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Open: 10/01/17- Close: 11/05/17 ACE
Lyle Courtney Productions presents the brisk new comedy written and performed by Emmy Award-winning Letterman writer Ted Greenberg.

Travel back to December 18, 1987 – the nine-year anniversary of Ted Greenberg's long overdue college paper on Edmund Spenser's The Fairie Queene. On that snowy Friday, Ted drives a New York City cab while his father Ace Greenberg runs Wall Street. Ted has one screaming deadline in front of him: turn the paper in by midnight or lose his chance to graduate from Harvard. Forever. It will take a wild ride through the Big Apple, his past and with a white collar felon before he’s able to come to grips with whether to be a dropout or not to be a dropout.

Venue:
The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater : 10 West 64th Street
Open: 10/12/17- Close: 10/28/17 Death to The Pumpkin Pie Show
After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

 

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Clay McLeod Chapman’s DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 12-28 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.

Venue:
Under St. Marks : 94 St. Mark's Place
Open: 10/13/17- Close: 12/31/17 FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi! Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.  It’s a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. Get ready to PIVOT to St Luke’s Theatre!

Created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo that created five critically acclaimed musical parodies including Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical (NY Times Critics’ Pick), 90210! The

Venue:
St. Luke's Theater : 308 West 46th Street
Open: 10/19/17- Close: 11/05/17 FERGUSON
Phelim McAleer’s FERGUSON, recreates the evidence and tells the shocking truth about what really happened on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. This play is a staged version of the Grand Jury testimony exactly as it was heard it in the courtroom. FERGUSON doesn't present an agenda. FERGUSON presents the exact testimony and asks the audiences to decide for themselves. No spin. No media filter. No fake news. Just the testimony presented during the hearing to the jury.

Venue:
Theatre at 30th Street : 259 West 30th Street
Open: 10/19/17- Close: 10/28/17 GLASSHEART
"In the empty living room of a shabby apartment, a Beast is crying. There is just enough light to see that he is monstrous, and clutching something precious to him."

Beauty never showed up. Centuries after the curse, the Beast and his last remaining magical servant are holed up in a ramshackle apartment, managed by a mysterious landlady with a suspicious taste for gingerbread. When an eligible maiden moves in next door, "happily ever after" feels agonizingly within reach, but we all know that in fairytales, nothing is exactly as it seems. Full of humor, magic, and belief in the life-altering power of love, Glassheart is a witty and decidedly adult take on a classic tale that explores the space between light and dark, and the sacrifices we make in search of an ordinary life.

Venue:
Access Theater : 380 Broadway, 4th Floor
Open: 10/07/17- Close: 10/28/17 ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES
Ricochet Collective (Sherri Eden Barber, Artistic Director; Brandon Pape, Executive Director) will present the World Premiere of Harrison David Rivers’ ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES, co-conceived and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), October 7-28 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm with additional performances on Tuesday, October 10, Wednesday, October 11 and Monday, October 23 at 7pm. Tickets ($25;$20 during previews) are available online at www.ricochetcollective.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

 

Venue:
Teatro Circulo : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 10/06/17- Close: 11/11/17 Squeamish
All For One Theater presents SQUEAMISH, the new play starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (Secret Garden, The First Daughter Suite) at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).  This production, which runs from October 6 through November 11th, is the third psychological horror play from Aaron Mark, following his acclaimed Empanada Loca with Daphne Rubin-Vega and Another Medea with Tom Hewitt. Mr. Mark is also the director. 

SQUEAMISH is the tale of an Upper West Side psychoanalyst, a long-time recovering alcoholic whose bloody quest for personal balance begins when she finds herself in the South Plains of Texas, off her meds, after her nephew's suicide.

Venue:
Beckett Theater - Theater Row : 410 W 42nd St
Open: 10/15/17- Close: 12/17/17 The Bench, A Homeless Love Story

Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980’s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery, from Daphne Arthur’s graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh.

Venue:
Cherry Lane Theatre : 38 Commerce St.
Open: 10/02/17- Close: 11/06/17 THE BOX SHOW
In this hilarious solo show, one woman plays over 25 different characters from inside a kitchen cupboard. (Yes, you read that correctly: the whole show takes place inside of a cupboard!) Each time the doors open the audience discovers an entirely new reality, ranging from a drunken couple in Las Vegas to the entire Greek Army inside the Trojan Horse, a lonely Giantess, a lost Pope, and so much more! With sketch-style characters and musical numbers, THE BOX SHOW is a fast-paced roller coaster ride that plunges its audience into vastly different worlds without ever leaving the physical space of The Box. The space is limited, but the comedic possibilities are endless. The New York Times hailed THE BOX SHOW as “The most purely delicious production… relentlessly inventive…a paragon of Fringe form.”

Venue:
The Peoples Improv Theater : 123 East 24th Street
Open: 10/20/17- Close: 11/04/17 The Mecca Tales
Voyage Theater Company and Crossroads Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Rohina Malik’s THE MECCA TALES, directed by Kareem Fahmy (3/Fifths at 3LD; This Time with Rising Circle Theater Collective), at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street), October 20-November 4 with evening performances on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm and matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (no Saturday matinee on October 21). Tickets ($18 general admission/$15 students & seniors) will go on sale September 1 at https://sheencenter.org/shows/mecca/ or by calling 866-811-4111.

Venue:
Sheen Center : 18 Bleecker St
Open: 09/28/17- Close: 01/31/18 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  For more information, visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com

Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street
Open: 10/11/17- Close: 10/28/17 TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE
Stripped Scripts® (with Executive Producer Greg Schaffert) will present the NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry’s Tomorrow in the Battle, directed by Tana Sirois (The Last Eden with Dirt [contained] Theatre Company) at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue), October 11-28 with performances Monday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 7pm & 10pm, and Saturday at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets ($25-$59) are available online at strippedscripts.com or by calling 212-352-3101.The New York premiere is being presented at Theater 511 as part of the Ars Nova Fling program. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Venue:
Ars Nova : 511 West 54th Street