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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.



Animal
Atlantic Stage 2 at 330 West 16 Street
NY premiere of dark comedy by Clare Lizzimore, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Cast: Kristin Griffith, Rebecca Hall, Greg Keller, David Pegram, Morgan Spectorand Fina Strazza. From 5/24/17; opening 6/06/17; closing 6/18/17. What it's about:Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.

The Antipodes
Signature Theater Center-Romulus Linney Courtyard TheatreLinney Theater
New play by Annie Baker, directed by Lila Neugebauer. From 4/04/17; opening 4/23/17; closing 5/14/17 --extended to 5/21/17 (low cost ticket program ends 5/14). Cast: Phillip James Brannon, Josh Charles, Josh Hamilton, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Danny McCarthytton, Nicole Rodenburg. Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design), and Bray Poor (sound design). performances will now extend through May 28 beyond its originally scheduled May 14 closing date. What it's about: A play about people telling stories about people talling stories. Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes with no intermission. Our Review

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators
Lion Theatre at Theatre Row
Musical by Lory Lazarus in which the soul of Elvis returns to Earth to convince the human race to be his impersonators. From 6/01/17; opening 6/05/17; closing 9/24/17. Book, music and lyrics by Lazarus, direction by Don Stephenson, and choreography by Melissa Zaremba. What it's about: The ghost of Elvis inhabits the body of the most famous rock star in history and convinces his disciples that in order to bring peace to the planet, the entire human race must impersonate Elvis and convert to the new religion: Hound Dog.

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 (Prison Break), Emily Cass McDonnell (Mercury Fur), Brian Miskell (The Flick), Will Pa 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


Bella: An American Tall Tale
Playwrights Horizon
Co-world Premiere with Book, Music & Lyrics By Kirsten Childs, directed Robert O'hara; choreography by Camille A. Brown. Cast: Marinda Anderson, Yurel Echezarreta, brandon Gill, Olli Haaskivi, Ashley D. Kelley, Kevin Massey, Jo'nathan Michael, Kenita R. Miller, Paolo Montalban, Gabrielle Reyes, Britton Smith, Natasha Yvette Williams. From5/19/17; opening 6/12/17; closing 7/02/17. What it's about: Western musical adventure as a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella (Ms. Kelley) takes us on the trip to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier (Mr. Smith).

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 Boy Who Danced On Air
Abingdon Theatre Company 312 West 36th Street
New musical directed by Tony Speciale Music by Tim Rosser, book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, music direction by David Gardos, choreography by Nejla Yatkin. Cast: Osh Ghanimah, Troy Iwata, Deven Kolluri,Jonathan Raviv, Nikhil Saboo. From 5/15;17; closing 6/11/17. What it's about: A modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, trains them to dance at parties, and often abuses them. The two boys’ chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable. Scenic design Christopher Swader & Justin Swader, costume design Andrea Lauer, lighting design Wen-Ling Liao, sound design Justin Graziani.

Brits OFF Broadway
59e59 Theaters
April 4 April 23. A GAMBLERS GUIDE TO DYING written and perfo- rmed by Gary McNair, directed by Gareth Nicolls Our Review
 
April 11 - May 7. ANGEL & ECHOES, 2 one-acts written and directed by Henry Naylor With Avital Lvova, Serena Manteghi, and Rachel Smyth.
April 20 - May 28. THE ROUNDABOUT written by J.B. Priestley, directed by Hugh Ross With Steven Blakeley, Lisa Bowerman, Richenda Carey, Charlie Field, Derek Hutchinson, Annie Jackson, Ed Pinker, Brian Protheroe, Hugh Sachs, and Carol Starks.
April 25 - May 14. FOSSILS created by Bucket Club, directed by Nel Crouch With Adam Farrell, Luke Murphy, and Helen Vinten.
May 9 - June 4. IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT written by Gary Owen, directed by Rachel O'Riordan With Sophie Melville.
May 17 - June 10. ROTTERDAM written by Jon Brittain, directed by Donnacadh O'Briain With Anna Martine Freeman, Alice McCarthy, Ellie Morris, Ed Eales-White.
June 1 - July 2 INVINCIBLE written by Torben Betts, directed by Stephen Darcy, Original Direction by Christopher Harper With Elizabeth Boag, Emily Bowker, Graeme Brookes, and Alastair Whatley.
June 7 - July 2 MY EYES WENT DARK written and directed by Matthew Wilkinson With Declan Conlon and Thusitha Jayasundera.
June 13 - July 2 UNDERGROUND written by Isla van Tricht, directed by Kate Tiernan With Michael Jinks, Bebe Sanders and one more actor TBA.

Building The Wall
New World Stages 340 West 50th St. 212-239-6200.
New York premiere of political suspense drama by Robert Schenkkan, starring Tamara Tunie & James Badge Dale,directed By Ari Edelson. From 5/12/17; opening 5/21/17 ; closing 7/09/17.


Cagney
The Westside Theatre - Upstairs 407 West 43rd Street

The 2015 York Theater product will be remounted at the West Side theater in a new updated, expanded and revised version. From 3/16/16; opening 4/03/16 for an open-ended run--now closing 5/28/17. Robert Creighton will be joined by his original cast members. The creative team: James Morgan (set), Chip Schoonmaker (costumes), Michael Gilliam (lights), Janie Bullard (sound), and Mark Pirolo (projections). Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Thursday & Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. our re-review.

Can You Forgive Her?
Vineyard Theater
NY premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's play, directed by Peter DuBois. From 5/04/17; opening 5/23/17; closing 6/11/17. Scenic design by Allen Moyer, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Russell Champa,sound by Daniel Kluger. Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Ella Dershowitz, Darren Pettie, Frank Wood. Further casting to be announced. What it's about: It's Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She's drowning in debt, may be falling for her sugar daddy, and is on the run from her date who has threatened to kill her. When she meets Graham and Tanya, a door opens, for all of them. . . but is what's beyond a treat or a trick?

Charm
MCC at Lucill Lortel Theater
NY premiere by Philip Dawkins, directed by Will Davis. From 8/31/17; opening 9/18/17; closing 10/08/17. What it's about: When Mama Darleena Andrews, a 67-year-old, black, transgender woman, takes it upon herself to teach an etiquette class at Chicago’s LGBTQ community center, the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the very real life challenges of identity, poverty and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago’s Center on Halsted.



Church & State
New World Stages – Stage 5- 340 West 50th Street
Play by Jason Odell Williams, directed by *Markus Potter. What it's about:Three days before his bid for re-election in North Carolina, aRepublican U.S. Senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. The Senator's devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try desperately to contain the damage with mixed results. Cast: Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed,Jonathan Louis Dent. David Goldstein (scenic design), Burke Brown (lighting design), Dianne K. Graebner(costume design), Erik T. Lawson*(sound design). From 3/03/17;opening 3/27/17; open-ended Our Review
 

Cost of Living
Manhattan Theatre Club in association with Williamstown Theater atNew York City Center – Stage I 131 West 55th Street
New York premiere of new play by Martyna Majok, directed by Jo Bonney. Cast: Jolly Abraham as “Jess, Gregg Mozgala as John, Katy Sullivan as “ni, Victor Williams as Eddie. From 5/16/17; opening 6/07/17, closing. Wilson Chin (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Robert Kaplowitz (sound design), and Thomas Schall (movement consultant). What it's about: four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok’s play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where abled and disabled meet each other.

Cry Havoc
New Ohio Theatre 154 Christopher Street info@bedlam.org
Written and performed by Stephan Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker. From3/15/17; opening 3/19/17; closing 4/23/17. What it's about: After six years in the army, Stephan Wolfert hopped off the Amtrak deep in the mountains of Montana and found himself at a performance of RICHARD III that would change his life forever. The play was developed in conjunction with BEDLAM's Veteran Outreach program.


Daniel's Husband
Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane 38 Commerce St
New York premere by Michael Mckeever, directed By Joe Brancato. Cast: Anna Holbrook, Lou Liberatore, matthew Montelongo, Ryan Spahn,leland Wheeler. From 3/22/17; opening 4/04/17; closing 4/28/17. What it's about: Daniel and Mitchell are the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not. A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental. Proclaimed by the Miami Herald as "beautifully crafted, power. Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm.

Dead End
Axis Theatre Company One Sheridan Square
Revival of play n by Sidney Kingsley,directed by Randy Sharp. From 4/26/17; opening 5/01/17; closing 5/20/17. Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm. Additional Performance: Monday, May 1, at 7pm. What it's about: seminal play about kids growing on the streets of the City during the Great Depression. Cast: Spencer Aste, Shira Averbuch, Brian Barnhart, Regina Betancourt, George Demas, Britt Genelin, Laurie Kilmartin, EmilyKratter, Jon McCormick, Lynn Mancinelli and Katie Rose Summerfield. Set design by Chad Yarborough, lighting design by David Zeffren, costumes by Karl Ruckdeschel and original music by former Blondie member Paul Carbonara.

Disenchanted!
Westside Theatre W. 43rd Street

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

Drunkle Vanya
Three Day Hangover at Tolstoy's Lounge, 256 West 52nd Streete
This distillation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya has adapted and directed by Lori Wolter Hudson has been running since last November. It's now reopening for another run, with an official 2/03/17 opening; closing 4/15/17.Friday February 3 at 7:30pm. the Chekhov story and language are jiggered with modern references and a series of ridiculous drinking games involving the audience. Cast of six thespian imbibers: Joel Rainwater as Vanya; Amanda Sykes as Yelena; Christopher Tocco as Astrov; Leah Walsh as Sonya; Sean Tarrant as The Professor, and Josh Sauerman as Waffles. Caitlin Cisek designed the costumes. Running time: 1:45 minutes, including intermission. Our Review
 


The Emperor Jones
Irish Rep Theatre 132 West 22nd Street, Www.Irishrep.Org 212-727-2737 
Revival of Eugene O'Neill's play, directed By Ciaran O'reilly. Cast: Obi Abili. Additional casting TBA. From 3/01/17; opening 3/12/17; closing 5/21/17. What it's about: the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends the throne using lies, intimidation and the politics of fear. Following a prison break in the United States, Jones sets himself up as monarch of a Caribbean island. When the Natives rebel after years of exploitation, Jones's journey into darkness becomes a terrifying psychological portrayal of power, fear, and madness. Choreography by Barry McNabb , lighting design by Brian Nason, set design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by Antonia Ford Roberts and Whitney Locher, sound design and music by Ryan Rumery& M. Florian Staaband puppet and mask design by Bob Flanagan.   Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Our Review
 
The End of Longing
MCC Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street www.mcchteater.org)
American premiere of play written by and starring Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. Directed by Lindsay Posner. From 5/18/17; opening 6/05/17; closing The play arrives in New York following its hit run in London. Cast with Perry: Quincy Dunn-Baker, Sue Jean Kim, Jennifer Morrison. What it's about: An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic and a well-intentioned dimwit walk into a bar... Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. This bittersweet comedy aims to prove that broken people don't need to stay broken. For an idea of what to expect, see our review of the play in London

Ernest Shackleton Loves
2nd Stage W.43rd Street
Musical adventure by Joe DiPietro, directed by Lisa Peterson, with music composed by Brendan Milburn and lyrics by Val Vigoda. Cast:Groove Lily's electro-violinist Val Vigoda and Wade McCollum. Production design by Alexander V. Nichols, costume design by Chelsea Cook and sound design and original compositions by Rob Kaplowitz. What it's about: A sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to work as a video game music composer is contacted across time by the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song. Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other.


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 Our Review Update: The hit musical will close 6/04/17 June 4 after having played 4,390 performances at the Jerry Orbach Theatre.

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


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

Gently Down The Stream
Public Theater, Martinson Hall
World premiere by Martin Sherman, directed by Sean Mathias.Cast: Gabriel Ebert,Harvey Fierstein and Christopher Sears . From 3/14/17; opening 4/04/17; closing 5/21/17 (extended from original 4/23 closing. what it's about: Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would
be just another fling grows into a lasting love story. Scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.
Our Review
 

Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
The Loft at The Davenport Theatre 354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues
Ed Dixon's celebration of character actor George Rose, a bon-vivant with a flair for the dramatic and the eccentric, starred on the Broadway and London stages alongside luminaries like Katharine Hepburn, Noel Coward, Dame Edith Evans, Richard Burton, and Laurence Olivier in a storied career that met an unexpected end. Dixon recounts his own tale of how he came to know and admire George over a twenty-year friendship until the unimaginable changed everything. From 1/25/17; opening 2/01/17; closing 4/15/17. Our Review
 
The Government Inspector
Red Bull Theaterat The Duke on 42nd Street
Adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher from Revizor by Nikolai Gogol, irected by Jesse Berger. Cast: Michael Urie, Arnie Burton, Stephen DeRosa, Michael McGrath, and Mary Testa. From 5/16/17; opening 6/01/17; closing 6/24/17.What it's about: In Gogol's satire when the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness. Set design by Alexis Distler, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Peter West, with sound design and original song composed by Greg Pliska. For an idea of what to expect, check our review of Hatcher's adaptation in DC, (different actors and director) here .

The Hairy Ape
Thompson Arts Center at Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street armoryonpark.org
From 3/25/17; opening 3/30/17;closing 4/22/17. A re-envsioned production of Eugene O'Neill's play, directed by Richard Jones. Cast: Bobby Cannavale,Becky Ann Baker, Chris Bannow, Tommy Bracco, Emmanuel Brown, Nic Bruder, Catherine Combs, Phil Hill, Cosmo Jarvis, Mark Junek, Henry Stram, Jamar Williams, Isadora Wolfe, Amos Wolff. Stewart Laing, Designer; Aletta Collins, Choreographer; Mimi Jordan Sherin, Lighting Designer; Sarah Angliss, Sound Designer. Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 5:00pm; Tuesday - Wednesday at 7:30pm. Running time: 90 minutes.
Our Review
 
Hamlet
Public's Anspacher Theater 420 Lafayette Street
Oscar Isaac stars in intimate new production, directed by Sam Gold. Cast besides Isaac: Roberta Colindrez, Peter Friedman, Keegan-Michael Key, Gayle Rankin, Matthew Saldívar, Anatol Yusef. From 6/20; opening 7/13/17; closing 9/03/17.

Happy Days
TFANA at Polonsky Shakespeare Center 262 Ashland Place
Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett play. Cast: Dianne Wiest as Winnie, Jarlath Conroy as Willie. Directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. From 4/23/17; opening 5/04/17; closing 5/28/17.

How To Transcend A Happy Marriage
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 150 West 65th Street
A new play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman. From 2/23/17; opening 3/26/17; closing 5/07/17. Cast: Lena Hall, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Omar Metwally, Naian González Norvind, Austin Smith, Marisa Tomei, and Robin Weigert. What it's about: At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples (played by Marisa Tomei & Omar Metwally and Robin Weigert & Brian Hutchison) discuss a younger acquaintance - a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat (Lena Hall). Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives. Sets by David Zinn, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski. Our Review
 


If I Forget
Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Steven Levenson,directed by Daniel Sullivan. Cast:Larry Bryggman, Maria Dizzia, Tasha Lawrence, Jeremy Shamos, Seth Steinberg, Kate Walsh, Gary Wilmes. From 2/02/17; opening 2/22/17; closing 4/30/17. What it's about: In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father's 75th birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael's controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate-with biting humor and razor-sharp insight-how much of the past they're willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning. with itself. Derek McLane (Set design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design) and Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design). Our Review
 


Joan Of Arc: Into The Fire
Public's Newman Theater
Book, music and lyrics David Byrne, creator of Here Lies Love and lead singer of the Talking Heads. Directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Steven Hoggett. What it's about: explores the meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a rock musical concert,directed by Alex Timbers. Cast: Terence Archie (Warwick); James Brown III (Priest, Judge); Jonathan Burke (Priest, Judge); Rodrick Covington (Priest, Judge); Sean Allan Krill (Bishop Cauchon); Jo Lampert (Joan); Mike McGowan (La Tremouille); Dimitri Joseph Moise (Male Swing); Mary Kate Morrissey (Female Standby); Adam Perry (Priest, Judge); John Schiappa (Priest, Judge); Kyle Selig (Dauphin, King Charles); Michael James Shaw (Baudricourt); and Mare Winningham (Isabelle). Scenic design by Chris Barreca, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Cody Spencer, projection design by Darrel Maloney, and music direction by Kris Kukul.From 2/14/17; opening 3/15/17; closing 4/16/17. Running Time: Approx 90 minutes. Our Review
 

Kidnap Road
La MaMa’s First Floor Theatre 74 E. 4 St
Catherine Filloux’s latest political drama based on the real-life story of a female presidential candidate held in captivity for six years by terrorists in Colombia from 4/27/17; opening 4/30/17; closing 5/14/17. Running time: 70 minutes. Directed by Elena Araoz. Cast; Kimber Riddle andMarco Antonio Rodriguez. Set design by Justin Townsend; lighting design by Michael McGee; sound design by Nathan Leigh; and costume design by Christopher Vergara.

Latin History For Morons
Public's Anspacher Theater
From 2/24/17;opening 3/27/17;closing 4/23/1 John Leguizamo solo, directed by Tony Taccone. What it's about: Leguizamo schools his son— and the rest of us— on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in his new one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past. Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his sons American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his sons school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo. Running time: 90 minutes.
Our Review
 


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street www.LightningThiefMusical.com
Written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki, directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Patrick McCollum. Musical Direction by Wiley DeWeese,Fight Direction by Rod Kinter Orchestrations by Wiley Deweese & Rob Rokicki. From 3/23/17; opening 4/04/17; closing 5/06/17.Monday – Tuesday at 7:30pm; Thursday 2pm & 7:30pm; Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm and Sunday 3pm. What it's about: Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan. Principal Cast: Chris McCarrell as Percy Jackson, Carrie Compere as Sally.

The Lucky One
Mint Theater at the Beckett 410 West 42nd Street
Play by A.A. Milne, directedb Jesse Marchese From 4/17/17; opening 5/18/17; closing 6/15/17. Cast: Paton Ashbrook, Ari Brand, Andrew Fallaize, Michael Frederic, Robert David Grant, Wynn Harmon, Cynthia Harris, Deanne Lorette, Peggy J. Scott and Mia Hutchinson-Shaw. What it's about: The antagonism between two brothers: Gerald, who stands in the sun, and Bob, who stands in Gerald's shadow. When Bob finds himself in serious legal trouble, he turns to Gerald for rescue. When Gerald fails to come through, years of simmering resentment boil over in a confrontation. Produced in 1922 in New York, Milne's sixth Broadway production in less than two years.


Man From Nebraska
2nd Stage 305 West 43rd Street
Written by Tracy Letts, directed By David Cromer. Cast: Heidi Armbruster, Reed Birney, Tom Bloom, Annika Boras, Nana Mensah, Max Gordon Moore, Annette O'Toole, Kathleen Peirce, And William Ragsdale. From 1/26/17; opening 2/15/17; closing 3/31/17. What it's about; When Ken, a middle aged man from Nebraska, suddenly finds he's lost his faith , along with his sense of purpose, he goes on a wild adventure to find it. Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core. Scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Keith Parham, and original music and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Running time: 2 hours and 15 Minutes. revjew


Marry Harry
York Theatre Company At Saint Peter's on E.54th street. www.yorktheatre.org
Romantic musical with book By Jennifer Robbins, lyrics By Michael Biello, music By Dan Martin, directed And Choreographed By Bill Castellino. From 4/25/17; opening 5/04/17; closing 5/21/17. What it's about: Set in New York's East Village, about two adults on the verge of thirty who need help in cutting the parental ties that hold a little too tightly. Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 2:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (Audience discussion follow the matinee)

The Moors
Playwrights Realm at The Duke on 42nd Street 229 W 42nd St

New York premiere of comedy by Jen Slverman, directed by Mike Donahue. From 2/27/17; opening 3/14/17; closing 3/25/17. Cast: Hannah Cabell, Andrew Garman, Chasten Harmon, Birgit Huppuch, Teresa Avia Lim, and Linda Powell. What it's about: Dreaming of love and power, two sisters and their dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors. With the arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen, lies are revealed and loyalties shift as all are set on a strange and dangerous path. Inspired by the lives and work of the Bronte sisters, the moors become a backdrop against which women can dream of a better life, and a metaphor for the freedom and strength wherein people can reinvent themselves. Our Review
 






The Object Lesson
New York Theater Workshop NYTW 79 E. 4th Street
By Geoff Sobelle, directed by David Neumann), with scenic installation by Steven Dufala. The theater is transformed into a giant storage facility where audiences are free to roam and sift through the clutter. This makeshift attic is turned into a space of reflection and wonder as Sobelle unpacks our relationship to everyday objects: breaking, buying, finding, fixing, giving, losing, winning, trading, selling, stealing, storing, collecting, cluttering, clearing, packing up, passing on, buried under… a world of things. Running Time: 75 minutes. From 1/31/17; opening 2/09/17; cloing 3/19/17. Our Review

On the Exhale
Roundabout's Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
A world premiere by Martín Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), starring Marin Ireland and directed by Leigh Silverman. From 2/07/17; opening 2/19/17;closing 4/02/17. productions are $25. What it's about: When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor (Ireland) finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime, -and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we're all part of the problem. Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.

The Outer Space
Public Theater/Joe's Pub
Musical with book and lyrics by Ethan Lipton and directed by Leigh Silverman. Music performed by Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy and Ian Riggs. From 2/23/17; opening 3/08/17; closing 4/09/17. What it's about: 2 human beings buy an old spaceship, leaving the noise, pollution and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the mission? Scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Ben Stanton, and sound design by Nicholas Pope. Tuesday through Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. There is an added performance on Monday March 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. There is no 7:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, February 25. Our Review
 


Pacific Overtures
Classic Stage 136 East 13th Streetclassicstage.org
Musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, directed and designed by John Doyle. From 4/06/17; opening 5/04/17; closing 5/27/17: Cast: George Takei (Reciter), Karl Joseph Co, Marc delaCruz, Steven Eng, Megan Masako Haley, Ann Harada, Kimberly Immanuel, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh, Orville Mendoza, Marc Oka and Thom Sesma.Tuesday through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. What it's about: Commodore Matthew Perry sails to Japan in 1853 on a U.S mission to open up trade relations at any cost as the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the Westernization of the East unfolds. Costume design is by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, musical supervision by Rob Berman and musical direction by Greg Jarrett.

The Penitent
Atlantic Theater Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street
World premiere by Atlantic's co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe. Cast: Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer, Jordan Lage and Rebecca Pidgeon. What it's about: A renowned psychiatrist (Bauer) is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics and faith are thrown into question. From 2/08/17; opening 2/17/18; closing 3/26/17. Scenic design by Tim Mackabe , costume design by Laura Bauer, lighting design by Don Holder. Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Sunday evening performance 7pm: 2/12, 2/19, 3/5 Wednesday matinees2pm. Sunday evening performance 7pm: 2/12, 2/19, 3/5 Wednesday matinees 2pm: 2/22, 3/8, 3/15 No performance: 2/28. Runnng Time: 75 Minutes. Our Review
 

Peter and the Star Catcher
New World Stages W. 50th Street www.peterandthestarcatcher.com
This show moved uptown from a New York Theatre Workshop premiere. and ended its successful run 1/20/13 but will resurface at New World Stages 3/20/13. Direction by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Written by Rick Elice. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. review

Picnic/ Come Back, Little Sheba
Transport Group at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street transportgroup.org
William Inge in Repertory, directed by Jack Cummings. Cast: Emily Skinner, Michele Pawk, Heather Mac Rae, Joseph Kolinski, John Cariani, Hannah Elless. From 2/23/17; opening 3/26/17; closing 4/16/17. Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday at 7:30pm with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. See website for performance schedule.

Pormanteau
New York Theatre Workshop- See Sojourner


Pressing Matters
Clurman Theatre 410 West 42nd Street 212-239-6200
Written by Jennifer Jasper, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Cast: Aghayere, Molly Carden, Saum Eskandani, Jenn Harris, Genesis Oliver.From 4/15/17; opening 4/20/17; closing 5/20/17. Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM; Saturday matinee at 2PM; Sunday at 3PM; Added performance on Wednesday, April 19 at 2PM What it's about: A collection of short plays in which 7 words map the course of multiple plots. 

The Profane
Playwrights Horizon's Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
The world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn, directed by Kip Fagan. Cast: Tala Ashe, Francis Benhamou, Ramsey Faragallah Ali Reza Farahnakian, Lanna Joffrey, Heather Raffo. From 3/17/17; opening 4/09/17; closing 5/07/17. What it's about: Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin (Mr. Farahnakian) is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter (Ms. Ashe) falls for the son (Mr. Tafti) of a conservative Muslim family in White Plains, he discovers the threshold of his tolerance. In Zayd Dohrns sharp and timely tale, two families are forced to confront each others religious beliefs and cultural traditions, and to face their own deep-seated prejudice. Scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Matt Frey and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM. Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, with 1 intermission. Our Review
 




Rebel in the Soul
W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre atIrish Rep Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street

World premiere by Larry Kirwan,irected by Charlotte Moore. This previously had a reading with Irish Rep, recounts the 1951 confrontation between Dr. Noel Browne, Minister for Health in the Irish Government; party leader and ex-Irish Republican Army chief Seán McBride; and Dr. John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin, over Browne's Mother and Child Health Scheme—an incident which subsequently changed Irish life forever. From 4/12/17; opening 4/18/17; closing 5/24/15. Our Review
 


Samara
Soho Rep at The Mezzanine Theater at the A.R.T/New York Theatres, 502 W 53rd Street (212) 352-3101, www.sohorep.org
Written by Richard Maxwell. Directed by Sarah Benson. Running Time: 1 hours and 20 minutes with no intermission. From 4/4/2017; opened 4/16/2017; closing 5/7/2017. Performance times: Tuesdays–Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm; Sundays at 8 pm, except for a 5 pm performance on May 7 Our Review

Sgt. Stubby: The Great American War Dog Musical
St. Luke's Theatre, 46th Street 212-239-6200
A new musical inspired by the most decorated war dog of World War I, with book & lyrics by Jack Dyville and music & lyrics by Lawrence Wankel. From 11/12/16; opening 12/03/16; open run. Sergeant Stubby has been called the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat, a claim having no official documentary evidence, but recognized in connection with an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution. He was the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, assigned to the 26th (Yankee) Division. Stubby served for 18 months and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and once caught a German soldier by the seat of his pants, holding him there until American soldiers found him. Back home, his exploits were front-page stories in major newspapers. After returning home, Stubby became a celebrity - leading and marching in many parades across the country. the average American. For nearly a decade after the war until his death in 1926, Stubby was the most famous animal in the United States.Cast: oMatt Weinstein, Meghan Miller, Daniel Joseph Baker, Bryan Ernesto Menjivar, Patrick Steven Bovo, Zach Green, Richard Lisenby, Kate Zulaufand Taylor Grace Sumner. Darin Chumbley, Choreographer. Performances Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM.

Shear Madness
Davenport Theatre 354 West 45th Street ShearMadness.com 212/239-6200
Coomedy whodunit; From 10/22/15; open-ended- now closing 4/23/15. What it's about: The mystery in which the audience gets to solve the crime is set in a local hair salon that turns into a wacky murder scene. It was adapted by Bruce Jordan from a play entitled Scherenschnitt written in 1963 by German writer and psychologist to use as a study of how people perceive or misperceive reality. It was first presented in 1978. our review

Sistas: The Musical
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street(212) 239-6200
What it's about: Musical journey, of a multi-generational African-American Family. The narrative is stitched together using the lyrics of songs that perfectly capture the mood and speaks to the issues of each period and time. In the end, the women find strength in each others' stories and arrive at a way to best honor the memory of their beloved Grandma - a seminal figure in their development as strong and accomplished women. From 9/29/2011/ opening 10/11/; Open-Ended. Thursday at 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 pm Tickets:$39.50-$69.50.Directed by Kenneth Ferrone. Written by Dorothy Marcic


Sojourner New York Theater Workshop 79 E. 4th Street
Mfonso Udofia's 2-part plays presented in repertory and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.. From 4/22/17; opening 5/16/17; closing 6/04/17. In the first part, Sojourners, a young, pregnant Abasiama struggles with her arranged marriage as her husband becomes seduced by 1970s American culture. Intent on finishing her university studies so that she can return to Nigeria, Abasiama weighs her dreams and obligations as she attempts to move forward. Decades later, in Portmanteau, the full impact of her decision erupts when the family is reunited and Nigerian traditions clash with the realities of American life, Abasiama and her daughters must confront complex familial legacies that span time, geography, language and culture. Cast - Sojourners: Lakisha Michelle May as Moxie Wilis, Chinasa Ogbuagu as Abasiama Ekpeyoung, Hubert Point-Du Jour as Ukpong Ekpeyoung, and Chinaza Uche as Disciple Ufot. Cast-Portmanteau: Jenny Jules as Abasiama Ufot, Adepero Oduye as Iniabasi Ekpeyoung, and Chinasa Ogbuaga as Adiagha Ufot. Scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Loren Shaw, lighting and video design by Jiyoun Chang, and sound design by Jeremy S. Bloom. Dawn-Elin Fraser as the dialect coach and Janice Paran as dramaturg.

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 Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
McKittrick Hotel 542 West 27th Street www.mckittrickhotel.com
From 11/16/16; opening 12/13/16; closing 3/26/17. Music-filled folk theater fable, created by writer David Greig and director Wils Wilson, with design by Georgia McGuinness, movement by Janice Parker and musical direction by Alasdair Macrae. This limited holiday engagement unfolds among and around its audience, a lyrical story told with live music throughout its supernatural setting. The show will perform concurrently, and separately from, the venue's resident production of Sleep No More, which continues its regular seven-days-a-week performance schedule. Our Review
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Sundown, Yellow Moon
Ars Nova And Wp Theater McGinn/Cazale (WP Theater)2162 Broadway at 76th Street arsnovanyc.com; wptheater.org; 212-352-3101
World Premiere by Rachel Bonds, directed By Anne Kauffman, with music and lyrics by the Bengsons. From 2/28/17; opening 3/14/17; closing 4/01/17.Cast: Eboni Booth, Lilli Cooper, Peter Friedman, Greg Keller, Anne L. Nathan, Michael Pemberton and JD Taylor. Monday–Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday–Saturday at 8pm. What it's about: While navigating the unsettling waters of young adulthood, twin sisters Ray (Lilli Cooper) and Joey (Eboni Booth) return home to find their father (Peter Friedman) in a moment of crisis. Under the cover of late-night,small-town shadows, sleep is elusive, connections are frayed, and the southern summer heat presses in. Lauren Helpern (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Isabella Byrd and Matt Frey (lighting design), Leah Gelpe (sound design). Our Review
 

Sweeney Todd
Tooting Arts Club production at Barrow Street Theatre www.SweeneyToddNYC.com
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond adaptation of Sondheim/Wheeler musical. From 2/14/17; opening 3/01/17; closing 4/13/17-extended, now closing 12/31/17. London's acclaimed production of the Demon Barber comes off-Broadway following sold-out runs in London where it debuted in Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop. It's directed by Bill Buckhurst with music supervisor Benjamin Cox and designed by Simon Kenny. The Theater is recreating the working pie-shop environment and traditional pie and mash will be served prior to the performance. adaptation by Christopher Bond, directed by Bill Buckhurst. Cast: Reprising their critically acclaimed performances from the original London Tooting production are British stage stars Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias). They are joined by Matt Doyle (as Anthony), Alex Finke (as Johanna), Betsy Morgan (as Pirelli & Beggar Woman) and Brad Oscar (as The Beadle). Secomb, McCarthy, Smith and Taylor will stay with the production for eight weeks only through April 9, 2017. Beginning April 11, 2017, Norm Lewis (as Sweeney Todd), Carolee Carmello (as Mrs. Lovett), Jamie Jackson (as Judge Turpin) and John-Michael Lyles (as Tobias) join the cast. Set and costume designs by Simon Kenny, music supervision and arrangements by Benjamin Cox, music direction by Matt Aument, choreography by Georgina Lamb, lighting design by Amy Mae, sound design by Matt Stine. Our Review
 

Sweetee
Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center
A new musical by Gail Kriegel, directed by Patricia Birch. What it's about: Set in 1930s America, story of . The story follows he struggles of a bi-racial woman named Sweetee during the Jim Crow era. From 5/21/17; opening 5/24/17; closing 6/18/17. Details TBS




Torch Song Trilogy
Second Stage
Harvey Fierstein's play about love, family and drag performance in 1970s New York will return under the direction of Moisés Kaufman. Cast: Michael as Arnold Beckoff (the role that won Fierstein a Tony for best actor in 1983. What it's about: s a single play this takes 4 hours to tell the story of Beckoff, a torch singer in drag who longs for a husband and family as well as respect from his mother, whose visit from Florida is the heart of the play's ending. It originally ran off-Bradway in separate parts: International Stud (1978), Fugue in a Nursery (1979) and Widows and Children First! (1979). From 9/26/17; opening late October.

The Traveling Lady
Cherry Lane Theatre e8 Commerce St www.cherrylanetheatre.org
Horton Foote play, directed by Austin Pendleton. From 6/07/17; opening 6/22/17; closing 7/16/17. What it's about: The tale of an intrepid woman who journeys to a small town in 1950's Texas to reunite with her husband upon his release from prison. Cast: Larry Bull , Lynn Cohen , Angelina Fiordellisi, Jean Lichty, George Morfogen, Ron Piretti, PJ Sosko, Jill Tanner, Karen Ziemba.Harry Feiner (Scenic & Lighting Design), Theresa Squire (Costume Design), Ryan Rumery (Sound Design & Original Compositions), Paul Huntley (Wig Design), Amy Stoller (Dialect Design & Dramaturg). Turning Page
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey. dixonplace.org
Monologue written and performed by Angelica Page. From 2/10/17; opening 2/24/17; closing 4/08/17. What it's about: Cchronicles the life and career of her mother, Geraldine Page, with direction by Wilson Milam.


Vanity Fair
Pearl Theater 555 West 42nd Street pearltheatre.org; 212.563.9261
World premiere of Kate Hamill adaptation of William Thackeray's novel, directed by Eric Tucker. From 3/24/17; opening 4/02/17; 5/15/17. Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission. Cast: Pearl Resident Acting Company members Joey Parsons and Brad Heberlee; also Zack Fine, Tom O'Keefe, Ryan Quinn, and Debargo Sanyal. Sandra Goldmark (Set), Valerie Therese Bart (Costumes), Seth Reiser (Lights).
Our Review
 

Venus
Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed By Lear deBessonet. Cast: Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee , Randy Danson, Adam Green, Birgit Huppuch,Zainab Jah, Kevin Mambo , Patrena Murray, Reynaldo Piniella, Julian Rozzell, Tony Torn.Matt Saunders (Scenic Design), Emilio Sosa (Costume Design), Justin Townsend (Lighting Design), Brandon Wolcott (Sound Design and Original Music), Danny Mefford (Choreographer), Thomas Schall (Fight Director). What it's about: Traveling from her home in southern Africa for what she hoped would be a better life, Saartjie Baartman became an unfortunate star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman's journey to London, her rise to fame as the Hottentot Venus, and her eventual relationship with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a tragic-carnival, an intense and devastating journey honoring the life of Baartman and examining the way we live and love today.This, part of the playwright's residency series, first ran at the Public Theater in199y, under the direction of Richard Foreman.From 4/25/17; opening 5/15/17;closing 6/04/17. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $30 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access.

The View Upstairs
Invisible Wall Productions at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater 45 Bleecker Street, TheViewUpStairs.com
Off-Broadway debut of new musical by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold. From 2/15/17; opening 2/26/17; closing 5/21/17. Cast: Jeremy Pope, Taylor Frey, Nathan Lee Graham, Frenchie Davis, Benjamin Howes, Michael Longoria, Ben Mayne, Doreen Montalvo, Randy Redd , Richard E. Waits, Anthony Alfaro. what it's about: Takes you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant '70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans where a forgotten community comes to life when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space for a journey of seduction and self-exploration of "queer history.



The Whirligig
The New Group at Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
World premiere by Hamish Linklater, directed by Scott Elliott. Cast: Noah Bean (Patrick), Norbert Leo Butz (Michael), Jon DeVries (Mr. Biacco), Alex Hurt (Greg), Zosia Mamet (Trish), Jonny Orsini (Derrick), Grace Van Patten (Julie) and Dolly Wells (Kristina). Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Clint Ramos, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter, Sound Design by M.L. Dogg, Original Music by Duncan Sheik, Special Effects Design by Jeremy Chernick and Fight Direction by UnkleDave's Fight-House. Production Stage Manager is Valerie A. Peterson. From 5/04/17; opening 5/21/17; closing 6/11/17. What it's about: When, after much time away, Kristina is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband Michael are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Broken-hearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie's complicated past practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they'd lost years before but still feel so deeply connected to.

White Guy On The Bus
59E59 Theaters
Play by Bruce Graham and directed by Bud Martin. From 3/05/17; opening 3/14/17; closing 4/16/17. Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Cast: Robert Cuccioli, Danielle Lenee, Jessica Bedford, Susan McKey, and Jonathan Silver. Paul Tate DePoo III (scenic design); Wade Laboissonniere (costume design); Rob Denton (lighting design); Michael Hahn (sound design and original music); and Nicholas Hussong (projection design). What it's about: A wealthy white business man meets a struggling black single mother get to know each other on their daily bus commute, an their pasts unfold and tensions rise, inciting an exploration of privilege. Our California critic saw and very much liked this (different production and actors). To read it go here

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