. What it's about: Yale, early 1960s. Professor Stanley Milgram's "obedience experiments" test how cruel people can be when they are just following orders. Milgram gets the data he needs, but the lab assistant who conducted the experiment is left to grapple with his own responsibility. Weaving in an historically separate incident, playwright Frank Basloe dramatizes a campus scandal in order to burrow deeper into the ways conformity can push us to act against our conscience.

The Place We Built
Flea Theater 41 White Street between Church and Broadway 212-352-3101 or
World premiere by Sarah Gancher, directed by Danya Taymor. Cast: The Bats What it's about: In a deserted neighborhood in post-communist Budapest, a group of young bohemians build a bar. Reclaiming a Jewish identity their parents' generation abandoned after the Holocaust, they create a vibrant new subculture combining big ideas and intense debates with wild abandon and outrageous parties. But as authoritarianism and antisemitism make a surprise comeback in Hungary, they must fight to save the place they built. From 4/14/16; opening 4/25/16; closing 5/23/16

Please Continue
Ensemble Studio Theater W. 52nd Street
Play by Frank Basloe, directed by William Carden. What it's about: Yale, early 1960s and the "obedience experiments" by Professor Milgram about how cruel people can be when they are just following orders. Milgram gets the data he needs, but the Yale Student recruited to conduct the experiment is left to grapple with his own cruelty, a dilemma echoed by unexpected crimes on campus. From 2/08/16; closing 2/28/16. Cast: Austin Trow, Victor Slezak, Jonathan Randell Silver, Alex Herrald, Dylan Dawson, Jared McGuire, Tommy Schrider, Cathy Curtin and Molly Carden

Prodigal Son
Manhattan Theatre Club City Center, Stage I 131 West 55th Street
World Premiere written & directed by John Patrick Shanley. Cast:Annika Boras, Timothee Chalamet, Robert Sean Leonard, Chris McGarry, David Potters. From 1/19/16; opening 2/09/16; closing 3/27/16. What it's about: Portrait of a 17-year-old boy (Timothee Chalamet) from the Bronx who finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He's violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members (Robert Sean Leonard and Chris McGarry) wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Jennifer Von Mayrhauser (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), Paul Simon (Original Music), and Charlotte Fleck (dialect coach). Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Our Review

Recluse and His Guest & The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company at Walkerspace 46 Walker Street
Two, little known, 1982. one-act plays by Tennessee Williams directed by Cosmin Chivu Cast: Kate Skinner, other and designer TBA From 2/14/16; opening 2/21/16/ closing 3/05/16. Preview Performances: February 14–16, 18–20 at 7:3 Tickets: $40 general

Red Speedo
New York Theatre Workshop on the Bowery
Written by Lucas Hnath (The Christians) and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. From 2/17/16; opening 3/03/16; closing 3/27/1. Cast: Alex Breaux, Peter Jay Fernandez, Lucas Caleb Rooney and Zoe Winters. What it's about: Set on the eve of the Olympics swim trials, pressure builds as front-runner Ray confronts the lure of endorsements, the perils of mixing the personal and professional, and the unforgiving weight of success in this exploration of America's obsession with winning at all costs. Scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez; costume design by Montana Blanco; lighting design by Yi Zhao; sound design by Matt Tierney; and fight direction by Thomas Schall. Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm; and Sunday at 7pm. Exceptions: no performance on Friday March 4, added Monday, February 29 at 7pm, no performance on Sunday March 13 at 7pm.

The Robber Bridegroom
The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street
Based on the short story by Eudora Welty, starst Steven Pasquale as Jamie Lockhart. What it's about: Lockhart is a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue -- a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down. From 2/18/16; closing 5/29/16. Running Time: TBA. Tickets: $99

A Room Of My Own
Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre312 W 36TH ST 212-868-2055
Written and directed by Charles Messina, based on his own growing up with his eccentric Italian-American family in Greenwich Village in the 1970s. Cast: Ralph Macchio as Carl Morelli, Mario Cantone portrays other relatives. From 2/13/16; opening 2/25/15;closing 3/13/16. Set design, Brian Dudkiewicz; costume design, Catherine Siracusa; lighting design, Mike Megliola; sound design, Ian Wehrle. Running time: 95 minutes, no intermission. Tuesdays: 7 pm, Wednesdays - Saturdays: 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday 3pm, Sunday 2pm, additional Sunday 7pm performances on 2/21 and 3/13.

The Ruins of Civilization
The Studio at Stage II- Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Seriesat New York City Center (131 West 55th Street)
World Premiere by Penelope Skinner (author of The Village Bike),directed by Leah C. Gardiner,part of MTC new play series. From 5/04/16; opening 5/18/16. What it's about:Sometime in the future, Dolores and Silver are living their married life within the constraints and norms of a new world order. In an act of what seems like pure generosity, Dolores secretly opens their home to a stranger in need; but will she come to regret it? Can her actions have an impact or is it just too late? A thriller that explores our need for free will and connection, even in a world on the brink of extinction. Casting, creative team, and additional listings information TBA

RUTHLESS! The Musical
St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street
From 6/25/15; opening 7/13/15/ closing 1/30/16-- extended again, now closing 4/02/`6. New production of 22-year-old musical that's been a long time favorite in regional theaters.. Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. What it's about: When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming who "was born to entertain." With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. Cast: Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, Tracy Jai Edwards Tori Murray> Review .

The School For Scandal
Red Bull Theater at The Lucille Lortel Theater 121 Christopher Street
Richard Brinsley Sheridan play, directed by Marc Vietor. From 4/08/16; opening 4/24/16; closing, . What it's about: Sheridan dissects a social network of grotesques, gossips, lustful hypocrites and anonymous assassins of reputation who live in a world without privacy, morality or taste.

The Secret Sea
Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street 212/239-6200

A new American play by Cate Ryan, directed by Martin Charnin. From 4/15/16; opening 4/21/16; closing 5/21/16. What it's about: A newly married couple and their parents confront a life and death decision which will change all of their lives forever. Cast TBA. Beowulf Boritt and Alexis Distler (scenic design), Ken Billington (lighting design), and Suzie Benzinger (costume design). Tuesdays at 7PM; Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8PM; matinees on Saturdays at 2PM and Sundays at 3PM. No matinee on Saturday, April 16.

Austen Sisters
Jessica Frey, Kate Hamill, Samantha Steinmetz, Andrus Nichols
Sense & Sensibility
Bedlam at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson St.
Austen's beloved novel newly adapted by Kate Hamill (who also performs). Directed by Eric Tucker. Cast: Laura Baranik (Fanny Dashwood/Lucy Steele), Jessica Frey (Margaret Dashwood), Kate Hamill (Marianne Dashwood), Edmund Lewis (Colonel Brandon), Andrus Nichols (Elinor Dashwood), Jason O’Connell (Edward Ferrars), John Russell (John Dashwood/John Willoughby), Samantha Steinmetz (Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele), Stephan Wolfert (Sir John Middleton) and Gabra Zackman (Mrs. Jennings). Sets by John McDermott; lighting by Les Dickert; costumes by Angela Huff; choreography by Alexandra Beller; sound by Mr. Tucker and Kate Young. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 2 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $69. From 1/06/16; opening 2/14/16; closing 4/10/16. Running Time: 2 1/2 hours with an intermission. Our Review

Shear Madness
New World Stages/Stage 4 340 West 50th Street 212-239-6200
New York premiere of long touring comedy whodunit; From 10/22/15; open-ended. Cast: Adam Gerber, Jeremy Kushnier, Kate Middleton, Patrick Noonan, Jonathan Spivey, and Lynne Wintersteller. What it's about: The mystery in which the audience gets to solve the crime is set in a local hair salon that turns into a wacky murder scene. It was adapted by Bruce Jordan from a play entitled Scherenschnitt written in 1963 by German writer and psychologist to use as a study of how people perceive or misperceive reality. It was first presented in 1978. Monday at 7pm, Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets from $49.50. our review

Sistas: The Musical
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street(212) 239-6200
What it's about: Musical journey, of a multi-generational African-American Family. The narrative is stitched together using the lyrics of songs that perfectly capture the mood and speaks to the issues of each period and time. In the end, the women find strength in each others' stories and arrive at a way to best honor the memory of their beloved Grandma - a seminal figure in their development as strong and accomplished women. From 9/29/2011/ opening 10/11/; Open-Ended. Thursday at 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 pm Tickets:$39.50-$69.50.Directed by Kenneth Ferrone. Written by Dorothy Marcic

Skeleton Crew
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St.
World premiere of Dominique Morisseau's third play in her Detroit trilogy, directed by Obie Award winning actor, writer and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. from 1/06/16; opening 1/19/16; closing 2/14/16-- but only at this venue-- The Atlantic Theater company will remount it in it's main stage, The Linda Gross Theater from 5/13/16; opening 5/19/16; closing 6/19/16. What it's about: A makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step? Cast: Jason Dirden (Dez), Wendell B. Franklin (Reggie), Lynda Gravatt (Faye),nikiya Mathis (Shanita), Adesola Osakalumi (Choreographer/Performer). For a review of Paradise Blue, the previous play in this Detroit triptych, also directed by Santiago-Hudson. Running Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, including intermisson. our review

Smart People
2nd Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre 305 W 43rd St W. 43 Street
New York Premiere of comedy by Lydia R. Diamond, directed By Kenny Leon. Cast:
Mahershala Ali, Joshua Jackson, Anne Son, Tessa Thompson. What it's about: On the eve of Obama's first election, four Harvard intellectuals find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics. From 1/26/16; opens 2/11/16; closing 3/06/16. Our Review

MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street
New York premiere by Noah Haidle and directed by Anne Kauffman. From 2/04/16; opening 2/22/16; closing 3/20/16. Cast: Zachary Quinto, Robin Tunney, Jon DeVries, Brian Hutchison, Taylor Richardson. What it's about: Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide.

Snow White
Minetta Lane Theatre 18 Minetta Lane
Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Austin McCormick, Cast of Principals: Laura Careless (Die Konigin), Hilly Bodin (Schneewittchen), Show Girls (Marcy Richardson, Lea Helle and Marisol Cabrera), The Queen's Men (Davon Rainey, Malik Shabazz Kitchen, Mark Osmundsen and Nicholas Katen), Courtney Giannone (Der Prinz). Tickets: $40 to $65. Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5pm. From 01/26/16 Opened 03/03/16 Ends 03/12/16 review.

Playwrights Realm Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 W. 42nd Street
World premiere written by Mfoniso Udofia,and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. From 1/21/16; opening 1/28/16; closing 2/13/16. Cast: Hubert Point-Du Jour as Ukpong, Lakisha Michelle May as Moxie, Chinasa Ogbuagu as Abasiama and Chinaza Uche as Disciple. What it's about: Abasiama came to America with high hopes—for her arranged marriage and for her future—intent on earning a degree and returning to Nigeria. But when her husband is seduced by America, she must choose between the Nigerian and the American dream. Set Design: Jason Sherwood. Lighting Design: Jiyoun Chang. Costume Design: Loren Shaw. Sound Design: Jeremy S. Blood. Puppet Design/Direction: Stefano Brancato. | Props Design: Samantha Shoffner. Stage Manager: Kara Kaufman. Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minures, with intermission.

Annette O'Toole and Jeff McCarthy in the Barrington Stage Musical Lab Production revewed at Curtainup
Southern Comfort
Public's Anspacher Theater, 420 Lafayette Streetn
Conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso, directed by Caruso this musical is based on the film by Kate Davis. Book and lyrics are by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis. From 2/23/16; opening 3/07/16; closing 3/27/16. Scenic design by James J. Fenton; costume design by Patricia E. Doherty; lighting design by Ed McCarthy; sound design by Andrew Keister; and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak.Cast: Annette O'Toole and Jeff McCarthy as Robert Eads and Lola Cola, respectively, along with Lizzie Hagstedt (Storyteller Musician, Bass); Jeffrey Kuhn (Jackson); Elizabeth Ward Land (Storyteller Musician, Djembe); David M. Lutken (Storyteller Musician, Guitar); Morgan Morse (Musician); Robin Skye (Melanie); and Joel Waggoner (Storyteller Musician, Violin). Donnie Cianciotto and Aneesh Sheth complete the cast. For an idea of what to expect check out our review of a production of Barrington Stage's Musical Theater Lab which featured McCarthy and O'Toole here .

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.

Acorn 410 West 42nd Street 212-239-6200
New play by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola, directed by Andy Sandberg. Cast: Jake Epstein, Jenna Gavigan, Thomas E. Sullivan. What it's about: Comi meditation on fidelity, identity, and the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance. From 2/09/16; opening 2/29/16; closing 5/08/16. Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm, Mon and tues at 7pm, Sundays at 3 and 7. Running time: 90 minutes

Stupid Fu**ing Bird
Pearl Theater West 42nd Street
New York premiere of "sort of"adaptation of The Seagull, by Aaron Posner, directed by Davis McCallum. From 3/15/16; closing 5/08/16, in repertory with The DingDong. Posner's riff scoops up Chekhov's tale of unrequited love, missed opportunities, and misplaced dreams and sets it down squarely in the bustle of 21st century life.

Trip of Love
Theatre: Stage 42. 422 West 42nd St. (formerly The Little Shubert)
Creator, Director and Choreographer: James Walski. Cast: Austin Miller, Laurie Wells, Kelly Felthous, Tara Palsha, David Elder, Dionne Figgins, Joey Calveri Running Time: One hours, 50 minutes. One intermission. Tickets: $109 to $35. Tues. at 7pm. Wed.-Sat. at 8pm. Wed and Sat. matinees at 2pm. Sun. matinee at 3pm.
Previews: 9/26/15. Opened: 10/18/15. Open run
our review

Tuck Everlasting
Broadhurst Theatre
New musical based on Natalie Babbitt's 1975 young adult novel. Book by Claudia Shear, music by Chris Miller, and lyrics by Nathan Tysen. Cast: Carolee Carmello as Mae Tuck, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Jesse Tuck, Michael Park as Angus Tuck, Terrence Mann as the Man in the Yellow Suit, Fred Applegate as Constable Joe, Robert Lenzi as Miles Tuck, Michael Wartella as Hugo, Valerie Wright . Betsy Foster, and 11-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis as Winnie Foster. From 3/31/15; opening 4/26/16. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph. What it's about: follows 10-year-old Winnie Foster who meets young Jesse Tuck and discovers a secret spring that grants eternal life to whoever drinks its water. The show had a world premiere at Georgia's Alliance Theatre in early 2015. Scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by John Clancy, and musical supervision by Rob Berman.

2 Across
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues 212/239-6200
A comedy of crosswords and romance by Jerry Mayer, directed by Evelyn Rudie. Cast: Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. From 11/14/15; opening 12/09/15 open-ended. Evelyn Rudie directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2PM. Running Time: 90 minutes without an intermission. Tickets from $39.50 (including a $2.00 Facility Fee.) What it's about: Two strangers, a psychologist (Andrea McArdle) and an unemployed ad man (Kip Gilman) find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives. our review

The Amoralists at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater 224 Waverly Place

World premiere by Emily Schwend, directed by Jay Stull. Cast: James Kautz, Vanessa Vache, Alex Grubbs, Melissa Hurst. From 1/28/16;opening 2/01/16; closing 2/20/16. Thursdays – Saturdays 8pm with additional shows on Sun, Jan 31 at 8pm, Sun, Feb 14 at 3pm, and Wed, Feb 17 at 8pm. What it's about: Amber has two jobs, three kids and an eight-year-old's birthday party to plan. The house needs fixing up and her on-again, off-again husband Chris just can't help but make things worse. As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she finds herself a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street 212/279-4200
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, adapted from four of Eric Carle's books: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Cast: Weston Long, Jake Bazel, Ariel Lauryn, Kayla Prestel, Mindy Leanse.From 1/30/16; opening 2/07/16; closing 3/27/16. Saturday @ 11am & 2pm; Sunday @ 12pm & 3pm; added performance Saturday February 6th @ 4:30pm. Running time: approximately one hour with no intermission.
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Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street
Leonard Nimoy's solo play about Vincent van Gogh. From 4/01/16; opening 4/07/16; closing 6/05/16. This dramatized look at correspondence between Van Gohgh and his brother was originally performed by Nimoy pbut now stars James Briggs, who has toured the country to popular acclaim for three years in the title role. What it's about: Inspired by more than 500 letters exchanged between the brothers, this examines the passion and torment of the artist through his brother's eyes. The play includes over 100 stunning high-resolution projections of Vincent's artwork on a large screen. The design team includes James Briggs (sets), Scott Pinkney (lights) and Barbara Pope (costumes) Performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm (there is a 7pm performance on Tuesday, April 5), Friday and Saturday at 8pm; with matinees Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.

Walk Hard
Metropolitan Playhouse 220 E 4th Street
Revival of 1939 unpublished drama by Abram Hill a founder of the American Negro Theater, directed by . From 2/19/16; opening 2/26/16; closing 3/20/16. What it's about: Ambitious, bright 19-year-old shoeshine boy Andy Whitman catches the eye of a boxing manager in a street fight, Andy is soon a rising star but with dubious partners and it's a devil's bargain that has him pulled by the love of his family and his fiance.

Ma-yi Theater Company at the Beckett Theater 410 W. 42 St
New York Premiere by Nandita Shenoy and directed by Benjamin Kamine. From 1/29/16; opening 2/02/16; closing 2/21/16. What it's about: A comedy about a recently eloped young couple, Michael and Sonya, who discover they haven't been entirely truthful with each other as they settle into Sonya's Manhattan studio apartment with its own stackable washer/dryer as a key perk. Running time: 90 minutes. Cast: Annie McNamara, Nandita Shenoy, Jade Wu, Johnny Wu, Jamyl Dobson. Scenic design by Anshuman Bhatia, costume design is by Dede Ayite, lighting design is by Jonathan Cottle and sound design is by Miles Polaski.

Confetti, flying performers, and camera-friendly moments abound in Wayra (Photo: Photo by Maria Aramburu)
Wayra: Fuerza Bruta
Daryl Roth Theatre 101 East 15th Street Between Union Square East and Irving Place
Fuerzabruta, presents his new material and revisits previous materials. It's still general admission, no seats so you You will be on your feet during the 80 minute performance and may be asked to move and/or participate. It is recommended that you dress casually and check articles with the coat check service and be aware that strobe lights, loud noises, water, mist & fog. Composer: Gaby Kerpel. Director: Diqui James From 6/27/14; opening 7/08/14; open ended. May be inappropriate for 7 and under. Our Review

The Way West
Labyrinth Theater Company Bank Street Theater 155 Bank Street; 212.513.1080
New York premiere of play by Mona Mansour, directed by Mimi O'Donnell Nadia Bowers, Curran Connor, Alfredo Narciso, Anna O'Donoghue and Portia. From 2/25/16; opening 3/16/16; closing 3/16/16. Preview schedule: Tuesday & Sunday at 7pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8pm. Regular Performances: Tuesday & Sunday at 7pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8pm. Tickets: $30–$40. What it's about: Mom (O'Donnell) has entered a new chapter in her life: Chapter 11. Of course, that doesn't stop her from spending money… Or borrowing money… Or loaning out money… Or digging herself deeper and deeper into debt. When her two daughters decide to stage a financial intervention, things look like they're getting better. Until they don't.

Widower's Houses
TACT/The Actors Company Theatre at The Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street
George Bernard Shaw's play in a co-production with Gingold Theatrical Group., directed by David Staller. Cast: Jeremy Beck as Dr. Harry Trench, Jonathan Hadley as William De Burgh Cokane, Hanna Cheek as Waitress and Annie, Terry Layman as Sartoius, Talene Monahon as Blanche Sartorius and John Plumpis as Lickcheese. This is Shaw's first and a rarely seen play. From 3/01/16; opening 3/13/16; closing 4/02/16. Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Exceptions: There will be at 2pm matinee on Wednesday, March 30. All tickets are at $63.25.

The Wildness: Sky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale
Ars Nova and The Play Company,
World premiere with text by Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Jarrow. Directed by Sam Buntrock. Cast: David Blasher, Lilli Cooper, Jeff Fernandes, Katie Lee Hill, Kyle Jarrow (Obie Award winner), Jamie Mohamdein, Sharone Sayegh, Lauren Worsha, Kevin Wunderlich. Choreography by Chase Brock. Scenic Design by Kris Stone. Costume Design by Tilly Grimes. Lighting Design by Brian Tovar. Sound Design by Tim O'Heir. Projection Design by Alex Basko Koch. Props Design by Sarah Morgan and Music Direction by Wiley DeWeese. From 2/16/16; opening 2/29/16; closing 3/19/16. What it's about Indie-pop band Sky-Pony's lush sound and cheeky style takes you into a world of prophecies and forbidden temptations.Monday – Saturday at 8:00pm, with select Fridays at 7:00pm and 10:00pm.

Wolf in the River
Flea Theater 41 White Street between Church and Broadway 212-352-3101 or
A world premiere written and directed by Adam Rapp. Explores love and neglect, the challenges of poverty, the dangerous cost of shiftlessness, the simple notion of leaving a place behind, and the value of a girl. from 3/10/16; opening 3/21/16; closing 5/02/16.

Women Without Men
Mint Theater at City Cetner Stage II 131 West 55th Street
The American Premiere of Hazel Ellis's workplace drama with Jenn Thompson directing an all-female Cast: Mary Bacon, Joyce Cohen, Shannon Harrington, Kate Middleton, Aedin Moloney, Alexa Shae Niziak, Kellie Overbey, Dee Pelletier, Beatrice Tulchin, Emily Walton, and Amelia White From 1/30/16/ opening 2/25/16; closing 3/26/16. What it's about:explores the clash of conflicting natures and petty competitions that erupt amongst the cloistered teaching staff of an all-girls boarding school neglected. This play was produced just once in 1938 at the Gate Theater. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Special added Wednesday Matinees January 24th and March 23rd at 2:30pm Tickets are $27.50

The Woodsman
New World Stages Stage, 5 at 340 West 50th Street
From 1/27/16; opening 2/08/16; closing 3/07/16. Based on the writings of L. Frank Baum, and told with puppetry and original music. What it's about tells the origin story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. James Ortiz (Creator, Director, Set And Puppet Design), Edward W. Hardy (composer), Ken Loring (lyricist), Claire Karpen (Director), Molly Seidel (Costume Design, Production Prop Supervisor), Carol Uraneck (rOiginal Costume Design), Catherine Clark & Jamie Roderick (Lighting Design), Naomi Florin(Music Director & Violinist). Running Time: 75 minutes. Our Review

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