The Elephant In The Room: A solo musical written and performed by Melanie Greenberg, debuting at the world’s largest solo theatre festival: The tale of a nice Jewish girl who goes on a psychedelic odyssey through Pentecostal churches, psych wards, the Ivy and 12-step meetings, finally bringing her closer to God, herself and a resolution of intergenerational trauma. But funny! And with musical homage to Broadway Musical Theatre! Musical Director Bill Zeffiro – Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St) 10/29 at 9:30pm, 11/3 at 7:30pm,11/06 at 9:30pm and 11/07 at 3pm
LYNN NEEDLE, former Nikolais Dance Theatre soloist, will appear on the United Solo Festival in her ‘SIX SOLOS – LEGEND, MYTH AND NATURE,” a one hour, six solo, presentation that features works by seminal choreographers Alwin Nikolais (1953) and Claudia Gitelman (1978), along with dances by Ms. Needle that exemplify the German school of modern dance and its evolution. October 28, 7:30 pm Theatre Row on West 42nd Street.
Building upon Play On Shakespeare’s mission to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare’s plays in performance, Play On Podcasts bring timeless tales directly to modern audiences. Following the success of Macbeth, Pericles, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the series – presented by Next Chapter Podcasts in partnership with Play On Shakespeare – continues with the release of Sean San José’s Coriolanus. The cast is comprised entirely of non-binary and women-identifying actors. View the full cast and crew for Coriolanus here. More info at ncpodcasts.com. More info at playonshakespeare.org.
Right Angle Entertainment announced complete casting for the off-Broadway return of Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody, a holiday season sendup of the iconic romantic comedy and Christmas movie Love Actually. The musical is written by Bob and Tobly McSmith, creators of the smash hits The Office! A Musical Parody and Friends! The Musical Parody, with music and orchestration by Basil Winterbottom. Performances begin in New York City on Wednesday, November 24 in the Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway), with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, November 30. The limited engagement is set to run through Sunday, January 2, 2022. features Kayla Catan (Keira Knightley and others), Isaiah Hein (Liam Neeson and others), James Parks (Colin Firth and others), Eric Peters (Hugh Grant and others), Joyah Spangler (Emma Thompson and others), Tony Tillman (Peter and others), Thanos Skouteris (Swing), and Amber Wright (Swing). Visit www.LoveActuallyParody.com.
BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Sarah Bellin, Managing Director)will release the first three episodes of BEDLAM: THE SERIES, an episodic Shakespearean TV Series, on November 1, 2021 for purchase on BEDLAM TV. Written by Eric Tucker & Musa Gurnis and directed by Eric Tucker, “BEDLAM: The Series” twists Shakespearean characters and plots we know and love – King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice – into a new story of love, deceit, betrayal, and revenge. More The Sopranos than doublet and hose, in “BEDLAM: THE SERIES” you’ll find family drama, organized crime, and romantic comedy stewed together and told in Shakespeare’s own delicious words. This first mini season enters you into this fractious, delightful world where everything may not be exactly as it seems – but it is BEDLAM.
The Dublin-born, New York-based international violin soloist, Gregory Harrington — known for his bold combinations of genres from classical to jazz and pop – kicks off the New York Irish Center’s new concert series “Ireland Live… From New York,” on Wednesday November 10, at 7pm. The series will feature notable musical artists from different corners of the Irish diaspora. Tickets at www.newyorkirishcenter.org
Lackawanna Blues extends thru November 12 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
New Bollywood musical Come Fall in Love — The DDLJ Musical, is based on the film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.” The musical is slated to make its world premiere at San Francisco’s Old Globe Theatre in September 2022, before a Broadway run during the 2022-2023 season.Direction is by Aditya Chopra, chairman of Yash Raj Films. The new musical will feature choreography by Rob Ashford, a book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and music composed by Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The creative team will include set design by Derek McLane and music supervision by Bill Sherman.
Ryan J. Haddad has been named the recipient of Vineyard Theatre’s 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Haddad will be presented with the award November 12.