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Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36th St
Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St
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
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)
Michael Weller, 311 W. 43rd St, 6th Floor
Minetta Lane, 18 Minetta lane, (6th /Macdougal Sts)
Mint Theatre, 311 W. 43rd St. (8th/9th Avs)
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 Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey
Westside Theatre 407 West 43 Street (212-239-6200), or Absolutebrightnessplay.com.
Written and performed by James Lecesne. Directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Duncan Sheik. Scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. What it's about: Lecesne portrays every character in a small Jersey shore town as th.ey unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14 year-old boy who goes missing. From 7/11/15; opening 7/27/15 for a 12-week run
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 Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes.
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
Awake and Sing!
National Asian American Theatre Company at Public's Shiva Theater
NATCO's production of Clifford Odets' play. From 7/06/15; opening 7/13/15; closing 8/01/15. Stephen Brown-Fried directs the all Asian-American cast: Mia Katigbak as the matriarch Bessie, along with Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Teresa Avia Lim, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari, and Henry Yuk. Scenic design by Anshuman Bhatia, costume design by Alexae Visel, lighting design by Gina Scherr, and sound design by Toby Jaguar Algya. The 1935 play is about a lower middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression.
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.
The Blonde Streak
Transport Group Theatre Company at Theatre 79, 79 E 4th St
The world premiere of Dan Lipton and David Rossmer's romantic musical comedy. What it's about: Walter, a hopelessly romantic chef,who gets jilted on his wedding day and takes off in the matrimonial limo with his best friend and his favorite ex to try to figure out why. A roadtrip of a mid-lifetime for three 30somethings, forced to deal with the endless and ageless struggle of growing up. Directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, From 7/05/15; opens 7/09/15; closing 8/16/15.
Blue Man Group
Astor Place, 423 Lafayette St. ((Astor Place/W. 4th St) 254-4370.
An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.
at The Playroom Theater 151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
Black comedy written by and starring Joseph Assadourian, directed by Richard Hoehler. From 6/12/14; opening 6/22/14; open-ended. What it's about: a man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. Consequently two systems of jurisprudence judge him -- a jury of his peers in the courtroom and the denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Mr. Assadourian was released from prison last years after serving 12 years for attempted murder. He received the 1st Place PEN Prison Writing Award for his play, Heaven and a 2nd Place PEN Award for Joey Shakespeare, co-written with Brandon Cochrane, which was featured at the New Work Now reading series at The Public Theater.
Catch the Butcher
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce St
Adam Seidel's dark comedy directed by Valentina Fratti. From 10/01/15; closing 11/07/15. What it's about: A single woman, Nancy, who sets off to find a serial killer and when she finds herself in his basement, she discovers she likes it. Moredetails TBA
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.
New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street 212-239-620
From 2/06/15; opening 2/18/15; closing 9/13/15. A new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton arrives in New York after a praised Chicago premiere. What it's about: The famous world leader discusses his failures and his successes; his love of art, liquor and women; and the bravery of Britain's finest hour. It is March 1946 and Churchill has led Britain and the Allies to victory but has also been defeated for re-election as Prime Minister. Sitting in forced retirement with his wife Clementine at their Chartwell home, Churchill receives an invitation from President Harry Truman to speak in the States…at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he will deliver his Iron Curtain speech. He arrives in Fulton to an informal and esoteric gathering of friends and supporters, and shares his life in flashback and in storytelling. Scenic and Lighting Design for CHURCHILL is by Jason Epperson, with Projection Design by Paul Deziel and Sound Design by Eric Backus. Mondays at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm and Sunday at 3pm at0. Our Review
Clever Little Lies
Westside Theatre Upstairs 407 West 43rd Street
Joe DiPietro's comedy will star Marlo Thomas and be direction by David Saint. From 9/18/15; opening 10/14/15; closing 1/03/16. What it's about: A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice (Marlo Thomas) notices her beloved husband Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son and daughter-in-law over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. For more details see our review of the George Street Playhous production: here.
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. From 7/09/15; opening 7/23/15; closing 8/16/15. What it's about: Colin bemoans the rise 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. The show reunites Quinn with Seinfeld who directed his Colin Quinn Long Story ShortSet design by James Fauvell, costume design by Alexis Forte, and lighting design by Sarah Lurie.Tuesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. There will also be an added performance on Monday, June 20th at 8pm. review .
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.
Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
From 8/28/15; opening 9/17/15; closing 10/11/15.New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath, directed by Les Waters. Cast: Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman, Philip Kerr, Larry Powell and Linda Powell. The play will also feature a rotating twenty-person choir drawing singers from all five boroughs. What it's about: Ten years ago, Pastor Paul's (Mr. Garman) church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation's beliefs. This look at faith in America had it's world premiere at the Humana Festival and will play at LA's Center Theater before coming to New York.
Death of a Salesman in Yiddish
Castillo Theatre box office, 543 West 42nd Street www.newyiddishrep.org
This premiere coincides with the centennial of Arthur Millers birth on October 17.'Using a translation that Miller himself authorized but which was only performed in Argentina, Israel, and, briefly, in Brooklyn, New Yiddish Rep is gearing the production to a broad, mostly non-Yiddish-speaking theatre audience, while demonstrating how deeply the language is engrained in the plays linguistic and ethical DNA. From 10/08/15; opening ; closing 11/22/15. e on August 15. Directed by Lester Thomas Shane directs. C, ast: ,Avi Hoffmanas Willy Loman, Daniel Kahn as Biff, Shane Baker as Happy and Suzanne Toren as LSamuel Becketts Waiting for Godot in Yiddish this production plans to again illuminate this classic. The translation is by the celebrated Yiddish theater star Joseph Buloff who starred in the unauthorized 1951 Yiddish production in Argentina.
Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street 212-239-6200.
Off-broadway premiere of comedy by Nicholas Korn. Cast: Brandon Beilis as Timidio, Nick Bombicino as Giovio, Kerry Frances as Celia Deanna Gibson as Terresa, Stephanie Nicole Kelley as Marina, Jackson Thompson as Pomposa, Branislav Tomich as DiLirio and Evan Zimmerman as Serio. Directed by Kathleen Butler. From 7/29/15; opening 8/02/15; closing 9/20/15. What it's about: 4 suitors, 3 daughters, what's a father to do? Commedia Dell'Arte with a touch of magical realism. Tuesdays at 7PM, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM; Matinees are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM and Sundays at 3PM.
Desire An Evening Of Plays Based On Six Stories By Tennessee Williams
Theater 5A, 59E59 Theaterswww.59e59.org
New plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff, directed irected by Michael Wilson. From 9/02/15; opening 9/10/15; closing 10/11/15. Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. The lineup: The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin by Beth Henley. . . The Field of Blue Children by Rebecca Gilman. . . Tent Worms by Elizabeth Egloff. .. Oriflamme by David Grimm. Cast: Kristen Adele, Megan Bartle, Juliet Brett, Brian Cross, Liv Rooth, John Skelley, Derek Smith, Mickey Theis, Yaegel T. Welch. Jeff Cowie (scenic design); David C. Woolard (costume design); Russell H. Champa (lighting design); and John Gromada (original music and sound design). The musical director and pianist is Jono Mainelli. Choreography is by Peter Pucci.
Westside Theatre W. 43rd Street
This is a return engagement of the musical comedy written by Dennis T. Giacino that recently had a successful un 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.
the dreamer examines his pillow
Attic Theater Company,at The Flea Theater 41 White Street www.theattictheaterco.com
John Patrick Shanley's 1986 play. From 7/25/15; opening 7/30/15; closing 8/15/15. What it's about: one couple's attempt to find their way through the maze of love, lust, and art in three passionate scenes. Directed by Laura Braza Cast: Lauren Nicole Cipoletti (Macbeth at CSC) as Donna, Shane Patrick Kearns (who will be seen opposite Jacqueline Bisset in the upcoming feature film Peter and John, and was recently.Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM (there is an additional performance on Saturday, August 15th at 3 PM). Tickets, $25. This is a 1985 play and hardly top tier Shanley though we've reviewed it twice (in Los angesles and the berkshires.
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 www.50ShadesTheMusical.com
- 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 4/26/15. 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.
Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street
Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about three low-paid employees of a rundown movie theater will have another showing in Greenwich Villace. It will again be directed by Sam Gold and feature Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten. While the playwright will tweak to fit the new space, it will retain its controversial more than 3 hour length. From 5/07/15; opening 5/28/15; 1/10/16. For an idea of what to expect see our review of the Playwright Horizon prodction click here
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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>
The Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street (212) 239-6200
Mid-life crisis musical comedy created by Lynn Shore, Mark Vogel and David Burnham, directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato. From 7/15/15; opening 7/26/15; closing 8/30/15. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. What it's about: revolves around Bob's surprise five-O birthday party to which he arrives early. review.
Roundabout at Laura Pels Theater Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
New play by Wtephen Karam, directed byJoe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season. Cast: Cassie Beck (Aimee), Reed Birney (Erik), Jayne Houdyshell (Deirdre), Greg Keller (Richard), Sarah Steele (Brigid) and Joyce Van Patten (Fiona "Momo Blake)." From 9/30/15; opening 10/25/15; closing 12/27/15. What it's about: Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake (Birney) has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point. . .and the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed. David Zinn (Sets), Sarah Laux (Costumes), Justin Townsend (Lighting) and Fitz Patton (Sound). Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
New York premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer directed by Liesl Tommy as a co-production with Ensemble Studio Theatre as a part of their Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project. From 8/04/15; opening 8/18/15; closing 9/13/15. What it's about: One woman's quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country's largest universities and a Native American (Wit, The Judge), Tina Benko, Jesse J. Perez, DeLanna Studi and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine, "Girls"). Scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Jacob A. Climer, lighting design by Matthew Richards, original music and sound design by Broken Chord, projection design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.
Pershing Square Signature Theater Center
World premiere by Annie Baker, directed by her regular collaborator Sam Gold. Cast: Christopher Abbott, Hong Chau, Georgia Engel, Lois Smith From 7/22/15 to 8/30/15--extended before official opening to 9/06/15. . King Liz
Second Stage Uptown at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre 2162 Broadway
Fernanda Coppel's new drama, directed by Lisa Peterson. From 7/13/15; opening 7/27/15; closing. What it's about: Liz Rico, a high-powered sports agent in a male-dominated industry, wants to take over the agency she's helped build. When troubled high school basketball star Freddie Luna enters the picture, Liz is tasked with keeping him in line, a job that might end up making both of their careers. Cast: Karen Pittman (Liz Rico), Jeremie Harris (Freddie Luna), Michael Cullen (Mr. Candy), Russell G. Jones (Coach Jones), Caroline Lagerfelt (Barbara Flowers), Irene Sofia Lucio (Gabby Fuentes).Scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Darron L West.
Laugh It Up, Stare It Down
The Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street www.LaughItUpPlay.com
A new play written by Alan Hruska, directed by Chris Eigeman. Cast: Jayce Bartok, Katya Campbell and Amy Hargreaves. From 8/26/15; opening 9/09/15. Tuesdays at 7PM, Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays at 7PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM and 8PM and Sundays at 3PM and 7PM. Tickets are $59-$79. What it's about: Cleo and Joe and their life-long search for a meaningful point in a universe too random to have one. It's a journey marked by a missing baby, a forged painting, a house invader, a tidal wave, and frozen pistou. Will they rise above their outrageous fortune? Will they find ecstatic love?
The Legend of Georgia McBride
MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theater on Christopher Street www.mcctheater.org
A new play by Matthew Lopez, d irected by Mike Donahue (The Wolfe Twins) with choreography by Paul McGill. Cast: Dave Thomas Brown, Wayne Duvall, Matt McGrath, Keith Nobbs and Afton C. Williamson. Set design by
Donyale Werle, costumes by Anita Yavich, hair and m (Fun Home) and sound design by Jill DuBoff (Hand to God). From 8/20/15; opening 9/09/15; closing 10/04/15. What it's about: How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and a pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.
Letters to Sala
TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street
From 10/03/15; closing 10/18/15. NY premiere of rama by Arlene Hutton about a New York family coming to grips with the sudden disclosure of its matriarch's hidden Holocaust past. Directed by Eric Nightengale. Cast: Lynn Cohen with Alice Jankell and Laura Kamin to represent the family's secondond and third generation survivors. The play is based on Ann Kirschner's memoir based on letters detailing her her mother's surviving seven Nazi Labor camps for five years. The letters are a permanent part of the Dorot Jewish Division at the NY Public Library.)
Little Thing, Big Thing
Fishamble at 59E59 Theaters 59e59.org
US premiere of comic thriller by Donal OKelly and directed by Jim Culleton. Part of Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, from 9/02/15; opening 9/08/15; closing 9/27/15. 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. What it's about: In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. And the film roll Martha carries attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people.
Love and Money
Signature's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre World premiere by A.R. Gurney. From 8/15/15; closing 9/27/15 What it's about: Determined to donate almost everything she owns before her life of grace and privilege ends, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham's plan hits a snag when an ambitious and ingratiating young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance. Gurney' as usual humorous portrait t of the trials of class, family, legacy and race in this world. Mercury Fur
The New Group at Pershing Square Center
Directed by Scott Elliott, the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's distopian story will feature the following: Jack DiFalco, Bradley Fong, Paul Iacono, Peter Mark Kendall, Emily Cass McDonnell, Sea McHale, Zane Pais and Tony Revolori. From 8/05/15; opening 8/19/15. More details TBA
Culture Project/Lynn Redgrave Theater cultureproject.org
World premiere written and performed by Staceyann Chin and directed by Cynthia Nixon. From 9/24/15; opening 10/07/15. What it's about: Staceyann Chin's personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or a stable financial set up. Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 5:00PM.
Mrs. Smith's Broadway Cat-tacular!
47th Street Theatre 304 West 47th Street
An all-singing, all-dancing cabaret created and performed by David Hanbury, directed by Andrew Rasmussen. From 7/10/15; opening 7/20/15; closing 9/20/15. What it's about: Mrs. Smith is a woman on the verge of a cat-based breakdown in search of her missing cat, Carlyle. Friday & Saturday at 8pm , Sunday & Monday at 7:30pm. Tickets are $79.50 & $99.50 Review
The New Morality
Mint Theater, 311 West 43rd Street.
Chapin's comedy [resented in honor of the centenary of Chapin's heroic death on the battlefield in 1915. From 8/23/15; opening 9/21/15; closing 10/11/15. Cast and design team TBA. Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Special added Wednesday Matinee on September 16th at 2pm. No performance on September 22nd. Tickets are $55 with some half-price tickets (CheapTix) and Premium Seats ($65) available for most performances. Performances take place on the . Tickets are available by calling the Mint box office toll-free at 866-811-4111 or by going to www.minttheater.org where you can also see video, photos, and more. firstname.lastname@example.org-->
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.
Cherry Lane TheCherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce St.
Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, directed by Austin Pendleton. From 11/16/15; closing 12/13/15, scheduled for a 6-week engagement November 16 to December 13. Previously performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1989 in Norwegian, this English-language translation stars the legendary actor George Morfogen as Dr. Rank.
Of Good Stock
MTC at City Center/Stage I 131 West 55th Street.
New York premiere of Of new play by Melissa Ross, directed by Lynne Meadow. Cast: Kelly AuCoin, Greg Keller, Heather Lind, Nate Miller, Jennifer Mudge and Alicia Silverstone. From 6/04/15; opening 6/30/15;closing 7/26/15. What it's about: The; three Stockton sisters (Heather Lind, Jennifer Mudge, Alicia Silverstone) are witty, brilliant, beautiful — and a total mess, thanks to the legacy of their complicated novelist father. They gather at their family home on Cape Cod for a summer weekend for some wildly unanticipated upheavals. Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tom Broecker (costume design), and Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design). Running Time: Approx. 2 hours, including intermission. Tues & Weds at 7PM, Thurs-Sat at 8PM, Weds, Sat & Sun at 2PM Weds matinees begin 6/17, no Weds matinee 6/24/17. Sun at 7PM 6/14/15 and 6/28/15; no performance 6/30/15. Our Review
Once Upon a Mattress
Transport Group at Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St
The Princess and the Pea tale inspired musical will star Jackie Hoffman as the less-than-regal Princess Winnifred to win the hapless heart of Prince Dauntless played by John "Lypskina" Epperson. Bot reprise the roles they performed in a one-night-only concert presentation in June 2013. Music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall. Barer, and a book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller. Transport founder and chief Cummings will direct. From 11/29/15; closing 1/03/16.
New York premiere of comedy by Topher Payne, directed by Michael Barakiva. September-November 2015. What it's about: It's the 1950s and the age of the Red Scare. The Martindales and the Baxters have manufactured a life as peppy as a sitcom, right down to the corny jokes and occasional product placement… but when a co-worker at the US State Department discovers their deepest secret, the worlds of I Love Lucy and Edward R. Murrow clash in ironic ways. Produced in association with MARS Theatricals.
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. review OK for ages 10 and up.
Oberon Theatre Ensemble at 59E59 Theaters
Written by Christopher Stetson Boal and directed by Terrence O'Brien. From 7/30/15; opening 8/04/15; closing 8/16/15 . Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). What it's about: A new American thriller that unfolds in the aftermath of an explosion that destroys the headquarters of a major pharmaceutical company in New York. FBI Agent Staats tries to piece together what happened with his only witness, Robert Pimm. Did Pimm and his friend Thomas (a disgruntled employee of the same company) have something to do with the disaster? What began as an innocent friendship between these two men turned into a game of deceit, lies, coercion and death - as one man became the unwitting pawn of the other in an international spying mission gone horribly awry. Cast: Mac Brydon, Brad Fryman, Daniel Morgan Shelley and Ryan Tramont. Rebecca Lord-Surratt (scenic designer); Greg MacPherson (lighting designer); Ross Manning (costume designer); and Nick Moore (sound designer, composer).
A Queen For A Day
Theatre at St. Clement 423 West 46 Street QueenForADayPlay.com
Written by Michael Ricigliano Jr. and directed by John Gould Rubin. From 4/14/15; opening 5/03/15; closing 7/26/15. Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday at 2/8PM; Thursday to Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2/8PM; Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $49-$99 with$25 Rush Tickets for Students and Military with Valid ID. Running time is 90 minutes no intermission. What it's about: Giovanni (David Proval) is torn between love, loyalty and survival when asked to give up his crime boss brother, as part of a one day immunity deal also known as a Queen for a Day. Cast: David Deblinger, Portia and David Proval Andreea Mincic (Set Designer), Bobby Tilley (Costume Designer), Isabella F. Byrd (Lighting Designer), Leon Rothenberg (Sound Designer).
Rothschild & Sons
Yor Theatre at St. Peter's Church (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue)
World premiere of new musical adaptation of Frederic Morton book. Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Sherman Yellen. Jeffrey B. Moss will direct and Robert Cuccioli will star as Mayer Rothschild. From 10/06/15; closing 11/01/15; closing. This new musical is based on their original The Rothschilds. It's a one-act, intimate reimagining of the musical that focuses on the relationships between the patriarch of the family, Mayer Rothschild, his wife Gutele, and their five sons. Several songs not in the original will be included, along with new music. Cuccioli heads amm 11-member TBA cast. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
RUTHLESS! The Musical
St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street
From 6/25/15; opening 7/13/15/open-ended. 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 .
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre at The Clurman Theatre 410 W 42nd Street 212-239-6200
James A. Michener's play reconceived with book by William Luce, lyrics by Hy Gilbert and music by George Fischoff. From 7/05;15; closing 7/26/15. Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm, addedperformances Monday July 6 at 7:30 and Wednesday July 8 at 2:30; no performance Friday July 10 or matinee Saturday July 11 at 2:30. Tickets are $61.25.
Sense Of An Ending
Written by Ken Urban and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. From 8/20/15; closing 9/07/15; opening 8/26/15. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Cast: Danyon Davis (Henry V at The Public Theater), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America at Signature Theatre Company), and Heather Alicia Simms (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Broadway). David L. Arsenault (scenic design); Travis McHale (lighting design); and Christian Frederickson (sound design).
Potomac Theatre Project at Atlantic Stage 2 330 West 16 St.
Revival of Howard Baker play starring Jan Maxwell and directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli. From 7/07/15; opening 7/07/15;closing 8/09/15. The PTP residence at this venue also features a double bill of Baker's Judith: A Parting from the Body, also directed by Romagnoli, and a revival of Caryl Churchill/s Vinegar Tom, directed by PTP Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone..Tuesdays - Sundays at 7pm, and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. The schedule varies so check http://PTPNYC.org for specifics. Our Review
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (212) 239-6200
orld premiere ofcomedy by Douglas Carter Beane. What it's about: Reading, Pennsylvania in 1973. 14-year old Car, the play's narrator and the author's alter-ego, is introduced to the world of theater through his local community theater, the Prometheus. Cast: Michael Urie, Patti LuPone and Dale Soules. Jerry Zaks (director), John Lee Beatty (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Leon Rothenberg (sound design). From 6/07/15; opening 6/29/15; closing 8/23/15. Tuesday - Saturday at 8PM, Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3PM
Roundabout at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org
Written by Joshua Harmon, author of Bad Jews.From 5/20/15; opening 6/18/15; closing 8/16/15. What it's about: Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that's easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles' nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself. Cast: Barbara Barrie (Helene), John Behlmann (Will/Conrad/Tony), Sas Goldberg (Kiki), Gideon Glick (Jordan), Lindsay Mendez (Laura), Carra Patterson (Vanessa) and Luke Smith (Gideon/Evan/Roger). Directed by Trip Cullman. All tickets are $79. Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. 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
Written by Michael Kimmel with music & lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, and directed by JV Mercanti. From 11/29/15; What it's about: Based on Anton Chekov's The Seagull, about a fading country star returning home to Nashville. The cast of 10 features Amy Spanger, Kacie Sheik,Andy Taylor,Ephie Aardema and Adam Cochran. Further details, including final casting, creative team and opening night TBA
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.
Summer Shorts - Series A
From 7/17/15; closing 8/29/15; opening 7/26/15.
10K written and directed by Neil LaBute Cast: With Clea Alsip and J.J. Kandel. What it's about: A man and a woman meet on a wooded path while jogging. Is it an accident or something planned? Is it the first time or the hundredth? 10K is a suburban mystery shot through with humor and tension and desire.
The Sentinels by Matthew Lopez, directed by Stephen Brackett Cast: Mary Bacon, Michelle Beck, Meg Gibson and Kellie Overbey. What it's about: Once a year in September, Alice, Christa and Kelly gather at a small downtown coffee shop for breakfast. There the three woman catch up on each other's lives and remember another September morning many years ago.
Summer Shorts - Series B
From 7/17/15; closing 8/29/15; opening 8/02/15.
Summer Shorts - Series A and B 59E59 Theaters From 7/17/15; closing 8/29/15; opening 7/26/15. Details at 59e59.org. . .watch for our reviews Series A Review
The 39 Steps
Union Square Theater 100 East 17th Street
The play that proved its durability back in 2008, moving to 2 Broadway houses and the at New World Stages, will be back this Spring. The producer of this latest incarnation of the spoof on the 1935 Hitchcock film with eye-popping multiple role playing, hopes to make it a standard part of the New York entertainment scene (think Stomp and Blue Man Group) Audiences have had plenty of chances to sample this particular dish, a spoof of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, but Mr. Denoff predicted a healthy, and with the original cast in place. In April for an open run. Links to our various previous reviews.
Three Days To See
Transport Group at Theatre 79,79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue
A performance piece conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III. From 7/12/15; closing 8/16/15. Cast: Ito Aghayere, Patrick Boll, Marc De La Cruz, Theresa McCarthy, Chinaza Uche, Barbara Walsh and Zoe Wilson. What it's about: Based on the words of Helen Keller this explore what remains when the senses fail and who you become by a tad unhinged company of actors as they shatter the stereotypes at the heart of the legacy of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century.
Portland Center Stage & A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), 59E59 Theaters
From 7/11/15;7 opening 7/22/15; closing 8/23/15. Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. NYC premiere written by Yussef El Guindi, and directed by Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. What it's about: Leila and Rashid, Egyptian Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stranger into their bedroom to engage in a threesome. But this hilariously awkward evening becomes an experience fraught with secrets, raising issues of sexism, possession and independence. Cast: Alia Attallah, Quinn Franzen and Karan Oberoi.Note: Recommended for ages 17+; contains male and female nudity, strong language, and mature content.
Trip Of Love
Stage 42, formerly The Little Shubert Theater 422 West 42nd St
A dance musical spectacle inspired by and set to the biggest hit songs of the 1960s. Created, directed and choreographed by James Walski. From 9/26/15; opening 10/18/15; closing 7/26/16. Cast: Yesenia Ayala, Colin Bradbury, Bo Broadwell, Kyle Brown, Whitney Cooper, Alexa De Barr, Daniel Lynn Evans, Lisa Finegold, Steve Geary, Daryl Getman, Jennifer Gruener, Brandon Leffler, Peter Nelson, Tara Palsha, Kristin Piro And Nicky Venditti
Ugly Lies the Bone
Roundabout Underground Black Box Theatre Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street.
World premiere by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor. Cast: Karron Graves, Mamie Gummer, Caitlin Oconnell, Chris Stack, Haynes Thigpen. From 9/10/15; opening 10/13/15; closing 11/22/15. What it's about: Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of her three tours in Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself. $20 General Admission in the 62-seat theater.
Project: Theater at Gene Frankel Theatre 24 Bond Street at Lafayette www.projecttheater.org
Written by Kevin Kerr and directed by KJ Sanchez. From 8/06/15; opening 8/09/15; closing 8/23/15. Wednesday - Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM. What it's about: The small town of Unity is under quarantine and the borders are sealed. Even mail from overseas is burned. When the Spanish Fluedescends despite their precautions, the town-folk of Unity have only each other to turn to amidst this apocalyptic landscape. An epic chronicle of this remarkable chapter of human history. Cast:Wendy Bagger; Alicia Dawn Bullen; Jessi Blue Gormezano; Doug Harris; Beth Ann Hopkins; Joshua Everett Johnson); Joe Jun; Alexandra Perlwitz; Melanie Rey.
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 Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street in Union Square www.irishrep.org.
Revival of Cieran O'Reillys production of Conor McPherson's play. From 6/30/15; opening 7/09/15; closing 8/23/15. Cast ;Sean Gormley (Finbar), John Keating (Jim), and Paul O'Brien (Jack), all seen in the 2013 production. Joining them in the cast this summer will be Tim Ruddy (Brendan); as well as Amanda Quaid (June 30 – July 19), followed by Mary McCann (July 21- August 23) as Valerie. Set design by Charlie Corcoran; lighting design by Michael Gottlieb; costume design by Leon Dobkowski; and sound design by Drew Levy. Tickets begin at $71. For more about the show, see our review of the original production in 2013 .