Introducing you to your new favorites!
Or "modern classics" or "future classics" or "just really dang good theatre." Whatever you call it, this season's offerings are not to be missed. In the same way you took a chance on some of your FAVORITE classic movies (ahem - Indiana Jones/Thelma & Louise/FOOTLOOSE!), we ask you to take a chance on these new titles. We think you'll fall just as hard and as unexpectedly as you fell for Footloose......Yeah. We said it.
THE 69th SEASON INCLUDES:
A CHORUS LINE
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban, Book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas dante
July 6-15, 2018
A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A CHORUS LINE departs from the usual glossy backstage musical by presenting a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre and continues to be recognized as a classic.
ANNA IN THE TROPICS
Written by Nilo Cruz
September 7-23, 2018
ANNA IN THE TROPICS is a poignant and poetic new play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
MUSIC, LYRICS AND BOOK by Richard O'Brien
October 26 – November 11, 2018
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - On their way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into car trouble and seek help at the site of a light down the road. It’s coming from the Frankenstein place, where Dr Frank N Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments…. Sharpen your stilettos, freshen up your fishnets and get ready to ROCK!
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
Written by Alfred Uhry
December 14-31, 2018
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. This Tony Award winning play tackles issues of prejudice, social class, and family disputes as characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.
MUSIC, LYRICS AND BOOK by Adam Gwon
February 1-17, 2019
A refreshingly honest and funny musical, ORDINARY DAYS is about making genuine connections in the city that never sleeps. Vibrant and memorable songs tell the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a beautiful balance of humor and poignancy, Ordinary Days celebrates the millions of unique stories that combine to create the extraordinary culture of New York City.
Written by Theresa Rebeck
March 22-April 7, 2019
MAURITIUS - Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.
THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW
Written by Laura Eason
May 10-26, 2019
Taking place in the culturally fluid setting of Chicago in the early 90s, THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW explores the generational struggle of adapting amid changing times and changing tastes. The story follows the life of Hank, owner of a legendary rock club that is struggling to stay afloat. When his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising-star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the Next Big Thing. Come get lost in the show that NYTheatreGuide.com calls “…funny, wrenching and right on the money.”