A sampling of some fresh inventory available for the taking
PROVIDENCE, RI // September 14 – October 7, The Caretaker @ The Wilbury Group, http://www.thewilburygroup.org/the-caretaker.html
Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brothers jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching, and darkly comic.
BOSTON, MA // September 6 – September 24, 7 Digits’ REVERSIBLE @ Cutler Majestic Theatre, https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=4D62274F-0173-4E97-A229-FBED871026E1
Reversible represents the best of contemporary circus by shining a spotlight on the poetry of the human form and linking every ending to a new beginning. Through an electrifying mix of theatre, illusion, dance, music and acrobatics, Reversible is dedicated to past generations whose stories might hold the key to a better tomorrow.
BOSTON, MA // September 9 – October 13, WARHOLCAPOTE @ AmRep, http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/warholcapote
In the late 1970s, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol decided that they were destined to create a Broadway play together. Over the course of the next several months, they would sit down to record a series of intimate, wide-ranging conversations. The play never came to be, and the hours and hours of tape were lost to the ages. Until now.
BOSTON, MA // September 13 – October 1, The Phantom of the Opera @ Boston Opera House, http://boston.broadway.com/shows/phantom-opera/
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes to a city near you as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”
NEW YORK, NY // August 18 – October 1, For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday @ Playwrights Horizons, https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/peter-pan-her-70th-birthday/
Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children’s theater is one of Ann’s fondest, most formative memories. Now, 50 years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old. In her highly anticipated return to Playwrights, Sarah Ruhl conjures a tender, yearning tale that flies in the face of time, in the search for a second youth.
NEW YORK, NY // August 22 – October 1, Fucking A @ Signature Theatre, http://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2017-2018/The-Red-Letter-Plays-Fucking-A.aspx
In Fucking A, Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom—and nothing will deter Hester from her quest. In this wild-eyed blend of story and song, directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Hester’s branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice.
NEW YORK, NY // August 29 – October 8, In the Blood @ Playwrights Horizons, http://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2017-2018/The-Red-Letter-Plays-In-The-Blood.aspx
In the Blood’s Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her, in this play hailed by The New York Times as “…a work of art. You will leave thrilled, even comforted by its mastery.” Hester turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences, in this new production directed by Obie Award-winner Sarah Benson (An Octoroon).
NEW YORK, NY // September 19 – October 8, Twyla Tharp Dance @ The Joyce Theater, http://joyce.org/performances/twyla-tharp-dance
From Broadway to Hollywood, television, and American Ballet Theatre, Twyla Tharp has done it all. Lately—and lucky for us—she’s been returning to the concert stage with her own troupe of truly stellar dancers, masters of her quicksilver, musical movement. In a program illustrating her unbridled talent and broad artistic range, Tharp presents the world premiere of DYLAN LOVE SONGS, a piece exploring love’s give and take, set to the elegiac music of Bob Dylan. She also brings back her two gems from the 1970s: THE FUGUE which derives its rigorous form from Bach’s “The Musical Offering,” and THE RAGGEDY DANCES, a quintet set to Joplin, Bolcom, and Mozart.
MILLBURN, NJ // September 28 – October 29, The Honeymooners @ Paper Mill Playhouse, https://papermill.org/show/the-honeymooners/
The Honeymooners is a brand-new musical comedy inspired by the classic television series. Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon in this world-premiere musical. After shocking their wives by winning a high-profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue advertising, where they discover that their quest for the American Dream might cost them their friendship.