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An Off-Broadway revival of bookwriter/lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken's cult favorite Little Shop of Horrors, boasting a regularly star-studded cast, has been bringing audiences to Skid Row since fall 2019. Get Little Shop of Horrors tickets now. The Little Shop of Horrors musical is a campy horror comedy centered on a florist named Seymour. He's sweet, yet clumsy and awkward, and he has a massive crush on his beautiful coworker, Audrey, who's already in a relationship with a sadistic dentist, Orin. His life turns around, though, when he comes upon an unusual plant that he brings into the shop. Suddenly, business is booming. The flower shop owner, Mushnik, warms up to Seymour and becomes the father figure he never had. Even Audrey starts to show interest in him. But there's a catch. This unusual plant is unusually thirsty — and not for water. It's a flesh-and-blood-eating specimen — sweetly dubbed Audrey II — that soon becomes unsatisfied with Seymour pricking his finger every so often to feed it, and it comes alive to demand more substantial fare. If Seymour's up to the task of getting him some fresh human meat, the plant promises to make all of Seymour's dreams of fame, love, and fortune come true. Little Shop of Horrors is based on a low-budget black comedy film, The Little Shop of Horrors, which debuted in 1960. It would become a musical more than 20 years later, with the premiere of Little Shop of Horrors off Broadway in 1982. The show played the Orpheum Theatre (currently home to Stomp) through 1987 and was the third-longest-running Off-Broadway show ever at the time. The musical would later transfer to Broadway in 2003, though Ashman initially refused, wanting to preserve the intimate nature of the show. He seems to have been onto something, as the Broadway production ran for just under a year and earned a single Tony nomination. The musical has remained most popular, though, as an Off-Broadway hit, thriving in smaller venues like its current home, the 270-seat Westside Theatre, as well as regional, community, and school theatres. As the show takes place in the 1960s, Menken's score incorporates rock and roll, Motown, and doo-wop styles alongside traditional musical theatre. The 2019 Little Shop of Horrors revival has seen a string of celebrity actors as Seymour, beginning with Jonathan Groff. He's been followed by Gideon Glick, Jeremy Jordan, Conrad Ricamora, Skylar Astin, and Rob McClure. Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle have also starred in the revival — as Audrey and Orin, respectively — since its opening. Get tickets to Little Shop of Horrors in New York now. (Photos by Emilio Madrid)
After a successful livestreamed Maiden Voyage Concert in 2021, the new musical spoof on the film Titanic sets sail with a full Off-Broadway production at the Asylum Theatre. Titanique tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.What do you get when, as the production itself describes it, "the music of Céline Dion makes sweet Canadian love with the 11-time Oscar-winning film Titanic"? You get the Titanique musical, which is as much a tragic love story as it is an uproarious comedy. In the show, Dion herself (aka an actress playing Dion) interrupts a Titanic Museum tour to share what really happened to Jack and Rose on that fated cruise. Dion incorporates her greatest hits, like "All By Myself," "To Love You More," and of course, "My Heart Will Go On" into her zany take on the classic movie's story.Tye Blue directs Titanique off Broadway, and he also co-wrote the musical with Marla Mindelle and Constantine Rousouli. The show initially had pop-up concert engagements in Los Angeles and New York, earning Titanique a 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award. Amid the pandemic, Titanique brought Dion's music to living rooms nationwide with Titanique: The Maiden Voyage Concert, streamed live from New Yorks' Le Poisson Rouge lounge. The summer 2022 run marks the first fully staged production of Titanique in New York and the world.The 1997 premiere of Titanic made stars of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who played the roles of the doomed lovers Jack and Rose. The movie's 11 Oscars included Best Picture and Best Director, and it was the first film to gross over $1 billion at the box office.Feel like the king of the world when you get Titanique tickets.Get tickets to Titanique now.Photo credit: Chad David Kraus
“Everybody say Yeah!” and celebrate the return of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots. After enjoying a six-year Broadway run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, the show will return off Broadway at Stage 42 in summer 2022. Check back for information on Kinky Boots tickets. Based on the 2005 British film of the same name, the Kinky Boots musical adaptation boasts a high-profile creative team which were making headlines even before the first preview. Broadway veterans Jerry Mitchell (as director/choreographer) and Harvey Fierstein (as bookwriter) teamed up with Grammy Award-winning recording artist Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show. That decision to make her first foray into musical theatre eventually proved a fruitful one, as she made history by becoming the first woman to win a Tony Award for Best Score by herself in 2013 and winning the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2014. Kinky Boots became an instant fan favorite after beginning previews at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 3, 2013, and successfully opening on April 4 to positive reviews. The show-stealing role of drag queen Lola also propelled original cast member Billy Porter into Broadway stardom, earning him his first Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Jerry Mitchell also took home a Tony for Best Choreography, with the dance numbers performed by Lola and her entourage, the “angels,” impressing the most. And ultimately, the production fought off some tough competition from the likes of Matilda to be crowned Best Musical that season. Kinky Boots’ overarching theme of acceptance has established it as a frontrunner in the LGBTQ community. Its sentiment is perfectly summed up in Lauper’s Act I ballad “Not My Father’s Son,” which also ends by drawing similarities between the two male leads of the musical. Regardless of sexual orientation, Kinky Boots shows everyone has common ground to find — everyone shares the trials, tribulations, and joys of being human. Other musical numbers such as “Land of Lola,” “Sex is in the Heel,” “Raise You Up/Just Be,” and “Everybody Say Yeah” keep Kinky Boots a feel-good show throughout, with disco-pop influences that keep your toes tapping and your fingers clicking. So don your best heels and treat yourselves to a fabulous adventure at Kinky Boots off Broadway. Lola is waiting. Tickets to Kinky Boots in New York will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.
This Beautiful Future will play at the Cherry Lane Theatre for six weeks in fall 2022. Get This Beautiful Future tickets on New York Theatre Guide now. This Beautiful Future is a play about falling in love when the rest of the world is falling apart. This love story takes place in France in August 1944, at the height of World War II, where we meet two teenagers: the 16-year-old German soldier Otto and 17-year-old French girl Elodie. Rather, they meet each other, and a sweet first love blossoms. They find cover in an abandoned house, where they can escape the world for a while and simply talk, dance, and kiss, as teenagers are inclined to do.Of course, that very sweetness and innocence that endears them to each other is what dooms their relationship. Otto is a Nazi, who's become so indoctrinated that he doesn't fully understand just how horrible his and his fellow soldiers' mission is. Neither does Elodie. Though his membership in the enemy force gives her pause, her naivete — toward the death toll, toward Otto's personal contribution to it — lets her fall for him anyway. But while the two of them are alone, they're just two young people hoping for a long, peaceful life with each other, however warped that idea truly is. This Beautiful Future wonders what its young protagonists' present and future would look like were it not for a world that is slowly destroying them.Playwright Rita Kalnejais has said of her show, "I wrote This Beautiful Future in 2016 when every election just turned out so badly - I wanted to write something tender that held the vulnerability of the characters beyond their politics. I wanted the young characters - so shaped by the violence around them - to experience something so pure in their connection that it felt revolutionary. I hope New York audiences feel some of the intensity, sweetness, and ache of that sitting together in The Cherry Lane."This Beautiful Future debuted in London to widespread praise in 2017. The show had its stateside premiere run in January 2022 at Theatrelab, marking Kalnejais's New York debut. This Beautiful Future off Broadway sold out and received equal critical acclaim. This included praise for its four-person cast; three of those actors return for the latest iteration of This Beautiful Future in New York. New York theatre fixture Austin Pendleton and Tony Award winner Angelina Fiordellisi reprise their roles as a pair of elders that act as foils to the young protagonist, alongside Francesca Carpanini as Elodie. They're joined by Uly Schlesinger, of HBO Max's Genera+ion, making his New York stage debut.Tickets to This Beautiful Future on New York Theatre Guide are available now.
You Will Get Sick is a world-premiere play by Noah Diaz. Get You Will Get Sick tickets on New York Theatre Guide.In the You Will Get Sick play, a man receives a medical diagnosis that changes his life. Scared, physically breaking down, and barely coping with the news himself, he decides to hire an older woman to tell his loved ones on his behalf. The aftermath of his decision, and the revelation of the diagnosis, changes his and her life in deep and powerful ways. This play highlights what it means to have a body, with all its difficulties and miracles alike.Playwright Noah Diaz wrote You Will Get Sick in 2018, when he was in graduate school at the Yale School of Drama. The show went on to win the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, and the Roundabout production marks Diaz's Roundabout debut and New York professional debut. Two of his other plays, Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally and The Swindlers, previously went up at Baltimore Center Stage.Director Sam Pinkleton is best known as a Broadway choreographer, having received a Tony nomination for choreographing Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and also working on Amélie and the Daniel Craig-led revival of Macbeth, among other shows. On the directing front, his first Broadway gig was assistant director on 2012's The Lyons (the cast of which included You Will Get Sick star Linda Lavin), and he's also directed Runaways at New York City Center Encores! and Shakespeare In The Park, and Head Over Heels in Pasadena. You Will Get Sick off Broadway marks his Roundabout directorial debut.Leading the cast of You Will Get Sick in New York is Linda Lavin, a Tony Award winner for Broadway Bound, and two-time Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy nominee for the sitcom Alice. She's earned an additional five Tony nominations for shows including The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Diary of Anne Frank, and The Lyons. Lavin was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2011.Get You Will Get Sick tickets now.
Renowned playwright Lorraine Hansberry is represented at The Public Theater for the first time with her best-known play, A Raisin in the Sun, in fall 2022. Get A Raisin in the Sun tickets on New York Theatre Guide.A Raisin in the Sun is a play about one family's experiences with racism and housing discrimination as they try to make a better life for themselves. The Younger family is five strong: Walter and Ruth, their son Travis, and Walter's mother and sister, Lena and Beneatha. They share a two-bedroom apartment on Chicago's South Side in the mid-20th century, and they're barely making ends meet. Change seems on the horizon when the family receives a life insurance check for $10,000 following the death of Walter's father (Lena's husband). Lena uses some of it to put a down payment on a better house in an affordable neighborhood, but the Youngers receive backlash from its white residents that want to avoid the "tension" of integration.The rest ends up in the hands of Walter, whose attitude toward money is influenced by acquaintances of his sister. Beneatha's boyfriend George represents assimilation, denying his African heritage, while her friend Joseph embraces his heritage and encourages Beneatha to do the same. George, with his wealth and power, at first represents what Walter wants to become, but he finds himself questioning whether denying his Blackness is worth wealth.Hansberry's portrait of mid-century Black life premiered on Broadway in 1959. It was the first show by a Black female playwright on Broadway, and the first Broadway show with a Black director (Lloyd Richards). In a departure from the trajectory of most shows today, though, the play toured first before hitting Broadway. Producers were hesitant to mount A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway because they weren't sure whether 1960s audiences would respond to a nearly all-Black cast, but positive reviews from the tour convinced them.A Raisin in the Sun would go on to critical and audience success, getting four Tony Award nominations including Best Play. Frank Rich wrote in The New York Times that Hansberry's work "changed American theater forever," as it brought more Black audiences to Broadway and opened white Broadway audiences up to the Black experience. The show played 530 Broadway performances, running just under a year; launched another tour; and got a film adaptation featuring the Broadway cast, led by Sidney Poitier as Walter Younger.The show has gotten two Broadway revivals: one in 2004 — which made Phylicia Rashad the first Black woman to win the Best Leading Actress in a Play Tony Award for her role as Lena, and got Audra McDonald her fourth Tony for playing Ruth — and another in 2014. The show has been performed numerous other times across the U.S. and the globe, but it's never appeared at The Public Theater until now.Robert O'Hara directs A Raisin in the Sun off Broadway, months after helming the Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of Richard III with Danai Gurira. In the 2021-22 theatre season, he also helmed the encore engagement of Slave Play on Broadway — the premiere engagement of which got him a Tony nomination in 2020 — and Long Day's Journey into Night off Broadway.Tickets to A Raisin in the Sun in New York are available now.Photo credit: Robert O'Hara by Zack DeZon