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FROM MY HOMETOWN



R&B musical illustrates lives
of three touring singers who travel from Motorcity to Memphis to NYC in hopes
of fulfilling their dreams; Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. (betw. Amsterdam
& Columbus Aves.), 799-4599; Weds.-Fri. & Mon. at 8, Sat. at 7:30, mat.
Weds., Sat. & Sun. at 3, $25. [opens 11/3].



JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD



Musical based on Joyce’s short;
Playwrights Horizons at the Wilder Theater, 416 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th &
10th Aves.), 279-4200; Weds.-Fri., Sun. at 3 & 7, $50 [opens 10/28; through
11/14].



THE PRICE



Arthur Miller’s play about brothers
reuniting to sort through deceased father’s belongings; Royale Theater,
242 W. 45th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. &
Tues. at 8, mat. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $25-$45 [opens 11/15].



SUN FLOWER: THE LIFE & LOVES
OF ELIZABETH CADY STANTON



Solo play about Stanton’s fight
for women’s rights & her association with Susan B. Anthony; John Houseman
Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 239-6200; Sat. at 3,
Sun. at 3 & 7, Mon. at 8, $12 [opens 10/30, through 11/21].



UNCLE JACK



Play based on Chekhov’s Uncle
Vanya,
set in rural hills of West Virginia; Tribeca Playhouse, 111
Reade St. (betw. W. B’way & Hudson St.), 604-4195; Weds.-Fri. &
Mon. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15-$35 [opens 11/8].


 



Just Opened



ACTOR FOUND DEAD



Story of James Hayden’s heroine
overdose while playing a junkie in American Buffalo; John Houseman Theater,
450 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 252-6910; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $12
[through 11/14].



AMBITIOUS, CREATIVE, SEXY



Stars are aligned for this 21st-century
funny love story; Musical Theater Works, 440 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.), 726-3588;
Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12, [through 10/31].



ANCESTRAL VOICES



Buffalo family’s lives are in
an uproar when grandma divorces grandpa to be with his best friend; Theater
at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.),
239-6200; Sun. at 7:30, Mon. at 8, $45 [through 11/29].



ANGRY JELLOW BUBBLES



Twelve different woman & their
true stories about adhering to society’s preconceived beauty standards–photography,
dance, song & spoken word; Nada, 167 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton
Sts.), 465-3410; call for times, $10 [through 10/29].



AVENUE A



Tale of misfits struggling to live
the American dream, written by David Steen (Reservoir Dogs); 29th St. Rep, 212
W. 29th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 465-0575; Weds.-Mon. at 8, $30 [through
11/15].



THE BALCONY



"A monarchy is saved by whorehouse
patrons dressed in costumes of their private s&m fantasies;" Jean Cocteau
Rep. at Bouwerie Lane Theater, 330 Bowery (Bond St.), 677-0060; Weds. at 8,
Thurs. at 8 (with pre-show symposium at 7:30), $30, $24 s.c., $15 st. [through
12/16].



BAREFOOT BOY WITH SHOES ON



Rosario Cortez tries to escape crowded
single room occupancy & life of poverty; Primary Stages, 354 W. 45th St.
(betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 333-4052; Weds.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun.
at 3, $35 [through 10/31].



BLUR



Man attempts to uncover his father’s
death, but has many dilemmas in the process–bad wife, porn & crazy
therapist; Fairbanks Theater, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.),
496-4508; Weds.-Sun. at 8, $15 [through 11/7].



BOYS



Two Chelsea roommates, Christopher
& Jeremy, think about going "bottoms up" when Max moves in; Phil
Bosakowski Theater, 354 W. 45th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 532-8887; Weds.-Sat.
& Tues. at 8, mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $30 [through 11/13].



BRIDGEPORT FUGUE



Two act play focusing on the murder
& trial of bully-killing Michael Spinelli–morality vs. the law; 78th
St. Theater Lab, 236 W. 78th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 873-9050;
Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $15-$20 [through 10/31].



BULLRING



Dying wife lives for her husband’s
unrealistic stories of them living in Spain; Producer’s Club, 358 W. 44th
St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 946-4465; Weds.-Sat. at 8, $15 [through 11/6].



BUTCH IT UP!



"Strong enough for a man, but
made for a women;" Musical Theater Lab at the Film Center Bldg., 630 9th
Ave. (betw. 44th & 45th Sts.), 757-6995; Weds. at 8, $15 [through 11/3].



CAESAR & CLEOPATRA



Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s
classic, set in corporate America; Impact Theater, 612 8th Ave. (betw. 39th
& 40th Sts.), 592-3172; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $12 [through 10/30].



THE CITADEL



Tale of two men, one gay & one
straight, who share Midwest hospital room; Expanded Arts, 85 Ludlow St. (betw.
Broome & Delancey Sts.), 253-1813; Weds.-Sat. at 7, $12 [through 11/13].



CLASSICAL MAGIC



Jarrett Parker’s 19th-century
magic performed to classical music; Rose’s Turn, 55 Grove St. (7th Ave. S.),
875-7785; Thurs. at 7:30 & 9:30, $12, $6 children [through 11/11].



CODE OF SILENCE



Murder mystery ripped from today’s
headlines; Riant Theater, 161 Hudson St. (betw. Hubert & Laight Sts.), 925-8353;
Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15 [through 11/7].



THE COUNTESS



Drama based on true story, scandal
that rocked Victorian England; Samuel Beckett Theater, 410 W. 42nd St. (betw.
9th & 10th Aves.), 307-4100; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mats. Weds. at 2:30, Sat.
& Sun. at 3, $45, $35 st./s.c. [through 10/31].



CRANES



Dmitry Lipkin’s story unites
the Savinichs with the Belkins during Fat Tuesday in 1987; St. Clement’s Church,
423 W. 46th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 246-7277; Weds.-Sat. & Tues.
at 8, Sun. at 3 & 7, $25-$35 [through 11/28].



CTRL + ALT + DELETE



One-man comedy examines dead-end
life of a man who’s forced to "reboot;" Bank St. Theater, 155
Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 388-2484; Weds.-Sun. at 8, $15
[through 10/31].



DIRECTOR’S ROOM SERIES



Three weeks of performances that
showcase NY directors. Plays incl. Tennessee Williams’ "The Strangest
Kind of Romance" by Tomi Tsunoda, "The Long Goodbye" by Bill
Augustin & "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" by Lauren Costa; Nada 45,
445 W. 45th St., 4th Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 721-6571; Thurs.-Sat.
at 8, mat. Sat. at 3, $12 [through 11/7].



DO CHINESE POSTMEN RING TWICE TOO?



Sarah Mandelblut’s "sight-&-sound"
performance based on parables & proverbs scored for "three voices,
pipa, aetherphone, radio wave receiver, tone regulator & information changer,
tapes & numerous projectors;" the Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 10th
& 11th Aves.), 255-5793; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sat. at 3, $20 [through 10/30].



DOWN THE ROAD



Two authors interview serial killer
Bill Reach, a prisoner who’s serving life term without parole; Theater
Rows Studios, 412 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 591-0628; Fri. &
Sat. at 7, mat. Sun. at 2, $12 [through 11/12].



DYSLEXIC HEART



Coming of age tale involves temptations,
relationships & careers of two NYC 20-somethings; Wings Theater, 154 Christopher
St. (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 627-2961; Weds.-Sun. & Tues.
at 8, $20, $12 st./s.c. [through 11/20].



THE EXACT CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE



Small Southern town is put in an
uproar when son doesn’t comply with mother’s expectations; the Century
Theater, 111 E. 15th St. (betw. Irving Pl. & Park Ave. S.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat.
& Tues. at 8, Sun. at 3 & 7:30, mat. Sat. at 2, $45.



AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP



Doug Hughes directs new play by Shelagh
Stephenson; City Center, 131 W. 55th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 581-1212;
Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7:30, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2:30, $50
[through 12/12].



THE FREAK OF NATURE



Three sardonic irony one-acts about
characters who live double lives; Greenwich Village Center, 219 Sullivan St.
(betw. Bleecker & W. 3rd Sts.), 841-5454; Fri. & Sat. at 7:30, Sun.
at 7, $12 [through 11/7].



FLYER



One woman’s affair with aviation;
West End Theater, 263 W. 86th St. (betw. B’way & West End Ave.), 696-8931;
Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 2, $12 [through 11/20].



FULLY COMMITTED



Becky Mode’s humorous look at
those attempting to book reservations at Manhattan’s trendiest restaurant,
starring Mark Setlock from Rent; Vineyard Theater, 108 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.),
353-0303; Weds.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 6 & 9, $39 [through 10/30].



GREENLAND Y2K



Comic adventure for those who think
the world is gonna end; Here, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.),
647-0202; Fri. & Sat. at 10:30, $12 [through 11/6].



GUM



The adventures of "the forbidden
– & deadly – pleasures of gum" starring Rent cast member Daphne Rubin-Vega;
Women’s Project & Production Theater, 424 W. 55th St. (betw. 9th &
10th Aves.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 3, $10-37.50
[through 10/31].



GONER



Black comedy about the President
of the United States (who’s played by a large tumor) who gets shot in the
head; Present Company Theatorium, 198 Stanton St. (betw. Attorney & Ridge
Sts.), 420-8877; Weds.-Sat. at 8, $12 [through 11/6].



A HATFUL OF RAIN



1950s drama about a drug addict’s
battle to hide his drug usage; Miranda Theater, 258 W. 30th St. (betw. 7th &
8th Aves.), 560-2696; call for times, $12 [through 11/7].



HENRY V



Shakespeare’s classic performed
at recently renovated Mazer Theater, 197 E. B’way (betw. Clinton &
Jefferson Sts.), 479-8443; Weds.-Sat. & Mon. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 8. $20
[through 11/15].



IN THE BLOOD



Single mother’s struggle to
raise children while maintaining her belief in love, based on Hawthorne’s
The Scarlet Letter; Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (Astor
Pl.), 239-6200; Tues. at 2, $45 [opens 11/2].



THE JAZZ SINGER



Samson Raphaelson’s play set
to music; Jewish Repertory Theatre Playhouse, 316 E. 91st St. (betw. 1st &
2nd Aves.), 831-2000; Weds., Thurs. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 8, Sun. at 7,
mat. Weds. & Sun. at 2, $35.



KEEP BANGIN’



NYC "Bucket Drummers" bang
on everything from pots & pans & congas to buckets to honor Max Roach,
Tito Puente & Buddy Rich–in the vein of Bring ‘da Noise;
Players Theater, 115 MacDougal St. (betw. Bleecker & 3rd Sts.), 239-6200;
Weds.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 6 & 9, Sun. at 3 & 7, $20-$40 [through 10/31].



THE LAST TEMPTATION OF WILLIAM JEFFERSON



Musical about America’s first
couple; product of the 60s, met at Yale Law School, got married, had problems,
saw marriage counselor–"a white collar Bonnie & Clyde;"
Castillo Theater, 500 Greenwich St. (betw. Spring & Canal Sts.), 941-1234;
Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $30 [through 11/7].



LIGHTING UP THE TWO-YEAR OLD



Three Florida men betray each other
in attempt to save a horse farm; Raw Space Studio Theater, 529 W. 42nd St. (betw.
10th & 11th Aves.), 279-4200; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun. at
3, free [through 10/31].



LOLA MONTEZ IN BAVARIA



Dancer’s obsession with fame
presented through movement & song; Here, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring &
Dominick Sts.), 647-0202; Fri.-Sun. at 7, $12 [through 11/21].



LOOK BACK IN ANGER



Adaptation of John Osborne’s
story that rocked English-speaking theater; Classic Stage Co., 136 E. 13th St.
(betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 677-4210; call for times, $15 [through 11/14].



LOVE & SEX: AT YOUR SERVICE



Modern version of Peanuts’
advice booth with Lucy; W.O.W. Cafe, 59 E. 4th St. (betw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.),
777-4280; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, call for price [through 11/6].



MAYBE BABY, IT’S YOU



Bachelor #540 please step forward–comedy
about finding the man of your dreams moves to Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St.
(betw. 6th Ave. & Varick St.), 239-6200; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat.
at 6 & 9, Sun. at 3 & 6, $35-$47.50.



MIAMI BEACH MONSTERS



What if movie monsters from the 30s,
40s & 50s all lived in Miami?–musical performance feat. Frankenstein,
his bride, Count Dracula & The Wolfman at Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St.
(betw. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 799-4599; Sat., Sun, Mon. & Tues.
at 8, $25 & $10 min.



A MID-STUMBLETHRU’S DREAM



Comedy about rehearsing lines for
plays by Shakespeare; Looking Glass Theater, 422 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th &
10th Aves.), 307-9467; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 5, $12 [through 10/31].



MINSTREL SHOW OR THE LYNCHING OF
WILLIAM BROWN



Dramatization of 1919 court case
involving a black man who’ll be lynched if convicted of assaulting a white
woman; Cornelia Connelly Center, 220 E. 4th St. (betw. Aves. A & B), 995-5302;
Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15 [through 11/14].



MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING



The Waterloo Bridge Theater’s
rendition of Shakespeare’s classic; 203 W. 38th St., 5th fl. (7th Ave.),
330-8879; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12 [through 11/21].



NEVER SWIM ALONE



Daniel Maclvor’s new production
evokes human behavior & rivalry between friends; St. Marks Studio Theater,
94 St. Marks Pl. (betw. 1st Ave. & Ave. A), 777-6088; Fri. & Sat. at
10:30, $12 [through 11/6].



NEVERMORE!



Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s
"Tales of Revenge & Death" honors 150th anniversary of his passing;
The New Actors Workshop, 259 W. 30th St., 2nd Fl. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.),
246-0928; Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 7, $12 [through 10/31].



NIRVANOV



Rock musical adaptation of Chekhov’s
Ivanov; Access Theater, 380 B’way (White St.), 414-7773; Weds.-Sat.,
call for times & price [through 10/30].



NORTH ATLANTIC



Play looks at America’s utilization
of technology & the changing role of the military circa 1980; the Performing
Garage, 33 Wooster St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 966-3651; call for times,
$25 [through 11/21].



THE PELICAN



"Fusion of the 1907 chamber
play by Strindberg, his Occult Diary & Inferno writings &
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds;" Show World, 675 8th
Ave. (betw. 42nd & 43rd Sts.,), 877-YEAH-BABY; Mon. at 8, $12 [through 10/31].



PHILEMON



Musical fable written by Tom Jones
& Harvey Schmidt; 28th Street Theater, 120 W. 28th St. (betw. 6th &
7th Aves.), 479-8537; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15 [through 10/31].



PLAY



Axis Co. pres. Samuel Beckett’s
play; Axis Theater, One Sheridan Sq. (7th Ave.), 807-9300; Thurs.-Sat.
at 8, $10 [through 11/20].



PORTLAND



Dark comedy about Howard Johnson
worker living with his ex-girlfriend in Portland; JET Theater, 134 W. 26th St.,
Su. 710 (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 726-2159; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at
3, $10 [through 10/31].



A REAL KISS



Three boys look for romance in a
world of swingers; Expanded Arts, 85 Ludlow St. (betw. Broome & Delancey
Sts.), 253-1813; Weds. at 7, $12 [through 10/27].



SHOCKHEADED PETER



Pop/opera feat. London’s Tiger
Lillies accompanied by Martyn Jacques playing accordion, Adrian Stout on bass
& Adrain Huge on drums; New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (B’way),
239-6200; Weds. & Thurs. at 7, Fri. at 12 a.m., Sat. at 5 & 10, mat.
Sun. at 3, $10-$25 [through 10/31].



TAKE IT LIKE AMANDA



Amanda Green’s one-woman performance
at West Bank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 695-6909; Thurs.
at 8, $15 & one drink min. [through 10/28].



TALKING JAZZ



Originally composed jazz music with
spoken word presented by Gorilla Repertory at Solas, 232 E. 9th St. (betw. 2nd
& 3rd Aves.), 330-8086; Mon. at 8, $12 [through 11/8].



THUNDERSTORM



1933 epic of "betrayal, incest,
class struggles & changing values in 1930s China," directed by Cao
Yu in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles; Pace Theater at Pace University,
Spruce St. (betw. Park Row & Gold St.), 346-1715; Fri. & Sat. at 7:30,
mat. Sun. at 3, $15, $10 st./s.c.[through 10/31].



TRANSVESTIES



90s version of Tom Stoppard’s
1974 play that remembers British consul Henry Carr; Staford Meisner Theater,
164 11th Ave. (22nd St.), 924-8699; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12-$15
[through 11/7].



THE TRIAL OF ONE SHORT-SIGHTED BLACK
WOMAN VS. MAMMY LOUISE & SEFRETTA MAE



Positive African-American history
lesson told by Aunt Jemima; 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 353-1176; Weds.-Fri. at
7:30, Sat. at 3 & 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $25, $10 kids [through 11/28].



TULPA



Mysterious character stalks religious
leader when she travels to NYC to reveal sacred mysteries; Here, 145 6th Ave.
(betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 725-4617; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, $12-$15
[through 11/6].



12 IRON SANDALS



Tragic play inspired by folk tale,
part of Czech Puppetry Festival; Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St. (betw.
1st & 2nd Sts.), 631-3518; call for times, $8-$15 [through 10/31].



UBU TAKES MANHATTAN



Immorality play/cabaret performance
feat. King Ubu & his puppets; Medicine Show Theater, 549 W. 52nd St. (betw.
10th & 11th Aves.), 262-4216; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 4 & 7, $12 [through
11/7].



UNDERCURRENT INCORPORATED



Jim Neu’s comic look at espionage,
pop fashion & televangelism; La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave.
& Bowery), 475-7710; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $12 [through 11/14].



VICK’S BOY



Blackmail in 20-somethings law firm;
The Theatre Off Park, 224 Waverly (betw. Perry & W. 11th Sts.), 627-2556;
Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 7, $15 [through 10/31].



VOICES



Jeroen Willems’ performance
based on writings of Italian filmmaker, Pier Paolo Pasolini; P.S. 122, 150 1st
Ave. (9th St.), 477-5288; Weds.-Sat. at 8:30, mat. Sun. at 3, $20 [through 10/31].



WEDDING BELLES: A TALE OF LOVE &
LIPSTICK



Sally Woodstock’s solo performance
explores every detail of "the big day" from hors d’ouevres to
orgasms; 78th St. Theater Lab, 236 W. 78th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam
Ave.), 873-9050; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $12 [through 11/20].



THE WINDS OF GOD



Two Asian comedians are reincarnated
as WWII Kamikaze pilots; The American Place Theater, 111 W. 46th St. (betw.
6th Ave. & B’way), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mats. Sat. at 2, Sun.
at 3, $35-$45, $15 st. [through 10/31].



WISH



Play combines contemporary morals
with Greek mythology to create a story about desire & guilt; Soho Rep.,
46 Walker St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 874-4049 or www.sohorep.org; Weds.-Sat.,
mat. Sun. at 3, $15 [opens 10/28, through 11/21].



THE WINTER’S TALE



Shakespeare’s classic at American
Globe Theater, 145 W. 46th St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 869-9809;
Fri. & Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 2, $12 [through 11/21].



THE WOUND OF LOVE



Musician’s life changes when
roommate is diagnosed with terminal disease, starring The Odd Couple’s
Brett Somers; John Houseman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th
Aves.), 479-8513; Weds.-Sat. at 8, $12 [through 11/20].



 


Continuing



THE BLACK, THE JEW & YOU!



Epstein & Hassan pres. a comedy
about themselves; an interracial married couple who explore stereotypes &
other "naked truths" they encounter at Surf Reality, 172 Allen St.
(betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 673-4182; Thurs. at 8, $8.



DE LA GUARDA



Argentine theater group infuses theater
with rock, dance, aerial contortionism & carnival elements in long-running
smash Villa Villa; Daryl Roth Theater, 20 Union Sq. East (15th St.),
239-6200; Weds., Thurs. & Tues. at 8, Fri. & Sat. at 7 & 10, Sun.
at 7, $40-$45.



THE DONKEY SHOW



"A Midsummer Night’s disco"
at El Flamingo 547 W. 21st St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 307-4100 or 971-1016;
Thurs. at 8, Fri. & Sat. at 8 & 10:30, Sun. at 8, $25.



DEATH OF A SALEMEN



Arthur Miller’s 50-year-old classic
play is showing its age in ways that no amount of talent can cloak, but this
third Broadway revival, starring Brian Dennehy, is nevertheless extremely moving.
Dennehy plays the role as a pillar of ineffectuality: a simple, truly common
man with a resplendent smile he mistakenly thought was a passport to riches.
He comes off as entirely, heartbreakingly, fathomable, his tragedy not merely
to fail & perish without recognizing his mistakes but to live as a figure
wholly known by others–J.K.; Eugene O’Neill Theater, 230 W.
49th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mats.
Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $45-$65 [through 11/7].



EPIC PROPORTIONS



Comical look at early filmmaking
in Hollywood, directed by Jerry Zaks; Helen Hayes Theater, 240 W. 44th St. (betw.
B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds.
& Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $45-65.



FINNEGAN’S FAREWELL



Finnegan’s will orders his family
to throw a stalwart Irish party–interactive comedy in repertory with Late
Nite Catechism
& Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding; St. Luke’s
Church, 308 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 279-4200; Weds. at 7, mat.
Sat. at 2, $59.



THE GATHERING



Three generations of family must
figure out what it means to be American–set in NY & Germany during
the Reagan years; Playhouse 91, 316 E. 91st St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.),
239-6200; Weds.-Sat., at 8, mats. Weds. at 2, $40-$45 [through 10/30].



IT AIN’T NOTHING BUT THE BLUES



Musical theater piece about the rhythms
& history that gave birth to the Blues; Ambassador Theater, 219 W. 49th
St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8,
mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $35-$75 [through 1/30].



JERUSALEM SYNDROME



Marc Maron takes a satirical look
at our searches for spiritual salvation & the decidedly non-spiritual places
the search sometimes takes us; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., 4th fl. (betw. 9th
& 10th Aves.), 581-6030; Tues. at 7:30, $15.



KAT & the KINGS



Musical presented rock ‘n’
royal style; Cort Theater, 138 W. 48th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way),
239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at
3, $75.



LATE NIGHT CATECHISM



Interactive comedy written by Vicki
Quade & Maripat Donovan; St. Luke’s Church, 308 W. 46th St. (betw.
8th & 9th Aves.), 239-6200; Fri. & Sat. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun.
at 3, $40.



LINE



Play by Israel Horovitz now in its
25th year; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677;
Weds. & Thurs. at 7, Fri. & Sat. at 9:30, $12.50, $8 st./s.c.



THE MAKING OF MICHAEL GOLD



Comedy about Gold’s journeys
as an actor; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 777-6088; Fri.
at 10:30, $12.



NAKED BOYS SINGING



Musical revue celebrates "being
in your birthday suit"–eight naked men & 16 tunes; The Actors’
Playhouse, 100 7th Ave. (betw. Grove & Bleecker Sts.), 463-0060; Weds.-Fri.
& Mon. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 10, Sun. at 3 & 8, $45-$65.



NOW HEAR THIS



Kathy Buckley’s tales about
being an American hearing-impaired comedienne; Lambs Theater, 130 W. 44th St.
(betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, mats.
Weds. & Sat. at 2:30, $25-$45.



OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE
WOODS



Young man’s indecision about
his future sparks unsolicited advice & meddling from four Italian-American
grandparents; John Housman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.),
239-6200; Fri., Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 3 & 7:30, mats. Weds.
& Sat. at 2:30, $47.50.



THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW



Southern farm boy "gets it on"
with Halloween’s favorite vegetable; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave.
& Bowery), 777-6088; Sat. at 10:30, $12 .



QUIEN MATO A HECTOR LAVOE?



Considering the popularity of Latin
music, it’s no wonder this musical play (Who Killed Hector Lavoe?) pays
tribute to the singer known as "El Cantante" (aka Hector Lavoe); 47th
St. Theater, 304 W. 47th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 239-6200; Weds.-Fri.
& Tues. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 10, Sun. at 3 & 7:30, $35-$45 [through
11/28].



SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER



Musical inspired by Robert Stigwood’s
1977 film; Minskoff Theater, 1515 B’way (45th St.), 307-4100; Weds.-Fri.
& Tues. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 2 & 7:30, $30-$80.



SIDE MAN



Warren Leight’s play about one
man’s obsession with jazz & how passion affects his family life, now
feat. Michael O’Keefe & Andrew McCarthy; Golden Theater, 252 W. 45th
St. (betw. B’way & 7th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8,
mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $25-$60 [through 10/31].



STARBOARD HOME



A 1899 New Year’s Eve sail changes
course when whale bumps anchor–"Titanic meets Gilligan’s Island"?
at Sardi, 234 W. 44th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 221-8444; Sun.
at 6, $15.



SUMMER ‘69



Production reopens at new theater.
Comical musical explores historical events such as Woodstock, Vietnam War &
landing on the moon. Live rock ’n’ roll band accompaniment performs
music by Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan & the like; Douglas Fairbanks
Theater, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat.
& Mon. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. at 2 & Sun. at 3, $19.69-$49.50.



A TALE OF TWO CITIES



New adaptation of Dicken’s classic
performed in two parts; The Salon, 49 Bleecker St. (Lafayette St.), 539-3670;
Weds. & Fri. at 8 (part 1), Thurs. & Sat. at 8 (part 2), Sun. at 3 (part
1) & at 7 (part 2), $12.



THWAK



The Umblical Brothers’ production
of vaudeville, physical comedy, performance art; Minetta Lane Theater, 18 Minetta
Ln. (6th Ave.), 307-4100; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 10, mat.
Sun. at 3, $15-$45.



2 1/2 JEWS



Comedy about fathers & sons;
Greenwald Theater, 307 W. 26th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 239-6200; Weds.
at 3 & 8:30, Thurs. & Fri. at 8:30, Sat. at 5 & 8:30, Sun. at 2
& 5:30, $32.50.



THE WEIR



Conor McPherson’s Olivier-winning
story of a woman on a journey of self-discovery in countryside pub; Walter Kerr
Theater, 218 W. 48th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat.
& Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $60 [through 11/28].



Y2K, YOU’RE OK



Satiric review of history from past
1000 years–Middle East crisis to Jerry Springer Show; Chicago City Limits
Theater, 1105 1st Ave. (61st St.), 888-LAFF; Weds. & Thurs. & Mon. at
8:30, Fri. & Sat. at 8 & 10:30, $20, Mon. are free [through 12/99].



 


Long Runs



BEAUTY & THE BEAST



Palace Theater, 1564 B’way (47th
St.), 307-4100; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun.
at 1 & 6:30, $22.50-$80.



CABARET



The Roundabout Theater’s production
of Kander & Ebb’s classic; Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St. (betw. B’way
& 7th Ave.), 239-6200, Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun.
at 2, $45-$90.



CATS



Winter Garden Theater, 1634 B’way
(50th St.), 239-6200; Weds., Fri. Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. &
Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $40-$75.



CHICAGO



Concert version of 1975 musical starring
Sandy Duncan; Schubert Theater, 225 W. 44th St. (betw. B’way & 8th
Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun.
at 2, $20-$75.



THE FANTASTICKS



Longest-running musical; Sullivan
St. Theater, 181 Sullivan St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 674-3838;
Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 3 & 7, Sun. at 3 & 7:30, $36.50-$39.



FOOTLOOSE



Adaptation of 1984 film about small
town that tries to outlaw dancing; Richard Rodgers Theater, 226 W. 46th St.
(betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 307-4100; Weds.-Sat., mats. Weds. & Sat.
at 2, Sun. at 3, $25-$80.



FOSSE



Musical celebration of choreographer’s
oeuvre; Broadhurst Theater, 235 W. 44th St. (betw. B’way & 8th
Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat., & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2,
Sun. at 3, $65-$80.



HEDWIG & THE ANGRY ITCH



A rock ’n’ roll glam-punk
musical inspired by Plato’s Symposium; Jane Street Theater at the
Hotel Riverview Ballroom, 113 Jane St. (West Side Hwy.), 239-6200 or www.hedwig.com;
Weds. & Mon. at 8, Fri. at 8 & 11, Sat. at 7 & 10, Sun. at 7, $19.99-$49.50.



I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT,
NOW CHANGE!



Musical revue looks at "Hopeful
Heterosexuals;" Westside Theater, 407 W. 43rd St. (9th Ave.), 239-6200;
Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7:30, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2:30,
$49.50-$52.50.



JEKYLL & HYDE



Musical by Frank Wildhorn & Leslie
Bricusse; Plymouth Theater, 236 W. 45th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200;
Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $45-$80.



LES MISERABLES



Imperial Theater, 249 W. 45th St.
(betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat., & Tues. at 8, mats.
Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $15-$75.



THE LION KING



New Amsterdam Theater, 214 W. 42nd
St. (B’way), 307-4100; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 6:30, mats. Weds. &
Sat. at 2 & Sun. at 1, $25-$85.



MISS SAIGON



B’way Theater, 1681 B’way
(53rd St.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat.
at 2, $20-$80.



PERFECT CRIME



Long-running murder mystery; Duffy
Theater, 1553 B’way (46th St.), 695-3401; Thurs.-Sat. & Mon. at 8,
Sun. at 7, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $35.



PHANTOM OF THE OPERA



Majestic Theater, 247 W. 44th St.
(betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at
8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, $20-$80.



RAGTIME



Ford Center for the Performing Arts,
214 W. 43rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 307-4100; Weds.-Sat. & Tues.
at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2 & Sun. at 3, $31-$81.



RENT



An East Village La Boheme; Nederlander
Theater, 208 w. 41st St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 307-4100; Thurs.-Sat.,
Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $35-$80.



SECRETS EVERY SMART TRAVELER SHOULD
KNOW



Airline humor & travel gags at
the Ibis Theater, 321 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 799-4599; Weds.-Sat.
& Mon. at 8, Sun. at 3 & 7:30, mat. Weds. at 2:30, $50-$55.



SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE



Broadway musical based on songs of
Leiber & Stoller, Rick Springfield joins the cast from 10/19-10/31; Virginia
Theater, 245 W. 52nd St. (B’way), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8,
mats. Sat. at 2 & Sun. at 3, $30-$75 [through 1/16].



TONY & TINA’S WEDDING



Same interactive musical theater,
now in its 12th year of production; St. Luke’s Church, 308 W. 46th St.
(betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), reception at Vinnie Black’s Vegas Room, Hotel
Edison, 221 W. 46th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Thurs.-Sat.
at 7, mat. Sun. at 2, $65-$75.



 


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