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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.
Classic Stage 136 E. 13th Street www.classicstage.org
Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. Cast: George Abud (Charlie Townsend), Alma Cuervo (Grandma Taylor), Elizabeth A. Davis (Jenny Brinker), Claybourne Elder (Joseph Taylor Jr.), Malcolm Gets (Joe Taylor Sr.), Maggie Lakis (Hazel), Megan Loomis (Beulah), Paul Lincoln (Brook Lansdale), Jane Pfitsch (Emily), Randy Redd (Dr. Bigby Denby), Ed Romanoff (Ned Brinker) and Jessie Tyler Wright (Marjorie Taylor). Scenic design by John Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.
Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street 212-239-6200
Directors Company presents World Premiere of debut play by Walter Anderson, directed by Mi (The Nance), Brenda Pressley, Karen Ziemba. From 9/12/14; opening 9/18/14; closing 10/12/14. What it's about: In the turbulent sixties, a young Marine returns home to the Bronx, shaken but hopeful for the future. Met by a mother fighting to keep the family going and a father down on his luck, Johnny finds himself caught between his parents' dreams for his future and a corrupt police captain with plans of his own. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.
And I And Silence
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street
New York premire by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod. From 8/05/14; opening 8/25/14; closing 9/14/14. Cast: Trae Harris as Young Jamie, Rachel Nicks as Dee. What it's about: Two imprisoned teenagers, one black, one white, form a perilous bond. As the young women serve time, they forge a plan for survival. When the 1950s outside world proves even more dangerous than the jail itself, their private world becomes an untenable practice ground for their new lives. The design team includes Rachel Hauck (Scenic Design), Clint Ramos (Costume Design), Bradley King (Lighting Design), Elisheba Ittoop (Sound Design), Charlotte Fleck (Dialect Coach), and David Anzuelo (Fight Direction). Review
New World Stages at 50th and Eighth Avenue 212/239-6200 www.avenueq.com.
No sooner did the Tony Award winning puppet musical end its 6-year run on Broadway (22 previews and 2,534 performances), than producer Kevin McCollum announced the first ever reverse transfer of a show from Broadway to Off-Broadway. However, it's not returning to its original downtown off-Broadway home (the Vineyard), but remains uptown at the largest venue of the New World Stages complex. The re-opening will begin 10/13/09 and play Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets from $86.50 to $66.50. For details about the show see our reviews of the Broadway and original off-broadway productionhere
Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
US premieres of Arrivals And Departures, Time Of My Life, and Farcicals: A Double Bill of Frivolous Comedies, written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. Arrivals And Departures begins performances on Thursday, May 29 (Opening Night is Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 PM). Time Of My Life begins performances on Friday, June 6 (Opening Night is Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM). Farcicals: A Double Bill of Frivolous Comedies begins performances on Saturday, June 7 (Opening Night is Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00 PM). All shows run through Sunday, June 29.se tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. For more schedule information, visit www.britsoffbroadway.com Our Review
Bastards Of Strindberg
Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) at Lion Theater on Theatre Row
From 9/02/14; opening 9/05/14; closing 9/21/14 The class and gender struggles Strindberg grappled with in Miss Julie find their relevancy today in an evening of four stylistically different pieces woven together through live music, dance, and the magic of a Swedish midsummer. 1. "High Powered" by Dominique Morrisseau: Two lovers, both Miss Julie's servants, confront the cost of ambition in a world that wants to keep them down. 2. "Chanting Hymns To Fruitless Moons" by David Bar Katz: Interwoven with Norse mythology and hot-blooded lust, Old Julie sets the record straight. 3. "Midsummer at Tyrolen" by Lina Ekdahl: Three restless souls, Jean, Julie, and Kristin, meet in a run down restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Together they decide which path to take in life. 4. "Truth about Froeken Julie" by Andreas Boonstra: Strindberg's characters comically deconstruct their own play and commence to write their own script, taking control of their destiny. Cast ;Zenzele Cooper, Albert Bendix, Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz, Vanessa Johansson, Rikke Lylloff, Drew O'Kane, Kwasi Osei and Devin B. Tillman. Live music composed and performed by Anette Norgaard & Elyssa Samsel, costumes by Nicole Wee, sound design by Amy Altadonna, and casting by Judy Bowman.
2nd in 5A season is the New York premiere of Lauren Gunderson's play about the confrontation between modernist painter Rudolf Bauer, his wife Louise, and Hilla Rebay, Bauer's longtime lover. It's directed by Bill English. From 9/02/14; opening 9/09/14; closing 10/12/14. Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. In addition to the NYC premiere of Lauren Gunderson's play, a PBS documentary on the artist will air on WNET-THIRTEEN in August, and two gallery exhibits of Rudolf Bauer's work will be on display in NYC in September. Cast:Sherman Howard as Rudolf Bauer, Susi Damilano as Louise Bauer, Stacy Ross as Hilla Rebay. Bill English (set design); ML Geiger (lighting design); Abra Berman (costume design); Theodore J.H. Hulsker (sound design); and Micah J. Stieglitz (projection design). The original score is by Savannah Jo Lack. The Production Stage Manager is Tatjana Genser.
The Belle Of Amherst
Westside Theatre 407 West 43rd Street 212-239-6200.
A new production of William Luce's one-woman play starring Joely Richardson and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). From 10/07/14; opening 10/19/14; closing What it's about: Richardson plays 15 different characters which offer a portrait of the life of Emily Dickinson through her writings, her encounters with friends and family, and her own amusing observations. The solo show premiered on Broadway in 1976 and earned its star, Julie Harris, one of her five Tony Award wins. The creative team includes Antje Ellermann (scenic design), David Weiner (lighting design), and Daniel Kluger (sound design). Tickets are $79, with premium seating available for $99. Tuesdays at 7PM; Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM; and Sundays at 3PM.There will be no matinee on Wednesday, October 8 and no evening performances on Wednesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 31. The show will be dark on Thursday, November 27; Thursday, December 25; and Thursday, January 1. Added performances are scheduled for Monday, November 24 at 7PM; Sunday, December 28 at 7PM and Sunday, January 4 at 7PM.
Billy & Ray
Vineyard Theatre 108 E. 15 St
New comedy about Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler and the making of the classic film Double Indemnity. Written by Mike Bencivenga, directed by Garry Marshall Drom 10/01/14; opening 10/20/14; Closing. Cast: Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively; also Sophie von Haselberg as Wilder's long-suffering secretary, and Drew Gehling as a beleaguered studio chief. What it's about: ollows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt the novel Double Indemnity for the silver screen. Scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, lighting design by RusSsell Champa, costume design by Michael Krass and sound design by David Van Tieghem.
Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
Play by Robert O'Hara. Cast: Phillip James Brannon, Jesse Pennington, Benja Kay Thomas,Lance Coadie Williams. From 8/22/14; opening 9/10/14; closing 10/12/14. What it's about: Sutter (Phillip James Brannon) is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. A kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnect to portray growing up gay and black. 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.
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.
at The Playroom Theater 151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
Black comedy written by and starring Joseph Assadourian, directed by Richard Hoehler. From 6/12/14; opening 6/22/14; open-ended. What it's about: a man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. Consequently two systems of jurisprudence judge him -- a jury of his peers in the courtroom and the denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Mr. Assadourian was released from prison last years after serving 12 years for attempted murder. He received the 1st Place PEN Prison Writing Award for his play, Heaven and a 2nd Place PEN Award for Joey Shakespeare, co-written with Brandon Cochrane, which was featured at the New Work Now reading series at The Public Theater.
Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words
Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street 212-868-4444
Audiences apparently enjoyed this enough for the producers to bring it back for another round of Monday night performances, beginning 9/08/08; opening 9/17/08. Open run. The celebrity guests rotate each week and will keep rotating as long as audiences keep coming. The guests interpret the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous, in both solo and ensemble pieces. The show begins its second open run season 9/14/09. All performances at 7:30 pm. Running time: 1 hr and 15 minutes.
Cougar the Musical
St. Luke's Theatre 308 W 46th St (212) 239-620
By Donna Moore. What it's about: 3 disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. Cast: Danny Bernardy, Braxton, Catherine Porter, Babs Winn. Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Set and sound design by Josh Iacovelli Costume design by Dustin Cross. From 7/16/12; opening 8/27/12; open run. Running Time: 90 Minutes. Wednesday at 8pm, Friday 8pm Saturday and Sunday at 2pm Our Review.
Godlight Theatre Company at 59e59Theater C
A World Premiere adapted from James Dickey's novel by Sean Tyler, directed By Joe Tantalo Cast: Gregory Konow, Nick Paglino, Ryan O'callaghan, Bryce Hodgson, Jarrod Zayas; others TBA. From 10/10/14; opening; closing 11/09/14. What it's about: A mildly adventurous canoe trip explodes into a nightmare of horror and murder. Men stalk and are stalked by other men and the treacherous river becomes a graveyard for those without the strength or the luck to survive.Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission.Tue, Wed, Thu 7:30, Fri 8:30, Sat 2:30 & 8:30, Sun 3:30 No show Sun 10/19 Additional performance Sun 10/26 at 7:30
SoHo Playhouse at 15 Vandam Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue 212-691-1555 or www.sohoplayhouse.com
A transfer f will transfer their production of Micheline Auger's play transfers to Off-Broadway. From 7/25/14; opening 7/31/14; closing 8/31/14. Directed by Audrey Alford. Cast: Stephen Stout, Lauren Dortch Crozier, Michael Drew with set by Jason Simms, lighting by Mark Hankla, sound by Jacob Subotnick, and costumes by Tristan Raines. What it's about: The uninhibited Kareena delves into monogamy while her uptight best friend, Sam, starts dating a pornographer. In this fast-paced world of sex, shifting relationships, and blurred lines, is it punch or be punched? Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm. Tickets are $25 for previews, $45.
The Dr unk Shakespeare Society at Quinn's Bar 356 West 44th Street 2nd floor www.DrunkShakespeare.com
A world premiere directed by David Hudson, conceived by Scott Griffin & Three Day Hangover. From 3/26/14; closing 6/08/14--extended, now closing 10/18/14. 8pm, 7 night a week. What it's about: The club's membership invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare story in sixty minutes. To be performed nightly by a rotating company of actors inclding Lucas Calhoun, Kristin Friedlander, Phil Gillen, Kate Gunther, Josh Hyman, Whit Leyenberger, Christina Liu, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Louis Sallan and Damiyr Shuford. Maddie Bucci (set design), Caitlin Cisek (costume design) and Gordon Hamilton (composer). Tickets from $39 to$49. Student tickets are available for $29. Our Review
Fabulous!The Queen of New Musical Comedies
Write Act Repertory Theatre at Times Square Arts Center 300 West 43rd Street
Book and lyrics by Dan Derby, music by Michael Rheault, directed by Rick Hamilton with choreography by Mary Lauren along with musical direction by Mr. Rheault. Cast: Josh Kenney and Nick Morrett as the two down on their luck female impersonators and Jane Aquilina, Natalie DePuy, DaWoyne A. Hill, AJ Hunsucker, Adam Kemmerer, Cameron Lucas, PJ Palmer, Bryan Seastrom, Aaron VanderYacht and Owen Wingo. Scenery by Kathleen Moriarty, costumes by Maya Graffagna and lighting by David Goldstein. From 8/23/14; opening 9/08/14; open run. Running Time: 2:30 hours including a 15 minute intermission What it's about: 2 female impersonators on a cruise ship must keep their cool and concoct Some Like It Hot-styled confusions in this madcap musical.
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
The Fatal Weakness
Mint Theater 311 West 43rd Streetwww.minttheater.org
Rare revival of George Kelly's romantic comedy, directed by Jesse Marchese. From 8/19/14; opening 9/15/14; closing 10/12/14. Cast: Cliff Bemis, Cynthia Darlow, Kristin Griffith, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Patricia Kilgarriff, and Victoria Mack. Scenic design Vicki R. Davis, costume design by Andrea Varga, lighting design by Christian DeAngelis, original music & sound design by Jane Shaw, and properties design by Joshua Yocom. What it's about: Ollie Espenshade, who, after 28 years of marriage is still an incurable romantic (her fatal weakness). Perhaps discovering that her husband is a lying cheat will cure her? It opened in New York in 1946 starring Ina Claire. Although Claire and received good reviews. Kelly won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1925 psychological drama Craig's Wife. Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Special added Wednesday Matinee on September 10th at 2pm. There will be no performances on Tuesday evenings September 9th or 16th. Tickets are $55 with some half-price tickets (CheapTix) and Premium Seats ($65)
50 Shades! The Musical
Elektra Theatre 300 W. 43rd Street www.50ShadesTheMusical.com
- The Original Parody of the book. From 2/21/14; opening 3/12/14. Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2:00pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm and 10:00pm, Saturday at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets, $49-$79. What it's about: a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the notorious characters', Anastasia and Christian, delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. Book by Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, and Dan Wessels; music and lyrics by Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Al Samuels and Dan Wessels. Set and Costume Design is by John Dunnett, Lighting Design is by Herrick Goldman, and Sound Design is by Matt Kraus. Joy Dewing is the casting director.
Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street
World premiere musical, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by e Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree and original music and lyrics by Eli Bolin. Cast: Christina Anthony, Nick Blaemire, Andrew Call, Daniel Everidge, Orville Mendoza, Betsy Morgan, Molly Pope, Danny Pudi, Sandy Rustin and Barrett Wilbert Weed. From 9/18/14; opening 10/14/14; closing 11/09/14.roadway musical Heathers. What it's about: Based on scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been "found" in the real world by every-day people. Inspired by actual events, the show follows Davy (Blaemire) who, along with his two best friends, is lost and broke. When he finds a strangely revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else, it sparks an outlandish idea that finds him and his compatriots on a wild, comedic journey. It's a story of ambition, betrayal and loyalty while celebrating the weirdness in all of us. The inspirational source are FOUND is based on the Found books and magazines by Davy Rothbart, with additional material created in collaboration with Story Pirates. Choreography by Monica Bill Barnes, music direction by Matt Castle, orchestrations by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Ken Travis, projection design by Darrel Maloney.
The Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages Stage 2 340 West 50th Street212.239.6200
Bubble artist Fan Yang's family entertainment show. From 2/15/07; opening 2/15/07; open ended. Wed at 11am and 2pm ; Sat 11am, 2pm and 4:30pm; Sunday at 12pm (noon) and 3pm. $44.50 - $64.50 . Run Time:1 hour, 20 minutes (no intermission) The rotating cast: Fan, Ana, Jano, Deni and Melody Yang
The Good And The True
DR2 Theatre 103 E. 15th St..212-239-6200 www.GoodAndTruePlay.com
American premiere of award-winning Czech stage drama, conceived and originally produced under the auspices of Prague'Theatre Svandovo Divadlo. Written by Daniel Hrbek, Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels and helmed by award-winning Czech director Daniel Hrbek. From 7/24/14; opening 8/03/14; closing 9/14/14. What it's about: intertwines the true testimonies of Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda who both spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps and acclaim from spectators andenduring the indignities of incarceration and survival at the hands of occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. Cast: Isobel Pravda who is the real granddaughter of survivor Hana Pravda; she played her grandmother and Saul Reichlin. Scenic design and costume design by Daniel Hrbek, lighting design by Karel Simek and sound design by Martin Hejl. Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. (except 8/03). Running time is 80 minutes without intermission. Regular tickets are $65 each and premium seats are $75 each. Our Review
Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street
Play by Heidi Shreck. Cast: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Bobby Moreno, Lee Wilkof. From 10/17/14; opening 11/12;14; closing 11/30/14. What it's about: Called to a life of religious service, Shelly (Ms. Bernstine) is the devoted manager of a Bronx soup kitchen, but lately her heart's not quite in it. Enter Emma: an idealistic teenaged volunteer with mixed intentions, whose recklessness pushes Shelley to the breaking point. With startling compassion, Heidi Schreck's play navigates the mystery of faith, the limit of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM.
Heathers: The Musical
New World Stages Stage 1, 340 West 50th Street (Between 8th and 9th Ave)(212) 354-6510
Book, Music, Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy. Based on the original motion picture screenplay by Daniel Waters Director: Andy Fickman. Cast: Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Ryan McCartan, Evan Todd, Katie Ladner,Jon Eidson, Anthony Crivello, Michelle Duffy, Dan Cooney, Dan Domenech, Cait Fairbanks, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, Charissa Hogeland, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz, Dustin Sullivan. Choreographer: Marguerite Derricks Running Time: Two hours, 15 min with one intermission. Wed through Sat. at 8pm; Sat. at 2pm and 8pm. Sun at 3pm and 7:30pm. From3/15/14; opening 3/31/14; closing 9/7/14. Our Review
Here Lies Love
Public Theater's LuEsther Hall 425 Lafayette Street
David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical is back for an open-ended commercial run. From 3/24/14, with an official opening 5/01/14. Again set as a dance club (with the audience standing and dancing) David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Runnign time: 90 minutes. For an idea of what to expect, here's a link to our 2013 Back- and better than ever.
Metropolitan Playhouse 220 E 4th Street
1923 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in drama by Owen Davis (1874-1956), directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe. From 9/19/14; opening 9/26/14; closing 10/19/14. Running Time: 2 hours, including 1 intermission. Tickets are $25 general; $20 students/seniors; $10 children. What it's about: When the cold, reigning matriarch of a rural Maine first family dies, she leaves her fortune and estate to a shrewish second cousin, stranding her three grasping and entitled eldest children. To compound the injury, the new heiress refuses them any assistance, and she takes on as a hand the black sheep of the family, the brother on the run from the law. She proves a stern task-master; he a resentful partner, yet they begin to envision a better future in spite of themselves. Owen Davis (1874-1956) was best known in 1920 as the author of literally hundreds of light westerns, sex comedies, pot boilers and melodramas, but this is one of his two best works. Icebound premiered in 1923 and played 145 performances. A London presentation in 1928 was Gertrude Lawrence's first major role in a straight play. The play was made into a film by William C. DeMille in 1924. Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm Sundays at 3:00 pm PLUS Monday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm - Pay What You Will Wednesdays, October 8th, 15th at 3 pm Saturdays, October 11th & 18th at 3 pm Indian Ink
Roundabout at the Steinberg Center for Theatre on West 46th Street.
From 9/04/14; opening 9/30/14; closing Tom Stoppard's wonderful play about free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor tries to preserve the legacy of Flora's controversial career. Little by little, Flora's mysterious past is revealed, as is the surprising story of two people whose connection lives on through art. An evocative portrait of love and loss, Indian Ink movingly explores how the creative spirit can bring us together in the most unexpected ways. Written by four-time Tony Award® winner Tom Stoppard.
Into The Woods
Roundabout's Steinberg Center for Theatre on W. 46th Street.
From 12/18/14; opening 1/15/15. With only 10 actors, one piano this stripped-down, unplugged new version includes all the classic songs.
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
World Premiere of a new musical play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Commendation winner (2008) and finalist (2013) Jenny Schwartz. Music and lyrics by Todd Almond, oratorio lyrics by Ms. Schwartz, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. From 3/20/15. Details TBA
Ars Nova 511 West 54th Street www.arsnovanyc.com or by calling 212-352-3101.
World premiere of a new play by The Debate Society, Ars Nova's Company-in-Residence, directed by Oliver Butler (The Open House). From 9/30/14; opening 10/13/14; closing 11/01/14. Cast (also from The Open House): Hannah Bos as Helene, Peter Friedman as Robert, Chris Lowell as Bo and Paul Thureen as Erik. What it's about: In the Marshall family's peacefully remote Colorado ski chalet, Erik (Paul Thureen) and Helene (Hannah Bos) are making themselves very much at home. So at home, they just might stay for good. At the edge of civilization, the lifestyles of the rich collide with the lifestyles of the aimless in the bubbling waters of a hot tub. Scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Jessica Ford, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by M.L. Dogg and prop design by Noah Mease. Tickets $35 for all regular performances. Special preview pricing is available, with tickets $15 from September 30 – October 4 and $25 from October 6 – 11.
John & Jen
Keen Company at Clurman Theatre 410 West 42nd Street
Music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Lippa and Greenwald. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein. This 1995 Lippa musical will run from 2/10/15; opening 3/03/15; closing. What it's about: In a changing America between 1950 and 1990, this musical about brothers and sisters and parents and children tells the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday matinees at 3pm.
The Killing of Sister George
TACT at Beckett Theatre 410 West 42nd Street 212) 239-6200 1964 play by Frank Marcus the nature of sexual identity and the power and politics of a changing world, directed by Drew Barr. Cast: Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence , Margot White Caitlin O'Connell. From 9/23/14;opening 10/07/14; closing 11/01/14. What it's about: Gin-swilling, cigar-chomping June Buckridge plays the beloved Sister George on the popular BBC Radio drama, Applehurst. When it looks like BBC executives might kill off Sister George to raise ratings, June's precarious personal world heads into a tailspin. Narelle Sissons (sets and costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lights), and Daniel Kluger (sound and original music). Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $50.
Lips Together, Teeth Apart
Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre 43rd Street off 8th Avenue www.2ST.com
The first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's comedy, directed by Peter DuBois. What it's about: It's the 4th of July on Fire Island where a brother and sister and their spouses are spending the quintessential American summer weekend in an unfamiliar setting. As their season in the sun unfolds, the two couples attempt to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities. The grill is fired up, the drinks are cold and the pool is open but no one is going in. From 10/07/14; opening 11/05/14; closing 11/23/14. Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.
Little Children Dream Of God
Roundabout Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
A new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli. From 1/22/15; opening 2/17/15. The cast and creative team TBA. What it's about: On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can't outrun her demons forever.
The Love Note
Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th Street (212) 239-6200Pre-teen musical by playwright/composer Gail Phaneuf, directed and choreographed by Russell Garrett, with music direction by Rachael Ziering. Cstumes by Carol Meehan Sherry, sets by Josh Iacovelli, lighting by Josh Danzig. Ensemble cast: Blair Heather Anderson, Nick Anastasia, James Michael Avance, Megan Beard, Mark Blowers, Kathleen Cameron, Adam Cavalieri, Grace Olson-Davidson, Jeff Deglow, Lauren DeFilippo, Jessie Fallow, Kelsey Flynn, Rosanne Gully, Sam Harvey, Katie Rose Ialacci, Kevin Ray Johnson, Bethany McCall, Katie Mebane, Jenna Perez, Justin Selig, and Ariella Serur. What it's About: Follows Jessie on a spirited journey at a new school, where she attempts to navigate the lunchroom bullies, a new crush and learning how to stand up for herself. From 9/10/14; opening 9/14/14; closing 12/21/14. Wednesdays & Sundays at 10 AM Tickets: $24 to $39.
Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford, John Epperson: Show Trash
Connelly Theater 220 East Fourth Street
John Epperson returns to the New York Stage with 3 productions in rotating repertory. From 11/05/14; opening 11/13/14; closing 1/03/15. For our review of the long ago run go here .
Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical
Theatre at St. Clement's 423 W. 46th Street www.FabulousSylvester.com
Off-Broadway premiere of musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester. Book by Anthony Wayne who stars as Sylvester. Direction by Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, choreography by Anastacia McCleskey, and musical direction by Jason Patterson. From 9/05/14; opening 9/14/14; closing 10/05/14. September 5, 2014. Tickets, from $25 to $84.50 What it's about: Sylvester, his music and his point of view as a symbol for being Fabulous, but also a pioneer in the LGBTQ community. Cast besides Wayne: Anastacia McCleskey as Izora and Jacqueline B. Arnold as Martha, DeAnne Stewart and Jack Fuller. Scenic design by Don Gilmore, costume design by Kendrell Bowman, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Rafe Carlotto.
The Money Shot
MCC at Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street
World premiere of new Neil LaBute play directed by Terry Kinney.. Cast: Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller, Elizabeth Reaser, Gia Crovatin From 9/04/14; opening 9/22/14; closing 10/12/14. What it's about: , Karen (Graham) and Steve (Weller) are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It's been years since either one's had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that. The night before filming a big scene (that seems destined to assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar), Karen, her partner Bev (Thorne), Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy (Crovatin) meet in order to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? office.
A Month In The Country
CSC 136 East 13th Street
Ivan Turgenev's play directed by Erica Schmidt. From 1/09/15; closing 2/15/14. Cast: Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) as Rakitin and Natalya. What it's about: The comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna's young son. But it is Natalya who soon becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin, who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her.
My Manana Comes
Playwrights Realm at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 W. 42nd Street
World Premiere by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew. From 8/26/14; opening 9/04/14; closing 9/20/14. Cast: Jason Bowen as Peter, Jose Joaquín Perez as Jorge, Brian Quijada as Whalid and Reza Salazar as Pepe What it's about: Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, four busboys angle for shifts, pray for tips, and cling to dreams of life beyond their dingy back-of-house grind. Expertly juggling delicate entrees, fussy customers and beer-swilling line cooks, the young men face off with management and each other. As tensions reach a boiling point, how far will each of them go to see their own mañana come? Wilson Chin (Scenic Design), Moria Sine Clinton (Costume Design), Nicole Pearce (Lighting Design) and Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Design).
NEWSical the Musical: End of the World Edition
Theater Row 42nd Street, (212) 279-4200
This new edition and move from its 47th Street Theater run begins February 1st for an open ended run. Cast: Christine Pedi Pedi , Christina Bianco, Michael West, John Walton West, Amy Griffin and Tommy Walker. The production is directed by Mark Waldrop. Ed Goldschneider (music director), Matthew Gordon (lighting designer), Jason Courson (set designer), David Kally (costume designer) Tickets $70. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Our Review back at 47th Street.
New York premiere of A Red Orchid Theatre production of Brett Neveu's play directed by Karen Kessler. From 7/31/14; opening 8/06/14; closing 9/07/14. Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. What it's about: Neveau's exploration of the hard scrabble world of boxing from the perspective of a small time gym owner and a young up-and-comer. They come from different worlds and barely understand each other, but in the ring anything is possible. Questions of loyalty and life's dreams are put to the test in this explosive New York premiere that promises to pull some punches and fearlessly land the others. Cast: Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen as Donell and Tre. Our Review
Pageant The Musical
Davenport Theatre 54 West 45th Street (212) 239-6200
This debuted in 1991 at the Blue Angel in New York where it ran for more than a year before playing successful engagements on the West End and around the world. It's now back for a few days a week for a limited run from 6/29/14; opening 7/14/14; closing 10/26/14. Cast: Nick Cearley, Nic Cory, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker,d Curtis Wiley and Kevin Meaney as the host. Sundays at 7:30 pm and Mondays at 7 pm and 10 pm. Book and lyrics by Bill Russell and Frank Kelly with music by Albert Evans and was conceived by Robert Longbottom. Matt Lenz directs, with choreography by Shea Sullivan. Our Review
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 OK for ages 10 and up.
Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Commerce Street
Julia Stiles and James Wirt in Scott Organ's one act romantic comedy, directed by Jennifer DeLia. From 7/24/14; closing 8/29/14. What it's about: When Bruce (James Wirt) and Sue (Julia Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss.
Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story
Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center
A musical based on the life of the legendary songwriter, has announced its full cast. From 6/2514; opening 7/21/14;closing 9/14/14. Book by Daniel Goldfarb and direction and choreography by Denis Jones. Cast: Zak Resnick as Bert Berns, Leslie Kritzer as Jessie, Linda Hart as Mom, Joseph Siravo as Wazzel, de'Adre Aziza as Candace, Derrick Baskin as Hoagy, Teal Wicks as Ilene, and Bryan Fenkart as Young Wazzel, with an ensemble that includes Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Millan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, and Mark Zeisler.Alexander Dodge (scenic design), David C. Woolard (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Carl Casella (sound design), Garry Sherman (music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements), and Lon Hoyt (music direction). What it's about: Bert Berns was one of the great originals of the golden age of rhythm and blues. He first flourished as a staff producer at Atlantic Records, but Berns quickly developed into one of the leading record men of his day Our Review
Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theate
World Premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson, directed by Daniel Aukin. From 2/20/15. Details TBA
Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
World Premiere of new comedy by Samuel D. Hunter, directed By Davis McCallum. Cast: Jessica Dickey,Brian Hutchison, Leah Karpel, T. R. Knight, cameron Scoggins, Brenda Wehle, Danny Wolohan, Elvy Yost. From 11/21/14; opening 12/15/14; closing 1/04/14. What it's about: Eddie (Mr. Knight) manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello, a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can't serve enough Soup, Salad and Breadstick Specials to make his hometown feel like home. Against the harsh backdrop of Samuel D. Hunter's Idaho, this is a cry for connection in an increasingly lonely American landscape. Scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Eric Southern and sound design by Matt Tierney. 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. Single tickets, $75 to95, n Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
The Duke on 42nd Street,229 W 42nd Street
New comedy by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Evan Cabnet. Cast: Heidi Armbruster, Brian Avers , Jeff Biehl, Katie Kressler. What it s about: An argument about infidelity and America RSebeck has two couples spending a not-so-idyllic weekend in the country. cenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Jill BC Du Boff. From 7/29/14; opening 8/17/14; closing 9/07/14 Review
Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
New York premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris, Directed by Pam MacKinnon. From 5/22/15. What it's about: Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's wife. And thy neighbor, too, at this suburban get-together for partner-swapping couples. Drawn in by The Lifestyle's promise of freedom and titillation, newly-married Chris and Kristy attend an alcohol-fueled party for swingers, only to find themselves at odds with the idea of free love and, suddenly, each other. Idealism devolves into chaos. More details TBA
Red Eye of Love
Amas Musical Theatre at Dicapo Opera Theatre 184 East 76th Street At Lexington Avenue(212) 868-4444
Musical based on an 1961 play by Arnold Weinstein, with book & Lyrics by Weinstein & John Wulp, music By Sam Davis. Directed by Ted Sperling Cast: Josh Grisetti, Alli Mauzey, Kevin Pariseau; also Dylan Boyd, Katie Chung,Daniel Lynn Evans, Tracie Franklin, Katie Hagenand Daniel May, Sam Tanabe, . Scenic design by renowned American artist Robert Indiana. What it's about: a madcap musical love triangle that pits a young, forthright idealist against a wealthy, jaded materialist whose department store sells just one product: meat. They compete for the girl they love in a mythic New York City. Wednesday at 3pm & 8pm, Thursday & Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $25 to$55 Running Time: Approx. 2 hours, including intermission.
Revolution In The Elbow Of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter
Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane
A new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. From 7/28/14; opening 8/13/14; open ended. Direction by Bergur Þor Ingolfsson. Cast: Cady Huffman , Kate Shindle, Michael Biren, Zach Cossman, Karli DiNardo, Danielle Kelsey, Graydon Long, Brad Nacht, Josh Sassanella, Marrick Smith and Jesse Wildman. Choreography by Lee Proud, with music direction by Icelandic Indie rock musician Stefán Orn Gunnlaugsson. What it's about: A sonic journey through the rise and fall of Elbowville (a small community within Ragnar Agnarssons body), where a love triangle develops, shaking Elbowville to its core. The creation of a "prosperity machine" ultimately contributes to shattering the peace in the sweet little community. How does the pragmatic, highly sexual (and possibly slightly evil) Mayor Manuela (Cady Huffman) deal with the crisis? The prosperity machine does indeed create wealth for the Elbowvillians, but can the good times last and at what cost? Set & projection design by Petr Hlousek, with lighting design by Jeff Croiter and Cory Pattak, and sound design by Carl Casella. Costume design is by Hrafnhildur Arnardottir (aka Shoplifter) and Edda Gudmundsdottir. Mondays at 7 PM, Tuesday throughFriday evenings at 8 PM, and Saturdays at 4 & 8 PM. - $69.50
The Seagull and Sense & Sensibility
Sheen Center 18 Bleecker Street, www.theatrebedlam.org
Another repertory pairing by Bedlam Theatre
From 10/30/14 with Seagull opening 11/02/14 and Sense & Sensibility opening 11/09/14; both closing 12/22/14. Cast: Laura Baranik, Nigel Gore, Kate Hamill, Andrus Nichols, Jason O'Connell, John Russell, Vaishnavi Sharma, Samantha Steinmetz, Eric Tucker, Stephan Wolfert. John McDermott (Set Design), Les Dickert (Lighting Design), Angela Huff (Costume Design), and Alexandra Beller (Choreographer). Sex With Strangers
Second Stage Theatre
Directed by David Schwimmer and written by Laura Eason. Starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. From 7/08/14; opening 7/30/14; closing 8/31/14. What it's about: How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you finally do? When star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan (Billy Magnussen) tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure novelist Olivia (Anna Gunn), he finds they both crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Sex With Strangers Review
Stalking The Bogeyman
NewYorkRep at New World Stages 340 W. 50th St. ww.stalkingthebogeyman.com 212-239-620
Off-Broadway premiere based on the true story of David Holthouse as first told in the Denver Westword newspaper and featured on the popular weekly public radio broadcast "This American Life" in 2011. Adapted for the stage and directed by Markus Potter. From 9/12/14; opening 9/29/14. What it's about: David Holthouse was a successful, award-winning journalist. But no one knew that David had two dark secrets: first, that 25 years ago he was the victim of a violent rape, and second, that he was quietly planning the ultimate revenge on the man responsible.Holthouse's lectures and original text by the playwright has additional writing by Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler and Shane Stokes. Casting for the Off-Broadway production TBA.Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. [Dark on Tuesday] No matinee performance on Saturday, September 13. Tickets are $79 are available beginning Monday, July 21 by visiting Telecharge.com, by calling 0 or by visiting the New World Stages Box Office.
Sticks and Bones
The New Group at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 480 West 42nd Street
David Rabe's 1972 Tony Award Winning play, directed by Scott Elliott and starring Bill Pullman, Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Morocco Omari, Ben Schnetzer, Raviv Ullman. From 10/21/14; opening 11/06/14; closing 12/14/14. What it's about. A savage and savagely comic portrait of an average American family pulled apart by the return of a son from the Vietnam War. Ozzie (Bill Pullman) and his wife Harriet (Holly Hunter) are overjoyed to see their eldest son David again, but the furies that haunt David begin to overwhelm them and their happy-go-lucky younger son Ricky, forcing Ozzie to make a stand for the values he can't bear to let go.
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.
Swing Of The Sea
MTC City Center Stage I World Premiere by Richard Greenberg, directed By Lynne Meadow. From 5/26/15; opening 6/16/15. What it's about: Patriarch Max has died, leaving behind two sons, Brett and Alec, and a lover Vivi. All three reunite for one evening in Vivi's New York apartment. Secrets, passions and ghosts of the past emerge for this trio as each of them faces an uncertain future.
Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street www.tailspinshow.com or(866) 811-4111.
The 2012 New York International Fringe Festival hit created and written by Mario Correa and directed by Tony-nominee Dan Knechtges gets an off-Broadway run from 9/18/14; opening 10/01/14. What it's about: comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Mark Sanford Anthony Weiner.Cast: Rachel Dratch, as the Wives, Tails, Beards and Barbara Walters. Other casting TBA. Scenic and projection designs by Caite Hevner Kemp, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by Ryan O'Gara, and sound design by John Emmett O'Brien. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday – Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm & 8pm; Sunday at 2pm & 5pm.
Teach, Teacher, Teachest
Intar 500 West 52nd Street, at Tenth Avenue, on the 4th Floor 212/352-3101. www.intartheatre.org
Inspired by Eugene Ionesco's modern classic The Lesson , by David Koteles and directed by Daniel Irizarry. From 9/12/14; opening 9/18/14; closing 10/05/14. What it's about: The story of a pupil who arrives at the apartment of a new tutor for a lesson. What happens to her is as unexpected and random as life itself. Cast: Michael Leonard as The Maid, Laura Butler Rivera as The Student and himself in the role of The Professor. Scenic design by Susan Zeeman Rogers, lighting design by Lucrecia Briceno, costume design by Aris Mejías, and sound design by Marcelo Añez. Thursdays to Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm Special added performance on Monday September 15th at 8pm.
Ellen Stewart Theatre 66 E. 4 St.
A world premiere of musical adapted and directed by Karin Coonrod, with music by Elizabeth Swados. Cast: Reg. E. Cathay as Prospero, and the 14-year-old star of Broadway's Billy Elliot, Joseph Harrington as Ariel. From 10/02/14 to 11/02/14.
The Tempest by Mokwha Repertory Company, adapted and directed by Tae-Suk Oh. Inspired by a true story from the Korean Chronicles Of The Three Kings and with elements of traditional Korean folklore. Music played on Korean instruments and performed in richly layered costumes, this mind-bending production explores acts of nature as they are affected by acts of betrayal, love, forgiveness and reconciliation. November 20-23 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre. To The Bone
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village www.cherrylanetheatre.org
World premiere by Lisa Ramirez,directed by Lisa Peterson. Cast: Lisa Ramirez, Annie Henk, Liza Fernandez, Paola Lazaro-Munoz, Xochitl Romero, J.J. Perez, Gerardo Rodriguez and Haynes Thigpen. Scenic design is by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Russell Champa, costume design by Theresa Squire, sound design by Jill Du Boff. Morgan Jenness is dramaturg, Terri Kohler is stage manager and Theresa Von Klug is general manager. From 9/09/14; opening 9/17/14; closing 10/04/17. What it's about: Inspired by interviews with Latina immigrant poultry workers in the U.S. for a look inside the lives of the invisible work force that puts food on our tables. Mondays through Saturdays at 7 pm Tickets range in price from $40 to $10.
Pearl Theatre Company 555 West 42nd Street (212) 563-9261
Chekhov's classi translated by Paul Schmidt, directed by Hal Brooks. Cast:Rachel Botchan, Robin Leslie Brown, Bradford Cover, Dominic Cuskern, Brad Heberlee, Chris Mixon, and Carol Schultz with Guest Artists Joie Bauer and Michelle Beck. From 9/09/14; opening 9/21/14; closing 10/12/14.
A Walk in the Woods
Keen omapny at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street
Lee Blessing's Pulitzer Prize nominated debate on the hope and ultimate futility of high-stakes politics in which two super power arms negotiators— one a cynical Russian veteran and the other an idealistic American newcomer — meet informally in the woods after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. This fictionalized account of the meeting between Paul Nitze and Yuli Kvitsinsky, who took a 'walk in the woods' during the 1982 Geneva peace talks and came up with their own deal, which was later turned down by the United States and the Soviet Union. Directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein Cast: Kathleen Chalfont and Paul Niebanck. Scenic design by Scott Bradley, lighting design by Josh Bradford, costume design by Jennifer Paar, and sound design by M.L. Dogg. From 9/09/14; opening 9/30/14; closing 9/30/14.
Wayra: Fuerza Bruta
Daryl Roth Theatre 101 East 15th Street Between Union Square East and Irving Place
Fuerzabruta, presents his new material and revisits previous materials. It's still general admission, no seats so you You will be on your feet during the 80 minute performance and may be asked to move and/or participate. It is recommended that you dress casually and check articles with the coat check service and be aware that strobe lights, loud noises, water, mist & fog. Composer: Gaby Kerpel. Director: Diqui James From 6/27/14; opening 7/08/14; closing 9/07/14. May be inappropriate for 7 and under. Our Review
The Wayside Motor Inn
in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues
A.R. Gurney's 1977 play directed By Lila Neugebauer. From 8/12/14; opening 9/04/14; closing 9/28/14) Cast: Kelly AuCoin as Andy, Jon DeVries as Frank, Quincy Dunn as Vince, Jenn Lyon as Sharon, Lizbeth Mackay as Jessie, David McElwee as Phil, Ismenia Mendes as Sally and Will Pullen as Mark. What it's about: Outside Boston, ten people —some strangers, some not— struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers' peace, this funny and moving work kicks off A. R. Gurney's Signature Residency by examining the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream. Andrew Lieberman (Scenic Design), Kaye Voyce (Costume Design) Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design) and Stowe Nelson (Sound Design). Tickets $25 for the initial run.
When January Feels Like Summer
Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street
This is a return engagement of Cori Thomas's play, again directed by Daniella Topol from 10/01/14; closing 10/26/24. For what it's about, see our review of the previous engagement here .
While I Yet Live
Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street).
A play by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. What it's about: A young man's coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women. Cast: Elain Graham, Susan Heyward, Epatha Merkerson, Kevyn Morrow, Sharon Washington, Lillias White , Larry Powell. Scenic design by Adam Koch, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Leon Rothernberg. From 9/23/14; opening 10/12/14; closing 10/31/14.
Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street 212-239-6200
New York premiere written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. From 10/24/14; opening 11/05/14; closing 2/01/14. Tuesdays and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. What it's about: The true story of Simon Wiesenthal, sometimes referred to as "the Jewish James Bond," for having escaped the Nazis but losing 89 family members, he devoted more six decades to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. Part memoir and part spy thriller, Dugan's play introduces us to Wiesenthal on the day before his retirement as he welcomes his final group of Americans to his office in The Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna.
The World Of Extreme Happiness
MTC at New York City Center Stage I
. world Premiere By Frances Ya-chu Cowhig, directed By Eric Ting Cast: Ruy Iskander, Francis Jue, Jennifer Lim, Jodi Long, Jo Mei, Andrew Pang. a Co-production With Goodman Theatre, where it plays before coming to New York from 2/03/15; opening 2/24/15. What it's about: Unwanted from the moment she's born, Sunny (Jennifer Lim) is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny's bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.