To see one of the most exciting original musicals with the word “lesbian” in the title, head to Dixon Place! With only seven performances in its limited run, you won't want to miss your chance to see War Lesbian, a musical about womanhood that floods the stage with impossible probabilities, ridiculous heartbreak, and a surgically precise amount of absurdity. Featuring the super-talented Erin Markey and written by Kristine Haruna Lee, this show premiered Dec 5 and runs only thru Dec 20. Visit dixonplace.org for all dates and times.
We always look forward to the Under The Radar Festival at the Public Theater. For the past 11 years, this dynamic festival within a festival has developed into a real highlight of the NYC theater season, providing a high-visibility platform for a diverse group of artists who are redefining the genre. This year Under the Radar runs from Jan 7 thru Jan 18. Check publictheater.org for a full list of times and performances.
Catch Broadway’s record-breaking smash hit, Motown the Musical, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre before it closes on Jan 18. It’s “the true story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and took the world by storm.” Starring Josh Tower as Berry Gordy and Krystal Joy Brown as Diana Ross, this thrilling Broadway production is Motown’s incredible history brought brilliantly to the stage. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
Broadway’s smash hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, written by Simon Stephens (based on Mark Haddon’s 2003 young adult novel), should be on your list of must-sees. The play tells the story of Christopher, a 15-year-old boy genius falsely accused of killing his neighbor’s dog. As he tries to clear his name, he makes an earth-shattering discovery and sets out on a life-altering journey. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now at the Barrymore Theater with performances thru Apr 26.
One of the most exciting musical tributes to come along in a while is the unusual Lennon: Through a Glass Onion at Union Square Theatre. But you’d better hurry; it’s a limited engagement ending Jan 11. John R. Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta perform using part spoken word, part concert (“and all heart”) to celebrate the songs and spirit of legendary songwriter/musician and ex-Beatle, John Lennon.
Undoubtedly, we all loved Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theater, but his successor, the brilliant Michael C. Hall, has been killing it! He’s performing until Jan 18, so get thee to this smash-hit musical comedy about a fictional glam rock band fronted by an East German transgender singer.
He’s just a Poe boy, nobody loves him! But Goths will rejoice in Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, a “beautiful and bizarre, playful and perverse” musical production that tells the life story of the tormented and brilliantly imaginative 19th century poet, author of “The Raven”. It opens Jan 19, and hopefully will stick around for a few months.