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NYC Guide Fall 2013 - Theater

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Denis Pelli

Here are some plays coming to NYC this fall.

CLOSED: NYC Village Halloween Parade
The Parade runs STRAIGHT up 6th Ave. from Spring to 16th Street.
7 — 11 PM, October 31, 2013
http://www.halloween-nyc.com/watch.php

VERY PROMISING

The Belasco Theatre: Shakespeare Twelfth night and Richard III
From the Globe Theatre in London
250 $25 seats at each performance. It's a small theater so all seats are good. Try to sit on stage if you can.
October 15, 2013—?
111 West 44th Street between 6th & 7th Aves.
http://www.shakespearebroadway.com/
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/mark-rylance-to-bring-shakespeare-to-broadway/

BAM: Rime of the Ancient Mariner
With Fiona Shaw
She's one of the best actors on the stage today.
December 10-22, 2013
http://www.bam.org/theater/2013/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner

St. Ann's Warehouse: Red Velvet
Loosely based on the life of Ira Aldridge, a black actor who started playing major parts in London in 1833.
Coming from the Tricycle Theatre in London, where it received rave reviews from the major newspapers.
March 2 — April 20, 2014
http://stannswarehouse.org/current_season.php?show_id=90

92Y: Pinter PROUST
Reading of never-produced play by Harold Pinter based on Proust's Remembrance of things past.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 8 pm
92Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
http://www.92y.org/Event/Pinter-PROUST.aspx

INTERESTING

Cort Theater: Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Pinter's No man's land
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart playing both plays in repertory.
— March 2, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/arts/08iht-LON8.html
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/mckellen-and-stewart-will-bring-pinter-and-beckett-to-broadway-in-the-fall/?smid=fb-share
http://www.twoplaysinrep.com/

Mobile Shakespeare Unit: Public Theater: Shakespeare: Much ado about nothing.
$21.50
November 25 — December 15, 2013
http://publictheater.org/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,141/id,1093

59E59: The English Bride

Japan Society: various Japanese art events
https://www.japansociety.org/

Tenri: various Japanese art events, mostly concerts
http://www.tenri.org/general/events.shtml

Manhattan Theater Club: Outside Mullingar, written/directed by John Patrick Shanley/Doug Hughes who together did Doubt.
Doubt was great, so a new play by the same writer-director team seems very promising.
Previews begin: Thursday, January 2, 2014. Opens: Thursday, January 23, 2014
http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/production/outside-mullingar

Manhattan Theater Club: When we were young and unafraid. With Cherry Jones who starred in Doubt.
Previews begin: Thursday, May 22, 2014. Opens: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/production/when-we-were-young-and-unafraid

NOT RECOMMENDED: I found the male lead too weak. He was fine when the character was hamming it up, but unconvincing when the character was meant to be serious. I left at intermission.
Booth Theater: Tennessee Williams's Glass Menagerie
Ben Brantley (New York Times): More than any interpretation I’ve seen of the 1944 drama that made Williams’s name, this “Menagerie” — which stars Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto in career-defining performances — finds the brute force in a play often described, a bit condescendingly, as lyrical, wispy, elegiac. Yes, the tapered fingers of poetry shape “The Glass Menagerie.” But when these fingers curl into a fist — and they do so again and again in this production, before you quite realize it — be prepared to have the breath knocked out of you.
Through January 5, 2014
222 West 45th Street
http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/theater/reviews/the-glass-menagerie-stars-cherry-jones-and-zachary-quinto.html&pagewanted=all

CLOSED: BECKETT THEATRE: NATURAL AFFECTION by WILLIAM INGE Directed by Jenn Thompson
Revival of 50-year-old play, yet reputed to feel very modern. Various people trying to connect.
September 17 – October 26, 2013
410 West 42nd Street NYC
http://www.tactnyc.org/resources/Natural_Affection.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekswa_eidF0&hd=1&autoplay=1&rel=0&modestbranding=1

CLOSED: Bushwick Starr: ROOSEVELVIS
Ann, a slaughterhouse worker, comes to the realization that she is not entirely female or male and sets off on a surreal road trip with her lover, to Graceland from the Badlands, as they encounter the America of the moment — while transitioning into Teddy Roosevelt and Elvis. How’s that for an inventive plot? The Brooklyn company the Team (“Mission Drift”) has plenty of ’em. The company’s latest was co-commissioned by Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn and the Gate and Almeida Theaters in London.
Oct. 8-Nov. 2
Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn
http://theteamplays.org
(Tip from Catherine Alexander.)

CLOSED: 59E59 Theaters: I see clearly now.
Autobiographical play about a girl who grew up without glasses.
Sep 10 - Sep 29, 2013
https://www.ticketcentral.com/59e59/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=9491075C-E41B-4E14-A4E2-13930F319CBF&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::promocode_access_code=cleartkt


 

 

 

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