February 7-18, 2018
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
Opening Night is February 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Set after World War II as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast, NO-NO BOY follows Ichiro Yamada, who struggles to reconnect with the Seattle community, after taking a bold stance on questions of allegiance. NO-NO BOY received critical acclaimed when it was presented in 2014 by Pan Asian Rep, and returned to NYC in 2016 prior to embarking on a national tour where the play received rave reviews in Washington, D.C.
The limited run of NO-NO BOY is running in tandem with the Day of Remembrance (DOR), a day commemorating the Japanese American internment during World War II. Events in numerous U.S. States are held on or near February 19, the day in 1942 that Executive Order 9066 was signed, requiring internment of all Americans of Japanese ancestry.
January 24–February 18, 2018
at Paper Mill Playhouse
In politics, the less you know, the higher you’ll go! At once a razor-sharp satire and an inspirational tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious send-up of modern American politics. Ned Newley, the ultimate policy wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position of governor amid a political scandal in Vermont. With the threat of a special election, Ned appears remarkably terrified before the media’s glaring spotlight and seems destined to fail. But the political guru Arthur Vance sees things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for...the worst candidate to ever run for office!
That Physics Show
at The Playroom Theatre
in rep with That Chemistry Show
Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, That Physics Show features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live - a world controlled by physics. You've never seen anything like this before!
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The Stone Witch
at The Westside Theatre – Upstairs
Performances Begin March 12, 2018 for Open-Ended Run
Opening Night is Sunday, March 25, 2018
Extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg is the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer and illustrator —but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential—but he doesn’t yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter’s youthful exuberance can unleash Simon’s aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost. The Stone Witch is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild. The world premiere production of The Stone Witch was produced at The Berkshire Theatre Group in association with Darlene Kaplan Entertainment and Brierpatch Productions in 2016.
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody
at St. Luke's Theatre
Now through September 2, 2018
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV's "Friends." You'll laugh! You;ll cry! You'll Unagi! FRIENDS! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-somethings as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It's a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear.
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Musicals in Mufti
Jule Styne Celebration
January 27 – March 4, 2018
York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s
The York Theatre Company’s acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series of musical theatre gems, performed in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format, celebrates its twenty-second historic year of shows from the past that deserve a second look. Mufti means “in street clothes, without the trappings associated with a full production.”
January 27 – February 4, 2018
Hallelujah, Baby! tells of Georgina, an African-American woman on her journey to financial and social independence during the most tumultuous socio-political times in U.S. history. A chronicle of the African-American struggle for equality during the first half of the 20th century. Hallelujah, Baby! launched the career of Broadway and TV legend Leslie Uggams. The rich score includes “My Own Morning,” "Talking to Yourself,” and “Being Good.” This presentation marks the New York premiere of the revised version that Laurents created for productions at the George Street Playhouse and Arena Stage in 2004 and 2005, with additional lyrics by Amanda Green.
Bar Mitzvah Boy
February 10 -18, 2018
The second show in the series is the rarely seen Bar Mitzvah Boy, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Don Black, and book by Jack Rosenthal, as adapted by David Thompson. Based on Rosenthal's award-winning 1976 BBC1 teleplay of the same name, Bar Mitzvah Boy is a bittersweet musical comedy about a young Jewish boy who runs away from the Bar Mitzvah into which his parents have poured their efforts and their money. Looking at the adult world, young Eliot Green doubts if he can cope with being a part of it. Rosenthal’s hysterical story of a family’s anxious build up to their only son’s Bar Mitzvah will resonate with many Jewish families, but this classic tale speaks loudly for any important family occasion – whatever the religion. Originally produced at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End in 1978, Bar Mitzvah Boy is composer Jule Styne’s only musical written expressly for London, and this presentation marks the New York premiere of a new version first presented in London in 2016, with a book adapted by David Thompson and new songs with lyrics by Black, using previously unheard Styne melodies. Annette Jolles (Mark Felt, Superstar!) directs with music direction by Darren R. Cohen.
Subways Are for Sleeping
February 24 – March 4, 2018
The Winter 2018 series concludes with the 1961 Broadway musical Subways Are for Sleeping with music by Jule Styne and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Originally produced by David Merrick, Subways tells the tale of Angie, a reporter sent to get the scoop on a segment of NYC society—a group of well-dressed homeless people sleeping in the New York subway system—that lives by their own rules. Going undercover, Angie learns how the carefree other half lives and begins to see there might be another way to experience the world. Subways Are for Sleeping is perhaps best known for an infamous publicity stunt in which Merrick invited New Yorkers with the same names as some of the prominent theatre critics at the time, using their favorable reviews in a print ad. Stuart Ross (Enter Laughing) will direct.
That Chemistry Show
at The Playroom Theater
in rep with That Physics Show
A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste...Yes! All these and more comprise That Chemistry Show, 80 minutes of incredible exploration led by long-time "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash. Get ready for amazement and lots of laughter as Borislaw combines the world of chemistry and the world of show business. Your own world will never be boring again!
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A Walk in the Woods
The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre
March 17 - April 15, 2018
A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing’s insightful two-character play set during the end of the Cold War, tells the tale of a series of meetings between two diplomats, American and Russian. The play raises deep questions, “What can we do to heal the world?” “What is the value of human connection?” “How can we best bridge fundamental differences?” Blessing’s story has chilling resonance in today’s political climate.
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