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 that tells the story of an average teenager who takes a pill purported to make people more…chill.
A retelling of Georges Bizet's iconic, Spain-set opera, set in southern America during World War II, following Carmen, a parachute factory worker, caught in a love triangle with an airman and boxer.
A new comedy that tells the stories of five different women named Betty, and the collision of personalities when one of the women decides to stage a play.
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.
Set in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a new play about a disillusioned 30-something woman who struggles to make sense of her life choices in the face of an adventurous and daring new relationship.
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 new play by Tony-winning playwright Tracy Letts, which pieces together a portrait of a woman from 11 key moments in her life - told out of chronological order, and portrayed by six different actors.
The relationship of a man and his best friend, a personification of his own neurosis, is tested when the man meets the girl of his dreams in this new musical comedy.
A young woman goes to a psychiatrist to cure her smoking, where the doctor discovers through hypnosis that she is the reincarnation of a well-born English lady with whom he becomes increasingly enamored.
From the producers: Daisy Gamble is a woman of extrasensory talents – she sings and flowers bloom, and she always knows where you’ve placed your keys – but it’s her smoking habit that leads her to Dr. Mark Bruckner, a psychiatrist who will attempt to hypnotize her addiction away. In Daisy, Dr. Bruckner discovers the case – and perhaps the love – of his life as he unlocks Daisy’s past self, an 18th century British aristocrat named Melinda Welles. Mark becomes increasingly enamored of Melinda as he watches her relive her great love affair with Edward Moncrief. All is going well until Mark decides to publish his findings, and Daisy realizes she’s been unwittingly along for the ride!
The original production of "On a Clear Day" opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in 1965. A 1970 film adaptation followed, starring Barbra Streisand and Jack Nicholson. The musical was revised for a 2011 Broadway revival starring Harry Connick Jr. and Jessie Mueller. The title song has been recorded by a number of artists, including Robert Goulet, Johnny Mathis and Barbra Streisand (for the film soundtrack).
Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico ("Amour," "High Society") stars as Daisy/Melinda alongside Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus ("Bright Star") and John Cudia. Rounding out the company are Florrie Bagel, Rachel Coloff, Caitlin Gallogly, Daisy Hobbs, Craig Waletzko, William Bellamy, Peyton Crim and Matt Gibson. The production is helmed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore.
What is the Irish Rep? Occasionally, a group of artists finds a large room somewhere in the city, and settles down there for a decade or so to stage the plays that they like, in the manner that they enjoy making them. That's the case here. Though it's one of the smaller shops among the long-running Off-Broadway companies, these folks have been staging Irish drama in these rooms for 25 years, and the enjoyment can be infectious. More here.
Comedian Paul Mecurio debuts a new solo show where audience members join him onstage and speak candidly about their life experiences and opinions.
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.
A secret redheaded revolutionary organization is taking matters into their own hands, fighting back against their imminent extinction and standing up for the rights of redheads everywhere in this new musical.
Idina Menzel stars as a divorcee with a 20-year-old son who discovers her famous father is in a relationship with another man who’s also 20, and possibly gay...and possibly an adult film star.
A revival of Broadway's longest-running musical revue, celebrating the music of songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
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 in 1836 New Orleans, a free black creole woman sees her house - built on a foundation of wealth, secrets and dearly bought freedom - threaten to collapse after the death of her wealthy white husband.
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 Public Theater presents Shakespeare's comedy masterpiece that centers on Viola, who along with her twin Sebastian, finds herself washed ashore in the mysterious land of Illyria following a shipwreck.
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.)
Illusionist Vitaly Beckman creates a theatrical experience that takes the audience on a magical journey blending art and illusion, conjuring some of the most amazing spectacles ever witnessed.
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