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On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a white rabbit who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow and enters the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Whimsical escapades and unforgettable characters highlight Alice's journey which concludes in a whacky encounter with the Queen of Hearts and her army of playing cards! Don't be late for this very important date!
There's nothing worse than family...and nothing better. Miranda has done everything in her power to create a life completely different than the one she came from. But a week before a family celebration, Miranda suffers a lapse of judgment and invites her deliciously eccentric and overbearing mother to come stay. With all the kin in one place, will they all stay in one piece? This heartfelt and hilarious world premiere is about a family of very funny people in the midst of loss, love, and forgiveness.
When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home.
A Prince is punished for being selfish and is turned into a hideous beast. A girl named Belle is considered unusual by her entire village. With the help of a candelabra, clock, tea kettle and an assortment of flatware, Belle meets the Beast and begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. Watch this Disney Classic come to life in Belle's journey to discover her destiny. Just watch out for the evil Gaston... he has other plans for her!
He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father's death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics— Hamlet and Saint Joan —are brought vividly to life in a riveting stripped-down staging by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam.
One of our favorite inventors and statesmen of all time is coming back to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman! Join Benjamin Franklin on a musical journey from the landing of Christopher Columbus through the Revolutionary War. Educational and fun, this is the perfect show for all classrooms learning about our country's incredible history!
Ayad Akhtar's fiery Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that took Broadway by storm will keep you on the edge of your seat and inspire debate long after you leave the theater. Amir Kapoor is a successful lawyer at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. He is married to a beautiful woman and is just trying to live a good life. When conversations at a dinner party turn confrontational, racial and religious tension forces him to face his own ambition and stifled cultural identity.
The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world's longest running musical - running for over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember,They Were You and Soon It's Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. A group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables with an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.
Set in a slightly larger-than-life version of Red Bank, Hurricane Diane is a "wild comedy" about climate change. An ancient god on an earthly mission, gardener Diane forever alters the lives of four New Jersey housewives when she sets out to convince each woman to implement her environmentally friendly landscape design.
Ten veteran powerhouse actresses (led by Barbara Andres as Mama) will perform all 25 roles in John Van Druten's beloved classic about a working-class Norwegian family in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. The Transport Group's production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III, was celebrated as one of the best theater productions of 2014 in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
The year is 1905. A young, single African American seamstress is supporting herself by creating exquisite lingerie for wealthy Manhattan clients. When a letter arrives from a stranger, it awakens a desire within her that leads to the love she yearned for, but is nothing like she expected. Jade King Carroll (The Piano Lesson) returns to McCarter to direct this tender, exquisitely-written historical romance from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat). It is a deeply moving tale of one woman's discovery of her own empowerment and the true meaning of intimacy.
"Well—what shall we hang? The holly or each other?" Tony Award-nominated actor Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow, The Body of an American) stars in The Lion in Winter. This American classic depicts the ruthless scheming and power struggles between Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three children during Christmas, 1183 as they fight over who will rule the land after Henry's death.
A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur is a seldom seen heartwarming comedy from American master playwright Tennessee Williams. The play, written later in his career, portrays four women in 1930's St. Louis Missouri as they struggle for independence in their quest to find love and happiness. Set at a time when the role of women in American society was in flux the four women all choose different paths to do what was necessary to secure their futures and ensure their prosperity. The play's theme ultimately became the basis for the highly successful TV series The Golden Girls in the 1980s.
Two River Theater opens its season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Two River's fourth American Century Cycle production following its acclaimed productions of Jitney, Two Trains Running, and Seven Guitars. August Wilson's incendiary drama, set in the 1920s, takes audiences into the world of legendary singer Ma Rainey (the real-life "Mother of the Blues") as she lays down tracks with her band in a Chicago recording studio. Tony Award-winning actor, playwright, and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Broadway's Seven Guitars, Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine) directs.
Prepare to "Dream the Impossible Dream" in this classic and romantic musical featuring some of the greatest music ever written. Man of La Mancha ran on Broadway for 2,328 performances and won the Tony for Best Musical.
Miguel de Cervantes has been thrown in a dungeon by the Spanish Inquisition with only a trunk of meager possessions. He takes us on a journey recruiting the other prisoners to play his loyal friends, troubled maidens, giant monsters and brave knights. Watch him transform into the knight errant, Don Quixote, on his quest to defend the love of his Aldonza. With classic songs such as "I am I", "Don Quixote", "I Really Like Him", "Little Bird", and of course "The Impossible Dream" will remain in your soul well after you leave the theatre. Don Quixote's quest is filled with humor and poignancy and dares everyone to dream.
Shakespeare's great comedy about marriage—which features one of his most beloved comic characters, Sir John Falstaff—will be performed by only three actors in an exuberant feat of imagination, energy, and theatricality. Director Eric Tucker and actor Jason O'Connell are frequent collaborators; their work together includes last season's acclaimed Off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sense and Sensibility for the New York-based company Bedlam, for which Tucker is Artistic Director.
The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it's the perfect mystery for infamous detective Hercule Poirot, n'est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold onto your passport— Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig and multi-award-winning director Emily Mann will take you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express!
Captain Jack has lost his ship, the Black Diamond, to the evil Captain Barnabas and he must get it back. Meanwhile, an apprentice blacksmith has fallen in love with the Governor's Daughter! Will there be a happy ending? Can they help Jack get his ship back? There is only one thing standing in their way- Captain Barnabas' crew of pirate ghosts! Join us for this adventure on the high seas that's sure to shiver your timbers!
Shakespeare's thrilling and epic tale of adventure, shipwreck and romance will be brought to new life with original songs by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rinde Eckert, who will also appear in the production, directed by David Schweizer. Eckert and Schweizer's previous collaborations include And God Created Great Whales, an Obie Award-winning operatic adaptation of Moby-Dick. In connection with its production of Pericles, Two River will produce "A Little Shakespeare," a 75-minute version of Pericles performed by high school students.
Washed up Broadway Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on what they hope to be Broadway's biggest flop ever. If they get investors to over fund the show, they can skim the profits off the top and flee to Rio! Watch as they sink deeper and deeper as their "flop" becomes an overnight smash hit! Throw in a Swedish blonde bombshell, a flamboyant director, a kick line of dancing nuns, a lunatic playwright, a score filled with catchy fun tunes, and you have a laugh-out-loud musical spectacle.
In a kingdom far away, there is a greedy king who loves all precious things, especially gold. Not too far away lives a miller and his daughter. A lie is told that will change her life forever and when the king orders her to spin straw into gold, she doesn't know how! With the help of an odd troll-like man, she becomes Queen, but then must make a terrible decision. Join us for this musical retelling of a classic tale.
After being struck by a bicycle while crossing an East Village intersection, Vera Resnick feels a strange and out-of-character connection to the college-aged kid responsible for the collision. Is this mysterious connection real? Is it coincidence that brought Vera and the biker together? Or, are larger forces at play? In this surprising and soulful Manhattan serio-comedy, Vera, her husband, and their hippy-chic Texan neighbor seek truth in the face of deception, exploring matters of faith, family, and self-identity that affect all of their lives.
When Claire returns home from an afternoon of shopping, she discovers that one of her packages is missing. Coincidentally, just as she is calling the store, a staff member stops by to return the item, then manages to invite herself inside. Before long, larceny and trickery abound as the two women, soon joined by a third, compete in a scintillating and suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse.
Through the power of food, faith, laughter, and each other, eight women find a way to carry on life at home while their husbands are away at an unnamed war. Inspired by the heightened lyricism of playwright and poet Federico García Lorca, this new play shows there is always a way—even through the hardest of times—to set our love free. Playwright Tony Meneses made his Two River debut last season with Guadalupe in the Guest Room.