By Michael Gioia
08 Jul 2014
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Concluding July 13
The Village Bike (Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre). The MCC Theater production of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike stars Golden Globe Award-nominated actress Greta Gerwig in her stage debut. According to MCC, "In Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike, Becky is pregnant – and friskier than ever. But she can't seem to get the attention of her husband, who is preoccupied with preparing for the baby's months-away arrival. So Becky takes matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she'd go." Visit MCCTheater.org.
The Lion (Off-Broadway at New York City Center – Stage II). Manhattan Theatre Club's The Lion, a new autobiographical solo musical, is written and performed by singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. Here's how the production is billed: "A true story of love, loss, family loyalty, and the redemptive power of music. Following an award-winning run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer (winner of the ASCAP Cole Porter Award for songwriting) shares his gripping coming-of-age tale." Visit NYCityCenter.org.