by Larry Bortniker and Sally Deering
Dr. Sex is a new musical about Dr. Alfred Kinsey, his wife, and their boyfriend. Set in the 1930s and 40s in Bloomington, Indiana, it explores the loving relationship between Dr. Kinsey, his wife, Clara, and their handsome boyfriend (and lab assistant) Wally Matthews. When Professor Kinsey, tired of cataloguing American gall wasps, discovers his life’s work in human sexual research, Bloomington becomes a hotbed of science ? and sex.
Peter Norton Space
555 W. 42nd St (A,C to 42nd St)
The Fallen 9/11
by Robert Marese
This revival of Robert Marese’s play deals with the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, through the experiences of an injured Manhattan attorney and a veteran New York City firefighter. Amidst the chaos of 9/11, the two men find each other and, together, find hope and salvation. All profits from the production will be donated to Let Us Do Good Children’s Foundation.
315 W. 47th St (A,C to 42nd St)
An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde
This revival of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband is directed by Robert Francis Perillo, revered instructor at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. Set in 1895 London, the play concerns a respected, irreproachable politician who is in danger of being exposed by a woman who has discovered scandal in his past.
American Theatre of Actors
314 West 54th Street C, or E to West 50th Street
by Kirsten Childs
This eagerly anticipated musical, set in Brazil, tells the tale of two young brothers living in the 1600s ? one black and one white, one a slave and the other free ? divided by race but united in their determination to find a new way to live. The young men leave their father’s plantation and encounter a variety of adventures, including pirates, runaway slaves, and Spanish noblemen. There’s even a chorus of singing dolphins. With music that ranges from brassy Brazilian, to contemporary pop, rhythm and blues, and soul, Miracle Brothers features traditional Brazilian instrumentation, as well as capoeira, the uniquely Brazilian fusion of dance and self-defense.
108 E. 15th St (4,5,6,N,R,W,L to 14th St-Union Square) 212-353-0303
by Bertolt Brecht
Mother Courage, a peddler living amidst the chaos of the Thirty Years War, strives to earn a wartime living while trying to keep the war’s destruction from devouring her children. The unfolding of Brecht’s classic tale, set in the 1600’s, reminds how little has changed among humankind in our own violent 21st century. This translation is by celebrated playwright/composer Marc Blitzstein, whose adaptation of the Brecht/Weill masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is world-renowned. Originally written for a 1958 production that fell through, Blitzstein’s version of Mother Courage has remained virtually undiscovered until now.
Bouwerie Lane Theater
330 Bowery (6 to Bleecker St)