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.
An uproarious Off Broadway spoof of the blockbuster Broadway musical "Hamilton" and its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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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Direct from London, a new play inspired by the 1962 novel that follows “ultra-violent” teen Alex, his band of “Droogs,” and the intense reformation therapies he undergoes in a a dystopian British society.
A cast of six inhabit over 20 characters including Pirates, the Lost Boys, Mermaids and the maniacal Captain Hook in this new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale.
A new dramatic thriller that spans 90 years in Russia and charts the crossed paths of seven men and women through history, myth, and conspiracy.
Inspired by Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," a new musical set in 1890 about a novice nun and her effort to free her cowboy brother from a death sentence.
Max and Elanor are a couple who have discussed almost everything together, except there's just one thing Max is holding onto in this new romantic comedy.
Magician and performance artist Derek DelGaudio presents a one-person show that explores identity and illusion.
At Signature Theatre, Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis' darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith.
A schoolteacher and a troubled student are dangerously at odds in a penetrating new drama about a single day that could end in tragedy or hope - and the endless possibilities in between.
A new and unique adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance that follows Elizabeth Bennet, a bright, lively young woman with four sisters, and a mother determined to marry them to wealthy men.
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.
A new comedy that centers around an exclusive boarding school in Ghana, where queen bee Paulina's reign is threatened by a new student.
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli employs her famously irreverent voice, signature wit, and razor-sharp insight to explore the complicated world of our relationships with food.
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.
Set during a single day in rural Ireland in 1878, a drama that follows the aftermath of a doctor’s Darwin-inspired experiments on the locals.
Two tennis champions face off for the match of their lives in a new play about tennis, ambition, and life choices.
Classic pop songs from the '50s and '60s tell the story of a high school song-leading squad in this comedic homage.
Jason Alexander and Sherie Rene Scott star in a new comedy that folllows a widow who attempts to settle her late husband's affairs with a second-rate lawyer.
Set on an indoor soccer field, an award-winning play that details the experiences of high school girls as they prepare for their game - from politics, sports, and history to family, friendship, and everything in between.
A new musical that explores the changing role of women over the last 100 years through some of the greatest American standards.
Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos stars in an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book about her time as an anonymous online columnist.
A revival of Harvey Fierstein's classic play about a gay drag performer and his relationships with his bisexual, closeted lover, adopted son, and disapproving mother.
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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