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GHOSTS


Drama taken from Henrik Ibsen’s 1881 tale of a mother who attempts to escape the power of her late husband; Century Center for the Performing Arts, 111 E. 15th St. (betw. Irving Pl. & Park Ave. S.), 279-4200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sat at 2, & Sun. at 3, $25 [opens 11/7].


 


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].


 


SURFACE TRANSIT


Sarah Jones portrays NYC bus riders during her solo performance; The American Place Theater, 111 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 239-6200; Mon. at 8, $30, $15 st./s.c. [opens 11/17, through 1/2].


 


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].


 


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 12/20].


 


ANGRY JELLOW BUBBLES


Twelve different woman & their true stories about adhering to society’s preconceived beauty standards–photography, dance, song & spoken word; Access Theater, 380 B’way (White St.), 946-2142; Weds.-Fri. at 8, $10 [through 11/5].


 


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].


 


BETWEEN THE CRACKS


Meredith Monk’s new theater, music & dance collaboration at Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 2 & 7:30, $35 [through 11/7].


 


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].


 


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].


 


JULIUS CAESAR


Bottom Dream Arts’ production of Shakespeare’s classic; Third Eye Rep. Theater, 22 W. 34th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 502-0887; Weds.-Sat. at 8, $12 [through 11/20].


 


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].


 


CONFIDENTIALLY COLE


Journey through the songs of Cole Porter; Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. (betw. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 799-4599; Fri. at 10:30, $40 [through 11/7].


 


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].


 


DANCING WITH MY DEMONS


Ruth Otero’s one-woman comic tale about conquering fear; Blue Heron Arts Center, 121 E. 24th St. (betw. Park Ave. S. & Lexington Ave.), 332-0027; Thurs. at 8, $12 [through 12/2].


 


DANIEL PELICAN


Two character play based on Donald Crowhurst’s 1968 drama about a failing businessman who entered London’s "Around the World" boat race, performed on The Frying Pan; Pier 63, 23rd St. (12th Ave.), 718-388-7834; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $12 [through 11/20].


 


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].


 


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].


 


DREAMING THROUGH HISTORY


Play traces family’s history during early 1900s, set in LES New York; 78th St. Theater Lab, 236 W. 78th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 873-9050; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, mat. Sat. & Sun. at 3, $12, $10 st. [through 11/21].


 


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 ELEPHANT MAN


Musical about one man’s adventures from side-show freak to Broadway star; Rose’s Turn, 55 Grove St. (7th Ave. S.), 875-7785; Mon. at 9, $7 & 2 drink min.


 


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].


 


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].


 


THE GENE POOL


Quirky queer look at stereotypes & taboos; Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 532-1546; Fri. & Sat. at 8, $12, $8 st./s.c. [through 11/20].


 


GIRLS’ SCHOOL VAMPIRE


Coming-of-age Halloween farce; Nada, 167 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 420-1466; Mon. & Tues. at 8, $12 [through 11/17].


 


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].


 


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].


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].


 


I LOVE DICK


Who doesn’t?–trouble occurs when married couple falls in love with a man named Dick; P.S. 122, 150 1st Ave. (9th St.), 477-5288; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $20 [through 11/28].


 


I THINK I KEN


G.I. Joe & Skipper join Barbie & her beau for an amusing look at the often plastic world of dating–cell phones, clubbing, drugs, etc; Here, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 647-0202; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $12 [through 11/21].


 


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; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 2 & 7, $45 [through 12/5].


 


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 [through 11/14].


 


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.


 


THE JEW OF MALTA


Controversial play from 1600s that explores slavery, murder & religion; Musical Theater Works, 440 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.), 465-7428; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $15 [through 11/13].


 


TOMáS KUBíNEK: THE MAESTRO RETURNS


Acrobatics, magic tricks & whatever else is up his sleeve–appropriate for all ages; New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (B’way), 239-6200; Fri. at 7, Sat. at 2 & 7, Sat. at 12 & 5, $10-$25 [through 11/14].


 


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].


 


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, $10 [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; Sun & Tues. at 8, $25 & $10 min.


 


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].


 


MR. ROGER’S Y2K


The Dysfunctional Theater Co.’s comedy about a Y2K fanatic who kidnaps his discontented children; Theater 22, 54 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 971-1091; Tues. at 8, $12 [through 11/17].


 


MORNING, NOON & NIGHT


Spalding Gray’s monologue about his life performed at Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 239-6200; Mon. at 7:30, $25-$45.


 


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].


 


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].


 


ONE MUST DO WHAT ONE MUST DO


Comedic look at a band attempting to be rockstars; La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 475-7710; Thurs.-Sat. at 10, mat. Sun. at 5, $12 [through 11/21].


 


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].


 


RATTLED OUT


Catholic choir boy fights off evil with hymns, presented by improv comedy troupe, The Unusual Suspects; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 254-5277; Fri. & Sat. at 10; $8 [through 11/6].


 


SAIL AWAY


Twenty three-piece orchestra interprets Noel Coward’s musical; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St. (7th Ave.), 247-7800; Weds.-sat. at 8, Sun. at 7, $60 [through 11/13].


 


AND THE SKIES WERE OPENED


Mike Nukols’ "new art form" incorporates film, dance, live band, animals & hunters; Center Stage, 48 W. 21st St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 929-2228; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sat. at 2, $12 [through 11/13].


 


THE SKY WOMAN FESTIVAL


Three-week long festival focuses on Native American women in theater. Performances incl. Margo Kane’s solo show, Moonlodge; Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 465-3399 for schedule, $12 [through 11/21].


 


STARBOARD HOME


A 1899 New Year’s Eve sail changes course when whale bumps anchor–"Titanic meets Gilligan’s Island"? at Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. (betw. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 799-4599; Sun. at 3, $15 & $15 min. [through 11/21].


 


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, in rep with The Wound of Love; John Houseman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 479-8513; Sun. at 3 & 7, Mon. at 8, $12 [through 11/21].


 


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].


 


TEST TRAVELER/POLAR STAR


Piece of movement set to music by Eno, Coltrane & Bach; P.S. 122, 150 1st Ave. (9th St.), 477-5288; Mon. at 7:30, $15 [through 11/22].


 


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].


 


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].


 


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].


 


VANITY FAIR


Comic adaptation of Thackeray’s novel at West-Park Church, 165 W. 86th St. (Amsterdam Ave.), 724-4852; Fri. & Sat. at 8, mat. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 7, $12 [through 11/21].


 


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 WINTER’S TALE


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


 


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].


 


WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!


A couple’s life becomes chaotic when they loose their friend’s dog Phoebe; St. Marks Studio Theater, 94 St. Marks Pl. (betw. 1st Ave. & Ave. A), 420-8877; Thurs., Sat. & Tues. at 8, call for price [through 11/19].


 


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


 


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.


 


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].


 


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.


 


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.


 


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.


 


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.


 


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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