LAST CHANCE: Prayer, Taking Over, Blasted, Catch 22, Black Watch, Poet and Patinkin

News   LAST CHANCE: Prayer, Taking Over, Blasted, Catch 22, Black Watch, Poet and Patinkin Off-Broadway bids farewell to a hip-hop theatre work, a Tony-winner in concert, a classic novel making its stage premiere, a controversial U.S. premiere and an acclaimed return engagement of a wartime theatrical experience.

What follows is Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they close.

Concluding Dec. 20

  • Catch 22 (Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre). John Lavelle stars as B-25 bombardier Yossarian in the Aquila Theatre Company's world-premiere stage adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic wartime novel. For tickets visit AquilaTheatre.
  • A Touch of the Poet (Off-Broadway at the 14th Street Theatre). Emmy winner Daniel J. Travanti and Ellen Crawford co-star in Eugene O'Neill's drama about an Irish-American innkeeper lost in the past who must ultimately confront his delusions. For tickets visit FriendlyFireNYC.

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    Concluding Dec. 21

  • Prayer for My Enemy (Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons). Bartlett Sherr directs Victoria Clark, Jonathan Groff, Skip Sudduth and Michele Pawk in Craig Lucas' drama about a dysfunctional family scarred by alcoholism, disease, loss and repressed emotions. For tickets visit PlaywrightsHorizons.
  • Taking Over (Off-Broadway at the Public Theater). Hip-hop theatre innovator Danny Hoch inhabits a wide spectrum of New Yorkers in his explosive work that focuses on the gentrification of New York City. For tickets, visit PublicTheater.
  • Blasted (Off-Broadway at Soho Rep). Marin Ireland, Reed Birney and Louis Cancelmi star in the extended U.S. premiere of late playwright Sarah Kane's provocative work where violence, destruction, redemption and love dangerously collide in a hotel room. For tickets visit SohoRep.
  • Black Watch (Off-Broadway at St. Ann's Warehouse). The National Theatre of Scotland returns with the critically acclaimed docudrama that incorporates military drills, song, video and historical sequences to reveal an up-close account of the Iraq war. For tickets visit ArtAtSt.Ann's.
  • Mandy Patinkin in Concert (Off-Broadway at the Public Theater). Tony Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin performs a trio of his concerts – Mamaloshen, Celebrating Sondheim and Dress Casual – in repertory at the Anspacher Theater. For tickets, visit PublicTheater.