About This Show

theAtrainplays is a popular, consistently sold-out theatrical event. Produced by Atrainproductions in association with the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, theAtrainplays are a celebration of New York, created by five teams while traveling the entire route of the A train from 207th Street & Broadway to Far Rockaway. On Friday evening, September 17th, five librettists will hop on the A train at 207th Street and begin writing the books for five 15-minute musicals, all set on the A train. Before each of the teams begin their journeys, they pick a number between 3 and 5 to set the number of characters, then chose that number of headshots through a blind draw to determine who is in each piece. When the librettists reach the Far Rockaway stop, they randomly select, through another blind draw, their collaborative lyricists, composers and choreographers, who have been awaiting their arrival at a nearby McDonalds! Five directors meet the creators at 207th Street and they all proceed to Columbus Circle where they meet the pre-selected actors, decipher their scribbles, copy the scripts and begin rehearsals. They have until show time THE NEXT DAY, Saturday night, September 18th at 8:00 p.m. to develop these works into the 5 exciting new musical experiences to be shared with the audience at the Neighborhood Playhouse.

This show, theAtrainplays vol. XIV, will be repeated on Sunday, September 19th at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 20th thru Thursday, September 23rd at 8:00 p.m.

All profits will benefit the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.

Appropriate for audiences 15 and older.

Click on the links below to read more about theAtrainplays!

You Must Take The “A” Train

F#@$in’ A!

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: September 18, 2004 Final Performance: September 23, 2004
Location: Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City

340 E 54th St,

New York,


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