The Very Best of NYC Theater

Broadway, Off-Broadway and much more!

Kinky Boots continues to reign supreme on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The show follows protagonist Charlie Price, whose recently inherited shoe factory is changed forever by a sassy drag performer named Lola. Best of all, it features the amazing, Tony-winning original score by Cyndi Lauper.

Every year, the esteemed terraNOVA Collective presents the Groundworks New Play Series, staged readings of work developed through their Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. Ballast, written by Georgette Kelly, tells the story of Zoe and her transitioning spouse Grace, who dreams of standing in a pulpit and finding a religious community that accepts her transition from male to female. Check it out on Apr 11 at 59E59 Theaters.

For a theatre experience that’s really something different, check out Macbeth: The Unisex Me Here Project, produced by the Access Theater Gallery. This unique performance of Macbeth presented by Manhattan’s All-Female Shakespeare Company is a fast-paced, high-flying take on the legendary play, where the gender of the actors playing each character is up-in-the-air! Hurry before it closes on Apr 19.

Undoubtedly, we all loved Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall and John Cameron Mitchell in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theater. Since mid-January, their successor, John Cameron Mitchell—who also co-wrote it!—has taken over the lead role. He’s performing until Apr 26, after which time Darren Criss takes over, so get thee to this smash-hit musical comedy about a fictional glam rock band fronted by an East German transgender singer.

Who doesn’t love an offbeat theater festival? The 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival is here…at HERE, so don’t miss out. Founded in 2001, this festival strives to build a fresh repertoire of stories that echo the true spirit of urban life while speaking to a whole new generation. You can see it from May 13 thru May 30.

The Broadway 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), is still going strong and 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 Sep 6.

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