Avenue Q (New World Stages): A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named PRINCETON who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets KATE (the girl next door), ROD (the Republican), TREKKIE (the internet sexpert), LUCY THE SLUT (need we say more?), and other colorful types who help PRINCETON finally discover his purpose in life!
Black Angels Over Tuskegee (St. Luke’s Theatre): Black Angels Over Tuskegee is 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. The play goes beyond the headlines of popular stories and reveals the heart and soul of the Tuskogee Airmen who exhibited courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Blue Man Group (Astor Place Theatre): Blue Man Group is a wildly popular entertainment phenomenon that provides its audience with a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy, art, vaudeville and science to create a performance experience unlike any other.
Drunk Shakespeare (The Lounge): The stage is set in a hidden library with over fifteen thousand books. Five professional New York actors meet as members of “The Drunk Shakespeare Society”. One of them has at least 5 shots of whiskey and then they overconfidently attempt to perform a major role in a Shakespearean play. Hilarity and mayhem ensues while the four sober actors try and keep the script on track. Every show is different depending on who is drinking… and what they’re drinking!
The Effect (Barrow Street Theatre): Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work.
Gazillion Bubble Show (New World Stages): The Gazillion Bubble Show will amaze your whole family with mind blowing bubble magic. Step into an interactive bubble world and be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry. It will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid all over again!
The Marvelous Wonderettes (Kirk Theatre):The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored 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. The show follows their lives and loves from prom night to their 10-year reunion. The score highlights over 20 chart-topping hits of the era, including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” and “It’s My Party.”
Naked Boys Singing (Kirk Theatre): The title says it all. This well-natured musical revue features eight actors who sing and dance in their birthday suits (well, they’re fully naked 90% of the time, to be exact). There’s no plot, really, just a bunch of skits and songs about gay life and male nudity—silly ditties about topics like circumcision and getting aroused in public as well as more emotional songs about finding love.
NEWSical The Musical (Theatre Row): 80 minutes of uproarious songs and sketches the parodies all today’s biggest headlines – from politics to pop culture from celebrities to social trends! Think “Saturday Night Live” meets “Laugh-In” meets “The Nightly News” meets BROADWAY!, And with NEWSical’s ever-changing format you never know who might pop in for a number or two! Some celebrity guest stars have included Perez Hilton, La Toya Jackson, Carson Kressley.
Perfect Crime (Anne L. Bernstein Theatre): The longest-running play in NYC history takes place in the home of a wealthy psychiatrist, Margaret Brent, who is accused of murdering her husband. The handsome detective thinks he has it all figured out, but her husband’s murder is only the beginning in what may just be the perfect crime.
Puffs, Or: Seven years of increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic (New World Stages): Some people are born to do great things. Some people change the world. Some people rise from humble beginnings to beat back the forces of darkness in the face of insurmountable odds. This is the story of the people who sit next to those people in class.
Sense & Sensibility (The Gym at Judson Memorial Church): You’ve never seen Austen-like this! Called the “greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history”, this ingeniously-staged new adaptation follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their sudden loss of fortune. Bursting with humor & emotion, Sense and Sensibility asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
Sistas (St. Lukes Theatre): Set after the death of an African-American matriarch, the women in her family (three very different sisters, one white sister-in-law and the teenage daughter of one of the sisters) clean Grandma’s attic and prepare to say goodbye to the woman who helped shape them into the women they are today. In the process, the “sistas” trace the history of African-American women through music, from the trials of the 1930s to the girl groups of the 1960s to the empowerment of the 1990s.
Sleep No More (McKittrick Hotel): A legendary hotel. Shakespeare’s fallen hero. A film noir shadow of suspense. Punchdrunk’s award-winning theatrical experience tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.
Stomp (Orpheum Theatre): Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.