OFF-BROADWAY LISTINGS, SUMMER 2014 E-mail show listings to firstname.lastname@example.org and please see bottom of page for our listings guidelines. Not all listings are in alphabetical order. These listings are by no means comprehensive. If you have a show to list, please e-mail us.
NOW PLAYING OFF-BROADWAY
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.
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.
iLuminate enables performers, choreographers, technicians and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs.iLuminate's patent-pending technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and The Black Eyed Peas. Open run.
New World Stages , 340 West 50th Street, (212-239-6200).
BUYER & CELLAR Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. 27 Barrow Street Theatre, 224 Waverly Place (off Seventh Avenue South, between Perry and West 11 Streets (212-868-4444), www.buyerandcellar.com
50 SHADES OF F*****D UP
Burlesque director -choreographer Tricia Brouk's parody of the trashy, atrocious but phenomenally successful "mommy porn" novel by E.L. James, with songs by David Sotormayor. Mondays at 7pm. Saturdays at 7pm and 10pm. Two-drink minimum plus $39.69.
Sophie's Broadway, 318 West 53rd St, (866-811-4111).
The original parody of the mega-hit "mommy porn" bestselling trilogy of Fifty Shades of Grey novels. Either you love the Fifty Shades books, or hate them with a passion, but this show is all about making fun of the phenomenon. Grab your girlfriends and get ready to laugh at this sexy, hysterical romp. Through August 3, 2014
Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming, Donna Moore’s Cougar The Musical follows three fabulous-over-40 females in a mad-cap ride from Cougar bar to nail salon to boudoir and back, as they unleash their ‘inner cougar’ and in the process, learn to say yes to self-love, empowerment and the inner knowing that love is ageless! Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Open run.
St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, (212-947-8844)
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).
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).
No one mourns quite like Italian-Americans. Here is yet another comedy from Anthony J. Wilkinson, and will use some of the same characters from his long-running hit My Big Gay Italian Wedding. The father (Joe Pinnunziato) is now deceased and new characters are introduced, namely Anthony’s gay brother Peter Pinnunziato, to whom he hasn’t spoken in over a decade. The funeral will now join the St. Luke’s line-up and play every Sunday at 7pm after opening. Previews begin June 1, 2013; with opening night on June 16, 2013. Family drama and crazy characters unite when everything that can possibly happen at an Italian wake certainly will. Two-time Emmy Award winner Sonia Blangiardo directs.
St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th St., (212-239-6200).
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Mambo Italiano indeed. Lunacy and laughs ensue in this long-running Off-Broadway phenomenon. Re-opens every Saturday at 8pm on June 22, 2013. Beginning on June 22nd, the "wedding" will play every Saturday at 8pm and its sequel, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, will play every Sunday at 7pm.
St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th St., (212-239-6200).
Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed…fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills—with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit?
New World Stages, 340 W. 50th Street, (646-871-1730)
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 Web site for performance dates, times, and ticket information. Open run.
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 more than 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 classic, long-running Off-Broadway musical, featuring the timeless song "Try to Remember" as well as "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain." Now in Midtown at the Jerry Orbach Theater at Snapple Theatre Center. Open run. The show recently celebrated 20,000 performances in New York City and is billed as "The World's Longest Running Musical." The boy and girl are neighbors who fall in love, break up, and go off to see the world. On their adventures, they grow, and with a greater understanding of what it means to be in love, eventually find their way home to one another.
Jerry Orbach Theater at Snapple Theatre Center, 1627 Broadway at 50th Street, (212-921-7862).
It’s 1979 and progress is about to land on everybody’s doorstep, sometimes gently and other times with a giant thud. Not all members of the Price family feel the same about what change means, but by the time they acknowledge that the landscape has shifted, it may already be too late to save their way of life. A play with music, the book by Laura Pedersen, the music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. A limited engagement from July 17th - August 7, 2014.
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).
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).
Ever wanted to go back in time? Now’s your chance! Witness tabloid stories come to life when you get on board The Totally Tubular Time Machine – New York City’s only interactive, inter-galactic, pop music experience. TTTM is a reality based pop musical that allows you to time travel and party up-close and personal with a cast of “celebrity” pop stars (past and present) performing your favorite hits LIVE: Madonna, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Vanilla Ice, and more. This party bus of time machines takes off every Saturday night. It’s a blast.
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