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20th CENTURY BLUES
by Susan Miller
Comic-Drama
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

A reunion. An argument. A Ted Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children, and major world events. But, when these private photographs have the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. Sharply funny and evocative, 20th Century Blues questions our place in the world and with one another.
(from 12 Nov 2017 - Closing on 28 Jan 2018)
ACTUALLY
by Anna Ziegler
Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Studio at Stage II)

Amber and Tom are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when˙they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test.˙Anna Ziegler's deeply felt and relevant play explores themes of intimacy and responsibility, power and provocation, privilege, and protocol.
(from 31 Oct 2017 - Closing on 03 Dec 2017)
ADMISSIONS
by Joshua Harmon
Drama
at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at The Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body.˙And alongside her husband, the school's Headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. Admissions˙is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
(from 15 Feb 2018 - Closing on 29 Apr 2018)
AFTER THE BLAST
by Zoe Kazan
Drama
at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater
After The Blast is set in the wake of total environmental disaster, when the human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.
(from 07 Oct 2017 - Closing on 19 Nov 2017)
AMATEURS, THE
by Jordan Harrison
Drama
at Vineyard Theatre
A scrappy troupe of pageant players races across 14th-century Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death and medieval subscribers. The arrival of a mysterious new actor sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script and soon one century's plague begins to look a lot like another, more recent, one. This wildly inventive and funny new work examines the origins of creativity: When does a crisis destroy art, and when does it set it spinning?
(from 08 Feb 2018 - Closing on )
AMY AND THE ORPHANS
by Lindsey Ferrentino
Drama
at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

After their father's death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome. Together, they careen down the Great American Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind. Amy and the Orphans is a rollicking ride that proves it's never too late to follow a new road.
(from 01 Feb 2018 - Closing on 22 Apr 2018)
AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
Comedy
at Classic Stage Company
An exiled Duke, his banished daughter, a gentleman in love, and a melancholy traveler. Tony Award-winning director John Doyle and Tony Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz bring Shakespeare's pastoral romance into the Jazz Age, with lovers in disguise, troubadours in trouble, and some of Shakespeare's most beloved characters.
(from 13 Sep 2017 - Closing on 22 Oct 2017)
AT HOME AT THE ZOO: HOMELIFE & THE ZOO STORY
by Edward Albee
Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

In act one, Homelife, we meet Peter and his wife, who live a comfortable but vaguely unhappy bourgeois existence; in the second act, the classic The Zoo Story, Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park. With jolts of brutality and Albee s signature dark humor, this seminal play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day.
(from 30 Jan 2018 - Closing on 11 Mar 2018)
BEDLAM'S PETER PAN
by J.M. Barrie
Drama
at Duke on 42nd Street
Bedlam returns with a new production of J.M. Barrie's 1904 play about the Darling children who follow Peter Pan and Tinker Bell to Neverland, where children never grow old.˙Bedlam s cast of six will inhabit Barrie's 25 characters including Pirates, the Lost Boys, Indians and the maniacal Captain Hook.
(from 11 Nov 2017 - Closing on 23 Dec 2017)
BOBBIE CLEARLY
by Alex Lubischer
Comedy
at Roundabout's Black Box Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Bobbie killed Casey in the middle of a cornfield in Milton, Nebraska. Two years later, Milton's residents are ready to tell you their side(s) of the story. This comedy-about-a-tragedy pushes the boundaries of Roundabout's Black Box Theatre, with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life.
(from 08 Mar 2018 - Closing on 20 May 2018)
CARDINAL
by Greg Pierce
Drama
at Second Stage Theater
at Tony Kiser Theater

Paint it red. So begins Lydia's wild idea to invigorate her Rust Belt town. But when a whip-smart entrepreneur co-opts her scheme, a precarious rivalry is born. A battle for the town's soul ensues, causing its obsessive mayor, its defiant matriarch, and the rest of its residents to question who they are and where they're headed.
(from Expected Jan 2018 - Closing on )
CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A
by Anthony Burgess
Drama
at New World Stages / Stage 4
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 ground-breaking classic of orgiastic ultra-violence and sexuality. As hauntingly relevant today as when Burgess' book first published in 1962, and when Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking film caused a stir in 1971, A Clockwork Orange is an unapologetic celebration of the human condition.
(from 02 Sep 2017 - Closing on 06 Jan 2018)
DAN CODY'S YACHT
by Anthony Giardina
Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Stage I)

In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: what truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from 'The Great Gatsby,' this timely new play probes the troubling relationship of finance to educational opportunity in American life today.
(from 15 May 2018 - Closing on )
DANCE NATION
by Clare Barron
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every pli‚ and jet‚ is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.
(from 13 Apr 2018 - Closing on 27 May 2018)
DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
by Rajiv Joseph
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk. Set in Russia over the course of 80 years, this epic new play traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth and conspiracy theories.
(from 10 Nov 2017 - Closing on 24 Dec 2017)
DISCORD
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY

by Scott Carter
Drama
at Primary Stages
at Cherry Lane Theatre

This timely New York Premiere finds three of history's most famous men, all of whom wrote their own version of the gospels, debating everything from religion to literature to marriage in this new play. 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 & Peace fame) are trapped in a limbo where each believes their path to salvation depends on convincing the other two that they are wrong in this profound and exciting battle of truly biblical proportions.
(from 19 Sep 2017 - Closing on 22 Oct 2017)
DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT
by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men all white except one descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find.˙Downtown Race Riot˙takes us back to that day, to the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. A snapshot of a time not so different than today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction, and when the stakes were truly life and death.
(from 14 Nov 2017 - Closing on 23 Dec 2017)
FEEDING THE DRAGON
by Sharon Washington
Drama
at Primary Stages
at Cherry Lane Theatre

As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon Washington revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building's custodian. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon's story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.
(from Expected Mar 2018 - Closing on Expected Apr 2018)
FIRE AND AIR
by Terrence McNally
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Terrence McNally's new play explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev's revolutionary ballet company, and the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and his lover-star dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.
(from Expected Jan 2018 - Closing on )
FIRE IN DREAMLAND
by Rinne Groff
Comic-Drama
at The Public Theater
On Coney Island, in the aftermath of 2013's Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate meets Jaap Hooft, a charismatic European film-maker who sees in the devastation wrought by the storm an opportunity to make a work of art about another disaster that struck Coney Island some hundred years before: the 1911 fire that started in the amusement park known as Dreamland, burning it to ashes from which it never arose. As Kate throws herself into the vortex of Jaap's visionary schemes, she finds beauty, pain and betrayal, and eventually herself. Breaking the boundaries of time and narrative, Fire In Dreamland is a vibrant new play that explores the astonishing things we do when faced with devastation.
(from 17 Jul 2018 - Closing on 02 Sep 2018)
GREAT LEAP, THE
by Lauren Yee
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Atlantic Stage 2

San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a 'friendship' game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history.
(from 23 May 2018 - Closing on 17 Jun 2018)
HANGMEN
by Martin˙McDonagh
Dark Comedy
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry˙is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?˙Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd˙and the peculiar Mooney˙lurk with very different motives for their visit.
(from 18 Jan 2018 - Closing on 04 Mar 2018)
HARRY CLARKE
by David Cale
Drama
at Vineyard Theatre
Harry Clarke is the story of a shy midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.
(from 26 Oct 2017 - Closing on 03 Dec 2017)
HOME PLACE, THE
by Brian Friel
Drama
at Irish Repertory Theatre
In the long, hot August of 1878, the widowed Christopher Gore, his son David, and their housekeeper Margaret, with whom they are both in love, reside at The Lodge, the Gore family home in Donegal. 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 uncertainty˙at the dawn of The Home Rule movement which would begin to restore self-government to the Irish, The Home Place depicts the aftermath of Dr. Gore's 'experiment' as deep animosity is ignited among the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg.
(from 27 Sep 2017 - Closing on 19 Nov 2017)
HOMECOMING QUEEN, THE
by Ngozi Anyanwu
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Atlantic Stage 2

A bestselling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have.
(from 10 Jan 2018 - Closing on 11 Feb 2018)
ILLYRIA
by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public's Anspacher Theater
It is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new 'palace of art'. And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds and anger from the city's powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park. From the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade, comes a drama about a different kind of family one held together by the simple and incredibly complicated belief that the theater, and the city, belong to all of us.
(from 22 Oct 2017 - Closing on 10 Dec 2017)
JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Dark Comedy
at The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

Angel Cruz is a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside Rikers Island, a terrified Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now, Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever. Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train is a darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith.
(from 05 Oct 2017 - Closing on 12 Nov 2017)
KINGS
by Sarah Burgess
Comic-Drama
at The Public Theater
Kings is a new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in? Kings is a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.
(from 30 Jan 2018 - Closing on 25 Mar 2018)
LAST MATCH, THE
by Anna Ziegler
Drama
at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

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. Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.
(from 28 Sep 2017 - Closing on 24 Dec 2017)
LATER LIFE
by A.R. Gurney
Drama
at Theatre Row's Clurman
Later Life reminds us of the infinite possibilities in life just waiting to be˙pursued. A romantic tale of missed connections and hope for new beginnings.
(from 27 Feb 2018 - Closing on 14 Apr 2018)
LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE
by Le Clanch‚ du Rand, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis
Drama
at St. Luke's Theatre
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Through the magic of theatre, we travel to Narnia with the Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. As the children battle the forces of evil they discover that Love is the deepest magic of all.
(from 22 Oct 2011 - Booking to 30 Dec 2017)
LOG CABIN
by Jordan Harrison
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
It's a faraway age of hope and inclusivity; in other words, it's 2015. When a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians comfy in the new mainstream see themselves through the eyes of their rakish transgender pal, it's clear that the march toward progress is anything but unified. With stinging satire and acute compassion, Jordan Harrison's pointed comedy charts the breakdown of empathy that happens when we think our rights are secure, revealing conservative hearts where you'd least expect.
(from 01 Jun 2018 - Closing on 15 Jul 2018)
LONELY PLANET
by Steven Dietz
Drama
at Theatre Row's Clurman
Lonely Planet˙is˙the story of friendship in a time of crisis.
(from 03 Oct 2017 - Closing on 18 Nov 2017)
LOW ROAD, THE
by Bruce Norris
Drama
at The Public Theater
The Low Road is an epic play, featuring sixteen actors in fifty roles, examining the basic beliefs upon which we've built our economy and our country. Set in the 18th century, this wild new work imagines America's first laissez-faire capitalist, a young man inspired by a chance encounter with Adam Smith to put his faith in the free market. But his path to riches becomes inextricably entangled with that of an educated slave, a man who knows from experience that one person's profit is another's loss, in this parable about the true cost of inequality. The Low Road is about the imaginary lines between exploitation and opportunity.
(from 13 Feb 2018 - Closing on 01 Apr 2018)
MANKIND
by Robert O'Hara
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O Hara's audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment where man's capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights.
(from 15 Dec 2017 - Closing on 28 Jan 2018)
MARY JANE
by Amy Herzog
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop
During a rain-drenched summer in New York City, an indefatigable single mother navigates the mundane, shattering and sublime aspects of caring for a chronically sick child.
(from 06 Sep 2017 - Closing on 29 Oct 2017)
MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by Tracy Letts
Drama
at Second Stage Theater
at Tony Kiser Theater

If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.
(from Expected Jun 2018 - Closing on )
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare, created by Elevator Repair Service
Drama
at The Public's LuEsther Hall
With athletic theatricality and Marx-Brothers-inspired slapstick, the Elevator Repair Service ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th-century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play's combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief, and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company's unique performance style with the Bard's exquisitely lyrical language.
(from 17 Sep 2017 - Closing on 05 Nov 2017)
MILES FOR MARY
by The Mad Ones
Comic-Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
It's 1988 and the planning committee for Garrison High School's ninth annual Miles For Mary Telethon is fired up and ready to go. Across subcommittee sessions in the Phys Ed teachers' lounge, The Mad Ones assemble an analog elegy to the camcorder 1980s, Girls Track and Field, and the consecrated American High School.
(from 11 Jan 2018 - Closing on 04 Feb 2018)
MLIMA'S TALE
by Lynn Nottage
Drama
at The Public Theater
Taking us on a journey from the heart of Africa and around the world, Mlima's Tale is the story of Mlima, a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market. Following a trail of greed and desire as old as trade itself, Mlima leads us through memory and fear, history and tradition, want and need, and reveals the surprising and complicated deals that connect us all.
(from 27 Mar 2018 - Closing on 20 May 2018)
OEDIPUS EL REY
by Luis Alfaro
Drama
at The Public's Shiva Theater
Set in South Central LA, Oedipus El Rey is a new take on the Greek tragedy. Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped by desperation or fate, history or violence no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what's fate, and what's just the system?
(from 03 Oct 2017 - Closing on 19 Nov 2017)
OFFICE HOUR
by Julia Cho
Drama
at The Public's Martinson Theater
Office Hour is about a teacher and student desperate to change the narrative of who they are and how their story ends. Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether he's a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that 'good' versus 'bad' is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed. This inventive, penetrating new drama is about a single day that could end in tragedy or hope -- and the endless possibilities in between.
(from 17 Oct 2017 - Closing on 03 Dec 2017)
OUR LADY OF 121st STREET
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Dark Comedy
at The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the Funeral Home, there's a problem - her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.
(from 01 May 2018 - Closing on 10 Jun 2018)
PARADISE BLUE
by Dominique Morisseau
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

In 1949, Detroit's Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past. But when the arrival of a mysterious woman stirs up tensions, the fate of Paradise Club hangs in the balance.˙Paradise Blue is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
(from 24 Apr 2018 - Closing on 03 Jun 2018)
PERFECT CRIME
by Warren Manzi
Thriller
at The Theater Center's Anne L. Bernstein Theater
A secluded mansion. A would-be murderess. The perfect crime. Margaret Brent is an accomplished Connecticut psychiatrist - and potential cold-blooded killler. When her wealthy husband turns up dead, she gets caught in the middle of a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a deranged patient and the handsome but duplicitous investigator assigned to the case.
(from 18 Apr 1987 - Booking to 03 Dec 2017)
PORTUGUESE KID, THE
by John Patrick Shanley
Comedy
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Stage I)

In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti. Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother, a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.
(from 19 Sep 2017 - Closing on 03 Dec 2017)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
Drama
at Primary Stages
at Cherry Lane Theatre

The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! What? Why are you looking at us like that? Literature's greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent new adaptation.
(from 07 Nov 2017 - Closing on 15 Dec 2017)
PUFFS
Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

by Matt Cox
Comedy
at New World Stages / Stage 5
Puffs, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic gives you a front row seat to the sidelines of the world's most famous magical journey. Follow the story of a young wizard named Wayne and the Puffs a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers!
(from 29 Sep 2016 - Booking to 01 Jul 2018)
QUEENS
by Martyna Majok
Drama
at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater
In queens, the lives of two generations of immigrant women collide in a basement apartment. When the choices they've made about their security, dignity, and desires come back to haunt them, they must ask:˙ what cannot and should not be left behind?
(from 10 Feb 2018 - Closing on 25 Mar 2018)
REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY
by Neil LaBute
Drama
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

After five years in New York, Greg and Steph return to their˙blue-collar hometown for their 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with Kent and Carly, the friends they left behind. Old secrets and new lies become increasingly difficult to hide as the evening (and the drinking) goes on. With˙Reasons To Be Pretty Happy,˙Neil LaBute˙revisits the characters first introduced in˙Reasons To Be Pretty and˙Reasons To Be Happy˙as they grapple with that eternal question: Have I become the person I wanted to be?
(from 16 Aug 2018 - Closing on 23 Sep 2018)
RELEVANCE
by JC Lee
Drama
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the era of 140 character tweets-especially against a rival whose time may have come. A collision of ideals within the feminist movement propels this riveting drama from breathless start to surprising finish.
(from 01 Feb 2018 - Closing on 11 Mar 2018)
SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Jocelyn Bioh
Comedy
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant.˙But the˙mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter and Paulina's hive-minded friends. This˙buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal˙similarities (and˙glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.
(from 02 Nov 2017 - Closing on 10 Dec 2017)
SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
by Matt Murphy & Jim Brochu, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson & Maggie Berman
Comedy
at Roy Arias Stages / 777 Theatre
Stefan, a hunky stage assistant, author Dan Anderson encourages the shy and studious Robyn, to follow her dreams while following his tips.
(from 22 Jan 2014 - Booking to 16 Dec 2017)
SHADOWLANDS
by William Nicholson
Drama
at Theatre Row's Acorn
Shadowlands˙follows the unlikely and true love story of renowned Oxford scholar and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and the much younger Joy Davidman, a Jewish-American writer, former Communist and Christian convert. The smart, brash Davidman bursts into Lewis' sedate, middle-aged life and upends it. Lewis is as shocked as anyone to discover that he and Davidman have fallen deeply in love and then almost immediately he must contend with the equally deep pain of losing her when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
(from 17 Oct 2017 - Closing on 07 Jan 2018)
SKINTIGHT
by Joshua Harmon
Comic-Drama
at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Skintight is a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who's 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi's son. Who's also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside.
(from 31 May 2018 - Closing on 26 Aug 2018)
SQUEAMISH
by Aaron Mark
Thriller
at Theatre Row's Beckett
Squeamish is the tale of an Upper West Side psychoanalyst, a long-time recovering alcoholic whose bloody quest for personal balance begins when she finds herself in the South Plains of Texas, off her meds, after her nephew's suicide.
(from 06 Oct 2017 - Closing on 11 Nov 2017)
STUFFED
by Lisa Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris
Comedy
at Westside Theatre (Downstairs)
The four characters in Stuffed are a lifelong dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal, and a permanent size-zero. The play explores the crazy-making world of our relationships with food and it doesn't shy away from tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better -- muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try?
(from 05 Oct 2017 - Booking to 18 Feb 2018)
SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by Donja R. Love
Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Studio at Stage II)

On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker and playwright Donja R. Love's exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history.
(from 05 Jun 2018 - Closing on )
SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Tennessee Williams
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Tennessee Williams makes his long-overdue debut at CSC with his sultry Southern Gothic masterpiece about a local minister s daughter who falls in love with the neighborhood doctor.
(from Expected Apr 2018 - Closing on )
THIS FLAT EARTH
by Lindsey Ferrentino
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
At a middle school in this seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie and Zander, two thirteen-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes and an infinitely more complicated future but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times, This Flat Earth is a startling and deeply felt story of growing up in our confounding world.
(from 16 Mar 2018 - Closing on 29 Apr 2018)
THREE WISE GUYS
by Scott Alan Evans & Jeffrey Couchman,˙based on Short Stories by Damon Runyon
Comedy
at Theatre Row's Beckett
It's Christmas Eve 1932. Three New York guys, each preoccupied with his own particular problems and not especially fond of the season, find themselves in Good Time Charley's speakeasy. As the bootleg liquor flows, the guys agree to band together and take to the road to avoid the holiday hubbub. Besides a notorious racketeer is after them and they better get out of town!˙Over one long life-changing night, they make some big decisions while inadvertently spreading good cheer to one and all.
(from 27 Feb 2018 - Closing on 14 Apr 2018)
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail & Nia Vardalos, based on the Book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the Stage by Nia Vardalos
Comedy
at The Public's Newman Theater
Thousands of people wrote letters asking for advice from an anonymous online columnist named Sugar, who drew from her own life experiences to answer in a candid, often brutally honest exchange. It was later revealed that Sugar was Cheryl Strayed. Nia Vardalos adapts the book, weaving together the real letters to explore the monstrous beauty, unfathomable dark and glimmering light which are at the heart of being human.
(from 19 Sep 2017 - Closing on 10 Dec 2017)
TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by Jireh Breon Holder
Drama
at Roundabout's Black Box Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Too Heavy For Your Pocket takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he'll have to convince his loved ones and himself that shaping his country's future might be worth jeopardizing his own.
(from 15 Sep 2017 - Closing on 19 Nov 2017)
TORCH SONG
by Harvey Fierstein
Drama
at Second Stage Theater
at Tony Kiser Theater

It's 1979 in New York City and 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 as a doting husband and a Jewish mother. Now, Arnold is back...and he's here to sing you a torch song. The Tony-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.
(from 26 Sep 2017 - Closing on 03 Dec 2017)
TRANSFERS
by Lucy Thurber
Drama
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

Cristofer and Clarence are two gifted students from the South Bronx. After two years at a local community college being coached by faculty members, the young men are competing for a life-changing scholarship at an elite northeast university. During a campus visit, the young men are unexpectedly confronted with their shared past while trying to break through a system that seems designed to keep them on the outside.
(from 05 Apr 2018 - Closing on 13 May 2018)
TREASURER, THE
by Max Posner
Dark Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely and fading fast. And she's spending all of her children's money, forcing her son to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. In this darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait, Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience.
(from 06 Sep 2017 - Closing on 05 Nov 2017)
TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare
Comedy
at Classic Stage Company
Shipwrecked on the island of Illyria, Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are separated, each fearing the other lost to the sea. Viola disguises herself as a boy and wades into a complex romantic triangle with Duke Orsino and the Countess Olivia. New York's innovative Fiasco Theater brings their hallmark style and expansive imagination to one of Shakespeare s most popular comedies.
(from 29 Nov 2017 - Closing on 06 Jan 2018)
WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ, A
by James Inverne
Drama
at Primary Stages
at Cherry Lane Theatre

In 1925, an unforgettable event occurred when Jascha Heifetz, the most celebrated violinist in the world, played a concert in pre-Israel Palestine. People flocked from all over the globe to see this performance, including Yehuda Sharett, composer and brother of future Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett. Legend has it that after the performance, Heifetz and Yehuda walked together and shared a remarkable conversation that resonated twenty years later when, in 1945, Moshe echoed Heifetz's footsteps and navigated a similar exchange with his brother. In this inspiring new play, discussions about music resonate with the harmonies and discords of a new state struggling into being, all while reminding us of dreams that still sing today and refuse to be quieted.
(from Expected Jan 2018 - Closing on Expected Feb 2018)
WHO'S HOLIDAY!
by Matthew Lombardo
Comedy
at Westside Theatre (Upstairs)
Who's Holiday! tells the story of a middle-aged Cindy Lou Who, now residing in a beaten down trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit. As she prepares to host a Christmas Eve party for her friends, she recalls from her own perspective that fated night when she first met the Grinch, and the strange turn of events her life has taken for the past 40 years. Lombardo's hysterically funny, wildly irreverent, and heartfelt parody is an absolute must-see for adult theatre-goers this holiday season!
(from 20 Nov 2017 - Closing on 31 Dec 2017)
WOLVES, THE
by Sarah DeLappe
Drama
at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
(from 01 Nov 2017 - Closing on 07 Jan 2018)

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