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Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston
York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue)
New revue with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed and conceived by Gerard Alessandrini. From 11.25/19/opening 12/05/19; closing 12/29/19. Our Review
r Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I 131 West 55th St.
World premiere, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein ) and directed by Kimberly Senior . From ; opening 10/22/19; closing 12/30/19. What it's about:Fierstein takes on New York City’s very own political firebrand, Bella Abzug in 1976, on the eve of her bid to become New York State's first female Senator squirreled away in the bathroom of a midtown hotel awaiting that night’s election results while a coterie of family and celebs await her entrance. John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design), Rita Ryack (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Jill BC Du Boff (Sound Design), and Caite Hevner (Projection Design). Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinee on Sunday at 2PM. through opening; thereafterTuesday and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM. Our Review
The Book Of Merman
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street 212-239-6200
New premiere of musical comedy with book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, directed by Joe Langworth. From 10/05/18; opening 10/21/18; closing. What it's about: Two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell of Ethel Merman Broadway's iconic leading lady, as played by Carly Sakolove. Cast besides Sakolove: Chad Burris as Elder Braithwaite, Casey Martin Klein and Julie Sommer. Scenic and lighting design by Josh Iacovelli, costume design by Pablo Borges, wig design by Bobbie Pinz, and sound design by Raymond Schilke. Plays Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays 7pm, Saturdays 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
A Bright Room Called Day
First major revival of play by Tony Kushner, directed by Oskar Eustis. From 10/29/19; opening 11/19/19; closing 12/08/19. Cast: Linda Emond (Annabella Gotchling), Michael Esper (Vealtninc Husz), Grace Gummer (Paulinka Erdnuss), Jonathan Hadary (Xillah), Nikki M. James (Agnes Eggling), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Zillah), Nadine Malouf (Rosa Malek), Mark Margolis (Gottfried Swetts), Estelle Parsons (Die Alte), Michael Urie (Gregor Bazwald), and Max Woertendyke (Emil Traum). What it's about: new version of his first play in 1985 takes a fresh look at the vulnerability of American democracy. Agnes, an actress in Weimar Germany, and her cadre of passionate, progressive friends, are torn between protest, escape, and survival as the world they knew crumbles around them. Her story is interrupted by an American woman enraged by the cruelty of the Reagan administration, and a new character, grappling with the anxiety, distraction, hope, and hopelessness of an artist facing the once unthinkable rise of authoritarianism in modern America. Our Review
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Bedlam at the Connelly Theater 220 East Fourth Street ,Arthur Miller's 1953 play directed by Eric Tucker in the company's usual spare set manner.Cast: Alan Altschuler, Shirine Babb, Rajesh Bose, Truett Felt, Caroline Grogan, paul Lazar, Susannah Millonzi, Arash Mokhtar, Ryan Quinn, randolph Curtis Rand, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Shaun Taylor-corbett, john Terry, Eric Tucker From 11/08/19; opening 11/21/19; closing 12/29/19. .
Roundabout Underground Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
New York Premiere of new musical with book, music & lyrics By Daniel Zaitchik, a directed & choreographed By Michael Berresse. Cast:Matt Dallal, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Adam Kantor, Aury Krebs, Mike Nappi, Emily Walton. From 1/16/20; opening 2/10/20; closing 3/15/20. All tickets $30. What it's about: When charismatic songwriter Harry falls for clever chorus girl Louise, all of Manhattan glitters with the blush of new love. But what happens when the sparkling fantasy begins to dissolve?
Prospect Theater Company at 59E59Theaters--Theater A
Musical based on the novel of the same name by Alan Lightman. Book and lyrics by Joanne Sydney Lessner. Music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum. Directed by Cara Reichel. Cast: Zal Owen stars as Einstein; e Brennan Caldwell (Neurosis at DR2, Chita Rivera nom), Talia Cosentino (Matilda, Broadway National, Stacia Fernandez, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Michael McCoy, Tess Primack, Alexandra Silber and Vishal Vaidya. Isabel Lee (scenic design); Sidney Shannon (costume design); Herrick Goldman (lighting design); Kevin Heard (sound design) and David Bengali (projection design). The Production Stage Manager is Elizabeth Ann Goodman. What it's about: The year is 1905. A young and uncertain Einstein dares to envision new worlds beyond the limits of classical physics. Drawn deeply into his dreams, he is guided by a mysterious woman whose elusive identity awakens his full genius. From 11/05/19; opening 11/20/ 19;closing 12/14/19. Run Time: 95 Minutes, no intermission.
Everything Is Super Great
Written by Stephen Brown and directed by Sarah Norris. Cast: Lisa Jill Anderson, Marcia Debonis,Xavier Rodney and Will Sarrat. What it's about: A typical day in the life of Tommy involves triple shot lattes, pining over the manager at Starbucks, and arson at Applebee’s. Such distractions are therapeutic when your older brother has been missing for months and your mom won't stop force-feeding you Pop Tarts. Will Tommy finally face his loss and begin to heal? From 11/22/19; opening ; closing 12/13/19.Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm. Please note, there are no performances on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28; and no matinee performance on Saturday, December 7. Approximate running time is 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Fiddler on the Roof
The often revived production moved uptown on 2/11/19, opening 2/21/09; closing 1/05/20. Same cast, director and creative team. Our Review
Fires in the Mirror
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre of Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
Conceived, written, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smitoh, now featuring Michael Benjamin Washington and directed by Saheem Ali. From 10/22/19; opening 11/11/19; closng 11/24/1--extended before opening and now closing 12/08/19.
C The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center Arnulfo Maldonado (Scenic Design), Dede M. Ayite (Costume Design), Alan C. Edwards (Lighting Design), Mikaal Sulaiman (Sound Design) and Hannah Wasileski (Projection Design), and Dawn-Elin Fraser (Dialect Coach). The Production Stage Manager is Alfredo Macias Our Review
Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
Triad Theatre 158 West 72nd Street New edition Gerard Alessandrini's musical spoof of all things theatre. From 10/16/19; opening 10/19/19; closng11/30/19. GerryMcIntyre ) is the choreographer. Running Time 75-80 minutes without intermission. Our Review
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when The Rainbow Is Enuf
revival of groundbreaking 1976 play by Ntozake Shange. Choreography by Camille A. Brown. Directed by Leah C. Gardiner. From 10/08/19; opening 10/22/19; closing 11/17/19--extended 12/015/19 closng-- so that week's tickets will be at "regular" price. What it's about: Tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. The play hasn't gotten many professional poductions but with subjects of race and gender so much part of our conversation, this revival seems most timely. Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission. review.
The Four Seasons
A dance theater narrative conceived, directed and choreographed by Chase Brock, made its world premiere at Joyce SoHo in May 2008. A 60-minute work set to Antonio Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni and punctuated with original weather reports written by playwright David Zellnik, The Four Seasons imagines an American community in the not-too-distant future, as the practical reality of climate change seeps in and the people adapt as best they can, shedding layer after layer as Roz G, an increasingly frantic cable news weather anchor attempts to preside over the chaos. Scenic and costume design by Dane Laffrey and lighting design by Tyler Micoleau. It's danced by Jane Abbott, Michael Bishop, Chloë Campbell, Kendrick D. Carter, Kassandra Cruz, Kory Geller, David Hochberg, Yukiko Kashiki, Honza Pelichovský, Tracy Shen, Emmy Spaar, and J.P. Viernes, with Sarah Bowden as Roz G. from 11/21/19; closing 12/08/19
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street
the musicak with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota, and direction and choreographyby Kent Kim Continues its open run on Tuesday evenings at 7pm., with added matinees at 11 AM on Wednesdays Nov. 20 & Dec. 18.
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\
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 150 West 65 Street)
A new play by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Davis McCallum, From ; opening 12/09/19. Cast: Edmund Donovan, Andrew Garman, Nina Hellman, Judith Ivey, Kate MacCluggage, Ken Narasaki, and Haley Sakamoto. What it's about: The once-proud mining town of Clements, Idaho is rapidly disintegrating. As Maggie (to be played by Judith Ivey) prepares to close one of the town’s last remaining businesses, a visitor (Ken Narasaki) arrives on her doorstep, resurrecting long-buried hope and shame rooted in her family’s past and the town’s history. Now, for the first time in nearly fifty years, Maggie is forced to consider if the life she envisioned for herself at seventeen might still be possible today. Sets by Dane Laffrey, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Yi Zhao, and original music and sound by Fitz Patton.
The Half-Life of Marie Curie
Audible at the Minetta Lane Theater
3tThe world premiere play by Audible-commissioned playwright Lauren Gunderson, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and starring Kate Mulgrew as the scientist and Francesca Faridany as enginer Hertha Syyon From 11/12/19; opening 11/19/19, closing 12/22/. .What it's about: It's Summer1912 and Curie's second Nobel Prize is overshadowed by her friendship with Sygon. Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Elisheba Ittoop (sound design), and Aaron Rhyne (projection design). As with previous Audible Theater shows at the Minetta Lane, Audible will also be recorded. Our Review
Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven
Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater
World premiere by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by John Ortiz both of LAByrinth Theater Company which is co-producing. Cast; Victor Almanzar), David Anzuelo), Elizabeth Canavan, Sean Carvajal, Patrice Johnson Chevannes Molly Collir), Liza Colón-Zayas, Esteban Andres Cruz, Greg Keller, Wilemina Olivia-Garcia), Kristina Poe), Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Elizabeth Rodriguezt), Andrea Syglowski ), Benja Kay Thomas, Viviana Valeria), Pernell Walker and Kara Young. From 11/14/19; opening 12/09/19; closing 12/22/19. What it's about: The harrowing, humorous, and heartbreaking inner workings of a women's halfway house in New York City. Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven / Stephen Adly Guirgis (2019 Off-Broadway)
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene , at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place
New York debut (in English) of musical by Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman to tell the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history. From 2/11/20; opening 3/04/20; closing 3/29/20.
Harry Townsend's Last Stand
New York City Center Stage 131 West 55th Street www.HarryTownsendsLastStand.com
A new comedy by George Eastman, directed by Karen Carpenter . Cast: , Len Cariou, Craig Bierko. From 11/18; opening 12/04/19; closing 2/09/20. What it's about: Centers around 85-year-old Harry Townsend, a widower, living alone in the Lakeside home he built in Vermont. While he still possesses a sharp mind and a dry wit, he is getting up there in age. Beside his daughter, Sarah, the one happiness in his life is his son, Alan, who is finally coming home after an 18-month absence. Yet Alan's return is accompanied by an agenda that puts the aging father and his concerned son at odds. Scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Jeff Davis and sound design by John Gromada. Performances are Monday-Tuesday at 7:30PM, Thursday at 2:30PM and 7:30PM, Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2:30PM and 7:30PM and Sunday at 3:00PM Keith Sherman Associates firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com -->
>Is This A Room
Vineyard Theatre 108 East 15th Street)
The play gets a return engagement at the Vineyard from 12/20/19 to 1/19/20. For details see our original revniew here
New World Stages 340 West 50th Street 212-239-6200.
The long running Broadway hit returns to the Off-Broaway location that's given a long-running 2nd life in a smaller, setting. Cast: Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig & Hair Design), Steve Rankin (Fight Director). From 11/22/17.
Drill Hall of Park Avenue Armory between 66 and 67th Streets
From 12/05/19; opening; closing 1/10/20..World premiere of an Armory-commissioned adaptation of Ödön von Horváth's 1937 play Judgment Day, penned by Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Christopher Shinn and staged by famed British theater director Richard Jones, who returns to the Armory following his eight-time Drama Desk–nominated production of The Hairy Ape (2017). Staged in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a monumental rotating set, Judgment Day is the first ground-up theatrical commission for the Armory. Cast of 16 headed by Lou .Kirby, who won an Emmy Award for his performance as Lenny Bruce on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, also had recurring roles on The Deuce and Slings & Arrows; also Susannah Perkins as Anna, Alyssa Bresnahan as Mrs. Hudetz, and Henry Stram as Alfons; Alex Breaux), Charles Brice, Gina Daniels), Harriet Harris, Maurice Jones, Andy Murray (The Seafare), Tom McGowan George Merrick, Jason O’Connell, Joe Wegner ), and Jeena Yi . What it's aout: a hybrid of theatrical genres: part moral fable, part sociopolitical comedy, part noirish thrille. Written on the eve of WWII, Judgment Day has been seen as an allegory for the indoctrination of Nazi ideology. Scenic designer Paul Steinberg, lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin, costume designer Antony McDonald, and music and sound designer Daniel Kluger .
Little Shop Of Horrors
Westside Theatre 407 W 43rd St 212/2399/6200
1982 musical with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken return to its Off-Broadway roots. Cast: Jonathan Groff as Seymour, Tammy Blanchardas Audrey, Christian Borle (as Orin Scrivello D.D.S. Tom Alan Robbin as Mushnik; Kingsley Leggs as The Voice of Audrey II; Ari Grooveras Ronnette; Salome Smith as Crystal; and newcomer Joy Woods as Chiffon. Rounding out the cast are Stephen Berger, Chris Dwan, Kris Roberts, Chelsea Turbin, Eric Wright, and Teddy Yudain. Directed by M ichael Mayer. From 9/17/19; opening 10/17/19; closing 11/24/19--extended before opening to 1/19/20. What its about: Seymour is a down-on-his-luck florist with a crush on his co-worker Audrey. When he discovers a mysterious – and voracious – plant, suddenly Seymour and Audrey are thrust into an epic battle that will determine the fate of the entire human race. Choreographer, Ellenore Scott . Scenic Designer, Julian Crouch. Lighting Designer, Bradley King. Costume Designer, Tom Broecker. Sound Designer. Jessica Paz,. Puppet Designer Nicholas Mahon. Music Supervisor, Orchestrator & Arranger, Will Van Dyke. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM, Fridays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM.
Classic Stage 136 E 13th St
Real life marrieds Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers will play the royal couple. John Doyle directs. From 10/10/19; opening 10/27/19; closing 12/15/19. . Tuesdays - Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm. There is an added performance Wednesday, November 27, at 2pm, and no performances on Thanksgiving. Our Review
Public Theater LuEsther
World Premiere of another family dining and talking play, written and directed by Richard Nelson. From 10/19/19; opening 10/27/19; closing 11/17/19. Cast: Charlotte Bydwell (Lucy Michael), Haviland Morris (Irenie Walker), Maryann Plunkett (Kate Harris), Matilda Sakamoto (May Mary Jane Smith), Jay O. Sanders (David Michael), Brenda Wehle (Rose Michael), and Rita Wolf (Sally Michael). What it's about: Nelson places the audience directly into the kitchen of Rose Michael, a celebrated choreographer. Dinner is cooked, modern dances are rehearsed, and the meal is eaten—all amidst conversations about art, death, family, dance, politics, the state of America, and how the world sees our country...and a host of everyday questions that make up the richness of ordinary life. Approx. Running Time: 2 hours no intermission. Our Review
Rattlestick Theater 224 Waverly Plac
Twisted love story, directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker. From 10/27/19; closing 11/23/19. What it's about: in Phoenix, and recently separated couple Danny and Julia are spiraling into chaos. Pills and paranoia, hallucinations and twisted humor fuel their unhinged relationship. Originiated at theEdinburgh Festival.
The New Englanders by Jeff Augustin
Directed by Saheem Ali
Cast:Teagle F. Bougere (Aaron), Patrick Breen (Samue), Crystal Finn (Laura Charpie), Javier Munoz (Raul) , Adam Langdon (Atlas) and Kara Young (Elsa) .
Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg .at New York City Center
i.From 9/17/19; opening 10/02/19 ;closing 10/30/19.. Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Alan C. Edwards (lighting design) and Palmer Hefferan (sound design). Running time: 1 Hour and 40 minutes, no intermission. Our Review
Nothing Gold Can Stay
A.R.T. New York Theatres.
World premiereby Chad Beckim, directed by Shelley Butler. From 10/01/19; opening 10/08/19; closing. What t's about: Clay and Jess have big dreams: college, refuge from the cold Maine winters, and a permanent escape from the paycheck-to-paycheck, rent-a-center furniture lifestyle of their parents. When Jess finds herself temporarily stuck behind and at odds with her stepfather, she moves in with Clay's mom and begrudgingly takes a job at the local chicken farm. Meanwhile Clay heads off to college, counting down the days to his return, desperate to avoid the destiny of his geography. Cast: Mary Bacon with additional casting to be announced Jason Simms (Sets), Karen Spahn (Lighting), Sinan Refik Zafar (Sound) and Whitney Locher (Costumes)
One Discordant Violin
From 10/29/19; closing 11/24/19. Based on th
e short story by Yann Martel. Adapted, co-directed, and performed by Anthony Black. Co-directed by Ann-Marie Kerr . Original Score by Aaron Collier and Jacques Mindreau. Cast: Anthony Black and Jacques Mindreau. From the producers of the critically acclaimed Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. Based on a short story by famed Life of Pi author Yann Martel. What it's about: An aspiring Canadian writer is visiting Washington, DC on his first ever trip to the United States. After stumbling upon a group of Vietnam War veterans performing classical concertos in an abandoned theater, he has a life-changing encounter with a forgotten American composer.
One in Two
New Group at Pershing Square Signature Center The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street
World premeire by Donja R. Love, directed by Stevie Walker-Webb. Cast: Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler, Edward Mawere. From 11/19/19; opening 12/10/19; closing 1/12/20. What it's about: Three young men. One of them will be chosen. They will tell ‘his' story. A story they're forced to tell over and over again about his new reality and how he lives with it, until he can't. Scenic Design by Arnulfo Maldonato, Costume Design by Andy Jean and Lighting Design by Cha See, with Sound Designer to be announced.
59E59Theaters- Theater B
Play by Bob Stevens, directed by Carol Dunne. Cast: Tommy Crawford, Christopher Sears, Christopher Flockton, and Olivia Swayze What it's about: Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only when they were becoming the most famous men on earth. From 9/07/19; closing 9/29/19. Run Time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
Atlantic Theater-Stage 2 330 West 16th Street
World premiere by Eboni Booth,directed by Knud Adams. Cast: Jules Latimer , Ann McDonough, Bruce McKenzie, James Murtaugh , Danielle Skraastad and Christopher Dylan White From 1/08/210; opening 1/21/19; closing 2/09/210. What it's about: Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry's, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. Scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Fan Zahng, original compositions by Trey Anastasio
Peter and the Star Catcher
New World Stages W. 50th Street www.peterandthestarcatcher.com
This show moved uptown from a New York Theatre Workshop premiere. and ended its successful run 1/20/13 but will resurface at New World Stages 3/20/13. Direction by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Written by Rick Elice. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. review
The Play That Goes Wrong
New World Stages W. 50th Street
After a much-extended run at Broadway's Lyceium this madcap comedy will like so many other hits extend its life at the New World 2/11/19; opening 2/20/19. Currently sellig tickets through 5/20/20. It will be directed Off-Broadway by Matt DiCarlo. Cast: Ryan Vincent Anderson, Brent Bateman, Bartley Booz, Matt Harrington, Bianca Horn, Chris Lanceley, Ashley Reyes, and Matt Walker; also features Damien Brett, Adam Daveline, Simone Policano, and Maggie Weston. For what it's about: See Our Review
Lincoln Center Claire Tow Theater/LCT3
World premiere by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Tyne Rafaeli. From 10/05/19; opening 10/21/19; closing 11/17/19. Cast: Peter Ganim, Darius Homayoun , Ali Lopez-Sohaili, and Dina Shihabi . Sets by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, and lighting by Jen Schriever. What it's about: Yasmin, a young Syrian refugee (Dina Shihabi) spends her days tethered to an electric power strip in a Greek refugee camp. Once a middle-class student in Aleppo whose life was dictated by the expectations of men, her sheltered existence has been shattered by a brutal civil war. In the war-torn world of the refugee camp, Yasmin finds that she must betray everything she once knew and valued in order to survive.
Irish Rep in W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre 132 W 22nd Street,
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winning-play by Abbie Spallen, directed by Nicola Murphy . From 11/07/19; opening 11/14/19; closing 1/12/20. Cast: Hamish Allan-Headley as Hammy, Labhaoise Magee ) as Pumpgirl, and Clare O’Malley as Sinead. Scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Molly Seidel, lighting design by Michael O’Connor , and sound design by Fan Zhang. What it's about: In a gas station in Northern Ireland, barely north of the border, Pumpgirl gets few customers beyond lecherous men and cruel women who remark on her tomboyish appearance. Otherwise guarded, she has struck up a friendship with Hammy, an amateur stock-car racer who prefers to spend time with his unsavory buddies over his wife and children. As Hammy’s wife, Sinead, stays home alone, she simmers with rage over her isolated, disappointing existence. On Hammy’serformances on Thursday, November 28 and Wednesday, December birthday, their lives become perilously intertwined, leaving them face to face with a desperate future. The performance schedule: Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Exceptions: There will be additional performances on Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm; Monday, December 23 at 7pm; and Friday, December 27 at 3pm Our Review
Rock of Ages
New World Stages rockofagesmusical.com 212-239-6200
This show's long run on Broadway began at this venue and now returns in a scaled down special 10th Anniversary production with same director and choreographer and Mitchell Jarvis as the narrator, Lonny. re-opened 7/04/19 The originally planned 10/06/19 closing has been extended to 1/12/20. Running time 2 hours 20 minutes. For our review of both the original on and . off-Broadway productions go here.
The Rolling Stone
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 150 West 65 Stree
A new play by Chris Urch, directed by Jerry Saheem Ali. Cast: Blankson-Wood, Latoya Edwards, Robert Gilbert, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Adenike Thomas, and James Udom. What it's about: Family drama set in Uganda, a country subjected to severe anti-homosexuality laws, in which two brothers at odds – Dembe (played by Ato Blankson-Wood) a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and Joe (played by James Udom) a church pastor who fervently rails against the lifestyle his brother is forced to conceal. Sets by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Japhy Weideman, and original music and sound by Justin Ellington. From 6/20/19; opening 7/15/19; closing 8/25/19. Our Review
Roundabout Laura Pels 111 West 46th Street
World premiere musical with Book by Michael Mitnick and Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Based on cult 1970s movie written by Billy Morrissette with Christopher Walken. CastJ eb Brown (Duncan), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Banko), Taylor Iman Jones (Pat), Lacretta (Mrs. Lenox), Megan Lawrence (McDuff), Ryan McCartan (Mac), Will Meyers (Malcolm), Wonu Ogunfowora (Stacey), Alysha Umphress (Jessie) and Kaleb Wells (Hector). What it's about: In a sleepy little town revenge is a dish best served with fries in this dark new musical comedy, based on the cult film (and the bard's Macbeth), where a burger-joint manager (Ryan McCartan) and his wife (Taylor Iman Jones) cook up a plan to super-size their lives. As their ambitions grow and the bodies fall, the couple finds out just how far they'll go for a taste of the atempting American dream. Gwon's Ordinary Days also premiered at the Roundabout (review) From 9/1/19; opening 10/123/19; closing 12/08/19. Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Our Review
New York Theater Workshop 9 East 4th Stree
Worrl premiere musidal by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Gary Clark, direction by Rebecca Taichman, choreography by Sonya Taye. From 11/26/19; opening 1/16/19 , closing 1/26/20.. What it's about: Dublin, 1982. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the era, Sing Street celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music.Cast: Max William Bartos (Uncut Gems) as Darren, Brendan C. Callahan as Gary, Billy Carter ) as Robert, Zara Devlin) as Raphina, Gus Halper as Brendan, Jakeim Hartas Larry, Martin Moran as Brother Baxter, Anne L. Nathan as Sandra, Johnny Newcombas Barry, Brenock O’Connor (“Alex Rider”) as Conor, Gian Perez (In the Heights) as Kevin, Sam Poon (Runaways) as Eamon, Skyler Volpeas Anne, Amy Warren as Penny.
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
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
Yhe Underlying Chris
2nd Stage Tony Kiser Theater
World premiere by Will Eno, directed by Kenny Leon. Cast: Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Nicholas Hutchinson, Ebony Jo-ann, Lenne Klingaman, Lizbeth Mackay, Nidra Sous La Terre, Howard Overshown, Isabella Russo, Charles Turner, Luis Vega. What it's about: A look at how a person comes into their identity, and how sometimes it's life's tiniest moments that most profoundly change our lives. From 10/29/19; opening 11/21/19; closing 12/15/19. Running Time: Approx 2 hours
when It Happens To You
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture 18 Bleecker Street
A thetrical Memoir written and performed by Tawni O'Dell. From 10/02/19l opening 10/13/19; closing 11/10/19. What it's about: about a mother's struggle to help restore a sense of safety and wholeness to her family after her daughter was the victim of a brutal attack. It's a journey that continues to this day, nearly five years since she received that middle of the night phone call every parent dreads. Cast: O'Dell is joined on stage by E. Clayton Cornelious, Connor Lawrence, and Kelly Swint. Scenic design by Rob Bissinger and Anita LaScala, lighting design by Daisey Long, costume design by David Woolard. Tuesday and Sunday at 7PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8PM; with matinees at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. There is a special 3PM matinee on Wednesday October 30, and no evening performance on October 31. Tickets are $49.50 - 79.50 .
The Young Man from Atlanta
The Ireneiamond Stage At The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street Revival of Horton Foote's Publitzer Prize winnder, directed by Michael Wilson. From 11/0t/19; opening 11/24/19; closing 12/08/19. Cast: Devon Abner as Ted Cleveland Jr., Dan Bittner as Tom Jackson, Pat Bowie as Etta Doris, Kristine Nielsen as Lily Dale, Jon Orsini as Carson, Larry Pine as Pete Davenport. Jeff Cowie (Scenic Design), Van Broughton Ramsey (Costume Design), David Lander (Lighting Design) and John Gromada (Sound Design & Original Music). The Production Stage Manager is Robert Bennett . Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minuts, 1 intermission. What it's about: . Set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing 1950s Houston, the Kidders' still reeling from their son's death see their lives are turned upside down once again when a figure from the son's past shows up in town. They deny, deflect and deceive in an effort to avoid the danger but can't dodge the inevitable reckoning. How far will these grieving parents go to avoid the truths this young man from Atlanta might reveal? Our Review
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