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GOD OF VENGEANCE


Sholom Asch’s 1932 controversial play about a Jewish male Madame who attempts to marry his daughter off; Show World, 671 8th Ave. (betw. 42nd & 43rd Sts.,), 269-4849; Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7:30, free [opens 11/27, through 1/2].


 


hamlet


Andrei Serban directs Shakespeare’s classic, part of Shakespeare Festival at Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.), 239-6200; Tues. at 8, $45 [opens 12/12].


 


LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC


Two-character romantic comedy set during W.W.II; Douglas Fairbanks Theater, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 239-6200; Tues.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 3 & 8, Sun. at 3 & 7, $45 [opens 11/21].


 


MONGOLIA


Two misfit midwestern lovers attempt to find Mongolia; Mint Theater Space, 311 W. 43rd St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 502-0763; Fri. & Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $10 [opens 11/23, through 12/11].


 


MONSTER


One-act comedy about adventures of a rural family; Theater-Studio, 750 8th Ave. (46th St.), 532-8887; Fri. at 8, $16 [through 12/3].


 


SPACE


Scientist explores the unknown, part of Shakespearean Festival at Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, Sun. at 7, $45 [opens 12/5, through 12/19].


 


TRUE HISTORY & REAL ADVENTURES


Scottish woman leads teenagers across the U.S. & to the World’s Fair to find the real Calamity Jane; Vineyard Theater, 108 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 353-3874; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 3 & 7:30, $30 [opens 11/9, through 12/7].


 


Just Opened


ABBY’S SONG


A small town’s mentality is challenged by a feisty shepherd; City Center, 131 W. 55th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 581-1212; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7:30, mats. Weds., Sat, & Sun. at 2, $35-$60 [through 11/28].


 


AMERICAN ZERO


What happens when a man’s dreams are no longer fulfilling; Theater Row Theater, 424 W. 42nd St. (betw 9th & 10th Aves.), 774-4126; Fri. & Sat. at 8, $10, $5 st. [through 11/20].


 


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].


 


the BEARD


Ye ole battle of the sexes–attraction, seduction & temptation; La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 475-7710; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3:30, $12 [through 12/5].


 


BEDSIDE MANNERS


Play explores the lives of several women who have stayed in the same room at a New England bed & breakfast; Blue Heron Arts Center, 123 E. 24th St. (betw. Park Ave. S. & 3rd Ave.), 712-7139; Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, $15 [through 11/21].


 


BEST FOOT FORWARD


Revival of 1941 play about a high school guy who takes his favorite Hollywood star to the prom; Marymount Manhattan Theater, 221 E. 71st St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 517-0475; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 2, $8, $5 st./s.c.


 


THE BLOOD OF LAMBS


FBI’s attempt to infiltrate a peaceful Maryland community known as the Isaiah House, Daniel Kinch directs; Washington Square Church, 135 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 615-6668; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 5, $12, $8 st./s.c. [through 11/21].


 


BOSUM BUDDIES


Carolyn Gage & Barbara Kahn in dyke drama; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; Thurs. at 6:30 [repeats Fri. at A Different Light Bookstore].


 


BOUNCING BACK


Musical about five New Yorkers who get fired from their jobs; Triangle Theater, 316 E. 88th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 860-7244; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12 [through 12/12].


 


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].


 


CONTACT WITH THE ENEMY


Two W.W.II veterans bump into each other while visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C.; Ensemble Studio Theater, 549 W. 52nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 247-4982; Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, $15 [through 12/4].


 


THE COLOR OF THE MEAT


Story about the infamous boogie monster hiding out under a child’s bed; Nada, 167 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 877-YEAH-BABY; Fri.-Sun. at 10, $10 [through 11/21].


 


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].


 


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. at 8, $20, $12 st./s.c. [through 11/20].


 


1839


Gale Gates’ new collaboration with composer Joseph Diebes & Michael Counts, named after the year the camera was invented; Gale Gates’ Performance Space, 37 Main St., D.U.M.B.O., 718-522-4597; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 9, $15-$25 [through 12/18].


 


ELEKTRA BY SOPHOCLES


Greek mythology play directed by Andreas Manolikakis; Raw Space Studio Theater, 529 W. 42nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 279-4200; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 3, free.


 


ENTER THE NIGHT


Sonja Moser directs production about friends crossing the platonic line; Signature Theater Company, 555 W. 42nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 244-PLAY; Tues. at 8, $35 [opens 12/5].


 


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, $12 [through 11/20].


 


FUDDY MEERS


David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy about a woman’s attempt to regain memory; City Center, 131 W. 55th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 581-1212; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 7:30, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 3, $40 [through 12/12].


 


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; Weds. at 8, $12 [through 11/17].


 


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].


 


ICE ISLAND: THE WAIT FOR SHACKLETON


Like the book Alive, but on a remote island in Antarctica, directed by Marjorie Duffield; The Melting Pot, 311 W. 43rd St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 279-4200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Sat. at 2 & Sun. at 3, $35 [through 12/19].


 


IF YOU MEET BUDDHA ON THE ROAD


Peter Heffernan directs comical play about a man who bumps into Buddha; Expanded Arts, 85 Ludlow St. (betw. Broome & Delancey Sts.), 253-1813; Sun-Tues. at 7, $12 [through 11/23].


 


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].


 


INTO THE WOODS


Musical fairy-tale that seeks "happily ever after;" Playhouse at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 109 E. 50th St. (Park Ave.), 378-0219; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $16, $14 st. [through 11/21].


 


JOLSON & CO.


James Morgan directs musical play about entertainer at Theater at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Weds. & Sat. at 2:30, Sun. at 3, $40-$45 [opens 11/23, through 1/2].


 


LA CHUNGA


The live’s of four bar flies change when a beautiful stranger walks in; F29, 29 2nd Ave. (2nd Sts.), 971-1026; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $15 [through 11/21].


 


LARRY & the WEREWOLF


Jeff Goode’s dreamlike adventure feat. live music by Beau Mansfield; Nada, 167 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 420-1466; Fri. & Sat. at midnight, $10 [through 11/20].


 


LANDLOCKED


Jim Gaylord directs comedy about two people’s journeys to find each other; Miranda Theater, 259 W. 30th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 268-9829; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15 [opens 11/11, through 12/5].


 


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].


 


MAJOR BABARA


George Bernard Shaw’s production challenges the nature of good & evil; Pulse Theater, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 279-4200; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $18-425 [opens 11/19].


 


MARISOL


A woman fights to survive during millennium madness; Looking Glass Theater, 422 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 561-0174; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $12 [through 11/21].


 


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.


 


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; Weds. at 8, $12 [through 11/17].


 


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].


 


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].


 


NOTES OF A NEGRO NEUROTIC


Black comedy with Nancy Giles & Ellie Covan; Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 532-1546; Sun. & Mon. at 7:30, $12, $8 st./s.c. [through 11/29].


 


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].


 


ON THE OPEN ROAD


Two thug-life kleptomaniacs are promised freedom in return for killing Jesus Christ; Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 285-1004; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12 [through 11/23].


 


THE PASSION OF FRIDA KAHLO


Actress Priscilla Lopez plays celebrated Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, play formerly known as Goodbye My Friduchita; ArcLight Theater, 152 W. 71st St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 307-4100; Weds.-Sun., Mon. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sat. at 3, $45.


 


PERVY VERSE


Play explores London’s sex culture of bondage & doninatrix, set in legendary porn palace, Show World, 671 8th Ave. (betw. 42nd & 43rd Sts.,), 420-1466; Weds, Thurs., Sat. & Sun. at 7:30, $12, $10 st. [through 12/21].


 


PLAY


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


 


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.), 353-0303; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $25-$65 [through 1/2].


 


CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO


Play derived from airline "black box" emergency tapes; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 254-5277; Thurs. & Fri. at 8, $10 [through 12/11].


 


SAVANNAH BAY


French colonial play explores themes of love & loss; Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (10th St.), 279-4200; Thurs.-Sat. at 8:30, mat. Sun. at 3, $35 [through 12/19].


 


THE SKY WOMAN FESTIVAL


Three-week long festival focuses on Native American women in theater–readings, performances & poetry slam; Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 465-3399 for schedule, $12 [through 11/21].


 


SOUL SUSPENDED


Mark Ameen’s solo performance at the Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 255-5793; Weds.-Thurs. at 8, $12 [through 11/18].


 


SPOOGE-THE SEX & LOVE MONOLOGUES


Joshua James directs comical play about at lust & love at Riant Theater, 161 Hudson St. (betw. Hubert & Laight Sts.), 925-8353; Weds.-Sun. at 7, $15 [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, $12 [through 11/21].


 


TAMATEBAKO


Frankenstein & Pormetheus battle it out in a "cyber creation tale with gods and monsters, hackers & heaven;" Access Theater, 380 B’way (White St.), 726-8450; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $12 [through 11/21].


 


TANGO ARGENTINO


80s musical that started tango craze in America has limited run at Gershwin Theater, 222 W. 51st St. (betw. B’way & 7th Ave.), 307-4757; Weds. at 6:30, Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 3 & 7:30, $25-$75 [through 1/2].


 


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].


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.), 279-4200; Weds.-Fri. at 7:30, Sat. at 3 & 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $25, $10 kids [through 11/28].


 


TIME IT IS


Lisa Moira’s play about an East Villager’s life; Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (10th St.), 254-1109; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $10 [through 11/28].


 


AN UNROMANTIC COMEDY


Comical look at love; Producers Club II, 616 9th Ave. (betw. 43rd & 44th Sts.), 987-3155; Fri. & Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 4, $15, $12 adv. [through 11/21].


 


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].


 


VULVALUTION: HER LIPS SPEAK


Not just for those with a vulva–nine women divulge secrets at NY’s all-women’s performance space, W.O.W. Cafe, 59 E. 4th St. (betw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.), 777-4280; call for times, $10-$20 [through 11/27].


 


WATCHING MY HAIR GROW


Jeff Shades’s solo triumph from wimpy Catholic school boy to Broadway performer; Chelsea Playhouse, 125 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 279-4200; Weds. & Thurs. at 8, Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 & 10, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 3, $32.50.


 


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, mat. Sun. at 2, $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 [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. 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; Fri. & Sun. at 8, Sat. at 3 & 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.


 


the countess


Drama based on true story, scandal that rocked Victorian England; Samuel Beckett Theater, 410 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 594-2826; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds., Sat. & Sun. at 3, $45, $35 st./s.c.


 


DAME EDNA: THE ROYAL TOUR


Barry Humphires’ dolls himself up to portray a housewife, Bristish royalty advisor & whatever else he dreams up; Booth Theater, 222 W. 45th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $45-$60.


 


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.


 


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.


 


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 & Sun. at 3, $25.


 


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].


 


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, $35-$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.


 


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.


 


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. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 10, Sun. at 3 & 8, $45-$65.


 


NEVER SWIM ALONE


Daniel Maclvor’s 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 12/18].


 


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.


 


SWING


Musical & dance celebration; St. James Theater, 246 W. 44th St. (betw. B’way & 8th Ave.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 7, $20-$75 [through 1/2].


 


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.


 


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.


 


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 1/2].


 


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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