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by William Shakespeare, adapted by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery with Music & Lyrics by Shaina Taub
at The Public's Delacorte Theater
Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together on the Delacorte stage in this immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise.
(from 01 Sep 2017 - Closing on 05 Sep 2017)
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 & A.J. Penedo, based on source material by J.T. Allen
Musical Comedy
at St. Luke's Theatre
Baghdaddy begins in a support group for the disgraced spies who helped start the Iraq War, and quickly escalates into a manic musical comedy where the characters tell their stories and search for redemption.
(from 06 Apr 2017 - Closing on 03 Sep 2017)
by Susan Stroman, David Thompson, and John Kander
at Vineyard Theatre
Adapted from Henry James' classic 1903 novella, The Beast in the Jungle is a journey into the psyche of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents.˙With a swirling, waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this new work is a powerful and romantic tale of love and loss.
(from Expected Spring 2018 - Closing on Expected Spring 2018)
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)
Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe
at New York City Center (Mainstage)
The classic 1947 musical follows Tommy Albright, a jaded New Yorker who stumbles into an idyllic Scottish town that only appears for one day every century. Tommy quickly becomes smitten with the headstrong Fiona MacLaren and makes an enemy of the rebellious Harry Beaton, bringing about a chain of events that could spell doom for the entire town.
(from 15 Nov 2017 - Closing on 19 Nov 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 & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Music by Georges Bizet
at Classic Stage Company
Oscar Hammerstein II s World War II setting of Bizet's opera 'Carmen' features an all African-American cast and is the first major revival of the show since its debut on Broadway 75 years ago.
(from Expected Jun 2018 - Closing on )
Book by Bobby Goldman, Music & Lyrics by Drew Brody
Musical Comedy
at Westside Theatre (Upstairs)
This new musical comedy takes us through˙the semi-autobiographical˙adventures of a gutsy, recently widowed˙50-something woman as˙she immerses herself in the modern˙dating scene. From exploring˙internet personal ads and surviving˙hilarious first dates, to weighing the pros and cons of married vs unmarried men, this widow romps her way through it all˙with humor and perseverance, and discovers˙unexpected truths about love, life˙and sex. Featuring a cast of best friends, a dead husband, and a myriad of potential suitors - Curvy learns the hard way what it means to start life over in the modern age.
(from 20 Jul 2017 - Booking to )
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)
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 07 Jan 2018)
Book & Lyrics by˙Peter Kellogg, Music by˙David Friedman
Musical Comedy
at Davenport Theatre
They say money talks... and this money has a lot to say! As the man on the hundred, Ben is not pleased by what he sees in America today and he's done keeping his mouth shut. Over the course of this 90-minute musical comedy, Ben is passed from a hedge fund manager to a stripper, to a judge, to his mistress who's a nun to ... well, you get the idea. Armed with a lifetime of famous sayings, Ben must convince everyone to change their priorities before it's too late. Inspired by the writings of Ben Franklin, the play La Ronde, and the huge mess America is in today, Money Talks is a fast-paced madcap romp filled with life, liberty and laughs for all.
(from 10 Jul 2017 - Booking to 03 Sep 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 07 Jan 2018)
Original Concept by Douglas Lyons, Book˙by Melvin Tunstall III, Music by Greg Borowsky˙&˙Douglas Lyons, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Children's Musical
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical˙follows 8-year-old Lily˙Polkadot who just moved to the 'Squares Only' small town of˙Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school,˙Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily's quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose˙curiosity for her unique polka dot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little˙Rock 9,˙Polkadots˙serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that˙our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
(from 16 Sep 2017 - Closing on 08 Oct 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)
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)
Music & Lyrics by˙Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz, Book by Rick Elice
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater

Set against the grit, the garbage strikes, the graffiti of 1979 New York City, This Ain't No Disco tells the story of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, every decision is fateful in a city where one's fate can turn on a dime bag.
(from 11 May 2018 - Closing on 01 Jul 2018)


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