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Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36th St

Acorn, 410 W. 42nd St

Altered Stages, 212 W. 29 St. (7th/8th Avs)

Arclight 152 W. 71 St. (Broadway/Columbus Av)

Atlantic 336 W. 20th St. (8/9th Aves)

Bank Street, 155 Bank St. (Washington/West Sts)

Cherry Lane, 38 Commerce Street (7th/Hudson)

Classical Theater of Harlem (HSA), 645 St. Nicholas Ave (141 St)

Classic Stage, 136 E. 13th St., (3/4th Avs)

Century Center, 111 E.15th St., (Park Av S./Irving Place)

Connelly, 220 East 4 Street (Avenues bA & B)

Culture Project, 55 Mercer street in SoHo

Daryl Roth, 20 Union Square East (at 15th)

Dodger Stages, 340 West 50th St

59E59 Theaters

Flea, 41 White Street (Broadway/Church Sts)

Harold Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St

Kirk, 410 W. 42nd St

Lion, 410 W. 42nd St

Roundabout/ Laura Pels, 111 W. 46th St. (6th/7th Avs)

City Center 55th St., (6th/7th Avs)

47th Street, 304 W. 47th St.

Duke on 42nd St. (7th/8th Ave)

Ensemble Studio Theatre 549 W. 52nd S. (10th/11 Avs)

Greenwich House, 27 Barrow

Here , 145 Ave of the Americas, (1block south of Spring)

Irish Arts Center, 583 W. 51 St.

Irish Repertory, 132 W. 22d St. (6th/7th Avs)

Joseph Papp/Anspacher/ 425 Lafayette St.

Joseph Papp Public/Martinson/ 425 Lafayette St

Joseph Papp Public/Newman/ 425 Lafayette St

La Mama, 74A E. 4th St.((2nd Av/Bowery)

Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher St. (Hudson/7thAv)

Manhattan Theatre Club, 131 W. 55th St (6/7 Avs)

McGinn/Cazalle, (Broadway/76th)

Michael Weller, 311 W. 43rd St, 6th Floor

Minetta Lane, 18 Minetta lane, (6th /Macdougal Sts)

Mint Theatre, 311 W. 43rd St. (8th/9th Avs)

Newhouse/Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St.

New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. 4th St. (2nd Av/Bowery)

New Victory, 209 W. 42nd St. (7th/8th Avs)

Ohio, 66 Wooster St. (Spring/Broome Sts)

Orpheum, 126 Second Ave (7th/8th Sts)

Pearl, 80 St. Mark's Pl. (1st/2nd Avs)

Playwrights Horizon, 416 W. 42nd St. (9th/10th Avs)

P. S. 122, 150 1st Ave, (near 9th St.)

Samuel Beckett, 410 W. 42nd St

Second Stage, 307 W. 43rd St. (8th/9th Avs)

St. Clements, 423 W. 46th St (9th/10th Avs)

St.Luke's Church Annex, 308 W. 46th St. (8th/9th Avs)

Signature, 555 W. 42 St. (11th/12th Avs)

SoHo Playhouse,15 Vandam St.. (6th/7th Avs)

Storm, 145 West 46th Street

Studio Dante, 257 W. 29th St

Theatre for the New City, 155 First Av (at 10th St)

Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street

Theatre 3, 311 W. 43rd St., (8th/9th Avs)

29th Street Rep, 212 W. 29th St. (7/8th Avs)

Union Squarer,100 E. 17th St. (Park Av S./Irving Place

Vineyard, 108 East 15th St (Park Av S./Irving Place)

Westbeth, 151 Bank Street (Washington/West Sts.)

Westside Arts/Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St. ( (9th/10th Avs)

Westside Arts, 407 W. 43rd St. (9th/10th Avs)

Women's Project & Productions, 424 W 55th St (9th/10th Avs)

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The Accidental Pervert
Thirteenth St. Repertory Company 50 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave) 212-352-3101
Andrew Goffman play, directed by Charles Messina. What it's about: A boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality. Open run, Every Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Tickets $49 Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Classic Stage 136 E. 13th Street
Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. Cast: George Abud (Charlie Townsend), Alma Cuervo (Grandma Taylor), Elizabeth A. Davis (Jenny Brinker), Claybourne Elder (Joseph Taylor Jr.), Malcolm Gets (Joe Taylor Sr.), Maggie Lakis (Hazel), Megan Loomis (Beulah), Paul Lincoln (Brook Lansdale), Jane Pfitsch (Emily), Randy Redd (Dr. Bigby Denby), Ed Romanoff (Ned Brinker) and Jessie Tyler Wright (Marjorie Taylor). Scenic design by John Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.

Almost Home
Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street 212-239-6200
Directors Company presents World Premiere of debut play by Walter Anderson, directed by Michael Parva. Cast: Joe Lisi, James McCaffrey, Jonny Orsini, Brenda Pressley, Karen Ziemba. From 9/12/14; opening 9/18/14; closing 10/12/14. What it's about: In the turbulent sixties, a young Marine returns home to the Bronx, shaken but hopeful for the future. Met by a mother fighting to keep the family going and a father down on his luck, Johnny finds himself caught between his parents' dreams for his future and a corrupt police captain with plans of his own. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Our Review

59E59 Theaters 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues
Spy thriller written by Mac Rogers and directed by Jordana Williams. From 11/14/14; opening 11/19/14; closing 12/06/14.Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30PM; Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Added performance on Saturday, November 29 at 2:30 PM and no performance on Thanksgiving. What it's about: Josh Ruskin had it all: a spymaster with a broad network of contacts, a remarkable gift for interrogation and a marriage to fellow super spy Sunny Black. He was even given his own boutique wing of the CIA called The Fifth Floor. That was then. After his pet project morphed into an overarching drone program, Josh found salvation at the bottom of a bottle, losing both the CIA and Sunny. But when a mole in The Fifth Floor begins selling classified intelligence to the enemy, the CIA needs Josh to ferret them out. There’s only one problem . . .he used to be married to her. Cast: Rob Maitner, Kate Middleton, Seth Shelden and Sean Williams.Travis McHale (set and lighting), Amanda Jenks (costumes), and Jeanne Travis (sound).

Avenue Q
New World Stages at 50th and Eighth Avenue 212/239-6200
No sooner did the Tony Award winning puppet musical end its 6-year run on Broadway (22 previews and 2,534 performances), than producer Kevin McCollum announced the first ever reverse transfer of a show from Broadway to Off-Broadway. However, it's not returning to its original downtown off-Broadway home (the Vineyard), but remains uptown at the largest venue of the New World Stages complex. The re-opening will begin 10/13/09 and play Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets from $86.50 to $66.50. For details about the show see our reviews of the Broadway and original off-broadway productionhere

2nd in 5A season is the New York premiere of Lauren Gunderson's play about the confrontation between modernist painter Rudolf Bauer, his wife Louise, and Hilla Rebay, Bauer's longtime lover. It's directed by Bill English. From 9/02/14; opening 9/09/14; closing 10/12/14. Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. In addition to the NYC premiere of Lauren Gunderson's play, a PBS documentary on the artist will air on WNET-THIRTEEN in August, and two gallery exhibits of Rudolf Bauer's work will be on display in NYC in September. Cast:Sherman Howard as Rudolf Bauer, Susi Damilano as Louise Bauer, Stacy Ross as Hilla Rebay. Bill English (set design); ML Geiger (lighting design); Abra Berman (costume design); Theodore J.H. Hulsker (sound design); and Micah J. Stieglitz (projection design). The original score is by Savannah Jo Lack. The Production Stage Manager is Tatjana Genser. Our Review

A Beautiful Day In November On The Banks Of The Greatest Of The Great Lakes
City Center Stage 2
New Georges in association with Women's Project Theater. Written by Kate Benson, directed by Lee Sunday Evans. From 1/13/15; closing 2/07/15. What it's about: Thanksgiving at Wembly kitchen. The stands are nice and full, and a crowd has gathered. While a repeat of the Gravy Boat Episode of 1979 may not be in the offing,expect a flatware fumble or two, until everyone's in a turkey stupor, contemplating pie.

Chris Hall and Grace McLean (Photo by Rex Bonomelli)
ArcLight Theatre 152 West 71 Street)
Music by Paul Leschen, book and lyrics by Fred Seiter. Directed by Robert Bartley. Cast: Chris Hall,Grace McLean,Nicholas Park,Brian Charles Rooney,Danny Bolero, Tracey Conyer Lee,Barry Shafrin,Gretchen Wylder,Colin Scott Cahill. From 9/09/14; opened 9/14/14; closing 11/02/14. Tuesday - Friday, 8PM; Saturday, 3PM & 8PM; Sunday, 3PM & 7PM What it's about: Carly, an exterminator, is hell-bent on avenging her mother's bedbug related death. In an effort to permanently rid the city of its infestation, she accidentally mutates the pests into blood-sucking, heavy metal rock gods. Our Review

The Belle Of Amherst
Westside Theatre 407 West 43rd Street 212-239-6200.
A new production of William Luce's one-woman play starring Joely Richardson and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). From 10/07/14; opening 10/19/14; closing 1/2.5/15 What it's about: Richardson plays 15 different characters which offer a portrait of the life of Emily Dickinson through her writings, her encounters with friends and family, and her own amusing observations. The solo show premiered on Broadway in 1976 and earned its star, Julie Harris, one of her five Tony Award wins. The creative team includes Antje Ellermann (scenic design), David Weiner (lighting design), and Daniel Kluger (sound design). Tickets are $79, with premium seating available for $99. Tuesdays at 7PM; Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM; and Sundays at 3PM.There will be no matinee on Wednesday, October 8 and no evening performances on Wednesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 31. The show will be dark on Thursday, November 27; Thursday, December 25; and Thursday, January 1. Added performances are scheduled for Monday, November 24 at 7PM; Sunday, December 28 at 7PM and Sunday, January 4 at 7PM.
Billy & Ray
Vineyard Theatre 108 E. 15 St
New comedy about Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler and the making of the classic film Double Indemnity. Written by Mike Bencivenga, directed by Garry Marshall Drom 10/01/14; opening 10/20/14; Closing 11/23/14. Cast: Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively; also Sophie von Haselberg as Wilder's long-suffering secretary, and Drew Gehling as a beleaguered studio chief. What it's about: Follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt the novel Double Indemnity for the silver screen. Scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, lighting design by Russell Champa, costume design by Michael Krass and sound design by David Van Tieghem.

Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Actors Temple Theater 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)