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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At Second Stage, a struggling Rust Belt town in upstate New York hopes financial salvation will come in the form of a makeover - paint the downtown business district red and hope tourists will come.
A pair of teenage twins who have a lifelong, but unhealthy, friendship experience an implosion of their relationship as they approach adulthood.
A new play by Tony winner Terrence McNally that explores the rich history behind Sergei Diaghilev’s preeminent company the Ballet Russes, including his tempestuous relationship with celebrated dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.
Magician and performance artist Derek DelGaudio presents a one-person show that explores identity and illusion.
A new stage adaptaion of Eve Ensler's memoir that chronicles the relationship to her body in the face of a life-threatening diagnosis while working with women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
In a future where women are extinct, a male couple deals with an unplanned pregnancy in the world premiere of a new comedy from two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara.
Set in the teachers lounge of an Ohio high school in the late 1980’s, a group of teachers conduct a series of preparatory meetings for a charity television marathon in a comedy by theater ensemble The Mad Ones.
At City Center, a housewarming party spirals out of control when the host's mother arrives with a few surprises in tow.
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.
In 1920s Maryland, Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers gamble their way to love and riches in this new musical featuring music by members of the Grateful Dead.
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.
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.)
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