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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Tony winner Alan Cumming stars in a new drama where young black artist Franklin and art collector Andre's feverish link deepens into an irresistible bond, pushing Franklin's mother into a battle of wills over the soul of the man they both call baby.
A new musical that brings Alice’s Wonderland adventures to the rubble of World War II-set London.
A new drama that follows the struggles of abusive husband and his long-suffering wife, who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.
At the Signature, a satire that charts a 70-year journey through the life of an actor whose career begins with a portrayal of a slave in an antebellum epic.
Colin Quinn returns Off Broadway in a new solo work where he tackles the absurdities, hypocrisies, and calamities on both sides of the political divide.
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.
American feminist Gloria Steinem is the subject of this new play that presents the political activist as a symbol of past, present, and future change.
When Diane (really the Greek god Dionysus) is returned to the modern world to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state, her mission lands her among four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac in this new comedy.
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 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 adaptation of August Strindberg's classic drama, where the attraction of a landowner's daughter and a farm laborer erupts into a dangerous passion.
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.
Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony nominee Tom Sturridge star in an evening of back-to-back monologue plays that grapple with profound questions about life, death, and identity.
A new musical that tells the story of a fractured family, a mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and an unexpected hero.
Borislaw Bilash (AKA "Captain Chemistry") brings his showmanship to the world of chemistry in the latest example of performance science.
A North Carolina baker is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs when her late-best-friend’s daughter asks her to make a cake for her lesbian wedding.
A revival of August Strindberg’s unsparing examination of marriage and the social institutions governing it.
From MCC Theater, a surprise proposal takes an unexpected turn, upending the world of Genesis and Rashad and putting the future of their relationship at risk in this new drama.
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.
At the Westside Theatre, a hilarious original musical comedy about good guy Josh Cohen who is caught in a lifetime battle of bad luck.
Direct from its hit Broadway run, a comedy about a company of hapless actors making a disastrous attempt to stage a 1920s murder mystery.
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.)
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