Triad Theatre

Todays Date: 07/02/22
Last Update: 02/26/10 12:49:29 PM
Address: 158 West 72nd St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY    10023

Phone: 212-787-7921

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

Ollie's Adventures  | Open: 03/06/10 Close: 04/24/10
Ollie Olwyn hosts a fun-filled treat with his puppets from Ollieland, through masterful story telling, songs & music. This interactive educational extravaganza takes the audience on an adventure around the world, meeting different characters & solving problems that arise when “Bad News Babalooka Bazooka” unfolds his ugly schemes. Ollie's Adventures is for kids’ ages 3 through 7 & parents who are young at heart!   

Ollie's Adventures provides a kid-friendly way for children to explore contemporary topics, ranging from diversity & ecological awareness to geography, history, science & social studies. Schools & parents have remarked that Ollie’s Adventures helps to “raise academic achievement & increase children’s awareness of social skills.”

My Sinatra, A Musical About Obsession  | Open: 01/15/10 Close: 03/05/10
My Sinatra, A Musical About Obsession, is the true story about one man’s love and idolization of one of the world’s greatest performers of all time. The show takes us on a journey that asks us to aspire and believe in the magic and power of entertaining. Co-written by Cary Hoffman and Paul Linke with musical direction by Tex Arnold, this reality musical, which originally appeared as a special on PBS, specifically follows Hoffman’s real life, that of a Long Island teenager growing up in the 1940’s, who obsesses over the legendary Frank Sinatra. After the death of two fathers and the support of his three studio musician uncles, Cary bares his soul through his personal stories and the songs made famous by Sinatra and learns that by following your hero, you can truly make it all go your way.  

Reborn  | Open: 11/02/09 Close: 12/13/09

Part of Lee Summers’ JUST A PIANO Concert Series. The spectacularly multi-talented Nixon, recipient of the 1998 Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed performance as “Lola” in the successful London production of Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis, will offer a stirring evening of song, dance and reflection. The most profound lessons in life can often be found through challenge & conflict. April Nixon shares her most insightful view of love, relationships & loss, through her passion for music.  

The A**hole In My Head  | Open: 10/25/09 Close: 11/15/09
Like thousands of other hopefuls, Kate Dawson, arrived in New York City from Champaign, IL with dreams of “making it big.” Things started out pretty swell. She landed an agent and a slew of high profile shows. But the work wasn’t consistent, and she was slowly dying a little inside. She quit her agency, put away her headshots and sang along to EVITA only in the shower. The voice in her head just seemed to say, “I suck!” But, it didn’t stop there. It challenged her to look fear straight in the eye and say “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going!“ And thus began the battle, Kate versus the A**hole… Will she win? Will she succumb to the voice? Will you buy your tickets please?

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the improvised musical you love with a new name for ’09!

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical features improv superstars in a two-act musical created on the spot. As always, the show’s first act is an award ceremony spotlighting four “Best Musical” nominees based on audience-created song titles, and the second act is the entire musical based on the favorite nominee from act one.

Every melody, lyric, plot twist and jazz hand is made up on the spot!

Going Through A Stage  | Open: 05/18/09 Close: 05/25/09
The Triad Theatre presents the World Premiere of GOING THROUGH A STAGE: Broadway’s Best Sing the Songs of Charles Bloom, a musical journey exploring the quirks, longings and joys we face while going through the stages of our lives.

GOING THROUGH A STAGE features Matt Castle ("Company"); Jenn Colella ("High Fidelity", "Urban Cowboy"); Mara Davi ("The Drowsy Chaperone", "A Chorus Line"); Claybourne Elder ("Road Show"), Christy Faber ("Les Misérables"); Cody Green ("West Side Story", "Grease", "Movin’ Out"); Rachel Izen (West End productions of "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Lautrec", "Annie" and "Beauty and the Beast"); Amy Justman ("Company", "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas"); Aaron Lazar ("Impressionism", "A Tale of Two Cities", "Les Misérables", "The Light in the Piazza"); Ashley Fox Linton (national tour of "Wicked"); Kerry O’Malley ("Irving Berlin’s White Christmas", "Into the Woods", "Annie Get Your Gun"); Brad Oscar ("Spamalot", "The Producers"); Julie Reyburn (winner of numerous cabaret awards, including two MAC Awards as well as Nightlife, Bistro, Julie Wilson Awards); Josh Young (national tour of "Les Misérables", international tour of "West Side Story"); and Steve Ross, legendary pianist and cabaret artist.

Mad As A Wet Hen: A Benefit For "bird House"  | Open: 05/02/09 Close: 05/02/09
Vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque and variety acts from all over New York convene in support of The KNF Co and their production of BIRD HOUSE. Artists include hoop dancer Firefly, cabaret star Teresa Fischer, alt-rocker Pauline Pisano, Billy the Id and Cherry Pitz from the Hotsy Totsy Burlesque, magicians, face-painters, dancers, and more. The fabulous Miss Roxy Contin emcees.

Comedian Michele Balan, known to millions from NBC-TV’s “Last Comic Standing,” is shooting a television pilot. It’s a one-time-only performance with classic and new material.

Flagboy  | Open: 02/08/09 Close: 02/08/09

is a funny and dark coming-of-age autobiographical story about Jones, a fiery and curious young African-American boy, who explores what it means to be gay as he maneuvers through the urban worlds of Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, PA. His life changes when he discovers he is HIV positive -- a diagnosis he thinks will end all his hopes and dreams. Raw, comic, heartbreaking, and breathlessly empowering, FLAGBOY is a true testimony of what it means to live life out loud.

Playwright/performer Cornelius Jones Jr., currently from Broadway's THE LION KING, joins forces once again with director Joshua Ian with the ongoing development of FLAGBOY. The play successfully debuted last spring at Stage Left Studio as part of the Left Out Festival and then went on to a successful summer run at The Ninth Annual Midtown International Theater Festival, which Jones earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Solo-Show. For more information about Cornelius Jones Jr. visit

Proudly Presents

"A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music."

Hosted by

November 10, 2008 AT THE TRIAD NYC


MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is pleased to announce their one-night only benefit event, INTO THE UNDERWORLD: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music, once again under the musical direction of MATT DOEBLER (Wicked), hosted by KATIE ADAMS & JULIE REIBER of Wicked. INTO THE UNDERWORLD will take place on Monday, November 10th (9:30pm) at The Triad NYC (158 West 72nd Street).

Into The Underworld will included performances by KATIE ADAMS (Wicked), JUSTIN BRILL (Rent, All Shook Up), TONY CHIROLDES (In The Heights), JEFF EDGERTON (Grease), MICHELLE LOOKADOO (The Little Mermaid), KIMBERLY DAWN NEUMANN (A Chorus Line), KATE PAZAKIS (The Best Little Whore House In Texas), JULIE REIBER (Wicked), DAVID SPANGENTHAL (Beauty & The Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and SHAUN TAYLOR-CORBETT (In The Heights); as they share their most intimate stories on how they made it to the Broadway stage.

The proceeds from this event will go to funding MTWorks Season 08-09, including The 2009 National NewBorn Festival in January 2009, and the production of Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath in April 2009 at The Arclight Theater.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

General Admission: Advance Purchase $40.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar)
Day of the Event $45.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar)

*VIP Tickets: 65.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar).

Tickets are now available online at or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at The Triad NYC half hour prior to Showtime, cash only.

*VIP Tickets include preferential reserved seating, Broadway Memorabilia, Bottle of Fine Wine, Tickets to "The Oath" and VIP Gift Bag.

Complimentary Hors D'Oeuvres will be served at the event; there will be an auction, including tickets to Wicked, Altar Boyz and My First Time, Broadway Memorabilia and more.

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Nearer To Never  | Open: 10/19/07 Close: 10/24/07
A reflective musical journey of learning to say yes to yourself in a business that often says no. When doors close, a window opens.
Front Porch: Rhythm, Blues, Life  | Open: 11/03/06 Close: 11/10/06
Renee' Flemings' one woman show about the people, politics, life and love in a small Alabama town, with the backdrop of the blues and rhythm and blues music of the sixties and seventies.

Darrell Briscoe: Bass
Salvatore Carolei: Harmonica
Daniel Sanchez: Drums
Tony Bellantoni: Guitar

ringfinger  | Open: 06/04/06 Close: 06/25/06
Patrick Mellen (currently seen on Broadway in LESTAT) presents two performances of his solo show, ringfinger on June 4 and June 25 with all proceeds benefiting Marriage Equality New York - an organization dedicated to the issue of marriage equality for same-sex couples in the state of New York.

ringfinger stars Patrick Mellen (LESTAT) and features his take on the same-sex marriage debacle and an array of pop, jazz, Broadway standards and rock songs including: Nina Simone's "Be My Husband;" Nellie McKay's "I Wanna Get Married;" Nine Inch Nails' "Ringfinger;" Stephen Sondheim's "Marry Me a Little;" Britney Spears' "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman;" the Dresden Dolls' "Coin-operated Boy" and many more. ringfinger will feature back-up vocals by "the bridesmaids" Lucy Sorenson & Leannis Maxwell.

The Accidential Pervert  | Open: 02/02/06 Close: 02/24/06
The Accidental Pervert is an unexpectedly warmhearted one-man show about a boy's coming of age via a childhood studded with perpetual pornography. When young Andrew happens upon his father's collection of pornographic videotapes, it sparks an addiction to pornography that affects the way he sees women, sexuality and himself. Only when he later falls in love and has a daughter is he able to challenge his views.

Men's Sex Facts:

66% of men would rather admit to friends and family that they have a gambling problem than admit to being addicted to pornography.

77% of visitors to pornographic websites are men.

13% of men have paid for sex.

32% of men say the farther they are from home, the more likely they'd entertain the possibility of infidelity.

No one under 17 will be admitted to the performance

From the Front Porch  | Open: 12/09/05 Close: 12/16/05
At an hour in length, this cabaret act packs a musical narrative about RC cola, canned sliced peaches, George Wallace's mama, the stories told, and the lives lived as seen from the front porch.

Featuring Salvatore Carolei on harmonica, Darrell Briscoe on bass,Tony Bellantoni on guitar, Danny Sanchez on drums and Mario Sprouse (Musical Director) on Keyboards.

One Man's War  | Open: 11/02/05 Close: 11/20/05
One Man's War follows the story of a New York City gang member Doug Hulbert, who, in the 1960's, was given a choice between going to jail and going to the Marine Corps. He chooses the Corps and his life is changed forever. The play follows Doug from Boot Camp through his tour of duty in Vietnam. Through Doug's experiences we are given a firsthand account of how the militaryprepares a young man mentally and physically to handle the brutalities of war. The audience is privy to the innermost thoughts, feelings and actions of young men who are sent into war by their leaders and who return home to the scorn and abandonment of their fellow Americans
"BUSH IS BAD: the musical cure for the blue-states blues," a new musical revue aims venomous, highly partisan musical barbs at the President and his dissembling gang of conspirators, resulting in a take-no-prisoners show.

"BUSH IS BAD" provides a cathartic and entertaining release for everyone frustrated with the Bush administration's hijinx and plagued by the feeling that sane voices are falling on deaf ears. A cross between "Forbidden Broadway" and "The Daily Show" the musical offers catchy tunes, wickedly funny lyrics and hilarious impersonations. The evening doesn't so much preach to the choir as give it a song to sing.

"BUSH IS BAD" is a left-eyed look at the current sorry state of affairs in American government. It's the truth told bluntly but not savagely, with wit and without malice. The political theatrical experience includes such songs as ‘How Can 59 Million People Be So Dumb?;' ‘Good Conservative Values;' ‘New Hope For The Fabulously Wealthy' to name a few. It has been suggested that - if you can find an open-minded Republican, bring 'em - they might learn a few things about how the rest of America sees them.

Permission, a rock mythology  | Open: 07/13/05 Close: 07/22/05
Because of a dream – a ridiculous vision – an otherwise sensible young man must surrender and choose between the constraints of individuality and the freedoms of society's majority. The young man cannot yield or commit a decision until a determined and passionate girl; a village in Italy; a chorus of knowledge; three supportive and emotive muses; and a wry, optimistic pessimist of a narrator open the young man's mind, soul and heart and enable him to allow love to take a hold and take permission of the life and path he must navigate upon to achieve his own singular and universal happiness.
La Contessa’s Stars And Stars Extravaganza!  | Open: 06/18/05 Close: 07/04/05
LA CONTESSA'S STARS AND STARS EXTRAVAGANZA! Stars Hector Lugo as La Contessa "The Puerto Rican Dame Edna!" Back by popular demand from her sold out CHRISTMAS SPIC-TACULAR! this past December at the Triad. Today La Contessa returns to the New York stage to celebrate Independence Day.
Karen Arlington Celebrates Harold Arlen in song
Phil Hall: musical director/arrangements
Casey Hushion: director

with Andy Drelles: woodwinds
Dave Phillips: bass

From The Front Porch  | Open: 04/07/05 Close: 04/14/05
From the front porch.....