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Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36th St

Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St

Acorn, 410 W. 42nd St

Actors Temple Theatre 339 West 47th Street (212) 947-3499

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

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

Ars Nova 511 w. 54 St.
Astor Place Theatre 434 Lafayette Street (212) 254-4370

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

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

Barrow Street Theater 27 Barrow Street (212) 243-6262

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)

Connelly, 220 East 4 Street

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)

Little Shubert 422 West 42nd Street (212) 944-3700
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)

New World Stages 340 West 50th Street (212) 871-1730
Ohio, 66 Wooster St. (Spring/Broome Sts)

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

Pearl, 555 West 42nd Street

Players Theatre 115 MacDougal Street (212) 475-1449

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)

Snapple Center 210 West 50th Street (212) 921-7862
Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam Street (212) 691-1555

St. Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street (212) 947-3499

Union Square Theatre 100 East 17th Street (212) 505-0700

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)

Union Square Theater 100 East 17th Street

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

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

Westside Arts 407 W. 43rd 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 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.

Application Pending
Westside Theatre 407 W 43rd St
A new solo comedy by Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg starring Christina Bianco. What it's about: Bianco portrays rookie kindergarten assistant at exclusive private school on day applications are due. From 1/26/15; opening 2/10/15; closing 4/19/15. review

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 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets from $86.50 to $66.50. For details about the show see our reviews of the Broadway and original off-broadway productionhere


The Belle Of Belfast
The Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Streetwww.irishrep.org.
New York premiere by Nate Rufus Edelman, directed by Claudia Weill. Cast: Hamish Allan-Headley, Patricia Conolly,Arielle Hoffman, Kate Lydic, and Billy Meleady. From 4/15/15; opening 4/23/15; closing 6/07/15. What it's about: In 1985 Belfast, fiery and profane Anne Malloy drinks and smokes her days away with her chubby curry chip-addicted best mate. When she turns to her parish priest, Father Reilly, seeking the comforts of the flesh in addition to the comforts of the soul, she discovers her troubles have just begun. A bittersweet portrait of a city at war. Scenic design by John McDermott, costume design by Terese Wadden, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Daniel Kluger, and projections by Jeff Larson.Tuesdays at 7pm; Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; Tickets, $71.


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.

The Blonde Streak
Transport Group Theatre Company at Theatre 79, 79 E 4th St
The world premiere of Dan Lipton and David Rossmer's romantic musical comedy. What it's about: Walter, a hopelessly romantic chef,who gets jilted on his wedding day and takes off in the matrimonial limo with his best friend and his favorite ex to try to figure out why. A roadtrip of a mid-lifetime for three 30somethings, forced to deal with the endless and ageless struggle of growing up. Directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, From 7/05/15; opens 7/09/15; closing 8/16/15.

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


An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.

Book of Moron/ The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?
Urban Stages 259 West 30th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues) UrbanStages.org
New York Premiere written & Performed in rotating repertoire by Robert Dubac. From 3/19/15; opening 3/30/15; closing 4/26/15. What its about: Each shifts from character to character. Performances are Monday and Thursday evenings at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets will be $55, with preview tickets for only $30. Tickets for both plays purchased at the same time will be $75. Student Rush tickets are . available for $15 (with valid ID, 15 minutes before curtain

The Bullpen
at The Playroom Theater 151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
Black comedy written by and starring Joseph Assadourian, directed by Richard Hoehler. From 6/12/14; opening 6/22/14; open-ended. What it's about: a man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. Consequently two systems of jurisprudence judge him -- a jury of his peers in the courtroom and the denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Mr. Assadourian was released from prison last years after serving 12 years for attempted murder. He received the 1st Place PEN Prison Writing Award for his play, Heaven and a 2nd Place PEN Award for Joey Shakespeare, co-written with Brandon Cochrane, which was featured at the New Work Now reading series at The Public Theater.

Buzzer
Public's Martinson Theater 420 Lafayette Street
New York premiere of comedy by Tracey Scott Wilson, directed by Anne Kauffman. From 3/24/15; opening 4/08/15; closing 4/26/15. What it's about: Love, fear and the high costs of choosing who we make a home with, and where. Jackson left his tough Brooklyn neighborhood by winning a scholarship to Exeter, where he met Don, a play-hard rich boy who became his unlikely best friend. Now a Harvard-educated lawyer, Jackson's bought a place in the newly gentrifying area he grew up in. But Jackson's white girlfriend, Suzy, isn't so sure she belongs in a community 'on the verge. When Don comes to crash with his old buddy and stay clean, his stories of the neighborhood's dangerous past collide with the growing disconnect between Jackson and Suzy, and the treacherous sexual and racial tensions waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in. Cast: Grantham Coleman (Jackson), Tessa Ferrer (Suzy), and Michael Stahl-David (Don). Our Review



Cagney
York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.
New York premiere of the new musical about actor James Cagney. Book by Peter Colley and music and lyrics by Robert Creighton (who will star) and Christopher McGovern, music direction by Matt Perri. Cast besides Robert Creighton as Cagney: Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi. From 5/19/15; opening 5/28/15; closing 6/21/15. What it's about: Follows the legendary on-screen tough guy from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, to his superstardom in Hollywood. The original score is augmented by George M. Cohan songs from the classic film Yankee Doodle Dandy and others. Choreography by Joshua Bergasse.

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.

Churchil
Ronald Keaton (Photo: Jason Epperson)
Churchill
New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street 212-239-620
From 2/06/15; opening 2/18/15; closing 7/12/15. A new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton arrives in New York after a praised Chicago premiere. What it's about: The famous world leader discusses his failures and his successes; his love of art, liquor and women; and the bravery of Britain's finest hour. It is March 1946 and Churchill has led Britain and the Allies to victory but has also been defeated for re-election as Prime Minister. Sitting in forced retirement with his wife Clementine at their Chartwell home, Churchill receives an invitation from President Harry Truman to speak in the States…at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he will deliver his Iron Curtain speech. He arrives in Fulton to an informal and esoteric gathering of friends and supporters, and shares his life in flashback and in storytelling. Scenic and Lighting Design for CHURCHILL is by Jason Epperson, with Projection Design by Paul Deziel and Sound Design by Eric Backus. Mondays at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm and Sunday at 3pm at0. Our Review


Cougar the Musical
St. Luke's Theatre 308 W 46th St (212) 239-620
By Donna Moore. What it's about: 3 disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. Cast: Danny Bernardy, Braxton, Catherine Porter, Babs Winn. Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Set and sound design by Josh Iacovelli Costume design by Dustin Cross. From 7/16/12; opening 8/27/12; open run. Running Time: 90 Minutes. Wednesday at 8pm, Friday 8pm Saturday and Sunday at 2pm Our Review.

Clinton The Musical
New World Stages West 50th Street
Written by Paul and Michael Hodge, directed by Dan Knechtgeswill. From 3/26/15; opening 4/09/15. What it's about: The satire follows Bill and Hillary Clinton on their quest to save the presidency after a major scandal. Fine tuned since New York Musical Theatre Festival premiere in 2014. ( our NYMF review . Beowulf Boritt (scenic design), David Woolard (costume design), and Peter Fitzgerald (sound design). Cast: TBA

Cry, Trojans! (Troilus & Cressida)
Wooster Group at St. Ann's Warehouse (718) 254-8779.
From 3/24/15; closing 4/19/15. Told from the Trojans' side of the story, The Wooster Group tackles the notoriously problematic Troilus and Cressida and cracks it wide open. In their hands it becomes a ruggedly American interpretation of the spoils of war: the corruption of sincere love and the downfall of a noble hero. Cast: Ari Fliakos, Scott Shepherd and Kate Valk, with Max Bernstein, Eric Dyer, Jim Fletcher, Teresa Hartmann, Koosil-ja, Bobby McElver, Greg Mehrten, Suzzy Roche, Andrew Schneider and Casey Spooner. Tickets from $30.


Dinner With the Boys
Acorn Theater at Theater Row 410 W. 42 St.212-239-6200
a new play by and starring Dan Lauria (Lombardi, The Wonder Years, Sullivan & Son). Lauria co-stars with Ray Abruzzo and Richard Zavaglia. From 4/21/15; opening 5/04/15; closing 7/05/15. What it's about: 2 wise guys from the old neighborhood find themselves at odds with the family and must serve up perfectly seasoned results with their puttanesca in order to escape danger themselves. As they await their own fate in this Italian odd couple reflects on their days of glory while preparing dinner for special guests, all the while wondering, "will this meal be their last supper?" Scenic by Jessica Parks; costume design by Patricia E. Doherty; lighting design by Jill Nagle; and sound design by Matt Kraus. Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays 2pm and 8pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Running Time: 95 minutes, includes 1 intermission.

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 un 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.
For more about what to expect see our review of the London Production .


Fabulous!
Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street
This is a return engagement from 2/14/15; closing 5/17/15. Show with book and lyrics by Dan Derby, music by Michael Rheault, original direction by Rick Hamilton, original choreography by Mary Lauren along with musical direction by Ted Arthur. What it's about: 2 female impersonators on a cruise ship must keep their cool and concoct Some Like It Hot-styled confusions in this madcap musical with 12-member company that includes Steven Bidwell, Dan Coombs, Joel Chambers, Kyle DuPree, Jonathan Grunert, DaWoyne Hill, Rebecca Kopec, Joel Libed, Alexander Price, Caleb Schaaf, Michael James Valvo, Danni Vitorino, Kelsey Youmans,Tobias Young. Fridays @ 8 PM, Saturdays @ 3PM & 7:30PM, Sundays @ 6PM. On Sunday, February 22nd there will be a special performance at 3PM and no performance at 6PM. Running Time: 2:15 hours including a 15 minute intermission

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: The long running musical will close 5/03/15, the 55th anniversary of the opening of the show in 1960. It will have played a total of 20,672 performances in NYC: 17,162 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse and 3,510 performances at the Snapple Theater Center.

Fashions For Men
Mint Theater 311 W. 43rd St.
Comedy by Ferenc Molnár, directed by Davis McCallum. From 2/03/15; closing 4/12/15. Tuesday – Thursday 7pm, Friday. & Saturday 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm; special Wednesday Matinees 2/18/, 2/25/3/25 at 2pm No Performances 2/17, 3/1 or 3/24. Cast:Mark Bedard, Joe Delafield, Jeremy Lawrence, Rachel Napoleon, Annie Purcell, Kurt Rhoads, Michael Schantz, Maren Searle, John Seidman, Jill Tanner, John Tufts, and Gabra Zackman. Sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Martha Hally, lighting by Eric Southern, sound and original music by Jane Shaw, and properties by Joshua Yocum. What it's about: Set in a high-class haberdashery in Budapest. The shop's owner, Peter Juhasz, is a saintly beacon of decency who only sees the good in everyone — making him easy prey for the sinners who surround him. When his wife steals his last dollar and runs off with his top salesman, Peter is on his own, facing bankruptcy? Will he wise up and learn to protect himself from those who would take advantage of his goodness? Or will he persist in seeing the world through the rose-colored lens of his own compassion? The play was first produced at Budapest's National Theater in 1917. Running time: Approx. 21/2 hours including 2 intermissions. Our Review


Five Times In One Night
Ensemble Studio Theatre 549 West 52nd Street.
Chiara Atik's ply directed by R.J. Tolan. Cast: Dylan Dawson & Darcy Fowler. From 2/12/15; opening 2/23/15; closing 4/19/15. What it's about: a comic survey of sexual relations throughout human history, features the 2 actors as five different couples in five different time periods. Our Review

50 Shades! The Musical
Elektra Theatre 300 W. 43rd Street www.50ShadesTheMusical.com
- The Original Parody of the book. From 2/21/14; opening 3/12/14; closing 9/06/15-- changed to an early closing date of 4/26/15. Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2:00pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm and 10:00pm, Saturday at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets, $49-$79. What it's about: a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the notorious characters', Anastasia and Christian, delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. Book by Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, and Dan Wessels; music and lyrics by Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Al Samuels and Dan Wessels. Set and Costume Design is by John Dunnett, Lighting Design is by Herrick Goldman, and Sound Design is by Matt Kraus. Joy Dewing is the casting director. With the movie of the same name hitting screens, the play' gained yet another extension, now running into Labor Day. This seems to be a girl's night out event.

The Flick
Aaron Clifton Moten & Louisa Krause
(Photo credit: Joan Marcus)
The Flick
Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street
Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about three low-paid employees of a rundown movie theater will have another showing in Greenwich Villace. It will again be directed by Sam Gold and feature Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten. While the playwright will tweak to fit the new space, it will retain its controversial more than 3 hour length. From 5/07/15; opening 5/28/15; no closing date announced.. For an idea of what to expect see our review of the Playwright Horizon prodction click here



Forever
Dael Orlandersmith (Photo: Craig Schwartz)
Forever
New York Theatre Workshop 79 E. 4th Street
Created and performed by Dael Orlandersmith. Directed by Neel Keller. From 4/22/15; opening 5/04/15; closing 5/31/15. What it's about: Semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose, drawing on Orlandersmith’s own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger, and sound design by Adam Phalen.

For an idea of waht to expect read our Connecticut critic's review of this production here

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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 . Run Time:1 hour, 20 minutes (no intermission) The rotating cast: Fan, Ana, Jano, Denibr>

Ghosts
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street (Ashland/Rockwell Pl.), Brooklyn (718) 636-4100

Adapted and Directed by Richard Eyre. Cast with Lesley Manville, Billy Howle, Will Keen, Charlene McKenna, Brian McCardie. Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission
Our Review

Good Stock
MTC at City Center/Stage I 131 West 55th Street.
New York premiere of Of new play by Melissa Ross, directed by Lynne Meadow. Cast: Kelly AuCoin, Greg Keller , Heather Lind, Nate Miller, Jennifer Mudge and Alicia Silverstone. From 6/04/15; opening 6/30/15 What it's about: The three Stockton sisters (Heather Lind, Jennifer Mudge, Alicia Silverstone) are witty, brilliant, beautiful — and a total mess, thanks to the legacy of their complicated novelist father. They gather at their family home on Cape Cod for a summer weekend for some wildly unanticipated upheavals. Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tom Broecker (costume design), and Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design).

Grounded
Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 420 Lafayette Street
Anne Hathaway plays an ace fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone in play about the complicated consequences of waging war without leaving home. Directed by Julie Taymor. From 4/07/15; opening 4/26/15; closing 5/17/15. Tues - Fri, 8pm; sat, 2 & 8;pm, Sun 2pm For more of what to expect, see our review of the London production here .

Guards at the Taj
Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater
World premiere by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Amy Morton. Cast: Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed. From 5/20/15; opening 6/11/15; closing 6/28/15. What it's about: In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal, an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concept of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them forever. Scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee, with costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II, lighting design by David Weiner, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick and fight direction by J. David Brimmer.



Hamilton
Public's Newman Theater
This is the season's super hit new musical. It will finish its extended run-- closing 5/03/15-- then move to Broadway for an official re-opening in August. For details and our review when it opened at the public go here

Hamlet
Classic Stage 136 East 13th Street
Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet in his third collaboration with director Austin Pendleton. Also in cast: Penelope Allen (Gertrude), Jim Broaddus (Player King/others), Glenn Fitzgerald (Laertes), Austin Jones (Horatio), Lisa Joyce (Ophelia), Scott Parkinson (Rosencrantz/others), Daniel Morgan Shelley (Guildenstern/others), Stephen Spinella (Polonius) and Harris Yulin (Claudius). From 3/27/15; opening 4/15/15; closing 5/10/15.Scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Constance Hoffman, lighting design by Justin Townsend and original music and sound design by Ryan Rumery. Our Review



The Happy Family
Theatre Row 410 W. 42nd St
A dark comedy by Christopher B. Latro and directed by Anna Bambergerthat. What it's about: 3 couples whose lives are provocatively intertwined with scandalous results. From 4/02/15; opening 4/08/15; closing 5/06/15. Cast: Becca Ballenger, Pedro Carmo, Ethan Saks, Katrina Ferguson, Aubrey Saverino, and Patrick Oliver Jones. Tuesdays – Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays 3pm.

Heisenberg
Manhattan Theatre Club at Studio at Stage 2, City Center
A new play by Simon Stephens of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time fame. It will star Mary-Louise Parker and Kenneth Welsh and be directed by Mark Brokaw. From 5/19/15. What it's about: Parker will play Clare, a woman who unexpectedly kisses a much older man (Welsh) amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station which results in a life-changing game. More details TBA




Iowa
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
World Premiere of a new musical play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Commendation winner (2008) and finalist (2013) Jenny Schwartz. Music and lyrics by Todd Almond, oratorio lyrics by Ms. Schwartz, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. From 3/20/15; opening 4/13/15; closing 5/10/15. Cast: Cindy Cheung, April Matthis, Annie McNamara, Karyn Quackenbush, Carolina Sanchez, Lee Sellars, Jill Shackner and Kolette Tetlow. What it's About:Mom (Ms. Quackenbush) found her soul-mate on Facebook, and he (Mr. Sellars) lives in Iowa. So Becca (Ms. Shackner) says goodbye to her beloved math teacher (Mr. Sellars), bulimic best friend (Ms. Sanchez), neighborhood pony (Mr. Sellars) and her mildly deficient teenage life, and she follows her wayward mother to a new, uncharted beginning. Scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Musical direction will be by J. Oconer Navarro. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM.






Mystery of Love andSex
Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub (Photo: T. Charles Erickson)
The Mystery of Love and Sex
Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
From 2/05/15; opening 3/02/15; closing 4/26/15. Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including 1 intermission. Written by Bathsheba Doran, directed by Sam Gold. Cast: Diane Lane, Tony Shalhoub,Gayle Rankin and Mamoudou Athie. What it's about A couple (Lane & Shaloub) whose relationship is threatened when a series of secrets about their past is revealed. The relationship is explored by them, their college age daughter (Rankin) and family friend (Athie). Our Review


NEWSical the Musical: End of the World Edition
Theater Row 42nd Street, (212) 279-4200
This new edition and move from its 47th Street Theater run begins February 1st for an open ended run. Cast: Christine Pedi Pedi , Christina Bianco, Michael West, John Walton West, Amy Griffin and Tommy Walker. The production is directed by Mark Waldrop. Ed Goldschneider (music director), Matthew Gordon (lighting designer), Jason Courson (set designer), David Kally (costume designer) Tickets $70. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Our Review back at 47th Street.

Nice Girl
Labyrinth Theater Company Bank Street Theater 155 Bank Street
World premiere by Melissa Ross, directed by Mimi O’Donnell. Cast: Nick Cordero, Diane Davis, Kathryn Kates and Liv Rooth. From 5/07/15; opening 5/27/15; closing 6/07/15.May 7–26: Tuesday & Sunday at 7pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8pm. What it's About: Set in a small, middle class suburb outside of Boston in 1984, about Jo Rosen, a 37 seven. year woman with a dead-end job who still lives at home with her mother. Jo has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of an unintended spinsterhood. But when a chance flirtation with an old classmate and a new friendship at work give her hope for the possibility of change, Jo dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes and begins to take tentative steps towards a new life. Nice Girl is a play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be. David Meyer (sets), Japhy Weideman (lights), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Ryan Rumery (sound) and Hannah Woodward (production stage manager).

Once Upon a Mattress
Transport Group at Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St
The Princess and the Pea tale inspired musical will star Jackie Hoffman as the less-than-regal Princess Winnifred to win the hapless heart of Prince Dauntless played by John "Lypskina" Epperson. Bot reprise the roles they performed in a one-night-only concert presentation in June 2013. Music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall. Barer, and a book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller. Transport founder and chief Cummings will direct. From 11/29/15; closing 1/03/16.

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, at Pershing Square Signature Center
World premiere eritten & directed by Athol Fugard. Cast Bianca Amato as Elmarie, Leon Addison Brown as Nukain, Caleb McLaughlin as Jonathan. From 4/21/15; opening 5/11/15; closing 5/31/15. $25 tickets for scheduled run.

Permissions
MCC at the Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street www.mcctheater.org
As Robert Askins' Hand to God is opening on Broadway, the cast and other details for the world premiere of his latest play has been announced. Cast: Justin Bartha, Elizabeth Reaser star; also Nicole Lowrance, Talene Monahon, and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe. From 4/29/15; opening 5/19/15; closing 6/07/15. The play will be directed by Alex Timbers. What it's about: Eric and Cyndy are looking for some direction. They’ve decided to follow the lead of their friends Zach and Shelley and make the real life practice of Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage. But restructuring their lives and their union according to role play and a new moral code upends everything they knew and took for granted about one another, their friends— and more importantly, who really holds the power.

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 OK for ages 10 and up.


The Qualms
Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
New York premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris, Directed by Pam MacKinnon. From 5/22/15. What it's about: Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's wife. And thy neighbor, too, at this suburban get-together for partner-swapping couples. Drawn in by The Lifestyle's promise of freedom and titillation, newly-married Chris and Kristy attend an alcohol-fueled party for swingers, only to find themselves at odds with the idea of free love and, suddenly, each other. Idealism devolves into chaos. More details TBA

A Queen For A Day
Theatre at St. Clement 423 West 46 Street AQueenForADayPlay.com
Written by Michael Ricigliano Jr. and directed by John Gould Rubin. From 4/14/15; opening 5/03/15; closing 7/26/15.Sunday - Tuesday at 7PM; Thursday – Saturday at 8PM; Matinees: Saturday at 2PM; Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $49-$99 with$25 Rush Tickets for Students and Military with Valid ID. Running time is 90 minutes no intermission. What it's about: Giovanni (David Proval) is torn between love, loyalty and survival when asked to give up his crime boss brother, as part of a one day immunity deal also known as a Queen for a Day. Cast: David Deblinger, Portia and David Proval Andreea Mincic (Set Designer), Bobby Tilley (Costume Designer), Isabella F. Byrd (Lighting Designer), Leon Rothenberg (Sound Designer).


Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat
Snapple Center 1627 Broadway at 50 Street, 4th Floor 212 921 7862 ShutUpSitDownAndEat.com.

A return engagement, from 2/15/15/closing 5/31/15. Sundays at 5:15PM. Tickets are $65 - $80. Running Time is 90 minutes

Significant Other
Roundabout at the he Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org
Written by Joshua Harmon, author of Bad Jews. 6/18/15; closing 8/16/15. What it's about: Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that's easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles' nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself. Cast: Barbara Barrie (Helene), John Behlmann (Will/Conrad/Tony), Sas Goldberg (Kiki), Gideon Glick (Jordan), Lindsay Mendez (Laura), Carra Patterson (Vanessa) and Luke Smith (Gideon/Evan/Roger). All tickets are $79. Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

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 10/2011/; 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
Ars Nova 511 w. 54 St.
A new play by Bess Wohl , directed by Rachel Chavkin. Cast: Jessica Almasy, Marcia DeBonis, Jojo Gonzalez, Brad Heberlee, Sakina Jaffrey, Erik Lochtefeld and Babak Tafti. From 3/10/15; opening 3/23/15; closing 4/25/15. 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 play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.

The Spoils
The New Group at Pershing Square Theater Center
A new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. Cast: Zegen Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen From 5/05/15; opening 6/02/15; closing 6/28/15.

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.


Swing Of The Sea
MTC City Center Stage I

World Premiere by Richard Grieenberg, directed by Lynne Meadow. From 5/26/15; opening 6/16/15. What it's about: Patriarch Max has died, leaving behind two sons, Brett and Alec, and a lover Vivi. All three reunite for one evening in Vivi's New York apartment. Secrets, passions and ghosts of the past emerge for this trio as each of them faces an uncertain future.



The 39 Steps
Union Square Theater 100 East 17th Street
. The play that proved its durability back in 2008, moving to 2 Broadway houses and the at New World Stages, will be back this Spring. The producer of this latest incarnation of the spoof on the 1935 Hitchcock film with eye-popping multiple role playing, hopes to make it a standard part of the New York entertainment scene (think Stomp and Blue Man Group) Audiences have had plenty of chances to sample this particular dish, a spoof of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, but Mr. Denoff predicted a healthy, and with the original cast in place. In April for an open run.
Links to our various previous reviews.

Tis Pity She’s A Whore
Red Bull at The Duke on 42nd Street
From 4/14/15; opening 4/26/15; closing 16. The company's Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs this Jacobean drama. Cast:Matthew Amendt, David Conrad, Kelley Curran, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Ryan Farley, Ryan Garbayo, Philip Goodwin, Christopher Innvar, Amelia Pedlow, Everett Quinton, Rocco Sisto, Derek Smith, Auden Thornton, Tramell Tillmann, and Marc Vietor.

Twelfth Night
Bedlam Theater at Dorothy Strelsin Theater on West 36th Street
The subtitle "Or what you will will be put to inventive use by Bedlam in its two versions of the play in repertory. The original Shakespeare script will be used, and both plays will feature the same five actors in the many roles, but the versions will have different thematic emphases, aesthetics, and approaches by the performers to their characters. Twelfth Night or What You Will centers around the theme that love can be difficult and extremely hard, but in the end also very magical and rewarding. What You Will, or Twelfth Night centers around the theme that love is absolutely maddening and not always comes with a happy end. From 3/11/15; closing 5/02/15.

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Fiasco
Fiasco Company"s 2 Gentlemen. . .
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Fiasco Theater with Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn www.tfana.org
Shakespeare in a bare bones production, directed by Jessie Austrian & Ben Steinfeld. From 4/24/15; opening 4/30/15; closing 5/24/15. Jessie Austrian co-directs and plays Julia, Noah Brody is Proteus, Paul L. Coffey is Speed, Zachary Fine is Valentine, Andy Grotelueschen plays both Lance and the Duke, and Emily Young is Lucetta and Sylvia.Sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Whitney Locher, and lighting by Tim Cryan. The vocal coach is Andrew Wade, the dramaturg is Jonathan Kalb, and the production stage manager is Shane Schnetzler. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. There are three Sunday evening performances at 7:30pm on April 26, May 3, and May 24. There is no 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, April 25 or Sunday, April 26. There is no performance on Tuesday, May 5, Wednesday, May 6, or Wednesday, May 13. The opening night performance on Thursday, April 30 begins at 7:00pm.


Ugly Lies the Bone
Roundabout Undergroun Black Box Theatre Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street.
World premiere by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor From 9/10/15. What it's about: Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of her three tours in Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself. Roundabout Underground is an initiative showcases new plays that will either give a debut production to an emerging writer or director or allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots and for audiences to see the play for just $20 General Admission in the 62-seat theater.

The Undeniable Sound Of Right Now
Rattlestick Playwright Theater
Women's Project co-production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater by Laura Eason, directed by Kirsten Kelly. From 3/18/15; closing 5/03/15. What it's about: It's 1992. Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. When his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the next big thing. Running Time: 95 minutes, 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. May be inappropriate for 7 and under. Our Review


The Way We Get By
Second Stage W. 43rd Street

World premiere by by Neil Labute, directed by Leigh Silverman with Thomas Sadoski And Amanda Seyfried. From 4/28/15; opening 5/20/15; closing 6/14/15. What it's about: Beth and Doug have no problems getting dates with their partners of choice. What they do have, however, is a very awkward encounter after spending one hot night together following a drunken wedding reception they attend. They wake up to a blurry morning where the rules of attraction, sex and society are waiting for them before their first cup of coffee, which leads them to ponder how much they really know about each other and how much they really care about what other people think. the world premiere will now begin previews earlier on April 28 and play a limited engagement through June 14. Opening night is set for May 20

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