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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 Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes.



Alice In Black And White
59E59Theaters (212) 279-4200 or www.59e59.org
Written by Robin Rice and directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis. Cast: Megan Adair, Shannon Woolley Allison, Laura Ellis, Trina Fischer, Joseph Hatfield, Ted Lesley, and Jennifer Thalman Kepler. From 8/03/16, opening 8/07/16; closing 8/14/16. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. What it's about: The true story of Alice Austen, a bold female street photographer in the Victorian era who fell in love with photography and another woman at a time when women were expected to do neither. The play traces her love affairs with photography and her partner Gertrude Tate at the turn of the 20th Century to her heartbreaking fall into poverty and obscurity by the 1950s. Christé Lunsford (scene and projection design); Tom Willis (lighting design); Lindsay Chamberlin (costume design), and Nathan Rob
erts (sound design/composer). The Stage Manager is Lauren Camargo.

Aubergine
Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street (212) 279-4200
New York premiere by Julia Cho, directed By Kate Whoriskey. Cast: Tim Kang, Sue Jean Kim, Jessica Love, Stephen Park Michael Pottsand Joseph Steven Yang. From 8/19/16; opening 9/12/16; closing 10/02/16. What it's about: A man (Mr. Kang) shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman (Ms. Kim) falls in love. A world away, a mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son (Mr. Park) from leaving home. And a son (Mr. Park) cooks a meal for his dying father (Mr. Kang) to say everything that words can't. In short, the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language, and the medium through which life gradually reveals itself. Scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jennifer Moeller and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. 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.

Austin
Lion Theater 410 W. 42nd St. 212/239-6200
A new play by Elda Cusick, directed by Ed Setrakian. Cast: Thomas G. Waites, James McCaffrey, Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeno, Michaela Waites. From 7/23/16; opening; 8/04/16; closing 9/10/16. Wednesday through Friday evenings at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Special added performance Tuesday July 26th at 7pm. Tickets will be $59.50 and may be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or calling 212/239-6200. Running Time: 90 minutes without an intermission. What it's about: 2 brothers discover what the hell of Hell's Kitchen really is. Austin, a recovering alcoholic, wants his family back. He lives in his childhood room in the family brownstone filled with ruthless memories and sad ghosts along with his younger brother. Their world quickly turns upside down with the arrival of a young counselor from Austin's rehab, who comes to help Austin create a garden in the neglected back yard. Avenue Q
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 Mon

days, 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 Babylon Line
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theate at Lincoln Center
Richard Greenberg's new play, directed by Terry Kinney. Cast: Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and Frank Wood. What it's about: Set in 1967, Radnor will star as a Greenwich Village bohemian and writer who forms a special connection with one of his students, to be played by Reaser. From 11/10/16; opening 12/05/16. Sets by Richard Hoover, costumes by Sarah J. Holden, lighting by David Weiner, and sound by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

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

Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Actors Temple Theater 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New historical drama by writer-director Layon Gray. Cast: Lamman Rucker , Demetrius Gross, Thom Scott II, Antonio Charity, Layon Gray, David Wendell Boykins, Derek Shaun, Jay Jones, and Rich Skidmore. From 1/29/10; opening 2/15/10. What it's about: Based on true events. Six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Monday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM. Tickets $31.50 and $56.50 Update: Besides move to Actor's Temple, news is that Tobias Truvillion joins the cast which also includes Lawrence Saint-Victor who is now rotating with Lamman Rucker. Open run. Our Review.

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

An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.



Butler
59E59 Theaters
New York Premiere, by Richard Strand, directed by Joseph Discher. Cast: Ames Adamson, John G. Williams, David Sitler and Ben Sterling. Jessica Parks (scenic design and props); Jill Nagle (lighting design); Patricia Doherty (costume design); Steven Beckel (sound design). From 7/14/16; opening 7/27/16; closing 8/28/16. Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. What it's about: It's the start of the Civil War and lawyer Benjamin Butler was just promoted to the rank of Major General at Fort Monroe, a Union hold-out in the state of Virginia. Shepard Mallory, an escaped slave, seeks sanctuary at the fort. However, the law of the land has not yet changed — slaves still are considered property and must be turned over to their "rightful owners.” Does Butler follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of U.S. history?


Cagney
The Westside Theatre - Upstairs 407 West 43rd Street

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

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.



A Class Act
New World Stages – Stage 5, 340 West 50th Street (212) 239-6200
Following its Spring world-premiereat the Playroom Theater courtroom drama by attorney/ playwright Norman Shabel, will reopen from 7/09/16; opening 7/25/16; closing 9/04/16. What it's about: The legal battle between a high-powered law firm and a chemical company whose cancer-causing waste has affected thousands. Cast features Stephen Bradbury, Matthew DeCapua, Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte, Lou Liberatore David Marantz, Nick Plakias and Jenny Strassburg. Our Review
 


A Day By the Sea
The Mint Theater at the Beckett onTheatre Row 410 W. 42nd Street
Firrst NY revival of N.C. Hunter play, directed By Austin Pendleton. Cast: Julian Elfer, Katie Firth, Philip Goodwin, Sean Gormley, Polly McKie, Kylie McVey, George Morfogen, Mark Anderson Phillips, Athan Sporek, Jill Tanner. Scenic design by Charles Morgan; costume design by Martha Hally; lighting design by Xavier Pierce; and sound design by Jane Shaw. From 7/23/16; opening 8/25/16; closing 9/24/16. Tuesday – Thursday 7pm Friday & Saturday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 2pm. What it's about: Julian Anson, a once-promising Foreign Service employee, confronts professional disappointment and personal failure while picnicking along the English seaside. Jolted into the realization that maybe it's not too late—he seizes an opportunity to correct his past mistakes and start fresh . . .but will the results be any different?

Disenchanted!
Westside Theatre W. 43rd Street

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




The Effect
Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue (From 1 at Christopher Street walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow-- From A, C, E, B, D, F and M at West 4th walk West on 4th Street and turn left on Barrow) http://www.barrowstreettheatre.com/
North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's play, directed by David Cromer. From 3/02/16; opening 3/16/16; closing 6/19/16. extended and now closing 9/04/16 What it's about: Connie is a psychology student. Tristan is a charming drifter. Both have signed up to a clinical trial for a new antidepressant super-drug. Sealed off from the outside world, the attraction between Connie and Tristan turns into deeper feelings as their doses get stronger. As the trial's overseeing physician and her superior contend with the illicit relationship of their charges, they become increasingly conflicted about the ethical implications of their work. It's soon clear that neither is objective about the complex issues that surround them. Cast: Kati, Brazda, Susannah Flood, Carter HudsonSteve Key. Scenic Design by Marsha Ginsberg, Costume Design by Sarah Laux, Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau, Sound Design by Erik T. Lawson, Original Composition by Daniel Kluger, Projection Design by Maya Ciarrocchi, Fight Direction by J. David Brimmer. Our Review

Engagements
The McGinn/Cazale Theatrat 76th St.(212) 246-4422 2ST.com
Comedy Lucy Teitler. From 7/18/16; opening 7/28/16 What it's About: it's summer in New England and every weekend is someone else's engagement party. The wildflowers, specialty cocktails, and artisanal appetizers are totally Instagram-worthy, but the people are not quite so perfect. One night, Lauren takes it into her own hands to make sure that her best friend doesn't marry an inadequate suitor – a drunken mistake that incites a cascade of calamities, threatening to expose all of Lauren's secrets.closing. Cast and creatives TBA


Fantasticks
Snapple Theater Center 210 West 50th Street at Broadway, 212 - 307 - 4100
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesday and Saturdays at 2PM; Sundays at 3PM and 7:30PM The current cast: Edward Watts (El Gallo), Erik Altemus (Matt), Juliette Trafton (Luisa), Gene Jones (Hucklebee), Bill Bateman (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon (Henry), Michael Nostrand (Mortimer), Matt Leisy (The Mute)Our Review Update:

Friend Art
The McGinn/Cazale Theatr at 76th St.(212) 246-4422 2ST.com
World premiere by Sofia Alvarez, directed by Portia Krieger. What it's about: Kevin and Molly are a 30-something couple about to get married. Their best friend Nate just broke up with Lil, his much younger performance artist girlfriend. The group is navigating Gotham living at varying levels of success, which inevitably means attending friends' Cast: Constantine Maroulis (American Idol, Rock of Ages), alongside Zoe Chao, Aaron Costa Ganis, and Anabelle Lemieux. From 5/17/16; opening 5/26/16. closing.

Fulfillment
The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series 131 West 55th Street
World Premiere by Abe Koogler, directed by Daniel Aukin . From 6/06/17; opening 6/20/16 Cast:Deirdre O?Connell, plus others TBA. What it's a bout: In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O?Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all.


The Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages Stage 2 340 West 50th Street 212.239.6200
Bubble artist Fan Yang's family entertainment show. From 2/15/07; opening 2/15/07; open ended. Wed at 11am and 2pm ; Sat 11am, 2pm and 4:30pm; Sunday at 12pm (noon) and 3pm. $44.50 - $64.50 . Run Time:1 hour, 20 minutes (no intermission)

The Golden Bride
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is located at 36 Battery Place at First Place (accessible from the 4/5 trains at Bowling or the 1/R at Rector Street.(866) 811-4111 or nytf.org.


This is a reprise of a much praised earlier production. Performance schedule: Mondays at 7:30pm; Wednesdays at 2pm & 7:30pm; Thursdays at 2pm; and Sundays at 2pm & 6pm with additional performances August 9 at 2pm and August 11 at 7:30pm. The show runs all summer, with a closing date of 8/28. To read our original, very positive review go here

Good
Potomac Theatre Project at Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16 St
Revival by C.P. Taylor, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Jim Petosa. what it's about: Set partly inside the mind of a "good man", Professor John Halder, we see a normal German slowly succumb to the rising madness, slipping the bonds of family and friendship.From 7/05/16; opening 7/12/16; closing 8/07/16. Cast: Michael Kaye, Tim Spears, Valerie Leonard , Christo Grabowski, Judith Chafee, Adam Ludwig, Noah Berman, Caitlin Rose Duffy, Amanda Whiteley and Jesse Garlick. Our Review
 



Hamlet
Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn
. From 6/04/16; opening 6/22/16; closing 7/30/16.

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




Himself and Nora
Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane, between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street www.HimselfandNoraMusical.com
New musical with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle, directed by Michael Bush. Cast: Matt Bogart as James Joyce and Whitney Bashor as Nora, also Michael McCormick, Zachary Prince, Lianne Marie Dobbs, and Victoria Huston-Elem. From 5/14/16; opening 6/06/16; closing 9/06/16.Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 8pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets for are $89 with premium and gold seating available. Update: The curtain will go down earlier than aticipated-- new closing 8/06/16 Our Review



The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, Wild Project East Village
Bertolt Brechts political farce, directed by Kevin Confoy, and PTE Artistic Director, Craig V. Smith as the title character. NY premiere of translation by Stephen Sharkey. From 10/20/16; closing 11/23/16. What it's about: Set in 1930s, a Tony Soprano/Al Capone-like figure named Arturo Ui, is a crazy but totally charismatic gangster bent on gaining power at all costs in this savage satire of the rise of Hitler.




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

Liberty: A Monumental New Musical
42 West, 514 W. 42nd St. LibertyTheMusical.com .
Book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein; Music by Jon Goldstein; Directed by Evan Pappas. From 6/06/16; opening 7/04/16. Sunday; Monday; Wednesday at 3pm & 7pm & Thursday at 12pm at 3pm. Tickets are $72/$36. Running Time 80 minutes
Our Review
  A Life
Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
A new play b Adam Bock, directed byAnne Kauffman. From 9/30/16; opening 10/24/16; closing 11/13/16. Cast: David Hyde Pierce, other cast TBA. What it's about: Nate Martin (Mr. Pierce) is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup, another in a lifelong string of ill-fated matches, casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 & 7PM.


Maestro
59E59 Theaters
A new play with music written and performed by Hershey Felder, and directed by Joel Zwick. From 8/31/16; opening 9/11/16; closing 10/16/16. What it's about: Felder spans the entire 20th Century combining Bernstein's personal story, his original music and the music that inspired him. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7PM, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, with matinees Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. There are two additional Thursday matinees on Sept. 29 and Oct. 13 at 2PM.

Man From Nebraska
2nd Stage
NY premiere of 2003 Tracey Letts'play, directed by David Cromer. This was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004. Opening in October 2017.

Marie and Rosetta
Atlantic Theater Companys Linda Gross Theater
World Premiere of play with music by George Brant, 'directed by Neil Pepe. Cast: Keecia Lewis as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Marie Knight.From 8/24/16; opening 9/12/16; closing 10/02/16. What it's About: A huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, (Lewis) was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music. Tharpe was the queen of ?race records in the 30s and 40s, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club. The play chronicles Sister Rosettas first rehearsal with a young protege,Marie Knight (Jones), as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history. Scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy, music direction by Jason Michael Webb. Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Sunday evening performance 7pm: August 28, September 18.Wednesday matinees 2pm: August 31, September 7, September 21.No performance, Tuesday, 9/13.

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Kirk Theatre, 410 West 42 Street
Written and Created by Roger Bean, directed by Tom D'Angora and Michael D'Angora. Cast: Christina Bianco (Missy), Kathy Brier (Suzy), Jenna Leigh Green (Cindy Lou), Sally Schwab (Betty Jean).Running Time: 90 minutes. From 4/28/2016; closing 9/04/16. Sunday at 3 p.m., Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., Thursday at 8;15 p.m.. Our Review


Men On Boats
Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
The acclaimed comedy which premiered at the Clubbed Thumb 2015 Summerworks Festival. Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis. From 7/20/16; opening 8/01/16; closing 8/14/16. Cast: Hannah Cabell as OG, Danielle Davenport as Hall, Danaya Esperanza as Seneca, Donnetta Lavinia Grays as Sumner, Birgit Huppuch as Goodman, Layla Khoshnoudi as Bradley,Kelly McAndrew as Powell, Kristen Sieh as Dunn, Jocelyn Bioh as Hawkins, Elizabeth Kenny) as Old Shady. What it's about: Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Anachronistic retelling of the 1869 Powell expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Solomon Weisbard and sound design by Jane Shaw. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM. Running time: 90 minutes.



No End of Blame: Scenes of Overcoming
Potomac Theatre Project at Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16 St
PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli direct this Howard Barker revival featuring cartoon projections by illustrator Gerald Scarfe. What it's about: a scathing commentary about the censorship of art. The play's protagonist is the brilliant Hungarian political cartoonist Bela Veracek (loosely based on the celebrated German cartoonist Victor Weisz), who's constantly at odds with the governments he lampoons, and the newspapers that admire his talent. From 7/05/16; opening 7/13/16; closing 8/07/16. Cast: Alex Draper, David Barlow, Stephanie Janssen, Megan Byrne, Jonathan Tindle, Christo Grabowski, Nicholas Hemerling, Alexander Burnett, Shannon Gibbs, Steven Medina, Ashley Fink and Gabrielle Owens. Our Review
 

Notes From The Field: Doing Time In Education
2nd Stage, 43rd Street
New York premiere of work created, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, in 2008. Opening in September.


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

Pillars of New York
St. Luke's Theatre: 308 W 46th Street 2
Book, lyrics and music by Michael Antin. Directed by Jim Blanchette. Cast: Nikki Casseri, Audrey Federici, Laura Kaldis, Tyler Knauf, Alex Lamb, April Leonhard, Max Meyers, Georgia Sackler, Cruz Santiago, Brandon Schraml, and Jack Utrata. Rocco Vitacco (Musical Direction and Arrangements), John B. Forbes (Lighting Design), Tim Secrest (AV & Visual Design), Hunter Dowell (Costume Design), Jessica and Jennifer Davison (Sound Design), Margaret Parker (Set Design). From 7/06/16; opening 7/12/16; closing 9/07/16. TICKET PRICE: $59.50. DISCOUNT: $29 using code PONYGEN29. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. What it's about: Chronicle of a group of New Yorker's daily lives that were altered by the events of September 11th.

Privacy

A new play co-created and written by James Graham, and co-created and directed by Josie Rourke. What it's about: An exploration of the digital age that will feature a cast headed by Daniel Radcliffe as "The Writer." from 7/05/16; opening 7/18/16; closing 8/07/16. This first-time collaboration between The Public and the Donmar Warehouse. Cast, in addition to Radcliffe: De'Adre Aziza, Raffi Barsoumian, Michael Countryman, Rachel Dratch, and Reg Rogers playing an ensemble of real-life high profile politicians, journalists and technologists who have all contributed exclusively to the show. This provocative theatrical event will ask audiences to charge their phones, leave them ON during the performance and to embark on a fascinating dive online and into a new reality where we're all connected...for better or worse. Tuesdays through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (There is no 2:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 9; and Tuesday, July 19.) The Library at The Public is open nightly for food and drinks, beginning at 5:00 p.m., and Joe's Pub at The Public continues to offer some of the best music in the city. For more information, visit www.publictheater.org.] Our Review
 

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Quietly
Irish Rep, W.22nd St.
From 7/20/16; opening 7/28/16closing 9/11/16. Cast:Patrick O'Kane,Robert Zawadzki, Declan Conlon. What it's about Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the guns were silenced but the chasm between the Republican and Unionist sides remains wide and bitter. Tonight, in a small back-street bar, while Northern Ireland plays Poland on the TV, Jimmy and Ian will meet for the first time. They share a violent past and this is a conversation that's been brewing for more than 20 year Tues at 7pm,Wed at 3pm & 8pm, Thu at 7pm,Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 3pm. Approx. Running Time: 75 minutes, no intermission


RUTHLESS! The Musical
St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street
From 6/25/15; opening 7/13/15/ closing 1/30/16-- extended still again to 9/10/16! New production of 22-year-old musical that's been a long time favorite in regional theaters.. Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. What it's about: When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming who "was born to entertain." With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. Cast: Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, Tracy Jai Edwards Tori Murray> Review .

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

> Simon Says
The Culture Project- Lynn Redgrave Theater 45 Bleecker Street
NY premiere of thriller by Mat Schaffer, directed by Myriam Cyr,. Cast: Brian Murray, Vanessa Britting and Anthony J. Goes. From; opening 7/10/16; closing 7/30/16. What it's about: Ayoung psychic who has been the subject of a retired professor, set out to scientifically prove the existence of the soul. The young man whose rare gift allows him to channel a mysterious entity named Simon, is ready to abandon the work until a young widow convinces him to do one last reading. Through their unexpected connect 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

Small Mouth Sounds
Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street www.SmallMouthSounds.com
Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Rachel Chavkin. From 7/03/16; opening 7/13/16; closing 9/25/16.Originally staged and produced by Ars Nova, this reprise reunites many of the original cast members. What it's about: In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us. Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design), Tilly Grimes (Costume Design), Mike Inwood (Lighting Design), Stowe Nelson (Sound Design), Andrew Schneider (Projection Design), and Noah Mease (Prop Design). Cast:Quincy Tyler Bernstin, Zoe Winters, Max Baker, Carmen Zilles, and James Seol, Marcia DeBonis, Jojo Gonzalez, Brad Heberlee, Babak Tafti. Performances July 3 - July 17: Tuesday - Friday at 7:30pm; Wednesday at 2pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm. Beginning July 18: Monday - Friday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8:30pm. Beginning September 5: Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8:30pm, and Sunday at 7:30pm. Our Review


Stomp
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.


Stuffed
Women's Project at McGinn/Cazale Theatre 2162 Broadway & 76th Street
From 9/23/16; closing 11/06/16. A World Premiere by by Lisa Lampanelli, directed directed by Jackson Gay What it's about: A bulimic, a compulsive eater, a confident overweight gal, and a chronically thin chick bringing together four disparate stories to paint a portrait of the insanity of a world that forces women to address hard-hitting issues. 7:00pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00pm Friday, 2:00pm & 8:00p Saturday, 2:00pm Sunday



Vineyard Theatre Announces This Day Forward
Vineyard Theater 108 E. 15 St.
World premiere comedy by by Nicky Silver, directed by Mark Brokaw . From 11/03/16; opening 11/21/16. What it's about: Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene’s children wrestle with their past a nd a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory. Cast TBA. Scenic design by Allen Moyer, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by David Lander and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem.

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


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


2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON and KINGDOM OF EARTH
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue) 212-239-6200
Directed by Marilyn Fried. Cast:Kathryn Luce Garfunkel,Anthony Alessandro, Jim Biberi and Mike Keller. From 7/09/16; opening 7/15/16; closing 9/04/16. What they're about: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON- After Jake, a shady, middle-aged cotton gin owner, burns down rival Silva Vicarro's mill, Vicarro attempts to enact vengeance by seducing Flora, Jake's delicate young wife. In In KINGDOM OF EARTH, a flood is surging in the Mississippi Delta, and Chicken's property is only safe until ole man Sikes down the road dynamites his levee to save himself. While Chicken waits alone in his kitchen for the inevitable blast, he receives an unexpected visit from his dying half-brother, Lot, and Lot's wife of but one day, Myrtle. Leaving Lot upstairs to rest, Chicken assesses Myrtle as a potential threat to his inheritance of the estate, currently under Lot's name. Chicken and Myrtle find common ground but not even footing in their similar experiences of the inescapable hardness of the world.



The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street 212/279-4200
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, adapted from four of Eric Carle's books: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Cast: Weston Long, Jake Bazel, Ariel Lauryn, Kayla Prestel, Mindy Leanse.From 1/30/16; opening 2/07/16; extended and now closing 4/17/16. Saturday @ 11am & 2pm; Sunday @ 12pm & 3pm; added performance Saturday February 6th @ 4:30pm. Running time: approximately one hour with no intermission.
Our Review


Wayra
Confetti, flying performers, and camera-friendly moments abound in Wayra (Photo: Photo by Maria Aramburu)
Wayra: Fuerza Bruta
Daryl Roth Theatre 101 East 15th Street Between Union Square East and Irving Place
Fuerzabruta, presents his new material and revisits previous materials. It's still general admission, no seats so you You will be on your feet during the 80 minute performance and may be asked to move and/or participate. It is recommended that you dress casually and check articles with the coat check service and be aware that strobe lights, loud noises, water, mist & fog. Composer: Gaby Kerpel. Director: Diqui James From 6/27/14; opening 7/08/14; open ended, now closing 8/28/16. May be inappropriate for 7 and under. Our Review


What Did You Expect?
Public's LuEsther Hall 425 Lafayette Street (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org
second play of a three play cycle about the Gabriels written and directed by Richard Nelson. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Like his Appple Family plays, the trilogy will feature. will premiere in September to be followed by the final play Women Of A Certain Age, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. Unlike the Apple plays which spanned 4 years, this group will be set on three specific evenings over just eight months and parallel our presidential election, as it weaves its way through the lives of the Gabriel family. Once again, each play will open on the day it is set and unfold in real time over a couple of hours. Cast: Meg Gibson (Karin Gabriel), Lynn Hawley (Hannah Gabriel), Roberta Maxwell (Patricia Gabriel), Maryann Plunkett (Mary Gabriel), Jay O. Sanders (George Gabriel), and Amy Warren (Joyce Gabriel). Plot details: The Gabriels live just around the corner from the Apples in Rhinebeck, New York. Scenic design by Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West; costume design by Susan Hilferty; lighting design by Jennifer Tipton; and sound design by Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens. Our Review of Hungry, the 1st



The Wolves
Playwrights Realm at the Duke on 42nd Street229 W 42nd St
World Premiere by Sarah Delappe, directed by Lila Neugebauer. From 8/29/16; opening 9/08/16; closing 9/24/16. What it's about: From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, an all girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm. All Female Cast includes: Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Samia Finnerty, Midori Francis, Lizzy Jutila, Sarah Mezzanotte, Tedra Millan, Lauren Patten, and Susannah Perkins



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