Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents In the Southern Breeze (an auto biographical fever dream) by Mansa Ra, directed by Christopher D. Betts both live and streaming November 3 thru December 12.The play features Charles Browning, Biko Eisen-Martin, Travis Raeburn, Allan K. Washington and Victor Williams. www.rattlestick.org
Pulitzer Prize Finalist Lore Segal’s semi-autobiographical novel “Other People’s Houses” to be adapted for the state by Emily Feldman and Daniel Aukin www.otherpeopleshousesplay.com
RONNIE MARMO’s tour-de-force embodiment of the most controversial comedian of all time, the hit solo show I’M NOT A COMEDIAN… I’M LENNY BRUCE will play 2 performances only Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 8:00 PM at The Vogel/Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ. Written by and starring New Jersey native (Woodbridge) RONNIE MARMO and directed by Tony Award winner JOE MANTEGNA (star of TV’s CRIMINAL MINDS), the funny, powerful, provocative and moving portrait of the Legendary Lenny Bruce recently played to SRO audiences in Chicago, Off Broadway and Los Angeles among other cities. I’M NOT A COMEDIAN… I’M LENNY BRUCE is the very first theatrical production to play The Vogel. Tickets now on sale now http://www.lennybruceonstage.com
Nikki M. James, Joel Perez, Krysta Rodriguez in reading Against Women & Music produced by Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. The new absurdist musical featured book and lyrics by Kate Douglas and music and lyrics by Lucille Lortel-winner Grace McLean, with direction by Jaki Bradley, and music direction by Kris Kukul.
Conor Ryan and Courtney Reed will lead the previously announced national touring production of the Tony-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical as Christian and Satine. The tour launches on February 26, 2022 at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre before setting off on a multi-city tour across the country.
New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, presents And…We’re Back!, the first of four Mainstage Series performances in its 2021-22 season, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:00pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.
The program celebrates the return of live music to our city, while reflecting back on some of the songs that gave us strength during the pandemic. The evening’s playlist ranges from Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler to Antônio Jobim and Glen Hansard, and also includes music from Israel, Cuba, and Russia. NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier is the pianist and arranger. The concert additionally features tenor Paul Appleby, mezzo-soprano Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb, baritone Johnathan McCullough, and mezzo-soprano Maggie Reneé. All Mainstage Series shows will be filmed and edited into shortened digital programs, which will premiere after the live performance and remain online for four weeks. www.nyfos.org