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After a six-year run at Broadway's Golden Theatre, the massively popular, Tony-winning adult puppet musical Avenue Q now calls New World Stages its home. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his purpose in life.
Re-invents the classic tale of a maid-turned-princes. With pumpkin, glass slippers, Fairy Godmother and other story elements intact, it is now Cinderella's turn to rescue the Prince, reminding us once again that in a cruel world the act that matters most is kindness.
Inspired by the songs of ABBA. This original musical is a story of family and friendship as it unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughterís quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her motherís past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago.
The Orpheum Theatre hosts the international smash hit STOMP. This famed high-energy show features a cast of eight performers, creating a wildly rhythmic noise with unconventional instruments -- everything from brooms and garbage cans to matchboxes and hubcaps and more -- and also features plenty of unexpected comedy and audience interaction. A true worldwide phenomenon, STOMP has been running continuously at the Orpheum since 1994 and is the winner of both Obie and Drama Desk Awards. Since the first performance in 1991, this thrilling production has toured to more than 350 cities and earned praise as one of this generation's most mesmerizing theatrical events.
An innocent young boy accidentally discovers his father's secret collection of X-rated video tapes in comedian Andrew Goffman's The Accidental Pervert. The boy watches the tapes, of course, leading him to grow up addicted to porn. In this show, Goffman takes you along on a hilarious and self-deprecating journey through a world of video vixens, X-rated fantasies and dirty movies that he discovered at age 11 and that controlled him until age 26, the year he met his wife.
Riveting performer Dikran Tulaine (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) examines one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays through the lens of a major modern-day trial and subsequent media frenzy. Scholars throughout the centuries have fiercely debated Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice due to its anti-Semitic portrayal of the villainous Shylock and the ambiguous sexual preference of Antonio, who is willing trade a pound of his own flesh to the merchant to save his friend Bassanio. As the deal for Antonio's flesh unfolds in Antonio and Shylock: Monsters and the trial ensues, videographers greedily capture the action over two live feeds, zooming in on the drama's implicit anti-gay and anti-Jewish bigotry and reinforcing the timeless relevancy of this centuries-old tale with crackling new urgency.
Girls -- and guys -- just wanna have fun! Grab some friends and head over to The Awesome '80s Prom, a totally bitchin', blast-from-the-past party in the interactive style of Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, set at the 1989 Wanaget High Senior Prom. Characters from all your favorite '80s movies will be there: the football team captain, the Asian exchange student, the geek and the hottie head cheerleader. They're all competing for the titles of prom king and queen, and you get to decide who wins. Get into the spirit and wear your finest old bridesmaid dresses, leg warmers, Members Only jacket or other era-appropriate garb to compete in the Best Dressed contest.
Grab your caffeine pills, giant cell phone and acid-washed jeans because Saved by the Bell is back in the unauthorized parody Bayside! The Musical! Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowski, Screech, Slater and the rest of the gang get up to their old hijinks in this hilarious show that's been called "Saved by the Bell meets The Book of Mormon." It's a tacky, wacky romp that finally answers the burning questions leftover from that beloved Saturday-morning sitcom, like will Zack and Kelly break up? Can Slater quit wrestling? Does Screech die? Now you can find out thanks to Bayside! The Musical!
Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group's shows have been described by critics as "innovative," "energetic" and "wildly entertaining." But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group's global popularity is to see the show for yourself.
Tells the story of aspiring young playwright 'David Shayne.' Newly arrived on Broadway in 1920ís New York, Shayne is forced to cast 'Olive Neal,' the talentless girlfried of the mobster 'Cheech,' in his latest drama in order to get it produced. The one advantage to the arrangement is that the mobster has great ideas for rewrites of the play. As opening night approaches, Shayne finds himself in trouble: The leading lady 'Helen Sinclair' is a man-obsessed alcholoic; his leading man Warner Purcel
Now in its fourth smash season at the Soho Playhouse and a winner of the 2008 Fringe Producers Award at FringeNYC, The Complete Performer is a bursting-to-the-entertainment-seams comedy extravaganza, starring Late Show with David Letterman's Emmy Award-winning writer Ted Greenberg. The show may include, but is not limited to, improv, mind-reading, magic, escape artistry, mascot/puppetry, male burlesque, and modern dance. And, as a bonus, one lucky audience group will receive a free licensed cab ride home -- with Greenberg himself behind the wheel!
One of Broadway's most successful composers, Stephen Schwartz joins Drama Desk-winning actor-writer Jim Brochu (Zero Hour) for an evening of conversation and some of the composer's most famous tunes, performed by special guests from Broadway and cabaret stages. With shows like Wicked, Pippin and Godspell to his name, Schwartz is a living legend of musical theater. He's also written songs for a number of films, including Disney's Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and has won multiple Grammys and Academy Awards. In this intimate evening, he'll discuss his life and work, while you enjoy his most treasured songs.
Video games and theater collide at the Game Play Festival. With a variety of gaming-centric activities and interactive shows, this innovative festival combines nostalgia and cutting-edge multimedia performance for a one-of-a-kind experience. In Ghost Engines in the Sky, existential horror comes to the Old West in the form of a live-action roleplaying game. Paranoia mounts in Treason, which unites players with an unseen agent as they navigate a world of cyber security and surveillance.
Monty Navarro has just received some really great news! He's a long-lost member of a noble family and could become the next Earl of Highhurst. There are only eight minor issues, namely the other relatives who precede him in line for the title. So Monty does what any ambitious, highborn gentleman would do: he sets out to eliminate them one by one, all while juggling his mistress (she is after more than just love), his fiancee (she's his cousin, but who's keeping track?), plus the constant threat of landing behind bars! But it will all be worth it if he can slay his way into Highhurst Castle... and be done in time for tea.
Grey Street, billed as a "RockOPERical," is a unique, psychedelic musical and rock opera. This story within a story recounts the tale of William Grey, a Princeton Greek mythology professor whose wife is pushing him to become tenured, though he'd rather be an author. Torn between his responsibilities and his passions, and between his wife and his muse, a musical extravaganza ensues as Professor Grey embarks on a philosophical journey during which he ponders the meaning of money and the choices we make in life.
September, 1989. Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place -- six feet under.
The Public Theater's award-winning disco popera, ingeniously conceived and written by David Byrne (Talking Heads), takes you right into the middle of the action, following former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos (Ruthie Ann Marcos) on her rise to power and subsequent fall to infamy, propelled by a pounding dance beat. With its acclaimed score by Byrne and big-beat DJ Fatboy Slim, the bio musical "sets a new standard for audience participation" (The New York Times) through its innovative staging by director Alex Timbers (Rocky, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). You'll learn the latest Manila dance steps, attend political rallies, and more, while delving into the fascinating life of one of the 20th century's most talked-about figures.
Think you know how to act like a real New Yorker? Fuggedaboutit! In How 2 B A New Yorker, you'll learn everything you need to know about what it takes to be a real resident of the Big Apple ... or at least not stand out as a tourist. Comedians -- and licensed New York City tour guides -- Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle play over 60 characters as they take you on a hilarious whirlwind odyssey filled with stories about the city's 400-year history, from the world's largest landfill in Staten Island to the home of the Bronx Bombers. A full catered Italian buffet meal from Planet Hollywood and Buca di Beppo, featuring salad, spaghetti marinara, fettuccine Alfredo, chicken parmigiana plus cookies and brownies, is included with each ticket, and a cash bar is available for purchasing drinks.
More powerful than any psychic, writer Joyce Carol Oates channels the voices of many different women -- some hilarious, some touching, some terrifying -- in I Stand Before You Naked. This almost supernatural sympathy is just one reason why Oates is a perennial favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature. In I Stand Before You Naked her remarkable talent results in a dazzling piece of theater, one which throws a sharp spotlight on "women oppressed by their husbands, their lovers, and themselves." Ten powerful stories, each delivered in a moment of searing vulnerability, incorporate the most pressing issues of contemporary society, from sexual abuse to insanity. But beyond trendy topics, this extraordinary collection of dramatic monologues digs deep into universal themes -- aging, death, love and hope -- to uncover something precious and totally unexpected.
A rotating cast of Broadway and international artists performs highlights from the acclaimed revival of the long-running off-Broadway revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris in a cabaret setting. Tony-Award nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Kevin Del Aguila (composer of Altar Boyz) and Tamra Hayden (Cabaret) are among the artists participating in the show, which includes such Brel favorites as "Carousel," "If We Only Have Love" and "Ne Mes Quitte Pas."
If you missed Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli bring the house down at the London Palladium in 1963, you have another chance to see "Judy and Liza" perform live. Now in its fourth year, Judy and Liza Together Again! has been extended once more at Don't Tell Mama Cabaret. Internationally acclaimed entertainers Tommy Femia and Rick Skye bring the glamour, singing chops and plain old POW! to their portrayals of perhaps the most talented mother-daughter singing duo in all history. These Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) and Bistro Award-winning performers pull out all the stops -- singing classic solos, parodies and duets -- in a memorable tribute to unforgettable artists.
Mickey Mantle's real-life niece and Hollywood drag favorite Kelly Mantle bursts into the Big Apple with her East Coast debut, Don't You Know Who I Think I Am? Both a good-time party girl and an accomplished actress, her latest collection of both original and re-arranged cover songs also boasts a full complement of her hilarious show-biz stories, including tales of her shocking early elimination from season six of RuPaul's Drag Race and behind-the-scene scoop on her strange encounter with Shia LaBeouf. Mantle's been an actress-comedian-singer in L.A. for more than a decade, with roles ranging from Rizzoli & Isles to Mike & Molly and many more.
As Germany presently fumes about allegations of US spying, The Law of Return dramatizes a time when the shoe was on the other foot: a longtime ally was caught gathering intelligence on America. At this center of this strange episode -- and now the protagonist of this gripping play-- is Jay Pollard, a geeky intelligence analyst from suburban Maryland. Whether driven by ideology or personal gain, Pollard decides to secretly turn over thousands of classified documents to Israel. Once discovered by the US, he leads police on a wild chase through D.C. as he tries to get to the Israeli Embassy. Elise Thoron directs this original spy thriller by Martin Blank (Avenue of the Americas) at the 4th Street Theatre.
This enchanting comic tale is reimagined as a magical game of romance by the always innovative Onomatopoeia Theatre Company. The playful production posits that as revenge for performing a "certain Scottish play" last season, Shakespeare's faeries have returned to put a spell on a quartet of the troupe's mortal actors, forcing them to recreate famous roles from A Midsummer Night's Dream. The timeless romance is then lovingly deconstructed, and what results is a delightfully chaotic evening of laughter, music and dance.
This creative adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale is the first in his classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept up in their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She's placed the land of Narnia under enchantment, and now it's always winter, but never Christmas. You'll be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.
This very cool interactive murder mystery is like starring in your own '70s crime drama. You're a rookie cop attending a briefing at police headquarters before heading out in small teams to solve a murder in a seedy Lower East Side squat. During your two-hour journey through the real neighborhood streets, you and your fellow amateur Kojaks and Serpicos will canvass the alleyways, streets and parks, interacting with actors playing crooked cops, junkies, drag queens, mobsters and pimps to get the skinny you need to nab the killer. Come dressed in your 1970s best to blend in with your informants and really immerse yourself in this gritty and creative group experience.
Redneck misbehavior runs rampant in these two hilarious one-acts about life in small-town Texas. Lone Star is a side-splitting study of three good ol' boys out for a Friday night drinking spree in a Texas honky-tonk bar. Laundry & Bourbon features three discontented small-town wives whose marriages are less than ideal, but a strong friendship, a good gossip session and a splash of bourbon will see them through. Although they're two separate plays, there are character arcs that overlap in both stories so come see how the two stories fit together and share a lot of laughs.
While Rocky may have screamed "Adrian!" at the end of Rocky The Musical, the audiences were shouting for "Margo!" -- as in Margo Seibert, the Broadway newcomer who endowed the role of Adrian with intelligence, presence and a gorgeously textured voice. Now Seibert, who earlier this season gave a Drama Desk-nominated performance in Tamar of the River, comes to 54 Below for Busy Being Free, a solo showcase of music that inspires (and tickles) her. Experience this "golden-voiced" (The Huffington Post) performer at the start of what critics and audiences predict will be a long and celebrated career. On stage she will joined by songwriter Jahn Sood, musical director Chris Fenwick and an excellent ensemble of musicians including Jeremy Yaddaw, Alan Stevens Hewitt, and Ben Nover-Goldwick.
Before she was a star on NBC's The Office and the author of the acclaimed comedic memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling co-wrote the play Matt & Ben. A parody she penned with friend Brenda Withers, Matt & Ben reimagines the story behind Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's rise from Beantown nobodies to Hollywood golden boys thanks to Good Will Hunting. In real life, the men wrote that hit film themselves, but in this version of the story, the script drops mysteriously from the heavens and the pair comes to realize that they're actually being tested by a higher power.
A team of young theater artists -- two producers, four directors, eight writers and 25 actors, many of them making their New York City debut -- all come together for this year's New Artist's Festival sharing works that convey all sides of one theme: family. Showing on different nights, you can see two full-length plays -- David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Rabbit Hole about loss and Carlos Murillo's Dark Play, or Stories for Boys about a teenage boy's fictional internet identity -- plus seven new short works written for the festival.
Newsical is back lampooning current events, headlines, newsmakers, celebrities and politicians of the day, including the Tea Party, immigration in Arizona, Don't Ask Don't Tell, the Crazy Jet Blue Flight Attendant, bed bugs, Lindsay Lohan, Oprah's Final Season and more!
In No Strings Attached, a clever look at a complicated love triangle, a longtime relationship between two men is disrupted when a third man, as sexy as he is mysterious, enters their midst. The three men, with their disparate upbringings -- Monty hails from an exuberant Italian clan, Luis grew up above a bar with his disreputable grandma, while Stefan claims to have forgotten his past, though facets of it sometimes haunt him on the internet -- become intertwined in myriad ways. No Strings Attached, written by Manuel Igrejas, recently premiered under the title NSA at Stage Left's Left Out Festival, where it played to enthused audiences for two sold-out shows.
Set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression it tells the story of the friendship between George and Lennie who dream of buying a small farm of their own after years of ekeing out a living as itinerant farm workers. The two friends soon discover the flip side of their American Dream and the friendship is tested to its limits.
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
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. Let the beauty begin!
For more than 27 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who's accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Like Peter Pan himself, the beloved Broadway musical version of J.M. Barrie's story never gets old, as fans of all ages continue to be swept up by its soaring story and score. The tale takes off when Peter and the three Darling children fly away to the magical world of Neverland, where they encounter the Lost Boys, the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile and a sprightly fairy named Tinker Bell. Aside from the high-flying adventure, Peter Pan also features classic songs like "I Won't Grow Up," "Neverland" and "I'm Flying."
Surrender to the comedy of the night when three talented actor-musicians turn The Phantom of the Opera on its head with an on-the-spot rewrite. Fueled by audience suggestions, the show is a completely spontaneous trip into the phantom's lair beneath the opera house. Unmasked and unscripted, the musical's mysterious love triangle has never been performed like this before and no two shows will be the same.
The Princess Fallacy pulls back the curtain on the happily-ever-after myth, combining rousing musical numbers and intimate storytelling to show that once the spellbinding beauty fades and the adoring princes lose interest, the life of a grown-up princess is no fairytale. With the energy and charisma of a born performer, Stacie Bono created and stars in this solo work, using pieces by Stephen Sondheim, Disney film scorer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and other masters of song craft to depict twisted self-esteem, failed relationships, Facebook stalking and other pitfalls of life as a princess.
Struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. However, will the blossoming relationship between Rocky and his shy girlfriend Adrian survive the contest.
Set inside a local university auditorium, where the featured event is an interactive discussion with the author of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. With the help of Stefan, a hunky stage assistant, author Dan Anderson encourages the shy and studious moderator of the event, Robyn, to follow her dreams while following his tips.
All-around entertainer Shangela brings her trademark "halleloo" and maybe a few alter egos to the Big Apple for her latest show, Straight Outta Paris. Also known as actor D.J. Pierce and comedian Laquifa, Shangela tells the true and truly hilarious story of how she managed to go from growing up a small Texas town to the heights of reality-TV stardom on RuPaul's Drag Race and beyond. She's also made several noted appearances on shows like Community, The Soup, Dance Moms and Glee, not to mention as a guest mentor on Toddlers & Tiaras. Her fabulousness is said to increase exponentially when experienced in person.
When a trio of African-American sisters, their mom and their white sister-in-law arrive for the funeral of the family matriarch, they begin to unearth mementos that lead them to look back at their own relationships as well as the history of black women, as told through the hit songs of each era. Dorothy Marcic's musical takes you through the struggles of the '30s and the girl group sounds of the '60s, right up to the power decade of the '90s with songs ranging from Billie Holiday to Beyonce, including ""Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive" and "A Woman's Worth."
The hilarious Susie Mosher turns 54 Below into her own personal "Mosher pit" with her critically acclaimed solo show, The Great Daisy Theory. Powered by her incredible energy, Mosher's musical memoir recounts growing up in suburban California while bouncing between divorced parents. Her mother an alcoholic and her father a hippie, Mosher finds her own personal escape in musical theater and dreams of life upon the Broadway stage. With music ranging from James Taylor to Coldplay, Camelot to Jesus Christ Superstar, this uniquely talented performer tells her personal tale with rare candor, spiked with off-the-wall humor and heartfelt emotion. Matt Lenz (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Pageant) directs with additional musical direction by John Boswell.
Sparks fly as one of the most unlikely romantic couples in all of literature, Kate and Petruchio, meet and proceed toward marriage. The fun begins when wealthy Italian merchant Baptista Miniola decrees that the younger of his two daughters cannot be wed before her strong-willed, less popular and less beautiful sister is married. The problem is that no man in Padua is willing will marry Katherine the shrew. That is, until the fortune-hunting Petruchio, newly arrived from Verona, agrees to woo and wed Katherine (for a sizable dowry, of course). Thus, the battle of the sexes begins. Through a series of hilarious hijinks, Katherine is made to bend to her new husband's will, and she reappears before her disbelieving family transformed. The production is directed by Tom Waites, whose short film Pandora's Box won Best Director and Best Screenplay for the Short Film Contest at Atlantic City Film Festival.
Three-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, The Apple Tree, She Loves Me) goes tÍte-ŗ-tÍte with playwright, actor and Broadway bon vivant Jim Brochu for an engaging evening of music and conversation. A collection of top cabaret and Broadway talent, including Anita Gillette and Steve Ross, will be on hand to sing some of Harnick's favorites, as he discusses his life and career with Brochu, a Drama Desk Award-winner for Zero Hour. They'll delve into his early years in Chicago and his more-than-fruitful partnership with composer Jerry Bock, from Fiddler to Fiorello!, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, as well as his work on '07's The Phantom Tollbooth and beyond.
Progress is the last thing on the minds of some members of the Price family, but in This Will All Be Yours, the modern era (of 1979) lands on everyone's doorstep -- sometimes gently and others with a thud. Not everyone in the Price family feels the same about change but by the time they figure out that the landscape has been shifted, it may be too late to save their way of life. One of the featured plays at the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival, This Will All Be Yours is a unique and compelling family drama with no easy answers.
Writer/actor Tim Realbuto, best known for penning the popular new Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight, takes center stage with his own all-new show. It's deeply personal, poignant and hilarious, as Realbuto tells the (mostly) true story of how he grew up in show business and went from child actor (appearing in The Emperor's Club and many other films and TV shows) to adult writer/performer. Some of Realbuto's famous Broadway friends provide onstage help, playing different characters from his past and sometimes (when things get too hard), even playing Realbuto himself. It's an evening filled with both well-known and original tunes, celebrity prank calls, contests with gift giveaways, diva impressions and more. Guest appearances include Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Jenna Leigh Green (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Wicked), Danielle Ferland (Broadway's original Little Red in Into the Woods, HBO's The Normal Heart), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Bring It On), Natascia Diaz (Seussical, The Threepenny Opera), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Derek Klena (Dogfight, The Bridges of Madison Country), Drama Desk Award-nominee Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway, NEWSical the Musical), and Laurissa Romain (Broadway's South Pacific, The Voice).
The legendary interactive dinner show Tony n' Tina's Wedding returns to the heart of Times Square for a special 25th anniversary production. You'll be treated like family in this interactive comedy where audience members play the part of lovebirds Tony and Tina's eccentric family and friends, joining them for the reception, feast and hilarious family drama. After the wedding ceremony at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater, the party heads to Guy's American Kitchen & Bar for the wedding reception, complete with dinner, dancing and plenty of laughs. All tickets include an Italian vegetarian pasta dinner, salad and wedding cake. "VIP Family Seating" also includes preferred seating, pictures with the cast plus personal concierge service by one of the show's "certified wedding planners."
For maybe the first time in theatrical history, "mechanical acting" does not detract from the story, but enriches it in The Uncanny Valley, a play for two humans and one robot. Featuring a "RoboThespian" actor, this new play by Francesca Talenti is a horrifying yet humorous exploration of the fragility of the human soul. When young Edwin agrees to upload his mind into a robot in exchange for wealth and a clean slate, he has little idea of the full costs of this updated Faustian bargain. The Brick Theater presents The Uncanny Valley as a part of their Game Play festival championed by The New York Times as an ambitious effort "to fuse the techniques and live presentation of theater with the themes, structures and technology of interactive electronic entertainment."
Tells the story of a young woman's quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.
Volleygirls is probably the only bubble-gum pop musical in existence about an underperforming Catholic high school girls volleyball team's hilarious rise to victory. Fresh off an award-winning run at the New York Musical Theater Festival, the original cast now reunites at 54 Below to perform an unusual cabaret-style revue of the show, including rare songs no longer in its most recent version, old characters that didn't make the cut and current hits but with a new twist. It's all to benefit the It Gets Better campaign, so don't miss this chance to see star Susan Blackwell's disgraced Olympian turned volleyball coach and her ragtag team of teenaged misfits as they spread positive messages of humor, heart and girl power.
Smash hit Broadway musical The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street-wise soul in its retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African-American culture. Winner of seven Tonys, including Best Musical, it has inspired numerous revivals and a legendary movie starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now, the magic continues as the yellow brick road rolls into a new, mind-blowing production at Harlem Repertory Theatre. Set in both the venue's upstairs and downstairs performing spaces, the cast of The Wiz will sing and dance between the two floors of the building as Dorothy and her companions take the audience on a journey through the magical land of Oz. With provocative video animations, costumes and puppets dispersed throughout, this event is more than just a musical to see at the theater -- it's an immersive experience you will never forget.