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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.

Alison's House
Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East Fourth Street
Susan Glaspell 1931 Pulitzer Prize winner. Cast: Anne Bates, Sidney Fortner, Paul Herbig, Amanda Jones, John Long, Florence Marcisak, Matt McAllister.John D McNally, Katharine Scarborough, Blaine Smith. Directed by Alex Roe. Meredith M. Sweeney. From 11/13/15; closing 12/13/15.

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

Before Your Very Eyes
Public Theater's Martinson Hall
Amerian premiere of show created by German based Gob Squad. From 10/17/15; opening 10/26/15; closing 11/29/15. Cast: Mikai Anthony, Charlotte Beede, Rose Bell-McKinley, Eloise Celine, Meghan Chang, Margalit Duclayan, Keanu Jacobs, Simone Mindolovich, Jasper Newell, Elijah Pluchino, Maeve Press, Matthew Quirk, Miles Sherr-Garcia, Aja Nicole Webber. The show was created over the course of the past two years with 9-14 year olds from around New York City. From behind the safety of one-way mirrors, the audience witnesses seven lives lived in fast forward, from angst-ridden teens to hunched geriatrics. As the children peer into the future and nostalgically back at their recent past, they prepare to leave childhood behind forever. Video system design by Gob Squad and Shawn Duan; and performance coaching by Bridget Kelso. Running Time: Approxi. 80 minutes, without intermission. Review .

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 Black Book
American Theatre of Actors 314 W 54th St
A mystery thriller written and directed by Phil Blechman. From 9/13/15; closing 11/22/15. What it's about: A college student disguises his suicide note in a poem and leaves it in his poetry professor's classroom. The apprehensive professor is compelled to delve into his student's past and unravel the clues within his poem in attempt to save him. Cast: Gabe Templin, Anto Pereira, David Siciliano, Margy Love, Sean Borderes, Haley Dean, Catie Humphreys, and Joe Reece. Set by Ann Beyersdorfer with lights designed by Susannah Baron, and sound designed by Christopher Marc.

Blue Man Group
Astor Place, 423 Lafayette St. ((Astor Place/W. 4th St) 254-4370.

An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.

Boogie Stomp!
Elektra Theatre 300 W 43rd Street, 2nd Floor
New York premiere. Written by John Campana and starring pianists Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza. From 9/25/15; opening 10/16/15; closing 11/28/15-- extended, now closing 1/16/16. What it's about: The story of past and present piano masters and the music that shaped the likes of Chuck Berry, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, and Berry Gordy.

The Bullpen
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.

The Burial At Thebes
The Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre 103 East 15th Street in Union Square
Seamus Heany's play based on Antigone by Sophocles. Directed by Charlotte Moore and starring John Cullum 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. Other cast members TBA. Scenic design by James Morgan; costume design by Linda Fisher; lighting design by Brian Nason.

The Changeling
Red Bull Theater at The Lucille Lortel Theater 121 Christopher Street
Thomas Middleton and William Rowleys 'drama directed by Jesse Berger. Cast:Manoel Felciano , Christian Coulson,Sara Topham, Bill Army, Michelle Beck, Justin Blanchard, Philippe Bowgen, Kimiye Corwin, Paul Niebanck, John Skelley, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Andrew Weem. From 12/26/15; opening 1/10/16; closing 1/24/16. What it's about: How far will you go to follow your heart? Beatrice-Joanna is in love with Alsemero — who is unfortunately not her fiancee. But when she employs her loathsome servant De Flores to bump off her betrothed, the price is her own virgin flesh. Together with a madcap subplot set in an insane asylum, this brilliant and rarely performed Jacobean tragedy explores the follies of love and the nature of madness.

Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery by Lloyd Suh
NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company Walker Space, 46 Walker Street
Written by by Lloyd Suh for NAATCO. Cast: Jeff Biehl, Jennifer Ikeda, Peter Kim, Orville Mendoza, KK Moggie and Jeffrey Omura. Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar . From 10/26/15; opened 11/02/15; closes 11/21/15. Review

A Child's Christmas In Wales
Irish Rep at the DR2 Theatre 103 East 15th Street
Holiday revival of Dylan Thomas classic, adapted and directed by Charlotte Moore. Cast: John CullumJacque Carnahan, Katie Fabel, Kenneth Quinney Francoeur, and Ashley Robinson. From 11/24/15; opening 12/01/15; closing 1/03/16. Features both traditional and contemporary holiday music as a snowy Christmas Day in Wales is seen through the eyes of a child . . . Ghost stories are whispered, cakes are gobbled up, and wild Indians roam the city park . . . while uncles, stuffed with pudding, snort and groan on the couch on a lazy holiday afternoon. Musical direction by Mark Hartman, costume design by David Toser, and lighting design by Michael Gottlieb. The Irish Rep's renovated home base should be complete in 2016.

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.

Clever Little Lies
Marlo Thomas, and Greg Mullavey (Photo: Matthew Murphy)
Clever Little Lies
Westside Theatre Upstairs 407 West 43rd Street 212-239-6200
Joe DiPietro's comedy will star Marlo Thomas and be direction by David Saint. From 9/18/15; opening 10/14/15; closing 3/20/16. 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. Cast besides Thomas: Greg Mullavey and Kate Wetherhead as Bill Sr. and Jane. For our review

Cloud Nine
Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20 Street
Revival of Caryl Churchill play, directed by James MacDonald. . From 9/16/15; opening 10/05/15; closing 11/31/15. What it's about: Set in colonial Africa and 1979 London, about power, politics, family, Queen Victoria and sex. Cast: Brooke Bloome(Edward/Betty), Sean Dugan (Joshua/Gerry), John Sanders (Harry Bagley/Martin), Izzie Steele (Ellen/Mrs. Saunders/Lin), Clarke Thorell (Clive/Cathy/ Bill). Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission. Cloud Nine
Our Review

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 onTuesday-Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 5pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm and 5pm. 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. 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 .

Dada Woof Papa Hot
Linoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 150 West 65th Street
A new play by Peter Parnell, directed by Scott Ellis. From 10/18/15; Opens 11/09/15; closing 11/29/15. Cast: Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett. What it's about: Alan and Rob (John Benjamin Hickey and Patrick Breen) are an older married couple with a three-year-old daughter and a life they fought for decades to be allowed to lead. But in the course of one school year, Alan, Rob and their friends struggle with what it means to be married with children at this head-spinning cultural moment. By turns comic and serious, the challenges of gay dads the same as those of straight ones, or is there something fundamentally different about being a gay parent? ets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, and original music by John Gromada. our review

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.

Dear Elizabeth, A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again
Womens Project Theater/McGinn Gazale, Broadway & 76th Street
New York Premiere by Sarah Ruhl,directed by Kate Whoriskey is What it's about: the unconventional friendship and intimacy that spanned thirty years and more than 400 letters, with postmarks from Maine to Key West, from London to South America. 7:30pm Monday-Thursday, 8:00pm Friday, 3:00pm & 8:00pm Saturday. From 10/26/15; closing 12/05/15. Different pairs of name actors will be reading for different performances. review

Death of a Salesman in Yiddish
Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street
This premiere coincides with the centennial of Arthur Miller's 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; closing 11/22/15. Directed by Lester Thomas Shane directs. Cast: Avi Hoffmanas Willy Loman, Daniel Kahn as Biff, Shane Baker as Happy and Suzanne Toren as LSamuel Beckett's 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. our review

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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 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.

Vineyard Theater 15th Street
New comedy by Colman Domingo, directed by Susan Stroman. Cast: Leslie Uggams, Stephen Conrad Moore 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. Specific Feb-March dates TBA

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. From 3/01/16; closing 4/10/15. 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. More details TBA
Pascale Armand, Saycon Sengbloh, and Lupita Nyong'o (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Public Theater 420 Lafayette street
New York premiere by Danai Gurira, in which Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will make her stage debut as The Girl. Liesl Tommy will direct. From 9/29/15; opening 10/14/15; closing 11/29/15 (this is a 2-week extension even before the play opens offiially). What it's about: Ripped from the headlines look at the terrible conflicts in post-colonial Africa. Update: The play's terrific reception has resulted in a transfer to Broadway's Golden Theater next February. our review

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.

First Daughter Suite
Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street
Book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson. From 10/06/15; opening 10/21/15; closing 11/22/15. Cast: Alison Fraser (Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford); Rachel Bay Jones (Laura Bush, Rosalynn Carter); Caissie Levy (Patti Davis, Julie Nixon); Theresa McCarthy (Robin Bush, Hannah Nixon); Betsy Morgan (Trisha Nixon, Susan Ford); Isabel Santiago (Anita Castelo); Carly Tamer (Amy Carter); Mary Testa (Barbara Bush); and Barbara Walsh (Pat Nixon). What it's about: LaChiusa s followup to his First Lady Suite imagines the inner lives and dreams of America's best-known daughters in a 4-part historical fantasia. Senic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Ken Travis. Running Time: 2 1/2 hours including 1 intermission. our review

The Flick
Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street
Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about three low-paid employees of a rundow
n 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- and now open-ended with new cast as follows:Kyle Beltran now plays Avery, Brian Miskell Skylar/The Dreaming Man and Nicole Rodenburg,Rose. Original cast member Matthew Maher will continue as Sam. For an idea of what to expect see our review of the Playwright Horizon production click here

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>

Vineyard Theater at The Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row
New coming-of-age musical. Book by Randy Blair and Tim Drucker. Lyrics by Randy Blair Music by Matthew Roi Berger. Choreographed by Chase Brock. Directed by Scott Schwartz. Choreography by Chase Brock. Cast: Andrew Durand, Leslie Kritzer, Katie Ladner, Jared Loftin, Taylor Louderman, Bonnie Milligan, Burke Moses, Larry Owens, Cole Ragsdale, Ryann Redmond, Mimi Scardulla, Nyla Watson, Kalyn West, and Max Wilcox. From 11/11/15; opening 12/03/15; closing 12/20/15. What it's about: Getting shipped off to camp is hardly Robert's idea of the perfect summer, but even he isn't prepared for what can be lost or gained at Camp Overton, the number three weight-loss camp in Southern Pennsylvania.

The Golden Bride (Di Goldene Kale)
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage at 36 Battery Place
A lavish new production of the romantic comedy a restored Yiddish American operetta from the roaring '20s, that will be presented to audiences for the first time in over 70 years. Music by famed Yiddish composer Joseph Rumshinsky, From 12/02/15; opening 12/09/15;closing 1/03/16. Tickets are $35 Previews/$40

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

The Head Hunter
Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36th Street, 2 fl.(212) 868-4444
Revival of 2-hander by Mark Borkowski who is now best known for playing Paul Sagorsky inBoardwalk Empire. Richard Gekko directs. Cast: Trenton Clark plays Cashmir, and Jay Rivera plays Sal. From 10/31/15; opening 11/01/15; closing 11/28/15. Running time :80 (including intermission). What it's about: Casmir, a screenwriter, has sold the exclusive rights of his screenplay to a sleazy Hollywood producer. He confesses what he has done to his cousin Salvatore, a hit man for the mob. The screenplay, a bio-pic, contains truths about Sal's father that are more then incriminating. Enraged, Salvatore vows to get the screenplay's rights back to Casmir even if it means eliminating the producer. The two cousins are forced to deal with issues that tore their family apart and drove them to be who they are: one an artist, the other a ruthless killer.

Head Of Passes
Public's Newman Theater
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 at The Public Theater at 425 Lafay. What it's about: Acontemporary 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.

Hell's Belles: A Damned Funny Musical
The Elektra Theatre at The Times Square Arts Center 300 West 43rd
Book and Lyrics by Bryan D. Leys. Music by Steve Liebman. Directed by John Znidarsic. Music Direction by Mary Feinsinger; Musical Staging by Eugenio Contenti. From 10/03/15; opening 10/24/15; closing 12/14/15. Saturday at 2pm & 5:30pm; Sunday at 3pm. Running time is 90 minutes. No Intermission. Tickets are $39, $69, $99
Our Review

Henry IV
St. Ann's Warehouse, at 45 Water Street, DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn www.StAnnsWarehouse or call (718) 254-8779. .
All female Shakespeare directed by Phyllida Lloyd starring Harriet Walter as King Henry Tickets: $56 and up. Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sat @ 7:30pm; Sun @ 7pm; Sat & Sun matinees @ 2pm; our review

Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
New play by Taylor Mac, directed By Niegel Smith. Cast: Kristine Nielsen, Daniel Oreskes, Tom Phelan and Cameron Scoggins. From 10/16/15; opening 11/08/15; closing 12/20/15. What it's about Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac (Mr. Scoggins) has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father (Mr. Oreskes), only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom (Ms. Nielsen). Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac's newly out transgender brother (Mr. Phelan) as her ally, she's on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac's sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn't always free you from it. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM. our review

Hold on to Me Darling
Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater
Kenneth Lonergan's first play since the poorly reviewed Medieval Play in 2012, 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 Mr. Lonergan's 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 Pep helms More details TBA

The Humans
Roundabout at Laura Pels Theater Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
New play by Stephen Karam, directed byJoe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season. Cast: Cassie Beck (Aimee), Reed Birney (Erik), Jayne Houdyshell (Deirdre), Arian Moayed (Richard), Sarah Steele (Brigid) and Lauren Klein (Fiona "Momo Blake)." From 9/30/15; opening 10/25/15; closing 1/03/16. 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. our reviewNews: And a Broadway transfer has announced!

Important Hats of the Twentieth Century
New York City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street
World premiere of comedy by Nick Jones, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. From 11/10/15; opening 11/23/15; closing 12/13/15. Cast: Remy Auberjonois, Jon Bass, John Behlmann, Reed Campbell , Carson Elrod, Maria Elena Ramirez, Matthew Saldivar, Triney Sandovaland Henry Vick. What it's about: The tale of Sam Greevy (Carson Elrod), the hottest fashion designer in 1930's New York... that is, until rival Paul Roms (Matthew Saldivar) starts releasing strange but popular pieces like sweatshirts,tracksuits and skater pants. When Greevy's minions break into Roms's shady operation, they make a startling discovery that could explain from where, or when, these avant-garde ensembles are coming. Timothy R. Mackabee (scenic design), Jennifer Moeller (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (original music and sound design), Leah J. Loukas (hair and wig design), and Robert Westley (fight director). All tickets during the initial five-week run are $30. Running Time: 2 hours, includes 1 intermission. our review

Incident at Vichy
L-R: Darren Pettie (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Incident at Vichy
Irene Diamond Stage at Signature Pershing Square Center
Revival of Arthur Miller's play, directed by Michael Wilson. From 10/27/15; opening 11/15/15; closing 12/06/15-- and extended twice past scheduled date so now closing 12/20/15. Cast: David Abeles, Curtis Billings, James Carpinello, A.J. Cedeño, Quinlan Corbett, Brian Cross, Demosthenes Chrysan, Jonathan Gordon, Jonathan Hadary, Alex Mor, Jonny Orsini, Darren Pettie, John Procaccino, Alec Shaw, Derek Smith, Richard Thomas and Evan Zes. Jeff Cowie (scenic design), David C. Woolard (costume design), David Lander (lighting design), John Gromada (sound design), Rocco DiSanti (projection design), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach), and Mark Olsen (fight direction). What it's about: In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy, and means of escape. our review

Invisible Thread
Second Stage West 43rd Street
New York Premiere in association with American Repertory Theater. A New Musical by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, co-choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie,directed by Diane Paulus. What it's about: Determined to find his place in the world, 20-something Griffin leaves his job and his New York City apartment to volunteer for a charity in Africa. But when his altruistic aspirations collide with the real world, his life is changed in unexpected and profound ways. Inspired by a true story, this musical infuses a world pop score with African beats. From 10/31/15; opening 12/02/15; closing 12/27/15.

St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street 212/239-6200
A darkly comic play, written and performed by Joanna Rush, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Opening 10/25/15 for open ended run. Performances Sundays at 7PM. Tickets: $39.50 & $59.50

Kill Floor
LCT3/Linconln Center's Claire Tow Theater 150 West 65 Street
New playwright Abe Koogler' play will be directed by Lila Neugebauer. From 10/03/15; opening 10/19/15; closing 11/15/15. Cast: Nicholas L. Ashe, Jeremy Bobb, Natalie Gold, Marin Ireland and Samuel H. Levine. What it's about: Andy (Ireland) returns to her hometown after three years in prison and takes a job at the local slaughterhouse, while trying to reconcile with her 15 year-old son, B ( Ashe). Sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Ben Stanton and original music and sound by Brandon Wolcott. Tickets: $30
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New York Theatre Workshop 79 East 4th
By David Bowie & Enda Walsh Directed by Ivo van Hove, inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. Cast: Michael C. Hallas Thomas Newton, Cristin Milioti as Elly,Michael Esper as Valentine: also s Krystina Alabado, Sophia Anne Caruso , Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Bobby Moreno, Krista Pioppi, Charlie Pollock, and Brynn Williams. Scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld; costume design by An D'Huys; video design by Tal Yarden; sound design by Brian Ronan; choreography by Annie-B Parson; music direction by Henry Hey; dramaturgy by Jan Peter Gerrits. From 11/18/15; Opens 12/07/15; closing 1/17/06.

Lost Girls
MCC Lortel
New York premiere of John Pollono play. Cast: Piper Perabo,Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Meghann Fahy, Tasha Lawrence Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green. Directed by Jo Bonney. From 10/21/15; opening 10/09/15; closing 12/04/15. What it's about: When Erica, their seventeen-year-old daughter, goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie and Lou -- former high school sweethearts, now divorced -- are forced to confront the legacy of this blue-collar family's past decisions. Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission
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Lloyd Suh's Charles Francis Chan, Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery
NAATCO, National Asian American Theater Company, Walker Space 46 Walker Street
Ed Sylvanus Iskandar directs the company's first world premiere. Cast: Jeff Biehl, Jennifer Ikeda, Peter Kim, Orville Mendoza, KK Moggie and Jeffrey Omura. From 10/26/15; opening 11/02/15; closing 11/21/15. What it's about:1967. The auspicious beginnings of a new political identity called Asian American, as a young literary hippie named Frank essays an inscrutable Chinese detective. A harmless sing-song Orientalist minstrel show that ends in a grotesque carnival of murder! It is an adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles, the novel that introduced Hercule Poirot. Scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Loren Shaw, lighting design by Seth Reiser, projections design by Olivia Sebesky, and sound design by Jeffrey S. Bloom. Composer and Musical Director is Alan Schmuckler, Dramaturg is Kimber Lee

Marjorie Prime
Playwrights Horizons Mainstage 416 West 42nd Street
New play byPulitzer Prize Finalist Jordan Harrison, directed By Anne Kauffman. Cast: Noah Bean, Lisa Emery, Stephen Root,Lois Smith. From 11/20/15; opening 12/14/15; closing 1/03/16. What it's about: It's the age of artificial intelligence, and 86-year-old Marjorie (Ms. Smith), a jumble of fading memories, has a handsome new companion (Mr. Bean) who's programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits of what technology can replace. 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

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.

Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus LIVE!
New World Stages 340 West 50 Street

Off-Broadway debut starring Peter Story and directed by Mindy Cooper, inspired by John Gray's NY Times. Best-Seller of the same name and adapted by playwright Eric Coble. From 10/22/11; opening 11/07/15; closing 11/29/15. What it's about: everything from dating to marriage to the bedroom! Thursday and Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 7PM. Running Time: 2 hours with intermission. Review:Men are from Mars—Women are from Venus Live! at

Mother Courage and Her Children
Classic Stage 136 East 13th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues
Bertolt Brecht's most famous play will be directed by Brian Kulick and will feature original music by Duncan Sheik. Cast: Tonya Pinkins, Joshua Boone, Curtiss Cook Jr., Kevin Mambo, Jacob Ming-Trent, Geoffrey Owens, Michael Potts, Deandre Sevon, Mirirai Sithole and Zenzi Williams. Set design is by Tony Straiges, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Matt Stine. From 12/09/15; opening 1/07/16; closing 1/24/16. What it's about: The indomitable Mother Courage follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. She'll do anything to hold onto her money-making wagon, even if it means the loss of her children, in this timeless tale of war and big business updated to the modern-day conflagration in the Congo.) Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. There will be an additional 7pm performance on December 28 and 3pm matinees on December 23 and 31. There will be no performances December 24-26 and January 1. There will be no 3 pm matinee on December 12 and no 7pm performance on December 31.

Night Is a Room
Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center
World premiere by aomi Wallace, directed by Bill Rauch. Cast: Dagmara Dominczyk, Ann Dowd, Bill Heck. From 11/03/15; opening 11/22/15; closing 12/13/15-- extended before opening to 12/20/15 (which will be at regular prices. What it's about: exploration of love's power to both ruin and remake our lives. Liana (Dominczyk) and Marcus (Heck) have a marriage others envy. Dore (Dowd) has grown accustomed to an isolated existence in her modest flat. After a surprise reunion on Marcus's 40th birthday, their worlds are shattered by an unexpected turn of events.Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Clint Ramos (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), Leah Gelpe (sound design), and Charlotte Fleck (dialect coach). our review

>Cherry 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 Previously performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1989 in Norwegian, this English-language translation stars the legendary actor George Morfogen as Dr. Rank. Also in cast: Jean Lichty, Larry Bull, Andrea Cirie and Todd Gearhart. 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.

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. Both 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;opening 12/10/15; closing 1/03/16.

Our Friend the Enemy: The 1914 Christmas Truce
Lion Theatre 410 West 42 Street

Written and performed by Alex Gwyther, directed Tom O'Brien. From 12/08/15; opening 12/12/15; closing 12/20/15. What it's about: Private James Boyce tells a very different kind of Christmas story, of how, on a frigid Christmas Eve of World War I, some British and German soldiers stopped their fighting and emerged from their trenches to spend Christmas together. They sang songs, exchanged gifts and even played a friendly game of soccer

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

Pike St.
Epic Theatre Ensemble at the Abrons Arts Center 466 Grand Street
New solo show by Nilaja Sun, directed by Epic's Executive Director Ron Russell. What it's about: In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out the next big storm. Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace, whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe, on her own—out of their crumbling tenement, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption/ From 11/10/15; opening 11/15/15. Running time: 80 minutes with no intermission.

Beckett Theatre 410 W 42nd Street 212-239-6200
World premiere by Michelle Elliott, directed by Terry Berliner. What it's about: the heavy political hitters in NYC and beyond. But the burgeoning career of the charismatic campaigner is threatened by a startling accusation. With a media circus in full swing just outside his apartment, David and his inner circle of supporters hunker down to strategize damage control for his campaign and to salvage any chance for a long-term future in politics. What no one completely understands, until this day, is how the maelstrom on the outside affects even his most loyal allies within. Cast: Zachary Clark, Jolie Curtsinger , Jake Robards and Kim Wong. from 11/14/15; opening 11/18/15; closing 12/05/15. Tuesday at 7 PM; Wednesday to Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Added Wednesday matinee performances on November 25 and December 2 at 2 PM; Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Telecharge at or online via

Real Men: The Musical
New World Stages West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues212.239.6200
From 11/12/15; opening 12/15/15; closing 1/02/16. Musical comedy written by Paul Louis and Nick Santa Maria and directed by David Arisco with direction by Martin Landry and arrangements by Manny Schvartzman. What it's about: Posits a common bond: that all ,men are morons just trying to get by. Running time: 90 minutes. Cast:Stephen G. Anthony Paul Louis, Nick Santa Maria. Patrick Tennant (Lighting Designer) and M. Florian Staab (Sound Designer).

. Ripcord
MTC at New York City Center - Stage I
World premiere of a new comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by David Hyde Pierce . From 9/29/15; opening 10/20/15; closing 12/06/15. Cast: Marylouise, Holland Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Glenn Fitzgerald, Daoud Heidami and Nate Miller. What it's about: Abby, a cantankerous tenant at the Bristol Palace Assisted Living Facility (Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with the infuriatingly chipper Marilyn (Burke), and turns their relationship into a dangerous game of one-upmanship. Alexander Dodge (scenic design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), John Gromada (original music and sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight director). Running Time: 2 hours including intermission. our review

Nora's Playhouse at Clurman Theatre on Theater Row 212/239-6200
World premiere ,of solo play by Laurence Leamer, starring Kathleen Chalfant and directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson. From 11/21/15; opening 11/29/15; closing 12/13/15. What it's about: The Kennedy story as told by the matriarch who lived it all. Set in 1969 at the Kennedys Hyannis Port compound the week after Teddys fateful accident at Chappaquiddick sees Rose struggling with all the tragedies the Kennedys have overcome and finding new understanding of the choices she made as well as those made by her husband and children. Inspired by audio recordings Rose Kennedy made, and to which Leamer had unprecedented access. Named for the heroine of Ibsens A Dolls House, Noras Playhouse is a theatre company devoted to presenting a wide range of women's stories, told through the collaboration of women artists.

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. 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.

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

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 3/13/16. Cast: Zachary Quinto stars. Other cast TBA. 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.

Written by Michael Kimmel with music & lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, and directed by JV Mercanti. From 10/20/15; opening 10/29/15; closing 12/06/15. What it's about: Based on Anton Chekov's The Seagull, about a fading country star returning home to Nashville. The cast of 10: Kate Baldwin (Tammy Trip), Kacie Sheik(Missy), Don Guillory (Rip), Adam Cochran(Dean),Bob Stilman (Soren), Ephie Aardema (Mia), Andy Taylor(Samuel),Erin Dilly(Pauline), Drew McVety (Doc), Eric William Morris(Beck). The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note: there is an added performance on Sunday, October 25 at 7 PM; our review

The New Group at Pershing Square Signature Center

A new play by Mark Gerrard, directed by Cynthia Nixon. Cast: Ashlie Atkinson, Francisco Pryor Garat, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. Scenic Design by Allen Moyer, Costume Design by Tom Broecker, Lighting Design by Eric Southern, Sound Design by David Van Tieghem, and Projection Design by Olivia Sebesky. Music Coordinator is Seth Rudetsky. From 11/03/15; opening 11/18/15; closing 1/03/16. our review

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 February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. 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.Casting which is now under way will seek out actors and singers who identify with transgender. For an idea of what to expect check out our review of a production of Barrington Stage's Musical Theater Lab which featured Broadway veteran Jeff McCarty 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.

Take Care
The Flea White Street
World premiere written by Todd Shalom and Niegel Smith, directed by Niegel Smith and performed by the Bats. From 12/01/15; opening 12/10/14 closing1/25/16. What it's about: investigates the ways we respond to present and imminent danger. The performance gathers and reconfigures our personal language around emergency preparedness, abandonment, and consolation. Audiences will have the opportunity to choose their desired level of participation—they can be on stage or around it. Running time is 70 minutes

These Paper Bullets!
Atlantic Theater Company Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20 Street
NY premiere of Pulitzer finalist play with music by Rolin Jones and Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong, directed by Jackson Gay. Cast: James Barry, Stephen DeRosa, Bryan Fenkart, Christopher Geary, Brad Heberlee, Justin Kirk, Tony Manna, Andrew Musselman , Keira Naughton, Adam O'Byrne, Lucas Papaelias, Nicole Parker, Greg Stuhr, Ariana Venturi and Liz Wisan. What it's about: Ben, Claude, Balth, and Pedro . . . Can these fab four from Liverpool find true love in London and cut an album in seven nights? A rip-off of Much Ado About Nothing with a serious backbeat. From 11/20/15; opening 12/15/15; closing 1/10/16. For an idea of what to expect, see our previous reviews in
Connecticut and in Los Angeles .

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. Update: The Union Square Theater run will end 1/03/16, but the producers are considering another trip to Broadway.

Henry Pulling, 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, 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.

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.

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

Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started The Iraq War
Actors Temple Theater 339 W 47th St
A new musical based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen directed by Marshall Pailet with musical direction by Rona Siddiqui and choreographyh by Misha Shields. From 9/26/15; opening 10/04/15; closing 11/22/15-- but has announced that it will return next spring so we will keep this listing open. Cast: Brennan Caldwell; Jason Collins; Bob D'Haene; Brandon Espinoza; Olli Haaskivi; Nehal Joshi; Claire Neumann and Larisa Oleynik

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 byDavid Staller. This is Shaws first and a rarely seen play. From 3/01/16; opening 3/13/16; closing 4/02/16. Cast and other details TBA.

Women Without Men
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; 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

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