Spectacular Solo Shows

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One person. One stage. One night of unforgettable theater. 

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It takes a seriously talented performer to captivate an entire audience without any costars. All of these shows have incredible actors at their center, plus engaging stories—some hilarious, others historic, and a few heartbreaking. So spend the night one-on-one at these solo outings.

Ends Feb 26

Broken Bone Bathtub

Members say: Absorbing, Enchanting, Refreshing, Resonant, Thought-provoking
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Critics
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6 reviews
Members
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10 reviews

Solo artist Siobhan O'Loughlin returns to NYC with an immersive theater experience that explores themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity, and connection.... Read more

'Broken Bone Bathtub' is an award-winning, immersive, one-person play set inside a bathtub in an actual bathroom. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help and share her story. The audience members (of four to eight people at a time) take on the role of her close friends, listening and sharing their own experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in taking a real bath. 'Broken Bone Bathtub' takes place in different homes throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Audiences are encouraged to choose their tickets based on availability and neighborhood. Once a ticket has been purchased for a performance, the exact location will be provided.

 

Ends Apr 15

Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent
86
Critics
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27 reviews
Members
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119 reviews

The NYC premiere of Ed Dixon's solo show about his 20-year friendship with two-time Tony-winning character actor George Rose.... Read more

Over his storied career, Mr. Rose starred on Broadway and in London alongside such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Noel Coward, Richard Burton, and Laurence Olivier. He was last seen on Broadway in the original 1985 production of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' for which he won his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Ed Dixon examines his longtime friendship with the character actor, their shared love for the stage, and Rose's shocking dark side.

 

Ends Apr 30

Not That Jewish

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great writing
83
Critics
77
14 reviews
Members
83
115 reviews

Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian, Monica Piper, stars in her autobiographical solo show about being Jew-"ish."
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From growing up in a show business family and taking her first step onto a comedy club stage, to a WASP wedding and an "almost" night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that have shaped her life. Using the same signature wit found in her writing for 'Roseanne' and 'Mad About You,' Piper takes the audience on a journey from innocence to individuality, reliant to resilient, sharing both humor and heartache along the way.

 

Opens Feb 26

The Ephemera Trilogy

Members say: Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Clever
82
Critics
85
1 review
Members
82
16 reviews

The Tank presents a trio of sand drawing and shadow performances that examine memory, home, and transcultural identity. Created and performed by Japanese-American artist Kimi Maeda.... Read more

Paper and sand, light and shadow, memory and identity, the familiar and the strange; woven together these are the elements that compose Kimi Maeda’s 'Ephemera Trilogy.' Developed over a period of six years, these three short solo pieces employ a range of innovative storytelling techniques and visuals to explore the artist’s bicultural identity and family history, from a Japanese American internment camp during World War II, to postwar Japan, to suburban New England. Part of The Tank’s Flint & Tinder series.

 

Ends Apr 02

On the Exhale

Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent
80
Critics
74
10 reviews
Members
83
20 reviews

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a provocative one-woman drama exploring one of our country’s most divisive—and urgent—issues: gun violence. Starring Tony nominee Marin Ireland.... Read more

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime—and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem.

 

Ends Mar 12

Adam

Members say: Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
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Critics
76
3 reviews
Members
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26 reviews

New Federal Theatre and Castillo Theatre present a biographical solo play about renowned Harlem pastor and congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr.... Read more

Set on the island of Bimini, in the House of Representatives, and the iconic Abyssinian Baptist Church, this history-filled play chronicles Powell's extraordinary life, largely in his own words. Timothy Simonson plays the handsome and magnetic Powell on his political journey as Harlem's first black congressman between 1945 and 1971.

 

Ends Apr 09

Sin Wifi Tambien Se Vive (There's Life Without Wifi)

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see
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Critics
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0 reviews
Members
94
2 reviews

Repertorio Español presents the latest one-man-show from Latino comedian Saulo García. ... Read more

From the comedian behind 'La Vida en Los Esclavos Unidos,' 'El Insomnio Americano,' and 'En la USA me Quedé' comes 'Sin WIFI También se Vive,' which proves that there was indeed life before iPhones. Reflecting on a time long past, Saulo García explores analog nostalgia with lots of laughs along the way. Performed in Spanish ONLY. No English translation available.

 

Ends Mar 12

The Amazing Max

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Intelligent
90
Critics
91
4 reviews
Members
89
6 reviews

A return engagement of Max Darwin's popular magic and comedy show for kids and adults alike. ... Read more

Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoers' faces. This high-energy, interactive, and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages 3 and up.

 

Ends Apr 08

Turning Page

Members say: Great acting, Masterful, Must see
85
Critics
78
4 reviews
Members
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1 review

Dixon Place presents Angelica Page's solo show about her mother, legendary actress Geraldine Page, whose sparkling career earned her eight Oscar nominations before her untimely 1987 death.... Read more

Written and performed by Page's only daughter and helmed by Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam, this 90-minute evening is an opportunity to learn about one of the most influential, celebrated, and private American artists of the 20th century. An intimate story of a true rebel and trailblazer, 'Turning Page' presents a masterful woman who was years ahead of her time.

 

Ends Aug 12

CHALK

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Delightful
84
Critics
85
4 reviews
Members
81
1 review

FRIGID new york @ Horse Trade presents a playful and poignant one-man homage to silent film-era comedians, created and performed by Alex Curtis.
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'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.

 

Ends Mar 05

Love That Dog

Members say: Clever, Funny, Great acting, Unique, Entertaining
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Critics
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0 reviews
Members
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2 reviews

New York City Children's Theater presents a play about a boy who finds his voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some paper, and, of course, a dog.... Read more

Featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and Walter Dean Myers, 'Love that Dog' is a contemporary tale about a child who becomes enthralled with poetry. Based on the book of the same name by Sharon Creech. Best for ages 8 and up.

 

Opens Mar 27

Latin History for Morons

Members say: Excruciating, Disappointing
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Critics
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0 reviews
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1 review

The Public Theater presents Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo newest one-man show, where he schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas.... Read more

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.

 

Keen Company presents the world premiere of Courtney Baron's one-person play about gun violence in contemporary America.... Read more

Ginnifer is single, 37, and has just lost her mother to illness. She moves back to her hometown and learns her first love in high school is now at the center of a violent crime. Ginnifer must confront her relationship to the heinous act as well as her changing place in society, all while living in her dead mother's home. Timely and frank, 'When It’s You' tackles one of the most vexing issues our country faces today.

 

BAM presents this solo work staring renowned director Robert Lepage, which brings Lepage's youth at 887 Murray Avenue, Quebec City, Canada to life on stage as a tech-saturated dollhouse.... Read more

Populated with miniature neighbors and family members, and the many stories embedded in rooms, walls, and windows, '887' constructs an evocative memory palace. As Lepage revisits his childhood home and other brilliantly reconfigured spaces from his past and present—among them his current Quebec City flat and the front seat of his father’s taxi—he unearths a life’s worth of memories, sifting in the process through the things we can’t seem to recall and those we aren’t able to forget.


 

Bedlam presents this solo performance piece where actor Stephan Wolfert recounts his own experiences of military service, weaving his personal narrative with lines from some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches.... Read more

After six years in the army, Stephan Wolfert hopped off the Amtrak deep in the mountains of Montana and found himself at a performance of 'Richard III' that would change his life forever. In this two act, one man show, Wolfert examines his own experience pre- and post-service. Through his own personal insights as he explores our societal neurosis of war, and questions, is there room for improvement in the way in which we reintegrate our Vets back into society? The military recruits citizens and trains them to kill, but what does the "de-cruit" process look like? How do we re-learn to live together? 

 

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of Angela Polite's solo show, which examines the parallels between the biblical figures of Mary and Jesus and the history of black mothers and their sons.... Read more

In Mother Mary, Angela Polite finds a prototype for the struggle of African-American mothers to raise and keep their sons alive in a society where their very existence is seen as a threat and can quickly lead to crucified black bodies. Through monologues, music, spoken word, and dance, we follow a mother and son from the auction block to the Jim Crow South, through the Great Migration and segregation to the present day.

 

Brave Artists Collective presents this solo drama about one girl's craving for family and home, and the lengths she will go to achieve them.... Read more

Andrea, a young girl just trying to stay alive amidst an act of violence that alters her existence and everyone she touches. Andreas yearning for love and a family takes her to the darkest of places and she just wants to tell you the truth, will you listen?