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Under the Big Apple Circus Big Top, you're never more than 50 feet from the oohs, ahhs and WOWS! of the circus troupe's all-new show, Metamorphosis. This circus spectacular packs the ring with more thrills, more magic and more animals than ever before. Aerialists will swoop and swirl, horses will parade and clowns -- including the beloved Francesco -- will amuse and captivate. Backed by the Big Apple Circus Band, John Kennedy Kane, the circus' famed ringmaster, keeps things merry and moving during this wondrous show. So "step right up" to the cutting-edge wonders and age-old pleasures of Metamorphosis.
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.
Hedwig And The Angry Inch - brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's landmark American musical is now the winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells and Tony winner Lena Hall star as "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson and her companion Yitzhak. Hedwig brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life and loves. Don't miss Hedwig And The Angry Inch.
The Harlem Repertory Theatre brings a "bold new expressionistic interpretation" to Lin-Manuel Miranda's modern musical classic, with a cast of 20 filling four performance areas and getting up-close-and-personal with the audience. Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, In the Heights captures the hopes and hustle of a tight-knit Dominican-American community with authenticity and joy thanks to the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, not to mention Miranda's infectious score of vibrant hip-hop, pop and Latin music.
This ingenious comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's suspenseful thriller The 39 Steps turns a cast of four talented actors into more than 150 zany characters with a mix of melodrama, action and lots of quick-change costuming, and all in just 100 minutes. In this fast-paced and funny whodunit, a man is accused of a murder he didn't commit, so he flees from the authorities and embarks on a string of hair-raising adventures -- as well as an unlikely romance. Arnie Burton, who co-starred in the original Broadway production, returns, joining Broadway's Robert Petkoff (All the Way, Anything Goes) and Billy Carter (A Moon for the Misbegotten), as well as recent Juilliard grad Brittany Vicars in her New York stage debut. The 39 Steps comes to Union Square Theatre, which just happens to be 39 steps east of Union Square.
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.
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans' infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers, and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. This is an ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting.
This year's lineup of fresh new faces is ready to sing, dance, joke and rap their hearts out for a chance at the big $10,000 prize and status of Super Top Dog. Be there, and you'll get to determine their fate by cheering your favorites and jeering the flops. If your boos and hisses get raucous, the Executioner -- aka master impressionist C.P. Lacey -- will come to the rescue, sweeping the offending performer off the stage. Your tour guide through the show will be Host Capone, "The Gangster of Comedy," who's a regular on Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam and has been part of Def Comedy Jam and Comedy Central's Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus. Get there before the show for a pre-party with video and music by DJ Jess.
Canada's acclaimed Stratford Festival is one of the world's most popular celebrations of theater, taking place each year in Stratford, Ontario. The list of actors who have appeared in their productions of Shakespeare over the past 60 years is a who's who of great talent. And that tradition continues to this day, with one of their more recent triumphs. In the fall of 2014, the festival mounted a production of Shakepeare's Antony & Cleopatra starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. A high definition film of the play was made, and it will be screening at New York's Symphony Space.
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.
Ben Rimalower (Patti Issues) suffers from an addiction that has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. His new one-man play Bad With Money -- opening at New York's The Duplex -- examines his harrowing struggle with spending beyond his means. And we're not just talking about eating ramen as a result of a costly limited edition sneaker fetish, or a penchant for luxury wares. Rimalower's journey has taken him through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals. In this gripping play-by-play of some his biggest mistakes and their consequences, he offers a no-holds-barred self-portrait of an addict.
Grab your caffeine pills, giant cell phone and acid-washed jeans because Saved by the Bell is back in an unauthorized parody starring Dustin Diamond. Produced by National Lampoon, 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! Plus, after each performance you'll have the chance to meet the cast.
Stage Left Studio presents Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!, bi-coastal stage actor Jay Alvarez's gripping solo show. This Best of Fringe winner at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and Best Solo Performance winner at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival tells the story of the Alvarez family's escape from 1960s Cuba. Written and performed by Alvarez under the direction of Theresa Gambacorta, the comic yet touching story portrays the sultry beats of the Tropicana of the 1950s, the danger during Fulgencio Batista's fall and Fidel Castro's rise to power, the plight of children separated from their parents during the revolution, and the longing for a better life that propelled many Cubans to throw themselves, under the cover of moonless nights, into unknown and dangerous waters. This acclaimed show is equal parts family memoir and historical account of life in pre-revolutionary Cuba.
Based on the beloved series of children's books, the Berenstain Bears come to life on stage, singing, dancing and just having a honey of a good time. Of course, Mother Bear is there to help her brood overcome some issues: Brother Bear needs to get his grades up, Sister Bear needs help making new friends, and Papa Bear needs to take a serious break from the junk food. Aimed at cubs ages 2 to 10, older folks who remember the books from their own childhood will have a great time as well. Plus, after each performance, there's a chance for face-painting and picture-taking with the bear-y cool stars of the show.
Growing up in Queens, Mary Dimino idolized her dad, a factory worker, but by age 11 she realized she was smarter than him. It took becoming an adult to understand that he was brilliant in his own simple way. In her one-woman show Big Dummy: Me & My Old Man, Dimino recalls her father's simple philosophy on life, which she later described as a cross between Forrest Gump and Aristotle. The comedian also explores her own desire to go to college and avoid the stereotypically female careers of the time. This powerful solo show, now playing at 13th Street Rep, uses humor to discover the heart in a loving family. Dimino is the winner of the 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Female Comedian and earned the New York International Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show in 2013.
You're the next contestant on ... The Big Quiz Thing! Now there's a game show that also rewards wrong but funny answers (as well as the correct ones), and you can try your luck when the hit TV show The Big Quiz Thing pops into SubCulture. Round up a team as Quizmaster Noah Tarnow and sidekick EdP guide you through six rounds of live quiz action, with video and audio puzzles, on topics ranging from pop culture, music, history and sports to the completely indefinable, with fresh offbeat content at every edition. Compete for honor, glory and prizes, including cash, tickets to New York City's best live experiences and cultural institutions, delicious baked goods and more.
Married for 27 years and making people laugh for just as long, performers and real-life interracial couple Epstein and Hassan, known as "The Black and The Jew," have shared their hilarious and provocative thoughts on race, sex, politics and relationships in award-winning stage productions (She's Black, He's Jewish, They're Married, Oy Vey!) and through an acclaimed podcast. Now, they present their newest show, The Black and The Jew Go Buddhist, the funniest and most outrageous distillation yet of their personal-yet-surprisingly-universal insights. Laugh and learn as the secrets to a happy relationship are revealed by this duo beloved by such comedy icons as Joan Rivers, Jerry Stiller and Dan Aykroyd.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee, at Actors Temple Theatre, is the true story of six men embarking upon a journey to become Tuskegee Airmen in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow laws, their intelligence, their patriotism, their dreams of an inclusive fair society and the brotherhood they found in each other as they persevered -- and excelled -- in the face of the enormous obstacles acting against them.
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.
You've heard of sing-alongs, now experience a drink-along, where you're on a mission to save beer from a mysterious, wicked person! Written and performed by William Glenn and Trish Parry, A Brief History of Beer is a one-hour drinkeractive comedy. Jump on board the Quantum Pint Machine as it travels all the way back to Ancient Sumeria, and then home again. You'll learn all about -- and be amazed by -- the life and times of the humble beer. After successful stops around the globe, A Brief History of Beer sets down at UNDER St. Marks in New York City.
It is March 1946. In the past year, Winston Churchill has led Britain and the Allies to victory in the European Theatre of World War II. He has also shockingly been defeated for re-election as Prime Minister. Sitting in forced retirement with his wife Clementine at their Chartwell home, Churchill receives an invitation from President Harry Truman to speak in the States at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he will deliver his legendary, emphatic 'Iron Curtain' speech. He arrives in Fulton to an informal and esoteric gathering of friends and supporters, and shares his life in flashback and in storytelling. Experience the man who famously proclaimed, 'I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.' In Churchill, the influential Nobel Prize laureate discusses his failures and his successes; his love of art, liquor and women; and the bravery of Britain's finest hour.
The show explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: 'WJ,' the wholesome, intelligent one, and 'Billy,' the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax to the sex, social security to social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe.
The Comedy of Errors was Shakespeare's shortest -- and some say funniest -- play, and now it comes to the Corner Office NYC Theater with an all-female twist. In this production by AlphaNYC Theater Company, two sets of twins separated at birth happen to be in the same city, without ever meeting, for one crazy day. Soon, multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale, and for no one more so than Antipholus and his servant Dromio who, in search of their long-lost brothers, arrive in an exotic land entirely foreign to their distant home. Recognized by strangers, the visitors begin to question their very being as the turmoil escalates. Slapstick, puns, clever wordplay and mistaken identity all add up to an entertaining experience the whole family can enjoy together. Make no mistake, when the curtain comes down on The Comedy of Errors after a quick 85 minutes, you'll still be laughing!
It's been nearly 75 years since the husband-and-wife team of Margaret and H.A. Rey debuted their mischievous little monkey Curious George, and he's still just as lovable as ever. Now, the star of children's books, movies and an award-winning PBS show is hitting the stage in this delightful new musical swinging into New York's Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Little ones will go bananas for the hijinks that unfold when George enters the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome. All the mishaps that follow are enough to make his yellow-clad human handler flip his oversized lid. This Theatreworks USA production is a colorful adventure that's perfect for both new fans and grown-ups who cherished all of George's furry fun in their youth.
From JDate to Holy Communion to Ricky's Strip Club, and from pole dancing to drunk yoga to sharp shooting, Dating, Depression, & Dirtbags: A Love Story explores all avenues of where and how not to meet a potential mate. A one-woman show written and performed by Elza Zagreda (Corn Bread and Feta Cheese: Growing Up Fat and Albanian, Divorce Albanian Style!), Dating finds its heroine strapping on her stilettos and reentering single life in the wake of a disastrous relationship. By turns funny and touching, Dating is painfully real and hilariously relatable at Stage Left Studio.
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the new musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know - the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to New York City - and The Big Apple will never be the same!
From the creators of drag favorites Distorted Diznee and Distorted Broadway comes a new show with its sights set on Gay Pride. Holly Dae and her merry band of drag stars put a bawdy twist on the subject with Distorted Pride. The Vegas-style variety show features brand-new songs, dances and jokes as well as popular favorites from past shows. Expect a naughty night of cross-dressing entertainment featuring the talents of Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura and Tina Burner.
Two funny women explore their unique perspectives on motherhood in this solo show double-header at Manhattan's Stage Left Studio. Funny and insightful, Cheryl Smallman's autobiographical one-woman show Dreamless takes shots at marriage, ambition and guilt. At 23, Smallman became pregnant, giving up her dream of acting in exchange for being a mommy. Spending her days at the playground juggling sippy cups instead of being on stage brought comic relief, but eventually led to a nervous breakdown. It's paired with Annette Guarrasi's It Ain't Pretty, which centers around a woman coming to terms with pregnancy -- and the growing pains that come with it.
A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of The Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to join them for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and ... well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
When Matt and Luisa fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet unfolds, with plenty of comedy, drama and music, along with a healthy dose of moonlight and magic. Featuring the beloved songs "Try to Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the original off-Broadway run of this timeless musical lasted an astonishing 42 years and continues to charm sold-out audiences all over the world. The legendary Tony-winning actor Jerry Orbach (Promises, Promises, Law & Order) played the narrator El Gallo in the original cast, and the show now runs in the theater named after him.
Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Marble Faun, the new jazz musical is set In 1950's New Orleans, where four young artists create an Eden of music and art. But the past forces its way into their lives, and an act of passion changes everything.
Glitz, glamour, feathers and frivolity: The Gayest Show You've Ever Seen has it all. Join drag queen and songstress Alaska 5000 and her piano-playing sidekick Handsome Jeremy for what is being called the "fanciest, Nancy-est, prancy-est show" in New York. After being one of three finalists on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, Alaska debuted in the Big Apple with her show Red For Filth and has gone on to sing and dance her way through shows like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Stevie Nicks tribute Stevie Forever. Gay or straight, young or old, you're sure to be tickled pink by this evening of campy music and irreverent gaiety.
Few theatrical debuts have more loudly trumpeted a writer's genius than The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams' first successful play. Tom Wingfield is a poet struggling with a mind-numbing job and a smothering home life. His overbearing mother, a former Southern belle, constantly pushes her son to bring home "gentleman callers" for his painfully shy sister. When Tom finally produces a male visitor, the guest's presence sends shockwaves through the family -- and the fragile fantasy world they've built is irreparably shattered. Full of poetry and longing, Players Theatre proudly presents this off-Broadway production of Williams' award-winning The Glass Menagerie.
Containing some of the meatiest roles ever written for the American stage, Tennessee Williams' emotional masterpiece The Glass Menagerie is set in a St. Louis tenement, where aspiring poet Tom Wingfield struggles with a mind-numbing job and a smothering home life. His overbearing mother, a former Southern belle, constantly pushes her son to bring home "gentleman callers" for his painfully shy sister Laura, whose collection of glass animals means everything to her. But when Tom finally does produces a male visitor, the guest's presence sends shock waves through the family -- and the fragile fantasy world they've built may be irreparably shattered. Among the actors who've starred in the play's various film and Broadway productions are Jessica Lange, Jessica Tandy, Katherine Hepburn, John Malkovich, Kirk Douglas, Rip Torn, Christian Slater and Calista Flockhart. Based on the playwright's own background, The Glass Menagerie takes the stage at The 47th Street Theatre as the inaugural production of the new Masterworks Theater Company.
Hand to God centers on shy, inquisitive student Jason, who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and - most especially - his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason’s hand puppet Tyrone - once soft-spoken - takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. As Tyrone’s influence over Jason steadily grows, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
Identity is a slippery slope in family drama Hey Jude, opening at New York's Urban Stages Theatre in a production from creative incubator the cell. Matriarch Anna's losing it, her husband Henry's already lost it and her son Jude is just plain lost. When a matter of life and death disrupts their lives, the family becomes unhinged and their basic beliefs are challenged. Known for both cultivating emerging artists and showcasing seasoned Broadway talent, the cell offers theatergoers the chance to see innovative new shows in intimate settings. Don't be surprised if you catch glimpses of your own family mirrored in Hey Jude, the latest play from artistic director Nancy Manocherian.
Based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty. Features their hit songs 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Rag Doll', 'Oh What a Night' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off of You'
Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family's shoe factory in Northern England following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalizes the failing business, while stepping out from their fathers' shadows and transforming an entire community through the power of acceptance.
The story of Matthew Shepard made national headlines in 1998: The 21-year-old gay college student was savagely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. Two men were arrested and charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery and attempted first-degree murder for the hate crime. One month later, when emotions were still raw, director Moisés Kaufman and his team began conducting hundreds of interviews with the people of Laramie. From those interviews came The Laramie Project, a brutally honest and thought-provoking "live documentary" about an outraged nation and a stunned Wyoming town. One of the last decade's most performed American plays, and also adapted into a 2002 HBO movie, The Laramie Project is a heart-rending theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink as well as the heights of compassion of which we are capable. The AlphaNYC Theater Company brings this story to life at The Producers' Club.
New York City's longest-running variety burlesque show, Le Scandal is an authentic, edgy and sexy cabaret featuring comic, classic and neo-burlesque, circus and variety acts, live music and more. Le Scandal's performers include the wildly talented likes of a sword-swallowing belly dancer, a contortionist, a lasso-trick cowboy, a sexy juggler comedian, a trapeze striptease artist and countless other exciting, titillating acts. You can even participate in the Le Scandal Sex Quiz to win fun burlesque prizes.
A baseball fan, a handsome young man, a middle-aged woman, her milquetoast husband and a philosopher wait in a Line -- for what, it's not exactly clear -- in this classic absurdist comedy-drama by prolific playwright Israel Horovitz (Park Your Car in Harvard Yard). Their subsequent jockeying for position creates a biting satire on the American desire to get ahead at all costs. Line is New York's longest-running Off-Off-Broadway play, opening in 1974 and running continuously ever since. It's also kicked off many a career, including that of Richard Dreyfuss, Chazz Palminteri, John Cazale and Christopher Meloni. Obie Award-winning Horovitz is not only the most-produced American playwright in French theater history, but he's also the father of Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz.
St. Luke's Theatre brings this inventive adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to the New York stage -- the first book in his beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series. As two actors play eight characters, both human and animal, you'll 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.
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 daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago.
Before she appeared on NBC's The Office and starred in her own sitcom, Mindy Kaling co-wrote the play Matt & Ben. A parody she penned with friend Brenda Withers, Matt & Ben re-imagines 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.
First there was the off-Broadway hit My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Now there's been a death in the family, and the Staten Island funeral home quickly fills up with zany and over-the-top family members who haven't seen each other in years. They might have come to pay their somber last respects, but the baggage they drag in with them soon upstages the deceased. The ensemble of 17 comedic actors in My Big Gay Italian Funeral will make you die laughing!
A hit in its previous run, My Big Gay Italian Wedding returns to St. Luke's Theatre off-Broadway. Anthony Pinnunziato wants to marry his boyfriend, Andrew Polinski, in a traditional Italian wedding. But then everyone else starts to get involved, pitching in with ideas and "help." The situation quickly spins into a hilarious fiasco as Anthony's friends and family try to have their way with the ceremony. From a saboteur ex-boyfriend to a loud, opinionated and very outspoken Italian mother, personalities, cultures and characters collide in this music- and dance-filled extravaganza that tackles the issue of gay marriage with heart and humor.
Penned after composer William Finn (Falsettos) was hospitalized with a mysterious illness, A New Brain examines the Tony winner's near-death experience through the lens of fear, forgiveness, singing frogs and...dancing doughnuts. Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, Frozen) stars in the New York City Center production of this autobiographical 1998 musical. The charmingly eccentric tale follows Gordo Schwinn, a creatively stifled, sarcastic songwriter stymied by a kids' TV show project. When he suddenly collapses from a brain disorder requiring emergency surgery, a hallucinatory journey unfolds as Schwinn struggles to create his greatest songs while still recovering. With big production numbers depicting intimate personal epiphanies, A New Brain is a funny theatrical adventure and a touching story about the healing power of art.
Before country music star Justin Spears ties the knot in the morning, he's tying one on tonight in New Country, an unfiltered stage comedy about a bachelor party that'd stun even The Hangover "wolf pack." Join Spears -- and his encourage of ruthless managers, faux fans and true friends, plus a pig-farming uncle and a plastic model -- as they party hard before the Big Day. Inevitably, this rodeo of rowdiness goes wrong fast, provoking the question: Will Justin come out on top, or will his career go pop? Written by Mark Roberts, a writer and producer of Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly, New Country receives its world premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway.
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!
The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, ON THE TOWN zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps.
It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury coach travelling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher) embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland (Chenoweth) into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?
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.
Things go from rosy to rotten when a pink-loving girl eats one too many pink cupcakes. Elizabeth and Victoria Kann's bestselling picture book Pinkalicious comes to life in this fun musical adaptation at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater. When precocious little Pinkalicious goes overboard with her pink passion, she catches a case of "Pinkititis," turning her pink from head to toe. Now, only her little brother Peter can help her get back to normal. Kids can laugh and dance all while learning a lesson about having too much of a good thing.
Climb aboard, get your sea legs steady and get ready for adventure with The Secret Theatre's children's musical, Pirate Pete's Parrot. In the tradition of English pantomime shows (first produced in the 1700s and still wildly popular today), Pirate Pete's Parrot delivers music, mischief and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults. The play revolves around Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his runaway parrot, Polly. He decides it can't hurt to try to find some some buried treasure as well, since he's already on a journey. He still needs to make this month's rent, after all. With Pete's endearing crew of misfits, his adventures are filled with songs, sword fights and plenty of audience interaction.
Multiple Oscar nominee Mike Leigh (Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake) is the man behind the English National Opera's stylishly-mounted production of The Pirates of Penzance, screening in HD at Symphony Space. Packed with Gilbert and Sullivan's witty fast-paced banter and some of the duo's most engaging tunes -- including the immortal "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" -- this seafaring operetta revolves around a handsome young pirate's apprentice named Frederic. Expecting to be released from servitude on his 21st birthday, he meets and falls in love with the lovely young Mabel, but the poor lad soon discovers that, due to a leap-year technicality, another 60 years or so must pass before he's free.
They brought the greatest modern mob story ever told to life on the small screen, and now three stars of HBO's landmark drama The Sopranos -- David Proval (Richie Aprile), Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) and David Deblinger (Dr. Rene Katz) -- join forces to bring a brand-new mafia story to the Theatre at St. Clement's stage. Set in an abandoned warehouse, A Queen for a Day centers around Giovanni, a respected "made man" forced into an impossible situation. Torn between love, loyalty and survival, he's asked to give up his crime boss brother as part of a one-day immunity deal that feds call "Queen for a Day." Loyalties will be tested and families pushed to their limits in this gritty crime drama featuring an all-star cast.
Parody superstar Jamie Morris (The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, Mommie Queerest) is at it again, bringing the ladies and gents of Sugarbaker back with a significant twist -- all of the characters in this show are played by men. Re-Designing Women finds a familiar Atlanta-based interior design firm plagued by a faltering economy. Teetering on the brink of collapse, one of the firm's sassy southern belles has a brilliant publicity idea: start a reality show. BRAVO's Andy Cohen hears the pitch, bites, and soon camera crews are following all the zany antics of these outspoken feminists and their ex-con delivery man, capturing everything from high-charged tirades to cocktail-infused tell-all testimonials. Don't miss this hilarious and completely unauthorized parody at the Baruch Performing Arts Center.
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.
Come aboard Show Boat, one of the most beloved musicals of all time, for a sweeping journey, epic score and touching story. This screening of a grand performance from the San Francisco Opera features Tony Award winners Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) in the American musical masterpiece. As the Cotton Blossom riverboat travels the Mississippi, a troupe of riverboat performers -- Julie, Joe, Queenie, Magnolia and Ravenal -- navigate the ups and downs of show business, love and loss in a time overshadowed by racial inequality. The 1927 musical features unforgettable songs by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, including "Ol' Man River," "Make Believe" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man."
A quartet of seasoned New York stand-ups star in this comedy, which finds four Italian-Americans waiting to participate in a group session with a shrink. But when it becomes obvious they've been stood up, they decide to give the therapy thing a shot on their own. Dubbed a "plomedy" for the way it mixes a traditional play with stand-up comedy, Shut Up Sit Down & Eat is deliciously relatable. Running at the Snapple Theater Center in Times Square, the show stars Tina Giorgi (Comics Unleashed), Joe Moffa, Chris Monty and Eric Tartaglione (Last Comic Standing).
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 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.
Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew finds love in a hopeless place when one of the most unlikely romantic couples in all of literature -- Katherine and Petruchio -- meet and proceed on the rocky path toward marriage. The hilarity begins when wealthy Italian merchant Baptista Minola 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 to marry ill-tempered Katherine. That is, until the fortune-hunting Petruchio, newly arrived from Verona, agrees to woo and wed Katherine (for a sizable dowry, of course). What follows is a "battle of the sexes" story that set the standard for nearly all to follow. Watch as sparks fly in this production of The Taming of the Shrew, headed to New York's Players Theatre as part of Shakespeare Off-Broadway.
Dubbed a "transmedia rock experience," Eric Goodman's ever-evolving one-person show Thus Spoke The Spectacle explores the state of society through original music and both found and created footage of various events, to comment on the media's oversaturation of American culture. Images and video of news, advertising, entertainment and more are deconstructed and reconfigured in this edgy and well-reviewed production that Goodman's taken to arts festivals, colleges, conferences, galleries and beyond across the U.S. Now's your chance to see it at New York City's Kraine Theater.
Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Durrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, The Visit is about greed, love, and one woman's carefully plotted revenge. The oft-widowed Claire Zachanassian (Rivera), richest woman in the world, returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but her arrival carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks 'What can your heart afford?'
'An all-standing rave of a show. There's nudity (moderate), water (lots), and scenes of a poetic, violent and beautiful nature, all set to a thumping soundtrack. You may get wet, you may get dirty - bring friends and dancing shoes and prepare for visual and sensory overload.'
The Wild Party just got wilder as Sutton Foster, two-time Tony winner and lead of TV's Younger, stars as good-time-girl Queenie in one of the most aptly named musicals of all time. It's the Jazz Age and Queenie, a showgirl, has grown tired and resentful of her relationship with Burrs, a clown. To get back into the swing of things (and to get back at the violent Burrs), she decides to throw a party. But as their friends start to tumble in and the booze flows freely, the evening turns increasingly dark and decadent. Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) wrote the book, lyrics and music for this show that captures the verve and violence of the Roaring '20s. Now Leigh Silverman directs a limited engagement production for the 2015 Encores! Off-Center season.
Following four years of shows in Los Angeles and Chicago, the hit comedy Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes comes to New York to shine its harsh and hilarious spotlight on relationships in the modern world. The play, from writer-director Brad Gottfred, centers around Nicole, a single woman who's finally meeting her new crush, Dylan, after a two-month internet courtship. The two get together along with several other couples at a celebratory brunch that quickly devolves into a series of sexual misadventures among all parties involved. Don't miss this celebrated comedy when it storms the Cherry Lane Theatre with its decidedly adult-oriented hilarity.