Concluding Aug. 8:
Judith: A Parting From the Body (Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2) The Potomac Theatre Project's production of Howard Barker's Judith: A Parting From the Body is directed by Richard Romagnoli. Barker's retelling of the story of Judith and Holofernes takes a fatal encounter and turns it into a duel of seduction and deception, and a study on intense desire and the nature of love. The production stars Pamela J. Gray, Alex Draper and Patricia Buckley. Visit PTPNYC.org.
Vinegar Tom (Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2) The Potomac Theatre Project's production of Caryl Churchill's Vinegar Tom is directed by Cheryl Faraone, and features music by Carol Christensen and lyrics by Caryl Churchill. The production stars Tara Giordano, Bill Army, Kathleen Wise, Lucy Faust, Nesba Crenshaw, Chelsea Melone, Caitlyn Meagher, Steven Dykes, Patricia Buckley, Caitlin Duffy, Joelle Mendoza-Etchart and Liana Barron. Vinegar Tom is described as "a cabaret about hanging witches, with no witches." Visit PTPNYC.org.
Awake and Sing! (Off-Broadway at The Public's Shiva Theater) The National Asian American Theatre Company's production of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! features an entirely Asian-American cast. The production is directed by Stephen Brown-Fried and stars Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Mia Katigbak, Teresa Avia Lim, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari and Henry Yuk. Awake and Sing! is described as "an empathetic, almost autobiographical time-marker about a Jewish family struggling through the depths of the Depression in a cramped and overcrowded Bronx apartment." Visit PublicTheater.org.
Concluding Aug. 9:
It Shoulda Been You (Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre) The new Broadway musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, about a wedding gone awry, features music by Barbara Anselmi and a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove. The production is directed by David Hyde Pierce. Tyne Daly leads the cast, joined by Lisa Howard, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, Aaron C. Finley, Josh Grisetti, Montego Glover, Nick Spangler, Chip Zien, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Edward Hibbert, Farah Alvin, Gina Farrell and Mitch Greenberg. It Shoulda Been You is described as "a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding." Visit ItShouldaBeenYou.com.
Scenes From An Execution (Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2) The Potomac Theatre Project's production of Howard Barker's Scenes From An Execution is directed by Richard Romagnoli. The production stars Jan Maxwell, David Barlow, Alex Draper, Bill Army, Pamela J. Gray, Steven Dykes, Meghan Leathers, Lana Meyer, Melissa MacDonald, Adam Ludwig, Jonathan Tindle, Kean Haunt and Nicholas Hemerling. Scenes From An Execution is described as "the passionate struggle of the Venetian painter Galactia, and her collision with the Doge of Venice". Visit PTPNYC.org.