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A single woman uses karaoke, baseball signals and a garbage-bag striptease to slither through an emotional quagmire (and a floundering new relationship). Breasts! Weird therapists! Jalapeños! A show for ladies who rage, and the men who put up with them. (Includes at least half a song.)
In a journey toward self-discovery four women, Uhuru (Freedom), Njozi (Dream), Nia (Purpose), and Imani (Faith), embark on a heart-pounding trek through America's past to recover their names. Poetry, song and movement fill this memoir of black women in America.
A celebration of the modern family inspired by the true story of Roy and Silo, male Chinstrap Penguins at the Central Park Zoo who formed a pair bond and caused a public outcry when they raised and hatched a chick named Tango.
As We Lie Still is a new musical about Avi Leiter, a magician in New York at the turn of the 20th century who overcomes the struggles of a fledgling magic act. His assistant, Josephine, is the key to his most astonishing trick. Together, they rise to Vaudevillian fame – until the trick goes awry. Twenty years later, old, ruined, and alone, Avi must prepare one more illusion. As We Lie Still uses a spellbinding, contemporary score to tell a story of love and forgiveness, of life and death, of this world and the next.
Realized as one of the great playwrights and Jewish voices in American theatre, Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing portrays the Berger family, an impoverished family pursuing the American dream in the Bronx, NY. Set in politically charged depression era 1933, the Berger parents scheme to manipulate their children's relationships to their own view of a better future, as their children question, struggle, and strive for dreams of their own. Winner of multiple Drama Desk and Tony Awards.
After coming out as a lesbian and being alienated by her adoptive family, Ashley, a spirited young daydreamer, goes on an extraordinary journey to find love and a place to call home. In Kim Ehly's Baby GirL , when Ashley's fantasies meet reality, expect the unexpected!
On a hot Saturday afternoon in July, 1986, a gathering of elderly German-American immigrant lady friends discover and reveal secrets and indiscretions of their past which enables them to move forward in their lives. Both hilarious and heartfelt, The Bauer Sisters takes a glance into the subtle moments that essentially define the characters, as well as the choices they make that could profoundly change their lives forever.
A brash, naive young actress approaches a gifted but callous acting instructor to coach her for an audition. Surprising them both, Anna and Curt's explosive chemistry sparks 16 years of cat and mouse seductions and entanglements.
Dead men do tell tales! Richard Burbage, the world's first Hamlet, speaks again about his world and theatrical life, backstage politics, backbiting, sex, Shakespeare, and the joys and tragedies of being an actor in any age.
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker, a comedic-autobiographical one-woman play, takes a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time. After being assigned more work than she can handle, Lewis, an inner-city social worker, has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts, and prisoners.
"These are the crazy stories that social workers probably sit around with their peers and talk about, but now I'm telling the world." Lewis says. "I don't think (social service providers) we get recognized for what we do. We get paid the least amount to deal with most important commodity in the world-human life."
By day, she's a struggling dancer named Karla, by night, the vigilante hero The Night Siren. Inspired by true events in a story infused with dance, our hero is forced to redefine justice when a fellow dancer is killed.
Censored on Final Approach by Phylis Ravel is the story of four WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots), a group of roughly one thousand women hired by the United States Army Air Force during WWII to fly military aircrafts and tow targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, thereby freeing male pilots for combat missions.
It is a story of strength, courage, identity, and the close-knit friendships formed during a very important period in American history. These women flew a combined total of over 600 million miles in every type of military aircraft and paved the way for future generations of female pilots, both military and civilian.
It's 1965. The Strauss's live in a forty foot trailer in North Dakota. After Thanksgiving turkey, before jello dessert, the whole family goes free range on each other.
Chemistry details the lives of two young people who connect through their experiences of mental illness. Steph barely holds down a job as a bartender while suffering from a lifelong depression that has led her through psychiatrists' offices, group therapy sessions, and countless pill bottles. Jamie, who overcame humble roots to graduate early from Harvard and fast track his way into politics, pushes himself so far that he winds up in the hospital, having ripped inch-deep gashes in his skin. With a diagnosis of unipolar mania, he suddenly finds himself plunged into the mystifying world of psychopharmacology. As Steph helps Jamie navigate the jungle of pills and therapies, a romance develops between them, and they are forced to confront their understandings of love and mental illness. Bursting with the witty, sharp dialogue prevalent in Rice's other work, Chemistry presents an honest and incisive depiction of mental illness as it shapes people's daily lives.
About Comfort Women (Sex slaves during World War II) and current political issues around this topic expressed through movement and straight dialogues. Peter must produce a documentary film about Comfort Women when his boss disagrees with this project, and he meets Roksun, a comfort woman in his dream. A great mix between experimental movement & poetry about serious political matter that actually.
What if I'm not who I thought I was? What if nobody is?
Playwright Alison Crane returns to Fringe NYC with Coyote Katie's Return , another darkly comic tale of Oklahomans and the people who love them. Everyone loves a taxidermist. And what's not to love about Roy, a hairy, awkward, possibly psychotic taxidermist living on the fringes of Oklahoma City? Despite his commitment to solitude, he finds an unlikely connection with Ruby, a psychiatric nurse with a checkered romantic past. Their awkward attempt a romance is threatened when Roy's past staggers onto his doorstep, dragging the truth behind a 30-year-old urban legend along for the ride. This truth leads us into the highly-sanitized hands of Dr. Holbrook, a psychiatrist who wants to seize this discovery to make a difference in the lives of many. A recently deceased cat, a taxidermy menagerie and a wasted Dorito casserole, all present their own complications in this quirky love story of bestial proportions.
Be propelled into a world where magical realism crashes against sophomoric humor, a woman's handbag contains the universe, and singing water goblets change the destiny of mankind. Interfused with Eric Whitacre's "Lux Aurumque," EDISON irradiates. Incandescing: "we are here."
Disgraced is the story of a successful Muslim-American lawyer and his wife -- an artist influenced by Islamic imagery -- enjoying their comfortable and successful life on New York's Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone's relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards.
Talia isn't talking. Felicia funnels whiskey. Quinn dreams of moving far away.Peter knocks on the door. Why is there an elephant in the Room?
Two-time Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) returns to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award®-winning classic, The Elephant Man. Directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), this captivating new production also stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April, Shutter Island) and Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, The Winslow Boy).
Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man (Cooper) whose severe disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves (Nivola) takes Merrick under his care at the London Hospital, he discovers that beneath this shocking exterior lies a brilliant mind and an unshakable faith. Soon all of Victorian high society becomes fascinated by Merrick, especially the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal (Clarkson). But with his new life comes new complexity… and as Merrick's condition grows more severe, a "normal" life begins to seem all but impossible.
This new imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House" captures the nightmare that was the life of a woman in Victorian Britain. Holmes without Holmes.
This solo performance is a schizophrenic immersion into psychological damage caused by pre-mature sexualisation, a sensory bombardment of weird and sometimes shocking imagery, tap dancing and tasteless jokes.
Attorney Sean McManus moves in with firefighter brother Nicky to salvage their family - and to pursue old flame Janice. When Janice intrudes into their world, however, cold-hearted Nicky's passions flare, pitting both brothers in a reckless clash for dominance.
Freedom has a new name, theatre has a new legend.
A man becomes so obsessed with researching the Kennedy Assassination that he forgets to live and love in the present day.
Corruption and espionage prevail at Castle Elsinore, where beloved Prince Hamlet has been burdened with the unenviable task of avenging his father's "foul and unnatural murder." Featuring a contemporary sensibility and distilled relevancy, Shakespeare's timeless meditation on mortality and morality is as mesmerizing in 2013 as it was over 400 years ago.
"We all have the choice: to create or destroy." A mysterious gentleman visits a dangerous young man on the eve of annihilation. Wit, wisdom, foolishness and drama intertwine with violins. A quest for meaning! Does belief guide or blind us?
A moving play that speaks for itself – it incorporates music, dance, humour and mime, all with a relevant theme. This award-winning production follows the plight of the rhino in its endless battle against extinction and the forces edging it along.
In a futuristic ride through torture and imprisonment a man finds himself jailed and dressed in a Santa suit with no memory. He interrupts the solitary confinement of an accused murderer. Sanity's at stake as they face unscrupulous law enforcement.
15-year-old Jane Jiménez, the daughter of a Jewish mother and Mexican father, is about to have her quinceañera. As the celebration of her "transition into womanhood" approaches, Jane is uneasy; she feels stuck in the repetitive waltz she's been taught. She doesn't feel like a woman. In fact, she knows she's not female at all. Meanwhile, her mother, Lisa, is trapped in the past but can't find anyone to live in it with her. Her father, Reynaldo, is about to break under the weight of the secrets he's been hiding. Her girlfriend, Dawn, would run away from the trailer park in a heartbeat—if she didn't have to play parent to her alcoholic mother. All four find themselves stepping off-beat, attempting to figure out the proper choreography.
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Vacillating between reality and nightmare, see the world through the tortured eyes of one Tennessee Williams' most beloved characters, Blanche. In this one act precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire, Interior: Panic explores the grotesque world of the fractured psyche.
Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater's great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare's classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.
New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.
Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are always free to the public. Up to two tickets per person can be acquired in-person on the day of a performance when the box office opens at noon, up until curtain time. Please note that people do line up for tickets early as there is a limited availability. Alternatively, online reservations can be made by lottery for every performance. Click "Get Tickets" for more information.
Inspired by the events surrounding the polarizing Jay Pollard espionage case, Martin Blank's original spy thriller The Law of Return depicts the actions of a notorious intelligence analyst abusing his level of access and threatening U.S. national security. Or is he?
Whether driven by ideology or personal gain, Pollard, a United States Naval Intelligence analyst based in Suitland, Maryland, removes thousands of classified documents and turns them over to Israel. Once found out by the United States, Pollard leads police on a wild chase through D.C., desperately hoping to get to the Embassy of Israel and seek asylum.
Sometimes, the greatest injustice is the justice system itself. Inspired by Dr. Elizabeth Leonard's Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill, Warren Doody's Life Without Parole draws on the original transcripts and testimonies of women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women at Chino for killing their abusive partners. This play takes you "behind the barbed wire" exposing how these convicted domestic violence survivors bond together, explore their pasts, and survive when orange becomes their new black and blue.
Off-Broadway Family Theatre presents The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe.
The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all.
Award-winning psychological thriller examines every searing detail of the notorious unsolved double axe murder of a Victorian woman's father and step-mother. Striving to be the most historically accurate representation of the Borden case, period details punctuate this engrossing mystery.
Carlyle meets Isabelle. They go on some dates. There're questions. What do you really want? What is Love? Who knows, the therapist? The bartender? We find out what it is not, the hard way.
After a hospital is isolated by Hurricane Katrina, a doctor is charged with murdering three patients. Experience the complex exploration of the moral dilemma that challenged the medical staff, and the district attorney in his search for justice.
Nominated for 2 Tony Awards!
Adapted from his own classic novel, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is an essential adventure, an inspirational portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.
Of Mice and Men tells the story of George (James Franco) and Lennie (Chris O'Dowd), an unlikely pair of friends drifting from job to job across the farms and fields of California, holding fast to their dream of one day having an acre of land they can call their own.
Shakespeare's tragedy about the outsider who allows his jealousy and the malignant advice of one of The Bard's most endearing villains, Iago, is being presented by The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot!
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is a summer New York institution that performs free Shakespeare productions in a municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets in Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Why a parking lot? "It is a tremendously accessible gathering place in the heart of the city. Like most companies that do Shakespeare we are following the spirit of Joseph Papp. But putting our own spin on it by placing it in a parking lot, making an urban wrinkle," says founding artistic director Hamilton Clancy. Shows are offered while the lot is in use. The action sometimes happens around a parked car which drives away during a performance. At such times, the players stop and the audience moves its chairs, pausing the performance the same way a show would stop for rain uptown in Central Park. It's all part of the fun.
Seats are available on a first come first serve basis, with audience members often arriving as early as 7:00 PM to secure a place. You are encouraged and welcome to bring your own chair. Once seats are gone, blankets are spread out. "We've never turned anyone away and there's never a wait for tickets!" brags Clancy.
Nicole and Jack are over. Before he walks out, her little sister arrives, confused and (probably?) drunk. No one is ready for the shocking truth as each learns the consequences of sacrificing too much to please someone they love.
When Bruce and Sue 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.
Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist Of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna's storied Musikverein concert hall. But, with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream.
The Pianist Of Willesden Lane makes its New York premiere after critically acclaimed, sold out runs in Chicago, Boston, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. Featuring some of the world's most beloved piano music played live, The Pianist Of Willesden Lane is performer Mona Golabek's true family story; a story of music, family survival, and hope.
After a wildly successful run in December 2013, HERE is thrilled to bring back Robin Frohardt's The Pigeoning for a limited engagement this summer!
Obsessed with cleanliness and order, Frank is also plagued by pigeons. Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure to solve a problem that perhaps isn't really there? The Pigeoning is a darkly comedic yet heartfelt story that spins articulate puppetry, live music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world. The Pigeoning takes a look at the divide between man and nature at a time when listening to the animals may be our best bet…
Confined to an aquatic prison housed in the belly of a whale, Ilario, a derelict toy-maker, relives the memories of the family he lost in the disaster and town that rejected him.
Twenty years before receiving his first Broadway production, Nicky Silver scorched onto the New York scene with Pterodactyls, a blazingly prophetic play that seems more urgent by the day. This viciously hilarious yet humane story about the rotting core of the American family suggests that our extinction is beginning not with an asteroid or an ice age but rather with a severed connection to the ones closest to us.
When a young man return home with a diagnosis of AIDS, we expect mother, father, and sister to rush to his side. However, the entire Duncan family is too absorbed in its own individual miseries (Hypochondria! Marriage! Nostalgia! Hors d'oeuvres!) to care much about a close-to-home case of a pandemic illness. Unable to communicate about a single thing, the Duncans start to disintegrate, and we begin to see that most horrific and iconic disease of the past fifty years is actually the lease of their worries.
Celebrate 28 years and counting with PTP/NYC! Don't miss GERTRUDE - THE CRY, Howard Barker's startling response to Hamlet and David Edgar's 1994 drama PENTECOST, uncovering the passionate debate on art history in post-Communist Eastern Europe.
The Real Thing returns to Broadway in a stirring and sensual new production starring Ewan McGregor and helmed by Sam Gold (Roundabout's Picnic, Seminar). Delectably witty and deeply affecting, this Tony Award–winning play by Tom Stoppard (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia) takes a daring glimpse at relationships, fidelity, and the passions that often blur our perception of love.
Henry (Ewan McGregor) is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry's affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can't help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. Delectably witty and deeply affecting, The Real Thing takes a daring glimpse at relationships, fidelity, and the passions that often blur our perception of love.
Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy of two star crossed lovers in Romeo and Juliet. Featuring some of The Bard's most enduring poetry, Romeo and Juliet has captivated audiences for hundreds of years and promises to take hold of your heart under the stars in Riverbank State Park!
Sharon Tate in Heaven is a one woman odyssey about model and actress Sharon Tate.
In Sitting Shiva , three brothers have come together following the passing of their father. Tension builds and secrets spill as they attempt to navigate understanding one another's relationships with family, faith, and tradition until a chilling confession comes to light. Is their brotherhood strong enough to overcome the massive threat to their family?
Every father has hopes for his son. A father dreams his son will someday be a successful doctor, lawyer, athlete or even a preacher. Son of a Preacher Man explores what happens when a father's disappointment leads down the road of shame when his eldest son doesn't quite follow the path he has laid out for him.
Barnes Jr. (Duane Burress, Jr.), a preacher's son from a generation of preachers, struggles with living up to his father's expectations. He is ultimately forced to choose between the callings placed on his life or to follow his own heart, alienating his father and maybe even God.
A melodramatic tale of identity, love and freedom like you've never seen before.
The absence of family causes an old man to impersonate a woman's father.
It is the second day of a weekend bicycle fundraising ride for AIDS, riders and crew are on the route, but the Water Team is late in getting supplies out to the pit stops. They've lost their way and can't find their route directions, so they set out on foot, following an old route map in hopes of finding help. Meanwhile, back at last night's campsite, a bike technician and three riders face hangovers, disabled bikes, a cell phone with a dying battery and a battle-hardened chicken whose insistence on honesty forces uncomfortable conversations around love, HIV status and the past. Alliances form, tempers flare, but all must work together to take care of an ailing team member and get back to The Ride.
Chinese-American free spirit Susan Li likes her sex, drugs, and disco and is misunderstood and undermined by family and friends. She ultimately teams up with a most unlikely "hero" who sees a diamond within...
Play #2 of the trilogy is set in the Swing Era and tells the story of chorus girl Fannie Mae Brown who becomes a "church lady" with a past. Does she regret the austere present or the colorful past.