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This year, EST recieved an overwhelming amount of promising marathon submissions. Beginning with 1,078 submissions for this year's Marathon, Artistic Director William Carden selected 14 plays by 15 playwrights. The plays will be presented in three separate evenings from May 13th through June 27th.
Billy Carden, artistic director tell us about this year's plays: "From a science lab in Siberia to the red-light district in 18th century Japan to a taxi in Manhattan to a police station in Kenya, the 14 plays in this year's Marathon take our audience on a series of surprising adventures. This diverse and eclectic mix of plays--including a musical, a dance piece, and a nod to Kabuki--combines traditional and experimental forms in ways that are moving, entertaining, challenging, and fun. A healthy mix of familiar veterans, newly recognized writers, and brand new voices join us to celebrate our 35th Marathon."
39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name! The show's uproarious fast-paced 100 minutes promises to leave you gasping for breath… in a good way!
After sold-out shows in San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and across the US and Canada, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody, is coming to the heart of Broadway.
Based on the novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, this sexy, hilarious romp has garnered standing ovations and critical raves across the land. Boasting a completely original score, huge laughs and standout performances, 50 Shades! The Musical is the wildest, funniest evening of comedy for both women and men, with plenty of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music).
Jackie Mason Lovechild Sheba Mason's Hilarious Musical on Jackie's ten-year Affair with her Bellydancing Mother; Ian Wehrle as Jackie Mason, Kevin Cusick as Wooley the Schlepalong.
James Lecesne portrays every character in this play of a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he disappears, Leonard becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how they live, whom they love, and what they leave behind.
Tony Speciale directs, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik.
Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of 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.
"The Accidental Pervert Will Arouse Your Socks Off!" - Village Voice
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, video, and off-color fantasies while you roll in the aisles. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find true love and perspective through real-life relationships.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village area of New York!
• Award winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner 2013 BEST COMEDY Award in Panama City, Panama!
• Opening in Zurich, Switzerland and the Island of Malta 2014! 2015 premiers in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway!
So come have some good dirty fun with The Accidental Pervert! Oh, and leave the little ones home. The show has mature themes and is meant for audience members over 16.
In a not so distant future where children have never known a world without war, resources are vanishing and what's left is controlled by minuscule factions. Soldiers still train and wait for battle, but there seem to be no enemies left to fight and no one, especially those in charge, seems to know who has won. American soldiers Smith and Leadem kill time at a worn out desert outpost swallowed by sand on the other side of the world. Dutifully fulfilling their mission, they wait for a sign from the enemy, for further orders, for anything. As their rations shrink and the desert, sky, and sand seem to grow and expand around them, they fight for clarity and sanity, to stay on task, and to serve as they've sworn to do. Is the enemy trying to kill them, or is it the country they've been fighting for that's the real darkness they're running from? As the days fall away it becomes less and less possible to know what is future, past, living, dead, or dream.
Performed by the world-renowned violinist Alexander Markov, hailed by the legendary Yehudi Menuhin as "One of the most brilliant and musical of violinists". Featuring the celebrated conductor Matthew Savery with a string orchestra.
Featured on CBS 60 Minutes in 2015, Alive! is about healing and the transformative power of story and song. The cast is comprised of everyday people ages 55 and over, from all walks of life, and represents everyone from hard working mothers to Grammy Award-winning artists. ALIVE! features a unique blend of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop music – songs that served as a soundtrack for this generation. Through the music and through authentic stories and testimonies, Alive! tells how it used to be, and how life could be going forward. Proving that it's never too late to live a dream, this cast is Alive! . . . and kickin.'
Kwame Kwei-Armah, who directed the Public's 2013 production of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 and the 2013 Mobile Shakespeare Unit's Much Ado About Nothing, returns to direct the fall Mobile Shakespeare Unit tour of All's Well That Ends Well. This romantic fairytale will tour the five boroughs followed by a limited three-week engagement at the Public.
Featuring traditional Shaker songs and a stunning mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements, Angel Reapers captures the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect who sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold. With text by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry, this wildly theatrical collage about the glorious love of the divine and the overwhelming desire for human connection marks the return to Signature of Residency Five playwright and MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Martha Clarke.
Academy Award-winning actress Juliette Binoche plays the title role in a new English-language translation of Antigone, directed by the internationally renowned Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove and translated by poet and MacArthur fellow Anne Carson. The BAM engagement marks the US premiere of this powerful, collaborative work which premiered at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg in February and was staged at the Barbican in March. Following the BAM engagement, the production's US tour continues in Chapel Hill, NC; Ann Arbor, MI; and Washington, DC.
This production is a part of BAM's 2015 New Wave Festival.
Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Considered Clifford Odets's finest play, Awake and Sing! premiered on Broadway in 1935, performed by the Group Theater. It is the story of the Bergers, a lower middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression. Odets described it as "a struggle for life amid petty conditions," capturing a frenetic, pressured existence in this crowded dwelling with robust authenticity. The play recalls that this country was founded as the land of opportunity for immigrants who came with an enduring belief in the American dream. Odets's characters are all the parents, grandparents, and children who sought refuge and forged new lives. Families like these from around the world continue to make their way here every day, making Awake and Sing! as timely today as it was when it was first written.
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
The Bad Dancing World Championships have long been coveted as the most prestigious competition on the professional bad dancing calendar. And the FINALS are incomparable. Incomparably bad. If you think you can't dance, if you KNOW you can't dance, then this competition will make you feel right at home. Sit back, relax and let the bad dance professionals show you how it's done.
The O'Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention. But the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities, and racial politics slam up against the stories we tell — and maybe even believe — about who we were and who we become. Kent Gash directs this new play that proves family can be a bigger vice than any other addiction.
UK and Berlin-based Gob Squad's last show at The Public was an Under The Radar sensation. This season, Gob Squad returns with the ambitious and poignant BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES, created over the course of the past two years with 8-14 year olds from around New York City. From behind the safety of one-way mirrors, the audience witnesses seven lives lived in fast forward, from angst-ridden teens to hunched geriatrics. As we adults try to stop the process of aging and preserve youth as long as we can, the children peer into the future and nostalgically back at their recent past, as they prepare to leave childhood behind forever. A must-see experience from this internationally acclaimed theater collective. The Belgian version of BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES was produced by CAMPO (Belgium) and premiered in 2012.
In 1985 Belfast, fiery and profane Anne Malloy drinks and smokes her days away with her chubby curry chip-addicted best mate. When she turns to her parish priest, Father Reilly, seeking the comforts of the flesh in addition to the comforts of the soul, she discovers her troubles have just begun. A wry and bittersweet portrait of a city at war, The Belle of Belfast forces us to consider what is wrong and what is righteous.
Come on down to Bear Country where the Berenstain Bears are starring in an exciting, new production, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical. Papa Bear can't stop eating junk food, Brother Bear's grades are slipping, and Sister Bear still has a lot to learn about talking to strangers. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. After all, this is one bear tree house where family truly matters!
Now on sale through April, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.
Each performance features a FREE Berenstain Bears post-show dance party, face painting and photos with the Berenstain Bears."
A Heartfelt Comedy About Dads and Daughters
Growing up in Queens, Mary Dimino idolized her dad, a factory worker, but also realized that she was different from him. In Big Dummy: Me & My Old Man, Dimino recalls her father's simple philosophy on life, which she later interpreted to be a cross between Forrest Gump and Aristotle. The comedian also explores her own desire to go to college and avoid the stereotypical careers of the time. This powerful one-woman show uses humor to discover the heart in a loving family. Mary Dimino is the winner of the 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Female Comedian and earned the New York International Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show.
A whip-smart comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre, follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt "Double Indemnity" for the silver screen. Set in 1940's Hollywood, Billy & Ray is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." - New York Times
From the writing team of Dan Lipton and David Rossmer (Rated P for Parenthood, Notes to MariAnne) comes the world premiere of a romantic comedy musical, The Blonde Streak. When Walter, a hopelessly romantic chef, gets jilted on his wedding day, he takes off in the matrimonial limo with his best friend and his favorite ex to try to figure out why. Channeling contemporary off-beat comedies, the Apatow-esque The Blonde Streak is the roadtrip of a mid-lifetime for these three 30-somethings, forced to deal with the endless and ageless struggle of growing up.
It's new. It's cool. Blue Man Group has updated its New York show. Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, Blue Man Group showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature Blue Man Group moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment.
The silent, inquisitive Blue Man character was the brainchild of three forward-thinking friends - Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink - who pooled their multifarious talents and interests to create a theatrical presentation that was completely new.
Cagney follows the actor from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, to his superstardom in Hollywood. In this insightful and surprising musical journey, a brand new original score filled with show-stopping song and dance numbers is augmented by George M. Cohan songs from the classic film Yankee Doodle Dandy and others. James Cagney was the consummate performer who could do it all – sing, dance, play the bad guy, the good guy, the patriot, the gangster; Broadway veteran Robert Creighton stars, and leads a cast of six in this exciting new musical. Cagney will have audiences cheering.
NYC's premiere comedy nightclub, Cartolines on Broadway presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national stand-up circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design, and can accommodate over 250 people. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
There is a two drink minimum for all shows
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, feature a line-up of rotating performers who read--in both solo and ensemble pieces-- the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will feature new selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, The Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will also include some new, special 'celebrity mash-ups'--Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working 'it' out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are;" Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of 'diva-dom;" and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
Whether in concert, on stage, or in film & television, Cheyenne Jackson continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. Featured on 12 different albums, appearing in such mega-hits as Glee, 30 Rock, & more, he has amassed 18 films, (including the Oscar nominated United 93), eight Broadway shows, (Receiving 2 Drama Desk Nominations, 2 Outer Critic Circle Nominations, Theatre World Award) & more.
Backed by his band, Cheyenne will present a new show. Don't miss this multi-talented performer with a staggering 4 ½ octave range, vocal sensitivity & versatility.
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter..."
Prepare to meet Winston Churchill. The former British Prime Minister made his mark in history as a Nobel Prize winner, respected politician, and one of the greatest leaders the world has seen. But in March of 1946, he has just lost an election, is in forced retirement, and everything he has fought for is threatening to slip through his fingers. When he receives an invitation from United States President Harry S. Truman to speak in Fulton, Missouri, he rediscovers his strength in a speech that impacts the world forever. Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run in Chicago, Ronald Keaton brings Winston Churchill to life in a provocative, heart-warming, and hilarious tour de force performance that reveals the man behind the legend.
Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: "WJ," the wholesome, intelligent one, and "Billy," the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax and the sex, social security and social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe.
Ron Sullivan, former pro-NFL player and award-winning architect, is experimenting with sexual freedom in his SoHo loft. Done with coming out and nearly divorced from his high school sweetheart, Ron has a chance encounter with Kurt, a hot Yale law student, that pushes him to the edge of his sexual boundaries . . . or beyond them. The passion that follows transforms both men, and ripples into the lives of Ron's wife and his sister Emily. Emily questions the ethics and risks of sex games, but it's ultimately up to the audience to determine who is seducing whom in the murky realm of power play and Consent.
BAM and Barclays Center present Contemporary Color, a performance event created by music icon David Byrne, co-commissioned by BAM and Toronto's Luminato Festival, and inspired by the high school phenomenon of color guard, known as "the sport of the arts."
Ten 20-40 person color guard teams from the US and Canada will perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Toronto's Air Canada Centre, alongside an extraordinary array of musical talent performing live. Contemporary Color is the artistic culmination of Byrne's interest in color guard as a piece of Americana and a competitive art form.
Direct from a sold-out showing in Brooklyn, Drama Desk Award winner Godlight Theatre Company returns to 59E59 Theaters with the New York premiere adaptation of Donn Pearce's searing novel, Cool Hand Luke, the hard-hitting story of a true original.
Under the scorching Florida sun, Boss Godfrey watches the chain gang and keeps his eye on Cool Hand Luke - war hero, trouble-maker, and inspiration to his fellow inmates - just the kind of man the Boss needs to crush. For Luke's defiance and harrowing escapes bring the hope of freedom to his fellow inmates.
This powerful, new adaptation for the stage by Emma Reeves is a raw, uncompromising tale of sticking it to "The Man."
Imagine a world without sunlight. A world where Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante's Inferno are real; where princes with adjectives instead of names seduce beautiful princesses against the odds. A world crammed full of story book characters but with just one living, breathing human being to cuddle. Welcome to Eve's world.
Eve is a 13-year-old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about the world comes from her sister Tabby and her storybook characters. Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister's blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, Eve's whole world changes.
In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen's fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
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.
Alan and Rob are an older married couple with a three-year-old daughter and a life they fought decades to be allowed to lead. But Alan has begun to feel an attraction to a younger gay dad; his closest straight friend's marriage is disintegrating before his eyes; and his daughter Nicola seems to prefer Rob, who's taken to parenting without any of Alan's insecurities.
In the course of one school year, three couples struggle with what it means to be married with children at this head-spinning cultural moment. By turns comic and serious, Dada Woof Papa Hot asks the question: are the challenges of gay dads the same as those of straight dads? Or is there something fundamentally different about being a gay father? And what about that nagging feeling that in assimilating to straight culture, something worth saving has been lost?
Daddy Long Legs tells the unusual tale of Jerusha Abbott (McGinnis), the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home until one day an anonymous benefactor decides to send her to college, so long as she writes him a letter once a month. Unaware of her benefactor's identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her letters, Jerusha shares her experience of discovering her own identity and learning of literature, adventure and love. But one key fact eludes her - who is Daddy Long Legs?
Daphne's Dive is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her eclectic group of friends and family meet, talk, bond and drink. As Daphne's adopted daughter, very different from her quiet and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront ugly secrets and take a hard look at their lives. Brimming with adversity, love and hope, this world premiere, directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton), kicks off Quiara Alegría Hudes' Signature Residency.
The one-man show tells the story of the ups and downs, tragedies and triumphs of a writer trying to find his voice. Journeying from his humble Arkansas roots to his present-day abode of Brooklyn, The Definitive Loser's Guide to Winning gives a first-hand account of stories that have carried this emerging writer from pain and doubt, to self-discovery and introduces you to some of the losers Dui has met along the way.
It's Christmas Eve and Sarah and Sam are celebrating with an old fashioned New York debate about existential suffering—a special type of foreplay in a new relationship like theirs. But then there is knock on the door, and Sarah's childhood best friend Nate stands at the threshold. And suddenly suffering becomes a whole lot less sexy. A kaleidoscopic look at one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever.
Six of America's most lauded playwrights come together for a celebration of one of America's greatest wordsmiths. Adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories Desire and the Black Masseur, The Field of Blue Children, Oriflamme, Portrait of a Girl in Glass, The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin, and Tent Worms, the plays of Desire are certain to be new classics for the 21st century. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change one's life. Helmed by Michael Wilson, one of the foremost directors of Tennessee Williams, Desire is sure to be a hallmark of the theater season.
Dinner with the Boys is the deliciously hilarious new comedy starring Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years," Lombardi), Ray Abruzzo ("The Sopranos") and Richard Zavaglia ("Donnie Brasco"). When two wise guys from the old neighborhood, Charlie (Lauria) and Dom (Zavaglia), find themselves at odds with the Family, they must serve up perfectly seasoned performances with their puttanesca to escape danger. This odd couple await their fate as they prepare dinner for their special guests. It's an evening filled with belly laughs, killer plot twists and plenty of garlic. The only question remaining – will this dinner be their last meal?
The princesses are back! Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses return to Off-Broadway in the hilarious hit musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know; these royal renegades toss off their tiaras in the "delightfully rowdy, hilarious, ebullient" (TheaterMania) hit that NBC New York calls "funny, irreverent, and totally Disenchanted!" "Clear your calendar and buy a ticket today!!" (BroadwayBox)
This show contains mature content and is rated PG-13.
A pact with the devil brings boundless knowledge and endless gratification. There's just one little catch…
Join Chris Noth as he teams up with director Andrei Belgrader to tackle Christopher Marlowe's ever-irreverent Doctor Faustus, which remains as ahead of its time today as it was when it first scandalized audiences some four hundred years ago.
Don Juan has just gotten married — so naturally it's time for him to get out of town. Thus begins the strangest road trip in history; a madcap journey by sea and land in which our "hero" lies, cheats, blusters, and seduces his way across the world — much to the dismay of his honest but dim servant — in an effort to escape his blushing bride's outraged family. But there's an unearthly surprise waiting at the end of their road. Perhaps Molière's most quixotic farce, Don Juan teases the limits of reality, and brings the natural and supernatural into an outlandish partnership to seal the fate of one deliciously unrepentant rascal.
12 Iconic Divas wrapped into One Dynamic Diva! Come see this "dazzlingly versatile, hilariously rambunctious" show. Onstage costume changes, live off the charts vocals, Come see New York's Dorothy Bishop send up hilarious and loving tributes from Stevie Nicks to Cher, to Madonna and Opera Diva Renee Fleming. "Utter Genius!" says Broadway World. Nominated for Best Tribute Show 2015 by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret, and Best Music Comedy by Broadway World!
For over 400 years, the Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting and drinking. And drinking, and doing Drunk Shakespeare. A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the 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. The results are messy, outrageous, and the evening devolves into debauchery.
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Recently celebrating 20,000 performances in NYC- The romantic, funny "boy meets girl" tale, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try To Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself. The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances! Call 212-921-7862 for details.
Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa imagines the inner lives and dreams of America's best-known daughters with a funny and moving follow-up to his 1993 Public musical First Lady Suite. A historical fantasia in four parts, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE follows Patricia Nixon and daughters Tricia and Julie, Roselyn and Amy Carter, Betty and Susan Ford, Patti Davis and mom Nancy Reagan, and Barbara Bush and daughter-in-law Laura as they strive to live meaningful lives in the public eye, while dealing with the complex private relationships all of us face with our parents and children. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, this wholly captivating new musical with a lush, sweeping score is a deeply felt new work about mothers, daughters and the surprising discoveries we make about one another as we grow.
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
Galapagos Art Space's weekly spectacular Floating Kabarette continues into its' 21st straight season! Hosted by the inimitable Bastard Keith, who introduces a weekly rotating cast of NYC's Hottest Talent, including Aerialists, Burlesquers, Jugglers, Dancers, and much more! A whirlwind 2.5 hour spectacle that is sure to leave a lasting impression, Floating Kabarette is also a premiere club night and equally fun for dates, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more. Set in an operatic theatre positioned over a 5,000 gallon reflecting pool, expect an evening full of sexy surprises, terrifying stunts, and extreme skill unlike any other, filled with great music both current and classic.
Four young artists become friends and lovers in 1950s New Orleans, building an Eden of music and art. But the past forces its way into their lives, leading to an act of passion that changes everything. Backed by an 8-piece jazz ensemble, featuring an African-American cast of talented rising stars, and with a rich score by jazz artist Nancy Harrow, For the Last Time promises to be an off-Broadway musical-theater event.
Long-time New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman, Monster, The Gimmick) returns to the Workshop with an uplifting semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Forever draws from Orlandersmith's own pilgrimage to the famed Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris - the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. At the graveside of these timeless artists, Orlandersmith finds unexpected grace in a gripping tale of the legacy a daughter inherits from her mother.
Celebrating 10 years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe! This theatrical thrill ride combines euphoria-inducing live music and breathtaking aerial displays in a performance that's as exhilarating as it is addictive. Flood your senses and experience the "sexy, heart-pounding fantasy" (Daily News) of Fuerza Bruta.
In Full House! The Musical! the Tanner family patriarch, Danny, loses his super power of solving any problem with his sensible Dad Speeches (complete with soft piano accompaniment). Follow Danny's wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul-mouthed and dark Bob Saget. Will he get his Dad Speech power back in time to save his family? Probably not!
In A Funny Thing…, a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedienne and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life's biggest challenges... while making some of the world's most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?
The Galli Fairytale Festival presents the best our theater has to offer! We will premiere, "The Three Little Pigs," conduct a mini-theater workshop, raffles and more! An event for the entire family!
Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the "unbubblelievable" magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show! The first and only, interactive stage production of its kind, complete with fantastic light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry, this unforgettable extravaganza is not to be missed.
Hailed by David Letterman/The Late Show, as "The greatest bubble artist in the world," Fan Yang's gorgeous and unique creations defy gravity and logic as we know it. He holds (and has broken his own) Guinness World records for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created (a staggering 156 feet!), most bubbles within a bubble, and in May 2006, was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances have been broadcast worldwide, including Cirque du Soleil and The David Letterman Show.
Over the past two decades, Fan Yang has explored the fragile and mysterious world of soap bubbles and emerged with a completely new medium, blending art and science to dazzle audiences around the globe. Children and adults of all ages are sure to be amazed, mystified and enchanted!
Atlantic presents an intimate revival of these two haunting short plays by their co-founder and one of America's most influential dramatists, David Mamet, directed by Ensemble member Scott Zigler (Broadway's The Old Neighborhood).
The Shawl is the story of bereaved woman who consults a smalltime mystic for guidance. As the mystic collects clues to make contact with the dearly departed, will he help this woman through her grief, or merely help himself?
In Prairie du Chien, a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide, punctuated by a friendly card game that explodes into a moment of menace.
The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams which premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on Williams himself, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura. In writing the play, Williams drew on an earlier short story, as well as a screenplay he had written under the title of The Gentleman Caller. It won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945. The Glass Menagerie was Williams's first successful play; he went on to become one of America's most highly regarded playwrights.
American Masterwork, Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie opens the Masterworks Theater Company's Inaugural Season with the universal story of a Southern single mother striving to secure a future for her two grown children. While her cripplingly shy daughter escapes to a world of glass, her aspiring writer son dreams of a world beyond the confines of St. Louis. Any hope of salvation is pinned on the visit of a "Gentleman Caller" for the girl, but it seems he may only shatter their fragile fantasies.
This funny, trenchant and powerful new play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.
This theatrical event is a hilarious interactive parody of the prestigious world of art auctions. Go behind the scenes at Chump's Auction House. This is an unscrupulous world where you'll get to meet and join in the fun with the owners and crazy employees of Chump's at its grand annual gala. It features a cast of engaging scoundrels who pull you into the action as the story and intrigue of the famous Chump Auction House unfolds. The show culminates with a rollicking auction and you're the patrons! Collect your bidding paddles and fortune in Chump Money as you enter and then bid, laugh, and be swindled! The lucky bidders actually take home the "Objets d'Artes".
Celebrated playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) brings a bold and surprising new play to Atlantic.
In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal- an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concept of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them forever.
Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things- finding his real mother, and playing the famous Gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of the queen, his mother. Hamlet In Bed is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons. About what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now. And about families- the ones we're born into, and the ones we find along the way.
Renowned director Andrei Belgrader reexamines this Samuel Beckett classic, newly relevant to a generation burdened by climate change and environmental doom. Brooke Adams plays Winnie, a woman buried up to her bosom in a mound of dirt with nothing to pass the time but the ragged contents of her bag, her nimble wit, and her husband Willie, played by Tony Shalhoub, lurking somewhere behind her. This droll, existential allegory demonstrates the vitality of the human spirit in the face of a deteriorating world.
Tarell Alvin McCraney, MacArthur Award-winning playwright of the acclaimed Brother/Sister Plays, returns to The Public with an astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance and the power of faith. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah's family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah must fight to survive the rising flood of life's greatest challenges. Regular Public Theater collaborator Tina Landau directs this poetic and piercing new play.
Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Clare spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive), Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
Honestly Abe - The Musical, is based upon young Abraham Lincoln when he was a teenage 'railsplitter' in Indiana. This is the least known, but most formative, entertaining, and joyous period of his life.
How to Be a New Yorker shows audiences everything they ever needed to know about what it takes to be a real New Yorker, or at least not stand out as a tourist.
Homebound due to illness, Caroline is a bit of a loner. So when Anthony- a popular classmate and total stranger - unexpectedly arrives to work on a school project about Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, she is less than thrilled.
But, as the poetry project progresses, Caroline finds herself opening up in ways she never imagined possible and together, the two discover a much deeper mystery. An ode to life, love and human connection, I and You will warm your heart and leave you breathless.
Aaron Loeb brings a dark comic edge to this psychological suspense thriller, in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these characters must navigate the cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas to decide for themselves if everything is as it really seems.
iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits on "America's Got Talent" and then took to the road, performing for awestruck crowds around the world. Now, iLuminate takes you on a fantastical journey in the latest production of their New York show, "Artist of Light," which tells the story of Jacob, a talented young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures.
When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob 's sweet creations into horrifying monsters, he must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop to breaking and using the power of light. We invite you to join us for "Artist of Light," an original and wholly unforgettable theatrical experience!
The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music - get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, THE IMBIBLE sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and - like any good bartender - keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Tickets include three cocktails!
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century spins the rip-roaring tale of Sam Greevy, the hottest fashion designer in 1930's New York... that is, until rival Paul Roms starts releasing strange but popular pieces like "sweatshirts," "tracksuits" and "skater pants." When Greevy's minions break into Roms's shady operation, they make a startling discovery that could explain from where – or should we say from when? – these avant-garde ensembles are coming. Soon, this rivalry turns into a battle for the very future of humankind, and more importantly, fashion!
In an old wooden house by the shore of Lake Ontario in Canada, Louis battles with his elderly father, Don, whose decline into dementia is gradually robbing him of the ability to speak.
Into their lives comes Flora, the caregiver that Louis employs to look after Don. Flora, who is of Scottish heritage, understands that the 'nonsense' that Don speaks is fragmented Gaelic, opening up an ocean of revelations and buried family history spanning the Atlantic.
Celebrating the Centennial of Arthur Miller's birth, Incident at Vichy returns the work of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright to Signature for the first time since his 1997-98 Residency. In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape. Longtime Signature director Michael Wilson (Horton Foote's The Old Friends and The Orphans' Home Cycle) helms this haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil—and the shared humanity that might overcome it.
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, The City of Conversation), Incognito takes us into the last uncharted realm—the mind.
Could there be a better stage than The Muny for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's landmark Broadway musical Into The Woods? After two Broadway productions and countless worldwide editions, this hilarious, surprising and timely musical makes its Muny premiere! Into The Woods takes classic fairy tale characters (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and more!) and sends them into the woods – at the same time! With a delicious score featuring the poignant "No One is Alone," "Agony," and "Last Midnight," this magical evening will put a lump in your throat and a smile on your face.
Presented in the newly created Write Act Repertory Theater in the heART of Times Square comes Jello Shots, a presentation of one act plays by young and talented directors and producers.
The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching.
The first play of Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker's Signature residency, John features Georgia Engel and Lois Smith, and is directed by Baker's frequent collaborator, Obie Award-winner Sam Gold.
Judith: A Parting From The Body by Howard Barker
The story of Judith is one of the great tales of female heroism and sexuality that has inspired artists in nearly every generation. In Barker's telling, the fatal encounter between Judith and Holofernes becomes a complex duel of seduction and deception and a compelling study of intense desire and the sometimes terrifying nature of love.
VINEGAR TOM by Caryl Churchill
A haunting play with seriously subversive intent – misogny, torture + songs. In a village in 17th century England three women are threatened with death for the practice of witchcraft. Vinegar Tom is a cabaret about hanging witches, with no witches.
Two exciting plays in one evening!
The story of Judith is one of the great tales of female heroism and sexuality that has inspired artists in nearly every generation. In Howard Barker's telling, the fatal encounter between Judith and Holofernes becomes a complex duel of seduction and deception and a compelling study of intense desire and the sometimes terrifying nature of love.
Vinegar Tom is a haunting play with seriously subversive intent – misogny, torture + songs. In a village in 17th century England, three women are threatened with death for the practice of witchcraft. Caryl Churchill's Vinegar Tom is a cabaret about hanging witches, with no witches.
In Kill Floor, Andy returns to her hometown after three years in prison and takes a job at the local slaughterhouse, while trying to reconcile with her 15 year-old son, B, a passionate vegetarian.
The Royal Shakespeare Company productions of William Shakespeare's history plays, Richard II; Henry IV Parts I and II; and Henry V, all directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory. King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings is a worldwide theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, with performances at BAM, London's Barbican, and in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
Sports agent Liz Rico has money and an elite client roster but a woman in a man's industry has to fight to stay on top. She's worked twice as hard to get where she is and wants to take over the agency that she's helped build. Enter Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past. If Liz can keep this talented yet volatile young star in line, she just might end up making not only his career, but her own as well. But at what price?
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival celebrates it's 10th Anniversary Season, featuring emerging and seasoned choreographers and reflecting La MaMa's longstanding mission to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.
Featuring work by Alexandra Beller, Yoshiko Chuma, Anya Cloud and Eric Geiger, Brandon Collwes, Jane Comfort and Company, Junk Ensemble, Jon Kinzel, Stanley Love Performance Group, John Scott, Ani Taj, Thierry Micouin & Gwen Welliver
How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.
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.
Before Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid, there was a sinister little houseplant saying, "Feed me." Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's giddy, gory musical Little Shop of Horrors was their first major hit, running Off-Broadway for five years and spawning a 1986 cult-classic film. Now the show returns to City Center in a one-night-only event starring Tony Award nominee Ellen Greene, who sailed to theater immortality as Little Shop's original "Audrey."
When their seventeen-year-old daughter goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie and Lou -- former high school sweethearts, now divorced -- are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions. Lost Girls is a hard-hitting drama about a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself.
Determined to donate almost everything she owns before her life of grace and privilege ends, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham's plan hits a snag when an ambitious and ingratiating young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance. Residency One playwright A.R. Gurney paints an incisive and hysterical portrait of the trials of class, family, legacy and race in this world premiere comedy.
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Starring David Serero as Shylock in this production presented by the American Sephardi Federation at the Center for Jewish History in New York. This Shakespeare classic will be presented in a Sephardi adaptation featuring Ladino songs and music.
Cedric Jones returns to Don't Tell Mama NYC, singing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett and more! Featuring musicians Jason Laney and Josh Friedman.
The mob just made a hit but everyone is going to live to talk about it, and talking they are because, when the "boys" get together it's murder! Join us for a private audience with the Don, maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses", break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure you'll be rubbing elbows with goodfellas and ducking bullets over Broadway but it won't stop the fun! Eat, Drink, Dance, and be Merry, for tonight you could die...laughing!
The two and a half hour interactive comedy mystery features a three course sit down dinner and dancing . "Fuhgeddaboudit" !! You even have the chance to solve the case and win some prizes. Seven prizes in every performance including "Academy Awards" for the best actor & actress chosen from the audience.
Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge was cast as King Lear, when on the second day of rehearsals he suffered a stroke that left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover Edward made a discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind.
From being on the brink of playing one of Shakespeare's most revered roles, to lying in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors, Edward never imagined what tragedies and comedies lay in store for him.
Written and directed by Zimmerman, My Son the Waiter tells the story of how Zimmerman, now pushing 60, waited tables in New York for a mind-numbing 29 years, before finally taking himself seriously enough to study stand-up comedy, and write a one-man show about waiting until his mid-50s to perform on stage.
In Naked Boys Singing!, each of the six boys performs a solo tune that celebrates the male anatomy with playful wit and unabashed explicitness. Whether extolling the anxiety of a high school locker room or the celebrating the joys of performing in the buff, every penile synonym known to man is referenced in the show. The boys also perform together in ensemble pieces that get crowds roaring.
Bayside! The Musical! is the hilarious and unauthorized musical parody of TV's Saved by the Bell! Will Zack and Kelly break up?! Will Slater quit wrestling forever?! Who will develop an incurable caffeine addiction?! Will Screech die?! Find out this and much, much, much more at Bayside! The Musical!
This autobiographical 1998 musical from Tony Award winner William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) is a medical tragedy as seen through the zany iris of a Looney Tunes short. After struggling composer Gordon Michael Schwinn (Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff) collapses face-first into a plate of spaghetti, he is diagnosed with a brain tumor and is forced to come to terms with his creative ambitions and the lovable screw-ups in his life: an overbearing mother, a ruthless kiddie-show host named Mr. Bungee, and a boyfriend who'd "rather be sailing."
Country music star Justin Spears has the world on their knees. He's a good ole bad boy, a thankless..shameless…phony…user…you get the idea, that's tying the knot tomorrow; but tonight, he's tying one on. He's going to party hardy with his entourage of ruthless, calculating managers, faux fans and friends, his favorite pig-farming uncle and a plastic model. So how does this rowdy, raucous, rodeo go so wrong…so fast?
Welcome to the New Country, where the hits just keep on comin'. Where the phoniness is phoned in and the egos, reality and people are full of hot air – sometimes literally. When the chickens come home to roost, will Justin come out on top, or will his career go pop?
No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist (Drama Desk Nominee) Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof!
BAM's Next Wave Festival has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions. Using a name that plays on the New Wave in French cinema, BAM president and executive producer Harvey Lichtenstein launched a series entitled "The Next Wave/New Masters" in November 1981 with four productions: three dance works, plus Philip Glass' new opera Satyagraha. A more ambitious program followed in 1982, including a two-evening performance work by Laurie Anderson entitled United States: Parts I-IV.
The success of these first two years helped propel a bolder and riskier program in the years to come—one that has defined BAM and an entire generation of artists. Current Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo was the producing director of the Next Wave in its inception and continues to spearhead BAM's adventurous programming roster with emerging and established artists, including Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, and Lev Dodin.
Liana and Marcus are a well-off couple enjoying their perfectly pleasant lives. Doré has grown accustomed to an isolated existence in her working class neighborhood. After a surprise reunion on Marcus' 40th birthday, their worlds are shattered by an unexpected turn of events. A World Premiere production from Residency One playwright Naomi Wallace, Night Is a Room is a searing exploration of love's power to both ruin and remake our lives.
Obie Award-winning director Lear deBessonet and lyricist/composer Todd Almond, the team behind the acclaimed Public Works productions of The Tempest and The Winter's Tale, join forces again to create a breathtaking new musical adaptation, The Odyssey. Inspired by the historical pageantry movement of the early 1900s — known for blending mass spectacle with community engagement — this final work in deBessonet and Almond's grand trilogy reimagines the Greek epic with Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community members and special guests. Man-eating Cyclops, a sorceress that turns sailors to beasts, and the deadly sweet song of the Sirens explode onto the stage with spectacular dance numbers in this joyful, larger-than-life musical about finding your way home—no matter where fate may lead you.
The three Stockton sisters are witty, brilliant, beautiful – and a total mess, thanks to the legacy of their complicated novelist father. In Melissa Ross' new play, these women gather at their family home on Cape Cod for a summer weekend. Their reunion ignites passions, humor, and wildly unanticipated upheavals. MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow helms Of Good Stock, Ross' raw, poignant and hilarious look at the fun and dysfunction of that thing we call family.
After an extended, sold out run in 2013, Signature welcomes back Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Old Hats. Called "one of the funniest shows of the past few years" by the New York Post, this production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces their new songstress and comic foil Shaina Taub, hailed as "a young Judy Garland meets grown-up Lisa Simpson" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Using music, technology, and movement, Irwin and Shiner combine their inimitable magic and slapstick to create an unforgettable outing that's fun for the whole family.
The raucous musical fairy tale Once Upon A Mattress will star the formidable Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Xanadu, Hairspray) and the iconic John "Lypsinka" Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford). During a kingdom-wide search to find a princess fit for the hapless Prince Dauntless, in swims the less-than-regal Princess Winnifred the Woebegone (Hoffman). Unrefined and undeniably charming, Winnifred is like no princess Dauntless has ever seen and his heart is captured. The truly terrible Queen Aggravain goes on a mission to come between her son and his soulmate in this retelling of the classic story of "The Princess and the Pea." Forget everything you know about happily ever after.
Howard and Janet Shirley live an average, humdrum life in an average Northern town in England. But Howard has an anything-but-average talent: a photographic memory that he uses to win a TV quiz show.
With his winnings, he and Janet travel the world in style, seeing everything they can. But upon their return, a disillusioned Howard makes a sinister proposition to Janet.
Adapted from Anthony Burgess' (author of 'A Clockwork Orange') 1961 novel, this darkly comic story is a hilarious and provocative condemnation of culture and the modern world.
The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.
Created by Sylvia Milo, directed by Isaac Byrne, the monodrama is set in a stunning 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland). The Other Mozart is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.
Kim is a journalist, writing what she thinks will be a run-of-the-mill article about a father and son team of ghost hunters in rural Virginia. As the three of them pass the evening outside a haunted barn, waiting for spirits to reveal themselves, what begins as just another day at the office soon becomes a night none of them will forget. In the paranormal world, the ghosts you hunt may be closer than you think.
Aging farm laborer Nukain has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner's wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare.
Warren Manzi's long-running mystery, Perfect Crime, is about a small-town detective determined to prove that an affluent psychiatrist murdered her husband.
Perfect Crime offers guided backstage tours at all performances! Call 212-921-7862 for details.
Eric and Cyndy are looking for some direction. They've decided to follow the lead of their friends Zach and Shelley and make Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage. But restructuring their lives and their union according to role play and a new moral code upends everything they knew--and took for granted--about one another, their friends, and more importantly, who really holds the paddle!
In a swift 75 minutes of family fun, and with an original score richly layered in blues, rock, rap and gospel influences, Piggy Nation follows Sammy Hamhock, a little pig excited to be on summer vacation following his Dad to work on Piggy Patrol, issuing tickets for piggy behavior. But is his Dad being a piggy too? Will Sammy lose the girl of his dreams, the lovely Lacey Leppard, because of his Dad's piggy behavior? Can Sammy teach his Dad not to be a piggy? Piggy Nation battles the rude behavior found all around us, in a colorful and amusing update of the golden rule. Lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration shine in this family musical for kids ages 3-10 and their parents and grandparents too!
This is David and Jamillah Lamb producers of Platanos Y Collard Greens, over the years fans have asked us to add a West Indian character to the play. Well we've gone way beyond that! Starting this Fall we are pleased to offer our hilarious, expanded spin on the untold story of Caribbean, African-American and Latino relations - Platanos, Collard Greens Y Callaloo.
Come see this hilarious tale of love, family drama and politics. You think Angelita's mom was hard on Freeman, wait till you see what happens the first time Pops met Freeman's Jamaican mother! If you think OK and Nilsa made you laugh before, now you will laugh till it hurts when they set out to become Soca's biggest stars! She still wants to know 'What's Wrong With The Chocolate" but will Malady fall under the love spell of a young Machel Montano wanna be?
Audiences fell in love with Platanos Y Collard Greens because it made them laugh out loud and believe in love. Now Platanos, Collard Greens Y Callaloo will make you laugh even harder and believe in love even more!Come stand up and cheer at the power of love.
From the creators of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Preludes is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninov suffers from writer's block. He begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist, in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing.
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 in this sharp, sardonic assault on the struggle for power, and the sexual politics of getting laid.
Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006, making it the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show in New York.
The Quantum Eye is sophisticated and family-friendly, but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.
"Amazing feats of memory, mental agility and apparent mental telepathy . . . Dazzling! Undeniably impressive!" - New York Post
"Chillingly weird and so real you might want to have your cardiologist on hand, but still family friendly" - New York Press
"A smart, fast-paced mental magic show that is suitable for the entire family." - The Villager
"Sure, David Copperfield can walk through the Great Wall of China... but can he read your mind? Sam Eaton can." - Village Voice
"Great fun for the entire family. Sam Eaton is a consummate showman and a modern day Houdini. I couldn't get enough." - Talk show legend Joe Franklin
"How did he do that?" - Fangoria
"A lot of enjoyment to be had in the very engaging The Quantum Eye - it stays in one's mind long after the performance! A smart, fast-paced mental magic show that is suitable for the entire family." - Epoch Times
"Mind-bending" - Long Island Pulse
The Quantum Eye is a Show for All Ages but May Not Be Visually Stimulating for Children under the age of 7.
A Queen for a Day is a brand new mob play by practicing lawyer Michael Ricigliano Jr. about the high stakes Mafia world. Set in an abandoned warehouse, Giovanni (David Proval) is a respected "made-man" forced into a difficult position. Torn between love, loyalty and survival, he is asked to give up his crime boss brother as part of a one day immunity deal also known as a "Queen for a Day." Giovanni is faced with the difficult choice of saving himself or keeping the secrets of his family.
Veteran actors of The Sopranos fame, Vincent Pastore, David Proval, and David Deblinger are joined by Portia to undertake this intriguing mob scenario, where we learn that immunity always comes with a price.
Queen of the Night is a dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina. Queen of the Night is a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theater and nightlife that welcomes the audience into a wholly interactive entertainment experience. Drinks will flow, dinner is served, and over the course of the gala, guests will be engaged, entertained, and immersed in this genre-blurring initiation.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, & Sammy Davis Jr. return from the grave in A-Live Concert! Now back from the dead as crooning zombies, The boys sing their songs with new "undead" lyrics celebrating their deadly lifestyles. Featuring the hits, "Come Die With Me", "Get me to the Crypt on Time", "What kind of Ghoul Am I?" and many more!
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby (Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious world premiere marks the author's sixth collaboration with MTC.
This spring, the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, will present Shakespeare's timeless tale of Romeo & Juliet. In some of the most romantic language ever written for the stage, young Romeo and Juliet become fortune's fools when the ancient grudge between their families forces them to sacrifice all for the chance to be together. Obie Award winner Lear deBessonet directs the classic tale of star-cross'd lovers caught between the world outside the bedroom window and passion as boundless as the sea. This production will tour the five boroughs followed by a three week sit-down engagement at the Public.
When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun fun fun for the whole dysfunctional family!
Beautiful and talented eight-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in the school play. Anything! The question is... Where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from?
The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals!
Acclaimed German director, Peter Kleinert directs the Irondale ensemble in a production of Bert Brecht's master-work Saint Joan of the Stockyards. A darkly comic tale of romance between a meatpacking tycoon and a Salvation Army worker set amidst the milieu of unemployed workers, high-rolling millionaires, and corporate greed. "I want Irondale's "St. Joan" to come right out of Brooklyn", says director Peter Kleinert. Originally set in 1920's Chicago, Brecht's drama focuses the driving issues of the pursuit of justice in a system driven by profit, and the individual in a fight for what is good and against society. Performed at Irondale for the first time since 1993, the ensemble presents this gripping drama laced with humor and songs.
In this story of love versus prejudice, with its questions of loyalty, sacrifice, and acceptable marriage, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre continues its 38th season with a re-imagining of the epic musical, James A. Michener's Sayonara. This classic story of romance and the power of love to overcome the conflict between two clashing cultures, the US Military and a world-famous all female Takarazuka dance theatre, has a book by William Luce, lyrics by Hy Gilbert, music by George Fischoff, and is adapted from the novel by James A. Michener. Tisa Chang directs, with choreography by Rumi Oyama, and musical direction by Sarah Brett England.
The eternal battle between the artist and the State….the passionate story of the Venetian painter Galactia, and her collision with the Doge of Venice
The eternal battle between the artist and the State in Howard Barker's passionate story of the Venetian painter Galactia, and her collision with the Doge of Venice.
Entertainment with benefits! In this new three-character comedy featuring a straight woman, a seductive model, and you-know-who, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is based on the international best-selling book of the same title.
A limited number of $35.00 rush tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis and subject to availability when the box office opens one hour prior to the performance.
Showgirls! The Musical! follows the beautiful drifter with a secret past, Nomi, as she journeys from stripper to showgirl in Las Vegas. What will Nomi sacrifice on her rise to fame? Who will she sleep with along the way? Will she ever like brown rice and vegetables?
Showgirls! The Musical! has been met with universal critical acclaim from The New York Times, Gawker, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, Logo, Slate, The Huffington Post, After Ellen, After Elton and Queerty.
Shows for Days is playwright Douglas Carter Beane's fond remembrance of his immersion into a life in the theater. The comedy is set in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1973, when 14-year old Car, the play's narrator and the author's alter ego, is introduced to the world of theater through his local community theater, the Prometheus Theatre, and its devoted cast and crew, which is led by Irene, an indomitable force of nature whose life is dedicated to putting on productions she directs, designs, and stars in.
Royal Shakespeare Company star and Olivier-winning Chukwudi Iwuji along with a cast of stage and film stars will read the New York Premiere of IRA, Iwuji's screenplay on Ira Alridge one of the first African Americans to grace the London stage. In his quest for opportunities in the West End, Ira falls in love with Margaret, an English abolitionist. In the face of racial and social adversity, their bond will be stretched to its limits in this story of love, social strife, and the journey to becoming a legend. Cast includes Condola Rashad, Lorraine Toussaint, James Waterston, Michael Rudko, Abby Wilde, Sean Patrick Riley, Tyler Hollinger, Ryan Duncan, Tom O'Keefe, Yvonne Cone, Jennifer Martina, Josh Helman and Jay O. Sanders. Directed by Danya Taymor. Creative Producer, Adam Shulman. Ticket holders will be welcomed by a step-and-repeat beginning at 6:45pm before enjoying the staged reading followed by a talkback and cocktail party with the cast.
Shut Up Sit Down & Eat is the hilarious journey of emotional dysfunction - Italian Style! When a therapist fails to arrive on time for a group therapy session, four impatient Italian Americans decide to take their issues into their own hands. Performed over 120 times at theatres, comedy clubs, and casinos around the country, Shut Up Sit Down & Eat was nominated by The Off Broadway Alliance for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. The play is considered a "plomedy," which the Urban Dictionary defines as "a genre of theatrical event that blends the wit of stand-up comedy with the intensity of a one-man show presented in an innovative play format by professional comedians."
In honor of Signature's 25th Anniversary, Signature One Acts revisits three short plays produced in their playwrights' original Playwright-in-Residence season: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, María Irene Fornés' Drowning and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of one acts celebrates Signature's rich and diverse body of work over the past quarter century.
Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that's easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles' nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself.
Marking Joshua Harmon's return to Roundabout following the success of his breakthrough hit Bad Jews, Significant Other is a hilarious and heart-wrenching new play that takes us into the trenches of single life in the city, reminding us that you can't hurry love—no matter how much you wish you could. Trip Cullman (Punk Rock, Murder Ballad) directs.
Part con-man, part conjurer and all entertainer, Simon Lovell's Strange and Unusual Hobbies is a show and tell into the devious mind and methods of hustlers, hucksters and cheats. A "raving nutter," Simon's acts of deception are powerful and his execution flawless, as he takes audiences through his wild collection of tricks and cheats. A hilarious and awe-inspiring evening of pure entertainment by one the most potent and radical innovators in the arcane arts of cheating, practical jokes, off the wall humor and more! Beware of trying the material at home. Several of Simon's stunts have landed him in serious trouble with the authorities!
"Sweet & Sassy!" - New York Times
"A Marvelous Time!" - Amsterdam News
"Sistas dares and succeeds in exploring a woman's experience with humor, humility and sass.
I LOVE IT!" - Hinton Battle
"A Winner!" - NY Beacon
WINNER! 2011 Midtown International Theatre Festival
SISTAS is a non-stop musical celebration will have you dancing in the aisles!
3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a hilarious and touching musical journey of a multi generational family. Using the lyrics of songs made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, The Supremes, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and many others, this musical play tells of the struggles, the joys and the triumphs of being a woman and being black in America - as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family.
The powerhouse cast sing many hit songs that we all know and love, including: "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Ain't Nobody's Business," "God Bless the Child," "Respect," "My Man," "Baby, I'm Yours," "Say a Little Prayer," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," and "We Are Family."
A legendary hotel. Shakespeare's fallen hero. A film noir shadow of suspense.
Emursive presents Punchdrunk's Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W. 27th Street)
Emursive produces immersive theatre in extraordinary places. Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare's classic tragedy through the lens of a film noir movie. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, and everyone's journey is different and unique.
No one under sixteen will be admitted.
Following a sold-out 2014 run of its Eugene Onegin, Russia's legendary Vakhtangov Theatre company returns to NY City Center with a new theatrical masterpiece. Set in Jewish shtetl in Lithuania at the turn of the 20th Century, Smile at Us, Oh Lord is once humorous and heartbreaking tale of a "little man", who remains committed to his faith and vehemently opposed to wrongdoing even as the world around him crumbles. Accented by soulful music, and featuring an all-star cast, the theater's latest play is brought to life by Vakhtangov's renowned artistic director, Rimas Tuminas.
Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn't even like Ben. He's been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents' money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back. The New Group presents The Spoils, a deeply personal and probing comedy written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, in a world premiere production directed by Scott Elliott.
Stomp has been an answer on Jeopardy!, nominated for an Academy Award, won two Emmy Awards for the HBO special Stomp Out Loud, and jammed with everyone from Quincy Jones to Big Bird. Rather than using conventional instruments, the ensemble uses everyday objects to create amazing sounds and celebrate rhythm.
Starring Dancing With the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, with special guests Meryl Davis, Amy Purdy, Peta Murgatroyd, Artem Chigvintsev, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson, Henry Byalikov, Serge Onik, and more, SWAY presents the glamour and passion of ballroom and latin dancing in a whole new way!
Audience will have a rare opportunity to see Maks, Tony, Val, and special guests in an intimate performance that blurs the lines between conventional ballroom, live theatre, and other well known dance genres like ballet, Argentine tango, hip hop, and modern.
Featuring innovative choreography from two of ballroom's emerging standout artists: Joao Tiago Fernandes and David Thomas Moore, and incredible performances from some of the country's top professional dancers, SWAY is guaranteed to delight theater goers and take live theatrical ballroom to the next level.
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.
Letterman Emmy-winner Ted Greenberg performs his hit Off-Broadway comedy show and then whisks a lucky audience group home in a New York City taxi driven by Greenberg himself. Now in its 4th smash season at the Soho Playhouse, located in the heart of Manhattan nightlife.
"Outrageously funny." -Back Stage "Greenberg's mostly one-man show is drawing crowds. A definite off center Letterman skit quality. Goes by both fast and enjoyably." --New York Times "Kept a full house roaring." - NYTheatre.com
Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, the Public's King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare's classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all "such stuff as dreams are made on." Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.
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.
From the creator of The Awesome 80s Prom comes New York's newest Off-Broadway sensation - That Bachelorette Show!
The interactive parody of your favorite reality romance shows, where YOU pick the groom!
At That Bachelorette Show, you'll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite radio hits, spun by star Guest DJ's, as some of the most eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors around vie for our Bachelorette's. . . flower. Over the course of the show, they'll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs!
TimeOut New York Critics' Pick!
What remains when the senses fail? Who do you become? Prepare to question everything you know about your experience of the world as a brilliant and just a tad unhinged company of actors shatter the stereotypes at the heart of the legacy of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century. Three Days to See creates a vivid, intimate, deeply moving, and strangely hilarious portrait of Helen Keller revealing a startling hidden story of luminous intelligence and extraordinary accomplishment. These electric performers will joyfully demolish and reconstruct everything you thought you knew about this utterly unique American icon and introduce you to Keller's revelatory and singular take on culture, feminism, romance and politics. Your perception of this trailblazer, and possibly of your whole world, will never be the same.
Leila and Rashid, Egyptian Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stranger into their bedroom to engage in a threesome. What begins as a hilariously awkward evening soon becomes an experience fraught with secrets, raising issues of sexism, possession and independence.
Carmina Slovenica is a Slovenian "vocal theatre" company, world renowned for their unconventional choral storytelling, adding opera, drama, and movement. In Toxic Psalms, the almost sinister music mirrors the unspeakable violences and victimizations across our world today. Channeling ancient and modern humanities, the ensemble of 34 young women invokes Africa, the Middle East, Pussy Riot, weapons, extinctions, contaminations and abuses of religions —everywhere violence against others is exalted and deified. In the age of #YesAllWomen and #NotOneMore, Carmina Slovenica is a mighty arsenal for fighting back, igniting the anthem that "something has to be done."
Toxic Psalms is a part of the Prototype Festival, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with significant support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Charles and Cerise Jacobs Fund for New Opera, and The Reed Foundation. Prototype is a collaboration between Beth Morrison Projects and HERE.
Toxic Psalms is co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects, HERE and Carmina Slovenica.
The YouTube hit comes to Cherry Lane Theatre. In this new comedy musical, join our All-American family on the original cross-country road trip… from hell! You name the wagon party! You choose who dies!
Traveling Papers is a passport to theatrical adventure which explores our connections to travel. Through an entertaining encounter with novels, poetry, short stories, personal letters and other literary works by Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Anthony Bourdain, W. Somerset Maugham, Michael Clinton, Paul Theroux, Edna Ferber, Robert Frost, Rosemary Mahoney, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alice Steinbach and Peter Mayle, among many others, Traveling Papers transports us by exploring the joys and frustrations of travel. It reveals how human beings long for the distant horizon. In this era of myriad reality television shows devoted to travel competitions, and vast amounts of web-based videos, tweets, instagrams and newsprint concerned with the latest exotic destination...Now is the time to pack your bags for Traveling Papers!
The performance is a walk down memory lane for those who remember Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan. And an enlightening experience for those just getting to know her. An exquisitely, beautiful tribute befitting one of the greatest voices of the 20th century…
Every Tuesday, Pauline visits her elderly father to do household chores and take him to the grocery store. But it's not just fruit and vegetables she searches for walking down the aisles. It's the lost love of her father, who cannot forget who Pauline once was - his son Paul.
Tuesdays at Tesco's is an intense, thought-provoking journey, exploring perceptions of identity and the lines we dare to cross.
Based on a little-known incident in LA history, this theatrical thrill ride explores the collision of reality and fantasy as two actors juggle various roles to entrap homosexuals for "social vagrancy" in the public restrooms of 1914 Long Beach. But are they actually entrapping each other? Who they are and what they need is a mystery that deepens with every twist and turn. The Twentieth-Century Way earned Mr. Jacobson a PEN Center USA Award for Drama, and was a sensation at the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival, winning Overall Excellence in Production of a Play.
"Tom Jacobson has fashioned a hall of mirrors that show cases the mesmerizing, challenging and erotically charged performances of Will Bradley and Robert Mammana" - TimeOutNY
The Twentieth-Century Way contains mature subject matter and nudity and is not appropriate for children.
Crackling and quick-moving, The Two Gentlemen of Verona may well have been Shakespeare's first play. A seemingly simple tale of shifting devotions among mismatched lovers, it helped launch the genre of rom-com. Yet its delightful madcap surface conceals undercurrents, as its putative hero proves a cad and a faithless friend.
Fiasco Theater's zesty and streamlined six-actor Cymbeline was a highlight of TFANA's 2011 season. In Two Gentlemen, which premiered at Folger Theatre, the company's acute understanding of text, spare design and brilliantly versatile use of props, accessories, original music, and shifting accents combine to create a charming, nuanced and magical experience. Letters fall from the flies, rope-ladders materialize out of nowhere, and a handful of actors transform into outlaws, clowns, servants, and even a grumpy, ungrateful dog.
Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of her three tours in Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself..
Curated by codirectors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, this highly-anticipated 12-day festival in January showcases cutting-edge theater from around the U.S. and the world.
Meet Beth and Doug: two people who have no problems getting dates with their partners of choice. What they do have, however, is a very awkward encounter after spending one hot night together following a drunken wedding reception they attend. They wake up to a blurry morning where the rules of attraction, sex and society are waiting for them before their first cup of coffee, which leads them to ponder how much they really know about each other and how much they really care about what other people think. The Way We Get By is a play about love and lust and the whole damn thing.
In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With a whiff of sexual tension in the air and the wind whistling outside, what starts out as blarney soon turns dark as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own…. Conor McPherson's The Weir is a haunting evocative evening in the theatre you will never forget.
The Weill Music Institute presents West Side Story, a work that speaks closely to WMI's mission of supporting music in the communtiy and around the world. Performed at the Knockdown Center—a restored factory in Queens—it features professional artists in lead roles, dance inspired by Jerome Robbins's classic choreography, and the participation of high school students and community members from around the city.
With her husband overseas near the end of World War II, Grace fights to save the splintering bonds of her family by taking her teenage son and daughter to spend the summer on Lake Erie. When her son takes up with the town outcast, the entire family must confront the expectations of a society that holds conformity in the highest regard. Grace finds that her attempt to restore normalcy may have only fractured their relationships further in the second show of A. R. Gurney's Signature Residency.
A well-regarded actress agrees to teach six inmates how to tell their stories behind the bars of a men's maximum security prison. Sharing intimate and sometimes hilarious details of their former lives, this unlikely group forms a bond -- even as the actress' life outside spins out of control. And when what happens in prison doesn't stay there, no one is sure who to trust. From the team that brought you Everyday Rapture, this new play features Sherie Rene Scott and six men playing two dozen characters in a constant shifting of scenes, ages, genders and races. Whorl Inside A Loop explores the fine line between convicted felons and the criminal inside each of us, the viability of forgiveness and the unreliability of redemption.
Andrew Lippa's tragic Jazz Age love story The Wild Party follows 1920s party girl Queenie (two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster) over the course of one decadent, booze-soaked night as she encounters vaudevillians, hookers, and a handsome stranger (Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry) who offers the hope of a less tawdry life. The Wild Party is based on Joseph Moncure March's searing 1928 narrative poem of the same name, and premiered Off-Broadway in 2000.
Nicole is finally meeting Dylan after a two-month-long Internet courtship. Five couples come together for brunch to celebrate it, but it will be the last reasonable thing any of them will do for the day. Secrets will be screamed, sex will be weaponized, and sanity will have its throat sliced. They are a**holes. They are crazy. Try to love them anyway.
WARNING: This production contains decidedly adult-oriented hilarity. Not recommended for audiences under age 18!
The Irish Rep's 2015 gala, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats, the Nobel Prize-winning poetic voice of Ireland and co-founder of the renowned Abbey Theatre.
Special guests, including Gabriel Byrne, Terry Donnelly, Olympia Dukakis, Melissa Errico, Peter Gallagher, Colum McCann, Bridget Moynahan, Ciarán Sheehan, John Slattery, J. Smith-Cameron and more still to be announced, will perform readings, dance, and music capturing the incredible beauty, wit, and poignancy of Yeats' poetry and illuminating the poet's legacy for Irish culture around the world.