Concluding Saturday, Oct. 24
Fondly, Collette Richland (Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop) Fondly, Collette Richland is a drama written by Sibyl Kempson and directed by John Collins. The show is billed as such: "Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Fitzhubert are at home in a wintry town in everyday America when they are summoned through a wee little secret door in their living room. On the other side, they find themselves in an Alpen hotel populated by mysterious employees, guests and relatives who coax them into souvenir shopping, perilous hikes and, ultimately, the assumption of ancient identities. When eventually they return home from this phantasmagorical world, they find their lives forever altered." Fondly, Collette Richland features original compositions by Mike Iveson. For more information click here.
Concluding Sunday, Oct. 25
Amazing Grace (Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre) Amazing Grace is a new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Smith and Arthur Giron. "Amazing Grace is based on the true story behind the world’s most beloved song," according to press notes. "A tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement. John Newton (Josh Young), a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart (Erin Mackey). Amazing Grace captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom." Amazing Grace is directed by Gabriel Barre. For more information click here.
The Christians (Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater) The Christians is a drama written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters. The show is billed as such: "Ten years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs. Backed by a live choir, The Christians is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America - and its power to unite or divide." For more information click here.