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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture 18 Bleecker Street
A new play with songs and music. Music and lyrics by jazz artist Nancy Harrow,cript and direction by Will Pomerantz. From 2/25/20; opening 3/04/20; closing. What it's about: story of a young man who expects to spend a quiet summer with his parents in the Russian countryside, but soon discovers those three months will be the most consequential of his life, as he learns the difference between love and passion, and the ephemeral nature of life itself. Inspired by Ivan Turgenev' hort story, First Love, originally published in 1860. Cast: Silvia Bond, Helen Coxe), Dan Domingues, Jeffrey Kringer, Tom Patterson and Jean Tafler/
All the Natalie Portmans
MCC Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space 511 West 52nd Street-between 10th and 11th Avenue
NY premiere starring Montego Glover, Kara Young & more. From 2/06/20; opening 2/24/20; closing 3/15/20. New York premiere of comedy written by C.A. Johnson and directed by Kate Whoriskey. Cast: Joshua Boone (as Samuel), Tony Award nominee Montego Glover (as Ovetta), Elise Kibler (as Natalie Portman), Renika Williams (as Chantel), and Kara Young (as Keyonna). What it's about: A fantastical new coming-of-age comedy. Keyonna is sixteen years old, extremely close with her older brother Samuel, and dreams of a better tomorrow. When brother and sister find themselves on the brink of eviction, their tenuous life on the edge of poverty is forever changed by a fw hundred dollars, a pretty girl, and a famous Hollywood actress. Too smart, "too gay, and too lonely to fit in, Keyonna escapes by writing to her muse (or muses) Natalie Portman in her most iconic roles. When All The Natalie Portmans start talking back to her, Keyonna finally has to finally face her own off-screen drama in this imaginative new play about the beauty of life even if we can't see the stars. Scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, and sound design by Sinan Refik Zafa.
Anatomy of a Suicide
Atlantic'sLinda Gross Theater 336 West 20th St From 2/01/20; opening 18/20; closing 3/15/20. US premiere written by Alice Birch and directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz .Cast: Anatomy of a Suicide will feature Celeste Arias, Jason Babinsky, Gabby Beans), Ava Briglia and the Sack Lunch Bunch, Carla Gugino, Julian Elijah Martinez, Jo Mei ), Vince Nappo, Miriam Silverman, Richard Topol. What it's about: Three generations of women. Their lives play out simultaneously. For each, the chaos of what has come before brings a painful legacy. Scenic design by Mariana Sanchez, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, projection design by Hannah Wasileski. Our Review
Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater
World premiere musical. Book by Joshua Harmon & Sarah Silverman. Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger & Sarah Silverman. Music by Adam Schlesinger. Directed by Anne Kauffman. Cast: Ashley Blanchet, Stephanie J. Block, Sami Bray, Rick Crom, Zoe Glick, Darren Goldstein, Taylor Paige Henderson, Linda Lavin, Charlotte MacLeod, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Charlie Pollock, and Emily Zimmerman. From 4/25/20; opening 5/2020; closing 5/20/20. What it's about: Meet Sarah. She's funny. She's dirty. She's 10. And she's got a secret that you'll never guess (unless you read the title). Choreography by David Neumann, scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Lucy Mackinnon, music direction by Henry Aronson, music contraction by Dean Sharenow, and Richard Hodge serves as production stage manager.
Between The Lines
2nd Stage Tony Kiser Theater
Musical based on book by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer Cast: Arielle Jacobs, Jason Gotay, morgan Siobhan Green, Vicki Lewis, will Burton, Jerusha Cavazos, Pierre Marais, John Rapson, Carrie St. Louis, Julia Murnewy. Book bY Timothy Allen Mcdonald. Music & Lyrics By Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson. Choreographed by Lauren Latarro and directed by Jeff Calhoun. From 4/21/20; opening 5/07/20.
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
The New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street)
Musical based on the Columbia Pictures motion picture directed by Paul Mazursky and written by Mazursky and Larry Tucker. Book by Jonathan Marc Sherman. Music by Duncan Sheik. Lyrics by Duncan Sheik and Amanda Green. Choreography by Kelly Devine. Directed by Scott Elliott. From 1/16/20; opening 2/04/20;; closing 3/15/20. at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Cast: Jennifer Damiano, Ana Nogueira, Joél Pérezk, Susazanne Vega and Michael Zegen. What it's about: A bittersweet comic take on the sexual revolution in which the suavely conventional lives of two successful young couples, all friends, are both stirred and shaken when they open their minds to the changing attitudes around them. Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Jeff Mahshie, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter and Sound Design by Jessica Paz. Orchestrations by Duncan Sheik. Music Supervision, Vocal Arrangements and Additional Orchestrations by Jason Hart. Music Coordinator is Antoine Silverman. Tuesday through Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Our Review
Cambodian Rock Band
Signature's Irene Diamond Stage
Play with music by Residency 5 playwright Lauren Yee and directed by Chay Yew . From 2/04/20; opening 2/24/20; closing 3/08/20. What it's about: Story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia's most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past. Cast: Francis Jue as Duch, Abraham Kim as Rom/Journalist, Jane Lui as Pou/S21 Guard, Joe Ngo as Chum, Courtney Reed as Neary/Sothea and Moses Villarama as Ted/Leng/Cadre. Takeshi Kata (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), David Weiner (Lighting Design), Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Design), Luke Norby.(Projection Design), Matt
b> Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories
Mint Theater Company at Thester Row on 42nd Street
e World Premiere pairing of short plays adapted from stories by Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. These dramatic adaptations come from Miles Malleson, author of Mint hits, Conflict and Yours Unfaithfullu\y. Co-directed by Mint Artistic Director Jonathan Bank and his longtime collaborator, Jane Shaw, making her directorial debut. Cast:Vinie Burrows (now 95;), Malik Reed,Alexander Sokovikov . From 1/23/20; opening 2/10/20; closing 3/14/20. What it's about. Chekhov’s An Artist’s Story tells the story of Nicov, a painter who encounters two very different women while on a visit to the country. The flirtatious Genya flatters the artist with questions about miracles and the eternal, while her pragmatic sister Lidia ridicules the artist, questioning the necessity of landscapes in a world where people are poor and hungry. Together, they bring him to a new understanding of himself. The first production of The Artist came in 1919, with Malleson in the title role. Tolstoy’s What Men Live By tells the story whose odd ways and brilliant smile bring them to a new understanding as well. What Men Live By reflects Tolstoy’s dedication to living out a Christian pacifism based on personal conscience. In the midst of World War I, Malleson was inspired by Tolstoy’s empathetic vision. What Men Live By premiered as part of an all-female student program by London’s Academy of Dramatic Arts, providing audiences with “the pure milk of the Tolstoyan word on loving-kindness.” Audiences shell-shocked by the Great War welcomed this balm, just as theatergoers today will warm to Tolstoy’s mystical tale of love and redemption. Our Review
World premiere, from 2/18/20; opening 3/03/20; closing 3/29/19. Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. Original Music by Steve Earle. Directed by Jessica Blank. Cast: Mary Bacon (Patti), Amelia Campbell (Mindy), Michael Gaston (Stanley "Goose"), Ezra Knight (Roosevelt), Thomas Kopache (Gary), Michael Laurence (Tommy), Deirdre Madigan (Judy), and Melinda Tanner (Judge). What it's about: In 2010, the Upper Big Branch mine explosion killed 29 men, and tore a hole in the lives of countless others. First-person accounts by survivors and family membersdig deep into the lives and loss of the most deadly mining disaster in recent U.S. history. Scenic design by Richard Hoover, costume design by Jessica Jahn, lighting design by David Lander, and sound design by Darron L West.DAY, MARCH 1 2:00 PM
The Confession of Lily Dare
Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce St,
Written and performed by Charles Busch. What it's about: One woman’s tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madame of a string of brothel while hiding her undying devotion to the child she was forced to abandon. This comic melodrama celebrates the gauzy "confession film" tearjerkers of early 1930s pre-code cinema, such as The Sin of Madelon Claudet, Frisco Jenny, and Madame X. Joining Busch in the cast; Nancy Anderson, Christopher Borg), Howard McGillin, Kendal Sparks ( and Jennifer Van Dyck. Set design by B.T. Whitehill, costume design by Rachel Townsend, lighting design by Kirk Bookman, sound design by Bart Fasbender, wig design by Katherine Carr, and original song and arrangements by Tom Judson. Mr. Busch’s costumes will be designed by Jessica Jahn. Our Review
New York premiere by Lucss Hnath, Adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham. Conducted by Steve Cosson. Directed by Les Waters. Starring Deirdre O’Connell.l. What iit's about: Dama was a chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict searching for redemption. A harrowing true story, Dana was held captive with her life in this man’s hands — trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented and terrified — for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son Lucas Hnath Scenic design by Andrew Boyce, costume design by Janice Pytel, lighting and supertitle design by Paul Toben, and sound design by Mikhail Fiksel. Frlm 2/11/20; opening 2/25/20; closing 3/22/20. Approx. 75 minutes
Roundabout Underground Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
New York Premiere of new musical with book, music & lyrics By Daniel Zaitchik, a directed & choreographed By Michael Berresse. Cast:Matt Dallal, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Adam Kantor, Aury Krebs, Mike Nappi, Emily Walton. From 1/16/20; opening 2/10/20; closing 3/15/20. All tickets $30. What it's about: When charismatic songwriter Harry falls for clever chorus girl Louise, all of Manhattan glitters with the blush of new love. But what happens when the sparkling fantasy begins to dissolve? Our Review
The Duke on 42nd Street
New musical written by Keith Harrison and Laura Schein, this ensemble piece follows a diverse community of emoji archetypes who take one another at face value (think: a smiling face dealing with depression, a princess who doesn’t want a prince, and a skull dying for deletion). Cast: Max Crumm as Man in Business Suit Levitating, Jacob Dickey as Smiling Face with Sunglasses, Dwelvan David as Guardsman, Heather Makalani as Kissy Face, Tanisha Moore as Woman Dancing, Jordan Fife Hunt as Man Dancing, Lucas Steele as Skull, George Abud as Nerd Face, Laura Schein as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes, Felicia Boswell and Natalie Weiss as the loving couple Police Officer and Construction Worker, Ann Harada as Pile of Poo, Lesli Margherita as Princess, and Josh Lamon as Prince. Directed by Thomas Caruso with choreography by Kenny Ingram,. From 3/08/20. Musical direction by Lena Gabrielle, scenic design by David Goldstein, costume and make-up design by Vanessa Leuck, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, sound design by Ken Goodwin, and projection design by Lisa Renkel .
Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
Triad Theatre 158 West 72nd Street New edition Gerard Alessandrini's musical spoof of all things theatre. From 10/16/19; opening 10/19/19; closng11/30/19. GerryMcIntyre ) is the choreographer. Running Time 75-80 minutes without intermission. Our Review
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when The Rainbow Is Enuf
revival of groundbreaking 1976 play by Ntozake Shange. Choreography by Camille A. Brown. Directed by Leah C. Gardiner. From 10/08/19; opening 10/22/19; closing 11/17/19--extended 12/015/19 closng-- so that week's tickets will be at "regular" price. What it's about: Tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. The play hasn't gotten many professional poductions but with subjects of race and gender so much part of our conversation, this revival seems most timely. Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission. review.
World Premiere by Taylor Mac who was once a member of The Bats, The Flea’s resident acting company. The Flea’s Artistic Director and frequent Taylor Mac collaborator, Niegel Smith (Hir, A 24 Decade History of Popular Music and Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce) will direct. From 2/28/20; opening 3/15/20; closing 2/28/20. Cast; 2 companies of the Bats.ening slated for Sunday, March 15. Jian Jung (Scenic Designer), Machine Dazzle (Costume Designer), Xavier Pierce (Lighting Designer), Matt Ray (Sound Designer & Composer), Sarah East Johnson (Choreographer), Adam J. Thompson (Video Designer),and Haley Gordon (Stage Manager). This is the third piece in Taylor Mac’s ‘Dionysia’, following Hir and Gary. What it' s about: In the land of two bridges, THE FRE, a rambunctious group of fun-loving anti-intellectuals spend their days cavorting in the mud. Into their midst descends Hero, a dandy aesthete, who longs to cut the bridge and finally escape the mud pit. But first he must convince the leader Frankie Fre and the other fatuous inhabitants that there is a better life outside of the swamp. In this queer love story, audiences will literally and figuratively jump into the mud with the Fre to hash out the current cultural divide. The play is set in a giant ball pit with audience seating inside and out.
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\
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 150 West 65 Street)
A new play by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Davis McCallum, From ; opening 12/09/19. Cast: Edmund Donovan, Andrew Garman, Nina Hellman, Judith Ivey, Kate MacCluggage, Ken Narasaki, and Haley Sakamoto. What it's about: The once-proud mining town of Clements, Idaho is rapidly disintegrating. As Maggie (to be played by Judith Ivey) prepares to close one of the town’s last remaining businesses, a visitor (Ken Narasaki) arrives on her doorstep, resurrecting long-buried hope and shame rooted in her family’s past and the town’s history. Now, for the first time in nearly fifty years, Maggie is forced to consider if the life she envisioned for herself at seventeen might still be possible today. Sets by Dane Laffrey, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Yi Zhao, and original music and sound by Fitz Patton.
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene , at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place
New York debut (in English) of musical by Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman to tell the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history. From 2/11/20; opening 3/04/20; closing 3/29/20.
Lincoln Center Theater’s e Claire Tow Theatre
World premiere by Christopher Chen, directed by Knud Adams. What it's about: the story follows Henry as he plays civilian detective, investigating his own father’s murder. From 2/08/20; opens 2/24/20; closing 3/22 open February 24 and is currently set to run through March 22. Cast: Aaron Yoo stars as Henry alongside a cast that features Laura Kai Chen, Edward Chin-Lyn, Mahira Kakkar, Mia Katigbak, Henry Stram and Johnny Wu . Scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Mark Barton, sound design by Peter Mills Weiss, and projection design by Ruey Horng Sun. Joshua Gustafson is the Stage Manager.
The Hot Wing King
Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
World premiere by Katori Hall, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. From 2/11/20; opening 3/01/20; closing 3/22/20..Michael Carnahan (Scenic Designer), Emilio Sosa (Costume Designer), Alan C. Edwards (Lighting Designer), and Luqman Brown and Robert Kaplowitz (Sound Designers). The Production Stage Manager is Laura Smith. What it's about: Ready, set, fry! It’s time for the annual Hot Wang Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield knows he has the wings that’ll make him king. Supported by his beau Dwayne and their culinary clique, The New Wing Order, Cordell is marinating and firing up his frying pan in a bid to reclaim the crispy crown. When Dwayne takes in his troubled nephew however, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, a first place trophy isn’t the only thing Cordell risks losing.
Irish RepFrancis J. Greenburger Mainstage 132 W 22nd Street
Written by Paul Muldoon (The Dead, 1904) and directed by Sam Yates (The Starry Messenger) From 2/18/20; opening 2/23/20/closing 3/15/20. About the production: an g elegy to art, life, love, and loss by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, interpreted for the stage by director Sam Yates and Stanley Townsend (one of Ireland’s leading actors. Set & costume design by Rosanna Vize, compositions by Teho Teardo, lighting design by Paul Keogan, video design by Jack Phelan and sound design by Sinéad Diskin. Casting is by Maureen Hughes & Sarah Jones.
New World Stages 340 West 50th Street 212-239-6200.
The long running Broadway hit returns to the Off-Broaway location that's given a long-running 2nd life in a smaller, setting. Cast: Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig & Hair Design), Steve Rankin (Fight Director). From 11/22/17.
Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory
Irish Repertory Theatre 132 West 22nd Street in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre
Written by Lady Augusta Gregory with additional material by Ciaran Oâ??Reilly (Dublin Carol), and direction by O'Reilll.y From 2/12/20; opening 2/19/20; closing 3/22/20. Developed from Lady Gregory's personal writings and overlooked plays to explore the truth behind the legend. Beneath the public persona of a dour Victorian widow lies a passionate heart and a wry sense of humor. Cast:Ãna Clancy (The Plough and the Stars), Terry Donnelly (The Shadow of a Gunman), John Keating (Juno and the Paycock), and James Russell (The Shadow of a Gunman). Scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by David Toser, lighting design by Michael Oâ??Connor (Pumpgirl) and sound design by M. Florian Staab (Dublin Carol). Our Review
Little Shop Of Horrors
Westside Theatre 407 W 43rd St 212/2399/6200
1982 musical with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman a Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory. Written by Lady Augusta Gregory with additional material by CiarÃ¡n Oâ??Reilly (Dublin Carol), and direction by Oâ??Reilly, performances begin on February 12, 2020 at Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre, with an opening night set for February 19, for a limited run through March 22, 2020. nd music by Alan Menken return to its Off-Broadway roots. Cast: Jonathan Groff as Seymour, Tammy Blanchardas Audrey, Christian Borle (as Orin Scrivello D.D.S. Tom Alan Robbin as Mushnik; Kingsley Leggs as The Voice of Audrey II; Ari Grooveras Ronnette; Salome Smith as Crystal; and newcomer Joy Woods as Chiffon. Rounding out the cast are Stephen Berger, Chris Dwan, Kris Roberts, Chelsea Turbin, Eric Wright, and Teddy Yudain. Directed by M ichael Mayer. From 9/17/19; opening 10/17/19; closing 11/24/19--extended before opening to 1/19/20. What its about: Seymour is a down-on-his-luck florist with a crush on his co-worker Audrey. When he discovers a mysterious – and voracious – plant, suddenly Seymour and Audrey are thrust into an epic battle that will determine the fate of the entire human race. Choreographer, Ellenore Scott . Scenic Designer, Julian Crouch. Lighting Designer, Bradley King. Costume Designer, Tom Broecker. Sound Designer. Jessica Paz,. Puppet Designer Nicholas Mahon. Music Supervisor, Orchestrator & Arranger, Will Van Dyke. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM, Fridays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM.
The Old Vic production, directed by Matthew Warchus comes to Brooklyn with Claire Foy and Matt Smith. From 3/25/20; closing 4/19/20. It's the US stage debut for the actors recently known here for the Netflinx binger The Crown. For Curtsinup's review of this production in London go here.
BAM's Harvey Theater in Brooklyn
Written by Simon Stone after Euripides and rected by Stone. Cast:Victor Almanzar (Herbert), Gabriel Amoroso (Edgar),Dylan Baker (Christopher),Jordan Boatman (Elsbeth), Rose Byrne (Anna), Bobby Cannavale (Lucas),Emeka Guindo (Gus),Orson Hong (Gus alternate, seen at this performance),Jolly Swag (Edgar alternate, seen at this performance), Madeline Weinstein (Clara). Running time: 80 minutes, no intermission. From 1/12/20; closing 3/08/20. Our Review
. The Michaels
Public Theater LuEsther
World Premiere of another family dining and talking play, written and directed by Richard Nelson. From 10/19/19; opening 10/27/19; closing 11/17/19. Cast: Charlotte Bydwell (Lucy Michael), Haviland Morris (Irenie Walker), Maryann Plunkett (Kate Harris), Matilda Sakamoto (May Mary Jane Smith), Jay O. Sanders (David Michael), Brenda Wehle (Rose Michael), and Rita Wolf (Sally Michael). What it's about: Nelson places the audience directly into the kitchen of Rose Michael, a celebrated choreographer. Dinner is cooked, modern dances are rehearsed, and the meal is eaten—all amidst conversations about art, death, family, dance, politics, the state of America, and how the world sees our country...and a host of everyday questions that make up the richness of ordinary life. Approx. Running Time: 2 hours no intermission. Our Review
Rattlestick Theater 224 Waverly Plac
Twisted love story, directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker. From 10/27/19; closing 11/23/19. What it's about: in Phoenix, and recently separated couple Danny and Julia are spiraling into chaos. Pills and paranoia, hallucinations and twisted humor fuel their unhinged relationship. Originiated at theEdinburgh Festival.
On the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Confederacy of Duncesscomes a deeply personal account of John Kennedy Toole when he was writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This Off Broadway premiere is written by Vivian Neuwirth and directed by Cat Parker. Before he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, John Kennedy Toole was a teacher. That's how Lisette, one of his students at an all-girls college in New Orleans knew him and loved him. Through her eyes, amid the music, magic, and mystery of the Big Easy we, too, learn to love him. Cast: John Ingle, Linda Purl,Julia Randall, Stephen Schnetzer, Ryan Spahn and Thomas G. Waites . from 2/28/20; opens 3/04/20; closeing 3/15/20. Running time is 120 minutes, including intermissipm. Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm. There is an added performance on Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 pm.
One in Two
New Group at Pershing Square Signature Center The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street
World premeire by Donja R. Love, directed by Stevie Walker-Webb. Cast: Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler, Edward Mawere. From 11/19/19; opening 12/10/19; closing 1/12/20. What it's about: Three young men. One of them will be chosen. They will tell ‘his' story. A story they're forced to tell over and over again about his new reality and how he lives with it, until he can't. Scenic Design by Arnulfo Maldonato, Costume Design by Andy Jean one in two /Donja Love/Donja R. Love (2019 Off-Broadway)
Atlantic Theater-Stage 2 330 West 16th Street
World premiere by Eboni Booth,directed by Knud Adams. Cast: Jules Latimer , Ann McDonough, Bruce McKenzie, James Murtaugh , Danielle Skraastad and Christopher Dylan White From 1/08/20; opening 1/20; closing 2/09/20. What it's about: Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry's, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. Scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Fan Zahng, original compositions by Trey Anastasio
New York City Center – Stage I 131 West 55th Street
Written by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Assembled Parties) and directed by Lynne Meadow. From 2/11/20; opening 3/03/20; closing 3/29/20, Cast: Patrick Breen (The New Englanders, The Normal Heart), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, Carousel), Gregg Edelman (City Of Angels, Into the Woods), Tess Frazer (Mary Page Marlowe), Anna Itty (His Man, Learning to Drive), Ilana Levine (My Name is Asher Lev, Wrong Mountain), Eric William Morris (King Kong, Coram Boy), Zane Pais (Margo at The Wedding, Room 104), JD Taylor (Georgia Mertching Is Dead , and Frank Wood (The Great Society). What it's about: Two families, whose lives have been tumultuously intertwined for decades, gather in the massive library of a Fifth Avenue apartment to celebrate the nuptials of their children. Nothing goes smoothly and as the big moment approaches, the burning question is: can everyone put aside long-smoldering jealousies and deep-seated grudges and just get through the ceremony? Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Rita Ryack (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), and Fitz Patton (sound design).
Peter and the Star Catcher
New World Stages W. 50th Street www.peterandthestarcatcher.com
This show moved uptown from a New York Theatre Workshop premiere. and ended its successful run 1/20/13 but will resurface at New World Stages 3/20/13. Direction by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Written by Rick Elice. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. review
The Play That Goes Wrong
New World Stages W. 50th Street
After a much-extended run at Broadway's Lyceium this madcap comedy will like so many other hits extend its life at the New World 2/11/19; opening 2/20/19. Currently sellig tickets through 5/20/20. It will be directed Off-Broadway by Matt DiCarlo. Cast: Ryan Vincent Anderson, Brent Bateman, Bartley Booz, Matt Harrington, Bianca Horn, Chris Lanceley, Ashley Reyes, and Matt Walker; also features Damien Brett, Adam Daveline, Simone Policano, and Maggie Weston. For what it's about: See Our Review
Romeo and Bernadette - A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn
Mezzanine stage at the A.R.T./New York Theatres, 502 W. 53rd Street
Book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman. Directed by Justin Ross Cohen. Cast: Nikita Burshteyn (Romeo), Anna Kostakis (Bernadette), Carlos Lopez (Sal Penza), Michael Marotta (Don Del Canto), Judy McLane (Camille Penza), Michael Notardonato (Dino Del Canto/Brooklyn Guy), Ari Raskin (Donna Dubachek/Brooklyn Girl), Troy Valjean Rucker (Usher/Bellhop/Enzo Aliria/Father Keneely/Arden/Viola/Roz), Zach Schanne (Tito Titone), and Viet Vo (Lips). 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
The Smuggler: a Monologue In Verse
Irish Rep's Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (32 W. 22nd Street)
Written by RonÁn Noone, directed by Nicola Murphy and starring Michael Mellamphy. From 4/08/20; opening 4/14/20; closing 5/10/20. Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Exceptions: there will be no 3pm performance on Wednesday April 15.
Orpheum, 126 Second Ave (7th-8th St.), 477-3477.
er 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
Timon of Athes
TNFA's Polonsky olonsky Shakespeare Center 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn,
By William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton.Edited by Emily Burns and Simon Godwin. Directed by Simon Godwin. A Co-Production with Shakespeare Theatre Company In Association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Cast: Shirine Babb, Arnie Burton, Helen Cespedes, Liam Craig, Zachary Fine, Yonatan Gebeyehu, Kathryn Hunter, Adam Langdon, Kristen Misthopoulos, Elia Monte-Brown, Julia Ogilvie, Daniel Pearce, Dave Quay, John Rothman. Kathryn Hunter, the internationally recognized Olivier Award winner, plays the role of Timon re-gendered as female. From 1/11/20; opening ; closing 2/09/20. Our Review
Trevor, a new musical
Stage 42 at 442 West 42nd Street
New York ebut from 4/0720; opening 4/21/20. Book and lyrics by Dan Collins (Southern Comfort) and music by Julianne Wick Davis (Southern Comfort). Based on an original story by James Lecesne and the Academy Award-winning short film. Choreography is by Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and direction is by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). Donyale Werle, Scenic Design (Peter and the Starcatcher – Tony Award); Mara Blumenfeld, Costume Design (Metamorphoses); Peter Kaczorowski, Lighting Design (Choir Boy); Brian Ronan (Mrs. Doubtfire, Tootsie) and Cody Spencer (Tootsie), Sound Design; Matt Deitchman, Music Director (Writers Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Greg Pliska, Orchestrations (Sylvia); and casting by Tara Rubin Casting (Ain’t Too Proud). What it's about: A13-year-old Trevor, a force of nature with a vivid imagination. As he deals with becoming a teenager, Trevor struggles to navigate his own identity and determine how he fits in a challenging world.Casting for the 19 roles and additional details for Trevor will be announced soon.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Transport Group at Abron Arts Center 466 Grand Street (F to Delancey Street; J or M to Essex Street; D or B to Grand Street).
Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson with additional songs from his catalog, and a new book, based on the original book by Richard Morris, and new lyrics by Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan. The music is adapted by Michael Rafter. The production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. From 2/08/20; opening 2/26/20/ closing 3/22/20.Run Time: Approximately 150 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission
New York premiere of musical written by Grammy and Tony winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho) and Tony-nominated and Obie winner Kyle Jarrow, with direction by Steve Cosson and music direction by Wiley Deweese. What it's about: An eerie lighthouse stands on the remote coast of Maine at the height of World War II. After losing his parents, young Christopher is sent there to live with his aunt Lily, whom he’s never met, and Yasuhiro, the Japanese man who works for her. Soon Christopher begins to hear strange music seeping through the walls. Is his imagination getting the better of him? Or are there ghosts here, warning of real danger? Then the whispers become something louder. Cast: Samantha Mathisas Lily, Jeb Brown as The Sheriff; Wyatt as Christopher, Molly Hager) as the Female Ghost, Van Hughes as the Male Ghost, and James Yaegash as Yasuhiro. From 3/12/20; opening; closing 4/19/20.s Tuesday - Friday at 7:00 pm; Saturday at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm
Woman in Black: A Ghost Story in a Pub Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt Directed by Robin Herford
McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th Street
Cast: David Acton (Kipps and others) Ben Porter (Actor and Young Kipps) Running Time: 2 hours including intermission. From 01/08/20
Opened 01/23/20 Ends 03/08/20
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