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Acorn, 410 W. 42nd St

Altered Stages, 212 W. 29 St. (7th/8th Avs)

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Atlantic 336 W. 20th St. (8/9th Aves)

Bank Street, 155 Bank St. (Washington/West Sts)

Cherry Lane, 38 Commerce Street (7th/Hudson)

Classical Theater of Harlem (HSA), 645 St. Nicholas Ave (141 St)

Classic Stage, 136 E. 13th St., (3/4th Avs)

Century Center, 111 E.15th St., (Park Av S./Irving Place)

Connelly, 220 East 4 Street (Avenues bA & B)

Culture Project, 55 Mercer street in SoHo

Daryl Roth, 20 Union Square East (at 15th)

Dodger Stages, 340 West 50th St

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Flea, 41 White Street (Broadway/Church Sts)

Harold Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St

Kirk, 410 W. 42nd St

Lion, 410 W. 42nd St

Roundabout/ Laura Pels, 111 W. 46th St. (6th/7th Avs)

City Center 55th St., (6th/7th Avs)

47th Street, 304 W. 47th St.

Duke on 42nd St. (7th/8th Ave)

Ensemble Studio Theatre 549 W. 52nd S. (10th/11 Avs)

Greenwich House, 27 Barrow

Here , 145 Ave of the Americas, (1block south of Spring)

Irish Arts Center, 583 W. 51 St.

Irish Repertory, 132 W. 22d St. (6th/7th Avs)

Joseph Papp/Anspacher/ 425 Lafayette St.

Joseph Papp Public/Martinson/ 425 Lafayette St

Joseph Papp Public/Newman/ 425 Lafayette St

La Mama, 74A E. 4th St.((2nd Av/Bowery)

Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher St. (Hudson/7thAv)

Manhattan Theatre Club, 131 W. 55th St (6/7 Avs)

McGinn/Cazalle, (Broadway/76th)

Michael Weller, 311 W. 43rd St, 6th Floor

Minetta Lane, 18 Minetta lane, (6th /Macdougal Sts)

Mint Theatre, 311 W. 43rd St. (8th/9th Avs)

Newhouse/Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St.

New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. 4th St. (2nd Av/Bowery)

New Victory, 209 W. 42nd St. (7th/8th Avs)

Ohio, 66 Wooster St. (Spring/Broome Sts)

Orpheum, 126 Second Ave (7th/8th Sts)

Pearl, 80 St. Mark's Pl. (1st/2nd Avs)

Playwrights Horizon, 416 W. 42nd St. (9th/10th Avs)

P. S. 122, 150 1st Ave, (near 9th St.)

Samuel Beckett, 410 W. 42nd St

Second Stage, 307 W. 43rd St. (8th/9th Avs)

St. Clements, 423 W. 46th St (9th/10th Avs)

St.Luke's Church Annex, 308 W. 46th St. (8th/9th Avs)

Signature, 555 W. 42 St. (11th/12th Avs)

SoHo Playhouse,15 Vandam St.. (6th/7th Avs)

Storm, 145 West 46th Street

Studio Dante, 257 W. 29th St

Theatre for the New City, 155 First Av (at 10th St)

Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street

Theatre 3, 311 W. 43rd St., (8th/9th Avs)

29th Street Rep, 212 W. 29th St. (7/8th Avs)

Union Squarer,100 E. 17th St. (Park Av S./Irving Place

Vineyard, 108 East 15th St (Park Av S./Irving Place)

Westbeth, 151 Bank Street (Washington/West Sts.)

Westside Arts/Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St. ( (9th/10th Avs)

Westside Arts, 407 W. 43rd St. (9th/10th Avs)

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And Away We Go
Pearl Theatre 555 West 42nd Street W. 42nd Street
World Premiere by Terrence McNally, directed by Jack Cummings III. From running 11/11/`2 to 12/22/13 (originally scheduled for Spring season) What it's about: Times change but life in the theatre remains the same: chaotic, sometimes brutal but often euphoric, this play time travels from backstage in ancient Athens to a rehearsal at London's Globe Theatre, from Versailles's Royal Theater to the first reading of a new play by Chekhov with an unlikely stop in Coral Gables and the American premiere of Waiting for Godot along the way. Details TBA

Avenue Q
New World Stages at 50th and Eighth Avenue 212/239-6200
No sooner did the Tony Award winning puppet musical end its 6-year run on Broadway (22 previews and 2,534 performances), than producer Kevin McCollum announced the first ever reverse transfer of a show from Broadway to Off-Broadway. However, it's not returning to its original downtown off-Broadway home (the Vineyard), but remains uptown at the largest venue of the New World Stages complex. The re-opening will begin 10/13/09 and play Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets from $86.50 to $66.50. For details about the show see our reviews of the Broadway and original off-broadway productionhere

The Banana Monologues
Acorn Theatre 410 West 42nd Street
From 6/13/13; opening 6/24/13; through summer.Running time 90-minutes. Relationship comedyby John Brennan, Mary Cimino, and Jason C. Cooper. Cast: TBA. What it's about. I by a true love story about a man, a woman, and his “banana,” Sergeant Johnson. When the layers of the relationship are peeled back, Gus Weiderman tries to split from his girlfriend Alexis (a way out-of-his league woman), but the sergeant stands firm. How does a man deal with the universal issue of the way guys think? Monday 8pm; Thursday 8pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday 7pm &10pm; and Sunday 3pm & 7pm. There will be a special shows at 8pm on Wednesday 6/19 & 7/3 and No shows Monday 6/17 and Thursday, July 4th. Tickets $69.69.

Rattlestick at Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street
16// Written by Mando Alvarado and directed by Jerry Ruiz. Cast: Jake Cannavale, Rosal Colon, Bernardo Cubria, Selenis Leyva, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Alfredo Narciso, and Felix Solis. From 5/08/13; closing 6/22/13 What it's about: In South Tex. as, two things loom large, the Catholic Church and Texas pride. Joe Garza, a strong, hard-working man, embodies one more than the other. But when he learns that Gilbert Gonzalez has returned as the new pastor at the basilica, Joe’s confronted with the choices he made in life and questions the past the only way he knows how—with anger, pride, and a biting tongue.Tuesday – Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. $75, $25 for under 30 and $20 for students. Our Review.

left to right: Lamman Rucker, Thom Scott II, David Wendell Boykins, Demetrius Gross, Derek Shaun, Layon Gray
(Photo: Alexandra Maertin )
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
St. Luke's Theatre 308 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.), 212-239-6200.--as of June 5th: Actors Temple Theater 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New historical drama by writer-director Layon Gray. Cast: Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? and Meet The Browns), Demetrius Gross, Thom Scott II, Antonio Charity, Layon Gray, David Wendell Boykins, Derek Shaun, Jay Jones, and Rich Skidmore. From 1/29/10; opening 2/15/10. What it's about: Based on true events. Six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Monday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM. Tickets $31.50 and $56.50 Update: Besides move to Actor's Temple, news is that Tobias Truvillion joins the cast which also includes Lawrence Saint-Victor who is now rotating with Lamman Rucker. Open run. Our Review.

Blue Man Group
Astor Place, 423 Lafayette St. ((Astor Place/W. 4th St) 254-4370.

An extraordinary downtown hit. For details see Review.

2013 Brits Off Broadway Festival March 27-June 30
59E59 Theaters
This looks like a particularly rich group of offerings and we'll be covering as many as possible. We'll be adding review links as we catch some of the shows. In the meantime, here's a line-up of what to expect:

April 25 June 2
Bull, the US premiere of Mike Bartlett' companion piece to last season's Off Broadway hit Cock, directed by Clare Lizzimore. Description: About office politics. Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt Our Review. …

Wednesday, March 27 - Sunday, April 21
Good With People, written by David Harrower, directed by George Perrin With Blythe Duff and Andrew Scott-Ramsay. Produced by the Traverse Theatre Company and Datum Point in association with Paines Plough This haunting two-hander from one of Scotland’s greatest writers, starring Blythe Duff (Beautiful Burnout) and Andrew Scott-Ramsay (Yellow Moon at Brits 2008), traces the path of personal and political destruction in Helensburgh, Scotland. Evan returns to Helensburgh, home to Britain's nuclear defense program and once a thriving holiday resort. And place he’s been trying to avoid. Haunted by his past and afraid of his future, he finds Helen working at the Seaview Hotel. Linked by a single event from their past, will their meeting trigger an explosion? Our Review.

Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 21
Bullet Catch, written and performed by Rob Drummond, directed by David Overend Produced by The Arches. The sold out, smash hit of the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe celebrates Scotland Week with its US premiere at Brits Off Broadway. The high risk BULLET CATCH has claimed many lives since its conception in 1613. Performer (and magician) Rob Drummond plays modern-day marvel William Wonder in this gripping, edge-of-your-seat theater featuring magic, mind reading, levitation and the most notorious finale in show business.

Botallack O’clock, written and directed by Eddie Elks. With Danny Frost and Rhys King. Produced by Third Man Theatre. A black comedy based on the life and death of the artist Roger Hilton CBE, a pioneer of abstract art in post-war Britain. This funny but startling portrait was called "the best kind of buried treasure" in Time Out London's five-star review when it premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tuesday, June 4 - Sunday, June 30
Cornelius, by J.B. Priestley, directed by Sam Yates. With Emily Barber, Alex Bartram, Robin Browne, Pandora Colin, Alan Cox, David Ellis, Andrew Fallaize, Col Farrell, Beverley Klein, Jamie Newall, Xanthe Patterson, and Simon Rhodes Produced by Jagged Fence, Handsome Dog and 31 Productions. As bankruptcy looms, the ever-optimistic Jim Cornelius, partner at import firm Briggs and Murrison, is fighting to keep his creditors happy and his spirits up. Tensions rise with the arrival of Judy, the beautiful, young typist who shows Cornelius the life he could have led. A forgotten masterpiece by one of Britain's greatest dramatists.

Tuesday, June 4 - Sunday, June 30
The Boat Factory written by Dan Gordon and directed by Philip Crawford With Dan Gordon and Michael Condron. Produced by Happenstance Theatre Company. A host of colorful characters from the glory days of Belfast’s shipbuilding era construct a poignant, funny, and moving picture of boat-building, male friendship, hardship, humor and heroism.

Tuesday, June 11 - Sunday, June 30
Dirty Great Love Story, written and rhymed by Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna, directed by Pia Furtado. With Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna. Produced by Polly Ingham Productions and Tim Johanson Productions in association with the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Story of two hopeful, hapless romantics who get drunk, get it on, and then get the hell away from each other. In her eyes, he’s a mistake. A mistake who keeps turning up at parties. In his eyes, she’s perfect. He’s short-sighted. But can they make a one night stand last a lifetime? This hilarious and charming mash up of theater and spoken word was called "bliss" by The Independent when it premiered at the Pleasance Theatre at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bunty Berman Presents
The New Group Theater Row
Premiere of a new musical comedy with book & lyrics by Ayub Khan Din and music by Ayub Khan Din and Paul Bogaev. Scott Elliott, who teamed with Ayub Khan Din on East is East and Rafta, Rafta at The New Group, directs. From 4/10/13; opening 5/09/13; closing 6/01/13. Cast: Erick Avari as 'Bunty Berman,' Raja Burrows, Nick Choksi, Katie Chung, Sevan Greene, Andrew Guilarte, Shoba Narayanan, Lyn Philistine, Debargo Sanyal, Pallavi Sastry, Gayton Scott, Lipica Shah, Alok Tewari and Sorab Wadia. Choreography by Josh Prince, Set Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by William Ivey Long, Lighting Design by David Lander, Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington. Our Review.

Buyer & Cellar
Rattlestick Theater, 224 Waverly Place
A comedy by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, featuring Michael Urie. What it's about: Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? From 3/20/13; opening 4/03/13/ closing 5/12/13. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7pm Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. Sunday at 3pm. Tickets: Pricing: $55. Update: The 5/12/closing at the Rattlestick won't mark the end of this ever more popular show. It will begin another 10-week run at the Barrow Street Theater from 6/28/13. Our Review.

The Call
Playwrights Horizon and Primary Stages, at PH Peter Jay Sharpe Theater 416 W. 42nd St.
A new play by Tanya Barfield directed by Leigh Silverman. From 3/22/13/13; opening 4/14/13; closing 5/26/13. Cast: Kelly AuCoin, Kerry Butler,Eisa Davis A. Dickinson, Russell G. Jones. What it's about: When Annie (Ms. Butler) and Peter(Mr. AuCoin)decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Emily Rebholtz, lighting design by Matt Frey and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM, with additional Wednesday matinee performances on April 24 at 2PM and May 1 at 2PM. Single tickets, $60 with some premium seats available at $72. Running time: Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes with an intermission Our Review.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Classic Stage (CSC) 136 East 13th Street
New production of Bertolt Brecht’s play directed by Brian Kulick Cast: Christopher Lloyd (Azdak), Jason Babinsky (Yusek); Elizabeth A. Davis (Grusha), a Tony Award nominee last season for her performance in Once; Alex Hurt (Simon), son of actor William Hurt; Tom Riis Farrell (The Corporal/Shuva/Fat Prince); Deb Radloff (Farmer’s Wife/Aniko); and two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (Governor’s Wife)--Lea deLaria the last 2 weeks. Featuring new music by inger/songwriter Duncan Sheik. From 5/03/13; opening 5/30/13; closing 6/23/13. Scenic design by Tony Straiges, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Matt Kraus. The translation is by Ralph Manheim with lyrics by W.H. Auden. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets start at $60 for Tuesday through Thursday performances and $65 for Friday through Sunday performances. Our Review.

A Cautionary Tail
Flea Theater 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal
world premiere of a cautionary tale by playwright Christopher Oscar Pena. Directed by Flea Resident Director Benjamin H. Kamine From 5/29/13; opening 6/10/13; closing 6/30/13. What it's about: About first generation Chinese-Americans growing up in New York City, Vivian and Luke confronting a confused tangle of family, a diverse array of friends, and their rampant sexuality. The cast features The Bats, the resident acting company: Alton Alburo, Barron Bass, Matt Bovee, Maxx Brawer, Madeleine Bundy, Jenelle Chu, Sasha Diamond, Karen Eilbacher, Bobby Foley, Aaron Parker Fouhey, Alex Gould, Cleo Gray, Alex Grubbs, Marlowe Holden, Christine Lee, Evan Maltby, Bonnie Milligan, Jacquelyn Revere, Stephen Stout, and Tony Vo. The creative team features set by David Meyer, lighting by Jonathan Cottle, costumes by Andrea Lauer, sound design by Jeremy S. Bloom (Flea Resident Designer), and movement direction by Laura Brandel. The play was commissioned by NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Acting Program (Mark Wing-Davey, Artistic Director). Tickets are $15 - $30. Running time is 2 hours, 15 mins.

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words
Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street 212-868-4444
Audiences apparently enjoyed this enough for the producers to bring it back for another round of Monday night performances, beginning 9/08/08; opening 9/17/08. Open run. The celebrity guests rotate each week and will keep rotating as long as audiences keep coming. The guests interpret the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous, in both solo and ensemble pieces. The show begins its second open run season 9/14/09. All performances at 7:30 pm. Running time: 1 hr and 15 minutes.

Charles Ives Take Me Home
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at 224 Waverly Place
World premiere by Jessica Dickey and directed by Daniella Topol. From 5/29/13; opening 6/13/13; closing 6/29/13. What it's about: When a father’s love of music clashes with his daughter’s passion for basketball, modernist composer Charles Ives is the the referee for what's billed as "a comedic and poignant story of dissonance, defense, and devotion."a Cast: Drew McVety, Kate Nowlin, and Henry Stram. Scenic design by Andromache Chalfant; costume design is by Michael Krass; lighting design is by Austin Smith; sound design is by Aaron Meicht and Daniel Baker; property design is by Andrew Diaz. The production manager is Eugenia Furneaux; the production stage Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $55 for general admission, $15 for patrons under 30 and $10 for students (with valid ID)

Choir Boy
MTC Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center – Stage II 131 West 55th Street2 12-581-1212
World premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s new play featuring gospel music. Directed by Trip Cullman. From 6/18/13;

Cougar the Musical
St. Luke's Theatre 308 W 46th St (212) 239-620
By Donna Moore. What it's about: 3 disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. Cast: Danny Bernardy, Brenda Braxton, Catherine Porter, Babs Winn. Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Set and sound design by Josh Iacovelli Costume design by Dustin Cross. From 7/16/12; opening 8/27/12; open run. Running Time: 90 Minutes. Wednesday at 8pm, Friday 8pm Saturday and Sunday at 2pm Our Review.

Tickets $15

The Drawer Boy
SoHo Playhouse 15 Vandam Street
The Oberon Theatre Ensemble March presentation of Michael Healy's lovely play at the Abingdon Theater will have eond life Michael Healey's play directed by Alexander D at the Playhouse from 4/19/13; closing 6/16/13. Cast: Alex Fast, Brad Fryman, and William Laney. What it's about. Set in 1972 on a farm near Clinton, Ontario, we follow the adventures of Miles, a young actor from a Toronto theatre group, who visits the rural Ontario home of two elderly bachelor farmers, Morgan and Angus, to "research" farm life for a new play. Morgan is the caretaker of Angus, who suffers from impaired mental capacities due to an injury suffered during World War II. When Miles enters the lives of the farmers, he brings the story of Angus’ injuries to the surface in this classic outsider-intrudes-on-a-closed-world play. Rebecca Lord-Surratt (Scenic Design), David Murin (Costume Design), Amith Chandrashaker (Lighting Design), and Nick Moore (Sound Design/Composer). Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m., starting April 19, 2013 until June 16, 2013. Running time is approximately 2 hours with a ten minute intermission. Tickets are available for $79 (Premium) and $65 Our Review.

The Explorers Club
Manhattan Theater Club New York City Center – Stage I 131 West 55th Street

World premiere of comedy by Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni Cast: brian Avers, Max Baker, Steven Boyer, Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod, David Furr, John Mcmartin, Lorenzo Pisoni, Jennifer Westfeldt From 5/28/13; opening 6/20/13; closing 7/28/13. What it's about: The prestigious Explorers Club faces the worst crisis in their history: their acting president (Lorenzo Pisoni) wants to admit a woman (Jennifer Westfeldt), and their bartender is terrible. The female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Donyale Werle (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Philip S. Rosenberg (lighting design), Darron L West (sound design), Laurence O’Keefe (original music), Tom Watson (hair & wig design), Angelina Avallone (makeup design), Thomas Schall (fight director), and Ben Furey (dialect coach). Tickets are $85. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: MONDAY, MAY 27 – SUNDAY, JUNE 9: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. MONDAY, JUNE 10 – SUNDAY, JUNE 16: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. MONDAY, JUNE 17 – SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (WEEK OF OPENING): Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7 PM, Thursday (opening night) at 6:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. MONDAY, JUNE 24 – SUNDAY, JUNE 30: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. MONDAY, JULY 1 – SUNDAY, JULY 7 (WEEK OF JULY 4): Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note the production will be dark on Thursday, July 4 of this week. MONDAY, JULY 8 – SUNDAY, JULY 21: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

Tickets $18

Snapple Theater Center 210 West 50th Street at Broadway, 212 - 307 - 4100
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesday and Saturdays at 2PM; Sundays at 3PM and 7:30PM The current cast: Edward Watts (El Gallo), Erik Altemus (Matt), Juliette Trafton (Luisa), Gene Jones (Hucklebee), Bill Bateman (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon (Henry), Michael Nostrand (Mortimer), Matt Leisy (The Mute)Our Review

Far From Heave
Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale in the not-for-review Williamstown production
(Photo:T. Charles Erickson)
Far From Heaven
Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater 416 West 42nd Street
The musical adapted from the film of the same name by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Assembled Partie, with music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens at PH and on Broadway, Finding Neverland) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens at PH and on Broadway, The Grapes of Wrath, Finding Neverland). Choreographed by Alex Sanchez (Giant, Fiorello!) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif. From 5/08/13; opening 6/02/13; closing 6/30/13; Cast: Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale co-star; also J.B. Adams, Marinda Anderson, Nancy Anderson, Elainey Bass, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Justin Scott Brown, Alma Cuervo, Korey Jackson, Isaiah Johnson, Jake Lucas, James Moye, Julianna Rigoglioso, Sarah Jane Shanks, Tess Soltau, Victor Wallace. Scenic design by Tony Award nominee Allen Moyer, costume design by five-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Peter Nigrini and orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin. Musical Director is Lawrence Yurman and Production Stage Manager is Judith Schoenfeld. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Both the Wednesday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 28 evening performances have 8PM curtains and the Sunday, June 2 matinee has an early 2PM curtain. Our Review.

The Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages Stage 2 340 West 50th Street212.239.6200
Bubble artist Fan Yang's family entertainment show. From 2/15/07; opening 2/15/07; open ended. Wed at 11am and 2pm ; Sat ( 11am, 2pm and 4:30pm; Sunday at 12pm (noon) and 3pm. $44.50 - $64.50 . Run Time:1 hour, 20 minutes (no intermission) The rotating cast: Fan, Ana, Jano, Deni and Melody Yang

The Irish Repertory Theatre Company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre 132 West 22nd Street
Adapted by Patrick Fitzgerald from the novel "Ulysses" by James Joyce. Directed by Terry Kinney. Cast: Cara Seymour and Patrick Fitzgerald. From 6/05/30; opening 6/13/13; closing 6/30/13 Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $45

Good Television
Atlantic Theater Stage 2 330 West 16th Street
orld premiere of Rod McLachlan’s play directed by Bob Krakower. Cast: Talia Balsam, Jessica Cummings, John Magaro, Kelly McAndrew, Zoe Perry, Luke Robertson, Andrew Stewart-Jones, and Ned Van Zandt. From 5/22/13; opening 6/04/13; closing 6/21/13. What it's about: Pulls back the curtain on modern television drama at its most extreme. Connie is an intervention counselor and producer on a reality television series which profiles people suffering from addiction. Against her better judgment, her superiors convince her to take on a special, risky case in the hopes of making a riveting, explosive episode. When Connie and her colleagues travel to South Carolina to interview a young meth addict and his family, Connie’s own demons resurface and the episode threatens to blow up in her face. Eric Southern (scenic design), Theresa Squire (costume design), Mary Louise Geiger (lighting design) and Cormac Bluestone (original music and sound design). Our Review.

The Greenwich Village Follies
Manhattan Theatre Source, 177 MacDougal Street between 8th St. & Waverly Place
Music and Lyrics by Doug Silver. Book and Lyrics by Andrew Frank. Directed by John-Andrew Morrison. Based on an original concept by Fran Kirmser. Running Time: 80 minutes
>From 3/31/11; opened 6. 28/11; open-ended run
Sunday at 7pm. Tickets: $35 note: Closing 11/20/11 for winter hiatus-- to return in Spring 2012.Our Review.

Here Lies Love
Ruthie Ann Miles
(Photo by Joan Marcus)
Here Lies Love
Public's LuEsther Theater 425 Lafayette St.(212) 967-7555,
World premiere musical with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Directed by Alex Timbers, From 4/02/13; opening 4/23/13; closing 7/28/13. A fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience in which audience and actors alike will share 80 minutes together in a room filled with disco beats and adrenaline-fueled choreography. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended since the audience stands and moves with the actors. Dancing is encouraged. Cast: Renee Albulario (Ensemble), Melody Butiu (Ensemble), Natalie Cortez (Ensemble), Debralee Daco (Ensemble), Joshua Dela Cruz (Ensemble), Jose Llana (Ferdinand Marcos), Kelvin Moon Loh (Ensemble), Jeigh Madjus (Ensemble), Ruthie Ann Miles (Imelda Marcos), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Ensemble), Conrad Ricamora (Aquino), Trevor Salter (Ensemble), and Janelle Velasquez (Ensemble). What it's about: Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, retracing her meteoric rise from childhood to her subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but a theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda’s near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the true tragic consequences of power and responsibility. Set design by David Korins; costume design by Clint Ramos; lighting design by Justin Townsend; sound design by M. L. Dogg and Cody Spencer; and projection design by Peter Nigrini. , with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 23. Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (The Saturday, April 6 performance is at 8 p.m.). Member tickets, priced at $55, and Single tickets, priced at $89. There are a limited number of seats above the performance for those that are unable to stand or move freely for the duration of the performance. Seated tickets are priced at $79. Caveat: The show contains the use of smoke and haze, strobe lights, gunshots, and loud music. Coats and large bags will need to be checked before entering the theater. Our Review.

Love Therapy
DR2 Theatre 101 East 15th Street (212) 239-6200
Australian playwright Wendy Beckett’s play directed by Evan Bergman. From 4/25/13; opening 4/29/13; closing 5/25/13. Directed by Evan Bergman. What it's About: A young therapist who finds herself out of her depth when intimacy, attraction and passion collide with the healing process. Cast: David Bishins, Christopher Burns, Alison Fraser, Margot White and Janet Zarish. Beckett founded her own women’s theatre company, has been a university lecturer, author, librettist and journalist and her work and plays are collected by The Australian National Library in Canberra. Award-Best Mystery/Thriller). Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees on Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $45 Our Review

Murder Ballad
A scene from Murder Ballad
(Photo: Joan Marcus
Murder Ballad
Union Square Theatre 100 East 17th Street
This is the first time one of the 2nd stage productions that have been springing up has ended its run and continued with a second run. In this case, this sell-out musical will reopen at the Union Square Theater from 5/07/13; opening 5/22/13; closing 6/29/13. Book by Julia Jordan with music and lyrics by indie rock singer/songwriter Juliana Nash. Trip Cullman directs Cast: John Ellison Conlee (Michaell), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Narrator), Caissie Levy (Sara), Will Swenson (Tom. What it's about: A love triangle gone wron centers on Sara, an Upper West Sider who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. Mark Wendland (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Leon Rothenberg (sound design), Doug Varone (choreography), and Justin Levine (music director, vocal arranger and orchestrator). Tickets no longer bargain priced but $80.00 for performances Monday-Thursday and $90.00 for performances Friday-Sunday. Our Review.

My Name is Asher Lev
Westside Theatre 407 W. 43rd Street 212.239.6200.
Aaron Posner's play adapted from Chaim Potok novel. From 11/08/12; opening 11/28/12; closing 5/26/13. Tuesday, 7PM, Wednesday, 2PM & 7PM Thursday, & Friday 8PM, Saturday, 2PM & 8PM, Sunday, 3PM. The play successfully tested the waters at Long Whart Theatre and also at Barrington Stage where I saw it (with a different actor in the title role) and liked it very much. (review) Our Philadelphia critic also saw if (Philadelphia review). What it's about: Set in post-war Brooklyn, it tells the story of a boy prodigy who must paint at any cost, against the will of family, community and tradition. Gordon Edelstein will direct and Ari Brand stars. Set design by Eugene Lee; lighting design by James F. Ingalls; costume design by Ilona Somogyi and original music/sound design by John Gromada. Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes, with no intermission Our Review.

Natasha, Pierre and the Great
Kazino West 13th Street and Washington Street

This electro-pop opera was a big hit with all who saw it at Ars Nova. But the small theater and brief run meant all too many people missed it. It nevertheless nabbed the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater as well as Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for best musical. It's now back at Kazino (West 13th Street and Washington Street), where the dinner club setting includes a meal with your tickets. Performances (dinner srvice an hour before): Saturday at 2 and 8pm, Suday at 12:30 and 7pm. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm.
Our Review.
NEWSical the Musical: End of the World Edition
Theater Row 42nd Street, (212) 279-4200
This new edition and move from its 47th Street Theater run begins February 1st and will cover everything from Occupy Wall Street to the 2012 Presidential Election and the national fight for marriage equality to the Mayan calenda Cast: Christine Pedi Pedi , Christina Bianco, Michael West, John Walton West, Amy Griffin and Tommy Walker. The production is directed by Mark Waldrop. Ed Goldschneider (music director), Matthew Gordon (lighting designer), Jason Courson (set designer), David Kally (costume designer) Tickets $70. Schedule varies Our Review back at 47th Street.

Nikolai and the Others
Lincoln Center Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater150 West 65th Street.
New play by Richard Nelson, directed by David Cromer. From 4/04/13; opening 5/06/13; closing 6/16/13. Cast: Betsy Aidem, Natalia Alonso, Blair Brown, Lauren Culpepper, Michael Cerveris, Anthony Cochrane, Alvin Epstein, Kathryn Erbe, John Glover, Jennifer Grace,Katie Kreisler, Stephen Kunken, Haviland Morris, Dale Place, John Procaccino, Michael Rosen, Gareth Saxe and Alan Schmuckler. Sets by Marsha Ginsberg, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Ken Billington, sound by Daniel Kluger, choreography by George Balanchine and ballet staging by Rosemary Dunleavy. Jeff Edwards is Ballet Maste From 4/04/13; opening 5/06/13; closing 6/16/13. Tuesday, Thursday to Friday, 8PM, Wednesday & Saturday, 2PM & 8PM Sunday, 3PM Tickets $75-$85. What it's about: It’s 1948 and during a spring weekend in Westport, CT. a close-knit group of Russian émigrés, including choreographer George Balanchine (Michael Cerveris), composer Igor Stravinsky (John Glover), conductor Serge Koussevitsky (Dale Place), painter/set designer Sergey Sudeikin (Alvin Epstein) and composer Nikolai Nabokov (Stephen Kunken), gather to eat, drink and talk. Richard Nelson reimagines, during the course of this weekend, the creation of Balanchine and Stravinsky’s historic collaboration, the ballet Orpheus, and explores the interesting and controversial ways American art was funded at the outset of the Cold War. Run Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission. Our Review.

The Notebook Of Trigorin
The Attic Theater Company at The Flea 41 White Street
Tennesse Williams' adaptation of Anton Chekov's The Seagull, directed by Laura Braza. From 5/03/13; opening 5/08/13; closing 5/18/13. Cast Ted Caine (Medvedenko), Meredith Forlenza (Nina), Charise Greene (Arkadina), Jeremy Lawrence (Sorin), Allen McCullough (Dorn), Henry Packer (Shamrayev), Amelia Pedlow (Masha), Renee Petrofes (Polina), Nicholas Ritacco (Yakov), Will Sarratt (Constantine), and Michael Schantz (Trigorin), and Liz Tancredi (Sasha.).Set design by Julia Noulin-Merat, costume design by Tony nominee Michael Krass , lighting design by Libby Jensen, and sound design by Colleen Toole. Now in its fifth season, The Attic has presented numerous acclaimed productions, and offers a voice to developing writers through their Emerging Playwrights Program.

Old-fashioned Prostitutes (a True Romance)
Public’s Martinson Theater 420 Lafayette Street
Written, directed, and designed by Richard Foreman who has been working with The Public Theater for more than 36 years. From 4/30/13; opening 5/07/13; closing 6/02/13. Cast: Stephanie Hayes (Gabriella), Alenka Kraigher (Suzie), Nicolas Norena (Michelin Man), Rocco Sisto (Samuel), and David Skeist (Alfredo). What it's about: An expressionistic chamber-play that twists emotional heartache into a landscape of continual mental invention. Marking the return to theater of a celebrated artist who the New York Times has dubbed “the Godfather of the American avant-garde,” it is presented in association with Ontological-Hysteric Theater. Tues to Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm, Sunday at 2:30 and 7pm Our Review.
L-R: David Shiner and Bill Irwin
(Photo: Joan Marcus)
Old Hats
The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues
Created and performed by Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, and directed by Tina Landau. From 2/12/13; opening 3/04/13; closing 4/07/13-- extended through 6.19/13 with tickets during extended period $75 each) Our Review.

Old Jews Telling Jokes
Westside Theatre 407 West 43rd Street (212) 239-6200
Co-created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent. >From 5/01/12; opening 5/20/12. Directed by Marc Bruni, this revue showcases five actors paying tribute to and reinventing classic jokes of the past and present. Features comic songs and old and tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the brilliant raconteurs from, the website that inspired the show. Set and video designer David Gallo, lighting designer Jeff Croiter, costume designer Alejo Vietti and sound designer Richard Fitzgerald/Sound Associates. Tickets are $80 Cast: Bill Army, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman, Audrey Lynn Weston and Lenny Wolpe. Our Review.

Peter and the Star Catcher
New World Stages W. 50th Street
This show moved uptown from a New York Theatre Workshop premiere. and ended its successful run 1/20/13 but will resurface at New World Stages 3/20/13. Direction by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Written by Rick Elice. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. More details TBA.
review OK for ages 10 and up.

A Picture Of Autumn
Mint Theater (311 West 43rd Street
By N.C. Hunter, directed by Gus Kaikkonen. Cast: Helen Cespedes, Curran Connor, Barbara Eda-Young, Katie Firth, Jonathan Hogan, George Morfogen, Paul Niebanck, Jill Tanner, and Christian Coulson. From 5/23/13; opening 6/10/13; closing 7/14/13. Set design by Charles Morgan, costume design by Sam Fleming, lighting design by William Armstrong, sound design by Jane Shaw, and prop design by Joshua Yocum. What it's about: Story of Charles and Margaret Denham, living in disarray in the decaying ancestral home with ancient Uncle Harry and senile Nanny. Their son Robert returns to England after several years abroad and finds that both the house and its occupants have faded from past glory. When an opportunity to sell the burdensome property arises, Robert leaps at the chance to help his parents downsize. N.C. Hunter (1908-1971) was one of the leading English dramatists of the 1950s and early 1960s.Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $55. Special added performances on Wednesday June 5th and July 3rd at 2pm.

Piggy Nation the Musical
The Jerry Orbach Theater at the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th St. (212) 921-7862
Based on the book by Richard Rosser with book and lyrics by Rosser, music by Alec Wells and direction by Kim Moore. Cast: Brandon Curry (Narrator, Larry Lizardo, Oliver Oxley), Kristin Guerin (Zoey Zebransky, Captain Dana Deerling, Bunny Bozelli), Ariel Leasure (Usher, Sandy Squirrelsby, Fanny Flamingo, Rosy Ravenhorse), Eva Marie Mastrangelo (Rudella Leppard, Harriet Harrelson, Billy Baboonsky), Anthony Police (Hank Hamhock), David Rosenburg (Sammy Hamhock), Chandler Smith (Mr. Prickles, Carl Crowsonn. Running time: Seventy-five minutes with no intermission. From 3/16/13 to 6/16/13. Our Review.

Jefferson Turner and Daniel
(Photo credit: Carol Rosegg)
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience
Little Shubert Theatre 422 West 42nd Street (212) 239-6200
This show which played a limited summer engagement in 2012, returns for a 13-week run; from 5/30/13, opening 6/04/13; closing 9/01/13lighting), Phil Innes (music), Richard Hurst (additional material) and Hanna Berrigan (associate director). Tickets, $39.99-$79.99. For our review of the 2012 producton go here

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney
. Soho Rep 46 Walker Street
World premiere by Lucas Hnath, directed by Sarah Benson. Cast: Larry Pine, Amanda Quaid, Brian Sgambati and Frank Wood . From 4/30/13; opening 5/09/13; closing 6/06/13. What it's about: Play centers around the reading, by Walt Disney, of a screenplay that the famous man has written. It's about his last days on earth. It's about a city he's going to build that's going to change the world. And it's about his brother. It's about everyone who loves him, and how sad they're going to be when he's gone. Mimi Lien (set design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Matt Frey (lighting design), Matt Tierney (sound design) and Jon Knust (props), with Annie-B Parson (movement) and Steve Cuiffo (special effects) Running time: 75 minutes. Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 P.M., Saturdays at 3:00 P.M. Tickets, $30-40,

Rantoul and Die
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street, NYC); 866.811.4111
The Amoralists with the New York premiere of Mark Roberts'play directed by Jay Stull. Cast Derek Ahonen, Sarah Lemp, Matthew Pilieci and Vanessa Vaché, all members of The Amoralists’ 50-member ensemble. From 6/12/13; opening 6/24/13; closing 7/20/13. Running time, 90 minutes with one intermission. Tickets, $50.

Reasons to Be Happy Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street or calling 212-352-3101
New companion piece to Reasons to Be Pretty, first produced at MCC Theaterplay written and directed by Neil LaBute. From 5/16/13; opening 6/11/13; closing 6/29/13. Lucille , NYC) on May 16, 2013 and continue through June 23, 2013. Cast: Jenna Fischer,Josh Hamilton,Leslie Bibb, Fred Weller. What it's about: The play begins three years after a contentious break-up, with Steph and Greg wondering if they can make a fresh go of it. Trouble is, she’s married to someone else and he’s just embarked on a relationship with Steph’s best friend, Carly, a single mom whose jealous ex-husband, Kent, has trouble articulating his feelings – navigating the rocky landscape of conflicting agendas and exploding emotions isn’t going to be easy for any of them. Set design by Neil Patel; costume design by Sarah Holden; lighting design by Ben Stanton; sound design by Robert Kaplowitz. All performances of Reasons to Be Happy will offer $25 Under 30 seating, with Rush seats available two hours prior to each curtain, pending availability, for $25 to patrons 29 years old or younger on the day of the performance. Advanced $25 Under 30 seating is also offered online for each performance, with tickets available for pick-up at will call with valid ID. General tickets are $69-$89.

Tickets $12

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead/Hamlet
The Seeing Place Theater ATA's Sargent Theater, 314 W 54th St, 4th Floor (212)868-4444.

12 actors in a repertory for Tom Stoppard's absurdist play paired with its source material, Shakespeare's Hamlet, alternating nightly for 5 weeks. From 5/31/13 starting May 31, 2013. Cast: Alex Alcheh (Laertes) Alan Altschuler (Polonius), David Arthur Bachrach (Player King), Kristen Carbone (Player Queen), Erin Cronican (Ophelia), Janice Hall (Gertrude), Robert King (Guildenstern), Philip Lakin (Rosencrantz), Oliver Lehne (Fortinbras/Alfred), Max Lorn-Krause (Horatio), BranDon Walker (Hamlet), and Jason Wilson (Claudius). Erin Cronican and BranDon Walker co-direct these plays. Tue-Sat: 7pm, Sat-Sun: 2pm Tickets are $12 for each play.

Silence! The Musical
Elektra Theater 673 Eighth Avenue (at 42nd St.) 212-352-3101 or through

This was this big little hit show's 2nd home where it was to end December 30th . However ticket sales have led to a reopening announcement starting 1/18/13. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 & 7 PM. Running time is 88 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $25 - $79 and are available by calling review

The Silver Cord
Caroline Kaplan aA\nd Wilson Bridges
Photo: Carol Rosegg

The Silver Cord
Theatre at St. Clement’s 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth
First major NYC revival of Sidney Howard’s 1926 play, directed by Dan Wackerman. From 6/05/13; opening 6/11/13; closing 7/14/13. What it's about: enters on a domineering matriarch who is pathologically close to her two adult sons. Irene Dunne and Joel McCrea starred in the film version. Cast Wilson Bridges, Dale Carman, Caroline Kaplan, Thomas Matthew Kelley and Victoria Mack. Scenic and lighting designis by Harry Feiner, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht. Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets are $55.

Small Engine Repair
MCC at Lortel Theater, Christopher Street
By John Pollono, directed by o Bonney. Cast: Jon Bernthal, Christopher Fitzgerald and Pollono. From 5/16/13; closng 6/23/13. More details TBA. For what to expect, see our review of a different production in Los Angeles review

Somewhere Fun
Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulgrew
Photo:Carol Rosegg
Somewhere Fun
Vineyard Theatre 15th Street, just east of Union Square

World-premiere production of Jenny Schwartz play. Cast: Kathleen Chalfant, Kate Mulgrew and Greg Keller; also Makenna Ballard, Richard Bekins, Griffin Birney, Brooke Bloom, Maria Elena Ramirez and Mary Shultz. From 5/15/13; opening 6/04/13; closing 6/23/13. What it's about: Rosemary and Evelyn, two women who met 'a hundred thousand years ago' in Central Park when their children were barely born are reunited on Madison Avenue one windy fall day 35 years later. With their children now grown and the world changing rapidly before (what's left of) their eyes, each finds herself face to face with the terrors, joys, and surprises of life and time. Set designer Marsha Ginsberg, costume designer Jessica Pabst, lighting designer Japhy Weideman, sound designer Daniel Kluger and wig designer Paul Huntley. Our Review.

Sontag: Reborn
New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery
Adapted and performed by Moe Angelos. Directed by Marianne Weems. Produced in collaboration with The Builders Association. From 5/28/13; opening 6/06/13; closing 6/30/13. une 30, 2013. Tickets start from $65. Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00pm; Thursday and Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. What it's about: Based on the books by Susan Sontag and edited by David Rieff Our Review.

Orpheum, 126 Second Ave (7th-8th St.), 477-3477.

An eight-member music troupe that uses low-cost, everyday object instruments to create high-energy rhythms. An off-Broadway, all-audience,long-running hit (opened 2/27/94). Our Review
OK for ages 8 and up. The age category is probably conservative.

York Theatre at Saint Peter’s ( Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue)(212) 935-5820
New York premiere of jazzy musical of old New Orleans, with book by Ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden, direction by Bill Castellino and music direction by William Foster McDaniel. asting and creative team TBA. From 7/15/13; opening 7/23/13;closing 8/17/13. What it's about:It's 1917 in the middle of Mardi Gras. Just two blocks from the French Quarter is Storyville, with its saloons, gambling joints and brothels. The unique sound of American jazz is being created and this is the place to hear it. Pre-opening schedule: Monday - Friday at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00pm. After 7/24: Monday – Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Tickets, $67.50 and are available to all York 54th Street Club Members by calling or in person at the box office at the , Monday through Friday (12:00 -6:00 p.m.). Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

John Guare
John Guare
Photo: Kevin Thomas Garcia
3 Kinds of Exile
Atlantic Theater Company Mainstage at the Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street
From 5/15/13; opening 6/11/13; closing 6/23/13
Playwright John Guare will make his Off Broadway acting debut in the world premiere production of his new play, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe. Other cast members: Peter Maloney, David Pittu, t Alison Cimmet, Jeffrey Kuhn, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Martin Moran, Kate Rigg, Omar Sangare and Timothy Splain. What it's abut: Drawing from the experiences of three real exiles from Czechoslovakia and Poland, Guare weaves the stories of these lives into a dramatic tapestry and probes the meaning of home, identity and how we carry the past with us. Scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Donald Holder and original music and sound design by Josh Schmidt. Running Time: 1 Hour and 40 minutes. Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm, Tuesday and Sunday at 7pm. No Saturday matinee May 18. No Sunday evening performances May 26, June 9, June 23. Added Wednesday 2pm performances June 5 and June 19. No performance Tuesday, June 11. All tickets are $70; $30 Atlantic Members For every performance (except Friday and Saturday evenings) of Atlantic Theater Company Mainstage productions, Atlantic offers 15 seats for only $15. Seats are limited to rows in the back of the theater, and availability may vary per performance.

The Tutors
Second Stage Theatre, at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre on Broadway at 76th Street, Third Floor. 212/246-4422

Written by Erica Lipez, directed by Thomas Kail. Cast: Louis Ozawa Changchien (Kwan), Matt Dellapina (Joe), Aubrey Dollar (Heidi), Keith Nobbs (Toby), Chris Perfetti (Milo). Tickets: $25. From 4/22/13; opening 6/05/13; closing 6/2r/13. Tuesday through Saturday @ 7:30, Saturday @ 2 pm; Sunday @ 3 pm. Running time: 2 hours: 10 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission
Our Review.

The Two-Character Play
New World Stages 340 West 50th Street
Rare Tennessee Williams 2-hander. From 6/10/13; opening 6/ 19/13. Cast: Amand Plummer and Brad Dourif. What it's about: Equal parts Southern Gothic thriller, black comedy and psychological drama, the work, written during a time of great personal strife, is abstractly based on Williams' close yet complicated relationship with his sister, Rose. Gene David Kirk directs. The play debuted in London in 1967 and was produced on Broadway under the title Out Cry, starring Michael York.

The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin
Christopher Denham as James Durnin, David Morse as Tom Durnin
Photo: Joan Marcus
The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin
Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street Tickets (212) 719-1300
World Premiere by Steven Levenson, directed by Scott Ellis. From 5/31/13; opening 6/27/13; closing 8/25/13. Cast: Christopher Denham as James Durnin, Lisa Emery as Karen Brown-Canedy, Sarah Goldberg as Katie Nicholson, David Morse as Tom Durnin and Rich Sommer as Chris Wyatt. What it's about: Tom Durnin did the time for his white-collar crime. Now, hes determined to win back the respect he believes he deserves even if that means ripping apart the new life his family has so carefully put together in his absence. Tom's son warily allows his father to camp out on his couch, hoping the man who let everyone down has finally turned a new page. After a lifetime of empty promises, can Tom find a place in a family that has worked so hard to move on without him? Beowulf Boritt (sets), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Donald Holder (lights) and Obadiah Eaves (original music and sound).Ticket $71-$81.

Prospect Theater Company at The Duke on 42nd Street,229 W. 42nd Street,
A New Musical Comedy with book and lyrics by Sam Carner, music by Derek Gregor. Cast: Jennifer Blood, Jillian Gottlieb,Sydney James Harcourt and A.J. Shively; with Maria Couch, Adam Daveline, Chris Gunn, Catherine LeFrere, Lukas Poost, Chandler Reeves, Emily Rogers and Hansel Tan. Directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter From 6/16/13, closing 7/13/13. The musical was winner of a Richard Rodgers Award and a "Best of Fest" winner at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. What it's about: Clarissa is tired of living in the shadow of her flirtatious sister Belinda, the most adored woman in 18th Century England. Wits sharpened and scissors in hand, Clarissa sets out to cut Belinda, and her glorious locks of hair, down to size and to find a man of her own! , the founder of Eating Their Words and associate choreographer of The Roundabout’s Picnic. Brad Haak (Mary Poppins, Lestat) is the music supervisor. Scenic design is by Wilson Chin (Next Fall) and David Arsenault. Costume design is by Amy Clark(Chaplin The Musical). Lighting design is by Cory Pattak . Sound design is by Kurt Fischer Christian Kelly-Sordelet is the fight choreographer. Adam Wachter is the music director. Tickets,$50

Public's Anspacher Theater 212/539-8650

A new musical with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore, has been added to the Public Lab spring season. The show, directed by Eric Rosen, will run from 5/28/13; opening 6/13/13; closing 6/23/13. Tickets $12. What it's about: A fusion of musical styles from hip-hop and rock to soaring anthems of love and hope, trace a young man's rise as he fights for what's right against a backdrop of deceit and sibling betrayal. Part epic romance, part political tale set in a fallen city in the not-so-distant future where revolution is in the air, political structures are crumbling, and only the children of the city's fallen heroes can change the course of history. Choreography by Sergio Trujillo, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Clint Ramos; lighting design by Jason Lyons; sound design by Acme Sound Partners; and projection design by Jason H. Thompson.

The Weir
Irish Repertory Theatre 132 West 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues 212-727-2737
Conor McPherson play directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. Cast: Dan Butler (Robert "Bulldog" Briscoe on "Fraiser"), Billy Carter, John Keating, Sean Gormley, and Tessa Klein. From 5/15/13; opening 5/23/13; closing 7/07/13. Wednesdays 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm (with the following exceptions: additional performance Tuesday, July 2 at 7pm; no performance Thursday, July 4 at 7pm). Tickets are $55 and $65. What it's about: In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With a whiff of sexual tension in the air and the wind whistling outside, what starts out as blarney soon turns dark as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own…. S et design by Charlie Corcoran; lighting design by Michael Gottlieb. Our Review.

When We Were Young and Unafraid
Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center, Stage 1
World premiere of Sarah Treem's new play, directed by Pam MacKinnon and starring Cherry Jones. From 5/22/13; opening 6/17/13; closing . What it's about: Set inan underground women's shelter in the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade and the Violence Against Women Act and before women had places to turn in times of distress. Agnes (Cherry Jones) has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where a woman on the run can seek refuge, but to her dismay, her latest young runaway Mary Anne is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter Penny, forcing each girl to question her destiny. And as the drums of the feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the people she's been trying to help. Other information TBA.

Women of Will: The Complete Journey
The Gym at Judson 243 Thompson Street

New York premiere of Tina Packer's look at Shakespeare's Wommen. From 1/27/13;opening 4/12/13 closing 5/26/13. Directed by Eric Tucker. Packer's groundbreaking exploration of Shakespeare's canon,written by Ms. Packer and directed by Tucker will again feature Packer and Nigel Gore. The 5-part piece will be presented in marathon weekends, every other week later this season. More details .The design team f: Valerie Bart (Scenic & Costume Design), Les Dickert (Lighting Design), and Daniel Kluger (Sound Design). The pieces were developed during a 15-year period while Tina Packer was Artistic Director at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, where both WOMEN OF WILL and WOMEN OF WILL: The Compete Journey received their world-premiere productions. .Our Review.

You Are Dead. You Are Here
HERE (145 Sixth Avenue just below Spring Street).
By Christine Evans, directed by Joseph Megel From 6/05/13; opening 6/09/13; closing 6/22. What it's about: An encounter between an American soldier and an Iraqi girl blogger. Inspired by the convergence of video-game environments, interactive technologies and military research, this media theater work incorporates animated landscapes from Virtual Iraq, a virtual-reality program used in military training, therapy and rehabilitation. Cast: Anthony Gaskins, Kathreen Khavari and Kittson O'Neill. Scenic Design by Mellie Katakalos, Lighting Design by Robert Denton, Sound Design by Christopher Baine, Costume Design by Lana Duiverman and Stage Management by Elizabeth Rogers.

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