Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 Tickets Are On Sale Now!

Sep 19, 2017

Snag cheap seats to hit shows including 'Avenue Q,' 'Puffs,' 'Spamilton,' and more!

Off-Broadway Week runs Monday, September 25 to Sunday, October 8, 2017.


Twice a year, theater lovers can snag two-for-one tickets to more than 30 Off-Broadway shows thanks to this amazing deal. Tickets for the fall edition are already on sale so don't delay. The list of participating shows is below. Click here to buy tickets and use offer code OBWF2017. Seating restrictions and black-out dates may apply. To avoid service fees, go directly to the box office.


Shows are in alphabetical order.



Ends Jan 06

A Clockwork Orange (New World Stages)

Members say: Edgy, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Disappointing
67
Critics
62
45 reviews
Members
68
144 reviews

Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ landmark 1962 novel comes from London to New World Stages with its original star Jonno Davies as Alex.

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'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.

 

Ends Oct 28

Arden/Everywhere

Members say: Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting
79
Critics
62
3 reviews
Members
82
15 reviews

This new exploration of 'As You Like It' reimagines Shakespeare’s beloved comedy as a story about refugees.

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'Arden/Everywhere' unlocks 'As You Like It's' deepest heartbeat to tell a distinctly contemporary story – one that looks into a world of dislocation and exile to discover resilience, reconciliation, and love. Performed by a cast of professional actors alongside non-professionals from the refugee and immigrant community, 'Arden/Everywhere' aims to unleash theater’s unique ability to awaken empathy, locating our common humanity in the face of a seemingly incomprehensible global catastrophe.

 

Ends Oct 22

As You Like It (Classic Stage Company)

Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Quirky
73
Critics
64
38 reviews
Members
75
122 reviews

The Bay Street Theater cast reprise their roles in John Doyle's music-infused production of Shakespeare's pastoral romance at Classic Stage Company. Featuring Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn.

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An exiled Duke, his banished daughter, a gentleman in love, and a melancholy traveler. Classic Stage Company artistic director John Doyle and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz bring Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy–with its lovers in disguise, troubadours in trouble, and some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters–to life in this pared-down production.

 

Open run

Avenue Q

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy
88
Critics
90
8 reviews
Members
88
4324 reviews

Broadway's 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical continues its hilarious, puppet-filled run Off-Broadway at New World Stages.

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This grown-up musical comedy stars a cast of humans and puppets, and tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends. Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

 

Open run

Blue Man Group

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Quirky
83
Critics
78
3 reviews
Members
83
1057 reviews

The "blue men's" nonverbal performance explores themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint. Comedy, music, and paint collide in a circus of imagination.

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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.”

 

Ends Nov 05

Curvy Widow

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing, Cliched
68
Critics
64
36 reviews
Members
69
141 reviews

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.

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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.

 

Ends Oct 29

Desperate Measures

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Funny
89
Critics
83
22 reviews
Members
90
215 reviews

The York Theatre Company presents a foot-stompin’, knee-slappin’ new musical set in the Old West that's inspired by Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure.'

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In 1890 Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, pleads with a corrupt governor to spare her brother’s life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if the sister will 'do his bidding' for the night. Adding to the humorous complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl, and a priest who reads Nietzsche.

 

Open run

Drunk Shakespeare

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy
82
Critics
78
8 reviews
Members
82
355 reviews

An actor drinks heavily (in the vein of Comedy Central's 'Drunk History') and then tries to corral others into enacting a story by the Bard.

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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.

 

Ends Nov 12

Frankenstein the Musical

Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing, Disappointing, Entertaining
65
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
65
42 reviews

Be Bold! Productions revives its musical adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror classic. Obsession, desire, and ambition are explored through the eyes of a mad scientist and his ungodly creation.

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This musical brings the beloved novel to life with steampunk flair. It follows the ill-fated life of the ambitious Dr. Frankenstein, who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. 'Frankenstein' features songs by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell played by a live chamber ensemble.

 

Open run

Gazillion Bubble Show

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Original
80
Critics
83
11 reviews
Members
80
324 reviews

A family-friendly bubble extravaganza, this show has been performed around the world by the creators: the Yang family. 

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Using spectacular lighting, lasers, and bubble artistry, the 'Gazillion Bubble Show' is a family affair. Led by Fan Yang, holder of 12 Guinness World records, the Yang family creates an interactive bubble world of magic. A great first-time show for very young kids!

 

Primary Stages presents the NY premiere of this comedy in which three of history’s most famous men debate everything from religion to literature to marriage.

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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.'

 

Ends Nov 19

The Home Place

Members say: Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing
72
Critics
65
11 reviews
Members
76
21 reviews

Irish Rep presents the New York premiere of Brian Friel's historical drama. In the hot Donegal August of 1878, the fruits of Colonialism and the ambiguities of loyalty are tested within the background of impossible love.

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Christopher Gore, the liberal minded Anglo-Irish landlord and his son, David, reside at The Lodge with their “chatelaine” Margaret, with whom they are both in love. Christopher’s cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: by measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes, demonstrating their inferior place in the natural order. Set in the era of the rumblings of violence and uncertainty at the dawn of The Home Rule movement, Friel explores the aftermath of Dr. Gore’s experiment as deep animosity is dangerously ignited among the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg.

 

Ends Oct 29

I Of the Storm

Members say: Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing, Intense
77
Critics
82
11 reviews
Members
75
26 reviews

In this solo drama, Richard Hoehler plays RJ Bartholomew, a man who loses everything and then rises from the ashes to become the man he was always meant to be.

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RJ Bartholomew is the Everyman with answers for those questioning Everything. After falling from grace with an agnostic thud, Bartholomew delivers a powerful message 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.

 

Open run

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Delightful
82
Critics
85
18 reviews
Members
82
90 reviews

Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy, 'The Imbible' sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters a cappella group.

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Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and – like any good bartender – keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Combining Anthony’s encyclopedic knowledge of beverage history and decades of bartending experience with his skills as a storyteller and entertainer, 'The Imbible' treats audiences to a completely original evening of immersive theatre.

 

Ends May 06

In & Of Itself

Members say: Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Thought-provoking
82
Critics
81
24 reviews
Members
82
63 reviews

The Daryl Roth Theatre presents the New York premiere of this performance piece by magician Derek DelGaudio, directed by Emmy winner Frank Oz.

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In 'In & of Itself,' DelGaudio examines the illusion of identity. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show.

 

Opens Oct 24

The Last Match

Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent
75
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
75
99 reviews

Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional tennis, this New York premiere from Roundabout serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.

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You’ve given it all to reach the top of your game. Now where do you go from here? That’s the question at the heart of Anna Ziegler’s new play 'The Last Match.' It’s the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife and himself that he’s still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero.

 

Open run

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
83
Critics
83
2 reviews
Members
83
107 reviews

A re-telling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia, featuring just two performers who play all the characters that populate the epic story.

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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.

 

Open run

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy
79
Critics
74
10 reviews
Members
79
153 reviews

A revival of the nostalgic revue, set at a 1958 high school prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.

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'The Marvelous Wonderettes' takes a cotton candy-colored musical trip down memory lane, paying homage to the high school song leader squads of the 1950s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom, four girls rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. Audiences experience their lives and loves through more than 20 chart-topping hits of the era.

 

Ends Oct 29

Mary Jane

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing
83
Critics
83
37 reviews
Members
82
142 reviews

New York Theatre Workshop presents Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog's new play about the struggles and joys of a single mother with a severely ill toddler.

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During a rain-drenched summer in New York City, Mary Jane navigates the mundane, shattering, and sublime aspects of caring for a chronically sick child. 'Mary Jane' marks a return to New York Theatre Workshop for Herzog and her two-time Obie Award-winning director Anne Kauffman. The two previously collaborated on 2013's 'Belleville.'

 

Open run

Naked Boys Singing!

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious
75
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
75
229 reviews

This musical revue celebrating male nudity in comedy, song, and dance, features sixteen original songs sung by eight naked men and no clothes.

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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."

 

Open run

NEWSical: The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Relevant
77
Critics
81
7 reviews
Members
77
275 reviews

This long-running musical revue/sketch comedy show lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. Think 'The Daily Show' set to music.

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'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.

 

Open run

Perfect Crime

Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Dated, Slow, Excruciating
46
Critics
47
3 reviews
Members
46
191 reviews

A long running psychological murder mystery (the longest-running play in New York) in a very small theatre in the heart of midtown.

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The longest-running play in New York City's history takes place in the home of a wealthy psychiatrist, Margaret Brent, who is accused of murdering her husband. A handsome detective thinks he has it all figured out, but Margaret's husband's murder is only the beginning of what may just be the perfect crime.

 

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.

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'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.

 

Open run

Sistas - The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever
84
Critics
70
6 reviews
Members
85
108 reviews

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."

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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.

 

Ends Jan 07

Spamilton

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious
85
Critics
79
22 reviews
Members
85
377 reviews

A satirical musical about the biggest hit on Broadway, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, the funnyman behind 'Forbidden Broadway.' 

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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. 

 

Open run

Stomp

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Original, Great staging, Delightful
84
Critics
87
9 reviews
Members
84
862 reviews

This family-friendly percussion show has been a part of New York's theatre scene since 1994 and uses everyday objects to celebrate the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things.

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Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at 'Stomp,' the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.

 

Opens Oct 19

Torch Song

Members say: Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining
88
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
88
134 reviews

Second Stage Theater revives Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award-winning play about the life of a Jewish drag queen in 1979 New York City. Starring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty') and Oscar winner Mercedes Ruehl.

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Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose, and family. He’s fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won’t stop until he achieves the life he desires. Now, Arnold is back…and he’s here to sing you a torch song. The Tony Award-winning play returns to Broadway for a new generation.

 

Already closed

Charm

Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious
77
Critics
77
22 reviews
Members
77
101 reviews

MCC Theater presents a new play about a black, sexagenarian transwoman named Mama Darleena Andrews teaching an etiquette class at a Chicago LGBTQ community center.

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Mama quickly finds that the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the real-life challenges of identity, poverty, and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago’s Center on Halsted, Philip Dawkins' 'Charm' asks, how do we lift each other up when the world wants to tear us down?

 

Already closed

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday

Members say: Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking
66
Critics
57
46 reviews
Members
68
157 reviews

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Sarah Ruhl's play in which five siblings are driven to reconnect with childhood dreams in the wake of their father’s death.

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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.

 

Already closed

On the Shore of the Wide World

Members say: Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing, Ambitious
68
Critics
59
29 reviews
Members
70
129 reviews

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of Simon Stephens’ Olivier Award-winning drama, an epic story about love, family, and the size of the galaxy.

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'On the Shore of the Wide World' spans three generations of a suffering family. Eighteen-year-old Alex is preparing to introduce his girlfriend Sarah to his parents. His younger brother Christopher is immediately and completely smitten with her. Their parents, Alice and Peter, are unnerved by how quickly Alex has grown up. Peter’s father Charlie is mastering card tricks and keeping his smoking a secret from his long-suffering wife Ellen. Something is about to happen that will change all their lives irrevocably as the honest scenes of domestic family life melt to reveal a sad picture of disconnection, fragile relationships, and missed moments. Featuring Tony winner Blair Brown.

 

Already closed

One Night Only (running as long as we can)

Members say: Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Funny
76
Critics
71
8 reviews
Members
78
20 reviews

Contemporary dance troupe Monica Bill Barnes & Company and WP Theater join forces for this world-premiere work, which celebrates the ephemeral nature of everything, including our own abilities.

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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.

 

Already closed

The Death of the Moon

Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Great singing, Slow, Ambitious
45
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
45
34 reviews

In this dark new solo musical set in New York City, a disillusioned and lonely young woman spirals down into a world of drugs and prostitution.

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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.

 

Already closed

The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Ambitious
78
Critics
72
30 reviews
Members
80
115 reviews

Signature Theatre  presents Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks' modern-day remix of 'The Scarlet Letter' about an abortionist. Featuring Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Marc Kudisch, and Emmy winner Christine Lahti.

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Produced together for the first time and running in rep, Parks' 'The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A & In the Blood' explode our ideas of love, society, sex, and power with wit and fearlessness. In 'Fucking A,' Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom—and nothing will deter her from her quest. In this wild-eyed blend of story and song, Hester’s branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice. Directed by Obie winner Jo Bonney.

 

Already closed

The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood

Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense
77
Critics
79
23 reviews
Members
77
97 reviews

Signature Theatre presents Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks' modern-day riff on 'The Scarlet Letter,' in which a penniless mother of five is condemned by the men who love her. Featuring Tony nominee Saycon Sengbloh.

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Produced together for the first time and running in rep, Parks' 'The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A & In the Blood' explode our ideas of love, society, sex, and power with wit and fearlessness. Hester turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences. Directed by Obie winner Sarah Benson.

 

Already closed

The Violin

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Slow, Clever
75
Critics
69
18 reviews
Members
78
41 reviews

The Directors Company presents the world premiere of this drama about three guys who find a valuable instrument in the back seat of a NYC cab.

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When Bobby, Terry, and Gio—two hapless brothers and an elderly broke tailor—find a 1710 Stradivarius violin worth $4 million in the back of a New York City taxi, it looks like an opportunity to change their fortunes. However, this shot at their dreams means some quick decisions testing loyalty and family ties with irrevocable consequences. Starring Broadway veteran Robert LuPone ('A Chorus Line,' 'The Sopranos.')

 

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