Concluding April 27
Danny and Sylvia (Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre). Danny and Silvia, according to press notes, "features many of Danny [Kaye]'s hit songs that are seamlessly woven into the story of Danny's rise from an improvisational comic to an international film star under the guidance of Sylvia Fine who served as mentor, manager and wife." Visit DannyAndSylvia.
Concluding April 28
Now. Here. This. (Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre). Now. Here. This., from the creators of [title of show], "explores birds, bees, reptiles, early man, ancient civilizations, and outer space. Also, loneliness, friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living and dying. And middle school. And dinosaurs. The piece explores what goes down in the space between the past and the future, and how the universe conspires to bring people together." Visit Vineyard.
The Morini Strad (Off-Broadway at Primary Stages, 59E59 Theater A). The Morini Strad, Willy Holtzman's drama about late violinist Erica Morini, stars Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil, Michael Laurence and violinist Hanah Stuart. According to Primary Stages, "Inspired by the true New York story of concert violinist Erica Morini and her legendary Stradivarius violin, The Morini Strad is a delicate duet between Erica, a difficult former child prodigy, and Brian, a stubbornly independent violin maker she hires to restore and then sell her beloved Strad. As Brian makes the arrangements, the question of what will become of the priceless instrument threatens to destroy their unexpected friendship. Through classical music and fiery confrontations, Brian and Erica must face the choices they’ve made about their music and their lives." Visit PrimaryStages. Concluding April 29
The Big Meal (Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons/ Peter Jay Sharp Theater). Here's how Playwrights Horizons bills The Big Meal, which was previously seen in Chicago: "Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole meet. And sparks fly, setting in motion an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly 80 years in a single sitting, The Big Meal tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family." Visit PlaywrightsHorizons.
Regrets (Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I). The world-premiere production of British playwright Matt Charman's Regrets, about men biding their time — and bickering and bonding — at a Nevada ranch while waiting for quick divorces in the 1950s, features Alexis Bledel ("Gilmore Girls"), Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt), Curt Bouril ("Boardwalk Empire"), Ansel Elgort, Brian Hutchison (Looped), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Orphan's Home Cycle) and Richard Topol (The Normal Heart). The show touches on race, gender roles, marriage, loyalty and love. Visit MTC.