After years of performing his solo shows around the world, Marino grew weary of writing and memorizing them. So he's decided to just show up and create one on the spot. The audience will be the subject of this socially anxious experiment that both spoofs and celebrates the solo show genre. All you have to do is show up.
Each time the cupboard doors fly open, we discover an entirely new reality with a brand-new set of characters. These dynamic scenes include a drunken couple mid-fight in a Las Vegas hotel, the entire Greek Army within the Trojan Horse, a lonely Giantess, a lost Pope, and so many more. With sketch-style characters and musical numbers, 'The Box Show' is a fast-paced and adrenaline-filled roller-coaster ride that plunges its audience into vastly different worlds without ever leaving the physical space of the box. It's a shot glass of theater: potent, highly concentrated, and it gets the job done.
As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities—ADHD, vision, hearing, and physical impairment—rally in support. Told with 'Avenue Q'-style puppets and heartfelt songs, it's an inspiring journey about the values of kindness, differences, and big dreams. Individuals with disabilities are so unseen and unheard across media, especially children's media. 'Addy & Uno' is giving a voice to kids who are different, and inspiring a new generation of kinder people. Based on the Realabilities Educational Comic Book Curriculum.
Director Sarah Jane Scaife places Beckett’s characters from the page into the urban landscape, using the aesthetic tools of the body, sound, site, movement, architecture, and projection to put flesh on the scars the playwright reveals within our society.
A cataclysmic disaster known as “The Night of Fire” has brought our once mighty civilization to its knees. Survivors clamber together in makeshift camps, trying to find lost loved ones, gather basic necessities, and just survive. Information is sporadic, supplies are rare, and rumors are endless. It's been one month since that night. This is your reality now. Are you ready?
'Power Over POTUS' is a gossip-fueled political comedy about the women who did 69 in the Situation Room, used whips in the West Wing, had romps in the Rose Garden, and never acted First Ladylike. A certain former intern receives an invitation to get back in action 20 years after getting rug burn in the Oval Office. As she ponders pounding an orange POTUS, she seeks guidance from the spirits of the women who stood (and laid) in her shoes. Note: For mature audiences only. $20 food and beverage minimum per person.
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team members navigate big questions and wage tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
It's December 1867. Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of 'A Christmas Carol.' Join the author, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, in the elegant and intimate parlor of the historic, 19th-century Merchant's House for an hour-long performance created from Dickens' own script. Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before select performances.
For years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
'Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic' is a Potter-inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else’s story. The play gives you a fresh look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers. Their epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
Get ready to laugh at Gerard Alessandrini's parody of 'Hamilton' and all the fan mania it inspires (including his own). 'Spamilton' stars a young virtuoso cast, with special guest stars like Christine Pedi and other 'Forbidden Broadway' divas.
It's 1988 and the planning committee for Garrison High School's ninth annual 'Miles For Mary' Telethon is fired up and ready to go. Across subcommittee sessions in the phys-ed teachers' lounge, Drama Desk-nominated The Mad Ones assemble an analog elegy to the camcorder 1980s, girls' track and field, and the consecrated American high school.
New York Theatre Workshop presents a musical about how Abigail and Shaun of the folk-rock duo the Bengsons met and fell in love, and how that unleashed their fear of mortality. Previously seen at the Under the Radar.
A folk-punk dream like you've never experienced. Shaun and Abigail Bengson's 'Hundred Days' unleashes an exhilarating and raw story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had a hundred days to live.
After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away. In the process, they share their stories through hit tunes, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 1960s to the empowerment of the 1990s.
When Dorothy wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, and munchkins and monkeys, she's charmed but desperate to return home. She sets off on a quest to ask the Wizard for help and along the way befriends a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion. Journey down the yellow brick road while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-nominated film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and "If I Only Had a Brain."
When Johnny Gonzales is forced to clean out the apartment of his recently deceased younger brother Cisco, he discovers a treasure chest of personal notes left behind by his sibling. They represent Cisco's innocent interpretation of love, life, and everything in between. When Johnny begins to read these notes, his magical journey begins.
Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining.”
Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all.
After shuttering the long-running 'Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,' the New York Neo-Futurists are mounting a brand-new weekly series. 'The Infinite Wrench' is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here and now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, 'The Infinite Wrench' is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
Every night, a Drunk Shakespeare society member will have at least five shots of whiskey and then attempt to perform in a Shakespearean play. Each performance by The Drunk Shakespeare Society requires a Patron, an audience member who helps run the show. Anything can, and does, happen.
Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed musical by Tony-nominated songwriter David Yazbek transfers to Broadway. Based on the film of the same name, and featuring Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and John Cariani.
The Egyptian Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band arrives in Israel to play at the opening of a cultural center. When their hosts don't show, a miscommunication sends them in the wrong direction and they find themselves in a small settlement in the heart of the Negev Desert. With no transportation out until morning and no hotel in sight, the beleaguered band members are taken in by locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.
These pictures shocked readers by bringing the grim reality of addiction into the American living room. The infamous “Needle Park” is the backdrop for an interactive journey where 14 participants are immersed in the world of John and Karen. You will traverse the Lower East Side and play roles—friends, family, fellow drug addicts—as you bond and become complicit in the love story at the heart of these “two lives lost to heroin.” The 80-minute show is performed entirely outdoors, rain or shine. To make your experience more comfortable, please try to avoid bringing any bags and wear comfortable shoes as there is some walking. Ages 16 and up.
When Walt Disney hears "The Rite of Spring," he envisions the creation of the earth, volcanoes, and, of course, dinosaurs. But composer Igor Stravinsky has another vision altogether. In this provocative comedy, we go behind the scenes of Disney’s classic 'Fantasia,' where the dinosaurs aren’t the only ones doing battle.
Stranded at the zoo when the superstorm hits the city, the child and the animals must learn to communicate and understand each other, working together to save themselves. 'Endangered!' is an uplifting eco-musical for children ages 2 and up.
The Tank and international mask theater company The Krumple present this movement-heavy exploration of the "yōkai," a class of strange, mischievous, and sometimes malevolent apparitions from Japanese folklore.
In a desolate space stands a group of curious looking people. With miniature trees and paper seagulls in their pockets, they begin to recreate the world as they see it. A premeditated car accident, a ravenous cod, and a dreadful Christmas Eve are part of the chaos created by the yōkai. Combining dance, magic, poetry, and sheer stupidity, the Krumple tells a contemporary tale of our attempts to find hope in moments of despair.
Greenberg performs his hit Off-Broadway "mostly one man" comedy show before whisking a lucky audience member home in a New York City taxi driven by Greenberg himself. This unique comedic experience is now in its 8th smash season at the historic SoHo Playhouse theater.
José and Joe are neighbors who've barely spoken. When José asks Joe for help, the two become friends and finally get to know the man on the other side of the creek. But as their bond grows so does their business, and the sacrifices they once made for profit come back to bite them in the culo. What turns amigos into enemigos? What turns nations into rivals? What turns men into clowns?
'Early Shaker Spirituals' returns to an artistic practice that the Wooster Group has used throughout its history: working with record albums as source material for original productions. The piece also investigates the Shakers, a millenarian, celibate, communitarian sect. In 1980, Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, and other members of the company visited the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community and met with Sister R. Mildred Barker. Around that time, the company first began listening to the record album that forms the basis for this new piece.
7 rules. 7 writers. 7 new plays. 1 free beer. Every other month. For each show, every playwright comes up with one rule, then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all 7 rules. Rules can be general (i.e. "Pants") or specific ("Page one must include a back-handed compliment followed by ten seconds of silence.") Each time you come to 'Rule Of', you'll see different plays with different rules by different writers. And you'll always get a beer on the house.
Wylie uses his unusual talents to solve problems and do routine maintenance on the city’s interweb biotechnology. Due to the haunted land and sentient mainframes, Wylie faces many occult adversaries. Storms constantly threaten to destroy NYORG, but a secret feature of the Flatiron building keeps the storms at bay—that is as long as the cloud-code is cracked and the correct ritual procedure is followed.
Inspired by speculative fiction and neo-noir, 'The Flatiron Hex' is a peek inside a parallel world infected with intelligent viruses and paranoia. Elements of the fantastic collide with the everyday to become evocative of a magical reality.
'The Ride' takes place in motor coaches with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and stadium-style seating. They are fully loaded with audio, video, and wireless technology to amp up what’s happening on board while keeping audiences connected to what’s going on outside. From performers to passers-by, 'The Ride' interacts with everyone and everything it rolls by. The hosts are trained in improvisation so that each performance is fresh depending on what’s happening on the street that day. 'The Ride' also features pop-up presentations along the 4.2-mile route by an ensemble of professional actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists.
Shakespeare’s ageless tale of greed, omens, and foul deeds comes alive with a small band of actors, who each take turns spontaneously trading off parts at the drop of a hat. Featuring haunting folk songs from Eastern Europe and a mere handful of props, Dzieci seeks to explore (and explode) the very nature of theater and storytelling.
Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: Join Outstanding Canadian Comedy Award winner Rachelle Elie in her boisterous and bawdy musical romp through the multiple manifestations of love and relationships.
From wide-eyed youthful idealism to the challenges of marriage and parenthood, this cheeky solo comedy pokes fun at everything from blue balls to birth and divorce. Original songs include 'Monogamy,' 'F*ck First,' 'I Want to Spank My Kids This Xmas,' and 'I’m Breaking Up With Jesus.'
'Newsical's' songs and sketches parody all of today's biggest headlines, from politics to pop culture, celebrities to social trends. It's 'Saturday Night Live' meets 'Laugh-In' meets 'The Nightly News' meets Broadway. Songs and material are updated on a regular basis.
Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says, "Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns." In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left? Written by and starring Outfest Award winner Drew Droege, who is best known for his online videos as Chloë Sevigny.
Tonight the clock is running…and so are they! Longtime performing partners Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass make an audacious effort to accomplish one goal: to do everything they’ve ever learned how to do in just one night. Everyday movement is taken to monumental new heights as Barnes and Bass turn manic finger snapping, competitive clapping, nonstop treadmill running, and spinning until they throw up into a night of unexpected joy.
'Me the People' takes aim at the self-dealing, topsy-turvy presidency of Donald J. Trump. His crony cabinet, his far-right Supreme Court, White House grifters Ivanka and Jared—no one is spared. It also offers a comic diagnosis from Sigmund Freud and an earful from Hillary Clinton. Note: In addition to the ticket price, there's a two-drink minimum per person.
'I Lost You There' humorously examines how death is viewed and experienced through different lenses, occupations, and cultural norms. Bahr brings to life moving and comic characters whose lives interconnect in surprising ways, shining a light on the one aspect of our existence that we all share. Ms. Bahr's previous solo show, 'DAI (enough),' won multiple awards and played around the globe.
A small cast of buff and buxom gentlemen take off their clothes and sing. Running for many years now, the boys sing such catchy tunes as "Gratuitous Nudity," "Bliss of a Bris," "Nothin' But the Radio On," and "Perky Little Porn Star." According to the producers, anyone under 17 must be accompanied by a guardian."
Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely, and fading fast. And she’s spending all of her children’s money, forcing her son to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her.
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
With their large company suddenly on the brink of collapse, four panicking businesspeople make a desperate overnight attempt to save it–and their futures. Emergency proposals, email hacking, an animal sacrifice, a radical theory about the Ottoman Empire–will any of it work?
'Stuffed' brings together four women’s disparate stories to paint a witty and poignant portrait of an insane world that forces women to address hard-hitting issues like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower an emotionally fulfilling activity? When it comes to blue jeans, should one opt for camel toe or muffin top? And the ultimate query: Can food and body-image issues ever truly be conquered or are we all just destined to be 'Stuffed?' Written by and starring comedy's "Queen of Mean," Lisa Lampanelli.
Loosely inspired by 'The Divine Comedy,' 'PARADISO: Chapter 1' drops 10 audience members into a noir-styled, futuristic nightmare that they must navigate through. With a company of actors guiding the experience, 'PARADISO' features a narrative structure that makes audiences feel as if they have entered a world where the circumstances, characters, risks, and drama represent an immersive 'reality.' A multi-layered story unfolds complete with actors, 3D holographic projection technology, and special effects. From the team behind 'The Walking Dead Experience' and 'Play/Date.' Ages 13 and up only. Exact Midtown Manhattan location provided upon purchase of tickets.
Thomas Jefferson (author of the Declaration of Independence), Charles Dickens (the man who brought us 'A Christmas Carol' and 'Oliver Twist'), and Count Leo Tolstoy (the epic Russian novelist of 'War and Peace' fame) are trapped in a limbo where each believes his path to salvation depends on convincing the other two that they are wrong. Tony-nominated director Kimberly Senior ('Disgraced') helms this battle of truly biblical proportions. Written by Scott Carter, the executive producer of 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'
The Public Theater presents an encore run of this comedy starring Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos and based on the eponymous book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. Directed by Tony winner Thomas Kail ('Hamilton').
Vardalos is Sugar, an anonymous online advice columnist (later revealed to be Strayed) whom thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty, and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark, and glimmering light at the heart of being human.
Based on a true story, this sassy musical follows the exploits of a feisty fifty-something whose adventures inspire laughs and reveal truths about life, love, and sex. Starring Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel.
From surviving hilarious first dates, to her intimate conquests, this widow navigates her way through it all with humor and perseverance. Featuring best friends, a dead husband, and myriad potential suitors, Curvy learns the hard way what it means to start over in the modern age.
'A Clockwork Orange' lures audiences into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his rebellious gang of Droogs is a groundbreaking classic of orgiastic ultra-violence and sexuality. As hauntingly relevant today as when Burgess’ book was first published, 'A Clockwork Orange' is an unapologetic celebration of the human condition.
Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children’s theater is one of Ann’s fondest, most formative memories. Now, 50 years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old. Ruhl conjures a tender, yearning tale that flies in the face of time in the search for a second youth.
After two failed marriages, a sister's betrayal, and a broken childhood, Danielle has all but given up on her dreams of stardom. Derailed by self-destructive choices, addiction, and
the need to survive at any cost, she finds herself at a breaking point where she seeks to find meaning in her life and, ultimately, salvation. For mature audiences only.
United Solo Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual through a variety of one-person performances. Renowned solo performers, as well as new talents, present work that spans a diverse array of genres: storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, drama, tragedy, and comedy. Visit the festival's website for the complete lineup. Note that many shows only play once!
'Wicked Clone' is the tale of a vampire bitten by a human being. Born without a heartbeat, memories or inspiration, Mihaela runs from Transylvania to New York and pulls her fangs out in order to love and become a human. Her 'Wicked Clone' twin sister Gabriela follows her through space and time to bring her back to her vampiric roots.
'Wicked Clone' features fairy tale elements from traditional Transylvanian folklore with themes related to Goethe’s 'Faust,' Ibsen’s 'Peer Gynt,' and Dante’s 'Divine Comedy.'
In the beginning, God was bored and made the whole world to entertain himself. Once he finished his greatest creation, humans, he stumbled around for a while trying to figure out what the hell to do with the damn things. 'Let There Be Stuff' explores the stories of 'The Book of Genesis' including all the details your Sunday School teacher conveniently left out.
"What kinda name is that?" Zenobia has been battling this question and other microaggressions for the three decades she’s been an actor in New York City. She’s had some downs and she’s had some successes, but now she’s wondering was it all worth it? Leaving her family behind in India, giving up any chance of a normal life, and enduring audition after audition where no one could tell "what she is." 'How to Succeed' is a play about the paths we choose and the lives we don’t.
RJ Bartholomew is the Everyman with answers for those questioning Everything. After falling from grace with an agnostic thud, Bartholomew delivers a powerful message, considering the current condition of the world, with a genuine hope for the future, faith in the universe, and an undying love for mankind. 'I of the Storm' is a riches-to-rags success story revealing that what you seem to lose is always less valuable than what is returned to you by letting go.
Two men, Dean and Mikey, prepared for ages to have a baby. Now, stifled by convention, Dean has doubts that gnaw at him. Two hamsters, Tyson and Jason, are suddenly pregnant with nine babies. Now, smothered by affection, Tyson has fears that nibble at her. Nobody was planning to eat anyone. Things just got out of hand.
Welcome to an evening of exquisite acts and sensual titillation. A singer croons songs by powerful women in music such as Nina Simone, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, and Christina Aguilera as Fafi and her cohorts celebrate female empowerment through movement.
Derek, a young wannabe pop-punk frontman, wants nothing more than to become king of Pop Punk High and win Amanda Bunkface's angsty, straight-ironed love. It seems all but impossible for a loser like Derek, but when he finds a bong in his attic containing the ghost/genie of Avril Lavigne, his wildest dreams may become reality after all. 'Pop Punk High' features a score reminiscent of blink-182 and Sum 41, and a book full of obscene humor.
Step into the kitchen. The onions are cooking on the stove and meat is on the cutting board waiting to be chopped. Our host is preparing kubah, a traditional Syrian dish. While she cooks, she tells us the story of meeting Ashraf, a Syrian exile, and falling in love with him as he desperately tries to help those he was forced to leave behind. When he vanishes, she impulsively trails him to her homeland—one she has never known, now consumed by war. As the meal comes together and then falls apart, we hear the tales of brutality, grace, and humanity of the Syrian refugees she meets along the way. Note: This show has no fixed venue. It is staged in a variety of NYC kitchens in private homes and community centers.
A hybrid performance–part documentary, part conjuring, part performance art–this multimedia piece is a tribute to the late Dennis Palmer, a self-taught, avant-garde musician and painter of the American South.
Using live audio and video mixes, original animation, archival texts, storytelling, and dance, two performers tune in to the vibrations of their departed friend, and explore the boundaries of memory and embodiment. In the generous spirit of Dennis Palmer, all performances of are free of charge and open to the public.
'Fruit Flies Like a Banana' is a high-octane variety hour where each piece is inspired by a different locale, and you choose the itinerary! Each night the audience selects the show order by picking cards from a deck, and even determines parameters for some pieces created on the spot.
A candle that moves water; a paper cup that won't burn; a firefly without fire. An atomic flash; weaponized sugar; a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle; secret writing; elephant toothpaste. All these and more comprise 'That Chemistry Show,' which combines the worlds of science and show business. Best for school-age kids.
'Up the Rabbit Hole' is the story of a young, gay, drug-addicted man obsessed with finding his birth mother and the answers to questions surrounding his entire life. After finally reconnecting with her, he has the courage to embark upon a life beyond his wildest dreams.
'Chalk' is a whimsical solo show which invites audiences of all ages into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this feel-good romantic romp.
When his highly controversial documentary causes a tremendous uproar in Amsterdam and abroad, van Gogh spirals downward. 'Committed' explores the collision of an artist's radical temperament and unyielding vision with modern political realities, and the inevitable tragedy when uncompromising values clash.
Steeped in reverence for the F train as much as it is for the new Silk Road, 'Sam's Tea Shack' is an Ashkenazi Jewish boy’s fantasy he is among his ancestors: central Asian nomads. In this malleable exchange between the audience and Sam, he serves tea, talks about the neighborhood, Persian emperors, going to high school with Lin-Manuel Miranda, dumplings and samosas, and whatever is on your mind. Note: In addition to the ticket price, there is a one-drink minimum per person.
59E59 and Prospect Theater Company presents this new musical that immerses audiences in the complex inner life of a young woman and asks: when every choice feels like life and death, how do you turn the key?
Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path?
Nolan and Rebecca have moved on since their divorce - she to a new husband and he to a series of failed relationships. However, when an unexpected tragedy brings them back together, they're forced to navigate a web of grief and guilt that leads to tears, laughter, and ultimately, hope.
This year's fest includes: 'Bee,' a drama set in a small town in Newfoundland about a young, simple girl and her relationship with her father; 'July,' a thriller in which two students go to a popular bar in Tokyo to blow off steam, but by morning, one is found murdered
in her motel room; 'Oedipus but Better,' a comedy about a a small band
of actors who, despite lacking time, money, and classical training, try to put on the best-ever production of Sophocles' seminal masterpiece; and many more. Visit the festival's official website for the complete lineup.
LaMaMa presents the NYC premiere of this theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry, and Central Yup’ik drum and dance, illuminating striking moments of cross-cultural encounter in the epic, changing landscapes of Alaska.
'Alaxsxa | Alaska' features Conarro and Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik), along with puppeteer Justin Perkins. Three performers use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures in Alaska. These histories--at times humorous, at times tragic--juxtapose against Beaver and Conarro’s own personal memories as "insider" and "outsider" in the Last Frontier.
The 50th season of Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, culminates with Charles Fuller's 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set in a U.S. Army base during World War II.
The play, evocative of Melville's 'Billy Budd,' uses a murder mystery in to expose angers and resentments among African Americans that curiously mimic white racist attitudes. In addition to the Pulitzer, the play won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play and a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play.
You’ve been kidnapped. You don’t remember how; you don’t know by whom. But there you are, watching the horrific treatment of the person who was taken before you. They will implore you to help them, but you cannot. When they are disposed of, it will be your turn. Your friends have been taken elsewhere. You’re on your own. You only have one shot at getting away. 'This Is Real' is not a haunted house. It’s interactive horror theater, a mind-bending survival game and extreme hide-and-seek rolled up into 70 minutes worth of entertainment.
Steve Martin's new comedy about two married couples who gather to watch a celestial event comes to Broadway starring comedians Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key, Tony winner Laura Benanti, and Alan Tudyk.
It’s a hot night in Ojai, California in 1993, and Corky (Schumer) and her husband Norm (Tudyk) are having another couple over for dinner. But Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (Key) aren't looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Eventually, the two couples find themselves in a marital free fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky. Directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks.
Ricochet Collective's world-premiere work explores the true story of Terry Lynn Barton, a former US Forest Service employee who started the largest wildfire in Colorado’s history by burning a letter from her husband.
Under the obsessive scrutiny of investigator Kim Jones, Terry's actions are called into question in a desperate attempt to uncover the motive behind her crime. As we watch Terry's relationship with her husband deteriorate over time, the clues begin to fall into place. Was the fire really an accident, or was it caused by a woman trying desperately to break free?
A sequel to Joshua Holden's 2012 project of the same name, this brand-new show features a cast of handcrafted puppets. Turn your frown upside down, awaken your nostalgia, and get ready to spread some joy. Best for ages 6 and up.
In a land where the whiskey is always flowing, an ambitious young painter is faced with a life-altering choice: Give up on her dreams and embrace a carefree life, or lose her father, the powerful Mayor of Williamsburg. Will she leave behind the only family she's ever known? Or will she discover that in Williamsburg, it's easier to drink than to think?
What are the consequences when the lies we tell ourselves become the reality of the lives we lead? A tale of obsession and betrayal, 'Tomorrow in the Battle' paints a searing portrait of loyalty and lust, honor and honesty, duty and desire as a group of London’s elite navigate their own professional and moral crises.
Persephone is abducted to the underworld, but the place isn't really what she expected. Meanwhile, Hades has his own problems, especially with the memory archive at capacity with all the refugees pouring into the world of the dead. Part of IRT Theater's 3B Development Series, 'Pomegrenade' examines the trauma we inflict upon ourselves and the importance of maintaining the vitality of memories.
In a preindustrial rural world, poised on the cusp of transformation, a ploughman and his wife live a simple existence until they, along with the hated local miller, are drawn into a struggle of power and attraction. 'Knives in Hens' unpacks the subtle power of words and ideas to liberate, empower, and lift the mind and soul.
When their bus breaks down miles short of their destination, tempers flare and the women are tested in unexpected ways. They share their personal stories with each other in an attempt to move forward in their lives and find meaning in a spiritual journey seemingly gone awry. Poetic and transporting, 'The Mecca Tales' explores the power of ritual and redemption.
In this world premiere solo comedy, a NYC cabbie must come to terms with his past, his dad, and his unfinished college degree. Written and performed by Emmy-winning 'Late Night with David Letterman' writer Ted Greenberg.
It's December 18, 1987. Ted is driving a NYC taxi with one screaming deadline in front of him: He must turn in a paper by midnight or his long-cherished, degree-pending status at Harvard will be snatched away forever. It will take a wild ride through NYC and his past, and a confrontation with his financial-titan father before Ted’s able to come to grips with an eight-to-ten-pager on Edmund Spenser’s 'The Fairie Queene.'
All For One Theater presents a new solo horror show about a New York City psychoanalyst and recovering alcoholic whose bloody quest for personal balance begins when she finds herself in Texas after her nephew's suicide.
The third play in Aaron Mark's cycle of Sit-Down Tragedies after 'Empanada Loca' and 'Another Medea,' 'Squeamish' is a grotesque tale of phobia and compulsion, a minimalist work of psychological horror about craving what terrifies us most.
Starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser.
John McDonagh, veteran radio host, has condensed thirty-plus years of activism, reality show antics and observation into a love song to the city that never sleeps.
From the plight of the NYC homeless to the crazy demands of Upper East Side matrons, McDonagh moves from the comedic to the heartfelt and back again faster than the apparition of umbrella dealers on a rainy day. Throw in his tales of brushes with the rich and famous such as driving Stephen Fry to a Queens social club and teaching Top Gear’s Richard Hammond how to drive a cab, and you have an evening of classic Irish storytelling.
Welcome, royal citizens! Industrious Denizens of the South, Rough Fisher-folk of the North, Gritty Prospectors of the West, Gruff Forest-folk of the East—have you a gift? Prepare for the coronation of the Young King! Experience The New Victory in a completely new way when the theater itself is transformed from entry to exit for this enchanting and epic story. Greet the newly crowned Young King, explore on foot the riches of the land, and take pleasure as you see, touch, and discover the magic and mystery of beautiful things! Recommended for ages 8 and up.
When you're a happy, handsome, well-rested bear, what more could you want? Why, to be a daddy bear of course! With all the courage he can muster, a bear sets out to find a family of his own to love. In a different forest, a little bear sets off to find the quickest way to the clouds in hopes of reuniting with his dear, departed grandfather. 'A Sky for the Bears' shows us that sometimes when we look to the sky for our hearts' deepest desires, the best answers on earth. Recommended for children ages 4-7.
Hunger & Thirst Theatre and the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project production pares down Shakepseare's sprawling tale, distilling the rarely-produced romance into a heartwarming story of the rejuvenating power of family.
The personal storms we encounter during our lifetime are often even more turbulent than the raging tempests sailors experience on the high seas. 'Pericles: Born in a Tempest' is an inventive 90-minute reimagining of the seafaring adventure that places it within a fresh new context: Prince Pericles' journeys come to vivid life for a modern-day woman as she immerses herself in a book her recently deceased father gave her.
The New Victory Theater invites you to experience the journey of the millions of African Americans who moved from the rural South to the urban North to rebuild their lives in this polyrhythmic performance from Step Afrika!
A beat for every brushstroke, Step Afrika! brings to life Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series, the landmark collection of paintings about the largest demographic transformation in U.S. history. Fusing body percussion, tap, and contemporary dance with live gospel, jazz, and blues, the world's first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping uses uniquely American art forms to tell this uniquely American story. Recommend for ages 7 and up.
'The Werewolf of Washington Heights' features a racially, ethnically and generationally diverse cast of women in its exploration of the themes of war, immigration, deportation, racism, misogyny, terrorism, civil rights, and civil disobedience.
Theaterlab’s Artistic Director Orietta Crispino presents her solo series examining a collage of inherited myths and apocryphal histories, melding the intoxicating act of storytelling with the ritual of preparing food.
'Let Me Cook For You' is part of Theaterlab's Fall Season - 'Eat Your Heart Out,' which celebrates the ephemeral cycle of performance that echoes itself with each iteration, and feeds the audience something different each time. After all, you can't eat the same apple twice.
'I'm Mindful...Of My Anxiety' explores the conflicts that arise when the quest for focus, clarity, and calm collides head-on with an increasingly frantic world. This personal search by one woman is at once comical and uplifting as she desperately tries to juggle the demands of modern life while keeping her sanity. Along the way, she gets some help from yoga, Beethoven, and Joe DiMaggio.
"Why is it still like this?” Janice sighs to Eliza. It’s 1992, and Eliza is the brainy new recruit at a small-shop architecture firm. But she’s struggling to get a foothold on even the lowest rung of the company ladder, and starts making moves to blow the lid off their pandora’s box of office politics and social maneuvering.