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.
Reread the title.
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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A new musical set in San Francisco in 1986 that follows two unlikely people brought together by a letter penned to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected politician in California.
A couple working at the helm of an exclusive school find their values challenged in this new drama about the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
A new play that follows an “army” of pre-teen competitive dancers vying to take the top prize at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay.
Award-winning actress Sharon Washington plays nearly 20 characters in her own true story of growing up in the custodial apartment of a Manhattan library.
A shy, Midwestern man masquerading as a highbrow Londoner in New York City charms his way into a wealthy family’s life and his increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to unravel his persona in a solo play starring Billy Crudup.
Magician and performance artist Derek DelGaudio presents a one-person show that explores identity and illusion.
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.
A play set in 1647 England that follows a number of revolutionaries dreaming of a new era and looks at themes of power, politics, and revolution.
After living estranged from each other for years, a mother and daughter embark on a road trip that crosses state lines in a new musical where they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths.
A new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage about Mlima, an elephant trapped inside the ivory business.
Set in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood in 1949, a new play that looks at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.
In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, the local minister’s daughter walks the line between piety and sensuality with the neighborhood doctor who grew up next door in this Tennessee Williams classic.
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.
Borislaw Bilash (AKA "Captain Chemistry") brings his showmanship to the world of chemistry in the latest example of performance science.
Classic pop songs from the '50s and '60s tell the story of a high school song-leading squad in this comedic homage.
In 1738 Paris, the poetry craze Metromania is all the rage, and Damis, a young, would-be poet falls for a mysterious poetess from Breton, while scheming servants, mistaken identities, and verse-mania await at every twist and turn.
A hardened alcoholic returns to his Dublin home to care for his brother in this new play starring Matthew Broderick.
An ambitious editor pairs a famed children’s author with a talented young writer in a new play about creativity, ambition, and imagination.
A bewildered seaside town community is thrust into the spotlight following the unthinkable, as two 13-year-olds attempt to make sense of the events, their lives, and the future.
A new musical that explores the changing role of women over the last 100 years through some of the greatest American standards.
Two gifted young men compete for a life-changing scholarship at an elite university when they are confronted with their shared past.
A new musical that tells the story of three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions and a week together where change is in the air.
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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