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Open run

The Book of Mormon

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy
90
Critics
95
24 reviews
Members
90
8706 reviews

From the creators of 'South Park,' a Tony Award-winning, bawdy, irreverent, hilarious, and heartfelt musical about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word.

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'The Book of Mormon' is a musical comedy that tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naïve and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share the Book of Mormon, but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty and AIDS than about religion. The show was awarded nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 

Open run

Avenue Q

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy
88
Critics
90
8 reviews
Members
88
4226 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.

 

Ends Oct 17

The Power Over POTUS

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing
87
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
88
21 reviews

Erica Vlahinos' raunchy comedy-cabaret explores the history of sexploits at the White House.

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'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.

 

Open run

Chicago

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great staging, Great singing
84
Critics
94
11 reviews
Members
83
4197 reviews

A long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's gritty, satirical musical about lust, treachery, and murder among chorus girls in '20s Chicago.

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Winner of six Tony Awards and currently the longest-running show on Broadway, 'Chicago' is an electrifying and darkly comic tale about two competitive murderesses behind bars competing for the spotlight. Iconic songs include 'All That Jazz' and 'Razzle Dazzle,' and the choreography is inspired by the late Bob Fosse.

 

Open run

Drunk Shakespeare

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy
82
Critics
78
8 reviews
Members
82
335 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.

 

Open run

Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Indulgent
80
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
80
11 reviews

On the first Saturday of every month, Ted Greenberg, an Emmy Award-winning writer on Letterman, performs a comedy show before chauffeuring one audience member home in a NYC taxi.

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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.

 

Open run

Naked Boys Singing!

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Clever, Quirky
75
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
75
222 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

The Lombardi Case 1975

Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Edgy, Clever
75
Critics
80
1 review
Members
75
10 reviews

Live In Theater presents an interactive murder mystery experience set in the underworld of 1970s New York City.

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A politico’s daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this live murder mystery game, you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other’s backs as you encounter the neighborhood’s junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops, and mobsters. 'The Lombardi Case 1975' is rated “R” for harsh language and racy content.

 

Ends Sep 16

Afterglow

Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
72
Critics
64
14 reviews
Members
73
88 reviews

Midnight Theatricals presents the world premiere of this drama that explores the complexities of polyamory.

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Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.

 

Previews start Oct 05

Stuffed

Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Disappointing
71
Critics
69
15 reviews
Members
72
54 reviews

After a successful 2016 run with WP Theater, Lisa Lampanelli's play about four women and their radically different relationships with food and body image transfers Off-Broadway.

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'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.

 

Open run

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy, Cliched, Clever
70
Critics
62
6 reviews
Members
71
119 reviews

In this raunchy comedy, we enter a world of foolproof seduction techniques that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man.

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The English Department is holding its monthly meet the authors event. Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event and this month's featured author is Dan Anderson of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. Thwarting Robyn's attempts to moderate a scholarly discussion of the book, Dan aims to entertain those in attendance with a highly theatrical, audience-interactive sex tip seminar.

 

Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ landmark 1962 novel comes direct 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 Aug 30

The Closet Bitch

Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Disappointing, Relevant
78
Critics
90
2 reviews
Members
77
4 reviews

Shana Solomon’s one-woman show chronicles her desperate attempts to please everyone in her life—except herself—while trying not to fall apart in the process.

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This raw, unapologetic dark comedy finds Solomon playing 19 characters in 80 minutes. Watch as she spills scandalous secrets and tells totally true embarrassing tales as she attempts to come out of her shell and shake off a life-long fear of offending others. This production includes explicit language and sexual content. Adults only.

 

Theater for the New City present this autobiographical new play about sex, obsession, and finding your home.

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'Up the Rabbit Hole' is the story of a young gay man obsessed with finding his birth mother and the answers to questions surrounding his entire life. After finally finding her, he has the courage to move on and to have a life beyond his wildest dreams.

 

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