Post Hurricane Sandy: What’s playing on and off-Broadway this weekend?

Posted on November 2, 2012 /Theater

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*This post will be updated regularly.

The wrath of Hurricane Sandy has interrupted most of the productions on and off-Broadway and a lot of regional productions in the North East. The theater community is slowly coming back with several Broadway, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway productions scheduled for this weekend.

Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, released the following statement two days ago: “As of tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 1, all Broadway shows are back up and running and all regular schedules have been resumed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The show must go on, and Broadway shows are doing just that. As of tomorrow, all Broadway shows are playing as scheduled. We are aware that some of our fans are still unable to get to the theatre, and our thoughts are with them. For cooped-up New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors who are staying in hotels and can’t get home, now is a great time to see a show!”

As of now, power is still out to much of Manhattan below 34th Street, which affects companies like The Public Theater.   But we’re told electricity will be restored to almost all of the borough by Midnight tonight.

UPDATED 11/3:  Power has been restored to all of Manhattan. 

Here’s a list of what to see this weekend.

Broadway:

The Performers, Longacre Theatre

Featuring Daniel Breaker, Alicia Silverstone

It is the night of the Adult Film Awards,  Lee (Breaker), a tabloid journalist, has come to Las Vegas to interview his high school friend Mandrew (Cheyenne Jackson), a hot new star. Lee, who’s accompanied by his fiancée Sara (Alicia Silverstone), first sees Mandrew as an exotic creature; but soon enough begins to question his own, more conservative lifestyle.

For tickets, please call 1 (800).432-7780 or visit theperformersonbroadway.com. The Longacre Theater is located at 220 West 48th Street in Manhattan.

 

Bring It On, St. James Theatre

Featuring Adrienne Warren, Gregory Haney, Dominique Johnson

Two squads, one mission: claim the title at the National Cheerleading Championships. The challenge: competition between the two teams is nothing compared to the competition inside them…and these girls can bring it.

For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit bringitonmusical.com. The St. James Theatre is located at  246 West 44th Street in Manhattan.

Off Broadway:

Children of Killers, Castillo Theatre

Featuring: Terrell Wheeler, Melech Meir, Sidiki Fofana, Suzanne Darrell, LaTonia Phipps, Khadim Diop, Naja Jack and Raphael Agbune

Written by Katori Hall. Fifteen years after the genocide in Rwanda, many of the mass murderers are being released from prison and returning to their villages. Their teenage children, who grew up without them, must now come to terms with their fathers’ legacies. Will they carry on the heritage of hate or will they resist the weight of that history?

Ensemble: Andrea Rachel, Edgar Cancinos, Franceli Chapman, Kimarra Canonnier, Lauryn Simone Jones, Lorenzo Jackson, Mariel Reyes, Niara Nyabingi, Rain Jack and Starshima Trent

Saturday 11/3 and a matinee on Sunday 11/4.

For tickets go to: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/916189

or call Castillo Theatre Box Office (212) 941-1234

 

Wild With Happy, The Public Theatre

Featuring Colman Domingo, Sharon Washington,  Korey Jackson, Maurice McRae

Exploring the surreal, bizarre, and outrageous comedy that lies in dealing with death and healing, WILD WITH HAPPY follows the journey of a young man named Gil who plans to scatter his mother’s ashes in the place where she was the most happy. Colman Domingo, star of Passing Strange and The Scottsboro Boys, leads a four person cast in his multi-character, wild magic ride of a play. (Read our review)

All tickets to this show are FREE all weekend!!!

Sat, Nov 3–2pm & 8pm  Sun, Nov 4 –2pm & 8pm

For tickets, call (212) 967.7555 or visit publictheater.org

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street (off  Astor Pl) in Lower Manhattan.

 

Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Actors Temple Theatre

Based on true events, six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Saturday, November 3 at 8pm.

Actors Temple Theatre is located at  339 West 47th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenues) in Manhattan. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit  http://www.telecharge.com.

 

Don’t Go Gentle, Lucille Lortel Theatre

Featuring: Maxx Brawer, Michael Cristofer, Angela Lewis

Retired, widowed and seeking redemption, a conservative judge volunteers to do pro bono legal work with a vulnerable ex-con (Lewis) while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children.

Nov. 2 performace canceled. Tomorrow’s show, Nov. 3, is still scheduled to open.

The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street in Manhattan.

For tickets or more info, call (212) 352-3101 or visit mcctheater.org.

New Jersey:

Knock Me a Kiss, Crossroads Theater

Featuring: André De Shields, Erin Cherry, Sean Phillips, Morocoo Omari and Gillian Glasco.

Kiss is an insightful look at the marriage of Yolande Du Bois and the famed poet Counte Cullen. It was the royal wedding of the Harlem Renaissance, arranged by Du Bois himself, but soon ended in divorce because of Cullen’s latent homosexuality.

Crossroads Theatre Company is located at 7 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. For tickets or more information, call (732) 545-8100 or visit CrossroadsTheatreCompany.org.

(Photo: Cast of Children of Killers, Castillo)