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'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE
by John Ford
Drama
at Duke On 42nd Street
What if Romeo and Juliet were brother and sister? This tale of love, lust and hypocrisy is a perverse romantic tragedy. Siblings Annabella and Giovanni fall into an incestuous affair with a brutal velocity that sets Renaissance Parma aflame with its passionate force. Defiant in their desires to the bloody end, these lovers take 'star-crossed' into a whole new galaxy.
(from 12 Apr 2015 - )
39 STEPS
adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble & Nobby Dimon, based on the book by John Buchan and the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film
Comedy
at Union Square Theatre
39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name.
(from 01 Apr 2015 - Booking to 06 Sep 2015)
ABUNDANCE
by Beth Henley
Comic-Drama
at Theatre Row's Beckett
Bess and Macon, two mail-order brides, are lured to the plains of Wyoming by the promise of new beginnings. As wild and unpredictable as the untamed West itself, this adventure spans a 25-year journey, unearthing along the way the dark underside of American mythology and the unbreakable bonds of female friendship.
(from 17 Feb 2015 - Closing on 28 Mar 2015)
ACCIDENTAL PERVERT, THE
by Andrew Goffman
Comedy
at The 13th Street Repertory Theatre
The Accidental Pervert tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's X-rated video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet.
(from 15 Jul 2011 - Booking to 28 Nov 2015)
ANTLIA PNEUMATICA
by Anne Washburn
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
In a ranch house deep in Texas Hill Country, a once tight-knit group of friends reunites to bury one of their own. But as they look backward through their lives, it becomes clear they ve lost more than just their old pal. In this haunting new play from Anne Washburn, the boundaries between then and now grow disarmingly blurry as these estranged friends confront their slippery past.
(from 11 Mar 2016 - )
APPLICATION PENDING
by Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg
Comedy
at Westside Theatre Downstairs
Christine Evans (Bianco) is a kindergarten assistant at Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private school with an acceptance rate that puts Harvard's to shame. On the day applications are due, Edgely's head of admissions is ousted in a scandal, and Christine is unexpectedly thrust into the job. With phones ringing off the hook, Christine must balance beleaguered applicants, venal administrators, and an army of parents who will stop at nothing to get their kids in.
(from 26 Jan 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the Landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed - and the Church won t leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter 'Pops' Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum in this dark comedy.
(from 16 Jan 2015 - Closing on 22 Mar 2015)
BIG LOVE
by Charles Mee
Comic-Drama
at Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage
Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in an Italian villa in this modern re-making of one of the world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. Mayhem ensues, complete with grooms in flight suits, women throwing themselves to the ground, occasional pop songs and romantic dances - even a bride falling in love. Big Love explores the hunger for independence, the burden of tradition, and the shape and size of love.
(from 03 Feb 2015 - Closing on 15 Mar 2015)
BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE
by Layon Gray
Drama
at St. Luke's Theatre
A story told in narrative of six men embarking on a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow; challenging their intelligence, patriotism, brotherhood, and dreams of an inclusive and fair society.
(from 05 Jun 2010 - Booking to 09 May 2015)
BODY OF AN AMERICAN, THE
by Dan O'Brien
Drama
at Duke On 42nd Street
The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul.
(from Exp Feb 2016 - Closing on Exp Mar 2016)
BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by Tanya Barfield
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Erica meets Vicky. Vicky marries Erica. Lives collide. Rewind. Pause. Fast forward.
(from 17 Feb 2015 - Closing on 22 Mar 2015)
BUZZER
by Tracey Scott Wilson
Comic-Drama
at The Public's Martinson Theater
Jackson left his tough Brooklyn neighborhood by winning a scholarship to Exeter, where he met Don, a play-hard rich boy who became his unlikely best friend. Now a Harvard-educated lawyer, Jackson s bought a place in the newly gentrifying area he grew up in. But Jackson s white girlfriend, Suzy, isn t so sure she belongs in a community 'on the verge.' When Don comes to crash with his old buddy and stay clean, his stories of the neighborhood's dangerous past collide with the growing disconnect between Jackson and Suzy, and the treacherous sexual and racial tensions waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in.
(from 24 Mar 2015 - Closing on 26 Apr 2015)
CHRISTIANS, THE
by Lucas Hnath
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Ten years ago, Pastor Paul s church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation s beliefs. Backed by a live choir, 'The Christians' is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America - and its power to unite or divide.
(from 28 Aug 2015 - )
CHURCHILL
by Ronald Keaton
Drama
at New World Stages / Stage 5
In Churchill, the influential Nobel Prize laureate discusses his failures and his successes; his love of art, liquor and women; and the bravery of Britain's finest hour.
(from 06 Feb 2015 - Closing on 05 Apr 2015 )
CYMBELINE
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at Delacorte Theater
Princess Imogen s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
(from 27 Jul 2015 - Booking to 23 Aug 2015)
DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS
by Nicholas Korn
Comedy
at Theatre Row's Studio
In Delirium's Daughters, a kind old gentleman believes his deceased wife has forbid their three daughters to marry, until one of the suitors plays a series of tricks that helps him deal with his loss and recover his sanity.
(from 26 Feb 2015 - Closing on 14 Mar 2015)
DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Christopher Marlowe
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge.
(from Begins Apr 2015 - )
DON JUAN
by Moliäre
Comedy
at The Pearl Theatre Company
Perhaps Moliere s most quixotic farce, Don Juan teases the limits of reality, and brings the natural and supernatural into an outlandish partnership to seal the fate of one deliciously unrepentant rascal.
(from 05 May 2015 - Closing on 07 Jun 2015)
EVENTS, THE
by David Greig
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop
Follows a community's search for compassion, peace and understanding in the wake of unthinkable violence. Delving into faith, politics and reason, this production features a soaring soundscape and a different community choir at each performance, drawn from diverse communities throughout the tri-state area.
(from 04 Feb 2015 - Closing on 22 Mar 2015)
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Drama
at Barrow Street Theatre
Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go for those we love.
(from 06 Dec 2014 - Closing on 29 Mar 2015)
EXIT STRATEGY
by Ike Holter
Drama
at Duke On 42nd Street
Exit Strategy centers on the chaotic final days of a Chicago public school and examines the future of public education.
(from Exp Mar 2016 - Closing on Exp May 2016)
FAMILIAR
by Danai Gurira
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
It's winter in Minnesota and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter, a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, 'Familiar' pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep, and the secrets they bury.
(from 02 Feb 2016 - )
GHOST STORIES: THE SHAWL and PRAIRIE DU CHEN
by David Mamet
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
THE SHAWL is the story of bereaved woman who consults a smalltime mystic for guidance.ˇIn PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide.
(from 27 May 2015 - Closing on 21 Jun 2015)
GLORIA
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Drama
at Vineyard Theatre
Gloria follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a famed Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and that career making book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.
(from Expected Sping 2015 - )
GROUNDED
by George Brant
Drama
at The Public's Anspacher Theater
An ace fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone faces 12-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer followed by 12 hours in the suburbs with her family in this award-winning new play about the complicated consequences of waging war without leaving home.
(from 07 Apr 2015 - Closing on 17 May 2015)
GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Rajiv Joseph
Drama
at Linda Gross Theater
In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal- an event that shakes their respective worlds.ˇ When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concept of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them forever.
(from 20 May 2015 - Closing on 28 Jun 2015)
HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering his father, King Hamlet, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play portrays both true and feigned madness from overwhelming grief to seething rage and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
(from 27 Mar 2015 - 10 May 2015)
HAPPY FAMILY, THE
by Christopher B. Latro
Comedy
at Theatre Row's Beckett
The Happy Family centers around three couples whose lives are provocatively intertwined with scandalous results.
(from 02 Apr 2015 - Closing on 09 May 2015)
HEISENBERG
by Simon Stephens
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Clare spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Heisenberg brings to life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
(from 19 May 2015 - Closing on 28 Jun 2015)
HIR
by Taylor Mac
Dark Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac s newly out transgender brother as her ally, she s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn t always free you from it.
(from 16 Oct 2015 - )
HUMANS, THE
by Stephen Karam
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
After a sleepless night, Mr. Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter s new apartment. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.
(from Exp Fall 2015 - )
INDIAN SUMMER
by Gregory S. Moss
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Abandoned by his wayward mom, Daniel is consigned to spend summer with granddad in a Rhode Island beach town, where the locals don t look kindly on city kids. But his hapless vacation turns around when he meets Izzy: tough-acting, back-sassing, beguiling and taken. Greg Moss s feisty romantic comedy follows a passing fling that could last a lifetime - as impossible and charmed as an indian summer.
(from 13 May 2016 - )
INFORMED CONSENT
by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Drama
at Duke On 42nd Street
Informed Consent is a drama about one woman's quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, based on a landmark court case between the Havasupai tribe and the University of Arizona.
(from Exp Jul 2015 - Closing on Exp Sep 2015)
LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, THE
by Matthew Lopez
Comedy
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and a pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.
(from 20 Aug 2015 - Closing on 27 Sep 2015)
LIQUID PLAIN, THE
by Naomi Wallace
Drama
at Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
On the docks of late 18th century Rhode Island, two runaway slaves, Adjua and Dembi, plan a desperate and daring run to freedom. When a chance encounter triggers an unexpected collision of worlds, painful truths are uncovered and the brutality of past crimes spills into the next generation. The Liquid Plain brings to life a group of people whose stories have been erased from history.
(from 17 Feb 2015 - Closing on 29 Mar 2015)
LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD
by Jeff Augustin
Drama
at Black Box Theatre
On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son.
(from 22 Jan 2015 - Closing on 05 Apr 2015)
LIVES OF THE SAINTS
by David Ives
Drama
at Duke On 42nd Street
A new collection of short plays.
(from 03 Feb 2015 - Closing on 27 Mar 2015)
LOST GIRLS
by John Pollono
Drama
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
When their seventeen-year-old daughter goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie and Lou - former high school sweethearts, now divorced - are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions. Lost Girls is a hard-hitting drama about a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself.
(from 22 Oct 2015 - Closing on 29 Nov 2015)
LOVE AND MONEY
by A.R. Gurney
Comedy
at The Pershing Square Signature Center
Wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham has led a life of grace and privilege, and she's making up for it as fast as she can. Determined to donate almost everything she owns before the end, Cornelia's plans are questioned when an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who may be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance.
(from Exp Aug 2015 - )
MARJORIE PRIME
by Jordan Harrison
Comic-Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
It s the age of artificial intelligence, and 86-year-old Marjorie - a jumble of disparate, fading memories - has a handsome new companion who's programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits - if any - of what technology can replace.
(from 20 Nov 2015 - )
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by Anthony J. Wilkinson
Comedy
at St. Luke's Theatre
After Anthony's father passes away, old family members are reunited after being on not the best of terms for over a decade.
(from 01 Jun 2013 - Booking to 28 Jun 2015)
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING
by Anthony J. Wilkinson, with Music & Lyrics by David James Boyd
Comedy
at St. Luke's Theatre
Andrew and Anthony are getting married and everyone wants to 'help'!
(from 03 Nov 2012 - Booking to 27 Jun 2015)
MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, THE
By Bathsheba Doran
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
The story of four individuals whose lives remain inextricably intertwined over time.
(from 05 Feb 2015 - Booking to 26 Apr 2015)
NETHER, THE
by Jennifer Haley
Drama
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies - with no consequences in the 'real' world. Or so it seems... until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within - and outside of - this new frontier.
(from 04 Feb 2015 - Closing on 22 Mar 2015)
NIRBHAYA
by YaČl Faber
Drama
at Lynn Redgrave Theater
On the night of December 16th, 2012, a young woman named Jyoti Singh Pandey and her male friend boarded a bus in urban Delhi heading for home. What followed, changed the lives of these two people and countless others forever. Unable to reveal her name, the press names her Nirbhaya Fearless One.
(from 16 Apr 2015 - Closing on 17 May 2015)
OF GOOD STOCK
by Melissa Ross
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage 1)
The three Stockton sisters are witty, brilliant, beautiful - and a total mess, thanks to the legacy of their complicated novelist father. In Melissa Ross' new play, these women gather at their family home on Cape Cod for a summer weekend. Their reunion ignites passions, humor, and wildly unanticipated upheavals.
(from 02 Jun 2015 - )
PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK, THE
by Athol Fugard
Drama
at Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard
A new play inspired by the life of South African outsider artist Nukain Mabusa.
(from 21 Apr 2015 - Closing on 31 May 2015)
PERFECT CRIME
by Warren Manzi
Thriller
at The Snapple 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 28 Jun 2015)
PERMISSION
by Robert Askins
Comedy
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Eric and Cyndy are looking for some direction. They ve decided to follow the lead of their friends Zach and Shelley and make Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage. But restructuring their lives and their union according to role play and a new moral code upends everything they knew and took for granted about one another, their friends, and more importantly, who really holds the paddle!
(from 29 Apr 2015 - Closing on 07 Jun 2015)
PLACEBO
by Melissa James Gibson
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
A minty green pill medication or sugar? Louise is working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, more and more these same questions pertain to her life at home. Melissa James Gibson s comedy examines slippery truths and the power of crossed fingers.
(from 20 Feb 2015 - Closing on 05 Apr 2015)
POSTERITY
by Doug Wright
Drama
at Linda Gross Theater
Norway s most celebrated sculptor is commissioned to create the last official portrait of her most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over his legacy and his likeness.ˇ With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten.
(from 25 Feb 2015 - Closing on 05 Apr 2015)
QUALMS, THE
by Bruce Norris
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
A suburban get-together for partner-swapping couples. Drawn in by The Lifestyle s promise of freedom and titillation, newly-married Chris and Kristy attend an alcohol-fueled party for swingers, only to find themselves at odds with the idea of free love and, suddenly, each other.
(from 22 May 2015 - Closing on 12 Jul 2015)
RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Joel Drake Johnson
Drama
at The Pershing Square Signature Center
Rasheeda Speaking explores unspoken tensions between Ileen (Wiest) and Jaclyn (Pinkins), two front desk workers who find themselves in a power struggle with the doctor (Goldstein) for whom they work.
(from 27 Jan 2015 - Closing on 22 Mar 2015)
RIPCORD
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Comedy
at New York City Center (Stage 1)
A high-stakes comedy about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death.
(from 29 Sep 2015 - )
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 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 25 Apr 2015)
SHOWS FOR DAYS
by Douglas Carter Beane
Comedy
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Shows For Days is playwright Douglas Carter Beane's fond remembrance of his immersion into a life in the theater. The comedy is set in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1973, when 14-year old Car, the play s narrator and the author's alter-ego, is introduced to the world of theater through his local community theatre, the Prometheus Theatre, and its devoted cast and crew which is led by Irene, an indomitable force of nature whose life is dedicated to putting on productions she directs, designs and stars in.
(from 06 Jun 2015 - )
SHUT UP SIT DOWN & EAT
by Tina Giorgi, Joe Moffa, Chris Monty and Eric Tartaglione
Comedy
at The Snapple Theater Center
When a therapist fails to arrive on time for a group therapy session, four impatient Italian Americans decide to take their issues into their own hands.
(from 15 Feb 2015 - Closing on 31 May 2015)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by Joshua Harmon
Comic-Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
A quarter-life coming-of-age story, Significant Other takes us into the trenches of single life in the city. Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that's easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles' nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself.
(from 21 May 2015 - Closing on 16 Aug 2015)
SMOKEFALL
by Noah Haidle
Drama
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama unlike any you've ever seen. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide. Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections we all stretch and warp across the years but can never quite break.
(from 03 Feb 2016 - Closing on 13 Mar 2016)
SOUND AND THE FURY, THE
Text by William Faulkner, created and performed by Elevator Repair Service
Drama
at The Public's Martinson Theater
The Sound and the Fury is a staging of the first section - the 'Benjy Chapter' - of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.
(from 14 May 2015 - Closing on 13 Jun 2015)
SPOILS, THE
by Jesse Eisenberg
Drama
at Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Nobody likes Ben (Eisenberg). Ben doesn t even like Ben. He's been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents' money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Nayyar), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.
(from 07 May 2015 - Closing on 28 Jun 2015)
THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at Delacorte Theater
Shakespeare s classic about young love, old enemies, and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all such stuff as dreams are made on.
(from 27 May 2015 - Booking to 05 Jul 2015)
TOAST
by Lemon Andersen
Drama
at The Public Theater
After 27 years served for murder in Attica s D-Block, Willie Green, aka Dolomite, has become an unlikely father figure to his cellmates, folklore heroes like Jesse James, Hobo Ben, Annabelle Jones, Stackolee and Hard Rock. Though word is brewing throughout Attica that a riot is coming, Dolomite would rather not get involved. But when one of the youngest inmates in their block is viciously beaten by guards for protesting prison conditions, Dolomite has to decide whether to join the riots or lock himself in his cell and hope for a promised parole date and the chance to taste freedom.
(from 03 Apr 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Lindsey Ferrentino
Drama
at Black Box Theatre
Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of her three tours in Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself.
(from 10 Sep 2015 - )
VERITź
By Nick Jones
Comedy
at Claire Tow Theater
Josephine, a stay-at-home mom and struggling writer, is offered an unusual deal for her memoir: she has to make her life exciting enough to publish.
(from 31 Jan 2015 - Closing on 15 Mar 2015)
WAY WE GET BY, THE
by Neil LaBute
Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
Meet Beth and Doug: two people who have no problems getting dates with their partners of choice. What they do have, however, is a very awkward encounter after spending one hot night together following a drunken wedding reception they attend.
(from 12 May 2015 - Booking to 28 Jun 2015)
WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER
by A.R. Gurney
Drama
at Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage
With her husband overseas near the end of World War II, Grace fights to save the splintering bonds of her family by taking her teenage son and daughter to spend the summer on Lake Erie. When her son takes up with the town outcast, the entire family must confront the expectations of a society that holds conformity in the highest regard. Grace finds that her attempt to restore normalcy may have only fractured their relationships further.
(from Exp May 2015 - )
WHORL INSIDE A LOOP
by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott
Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
A well-regarded actress agrees to teach six inmates how to tell their stories behind the bars of a men's maximum security prison. Sharing intimate and sometimes hilarious details of their former lives, this unlikely group forms a bond - even as the actress' life outside spins out of control. And when what happens in prison doesn't stay there, no one is sure who to trust. Whorl Inside a Loop explores the fine line between convicted felons and the criminal inside each of us, the viability of forgiveness and the unreliability of redemption.
(from 04 Aug 2015 - )
WINTER'S TALE, THE
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at The Pearl Theatre Company
The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare s later-career wise and winsome fairytale, nothing is truly lost certainly not love if only we know where to seek it.
(from 10 Feb 2015 - Closing on 15 Mar 2015)
WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE
by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
Dark Comedy
at New York City Center (Stage 1)
Unwanted from the moment she's born, Sunny is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As načve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny's bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.
(from 03 Feb 2015 - Closing on 29 Mar 2015)

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