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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., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Weds. at 2, Sat. & Sun. at 3, $50 [opens 10/28; through 11/14].


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 [opens 10/21, through 11/13].


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; Tues. at 8, $12 [opens 10/30, through 11/21].



JUST OPENED



AFROSPIC; A MACHA DOSE OF SPANISHFLY

Maria Costa portrays a Jew & a transsexual attempting to pass as a heterosexual in one-woman play about Afro-Cuban music, rhythms & dancing; Here, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 647-0202; Thurs.-Sun. at 7, $10 [through 10/24].


AMBITIOUS, CREATIVE, SEXY

Stars are aligned for this 21st-century comedic 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].


ANGELS DON’T DANCE

Another World’s David Forsyth & Death of a Salesman’s Nina Landey star in doctor/patient psychodrama; Neighborhood Playhouse, 340 E. 54th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 724-8397; Weds.-Sat. at 8, $12 [through 10/23].


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; Thurs.-Sun., $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; Fri.-Sun. & Tues. at 8, $30, $24 s.c., $15 st. [through 12/16].


BAREFOOT BOY WITH SHOES ON

Rosario Cortez trys to escape crowded single room occupancy & life of poverty; Primary Stages, 354 W. 45th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 333-4052; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 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].


THE BOHEMIAN COMEDIAN

Garry Copitch’s autobiographical one-man comedy about "cancer, children’s homes, drugs, Zionism & show business;" the Producer’s Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 679-7343; Thurs. at 8, free.


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; Thurs.-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, mat. Sun. at 3, $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; Thurs.-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].


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. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. at 2:30, Sat. & Sun. at 3, $45, $35 st./s.c. [through 10/31].


THE COUNTRY GIRL

Clifford Odet’s play about the under appreciated & self-sacrificing country wife; Theater 22, 54 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 472-1789; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 3, $10 [through 10/24].


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.-Sun. at 8, $12 [through 11/7].


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].


ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS

Family of mishaps struggle in neighborhood of drug fiends & criminals; Vital Theater, 432 W. 42nd St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 592-4508; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12 [through 10/24].


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].


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. & Mon. at 8, Sat. at 6 & 9, mat. Sun. at 3, $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. & Tues. 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].


HEARTPIECE

Krzysztof Knittel & John King’s tragic double opera sung/spoken in
Polish & English at the Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 10th & 11th
Aves.), 255-5793;Weds.-Sat. at 8, $20.


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].


ICE THEATER OF NY

Choreography on ice feat. Peter di Falco, JoAnna Mendi Shaw, Doug Webster & Moria North at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink, 23rd St. (West Side Hwy.), 929-5811; Weds., Fri. & Sat. at 7, $20.


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. & Tues. 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].


LETTERS FROM THE INSIDE

Two person drama that deals with violence among teenage females; New 42nd St. Theater, 348 W. 42nd St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 532-8887; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun at 3 & 7:30, Mon. at 7, $20 [through 10/24].


LIFE IN THE SHORT LANE

Donna Marvin’s one-woman comedy about being short & attempting to stretch her four foot nine body; 78th St. Theater Lab, 236 W. 78th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 873-9050 or 744-6859; Weds. at 7, $10 [through 10/20].


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].


LONELY PLANET

While combating AIDS, two men struggle to keep their friendship alive; Producer’s Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 718-677-7498; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7, $15 [through 10/24].


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 [opens 10/17, through 11/14].


THE MASTER & MARGARITA: A RADIO PLAY

Adaptation of cult classic performed by six radio actors & musicians, Sunday’s performance broadcasts live on WFMU; the Fez, 380 Lafayette St. (Great Jones St.), 533-2680; Sat. at 9, Sun. at 7, $12 & 2 drink min.


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; Tues. at 8, $35-$47.50.


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].


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Frog & Peach Theater Company’s rendition of Shakespeare’s classic; 165 W. 86th St. (Amsterdam Ave.), 946-5321; Thurs.-Sun. at 7:30, mat. Sun. at 3, free [through 10/24].


MYTHOS

Greek myth characters debate revolution, based on poems by Henrik Morbrandt; La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 475-7710; Weds. & Thurs. at 8, $15-$20 [through 10/21].


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, $12 [through 10/31].


NIRVANOV

Rock musical adaptation of Chekhov’s Ivanov; Access Theater, 380 B’way (White St.), 414-7773; Weds.-Sun., 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].


OCTOBER FEST 1999

Ensemble Studio Theater’s month-long celebration of drama, poetry, storytelling & music feat. playwrights Tennessee Williams, Peter Maloney, Paula Marchese & others; Ensemble Studio Theater, 549 W. 52nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), rsvp 247-4982; Weds. & Thurs. at 7 & 8:30, free [through 10/21].


ON THE RAZZLE

20th-century version of the musical Hello, Dolly! set in Austria; Bouwerie Lane Theater, 330 Bowery (Bond St.), 677-0060; Weds. & Thurs. at 8, $30, $24 s.c., $15 st. [through 10/21].


OPERATION: ORFEO

"Visual opera" that utilizes light, sound & illusion with accompaniment by alto soloist, dancer & 12 singers, part of New Europe ‘99; BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, 718-636-4100; Weds., Fri. & Sat. at 7:30, $15-$30.


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].


A REAL KISS

Three boys look for romance in a world of swingers; Expanded Arts, 85 Ludlow St. (betw. Broome & Delancey Sts.), 253-1813; Mon.-Tues. 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; Fri. at 7, 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].


THE TAILOR-MADE MAN

Dramatization of William Haines’ life in 30s–gay movie star ruins his career by openly loving his lover, Jimmy Sheilds; Center Stage, 48 W. 21st St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 929-2228; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12 [through 10/24].


TAVERN ON THE NET

Ben Alexander’s interpretation of "a community of internet chatters" at Useful Arts Ensemble, Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 414-5357; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12 [through 10/24].


TAXICAB CHRONICLES

Day in the life of five eccentric cabbies & the typical passengers they tote around–spoiled teen, stressed lawyer & an out-of-work actor; NY Performance Works, 85 W. B’way (Chambers St.), 726-TAXI; Weds.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 10, Sun. at 3 & 7, $25-$29 [through 10/24].


TEN NIGHTS IN A BAR-ROOM

Temperance play in five acts based on novel by T.S. Arthur; Nada, 167 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 420-1466; Weds., at 8, $12 [through 10/20].


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].


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, mat. Sun. at 3, $60 [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 7, $12 [through 11/7].


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; Tues. at 8:30, $20 [through 10/31].


WHEN WORDS FAIL…

Dan, a struggling hipster with a technological edge bumps into Sarah, a girl who searches for the ordinary; John Houseman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 358-3430; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 7, $12 [through 10/24].


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. & Tues. at 8, mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $35-$45, $15 st. [through 10/31].



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 SALESMAN

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. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $45-$65.


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., Mon. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $40-$45 [through 10/30].


IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ 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 NITE 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 [through 10/31].


VOICES IN THE DARK

John Pielmeier, author of Agnes of God pres. show about a killer who stalks radio talk show host; Longacre Theater, 220 W. 48th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat., Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $35-$60 [through 11/21].


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.


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 7, Sun. at 7:30, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 3, $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 INCH

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 7:30, mats. Sat. at 2:30 & Sun. at 3, $50-$55 [through 12/30].


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 ’N’ 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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