Volume 73, Number 5 | June 2 - 8, 2004



THEATER TROUPE COMES TO TRIBECA Freestyle Repertory, a NYC troupe performing for over 20 years, brings its special brand of musical theater to Tribeca. The improvised show is driven by audience input. “Spontaneous (West) Broadway” opens at Black Watch Stages, 49 Murray St on June 4. Black Watch is a film production facility by day. Thru June 20.
212-868-4444. Tickets are $12.

OSCAR WILDE AT MANHATTAN CHLDREN’S The Manhattan Children’s Theater in Tribeca presents its final production of the season, “The Selfish Giant,” by Oscar Wilde. A cranky, lonesome giant finds his way back to love with the help of a young girl. 380 Broadway, two blocks south of Canal. 4th floor. 212-352-3101 or www.theatermania.com Opens April 10.

SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL a play by Richard Brinsely Sheridan, an 18th Century playwright at the Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th St. With an all female cast. 212-868-4444 or smarttix.com opens Apr. 24

LIFE OF ISRAELI ARMY RESISTER is examined in a play, “The Fist,” by Misha Shulman at Theater for the New City. Drama is set in an Israeli household the night before the son, a decorated soldier who opposes the continued occupation of the West Bank, must stand trial for refusing to report for duty. 155 First Ave, 212-254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Above and beyond the valley of the ultra showgirls, an over the-top dark musical comedy inspired by and shamlessly plagiarized from “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” & “Showgirls,” PYRAMID CLUB THEATER, 101 Ave. A., Fri., 7:30 p.m., open ended, $12, 212-505-1700, x14.

BLUE MAN GROUP: TUBES, a multi-faceted and unique performance by silent and blue-faced iconoclasts and actors/ dancers/musicians, ASTOR PL. THEATER, 434 Lafayette St., open-ended run, Tue.-Thur., 8 p.m., Fri., 7 & 10 p.m., Sat., 4, 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., $55-$65, 254-4370.

Cause celeb!, a highly theatrical autobiography reading series that centers around a different theme each week, FEZ, Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St., Mon. 7:30 p.m., $10, 212-533-2680.

De la guarda, the off Broadway, death defying sensation where gravity is not an option continues its succesful run, DARYL ROTH THEATER, 20 Union Square East, at 15th St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Fri., 10:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 7 p.m., Sat., 10 p.m., open ended, $20-$55, 212-239-6200.

An evening by the bijou, a satirical gay cabaret funk band, the Isotoners, who have an adorably slovenly sense that’s more Bay Ridge realness than pret-a-Chelsea, LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. Fourth St., Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sun., $12-$15, 212-475-7710.

In the belly of the beast revisited, a portayal of the notorious convicted killer Jack Henry Abbott, whose jailhouse correspondence with Norman Mailer helped tunr him into a best-selling author and, for six weeks, the toast of New York’s literati until he killed again, 29TH STREET


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