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Accidentally Brave
Daryl Roth Theater 103 E. 15th St.

Running time: 1 hr. and 30 min. Written and performed by Maddie Corman,directed by Kristin Han. From 3/11/19; opening 3/25/19; closing 7/14/19. What it's about: Solo by actress Corman about surviving her husband's arrest and probation for on child pornogaphy involvement.

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

Acting Company-Measure For Measure/Native Son
The Duke on 42nd Streeet
Directed by Seret Scott, Richard Wright's Native Son comes to life in this timely adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley. It's in repertory with Measure for Measure as directed by Janet Zarish. Native Son cast: Anthony Bowden as Jan, Jason Bowen as the Black Rat, Rebekah Brockman as Mary, Rosalyn Coleman as Hannah, Laura Gragtmans as Mrs. Dalton, Lorenzo Jackson as Buddy, Henry Jenkinson as Mr. Britten, Galen Ryan Kane as Bigger Thomas, Keshav Moodliar as Shop Owner/Reporters, and Katherine Turner as Bessie. Measure for Measure, cast: Anthony Bowden as Lucio, Jason Bowen as Escalus, Rebekah Brockman as Isabella, Laura Gragtmans as Mariana and Mistress Overdone, Lorenzo Jackson as Claudio, Henry Jenkinson as the Provost, Sam Lilja as Angelo, Galen Ryan Kane as Friar Thomas, Keshav Moodliar as the Duke, and Katherine Turner as Juliet and Francesca. Neil Patel (Scenic Design), Sarita Fellows (Costume Design, Native Son), Jessica Shay (Costume Design, Measure for Measure), Alan Edwards (Lighting Design), Fred Kennedy (Sound Design, Native Son), Fabian Obispo (Sound Design, Measure for Measure), Deb Hecht (Voice and Speech), Emmanuel Brown (Fight Director, Native Son), and Michael Rossmy (Fight Director, Measure for Measure). Our Review


A)loft Modulation
A.R.T./NY Theatres, 502 West 53rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
World premiere by Jaymes Jorsling. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Avenue from 1957 - 1965 show sill (A)loft Modulation will feature a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly. From 9/26/19; opening 10/03/19; closing 10/27/19. Christopher McElroen directs a cast that features Kevin Cristaldi, Spencer Hamp), Elisha Lawson , Eric Miller, Buzz Roddy, PJ Sosko), Christina Toth and Julia Watt. What it's about: A gritty, dilapidated five-floor walk-up in Manhattan’s seedy flower district is an after-hours haunt of musicians, artists, junkies and prostitutes. The fuse of American culture burns below the surface. It’s the last explosive heyday of jazz and the inhabitants of the building jam night after night, while a compulsive photographer documents everything with round-the-clock reel-to-reel recordings and photographs. .


Bars and Measures
,Urban Stages 259 West 30th Street
New York Premiere by Idris Goodwin, directed by Kristan Seemel.F4om 10/18/19; opening 10/23/19; closing 11/10/19. What it's about: Inspired by a true story, follows two African American brothers. One a classical pianist, concert performer, educator. The other a jazz bass player/composer. One a Christian. The other a Muslim. One living in freedom. The other in jail. Separated by bars, the brothers try to reconcile their differences through the language they know best. Music!!! A journey through faith, family, melody and time. Frank Oliva (sets), John Salutz (Lights), David Lawson (sound)k, Sarah Lawrence (costumes), with original music composed by Justin Ellington. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7 PM. Saturday 8 PM Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM; also : Sunday, October 20 at 7:30 PM



Bella Bella
r Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I 131 West 55th St.
World premiere, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein ) and directed by Kimberly Senior . From ; opening 10/22/19; closing 12/30/19. What it's about:Fierstein takes on New York City’s very own political firebrand, Bella Abzug in 1976, on the eve of her bid to become New York State's first female Senator squirreled away in the bathroom of a midtown hotel awaiting that night’s election results while a coterie of family and celebs await her entrance. John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design), Rita Ryack (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Jill BC Du Boff (Sound Design), and Caite Hevner (Projection Design). Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinee on Sunday at 2PM. through opening; thereafterTuesday and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM.

The Book Of Merman
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street 212-239-6200
New premiere of musical comedy with book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, directed by Joe Langworth. From 10/05/18; opening 10/21/18; closing. What it's about: Two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell of Ethel Merman Broadway's iconic leading lady, as played by Carly Sakolove. Cast besides Sakolove: Chad Burris as Elder Braithwaite, Casey Martin Klein and Julie Sommer. Scenic and lighting design by Josh Iacovelli, costume design by Pablo Borges, wig design by Bobbie Pinz, and sound design by Raymond Schilke. Plays Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays 7pm, Saturdays 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

A Bright Room Called Day
Public Theater
First major revival of play by Tony Kushner, directed by Oskar Eustis. From 10/29/19; opening 11/19/19; closing 12/08/19. Cast: Linda Emond (Annabella Gotchling), Michael Esper (Vealtninc Husz), Grace Gummer (Paulinka Erdnuss), Jonathan Hadary (Xillah), Nikki M. James (Agnes Eggling), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Zillah), Nadine Malouf (Rosa Malek), Mark Margolis (Gottfried Swetts), Estelle Parsons (Die Alte), Michael Urie (Gregor Bazwald), and Max Woertendyke (Emil Traum). What it's about: new version of his first play in 1985 takes a fresh look at the vulnerability of American democracy. Agnes, an actress in Weimar Germany, and her cadre of passionate, progressive friends, are torn between protest, escape, and survival as the world they knew crumbles around them. Her story is interrupted by an American woman enraged by the cruelty of the Reagan administration, and a new character, grappling with the anxiety, distraction, hope, and hopelessness of an artist facing the once unthinkable rise of authoritarianism in modern America. racy.

Broadbend, Arkansas
Transport Group at the Duke on 42nd Street
World premiere of musical about 3 generations of an African-American family searching hope and change. Libretto By Ellen Fitzhugh &Harrison David Rivers; music anddditional lyrics by Ted Shen; directed By Jack Cummings Iii and produced In association with the Public Theater. From 10/25/19; opening ; closing 11/23/19. Plot details: covers decades of inequality and suppression in the South. Benny, an orderly in a nursing home balances his role as a care giver to an ornery white resident and also caring for his own family. Cast: Kustin Cunningham, Danyel Fulton. Dane Laffrey, scenic consultant; Jennifer Schriever, lighting; Peiyi Wong, costumes; Walter Trarbach, sound; Deborah Abramson, musical direction; Michael Starobin, orchestrations. Running Time: Approximately 100 minutes, including an intermission.


yea The Crucible
Bedlam at the Connelly Theater 220 East Fourth Street
,Arthur Miller's 1953 play directed by Eric Tucker in the company's usual spare set manner. From 11/08/19; opening 11/21/19; closing 12/29/19. Cast and more details TBA.

Cyrano
The New Group at the Daryl Roth Theatre 101 East 15th Street
Adapted by Erica Schmidt from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessnerl. Lyrics by Matt Berninger. Choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman Directed by Erica Schmidt. From 10/12/19; opening 11/07/19; closing 12/22/19. Cast: Ritchie Coster (De Guiche), Josh A. Dawson (Le Bret), Peter Dinklage (Cyrano), Hillary Fisher (Orange Girl), Christopher Gurr (Jodelet), Blake Jenner (Christian), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Roxanne), Nehal Joshi (Ragueneau), Grace McLean (Chaperone Marie), Erika Olson (Swing) and Scott Stangland (Montgomery). Scenic Design by Christine Jones and Amy Rubin, Costume Design by Tom Broecker, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter, Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier and Music Supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Production Stage Manager is Linda Marvel.


Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience.
St. Luke's Theatre 308 W. 46th St 212.239.6200
Created and performed by Mark Rodgers.. From 8/15/19; opening 8/22/19; 1/05/20. First conceived as exhibitions of creations from the mind of Leonardo Da Vinci and the masterworks of Michelangelo, Da Vinci & Michelangelo now brings the works of these two Renaissance men into a brand-new, contemporary light.Through exploration of their inventions, machines, sketches, paintings, and sculptures, Rodgers connects the. work of Da Vinci & Michelangelo to modern day talents like Les Paul, Van Cliburn, and Paul McCartney, and encourages audiences to discover their own "inner" Da Vinci and Michelangelo. Directed by Bill Stine, with lighting and projection design by Shari Debandt.. Thursday at 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm Our Review
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Dr. Ride’s American Beach House
Ars Nova at Greenwich House,t 27 Barrow
Written by Liza Birkenmeier. Directed by Katie Brook Nishikawa. What it's about: It's 1983, the evening before Dr. Sally Ride’s historic space flight. Hundreds of miles from the launch, three women with passionate opinions and no opportunities sit on a sweltering St. Louis rooftop watching life pass them by. Their uncharted desires bump up against American norms of sex and power in this intimate snapshot of queer anti-heroines. Cast: Susan Blommaert,Marga Gomez , Erin Markey and Kristen Sieh . Kimie(Scenic Design), Melissa Ng (Costume Design), Oona Curley (Lighting Design), Ben Williams (Sound Design) and Alex H. Hajjar (Production Stage Manager). From 10/21/19; opening 11/01/19; closing 11/23/19. Monday–Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday and Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm

DruidShakespeare: Richard III
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
Shakespeare's Richard II directed by Garry Hynes amd tarring Aaron Monaghan. Francis O’Connor, set and costume design James F. Ingalls, lighting design; Gregory Clarke, sound design;Conor Linehan, music; David Bolger, movement and fight choreography; Doreen McKenna, co-costume design. Performance length: Three hours, including intermission/. From 11/07/19; closing 11/23/1l.

Dublin Carol
Irish Repertory Theatre Main Stage
Conor McPherson's play, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly. From 9/20/19; opening 10/01/19; closing 11/10/19. What it's about: John Plunkett is haunted by memories of a shameful past and shattered life. On Christmas Eve, an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter, Mary, forces John to confront his demons and grapple with his chance at redemption. Cast: Jeffrey Bean as John, Cillian Hegarty as Mark, and Sarah Street as Mary. Set design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by Leon Dobkowsk, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, sound design by M. Florian Staab and Ryan Rumery), andproperties by Sven Henry). Jeff Davolt ( serves as production stage manager. Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Exception: There will be no performance on Wednesday, October 2 at 3pm. Running Time: 90 minutes. Our Review

Dust
New York Theatre Workshop's New /Door at 79 East 4th Street
From 8/29/19; closing 9/28/19. Life has become too complicated for technophobe and antique book seller, Pamela Stark. Pam's world is soon turned upside down when, instead of providing assistance with her printer, the tech support guy offers her choices for different centuries. In each era, this reluctant time-traveler saves lives as she is hurled from decade to decade. Pam's emotional and witty journey finally ends with one last rescue --her own.Design by Anna Reid, lightingby Jack Weir, and sound by Max Perryment.

Einstein's Dreams
Prospect Theater Company at 59E59Theaters--Theater A
Musical based on the novel of the same name by Alan Lightman. Book and lyrics by Joanne Sydney Lessner. Music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum. Directed by Cara Reichel. Cast: Zal Owen stars as Einstein; e Brennan Caldwell (Neurosis at DR2, Chita Rivera nom), Talia Cosentino (Matilda, Broadway National, Stacia Fernandez, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Michael McCoy, Tess Primack, Alexandra Silber and Vishal Vaidya. Isabel Lee (scenic design); Sidney Shannon (costume design); Herrick Goldman (lighting design); Kevin Heard (sound design) and David Bengali (projection design). The Production Stage Manager is Elizabeth Ann Goodman. What it's about: The year is 1905. A young and uncertain Einstein dares to envision new worlds beyond the limits of classical physics. Drawn deeply into his dreams, he is guided by a mysterious woman whose elusive identity awakens his full genius. From 11/05/19; opening 11/20/ 19;closing 12/14/19. Run Time: 95 Minutes, no intermission.

The Exes
Theatre Row, 410 West 42ndStreet
a ne"a romantic" comedy written by Lenore Skomal and directed by Magda S. Nyiri. From 8/07/19; opening 8/15/19; closing 10/05/19. What it's about: It's self-made billionaire Richard Killingworth' s daughter's big day! The last person he wants to see is his estranged wife Mavis. Celebrating with his best friend Dick, who happens to be Mavis' first husband, when the Queen of Chaos drops in, unannounced with her new fiance in tow. Cast: Tim Hayes, David Farrington, John Coleman Taylor, Neil Vincent Smith, Karen Forte, Alison Preece and Kyle Porter. Set and costume design by Craig Napoliello, lighting by Ross Graham, music by Nathan Repasz, and movement consultation by Meredith Glisson.




Fern Hill
59E59Theaters-Theater A
Comedy Drama by Michael Tucker, directed by Nadia Tass. Cast: Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Mark Blum, Mark Linn-Baker, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker. Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes includes intermission. From 9/10/19; opening 9/19/19; closing 10/27/19 . Our Review


Fiddler on the Roof
Theater 42
The often revived production moved uptown on 2/11/19, opening 2/21/09; closing 1/05/20. Same cast, director and creative team. Our Review

Fires in the Mirror
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre of Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
Conceived, written, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smitoh, now featuring Michael Benjamin Washington and directed by Saheem Ali. From 10/22/19; opening 11/11/19; closng 11/24/1--extended before opening and now closing 12/08/19.
C The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center Arnulfo Maldonado (Scenic Design), Dede M. Ayite (Costume Design), Alan C. Edwards (Lighting Design), Mikaal Sulaiman (Sound Design) and Hannah Wasileski (Projection Design), and Dawn-Elin Fraser (Dialect Coach). The Production Stage Manager is Alfredo Macias.


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
Public Theater
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 twice before opening to a 12/01/19 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.

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Frankenstein
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street
the musicak with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota, and direction and choreographyby Kent Kim Continues its open run on Tuesday evenings at 7pm., with added matinees at 11 AM on Wednesdays Nov. 20 & Dec. 18.

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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 . Ru,n Time:1 hour, 20 minutes (no intermission)

Glass Menagerie
Wild Project 195 East 3rd Street,
From 10/03/19; opening ; closing 10/20/19.Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm & 8pm.Austin Pendleton directs. Cast: Ginger Grace as the iconic Amanda Wingfield, Matt de Rogatis as her son Tom Wingfield, Alexandra Rose as Laura Wingfield, and Spencer Scott as The Gentlemen Caller. Set designer Jessie Bonaventure and lighting designer Steven Wolf

The Green Room
The American Theatre Of Actors 314 West 54th Street
From 9/25/18; opening 9/27/19; closing 10/26/19.
Book by Jessica Newman, music and lyrics by Chuck Pelletier, directed by Jessica Jennings. Journey of four best friends in college determined to make it out of the Green Room and onto the off-Broadway stage. What it's about: John, Cliff, Anna, and Divonne live out their complicated lives in the green room of their college theater department. Running Time:1 hr 30min with 1 intermission.




Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven
Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater
World premiere by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by John Ortiz both of LAByrinth Theater Company which is co-producing. From 11/14/19; opening 12/09/19; closing 12/22/19. What it's about: The harrowing, humorous, and heartbreaking inner workings of a women's halfway house in New York City.

Harmony
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.

Harry Townsend's Last Stand
New York City Center Stage 131 West 55th Street www.HarryTownsendsLastStand.com
A new comedy by George Eastman, directed by Karen Carpenter . Cast: , Len Cariou, Craig Bierko. From 11/18; opening 12/04/19; closing 2/09/20. What it's about: Centers around 85-year-old Harry Townsend, a widower, living alone in the Lakeside home he built in Vermont. While he still possesses a sharp mind and a dry wit, he is getting up there in age. Beside his daughter, Sarah, the one happiness in his life is his son, Alan, who is finally coming home after an 18-month absence. Yet Alan's return is accompanied by an agenda that puts the aging father and his concerned son at odds. Scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Jeff Davis and sound design by John Gromada. Performances are Monday-Tuesday at 7:30PM, Thursday at 2:30PM and 7:30PM, Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2:30PM and 7:30PM and Sunday at 3:00PM Keith Sherman Associates vscott@ksa-pr.com scott@ksa-pr.com -->

Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Playwrights Horizons Main Stage (416 W 42nd St
World premiered by Will Arbery, directed by Danya Taymor. What it's about: 4 young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party in rural Wyoming. One week following the Charlottesville riot, and two days before the 2017 solar eclipse, they've returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as the first female president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. Cast: Jeb Kreager as Justin, Julia McDermot as Emily, Michele Pawk as Gina, Zoe Winters as Teresa, and John Zdrojesk as Kevin. Laura Jellinek (Scenic Designer), Sarafina Bush (Costume Designer), Isabella Byrd (Lighting Designer), Justin Ellington (Sound Designer), J. David Brimmer (Fight Director), and Jenny Kennedy (Stage Manager).From 9/13/19.; opening 10/07/19. closing 10/27/19.
Our Review
 


Imagining Madoff
Lion. Theater Row
Off Broadway premiere of Deb Margolin's play, directed by Jerry Heymann. From 10/17/19; opening; closing 11/09/19. What it's about: Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff in prison, determined to control his own narrative for history as he dictates to a visiting biographer stories about his childhood, his family, women, money and an all-night meeting he had with Holocaust survivor and poet, Solomon Galkin. For more about what to expect see our review by our
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The Invention Of Tragedy
The Flea
A Mac Wellman festival featuring full productions of five Wellman works, including the World Premiere of the full-length The Invention of Tragedy that was written in the wake of 9/11, and the premiere of a new one-act titled The Fez. From 8/24/19; closing 11/01/19. Sincerity Forever is directed by r Dina Vovsi from 8/24/19; opening 9/07/19 at The Siggy. Same dates for Bad Penny directed by Associate Artist Kristan Seemel in The Pete. The world premiere of The Invention ofTragedy is directed by Guest ArtistMeghan Finn in The Sam, opens 9/21/19. September 21. The Sandalwood Box and The Fez are directed by Resident Directors Kate Moore Heaney and Tyler Thomas and open as a double bill on 10/05//19 in The Siggy. See theflea.org for more details

Is This A Room
Vineyard Theatre 108 East 15th Street)
Conceived and directed by Tina Satter. From 10/03/19; opening 10/22/19; closing. The Vineyard production will feature the complete cast from the previous production at The Kitchen: Emily C. Davis as Reality Winner, Becca Blackwell as Unknown Male, Pete Simpson as Agent Garrick, and TL Thompson as Agent Taylor. What it's about: It's June 3, 2017. A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner (Davis) is surprised at her home rby the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. Reality remains in jail with a record-breaking sentence. The FBI transcript of her interrogation is the heart of I the plsy as we watch Reality's autonomy shrink. Scenic design by Parker Lutz costume design by Enver Chakartash, lighting design by Thomas Dunn , with original score and sound design by Sanae Yamada and puppetry design by Amanda Villalobos .



Jersey Boys
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.

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Kingfishers Catch Fire
Irish Rep W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre
World premiere by Robin Glendinning, directed by Kent Paul . From 9/11/19; opening 9/22/19; closing 10/20/19. What it's about: it's 1948 when Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty first visits the infamous Nazi Herbert Kappler in the Italian prison where Kappler is serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. During World War II, the men were adversaries; Kappler was the head of the Gestapo in German-occupied Rome, and Monsignor O'Flaherty was using the cover of Vatican neutrality to shelter and arrange for the escape of thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish civilians. Kappler placed a bounty on O'Flaherty's head, but O'Flaherty evaded capture, earning the nickname "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.” When these two men meet after the war, profound questions of responsibility and redemption rattle the cages. Based on a true story, Kingfishers Catch Fire examines morality and personal culpability for actions taken during a devastating war.Casting will be announced at a later date. set design by Edward Morris, costume design by Linda Fisher, lighting design by Matthew McCarthy, and sound design by Rob Rees. Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Exceptions: The performance on Sunday, September 22 will take place at 7pm.
Our Review
 



Little Shop Of Horrors
Westside Theatre 407 W 43rd St 212/2399/6200
1982 musical with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and 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. Additional cast TBA. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM, Fridays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. To read my review of the show's 2018 Broadway production which includes a song list and background information
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Love Nöel : The Songs and Letters of Noel Coward
Theatre: Irish Repertory Theater. W. Scott Lucas Studio Theater. 132 West 22 St.
Musical tribute to Coward devised and written by Barry Day, directed by .Charlotte Moore and performed by Steve Ross and KT Sullivan.. Running Time: 90 minutes. Wed. at 3pm and 8pm. Thurs at 7pm, Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm and 8pm, Sun at 3pm . From 7/26/19. Opens: 8/01/19. Closes: 8/25/19. Our Review

L.O.V.E.R..
Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 480 West 42nd Street
NY premiere of comedy written and performed by Lois Robbins and directed by Karen Carpenter. From 8/21/19; opening 9/08/19; closing 11/02/19. What it's about: Everyone remembers their first kiss. . .and second. . . and maybe their fifth- in this case one woman sharing her own experience of what has gone behind her closed doors. Scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew and sound design by Jane Shaw.Tues, Thurs, Friday at 7:30pm; wed Sat, Sun at 2pm; Sat at 8pm. Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission. This is not a Signature production. Our Review




Macbeth
Classic Stage 136 E 13th St
Real life marrieds Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers will play the royal couple. John Doyle directs. From 10/10/19; opening 10/27/19; closing 12/15/19. . Tuesdays - Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm. There is an added performance Wednesday, November 27, at 2pm, and no performances on Thanksgiving.

The Michaels
Public Theater
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.



The New Englanders by Jeff Augustin
Directed by Saheem Ali
Cast:Teagle F. Bougere (Aaron), Patrick Breen (Samue), Crystal Finn (Laura Charpie), Javier Munoz (Raul) , Adam Langdon (Atlas) and Kara Young (Elsa) .
Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg .at New York City Center
i.From 9/17/19; opening 10/02/19 ;closing 10/30/19.. Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Alan C. Edwards (lighting design) and Palmer Hefferan (sound design). Running time: 1 Hour and 40 minutes, no intermission.
Our Review
 

Notes On My Mother's Decline
Play Company at Fourth Street Theatre 83 E 4th St
Play by Andy Bragen, directed By Knud Adams,. From 10/6/19; opening 10/13/19; closing 10/27/19. Tues to Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 3pm. What it's about: Bragens portrait of his strong-willed mother and himself as her world closes in and her health declines. of 2017, with outstanding performances.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
A.R.T. New York Theatres.
World premiereby Chad Beckim, directed by Shelley Butler. From 10/01/19; opening 10/08/19; closing. What t's about: Clay and Jess have big dreams: college, refuge from the cold Maine winters, and a permanent escape from the paycheck-to-paycheck, rent-a-center furniture lifestyle of their parents. When Jess finds herself temporarily stuck behind and at odds with her stepfather, she moves in with Clay's mom and begrudgingly takes a job at the local chicken farm. Meanwhile Clay heads off to college, counting down the days to his return, desperate to avoid the destiny of his geography. Cast: Mary Bacon with additional casting to be announced Jason Simms (Sets), Karen Spahn (Lighting), Sinan Refik Zafar (Sound) and Whitney Locher (Costumes)

Novena For A Lost Hospital
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater 224 Waverly Place rattlestick.org; 212-627-2556
World premiere by Cusi Cram, directed by Rattlestick Artistic Director Daniella Topol, and starring Kathleen Chalfant. Additional Cast: Ken Barnett, Goussy Celestin, Justin Genna, Steven Jeltsch, Alvin Keith, Shayne Lebron-Acevedo, Kelly McAndrew, Noriko Omichi, Rafael Sánchez, Laura Vogels, and Natalie Woolams-Torres. What it's about: Play lsets out to remember and celebrate St. Vincent's Hospital, the 161-year-old Catholic institution that treated victims of calamities from the sinking of the Titanic to September 11th. Guided by Saint Elizabeth Seton (Chalfant) and inspired by the caretakers and patients of St. Vincent's Hospital, this unique event takes a 60-person audience on an uplifting journey from an enclosed West Village garden to Rattlestick's intimate theater to the NYC AIDS Memorial Park. From 9/05/19; opening 9/19/19; closing 10/13/19.: Wednesday–Monday, 6:30pm & 7pm Please note that staggered check-in times will take place at 6:30pm and 7:00pm at St John's in the Village (218 W 11th St.). Note: Staggered entrances. Guests arriving at the 6:30 time will experience an extended prologue, and audiences at both check-in times will unite for the majority of the event. Due to its traveling nature, audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and to leave heavy bags at home. Coat check is not available. Our Review




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; opeing 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 and Lighting Design by Cha See, with Sound Designer to be announced.

Only Human
Theatre at St. Clements 423 West 46th Street
A new pop rock musical. From 10/08/19; opening 10/21/19; closing 1/05/20. Book by Jess Carson, and music and lyrics by Mike Squillante, based on a story by Jesse Murphy and Mike Squillante.Cast Gary Busey. Choreographed by Josue Jasmin and directed by NJ Agwuna. Music director is Adrià Barbosa. Scenic design by Andrew Moerdyk, costume design by Avery Reed, and lighting design by Eric Norbury.

Only Yesterday
59E59Theaters- Theater B
Play by Bob Stevens, directed by Carol Dunne. Cast: Tommy Crawford, Christopher Sears, Christopher Flockton, and Olivia Swayze What it's about: Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only when they were becoming the most famous men on earth. From 9/07/19; closing 9/29/19. Run Time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

On That Day in Amsterdam
Primary Stages at Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street
World premiere . From 10/29/19; opening 11/19/19; closing 12/18/19. Cast: Abubakr Ali) as Sammy, Jeffrey Omura as Kevin, Frankie J. Alvarez as Vincent, Evander Duck as Rembrandt and Rocky Vega as Anne. What it's about: The morning after a one-night stand, a refugee from the Middle East wakes up next to an American backpacker who is himself the son of immigrants. With only a day until the two young men must each leave Amsterdam, they set off on a romantic journey through the city. Moved by the spirits of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Anne Frank, these two young dreamers count down their remaining hours together, discovering the meaning of art, love, and loss. set design by Brian Prather, lighting design by Matt Frey, sound design by Mark Van Hare, costume design by Dina El-Aziz and projection design by Shawn Duan. .

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
Second Stage Theater at WP's McGinn/Cazale Theater
World premiere of comedy by Alexis Scheer, directed by Whitney Whitel. From 9/11/19; opening 9/24/19; closing 10/27/19. Cast: Carmen Berkeley, Daniel Duque-Estrada), Alyssa May Gold, Rebecca Jimenez and Malika Samue. Scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Andrew Jean, lighting design by Lucrecia Briceno, sound design by Fan Zhang, intimacy and fight direction by Judi Lewis Ockler. What it's about: a gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned treehouse to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Running Time: 90 minutes


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

Power Strip
Lincoln Center Claire Tow Theater/LCT3
World premiere by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Tyne Rafaeli. From 10/05/19; opening 10/21/19; closing 11/17/19. Cast: Peter Ganim, Darius Homayoun , Ali Lopez-Sohaili, and Dina Shihabi . Sets by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, and lighting by Jen Schriever. What it's about: Yasmin, a young Syrian refugee (Dina Shihabi) spends her days tethered to an electric power strip in a Greek refugee camp. Once a middle-class student in Aleppo whose life was dictated by the expectations of men, her sheltered existence has been shattered by a brutal civil war. In the war-torn world of the refugee camp, Yasmin finds that she must betray everything she once knew and valued in order to survive.

Pump Girl
Irish Rep in W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre 132 W 22nd Street,
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winning-play by Abbie Spallen, directed by Nicola Murphy . From 11/07/19; opening 11/14/19; closing 12/29/19. Cast: Hamish Allan-Headley as Hammy, Labhaoise Magee ) as Pumpgirl, and Clare O’Malley as Sinead. Scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Molly Seidel, lighting design by Michael O’Connor , and sound design by Fan Zhang. What it's about: In a gas station in Northern Ireland, barely north of the border, Pumpgirl gets few customers beyond lecherous men and cruel women who remark on her tomboyish appearance. Otherwise guarded, she has struck up a friendship with Hammy, an amateur stock-car racer who prefers to spend time with his unsavory buddies over his wife and children. As Hammy’s wife, Sinead, stays home alone, she simmers with rage over her isolated, disappointing existence. On Hammy’serformances on Thursday, November 28 and Wednesday, December birthday, their lives become perilously intertwined, leaving them face to face with a desperate future. The performance schedule: Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Exceptions: There will be additional performances on Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm; Monday, December 23 at 7pm; and Friday, December 27 at 3pm



Rock of Ages
New World Stages rockofagesmusical.com 212-239-6200
This show's long run on Broadway began at this venue and now returns in a scaled down special 10th Anniversary production with same director and choreographer and Mitchell Jarvis as the narrator, Lonny. re-opened 7/04/19 The originally planned 10/06/19 closing has been extended to 1/12/20. Running time 2 hours 20 minutes. For our review of both the original on and . off-Broadway productions go here.

The Rolling Stone
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 150 West 65 Stree
A new play by Chris Urch, directed by Jerry Saheem Ali. Cast: Blankson-Wood, Latoya Edwards, Robert Gilbert, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Adenike Thomas, and James Udom. What it's about: Family drama set in Uganda, a country subjected to severe anti-homosexuality laws, in which two brothers at odds – Dembe (played by Ato Blankson-Wood) a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and Joe (played by James Udom) a church pastor who fervently rails against the lifestyle his brother is forced to conceal. Sets by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Japhy Weideman, and original music and sound by Justin Ellington. From 6/20/19; opening 7/15/19; closing 8/25/19. Our Review


Round Table
59E59 Theaters-Theater C
Comedy by Liba Vaynberg. Directed by Geordie Broadwater. From 9/27/19; closing 10/20/19. Run Time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes. What it's about:Zach is a medieval scholar and devotee of LARP (Live Action Role Playing); Laura ghost-writes romance novels. They meet at the crossroads of the competing realities they create and live in. Round Table is a comedy about pretending to be what you already are. Cast: Matthew Bovee, Craig Wesley Divino, Karl Gregory, Sharina Martin), and Liba Vaynberg . Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Sunday, September 29 @ 2:30 PM Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 PM Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 PM Thursday, October 3 at 7:30 PM Friday, October 4 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 5 at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM; Sunday, October 6 at 2:30 PM (Press Opening/Review Embargo Lifts) -->

Runboyrun & In Old Age
New York Theatre Workshop 79 E. 4th Street
New york premierewill of 2 plays by Mfoniso Udofia, directed by Loretta Greco. From 9/04/19; opening 9/23/19; closing 10/13/19. This is another pairing from the playwright's The Ufot Cycle. Set in the family's present-day Worcester home and 1968 Nigeria, Runboyrun and In Old Age pose questions about how to move forward when the past inhabits your very foundation. In runboyrun, Disciple and Abasiama Ufot have been living the same day over and over again for decades until the dam breaks and time rushes forward while also reeling backwards. They must uncover years of memories and cross great distances to find each other and unearth the roots of their marriage. In Old Age follows Abasiama far into the future as she learns the true nature of love just as life takes a new turn. The cast for runboyrun: Karl Greenas Boy, Chike Johnson as Disciple Ufot, Patrice Johnson Chevannesas Abasiama Ufot, Adrianna K. Mitchell as Sister, Adesola Osakalumi as Ben Gun, and Zenzi Williams (as Mother. The cast for In Old Age: Ron Canada as Azell Abernathy and Patrice Johnson Chevannes as Abasiama. I reviewed two other plays in the cycle, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau, also at NYTW in 2017/ Unlike that production which required 2 separate tickets and was over 4 hours and had a dinner break intermission -- this is a single ticket, all in one presentation with just one intermission between the plays, which will probably run no more than 90 minutes. The two self-contained vignettes a set decades apart and wildly varied in style. Both l involve Abasiama, the mother of the family, in her youth, in middle age, and now per the second title, in old age Our Review



Scotland, PA
Roundabout Laura Pels 111 West 46th Street
World premiere musical with Book by Michael Mitnick and Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Based on cult 1970s movie written by Billy Morrissette with Christopher Walken. CastJ eb Brown (Duncan), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Banko), Taylor Iman Jones (Pat), Lacretta (Mrs. Lenox), Megan Lawrence (McDuff), Ryan McCartan (Mac), Will Meyers (Malcolm), Wonu Ogunfowora (Stacey), Alysha Umphress (Jessie) and Kaleb Wells (Hector). What it's about: In a sleepy little town revenge is a dish best served with fries in this dark new musical comedy, based on the cult film (and the bard's Macbeth), where a burger-joint manager (Ryan McCartan) and his wife (Taylor Iman Jones) cook up a plan to super-size their lives. As their ambitions grow and the bodies fall, the couple finds out just how far they'll go for a taste of the atempting American dream. Gwon's Ordinary Days also premiered at the Roundabout (review) From 9/1/19; opening 10/123/19; closing 12/08/19. Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Seared MCC Theater 511 West 52nd St
New York premiere of comedy byTheresa Rebeck, directed Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Cast:W. Tré , Raél Esparza, David Mason , and Krysta Rodriguez Acenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design by Palmer Hefferan. Stage Manager is Rachel Gross. From 10/03/19; openign 10/28/19; closing 11/10/19. What it's about: Brilliant, hot-headed chef Harry scores a mention in a food magazine with his signature scallops, and his business partner Mike finally sees profits within reach. The only problem is that Harry refuses to recreate his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell . Audiences will be up close to the action as MCC's flexible Frankel Theater is transformed into the intimate kitchen of a New York City restaurant. Running time: Approx 2 hours, with one intermission For more details, see our review of the comedy-drama's world premiere at Williamstown go here

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



Soft Power
Public's Newman Theater
New York Premiere. Book & Lyrics by David Henry Hwang. Music & Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori. Choreography by Sam Pinkleton. Directed by Leigh Silverman. From 9/24/19; opening 10/15/19 ;closing 11/03/19-extended before opening to 1110/19, so regular priced tickets after 11/03. September 24-November 10 in the Newman Theater with an official October 15 opening. Cast so far: Billy Bustamante (Xue Xing Standby), Kendyl Ito (Jing/Ensemble), Francis Jue (DHH), Austin Ku (Bobby Bob), Raymond J. Lee (Randy Ray/VEEP/Ensemble), Alyse Alan Louis (Zoe/Hillary), Jaygee Macapugay (Campaign Manager/Ensemble), Daniel May (Ensemble), Paul HeeSang Miller (Ensemble), Geena Quintos (Ensemble), Conrad Ricamora (Xue Xing), Trevor Salter (Ensemble), Kyra Smith (Ensemble), Emily Stillings (Female Swing), Emily Trumble (Zoe/Hillary Understudy), and John Yi (Male Swing). What it's about: an exploration of America's current place in the world, told through an East-West musical from China's point of view, in which a theater producer from Shanghai forges a powerful bond with Hillary Clinton. A fever dream of modern American politics amidst global conversations, asking us all—why do we love democracy? And should we? Running Time: Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission. 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

Sunday
Atlantic Theater's Linda Gross Theater
World Premiere Play by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), directed and choreograhed by Lee Sunday Evans. Cast: Juliana Canfield, Ruby Frankel, Maurice Jones, Zane Pais, Sadie Scott, and Christian Strange. From 9/05/19; opening 9/23/19; closing 10/13/19. What it's about: There is a moment when you want to look ahead to the future, but the past is eating you whole. In Sunday, friends gatther fo.r a book group, anxious to prove their intellectual worth, but that anxiety gets the better of any actual discussion as emotional truths come pouring out. Scenic design by Brett J. Banakis, costume design by Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, lighting design by Masha Tsimring, sound design by Lee Kinney, original compositions by Daniel Kluger. Tesday @7pm, Wednesday @8pm, Thursday @8pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @2pm and 7pm. Running time: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Our Review
 



Tech Support
59E59Theaters
Written and directed by Debra Whitfield. From 8/29/19; opening 9/04/19; 9/21/19. Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PM. What it's about: Life is too complicated for antique book seller and technophobe Pamela Stark. Pam's world is turned upside down when a broken printer forces her to call tech support. While navigating an endless loop of voice prompts, she accidentally sends herself to different centuries. This reluctant time-traveler is hurled from decade to decade, saving lives during each era. Pam's journey finally ends with one last rescue--her own. Cast: Ryan Avalos, Leanne Cabrera, Lauriel Friedman, Mark Lotito and Margot White. Natalie Taylor Hart (scenic design); Deborah Constantine (lighting design); Janice O'Donnell (costume design); Ed Matthew (sound design); Carlene Stober (sound design consultant); Elliott Forrest (projection design); Cyrus Newitt (props master); and Inga Thrasher (hair and make up design).

Terra Firma
Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Avenue www.thecoopnyc.org
World premere by Barbara Hammond, directed by Shana Cooper. From 9/27/19; opening 10/10/19; closing 11/10/19. closing. What it's about: Set in a not-so-distant Beckettian future, years after a conflict known as The Big War, where a tiny kingdom wrestles with the problems of running a nation, and spars with different concepts of what makes a citizen, a country and a civilization. Cast: John Keating (Jones), Daniel José Molina (Teddy), Andrus Nichols (The Queen), Tom O'Keefe (The Hostage), Gerardo Rodriguez (Roy), T. Ryder Smith (The Diplomat) and Mark Bedard (Understudy for Roy, Jones, The Hostage, The Diplomat and Teddy). Andrew Boyce (sets), Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene (costumes), Eric Southern (lights) and Jane Shaw (sound). The Coop, which is presenting this is a new theatre company founded by Andrus Nichols and Playwright in Residence Kate Hamill.

Toni Stone
Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
From 5/23/19; opening 6/20/19; closing 8/11/19.Play by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Pam MacKinnon. Cast: April Matthis, Eric Berryman, Harvy Blanks, Phillip James Brannon, Daniel J. Bryant, Jonathan Burke, Toney Goins, Kenn E. Head, and Ezra Knight. What it's about: Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She's got a great arm. And she doesn't understand why she can't play with the boys. Featuring a bullpen of players crossing age, race and gender to portray all supporting roles,Toni Stone is about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart and playing your own way.
Our Review



Yhe Underlying Chris
2nd Stage Tony Kiser Theater
World premiere by Will Eno, directed by Kenny Leon. Cast: Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Nicholas Hutchinson, Ebony Jo-ann, Lenne Klingaman, Lizbeth Mackay, Nidra Sous La Terre, Howard Overshown, Isabella Russo, Charles Turner, Luis Vega. What it's about: A look at how a person comes into their identity, and how sometimes it's life's tiniest moments that most profoundly change our lives. From 10/29/19; opening 11/21/19; closing 12/15/19. Running Time: Approx 2 hours


when It Happens To You
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture 18 Bleecker Street
A thetrical Memoir written and performed by Tawni O'Dell. From 10/02/19l opening 10/13/19; closing 11/10/19. What it's about: about a mother's struggle to help restore a sense of safety and wholeness to her family after her daughter was the victim of a brutal attack. It's a journey that continues to this day, nearly five years since she received that middle of the night phone call every parent dreads. Cast: O'Dell is joined on stage by E. Clayton Cornelious, Connor Lawrence, and Kelly Swint. Scenic design by Rob Bissinger and Anita LaScala, lighting design by Daisey Long, costume design by David Woolard. Tuesday and Sunday at 7PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8PM; with matinees at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. There is a special 3PM matinee on Wednesday October 30, and no evening performance on October 31. Tickets are $49.50 - 79.50 .

The White Chip
59E59Theaters-Theater B
From 10/04/19; closing 10/26/. Written by Sean Daniels. Directed by Sheryl Kaller. What it's about: Steven is on top of the world: he's married, has good friends, and is steps away from his dream job running one of the hottest theaters in the country. He also happens to be an alcoholic spinning out of control. Play follows his journey to recovery. From 10/04/19; opening 10/13/19 afternoon; closing 10/26/19. Tuesday – Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM.

A Woman of the World
59E59 Theaters
kathleen Chalfant stars as Mabel Loomis Todd in the world premiere by Rebecca Gilman and directed by Valentina Frattii. From 10/30/19; opening 10/30/19; closing 11/17/19. Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 2:30 pm with added performances: Thursday, November 7 and Thursday, November 14 at 2:30 pm. Running time is 85 minutes, with no intermission. What it's about: Best known as Emily Dickinson’s posthumous editor, Mabel Loomis Todd is a woman of the world. Priding herself on being an inspired conversationalist, she invited scandal by enjoying a glass of wine in mixed company, and she certainly wasn’t afraid to expose her ankles in a dress. Now in her 70s and living on Hog Island in Maine, the accomplished journalist and naturalist regales us with tales of her storied life, spilling secrets and revealing the true nature of her relationship with one of America’s most celebrated poets. The Wrong Man
The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater's Newman Mills Theater 511 W. 52nd Street
From 9/18/19; opening 10/07/19; closing 11/17/19. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ross Golan. Directed by Thomas Kail. Choreographed by Travis Wall. Cast: Joshua Henry, Ciara Renee, and Ryan Vasquez, Anoop Desai, Tilly Evans-Krueger , Libby Lloyd, Amber Pickens, Kyle Robinson, Debbie Christine Tjong, and Julius Williams. scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jennifer Moeller and Kristin Isola, lighting design by Betsy Adams, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and make-up design by Tommy Kurzman, music direction by Taylor Peckham. Stgage Manager: Jason Pacella.What it's about: The wrong man meets the wrong woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. Set in Reno, Nevada, this is the story of Duran, a man just scraping by who is framed for a murder he didn't commit, told through poetic lyrics and haunting melodies. The show is developed from a concert album and was originally done in LA as a solo starring Golan at which time it nabbed three Ovation Awards. Running Time: 90 minutes.
Our Review
 


The Young Man from Atlanta
The Irene Diamond Stage At The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
Revival of y Horton Foote's Publitzer Prize winnder, directed by Michael Wilson. From 11/0t/19; opening 11/24/19; closing 12/08/19. Cast: Devon Abner as Ted Cleveland Jr., Dan Bittner as Tom Jackson, Pat Bowie as Etta Doris, Kristine Nielsen as Lily Dale, Jon Orsini as Carson, Larry Pine as Pete Davenport. What it's about: . Set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing 1950s Houston, the Kidders' still reeling from their son's death see their lives are turned upside down once again when a figure from the son's past shows up in town. They deny, deflect and deceive in an effort to avoid the danger but can't dodge the inevitable reckoning. How far will these grieving parents go to avoid the truths this young man from Atlanta might reveal? To read my review of the 1997 Broadway productio
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