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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.
The Loft at The Davenport Theatre at 354 West 45 Street, 2nd Floor 212/239-6200 www.afterglowtheplay.com
Written and Directed by S. Asher Gelman. From 6/12; opening 6/23/17; closing 7/30/17. Monday - Wednesday at 7:30 pm; Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm. Press dates: Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 pm. What it's about: Two-act play about Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship who invite Darius to share their bed one night. When an intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust
After the Blast
Lincoln Center Claire Tow Theater.
A new play by Zoe Kazan, directed by Lila Neugebauer. From 10/07/17; opening 10/23/17; closing 11/19/17. What it's about: Set in the wake of a total environmental disaster, when the human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.Cast: TBA. Sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Eric Southern, and sound by Brandon Wolcott.
AMERIKE— The Golden Land
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF)at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place 212/213-2120, ext. 206, or www.nytf.org
A musical journey through the American immigrant experience from the 1880s to the mid-20th century. From 7/04/17; opening 7/10/17; closing 8/20/17. Directed by Bryna Wasserman with movement and staging by Merete Muenter, music direction and arrangements by NYTF artistic director Zalmen Mlotek. Cast of 12 features Glenn Seven Allen, Alexandra Frohlinger, Daniel Kahn, Dani Marcus, Stephanie Lynne Mason and David Perlman. Presented in an authentic American immigrant Yiddish (that often mixed both languages), supported by English and Russian supertitles. 7-piece klezmer band on stage. Our Review
The Aran Islands
W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre, Irish Rep Theatre 132 West 22nd Street
John Millington Synge book adapted and directed by Joe O'Byrne. From 6/15/17; opening 6/19/17; closing 8/20/17. What it's about: In 1898, upon the advice of W.B. Yeats, Synge went to live among the islanders to "express a life that has never found expression."Here Synge found inspiration for many later works including Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea. Performed by Irish actgor Brendan Conroy. Set design by Margaret Nolan, lighting design by Joe O'Byrne, costume design by Marie Tierney and original music by Kieran Duddy
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 7/30/17. 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. review
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
Birth and After Birth
Atlantic Theater Company 336 W. 20th St. (212) 239-6200
' New York premiere by Tina Howe's 1972B comedy. Cast: Peter Benson, Jeff Binder, Kate Blumberg, Jordan Gelber and Maggie Kiley. Atlantic associate artistic director Christian Parker will direct. From 9/13/17; opening 10/03/1; closing 10/29/17. What it's About: Comic exploration of the joys and terrors of birth and parenthood. Sandy (Kiley) and Bill (Binder) have been up all night preparing a birthday party for Nicky (Gelber), their rambunctious four year-old son. Desperate to impress, Sandy and Bill frantically ready the house for their party guests, Jeffrey (Benson) and Mia (Blumberg), childless anthropologists who study primitive children in far flung places. The party spins out of control as each couple tries to convince the other of their social and personal superiority. Scenic designer Takeshi Kata, costume designer Bobby Tilley, lighting designer Joshua Bradford and sound designer by Obadiah Eves. Since it's debut play has been taught and anthologized and variously produced. Tuesday through Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.
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.
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. Cast: Sandra Caldwell leads:Michael David Baldwin, Jojo Brown, Marky Irene Diven, Michael Lorz, Hailie Sahar, Emmy® nominee Kelli Simpkins, Marquise Vilson,Lauren F. Walker.
Westside Theatre 407 West 43rd Street
Book by Bobby Goldman. Music & Lyrics by Drew Brody: Director, Peter Flynn; choreographer, Marcos Santana. Cast: Nancy Opel, Andrea Bianchi, Aisha de Haas, Elizabeth Ward Land, Ken Land, Alan Muraoka, Chris Shyer. 80 minutes, with no intermission. From 7/20/17; opening 8/03/17; closing 10/15/17. For anidea of what to expect see our review of the New Jersey Premiere.
Clurman Theatre 410 West 42nd Street 212/239-6200 www.DearJaneThePlay.com
Written by Joan Beber, directed by Katrin Hilbe with choreography by Wendy Seyb. From 7/18/17; opening 7/26/17; closing 8/26/17. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3 pm & 8 pm; Sunday at 3 pm.Cast: Jenny Piersol, Amanda Rose, Santina Umbach, Holly Cinnamon, Jon Kovach Jon Kovacs and Michael Romeo Ruocco. John McDermott (Scenic Design), Gertjan Houben (Lighting and Projection Design), Lara De Bruijn (Costume Design), Andy Evan Cohen (Sound Design). What it's about:Set in a NYC rehearsal room, play journeys into the life of a passionate artist, Julie, who explores the many divergent paths of her past. From her fractured relationship with her identical twin Jane, to love affairs, questionable parenting skills, and her time as a political activist. 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.
Downtown Race Riot
The New Group at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 480 West 42 nd Street
World premiere by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Scott Elliott. Cast: Chlo Sevigny; additional casting to be announced. What it's about: On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young white men descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Rosenfeld takes us back to that day, to the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon (Sevigny), a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot.
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 Government Inspector
Red Bull Theater at The Duke on 42nd Street —New World Stages after 7/05/15
Adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher from Revizor by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Jesse Berger. Cast: Michael Urie, Arnie Burton, Stephen DeRosa, Michael McGrath, and Mary Testa. From 5/16/17; .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. Update: The show's run ends at the Duke 6/24/17 but will re-open at Our Review
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 Saldivar, Anatol Yusef. From 6/20; opening 7/13/17; closing 9/03/17. Our Review
In The Shore Of The Wide World
Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater
NY premiere by Simon Stephens, directed by Neil Pepe. From 8/23/17; opening 9/12/17; closing 10/01/17
Davenport Theatre 354 W 45 Street www.MoneyTalksMusical.com
Musical with Book & Lyrics by Peter Kellogg and David Friedman. Directed & Choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin. Music Direction by David Hancock Turner. Cast: Ralph Byers as Benjamin Franklin,with Brennan Caldwell, Sandra DeNise and George Merrick. Creative team includes Ann Beyersdorfer(Scenic Design), Vanessa Leuck (Costume Design), Catherine Clark(Lighting Design), Patrick LaChance(Sound Designer). From 7/23/17; opening 7/23/17. Running time: 90 minutes. Monday – Tuesday at 7:30 pm; Thursday at 3 pm & 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 3 pm & 8:30 pm; Sunday at 3 pm. What it's about: Ben Franklin must convince everyone to change their priorities before it's too late. Inspired by the writings of Ben Franklin, the play La Ronde, and the huge mess America is in today.
Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 W 46th Street roundabouttheatre.org
This kitchen sink family drama by Meghan Kennedy premiered last winter at Long Whart in Connecticut. Act one runs 60 minutes and Act two 50 minutes. Based on the writer's own background, it revovles around the Muscolino family's struggles to find meaning and peace. From 6/09/17; opening 6/27/17; closing 9/03/17. Our Review
Second Stage on 43rd Street
, Written by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris and directed by Michael Greif. Cast: Juan Castano,Anita Gillette,Celia Keenan-Bolger and Stephen Kunken. From 7/11/17; opening 8/2/1. What it's about: An existential comedy that questions whether we can make peace with those things we don't have the power to change. Scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Matt Tierney, animal training by William Berloni. Running Time: Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Peter and the Star Catcher
New World Stages W. 50th Street www.peterandthestarcatcher.com This show moved uptown from a New York Theatre Workshop premiere. and ended its successful run 1/20/13 but will resurface at New World Stages 3/20/13. Direction by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Written by Rick Elice. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. review
Pete The Cat
Theater Works at Lortel Theatre i 121 Christopher Street http://www.theatreworksusa.org
Free kids'musical. Book and lyrics by Sarah Hammond, music by Will Aronson directed/choreographed by Dan Knechtges. From 7//19/17; opening 7/25/17; closing 8/18/17. Performances schedule: Monday through Friday at 10:30am and 1pm; Sundays at 11:00am and 2:00pm NO performances on Saturdays. Running time: 45 mins. Recommended for kids ages 5-8, no strollers or no babies in arms allowed
Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
New play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. What it's about: Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari, to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's rage and her own parental decisions, as she rallies to save her son. Cast:Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari,Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Heather Velazquez. Sets by Matt Saunders, costumes by Montana Blanco, lighting by Yi Zhao, sound by Justin Ellington, and projections by Hannah Wasileski. From 6/15/17; opening 7/10/17;closing 8/27/17. our review.
PTP/NYC's Potomac Theatre Project
Atlantic Stage 2 at 330 West 16 St This 31st repertory season from 7/11/17 ; openings 7/18/17; closing 8/06/17. This seasons lineup in clude the professional stage premiere of Howard Barker's 1985 BBC film, Pity In History, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli and a revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone. For more details:http://PTPNYC.org and watch for our review. The Portuguese Kid
MTC City Center Stage 1 131 West 55th Street
Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley and featuring Jason Alexander. From 9/19/17; opening 10/24/17. What it's about: In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother, a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion. Additional casting, creative team, and other listings information TBA.
Soulpepper on 42nd Street
Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street www.soulpepper.org
July will see an unusual repertory event. That's when the Toronto based Soul Pepper company will take over all three theaters of this complex to present a variety of performances from July 1st to July 29th. Herewith, details of three Mainstage productions which will have substantial enough runs for us to review.
Of Human Bondage, written by Vern Thiessen, directed by Albert Schultz and designed by Erika Connor, Mike Ross, and Lorenzo Savoini. It was filmed 3 times (in 1934 with Leslie Howard and Bette Davis in her star making role as Mildred, in 1946), with Paul Henreid and Eleanor Parker, and in 1964 with Laurence Harvey and Kim Novak) but never staged adaptation of Maugham's autobiographical novel. Performances: Sunday 7/2 at 4:00 PM,Wednesday 7/5 at 7:00 PM,Thursday 7/6 at 7:00 PM,Saturday 7/8 at 7:30 PM, Sunday 7/9 at 2:00 PM,Wednesday 7/12 at 7:00 PM,Friday 7/14 at 7:30 PM,Saturday 7/14 at 7:30 PM,Wednesday 7/19 at 2:00 PM, Friday 7/21 at 7:30 PM,Saturday 7/22 at 2:00 PM,Sunday 7/23 at 7:00 PM,Wednesday 7/26 at 2:00 PM
Kim's Convenience, written by Ins Choi, directed by Weyni Mengesha, designed by Ken MacKenzie, Thomas Ryder Payne, and Lorenzo Savoini. A comedy set in a family-run Korean variety store. Performances:Sunday, 7/2 at 2:00 PM,Sunday, 7/2 at 8:00 PM,Wednesday, 7/5 at 2:00 PM,Thursday, 7/6 at 7:00 PM, Friday, 7/7 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, 7/8 at 2:00 PM,Saturday, 7/8 at 8:00 PM,Sunday, 7/9 at 2:00 PM,Sunday, 7/9 at 5:30 PM,Tuesday, 7/11 at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/12 at 2:00 PM,Wednesday, 7/12 at 7:00 PM,Thursday, 7/13 at 7:00 PM,Friday, 7/14 at 7:30 PM,Saturday, 7/15 at 2:00 PM,Saturday, 7/15 at 8:00 PM. our review
Spoon River, adapted from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology by Mike Ross and Albert Schultz, Composed by Mike Ross, directed by Albert Schultz and Designed by Ken MacKenzie.an immersivegraveyard musical.Performances:Friday, 7/7 at 7:30 PM,Saturday, 7/8 at 4:00 PM,Sunday, 7/9 at 8:00 PM,Tuesday, 7/11 at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/12 at 1:30 PM,Thursday, 7/13 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, 7/15 at 4:00 PM,Sunday, 7/16 at 7:00 PM,Tuesday, 7/18 at 7:00 PM,Wednesday, 7/19 at 7:00 PM, Thursday, 7/20 at 7:00 PM,Saturday, 7/22 at 7:30 PM,Sunday, 7/23 at 2:00 PM,Sunday, 7/23 at 7:00 PM,Tuesday, 7/25 at 7:00 PM,Wednesday, 7/26 at 7:00 PM,Thursday, 7/27 at 7:00 PM. 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.
HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue 866-811-4111
World premiere by Tina Howe, directed by Ari Laura Kreith. What it's about: The Sleeper clan is struggling with storms in this exploration of climate change, aging, and the power of imagination to change. Cast: Erin Beirnard, Devin Haqq, Jackson Demott Hill, John P. Keller, Tuck Milligan.From 7/22/17; opening 7/30/17; closing 8/12/17. Scenic design by Jen Price Fick, lighting design by Matthew Fick, costume design by Caroline Spitzerand prop design by Kelly Pooler. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30pm and Sundays at 4:00pm. Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.
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
Pershing Square Signature Center www.soulpepper.org.
The popular Toronto company is taking over all the theaters at the Signature Center. Main Stage Productions which Curtainup will cover below. For other productions to be on offer, check out the company's web site:
Of Human Bondage, written by Vern Thiessen, directed by Albert Schultz; designed by Erika Connor, Mike Ross, and Lorenzo Savoini. Performances: Sunday 7/2 at 4:00 PM, Wednesday 7/5 at 7:00 PM,Thursday 7/6 at 7:00 PM, Saturday 7/8 at 7:30 PM,Sunday 7/9 at 2:00 PM,Wednesday 7/12 at 7:00 PM, Friday 7/14 at 7:30 PM,Saturday 7/14 at 7:30 PM, Wednesday 7/19 at 2:00 PM,Friday 7/21 at 7:30 PM,Saturday 7/22 at 2:00 PM,Sunday 7/23 at 7:00 PM,Wednesday 7/26 at 2:00 PM.
Kim's Convenience, written by Ins Choi, irected by Weyni Mengesha; designed by Ken MacKenzie, Thomas Ryder Payne, and Lorenzo Savoini. The most successful new Canadian play of the last decade is set in a family-run Korean variety store and is an ode to generations of immigrants who have made Canada the country that it is. It's seeded a TV series. Performances: Sunday, 7/2 at 2:00 PM,Sunday, 7/2 at 8:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/5 at 2:00 PM, Thursday, 7/6 at 7:00 PM, Friday, 7/7 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, 7/8 at 2:00 PM,Saturday, 7/8 at 8:00 PM, Sunday, 7/9 at 2:00 PM, Sunday, 7/9 at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, 7/11 at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/12 at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/12 at 7:00 PM, Thursday, 7/13 at 7:00 PM, Friday, 7/14 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, 7/15 at 2:00 PM, Saturday, 7/15 at 8:00 PM.
Spoon River, adapted from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology by Mike Ross and Albert Schultz, composed by Mike Ross, directed by Albert Schultz and designed by Ken MacKenzie. This immersive graveyard musica was named Best Musical by both the Dora Awards (Toronto's Tony) and the Toronto Critics Association. Performances:Friday, 7/7 at 7:30 PM,Saturday, 7/8 at 4:00 PM,Sunday, 7/9 at 8:00 PM, Tuesday, 7/11 at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/12 at 1:30 PM, Thursday, 7/13 at 7:00 PM,Saturday, 7/15 at 4:00 PM, Sunday, 7/16 at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, 7/18 at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/19 at 7:00 PM, Thursday, 7/20 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, 7/22 at 7:30 PM, Sunday, 7/23 at 2:00 PM, Sunday, 7/23 at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, 7/25 at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, 7/26 at 7:00 PM, Thursday, 7/27 at 7:00 PM. .
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 Suitcase Under The Bed
Mint Theater at the Beckett Theater 410 West 42nd Street 212-239-6200
An Evening of Four Short Plays by Teresa Deevy,directed by Jonathan Bank. From 7/21/17; opening 8/24/17; closing 9/23/17. The Mint's Theresa Deevy project is named for the location where Deevy's writing was stored for decades, prior to Jonathan Bank's arrival at the Deevy family home in Waterford in 2010. Cast: Gina Costigan, Sarah Nicole Deaver, Cynthia Mace, Aidan Redmond, Colin Ryan, and A.J. Shively. Scenic design by Vicki R. Davis; costume design by Andrea Varga; lighting design by Zach Blane; and sound design by Jane Shaw. What it's about: Deevy's suitcase is filled with romance, mystery and surprise. The four short plays (3 world premieres, 1 US premiere ) are packed with one wedding, three marriage proposals and two break-ups. Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm with matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm. Special Wednesday Matinee on August 23rd and September 6th at 2pm. Running time: 2 hours, with 1 intermisson.
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
Playwrights Horizons Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
World premiere of dark comedy by Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience. Cast:Marinda Anderson, Pun Bandhu, Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman. From 9/06/17; opening 9/26/17; closing 10/22/17.). What it's about: Ida Armstrong (Ms. Dunagan) is broke, lonely and fading fast. And she's spending all of her children's money, forcing her son (Mr. Friedman) to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. Scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by David Hyman, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon.
Torch Song Trilogy
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.
Van Gogh's Ear
Ensemble for the Romantic Century at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
Director Eve Wolf brings a season of theatrical concerts to New York. From 8/10/17; opeing 8/17/17; closing 9/10/17. What it's about: The tormented creativity of Van Gogh brought to life.
Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Lila Neugebauer' Pulitzer Prize runner-up debuted last year under auspices of Playwrights Realm at the Duke on 42nd Street. Good reviews resulted in a 2nd run there. Now it returns to LCT on 11/01/17; opening 11/20/17. Same cast. For details, see our review of the original production here .
Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie
Irish Rep Main Stage, 132 West 22nd Street
Musical tribute to Woody Guthrie. Devised by David M Lutken and Nick Corley, directed by Nick Corley: Cast: David M Lutken, Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell, Andy Teirstein Set by Luke Cantarella. Costumes designed by Jeffrey Meek. Lighting: Matt Frey. Running time: Two hours 05 minutes, with 1 intermission. From 6/01/17; opening 6/08/17; closing 7/23/17 -- extended 2x, now closing 9/10/17 Our Review
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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
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.
Davenport Theatre Address: 354 W 45th 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)
Michael Weller, 311 W. 43rd St, 6th Floor
Minetta Lane, 18 Minetta lane, (6th /Macdougal Sts)
Mint Theatre, City Center Stage II on 55th Street
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.)
Rattlestick, 224 Waverly Place
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)
York/St Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Av