Want to go explore the local New York theater scene this week? Check out some of these offerings throughout the city.
Monday – July 23, 7:00 PM
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Back on Broadway for a special limited summer engagement. Fela! tells the story of groundbreaking African composer, performer, activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti through his music and words. Conceived by Spring Awakening choreographer Bill T. Jones, don’t miss this one of a kind theatrical experience.
Tuesday – July 24, 5:00 and 9:00 PM
PTC Performance Space
555 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
This new musical debuting at the New York Musical Theater Festival tells the story of two friends who discover an elixer that will grant them immortality, but soon their friendship turns to rivalry as they fall in love with the same woman. The New York Musical Theater Festival is the birthplace of musicals such as [title of show], Altar Boyz, and Gutenberg: The Musical!
Wednesday – July 25, 8:00 PM
NEWSADOOZIES: A Man-Eating Musical
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Chelsea
307 W 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Drawing its inspiration from Newsies, this musical parody set in 1800’s New York juxtaposes the typical musical plot of finding love with the boys trying to overcome and overthrow an ancient cannibalistic sex cult.
Thursday – July 26, 7:00 PM
Aaron Davis Hall
City College of New York campus
(between 133rd and 135th Streets)
New York, NY 10031
A new intrepretation of the Cy Colman, Dorothy Fields, and Neil Simon classic about a taxi dancer Charity and her misguided quest to find love and her place in the world. Viewed through the lens of Latino’s changing role in society, this production breathes new life into this musical theater classic.
Friday – July 27, 7:00 PM
GR8 in 98
The Duplex Cabaret Theater
61 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
In this one woman cabaret, Nicki Gallo explores growing up at the tail end of the 90s. GR8 in ’98 recounts all those wonderful and sometimes not-so-wonderful moments of being a teenager in the late 90s.
Saturday – July 28, 3:00 PM
Peter Pan: In the Big Apple
Joria Mainstage Theatre
260 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Presented by The Identity Theater Company, a theater group composed of differently abled theater artists to exploring the human condition. This modern musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s story of the boy who never grew up is perfect for a family outing at the theater.