By Michael Gioia
13 Jun 2013
Concluding June 13
F#%king Up Everything (Off-Broadway at the Elektra Theatre). The Off-Broadway musical F#%king Up Everything, which stars Max Crumm and Jason Gotay as best friends and competitors, is a new rock comedy by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman. F#%king Up Everything is billed as a "rock musical comedy with heart. Set in today's Brooklyn indie music scene, it is an old-fashioned boy-meets-girl love story for the 21st century. When these hipsters aren't true to who they are, they screw up everything. Especially love. And no one screws up more than children’s puppeteer Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg when he meets singer-songwriter Juliana, the girl of his dreams." Visit FUEOnStage.com.
Concluding June 15
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Broadway at the Imperial Theatre). Nice Work If You Can Get It, which features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall and stars two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick opposite Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller. "It’s the Roaring Twenties," press notes state, "and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of a wealthy playboy (Broderick). But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets a bubbly and feisty bootlegger (Mueller) who melts his heart." Visit NiceWorkOnBroadway.com.
Concluding June 16
Nikolai and the Others (Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater). Nikolai and the Others, the world-premiere play from Richard Nelson that imagines a weekend shared by Russian artists George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Nabokov and more, features Michael Cerveris, John Glover, Alvin Epstein, Stephen Kunken, Dale Place, Blair Brown and Kathryn Erbe. According to LCT, "Serge Koussevitsky (Place), painter/set designer Sergey Sudeikin (Epstein) and composer Nikolai Nabokov (Kunken), gather to eat, drink and talk. In Nikolai and the Others playwright Richard Nelson reimagines, during the course of this weekend, the creation of Balanchine and Stravinsky's historic collaboration, the ballet Orpheus, and explores the interesting and controversial ways American art was funded at the outset of the Cold War." Visit LCT.org.