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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.



AdA: Author Directing author
La MaMa 66 E. 4 St
Related one-acts that pair international playwrights with one another as directors of each other's work: Neil LaBute (US), Marco Calvani (Italy) and Marta Buchaca (Spain). The new edition stars Richard Kind, Margaret Colin, Victor Slezak, Gia Crovatin, Dalia Davi, and Midori Francis. Running time, 90 minutes. from; 1/19/17; opening 1/23/17; closing 2/09/17. The theme of power connects the plays. 1. "After the dark by Marco Calvani (translated into English by Allison Eikerenkoetter), directed by Marta Buchaca and performed by Margaret Colin"and Midori Francis. What it's about: A designer is on a business trip with her young and negligent assistant. Late in their hotel after a night of drinking, the boss, eager to boost her company sales, and her underling, who has other plans for the evening, play a cruel game that reveals their own fragilities and true intentions in the wee hours before sunrise. 2. "Summit" (translated by H.J. Gardner) by Marta Buchaca, directed by Neil LaBute stars Victor Slezak and Dalia Davi. What it's about: After a decade in office, a male city mayor is defeated by the female candidate of the left-wing party. A conservative who can't bear the idea of a woman from the left-wing taking over his seat, the outgoing mayor isin no hurry to leave and reveals an ace up his sleeve on the day when his successor arrives to assume power. Set design: Neil Patel; lighting design: Alex Jainchill; costume design: Jeff Mahsie. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 pm, with an additional performance on Monday, January 23 at 7 pm. Tickets are $18 and $13.

Albatross
The Poets' Theatre, at 59E59 Theaters
New York premiere of play by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett and directed by Rick Lombardo, inspired by poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.. Cast:Benjamin Evett. What it's about a supernatural, multi-media sea yarn.From 1/12/17; opening 1/19/17; closing 2/12/17. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Our Review

All the Fine Boys
The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Ford Foundation Studio Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street
World premiere written and directed by Erica Schmidt. Cast: Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett, Alex Wolff. From 2/14/17, opening 3/01/17; closing 3/26/17. What it's about: Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny (Abigail Breslin) and Emily (Isabelle Fuhrman) are hungry for knowledge and experience, and in suburban South Carolina in the late '80s, experience is readily found with older boys. Emily chooses her senior crush from the high school play (Alex Wolff), and Jenny, a man she's seen at her family's church (Joe Tippett). With parallel stories that take tricky and terrifying turns. Scenic Design by Amy Rubin, Costume Design by Tom Broecker, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter and Sound Design by Bart Fasbender.

Avenue Q
New World Stages at 50th and Eighth Avenue 212/239-6200 www.avenueq.com.
No sooner did the Tony Award winning puppet musical end its 6-year run on Broadway (22 previews and 2,534 performances), than producer Kevin McCollum announced the first ever reverse transfer of a show from Broadway to Off-Broadway. However, it's not returning to its original downtown off-Broadway home (the Vineyard), but remains uptown at the largest venue of the New World Stages complex. The re-opening will begin 10/13/09 and play Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets from $86.50 to $66.50. For details about the show see our reviews of the Broadway and original off-broadway productionhere


The Babies
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46 th Street, between 8 th and 9 th Avenues). www.thebabiesmusical.com 212/239-6200
World premiere of musical by Brady Bunch creative. Book by Lloyd J. Schwartz (who will also direct), music by Matt Dahan (who will serve as musical director) and lyrics by Lloyd J. Schwartz & Anthony Gruppuso, musical staging by Gene Castle. From 10/13/16; opening 10/27/16; open run. Cast: Matt Dahan, Anthony Gruppuso, Jayme Lake, Barbara Mallory, and Parnell Damone Marcano. Thursday evenings at 7pm, Friday evenings at 8pm, and Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2PM. Runs 90 minutes without an intermission. What it's about: All about what it means to be/have a baby.

The Babylon Line
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theate at Lincoln Center
Richard Greenberg's new play, directed by Terry Kinney. Cast: Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and Frank Wood. What it's about: Set in 1967, Radnor will star as a Greenwich Village bohemian and writer who forms a special connection with one of his students, to be played by Reaser. From 11/10/16; opening 12/05/16; closing 1/22/17. Sets by Richard Hoover, costumes by Sarah J. Holden, lighting by David Weiner, and sound by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen. Our Review
 
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Third Space at the New Ohio Theatre
Rainer Werner Fassbinder play translated by David Tushingham, directed by Benjamin Viertel with an all-female cast. From 2/17/17; closing 3/11/17. What it's about: When a new model, Karin, enters the home of famous fashion designer Petra von Kant, Petra's world—and career—rocket to manic heights. But in the midst of Petra's euphoria, her submissive assistant, Marlene, senses a threat. When Karin becomes a superstar, leaving everything behind, Marlene picks up the broken pieces. What Marlene does with those pieces will dictate the rest of her life. This production features a new Act 5 with text from interviews with the cast members, excerpts from theoretical essays, dramaturgical interviews, and discussions with ordinary women unconnected to the project. Scenic design by Bryce Cutler, costume design by Emily Chalmers, lighting design by Mary Ellen Stebbins, sound design by Almeda Beynon, dramaturgy by Olivia O'Connor

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.

Bound To Rise
Medicine Show Theatre 549 West 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, between 10th and 11th Avenues www.medicineshowtheatre.org
Revival of 1985 musical with book and lyrics by Stephen P. Policoff and score by Robert Dennis. Directed by Oliver Conant. From 1/26/17 opening 2/2/17; closing 2/26/17. What it's about: Based on stories by Horatio Alger, this rags-to-riches musical comedy depicts the efforts of New York City's underclass in the late 19th century to cope with extreme poverty, misfortune, and other obstacles to social mobility. Four poor but hopeful young New Yorkers make their way up the social ladder though a combination of good fortune and good morals. Cast: Christopher Hirschmann Brandt, John Cencio Burgos, Mark J. Dempsey, Pamela Ehn, Jonathan Emerson, Mark Gering, Beth Griffith, Richard Gross, Richard Keyser, Justyna Kostek, Scott Schutzman, Paolo Solis, and Kathleen Wilce. Uta Bekaia (sets), Derek Lockwood (costumes), Theresa Duhon (choreography). Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $30 / $23 for students & seniors.

Burn This
Hudson Theatre 139-141 West 44th St www.thehudsonbroadway.com
Pulitzer Prize winning Lanford Wilson's acclaimed play,revived in re-opened historic Braodway theater. It will star Jaake Gyllenhall. Michael Mayer directs. From February 2017, with an opening set for 3/06/17. What it's about: Downtown New York during the gritty 1980s. More details to follow.


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. 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.

Come Back, Little Sheba/Picnic
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

Crackskull Row
Irish Repertory Theatreat the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre
Honor Molloy play first presented by the cell at the Workshop Theater last Fall. Cast: Gina Costigan, Terry Donnelly, Colin Lane, and John Charles McLaughlin. Lighting design by Gertjan Houben, set design by Daniel Geggatt and Caitlyn Murphy, costume design by Sienna Zoe Allen, and sound design by M. Florian Staab. From 2/03/17; opening ?; closing 3/19/17. What it's about: Rasher Moorigan has finally been released from prison after serving time for a monstrous crime he committed over thirty years before. After reuniting with his mother, an old woman haunted by a vanished Dublin, they confront the ghosts of the past and an uncertain future. Wednesday: 3pm & 8pm, Thursday: 7pm, Friday: 8pm, Saturday: 3pm & 8pm, Sunday: 3pm

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.



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.

Dolphins And Sharks
Labyrlinth Theater Company 155 Bank Street labtheater.org; 212.513.1080
World premiere of comedy by James Anthony Tyler, directed By Charlotte Brathwaite. From 2/09/17; opening 3/01/17; closing 3/19/17. What it's about: Protagonist Isabel Peters has a stable job at Harlem Office. Clock in. Clock out. Get paid. But when an overeager new employee gets hired and an ambitious manager becomes the office's overseer, Isabel finds herself at the center of office politics and down to her last nerve. With cutbacks around the corner, soon everyone’s fighting to keep their jobs and their sanity. Some, though, will do anything to survive. Cast: Tina Fabrique, Flor De Liz Perez, Cesar Rosado, Chinaza Uche and Pernell Walker. Tuesday & Sunday at 7pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8pm. Marsha Ginsberg (scenic designer), Zulema Griffin (costume designer), Kent Barrett (lighting designer), Justin Hicks (sound designer), Andrew Schneider (video designer).

The Dork Knight
Dorothy Strelsin Theatre 312 West 36th Street
Written and Performed by Jason O'Connell. Directed by new artistic director Tony Speciale. From 1/06/17; closing1/29/17. What it's about: traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O'Connell's personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies.

The Dressmaker's Secret
59E59 Theaters 59 East 59th Street
Written by Sarah Levine Simon and Mihai Grunfeld, directed by Roger Hendricks Simon. From 2/08/17; Openng 2/14/17; closing 3/05/17. performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. What it's about: It's 1963. Nineteen-year-old Robi longs to escape communist Romania for the United States. But, the one person who can help Robi is a man his mother, Maria, is desperate to keep from him. During World War II, Maria was engaged to a Hungarian army officer, but fell in love with Zoli, a Jewish man whom she hid from the Nazis. The officer discovered Zoli, who was sent to Auschwitz, but spared the newly pregnant Maria's life. Two decades later, the officer returns. Will the painful secrets of their past change the course of Robi's future? Cast: Bryan Burton, Robert S. Gregory, Caralyn Kozlowski, Tracy Sallows. Stephen T. Jones (set and lights) and Molly R. Seidel (costumes).


Evening at the Talk House
The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street
US premiere by , Wallace Shawn, directed by Scott Elliott. From 1/31/17; opening 2/16/17; closing 3/12/17. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Tucker. What it's about: Remember when we felt we could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear? Yes, things have changed a bit, haven't they? And people keep saying there's nothing to be afraid of! In Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, everyone's invited to join the company of Robert (Matthew Broderick)'s under-appreciated masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars, at a get-together to raise a toast on the 10th anniversary of its opening night. To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Jill Eikenberry) will host this celebration at the old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other. Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Jeff Mahshie and Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton. Production Supervisor is Production Core. Production Stage Manager is Valerie A. Peterson. Casting is by Judy Henderson, CSA. The play premiered in November 2015 at the National Theatre.

Everybody
Signature Theatre's Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center
World Premiere by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed By Lila Neugebauer. From 1/31/17; opening 2/21/17; closing 3/12/17. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $30 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. Cast: Jocelyn Bioh, Brooke Bloom, Michael Braun, Marylouise Burke, Louis Cancelmi, Lilyana Tiare Cornell, David Patrick Kelly, Lakisha Michelle May, Chris Perfetti.Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design), Gabriel Berry (Costume Design), Matt Frey (Lighting Design), Brandon Wolcott (Sound Design). What it's about: A s modern riff on the 15th Century morality play Everyman, follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as he or she travels down a road toward life's greatest mystery.


Fantasticks
Snapple Theater Center 210 West 50th Street at Broadway, 212 - 307 - 4100
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesday and Saturdays at 2PM; Sundays at 3PM and 7:30PM The current cast: Edward Watts (El Gallo), Erik Altemus (Matt), Juliette Trafton (Luisa), Gene Jones (Hucklebee), Bill Bateman (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon (Henry), Michael Nostrand (Mortimer), Matt Leisy (The Mute)Our Review Update:

Finian's Rainbow
Irish Repertory Theatre 132 West 22nd Street
Adapted and directed by Charlotte Moore. Features music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Yip Harburg, and a book by Fred Saidy. Cast: Cast: Melissa Errico as (Sharon), William Bellamy (Gospeleer), Kimberly Doreen Burns (Lilly Mae), Dewey Caddell (Senator), Peyton Crim (Sheriff), Mark Evans (Og), Matt Gibson (Buzz Collins), Angela Grovey (Sallyann), Ken Jennings (Finian), Ramone Owens (Gospeleer), Kyle Taylor Parker (Gospeleer), Ryan Silverman (Woody), Lyrica Woodruff (Susan the Silent). From 10/26/16; opening 11/06/16; closing 1/29/17. Our Review
 

Fulfillment
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 O?Connell, plus others TBA. What it's a bout: In the New Mexico desert, 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 and Christopher Sears Join Harvey Fierstein. From 3/14/17; opening 4/04/17; closing 4/23/17 (a one week extension before it even opened. 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.

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. God Of Vengeance
Yidish Rep Theater Company atLa Mama 74A East 4th Street
First Yiddish revival in New York of Sholem Asch's play. From 12/22/16; opening 12/2t/16; closing 1/22/17. Directed by and featuring Eleanor Reissa . Cast: Shane Baker; David Mandelbaum, Caraid O'Brien, and Reissa.Vicki Davis (set and costumes), Kirk Bookman (lights), Jesse Freedman(sound). Composer and percussionist Billy Martin. from December 22 to January 22. Perfs are Wed, Thur, Fri at 7pm; Sat at 3pm & 7pm; Sun at 3pm. Added perfs Sun Dec 25 at 7pm; Mon Dec 26 at 3pm; Sun Jan 1 at 7pm; Mon Jan 2 at 3pm; Tues Jan 10 at 7pm; Tues Jan 17 at 7pm. English supertitles. Our Review
 

The Gravedigger's Lullaby
TACT at The Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street
World Premiere written by Jeff Talbott and directed by Jenn Thompson. What it's about: The story of Baylen, an honest hardworking gravedigger fighting to feed his family in a world that threatens to bury him. Cast: Jeremy Beck, Ted Koch, Todd Lawson,KK Moggie. Wilson Chin (scenic), Matthew Richards (lighting), Tracy Christensen (costumes), Toby Algya (sound), Will Van Dyke (original music), Andrew Diaz (props). From 2/28/17; opening 3/12/17; closing 4/01/17. Running Time: 90 minutes. Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Special added matinee Wednesday March 29th at 2pm. All tickets are $64.25, including $2.25 restoration fee.



Homecoming King
Hasan Minhaj, the Homecoming King (Photo Credit: Andrew Kist)
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street
opening 10/23/15. What it's About: The story of the "New Brown America," based on true events from Minhaj's first generation Indian-American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj's arrival in the US, meeting his estranged sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family's quest to achieve the elusive American Dream. Update: The show closed but is coming back to the Cherry Lane for a return engagement from 1/07/16 to 1/30/16. Our Review


Homos, Or Everyone in American
Labyrinth Theater Company at Bank Street Theater, 155 Bank Street labtheater.org; 212.513.1080
A world premiere from 10/20/16; opening 11/06/16; closing 11/27/16. Written by Jordan Seavey, directed by Mike Donahue. Cast: Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty), Robin De Jesus, Aaron Costa Ganis, Stacey Sargent. Dane Laffrey (sets), Scott Zielinski (lights), Daniel Kluger (sound), Jessica Pabst (costumes), and Hannah Woodward (production stage manager).What it's about: comedy about trying to live and love in New York..


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:bIn 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. If I Forget tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself. Derek McLane (Set design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design) and Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design).


Jonah And Otto
Lost Tribe Theatre at Lion Theater at Theater Row 212-239-6200
2-hander by British playwright Robert Holman. Cast: Sean Gormley And Rupert Simonian. From 2/01/17; opening 2/08/17; closing 2/25/17. What it's about: Jonah is 26, Otto, 62. The two men are different in every way. But not everything as we see when their two lives collide one summer's night in a mysterious walled garden on the south coast of England in 2003. As their stories of love and loss unravel in front of us and memories of the past unturned come to light, on parting, neither can be the same again. Tuesdays through Fridays at 8pm, with matinees Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $50

Kid Victory
Vineyard 108 E 15h Street
New York premiere of musical. Book and Lyrics by Greg Pierce, Music by John Kander. Story by John Kander and Greg Pierce. Directed by Liesl Tommy. Cast: Ann Arvia, Joel Blum, Laura Darrell, Jeffry Denman, Brandon Flynn, Daniel Jenkins, Karen Ziemba, Blake Zolfo. From 2/01/17; opening 2/22/17. What it's about: seventeen-year old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance. Cast: TBA.Choreography by Christopher Windom, scenic design by Clint Ramos, costumes by Jacob Climer, lighting by David Weiner, and sound design by Peter Hylenski.

Kunstler
59E59Theaters
Play about famous civil rights lawyer William Kunstler written by Jeffrey Sweet, directed by Meagen Fay. Jeff McCarthy as the title character, Nambi E. Kelley as the student who opposes him. From 2/17/17; opening/2/23/17; closing 3/12/17. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 and 7:15 PM. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). What it's about: Tensions rise when famed attorney William Kunstler arrives on a college campus to give a seminar but the brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance. Has Kunstler finally met his match? Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Latter Days
Dutch Kills Theater at 511 West 54thStreet
World Premiere by Ben Beckley, directed by Jess Chayes, starring Tony Torn. From 2/13/17; opening 2/24/17; closing 3/11/17. What it's about: Beneath the streets of a godforsaken metropolis inn a forgotten basement, a self-described King and his long-suffering servant have waited eleven years for the day the world will end. Now, at last, the apocalypse is at hand. And when the time comes, nothing will be the same. Co-stars Will Dagger. Carolyn Mraz (set), Kate Fry (costumes), Derek Wright (lighting), Asa Wember (sound). Tickets are $25. www.dutchkillstheater.com for performance schedule.

Leah, The Forsaken
Metropolitan Playhouse220 E 4th Street www.metropolitanplayhouse.org
Augustin Daly's 1862 melodrama, directed by Francis X. Kuhn. From 2/10/17; opening 2/17/17; closing 3/12/17. What it's about: Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. But when a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she will betray him for gold, he quickly renounces her. Bestowing her curse on him and his progeny, Leah retreats to her exile. Five years later, now bound for a better life in America, she finds Rudolf has prospered with his new family, but also become a devoted champion of justice for Austrian Jews. Reconciled to a degree, the couple find grace in forgiveness and contrition, though equality is an elusive treasure. Tickets are $30 general; $25 students/seniors; $10 children

The Liar
CSC 136 East 13th Street
by David Ives adaptation of Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille, directed by Michael Kahn. From ; opening 1/26/17; closing. What it's about: A seventeenth century farce ofmistaken identity and secrets, this is the tale of the charming Dorante who cannot tell the truth and the manservant Clinton who cannot lie. Cast: Christian Conn, Aubrey Deeker, Carson Elrod, Kelly Hutchinson, Adam Lefevre, Ismenia Mendes, Amelia Pedlow and Tony Roach. Set design is by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Murell Horton, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger, original music by Adam Wernick and sound design by Matt Stine. Running Time: 2 hours, includes 1 10-minute intermission. From 1/11/17; opening 1/26/17; closing 2/26/17

The Light Years
Playwrights Horizon Mainstage Theater
World premiere by Hannah Bos, directed and developed by Oliver Butler and made by The Debate Society. Cast: Aya Cash, Brian Lee Huynh, Erik Lochtefeld, Rocco Sisto andGraydon Yosowitz. From 2/17/17; opening 3/13/17; closing 4/02/17. What it's about: Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye (Mr. Sisto), the now forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention, spins. Scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Russell H. Champa, sound design by Lee Kinney and original music by Daniel Kluger. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 & 7:30 PM.


Made in China
59E59 Theaters
NY premiere of Wakka Wakka's puppet musical about consumerism, human rights, and American/Chinese relations. From 1/10/17; opening 1/15/17; closing 2/19/17. What it's about: The show is inspired by true events and recounts the story of a shopping-obsessed woman who finds a cry-for-help note written by someone in a Chinese labor camp. Our Review
 

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. 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.

Martin Luther on Trial
Pearl Theater
A new play in which Luther's beloved wife Katie defends him and the Devil prosecutes as witnesses including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pope Francis take the stand. Cast: John Michalski, Mark Boyett, Jamil Mangan, Kersti Bryan, Fletcher Mctaggart and Paul Schoeffler (Rock of Ages). From 12/02/16; opening 12/14/16; closing 1/29/17. Tunning time is 2 hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission.review

The Mother Of Invention
Abingdon Theatre's June Havoc Theatre 312 West 36th Street abingdontheatre.org
world premiere play by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale. Cast: Concetta Tomei, James Davis, Dan Domingues, Angela Reed, Isabella Russo, Dale Soules. Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Daisy Long (Lighting Design), Paul Marlow (Costume Design), Christian Frederickson (Sound Design), Jerry Marsini (Props Design). What it's about: When Dottie Nerber's son and daughter arrive to pack up the contents of their mother's Florida home, their conflicting memories of her collide. As the siblings unpack family secrets, they must separate fact from fiction and are forced to question the narratives of their own lives. An unflinching and comedic look at how one family deals with the effects of Alzheimer's exploring why we tell the stories we do about the people we love, and how we live with those stories after they've been debunked. From 1/28/17; opening 2/09/17; closing 2/28/17.Tuesdays-Saturdays at7:30PM; plus matinees Saturdays at 2:30PM and Sundays at 2:00PM (no matinees January 28-29)Tickets are $55.


Not That Jewish
New World Stages 340 W 50th St, (212) 239-6200 NotThatJewish.com
World premiere of solo show written and performed by Emmy-winning writer and comedian Monica Piper (Roseanne and Rugrats). Directed by Mark Waldrop. From 10/06/16; opening 10/23/16; closing 1/29/17. What it's about: autobiographical telling of Piper's life as a "jew. .'ish girl", from growing up in a show business family in the Bronx and taking her first step on to a comedy club stage, to a WASP wedding. Set design by Michael Carnahan, lighting design by Julie Duro, sound design by Ian Wehrle, and projection design by Zachary G. Borovay. Running Time: 1 hour and 20 Minutes.

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 3/05/17..

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.

Orange Julius
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. www.rattlestick.org or 212-627-2556.
New York premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's memory play about a transmasculine child and their dying Vietnam vet father, directed by Dustin Wills. From 1/10/17; opening 1/22/17; closing 2/12/17. What it's about: After being poisoned by Agent Orange in the jungles of Vietnam, Julius is dying; his body is racked with cancer and his mind gone. Nut, his adult child, tries to reconnect with Julius by caring for his decaying body, sorting through childhood memories, and diving into war movie fantasies, ultimately finding ways to connect with him in ways Nut never expected. Cast: Jess Barbagallo plays Nut; Stephen Payne, who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, is Julius; and Mary Testa is Nut's mother, also Irene Sofia Lucio and Ruy Iskandar. Kate Noll, sets; Montana Blanco, costumes; Barbara Samuels, lighting; and Palmer Hefferan, sound. Tuesday to Sunday evenings at 8:00pm with matinees Saturdays at 2:00pm

The Oregon Trail
Fault Line Theater at WP Theater (AKA McGinn Cazale Theater) 2162 Broadway (at 76th St)
A new play by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Geordie Broadwater. Cast: Liba Vaynberg, Laura Ramadei, Juan Arturo, Emily Louise Perkins, Jimmy King. Opening 1/13/17; closing 2/12/17. What it's about: It's 1997. Alone in her computer lab, 13-year-old Jane finds her escape from the awkward throes of puberty by joining her sister and her unattainable high school crush in a covered wagon headed west on "The Oregon Trail." Under the guidance of the all-powerful Voice of the Game, we watch "Then Jane" and her family navigate the deadly perils of 1850s frontier life, while present day Jane navigates the different but all-too-real dangers of high school, college, and eventually adulthood. Jane soon finds herself in her 20s, unemployed and battling an undefinable lifelong sadness she cannot name, even as "Then Jane" continues to face the tribulations of the trail. With nearly two centuries between them, both Janes face hardships that seem impossible to overcome-until they find one another.

Othello
New York Theatre Workshop 79 E 4th St
Shakespeare's play, directed by Sam Gold, Starring David Oyelowo (Othello), Daniel Craig (Iago) Rachel Brosnahan (Desdemona), David Wilson Barnes (Duke/Ludovico), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Emilia), Blake DeLong (Soldier), Glenn Fitzgerald (Brabantio), Slate Holmgren (Montano), Anthony Michael Lopez (Soldier), Matthew Maher (Roderigo), Nikki Massoud (Bianca), Kyle Vincent Terry (Soldier), and Finn Wittrock (Cassio). Scenic design by Andrew Lieberman, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Bray Poor, fight direction by Thomas Schall, voice direction by Andrew Wade, and dramaturgy by Michael Sexton. From 11/22/16; opening 12/12/16; closing 1/18/17. Our Review
 



Peer Gynt & the Norwegian Hapa Band
Ma-Yi Theater Company at new Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./NY Theatres 502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue
A new rock music odyssey with 7-member actor-musician and multicultural cast. Written by Michi Barall with music by Paul Lieber and Matt Park, directed and Originally Conceived by Jack Tamburri. From 1/17/17; opening 1/22/17; closing 2/11/17. Cast of seven actor-musicians. What it's about: In this Ibsen remake Peer is a brash young man on a journey to discover his ultimate self in a rock music odyssey about risk, reinvention and going roundabout. Scenic design by Meredith Reis, costume design by Asta Hostetter, lighting design by Oliver Wason and sound design by Kenneth Goodwin. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM;Saturday at 2:00 PM and Sunday at 5:00 PM. For tickets and information:t www.ma-yitheatre.org.

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 3/19/17. Scenic design by Tim Mackabee , 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 matinees 2pm: 2/22, 3/8, 3/15 No performance: 2/28

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.

The Portal
Minetta Lane Theatre 18 Minetta Lane

The New York premiere of a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee. From 10/27/16; opening 11/13/16; open ended. Cast Luke Comer, Billy Lewis Jr, Zarah Mahler, Emily Raydor and Marija Juliette . Choreographed by Jessica Chen. What it's about: part concert, part movie, and part performance.







Ring Twice for Miranda
New York City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues www.RingTwiceForMiranda.com
New York premiere of tragi-comedy written by Alan Hruska and directed by Rick Lombardo. From 1/24/17; opening 2/12/17; closing 2/19/17. Cast: William Connell, Katie Kleiger, Ian Lassiter, Graeme Malcolm, George Merrick,Talia Thiesfield). What it's about: Set in difficult times, roiled by economic upheavals where a man known only as Sir rules with a vengeance, but it's Miranda, a chambermaid, who adds intrigue to his life. When Elliot, the butler, is fired, she flees with him in defiance onto the frightening streets. All must soon make critical decisions with imperfect facts to guide them, since little in their world is as it appears. Scenic design by Jason Sherwood, lighting design by Matthew Richards, sound design by Rick Lombardo and original music by Haddon Kime. Tuesdays at 7:30PM, Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 2:30PM and 7:30PM and Sundays at 2:30PM and 7:30PM. Performances from February 21st - April 16th are: Tuesdays at 7:30PM, Wednesdays at 2:30PM and 7:30PM, Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 2:30PM and 7:30PM and Sundays at 2:30PM. Tickets are $79


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
New World Stages/Stage 4 340 West 50th Street 212-239-6200 ShearMadness.com
New York premiere of long touring comedy whodunit; From 10/22/15; open-ended. Cast: Adam Gerber, Jeremy Kushnier, Kate Middleton, Patrick Noonan, Jonathan Spivey, and Lynne Wintersteller. 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. Monday at 7pm, Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets from $49.50. 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


The Skin of Our Teeth
Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Arin Arbus' production of Thornton Wilder's 1942 Publitzer Prize winning play. From 2/14/17; opening 2/28/17; closing 3/19/17. Cast: Mary Wiseman as Sabina, David Rasche and Kecia Lewis as Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus, and Reynaldo Piniella and Kimber Monroe as their children, Henry and Gladys; Austin Reed Alleman as Fred Bailey, Usher, and a Conveener; Andrew R. Butler as Homer and Act II Announcer; Fred Epstein as Dinosaur and bassist; Eric Farber as Mammoth and percussionist; Arthur French as Professor and Chair Pusher; Max Gordon as a Conveener and pianist; Robert Langdon Lloyd as Moses, Chair Pusher, and Tremayne; Sam Morales as Muse, Hester, and a Conveener; Mary Lou Rosato as Fortune Teller and Muse; Jessie Shelton as Telegraph Boy, Ivy, Muse, and violinist; Storm Thomas as Act I Announcer and Broadcast Official; and William Youmans as Fitzpatrick. Original score by Cesar Alvarez, Sonya Tayeh (choreography), Riccardo Hernandez (set design), Cait O'Connor (costume and puppet design), Marcus Doshi (lighting design), Stowe Nelson (sound design), Peter Nigrini (projection design), J. Allen Suddeth (fight direction), Bova (hair, wig and makeup design).

Spamilton
Triad 158 West 72nd Street
Musical celebrating (and roasting) the Broadway blockbuster byGerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway. From 7/19/16; opening 9/08/16; closing 12/31/16--extended several times, now closing 2/28/17. Cast: Juwan Crawley, Chris Anthony Giles, Nicholas Alexander Rodriguez, Dan Rosales, and Nora Schell, with Music Director Fred Barton at the piano, along with special surprise guest stars, including Christine Pedi and additional divas, who pop in weekly to add to the fun. Gerry McIntyre (Choreography), Dustin Cross (Costume Design), Richard Danley (Musical Arrangements), and Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting Director). Running time: 65 minutes. Tues-Fri 7pm; Sat at 9pm. Spamilton - Gerard Alessandrini

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 2/28/17. 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).

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. 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.

Sweet Charity
The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street
A new production of the classic muscial with Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Now choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman. From 11/02/16; opening 11/20/26; closing 1/08/17. Cast:Yesenia Ayala (Ensemble), Darius Barnes (Ensemble), James Brown III (Ensemble), Lori Ann Ferreri (Swing), Sutton Foster (Charity Hope Valentine), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Nickie), Shuler Hensley (Oscar), Sasha Hutchings (Rosie / Ensemble), Donald Jones, Jr. (Ensemble), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Ursula / Ensemble), Emily Padgett (Helene), Joel Perez (Herman / Vittorio / Daddy Brubeck) and Ryan Worsing (Swing). Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Clint Ramos, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter, Sound Design by Leon Rothenberg), Orchestrations by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Music Direction by Georgia Stitt Our Review
 


Tell Hector I Miss Him
Atlantic Theater Stage 2
Paola Lázaro's play, directed by David Mendizabal. From 1/11/17; opening 1/23/17; closing 2/12/17. Cast: Orange Is the New Black costars Selenis Leyva and Dascha Polanco; also Victor Almanzar, Sean Carvajal, Alexander Flores, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Selenis Leyva, Talene Monahon, Flaco Navaja, Dascha Polanco, Lisa Ramirez, Luis Vega and Analisa Velez. What it's about: You're in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan. You're a tourist, you walk down the stairs of this beautiful old fort built by the Spaniards. When you reach the bottom, you realize you're in a hole. Welcome to a basement that lies under the tourism and behind the fort walls. You spend some days there, you don't want to leave. Scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Eric Southern, and sound design by Jesse Mandapat.

Tiny Beautiful Things
Public Theater's Shiva Theater
World premiere adaptation of Sheryl Strayed book co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos. Adapted for the Stage by Vardalos.Ddirected by Kail. Academy Award-nominated writer and actress Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) makes her Public Theater in show based on the book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed From 11/15/16; opening 12/07/17; closing 12/31/16. What it's about: as Online Advice Columnist "Sugar." Cast besides Vardalos: Phillip James Brannon, Alfredo Narciso, Miriam Silverman, Natalie Woolams-Torres.Scenic Design by Rachel Hauck. Costume Design by Jennifer Moeller. Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter. Sound Design by Jill BC Du Boff.
Our Review
 

The View Upstairs
Invisible Wall Productions at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater t 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.


Wakey, Wakey
The Signature's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Written and Directed by Will Eno. From 2/07/17; opening 2/27/17; closing 3/19/17. Cast: Michael Emerson, January LaVoy.Christine Jones (Scenic Design), Michael Krass (Costume Design), David Lander (Lighting Design), Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design), and Peter Nigrini (Projection Design). What it's about: What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there?

When It's You
Keen Company at The Clurman Theatre 410 West 42nd Street 212/239-6200
A World Premiere by Courtney Baron, directed by Jonathan Silverstein and starring Ana Reeder. What it's about: A look at the ripple effects that follow gun violence in contemporary America. Ginnifer is single, thirty-seven, and has just lost her mother to illness. She moves back to her hometown and learns her first love in high school is now at the center of a violent crime and she must confront her relationship to the heinous act as well as her changing place in society, all while living under the roof of her dead mother's home. From 2/28/17; opening 3/19/17; closing 4/08/17. Steven Kemp (scenic), Josh Bradford (lighting), Jennifer Paar (costumes), Bart Fasbender (sound) and Justin West (projections). The performance runs 70 minutes. Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets will be $65.

Yen
MCC at Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street
Stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen, Justice Smith and Lucas Hedges will soon star in the American premiere of Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by Trip Cullman. From 1/12/17; opening 1/30/17; closing 2/19/17. What it's about: Bobbie (Smith) and Hench (Hedges) are home alone. Days are filled by streaming porn, playing video games, watching the world go by. Their mom (Graynor) rarely visits these days, and it's chaos when she does. But when animal-loving neighbor Jenny (Owen) takes an interest in their dog Taliban, the boys discover a world far beyond what they know. Yen explores a childhood lived without boundaries.

Yours Unfaithfully
Mint Theater at Beckett Theater at Theater Row complex
World premier of 1933 comedy by Miles Malleson, directed by Jonathan Bank. Cast: Todd Cerveris, Mikaela Izquierdo, Elisabeth Gray, Stephen Schnetzer, Max von Essen. from 12/27/16; opening 1/26/17; closing 2/18/17. What it's about: Explores the consquences of free love. The play was published in 1933 but never produced, making this a very belated World Premiere.Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm

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