By Adam Hetrick
08 Mar 2011
The third-annual series, which offers New York premieres of acclaimed works from across the U.S., will run April 5-July 3.
The 2011 "Americas Off-Broadway" lineup follows:
Love Song, written and directed by John Kolvenbach
April 5-May 8
"Beane is an exile from life — an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in- law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on Beane’s apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love, Molly."
Triangle, written by Jack Gilhooley and Daniel Czitrom, directed by Stephan Morrow
"Turn-of-the-century New York’s political underworld and immigrant energy come to life in this new play focused on the tumultuous love affair between the legendary political boss 'Big Tim' Sullivan, roguish and colorful 'King of the Bowery,' and the beautiful actress and reformer Margaret Holland. After years of an adulterous affair that produced a daughter, the notorious Tammany Hall power broker and the Seven Sisters’ graduate find themselves inextricably bound by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911."
Julia, by Vince Melocchi, directed by Guillermo Cienfuegos
April 19-May 15
Featuring Haskell Vaughn Anderson III, Richard Fancy, Marley McClean, Justin Preston Roses Prichard and Keith Stevenson
"A touching and tender examination of a 50-year-old-love -- lost and reclaimed -- set against a modern urban backdrop."
City Love Song, written and performed by Jack Finnegan, directed by Tralen Doler
"An evolving story in three cycles: first a tale about New York was presented in 24 American cities, and now a spoken portrait of America is to be presented in 13 international cities, which in turn will be the subject of the third and final story."
World Trade Center View, by Brian Sloan, directed by Andrew Volkoff
May 19-June 12
"On the night before 9/11, a young man living in SoHo places an ad for a roommate online. Then, the world changes. A surprising and intimate glimpse of life in lower Manhattan during the strange days of September 2001."
I Married Wyatt Earp, book by Thomas Edward West and Sheilah Rae, lyrics by Rae, music by Michele Brourman, directed by Cara Reichel
May 20-June 12
"Young Josie Marcus is nothing like the girls back home. Passionate and fearless, she leaves behind her upper class Jewish family for the adventure of Tombstone, Arizona—home of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. Eleven gutsy women give voice to the untold story of the American frontier in this compelling new musical."
Play About My Dad, by Boo Killebrew, directed by Lee Sunday Evans
June 16-July 2
"As Boo writes about her dad, Larry, and the hurricane that almost drowned their Mississippi hometown, the story becomes about an entirely different storm."
Eyes of Babylon, written and performed by Jeff Key, directed by Yuval Hadadi
June 14-July 3
"U.S. Marine Jeff Key transforms his Iraq journal into a gritty, humorous and poetic solo-performance about going to war as a 34-year-old gay man at the heady start of the Iraq invasion only to find the war is not what it seems and the greatest battle is with himself."
For tickets phone (212) 279-4200 or visit 59E59Theaters.