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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)

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

Rattlestick, 224 Waverly Place

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Note to insure that you get to the theater on time: The day of the uniform 8pm curtain time is gone. We now have Tuesdays, and often Thursdays, at 7pm, and lots of shows with 7:30 starting times, as well as those geared to young audiences, with 9 and 9:30 pm shows. Soooo. . . check the time before heading to your show.
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The Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey
Westside Theatre 407 West 43 Street (212-239-6200), or Absolutebrightnessplay.com.
Written and performed by James Lecesne. Directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Duncan Sheik. Scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. What it's about: Lecesne portrays every character in a small Jersey shore town as th.ey unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14 year-old boy who goes missing. From 7/11/15; opening 7/27/15 for a 12-week run

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.

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 Awful Truth
Metropolitan Playhouse 20 E 4th Street
Arthur Richman's popular but unpublished 1921 comedy,directed by 2-time NYIT Award nominee Michael Hardart. From 9/18/15; opening 9/25/15;closing 10/18/15. Tickets are $25 general; $20 students/seniors; $10 children. What it's about: Before she can remarry, New York socialite Lucy Warrin needs to quash persistent rumors that her first marriage failed when she had an affair. So she enlists her ex-husband to assure her new fiance's family that she never did. The Broadway run (144 performances) was followed by a silent film, a 1937 talkie with Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, also a musical called Let's Do It Again. Cast: Mark August, J.Stephen Brantley, Eden Epstein, Emily Jon Mitchell, Benjamin Russell, Erin Leigh Schmoyer. Set Design Is By Alex Roe. Lighting By Christopher Weston. Costumes By Sidney Fortner. Thursday to Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm. Additional Performances Monday, September 21 at 7:30 pm;Wednesdays 10/7 and 10/14 at 3:00 pm; andSaturdays 10/10, and 10/17 at 3:00 pm.


Barbecue
Public Theater, 420 Lafayette Street
World premiere by Robert O'Hara, directed by Kent Gash. From 9/22/15; opening 10/08/15; closing 11/01/15. Cast: Becky Ann Baker, John Earl Jelks, Arden Myrin, Paul Niebanck, Tamberla Perry, Constance Shulman, Heather Alicia Simms, Samantha Soule, Benja Kay Thomas, and Kim Wayans. What it's about: The O'Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention. But the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities, and racial politics slam up against the stories we tell—and maybe even believe—about who we were and who we become. Scenic design by Clint Ramos; costume design by Paul Tazewell; lighting design by Jason Lyons; and original music & sound design by Lindsay Jones.


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

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


An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.

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.


Catch the Butcher
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce St

Adam Seidel's dark comedy directed by Valentina Fratti. Cast: Jonathan Walker and Lauren Luna Velez. From 10/01/15; closing 11/07/15. What it's about: A single woman, Nancy, who sets off to find a serial killer and when she finds herself in his basement, she discovers she likes it. Mon-Sat 7:30 pm; (9/26, 10/17, 10/24-- 5pm and 9pm performances). What it's about: Nancy sets off to find a serial killer and when she discovers herself in his basement, she likes it. Tickets $46

The Chairs
Pearl Theater W. 42nd Street
New York Premiere of Ionescops play performed in repertory with A Midsummer Night's Dream. Translated by Rob Melrose, directed By Artistic Director Hal Brooks. From 9/21/15; opening 10/07/15; closing 11/01/15. What it's about: An old couple throws a party for the most important people in the land: lords and ladies, trend-setters and intelligentsia, the scandalous and the saintly. The only commonality is that all are invisible. Mixes comedy, absurdism, and drama, biting satire and poignant nostalgia. See www.pearlSat 3-Oct 7:00pm see www.pearltheater.org for schedule with includes double play dates with in-rep partner.

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.

Churchill
New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street 212-239-620
From 2/06/15; opening 2/18/15; closing 9/13/15. 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

Clever Little Lies
Westside Theatre Upstairs 407 West 43rd Street 212-239-6200
Joe DiPietro's comedy will star Marlo Thomas and be direction by David Saint. From 9/18/15; opening 10/14/15; closing 1/03/16. What it's about: A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice (Marlo Thomas) notices her beloved husband Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son and daughter-in-law over for drinks and dessert. Cast besides Thomas: Greg Mullavey and Kate Wetherhead as Bill Sr. and Jane For more details see our review of the George Street Playhouse production: here.

Colin Quinn The New York Story
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street
A new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book and directed by Jerry Seinfeld. From 7/09/15; opening 7/23/15; closing 8/16/15. What it's about: Colin bemoans the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formally known as NY from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg to the vermin below and above ground. The show reunites Quinn with Seinfeld who directed his Colin Quinn Long Story ShortSet design by James Fauvell, costume design by Alexis Forte, and lighting design by Sarah Lurie.Tuesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. There will also be an added performance on Monday, June 20th at 8pm. Due to great reviews and a sold out run, Colin Quinn The New York Story the new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld will return The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning October 20th. Colin Quinn The New York Story, is presented by Brian Stern, Mike Lavoie and Mike Berkowitz. Update: Though the show will close 8/16 as announced, it will return to the Cherry Lane on 10/20/15. 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.

The Christians
Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
From 8/28/15; opening 9/17/15; closing 10/11/15.New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath, directed by Les Waters. Cast: Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman, Philip Kerr, Larry Powell and Linda Powell. The play will also feature a rotating twenty-person choir drawing singers from all five boroughs. What it's about: Ten years ago, Pastor Paul's (Mr. Garman) church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation's beliefs. This look at faith in America had it's world premiere at the Humana Festival and will play at LA's Center Theater before coming to New York.


Death of a Salesman in Yiddish
Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street www.newyiddishrep.org
This premiere coincides with the centennial of Arthur Miller's birth on October 17.Using a translation that Miller himself authorized but which was only performed in Argentina, Israel, and, briefly, in Brooklyn, New Yiddish Rep is gearing the production to a broad, mostly non-Yiddish-speaking theatre audience, while demonstrating how deeply the language is engrained in the plays linguistic and ethical DNA. From 10/08/15; closing 11/22/15. Directed by Lester Thomas Shane directs. Cast: Avi Hoffmanas Willy Loman, Daniel Kahn as Biff, Shane Baker as Happy and Suzanne Toren as LSamuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in Yiddish this production plans to again illuminate this classic. The translation is by the celebrated Yiddish theater star Joseph Buloff who starred in the unauthorized 1951 Yiddish production in Argentina.

A Delicate Ship
The Playwrights Realm at Peter Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
New York premiere by Anna Ziegler, from 8/18/15; opening 8/27/15; closing 9/12/15. Cast: Matt Dellapina as Sam, Miriam Silverman as Sarah and Drama Desk Award winner Nick Westrate as Nate. What it's about: "It's Christmas Eve and Sarah and Sam are celebrating like New Yorkers: flirting over wine and debating the nature of existential suffering. Then there is a knock on the door, and Sarah's childhood friend Nate stands at the threshold. And suddenly suffering becomes a whole lot less sexy. A kaleidoscopic look at one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever. Reid Thompson (scenic design), Sydney Maresca (costume design), Nicole Pearce (lighting design) and Palmer Hefferan (sound design). Alyssa K. Howard is the production stage manager.

Deliriums Daughters
Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street 212-239-6200.
Off-broadway premiere of comedy by Nicholas Korn. Cast: Brandon Beilis as Timidio, Nick Bombicino as Giovio, Kerry Frances as Celia Deanna Gibson as Terresa, Stephanie Nicole Kelley as Marina, Jackson Thompson as Pomposa, Branislav Tomich as DiLirio and Evan Zimmerman as Serio. Directed by Kathleen Butler. From 7/29/15; opening 8/02/15; closing 9/20/15. What it's about: 4 suitors, 3 daughters, what's a father to do? Commedia Dell'Arte with a touch of magical realism. Tuesdays at 7PM, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM; Matinees are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM and Sundays at 3PM.

Desire An Evening Of Plays Based On Six Stories By Tennessee Williams
Theater 5A, 59E59 Theaters 59e59.org
New plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff, directed irected by Michael Wilson. From 9/02/15; opening 9/10/15; closing 10/11/15. Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. The lineup: The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin by Beth Henley. . . The Field of Blue Children by Rebecca Gilman. . . Tent Worms by Elizabeth Egloff. .. Oriflamme by David Grimm. Cast: Kristen Adele, Megan Bartle, Juliet Brett, Brian Cross, Liv Rooth, John Skelley, Derek Smith, Mickey Theis, Yaegel T. Welch. Jeff Cowie (scenic design); David C. Woolard (costume design); Russell H. Champa (lighting design); and John Gromada (original music and sound design). The musical director and pianist is Jono Mainelli. Choreography is by Peter Pucci.

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.


Dot
Vineyard Theater 15th Street
New comedy by Colman Domingo, directed by Susan Stroman. Winter 2016. What it's about: Family matriarch Dotty and her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to navigate life with dementia, her children fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. A testament to the enduring bonds of family. Details TBA


Eclipsed
Public Theater 420 Lafayette street
New York premiere by Danai Gurira, in which Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will make her stage debut as The Girl. Liesl Tommy will direct. From 9/29/15; opening 10/14/15; closing 11/08/15. What it's about: Ripped from the headlines look at the terrible conflicts in post-colonial Africa. For an idea of what to expect, see our review of another production of this play in Los Angeles .

Empanada Loca
Labyrinth Theater Company 155 Bank Street
One-Woman play written and directed by Aaron Mark, and starringDaphne Rubin-Vega. What it's about: a subway-tunnel-dwelling denizen of Manhattan. From 9/30/15; opening 10/21/15; closing 11/08/15


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:

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.

First Daughter Suite
Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street
Book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson. From 10/06/15; opening 10/21/15; closing 11/15/15. Cast: Alison Fraser (Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford); Rachel Bay Jones (Laura Bush, Rosalynn Carter); Caissie Levy (Patti Davis, Julie Nixon); Theresa McCarthy (Robin Bush, Hannah Nixon); Betsy Morgan (Trisha Nixon, Susan Ford); Isabel Santiago (Anita Castelo); Carly Tamer (Amy Carter); Mary Testa (Barbara Bush); and Barbara Walsh (Pat Nixon). What it's about: LaChiusa s followup to his First Lady Suite imagines the inner lives and dreams of America's best-known daughters in a 4-part historical fantasia. Senic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Ken Travis.

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; 1/10/16- and now open-ended with new cast as follows:Kyle Beltran now plays Avery, Brian Miskell Skylar/The Dreaming Man and Nicole Rodenburg,Rose. Original cast member Matthew Maher will continue as Sam. For an idea of what to expect see our review of the Playwright Horizon production click here


Fulfillment
The Flea Theater 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal,
World Premiere by Thomas Bradshaw (Job, Dawn, Burning, Purity, Prophet). From 9/11/15; opening 9/21/15; closing 10/19/15. Directed by Ethan McSweeny (The Best Man, A Time to Kill). What it's about: Michael has a new girlfriend and has just bought the apartment of his dreams. It seems that his life should be perfect. Little does he know that his hell is just beginning. In Fulfillment Bradshaw tackles the question: what makes us happy? Cast: Otoja Abit (Stonewall), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire), Jeff Biehl (Machinal), Christian Conn (Tiny Dynamite), Denny Dillon (SNL, My One and Only), Susannah Flood (Scenes from a Marriage, Love and Information), and Peter McCabe (Prophet). Brian Sidney Bembridge (scenic and lighting), Andrea Lauer (costuming), Mikhail Fiksel (sound), J. David Brimmer (fight choreography), Yehuda Duenyas (sex choreography). Wednesday–Monday at 7PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $15 - $75. Pay What You Can Mondays at the door. Caveat: The production includes violence, nudity and sexual situations.


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>

Gigantic
Vineyard Theater 15th Street
>New coming-of-age musical. Book by Randy Blair and Tim Drucker. Lyrics by Randy Blair Music by Matthew Roi Berger. Directed by Scott Schwartz. Choreography by Chase Brock. From 11/11/15; closing 12/20/15. What it's about: Getting shipped off to camp is hardly Robert's idea of the perfect summer, but even he isn't prepared for what can be lost or gained at Camp Overton, the number three weight-loss camp in Southern Pennsylvania. With biting humor and irreverence, GIGANTIC tackles the growing pains of adolescence through the experiences of a bunch of misfit teens forced to find solace in one another as they look for acceptance



Hamlet In Bed
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place
Comic story written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa. From 8/28/15; opening 9/10/15; closing 10/25/15; Cast: Michael Laurence, Annette O'Toole. What it's about: Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things—finding his real mother, and playing the famous gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of his mother the queen. Set design by Rachel Hauck; costume design is by Jessica Pabst; lighting design is by Scott Zielinski; sound design is by Bart Fasbender; projection design is by Dave Tennent; fight director is J. David Brimmer. Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7pm; Thursday through Saturday at 8pm Preview tickets are priced at $25; tickets for regular performances are $35. Theater artist and Under 30 tickets are $10; student tickets are $5.

HAPPY50ish!
The Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street (212) 239-6200
Mid-life crisis musical comedy created by Lynn Shore, Mark Vogel and David Burnham, directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato. From 7/15/15; opening 7/26/15; closing 8/30/15. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. What it's about: revolves around Bob's surprise five-O birthday party to which he arrives early. review.

Hard Love
TACT/The Actors Company Theatre at The Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street
2003 play by Israeli playwright Motti Lerner, set in the Ultra-orthodox Mea Shearim district in Jerusalem, this is the story of Hannah and Zvi, a divorced couple whose lives are thrown back together when the teenaged children from their second marriages start to become romantically involved. The enormous divide between the faithful and the non-believing is attempted to be bridged by the power of an undying earthly love. Which will win out? How will they navigate this greatest of all divides? Scott Alan Evans directs. From 9/29/15; opening 10/11/15; closing 10/31/15. Cast and other details TBA.

HIR
Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
New play by Taylor Mac, directed By Niegel Smith. Cast: Kristine Nielsen, Daniel Oreskes, Tom Phelan and Cameron Scoggins. From 10/16/15; opening 11/08/15; closing 11/29/15. What it's about Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac (Mr. Scoggins) has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father (Mr. Oreskes), only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom (Ms. Nielsen). Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac's newly out transgender brother (Mr. Phelan) as her ally, she's on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac's sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn't always free you from it. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM.

Hold on to Me Darling
Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater
Kenneth Lonergan's first play since the poorly reviewed Medieval Play in 2012, What it's about: A departure to Lonergan's New York City settings, this heads south and follows the singer Strings McCrane as he decides to rid himself of the trappings of the celebrity lifestyle and move back home after the death of his mother. Things, however, do not go smoothly in Mr. Lonergan's exploration of the costs that accompany the pursuit of the American dream. From 2/24/16; opening 3/14/16; closing 4/03/16. Atlantic's artistic director Neil Pep helms More details TBA

The Humans
Roundabout at Laura Pels Theater Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
New play by Wtephen Karam, directed byJoe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season. Cast: Cassie Beck (Aimee), Reed Birney (Erik), Jayne Houdyshell (Deirdre), Greg Keller (Richard), Sarah Steele (Brigid) and Joyce Van Patten (Fiona "Momo Blake)." From 9/30/15; opening 10/25/15; closing 12/27/15. What it's about: Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake (Birney) has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point. . .and the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed. David Zinn (Sets), Sarah Laux (Costumes), Justin Townsend (Lighting) and Fitz Patton (Sound). Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.


In Bed With Roy Cohn
Lion Theatre 410 West 42nd Street (212) 239-6200
Written by Joan Beber; Directed by Katrin Hilbe. From 8/25/15; opening 9/02/15; closing 10/03/15. Tuesday 7PM; Wednesday - Saturday 8PM; Saturday matinee 2PM; Sunday matinee 3PM . What it's about: At the end of his colorful life, Roy awaits the inevitable, supported only by his last remaining faithful servant, Lisette. He is visited by the most important figures of his time demanding a reckoning for deeds good, bad and ugly. With bedfellows including, Julius Rosenberg, Ronald Reagan, Barbara Walters, Roy's lover Serge, his mother Dora, and his youthful self, Roy is catapulted into a wacky and surreal wonderland, where his muddled reality ultimately becomes clear.Cast: Christopher Daftsios as Roy Cohn, Marilyn Sokol, Lee Roy Rogers, Ian Gould, Nelson Avidon, Serge Thony, Andy Reinhardt, Rebeca Fong. Creative Team: Sarah Edkins (Set Design), Gertjan Houben (Lighting and Projection Design), Karen Ledger (Costume Design), Andy Evan Cohen (Sound Design), Lisa Shriver (Choreographer), Stephanie Klapper

Informed Consent
(from left) DeLanna Studi and Tina Benko (Photo: James Leynse.)
Informed Consent
Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
New York premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer directed by Liesl Tommy as a co-production with Ensemble Studio Theatre as a part of their Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project. From 8/04/15; opening 8/18/15; closing 9/13/15. What it's about: One woman's quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country's largest universities and a Native American (Wit, The Judge), Tina Benko, Jesse J. Perez, DeLanna Studi and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine, "Girls"). Scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Jacob A. Climer, lighting design by Matthew Richards, original music and sound design by Broken Chord, projection design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. our review

isolde
Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn
Written and Directed by Richard Maxwell. Cast: Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez & Gary Wilmes. From 9/06/15; opening 9/10/15; closing 9/27/15. To find out more see our review of the production's brief run at Abrons Arts Center Isolde




John
Georgia Engel,Christopher Abbott, Lois Smith
John
Pershing Square Signature Theater Center

World premiere by Annie Baker, directed by her regular collaborator Sam Gold. Cast: Christopher Abbott, Hong Chau, Georgia Engel, Lois Smith From 7/22/15 to 8/30/15--extended before official opening to 9/06/15. our review

Kill Floor
LCT3/Linconln Center's Claire Tow Theater 150 West 65 Street
New playwright Abe Koogler' play will be directed by Lila Neugebauer. From 10/03/15; opening 10/19/15; closing 11/15/15. Cast: Nicholas L. Ashe, Jeremy Bobb, Natalie Gold, Marin Ireland and Samuel H. Levine. What it's about: Andy (Ireland) returns to her hometown after three years in prison and takes a job at the local slaughterhouse, while trying to reconcile with her 15 year-old son, B ( Ashe). Sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Ben Stanton and original music and sound by Brandon Wolcott. Tickets: 30

Laugh It Up, Stare It Down
The Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street www.LaughItUpPlay.com
A new play written by Alan Hruska, directed by Chris Eigeman. Cast: Jayce Bartok, Katya Campbell and Amy Hargreaves. From 8/26/15; opening 9/09/15. Tuesdays at 7PM, Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays at 7PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM and 8PM and Sundays at 3PM and 7PM. Tickets are $59-$79. What it's about: Cleo and Joe and their life-long search for a meaningful point in a universe too random to have one. It's a journey marked by a missing baby, a forged painting, a house invader, a tidal wave, and frozen pistou. Will they rise above their outrageous fortune? Will they find ecstatic love?

Lazarus
New York Theater Workshop in the East Village
From 11/18. Michael S. Hall stars in work inspired by the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth about an alien who crash lands on our planet. The title is best known as a 1976 film starring David Bowie, who will compose new songs for this production. Detals TBA

The Legend of Georgia McBride
MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theater on Christopher Street www.mcctheater.org
A new play by Matthew Lopez, d irected by Mike Donahue (The Wolfe Twins) with choreography by Paul McGill. Cast: Dave Thomas Brown, Wayne Duvall, Matt McGrath, Keith Nobbs and Afton C. Williamson. Set design by
Donyale Werle, costumes by Anita Yavich, hair and m (Fun Home) and sound design by Jill DuBoff (Hand to God). From 8/20/15; opening 9/09/15; closing 10/04/15. What it's about: How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and a pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.

Letters to Sala
TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street
From 10/03/15; closing 10/18/15. NY premiere of rama by Arlene Hutton about a New York family coming to grips with the sudden disclosure of its matriarch's hidden Holocaust past. Directed by Eric Nightengale. Cast: Kathryn Kates, Alice Jankell and Laura Kamin to represent the family's secondond and third generation survivors. The play is based on Ann Kirschner's memoir based on letters detailing her her mother's surviving seven Nazi Labor camps for five years. The letters are a permanent part of the Dorot Jewish Division at the NY Public Library.)

Little Thing, Big Thing
Fishamble at 59E59 Theaters 59e59.org
US premiere of comic thriller by Donal OKelly and directed by Jim Culleton. Part of Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, from 9/02/15; opening 9/08/15; closing 9/27/15. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. What it's about: In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. And the film roll Martha carries attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people.

Love and Money
Signature's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
World premiere by A.R. Gurney. From 8/15/15; closing 9/27/15-- extended to 10/04/15 (extension dates at full price) What it's about: Determined to donate almost everything she owns before her life of grace and privilege ends, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham's plan hits a snag when an ambitious and ingratiating young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance. Gurney' as usual humorous portrait t of the trials of class, family, legacy and race in this world.


Marjorie Prime
Playwrights Horizons Mainstage 416 West 42nd Street
New play byPulitzer Prize Finalist Jordan Harrison, directed By Anne Kauffman. Cast: Noah Bean, Lisa Emery, Stephen Root,Lois Smith. From 11/20/15; opening 12/14/15; closing 1/03/16. What it's about: It's the age of artificial intelligence, and 86-year-old Marjorie (Ms. Smith), a jumble of fading memories, has a handsome new companion (Mr. Bean) who's programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits of what technology can replace. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Mercury Fur
The New Group at Pershing Square Center
Directed by Scott Elliott, the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's distopian story will feature the following: Jack DiFalco, Bradley Fong, Paul Iacono, Peter Mark Kendall, Emily Cass McDonnell, Sea McHale, Zane Pais and Tony Revolori. From 8/05/15; opening 8/19/15. our review

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Pearl co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare's popular play directed by Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker featuring Company Members Sean Mcnall and Joey Parsons with Guest Artists Mark Bedard, Jason O'Connell, Nance Williamson Just five versatile actors will live out Bottom's fantasy of playing all the roles in this celebration of the transformative and intoxicating power of love. From 9/08/15; opening 9/11/15; closing 10/31/15. See The Chairs, with which this plays in rep. See www.pearltheatre.org/ for performance schedule.

MotherStruck
Culture Project/Lynn Redgrave Theater cultureproject.org
World premiere written and performed by Staceyann Chin and directed by Cynthia Nixon. From 9/24/15; opening 10/07/15. What it's about: Staceyann Chin's personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or a stable financial set up. Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 5:00PM.


The New Morality
Mint Theater, 311 West 43rd Street.
Chapin's comedy [resented in honor of the centenary of Chapin's heroic death on the battlefield in 1915. Jonathan Bank directs. Cast: Christian Campbell, Brenda MeaneyNed Noyes, Michael Frederic, Douglas Rees,Clemmie Evans, Kelly McCready. From 8/23/15; opening 9/21/15; closing 10/11/15. Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Special added Wednesday Matinee on September 16th at 2pm. No performance on September 22nd. Tickets are $55 with some half-price tickets (CheapTix) and Premium Seats ($65) available for most performances. Performances take place on the . Tickets are available by calling the Mint box office toll-free at 866-811-4111 or by going to www.minttheater.org where you can also see video, photos, and more. <

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.

Nora
Cherry Lane The
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce St.
Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, directed by Austin Pendleton. From 11/16/15; closing 12/13/15, scheduled for a 6-week engagement November 16 to December 13. Previously performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1989 in Norwegian, this English-language translation stars the legendary actor George Morfogen as Dr. Rank.


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.


Perfect Arrangement
Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street
New York premiere of comedy by Topher Payne, directed by Michael Barakiva. From 9/29/15; opening 10/15/15; closing 11/06/15. September-November 2015. Cast: Julia Coffey, Robert Eli, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann,Christopher J. Hanke, Kelly McAndrew ,Kevin O'Rourke, Jennifer Van Dyck. What it's about: it's 1950 and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. The twist: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap "I Love Lucy" sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door, confronting the very struggles facing society today. Dcenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Jennifer Caprio, lighting design by Traci Klainer Polimeni, sound design by Ryan Rumery, hair and wig design by J. Jared Janas. Performances are Tuesday -Thursday at 7PM; Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2 and 8PM; Sun 3PM. There is an added 2pm performance on Wednesday, October 28. No performances on October 21 and 31.

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.
Pondling
59 East 59th Street Theaters
New York premiere written and performed by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman and directed by Paul Meade. Part of Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival. From 9/08/15; opening 9/13/15; closing 10/04/15. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. What it's about:This macabre play about a young girl in rural Ireland whose big imagination lands her in even bigger trouble for which Beaman, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the 2013 Dublin Fringe.


The Quare Land
Irish Rep at the DR2 Theatre at 103 East 15th Street
>American premiere of John McManus's play directed by Ciaran O'Reilly. From 9/22/15; opening 10/01/15; closing 11/15/15. What it's about: Old Irish farmer Hugh Pugh is having his first wash in four years. His sudden interest in hygiene has been brought on by the upcoming visit of his estranged brother, but another visitor arrives mid-soak. Developer Rob McNulty is hoping to buy a field to convert to a golf course, but Hugh is far more interested in spinning yarns than signing contracts. Excruciating negotiations ensue, amidst the suds and rubber duck, in this hilarious meeting of avarice and ambition. Cast: Rufus Collins as Rob and Peter Maloney as Hugh. Scenic design by Charlie Corcoran; costume design by David Toser; lighting design by Michael Gottlieb; sound design by Ryan Rumery and M. Florian Staab; properties by Deirdre Brennan; and special effects by J&M Special Effects,
Ripcord
MTC at New York City Center - Stage I www.manhattantheatreclub.com/
World premiere of a new comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by David Hyde Pierce . From 9/29/15; opening 10/20/15. Cast: Marylouise, Holland Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Glenn Fitzgerald, Daoud Heidami and Nate Miller. What it's about: Abby, a cantankerous tenant at the Bristol Palace Assisted Living Facility (Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with the infuriatingly chipper Marilyn (Burke), and turns their relationship into a dangerous game of one-upmanship. Alexander Dodge (scenic design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), John Gromada (original music and sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight director).

Rothschild & Sons
York Theatre at St. Peter's Church (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue)
World premiere of new musical adaptation of Frederic Morton book. Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Sherman Yellen. Jeffrey B. Moss will direct. Music supervision and orchestrations by Joseph Church, music direction by Jeffrey Klitz and choreography by Denis Jones, and Robert Cuccioli will star as Mayer Rothschild. From 10/06/15; opening 10/18/15; closing 11/01/15; closing. This new musical is based on their original The Rothschilds. It's a one-act, intimate reimagining of the musical that focuses on the relationships between the patriarch of the family, Mayer Rothschild, his wife Gutele, and their five sons. Several songs not in the original will be included, along with new music. Cuccioli heads cast that includes: Glory Crampton as his wife, Gutele, Peter Cormican, Jonathan Hadley, David Bryant Johnson, Christine LaDuca, Jamie LaVerdiere, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Mark Pinter, Curtis Wiley, and Christopher M. Williams. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

RUTHLESS! The Musical
St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street
From 6/25/15; opening 7/13/15/ to end of 2015. New production of 22-year-old musical that's been a long time favorite in regional theaters.. Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. What it's about: When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming who "was born to entertain." With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. Cast: Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, Tracy Jai Edwards Tori Murray> Review .

Sense Of An Ending
59E59 Theaters
Written by Ken Urban and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. From 8/20/15; closing 9/07/15; opening 8/26/15. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Cast: Danyon Davis (Henry V at The Public Theater), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America at Signature Theatre Company), and Heather Alicia Simms (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Broadway). David L. Arsenault (scenic design); Travis McHale (lighting design); and Christian Frederickson (sound design).

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

Sommerfugl
InViolet Theater Company at 4th Street Theater 83 East 4th Street
A new play by Bixby Elliot inspired by the true story of Lili Elbe, the first person to have gender reassignment surgery in Germany in1930. Stephen Brackett directs. From 9/19/15; opening 9/24/15; closing 10/10/15. Cast: Wayne Wilcox, Aubyn Philabaum, Michelle David, and Bernardo Cubria.

Songbird
59E59 Theaterswww.59e59.org
Written by Michael Kimmel with music & lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, and directed by JV Mercanti. From 10/29/15;closing 11/29/15 What it's about: Based on Anton Chekov's The Seagull, about a fading country star returning home to Nashville. The cast of 10 features Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly,Amy Spanger, Kacie Sheik,Andy Taylor,Ephie Aardema and Adam Cochran.



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.




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.

Threesome
Portland Center Stage & A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), 59E59 Theaters
From 7/11/15;7 opening 7/22/15; closing 8/23/15. Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. NYC premiere written by Yussef El Guindi, and directed by Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. What it's about: Leila and Rashid, Egyptian Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stranger into their bedroom to engage in a threesome. But this hilariously awkward evening becomes an experience fraught with secrets, raising issues of sexism, possession and independence. Cast: Alia Attallah, Quinn Franzen and Karan Oberoi.Note: Recommended for ages 17+; contains male and female nudity, strong language, and mature content. review.



Ugly Lies the Bone
Roundabout Underground Black Box Theatre Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street.
World premiere by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor. Cast: Karron Graves, Mamie Gummer, Caitlin Oconnell, Chris Stack, Haynes Thigpen. From 9/10/15; opening 10/13/15; closing 11/22/15. 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. $20 General Admission in the 62-seat theater.

Unseamly
Urban Stages Theatre 259 West 30 Street
American premiere by Oren Safdie, directed by Sarah C Carlsen. From 10/08/15; opening 10/14/15; closing 11/01/15.$55 ($35 during previews). Cast" TBA. What it's about: Inspired by a variety of sexual harassment allegations brought against well-known clothing companies the play follows a young woman seeking legal advice to initiate charges of sexual harassment against her former boss, the CEO of an international clothing company known for its risque billboards. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7PM; Friday and Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 3PM. (No show on October 31; Added show on November 1 at 7PM)


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 Weir
The Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street in Union Square www.irishrep.org.
Revival of Cieran O'Reillys production of Conor McPherson's play. From 6/30/15; opening 7/09/15; closing 9/06/15. Cast ;Sean Gormley (Finbar), John Keating (Jim), and Paul O'Brien (Jack), all seen in the 2013 production. Joining them in the cast this summer will be Tim Ruddy (Brendan); as well as Amanda Quaid (June 30 – July 19), followed by Mary McCann (July 21- August 23) as Valerie. Set design by Charlie Corcoran; lighting design by Michael Gottlieb; costume design by Leon Dobkowski; and sound design by Drew Levy. Tickets begin at $71. For more about the show, see our review of the original production in 2013 .



Scott
Whorl Inside a Loop
Second Stage 305 West 43rd Street
Behind prison bars drama by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, directed by Michael Mayer and Dick Scanlan. Additional material by Andre Kelley, Marvin Lewis, Felix Machado, Richard Norat & Jeffrey Rivera. Cast: Sherie Rene Scott,Derrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher,Chris Myers, Ryan Quinn, Daniel J. Watts, Donald Webber, Jr. Rene Scott plays a fictonal actress as a volunteer teaching how the development of a personal narrative at an upstate maximum security prison. The men play the prisoners and other characters. From 8/04/15; opening 8/27/15; closing 9/20/15. Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Widower's Houses
br>TACT/The Actors Company Theatre at The Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street
George Bernard Shaw's play in a co-production with Gingold Theatrical Group., directed byDavid Staller. This is Shaws first and a rarely seen play. From 3/01/16; opening 3/13/16; closing 4/02/16. Cast and other details TBA.

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