Premieres' Inner Voices

at TBG ​Theatre


Inner Voices is a biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Inner Voices was inspired by Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ series on PBS.  After seeing the PBS series and later the stage version off-Broadway, Paulette Haupt decided to explore the concept as a musical theater form.  Teams of playwrights and composers who have not worked together before are commissioned by Premieres to create an original monologue and a tapestry of the sung and spoken word.  Each character they create is fictional and the storytelling from a single point of view.


October 3-29


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I Am, I Will, I Do ​- NYMF 2017
​at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

There’s no re-wind button on the DVR of life.

As the owners of Party City Now rebrand their wedding business to embrace marriage equality, Dave, their gay Music Director, has never felt more alone. Doomed to a life of playing weddings, Dave longs for a love of his own. But, when he’s forced to sing a duet with Human Rights Attorney, Harris, sparks ignite and hope is born. As three diverse couples struggle to find compromise, this new romantic musical comedy I AM, I WILL, I DO teaches us that perhaps being “outside the norm” is the new normal.


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Narrows Community Theatre's The Most Miserable Christmas Tree

​at Fort Hamilton Army Base Post Theatre


As a Christmas tree, Douglas Fir is the center of attention where he extols the joys of being decorated. Unfortunately, Douglas is soon stripped of adornment, thrown to the curb and left in a pile of trash. Determined to remain a decorated Christmas tree, Douglas heads back home to Mistletoe Mountain and Miss Balsam's Finishing School for Christmas Trees to get the diploma he never received. Douglas only succeeds in becoming more miserable and turns his back on Christmas; until an important discovery allows him to understand his true purpose and the real meaning of the holiday season.   


December 2-11


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FIRE

at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios


The Triangle Waist Company fire on March 25, 1911, lives in infamy as one of the worst disasters in the history of  New York City. In just a few short minutes, over one hundred and forty lives were abruptly extinguished when the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the Triangle Waist Company were consumed by fire on that fateful March day.


FIRE dramatically interweaves fictionalized stories about these young transplants with actual testimony from the trial against the owners of the factory. It poetically explores the theme of avarice juxtaposed against the dream of living in a new land and all the promise that goes along with it.


Performances begin October 12, 2017


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Marry Harry
At York Theatre Company
April 25-May 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, 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.  Marry Harry 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.  Marry Harry, which has a book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, will be directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville).  Broadway.com had this to share: “exceptional…must-see musical theater at its very best!”  The Examiner called it “a heart-felt love letter to musical comedy.”  


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Mary Poppins
at Paper Mill Playhouse
May 24-June 25


Mary Poppins takes us on a magical and memorable journey. It’s an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and a little bit of magic. The show received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including best musical. It’s a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! 

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Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
at the Loft at the Davenport Theatre


Limited Engagement Through March 26, 2017

It has been said that theatre at its most basic is great storytelling.  Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose is an exhilarating story, and indeed brilliantly told. Two-time Tony Award-winning character actor George Rose (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance), a bon-vivant with a flair for the dramatic and the eccentric, starred on the Broadway and London stages alongside luminaries like Katharine Hepburn, Noel Coward, Dame Edith Evans, Richard Burton, and Laurence Olivier in a storied career that met an unexpected end. In this giddy, humorous, and moving celebration, Ed Dixon recounts his own tale of how he came to know and admire George over a twenty-year friendship until the unimaginable changed everything. Georgie introduces us to the greatest stars of the London and Broadway stage with laughs and surprises, tantalizing anecdotes, and flashes of song and dance. Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose is as hilarious and captivating as it is poignant and powerful. An amazing journey for all who love theater.

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The Time Machine - NYMF 2017
at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row

In the future, there's nowhere to hide from your past. In this wicked retelling of the classic novel by H.G. Wells, a troubled inventor discovers a modern dystopia where machines are nonexistent and love is forbidden. Extraordinary events force him to venture underground where he must face the demons that control his future.

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How To Be An American!

at York Theatre Company at St. Peter's


The year is 1905. One week before the next election. New York City. Tammany Hall politician George Washington Plunkitt has gathered a group of new immigrants for the purpose of educating them on the subtleties of the American political system. Come join the party in this Mufti-style staged concert performance, and experience a real-life lesson on honest graft, dishonest graft and the American way that's as relevant now as it was over 100 years ago!


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The Producers

at Paper Mill Playhouse


The Producers is the hilarious smash hit about two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The show that took Broadway by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards.


September 28 - October 23


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Fuerza Bruta

​Daryl Roth Theatre


Originating in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005, and celebrating 11-years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe!  The culmination of the De La Guarda legacy, this latest incarnation of Fuerza Bruta takes the audience on a 65-minute thrill ride, including an extra 20 minutes of heart-thrashing, fast-paced fun, rousing live music, mind-blowing projections, and breathtaking aerial displays. With the newly designed giant scenography and scenes set above the audience, the show is sure to present fans of the previous incarnations (and new fans alike) with fresh experiences and guarantee that Fuerza Bruta will deliver theatrical thrills that flood the senses.


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Shakespeare on the Sound's Macbeth
Pinkney Park, CT

Directed by Artistic Director Claire Shannon Kelly, MACBETH will transform the idyllic Pinkney Park on the Five Mile River to the eerie Scottish Highlands.  Kelly wants the production to be an immersive experience for the audience; Macbeth’s journey will be their journey too. Kelly and the designers, Brian Prather (sets), Grier Coleman (costumes) and Jamie Roderick (lighting) blur the lines between actors and audience with a setting that evokes the Ouroboros (the ancient symbol of a snake eating its own tail).  Several individual set locations will allow for the action of the play to be performed in and around the audience. Lady Macbeth (Obie Award winner Winsome Brown) feeds Macbeth’s (Drama Desk Award winner Graham Stevens) ambition and gives him the strength to pursue his darkest desires. 

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One Funny Mother

at New World Stages


Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder or had a kid pee on you? Dena Blizzard’s hilarious new show One Funny Mother will make you realize you’re not crazy…motherhood is!


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The Honeymooners

​September 28–October 29, 2017


America’s favorite dreamers shoot for the moon. The Honeymooners is a brand-new musical comedy inspired by the classic television series. Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon in this world premiere musical. After shocking their wives by winning a high-profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue advertising, where they discover that their quest for the American Dream might cost them their friendship. Filled with big laughs and an infectious score, The Honeymooners  will bang-zoom its way into your heart. Major support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.


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A Taste of Things to Come

at York Theatre Company at St. Peter's


It’s the 1950s. The beginning of rock n’ roll. The racial barrier has begun to crack. The Korean War is over, husbands are returning home and the Cold War has begun. Ronald Reagan is a model for Lifebuoy Soap and Rock Hudson is on the cover of LIFE Magazine as “The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor.” And women are getting antsy. Smack dab in the middle of America, in Winnetka, IL, four friends gather for a weekly Betty Crocker cooking contest, imagining how the prizes might change their lives.  Usually, it’s LIFE Magazine that’s read cover to cover in between mixing, sifting, and chopping. However, a different kind of reading material arrives, and shocked (but inspired) by the Kinsey Report, their lives take an interesting set of turns. In an age that believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, they will discover that the way to a woman’s heart is through her best friends. The first mainstage production of the season, A Taste of Things to Come will inaugurate the newly renovated York Theatre space (new seats, new carpeting, new look).  It is presented in association with Staci Levine and What's Cookin' LLC.


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Sing! A South African and American Musical Holiday Celebration

​at Theatre at St. Clement's


Led by the magnificent voice of Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, the film Cry Freedom) and featuring an ensemble of American and South African women, Sing! will celebrate the joyous holiday season from many threads of culture.  Singing in English and Zulu, accompanied by a live band, Sing! weaves the traditional holiday sounds of America to the lively and joyous songs and dances of a traditional South African township Christmas celebration. 


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A Class Act

at New World Stages


When a major chemical company pours cancer causing waste into the water supply, a high powered law firm brings a class action lawsuit on behalf of the thousands of people affected. Who wins? Who loses? Does the ordinary person ever realize justice in the end?


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Jerry's Girls

at York Theatre Company


Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical),and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime)will lead the parade of the special  Summer  2017Musicals  in  Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry’s  Girls,with  music  and  lyrics by Jerry  Herman  and  concept  by Larry  Alford, WayneCilento,  and Jerry  Herman,  featuring  the  greatest  songs  for  women  from such  immortal  musicals  as Mame,  Hello  Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage Aux Folles.   Jerry’s Girls will be directed by York favorite Pamela  Hunt (Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill), with music direction by Eric Svejcar (Marry Harry).


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The Assignment
in repertory with gUN Country
at A.R.T./New York Theatres


Performances begin April 19 - May 17, 2017

The world premiere of The Assignment, an original play by Camilo Almonacid, developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company, a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats. Running in repertory with The Assignment is gUN COUNTRY, a sneak peek into Houses on the Moon’s creative process of developing new work.  Curated by Jeffery Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner, gUN COUNTRY is a collection of true stories written, developed and presented by Houses on the Moon Theater Company members and members of the community whose lives have been touched by guns.

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Edwin, The Story of Edwin Booth

at Theatre at St. Clement's


Edwin Booth was the finest American Shakespearean actor of his day, though his triumphs were marred by public and private tragedy. Edwin takes us backstage on the night of his courageous return to the stage after his brother assassinated President Lincoln–braving death threats, public outrage, and his own scarred past.


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Million Dollar Quartet
at Paper Mill Playhouse
March 29-April 23, 2017

The smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Featuring a score of hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio for one unforgettable night. 

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Me and Ella
at The York Theatre Company

Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson’s Me & Ella is a valentine to the “First Lady of Song.” Ms. Frierson’s personal storytelling and song stylings provide a loving glimpse into why Ella’s music, heart and determination to overcome the challenges in her life and career continue to inspire. Me & Ella was featured last season as part of the York’s Developmental Reading Series and commemorates the centennial of the legendary songstress.

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The Amazing Max

at Theatre at The Church of The Blessed Sacrament


Max Darwin earned the moniker “The Amazing Max“ for his extraordinary skills as a magician and also for his ability to entertain adult audiences while keeping the little ones spellbound. Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages (recommended 3 & up). The Amazing Max, is a perfect way to spend time with the entire family!


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A  Comedy of Tenors

at Paper Mill Playhouse

February 1 - 26, 2017


The sequel to the grand-slam Tony® Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor! One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep the amorous Italian superstar and his hot-blooded wife from causing runaway chaos. An uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.


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Attack of the Elvis Impersonators 
at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row

From Lory Lazarus, the writer of "Courage, the Cowardly Dog," ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS is a rollicking and irreverent new musical comedy featuring an original score, swooning fangirls, an antichrist, world peace, a social media star, the spirit of Elvis ... and of course, a hero! When Drac Frenzie, a burnt-out world famous heavy metal icon decides to save himself from self-destruction by impersonating Elvis, a miracle occurs -- which leads him to not only saving himself, but also the world. This show satirizes everything from topics of self-identity, society, organized religion and the state of humanity all in an insanely riotous way! ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS will make you howl as it converts you to Hound Dog: the new religion of peace.


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My Father's Voice

at The Playroom Theater


In 1938, Richard Krebs, a German seaman, jumped ship in Newport News, Virginia and vanished into America. In December 1940, under the name Jan Valtin, he published the autobiography of his life, first as a communist revolutionist serving Stalin, next, as a Gestapo prisoner of the Third Reich, and finally of his escape from both of them. It became a national sensation. In 1942 he was imprisoned on Ellis Island as an enemy alien. In 1944-45 he served the United States as a combat infantryman in the jungles in the Pacific War. 


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Midnight at The Never Get

at 42WEST


Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, Midnight at The Never Get imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did.  Trevor Copeland (Sam Bolen) and Arthur Brightman (Mark Sonnenblick) have the perfect New York romance. That’s swell. In 1965, it’s also against the law. So in the back room of The Never Get, an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar, they put together a show called “Midnight” – a queer nightclub act where Arthur writes love songs for Trevor to sing to a man. But as they hurtle towards the end of the decade and tensions in the Village reach a breaking point, the lovers find themselves caught in a relationship they can’t control and a movement they don’t understand. 


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Mark Felt, Superstar

at The York Theatre Company


When former FBI agent Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he had been Deep Throat, the secret source who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Richard Nixon, he ended one of the most intriguing chapters in the history of journalism (and one of the worst in U.S. politics).


In this whimsical, jazzy musical romp, the multi-talented cast of five together portray twenty-four colorful characters in a fast-moving, illuminating take on the shocking political scandal that riveted America and still reverberates today. Part thriller, part tragedy, part comedy, Mark Felt, Superstar will have you rethinking everything you thought you knew about Deep Throat and Watergate, all while being transported by some irresistible musical numbers.

 

Church & State
at New World Stages

In the wake of an elementary school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, NC, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that not only calls into question the senator's stance on guns, but also his belief in God three days before his bid for re-election. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion, guns, and social media influence our political system is simultaneously funny, honest, heartbreaking, and uplifting.


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Hair
at The Hudson Guild Theatre
May 5-7 and May 12-14

Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present Hair: The American Tribal Rock Musical, the unique musical that changed the face of musical theatre during the late 1960s and became an overnight sensation. With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, the musical portrays the hippie culture of America in the 1960s around the time of the US involvement with Vietnam. This new type of ‘Rock’ musical helped pave the way for other shows in later decades. It was one of the first ‘concept’ musicals and it invited the audience on a remarkable journey. 


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The Bodyguard

at Paper Mill Playhouse


Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.”


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iLuminate

at New World Stages


Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, fun audience-interactive games and high-tech effects,
iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event.


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MotherFreakingHood! (Maternal Discretion Advised)​ - NYMF 2017
at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Celebrating the mother you never thought you should be.

Rachael, wide-eyed and optimistic, is elated to finally put her party days behind and become a mom... #YAY! Angie has pre-enrolled her unborn child in the most exclusive all-girls preschool (definitely a girl, she already has a boy). After three kids, Marcia thought she was done. Is it bad that she doesn’t want to cancel her wine of the month club or stop having sex on her back? With a soundtrack ranging from rock to pop to funk and more, join these three unlikely friends as they bond in the trenches from pregnancy tests to empty nests, dominating the diapers and tackling the teens with unmotherly charm, one bottle at a time!


Winner: Outstanding Individual Performance - Harriett D. Foy


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Midnight at the Never Get

​at Provincetown Inn


Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, Midnight at The Never Get imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did.  Trevor Copeland (Sam Bolen) and Arthur Brightman (Mark Sonnenblick) have the perfect New York romance. That’s swell. In 1965, it’s also against the law. So, in the back room of “The Never Get,” an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar, they put together a show called “Midnight” – a queer nightclub act where Arthur writes love songs for Trevor to sing to a man. But as they hurtle towards the end of the decade and tensions in the Village reach a breaking point, the lovers find themselves caught in a relationship they can’t control and a movement they don’t understand. Midnight at The Never Get will play a six-week engagement at Provincetown Inn (1 Commercial Street – Provincetown, MA) with performances beginning Monday, July 24th. The show will play through Sunday, September 3rd. 


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Past Shows

Errol and Fidel - NYMF 2017
​at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

One adventure, two heroes. Something's gotta give.

Cuba, 1958: Revolution is in the air! In his final year Errol Flynn has one last adventure. The dashing star of so many Hollywood blockbusters yearns to be a real hero, and Fidel Castro fits the bill. What Fidel craves is fame, and who better than Errol to show him how? At the height of the revolution an explosive encounter beckons – fueled by envy, lust, and vanity – with a mysterious woman calling the tune. Or could the CIA really be pulling the strings? Who knew revolution could be so much fun?


​Winner of five NYMF awards:


Outstanding Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations - Doug Oberhamer

Outstanding Choreography - Justin Boccitto

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role - George Psomas

Outstanding Individual Performance - Sydia Cedeño

Show-Score Best of Fest: Production

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