Upcoming Shows: Chasing Andy Warhol, The Life, The Drag Seed, Two Jews Talking,The Acronym Plays, Citizen Wong, This Space Between Us . .

The Life – Encores NYC Center, directed/adapted by Billy Porter, reimages the Cy Coleman musical for a new generation March 16 thru 20. The story centers on Black and queer sex workers and hustlers in post-disco Times Square. Guest Music director James Sampliner; choreography AC Ciulla. The production stars Jelani Alladin, Alexandra Grey, Antwayn Hopper, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Erika Olson, Destan Owens and Ken Robinson. Tickets HERE

The new comedy This Space Between Usby Peter Gil-Sheridan (The Rafa Play), directed by Keen Artistic Director Silverstein begins Tuesday February 22nd continuing through April 2nd, with Opening Night set for Wednesday March 9th at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC. Featured in the cast will be Glynis Bell  (The Ferryman; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Perestroika); Alex Chester (Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas);  Joyce Cohen (Women Without Men, John Ferguson – Mint Theater); Ryan Garbayo (The Government Inspector, The School for Scandal); Tommy Heleringer (Invisible Dog); Anthony Ruiz (Implications of Cohabitation at Theatre Row).  

La MaMa presents Hell in a Handbag’s 20th Anniversary Production of THE DRAG SEED, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller film The Bad Seed. Written by Artistic Director David Cerda and directed by Cheryl Snodgrass performances scheduled are    March 31 – April 10.  Visit handbagproductions.org.

Bated Breath Theatre Company has released new photos of Chasing Andy Warhol, the upcoming immersive walking tour production that opens at Astor Place in the East Village.Previews for Chasing Andy Warhol commence on March 25, 2022, with an official opening night set for April 7. Tickets for Chasing Andy Warhol are $80.00 and can be purchased on www.chasingandywarhol.com

Deaf West Theatre (David Kurs, Artistic Director) is proud to partner with the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind (USDB) and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Sunshine 2.0 for the 2022 National Deaf High School Theatre Festival (NDHSTF), March 10 – 13, an educational theatrical competition for young Deaf actors across the United States. Please visit DeafWest.org/Festival.

The Acronym Plays celebrates selected winners of Urban Stages challenge held at the height of the pandemic. 175 playwrights submitted new plays using one or more acronyms in the body of their 10-minute script, or were inspired by an acronym that served as the springboard for their play. Of these scripts, 34 plays were chosen for publication. Six plays were selected for a live staged reading at Urban Stages (259 W. 30th St NYC) on March 5 @ 3:30 PM and March 6 @ 1 and 3:30 pm. FREE. Come join at Urban Stages – Reservations Encouraged HERE

Two Jews, Talking!  Written by Ed Weinberger (Creator and Writer of Mary Tyler Moore and Taxi) Starring Award-winning television veterans Hal Linden (Barney Miller) and Bernie Koppel (Love Boat) for 3 shows only April 7, 9, 10 at The Triad Theater for 3 shows only. It’s a side-splitting piece as the two characters take the audience on a rollicking romp through time! The two-act story brings Lou and Bud together in the Biblical past, and Phil and Marty together in contemporary Long Island. They philosophize about women, sex, food, the divine, and destiny in this tale of companionship and friendship. www.TriadNYC.com

Pan Asian Rep presents Citizen Wong (by Richard Chang) co-directed by Ernest Abuba and Chongren Fan, April 12 thru May 1 at A.R.T./New York Theatres, featuring Bonnie Black, Shing Chung, Scott Klavan, Nick Jordan, Malka Wallick and Tobias Wong. Official Opening April 17 at 2:30 pm www.panasianrep.org

Lead Photo: Cast of The Life – Encores!