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

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

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

Aint No Mo
Public Theater LuEsther Hall
World premiere of satirical odyssey portraying the great exodus of Black Americans out of a country plagued with injustice. Written by Jordan E. Cooper. From 3/12/1/opening 3/27/19/ closing 4/28/19-extended now closing 5/05/19. Cast:Jordan E. Cooper, Marchant Davis, Fedna Jacquet, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Simone Recasner, and Hermon Whaley. Scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Adam Honoré, sound design by Emily Auciello, and hair, wig, and make-up design by Cookie Jordan. Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes. Our Review


All Our Children
e Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. 18 Bleecker Street
Play by Stephen Unwin, directed by Ethan McSweeneyFrom 4/06/19; opening 4/14/19; closing 5/12/19. Cast:John Glover, Jennifer Dundas (The Little Foxes, Arcadia on Broadway), Karl Kenzler, Tasha Lawrence, Sam Lilja directed by Ethan McSweeny What it's about: memorializes an overlooked aspect of the Holocaust, remembering the 200,000 children and young people who died and the brave few who fought against this injustice. Karl Kenzler plays Victor Franz, a doctor who heads a clinic for disabled children, and John Glover plays Bishop von Galen, a real-life Catholic bishop who was outspoken in his opposition against the Nazis' treatment of these young Germans. Scenic design by Lee Savage, lighting design by Scott Bolman), costume design by Tracy Christensen and sound design by Lindsay Jones

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 productionhereClosing 4/28/19 after a 15-year run and that end has now been extend, so the beloved show will be closing 5/15/19.


Bella Bella
MTC Stage 1 at City Center
World premiere solo written and performed by Harvey Fierstein, directed by Kimberly Senior. From 10/01/19; opening 10/22/19; closing.What it's about: Fierstein takes n the well-known political firebran Bela Abzug. on the eve 1976, on the eve of her bid to become New York State's first female Senator, in 1976. More details TBA.

The Bigot
Theatre At St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street
A dark comedy by Gabi & Eva Mor, directed by Michael Susko. From 4/26/19; opening 5/01/19; closing 6/09/19. Cast: Stephen Payne, other cast TBA. What it's about: Payne's chacter is a racist and chauvinist, homophobe and anti-Semite. His unshakable beliefs, however, get shaken up when his life is turned upside down by a health crisis when he may need the very people he has spurned in his life to see something worth saving in him.

BLKS
Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space
World premiere by Aziza Barnes, directed by Robert O'Hara. From 4/20/19; opening 5/09/19; closing 5/26/19. Cast: Paige Gilbert, Marié Botha, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Alfie Fuller and Coral Pena. What it's about: Octavia (Gilbert), Imani (Fuller) and June (Crowe-Legacy) are three NYC twenty-somethings hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn't seem to care. They drink a lot, they smoke a lot and they try to have sex…a lot. When they need each other the most, the women rally to "resurrect their fly" in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them. Scenic designer Clint Ramos, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer Alex Jainchill and sound designer Palmer Hefferan.

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

Brits Off Broadway
59e59Thaters
The annual festival from 4/16/19; closing 6/30/19. April 16 – May 12INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN. . .April 18 – May 12 KILLING TIME. . .April 25 – May 25 CAROLINE'S KITCHEN. . .May 14 – June 9 FERAL. . .May 14 – June 2 POSTING LETTERS TO THE MOON. . . June 2 – June 30 HANDBAGGED by Moira Buffini; directed by Indhu Rubasingham. . .June 5 – June 30 SQUARE . . .June 11 – June 29 JULIE MADLY DEEPLY. See 59e59org. for details about creators, directors, actors and content.


The Cradle Will Rock
Classic Stage 136 E. 13th Street
Marc Blitzstein;s allegorical play in music directed by John Doyle. From 3/21/19; opening 4/03/19; closing 5/19/19. Cast: Ken Barnett as Editor Daily, Eddie Cooper as Junior Mister, Benjamin Eakeley as Reverend Salvation, David Garrison as Mr. Mister, Ian Lowe as Yasha, Kara Mikula as Sister Mister,Lara Pulver as Moll, Sally Ann Triplett as Mrs. Mister, Rema Webb,Tony Yazbeck as Larry Foreman.Scenic designer John Doyle, costume designer Anne Hould-Ward, lighting designers Jane Cox and Tess James, and music supervisor Greg Jarrett. What it's about: set in Steeltown, USA, where laborer Larry Foreman struggles to unionize fellow steel workers against mounting attacks from a greedy industrialist, a certain Mister Mister. As a cross-section of society shows up in a night court, the extent to which Mister Mister has bought the support and control of nearly all people—the editor of the local newspaper; the preacher; the doctor; artists—and institutions becomes brazenly apparent. Running Time: 90 minutes. Tues.–Thurs. at 7pm, Fri.–Sat. at 8pm, and Sat.–Sun. at 2pm. Our Review
Curse of the Starving Class
The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center
New production of Sam Shepard's play, directed by Terry Kinney. Cast: Lizzy DeClementas Emma, Flora Diaz as Sergeant Malcolm, Gilles Geary as Wesley, Esau Pritchett as Ella, David Warshofsky as Weston. Julian Crouch (Scenic Design), Sarah J. Holden (Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (Sound Design & Original Music), William Berloni (Animals) and Peter Pucci (Choreographer). The Production Stage Manager is Robert Bennett. What it's about: Living a stagnant, unhappy existence in rural California, the struggling Tate family is desperate for change, but every family member has a different way of trying to improve their station in life. From 4/23/19; opening 5/13/19; closing 5/26/19.


Do You Feel Anger?
Vineyard Theatre 108 East 15th Street
Dark comedy by Mara Nelson-Greenberg,directed By Margot Bordelon. Cast: Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Megan Hill,Justin Long, Greg Keller,Jeanne Sakata, Tiffany Villarin. From 3/13/19; opening 4/01/19; closing 4/20/27.Scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Marie Yokoyama, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan. What it's about: Sofia (Villarin) is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency where the unspoken dynamics of seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling.running Time: 90 minutes. Our Review
 





Fiddler on the Roof
Theater 42
The often revived production moved uptown on 2/11/19, opening 2/21/09; closing 9/01/19 Same cast, director and creative team. Our Review

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)

God Said This
Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theater primarystages.org

.Leah Nanako Winkler's play, directed by Morgan Gould. Ako (Masako), Satomi Blair (Hiro), Tom Coiner (John), Emma Kikue (Sophie) and Jay Patterson (James). Sets by Arnulfo Maldonado; costumes by Jessica Pabst; lighting by Ryan Seelig; sound by M.L. Dogg; production stage manager, Jessica R. Aguilar; production manager. Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes. What it's about: about family and loss in a dysfunctional family.



Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real & Imagined
Ensemble for the Romantic Century at the Duke on 42nd Street
From 4/13/19; opening 5/05/1; closing 5/25/19. Donald T. Sanders directs Jimmy Ray Bennett in the title role. Hans Christian Andersen also features Countertenors Daniel Moody and Randall Scotting, and puppet artists Craig Marin & Olga Felgemacher, along with Max Barros and Carlos Avila (on pianos) and percussionist Shiqi Zhong. Scenic & costume design by Vanessa James, lighting design by Beverly Emmons & Sebastian Adamo, sound design by Bill Toles, and puppetry design by Flexitoon.

Happy Talk
New Group at Pershing Square Signature Center, Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street
World premiere by Jesse Eisenberg. Directed by Scott Elliott. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Marin Ireland, Tedra Millan, Daniel Oreskes and Nico Santos. From 4/30/19; opening 5/16/19; closing 6/16/19. What it's about: Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she's starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother's home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Marin Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker. Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Clint Ramos, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter and Sound Design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

 

I Carry Your Heart
59E59 Theaters,
NY premiere written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Cate Caplin. What its about: Phoebe is a young poet, forever living in the shadow of her estranged mother's literary acclaim. When her mother unexpectedly dies, Phoebe is left with two complicated legacies: donating her mother's organs and reading her unpublished confessional journal. Meanwhile, Tess and her partner Lydia receive a late night phone call, informing them that a donor heart is available for Tess.The transplant establishes a sympathetic link between donor and recipient and the two families form an unlikely connection as they struggle to understand the politics and poetics of organ donation. Cast: Rebi Paganini, Nico Piccardo, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Dana Scurlock, John Anthony Torres and Dey Young.From 3/30/19,opening 4/03/19, closing 4/14/19. Running Time: 80 minuts, no inermission.



If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka
Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons 416 W 42nd St.
Play by Tori Sampson,directed by Leah C. Gardiner, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly. Cast: Rotimi Agbabiaka (Chorus), Maechi Aharanwa (Ma), Jason Bowen(Dad), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy(Massassi), Níke Uche Kadri (Akim), Mirirai Sithole (Adama), Phumzile Sitole (Kaya), Carla R. Stewart (Voice of the River).Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, no intermission.. From 2/15/19; opening 3/10/19; closing 4/05/19. our review.



Jersey Boys
New World Stages 340 West 50th Street 212-239-6200.
The long running Broadway hit returns to the Off-Broaway location that's given a long-running 2nd life in a smaller, setting. Cast: Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig & Hair Design), Steve Rankin (Fight Director). From 11/22/17.

Juno and the Paycock
The Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of Irish Rep on @. 22nd Street
The second installment of the Rep's Sean O'Casey trlogy,. directed by Neil Pepe. Cast: Una Clancy, Terry Donnelly, Rory Duffy, Meg Hennessy, John Keating, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Ed Malone, Michael Mellamphy, Ciaran'Reilly, Maryann Plunkett, James Russell, Harry Smith, and Sarah Street. From 3/09/19;opening 3/19/19; closing 5/25/19. What it's about: Jack Boyle is out of work and determined to stay that way. He postures and drinks with his sidekick Joxer while his long-suffering wife Juno struggles to support their family and maintain their dilapidated tenement flat. Their son Johnny, crippled fighting in the revolution, cowers indoors to avoid the bitter new civil war, while his sister Mary considers her options for the future. When a handsome visitor arrives with news of an inheritance, the family begins to plan their new life, but their apparent salvation soon reveals itself to be the cause of their ruin. One of the great plays of the twentieth century, a devastating portrait of wasted potential in a Dublin torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War. Our Review
 




The Lehman Trilogy
The 3 Lehman brothers now retelling their epic saga at the NYArmory
The Lehman Trilogy
Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street
From 3/22/19; opening 3/27/19; closing 4/20/19.North American Premiere written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, directed by Sam Mendes. Es Devlin, Set Designer; Katrina Lindsay, Costume Designer; Luke Halls, Video Designer; Jon Clark, Lighting Designer; Nick Powell, Music and Sound Designer;Candida Caldicot, Music Director; Polly Bennett, Movement. Cast: Starring Adam Godley, Ben Miles, and Simon Russell Beale. Running Time: 3 hours 20 minutes, with 2 intermissions. We'll be reviewing this at the wonderful Park Avenue Armory theater.
Our Review
 
Life Sucks
The Wild Project 195 East 3rd Street
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New York Premiere of Aaron Posner play, directed by Jeff Weiss. From 3/22/19; opening 3/27/19; closing 4/20/19. Cast: Jeff Biehl, Nadia Bowers, Kimberly Chatterjee, Barbara Kingsley, Stacey Linnertz, Austin Pendleton, and Michael Schantz. What it's about:Chekhov without the birch trees. Egos clash, hearts hunger, and souls cry out for meaning in this reimagining of the classic.

Lizzie
Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner with a book by Tim Maner, directed by Victoria Bussert, with choreography by Jaclyn Miller.From 7/19/19; opening 8/05/19; closing 9/29/19. What it' about: Lizzie Borden telling Carrie Cimma (Bridget), Shannon O'Boyle (Lizzie), Ciara Renée (Alice) and Eden Espinosa (Emma). Shoko Kambara (scenic design), Charlotte Yetman (costume design), Greg Hofmann (lighting design), Alex Hawthorn (sound design), Alan Stevens Hewitt (orchestrations), and Julie McBride (musical direction).

Long Lost
Manhattan Theatre Club StageI at City Center
New York premiere by Donald Margulies and directed by Dan Sullivan. Cast: Kelly AuCoin, Annie Parisse, and Alex Wolff. What it's about: About the limits of compassion and filial obligation. When troubled Billy appears out-of-the-blue in his estranged brother David's Wall Street office, he soon tries to re-insert himself into the comfortable life David has built with his philanthropist wife and college-age son. What does Billy really want? Can he be trusted? And how much can family bonds smooth over past rifts? John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Toni-Leslie James (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), and Daniel Kluger (original music and sound design). Frrom 5/14/19;openng 6/04/19l closing .


Mac Beth
Red Bull Company at the Lucill Lortel Theater
Adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from Shakespeare. From 5/07/19; opening 5/19/19; closing 6/02/19. What it's about:7 girls meet up to do a play in an empty lot outside the city on an autumn afternoon. School uniform tartan transforms in this American urban wasteland. The girls are witches, ghosts, and kings. They hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Macbeth, as the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected resonances emerge from Shakespeare's dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. Set design by Catherine Cornell, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Erin Bednarz. Running time is 90 minutes with no intermission. Casting TBA.

Make Believe
Second Stage Tony Kiser Theater 305 West 43rd Street
From early August 2019; opening late August. Details TBA. What it's about, Wohl's cartoon like comedy played previously at Hartford Stage.

Marys Seacole
LTC3 at Claire Tow Theater (50 West 65 Street
A new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. From 2/25/19; closing 4/07/19. Cast: Gabby Beans, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Marceline Hugot, Karen Kandel, Ismenia Mendes, and Lucy Taylor. What it's about: Mary (Quincy Tyler Bernstine) is an ambitious Jamaican woman determined to live a grand life; her adventures take her across oceans and eras, from a battlefield of the Crimean War to a contemporary nursing home, and many times and places in between. Dets by Mariana Sanchez, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Jiyoun Chang, and sound by Palmer Heffernan. Monday and Wednesday through Sunday evenings at 7pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

Miracle In Rwanda
The Lion at Theater Row 410 W. 42 St
– Solo play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga. Based on a true story about one young woman's remarkable survival during the Rwandan genocide 25 years ago, follows a world tour. From 4/04/19; opening 4/09/19; closing 4/21/19. Stars Rwandan actress Malaika Uwamahoro, .directed by George Drance. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 2 and 8 pm; and Sundays > Mrs. Murray's Menagerie
Ars Nova at Greenwich House 27 Barrow Street
World premiere created by The Mad Ones and Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy. Directed by Lila Neugebauer. What it's about: The creators of a 1970's children's television program have commissioned a focus group to probe the parents of the target audience. Over stale coffee and donuts, a group of strangers navigates the murky waters of American belief and perception. Cast: Company members Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto and Stephanie Wright Thompson and Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy. You-Shin Chen & Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (Costume Design), Mike Inwood (Lighting Design), Stowe Nelson (Sound Design), Emmie Finckel & Noah Mease (Prop Design). From 3/26/19; opening 4/08/19; closing 5/11/19. Our Review
 

The Mountains Look Different
Mint Theater Company at Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street> Ny premiere by Micheál mac Liammoir. From 5/30/19; opening 6/19/19; closing 7/14/19.What it's about: After a dozen hard years working the streets of London, Bairbre is returning home to Ireland. Three days ago, she married Tom who knows nothing of her past. They plan to settle with Tom’s father on his farm and live a simple life, far from the temptations and torments of the sinful city. Aidan Redmond directs. Cast: Ciaran Byrne, Liam Forde, McKenna Harrington, Con Horgan, Cynthia Mace, Daniel Marconi, Brenda Meaney, Paul O’Brien, and Jesse Pennington. Scenic design by Vicki R. Davis; costume design by Andrea Varga; lighting design by Christian DeAngelis; sound design by M. Florian Staab; and prop design by Chris Fields. Amy Stoller will serve as Dialect & Dramaturgy consultant.

Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Lincoln Center Mitzi Newhouse Theater
New play by John Guare, directed by Jerry Zaks. From 2/21/19; openng 3/18/19;closing 5/05/19.John Larroquette will star with Clea Alsip, Tina Benko, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jordan Gelber, Grace Rex, Stacey Sargeant, Douglas Sills, and Will Swenson. David Gallo (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Howell Binkley (lighting), Mark Bennett (original music and sound). What it's about: In his attempts to recover a memory of an event that happened on that 'far away island' 35 years before, Nantucket Sleigh Ride plunges a New York playwright-turned-venture capitalist ( Larroquette) into a whirlpool of a giant lobster, Roman Polanski, a pornography ring, Walt Disney, a murder, stranded children, and Jorge Luis Borges, with the most unexpected results. Running Time: Approx. 2 hours including an intermission.
Our Review
 

Nassim
Barrow Street Theatricals at Stage II 131 West 55th Street
American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, featuring direction by Omar Elerian.Design by Keith Truax. From 12/06/18; opening 12/12/18; closing 4/20/19. No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. And some surprises as Nassim explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times. Running Time: 75 Minutes, No intermission. Our Review
 




The Pain of My Belligerence
Playwrights Horizon
A World Premiere comedy by Halley Feiffer and directed by Trip Cullman. From 3/29/19; opening 4/22; closing 5/12/19. What it's about: Traces a toxic relationship across 3 elections. Cast: Halley Feiffer (Cat), Vanessa Kai (Yuki), and Hamish Linklater(Guy), Keira Belle Young (Olive). Feiffer plays a twenty-something journalist at the top of her game. Linklater is a crass yet charismatic and married guy.The play has evolved since 2016 when Feiffer noticed the number of men loudly decrying Trump's misogyny while simultaneously mirroring it. Mark Wendland (Scenic Designer), Paloma Young (Costume Designer), Ben Stanton (Lighting Designer), Elisheba Ittoop (Original Music and Sound Designer), and Katie Ailinger (Production Stage Manager).

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

The Play That Goes Wrong
New World Stages W. 50th Street
After a much-extended run at Broadway's Lyceium this madcap comedy will like so many other hits extend its life at the New World 2/11/19; opening 2/20/19. It will be directed Off-Broadway by Matt DiCarlo. Cast: Ryan Vincent Anderson, Brent Bateman, Bartley Booz, Matt Harrington, Bianca Horn, Chris Lanceley, Ashley Reyes, and Matt Walker; also features Damien Brett, Adam Daveline, Simone Policano, and Maggie Weston. For what it's about: See Our Review
 
The Plough and the Stars
Irish Rep's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstag
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The last of the Rep's Sean O'Casey season, directed by Charlotte Moore. Cast: Úna Clancy as Mrs. Gogan, Terry Donnelly as Woman from Rathmines, Rory Duffy as Ensemble, Meg Hennessy as Mollser, John Keating as Capt. Brennan, Robert Langdon Lloyd as Peter Flynn, Ed Malone as Lieut. Langon, Michael Mellamphy as Fluther Good, Clare O'Malley as Nora Clitheroe, Adam Petherbridge as Jack Clitheroe, Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett as Bessie Burgess, James Russell as The Young Covey, Harry Smith as Bartender/Sgt. Tinley, and Sarah Street as Rosie Redmond. From 4/20/19; closing 5/25/19. What it's about: Pretty young newlywed Nora Clitheroe is the talk of her tenement as she tirelessly works to lift her family out of their impoverished circumstances. She tries to keep her husband Jack from the revolutionary fervor sweeping through Dublin. But Jack becomes a Commandant in the Irish Citizen Army, and when the Easter Rising of 1916 begins, he leaves a pregnant Nora to help lead the fight. The disparate, quarrelsome tenement residents are forced to shelter together as urban warfare makes their home nearly as treacherous as the streets. Passions and ideals rise and converge, but in the end, loss and devastation triumph over the promise of a new Ireland. Thr plays inspired the first collaboration between Irish Rep founders Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O'Reilly in 1988m and was Irish Rep's first production. It was staged once more at Irish Rep in 1997.

Proof of Love
Audible at the Minetta Lane Theatre
Chisa Hutchinson scrpt,Performed by Suzzanne Douglas. From 5/07/19; opening 5/14/19. What it's about: Constance thought she had a happy life and a loving husband. Suddenly, a tragic accident splinters her upper-class black family—and forces Constance to face uncomfortable truths about her marriage and herself. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM; Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM; and Sundays at 3PM. A collaboration with New York Theater Workshop.


Queen of Hearts
Theatre XIV 383 Troutman Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn
From 3/29/19; opening 4/11/19; closing 5/19/19. Word premiere by Austin McCormack.Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick,inspired by Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Cast: Michael Cunio, Storm Marrero, Lilin Lace, Marcy Richardson, Sam Urdang, Allison Ullrich, Nicholas Katen, Ross Katen , Jourdan Epstein, Làszlò Major, Ryan Redmond, Jacoby Pruitt, Ian Spring, Nolan McKew and Ashley Dragon.Costume and set design by Zane Pihlstrom; lighting design by Jeanette Yew and makeup design by Sarah Cimino. Thursdays and Fridays.


 

  The Secret Life of Bees
Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Stree Theater
Book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, music by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Drama Desk winner Susan Birkenhead, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, and based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. From 5/12/19; opening 6/13/19; closing 7/14/19). Cast: Romelda Teron Benjamin, Joe Cassidy, Vita E. Cleveland, Eisa Davis, Matt DeAngelis, Manoel Felciano, Brett Gray, Jai'Len Christine Li Josey, Anastacia McCleskey, Saycon Sengbloh, Nathaniel Stampley and Elizabeth Teeter. What it's about: South Carolina, 1964. Lily Owens, a restless white teenager, struggles with her merciless father and the haunting memory of her mother's death. When Rosaleen, her black caregiver, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily's rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerizing world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship and healing. Choreography by Chris Walker, scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, puppets by AchesonWalsh Studios, musical direction by Jason Hart, music contraction by Antoine Silverman, orchestrations by Duncan Sheik and John Clancy, incidental music orchestrations by Duncan Sheik, hair and makeup design by Cookie Jordan, fight direction by UnkleDave's Fight House, dialects by Dawn-Elin Fraser. Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. Sunday evening performances at 7:00pm on 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 Monday evening performance at 7:00pm on 5/13, 7/1 Wednesday afternoon performances at 2:00pm on 6/19, 6/26.

17 Border Crossings
New York Theatre Workshop 79 E. 4th Street
Created and performed by NYTW Usual Suspect Thaddeus Phillips and directed by Tatiana Mallarino. From 4/11/19, opening 4/15/19, closing 5/12/19. What it's about: With a chair, table, and bar of lights, Phillips conjures barricaded Venezuelan bridges, a rusty Croatian ferry, perilous international flights, obscure Amazonian ports, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, deportations, strip searches, illegal crossings, arbitrary passports and curious customs. Based on Phillips' actual adventures

The Shadow of a Gunman
Irish Repertory Theatre 132 W. 22nd St on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage
The first production of The Sean O'Casey Cycle. From 1/30/19; opening 2/12/19; closing 5/25/19. What it's abut: It's 1921, and the Irish War of Independence rages on the streets of Dublin as Irish revolutionaries clash with British auxiliary forces. Aspiring poet Donal Davoren tries to avoid the conflict, but when Donal learns of a rumor that he is a gunman on the run, he cannot resist the curiosity it stirs in beautiful young Minnie Powell and he cannot escape the attention of his other neighbors. As the rumor grows, the war outside moves closer to home with tragic consequences. Cast:Una Clancy as Mrs. Henderson, Terry Donnelly as Mrs. Grigson, Rory Duffy as Mr. Maguire, Meg Hennessy as Minnie Powell, John Keating as Mr. Grigson, Robert Langdon Lloyd as Mr. Gallogher, Ed Malone as Tommy Owens, Michael Mellamphy as Seumas Shields, James Russell as Donal Davoren, and Harry Smith as Mr. Mulligan/Auxiliary. Scenic design by Charlie Corcoran., costume design by Linda Fisher & David Toser, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, sound design by Ryan Rumery & M. Florian Staab, and properties by Deirdre Brennan. . Our Review
 

Sincerely Oscar
Acorn Theater at Theater Row
A New Musical Oscar Hammerstein with book By Doreen Taylor, directed By Dugg Mcdonough. From 3/27/19; opening 4/04/19; closing 6/27/19. Cast: Azudi Onyejekwe. Doreen Taylor. What it's about: Explores his life and songs and utilizes state-of-the-art 3D holographic technology called IceMagic, with its imagery often referred to as a hologram. Scenic design by Jason Simms, lighting design by David Pedemonti, costume design by Dawna O, and projection design by Brittany Merenda. Wednesday and Thursdays at at 2PM and 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Running Time: 90 minutes. Wednesday at 2PM and 7PM, Thursday at 2PM and 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

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

Socrates
Public Theater's Martinson Hall
World premiere by Tim Blake Nelson
Directed by Doug Hughes
From 4/02/19; opens 4/16/19; closing 5/15/19. Scenic Design Scott Pask Costume Design Catherine Zuber. Cast: Michael Stulberg as Socrates, Tom Nelis as Proxenus, Gorgias, and Aristophanes; Lee Wilkof as Megasthenes and the Archon; David Aaron Baker as Anytus; Teagle F. Bougere as Plato; Niall Cunningham as A Boy; Peter Jay Fernandez as Thrasymachus and Polus; Karl Green as Lamprocles and Aenesidemos; Miriam A. Hyman as Xanthippe; Robert Joy as Crito Caerephon, and Meletus; Alan Mendez as Andromachus and Aetios; Joe Tapper as Agathon and Meno; and ensemble members Ro Boddie and Daniel Reece.
Lighting Design Tyler Micoleau. Sound Design & Original Music Mark Bennett. Wig Design Tom Watson.Fight Director J. David Brimmer. Production Stage Manager Theresa Flanagan. Stage Manager Jared Oberholtzer.The performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (There is no 1:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 6. The performance on April 16 is at 7:00 p.m. The performance on April 23 is at 8:00 p.m.) Running Time: 2 hours and 45 Minutes, including intermission. Our Review
 

Stomp
Orpheum, 126 Second Ave (7th-8th St.), 477-3477.

An eight-member music troupe that uses low-cost, everyday object instruments to create high-energy rhythms. An off-Broadway, all-audience,long-running hit (opened 2/27/94). Our Review

A Strange Loop
Playwright Horizon Main Stage
World premiere by Playwrights Horizons, in association with Page 73, of musical by Michael R. Jacksonand; directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly. From 5/24/19; opening; closing 7/07/19. What it's about: Takes audience inside the head of a black queer Artist, The Cast: Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Larry Owens, and Jason Veasey as The Thoughts. This involved frm a solo piece into this collaborative formant.. Tuesdays and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 and 8 PM, and Sundays at 2:30 and 7:30 PM. Press are welcome on June 12 at 7 PM, June 13 and 14 at 8 PM, June 15 at 2:30 and 8 PM, and June 16 at 7:30 PM. .

growing up and growing old.Tues–Thurs at 7 PM, Fri a


The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
TFANA at Polonsky Shakespeare Center 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn
The much stage play by Shakespeare directed by Shana Cooper in her Off-Broadway debut. From 3/17/19; opening 3/28/19; closing 4/28/19. Cast: Julius Caesar (Rocco Sisto), Cassius (Matthew Amendt), Brutus (Brandon J. Dirden, Calpurnia(Tiffany Rachelle Stewart) and the Soothsayer (Michelle Hurst),Mark Antony (Jordan Barbour),Octavius Caesar (Benjamin Bonenfant),Lepidus (Liam Craig), Portia(Merritt Janson. Sibyl Wickersheimer (Scenic Designer), Raquel Barreto (Costume Designer), Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Designer), Paul James Prendergast (Composer & Sound Designer), Erika Chong Shuch (Choreographer), Alison Bomber (Voice & Text Coach), Jonathan Toppo (Fight Director), Andrew Diaz (Properties Supervisor), and Shane Schnetzler (Stage Manager).
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The White Devil
Red Bull Theater Company at the Lucille Lortel
First NY production in over 50 years ofJohn Webster's play, directed by Louisa Proske. From 3/19/19; opening 3/31/19; closing 4/14/19. What it's about: timely as ever take on corruption, rampant voyeurism, and systemic misogyny. Set design by Kate Noll, costume design by Beth Goldenberg, lighting design by JiYoun Chang, sound design by Chad Raines, and video design by Yana Birykova. Cast: Amara James Aja, Jenny Bacon, Lisa Birnbaum, Robert Cuccioli, Daniel Oreskes, Cherie Corinne Rice, Socorro Santiago, Tommy Schrider, Derek Smith , T. Ryder Smith
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White Noise
Public's Anspacher Theater Theater, 420 Lafayette Street
World premiere by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Oskar Eustis. From 3/05/10; opening 3/20/19; closing 5/14/19, an extension of previously announced 4/14/19 closing.. Cast: Daveed Diggs (Leo), Sheria Irving (Misha), Zoe Winters (Dawn). What it's about: Long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, Ralph, and Dawn are educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. But when a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides extreme measures must be taken for self-preservation in this drama about what happens when the unspoken and the unspeakable come head-to-head. Running Time: 3 hours plus 1 intermission. Our Review
 

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