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As sharply funny as it is poignant, BLKS introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June — three twenty-somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn't seem to care. They drink a lot, they smoke a lot, and they try to have sex...a lot. When they need one another the most, the women rally to "resurrect their fly" in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them. Poet Aziza Barnes's playwriting debut signifies the arrival of a wholly original voice.
A progressive high school teacher with an anger problem retaliates against her unscrupulous boss and is sentenced to six months at a church-sponsored halfway house, where she attends to everyone's recovery but her own. Set in southern Appalachia, Blue Ridge, directed by Taibi Magar, is a pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising, and healing by Abby Rosebrock (Dido of Idaho), featuring Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty).
The world-premiere play was developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival as part of the Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship/Drama League Residency.
Bonnie's Last Flight is a three-part play set on a plane. Our audience makes the trip as passengers: sitting on a tarmac before takeoff, floating at cruising altitude, and buckling down for the wild and rocky descent back to land.
It's Jan's retirement flight. Everyone knows, except for Greig, Jan's best friend and coworker of many years. As Greig waxes nostalgic, Jan worries about life postretirement. LeeAnne, a klutzy newbie flight attendant with a dark past, must avoid her ex on the plane while Captain, a waggish pilot with a weakness for unlimited Bloody Mary brunches, is caught in a love triangle. Erik, the co-pilot with a heart of gold, can't get a word in edgewise. Presiding over the flight is Mark Twain, of course. In a comedy set on everyone's least favorite mode of transit, we must reckon with our crew's dreams and regrets and ask ourselves: What is the best way to live and how?
All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary, and she's just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then Jen, the daughter of her late best friend, comes home from New York City and asks her to make a cake for Jen's upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen's about to marry a woman, she is forced to reexamine her deeply held beliefs as questions about morality, judgment, and family swirl around them all. This emotional and deliciously funny play is written by Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us) and staged by Lynne Meadow, Manhattan Theatre Club's artistic director.
Carolines on Broadway, the premiere comedy nightclub of New York City, presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national standup circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom, which can accommodate over 250 people, has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
Note: There is a two-drink minimum for all shows.
Meet five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. Oh, and one has decided to stage a production of that play-within-a-play by…that old English guy, what's his name? Ah, forget it. In Jen Silverman's unpredictable comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, five women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the "thea-tah," provoking one another to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn't know they could be. Directed by Mike Donahue (The Legend of George McBride), this New York premiere invites us all to be a little braver, live a little louder, laugh a little harder, and unleash our inner Betty.
Looking for the quintessential New York brunch outing? You'll find it at New World Stages in Day Drinking, the latest edition of the smash-hit musical comedy shows about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more New York than combining Bellinis and Bloody Marys with an off-Broadway show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous Theater District? Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends. Your ticket includes a create-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, an authentic Irish coffee, and a seasonal Bellini! Day Drinking is the perfect afternoon outing for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and special events!
Desperate Measures is a hilarious new musical that tells the tale of Johnny Blood, a handsome young man whose life is in danger because of a saloon brawl. Set in the early 1890s, Johnny must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters, including a wily sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit. Laws are broken and hearts are won as they try to find justice in a world that often doesn't seem just.
Sound familiar? Inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, this musical is a joyful, madcap comedy that also manages to ponder the nature of justice. Will the good guys pull off the greatest caper yet, or will Johnny be left hanging? One thing is certain...audiences will exit smiling.
Calvin is a photographer and self-proclaimed provocateur in desperate need of an idea for his next installation. Grace, his girlfriend and publicist, and Fin, his best friend and art dealer, are turning up the heat as the deadline approaches. Meanwhile, two eponymous art handlers begin to complicate the situation when they become the target of Grace's unwanted attention. Mrs. Marbleblatt, a widowed patron of the arts, further queers the equation when she takes a prurient interest in Calvin's work. In Daniel McCoy's Dick Pix, ambitions and visions collide in a satirical comedy about identity, harassment, and narcissism in the age of social media.
More performances of Shakespeare than any other company in New York!
The stage is set at the Lounge, a hidden library on 47th Street and 8th Avenue with over 15,000 real books and craft cocktails. Five professional New York actors meet as members of "the Drunk Shakespeare Society." One of them has at least five shots of whiskey and then overconfidently attempts to perform a major role in a Shakespeare play. Hilarity and mayhem ensue as the four sober actors try and keep the script on track. Every show is different depending on who is drinking...and what is being drunk!
Direct from Israel, the internationally acclaimed Gesher Theater presents the North American premiere of The Dybbuk as part of the Cherry Orchard Festival. This spellbinding event takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through Jewish folklore and the spiritual world. Blending comedy and tragedy as well as mysticism and psychology, The Dybbuk is awash in spectacular imagery, rich emotion, and theatrical magic.
This evocative work follows Hanan, a young, destitute yeshiva student who meets his untimely demise. Trapped between two worlds, Hanan's spirit will not let go of his one true love, Lea — and struggles from beyond the grave to return to her. On the day of Lea's wedding to another man, Hanan's restless soul returns as a dybbuk — a malicious spirit — to possess a host and halt the nuptials.
A raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena's most groundbreaking '80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out-of-work MTV video jockey. Eddie and Dave is a gender-bending world-premiere play written by and featuring Amy Staats (Miles for Mary) about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius, and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating.
Eddie and Dave, directed by Margot Bordelon (Do You Feel Anger?), is supported by the Venturous Theater Fund of Tides Foundation.
Fairview is a play that shows audiences there's nothing's funnier than "family drama." In Fairview, the Frasier family is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware's wrong, the radio's on the fritz, her sister is drinking, her husband isn't helping, her daughter is being a typical teenager, and her brother might not show up at all.
It's the morning after Scrooge's spectral visits, and our hero is determined to celebrate Christmas by throwing a party "just like old Fezziwig!" However, he realizes that he has no idea how to go about the thing, and the libations prove particularly puzzling. Summoning Marley back for some additional help, they depart on another trip through time and space — this time with a capella accompaniment — to mix cocktails past, present, and future under the expert tutelage of three Christmas spirits.
Discover the stories behind our most cherished holiday beverages of days gone by, sample cutting-edge cocktails of holidays yet to come — including frozen rosé and red wine made using liquid nitrogen — and learn how to create today's hottest drinks for your very own seasonal celebrations.
Producers John Lant and Cornell Christianson with ICFB Productions are pleased to announce the off-Broadway premiere of It Came From Beyond, a 1950s sci-fi musical comedy with book by writer-producer Christianson, music and lyrics by Stephen M. Schwartz and Norman E. Thalheimer, and direction by Jim Blanchette.
It Came From Beyond tells the story of Harold, a nerdy high school geek whose only chance to save Becky, the popular, beautiful girl that he's in love with, is to find the secret hidden information in a new comic book, It Came From Beyond. In the comic book's parallel storyline, an astronomer seeks the answers to the similarly mysterious clues in order to stop aliens from outer space "blanking" the population of Planet Earth for their evil twisted purposes.
A smart and witty unromantic comedy about love and all the insane, irrational, and impromptu ways we try to keep it. Actor and comic Gianmarco Soresi blends theater with stand-up comedy and a shifting fourth wall to build a meta-exploration of contemporary romance in an age of cynicism with an unforgettable twist.
Created by the New York City-based comedy troupe Eight Is Never Enough, LMAO is an interactive show combining improv, sketch, music, and (why not?) magic. Every Saturday night, special guest artists enrich the mix.
In 2008, Nathan Lane introduced New York City theatergoers to Mike Birbiglia by presenting Birbiglia's solo theater debut, Sleepwalk With Me, which went on to be adapted into a New York Times bestselling book and a Sundance-award-winning feature film of the same name. Now The New One, a new comedy written and performed by Birbiglia, plays the Cherry Lane Theatre. Seth Barrish (Thank God for Jokes) directs; set design is by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (On The Town).
In Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, the struggle is real for Olga, Masha, and Irina — siblings who are not super-thrilled to be stuck in rural Russia circa 1900. In Halley Feiffer's contemporary reimagining of Chekhov's Three Sisters, we follow the joys and heartbreaks of one lovably dysfunctional family over the course of several pivotal years in a world that proves to be eerily similar to the one we live in today. Directed by Trip Cullman, this new black comedy tackles the absurdity of the privileged class and the power of love in a fresh twist on a classic tale that reveals itself to be far more relevant, than like, ever before.
Ever dream of making a movie? Now you can as you team up with the Exuberant Theatre Company for The Movies —Improvised!<b/> No need for a huge cast and crew or shiny special effects; all this classic-in-the-making needs is your hilarious suggestions! The troupe of improv experts will then take your off-the-wall ideas and somehow make them into an original blockbuster — totally in the moment. Plus, if you're celebrating a special occasion, you can even score a cameo! Don't miss this fun send-up of Hollywood at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York City's Theater District.
The mob just made a hit, but everyone will live to talk about it. And talking they are because when the "boys" get together, it's a scream! Join this interactive show for a private audience with the Don; maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses," break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure, you'll be ducking bullets over Broadway, but that won't stop the fun! Eat, drink, dance, and be merry. You might just die laughing!
This two and a half hour comedy mystery includes a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing. Audience members even have the chance to solve the case and win prizes. Seven prizes are awarded at every performance and include "Academy Awards" for the best actor and actress in the audience.
They say that laughter is the best medicine, but for one comedian suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, it just might be psychedelic mushrooms. The Mushroom Cure is the hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending tale of how, inspired by a scientific study, Adam Strauss tried to treat his severe OCD with psychedelics. After extended sold-out runs in New York City and San Francisco, this show returns to New York for a limited engagement, starring Strauss and directed by Jonathan Libman.
NEWSical the Musical lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. No one in the news is safe! With songs and material updated regularly, this topical musical revue is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof!
In 2010 NEWSical received two Drama Desk Award nominations: one for for Outstanding Musical Revue and one for Outstanding Lyrics. The lyrics were written by Rick Crom, who also composed the music.
You want A-list laughs on a D-list budget? Then come to the Broadway Comedy Club! You can enjoy shows every night in an intimate setting with great food and drinks. The lineup of comedians includes the hottest TV headliners from Comedy Central and late-night television as well as New York City's rising stars — this is your chance to see them before they make it big! Plus, if you're from out of town, you'll have a real NYC story to tell your friends back home.
Past headliners include...
Josh Spear (Last Comic Standing; Late Night With Conan O'Brien)
Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents)
Aaron Haber (Comedy Central's The Watch List; Friars' Club)
Shannon Sutherland (Maxim Radio)
Rob O'Reilly (The Tonight Show; Live at Gotham)
Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central's Axis of Evil)
Dave Konig (HBO)
For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain wizard school and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too. Puffs; or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic is a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
This clever and inventive play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. Their epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
Note: Puffs matinees are fun for the whole family! On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the show has been lightly transfigured so that wizards ages eight and up can share in the magic of Puffs, and parents can relax knowing their kids won't learn any new curses. Evening shows, which include some adult language, are appropriate for ages 13 and up.
Join us for New Pirate Onboarding as we muster our crew for the maiden voyage of the Pirate Ship Bumbo! We'll cover everything there is to know about how to be a successful pirate, starting of course with the history, applications, and proper appreciation of rum. Follow this tropical spirit from its origins in Persia, through the pivotal role it played in forging colonial empires on both sides of the Atlantic by powering the infamous Triangular Trade, to the creation of classic modern-day drinks like the daiquiri and the hurricane. Along the way, you'll be treated to three complimentary rum drinks, including authentic pirate recipes, while you enjoy traditional sea shanties woven into the Imbible's signature mix of comedy, science, history, and some of the best drinks in New York! Rum and Pirates is a can't-miss for all budding buccaneers seeking spirited adventure on the high seas!
Based on the incredible life of 14th-century English mystic Margery Kempe and inspired by The Book of Margery Kempe, considered by many to be one of the first autobiographies in the English language, The Saintliness of Margery Kempe is a comedic tale about one woman's quest to define life by her own means in a world otherwise dominated by men. A uniquely funny, moving, and thought-provoking play, The Saintliness of Margery Kempe chronicles the journey of a woman ahead of her time as she aspires to saintliness while embarking on the travels of her incredible life.
In School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter — and Paulina's hive-minded friends. This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.
Are you a cocktail connoisseur? A history buff? A science geek? Or do you just love extraordinary theater? If so, then the Imbible musical comedies are the perfect off-Broadway experience for you! Hailed as "remarkably compelling" by Time Out New York and reviewed by audiences as one of the best off-Broadway shows on Time Out New York, TripAdvisor, and Yelp, A Spirited History of Drinking sweeps audiences along alcohol's 10,000-year history across the globe, accompanied by three complimentary craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of the Backwaiters a cappella group! This groundbreaking show pours through drink history, the science of alcohol, and its economic and political impact on our cultural development, all while brewing beer, distilling spirits, and singing with the Backwaiters. Presented in its entirety in a bar, A Spirited History of Drinking treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of immersive off-Broadway theater!
Ted Greenberg, an Emmy Award winner and former writer for Late Night With David Letterman, delivers an hour of boisterous comedy. His interactive show ends with a group of audience members being whisked home in a yellow cab by Greenberg himself.
In celebration of five extraordinary years of Public Works, a Public Theater initiative that invites diverse communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents a reimagining of Public Works's 2016 musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a duke.
Featuring music and lyrics by critically acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special Twelfth Night marks a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify the Public's commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, the Public's artistic director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, the incoming artistic director of London's Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in its many guises.
Wicked Frozen tells the story of Kristen Chenobell, a young actress who puts her career on hold to care for her ailing father, returning home to teach science in a Boston public school. Miss Chenobell's excitement about her first day leading drama club is thwarted when only one student shows up: Adele Dazeem, a precocious preteen who uses theatrical fantasies as a way to cope with her fears about the world and her troubles at home. When a Boston blizzard traps them both in the classroom, Adele convinces Miss Chenobell to read her magnum opus, a totally original story called Wicked Frozen. Musical theater madness ensues when the dour classroom is transformed into the halls of Shitz University in the magical land of ScandiNorFinDelle, where Elsaba and Glindanna vie for the love of Prince Ikea, and battle the evil foe Cli-MAH-te Chan-JE. As Adele and Kristen's fantasy world spins increasingly out of control, they soon find their own imperfect lives changed...for good. PG-13.
Who was your first kiss? What was your proudest moment? How would you like to relive it? How would you like to relive it...with a room full of strangers? If you're brave enough, you might do just that when the Exuberant Theatre Company brings Your Life — Improvised! to the stage. This group of talented improv comics will dramatize the most important moments from audience members' lives, reimagining the scenes with a bit of improv magic for a unique and entertaining night at Broadway Comedy Club in New York. It's the perfect night out for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor(ette) parties, and more.