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The Accidental Pervert
Thirteenth St. Repertory Company 50 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave) 212-352-3101 www.theaccidentalpervert.com
Andrew Goffman play, directed by Charles Messina. What it's about: A boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality. Open run, Every Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Tickets $49
Second Stage Theatre's McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Broadway at 76th St.www.2ST.com
New York premiere or dark comedy by Bess Wohl, directed by Leigh Silverman. From 5/13/14; opening 5/22/14/ closing 6/08/14. Tickets, $25. Tickets for both shows can be purchased by calling the Second Stage Theatre Box Office at 212-246-4422 or online at www.2ST.com. What it's about: At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up and coming "sandwich artists"—a teenager, a single mom, and a downsized refugee from corporate banking — are perfecting the mustard to cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 2pm.
And Baby Makes Seven
New Ohio Theatre 154 Christopher Street newohiotheatre.org 888.596.1027
New Ohio Theatre in association with Purpleman Theater presents revival of Paul Vogels's comedy, directed by Marc Stuart Weitz. From 3/11/14; opening 3/23/14; closing 4/12/14. What it's about: Follows the story of Anna and Ruth, a lesbian couple, who enlist their gay friend Peter to help them create a family. But are any of them ready for parenthood? Tensions rise as the three adults prepare for the imminent arrival of their baby; meanwhile matters are made all the more challenging by the persistence of the three imaginary children who already live with them. The lines between fantasy and reality, child and adult, love and madness crisscross in this play about what it means to be a family. $30 ($25 previews, $20 students). Running time: 105 minutes including intermission
New Group The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (212) 244-3380 x305.thenewgroup.org
NY premiere of Sharr White play directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Cast: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. From 4/13/14; closing 6/01/14. For an idea of what to expect see the New Jersey review
Antony & Cleopatra
Public Theater 420 Lafayette Street
New York premiere of Terell Alvin McCraney's edited and directed version of Shakespeare's play. Co-production of Public Theater, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Miami's GableStage. From 2/18/13; opening 3/05/14; closing 3/23/14. McCraney has created a stripped down, radical new version of Shakespeare's gripping story of romance set against a world of imperial politics and power play and transports us to 18th century, sun-soaked Saint-Domingue on the eve of revolution. Cast features Jonathan Cake as Mark Antony and Joaquina Kalukango as Cleopatra; also Charise Castro-Smith (Octavia, Iras); Joaquina Kalukango (Cleopatra); Ian Lassiter (Agrippa, Thyreus); Chivas Michael (Mardian, Eros, Soothsayer); and Henry Stram (Lepidus, Proculeius). Our Review
Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, Pershing Square Signature Theater Center
NY premiere by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Liesl Tommy. From 2/25/14; closing 4/06/14. What it's about: The estranged members of the Lafayette clan have returned to Arkansas and their crumbling old plantation home to settle the accounts of their recently deceased patriarch. As they sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, the discovery of a gruesome relic and a surprise visitor send the family into a spiral of crackling confrontations, repressed histories, and regret.
The Architecture Of Becoming
Women's Project Theater New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street
Written by Kara Lee Corthron, Sarah Gancher, Virginia Grise, Dipika Guha, and Lauren Yee. Directed by Elena Araoz, Lydia Fort, and Lauren Keating From 2/25/14; closing 3/23/14. What it's about: Secret societies, silent films, raucous parties, and the greatest performers of our time. This world premiere production weaves together five diverse stories inspired by New York City Center's improbable history.Tuesday to Friday at 7:30pm Saturday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
Vineyard Theater 108 E. 15 St.www.vineyardtheatre.org
Music-theater piece Book and lyrics by Victor Lodato and music byPolly Pen, directed by Carolyn Cantor. From 2/12/14; opening 3/02/14; closing. Cast: Alexandra Silber What it's about: Sara Jane, a young wife who valiantly tries to remain hopeful while her husband is away at war, despite a growing concern that something is not quite right. Set design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 and 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are $75. Our Review
New World Stages at 50th and Eighth Avenue 212/239-6200 www.avenueq.com.
No sooner did the Tony Award winning puppet musical end its 6-year run on Broadway (22 previews and 2,534 performances), than producer Kevin McCollum announced the first ever reverse transfer of a show from Broadway to Off-Broadway. However, it's not returning to its original downtown off-Broadway home (the Vineyard), but remains uptown at the largest venue of the New World Stages complex. The re-opening will begin 10/13/09 and play Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets from $86.50 to $66.50. For details about the show see our reviews of the Broadway and original off-broadway productionhere
The Bardy Bunch: The War Of The Families Partridge And Brady
Theatre at St. Clements 423 West 46th Street www.thebardybunch.com
The musical parody first at FringeNYC, returns for a special engagement. What it's about: It's the War of the Families Partridge and Brady in a comedy mashup of a dozen Shakespeare plays set in the 1970s and featuring the two classic TV families. Features 15 hit songs made famous on The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch. It's written by Stephen Garvey and directed by Jay Stern. Cast: Sean McDermott, Lori Hammel, Kristy Cates, Chuck Bradley, Talisa Friedman, Alex Goley, Chaz Jackson, Erik Keiser, Christiana Little, Joan Lunoe, Mitch McCarrell, Cali Elizabeth Moore, Matthew Dorsey Moore, Thomas Poarch, Danielle Sacks, Mike Timoney, Zach Trimmer and Annie Watkins.Lorna Ventura is the choregorapher, scenic design by Craig Napoliello, lighting design by Howell Binkley, costumes by Polina Roytman and sound design by Matt Schiffman. Musical direction by Logan Medlan. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm. All tickets are at the 1970s price of $18..
TACT at Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues(212) 239-6200.
Revival of comedy by Christopher Durang and directed by Scott Alan Evans. From 3/11/14; opening 3/25/14; closing 4/19/14. What it's about: Life can be crazy. Therapy can help? This first New York revival features the following cast: Mark Alhadeff, Cynthia Darlow, Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Liv Rooth and Guest Artists Karl Kenzler and Michael Schantz. Tom Cariello (sets), Kim Krumm Sorenson (costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lights), and Jill BC DuBoff (sound). Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. In addition, there will be a special Wednesday matinee performance on April 16 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $21.25 - $59.25 Running Time: 2 hours.
Bikeman: A 9/11 Play
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street
Play by Thomas F. Flynn directed by Michael Bush. Running Time: 50 minutes with no intermission From 1/26/2014; opened 2/18/2014; closing 3/30/1. Details in Our Review
Bill W. And Dr. Bob
Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam Street
This production by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey and directed by Seth Gordon has just announced an extension, closing 4/27/14. Cast: Patrick Boll as Bill Wilson, Steve Brady as Dr. Bob Smith, Denise Cormier, Michael Frederic, Deborah Hedwal. This production is presented by The Hazeldon Foundation (a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949 that helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction). Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and matinees at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $79 General Admission; with $20 rush tickets available at the box office two hours prior to curtain. Curtainup's review in 2007
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Actors Temple Theater 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New historical drama by writer-director Layon Gray. Cast: Lamman Rucker , Demetrius Gross, Thom Scott II, Antonio Charity, Layon Gray, David Wendell Boykins, Derek Shaun, Jay Jones, and Rich Skidmore. From 1/29/10; opening 2/15/10. What it's about: Based on true events. Six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Monday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM. Tickets $31.50 and $56.50 Update: Besides move to Actor's Temple, news is that Tobias Truvillion joins the cast which also includes Lawrence Saint-Victor who is now rotating with Lamman Rucker. Open run. Our Review.
Blue Man Group
Astor Place, 423 Lafayette St. ((Astor Place/W. 4th St) 254-4370.
An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.
HERE 145 Avenue of Americas at Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street
World Premiere of over-the-top comedy by Erin Mallon. Directed by Robert Ross Parker. From 2/13/14; opening 2/20/14; closing 3/08/14. What it's about: The Jenkins-Laurence family of Park Slope lives better than you. They have classical music nights, family connection time, and Mommy and Daddy schedule a vigorous "recreation" session once a week. But after noted empowerment author Tamara Jenkins gives birth to a not-quite human baby, their lives veer in new directions. Her five-year-old son acts out, her husband thinks of straying, and Tamara questions her superior lifestyle. Our Review
Fault Line Theatre at Teatro Iati 64 East 4th Street
a Play by Beau Willimon the writer of House of Cards fo Netflix. From 3/21/14; opening 3/27/14; closing 4/13/14. What it's about: Jack and Mike are bankers - one reckless and larger than life, the other responsible and grounded. When we meet them, their typical morning ritual proves to be anything but routine. Three weeks later, Jack's sister and Mike's wife meet for dinner, two strangers connected by only a photograph. Denise is a struggling dancer trying to make ends-meet. Julie is a suburban mother doing her best to raise a young son. Fate has brought this quartet together. But they refuse to let it tear them apart. Cast: Whitney Conkling, Craig Wesley Divino, Lee Dolson, John Racioppo, Shannon Marie Sullivan and Molly Thomas. Tristan Jeffers (set design), John Eckert (lighting design), Chad Raines (sound design), and Izzy Fields (costume design).
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Barrow Street Theater
The comedy by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, featuring Michael Urie had a sold-out much extended run at the Rattlestick Theater. As of June it moved into the Barrow Street Theater where it's now an open-ended run. Tuesday to Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 pm & 7:30pm. Tickets $75.What it's about: Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Our Review. Update: a changing of the guards as of March 18th-- Christopher J. Hanke takes over at Barrow Street, and Michael Urie akes the show on the road.
Ars Nova 511 West 54th Street
. Written by Vinny DePonto and Josh Koenigsberg and performed by DePonto, directed by Andrew Neisler. From 3/18/14; opening 3/31/14; closing 4/12/14. What it's about: Professional liar Vinny DePonto explores the many faces of deception. Scenic Design by Carolyn Mraz, Lighting Design by Joe Cantalupo, Sound Design by Josh Millic.
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.
Urban Stages at 259 West 30th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)www.UrbanStages.org 212-421-1380
World premiere of Jim Brochu's new musical memoir. Book by From 2/28/14; opening 3/05/14; closing 3/30/14. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. cenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. The book is by Brochu with music and lyrics of Leslie Bricusse, Jerry Bock, Betty Comden, Stan Daniels, Fred Ebb, Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Herman, John Kander, Bob Merrill, Anthony Newley, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne and Meredith Willson. What it's about: a salute to the memorable character actors of Broadwa with theater stories and personal recollections. Tickets for all performances will be $35 ( Our Review
The Chocolate Show
47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues 212.279.4200
Musical with book and music by Alan Golub & Laura Goldfader, lyrics by Mr. Golub, directed by Dan Foster, choreographed by Grady McLeod Bowman and under the music direction of Jeffrey Klitz. From 2/01/14; opening 2/14/14. Cast:Emily McNamara, Laura D'Andre, Scott Richard Foster, Talene Monahon and Andrew Pandaleon. What it's about: On the final night of her reign as World Queen of the Cocoa Bean, the glamorous, often eccentric and unpredictable Cookie Conwell (Emily McNamara) fulfills her lifelong dream of hosting The Chocolate Show!, where she must choose her successor. Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 3pm with additional Sunday evening performances on February 2 and 9, both at 7pm; and one Friday evening performance on February 14 at 7pm. Tickets are $39.50â€“$59.50 with premium seats at $79.50
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South, between West 11th and Perry Streets
Ken Urban play, directed by Stephen Brackett. Cast: Jay Ryan, and Heather Alicia Simms./14; closing 3/16/14. What it's about: A grieving husband hires a dying woman to deliver a message to his recently deceased wife in the afterlife. When he receives letters describing events that only his wife could know, he must determine if the correspondence is from a con artist or actually from the beyond. Our 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.
Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
Revival of Donald Margulies Pulitzer Prize winning play. From 1/17/14; opening 2/13/14; closing 4/13/14. Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7:30PM, Wednesday & Saturday, 2PM & 7:30PM Sunday, 2PM. Cast: Jeremy Shamos, Darren Pettie, Marin Hinkle, Maria Dizzia. Directed by Pam MacKinnon Our Review
St. Lukes Theater 308 W. 46th Street www.DisasterMusical.com
A 1970's disaster moviemusical! Written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, directed by Jack Plotnick. choreographed by Denis Jones. Music Direction by Larry Pressgrove. Music Supervision by Steve Marzullo. From 10/14/13; opening 11/04/13. Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30PM, Wednesdays at 2:30PM, Fridays at 8PM Tickets are: $49.50 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
Father Comes Home From The Wars (parts 1, 2 & 3)
Public Theater 420 Lafayette Street
Suzan-Lori Parks drama, directed by Jo Bonney. From 3/11/13; closing 3/30/14. What it's about: Examines the mess of war, the cost of freedom, and the heartbreak of love. PART 1 introduces us to Hero, a slave who must choose whether or not to join his master on the Confederate battlefield. In PART 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero's loyalty as the cannons approach. PART 3 finds Hero's loved ones anxiously awaiting his return. Cast: Cherise Boothe, Sterling K. Brown, Larry Bryggman, Louis Cancelmi, Kevin Carroll, Arthur French, Russell G. Jones, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tonye Patano, and Julian Rozzell.
50 Shades! The Musical
Elektra Theatre 300 W. 43rd Street www.50ShadesTheMusical.com
- The Original Parody of the book. From 2/21/14; opening 3/12/14. Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2:00pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm and 10:00pm, Saturday at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets, $49-$79. What it's about: a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the notorious characters', Anastasia and Christian, delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. Book by Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, and Dan Wessels; music and lyrics by Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Al Samuels and Dan Wessels. Set and Costume Design is by John Dunnett, Lighting Design is by Herrick Goldman, and Sound Design is by Matt Kraus. Joy Dewing is the casting director.
Davenport Theatre 354 W. 45th Street www.forbiddenbroadway.com
Gerard Alessandrini 's Broadway theater sendup is back with new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway 's absence. Created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, and directed by Phillip George and Mr. Alessandrini, with musical direction by David Caldwell and lighting by Mark T. Simpson. The former 45th Street Theatre has been renovated. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7PM, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are $79. From 2/22/14. Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes including one intermission. Cast: Scott Richard Foster,Marcus Stevens, oters TBA.
Jody Oberfelder Projects atArts@Renaissance, located at the Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital, 2 Kingsland Ave (just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn)212-352-3101 www.jodyoberfelder.co.
The performance space is transformed into an intimate environment with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, the audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance. From 1/22/14; closing 3/22/14. Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Performances take place at Tickets are $60 for all performances before February 1 and $75 after, available
The Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages Stage 2 340 West 50th Street212.239.6200
Bubble artist Fan Yang's family entertainment show. From 2/15/07; opening 2/15/07; open ended. Wed at 11am and 2pm ; Sat 11am, 2pm and 4:30pm; Sunday at 12pm (noon) and 3pm. $44.50 - $64.50 . Run Time:1 hour, 20 minutes (no intermission) The rotating cast: Fan, Ana, Jano, Deni and Melody Yang
59E59 Theaters 59 East 59th Street
Written by Johnna Adams and directed by Austin Pendleton. From 2/20/14; opening 2/26/14; closing 3/09/14. Tuesday â€“ Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. What it's about: Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, an emotionally overwhelmed elementary school teacher and an anguished mother have a fraught conversation about her troubled son, Gidion. Was Gidion bullied severely? Or was he the bully? As Gidion's story slowly unravels, the two women struggle with each other to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's actions and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability. Cast: Karen Leiner and Dara O'Brien. Stephen Dobay (set design); Ryan Metzler (lighting design); and Ryan Rummery (sound design). Our Review
The Civilians at Public's Martinson Theater
Written and directed by Steven Cosson, with songs by Michael Friedman. This Public Lab production runs trom 4/11/14; opening 4/24/14; closing 5/01/14 All tickets are only $20. What it's about: Acontinent-hopping thriller following a woman, Phyllis, as she pursues someone close to her who disappeared from a tropical island while on an assignment for a nature show. Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Auckland. As the days count down to the Auckland Summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop it in time.
Page 73 Productions at Walkerspace 46 Walker Street
New York premiere of George Brant's play, directed by Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll. Cast: Hannah Cabell. From 1/14/14; opening 1/16/14; closing 2/01/14. Mondays through Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm. What it's about: About an ace fighter pilot (Cabell) whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols.
Handle With Care
Westside Theatre Downstairs 407 West 43rd Street www.handlewithcaretheplay.com
Romantic comedy by Jason Odell Williams,, directed by Karen Carpenter. Cast: Carol Lawrence, Charlotte Cohn , Sheffield Chastain, Jonathan Sale. From 12/03/13; opening 12/15/13; open ended-- changed, and now closing 3/09/14. What it's about: The story of a young Israeli woman who reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. Fate and hilarious circumstances bring together the young woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident? Or destiny generations in the making? David Arsenault (Set Design), Martin T. Lopez (Costume Design), Cory Pattak (Lighting Design), and Jill BC DuBoff (Sound Design). Running Time: 100 minutes. Our Review
Hand to God
MCC at Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street www.mcctheater.org or calling 212-352-3101
Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' comedy. Cast: Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, Michael Oberholtzer, and Sarah Stiles. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel From 2/19/14; opening 3/10/14; closing 3/30/14. What it's about: The good children of Cypress, Texas are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan's hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man's puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected.
The Happiest Song Plays Last
Second Stage Theatre, 307 W. 43rd St
. By Quiara Alegra Hudes, who won the 2012 Pulitzer for Water by the Spoonful and wrote the book for "In the Heights. What it's about: Explores a year in the life of two searching souls. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Cast: Lauren Velez, Anthony Chisholm, Armando Riesco, Annapurna Srira. From 2/11/14; opening 3/03/14; closing 3/23/14. What it's about: Cousins Elliot and Yaz, having long searched for their place in the community, discover the joy in coming home again and the comfort of family, both by blood and by love. While Elliot gets a lucky break in the film business, Yaz takes on the role of familial and neighborhood matriarch, nourishing those who pass through her door. Scenic design by Michael Carnahan, costume design by Karen Perry, lighting design by Rui Rita, and sound design by Leon Rothenberg. Running Time: 2:20 including a 15 minute intermission Our Review
The Heir Apparent
Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St. www.classicstage.org
By David Ives, inspired by 18th century French comedy about a young fellow with an uncooperative rich uncle. From 3/28/14; opening; 4/09/14; closing 5/04/14. Cast: Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). et design by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, costumes by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets start at $65.
Hellman V. McCarthy
Abingdon Theatre CompanyJune Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street www.abingdontheatre.org
A world-premiere play by Brian Richard Morik, directed by Jan Buttraml. From 3/14/14; opening 3/26/14; closing 4/13/14. Cast: Dick Cavett as himself and Roberta Maxwell, Marcia Rodd, Peter Brouwer, Rowan Michael Meyer and Jeff Woodman. What it's about: The literary feud that began on January 25, 1980 when literary critic Mary McCarthy appeared as a guest on "The Dick Cavett Show" and declared that "every word [playwright Lillian Hellman] writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.' Hellman went ballistic and sued McCarthy for libel, sparking a law suit that spanned more than four years. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm All tickets are $40. Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes
Here Lies Love
Public Theater's LuEsther Hall 425 Lafayette Street
David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical is back for an open-ended commercial run. From 3/24/14, with an official opening 4/?/14. Again set as a dance club (with the audience standing and dancing) David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Runnign time: 90 minutes. For an idea of what to expect, here's a link to our 2013 review .
I Am the Wind
John Fosee's drama will feature Christopher Tierney of Spider-Man and Louis Butelli, replacing originally announced actors. The play is directed by Paul Takacs. What it's about: An adaptation by Simon Stephens about two men who confront their bond of friendship while sailing at sea. Steven C. Kemp (set design), Nick Solyom (lighting design), Amanda Shafran (costume design), and Palmer Hefferan (sound design). Our Review
The New Group at The Acorn Theatre 410 West 42nd Street
World premiere by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Scott Elliott. Cast: David Anzuelo, Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Déa Julien and Keith Randolph Smithl. From 1/14/14; opening 1/29/14; closing 3/08/14. What it's about: 3 families in a well-manicured, multi-racial American town. When secrets and sexual desires suddenly explode, pleasant neighborly relations take some shocking and transformative turns. Set Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Scott Elliott, Lighting Design by Russell H. Champa, Sound Design by Shane Rettig and Video Design by Olivia Sebesky. Associate Costume Designer is Kristine Koury. Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including intermission. Our Review
Inventing Mary Martin
York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue
Conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg, co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard, and original music and lyrics by legendary composers Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Vernon Duke & Howard Dietz, Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash, Noel Coward, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne & Carolyn Leigh, Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz, The four-member cast will feature Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday, Jason Graae and Emily Skinner. From 4/15/14; opening 4/27/14; closing 5/18/14.
I Remember Mama
The Gym at Judson 243 Thompson St at West 4th St
The Transport Group brings back John Van Druten's family classic from 3/16/14; closing 4/20/14. Directed by Jack Cummings III. The production will feature 10 actresses in their 60s and 70s taking on the 23 male and female roles in Van Druten's play: Barbara Andres, Barbara Barrie, Alice Cannon, Lynn Cohen, Rita Gardner, Heather MacRae, Marni Nixon (Nine), Letty Serra, Dale Soules, Phyllis Somerville).
Jasper In Deadland
Prospect Theater Company West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew 263 West 86th Street www.ProspectTheater.org 212-352-3101.
Ny premiere of musical with book by Hunter Foster and Ryan Scott Oliver andmusic and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver. From 3/16/14; opening 3/26/14; closing 4/13/14. What it's about: 16-year-old Jasper journeys through the Afterlife on a mission to save his best friend, Agnes. On his thrill-ride through a hybrid underworld, Jasper encounters demons, gods, mortals and monsters from Greek, Egyptian, Roman, and Norse mythology, learning what it means to die and questioning what it means to live. Cast: Matt Doyle as the headstrong Jasper, opposite Allison Scagliotti as Gretchen; also Ben Crawford Andi Alhadeff, Leo Ash Evens, Danyel Fulton, F. Michael Haynie, John-Michael ,Lyles, and Bonnie Milligan. Costume designer Bobby Pearce, scenic designer Patrick Rizzotti, lighting designer Herrick Goldman, sound designer Ed Chapman.
Just Jim Dale
Laura Pels Theatre at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 46th Street
Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy AwardÂ® nominee Jim Dale will star in his solo show, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. From 5/14/14; opening 6/12/14; closing. What it's about: Dale recounts a lifetime in the theater and myriad irresistible showbiz tales, from a childhood performing on the British Music Hall stage through his many Broadway triumphs to his narrating all seven Harry Potter audiobooks. Mark York (pianist and co-arranger), Aaron Gandy (music direction by co-arranger), Anna Louizos (sets), Rui Rita (lights) and Carl Casella (sound). Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Theater for a New Audience, 262 Ashland Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (212) 229-2819 Ext. 10 or (866) 811-4111; tfana.org
Yes, 2 Lears in Brooklyn, this one with Michael Pennington and directed by Arin Arbus. From 3/14/13; closing 5/04/13. See A Midsummer Night's Dream for this established company's first production in its new home.
Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St.
David Henry Hwang's culmination of his residency at the Signature Theatre. What it's about: Play with dance and music inspired by the life of Bruce Lee. Cole Horibe, of "So You Think You Can Dance" will star as Bruce Lee; Cast also features Emmanuel Brown, Clifton Duncan, Bradley Fong, Francis Jue, Peter Kim, Ari Loeb, Reed Luplau, Kristen Faith Oei and Christopher Vo. From 2/04/14; opening 2/24/13; closing 3/16/14. -- extended 4/06/14. (last 2 weeks at regular prices). Directed by Leigh Silverman, choreographed by Sonya Thayer. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. W David Zinn (Scenic Design), Anita Yavich (Costume Design), Ben Stanton (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Darrel Maloney (Projection Design), Du Yun (Original Music), Emmanuel Brown (Fight Direction), Jamie Guan (Chinese Opera Movement Specialist), Deborah Hecht (Vocal and Dialect Coach), and Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith (Cultural Consultants). Our Review
Union Square Theatre 100 East 17th Street
Presented by Brett Haylock, Mark Rubinstein, and Mick Perrin
Running Time: Two hours. One intermission. Tickets: $120 and $79. Mezzanine is $49. From10/29/13. Opens: 11/7/13. Closes: 3/30/14 Our Review Update: The show ushered in 2014 with several new acts-- Marawa, Bret Pfister, Cabaret Decadanse, the inexplicable Scotty Blue Bunny, and the astounding Marcus Monroe, Mooky Cornish, and Bath Boy. The new schedule is Mondays at 8, Tues and Wed dark, Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 7 & 10 PM, Saturday at 7 & 10 PM, Sunday at 5 PM
The Public's Newman Theater, 420 Lafayette Street (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org
A world premiere drama written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Ben Livingston (Reverend Dunston, ADA Thornton); Chloë Grace Moretz (Caitlin Gabriel); Michael O'Keefe (Nolan Gabriel, Surgeon); Daryl Sabara (Ryan Mayes, Marshall Bauer); Lili Taylor (Dawn Sheridan); David Townsend (Publisher, Agent Murtaugh); Tamara Tunie (Detective Gwen Washburn); and Jennifer Westfeldt (Elizabeth Gabriel, Nurse)., What it's about: After Caitlin Gabriel (Chloe Grace Moretz) survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Ac From 3/25/14; opening 4/15/14; closing 4/27/14. Single tickets, starting at $75. Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (There will be no matinee performance on Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m.) Scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by David Lander, and sound design by Darron L West.
Mint Theater 311 West 43rd Street
American premiere of John Van Druten's 1931 comedy, directed by Davis McCallum. Cast: Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow. From 2/01/14; opening 2/24/14; closing r/13/14. Running Time: About 2 1/2 hours with 2 intermissions. What it's about: The lives and love affairs of the women employed as shorthand typists in a busy solicitors office in 1930s London. Pat Milligan, a naive young typist, falls for the charms of a predatory junior lawyer. Watching with concern is the firm's senior secretary, her too-timid suitor and several others in the office. Presiding over all is Mr. Walker, gamely trying to navigate a new kind of office where men and women must work side by side. The play made its premiere in May of 1931 at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in London and was acclaimed for its hyper-realistic depiction of office life as well as its soulful probing of the dreams and desires of its female characters. Best known today for his Broadway hits as Old Acquaintance, The Voice of the Turtle, I Remember Mama, Bell, Book and Candle,I Am a Camera (which inspired the classic Broadway musical Cabaret), John Van Druten wrote deftly observed, character-driven plays that ranged from the realistic atmosphere of his early West End plays, to the sentimental charm of his wartime hits, to the daring allurements of his final works. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Special added Wednesday Matinees on February 19th and March 12th at 2pm.There will be no performances on February 18th and 25th or March 11th. Tickets are $55 with some half-price tickets (CheapTix) and Premium Seats ($65) available for most performances. Our Review
Love and Information
New York Theatre Workshop at Minetta Lane Theatre 18 Minetta Lane
American premiere by Caryl Churchill, directed by James Macdonald. From 2/04/14; opening 2/19/14; closing 3/23/14- extended and now closing 4/06/14. Cast: Phillip James Brannon, Randy Danson, Susannah Flood, Noah Galvin, Jennifer Ikeda, Karen Kandel, Irene Sofia Lucio, Nate Miller, Kellie Overbey, Adante Power, John Procaccino, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Maria Tucci, James Waterston and ZoÃ« Winters. Scenic by Miriam Buether; costume design is by Gabriel Berry and Andrea Hood; lighting design is by Peter Mumford, sound design is by Christopher Shutt.Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. There will be a special student matinee on March 19, 2014. Orchestra tickets are $85 and mezzanine tickets $30 for performances February 4-19 and $65 after. For exact dates and times of performances, visit nytw.org. Our Review
Second Stage Theatre's McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Broadway at 76th St.www.2ST.com
New York premiere by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz. From 7/14/14; opening 7/24/14; closing 8/09/14. What it's about: Liliana has a sparkle few can deny and no one can resist. The trophy wife of a border magnate living in Texas, she's seemingly impeccable. But beneath that polished exterior lies a fierce determination to survive at any cost. When Liliana's true desires break the surface, she'll have to decide between the value of obligation versus the price of freedom. Monday-Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturday at 2pm. Single tickets are $25.
Measure for Measure
The New Victory Theater 209 West 42nd Streetwww.newvictory.org
Written by William Shakespeare, Co-directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld. Cast: Jessie Austrian (Escalus and Marianna), Noah Brody (Claudio and Pompey), Paul L. Coffey (Angelo and Elbow), Ben Steinfeld (Lucio and Froth), Emily Young (Isabella and Mistress Overdone), Andy Grotelueschen (Duke Vincentio). Running time: 2 hours with intermission. Thursday through Saturday @ 7pm; Saturday matinees @ 1pm on 3/8 & 3/15; Sunday matinees @ 3pm on 3/9 & 3/16.
From 2/28/14; closing 3/16/14 Our Review
Keen Company at Theater Row on 42nd Street
Revival of by Academy Award winner Paddy Chayefsky 's TV drama. Cast: Jonathan Hadary, Amelia Campbell, Nicole Lowrance, Denise Lute , Melissa Miller. Directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. From 2/11/14; opening 2/27/14; closing 3/29/14. Steven Kemp (set), Jonathan Spencer (lighting), Jennifer Paar (costume), Obadiah Eaves (sound), and Ricola Wille (properties). Our Review
The Most Deserving
Women's Project Theater New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street
Written by Catherine Treischmann, directed by Shelley Butler. From 3/30/14; closing 5/04/14. What it's about: The Ellis County Arts Council is giving away the largest individual artist grant in its history. Now if only they could agree on who is the most deserving. When a professor from the local community college makes a case for an unconventional outsider, the council braces for battle. THE MOST DESERVING is a tart, satirical comedy about what happens when the arts collide with sex, class, and politics.
Murder For Two
New World Stages 340 West 50th Street
This Second Stage uptown hit mini-musical will transfer to the complex that seems the answer for hit shows needing a seond home. This reprise will play from 10/23/13; re-opening 11/06/13; closing 3/16/14 date. Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Our Review
The Muscles in Our Toes
Labyrinth Company Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).
Comedy by Stephen Belber, directed by Anne Kauffman. The play will be produced in late Spring 2014. What it's about: 4 friends meet at their high school reunion, and ponder a plan to free their old friend who's been kidnapped by a radical political group. Details TBA
My Mother Has 4 Noses
the Duke at 229 W. 42nd St.
Musical play written and performed by Jonatha Brooke. Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen. From 2/14/14; opening 2/20/14; closing 5/04/14. What it's about: Brooke tells of her experiences caring for her mother during the final two years of her life. May 4th, 2014. Tuesday at 7:30 pm, Wednesday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm,Thursday 8 pm, Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 and 8 pm, and Sunday at 2pm.Tickets, priced at $70. Our Review
The Flea 42 White Street
World Premiere of a radical retelling of The Bible. Conceived and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The 48 playwrights were commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow include David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio CortiÃ±as, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Sevan Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl. All join together to tell the entire History of man's salvation in 50 episodes from the fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. From 4/03/14; opening 4/20;closing 4/25/14. David Dabbon (Music Direction and Original Music), Chase Brock (Choreography), Michael Wieser (Fight Direction), and Amy Jo Jackson (Voice and Speech Direction) with design by Jason Sherwood (Scenic Design), Seth Reiser (Lighting), Loren Shaw (Costumes), Jeremy Bloom (Sound), and Renny Cullen (Props). Monday & Thursday to Saturday at 6:30 and Sunday at 4:30. Tickets are $15 - $75 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. All tickets will include dinner along with the performance. Running time is approximately 6 hours with 2 intermissions including dinner and desert in the respective breaks. Cast: The Bats, the resident acting company of The Flea Theater 54 of which will take part in this extravaganza.
The Mystery of Irma Vep
Red Bull Theater Lucille Lortel Theater 121 Christopher Street
30th Anniversary Revival of Charles Ludlam's Victorian melodrama will star Arnie Burton and Robert Sella and be directed by Everett Quinton. Scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. From 4/10/14; opening 4/17/14; closing /11/14. Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm, Thursday & Friday evenings at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 3pm (except Sunday April 13th which will be at 2pm). Added performances will be Sunday evening April 13th at 7pm and Monday evening April 14th at 7:30pm. What it's about: 2 actors navigate a quick-change act replete with werewolves, vampires and mummies. The story follows Egyptologist Lord Edgar whotakes Lady Enid as his second wife, much to the dismay of his protective maid, Jane, and his leering swineherd, Nicodemus. But when Lady Enid suffers a similarly supernatural attack, life at Mandacrest Estate quickly becomes a gripping whodunit (or whatdunit) where nothing is remotely what it seems.
NEWSical the Musical: End of the World Edition
Theater Row 42nd Street, (212) 279-4200
This new edition and move from its 47th Street Theater run begins February 1st for an open ended run. Cast: Christine Pedi Pedi , Christina Bianco, Michael West, John Walton West, Amy Griffin and Tommy Walker. The production is directed by Mark Waldrop. Ed Goldschneider (music director), Matthew Gordon (lighting designer), Jason Courson (set designer), David Kally (costume designer) Tickets $70. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Our Review back at 47th Street.
A Night With Janis Joplin
New musical about Joplin starring Mary Bridget Davies. From 9/20/13; opening 10/10/13. The production arrives in New York following engagements at Portland Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Mary Bridget Davies will reprise her version of the famous Joplin screech. The show is written and directed by Randy Johnson. The star will be accompanied by an eight-piece band and a trio of backup singers. Update: The show slosed at the Lyceum 2/09 after 22 previews and 141 regular performances on Broadway, will move to a new home in New York City in March.
The Pearl Theatre 555 West 42nd Street pearltheatre.org; 212.563.9261
New production of Jean-Paul Sartre existential work, adapted from the French by Paul Bowles. Linda Ames Key, making her Pearl debut, directs this touchstone of French existentialism in its first Off-Broadway production in over 15 years. Cast: Jolly Abraham as Inez, Bradford Cover as Cradeau, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as Estelle,Pete McGilligot as Valet. From 2/25/14; opening 3/09/14; closing 3/30/14. Running Time 90 minutes, no intermission. Preview Performances: February 25, March 4 at 7pm; February 26, March 2, 5, 8 at 2pm; February 27â€“March 1, 6â€“8 at 8pm Opening: Sunday, March 9 at 7pm. Regular Performances: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday at 2pm; Thursdayâ€“Saturday at 8pm. Written in 1944, three months before Paris would be liberated from German occupation, this dark comedy centers on three strangers who find themselves thrown together in hell. Damned to spend eternity in one another's company, the characters can only see themselves through one another's eyes. Their curiosity quickly turns cruel.Harry Feiner (Sets), Devon Painter (Costumes), Ann Wrightson (Lighting), Jane Shaw (Sound), Kate Farrington (Dramaturg)
. Nothing on Earth
Axis Company One Sheridan Square firstname.lastname@example.org
World premiere by Randy Sharp. What it's about: Harry Houdini's crusade to expose fraudulent mediums, a mission that eventually led to him crossing paths with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Axis Company has worked closely with William Kalush, Executive Director of the Conjuring Arts Research Center, Houdini scholar, and author of The Secret Life of Houdini, to re-create some of Houdini's most famous illusions and bring the audience on a journey to the strangest part of his life story. From 2/27/14; opening 3/06/14; closing 4/05/14. Performaces March 1, 3, 5 Ode to Joy
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street.
World premiere written and directed by Craig Lucas. From 2/12/14; opening 2/27/14; closing 3/30/14. Cast: Kathryn Erbe, Roxanna Hope and Arliss Howard. What it's about: A story of love, heartbreak, addiction, and illness through the eyes of Adele, an audacious painter and her destructive relations with Mala and Bill, her two lovers. Set design by Andrew Boyce; costume design is by Catherine Zuber; lighting design is by Paul Whitaker; sound design is by Daniel Kluger. Tuesday through Fridays at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Individual tickets, which are $66. Student tickets are $21; under-30 tickets are $26. Our Review
The Open House
Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues
World premiere by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler. From 2/11/14; opening 3/03/14; closing 3/23/14- extended and now closing 3/30/14. February 11 through March 23, 2014 with a March 3 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at). Cast: Hannah Bos, Michael Countryman, Peter Friedman, Danny McCarthy and Carolyn McCormick. What it's about: People have been born into families since people started getting born at all. Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time, too. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. Running Time: One hour and twenty minutes, with no intermission. Antje Ellermann (Set Design), Bobby Frederick Tilley II (Costume Design), David Lander (Lighting Design), and M.L. Dogg (Sound Design). All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. Our Review
Peter and the Star Catcher
New World Stages W. 50th Street www.peterandthestarcatcher.com This show moved uptown from a New York Theatre Workshop premiere. and ended its successful run 1/20/13 but will resurface at New World Stages 3/20/13. Direction by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Written by Rick Elice. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. More details TBA. review OK for ages 10 and up.
Queen of the Night
Diamond Horseshoe Supper Club 235 W. 46th Street
From 12/31/13; extended run opening 2/01/14. What it's about: A dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina that fuses dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theater and nightlife into an interactive entertainment with drinks and dinner in the spirit of original Diamond Horseshoe owner and nightlife impresario, Billy Rose. Christine Jones directs, with circus creation by Shana Carroll. Choreography by Lorin Latarro, with associate choreographer, Matthew Steffens. For more details see queenofthenightnyc.com
Red-Eye to Havre de Grace
New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4 Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery
Musical by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental created by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, Sophie Bortolussi with Ean Sheehy. Music by Wilhelm Bros.& Co. Direction and stage design by Thaddeus Phillips. From 4/22/14; opening 5/01/14; closing 6/01/14. This team wa last at NYTW in 2006 with El Conquistador What it's about: Set in September of 1849 the show follows Edgar Allen Poe on his last lecture tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland when a train conductor saw Poe wearing a stranger's clothes headed south, where he would die just days later. Cast: Ean Sheehy, Alessandra Larson, Jeremy Wilhelm and David Wilhelm. Creative consultation by Teller, choreography by Sophie Bortulussi, lighting design by Drew Billiau, sound design by Rob Kaplowitz, and costume design by Rosemarie Mckelvey. Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm at Special student matinee 5/20/14. Tickets, startat $75; $20 CheapTix Sundays program and $25 Student tickets.
Tricycle Theatre production at St. Ann's Warehouse 29 Jay Street Brooklyn
New York premiere of play by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Indhu Rubasingham. Cast: Simon Chandler, Rachel Finnegan, Natasha Gordon, Nic Jackman, Adrian Lester, Charlotte Lucas, Eugene O'Hare, Oliver Ryan. Choreographer, Imogen Knight From 3/25/14; opening 4/09/14; closing 4/20/14. For an idea of what to expect see our London review Riding the Midnight Express With Billy Hayes
St. Luke's Theater 308 West 46th Street www.ridingthemidnightexpress.com
Us premiere directed by John Gould Rubin. From 1/22/14; opening; closing 3/23/14. Billy Hayes comes to the New York stage with his one-man show. What it's about: Based on Hayes's book about his five years and escape in 1975 from a Turkish prison. Our Review
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, in rep with Hamlet, see Hamlet
Satchmo at the Waldorf
Westside Theatre Box Office 407 West 43rd Street (212) 239-6200
Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare and Company production's of Terry Teachout's solo play about Louis Armstrong will have it's new york premiere again starring John Douglas Thompson and directed by Gordon Edelstein. From 2/15/14; opening 3/04/14; closing 8/03/14. What it's about: Louis Armstrong where few ever had the chance to see him: backstage. Reflecting on his own unlikely career amidst a rapidly changing society, the icon is stripped bare, revealing complexities and contradictions that his omnipresent smile, horn and handkerchief belied. Not recommended for kids because of strong language. Lee Savage (Scenic Design), Ilona Somogyi (Costume Design), Kevin Adams (Lighting Design), and John Gromada (Sound Design). Tickets $39 and $79 Our Review
A Second Chance
Public Theater 420 Lafayette Street
New York Premiere. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ted Shen. Directed by Jonathan Butterell. From 3/18/14; closing 4/13/14. What it's about: Story of a recent widower and a divorcee who meet in mid-life. Presented with the overwhelming challenge of freeing themselves from their painful pasts, neither fSeels they deserve to find new love and happiness. Yet, unanticipated feelings awaken within them both, passionately drawing them together and leading them to uncover something they both least expected to find.
The Shape of Something Squashed
The Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th Street
Written and directed by Tom Noonan, with Talia Lugacy (Mona), Tom Noonan (Douglas), Grant James Varjas (Sedge), Monique Vukovic (Hermione). Running Time: 2 hours with intermission
For tickets: 866-411-8111 or visit www.paradisefactory.org; $30
From 2/19/2014; opened 2/26/2014; through 3/16/2014. Performance times: Wednesdays thru Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 7:30 and 10 pm; Sundays at 5 pm Our Review
Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
New York premiere by Sarah Ruhl (Dead Mans Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room). Directed by Rebecca Taichman. From 2/07/14; opening 3/02/14; closing 4/06/14. Cast: Clea Alsip, Michael Cyril Creighton, Dominic Fumusa,, Emma Galvin, Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht,Patrick Kerr. What it's about: Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors (Ms. Hecht and Mr. Fumusa) with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Scenic design, Neil Patel; costume design by Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design, Jane Cox; sound design, Matt Hubbs. 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. Tickets, $75-90. Running time: 2 hours, including intermission.
59E59 Theaters 59 East 59th Street www.59e59.org
NY premiere by Bryony Lavery. From 3/05/14; opening 3/12/14; closing 3/29/14. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:15pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:15pm; Sunday at 3:15pm. Plus additional performances on March 8th and March 29th at 2:15pm. Tickets are $35. Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission. Opening night is March 12, 2014. What it's about: Exploration of a love so passionate it has become a prison. Nick Flint directs and Natalie Lomonte movement directs. Cast: Christina Bennett Lind and Richard . Approximately 80 minutes.
Orpheum, 126 Second Ave (7th-8th St.), 477-3477.
An eight-member music troupe that uses low-cost, everyday object instruments to create high-energy rhythms. An off-Broadway, all-audience,long-running hit (opened 2/27/94). Our Review
OK for ages 8 and up. The age category is probably conservative.
The Substance of Fire
Second Stage at Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue)
A welcome new production of Jon Robin Baitz's drama, directed by Trip Cullman. Casting TBA. From 4/22/14; opening 5/12/14. When I saw this story about the patriarch of a publishing house faced with the priorities of commercialism and his children's views I was still working in book publishing so naturally, it resonated deeply with me. Ron Rifkin was terrific as the embattled publisher when I saw the production at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theatre. Rivkinagain played the Lear-like publisher in the 1996 film for which Baitz somewhat altered the story line.
Take Me Back
Kindling Theatre Company at Walker Space 46 Walker Street, between Broadway and Church Streets (212) 868-4444
World premiere by Emily Schwend and directed by Jay Stull. from 1/31/14; opening 3/05/14; closing 3/22/14. Wednesday to Saturday at 8 PM, with added performances on Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4 at 8 PM. What it's about: After a four-year stint in federal prison, Bill is back at home, living with his diabetic Mom and looking for a way out of Oklahoma. But today's America doesn't give a guy like Bill many options. How far is he willing to go to change his fortune? (The Amoralists), Boo Killebrew Amy Altadonna (sound design).
Tales From Red Vienna
MTC at New York City Center Stage I 131 West 55th Street
Play by David Grimm. From 2/26/14; opening 3/18/14. Cast: Nina Arianda, Kathleen Chalfant, Tina Benko, Michael Esper, Michael Goldsmith. David Grimm's drama about a woman who joins an illicit underworld during World War I.What it's about: Helena lost her husband in World War I, and with him, her financial security. Struggling to maintain her way of life, she becomes part of an illicit underworld. Helena manages to separate her secret life from her public person, that is until she crosses paths with a man who has the power to expose and ruin her.
The Threepenny Opera
Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street
Revival of Bertolt Brecht (book & yrics)and Kurt Weill (music) musical, directed and choreographed by visionary Martha Clarke. English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. Cast of 14 inccludes: F. Murray Abraham, Sophie Bortolussi, Jon David Casey, Timothy Doyle, Lilli Cooper, Rick Holmes, John Kelly, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Sally Murphy, Mary Beth Peil, Laura Osnes, Michael Park, Cristina Spina and John Watkins. From 3/12/14; opening 4/07/14; closing 5/04/14. What it's About: Based on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, which follows the charismatic scoundrel Macheath (Park) and his criminal exploits in 19th century London. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum (Osnes), the straight-laced daughter of powerful, miserly merchant JJ. Peachum (Abraham), their unlikely union unleashes the chaos of manhunts, bribes, and imprisonment. Scenic design by Robert Israel, costume design by Donna Zakowska, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Clive Goodwin, musical direction by Gary Fagin, animal training by William Berloni.
Til Divorce Do Us Part
DR2 Theatre 103 East 15th Street
Musical by Ruthe Ponturo, directed by Mark Waldrop. From 2/18/14; opening 2/19/14 for an open run. Based the writer/choreographer's own real-life story. Music is by John Thomas Fischer. Cast: are John Thomas Fischer, Martin Landry, Erin Maguire, Dana Wilson and Gretchen Wylder. Running time is 90 minutes. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3PM
Irish Repertory Theatre 132 West 22nd Street 212-727-2737 www.irishrep.org
New musical with a book by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List) and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan. What it's about: It follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. Derives from the true story recalled by the grandmother of author's wife, Judy, who journeyed in chains from Cork to Sydney, Australia in 1846. Direction and set design by Tony Walton, and choreography by Barry McNabb From 2/07/14; opening 2/16/14; closisng 4/06/14. Cast: Mark Coffin, Patrick Cummings, Terry Donnelly, Sean Gormley, Jessica Grove, Pearl Rhein, Emily Skegg and Edward Watts. Presented in association with Nina L. Keneally and James F. Lightstone for 1407 Productions. Costume design by Linda Fisher,lighting design by Richard Pilbrow. Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm.Tickets $55 -$65. Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes including 1 intermission. Our Review
The Tribute Artist
Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters www.primarystages.org or call (212) 840-9705
A new world premiere comedy written by and starring Tony-nominee Charles Busch. Directed by Busch's long-time collaborator Carl Andress. Cast besides Busch: Mary Bacon, Cynthia Harris, Julie Halston, Keira Keeley and Jonathan Walker. From 1/21/14; opening 2/09/14; closing 3/30/14. What it's about: This new comedy features Mr. Busch as an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse. This "perfect" plan goes awry and leads to a wild path of twists and reversals plotted by an eccentric rogues gallery of outrageous schemers.Scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Gregory Gale, lighting design by Kirk Bookman, sound design by Jill BC Du Boff, original music by Lewis Flynn, and wig design by Katherine Carr. Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. There will be a special Wednesday matinee at 2pm on Wednesday, February 19. There is no performance on March 5 and March 12. Single tickets are priced at $70 for all performances. Our Review
The Village Bike
Lucille Lortel Theater mcctheater.org
American premiere of Penelope Skinner's play, directed by Sam Gold. From 5/21/14; opening 6/09/14; closing 6/28/14. What it's about: Becky is pregnant but full of sexual desire. Her husband's mind is on the months'away baby arrival. So Becky takes matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she'd go. . The Winter 's Tale
WorkShop Theater Main Stage 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor www.workshoptheater.org/
Shakespeare's romance adapted and directed by Ryan Lee From 2/20/14; opening 2/20/14; closing 3/15/14. Cast: Ethan Cadoff as Leontes, Annalisa Loeffler as Paulina/Dorcas, Jeff Paul as Polixenes, Laurie Schroeder as Hermione/Mopsa, RObert Meksin as Autolycus/Officer, Jon-Michael Miller as Florizel/Servant, Michael Selkirk as Camillo, as Antigonus/Guard, James Armstrong as Old Shepherd/Cleomenes, Jacob Callie Moore as Clown/Dion, Tess Frazer as Perdita/Emilia, Clark Loeffler as Mamillius. Scenic design by Michael Minahan, costume design by Angela Harner, sound design by Harrison Adams, and lighting design by Kia Rogers. Thursdays at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. Mondays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-18. Running Time: 120 Minutes Our Review
The Wonderful Wizard of Song, The Music of Oz Composer Harold Arlen
St. Luke's Theatre 308 W 46th Street (212) 239-6200
From 12/17/12; opened 1/10/13; closing 3/26/14. Created by Nigel Wright, Sam Arlen (son of composer Oscar-winning composer Harold Arlen), and George Bugatti this weaves rare archival movies, photos and behind the scenes footage from The Wizard of Oz into the vignettes that feature each hit. Directed by Gene Castle. Our Review
Your Mother's Copy Of The Kama Sutra
Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
A new play by Kirk Lynn, firected by Anne Kauffman. From 3/28/14; opening 4/21/14; closing 5/11/14. Cast: Maxx Brawer, Zoë Sophia Carla (Ms. Garcia) agrees to marry Reggie (Mr. Stack) on one condition: to break down any walls between them, they'll reenact their individual sexual histories with one another, good and bad, for better or worse. Years later, these stories bring unexpected hope to their household, now forced to confront those barriers a second time. Scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Tony Award winner Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM.