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Open: 03/19/16- Close: 03/19/16 BLACK MEN CRY TOO
In 1947, Emerie Jones returned home to his native North Carolina as a war hero. But for many in his community little had changed and their war against poverty and discrimination had just begun. Divided by race, Emerie finds himself torn between the women he loves, obligation and responsibility.
Venue:
The Crown Theater at The Producers Club : 358 W. 44th St.
Open: 03/05/16- Close: 04/09/16 DOUBLE FALSEHOOD
Double Falsehood follows two brave female protagonists, Violante and Leonora, and two contrasting leading men, Julio of honorable and modest birth, and Henriquez an aristocratic villain. The story starts with Henriquez, heir to the Duke Angelo of Spain, as he exploits his social privilege to scheme his way around beautiful women, greedy fathers and honorable brotherhoods, resulting in a disturbing yet enlightening tale of self-repentance and discovery within family, honor, madness, lust and relationships.

“I’ve directed much of the Shakespeare canon so digging into this new text for the year has been thrilling. The female characters of Violante and Leonora have a depth of wisdom and intelligence about the dreadful double standards young women face that rings too clearly now.

Venue:
The Irondale Center : 85 South Oxford
Open: 03/05/16- Close: 05/14/16 Gary Busey's One-man Hamlet As Performed By David Carl
In 400 years of Shakespeare, there’s never been a night of Bard on the boards quite like Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl. The 2015 Edinburgh Fringe hit hailed by critics as “pant-soilingly hysterical” (British Theatre Guide) comes to NYC’s PIT Loft for a two-month run, March 5-May 14, before heading to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of their year-long Shakespeare 400 celebration.

As Shakespearean actor, puppeteer, singer and action-movie director, Gary Busey (played by New York actor-writer David Carl) performs each scene of Hamlet his way, with occasional detours into great Busey moments from Buddy Holly and Lethal Weapon. The heady mix of high and low-brow comedy celebrates Shakespeare’s classic by using it to reflect upon the jaded, celebrity-crazed,

Venue:
PIT LOFT : 154 W 29th St
Open: 04/10/16- Close: 04/10/16 Kathy Griffin
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Kathy Griffin Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 6pm Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce the addition of two-time Emmy Award winner Kathy Griffin to its 2015-16 season, performing an evening of standup on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 6pm. Whether she's tearing up stars on the red carpet, making Anderson Cooper blush on New Year's Eve, or keeping her fans doubled over with laughter in her stand-up specials and late-night talk show appearances, the always entertaining Kathy Griffin delivers an unforgettable, unforgivable night of laughter. Tickets go on sale to Brooklyn Center Members and VIPs on Monday, November 16 at 12pm and to the general public on Thursday, November 19 at 1pm. Tickets are $45-$75 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.
Venue:
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 03/10/16- Close: 04/10/16 NJ REP WORLD PREMIERE FOR WORSE, A NEW COMEDY ABOUT LOVE & MARRIAGE
Three decades of marriage and three daughters later Peter has an epiphany and informs his wife that he is in love with another woman whom he has been having an affair with for the past three years. He assumes his wife will leave, but she doesn't, and to make matters worse his girlfriend gives him an ultimatum. Peter’s choices in life are put to the test as he questions the meaning of love, friendship and betrayal.

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 02/29/16- Close: 02/29/16 Penny Penniworth
The Off-Broadway Hit & New York Times Critic Pick Returns To The Stage For A One Night Only Benefit Performance For Emerging Artists Theatre!

PENNY PENNIWORTH is Charles Dickens' "lost" epic as mounted by a short-staffed theatre troupe with Royal Shakespeare Company aspirations. Set in Victorian England, it tells the story of young Penny Penniworth whose childhood love is driven out of town after nearly killing a wealthy businessman. Soon, Penny finds herself penniless, left alone to make her way through a convoluted maze of strange relationships, anonymous benefactors and ultimate justice.

This 70 minute farce features Christopher Borg, Jamie Heinlein, Lee Kaplan, and Ellen Reilly.

Venue:
TADA! Theater : 15 W 28th St, 2nd Fl
Open: 03/03/16- Close: 03/19/16 THE GOODBYE ROOM
A thoughtful family drama set in a quiet Midwestern town, "the goodbye room" follows the relationship between two estranged sisters, reunited to bury the dead. The sisters are joined by their father and a long-time family friend who each have a story to tell. With heartfelt simplicity, the play explores what we hide, what we share, and the individual nature of response to this most universal of human experiences. This timeless problem receives a delicate examination through a contemporary lens. Are grieving and moving forward two sides of the same coin?

Eric Gilde directs a cast of four, including Ellen Adair* (TV: recurring roles on NBC’s “The Slap,” HBO’s “Veep,” and ABC’s upcoming drama “The Family”) and Sarah Killough* (Bway: upcoming Long Day’s Journey Into Night; Off-Bway: Once Upon a Mattress with Transport Group), Michael Selkirk* (multiple productions

Venue:
The Bridge Theater @ Shetler Studios : 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor
Open: 03/09/16- Close: 03/26/16 THE IMPROBABLE FALL, RISE & FALL OF JOHN LAW (PART 1)
A new play about money (based on an unbelievable true story) by Matt Herzfeld, directed by Brad Raimondo. 

The Improbable Fall, Rise & Fall of John Law mixes swashbuckling adventure, absurdity, anachronism, and inventive theatricality to tell the unbelievable true story of the man who unleashed the world’s first financial bubble, market crash and currency crisis — all while shaping the global economy we know today. 

At the play’s center is John Law, whom historians have alternately described as a financial genius or a treacherous con-man.

Venue:
IRT Theater : 154 Christopher Street