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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.
All the Ways to Say I Love You
MCC at Lucille Lortel 121 Christopher St
Judith Light stars in Neil LaBute's new solo show. Leigh Silverman will direct: From 9/06/16; opening 9/28/16; closing 10/16/16. What it's about: Happily married Faye Johnson, a high school English teacher and guidance counselor recounts her experiences with a favored student from her past, gradually revealing the truth that is hidden just beneath the surface details of her life. Our Review
Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street (212) 279-4200
New York premiere by Julia Cho, directed By Kate Whoriskey. Cast: Tim Kang, Sue Jean Kim, Jessica Love, Stephen Park Michael Pottsand Joseph Steven Yang. From 8/19/16; opening 9/12/16; closing 10/02/16. What it's about: A man (Mr. Kang) shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman (Ms. Kim) falls in love. A world away, a mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son (Mr. Park) from leaving home. And a son (Mr. Park) cooks a meal for his dying father (Mr. Kang) to say everything that words can't. In short, the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language, and the medium through which life gradually reveals itself. Scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jennifer Moeller and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Our Review
Lion Theater 410 W. 42nd St. 212/239-6200
A new play by Elda Cusick, directed by Ed Setrakian. Cast: Thomas G. Waites, James McCaffrey, Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeno, Michaela Waites. From 7/23/16; opening; 8/04/16; closing 9/10/16. Wednesday through Friday evenings at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Special added performance Tuesday July 26th at 7pm. Running Time: 90 minutes without an intermission. What it's about: 2 brothers discover what the hell of Hell's Kitchen really is. Austin, a recovering alcoholic, wants his family back. He lives in his childhood room in the family brownstone filled with ruthless memories and sad ghosts along with his younger brother. Their world quickly turns upside down with the arrival of a young counselor from Austin's rehab, who comes to help Austin create a garden in the neglected back yard. 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 Mon
days, 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
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. Thuesday 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. Sets by Richard Hoover, costumes by Sarah J. Holden, lighting by David Weiner, and sound by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.
The Band's Visit
Atlantic Theater's Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street
World premiere musical based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin. Book by Itamar Moses, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, drected by David Cromer. What it's about: An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The original screenplay received 36 major international award. Cast: George Abud, Bill Army, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk, Erik Liberman, Andrew Polk, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh, Tony Shalhoub, Alok Tewari. from 11/11/16; opening 12/08/16; closing 12/18/16.
Bears in Space
Written by Eoghan Quinn; Directed by Dan Colley. Cast: Jack Gleeson (of Game of Thrones fame), Aaron Heffernan, Cameron McCauley and Eoghan Quinn. From 9/06/16;opening 9/11/16; closing 10/02/16. dliness. What it's about: a wild and wooly shaggy-bear story by the Dublin-born troupe the Collapsing Horse that's been something of a cult hit.
New York premiere of Conor McPherson's adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier story. directed by Stefan Dzeparoski. From 9/09/16; opening 9/15/16; closing 10/02/16. Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8:30PMm Sunday at3:30 PM. What it's about: In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of mad attacking birds. While they find temporary sanctuary, there is no electricity, little food, and a surviving neighbor may be stalking them. When another refugee arrives with news of the outside world, paranoia takes hold of this makeshift fortress. Cast: Antoinette LaVecchia, Tony Naumovski, Mia Hutchinson-Shaw. Konstantin Roth (set design); Kia Rogers (lighting design);Kate R. Mincer(costume design); Ien DeNio (sound design); David J. Palmer* (video design). Our Review
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Actors Temple Theater 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New historical drama by writer-director Layon Gray. Cast: Lamman Rucker , Demetrius Gross, Thom Scott II, Antonio Charity, Layon Gray, David Wendell Boykins, Derek Shaun, Jay Jones, and Rich Skidmore. From 1/29/10; opening 2/15/10. What it's about: Based on true events. Six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Monday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM. Tickets $31.50 and $56.50 Update: Besides move to Actor's Temple, news is that Tobias Truvillion joins the cast which also includes Lawrence Saint-Victor who is now rotating with Lamman Rucker. Open run. Our Review.
Blue Man Group
Astor Place, 423 Lafayette St. ((Astor Place/W. 4th St) 254-4370.
An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.
The 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.
The Play company at La MaMa -ETC theater
NY premiere by Christopher Chen, directed by Lee Sunday Evans. From 8/17/16; opening 8/28/16; closing 9/26/16. Cast: Leslie Fray, Murphy Guyer, Jennifer Lim, and Louis Ozawa Changchien. Designed by Arnulfo Maldonado, Junghyun Georgia Lee, Jeremy S. Bloom and Barbara Samuels. Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm. Our Review
Urban Stages 2g9 W. 30th StreetWritten and directed by Daniel Macivor. Cast: Erica Bradshaw, Stephanie Cozart,Jackie Hansen. From 9/30/16; opening 10/06/16; closing 10/30/16.Mon, Wed & Thurs: 7pm, Fri:8pm, Sat: 3pm & 8pm Sun: 3pm. The distance between recovering alcoholic Leda and her Born-Again daughter is filled with silence and anger. What it's about: Upon the advice of a therapist dealing with her own host of troubles, Leda tries to bridge that distance and prepare her daughter for the calamity just ahead.
Redbull at Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue
Shakespeare's play in visceral new production to spark an electric dramatic dialogue between actors and audiences. Directed by Michael Sexton. Cast: Dion Johnstone making his NYC debut in the title role, and Lisa Harrow, Patrick Page, Stephen Spinella, Zachary Fine,, Merritt Janson, Aaron Krohn, Edward O'Blenis, Christina Pumariega, Olivia Reis. From 10/18/16; opening 10/30/16; closing 11/20/16. Brett J. Banakis (scenic and lighting), Asta Bennie Hostetter (costumes) and Brandon Wolcott (sound).
A Day By the Sea
The Mint Theater at the Beckett on Theatre Row 410 W. 42nd Street
Firrst NY revival of N.C. Hunter play, directed By Austin Pendleton. Cast: Julian Elfer, Katie Firth, Philip Goodwin, Sean Gormley, Polly McKie, Kylie McVey, George Morfogen, Mark Anderson Phillips, Athan Sporek, Jill Tanner. Scenic design by Charles Morgan; costume design by Martha Hally; lighting design by Xavier Pierce; and sound design by Jane Shaw. From 7/23/16; opening 8/25/16; closing 10/30/16. Tuesday - Thursday 7pm Friday & Saturday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 2pm. What it's about: Julian Anson, a once-promising Foreign Service employee, confronts professional disappointment and personal failure while picnicking along the English seaside. Jolted into the realization that maybe it's not too late he seizes an opportunity to correct his past mistakes and start fresh . . .but will the results be any different? A Day by the Sea/ N.C. Hunter (2016 Off-Broadway)
Dead Poets Society
CSC, Classic Stage East 13th Street
World premiere play by Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, helmed by Tony winner John Doyle. Cast: Jason Sudeikis will star as professor John Keating, Francesca Carpanini as Chris, David Garrison as Mr. Nolan, William Hochman as Knox Overstreet, Cody Kostro as Charlie Dalton, Yaron Lotan as Richard Cameron, Thomas Mann as Neil Perry, Zane Pais as Todd Anderson, Stephen Barker Turner as Mr. Perry and Bubba Weiler as Steven Meeks. From 10/27/16; opening 11/17/16; closing 12/01/16. set Design, Scott Pask; costume design, Ann Hould-Ward; lighting design, Japhy Weideman; sound design, Matt Stine.
Dead Shot Mary
Bridge Theatre at Shetler Studios 244 W 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue 212-868-4444, www.smarttix.com or www.deadshotmary.com.
Written by Robert K. Benson and directed by Stephen Kaliski. What it's about: Pioneer for women in law enforcement Mary Shanley who joined the NYPD in 1931, quickly becoming a Gotham all-star and tabloid sensation. During her 30-year career, she worked undercover to achieve a staggering 1000 career arrests, became the fourth woman in history to make detective 1st grade, and then nearly lost it all. Cast: Rachel McPhee as Shanley. From 9/09/16; opening; closing 10/15/16. Monday, Wednesday – Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. No performance 9/10 or 9/17. Added performance 9/13. Tickets, which are $20 during previews; $35 for regular performances.
The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World
Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre - The Pershing Square Signature Center
A 1992 comedy by Residency 1 playwrightSuzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. From 10/25/16; opening 11/13/16; closing 12/04/16. Cast: William DeMeritt as Voice on Thuh Tee V, Nike Kadri* as Yes and Greens Black-Eyed Peas Cornbread, Patrena Murray as Ham, Reynaldo Piniella as And Bigger and Bigger and Bigger, Julian Rozzell as Old Man River Jordan, Roslyn Ruff as Black Woman with Fried Drumstick, Mirirai Sithole as Prunes and Prisms, Da vid Ryan Smith as Before Columbus, Daniel J. Watts as Black Man with Watermelon, Jamar Williams as Lots of Grease and Lots of Pork, Amelia Workman as Queen-Then-Pharaoh Hatshepsut.Riccardo Hernandez*(Scenic Design), Montana Blanco(Costume Design), Yi Zhao (Lighting Design), Palmer Hefferan (Sound Design), Hannah Wasileski (Projection Design), Raja Feather Kelly (Movement), Cookie Jordan (Wig Design). What it's about: A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again.
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.
A Dog Story
Black Box at The Davenport Theater 354 W. 45th Street
A New Musical by Eric H. Weinberger and Gayla D. Morgan. From 11/03/16; opening 11/17/16; closing 3/06/16. What it's about: Roland, a career-driven lawyer, thinks he must be married to make partner. To solve his dilemma, he gets a puppy as a chick magnet. Cast: David Perlman Roland), Stefanie Brown (Blair),Lindsie VanWinkle (Miranda), Alex Kidder,Chris Blem. Directed by Justin Baldridge. Scenic design by Lauren Mills, sound design by Tyler Kieffer, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, costume design by Travis Chinick, a choreography by Shannon Lewis.
Soho Rep. presents at the Connelly Theater
World premiere by Daniel Alexander Jones, directed by Will Davis with new music by Samora Pinderhughes, Bobby Halvorson, and Jomama Jones From10/11/16; closing 11/06/16. What it's about: A librarian breaks the seal of a mysterious archive. A teacher and her class prepare the pageant to end all pageants. A little bit vaudeville, a little bit rock and soul.
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:
"13th Street Theater 136 East 13th Street
This is a transfer from the Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theater run to the town where "Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia became famous as "The Little Flower. From 9/04/16, opening 9/09/16, closing 10/07/16. This will be the first NY revival of Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award-winning Musical. Except for a few new ensemble members, the original cast will reprise their roles in New York. To read our review of the Berkshire production. Our Review
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)
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..
I Like It Like That
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre 304 W. 47 Street
From 9/07/16; opening 9/22/16; closing 11/16/16. Written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jáquez and directed by Jaquez. What it's about: the Rodriguez family living in New York City's East Harlem in the early 1970s taking the audience on a historical musical journey amidst neighborhood volatility and social activism. Its residents deal with the ever-present pull between Escape and Social Conscience. Cast: Tito Nieves as Roberto Rodriguez, the patriarch of the Rodriguez family. Rossmery Almonte (Tita), Caridad De La Luz (China), Chachi Del Valle (María Luisa, Babilonia and La Lupe), Shadia Fairuz (Carmen), Quique Gonzalez* (Carlos), Ana Isabelle (Paula) . Features classics of the area and original songs. Raul Abrego (Scenic Designer),Lucrecia Briceno & Benjamin Swope* (Lighting), *Julian Evans* (Sound), *Rocco Disanti* (Projection), Hochi Asiatico (Costume), Charles Bowden (Props), Rosalba Rolon *(Dramatist). Tuesday – Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 5pm & 9pm; Sunday. at 3pm & 7pm. Running Time: 2 hours with intermission.
In White America
Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre at Castillo Theatre 543 W. 42n Street
From 10/15/16; closing 11/15/16. Written by Martin Duberman and directed by Charles Maryan. What it's about: Traces our national journey from early colonial times through the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954. With text drawn directly from historical records, including the narratives of former slaves
Roundabout Underground Theater 111 W. 46Th St.
New Play By Jenny Rachel Weiner, directed By Kip Fagan. Cast: Brooke Bloom, Carmen M. Herlihy, Alex Hernandez, Socorro Santiago, Stephanie Styles. From 10/07/16; opening 11/02/16; closing 12/18/16.. All tickets $25. What it's about: Samantha (Herlihy ) is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne (Bloom) is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they're each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not? Arnulfo Maldonado (Sets), Tilly Grimes (Costumes), Thom Weaver (Lighting), Daniel Perelstein (Sound) and Darrel Maloney (Projections).Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.
Liberty: A Monumental New Musical
42 West, 514 W. 42nd St. LibertyTheMusical.com .
Book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein; Music by Jon Goldstein; Directed by Evan Pappas. From 6/06/16; opening 7/04/16. Sunday; Monday; Wednesday at 3pm & 7pm & Thursday at 12pm at 3pm. Tickets are $72/$36. Running Time 80 minutes Our Review
Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
A new play y Adam Bock, directed by Anne Kauffman. From 9/30/16; opening 10/24/16; closing 11/27/16. Cast: David Hyde Pierce, Marinda Anderson, Brad Heberlee, Nedra McClyde, and Lynne McCollough.. What it's about: Nate Martin (Mr. Pierce) is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup, another in a lifelong string of ill-fated matches, casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. Scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Matt Frey, and sound design by Mikhail Fiksel. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 & 7PM.
Roundabout Theatre at Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
From 9/22/16; opening 10/19/16; closing. 12/18/16. Written by Mike Bartlett, directed by Michael Mayer. Cast: Richard Armitage, Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Ben Rosenfield and Amy Ryan. What it's about: London, 1967. Beatlemania is in full effect, the ME generation is in its prime, and Kenneth and Sandra have the world at their fingertips. All they need is this summer of love, but what will happen when the sex, drugs and rock and roll fade away and these boomers have babies of their own?
A new play with music written and performed by Hershey Felder, and directed by Joel Zwick. From 8/31/16; opening 9/11/16; closing 10/16/16. What it's about: Felder spans the entire 20th Century combining Bernstein's personal story, his original music and the music that inspired him. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7PM, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, with matinees Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. There are two additional Thursday matinees on Sept. 29 and Oct. 13 at 2PM.The 100-minute intermissionless play begins at the end, with the 72-year-old Bernstein reflecting, sometimes bitterly, on his life just days after he was carried from the conductor's podium after suffering a coughing fit, 3 months before his death in October 1990. The music ranges from Hebrew songs to symphonic and, of course West Side Story. Through his various composer bio-solos, Felder has built up a fan base though there are those who find him not up to the greats he impersonates. Our Review
Marie and Rosetta
Atlantic Theater Companys Linda Gross Theater
World Premiere of play with music by George Brant, 'directed by Neil Pepe. Cast: Keecia Lewis as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Marie Knight.From 8/24/16; opening 9/14/16; closing 10/16/16. What it's About: A huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, (Lewis) was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music. Tharpe was the queen of ?race records in the 30s and 40s, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club. The play chronicles Sister Rosettas first rehearsal with a young protege,Marie Knight (Jones), as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history. Scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy, music direction by Jason Michael Webb. Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Sunday evening performance 7pm: . Our Review
Master Harold ... and the boys
The Irene Diamond Stage atPershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street 212-244-7529 (www.SignatureTheatre.org
Athol Fugard revival. From 10/18/16; opens 11/07/16; closing 11/27/16. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $30 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services. Cast: Leon Addison Brown (Signature?s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek & The Train Driver) as Sam, Sahr Ngaujah (FELA! & Signature?s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) as Willie and Noah Robbins ) as Hally. Christopher H. Barreca (Scenic Design), Susan Hilferty (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), John Gromada (Sound Design), and Barbara Rubin (Dialect Coach). Linda Marvel is the Production Stage Manager. What it's about: In a small tea shop in South Africa in 1950, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe.
My Name Is Gideon: I'm Probably Going To Die, Eventually
Walkerspace 46 Walker Street
Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after traveling across three continents, Gideon Irving makes his American stage debut with his new solo show. From 9/29/16; opening 10/06/16; closing 10/30/16. what it's about: Irving is an unconventional theatrical couchsurfing troubadour who has been biking, rollerblading and driving from one town to the next for the past five years, performing and residing in the homes of perfect strangers. After 500 home shows, Gideon is now inviting audiences into his own living room on the NY stage, bringing them his unique blend of songs, stories, and underwater levitation. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM, with matinees on Saturdays at 2PM and Sundays at 3PM.
Nat Turner In Jerusalem
New York Theatre Workshop 79 E. 4th Street
Nat Turner's account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray and Nathan Alan Davis makes his New York debut with a play that imagines Turner's final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Gray. Direction by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. Cast: Phillip James Brannon as Nat Turner and Rowan Vickers as Thomas R. Gray. From 9/07/16; opening 9/26/16; closing 10/16/16. Scenic design by Susan Zeeman Rogers, costume design by Montana Blanco, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger, sound design by Nathan Leigh, fight direction by Thomas Schall. Running Time: 90 minutes. Our Review
Notes From The Field
2nd Stage, 43rd Street
New York premiere of work created, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, in 2008. Opening in October.
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; through January 2017. October 6 at with an official opening set for October 23. 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
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 2/28/17;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. More details TBA. Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.
Orwell In America
New York premiere by Joe Sutton and direct Tuesday to Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. What it's about: In the first years after World War II the author of Animal Farm is chaperoned during an American book tour by a fetching young woman, whose job is to dissuade Orwell from telling Americans why he is a proud socialist. Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Joe Sutton (Voir Dire, Complicit) imagines what might have happened if one of the 20th Century's most celebrated authors, George Orwell, had actually visited America. Cast: Jamie Horton in the title role and Jeanna De Waal as his chaperone; also Casey Predovic.
Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
New York premiere of J. T. Rogers dark comedy directed by Bartlett Sher. From 6/16/16; opening 7/11/16. What it's about: Story of how Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband, social scientist Terje RÃ¸d-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Cast: Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith. Sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, and sound by Peter John Still. Rogers is also the author of the plays Blood and Gifts, The Overwhelming, and Madagascar. Our Review
Othello: The Remix
Westside Theatre 407 W. 43rd 212-239-6200. Othellotheremix.com
NY premiere eritten, composed and directed by GQ and JQ and developed with Rick Boynton. An 80-minute, high-energy spin on Bardian tragedy. Cast: GQ (Iago/Brabantio), JQ (Roderigo/Loco Vito/Bianca), Jackson Doran (Cassio/Emilia), Postell Pringle (Othello) and DJ Supernova (DJ). What it's about: This group's thired hip-hop translation of Shakespeare and brings the brothers who last performed theyir production of their other Shakespeare hit The Bomb-itty of Errors. Tuesdays at 7 pm; Wednesdays at 2 & 8 pm; Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 7 pm; Saturdays at 2 & 8 pm; and Sundays at 2 pm. (see web site for holiday changes). From 10/25/16; opening 11/16/16
The Other Mozart
Players Theater 15 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor, no elevator
Sylvia Milo as the great composer from 9/23/16; closing 11/13/16-- with a rotating cast of the four actresses. Running Time: 75 minutes.
Public's Anspacher Theater
New York premiere of work originally commissioned and produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival from 11/01/16; closing 12/14/16. Cast: Oberon K.A. Adjepong (Blue); Michael Elich (Marcus, FBI Agent); Gizel Jimenez (Clara); Ramona Keller (Amira); Christopher Livingston (Malik); Jesse J. Perez (Tito); Sophia Ramos (Maruca); Robynn Rodriguez (Donna, Fina); Horace V. Rogers (Solias). Developed and Directed by Liesl Tommy A new work about the complicated legacies of the original Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Org/Party. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy. What it's about: Based on dozens of interviews with members of these groups the play imagines a present-day reunion at an art opening curated by two young counter culturalists; but the curators themselves have complex relationships with the Party members, who fought injustice and provided free food and medical care for their communities—often at the expense of the people who loved them most. Old wounds and generational divides collide in this astonishing, multi-media theatrical event about the price of being a revolutionary, and what it means for those who come after.
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
Public Theater 420 Lafayette St.
Revial of David Hare's play, directed by David Leveaux. From 10/04/16; opening 10//20/16; closing 11/06/16-- extended before opening and now closing 11/20/16. What it's about: Susan Traherne, a British secret agent flown into France during World War II. Her experiences over the two decades that follow paint the portrait of a remarkably brave woman who finds in peacetime the values and relationships she cherished in war. After its initial Public Theater run in 1982, the drama transferred to Broadway in 1983, receiving a Tony nomination for Best Play. Scenic design by Mike Britton, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by David Weiner, original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem, and hair and wig design by Leah J. Loukas. Cast: Stars Rachel Weisz as Susan Traherne and Corey Stoll as Raymond Brock; also Pun Bandhu (M. Aung), Ken Barnett (Codename Lazar), Emily Bergl (Alice Park), Dani De Waal (Louise), Mike Iveson (Another Frenchman), Byron Jennings (Leonard Darwin), LeRoy McClain (Mick), Tim Nicolai (John Begley), Paul Niebanck (Sir Andrew Charleson), Ann Sanders (Mme. Aung), Benjamin Thys (A Frenchman), and Liesel Allen Yeager (Dorcas).
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.
Pearl Theater West 42nd Street
David Harrower's version of the Henrik Ibsen's parable about the collision of truth and politics, directed byHal Brooks. Cast:s Jimonn Cole, Dominic Cuskern, Arielle Goldman, Guiesseppe Jones, John Keating, Alex Purcell, Carol Schultz, Nilaja Sun, Robbie Tann, Alex Haynes, and David Vino. Running Time: 90 minutes. From 9/29/16; opening 10/09/16; closing 10/29/16
Irish Rep, W.22nd St.
From 7/20/16; opening 7/28/16closing 9/25/16. Cast:Patrick O'Kane,Robert Zawadzki, Declan Conlon. What it's about Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the guns were silenced but the chasm between the Republican and Unionist sides remains wide and bitter. Tonight, in a small back-street bar, while Northern Ireland plays Poland on the TV, Jimmy and Ian will meet for the first time. They share a violent past and this is a conversation that's been brewing for more than 20 year Tues at 7pm,Wed at 3pm & 8pm, Thu at 7pm,Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 3pm. Approx. Running Time: 75 minutes, no intermission. Review
The Real Actors of NYC
Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center, 50th and Broadway
An original musical with book, lyrics and music by Karlan Judd about an infuriated trio of musical theatre actors determined make it on Broadway by any means. Fr;om 9/24/16; opening 10/13/16; open ended. Directed by Max Friedman What it's about: Mumz has a 30 year old grudge that needs to be settled. When a Young Marge casts her friend in a splashy Broadway Musical, instead of the talented Young Mumzy Taylor, its sets in motion a lifetime of disappointment and shattered dreams for Mumz. She loses her mind and creates her own reality. Now she has the chance to get back at the one person who screwed her over and ruined her life! It's a loving indictment of the musical theatre industry. Cast: Klea Blackhurst, Noah Zachary, Jennifer Jean Anderson, Nicholas Barnes, RJ Vaillancourt, Lorinda Lisitza and Jake Mckenna.Thursdays at 8PM and Saturdays at 4:45PM and 10:30PM.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, Wild Project East Village
Bertolt Brechts political farce, directed by Kevin Confoy, and PTE Artistic Director, Craig V. Smith as the title character. NY premiere of translation by Stephen Sharkey. From 10/20/16; closing 11/23/16. What it's about: Set in 1930s, a Tony Soprano/Al Capone-like figure named Arturo Ui, is a crazy but totally charismatic gangster bent on gaining power at all costs in this savage satire of the rise of Hitler.
Ride the Cyclone
MCC at the Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Stree
New York premiere of musical with book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell; direction and choreography of Rachel Rockwell. Original Chicago cast: Lillian Castillo, Karl Hamilton, Emily Rohm and Kholby Wardell, plus Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse,Gus Halper,Emily Walton. From 11/09/16; opening 12/01/16; closing 12/18/16. What it's about: The Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster at 8:17pm. At 8:19 the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. A mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted - with the promise of a prize like no other. Scenic design by Scott Davis, costume design by Theresa Ham, lighting by Greg Hofmann, sound by Garth Helm, and projections by Mike Tutaj. Musical supervision by Doug Peck and musical direction by Remy Kurs. In celebration of its 30th Anniversary Season, MCC Theater will offer a limited number of $30 tickets to preview performances.
Theatre at 14th Y, 344 East 14th Street
Play byPenny Jackson directed by Glory Kadigan. Cast: Sawyer Spielberg, Meghan St. Thomas, Joel Nagle and JillSchackner. From 9/18/16; opening 9/20/16; closing 10/09/16. What it's about: An intriguing older man enters a teenage girl's life and threatens her relationship with heralready estranged father and her best friend as a mystery turns to danger. Mondays &Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. for thelimited engagement. Tickets are 18.
Sense & Sensibility
This extended and extended again, returned after a hiatus and now just extended for a final time for another six weeks, closing 11/20/16. For detaisl see review
NAATCO Asian American Theater Company at 3LD Art & Technology 80 Greenwich Street at Rector
New York premiere by Cast: Daniel K. Isaac, Mia Katigbak, Glenn Kubota, Bex Kwan,Virginia Wing. From 10/24/16; opening 10/31/16; closing 11/19/16. What it's about: Archer, still known as Angela to his family, returns home to Central Oregon to be with his ailing father. With a hard-of-hearing Grandma obsessed with planning her "granddaughter's" wedding, a father who keeps sneaking out for sugar binges, and a mother wound tightly with worry and anger. Scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Brynn Almli, lighting design by Oliver Wason,sound design by Miles Polaski, puppet design by Tom Lee and projections design by Thomas Kavanagh.
The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II 131 West 55th Street
Sarah Jones is back on stage, directed by Carolyn Cantor. She'll once again portray a meley of characters inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry. Dane Laffrey (scenic and costume design), Eric Southern (lighting design), Bray Poor (sound design), and Antonia Grilikes-Lasky (dramaturg). From 9/27/16; 10/18/16 opening.
The Servant of Two Masters
Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn
An adaptation by Constance Congdon from a translation by Christina Sibul of Carlo Goldoni's play, directed by Christopher Bayes. From 11/06/16; closing 12/04/16. Cast: Liam Craig (Brighella), Steven Epp (Truffaldino), Melanie Field (Smeraldina), Andy Grotelueschen (Pantalone), Eugene Ma (Silvio), Jacob Ming-Trent (Dottore), Orlando Pabotoy (Florindo), Adina Verson (Clarice), and Liz Wisan (Beatrice). set designer Katherine Akiko Day, costume designer Valérie Thérèse Bart, lighting designer Chuan-Chi Chan, sound designers Charles Coes and Nathan A. Roberts, hair and makeup designer Dave Bova, properties supervisor Eric Reynolds, and fight director Rick Sordelet. Christopher Curtis and Aaron Halva will play original music. This adaptation had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2010. It subsequently played at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., and won a Helen Hayes Award for Epp (Best Actor) and a Helen Hayes nomination for Bayes (Best Director).
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
She Stoops to Conquer
TACT at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
From 10/04/16; opening 10/16/16; closing 11/05/16. Revival by Oliver Goldsmith kick off the company's season.TACT Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans will direct. Cast: Jeremy Beck, Cynthia Darlow, Mairin Lee, James Prendergast, Tony Roach, John Rothman and Richard Thieriot. What it's about: Aclassic 18th century British comedy in which a mismatched love comes to rights when a strong young woman lowers the stakes. This streamlined new adaptation that will include some audience participation. Set esign by Brett Banakis , lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger and costume design by Tracy Christiansen.
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
Small Mouth Sounds
Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street www.SmallMouthSounds.com
Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Rachel Chavkin. From 7/03/16; opening 7/13/16; closing 10/09/16.Originally staged and produced by Ars Nova, this reprise reunites many of the original cast members. What it's about: In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us. Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design), Tilly Grimes (Costume Design), Mike Inwood (Lighting Design), Stowe Nelson (Sound Design), Andrew Schneider (Projection Design), and Noah Mease (Prop Design). Cast:Quincy Tyler Bernstin, Zoe Winters, Max Baker, Carmen Zilles, and James Seol, Marcia DeBonis, Jojo Gonzalez, Brad Heberlee, Babak Tafti. Performances July 3 - July 17: Tuesday - Friday at 7:30pm; Wednesday at 2pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm. Beginning July 18: Monday - Friday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8:30pm. Beginning September 5: Tuesday â€“ Friday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8:30pm, and Sunday at 7:30pm. Our Review
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. 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
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.
Women's Project Theater at McGinn/Cazale Theatre
World premiere written by and starring two-time Grammy-nominated comic Lisa Lampanelli with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris and direction by Jackson Gay. From 9/23/16; opening 10/07/16; closing 11/06/16. What it's about: Comic xxploration of the complexity of women's relationships to food and body image via a bulimic, a compulsive eater, a confident overweight woman and a chronically thin one.. Cast In addition to Lampanelli: Ann Harada, Zainab Jah and Jessica Luck. Running Time: 90 minutes.
Martinson Hall-Public Theater 420 Lafayette Street
New York premiere ) by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. What it's about: Tell the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Kate Whoriskey directs. From 10/18/16; opening 11/03/16; closing 11/27/16 (an extension before performances even begin. Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. There is an added 7:00 p.m. performance on Monday, November 7 and added 1:00 p.m. performance on Wednesday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 23. There is no 1:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, October 22; no performance on Tuesday, November 8 or Thursday, November 24; and no 7:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, November 20.
Tooting Arts Club production at Barrow Street Theatre
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond adaptation of Sondheim/Wheeler musica. From 2/14/17; opening 3/01/17. 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. More details about cast and production TBA.
The New Group ta 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 12/30/16. 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
A Taste of Honey
Pearl Theatre Company 555 West 42nd Street 212.563.9261
Revival of Shelagh Delaney's play written when she was 18, directed by Austin Pendleton. From 9/06/16; opening 9/16/16; closing 10/30/16. What it's about: a young woman facing an uncertain future in a hostile world. Cast: Rebekah Brockman as Jo, John Evans Reese as Geoff; Rachel Botchan as Helen, Bradford Cover as Peter, and Ade Otukoya as Jimmy. Harry Feiner (sets), Barbara A. Bell (costumes), Eric Southern (lights), Jane Shaw (sound). Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including 1 intermission. Our Review
A Taste of Things to Come
York Theater Company
Book, music and ;urocs bu Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with an original concept by Levin and direction and choreography by Lorin Latarro. New musical set in 1950s Winnetka, Ill where 4 women enter a BettyCrocker cooking contest in hopes of changing their lives but it's a recipe for disaster in an age when the way to a man's heart is through his stomach they discover that the way to a woman's heart is through her best friends. From11/09; closing 12/11/16. More details TBA
Terms Of Endearment
Theater A at 59E59 Street
> Play by Dan Gordon baded on Larry McMurtry's book and b From 10/29/16; closing 12/11/16, What it's about: The relationship between a highly opinionated mother and her feisty daughter as they seek to find humor and courage in the face of life's challenges. Stage and screen veteran Molly Ringwald to play Aurora Greenway in this US premiere stage adaptation
This Day Forward
Vineyard Theater 108 E. 15 St. World premiere comedy by by Nicky Silver, directed by Mark Brokaw . From 11/03/16; opening 11/21/16. What it's about: Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene's children wrestle with their past a nd a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory. Cast: Andrew Burnap, Michael Crane, Holley Fain, Francesca Faridany, June Gable. Scenic design by Allen Moyer, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by David Lander and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem.
Keen Company Theatre Row/Acorn Theatre 410 West 42nd Street
Revival of autobiographic musical, pre-Rent. Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Script Consultant, David Auburn. Choreographed by Christine O'Grady. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein. From 10/04/16; opening 10/20/16;closing 11/19/16. Cast: Nick Blaemire, Ciara Renee with additional cast and creatives TBA. This pre-Rent musical has been revived several times before: in 2000 and at Encores! featuring Hamilton's Lin Manuel and Leslie Odom Miranda; also in Connecticut .
Tiny Beautiful Things
Public Theater- Shiva
From 11/15/16; closing 12/31/16. Based on the book by bestselling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding);o-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos. Kail directs and Vardalos appears as the anonymous online advice columnist "Sugar." Will begin in November 2016.
The Trial Of An American President
Lion Theater,410 W. 42nd Street
Written By Dick Tarlow With Bill Smith, directed by Stephen Eich. Cast: Tony Carlin, Mahira Kakkar, Michael Rogers.Scenic Designer, Ann Beyersdorfer; Lighting Designer,Ben Green; Sound Designer, Alex Dietz-kest;Video Production & Editing, Philip Coccioletti For Sugarcamp Productions; Projection Designer, Kevan Loney. From 9/17/16; opening 9/29/16; closing 10/15/16. What it's about: Each night, eight audience members will be chosen as the jury at trial of George W. Bush for his responsibility for the rise of ISIS. The collective verdict will be announced and reacted to by the cast. Our Review
The Trojan Women
The Flea 41 White Street
New York premiere of Ellen McLaughlin adaptation, directed by Resident Director Anne Cecelia Haney and performed by the Bats. From 8/24/16; opening 9/01/16; closing 9/26/16. Running time, 75 minutes. What it's about: The women of Troy have been sold into slavery. Their husbands are dead, their city is destroyed, and it seems as though the gods have forgotten them. As they wait to be taken away, the women grapple with grief, fear and the gravity of total loss. Known as the first anti-war play in the western canon, this play presents audiences with an enduring message about the consequences of perpetual war. Cast: DeAnna Supplee (Hecuba), Rebeca Rad (Helen), Casey Wortmann (Andromache), Lindsley Howard (Cassandra), Phil Feldman (Talthybius), Thomas Muccioli (Poseidon), Kyra Riley (Chorus), Clea DeCrane (Chorus), Jennifer Tchiakpe (Chorus), Jenny Jarnagin (Chorus), Amanda Centeno (Chorus), and Chun Cho (Chorus). Marte Ekhougen (scenic & costume design), Scot Gianelli (lighting design), Ben Vigus (sound design). Our Review
Two Class Acts: Ajax and Squash
The Flea Theater 41 White Street
World premieres by A.R. Gurney, directed by Stafford Arima. From 10/10/16; opening 10/23/16. In Squash, a professor of classic literature finds himself questioning his identity when a student presents an intriguing take on Plato's Symposium. Boundaries are tested and personal lives are upended as they grapple with sexuality, love, and sport. The cast: Dan Amboyer (Dan Proctor), Nicole Lowrance (Becky Proctor), and Rodney Richardson (Gerald Caskey). In Ajax, an intrepid student adapts Sophocles' defining war epic to the amusement of his English professor. A passionate ex-actress, the professor quickly finds herself entangled in every aspect of the play. The rotatomg Bats Cast: Rachel Lin and Olivia Jampol (Meg); Ben Lorenz and Chris Tabet (Adam). Ajax plays Wednesday through Mondays at 7PM and 9PM and Sunday at 2PM and 4PM. Squash plays Wednesday through Mondays at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM. P www.theflea.org.
Ultimate Beauty Bible
New Ohio Theater 154 Christopher St.
World premiere by Caroline V. McGraw, directed by Stephen Brackett. From 10/25/16; opening 11/03/16 closing 11/19/16. Cast: Eboni Booth, Alex Breaux, Molly Griggs, Nadine Malouf, Sathya Sridharan and Ariel Woodiwiss. What it's about: Danielle, Lee, and Tiffany have scaled the masthead of Crimp magazine, gaining access to the best the city has to offer—nightlife, men, and the beautiful baubles showcased in every issue. But when workaholic Danielle is forced to face her mortality, she begins to wonder what it's all worth. In this dark comedy, questions of romance, sex, ambition, and loyalty spin Danielle and her friends out of control as they consider the possibility of life without each other.
Underground Railroad Game
Ars Nova 511 West 54th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues arsnovanyc.com
From 9/13/16; opening 9/26/16; closing 10/15/16. Created by Jennifer Kidwell & Scott Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special. Cast: Jennifer Kidwell & Scott Sheppard. Drected by Taibi Magar Monday–Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday–Saturday at 8pm. What it's about: Show was inspired by Sheppard's fifth grade experience of Civil War thematic unit in which the class was divided into Confederate Soldiers and Union Soldiers and each side would receive points for their military strategy, and one of the key point scoring exercises was The Underground Rail Road Game Tilly Grimes (production design), Steven Dufala (scenic design), Oona Curley (lighting design), and Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design). Our Review
The Clurman Theatre 410 West 42nd Street 212-239-6200
Book, Music & Lyrics by Peter Covino. From 9/01/16; opening; closing 9/25/16. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8PM; Sundays at 3PM What it's about: A stylized, darkly humorous, period melodrama, which plays like a marriage of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sunset Boulevard and Valley of the Dolls. Cast: Rosalie Burke, Patch David, Remy Germinario, Brandon Haagenson, Kate Hoover, Ilene Kristen, Erik Ransom and Roger Yeh
New World Stages 340 W. 50th St. .212-239-6200
Illusionist Helder Guimaraes' solo show, directed by Rodrigo Santos. From 9/19/16; opening 9/28/16; closing 1/15/17. Magicians and their sleight of hand tricks have become part of the theatrical landscape and Guimaraes is an epert and a charmer, though according to some of our readers it doesn't quite warrant 2 hours.
Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center 131 West 55th Street
New York premiere of a play by Qui Nguyen, directed by May Adrales. Cast: Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda, Raymond Lee, Samantha Quan and Paco Tolson. From 10/04/16; opening 10/25/16; closing. What it's about: A modern twist on the All-American love story, with this boy and girl refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Produced in association with South Coast Repertory.Tim Mackabee (scenic design), Anthony Tran (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Shane Rettig (original music and sound design), and Jared Mezzocchi (projection design).
What Did You Expect?
Public's LuEsther Hall 425 Lafayette Street (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org
second play of a three play cycle about the Gabriels written and directed by Richard Nelson. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Like his Appple Family plays, the trilogy will feature. From 9/10/16; opening 9/16/16; closing 10/09/16; to be followed by the final play Women Of A Certain Age, from 10/04/16; open 11/08 8, closing 12/04/16. Unlike the Apple plays which spanned 4 years, this group will be set on three specific evenings over just eight months and parallel our presidential election, as it weaves its way through the lives of the Gabriel family. Once again, each play will open on the day it is set and unfold in real time over a couple of hours. Cast: Meg Gibson (Karin Gabriel), Lynn Hawley (Hannah Gabriel), Roberta Maxwell (Patricia Gabriel), Maryann Plunkett (Mary Gabriel), Jay O. Sanders (George Gabriel), and Amy Warren (Joyce Gabriel). Plot details: The Gabriels live just around the corner from the Apples in Rhinebeck, New York. Scenic design by Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West; costume design by Susan Hilferty; lighting design by Jennifer Tipton; and sound design by Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens. Our Review
When Yellow Were the Stars On Earth
Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street.
Written and directed by Robert Williams. Running time 1 hour and 45 minutes. opening 9/15/16; closing 10/09/16.
New World Stages - Stage 1. 212-239-620
World Premeire of Matthew Lombardo Xmas comedy in couplets. Directed by Carl Andress. Cast: Jennifer Simard as Cindy Lou Who From 11/02/16 9 weeks only From 11/02/6; opening 11/16/16; closing 1/02/17. What it's about: Middle-aged Cindy Lou Who, now residing in a beaten down trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit while she prepares to host a Christmas Eve party for her friends, she recalls from her own perspective that fated night when she first met the Grinch, and the strange turn of events her life has taken for the past 40 years.David Gallo (sets), Ken Billington (lighting), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Bart Fasbender (sound), Charles LaPointe (wigs). Mondays, Wednesdays through Saturday at 8PM; Saturdays at 2PM, and Sundays at 3PM and 7PM. Tickets $125.00, $95.00 and $75.00.
Playwrights Realm at the Duke on 42nd Street 229 W 42nd St
World Premiere by Sarah Delappe, directed by Lila Neugebauer. From 8/29/16; opening 9/08/16; closing 9/29/16. What it's about: From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, an all girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. Monday â€“ Saturday at 7:30pm. All Female Cast includes: Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Samia Finnerty, Midori Francis, Lizzy Jutila, Sarah Mezzanotte, Tedra Millan, Lauren Patten, and Susannah Perkins review
Zora Neale Hurston
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theater at Castillo Theater 543 West 42nd Street www castillo.org,
Revival of theatrical biography by Lawrence to celebrate Hurston's 125th birthday Holder. From10/20/16; closing1 11/20/16. Thur, Fri and Sat at 7:30 PM, Sat and Sun at 2:00 PM. $40 general admission, $30 students and seniors. Running time: 75 minutes. Elizabeth Van Dyke and Joseph Lewis Edwards will recreate the characters they played in 1998 at The American Place Theatre: she as Hurston, he as the men in her life. Woodie King, Jr. will direct. To read our review of that production go here
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Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36th St
Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St
Acorn, 410 W. 42nd St
Actors Temple Theatre 339 West 47th Street (212) 947-3499
Altered Stages, 212 W. 29 St. (7th/8th Avs)
Arclight 152 W. 71 St. (Broadway/Columbus Av)
Ars Nova 511 w. 54 St.
Astor Place Theatre 434 Lafayette Street (212) 254-4370
Atlantic 336 W. 20th St. (8/9th Aves)
Bank Street, 155 Bank St. (Washington/West Sts)
Barrow Street Theater 27 Barrow Street (212) 243-6262
Cherry Lane, 38 Commerce Street (7th/Hudson)
Classical Theater of Harlem (HSA), 645 St. Nicholas Ave (141 St)
Classic Stage, 136 E. 13th St., (3/4th Avs)
Connelly, 220 East 4 Street
Culture Project, 55 Mercer street in SoHo
Daryl Roth, 20 Union Square East (at 15th)
Dodger Stages, 340 West 50th St
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