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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.
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.
Set in the turbulent sixties, a young Marine returns home to the Bronx, shaken but hopeful for the future. Met by a mother fighting to keep the family going and a father down on his luck, Johnny finds himself caught between his parents' dreams for his future and a corrupt police captain with plans of his own. Walter Anderson's compelling new drama about the wars fought at home asks: when long-held secrets test a family's strength, whose dreams must be sacrificed to protect the ones we love?
26-year-old Patrick Bateman is sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome. He's got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend, a to-die-for apartment, and a Wall Street job in 1980s New York City. In short, his life's killer. There's just one snag in this dark vision of the American Dream…Patrick can't get the blood out of his $5000 suits.
Two imprisoned teenagers, one black, one white, form a perilous bond. As the young women serve time, they forge a plan for survival. When the outside world proves even more dangerous than the jail itself, their private world becomes an untenable practice ground for their new lives. And I and Silence explores the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal reality of adulthood in 1950's America.
After Sunny walked out, Josh left the CIA and crawled into a bottle. Until tonight, when Josh wakes up from a bender in a windowless room. Someone has sold America's darkest secret, and it's up to Josh to get the traitor to confess. There's only one problem…he used to be married to her.
ATOMIC is the thrilling new Off-Broadway musical that blasts open the doors of The Manhattan Project, a government-funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world's first atomic bomb. Leo Szilard is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he's capable of when someone believes in him.
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.
A new collection by the leading interpreter of song and worldwide acclaimed performer of Bob Dylan's work. Barb Jungr brings together her hardest hitting set to date of these two great music icons, featuring their political and philosophical songs in her contemporary arrangements.
World-renowned artist Rudolf Bauer was so driven to create, he sketched on scraps in a Nazi prison. Yet he eventually stopped painting forever when a feud erupted amongst himself, his patron and benefactor Solomon Guggenheim, and Bauer's lifetime love, Baroness Hilla Rebay – one of Guggenheim's most trusted curators. The Guggenheim Museum, originally built to house Bauer's works, opened without a single Bauer exhibited.
Commissioned by San Francisco Playhouse, Bauer is a compelling and controversial imagined face-off between Bauer and the two women he loved most as they each confront the passions of his life and art.
Rudolf Bauer is considered by many art historians and critics to have had a major impact on modern artists such as Jackson Pollock and William de Kooning, and yet his name and work mysteriously disappeared from the art world in the 1950s and many of his paintings remain banished to the basement of the Guggenheim Museum.
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!
In The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson welcomes audiences into her lifelong Amherst homestead in mid-century Massachusetts. While Dickinson found solace in solitude through much of her life, acclaimed 19th playwright William Luce weaves her poems, diaries, and letters into a one-woman portrait of one of America's greatest and most prolific poets, mixing Dickinson's encounters with close friends and family with the poet's own, often amusing observations.
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."
City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the Landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won't leave him alone. For ex-cop & recent widower Walter Pops Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, when the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems the Old Days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living between Riverside and Crazy.
Acclaimed UK singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, explore the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favorite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia (whose album "The Songs of Dory Previn" was voted Top Ten Albums of 2012 by Sunday Times) roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation, sweet revenge and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today.
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.
The production transfers to the Actors Temple Theater, following a successful run at St. Luke Theatre.
Layon Gray's historical drama Black Angels Over Tuskegee is based on true events. Six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
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.
Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. A kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnect to portray growing up gay and black, Robert O'Hara's subversive, uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and... Bootycandy.
The Bullpen is an 18-character play written and performed by Joe Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. A man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. Consequently he is judged by two systems of jurisprudence – one a jury of his peers in an actual courtroom and the other the fascinating and hilarious denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Mr. Assadourian mercurially transforms from character to character and court to court as the play steamrolls toward both verdicts that literally range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Hurricane Sandy has just ravaged the lifelong home of Marty and Mary Murphy. But the storm has ripped apart more than just the walls: with their neighbors too devastated to stay, the couple's beloved Staten Island community is in danger of disappearing forever. Determined to rebuild, Marty wages a campaign to save his neighborhood and his home, but when the Murphys' sons arrive to help their parents dig out, past betrayals come rushing to the surface.
With fierce compassion and poignant humor, By The Water reminds us that the very powers that tear us apart can also bring us together.
Fresh from London's West End, this swinging show tells the story of the legendary New York jazz venue – the first racially integrated club in the city, and the hottest ticket in town. It was "the wrong place for the right people." From its idealistic beginnings to its demise in the 'Red Scare' of the late 1940s, Cafe Society hosted stars including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, and Billie Holiday. Stellar vocalists and a top-flight band bring this true story to life.
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.
Godlight Theatre Company celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the world premiere adaptation of James Dickey's novel, Deliverance. Four friends embark on a three-day canoe trip down a wild section of a river in the heartland of Georgia. On the morning of the second day, a mildly adventurous canoe trip explodes into a nightmare of horror and murder.
Drop Dead Perfect follows Idris Seabright, played by Everett Quinton, a wealthy, eccentric mistress of a Key West cottage that runs her estate with a zany flair. When her beloved ward Vivien decides to abandon the Florida Keys to pursue art in Greenwich Village, and Idris' lawyer becomes alarmingly interested in her investments, Idris' life begins its outrageous downward spiral. After she receives a visit from a mysterious stranger who bears an undeniable resemblance to her long-lost love, her life erupts into over-the-top comic mayhem.
For over four-hundred 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.
Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way back through the world of fashion that won't give her size a second look. Sipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep.
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.
After 28 years of marriage, Ollie Espenshade is still an incurable romantic (her fatal weakness). Perhaps discovering that her husband is a lying cheat will cure her?
The Fatal Weakness, George Kelly's last produced play, is a smart comedy about romance, marriage and commitment. It opened in New York on November 19, 1946 in a production by the legendary Theatre Guild starring Ina Claire. Although Claire's triumphant return to Broadway after a five year absence garnered much of the press attention, Kelly's play turned more than a few critics' heads.
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.
Found is an original musical based on scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been "found" in the real world by every-day people. Inspired by actual events, the show follows Davy who, along with his two best friends, is lost and broke. When he finds a strangely revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else, it sparks an outlandish idea that finds him and his compatriots on a wild, comedic journey. By bringing a host of real notes and letters from Davy Rothbart's popular Found Magazine to irreverent theatrical life, this raucous and insightful new musical tells a story of ambition, betrayal and loyalty while celebrating the weirdness in all of us.
An extension of the Fuerza Bruta family, WAYRA takes the audience on a thrill ride from beginning to end, with an extra 20 minutes of heart thrashing fun, fast paced and upbeat live music, on-stage musicians and breathtaking aerial displays. The newly designed set and scenes are sure to present fans with fresh experiences and guarantee that Fuerza Bruta WAYRA will be a theatrical thrill that floods the senses.
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!
Direct from the West End, Ghost Stories is the hit heart-stopping play by masters of the macabre Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman (of the BBC's cult show The League of Gentlemen). Three men gather, each with an uncanny tale to tell: their chilling stories bleed off the stage and into your dreams. Not for the faint hearted, Time Out London called Ghost Stories "an immaculately crafted evening of entertainment. Play the game and you'll have a scream!"
Direct from celebrated tours in the United Kingdom and Belgium, this award-winning stage drama intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people – Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. Despite their noteworthy careers, their later years are what make their lives so unforgettable. Their extraordinary survival and the true story of their courage and determination will take you on a remarkably heartwarming journey.
Flung in to the future by a befuddled Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now has only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! But when their script is partially obscured by the ink of an angry squid, these pirates-turned-players must now improvise their musical adventure based on their audience's suggestions! Don't miss this interactive, improvised musical the New York Times says, "provides more laughs than there are bones in Davy Jones's Locker!"
A musical about comedy featuring a cast of today's funniest comedians singing & dancing like never before. HA! The Musical is a hilarious behind the scenes look at the world of standup comedy and life as a comic!
Hamilton, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public's 2014-15 season. Directed by his In The Heights collaborator Thomas Kail, this new musical about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of our country's founding fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. The production will highlight a cast of historical figures that includes George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.
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.
"SASSY, SEXY and OH-SO-SMART, HEATHERS deserves to run with the popular crowd." - Time Out New York
HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather's aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, "Desperate Housewives"), Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She's the Man). HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, HEATHERS will be New York's most popular new musical. Are you in, or are you out?
Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Here Lies Love is neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but an immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda's near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.
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.
An ambitious young reporter tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor but instead discovers long-buried conflicts between two old friends. Set against the bonds of baseball, curve balls are thrown and cherished memories are recaptured.
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.
I Am Harvey Milk weaves the story of Harvey Milk's life – from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination. Part choral work, part theater piece,I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American icon.
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!
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.
Tony Award® winner, two-time Grammy Award® winner and two-time Academy Award® nominee Jim Dale (Roundabout's The Road to Mecca,The Threepenny Opera) returns to the Roundabout stage to star in his brand new solo show! Directed by Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Ain't Misbehavin'), Just Jim Dale is a hilarious and heartwarming tour-de-force performance from one of the most masterful entertainers of his generation.
Join the legendary Mr. Dale as he recounts a lifetime of irresistible showbiz tales — from his start on the famed British music hall stage, through his Broadway triumphs in Scapino, Barnum and Me and My Girl, to his uproarious experiences narrating all seven Harry Potter audiobooks. Candid and intimate, Just Jim Dale is an unforgettable journey through an extraordinary career, told through incredible stories and beloved songs including "The Colors of My Life," "The Lambeth Walk" and "Georgy Girl." This spring, spend an evening with the incomparable Jim Dale as he shares his passion for the stage, for storytelling and for making people laugh!
Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater's great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare's classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.
New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.
Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are always free to the public. Up to two tickets per person can be acquired in-person on the day of a performance when the box office opens at noon, up until curtain time. Please note that people do line up for tickets early as there is a limited availability. Alternatively, online reservations can be made by lottery for every performance. Click "Get Tickets" for more information.
Lady, Be Good ushered in the Golden Age of Broadway, from the mid‐'20s until the early '40s, when Broadway musicals were opportunities for great songwriters, great songs, and great performers. The Gershwins (George was hot off the triumph of Rhapsody in Blue) delivered a jazz‐age score that featured "Fascinatin' Rhythm," as well as a song that got unaccountably dropped during the show's try out in Philadelphia, "The Man I Love." The stars of the show included Fred and Adele Astaire playing a penniless brother and sister who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment.
The highly anticipated new play from the writer of NY Times Critic's Pick Smash hit For Love.
A pitch black comedy set in Dublin. Can a family that dance together stay together?
Written by Laoisa Sexton
Directed by Tim Ruddy
Featuring Kevin Marron, Michael Mellamphy, Ken Ryan and Laoisa Sexton
Two ambitious co-workers meet for the first time when a catastrophic event traps them in a skyscraper elevator. In the darkness, Theodore "Big Time" Southmore and Tina Pardon form an intimate bond, sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets, touching on issues of race, culture, and class.
Let Theatreworks take you into a world with gods, monsters, and heroes! The Lightning Thief is a new musical adapted from the book, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan.
The Lightning Thief features Percy Jackson, the 12-year-old son of Poseidon, who gets pulled into an unfamiliar, mythological world full of treacherous encounters and challenges thrust upon him by the Greek Gods. Percy struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, coming to terms with a father he has never known, and solving the mystery of Zeus' stolen lightning bolt, alongside his two best friends Grover and Annabeth.
Off-Broadway Family Theatre presents The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe.
The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all.
It's the 4th of July on Fire Island where a brother and sister and their spouses are spending the quintessential American summer weekend in an unfamiliar setting. As their season in the sun unfolds, the two couples do their best to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities. The grill is fired up, the drinks are cold and the pool is open but no one is going in. Terrence McNally's trenchant comedy receives its first New York revival in 23 years under the direction of Peter DuBois.
On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can't outrun her demons forever.
Laced with wisdom, wit and grace, Little Children Dream of God is a timely new drama about learning to start a new life by facing the one you left behind.
Lonesome Traveler celebrates the legacy of folk as the soundtrack of social change and moral revolution. Employing nine singer/musicians dramatizing some of the key moments in the history of the American folk revival, Lonesome Traveler features classic songs such as "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "This Land Is Your Land," "Puff the Magic Dragon," and "Maggie's Farm." Weaving together a tapestry of the venues and historic circumstances that put folk at the core of the great changes that swept American society from 1958 through to the early 1970s, Lonesome Traveler celebrates the legacy of folk as the soundtrack of social change and moral revolution.
Richard Singer, a dorky teenage boy is accused and thrown in jail for rape, tearing his parents apart. Now, nine years later, Richard is out of jail and his accuser is back in his life.
The lakeside rental Veronica (Tracie Thoms) has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan (John Hakwes), has problems of his own – problems that Veronica is inevitably and irrevocably – pulled into.
An engrossing and revealing portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, Lost Lake is a vivid new work about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.
Love and Human Remains is an edgy, provocative, dark-humored drama about the intertwined lives of seven individuals. In the backdrop is a serial killer who is terrorizing the women in the city which they live. These seven individuals are you, me, your neighbor, that guy who sat next to you on the train today, that woman who you work with who seems to have it all together. Brad Fraser gives us a glimpse into what the human condition can be like - the highs, the lows, the humor, the desperation, the aggression, the longing for love and ultimately...the longing for acceptance. Through his play, we travel to places that are raw and primal - places that we often don't like to acknowledge really exist.
Liliana has a sparkle few can deny and no one can resist. The trophy wife of a border magnate living in Texas, she's seemingly impeccable. But beneath that polished exterior lies a fierce determination to survive at any cost. When Liliana's true desires break the surface, she'll have to decide between the value of obligation and the price of freedom.
She is a French singer. He is a New York musician who has a history with Paris. Connected by music, they embark on a surreal journey though NYC on a rainy evening, intersecting with various characters including a street musician who may be more than what he seems.
Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical is a Musical Created and Directed by Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman. It tells the life story of Sylvester through his music and his point of view. Beyond all the trials, tribulations, glitz and glamour of his lifestyle, he was a symbol for being FABULOUS, but, also, a symbol for unapologetically being who he was. The words and music of this show will enter your ear, soar through your heart and inspire your soul. It's GUARANTEED to have EVERYONE dancing in the aisles.
Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It's been years since either one's had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that. The night before filming a big scene (that will undoubtedly assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar), Karen, her partner Bev, Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy meet in order to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain?
The Money Shot reunites MCC Theater's Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute with director Terry Kinney (reasons to be pretty) for a hilarious and insightful comedy about ambition, art, status and sex in an era--and an industry--where very little is sacred and almost nothing is taboo.
More than just a pretty face, she beat the odds with Courage, Determination and whole lot of Spirit!
Mulan is the classic story of a Chinese peasant girl who disguises herself as a man so that she can take her ailing father's place as a soldier in the emperor's war against the Huns. After years of successfully concealing her true identity, Mulan's secret is ultimately revealed and she is worshipped for her courage and loyalty. This legendary story's message of bravery, leadership and the importance of family remain relevant to audiences today.
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.
Following the sold out concert sensations Baby and Once Upon a Mattress, Transport Group Theatre Company proudly presents The Music Man In Concert! One of America's most cherished musicals, The Music Man follows shyster businessman Harold Hill as he tries to dupe the citizens of River City, Iowa with false promises of a boys' band. But when the town's beautiful yet hopelessly stubborn librarian catches Harold's eye, this town suddenly becomes harder to skip. A beloved story of morality, deceit, humor and romance, The Music Man has been charming audiences for over 50 years. For one night only Transport Group brings together dozens of today's top Broadway talents to sing this classic triumph of a score!
Plates in, plates out, we need ice, table four needs bread, your tuna tartare is up: this is the life of the back of house at a restaurant. It's not a bad way for four young New Yorkers to spend their days, make their livings, and cling to their dreams – that is, until management starts to get stingy. But you can count on your co-workers, right? Right? Right?
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.
My Stubborn Tongue is a story about a girl who refuses to be defined by her origins: Russian in America, Jewish in Russia, poor little immigrant. The only way out is the English language – and so begins a journey into the wild antics of the letter "u," the spit-firing enunciations of "th," and the unforeseen hazards of not knowing idioms. Experience the heartbreak and hilarity - the Russian version of what it means to be an American!
The Mystery of Love and Sex is the story of four individuals whose lives remain inextricably intertwined over time. Charlotte and Jonny are two college students, long-time friends since the age of 9. As their relationship turns romantic, over her parents' objections, an onslaught of truths about their past is unleashed, threatening not only their relationship with each other but with their families as well.
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.
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!
From a chance meeting on a stool at the end of the bar, a family is forever changed in this shattering and moving unconventional story of love torn apart by a deep held secret.
Take a look at the hard world of boxing from the perspective of small time gym owner Tre and the young up-and-comer Donell. They come from different worlds, they barely understand each other, but in the ring anything is possible. Loyalty and dreams are put to the test in this explosive match that promises to pull some punches and fearlessly land the others.
Like every beauty pageant you've seen before, Pageant features contestants desperately vying for a glittering tiara. With swimsuit, talent, and evening gown competitions – the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! Unlike some beauty pageants you've seen before, the female contestants are all played by men. And the audience gets to select the winner each night. Filled with excitement and suspense, but first and foremost, beauty. Let the beauty begin!
Paint Your Wagon, set in a mining camp in Gold Rush–era California, is the story of a dreaming gold miner and his daughter whose world is changed when the daughter finds gold—and love— near their camp.
When Bruce and Sue meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss.
Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna's storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream. Featuring some of the world's most beloved piano music played live, The Pianist of Willesden Lane is performer Mona Golabek's true family story, a story of music, family survival, and hope. The Pianist of Willesden Lane makes its NYC premiere after critically acclaimed, sold out runs in Chicago, Boston, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.
Before The Beatles told the world to 'shake it up, baby' or The McCoys asked Sloopy to 'hang on', one man dreamed about being known. In the 1960s, Bert Berns was one of the most successful songwriters of his time, producing 51 hits in just 7 years. At the age of 38, Bert Berns died at the height of his career, leaving behind his children, his legend, and music that would live on forever. Piece of My Heart tells Bert's triumphant and tragic story through the eyes of Jessie, the daughter he never knew. Experience what Rolling Stone calls "one of the great untold stories of rock and roll." This world-premiere musical pulls you into a journey of discovery told through his chart-topping hits (and some rare gems) including "Twist and Shout," "I Want Candy," "Hang on Sloopy," and the immortal title song, "Piece of My Heart." Meet the man you never knew through the music you've loved for years.
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!
A small black community in rural Appalachia. Pitbull country. Mary and her son Dipper live in a trailer a few miles from their bible-belt, war-loving, dog-fighting neighbors. Despite being the community's pariah, Mary is at peace making and selling wine. However, when a prize-winning pit bull is slaughtered on the Fourth of July, Mary's solitary existence becomes suspect. Pitbulls explores what it costs to be an individual in America.
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.
Theresa Rebeck, the creator of NBC's "Smash" and the writer of such hit plays as Seminar, Mauritius, and The Understudy, presents a devilish argument about infidelity and America in this new comedy about two couples spending a not-so-idyllic weekend in the country. Poor Behavior will be directed by Evan Cabnet (The Model Apartment, A Kid Like Jake).
Celebrate 28 years and counting with PTP/NYC! Don't miss GERTRUDE - THE CRY, Howard Barker's startling response to Hamlet and David Edgar's 1994 drama PENTECOST, uncovering the passionate debate on art history in post-Communist Eastern Europe.
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.
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.
Deep inside the elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson furniture painter, the people of Elbowville lived and worked for as long as anyone can remember. The story focuses on three brothers, their love interests and life struggles. One of them, Peter, shoots to fame and fortune as the creator of a "prosperity machine". The prosperity machine indeed creates riches for the Elbowvillians, but can the good times last and at what cost? At the top of the town's hierarchy, the pragmatic (and possibly slightly evil) Mayor Manuela stands tall and strong – pulling the strings as hard as she can.
The solo play explores the often forgotten stories of white civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo and FBI informant Tommy Rowe. Rowe was among the Ku Klux Klan members who overtook and gunned down Liuzzo's Oldsmobile on March 25, 1965. The Klan targeted Ms. Liuzzo, who witnessed racial hatred first hand as a young girl, whilst she drove African-American freedom fighters to safety following the historic Selma Voting March.
Send for the Million Men examines the controversial executions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, convicted of murder during a 1920 armed robbery in a Massachusetts shoe factory. Their case was a Cause Célèbre and still enflames passionate responses from advocates and detractors alike. In collaboration with Victor Morales (video designer/performer) and Catherine McRae (sound), and working in his unique style of oratory, with animatronics, robotics, puppetry and handmade projectors, Joseph Silovsky illuminates the humor and tragedy in the story and connects it to today's political strife as well as his own micro-tragic biography.
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.
How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you finally do? When star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure novelist Olivia, he finds they both crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.
In the spring of 2011, five weeks into the civil uprising in Syria, we find Jameel, a 40-year-old Syrian-American writer in his New York apartment waiting for a houseguest to arrive from DC. Haytham, 15 years Jameel's senior, a Syrian ex-patriot and a leader in the anti-Syrian government movement has come to New York on business. Jameel is overwhelmed with excitement to have someone of Haytham's stature in his home and the two share stories from their younger days in Syria. An unclear tension starts brewing between the two leading them into a re-examination of their lives and a revelation of how their different pasts have intertwined and forced them into choices that neither ever imagined.
Based on a bestselling novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat tells the 40-year story of the lives of performers, stagehands, and dock workers who are the denizens of the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat. The New Yorker noted that the show "was a radical departure in musical storytelling, marrying spectacle with seriousness," moving beyond the light and airy plots of previous operettas and musical comedies with its serious subjects of racial prejudice and tragic love. Highlights include "Ol' Man River," "Make Believe," and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man." Broadway's most revived and revised work, Show Boat was the first musical ever performed by an opera company — by New York City Opera in 1954.
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.
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.
Two one act operas by the great American composer Carlisle Floyd, in brand new chamber arrangements. His very first opera, Slow Dusk is the story of an impoverished young woman whose dreams are challenged by religious and family obligations. Markheim is a man of privilege who has squandered his family fortune. Desperate for money, he is pursed by demons both real and imagined.
Can a murder on Christmas Eve be disguised? Based upon a thrilling story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the opera examines human nature pushed to its extreme.
Soul Doctor is an exhilarating musical journey through the triumphs and tribulations of a cultural phenomenon. It tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone.
A modern-day troubadour, Shlomo ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling and boundless love. After his escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi befriended the legendary jazz singer Nina Simone who introduced him to soul and gospel music. With the "High Priestess of Soul" as his inspiration, Shlomo created a joyous new sound with melodies that fused his roots with American popular music.
With his meteoric rise as a "Rock Star Rabbi," he struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the "free love" generation of the 1960s. Today, his uplifting music and message help to define America's most defiant era.
Based on the true story by award-winning journalist David Holthouse and famously featured on "This American Life," Stalking the Bogeyman is a humanizing story of transformation, healing and forgiveness of the highest order.
Fresh from starring on Broadway Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies performs an intimate concert of songs ranging from Janis numbers to soul-drenched blues classics and searing original tunes.
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.
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.
Politics is dirty – but politicians are dirtier. The truth is laid hysterically bare in Tail! Spin!, a wildly inventive new comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Anthony ("I Was Hacked") Weiner, Mark ("Appalachian Trail") Sanford, Larry ("Wide Stance") Craig, and Mark ("Underage Page") Foley. Using only the actual words of the disgraced politicians, their paramours, and the skeptical media they tried so hard to spin, Tail! Spin! winningly weaves an intricate, overlapping narrative of the power of sex--and the sex lives of the powerful. Created by NPR contributor Mario Correa and directed by Tony®-nominee Dan Kenechtges (Lysistrata Jones, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Tail! Spin! features a cast of five led by former SNL star Rachel Dratch, as the "Wives, Tails, Beards and Barbara Walters.
This summer, Tom Waites will present Taming of the Shrew, a happy comedy of "courtship" and "romance," and one of Shakespeare's most admired plays.
Tom Waites recently was noted national critical acclaim for his short film Pandora's Box, winning Best Director and Best Screenplay for the Short Film Contest at Atlantic City Film Festival. The internationally acclaimed actress Francis Fisher (The Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer, House of Sand and Fog) won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, and Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) was nominated for Best Actor.
Baruch Performing Arts Center is proud to present this work and many past and future works by Tom Waites, a Juilliard-trained theater professional. Don't miss it!
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
The locale, once again, is Bradleyville, Texas, where Colonel Kinkaid, a crusty World War I veteran now confined to a wheelchair, regales anyone who will listen with tales of "Black Jack" Pershing and his days of campaigning in France. His son, an aggressive wheeler-dealer, learns that the Colonel is the oldest living graduate of Mirabeau B. Lamar Military Academy, and when the school comes forth with the idea of holding a celebration in honor of the old man, the son persuades them to do so in Bradleyville—hoping to benefit from the resulting publicity. But getting his father to agree to the plan, and to parting with a piece of property which the son covets for commercial purposes, are other matters. Resolute to the end, Colonel Kinkaid resents being the "oldest living anything" and, with his dying breath, continues to resist the loss of his ideals to expediency, and to a way of life which he can only regard as shoddy, second-rate and lacking in the values which he has striven to uphol
To the Bone is being presented as part of the second annual Theater:Village festival, which presents a series of new plays in prominent West Village theaters based around one playwright or common theme. The participating theater companies for Theater:Village are Axis Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
A contemporary American drama, To the Bone is about Latina immigrant poultry workers in the U.S. and in the spirit of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men gives audiences a look inside the lives of the invisible work force that puts food on our tables.
The play was inspired by interviews conducted by Ms. Ramirez during a six month period in New York State's Sullivan County. The play was originally commissioned by Working Theater, Mark Plesent, Producing Artstic Director.
Tony n' Tina's Wedding is an all-inclusive two part theatrical event which includes a wedding ceremony and reception. Prices include an Italian buffet dinner, salad and wedding cake as well as dancing all night long to New York's #1 wedding singer. Bring your camera's and share your memories with your friends. Now celebrating 25 years, and lots of memories for our guests throughout the world, this is a New York experience that should not be missed.
It's 1992. Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. When his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the next big thing.
In Verité, Josephine, a stay-at-home mom and struggling writer, is offered an unusual deal for her memoir: she has to make her life exciting enough to publish. As mysterious and even sinister events start happening to her, Josephine has to decide how far she is willing to go to make her life into art, and whether it's all coincidence or if someone is determined to make sure her memoir is a best-seller at any cost.
Is 40 too soon to grow up? A personal organizer is hired by the son of a woman facing heart surgery to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. However the organizer is completely disorganized and her clients turn out to be a veritable force of nature. The strain of balancing the headstrong, prodigal son against his formidable mother forces Alexis to reveal an aching, explosive truth of her own, one that has caused the deadly virtual swordfight in her mind.
Tea Parties, oil spills, death panels...and that's just the opening statements! Vote For Me is a musicalized Presidential debate where you pick the winner. Hum along as the candidates dance and sing their way through three-ring circus of American politics, and cast your vote to help determine the outcome of the show, and the future of America!
Outside Boston, ten people—some strangers, some not—struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers' peace, this funny and moving work kicks off A. R. Gurney's Signature Residency by examining the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream.
Emmy® and two-time Tony® Winner Cherry Jones (Doubt, "24") returns to MTC for Sarah Treem's ("House of Cards," "In Treatment") powerful new play that takes us inside an underground women's shelter in the early 1970s...before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, before women had places to turn in times of distress.
Agnes (Cherry Jones) has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where a woman on the run can seek refuge. But to Agnes' dismay, her latest young runaway Mary Anne is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter Penny, forcing each girl to question her destiny. And as the drums of the feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the people she's been trying to help.
Filled with hope, humanity and humor, Wiesenthal is the inspiring true story of Simon Wiesenthal. Sometimes referred to as "the Jewish James Bond," Wiesenthal escaped death at the hands of Hitler's S.S., lost 89 family members, and devoted more than six decades to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. Part memoir and part spy thriller, Dugan's play introduces us to Wiesenthal on the day before his retirement as he welcomes his final group of Americans to his office in The Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna.
Unwanted from the moment she's born, Sunny is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny's bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.
Critically acclaimed when it debuted at London's National Theatre, The World of Extreme Happiness makes its American premiere in a co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre. "Hard-hitting and bruisingly funny" (Time Out London), this epic new drama by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig is as fierce and unflinching as the world it examines. Eric Ting directs.
Zorba! is John Kander and Fred Ebb's galvanic re‐imagining of Nikos Kazantzakis's best‐selling tale of a larger than life Greek jack‐of‐all‐trades who "lives every day as if it will be his last."