Concluding Aug. 4
Heathers: The Musical (Off-Broadway at New World Stages). The Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy musical adaptation of the 1988 black comedy "Heathers" features Charissa Hogeland as Veronica Sawyer, Dave Thomas Brown as JD, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Heather Chandler, Elle McLemore as Heather McNamara, Kristolyn Lloyd as Heather Duke, Katie Ladner as Martha Dunnstock, Jon Eidson as Ram Sweeney, Evan Todd as Kurt Kelly, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello as Ram's Dad/Big Bud Dean, Daniel Cooney as Kurt's Dad/Veronica's Dad/Principal and Michelle Duffy as Ms. Fleming/Veronica's Mom. Here's how it's billed: "September, 1989. Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under. Deliciously, darkly funny, romantic and moving, Heathers: The Musical is a truthful, uplifting parable for anyone who’s ever been in love, in trouble, or in high school." Visit HeathersTheMusical.com.
Concluding Aug. 5
Gertrude - The Cry (Off-Broadway at The Atlantic Stage 2). The U.S. premiere of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, the "startling and revealing response to Hamlet," is directed by Richard Romagnoli. The cast includes Pamela J. Gray, Robert Emmet Lunney, Bill Army, David Barlow, Alex Draper and Kathryn Kates. Visit PTPNYC.org.