This Week Beyond Broadway - April 14-20 - Maxamoo

This Week Beyond Broadway – April 14-20

Official openings, first performances, closings, and other news this week beyond Broadway in New York City theater.

  • The Library at The Public Theater
    OFFICIAL OPENING
    The Library is a world premiere play at The Public Theater about the aftermath of a school shooting. It is directed by Steven Soderbergh (film: Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven), written by Scott Z. Burns (film: Side Effects, Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum), and stars Chloë Grace Moretz (film: Hugo, Carrie, Kick Ass). It officially opens Tuesday, April 15th.
  • The Box A Black Comedy
    OFFICIAL OPENING DELAYED
    UPDATE, April 16, 2014 - The Box: A Black Comedy by Marcus Gardley, produced by The Foundry Theatre at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, was set to officially open Wednesday, April 16th. The Foundry Theatre announced today the opening will be delayed until April 30th. The Box is a play about law enforcement and imprisonment in the United States and features a cast of five men who portray more than a dozen characters with music by Imani Uzuri.
  • The Mystery of Irma Vep
    OFFICIAL OPENING
    Red Bull Theater's production of The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam officially opens Thursday, April 17th at the Lucille Lortel Theater.
  • The Mysteries at The Flea
    OFFICIAL OPENING
    The Mysteries, a 6-hour radical interpretation of The Bible involving 48 writers, 54 actors, and Drama Desk nominee Ed Sylvanus Iskandar as director, officially opens Sunday, April 20 at The Flea. Tickets include dinner and dessert.
  • Here Lies Love
    FIRST PERFORMANCE
    Here Lies Love is a fantastic disco-rock musical by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim about Imelda Marcos. It is staged in a theater made over to resemble a night club. It had a long and celebrated run last year and returns to New York this Spring, performances start Monday, April 14th.
  • Red Velvet at St. Ann
    LAST CHANCE
    Red Velvet, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and starring Adrian Lester, closes Sunday, April 20th at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. The play is based on the true story of Ira Aldridge–a young, black, American actor– who stepped into the role of Othello at London’s Theatre Royal in 1833.