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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

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 facing Bee who, much to Jay’s confusion, can click ...

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: 'The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin' Retains ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, July 27, 2017 Encores! Off-Center's latest offering is a timely staging of an unfortunately little seen musical that has much to say. Efficiently directed here by Robert O'Hara, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin dates from around 1999 when it was ...

Review: Lincoln Center Festival's ‘While I Was Waiting’ Explores the ...

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, July 26, 2017 Now in its 22nd year, The Lincoln Center Festival hosts a myriad of performances from around the globe. Making its North American debut at the festival, While I Was Waiting is a play based on a true story by ...

Jazz Notes: What To Look Out For at This Year's 63...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, July 25, 2017 The Newport Jazz Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary this summer, promising three full days of exceptional live musical performances across multiple stages at Fort Adams Park in Newport, Rhode Island from Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6. Under new artistic ...

New Tenants In the 'Doll's House' Starting This Week

ZEALnyc, July 25, 2017 When we think of a Broadway show, we often think of a musical. Of course there are dramas and comedies, as well as other special event productions, like Michael Moore's upcoming one-man play The Terms of My Surrender, which promises to be a ...

Mostly Mozart Festival Opens Tomorrow—What To See and Hear

ZEALnyc, July 24, 2017 Summer in New York brings many performances and festivals for which we look forward, from the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in Central Park to the Lincoln Center Festival, bringing the world's theater, music and dance to our own backyard, followed by their Out ...

Art Break: Helene Schjerfbeck and Other Finnish Artists at Scandinavia ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, July 24, 2017 Hey, let's face it—summer weather in New York can be challenging. It’s hot, it’s humid, and sometimes it’s just tough to be outside. Sometimes all you want is a half hour in a cool ...

Lincoln Center Goes 'Out of Doors' With a Big Free ...

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, July 21, 2017 Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival is bringing an other-worldly level of performers for an "only in New York" kind of experience. The festival’s free performances (that's right—FREE) runs July 26 through August 13, and includes a Double Dutch ...

Review: The Elusiveness of Peace Brought To the Fore In ...

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, July 20, 2017 In this era of dismal, seemingly endless intractability in the Middle East, it’s startling to be reminded that, not too long ago, the prospect of peace between Israel and Palestine was tantalizingly close. That reminder, and the horrible ...

Review: Compagnie XY Proves Its Strength Is Working Together

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, July 20, 2017 Compagnie XY is a French-based circus, but there’s no big top, no trapeze rig, no spangled leotards nor wild animals. Instead, it is a troupe of individuals with extraordinary abilities and exquisite training who develop theatrical programs that ...

Jazz Notes: Passing the Newport Jazz Festival Baton from Founder ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, July 19, 2017 As the new artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBride has put his stamp on this year’s lineup for the 2017 performances, adding a mix of incredibly diverse musicians—though, by his own account, he was totally ...

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 ...

Curvy Widow at the Westside Theatre

Westside Theatre (upstairs)

http://www.curvywidow.com

407 West 43rd Street

Tony Award® Nominee Nancy Opel (Urinetown) returns to the New York stage in Curvy Widow. Based on a true story, this sassy and witty musical follows the daily exploits of a feisty fifty-something whose adventures inspire laughter and, in the least expected places — reveal ...

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! Off-Center: ‘Really Rosie’ at City Center

New York City Center

http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionNew.aspx?performanceNumber=10578

131 W 55th Street (btwn 6th & 7th)

The genius of Where the Wild Things Are meets the genius of Tapestry in this sweet, sad, wonderful musical by Maurice Sendak and Carole King about a little girl in Brooklyn with a big imagination. Can her dreams come true, or does growing up mean letting go? Inspired in part by ...

Encores! Off-Center: ‘The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin’ at City Center

New York City Center

http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionNew.aspx?performanceNumber=10575

131 W 55th Street (btwn 6th & 7th)

Kirsten Childs’ delightful, provocative, and incredibly moving 2000 musical is about a young African-American dancer who finds her way from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity. With a deceptively fun ...

Fucking A by Suzan-Lori Parks at the Signature Theatre

The Pershing Square Signature Center / The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

http://www.signaturetheatre.org

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

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks, The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A and In the Blood are new productions of two modern-day remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter that conjure two distinct interpretations of Hester, Western ...

Hamlet Starring Oscar Isaac at the Public Theater

Anspacher Theater at The Public Theater

https://publictheater.org/Public-Theater-Season/Hamlet/

425 Lafayette Street

Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Romeo and Juliet) returns to The Public in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare’s eternal drama. Isaac is the Prince caught between thought and action, anger and anguish, as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by ...

In The Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks at the Signature Theatre

The Pershing Square Signature Center / The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

http://www.signaturetheatre.org

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

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks, The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A and In the Blood are new productions of two modern-day remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter that conjure two distinct interpretations of Hester, Western ...

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 ...

Lincoln Center Festival: The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv / Ha’Bima National Theatre—’To the End of the Land’ (North American Premiere) at Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Gerald W. Lynch Theater

http://lincolncenter.org/lc-festival/show/to-the-end-of-the-land

524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

“A gripping drama.” – Tablet Magazine

A theater phenomenon that played to sold-out houses around Israel, this drama based on David Grossman’s critically acclaimed novel explores the intertwining threads of love and family between Ora, Ilan, and Avram, who ...

Napoli, Brooklyn Opens This Week 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 ...

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 ...

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Delacorte

Delacorte Theater, Central Park

https://publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/SITP/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream/?SiteTheme=Shakespeare

Enter at 81st St & Central Park West or 79th Street & Fifth Avenue

The Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Too Heavy For Your Pocket

Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/

111 West 46th Street

Too Heavy for Your Pocket tells the story of Tennessee-born Holder as he takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship ...

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