Scar Tissue a New Play – Ronald ‘Smokey’ Stevens – Under the Radar Festival – The Big Apple Circus

Ronald “Smokey” Stevens earned a place on Broadway thanks to raw talent and his wits, becoming a prominent musical comedy performer in such productions as “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” “Inacent Black,” “Dreamgirls,” his own musical, “Rollin’ on the T.O.B.A.,” and tours of “One Mo’ Time” and “Ain’t Misbehavin.” His films include “The Wiz”, “The Cotton Club” and “Times Square.” He’s danced with such greats as tap master Charles “Honi” Coles, Lucille Ball, Cab Calloway and Gregory Hines. He now tells his own story January 6 to 23 at Theater For the New City.

The world premiere of Scar Tissue, a bold new play by Victoria Fragnito, makes her NYC playwrighting debut. Featuring direction by Jenn Susi and music by Kristin SgarroScar Tissue is set to premiere on the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street) with performances beginning Thursday, January 13, and set to run through Sunday, January 30, 2022. Tickets   For more information visit

The Public Theater Under the Radar Festival – January 12 – 30, 2022 – This innovative festival of The Public’s winter season returns to in-person performances with artists from across the U.S. and around the world and will offer views into the future, revisited masterworks from the past, music with a twist, and stories that are immediate yet timeless.  Click here for info.

The Big Apple Circus: Making the Impossible Possible thru January 30, 2022, returns to Lincoln Center putting a modern twist on a beloved classic. This all-new production is helmed by Guinness world record holder and daredevil Nik Wallenda and his famous family of high-wire walkers.  Click here for tickets.