La Cage Aux Folles
Revival of La Cage Aux Folles, based on the popular French film and play.
$25-$100. Tue 7pm; Wed, Sat 2 and 8pm; Sun 3pm. 1535 Broadway 212-307-4100 www.ticketmaster.com
A writer finally hits the big time after years of hard work with a best-selling novel primed for Hollywood adaptation.
$26 — $79. Closes Mar 20; Tue-Sat 8pm; Sat & Sun 2pm, Sun 7pm. 261 W 47th St 212-239-6200
Gem of the Ocean
Walter Kerr Theater
The ninth of August Wilson’s series of ten plays exploring the lives of African-Americans in 20th century America, by decade, is set in 1904, when slavery was still a distant memory. Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad plays matriarch Aunt Esther, who sets drifter Citizen Barlow off on a spiritual journey to find a city in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Kenny Leon directs this continuation of the play cycle.
219 W 48th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave (1,9 to 50th St) 212-239-6200
Eugene O’Neill Theatre
Musical featuring the songs and stories of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys — because of course, as a society we can’t get enough California teenage life .
$66 — $101. Mon — Sat 8pm; Wed & Sat 2pm. 230 W 49th St 212-239-6200
Pieces of Ass
Original monologues exploring the perks and privileges, problems and pressures of being a woman in a man’s world.
Tue-Thu, Sun $50; Fri, Sat $60. Tue-Sat 8pm; Sun 3 and 7pm. 340 W 50th St
The Belt Theatre
Forties-style pulp fiction whodunnit.
$20 includes free drink. Wed, Jan 19-Mar 9 at 8pm. 336 W 37th St 212-868-4444
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Based on the 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine.
$41.25 — $101.25. Previews: Jan 31 — Mar 2. Opens: Mar 3; Mon — Sat 8pm; Wed & Sat 2pm. (starting Mar 7: Tue 7pm, Wed — Sat 8pm; Wed & Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm) 249 W 45th St 212-239-6200
John Golden Theatre
Set on a fictional NYC street, where singing puppets and plain old humans struggle to find their purpose in the world.
$21.25 — $96.25. Tue — Sat 8pm; Sat & Sun 2pm, Sun 7pm. 252 W 45th St
Legend of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail — as told by Monty Python.
$66.25 — $101.25. Previews: Feb 14 — Mar 16. Opens: Mar 17; Mon — Sat 8pm; Wed & Sat 2pm. 225 W 44th St 212-239-6200
This revival of David Rabe’s brutal, cocaine fueled tour-de-force on that decade of decadence, the 1980s, is set in the Hollywood hills. Filled with sexual intrigue and psychological sparring and backstabbing, it explores the lives of four men caught in love/hate spirals with the women in their lives. This staging, with a revised script by Rabe, sports a cast that includes Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, and Wallace Shawn.
$51.25. Closes: Mar 5; Mon — Sat 8pm, Sat 2pm.410 W 42nd St 212-279-4200
A Cockwork Orange
59 East 59 Theatere
Alex and his viscious teenage gang revel in horrific violence, and Alex also revels in the music of Beethoven. When a drug-fuelled night of fun ends in murder, Alex is finally busted and banged up. His is given a choice: be brainwashed into good citizenship and set free, or face a lifetime inside.
$25; Closes: Feb 27; Tue-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. 59 East 59th St, between Park and Madison Aves 212-279-4200
Brooks Atkinson theatre
This play follows the career of Willy Brandt, the first left-of-center chancellor in West Germany in 40 years.
Tue — Sat 8pm; Wed & Sat 2pm; Sun 3pm. 256 W 47th St 212-307-4100