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 thats 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 Yorks literati until he killed again, 29TH STREET