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.
Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" from the world of physics to Midtown Manhattan.
The nonverbal performance of "blue men" exploring themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint.
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A topical musical revue the Associated Press described as "Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' set to music."
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 history of passports, smuggling fried chicken into other countries, and the peculiarities of airline security is all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga of how the mundane details that govern global travel become the actual journey.
Playwright and performer Maddie Corman shares her story of perseverance and hope when the unthinkable tests her marriage, family, and values.
At the Public, a "satirical odyssey" that explores the exodus of the Black community from the injustices of America as the promise of a Black president wears away.
Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard's dark comedy that follows the Tate family as they struggle to make it on a run-down farm in a country being sold off by developers.
A dark comedy that follows Sofia, an empathy coach at a debt collection agency, as she discovers the absurdity - and the danger - of a world where some people's feelings matter more than others'.
A Yiddish-language production of the classic musical about Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. Performed with supertitles in English and Russian.
A new play that explores the life of prolific writer Hans Christian Andersen and some of his most memorable tales, which transcend age and nationality.
Susan Sarandon stars as "saint of the suburbs" Lorraine who helps her mother's home aide find a husband in a new comedy by Jesse Eisenberg.
A bio-revue telling the story and singing the songs of the most popular American singing group of the early '60s, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Set in the grim slums of Dublin during the Irish civil war, a play that chronicles the fortunes of the impoverished Boyle family when news of an inheritance soon reveals itself to be the cause of their ruin.
A revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical that follows composer Frank, his best friend-lyricist, ex-wife, and an unrequited platonic friend back in time to their idealistic beginnings.
A New York playwright-turned-venture capitalist, trying to remember the events that occurred on an island three decades prior, finds his quest leading him to an unexpected whirlpool involving a giant lobster, Roman Polanski, a pornography ring, Walt Disney, Jorge Luis Borges, and more.
Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, a new musical that explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology.
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.
A new musical that celebrates the life, music, and legacy of famed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, incorporating his personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews, and rare memoirs.
A new drama that charts the growing prominence of classical Greek philosopher Socrates in democratic Athens to the military and social upheavals that led to one of the most infamous executions in Western history.
Borislaw Bilash (AKA "Captain Chemistry") brings his showmanship to the world of chemistry in the latest example of performance science.
A new musical spoofing the well-known CBS sitcom, featuring the beloved group of eccentric scientists as their lives are turned upside down by their favorite "Star Trek" character come to life.
A Brechtian allegory of corruption and corporate greed that follows the efforts of a laborer to unionize local workers and combat a wicked, greedy businessman who controls the town.
Classic pop songs from the '50s and '60s tell the story of a high school song-leading squad in this comedic homage.From the producers: 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 '50’s and '60’s songs as "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," "It’s My Party," and more than 20 chart topping hits!
Created, written and originally directed by Roger Bean, the previous New York production of "The Marvelous Wonderettes" debuted at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre in 2008 and ran for 2 years.
The cast includes Emmy winner Kristen Alderson ("One Life to Live"), Meg Lanzarone, Michelle Dowdy, Brie Cassil, and Amy Hilner Larse
In a musical adaptation of the hit TV series, a documentary TV crew begins filming the lives of the employees at Scranton’s third largest paper company, Dunder Mifflin.
Told over an eight-year timeline, a new comedy that holds the fraught power dynamics of a relationship up against the country's current shifting of patriarchal culture.
Direct from its hit Broadway run, a comedy about a company of hapless actors making a disastrous attempt to stage a 1920s murder mystery.
Depicting events surrounding the 1916 Easter Uprising in Dublin that eventually led to Irish independence, a drama that follows an Irish revolutionary leader and his long-suffering wife who fears for his life.
Set during the Irish War of Independence. a drama that centers on the mistaken identity of a building tenant who is thought to be an IRA assassin.
A new musical that explores the changing role of women over the last 100 years through some of the greatest American standards.
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.)
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks returns to the Public with a new play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract.
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