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by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman
at Encores! Off-Center
at New York City Center (Mainstage)

A carnival ride through the history of political violence, Sondheim and Weidman's 1990 musical Assassins looks right into the heart of American anger, providing a series of showstoppers for a gallery of U.S. presidential assassins ranging from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald to Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme.
(from 12 Jul 2017 - Closing on 15 Jul 2017)
Book, Music & Lyrics by Lory Lazarus
Musical Comedy
at Theatre Row's Lion
When the soul of Elvis returns to Earth and inhabits the body of the most famous rock star in history, he instructs his disciples that to bring peace to the planet we must all unite as one - and to do that the entire human race must impersonate Elvis. Satirizing everything from idol worship to people who have experienced actual healing by their faith in Elvis, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators will make you howl (like a canine) as it converts you to Hound Dog, the new religion of peace.
(from 01 Jun 2017 - Closing on 24 Sep 2017)
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
Musical Comedy
at New World Stages / Stage 3
The musical is about a rundown outer-borough neighbourhood, where the residents - both puppets and humans - deal with everyday New York challenges like getting a job, falling in love and discovering their purpose in life.
(from 09 Oct 2009 - Booking to 03 Sep 2017)
by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen
Musical Comedy
at St. Luke's Theatre
The show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, our other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections and unremitting boredom, when a fax arrives from Germany, and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector's story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It's all fun and games until the looming cataclysm changes everything.
(from 06 Apr 2017 - Booking to 18 Jun 2017)
by Kirsten Childs
Musical Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you've never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!
(from 19 May 2017 - Closing on 02 Jul 2017)
by Kirsten Childs
at Encores! Off-Center
at New York City Center (Mainstage)

Kirsten Childs' autobiographical show The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin follows a young woman from Los Angeles as she finds her way from dutiful suburban daughter to Broadway dancer, all while navigating the politics of race and gender on a journey to find her own identity.
(from 26 Jul 2017 - Closing on 27 Jul 2017)
Book by Peter Colley, Music & Lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern
at Westside Theatre (Upstairs)
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy.
(from 16 Mar 2016 - Closing on 28 May 2017)
Book by Joe DiPietro, Music by Brendan Milburn & Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda
at Tony Kiser Theatre
This innovative, high-tech adventure tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to work as a video game music composer. Unexpectedly, she is contacted across time by the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song.˙ Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other.
(from 14 Apr 2017 - Closing on 11 Jun 2017)
Music by Harvey Schmidt, Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones
Romantic Musical Comedy
at The Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater
A romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow the narrator, El Gallo, as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, and then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to one other.
(from 16 Jun 2006 - Closing on 04 Jun 2017)
by John Latouche & Jerome Moross
at Encores!
at New York City Center (Mainstage)

The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical reshapes the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons.
(from 10 May 2017 - Closing on 14 May 2017)
A Spirited History of Drinking

Music by Josh Ehrlich, Book & Lyrics by Anthony Caporale
Musical Comedy
at New World Stages / The Green Room
Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a journey through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed musical comedy with three complimentary craft cocktails included!
(from 14 Oct 2016 - Booking to 02 Sep 2017)
by David Byrne
at The Public's Newman Theater
Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of The Public's hit Here Lies Love, explores the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert. Directed by Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers, Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is a new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.
(from 14 Feb 2017 - Closing on 30 Apr 2017)
The Percy Jackson Musical

by Joe Tracz & Rob Rokicki, based on the novel by Rick Riordan
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you re a demigod.
(from 23 Mar 2017 - Closing on 06 May 2017)
Book by Jennifer Robbins, Music by Dan Martin & Lyrics by Michael Biello
Musical Comedy
at York Theatre Company
at Saint Peter's

Marry Harry is a romantic comedy set in New York's East Village, about two adults on the verge of thirty who need help in cutting the parental ties that hold a little too tightly.˙The musical˙explores ideas about family loyalty, marriage, love, food, and finding one's path in life with humor, heart and just the right amount of spice.
(from 25 Apr 2017 - Closing on 21 May 2017)
created and written by Roger Bean
Musical Comedy
at Theatre Row's Kirk
Take a musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Experience their lives and loves from prom night to their 10 year reunion, as the girls perform such classic 50's and 60's songs as 'Lollipop,' 'Dream Lover,' 'Stupid Cupid,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,' 'It s My Party,' and more than 20 chart topping hits!
(from 30 Mar 2016 - Booking to 02 Jul 2017)
by Rick Crom
Musical Revue / Comedy
at Theatre Row's Kirk
Newsical is back lampooning current events, headlines, newsmakers, celebrities and politicians of the day, including the Tea Party, immigration in Arizona, Don t Ask Don t Tell, the Crazy Jet Blue Flight Attendant, bed bugs, Lindsay Lohan, Oprah s Final Season and more!
(from 13 Dec 2010 - Booking to 02 Jul 2017)
Book by John Weidman, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
at Classic Stage Company
In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan on a U.S mission to open up trade relations at any cost. Pacific Overtures tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the Westernization of the East.
(from 05 Apr 2017 - Closing on 18 Jun 2017)
by Carole King & Maurice Sendak
at Encores! Off-Center
at New York City Center (Mainstage)

Really Rosie is a classic work for the whole family by two of the most popular artists of the 20th century: Carole King and Maurice Sendak. This sweet, sad, wonderful 1980 musical is about a little girl in Brooklyn with a big imagination. Can her dreams come true, or does growing up mean letting go?
(from 02 Aug 2017 - Closing on 05 Aug 2017)
by Dorothy Marcic
at St. Luke's Theatre
After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include 'Oh, Happy Day,' 'Mama Said,' 'I Will Survive,' 'Tyrone,' 'I am Not My Hair' and 'A Woman's Worth.'
(from 29 Sep 2011 - Booking to 03 Sep 2017)
by Gerard Alessandrini
Musical Comedy
at The Triad
From Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind the legendary Forbidden Broadway, comes a side-splitting new musical that roasts, eviscerates and celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda s hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
(from 13 Jul 2016 - Booking to 30 Apr 2017)
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Adapted by Christopher Bond
at Barrow Street Theatre
Sweeney Todd follows a wronged barber who takes to slitting throats while seeking revenge on the corrupt judge who destroyed his life and family.
(from 14 Feb 2017 - Booking to 31 Dec 2017)


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