What’s New in NYC Theater -

What’s New in NYC Theater

Credit: nytimes.com

  • Dec 07 2017 21:25About: 5 days ago
  • 11 views





Our guide to plays and musicals coming to New York stages — and a few last-chance picks of shows that are about to close. Our reviews of open shows are at nytimes.com/reviews/theater.

Previews and Openings

‘THE CHILDREN’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater (in previews; opens on Dec. 12). A nuclear apocalypse comes to New York in this three-character drama from Lucy Kirkwood. Deborah Findlay and Ron Cook star as former scientists turned survivalists, who receive a visit from Francesca Annis’s ex-colleague. James Macdonald directs this contained dystopia for Manhattan Theater Club.212-239-6200; ManhattanTheatreClub.com

‘CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL’ at (Le) Poisson Rouge (in previews; opens on Dec. 11). The 1990s teen flick, which reset “Dangerous Liaisons” in an elite Manhattan prep school, has transformed its bittersweet symphony of lust and betrayal into a jukebox musical, created by Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross. The students Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil conspire to complicate the lives of their classmates. cruelmusical.com

‘ELF: THE MUSICAL’ at the Theater at Madison Square Garden (performances start on Dec. 13). Theatergoers who have been naughty and nice can take a sleigh ride to this revival of this holiday musical, based on the Will Ferrell comedy about a foundling adopted by Santa. Here, George Wendt will play Santa. A Times critic described the original Broadway production as “tinseled in synthetic sentiment, performed with a cheer that borders on mania, and instantly forgettable.”866-858-0008, theateratmsg.com


‘JACK AND THE BEANSTALK’ at Abrons Arts Center (in previews; opens on Dec. 10). A familiar fairy tale receives a playful rewrite when the husband-and-wife theatermakers Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser fight giants in the sky and the censorious down below. Drawing on pantomime tradition, they have reformatted the story to feature a little more glitter and social justice.212-352-3101, abronsartscenter.org

‘TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL’ (in previews; opens on Dec. 14) at Classic Stage Company. Twins! Cross-dressing! Shipwreck! Pranks! Cakes! Ale! Can one stage hold it? Of course. Fiasco Theater comes to Classic Stage with its low-budget, high-innovation approach to Shakespeare’s comedy. Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld direct a cast including the Fiasco regulars Emily Young and Andy Grotelueschen.212-352-3101, classicstage.org













Last Chance

‘TORCH SONG’ at Second Stage at the Tony Kiser Theater (closes on Dec. 9). A slimmed-down version of Harvey Fierstein’s career-making trilogy about a gay man’s search for love hangs up its drag heels. Ben Brantley wrote that Moisés Kaufman’s production, starring Michael Urie, “finds an irresistibly compelling gravity beneath the glibness.”212-246-4422, 2st.com










Follow Us on Twitter

Previews openings some last-chance picks.

Related stories with What’s New in NYC Theater

Data of some oBike users leaked online -World News
Data of some oBike users leaked online 5 days ago
December 08, 2017 5:00 AMUsers of oBike shared bicycles may have had their personal information compromised, after a worldwide leak of its user data.
Razer’s next piece of gaming hardware is a wireless mesh router for gamers -World News
Razer’s next piece of gaming hardware is a wireless mesh router for gamers 5 days ago
Razer has partnered with Ignition Labs to release a new version of is Portal router tuned especially for gamers.
Far Cry 5 trailers, release date, news and features
 -World News
Far Cry 5 trailers, release date, news and features 5 days ago
Need your fix of open-world anarchy? Far Cry 5 is going to have it in spades.
Police release picture of man in connection with alleged southwest LRT sexual assault -World News
Police release picture of man in connection with alleged southwest LRT sexual assault 5 days ago
Calgary police have released a picture of a man in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a southwest LRT station. 
First Asian honoured for health informatics -World News
First Asian honoured for health informatics 5 days ago
December 08, 2017 5:00 AMThings have come full circle for retired professor Lun Kwok Chan.
WWE News: Images of Sasha Banks & Alexa Bliss in Abu Dhabi, You Can Play Destiny 2 With Big Show -World News
WWE News: Images of Sasha Banks & Alexa Bliss in Abu Dhabi, You Can Play Destiny 2 With Big Show 5 days ago
At today’s WWE live event in Abu Dhabi, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss retained over Sasha Banks in the first-ever women’s match in Abu[.........] The post WWE News: Images of Sasha Banks & Alexa Bliss in Abu Dhabi, You Can Play Destiny 2
Every WWE NXT Call-Up In 2017: Ranked From Worst To Best -World News
Every WWE NXT Call-Up In 2017: Ranked From Worst To Best 5 days ago
Booms, busts, and everything in between.
Gretchen Carlson Leaves Door Open to Running for Office -World News
Gretchen Carlson Leaves Door Open to Running for Office 5 days ago
(CNN) — Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson declined Thursday to rule out a run for public office, telling CNN’s Poppy Harlow and John Berman that her life “has worked in mysterious ways.” “I started as a classical violin
Various News: Alexa Bliss & Kane Battle Over a Camel, Impact Talent Set For Saturday’s WrestlePro Event, Preview For Tonight’s Impact -World News
Various News: Alexa Bliss & Kane Battle Over a Camel, Impact Talent Set For Saturday’s WrestlePro Event, Preview For Tonight’s Impact 5 days ago
– Alexa Bliss and Kane were in the office at The National today while in Abu Dhabi. They played a game of who knew the[.........] The post Various News: Alexa Bliss & Kane Battle Over a Camel, Impact Talent Set For Saturday’s WrestlePro Event
Drunken Driver Didn’t Notice Traffic Sign Sticking Out of Sunroof, Police Say -World News
Drunken Driver Didn’t Notice Traffic Sign Sticking Out of Sunroof, Police Say 5 days ago
SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. – A strange sight has police scratching their heads in one New Jersey town, according to WCBS. South Hackensack police officer David Polanco was patrolling Route 46 around 12:45 a.m. Saturday, when he spotted a traffic sign protru
Clashes continue as Israel strikes Gaza militant posts after rockets fired  -World News
Clashes continue as Israel strikes Gaza militant posts after rockets fired 5 days ago
The Israeli military said on Thursday that an aircraft and a tank had targeted two posts belonging to militants in the Gaza Strip after three rockets were launched at Israel.
New Imaging Finds Crescent-Shaped Eye Damage in Woman Who Viewed Eclipse -World News
New Imaging Finds Crescent-Shaped Eye Damage in Woman Who Viewed Eclipse 5 days ago
(CNN) — On August 21, 26-year-old Nia Payne was hoping to view the solar eclipse in Staten Island, New York. What she didn’t expect was to end up in the emergency room with a crescent shape blocking the center of her vision. The eye damage she