Karen Oberlin will be stirring up some magic with songs and stories about the Life and Lyrics of Lorenz Hart Monday, October 25 @ 7pm at Birdland with John Di Martino, piano – Steve Doyle, bass – Ray Marchica, drums with Arrangements by Tedd Firth.
MAC and Broadway World nominee Dorian Woodruff brings his life as a musician and backing vocalist to the Pangea stage for performances in “Studio Musician: The Music of Manilow” on November 5 and 12 at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Lina Koutrakos. Musical direction and accompaniment by Gregory Toroian. Pangea 178 2nd Avenue, NY
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC),home of Sleep No More, announces its most enchanted experience, Speakeasy Magick, is adding an additional night by popular demand. Performances will now be offered three nights a week, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays starting October 16. Full tables and individual tickets are on sale through November 2021. Produced by Emursive, Speakeasy Magickfeatures a combination of parlor magic with up-close-and-personal prestidigitation by the city’s top magical talents. Hosted by Todd Robbins (Monday Night Magic, Play Dead). Featured performers include Alex Boyce (How to Transcend a Happy Marriage), Jason Suran (The Other Side), Mark Calabrese (Penn & Teller: Fool Us), Matthew Holtzclaw (Penn & Teller: Fool Us), Prakash Puru (celebrity favorite), Rachel Wax (A Taste of Magic), and more. www.mckittrickhotel.com
Trevor: The Musical, with book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, directed by Marc Bruni, begins performances Monday, October 25, 2021, and opens Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Stage 42 (442 West 42nd Street, near 9th Avenue). The 19-member company of Trevor: The Musical will also feature Mark Aguirre, Aaron Alcaraz, Ava Briglia, Sammy Dell, Tyler Joseph Gay, Ellie Kim, Colin Konstanty, Brigg Liberman, Diego Lucano, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Isabel A. Medina, Echo Deva Picone, Brandi Porter, Dan Rosales, Aryan Simhadri, Yasmeen Sulieman, Sally Wilfert, and Jarrod Zimmerman. Trevor: The Musical is about a charming 13-year-old force of nature with a vivid imagination. As he deals with becoming a teenager, Trevor struggles to navigate his own identity and determine how he fits in a challenging world. www.trevorthemusical.com
“The Dark Outside” by Bernard Kops (now 95 and one of Europe’s best known and most admired playwrights), is a birthday celebration for a one-armed East London tailor, who is in a life crisis, brings home his three grown children. All are facing traumatic changes. It falls to his wife–the family matriarch and unfailing strength–to hold the clan together. Songs and poetic outbursts are inspired because plain speech is insufficient for the family’s powerful feelings. This piece is the latest work for the stage by one of England’s greatest contemporary playwrights and is thematically similar to his most recent works of poetry. Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Ave., will present its world premiere November 6 to 28, starring Austin Pendleton as the tailor and New York actress Katharine Cullison, for whom the part was written, as his wife. Jack F. Serio directs. www.theaterforthenewcity.net, Show’s website: https://www.thedarkoutsidenyc.com
American Buffalo, starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss will open on Broadway this spring. The David Mamet play, directed by Neil Pepe, was originally scheduled to open on Broadway in April 2020. The production plans to open at the Circle in the Square Theatre on April 14, 2022. Previews for the 16-week engagement are scheduled to begin March 22, 2022.
Repertorio Español announces the winners of The 2021 Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwriting Competition, an initiative to develop and promote Latinx plays that resonate with and accurately depict the Latinx experience. The competition is inclusive of all playwrights who are at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. FROM THE FOUNTAIN by Joel Pérez for first place, in the second edition of the competition. The playwright will receive a cash award of $3,000.