A NEW PLAY BYZarina Shea
DIRECTED BYMargot Bordelon
Patty (Rhea Perlman) is an Upper West Sider of more than moderate means who’s lived according to self-prescribed rules and routines: lots of exercise and very few calories. When her daughter Cecile (Arielle Goldman) experiences sudden whirlwind success as a sculptor and turns to cocaine to help cope, Patty, with help from her overextended niece Sammy (Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer), must navigate challenges that push her well outside her carefully curated comfort zone. LET’S CALL HER PATTY is a comedy about what it means to be a mother, a daughter, or anyone in the world doing their best to disentangle life’s mess.
Arielle Goldman, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Rhea Perlman
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Adapted by Amy Frey from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald You’re invited to one of Jay Gatsby’s infamous parties at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Have a cocktail with Nick, a dance with Daisy, and meet the enigmatic Gatsby himself. Frey’s new play examines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story of love, betrayal, and loss, through the lens of class structure and social hierarchy, as audiences are invited to immerse themselves in the world of The Great Gatsby. SINGLE ROOM SUNDAYS Most performances of our Fall 2023 production of The Great Gatsby will move the audience throughout Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, including up to the second floor. However, our 2pm matinee performance on September 24 and October 1 will utilize only the double parlor on the ground floor, and will not involve audience movement. Guests who prefer not to climb stairs or move about the house during performances may prefer to attend one of these special “single-room Sunday” matinees.
A Girl Far From Normal is performed by Robyn the actor, playing Robyn the character, written by Robyn the writer, based on Robyn the woman. In a long marriage, a self-assured, content woman’s perfectly crafted real life rom-com world has a head-on collision with a romantic tragedy when her seemingly devoted, happy, Captain Von Trapp of a husband gives her the bad news: He wants to take a marriage vacation…without her. She is 56 and single for the first time in 37 years. A woman obsessed with rom-coms and romance movies she attempts to emulate what her favorite leading ladies would do if they got 86’d by their partners. She insists on a happy ending. Visiting long buried horrors of her childhood, she mashes kitchen table philosophy rants, alongside raw, real, funny, pathetic and humiliating events in her life. The show starts at Lincoln Center where Robyn is waiting on a date that is late. While she waits, she takes the audience on a journey. The concept of the show was developed from Robyn’s love of her favorite storytellers, Spalding Gray and David Sedaris. Rarely leaving the stage, she changes wardrobe as she speaks. The show is loosely based on the concept of how to divide by two and remain whole- Actual things you need to do in order to NOT die from a broken heart, which she discovers is an actual thing and how to not just survive heart break but thrive AND find love again.
Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and love unfolds when Sylvia decides to expose her affair to both her husband and to her lover’s wife. The true meaning of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising and hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous – potentially murderous – romantic comedy. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ world premiere of The Comeuppance, the latest from “one of this country’s most original and illuminating writers” (The New York Times), a self-proclaimed “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group” reconvenes for the first time in years to pregame for their twentieth high school reunion. Over alcohol and other such substances, they try to reconnect who they once were with who they’ve each become.
It’s the best thing that ever could have happened! Following sold-out runs in London and at the New York Theatre Workshop, Merrily We Roll Along is returning to Broadway — and with Maria Friedman’s widely acclaimed production, it is poised at last to take its place in the pantheon of great American musicals. Featuring one of Sondheim's most celebrated and personal scores, and moving backwards in time, Merrily charts the turbulent relationship between three lifelong friends — played by Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez — and traces every milestone of their lives for nearly two decades as they navigate success, show business and unbreakable bonds.“It’s our time, breathe it in; worlds to change and worlds to win.” Merrily We Roll Along comes to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre this fall.
Following acclaimed runs in London, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Boston, and Washington D.C., as well as a six-time extended Off-Broadway engagement, Alex Edelman’s JUST FOR US finally arrives at the one place it hasn’t been — Broadway — this summer for nine weeks only! In the wake of a string of anti-Semitic threats pointed in his direction online, standup comic Edelman decides to go straight to the source; specifically, Queens, where he covertly attends a meeting of White Nationalists and comes face-to-face with the people behind the keyboards. What happens next forms the backbone of the shockingly relevant, utterly hilarious, and only moderately perspirant stories that comprise JUST FOR US. Expertly crafted by one of comedy’s most distinctive voices, this singular theatrical experience is an exploration of identity and our collective capacity for empathy — oh, and it’s also “belly-laugh funny!” (The New York Times). “Uproarious! Among Edelman’s many strengths as a writer and performer is an exceptional eye for the absurd.” The New Yorker This production contains theatrical fog/haze. Please be advised.
Now in its 10th season! New Victory Dance celebrates the artistry and diversity of NYC dance with performances specifically curated for young audiences. Featuring a cross-section of internationally recognized New York City-based companies, New Victory Dance consists of three distinct programs each showcasing three unique dance companies. It’s a full summer of dance for only $13 per ticket! The Program Barkha Dance Company Vignettes of Kathak This evocative dance piece embraces several elements of Indian musical expression, such as Hindustani classical notes, live singing and recitation of rhythmic compositions, rounded off with melodic use of syllables from the tabla and sitar. Ballet Hispánico presents BHdos Guajira This ballet with a Latin beat is inspired by choreographer Pedro Ruiz’s memories of his childhood in the Cuban countryside, reflecting both the beauty and the struggle of peasant life, set to a blend of Afro-Cuban and flamenco music Parsons Dance Balance of Power Music and motion interplay in this captivating duet, where intricate movements are coordinated to each percussive beat in an impressive showcase of strength and control.
Now in its 10th season! New Victory Dance celebrates the artistry and diversity of NYC dance with performances specifically curated for young audiences. Featuring a cross-section of internationally recognized New York City-based companies, New Victory Dance consists of three distinct programs each showcasing three unique dance companies. It’s a full summer of dance for only $13 per ticket! The Program Luke Hickey A Little Old, A Little New This high-energy percussive revue accentuates the powerful connection between tap dancers and jazz musicians in syncopated conversation. A delicious smorgasbord of styles, rhythms, steps and songs—old and new—explodes in this love letter to tap dance’s jazz roots. Monica Bill Barnes and Company The Running Show (Excerpt) Full of rigorous athletic movement, The Running Show is a live documentary about the life of a dancer. Robbie Saenz de Viteri and Monica Bill Barnes create a work that combines movement and language in surprising ways inviting the audience to see the dancer as a new kind of sports hero. Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company “Festival” from Red Firecrackers Created especially for family audiences, “Festival” is the explosive finale of the Company’s flagship production Red Firecrackers. The choreographer uses dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics and lively traditional dance to showcase the spectacle of the Lunar New Year celebration.
A NEW PLAY BYZarina Shea DIRECTED BYMargot Bordelon Patty (Rhea Perlman) is an Upper West Sider of more than moderate means who’s lived according to self-prescribed rules and routines: lots of exercise and very few calories. When her daughter Cecile (Arielle Goldman) experiences sudden whirlwind success as a sculptor and turns to cocaine to help cope, Patty, with help from her overextended niece Sammy (Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer), must navigate challenges that push her well outside her carefully curated comfort zone. LET’S CALL HER PATTY is a comedy about what it means to be a mother, a daughter, or anyone in the world doing their best to disentangle life’s mess.
Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission Age Recommendation: 16 years and older To shoot for their dreams, they've gotta play with their hearts Prepare to hit the court in Flex — an adrenaline-packed play that richly illuminates the beautiful complexity of five members of the 1998 Lady Train high school basketball team. Inspired by the success of the WNBA, the team members dream of going pro. But before they can do so, they must first navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas. Will their fouls offthe court tear their team apart? Or can they keep their pact to stick together through hell or high water? Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (White Girl In Danger, Pipeline, The Skin of Our Teeth), this powerful play by Candrice Jones celebrates the fierce athleticism of women’s basketball with all the swagger of a four-quarter game.