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Open: 10/14/16- Close: 10/29/16 ANAIS NIN GOES TO HELL
MANHATTAN THEATRE WORKS and GOODE PRODUCTIONS in association with THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y, proudly present the triumphant return of Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell by David Stallings (Outstanding Original Full-Length Script, Dark Water - NY IT Awards), directed by Antonio Minino (Outstanding Director nominee, Scene/Unseen - PCTF Awards), as part of The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y. Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell will play a three week limited engagement from Friday, October 14th through Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003). Opening night is Saturday, October 15th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $18.00 - $25.

Venue:
The Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
Open: 09/19/16- Close: 10/01/16 CHIPANDGUS
Chip and Gus, oddball acquaintances meet once a month to play ping pong. But on this funny, sad, and surprising night, something will change their relationship forever. A fast, furious, smart comedy with balls. Winner of the 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Ensemble.

Written, directed and performed by John Ahlin and Christopher Patrick Mullen

Part of the Fringe Encore Series

Venue:
Soho Playhouse : 15 Vandam Street
Open: 10/14/16- Close: 10/23/16 HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Heathers The Musical

Book, Music and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe

Based on the 1989 Cult Classic Film

October 14-23, 2016

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.     

Tickets: $35 Adults  • $30 22 & Younger •  $25 High School & Younger

Venue:
White Plains Performing Arts Center : 11 City Place
Open: 10/20/16- Close: 11/20/16 MAD LOVE
Sloane Hudson, a wealthy, beautiful recent Ivy League graduate and product of the campus hook-up culture and frat basement pong tournaments, doesn't believe in love or marriage. She does, however, believe in babies and wants one soon so her tummy can bounce back and she can still wear a bikini. The problem is she needs a sperm donor who passes muster. Enter Brandon, who has all the right stats, but the wrong attitude. Brandon, meantime, has enough on his plate living with his brother Doug, who just fell in love with Katerina, the hooker from the Ukraine. Cabbage soup, a rare baseball card and a lizard named Pogo all play a part in this romantic comedy for cynical times.

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 09/13/16- Close: 11/20/16 ON THE RAILS
ALGONQUIN THEATER PRODUCTIONS and JASON HEWITT proudly present the world premiere of On the Rails, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). The Off-Broadway engagement will take place at the Roy Arias 777 Theatre (777 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036). Performances begin Tuesday, September  13th and continue through Sunday, November 20th, 2016. Opening Night is Sunday, September 18th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $60.00 ($40 Students and Seniors) and can be purchased online at More Information »
Venue:
777 Theatre : 777 8th Avenue
Open: 10/30/15- Close: Open Run Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 12TH!! Laugh as you relate to LJ in Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me, an upbeat musical depicting the hurtful yet insightful journey of a young gay man's life. Transitioning from his world of dysfunctional family to a family of friends who cure his debilitating one man show disease, LJ's journey of self discovery comes alive with a hilarious use of pop culture, that leaves you ready to embrace what it takes to let go and enjoy this life.
Venue:
@the cell : 338 W 23rd Street
Open: 10/12/16- Close: 10/12/16 SHOW UP
Solo performing artist Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) presents his newest creation, Show Up. This comedic, anti-social experiment and improvised solo show is based on the odd, enlightening and troubling life experiences of members of the audience while also examining social-anxiety. The audience will not only be the subject of the show, but will also lend a hand in running sound, lights and set changes while guiding the show's direction. It both spoofs and celebrates what we know to be a one-person show. And there's a party.
 


About the Company: Peter Michael Marino/PM2 Entertainment

PM2 Entertainment aims to present quality comedy at affordable prices.

Venue:
PIT LOFT : 154 W 29th St
Open: 10/21/16- Close: 10/21/16 Spring Day: Help! I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up!
Spring Day: “Help! I’ve Fallen in Love and I Can’t Get Up!” Stand Up Comedy About Love, Sex and Cerebral Palsy. Hearts and Flowers This is Not.

Two little cripples sitting in a tree k-i-s-s—Wait! How did two cripples get up a tree? Come and see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian 2016 and Smart Comedy Award winner, tell true tales of a spastic Sid and Nancy. It's a night of sharp, dark, brutal and relentlessly bubbly comedy that is straight from the heart and hits below the belt. You’ll laugh, be inspired and feel better about your lot in life, you patronizing bastard. 

“A Definite Must See!" ★★★★ -ThreeWeeks



Venue:
PIT LOFT : 154 W 29th St
Open: 09/03/16- Close: 12/03/16 TED GREENBERG'S THE COMPLETE PERFORMER
Letterman Emmy-winner Ted Greenberg performs his hit Off-Broadway comedy show and then whisks a lucky audience group home in a New York City taxi driven by Greenberg himself.

"Outrageously funny." -Back Stage
"Greenberg's mostly one-man show is drawing crowds. A definite off center Letterman skit quality. Goes by both fast and enjoyably." -New York Times
"Kept a full house roaring." - NYTheatre.com

Now in its 8th Smash Season!

Venue:
Soho Playhouse : 15 Vandam Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run The Captives
The plot of The Captives is a very funny comedy, based on confusion of identity, set among war in the ancient world, and dealing with slavery and loyalty. 

Hegio's son, Philopolemus, has been captured in war by the Elians. Similarly, Philocrates, an Elian, has been captured by The Aetolians. Hegio, himself an Aetolian, buys Philocrates and his slave Tyndarus in an auction. His plan is to trade the two for his son, his only loss being the money he has spent to purchase them. Tyndarus and Philocrates devise a scheme where they will switch roles and names, so that the latter might arrive home sooner and better facilitate the exchange of Hegio's son. Hegio, unknowingly, agrees to send the disguised Philocrates to Elis. What Tyndarus does not count on is Aristophontes, another Elian prisoner and friend of Philocrates who he is familiar with.

Venue:
American Theatre Of Actors : 314 West 54th Street
Open: 10/19/16- Close: 11/19/16 THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) celebrates its 48th Anniversary with the first play of their 2016-17 Season, The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The production is the first New York revival of the play since the Broadway run in 2011. Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2015 for his play Between Riverside and Crazy and co-created the hit Netflix series The Get Down with Baz Luhrmann.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat is directed by TST Artistic Director Peter Jensen whose production of Balm in Gilead, won a 2011 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Play. Producing Director Halle Morse produces the show.

Venue:
T. Schreiber Studio Theatre : 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
Open: 09/30/16- Close: 10/02/16 WILD CHILD IN THE CITY
Tjasa Ferme combines her European sensibility and Kafka-esque sense of irony with down-to-earth toughness of a New York single girl who has seen it all. It is a story so unbelievable, twisted, and smelly that it must be true. The writer-performer recalls the top 10 experiences that occurred in her roughly 25 different rented apartments in New York. In the first scenario, as reported by WABC’s Eyewitness News, an intruder claims to be Tjasa’s boyfriend. In another, a subletter turns out to be a relapsed heroin addict who, in one of his fits, smears the walls with his own feces. Part dark comedy, part rant with a strong feminist twist, part immersive theater experience, WILD CHILD IN THE CITY proves with grit and wit that in New York City, the truth is often much stranger than fiction.

Venue:
Theaterlab (on 36th Street) : 357 W 36th Street