At the long-abandoned McKittrick Hotel on the extreme western edge of Chelsea, one of the most unique theatrical events in memory....a site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece the NY Times calls a "merry macabre chase."
At New World Stages in midtown, a spunky and cheerful Gen-X musical for grown-ups featuring a cast of both puppets and live performers...a downsized version of the Tony-winning Broadway production.
One professional New York actor has at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform in a Shakespearean play.
At St. Luke's in midtown, a new musical that tells the story of African-American women through Top-40 music from the '30s through the '90s, including hits like "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said" and "I Will Survive."
A percussion show that celebrates the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things.
The York Theatre Company presents a musical biography of legendary movie tough guy and dance man James Cagney.
Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" from the world of physics to the Elektra Theatre.
The nonverbal performance of "blue men" exploring themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint.
Reread the title.
A topical musical revue the Associated Press described as "Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' set to music."
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.
A revival of the longest-running Off Broadway musical of all time.
At the New World Stages in midtown, a family-friendly extravaganza created by Fan Yang (holder of 12 Guinness World Records) wherein many bubbles are blown under hi-tech lighting.
A psychological murder mystery, running in a very small theatre in the heart of midtown for as long as anyone here can remember.
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The Public Theater presents Shakespeare's comedy that brings together a group of star-crossed lovers, an inept band of actors, and the king and queen of the fairies and their impish henchman Puck, who creates romantic and comic havoc for all.
Based on historical events, a new rock musical centered on a support group for those who started the war with Iraq.
In midtown, just steps from the Broadway district, an inspirational play about America's first black military airmen.
A new political comedy that presents a fast-paced, seriously funny take on faith, politics, and "The Twitter."
Magician and performance artist Derek DelGaudio presents a one-person show that explores identity and illusion.
The Public Theater presents Shakespeare’s classic tragedy where the politics and power of ancient Rome turn to spin, betrayal, and violence.
A revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical that examines Japan's forced opening to the West in 1853 after 200 years of isolation from the Western world.
The Barrow Street Theatre is turned into a working pie shop for this revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical theatre classic about a murderous barber and the pie shop owner that helps to dispose of his victims.
Four lost souls share a raucous night together in a downtown Los Angeles bar in a new comedy written by Matthew Perry.
Classic pop songs from the '50s and '60s tell the story of a high school song-leading squad in this comedic homage.
Visitors from the past complicate the lives of a couple caring for their estranged, ailing daughter in this world premiere.
The big kahuna of the city's improv theatres, UCB hosts shows featuring stars from "Saturday Night Live," "Conan," numerous Comedy Central shows, etc, rubbing elbows with the stars of tomorrow. (Or perhaps the day after.)
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