OFF-BROADWAY LISTINGS, Fall 2017

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NOW PLAYING OFF-BROADWAY


AVENUE Q

This hilarious comedy and its innovative puppets won a Tony Award for Best Musical when it originally played on Broadway after transferring from Off-Broadway. Now in its sixth year, the show has moved back to Off-Broadway and is still going strong. Open run.

New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street. (212-239-6200)


www.avenueq.com


THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT

The Accidental Pervert is the true accounting of one boy’s odyssey to manhood via a childhood dominated by pornography, an addiction accumulated after the boy happens upon his father’s collection of XXX-Rated video tapes in a bedroom closet, just to the right of his golf clubs, above the cowboy boots, behind the sweatshirts, all the way up in the top left hand corner. Andrew Goffman takes his audience on a hilarious and self-deprecating journey into a world of video vixens, X-Rated fantasies, and really “dirty” movies with no redeeming value whatsoever. He found the tapes at 11 years old. The addiction controlled him until he was 26: The year he met his wife. Shows are on Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm.

The 13th Street Repertory, (212-353-3101)

www.theaccidentalpervert.com


BLUE MAN GROUP

Blue-skinned men give one of the longest-running performance art shows Off-Broadway. Very popular with tourists. Please visit the show’s Web site for more information. Open run.

Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette Street, between Astor Place and East 4th Street, (800-258-3626).

www.blueman.com


AN ENCHANTED EVENING: A NIGHT WITH OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

This cutting edge, 90-minute “docu-musical” highlights Oscar Hammerstein’s evolution to become one of the most important lyricists of all time. Working closely with William Hammerstein (Oscar Hammerstein’s grandson) to obtain private, personal stories, rarely before seen images and videos and an in-depth glimpse into the life of Oscar Hammerstein, An Enchanted Evening is a one-of-a kind, intimate show highlighting Oscar’s life and music through documentary storytelling and imaginative performances. Proceeds will be donated to help save Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA. (Oscar Hammerstein II’s home and birthplace for timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein classics, including: Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, King and I, and Sound of Music.) The star-studded evening presents award- winning vocalist & Billboard Top 100 recording artist Doreen Taylor in her official Off-Broadway debut and a special performance by renowned Broadway star, Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha). Limited run December 8 to December 17, 2017. See website for performance dates and times.

777 Theatre – 777 8th Avenue


 

THE GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW

The Gazillion Bubble Show will amaze your whole family with mind-blowing bubble magic. Step into an interactive bubble world and be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry. It will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid all over again. Open run.

New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, (212-239-6200).

http://gazillionbubbleshow.com/nyc/


THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

Long-running revival of the hit jukebox musical celebrating songs of the 1950s and 1960s.  Open run.

Kirk Theatre (at Theatre Row),410 West 42nd Street

www.telecharge.com


NEWSICAL: FULL SPIN AHEAD

Rick Crom’s long-running spoof of current events and pop culture, stabbing the satirical needle into the people in the news. Now starring Christine Pedi, Christina Bianco, and Michael West. See website for performance dates, times, and ticket information. Open run.

Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, (212-279-4200).

http://newsicalthemusical.net/


SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN

Set at a local university auditorium where the English department holds its monthly “meet the authors” event. Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event, and this month’s featured author is Dan Anderson of “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.” With the help of a hunky staged assistant named Stefan, Dan aims to turn this meet the authors event upside down with a highly theatrical, audience interactive sex tip seminar. Will Stefan’s muscles be used for more than moving heavy scenery? Will the power of Dan’s tips prove too titillating for even Robyn to resist? As with everything at this event…that is for Dan to know, and you to find out.

The 777 Theatre, 777 8th Avenue

www.SexTipsPlay.com


STOMP

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows in New York’s East Village. Percussion, clog dancing, garbage cans, and vaudeville done with a retro British punk twist. A tourist institution since the 1990s. No intermission. Open run.

Orpheum Theater, 126 Second Avenue, (212-477-2477).

www.stomponline.com


SLEEP NO MORE

Numerous unusual sights await visitors in this installation by British company Punchdrunk. Look for more than 90 spaces, from a chapel to a ballroom. Check Web site for ticket information and show times.

McKitrick Hotel, 530 West 27th Street, (866-811-4111).

http://www.sleepnomorenyc.com


SISTAS: THE MUSICAL

After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” and many more. Sistas: the Musical, the story of African-American women through Top-40 music, is produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle, written by Dorothy Marcic (writer of RESPECT: The Musical, which has played in 20 cities), and directed by Kenneth Ferrone.

St. Luke’s Theater, 308 West 46th Street, (212-239-6200).

http://www.sistasthemusical.com/show.htm


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