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A Parallelogram at 2econd Stage Theatre

Tony Kiser Theatre

http://2st.com/shows/current-production/parallelogram

305 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036

(Summer 2017; dates: TBA)

 

If you knew in advance exactly what was going to happen in your life, and how everything was going to turn out, and if you knew you couldn’t do anything to change it, would you still want to go on with your life? That is the question ...

Avenue Q

New World Stages

http://newworldstages.com

340 West 50th Street, NYC

Puppets face life challenges with bad language and sex, as this Tony award winning musical moves beyond a foul-mouthed Sesame Street send-up to a sweet piece about youthful angst and the search for love. This musical has a very strong book and score, and a dedicated cast.  Take it in if you ...

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Actors Temple Theatre

http://stlukestheatre.com

339 West 47th Street, New York, NY  10036

This play is the story of six black men and their World War II journey to becoming the first African American fighter pilots in US history. The play and production are inspirational, and plays Saturdays at 1 ...

Review: 'Bandstand' Dances, But Doesn't Always Deliver

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 There are so many elements to be savored in the new Broadway production Bandstand. First and foremost is the wonderfully inventive choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, who also serves as the show’s director. It was great fun to watch ...

Review: 'Six Degrees of Separation' Sparks a Connection

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 26, 2017 Oh, that Allison Janney. She can do more with one little finger than most performers can manage with their entire bodies. And that voice. That deep, dry, hilarious, wonderful voice. She’s one of that rare ones who can ...

#MakeItMagnifique: Tea and Cheese at the French Cheese Board in ...

By Natasha Nesic, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 Sometimes joy comes sliced between poached pears and baguette. So it is at the French Cheese Board, a tender slice of SoHo at 41 Spring Street. Polyglot gourmand Charles Duque created this permanent pop-up to communicate the creamy wonder of ...

100 Days, Funding and a Shutdown - We've Seen It Before ...

By Mark McLaren with Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 There is, if you can believe it, even greater scrutiny on President Trump this week as he approaches his first 100 days in office, and as he and Congress haggle over funding a wall, Obamacare, and the ...

Jazz Notes: Jazz Icon Ella Fitzgerald Honored With NYC Mayoral ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 25 2017 Even though the legendary Ella Fitzgerald died in 1996 at her home in Beverley Hills, she was a bona fide New Yorker throughout her remarkable career. Her story as The First Lady of Song began at the Apollo Theater ...

Review: 'Anastasia'—A Little Girl's Dream Comes True

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 Walking into the Broadhurst Theatre I felt like a little girl at Christmas. I was finally going to see my favorite childhood movie come to life onstage. Anastasia, directed by Darko Tresnjak, boasting a book by Terrence McNally with ...

Review: 'The Antipodes' Tells Us Stories About Stories

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 25, 2017 There are stories. And there are stories about stories. There are stories that number stories, that outline stories, that list stories. Somehow, The Antipodes, the new play by Annie Baker, directed by Lila Neugebauer at the Signature Theater, is ...

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Comes to Brooklyn In May

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 The third year of this up and coming fair brings a wide range of contemporary art from the African continent and its diaspora on May 5-7, 2017. You will see work from Senegal, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, ...

Review: The New York Pops Bridges the Generation Gap

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 As the older generation always says “I don’t understand what those kids are listening to these days.” I grew up in a household where I thought my parents' music wasn’t only good, but probably better than the ...

Review: Dance Theatre of Harlem Continues Its Legacy

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 Founded in 1969 and inspired by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Dance Theatre of Harlem was established as a beacon of hope for young people. Through training in classical art form, instilling discipline and focus, a challenged ...

Blue Man Group

Astor Place Theatre

http://www.blueman.com/new-york/about-show

434 Lafayette Street New York, New York

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 ...

Cagney at Westside Theatre

Westside Theatre

http://westsidetheatre.com/

407 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

CAGNEY is the dramatic new musical that follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema’s original tough guy. Broadway’s Robert Creighton, in the role he was ...

Can You Forgive Her? at the Vineyard Theatre

Vineyard Theatre

http://www.vineyardtheatre.org/can-you-forgive-her/

108 East 15th Street, (between Union Square and Irving Place), New York, NY 10003

It’s Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She’s drowning in debt, may be falling for her sugar daddy, and is on the run from her date who has threatened to kill her. When she meets Graham and Tanya, a door opens, for all of them… but is what’s beyond a treat or a ...

Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya presented by Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia at City Center

New York City Center

http://www.nycitycenter.org

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

After a sold-out run in London’s West End, Russia’s legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theater makes a triumphant return to New York City Center with its award-winning production of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

Cirkus Cirkör: Limits at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

http://www.bam.org/

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

Five acrobats catapult and tumble through a strikingly rendered world of sea-, land-, and cityscape, grappling defiantly to connect across the walls, fences, and other obstacles that spring up between them. Equal parts high-flying spectacle and trenchant critique, ...

Cost of Living at the Manhattan Theatre Club

MTC Stage I at City Center

http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2016-17-season/

131 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th) New York, NY 10019

Cost of Living is the story of four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires ...

Drunk Shakespeare

Quinn's Bar

http://quinnsnyc.com

356 West 44th Street, NYC

Liquor, Shakespeare, and actors collide at Quinn’s Bar. You’re 21 or older, and a part of the ...

Encores! The Golden Apple at New York City Center

New York City Center

http://www.nycitycenter.org

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Helen of Troy as a bored housewife? Ulysses as a dashing hero of the Spanish-American War? The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical The Golden Apple does all that and more, reshaping the myths ...

Fulfillment Center at Manhattan Theatre Club: The Studio at Stage II

MTC: The Studio at Stage II at City Center

http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2016-17-season/

131 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th) New York, NY 10019

In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O’Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer’s shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them ...

If I Forget at the Laura Pels Theatre

The Laura Pels Theatre

http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/If-I-Forget.aspx

111 West 46th Street

From Steven Levenson, acclaimed writer of Roundabout’s The Language of Trees and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, comes If I Forget, a sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can’t avoid ...

In a Pickle at BAM Fisher

BAM Fisher

http://www.bam.org/

321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, this innovative theater piece takes children on a voyage of discovery through landscapes of Shakespeare’s imagination and the music of his language. When a shepherdess and her flock of little sheep discover ...

Jerry Seinfeld Continues His Residency at the Beacon for 2017

Beacon Theater

http://www.beacontheatre.com/

2124 Broadway (between West 74th and 75th streets) New York, NY 10023

Legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld continues his once-a-month performance schedule at the Beacon Theatre as part of a residency entitled, “Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand.”

“My favorite theater in New York to perform in has ...

Napoli, Brooklyn at the Laura Pels

The Laura Pels Theatre

http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Napoli-Brooklyn.aspx

111 West 46th Street

The Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age in a rapidly changing world, their paths diverge—in drastic and devastating ways—from their parents’ deeply traditional values. Despite their fierce love, each young woman harbors a secret longing ...

Newsical The Musical at Kirk Theatre / Theater Row

Kirk Theatre

http://www.theatrerow.org/kirknowplaying/

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019

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 ...

Not That Jewish at New World Stages

New World Stages

http://notthatjewish.com

340 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019,

Emmy® Award-winning and Golden Globe® nominated writer, actress and comedian Monica Piper stars in this hilarious and heartfelt autobiographical ride of a Jew-“ish” woman’s life. From her show business family in the Bronx, to a WASP wedding, to her first step on a comedy club stage and ...

Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company

http://www.classicstage.org/season/

136 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003

In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan on a U.S. mission to open trade relations at any cost. Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman‘s remarkable musical tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the westernization of the East. This production features actor George ...

Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man at 777 Theatre

777 Theatre

http://sextipsplay.com/

777 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

This romantic comedy takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider ‘tips’ come straight from the source: a gay man. The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English department holds its monthly meet the authors event. Robyn is the ...

Shear Madness at The Davenport Theater

The Davenport Theater

http://nyc.shearmadness.com

354 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues)

It’s been voted “BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR” eight times in Boston and “BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR” in both Chicago and Philadelphia. It’s even listed in the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS as the longest-running play in the history of the USA. Now, at long last, SHEAR MADNESS has made its ...

Sistas at St. Luke’s Theatre

St. Luke's Theatre

https://stlukestheatre.com/2012/01/24/sistas-beginning-september-29/

308 46th Street, New York, NY 10019

Three–time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a musical journey of a multi generational African-American family. The production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. The women discuss their family history and the history of ...

Somebody’s Daughter at 2econd Stage Theatre

Tony Kiser Theatre

http://2st.com/shows/current-production/somebodys-daughter

305 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036

(Summer 2017; dates: TBA)

Alex is a fifteen year old Asian-American girl going to extremes to get her own mother to notice her. She’s a dream child– except to her parents who wish she was a boy. Luckily she finds a sympathetic ear in Kate, her irreverent guidance ...

Sweeney Todd — in a pie shop at the Barrow Street Theatre

Barrow Street Theatre

http://www.sweeneytoddnyc.com

27 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, NYC

This production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street features the stars of the original London version of this production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhán McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their ...

The Accidental Pervert

13th Street Repertory Company

http://www.13thstreetrep.org

50 West 13th Street, New York, NY

Pervert is Andrew Goffman’s one-man, autobiographical comedy about his youthful discovery of pornography and subsequent journey through addiction to ...

The Antipodes by Annie Baker at the Signature Theatre

The Pershing Square Signature Center

http://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events.aspx

480 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 Tickets: (212) 244-7529

Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, who The New York Times has called “one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade,” returns for the second production of her Signature residency with a world premiere play, directed by Lila Neugebauer. ...

The Dreyfus Affair with Max von Essen at BAM

BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)

http://www.romanticcentury.org/

321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Celebrating its 16th season, the critically-acclaimed Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher with a two-week run of The Dreyfus Affair. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this multi-media production illuminates the controversial story ...

The End of Longing with Matthew Perry at MCC Theater

Lucille Lortel Theatre

http://www.mcctheater.org//currentseason.html

121 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014

An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar… Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that ...

The Fantasticks at The Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center

Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center

http://www.thetheatercenter.com/

1627 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world’s longest running musical – running for over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a ...

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at St. Luke’s Theatre

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that’s sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that ...

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Kirk Theatre – Theater Row

Kirk Theatre

http://www.theatrerow.org/kirknowplaying/

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Take a musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Experience their lives and loves from prom night to their 10 year reunion, as the girls perform such classic ...

The Whirligig

The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

http://www.thenewgroup.org

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

When, after much time away, Kristina is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband Michael are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Broken-hearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie’s complicated past practically ...

Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks at the Signature Theatre

The Pershing Square Signature Center

http://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events.aspx

480 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 Tickets: (212) 244-7529

Leaving her home in southern Africa for a better life, Saartjie Baartman became a star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit for the size of her posterior. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman’s journey to London, her rise to fame as the “Hottentot ...

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