Lucille Lortel Theatre

Todays Date: 12/08/19
Last Update: 06/17/19 08:06:24 PM

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Address: 121 Christopher Street
New York, NY    10014

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Dog Man: The Musical  | Open: 06/28/19 Close: 08/04/19
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious and heartwarming new production following the chronicles of Dog Man, who with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of beloved characters from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants.

 

Pete The Cat  | Open: 07/19/17 Close: 08/18/17
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn some manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized, uptight second grader on planet earth. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete as they set off on an adventure in Pete’s VW Bus to find inspiration, Magic Sunglasses, and friendship! 

Begins Performances July 19 - August 18, Opening is July 25

 

Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets)

 

Tickets are FREE

 

Performances schedule:  Monday through Friday at 10:30am and 1pm; Sundays at 11:00am and 2:00pm;

NO performances on Saturdays. 

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical  | Open: 03/23/17 Close: 05/06/17
New York: The cast The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has completed its casting for the brand-new production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) this March. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical begins performances on March 23, opening on Tuesday, April 4 and will run through May 6, 2017. Tickets are $85-$65 and can be purchased by visiting www.LightningThiefMusical.com and 866-811-4111.

 

Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you’re a demigod. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world. 

Young Playwrights Conference Reading Series: Program C  | Open: 01/16/13 Close: 01/16/13
Founded in 1981 by Stephen Sondheim, Young Playwrights Inc. has spent the last 30 years identifying and supporting playwrights age 18 and under.

The Young Playwrights Conference is the culmination of a year's worth of reading, evaluating, selecting, and developing the top plays from the National Playwriting Competition.

This year we have 8 extremely talented writers joining us in New York City to attend master classes, see the best of New York theater, and, of course, prepare for and attend their Off-Broadway staged reading.

Program C features Legs (formerly The Last M&M) by Catia Cunha, directed by Amanda Junco and dramaturgy by Julia Jarcho; Villanelle by Daniel H. Stern, directed by Kim Kefgen and dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia; and The Barn by Tori Lassman, directed by Padraic Lillis and dramaturgy by Nick Gandiello.


Arts.Literary

Young Playwrights Conference Reading Series: Program B  | Open: 01/15/13 Close: 01/15/13
Founded in 1981 by Stephen Sondheim, Young Playwrights Inc. has spent the last 30 years identifying and supporting playwrights age 18 and under.

The Young Playwrights Conference is the culmination of a year's worth of reading, evaluating, selecting, and developing the top plays from the National Playwriting Competition.

This year we have 8 extremely talented writers joining us in New York City to attend master classes, see the best of New York theater, and, of course, prepare for and attend their Off-Broadway staged reading.

Program B features Bootlace Bridge by Kaiyuh Cornberg, directed by Valentina Fratti and dramaturgy by Martha Wade Steketee; South of Someplace by I.B. Hopkins, directed by Brett W. Reynolds and dramaturgy by Kate Moira Ryan; Tiger, Tiger by Anna Alison Brenner, directed by Shana Gozansky and dramaturgy by Aaron Grunfeld; and Boots by Conor Hague LaRocque, directed by Aaron Rossini and dramaturgy by Clarence Coo.


Arts.Literary

Young Playwrights Conference Reading Series: Program A  | Open: 01/13/13 Close: 01/13/13
Founded in 1981 by Stephen Sondheim, Young Playwrights Inc. has spent the last 30 years identifying and supporting playwrights age 18 and under.

The Young Playwrights Conference is the culmination of a year's worth of reading, evaluating, selecting, and developing the top plays from the National Playwriting Competition.

This year we have 8 extremely talented writers joining us in New York City to attend master classes, see the best of New York theater, and, of course, prepare for and attend their Off-Broadway staged reading.

Program A features The Gloaming by Abigail Carney, directed by Michael Perlman and dramaturgy by Morgan Jenness.


Arts.Literary

The Break Of Noon  | Open: 10/28/10 Close: 12/12/10
MCC Theater announced that David Duchovny (“The X-Files,” “Californication”) will make his New York stage debut in the world premiere production of Neil LaBute’sThe Break of Noon, directed by Jo Bonney, a co-production with the Geffen Playhouse.  Rehearsals begin September 28, and performances in New York will begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on October 28.

In LaBute’s newest play, Mr.Duchovny will star as John Smith, a man who, amidst the chaos and horror of the worst office shooting in American history, sees the face of God. His modern-day revelation creates a maelstrom of disbelief among everyone he knows. A newcomer to faith, John urgently searches for a modern response to the age-old question: at what cost salvation?

The Break of Noon marks Neil LaBute’s seventh collaboration with MCC Theater as Playwright-in-Residence, following the 2009 Tony Award-nominated Best Play, Reasons to be Pretty, and is his fourth collaboration with the Geffen Playhouse. Renowned for his darkly-comic morality plays (The Shape of Things, In a Dark Dark House), he teams up again with longtime collaborator, director Jo Bonney (Some Girl(s), Fat Pig), for this exploration of the daunting, sometimes harrowing process of “finding religion.”

Later in the season, MCC Theater will present the world premieres of Sharr White’s The Other Place and Michael Weller’s Side Effects.  Casting announcements and specific dates for each production will be forthcoming.

Subscriptions for the 2010-2011 season are on-sale now and are priced as low as $99 for the 3-play season.  For more information visit www.mcctheater.org or to purchase packages, contact TicketCentral directly at www.ticketcentral.com or call 212-279-4200.

Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical  | Open: 09/09/10 Close: 09/18/10

Boldly re-imagined and retold from the perspective of the dinosaurs, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical is an unflinching meditation on gender, sexual, and racial identity in an evolving landscape destined to stun you with its importance. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male… because of the frog DNA. The mutation spawns a chain reaction of identity crises, forcing the dinosaurs to question the very facts of life they’ve held as truths.Boldly re-imagined and retold from the perspective of the dinosaurs, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical is an unflinching meditation on gender, sexual, and racial identity in an evolving landscape destined to stun you with its importance. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male… because of the frog DNA. The mutation spawns a chain reaction of identity crises, forcing the dinosaurs to question the very facts of life they’ve held as truths.

Starring Big Momma’s House 3: Like Father, Like Son’s Brandon Gill, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical features John Jeffrey Martin (Rocky Horror, Hairspray, Good Vibrations, High School Musical 1st National Tour) as the Velociraptor of Faith, Mary Ellen Ashley (Yentl, Annie Get Your Gun) as the Velociraptor of Science, Natalie Bradshaw (Hair) as T-Rex 2, Brandon Gill (Neighbors) as the Baby Velociraptor, and Brandon Espinoza (Gypsy, Big, Will Rodgers Follies, Les Mis) as Mime-a-saurus. The cast also features Tara Novie as T-Rex 1, Jay Frisby as Dilophosaurus, Lee Seymour as Morgan Freeman, Denise Dumper, Emily Jenda, Olli Haaskivi and Cara Massey as Chorus-a-saurus.

 Written by Emma Barash, Marshall Pailet (Super Claudio Bros., On a Glorious Day, Swimming Upstream), Bryce Norbitz, and Stephen Wargo. Directed by Marshall Pailet. Choreographed by Hayley Podschun (Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George, Hairspray, Sound of Music). Music directed by Jonathan Breit. Set by Caite Hevner. Costumes by Bronwyn Meehan. Stage managed by Ashley Rodbro.

 

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The Morning After / The Night Before  | Open: 08/18/10 Close: 08/28/10
Premiering at the NY Fringe Festival

In writer/composer Jeff Bienstock’s hilarious farce, THE MORNING AFTER / THE NIGHT BEFORE a young man wakes up after a wild party to discover his best friend—an actress on the verge of getting married to an older man—lying asleep beside him. With the help of his friends, including a flaky attorney/drug dealer, a beautiful (but frigid) doctor, and a hot-to-trot guitarist with mother issues, our protagonist must overcome a whopping hangover to uncover the truth behind his fuzzy memories of the previous evening. The action bounces back and forth in time until not even the characters themselves are sure if they are experiencing the remorse of The Morning After . . . or the ecstasy of The Night Before.

Wednesday, August 18 at 2:15PM; Monday, August 23 at 11:30PM; Thursday, August 26 at 10:15PM; Friday, August 27 at 4:45PM; Saturday, August 28 at 7:30PM

For more information on THE MORNING AFTER / THE NIGHT BEFORE please visit http://www.tmatnb.com

We The People: America Rocks!  | Open: 07/08/10 Close: 08/13/10
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond will serve as Opening Night Co-Chairs for Theatreworks USA's 22nd Annual Free Summer Theatre Program. This summer's featured production is the world premiere of the new musical WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS!

Rock out with America's original "boy band" -- The Founding Fathers! Join George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as they trade in their powdered wigs for power chords to help an ambitious teen.

On a quest to win her school election, Dawn cares more about padding her college applications than making her school a better place. With the help of these Fab Four, she discovers that "We the People" have the power to raise a patriotic ruckus and make a difference! 

Jon Stewart meets the Jonas Brothers in the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS!, a hip new musical for the whole family.

WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! features F. Michael Haynie as John Adams, Abe Goldfarb as Benjamin Franklin, Jamie LaVerdiere as Thomas Jefferson, Colin McAdoo as George Washington and Badia Farha as Dawn. Justin Flagg and Brittany N. Williams are the understudies.


Launched in 1989, the mission of Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre Program is to provide New York City youth with their own free theatre tradition that not only entertains, but also educates and fosters positive values and an appreciation for theatre. More than 20,000 FREE tickets will be distributed to WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! this summer. 

*Tickets for WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! are FREE and available on a first-come, first-served basis in-person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office (121 Christopher St.) on the day of the performance, one hour prior to curtain time. There is a limit of four (4) tickets per adult.

Opening night benefit performance is on Wednesday, July 14th at 6:30PM. There are no free tickets available for the benefit performance - tickets for this performance can be purchased by calling 212-647-1100 ext 126.

For more information on ticketing and performance schedule, and to reserve tickets, please visit www.twusa.org

Filthy Talk For Troubled Times  | Open: 06/03/10 Close: 06/05/10
MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) presents Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute’s three special benefit staged readings of his previously unseen ‘shorts’ series, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: Scenes of Intolerance, featuring Bobby Cannavale, Johnny Galecki, Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles, Alice Eve, Justin Long and T.R. Knight. The readings will take place on Thursday, June 3, Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 2010, 7:00 p.m., at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC).  Proceeds will benefit MCC Theater’s Playwrights’ Coalition program, free PlayLab reading series, and literary development activities.    

“America’s reigning misanthrope” (The Village Voice) Neil LaBute gets down and dirty once more in Filthy Talk for Troubled Times.  Sex, sexism, bigotry and even “Frank f----n’ Sinatra” are all given the one-two punch in this finely fused attack on the degraded rubble we sometimes call American culture.  Internationally renowned for his darkly-comic morality plays (Some Girl(s), Fat Pig), and fresh off the Tony Award-nominated Broadway run of Reasons to Be Pretty, Neil LaBute returns to MCC Theater to direct his latest provocation for three benefit performances only.


The Thursday, June 3 performance will include an exclusive post-show celebration with members of the company.  Specially-priced tickets for this celebration event can be purchased by contacting the MCC Development Department at (212) 727-7722 ext. 233