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    Complete archive, 1999-present

    2008-2009 reviews:
  • Anaïs Nin Goes To Hell
  • ANGER/NATION
  • beast: a parable
  • Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
  • Blasted
  • Buffalo Gal
  • China: The Whole Enchilada
  • The Corn Maiden
  • Crawl, Fade to White
  • Doruntine
  • Extraordinary Rendition
  • The First Breeze of Summer
  • Fringe Festival 2008
  • Fringe Festival favorites
  • The Glass Cage
  • Hair
  • Hidden Fees* (A Play About Money)
  • Jailbait
  • King of Shadows
  • The Longest Running Joke of the Twentieth Century
  • Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising
  • Macbeth
  • The Master Builder
  • Missa Solemnis, or The Play About Henry
  • Mourn the Living Hector
  • A Nasty Story
  • Nowadays
  • the october crisis (to laura)
  • Oresteia
  • Other Bodies
  • Prayer
  • Psalms of a Questionable Nature
  • Raised by Lesbians
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • Small Craft Warnings
  • Something Weird . . . in the Red Room
  • Soul Samurai
  • The Sound of One Hanna Clapping
  • Southern Promises
  • The Third from the Left
  • Twelfth Night
  • Voices from Guantánamo
  • The Wendigo
  • Zombie

  •  CHANGE PASSWORD

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    Closed Dec. 15, 2001

      Babaisms
    An evening of three short plays exploring the facts, fictions, fortunes and fates of four fathers "Wake Up Mr. Biswas, Your Sons Are Talking" A completing story of . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 30, 2001

      

      Babes in America
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    Uses dark comic wit to detail the impact of information overload on Liz Small, an obedient wife and mother of two, who one day finds herself to be living faster than the speed . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Baby Cow
    A curious young woman seeks her true voice against hurled advice from her overbearing Korean mother and a sex-craved, black-loving Brit. Hilarious characters emerge, including a . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Babylon, Long Island
    A one-man show with comedic portrayals of 1970s youth defining themselves within a haze of partying and a close-knit circle of townies. A tragedy reveals the past is always . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 4, 2001

      The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces
    a contemporary retelling of Euripides' classic tale. In a courtroom, three citizens of Thebes are asked to explain what happened to their city. During the course of the . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 9, 2003

      Bad Bugs Bite
    Because the application of body latex requires two hours of preparation, there will be no matinees of "Bad Bugs Bite," an audio-visual theater piece by The Indifference Project, . . . (more)

    Closed June 29, 2003

      Bad Dates
    Haley, a plucky New Yorker (by way of Texas), after spending years as a divorced mom and restaurateur, resolves to re-enter the world of dating, only to end up in hot water . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 25, 2003

      Bad Girls
    A new play adapted by Joyce Carol Oates from her short story of the same name, about a single parent looking for love and her three teenage daughters who sabotage every . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Bad-Ass & the DEViL
    Two strangers grapple with mistaken identity while a killer prowls the highway outside. This twisted Chicago hit is seething with terror, mind games and intimidation. Sinister, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Bad-ass Clown: a One-man Evening of Mostly Comic Mime
    Clowns running over children, a father-to-be rushing his wife to the delivery room, Johnny Cash tolerating a crazed backup singer . . . Seven characters grapple with . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 4, 2008

      The Bagwell in me
    Ann Liv Young returns to The Kitchen on October 2-4 (Thursday through Saturday) with "The Bagwell in me," a new theatrical solo performance based on the life and loves of George . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 20, 2009

      Bail Out: The Musical
    The government is bailing out theater. But, if you want a slice of Uncle Sam’s pie you have to make a musical! Can a group of indie artists receive the funding? Watch this . . . (more)
    Horse Trade Theater Group

    Closed Oct. 6, 2001

      The Bakkhai
    Euripides' powerful and spiritual tale of Dionysus, son of Zeus, as he attempts to prove his divinity in the land of his doubting cousin King Pentheus by luring the women of . . . (more)

    Opened 0, 0000

      The Balcony
    A middle-eastern city in the midst of war. Rebellion, Martyrdom, blood, love and fantasy all come together in this timely retelling of Jean Genet's The Balcony. The . . . (more)

    Closed March 6, 2004

      Bald Diva!
    Queer-Eyed boys get an absurdist makeover a la Eugene Ionesco in this tragical spectacle of la vie Chelsea, featuring sizzling firemen, probing detectives, saucy maids, steamroom . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      The Ballad of Larry the Flyer
    Based on the true story of a man who tied 42 weather balloons filled with helium to an aluminum lawn chair and flew. A hilarious and touching collage of songs, scenes, and . . . (more)

    Closed April 28, 2002

      

      The Ballad of Phineas P. Gage
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    In 1848 an iron rod passed through the head of Phineas P. Gage. He survived. But how did he live? This groundbreaking neurological case is now the subject of a daring new . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 9, 2005

      The Baltimore Waltz
    Featured in the cast of THE BALTIMORE WALTZ will be David Marshall Grant (the original Broadway cast of Angels in America, and many films including the recent Stepford Wives), . . . (more)
    Signature Theatre Co.

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      BANG
    Back after being named Backstage's Top Performer 2001, check C.C. Seymour out again. 50 characters in 50 minutes. Go-Go boots, an electric guitar, solving crime, taking names, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Bang Big
    The obliteration of the universe is only one hour away are you breaking rules or repenting? Bang Big is a dark comedy about the universe or a family stuck in a realm between . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 31, 2004

      

      Barbara Bush Never Slept Here
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    A new play by David DeWitt about winning, losing and surviving. Barbara Bush Never Slept Here is set in a small Texas town in 2001 just after George W. Bush has been . . . (more)
    Circle East

    Closed March 6, 2004

      The Barksdale Confession
    Peter Barksdale is a charismatic conservative academic who turns a sleepy midwestern college town into a white-hot intellectual center of the American right wing. As his son . . . (more)
    WorkShop Theater Company

    Closed March 24, 2002

      

      Barman
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    Inspired by his twelve years of career bartending, and more pointedly his four year tenure as the weekend barkeep for New Brunswicks The Plum Street Pub, Alex Dawsons mix of . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 10, 2002

      Bavel
    The problematic relationship between Israel's Ethiopian immigrants and its established Sephardic/Ashkenazic culture has given birth to a particularly provocative brand of . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 3, 2002

      Bavel
    The problematic relationship between Israel's Ethiopian immigrants and its established Sephardic/Ashkenazic culture has given birth to a particularly provocative brand of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Be Brave, Anna!
    See the spectacle! As Anna Nicole Smith is transformed, before your very eyes, into the heroine of a 19th century French melodrama! Witness American virtue: trash, glitter, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 25, 2001

      Be Right Back
    Performed by The Bilder Werfer Dance Co. of Vienna, Austria, directed by Daniel Aschwanzen and Yosi Wannuno. (See details)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Be What You Eat
    On Thanksgiving Eve, Ron and Nancy prepare Ron, Jr. for the festivities. But will his release from the cage REALLY be a blessing? Get a bird's-eye view of the right wing in this . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      The Bear
    A timeless story of a man and a woman filled with laughter, love, sorrow and vodka, and accompanied by forever young music of Chaikovsky and Russian romance songs sang by the . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 21, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      beast: a parable
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    The director of FringeNYC's 2006 Outstanding Ensemble winner, The Onion Lovers returns with a new one-act. A man and a woman share a dangerously lustful evening at a motel room, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      beat. a play on words - based on the life and writings of Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation
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    This world premiere examines the life of Allen Ginsberg, one of this century's most controversial and beloved poets and the obscenity trial surrounding the publication of his . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Beautiful Red Dress
    The institution of commercialism, xenophobia, sexism, and big kids playing with guns falls on its face as a group of eccentric students violently revolts. Clown, dance, and drama . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 12, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    A BEAUTIFUL SCENE is a MONTHLY TALK/VARIETY SHOW that celebrates the best writers, comics, performance artists and musicians working and living in downtown Manhattans Lower . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 14, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    A BEAUTIFUL SCENE is a MONTHLY TALK/VARIETY SHOW that celebrates the best writers, comics, performance artists and musicians working and living in downtown Manhattans Lower . . . (more)

    Closed July 13, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    Comic and gal about town Girlbomb hosts this monthly salon of performance, music, written/spoken word, comedy, and audience participation. Think "The Dinah Shore Show" meets . . . (more)

    Closed June 21, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    Comic and gal about town Girlbomb hosts this monthly salon of performance, music, written/spoken word, comedy, and audience participation. Think "The Dinah Shore Show" meets . . . (more)

    Closed April 12, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    Comic and gal about town Girlbomb hosts this monthly salon of performance, music, written/spoken word, comedy, animation and audience participation. Think Playboy After . . . (more)

    Closed March 23, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    Comic and gal about town Girlbomb hosts this monthly salon of performance, music, written/spoken word, comedy, animation and audience participation. Think Playboy After . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Becky and Noelle: Investigating the Bucket
    "Bizarre . . . hilarious . . . I'm frightened"- Kurt Loder. This female comedy/music duo performs their original songs while morphing through such characters as saw-playing Praying . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The Becky Show
    One woman's true story of growing up "Trash." Using sardonic wit and family pictures, this comedic monologue explains the ins and outs of genuine North Carolina cotton-mill Trash . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Becoming Britney
    How does a pop sensation wind up bald and trapped in her own musical? A caustic (but loving) PG-13 fable that chronicles the rise, dip and salvation of a foolhardy celebrity . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 26, 2002

      Becoming Something: Canada Lee
    Canada Lee. Once a household name, Lee is now a forgotten footnote in the history of the McCarthy era. Based on actual events, this new play by award-winning playwright Mona Z. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 25, 2003

      Bed & Breakfast
    Two friends, one Irish, one Jewish — and their sisters — plan to open the most expensive Bed and Breakfast in New York City. To gain publicity for their venture, . . . (more)
    Sage Theatre Co.

    Closed Dec. 16, 2001

      Bed of Light
    Like Frederico Fellini, the theatrical puppet artist Jane Catherine Shaw finds her own dreams a fruitful source for new works. "Bed of Light," named for her own . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 27, 2008
    (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2008)

      Bedbugs!!!
    80's rock excess meets the Creature Feature. It's 2012 and Carly, an exterminator hell-bent on avenging her mother's freak death, has accidentally mutated New York City Bedbugs . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 7, 2003

      Bedroom Farce
    Bedroom Farce is a comic peek into the dysfunctional private lives and relationships of four couples set in three bedrooms. Trevor and Susannah's "problem relationship" . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Before the Fire
    London. 1666. A street urchin, a whore, a Lady, a Gypsy and a Puritan discover that their passions and fates are intertwined after the King imprisons them for acts of treason . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Befriending Beau
    A hilarious and heartbreaking tale of three teenagers struggle with drugs, sexual identity and parental neglect. . NOTE: THIS SHOW CONTAINS NUDITY, EXPLICIT DRUG USE AND SEXUAL . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The Beginning of Life
    The Andre Diniz company from Brazil combines movement, text, and music to create this one-man performance art drama experience. This adventure sets a boy out to find true love, . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 27, 2001

      The Beginning of the And
    Three one-act plays that aim to alter and challenge the audience's available stock of reality. Each play meddles with institutions and ideas that are usually merely accepted, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Behold, the Bowery!
    Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to Manhattan Island's famed Broken Nose Inn for an evening of music, dancing, sinning, dreaming and damning. Behold, the Bowery! Where plans are . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 4, 2001

      

      Beirut
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    A powerful drama set in the future, taking place on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A young man named Torch has been quarantined after testing positive for a nameless disease. . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Belly
    Belly is the story of Frannie, a woman who finds YOU in her living room. With her unique brand of quirky caring, Frannie takes new friends on a journey through memory with music, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The Belly Button Dream
    Fast-paced and bizarre, The Belly Button Dream is puppetry featuring people. The Alpha Mother tries to stick HIS tongue in Katie's belly button. A chorus of diabolical, dancing . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 3, 2001

      Berlin
    Follows Else Volker, the second-most famous star of Nazi cinema, as she seeks redemption in the bombed-out dreamscape of postwar Berlin. Having spent the glory days of the . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Berserker
    An hilariously unsettling look at America's obsessions — race, sex and violence — via the confessions of Nat Turner and Jeffrey Dahmer. This homoerotic stew of solo . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 25, 2001
    (The Random Festival)

      Best of the Fest (Random Arts Festival)
    A sampling of favorite moments from all six Random Festivals. A great introduction, a humorous memory of festivals past. (See details)

    Closed Feb. 19, 2002

      The Best of the Six Characters, Live
    The creators of the downtown cult hits Six Characters in Search of a Working Title and The Six Characters Cometh return to the stage with their best material and audience . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 11, 2010

      Better Lucky Than Smart
    Jonathan Kravetz' latest work is an inventive comedy full of double-crossing gangsters, dim-witted bureaucrats and extremely tidy monkeys. When his scheme to pass off old . . . (more)

    Closed April 1, 2003

      Between A and B: Scenes from our Apartment
    Welcome to 14th Street, between A and B in Manhattan's East Village. "Between A and B: Scenes from our Apartment" is a love story about relationships, as experienced by a . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 7, 2004

      Beyond Therapy
    A revival of the classic 1981 comedy by CHRISTOPHER DURANG ("Betty's Summer Vacation") about two mismatched singles who try to navigate a relationship despite the involvement of . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 8, 2002

      Beyond Therapy
    Christopher Durang's "Beyond Therapy" is a wacky comedy and a singular love story. As the playwright himself wrote in his "Laughing Wild": "You meet someone, sometimes they . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 23, 2002

      Big Bang
    A new cyberpunk cabaret adventure starring Bogie the Faggot and Johnny Symphonic. A giant asteroid is hurtling towards the Earth. Estimated time of arrival: 2019. What will . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 23, 2002

      Big Bang - Futuro Punkistic Cabaret
    Johnny Symphonic and punk idol Bogie the Faggot for a cyberpunk cabaret adventure set at the end of the world. Opening Acts: The Mercantillers, The Shaker Sisters , The Klez . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 20, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Big Beat/Back Flow
    Be the big beat! Reach across the fence through the stark landscape of dissonance and broken movement. Join the performers in creating a soundpainting that flows from the stage . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Big Girl, Little World
    Big Girl is having a normal day — faking a suicide, sabotaging her roommate's affairs, and channeling a dead "life coach" through her television set. Crazy meets crazier, . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 28, 2002

      Big Mike Big Show
    Poets, dancers, monologists, strippers, models, life models, nude women, transvestites. (See details)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Big Thick Rod
    Cricket's ready to hump the table leg. Her husband wants to improve her mind. Can they find satisfaction with a three-armed gardener, a busload of Japanese tourists, and . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed April 4, 2002

      Bill Bailey: Bewilderness
    Bill Bailey is, by all accounts, a comedic wildman. Renowned throughout the U.K. for his unique brand of comedy, he was honored last year with the prestigious British Comedy . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Billy Nijinsky
    Billy Nijinsky, fusionist theatre played out through highly charged movement, follows one night in the life of a man obsessed with the spirit of the legendary Russian dancer . . . (more)

    Closed May 9, 2009

      Binibon
    With text by science fiction author Jack Womack, directed by Bosnian expatriate Tea Alagic, BINIBON is centered on an infamous murder that occurred in 1981 at the Binibon, an . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Binoculars
    See Jack run. See Jack hide. See Jack lose his mind, sell his soul to the media, and take up duck hunting for the terrorist next door. Untimely Ripped presents a dark comedy . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 13, 2001
    (New Work / New World series)

      Bintou
    Bintou, a 13-year-old African immigrant in a European city, is the charismatic leader of a teenage gang. Her family resorts to a traditional rite of passage to control her . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Biography's Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Kurt Weill Songs
    A cabaret of song, dance and intellectual wrecking balls. The heavyweights of history (as determined by A&E's Biography) wander into Kurt Weill-land and find themselves lost in . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Birdland
    Birdland, written and directed by Joanne Hudon, produced by captiva arts and Sharon Fallon. "Our Town as if told by Edgar Allan Poe". (See details)

    Closed Sept. 16, 2008
    (The New York Clown Theatre Festival)

      The Birdman
    The Vanguard of Vaudeville with an ill-fitting suit, styling hair and fastidious humor will deliver a distinct genre of his very own. The Birdmann is from Australia and has . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The Birth Of Caf Society
    Coffee — the comforter of a broken heart? Or the spark to revenge and murder? In The Birth Of Caf Society, a lone woman declaims a crime of passion and invokes the turbulent and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Birth, Adoption, and Death of Dorothy Dutchess
    Simmons returns home and loses his job, his dog, his daughter, and his eyes. Could adopting the unwanted baby of trailer trash be the cure for his woes? Find out in this dark . . . (more)

    Closed March 2, 2003

      

      Bitter Bierce or, The Friction We Call Grief
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    In this new solo bio-drama, playwright Mac Wellman runs a fifty year jaunt across American History from the Civil War to the Gilded Age through the life of Ambrose Bierce, one of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The Bizarro Bologna Show
    Dan Piraro, creator of internationally syndicated newspaper cartoon, Bizarro, stars in a one-man show with puppets, songs, cartoons, stories, nouns, adjectives and more. Find out . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The Black Box
    From the Canadians that created Louis and Dave in a car and Zastrozzi, comes a soaring new play. In ancient Greece a man yearns for freedom from an island prison at the turn of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Black to My Roots
    A play about black hair? Yes, but hair as a metaphor for life. Told through tales of love and laughter, pride and pain and ultimately acceptance.Fringe First Award winner at . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 30, 2008

      Black Watch
    St. Ann’s Warehouse is partnering with the National Theatre of Scotland again to present a two-month return engagement of the play that Ben Brantley of the New York Times . . . (more)
    National Theatre of Scotland

    Closed April 6, 2003

      The Blacks: A Clown Show
    Classical Theater of Harlem (CTH) will continue their fourth season with a new production of Jean Genet's avant-garde classic. A white woman has been murdered. She's lying on . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 23, 2003

      The Blacks: A Clown Show
    Classical Theater of Harlem (CTH) will continue their fourth season with a new production of Jean Genet's avant-garde classic. A white woman has been murdered. She's lying on . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Blaggers
    Reservoir Dogs meets The Commitments. After careful planning, four friends from the inner city of Dublin decide to embark on a life of crime in order to realize their dreams. . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
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    One natural disaster strikes another! A refugee story whose politics and pathos you have read but never experienced through the eyes of Tennessee Williams' tragic heroine, the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 21, 2008

      

      Blasted
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    A middle-aged man, Ian, and young woman, Cate, enter a hotel room. As private and public violation collide, the world fragments around them. Acknowledged as the most provocative . . . (more)
    Soho Repertory Theatre

    Closed June 27, 2004

      Blind Ness: the Irresistible Light of Encounter
    A prismatic theater work exploring Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness," colonialism in the Belgian Congo and their reverberations into the present. Using text, movement, . . . (more)
    Ping Chong

    Closed Oct. 28, 2001

      Bloody Poetry
    Howard Brenton's play about the great 19th-century Romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley and their free-living, free-loving lifestyles that shocked the world around . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 8, 2008

      Blue Before Morning
    By Kate McGovern Directed by Gia Forakis At dawn, a New York cabbie picks up a teenage girl headed for the bus station. Before long, they’re driving to South Carolina, . . . (more)
    Terra Nova Collective

    Closed July 21, 2001
    (Ice Factory '01)

      Blue Eyes Black Hair
    From the novel by Marguerite Duras, "Blue Eyes Black Hair" builds a collage of shifting perspectives, creating a world riven with despair, desire, and binding obsession. (See details)

    Closed Sept. 22, 2001

      Bluebeard and Other Less Grisly Tales of Love
    Composed of four fairy tales. In the title piece based on many classic and obscure versions of the tale (popularized by Charles Perrault's "La Barbe Bleue"), a young . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 18, 2002

      Blunt Speaking
    Corin Redgrave (Tony-nominated for Not About Nightingales) is currently starring as Benedict Arnold in the Theatre for a New Audience production of The General from America, . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 9, 2002

      Blunt Speaking
    Corin Redgrave (Tony-nominated for Not About Nightingales) is currently starring as Benedict Arnold in the Theatre for a New Audience production of The General from America, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Blurring Shine
    Does Hip-Hop still provide opportunities, or has it paralyzed the black consciousness? Luther, an African-American heavy weight, determined to propagate pop culture calls upon . . . (more)

    Closed June 27, 2009

      Boatloads of Shame
    HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP PRESENTS BOATLOADS OF SHAME Written by Rick Blunt & Robert J. Gibbs Directed by Denis Henry Performed by Rick Blunt THREE NIGHTS . . . (more)
    Horse Trade Theater Group

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Bob Brown Puppets Carnival of the Animals
    A king-sized royally robed lion, a seven foot kangaroo magician, a dancing dinosaur skeleton, a school of flouresant fish, an ice skating swan, a cuckoo playing with a tom cat . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 23, 2002

      The Body Politic
    Eight related one-act pieces about our bodies and body image. Most of the characters are parts of different people's bodies or different parts of the same person's body. It is . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed July 14, 2002

      

      The Bomb
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    An experiment in theatrical critical mass, director Josh Fox has gathered a 35-member ensemble from six countries to create an epic play that explores the wide range of opinions . . . (more)

    Closed March 17, 2002

      

      The Bomb
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    An experiment in theatrical critical mass, director Josh Fox has gathered a 35-member ensemble from six countries to create an epic play that explores the wide range of opinions . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 28, 2008
    (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2008)

      Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale
    America’s most romantic gangsters outwit and outrun a relentless (yet always ladylike) J. Edgar Hoover to the delight of the poor and downtrodden, as their relationship changes . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The Boob Movie
    The Good-Feel Show Of The Summer!! It all starts with the devastatingly inspirational dare: "If you guys piss off a cop, get away from him in a high-speed chase, we'll show you . . . (more)

    Closed March 1, 2009

      The Book of Lambert
    The Book of Lambert depicts the lives of six lost souls hiding from society in the subterranean depths of an abandoned NYC subway tunnel. Their leader is Lambert, an . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Boom Boom takes Flight and Sees It All
    A midwesterner, a nazi landlord, a boy with the power to make himself invisible and an old man who could once fly but had his wings destroyed as a youngster, all conspire to . . . (more)

    Closed July 27, 2004

      Bootleg Islam
    In Bootleg Islam, comedy award nominated and critically acclaimed sketch comedian, Negin Farsad presents an unconventional perspective on her native and controversial . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 20, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Boots
    In violence Tiny is born, in vengeance saved, in remorse redeemed. Caught in the tribal warfare of generations there are two trails to tread — one of the nation, one of the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 14, 2003

      Booty Candy
    An irreverent series of ten short comic plays dealing with such topics as childhood sexual development, religious hypocrisy, color blind casting, gay sex, reparations for . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 21, 2002

      Boperetta
    A unique musical which tells its story without dialogue, instead using the language of scat! The result is original music, improvisation and laughter. (See details)
    Official site

    Closed Sept. 7, 2002

      Boperetta: A Scat Operetta
    A truly new thought for musical theatre, Boperetta combines Scat, Spontaneous Improvisation, and Laughter for an unforgettable Nite at the Bopera! (See details)

    Closed March 23, 2003

      Boro Tales: Brooklyn
    Boro Tales: Brooklyn was conceived by White Bird Productions as a way to explore contemporary issues in relation to the urban physical environment. It is the first in a series . . . (more)

    Closed March 24, 2002

      Borough Tales: Brooklyn
    What if little red riding hood was a nine-year-old girl who had to take the F train to her grandma's house? These tales are the first in a series of five theatre projects . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 22, 2002

      Boston Marriage
    David Mamet returns to The Public Theater with a new drawing-room comedy set in the early 1900s. BOSTON MARRIAGE is a linguistic sparring match- by turns acerbic and cutting, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Bound in a Nutshell
    Claudius oversees the facility where Hamlet is being held for a senseless murder. Security cameras watch his every move as Hamlet plots revenge against his father's assassins. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed April 21, 2002

      Bow Down
    You could not have lived through the attacks of September 11 without being changed by them, and without thinking "Who are we?", "Who feels that they have had to bow down to us?" . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Box
    Four Haitian refugees stow away aboard a commercial ocean liner seeking freedom by sealing themselves inside a large coffee container. During their voyage, the boat goes off . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Box
    In this modern fable, Prince Jack and his fool pilot a stolen taxi across a dark, enchanted landscape. An interactive, black comedy, BOX features a funky, live band and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Boy Who Would Be Asian
    A boy goes to a faraway land to learn how to cook an authentic Asian dish. He teams up with a dj who is searching for a magic mushroom. Friendship and addiction follow. (See details)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Brain Freeze
    A young man has a massive stroke. Being an actor/comedian he transforms this event and it's aftermath into a "fierce, funny, touching, and life affirming" one man show. With a . . . (more)

    Closed May 1, 2004

      Brando
    Having just returned from their honeymoon, a tense and sexually disastrous safari in Africa, Butler and Laurel find themselves the recipient of a strange wedding gift — a . . . (more)

    Closed March 16, 2003

      Bread & Circus 3099
    Jack Shamblin and Nicole Zaray have created an absurdist, ridiculous play that asks the question, "What will rebellion be in the Biological Age?" Their answer is a . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 20, 2001
    (New Work / New World series)

      The Bread of Winter
    When Libby is fired as housekeeper for a family with two young sons, she and the boys struggle to find love in a world where tenderness can be dangerous. By Victor . . . (more)

    Closed March 16, 2003

      Breathe Free
    Inspired by the personal experiences of its multi-national cast, it tells the story of three new New Yorkers who break the invisible barriers that keep neighbors from becoming . . . (more)
    Stone Soup Theatre Arts

    Closed Nov. 1, 2008

      Brew of the Dead
    By Patrick Storck Directed by Justin Plowman “It’s down to the five of us, but now we have a plan. And that plan involves beer.” Lovingly inspired by/ripped off . . . (more)
    Horse Trade Theater Group

    Closed Dec. 30, 2001

      Briah (Creation)
    "Briah" (creation) by Israeli playwright Yossefa Even-Shoshan deals with the subject of creation through the life-story of R. Shlomo Ibn-Gvirol, the greatest of the . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 16, 2002

      The Bridge in Scarsdale
    The Bridge in Scarsdale, a new play by Robert Remington Wood, concerns a painter who has been in a mental hospital for 25 years, her estranged husband, a renowned bridge . . . (more)

    Closed March 10, 2002

      

      Brilliant Traces
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    An absurdist comedy pitting a man and a woman who meet in the middle of nowhere in a cabin in Alaska, as a snowstorm rages outside. She is a distraught young woman who has fled . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 3, 2010

      A British Subject
    At the age of 18, Mirza Tahir Hussain, a British subject, arrived in Pakistan. 24 hours later a taxi driver was dead and Tahir was tried for his murder. Condemned to hang in the . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 25, 2001

      Broads
    Broads', the monthly women's performance series curated by Sharon Glassman and Elisa DeCarlo, kicks off its fall season on Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 pm with a line-up of . . . (more)

    Closed June 30, 2002
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      Broadway, Your Way!
    Cast members from the hit shows The Next Big Broadway Musical, UCB's Musical!, and Chicago City Limits come together for 4 Sundays in June to create musical comedy based on your . . . (more)

    Closed March 24, 2002

      

      Broken Boughs
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    By Clay McLeod Chapman, creator of the enormously popular downtown hit "Pumpkin Pie Show" and author of . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 31, 2009

      Broken Dog Legs
    Everyday, SHE meditates at the dog park to try to let go of her slowly deteriorating parents and dead brother. There, she meets her therapist in the wet tongue of a Black Lab/ . . . (more)

    Closed March 16, 2003

      

      Broken Morning
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    A poetic dialectic between the prison industry, the prisoners, their loved ones, and the society that made them that way. Taking place in a sewing factory at the Ellis One Unit . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Broken Things
    A prison of the mind, is how one parent described autism. Broken Things is a play about Adam, a young man who is autistic. Broken Things explores how autism traps Adam in a . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 6, 2002

      The Bronx Witch Project
    Comedian/performance artist Alba Sanchez makes her La MaMa debut with "The Bronx Witch Project," a journey from the Bodega to Bloomies with a succession of comic characters all . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 21, 2009

      The Brother/Sister Plays
    A trilogy of modern�"day stories of kinship, love, heartache and coming of age from Tarell Alvin McCraney, the winner of the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award and . . . (more)

    Opened Feb. 6, 2003

      The Brothers Karamazov, Part I
    A thrilling murder mystery and soap opera, and yet, a profound philosophical work. It tells the story of the perverse and debauched landowner and moneylender Fyodor . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 3, 2002

      

      Brutal Imagination
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    "Brutal Imagination" presents a unique perspective on the notorious Susan Smith case, in which a young mother insisted that an African-American man had kidnapped her . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 28, 2008
    (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2008)

      The Bubble: A Musical Dot-Comedy
    Welcome to Silicon Valley, circa 1991, a magical place packed with scooter parks, massage parlors, and “options” in something called…THE DOT COM. Nobody knows what it is . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 14, 2009

      The Buccaneer
    By Fight Director Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Sailor Man, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), The Buccaneer is a bilingual swashbuckling comedy that transports audiences to a time when . . . (more)

    Closed March 27, 2002

      Buckaroo Bindlestiff's Wild West Gender Bender Jamboree
    A theatrical tribute to a lost American treasure, the Wild West show. This Wild West Spectacle features an exceptional display of variety arts including death-defying stunts, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Buddy Cianci: the Musical
    Everybody loved Mayor "Buddy", except the FBI. The true story of Rhode Island's most popular politician, six times elected, twice convicted. A modern gangster musical about the . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 13, 2008

      

      Buffalo Gal
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    A.R. Gurney's comedy centers around Amanda, a once successful television personality whose star is now fading. Life imitates art as she returns to her hometown of Buffalo to star . . . (more)
    Primary Stages

    Opened Feb. 29, 2004

      Bug
    Amanda Plummer and Michael Shannon, who performed together in playwright Tracy Letts's 1st play Killer Joe, will once again share the stage in his dark, sci-fi thriller BUG, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 17, 2001

      Burnt Woman of Harvard
    By Kirk Wood Bromley. In this new psycho-sexual thriller by "the beloved bard of downtown theater" (New York Magazine), a deranged burn victim stalks a young Harvard . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Burt Reynolds' Amazing Napalm-Powered Oven and Other Paid Programming
    His customers are raving: "Breakfast in one second! I am so much more productive at the office!", "I've lost 35 pounds already! And now I only have to buy one pant leg!", "Screw . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 24, 2002

      Bury the Dead
    "BURY THE DEAD" is set in "the second year of the war that is to begin tomorrow night." A military burial, just like so many other military burials before it, is in progress. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 30, 2003

      

      Bush Are "Us"
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    "Unable to organize readings for his THE BUSH DYSLEXICON: OBSERVATIONS ON A NATIONAL DISORDER since 9/11, erudite NYU prof-propaganda weeder by day, charismatic indie news . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 17, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      But for the Grace...
    38.5 million Americans live with hunger. Not just the faceless homeless, but people from our daily lives: working men and women, children, elderly. Honest, touching, and . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 30, 2003

      Butt-Crack Bingo
    Downtown vulgarian playwright Jack Bump and director David Soul will team up again for an evening of what the Village Voice has generously called "happy ill-mannered sex farces." . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 21, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Bye Bye Bombay
    Bollywood and beyond! Join Gauri and her puppet guides as she dodges rickshaws, Russian dancers and lecherous directors. A foreigner lost in a maze of masala, will this sulky . . . (more)
    Official site



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