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.
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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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Tony and Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing stars in a play that presents a disastrous family reunion as the occasion for a critical look at what has happened to 60s idealists and their children.
A turn of events forces two men, the personification of the perfect couple, to confront their conflicting views of relationships in the Off Broadway return of Michael McKeever’s play.
A world premiere drama set in 1969 that follows the revolutionary planning of three 20-something radicals in upstate New York disrupted by the arrival of two strangers.
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.
At the Public, a genre-bending new drama about the haunting of a black family in America.
In the Jim Crow South, the relationship of an activist couple is tested by civil unrest after the bombing of a church kills four young girls in this world premiere drama.
A new play by Conor McPherson that brings to life the tales of a local community on the brink of change in Bob Dylan’s hometown of Duluth, Minnesota in 1934, featuring the music of Dylan's iconic songbook.
Christine Lahti stars as American feminist Gloria Steinem in a new play that presents the political activist as a symbol of past, present, and future change.
A new drama that tells the story of a Nigerian-American girl navigating her childhood home in Pennsylvania’s suburbs.
The story of a war veteran and big game hunter who returns home after almost a decade, a play that offers a searing and darkly comic look at American culture, capitalism, and toxic masculinity.
Hershey Felder presents his acclaimed solo show that celebrates the life and career of the great American songwriter Irving Berlin, featuring some of the composer's most popular and enduring songs.
A new play that follows the clashing ideals of different generations within a family and a tight-knit Punjabi community in Wisconsin amid a flurry of wedding celebrations.
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.
Tony winner Glenn Close stars in a powerful and wry comedy that follows the tale of Joan of Arc, as seen through the eyes of her mother who is doing her very best to accept the fact that her daughter is different.
Tony winner Bill Irwin draws on his experience as a clown and actor to explore a performer’s relationship to Beckett, referencing such well-known works as "Waiting for Godot," "Endgame," and "Texts for Nothing."
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.
Comedian and Obie Award winner Aasif Mandvi persents his one-man-show about an Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work at a restaurant and live the American dream.
The Off Broadway return of a comedy that centers around an exclusive boarding school in Ghana, where queen bee Paulina's reign is threatened by a new student.
A revival of Broadway's longest-running musical revue, celebrating the music of songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
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 play that explores a conversation between a young black student and her white professor, when what begins as a discussion on the college junior's paper on the American Revolution turns into tense exchanges on race and reputation.
A new comedy that takes a satirical, behind-the-scenes look as a group of well-intentioned white teaching artists scramble to create an ambitious "woke" Thanksgiving pageant that also celebrates Native American Heritage Month.
Edie Falco stars as Democratic political operative Dorothea "Polly” Noonan, struggling to defend her candidate from a tough primary challenge in 1970s Albany.
A new musical that explores the changing role of women over the last 100 years through some of the greatest American standards.
Michael C. Hall stars in a monologue play that follows a man who desperately, and hilariously, tries to save his own life - or at least make it into something worth dying for.
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.)
A new play by actor/playwright Heidi Schreck that combines a recitation of her scholarship-winning high school speech about the Constitution and the personal history of four generations of women in her family.
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