The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner Aug. 13-23

News   The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner Aug. 13-23 Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events!

PREVIEWS

Aug. 15: A. R. Gurney continues his Signature Theatre residence with a brand new play, Love & Money, centred on wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham and her plans to give away her entire fortune. A one-week extension has already been announced for this comedy about the trials of class, family legacy and race.

Aug. 18: In A Delicate Ship, two New Yorkers celebrate Christmas eve in the usual fashion, with wine, conversation and little flirtation. When an unexpected guest arrives, the evening becomes one that will change their lives forever.

Aug. 20: Heathers star Dave Thomas Brown stars as Elvis impersonator turned-drag queen in The Legend of Georgia McBride,  a heartwarming, music-filled comedy playing at the MCC Theatre.

  OPENINGS

Aug. 18: Obie-winning director Liesl Tommy returns Off-Broadway at the helm of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent, inspired by the real land-mark case concerning a Native American tribe and the use of their blood samples for scientific purposes. Whilst the content is serious, the delivery is innovative and layered with humor.

Aug. 19: Walking into the Linney Courtyard at the Signature Theatre during The New Group's staging of Mercury Fur, feels strangely like stepping into an unsettling scene from "Blade Runner" or into some other similarly terrifying dystopian future. The play takes place in a time where society is ravaged by gangs and hallucinogenic drugs are abundant.

 

LAST CHANCE

Aug. 16: Being single in New York City can be tough and don't we all know it. Bad Jews playwrights explores what it means to be single when all your friends are falling in love in the tender, laugh-out-loud Significant Other. Read a Playbill single staffer's experience of attending the show solo

Aug. 16: Magicians Penn & Teller of the provocative New Vaudeville magician team, conclude their six-week return to Broadway in a show that offers a combination of stage magic from their Las Vegas performance and classics from their earlier repertoire.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Aug. 14: The New York International Fringe Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in North America, kicks off its 19th year Aug. 14, running through Aug. 30 at 16 different venues in downtown Manhattan.

Read Playbill.com's FringeNYC round-ups here: Top Shows to Get You Talking; Top Musical Shows and Solo Shows.

Aug. 16: Fans of the Broadway musical and subsequent cult film "Grease" can now sing along with the 1978 movie in a theater. Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies team together to screen the sing-along version in 500 cinemas across the U.S.

Aug. 16-19: Fresh from her iconic role on the hit musical TV series "Glee" and playing Miss Hannigan in the Broadway production of Annie, Jane Lynch hits the stage at Joe's Pub with the comedic See Jane Sing! Lynch debuted the concert at 54 Below last year to critical acclaim. 

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