Concluding March 17
Wit (Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). Tony winner Cynthia Nixon stars as Vivian Bearing, who is diagnosed with late-stage cancer, in the Broadway debut of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Wit, according to Manhattan Theatre Club, "follows a brilliant and exacting poetry professor (Nixon) as she undergoes experimental treatment for cancer. A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research." Visit MTC.
Concluding March 18
Galileo (Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company). Classic Stage Company's new production of Bertolt Brecht's Galileo stars Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham as the persecuted scientist. According to CSC, "Galileo explores the question of a scientist's social and ethical responsibility, as the brilliant scientist Galileo must choose between his life and his life's work when confronted with the Inquisition." Visit ClassicStage.
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (Off-Broadway at the Public Theater/Martinson Hall). Mike Daisey's acclaimed Steve Jobs monologue returned to the Public for an encore engagement Jan. 31. Here's how the Public describes the work: "Mike Daisey turns his razor-sharp wit to America's most mysterious technology icon in this hilarious and harrowing tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design. He illuminates how the CEO of Apple and his obsessions shape our lives, while sharing stories of his own travels to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make iPhones and iPods. Daisey's dangerous journey shines a light on our love affair with our devices and the human cost of creating them." Visit PublicTheater. The Total Bent (Off-Broadway at the Public Theater). The Total Bent is described as a "musical about a black gospel prodigy from down South and a white music producer from South London who meet in a recording studio just south of the Twilight Zone, as they both desperately seek their own versions of transcendence, salvation, and a hit record. Divine inspiration, fantastical visions, and one legendary music-producer father frame this electrifying new musical about the complicated space between the sacred and the profane." Visit PublicTheater.