Theater and Cabaret
Creators of the Boy Band Project will return to 54 Below with the premiere of The Girl Band Project – the ultimate girl power experienced, on January 26 @ 7 pm featuring Hayley Podschun, Natalie Gallo, Michelle West (w/special appearance by The Boy Band Project). www.54Below.com
NYC’s favorite monthly fill-in-the-blanks comedy (Villain: DeBlanks) will be back to The Green Room 42 at 7pm, Wednesday, December 14, with the legendary two-time Tony- and two-time Emmy-winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, The Good Fight, Jumanji ), Tony-nominee, chanteuse, and author of The Little Black Book of Backstage Etiquette Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Chicago), the magnificent, always-in-demand Broadway powerhouse Julia Murney (Wild Party, Wicked), perpetually hustling actor, director, author and filmmaker Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting), the insanely funny man who is literally everywhere right now: Jeff Hiller (HBO’s Somebody Somewhere, American Horror Story: NYC), and Broadway’s hilariously brilliant – and brilliantly versatile – Tally Sessions (Company, Falsettos). www.theGreenRoom42.com
Following Award-winning engagements at the 2022 Edinburgh, Hollywood and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Afghanistan Is Not Funny, written and performed by Henry Naylor, bows Off-Broadway at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). A featured production in this year’s Fringe Encore Series, Afghanistan Is Not Funny is directed by Darren Lee Cole and Martha Lott, and will play eight performances only: Dec. 1, 2, 4, 7 and 9 at 7PM; Dec. 3 and 10 at 5PM; and Dec. 11 at 9PM. Tickets/Info SoHoPlayhouse.com
Deaf West Community – Sixty-three percent of Deaf consumers say Hollywood perpetuates negative stereotypes about the Deaf community and 82% believe the entertainment industry needs to offer more career support for Deaf Professionals according to a first-of-its kind study released today by National Research Group (NRG) – a leading global insights and strategy firm at the intersection of entertainment, technology, content, and sports – in partnership with Deaf West Theatre.
NRG and Deaf West Theatre’s unprecedented global study, which features expert interviews and testimonials from notable Deaf creatives, examines representation, consumption and access barriers experienced by the Deaf community across the entertainment industry. For the full report, which covers the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia, please visit the following page on NRG’s website — Spotlight On: Deaf Representation.
Shucked will play Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) this spring with preview performances beginning Wednesday, March 8, 2023 for a Tuesday, April 4, 2023 opening night. “jokes rigorously tested . . . corn 100% homegrown”. www.shuckedmusical.com
Tickets to Shucked, the new original musical comedy with book by Tony Award winner Robert Horn and score by the Nashville songwriting team of Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, are now on sale to the general public via www.shuckedmusical.com and www.ticketmaster.com.
Vineyard Theatre and Second Stage Theater have announced that tickets for the World Premiere of Michael R. Jackson’s new musical, WHITE GIRL IN DANGER, willbe available at 2ST.com. Vineyard Theatre and Second Stage Theater both offering generous loyalty programs with early access and the best seats at the best prices to their full seasons. More information at VineyardTheatre.org and 2ST.com.
A co-production between the two theater companies, WHITE GIRL IN DANGER will begin previews on March 15, 2023 and will officially open on April 10, 2023 at Second Stage’s Off-Broadway home, the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). The limited 8-week run will play through Sunday, May 21, 2023.