WPTheater – Weightless *. MCC Theater – Only Gold * Dixon Place – The Village ( A Disco Musical) * Roundabout Theatre Concert Reading – Pirates of Penzance * A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical * Repertorio Espanol – 2022/23 Season

WP Theater’s off-Broadway stage premiere of Weightless, featuring the propulsive and intimate musical storytelling of Bay Area indie rock band The Kilbanes – married songwriting and performing duo Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses.  Directed by Tamilla Woodward (Assoc. Hadestown; Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre) and choreographed by nicHi Douglas (Assoc. Girl From The North Country)Weightless will play a limited engagement from September 17 – October 16, 2022 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway). Opening Night will take place on September 29, 2022.

Sisterhood. Love. Vengeance. Flight. Inspired by a tale from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Weightless tells the story of two deeply devoted sisters, Procne and Philomela. Separated by circumstance, they must travel across worlds—facing devastating sacrifice and divine intervention—in order to reunite.  www.WPTheater.org

From the imagination of Tony Award-winning Hamilton choreographer ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER, featuring music by British pop sensation KATE NASH and a book co-written by TED MALAWER, comes an electrifying theatrical dance musical Only Gold. Limited run Oct 5 thru Nov 27.Stirred by the seductive air of Paris, a princess, a queen, and a clockmaker’s wife rebel against tradition as the men in their lives chase dreams they abandoned in their youth. Is it possible to truly follow your heart? And what must you sacrifice along the way? www.MCCTheater.org

The Village, A Disco Musical

Dixon Place will present The Village, A Disco Musical! for a limited run engagement from October 6 – 15, 2022.  A meta musical comedy filled with high jinx, low kinks, and go-go boys, the show features a cast of ten diverse actors and dancers. The Village is written by Burns (David’s Friend, Unitard) and directed by Adam Pivirotto (Shondaland), with choreography by Robin Carrigan (Trick).  Set in New York City in 1979, The Village is loosely based on Our Town (if Thornton Wilder had lived on Christopher Street). A colorful collage of characters drink, drug, dream, and dish about love, life, death and taxis, and, of course, break out into disco dance numbers.  The show is a valentine to fashion, fantasy, fun, New York City and Donna Summer. www.DixonPlace.org

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces a special Benefit Concert Reading on Mon. Oct. 17 @ 7:30 at the American Airlines Theatre of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle. The performance will star Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce as “Major General,” Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo as “Pirate King,” Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper as “Ruth,” Colton Ryan as “Frederic,” and Samantha Williams as “Mabel.” Other cast members include Eddie Cooper, Cicily Daniels, Jōvan Dansberry, Alex Dorf, Rick Faugno, Leslie Donna Flesner, Curtis Holland, Madison McBride, Ryan Worsing with remaining cast to be announced soon. www.roundabouttheatre.org/pirates

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, directed by Michael Mayer, will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at the Broadhurst Theatre.  The cast is led by Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson as Neil Diamond – Then. Swenson starred in A Beautiful Noise’s world premiere this summer at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre and his performance was universally hailed by critics. Don Aucoin of The Boston Globe said, “Swenson’s electric, sparkling performance nearly blows the roof off! His blend of magnetism, virtuosity, and dynamism blasts full throttle through Neil Diamond’s hits,

Swenson will be joined at the Broadhurst by his costars from the Boston run Tony Award nominee Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond – Now, who Joyce Kulhawik called, “stunning,” Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder as Marcia, who Jacquinn Sinclair of WBUR said is “an absolute force who brings down the house,” and Linda Powell as Doctor who was hailed by Leah Klein of Boston Living as “wonderful.” They will be joined by Jessie Fisher as Jaye PosnerMichael McCormick as Fred Colby, Tommy O’RourkeTom Alan Robbins as Bert Berns, Kieve Diamond; and Bri Sudia as Ellie Greenwich, Rose Diamond. Will Swenson will play a schedule of seven performances per week with Nick Fradiani playing Neil Diamond – Then during the Wednesday evening performances. www.abeautifulnoisethemusical.com

Repertorio Espanol is proud to announce its 55th 2022-2023 Season. This season includes two exciting new productions in addition to nine more that remain part of the rotating repertory. Together they reflect the company’s dedication to presenting the best of Latinx theater. Thanks to the support of The Miranda Family, the company will continue to host its annual VOCES LATINX National Playwriting Competition. In addition, the education program ¡DIGNIDAD! is projected to serve over 18,000 students this year.    

LA GOLONDRINA (The Swallow), Directed by Ismanuel Rodríguez
Starring Zulema Clares and Rafa Sánchez, Premieres January 21, 2023
MALAS MAÑAS (Bad Manners)
Winning play of The Miranda Family ‘Voces Latinx’ 2020 National Playwriting Competition, Directed by Jorge Rodulfo, Premieres April 21, 2023

EVA LUNA By Caridad Svich, Directed by Estefanía Fadul
*All productions in Spanish and presented with English translation except for Saulo Garcia’s comedites.    www.repertorio.nyc.com   212.225.9999

Playing On the Hour, Every Hour, 24 Hours a Day, Presented by NYU SkirballTextplay, by Archer Eland, is the world premiere of a virtual play with the dialog appearing as an exchange of text messages that can only viewed on mobile and desktop devices. It runs on the hour, every hour, 24-hour a day, September 20 – December 3, and can be watched from anywhere in the world. In this witty and surprisingly touching production, realized by Naomi Davis, the great playwrights Tom Stoppard and Samuel Beckett find themselves trapped in some inescapable other universe, only able to communicate via text message. Together they try to make sense of their lives and legacies, grappling with (and occasionally triumphing in) a medium that has consumed us all. Tickets: HERE    

Featured Image: Will Swenson (A Beautiful Noise – photo Emilio Madrid)