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Buying a ticket to a Broadway show is not the only way to be able to enjoy that increadibly rich theater scene of New York City.

It's a known fact that NYC theater tickets are rather expensive, but a significantly less know fact is that you can attend a NYC theater show that is totally free and open for general public. Or you can ontain coplimentary tickets for an off Brodway, off off Broadway and sometimes Broadway show (a play or a musical) free of charge or at a significant discount. But you do need to know how to go about it!

While many other sites give information about discount theater tickets in NYC, Club Free Time gives you all the info about those NYC theater performances that are totally free and open for general public. In addition, as a CFT member you have a chance to attend not-at-all-free off Broadway, off off Broadway and sometimes Broadway theater performances at no cost. if you are looking for cheap theater tickets in NYC - you should look no further: we are able to obtain free tickets for our members when a show has some unsold seats and producers would like to create that magical 'full house' feel. As an article in The New York Times said: New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.

Our members attend off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway and sometimes Broadway shows, opera, classical music and jazz concerts, dance performances, children shows, comedy clubs, cabaret, etc. using complimentary tickets which they can reserve once they login to www.clubfreetime.com.

There are 41 Broadway theatres, approximately 85 Off-Broadway theatres, and about 120 off off Broadway theaters in NYC. These categories are not about the quality of productions or the talent involved, it's all about the number of seats in the venue: Broadway theaters have over 500 seats, off-Broadway theaters have  between 100 and 499 and the bvenues with fewer than 100 seats are referred to as Off Off Broadway.

At the beginning of the 20th century many theatres were located on Broadway and that's when the 'Broadway theater' term came to life. Only three 'Broadway' theatres are located on Broadway nowadays: the Winter Garden, the Marquis, and the Broadway Theatre. All other Broadway theaters are located in the theater district in the blocks east and west of Broadway around Times Square. The Theater District lies between 42nd and 53rd streets. 

In the 1890s this section of Broadway was one of the first part of town to be lit with electric lights, which led to the New York Telegram headline 'Found on the Great White Way' and that's how the nickname 'the Great White Way' came to life. Most visitors never venture off the Great White Way. Approximately 14 million people a year attending Broadway shows.

Meanwhile, although Eugene O'Neill famously said in 1931: ''One of the things I regret, is the passing of the experimental group theater,'' off Broadway and off off Broadway theaters, being significantly less commercial then Broadway, or, in many cases, not commercial at all, offer a great variety of extremelly interesting and exciting experimental and not-so-experimental works. If you want to see real quality theater - give off Broadway and off off Broadway theater a try.

Off Broadway theaters have nurtured Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and playwrights and attracted prominent actors and actresses. Musicals such as ''A Chorus Line'' and ''Ain't Misbehavin' '' moved to Broadway from off Broadway. You may as well see a Broadway show at an Off Broadway theater as producers can continue running their shows with considerably reduced weekly costs by going from Broadway to Off-Broadway, as actor salaries and advertising costs are much less for off Broadway theaters. (We put lots of efforts in obtaining complimentary tickets for off Broadway shows for our members). One of the most famous off Broadway theaters is the Public Theater

The world of Off Off Broadway theaters is one of most interesting and unknown parts of New York City's theatrical life. It gives you the real sence of belonging as being so close to the stage allows you to see every nuance of what's happening there. That's where young, exciting playwrights are discovered. That's where you can see talented, unknown actors who may become the big stars of tomorrow at the tiny fraction of a Broadway ticket price.

Join Club Free Time and enjoy free theater performances or get free tickets to the shows (off Broadway, off off Broadway and sometimes even Broadway) which are not free for general public, but are free for Club Free Time members! Club Free Time is a NYC staple for finding amazing things to do for free. Some amazing deals are available in advance, but in some cases you will be able to get those last minute theater tickets. NYC gives you many options.

In case you would like to get yourself more familiar with New York Theater life here is the list of NYC off-Broadway theaters:
Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St. (@ Pitt St.)
Altered Stages, 212 W. 29th St. (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave.)
American Place Theatre, 111 W. 46th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & Broadway)
Theater At Blessed Sacrament, 152 W. 71st St. (btw. Columbus Ave. & Broadway)
Astor Place Theater, 434 Lafayette St. (btw. 4th St. & Astor Pl.) (212)254-4370 see seating chart...
Blue Man Group: Tubes
Atlantic Theater, 336 W. 20th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank St. (btw. Washington St. & West St.) 591-0564
Lynn Redgrave Theater45, 45 Bleecker St. (btw. Broadway & Lafayette St.)
Cap 21, 18 W 18th St #6 (btw. 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)
Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce St. (btw. Bedford St. & Hudson St.)
City Center, 131 W. 55th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)
Classic Stage Co., 136 E. 13th St. (btw. 3rd Ave & 4th Ave.) 677-4210
Club El Flamingo, 547 W. 21st St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.)
Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (btw. Rivington St. & Stanton St.)
Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th St. (btw. Ave. A & Ave. B)
Currican Theatre, 154 W. 29th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)
Daryl Roth Theater, 101 East 15th Street
De La Guarda
Duffy Theater, 1553 Broadway (@46th St.) 695-3401
Duke Theatre, 229 West 42nd (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave)
Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W. 52nd St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.) 247-4982
Expanded Arts, 113 Ludlow St. (btw. Delancey & Rivington St.)
Flatiron Playhouse, 119 West 23rd St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)
Flea, 41 White St. (btw. Church & Broadway)
Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street
Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 West 26th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)
Greenwich House Theater, 27 Barrow St. (@ 7th Ave. South) 541-8441
Greenwich Street Theater, 547 Greenwich St. (btw. Charlton & Vandam)
Grove Street Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (@ 7th Ave.)
HERE, 145 Avenue of the Americas (btw. Spring & Dominick)
Homegrown Theatre, 2628 Broadway (@ 99th St.) 229-7500
Hudson Guild Theater, 441 W. 26th St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
Ibis Supper Club, 321 W. 44th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.) 239-6200
Intar Theatre, 420 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.) 279-4200
Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.) 757-3318
Jane Street Theater, 113 Jane St. (@ W. Side Highway) 239-6200
John Houseman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
John Jay College Theatre, 899 10th Ave. (btw. 58th St. & 59th St.)
Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th St. (btw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.)
La Mama, 74A East 4th St. (btw. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.)
Lambs Theatre, 140 W. 44th St. (btw. Broadway & 6th Ave.)
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St. (btw. Hudson St. & Bleecker St.)
McGinn/Cazale Theater, 2162 Broadway (@ 76th St.) 279-4200
Manhattan Class Company Theater, 120 W. 28th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.) 727-7765
Manhattan Theatre Club, 131 W. 55th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.) 581-1212
Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (Just E. of 6th Ave.)
The Mint Theater, 311 W. 43rd St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 150 W. 65th St. (@ Lincoln Center)
The Neighborhood Playhouse, 340 E. 54th St. (btw. 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave.) 522-1421
New 42nd St. Theater, 348 West 42nd St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave.)
New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E 4th St. (btw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.) 460-5475
New York Performance Works, 128 Chambers St. (Just E. of W. Broadway)
Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St. (btw. Spring & Broome St.)
Orpheum Theater, 126 2nd Ave. (btw. 7th St. & St. Mark's Pl.) 477-2477
P.S. 122, 150 1st Ave (@ 9th St.), (212) 477-5288
Phil Bosakowski Theatre, 354 W. 45th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St. (btw. W 3rd St. & Minetta Ln.) 475-1449
Playhouse 91, 316 E. 91st St. (btw. 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave.) 831-2000
Playwrights Horizons Studio Theatre, 416 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
Primary Stages, 354 W. 45th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.) 212-333-4052
Producers Club, 358 West 44th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
(Joseph Papp) Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (btw. Astor Pl. & 4th St.)
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 304 W. 47th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave)
Quintero Theater, 534 West 42nd St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.)
The Rattlestick Theatre, 224 Waverly Place (just W. of 7th Ave.)
RAW Space (Studio L), 529 W. 42nd St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.) 414-7734
Raymond J. Greenwald Theatre, 307 W. 26th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
St. Luke's Church, 308 W. 46th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave)
Second Stage Theater, 307 W. 43rd St. (@8th Ave.) 246-4422
Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St. (btw. 6th Ave & 7th Ave)
Soho Rep, 46 Walker St. (btw. Church St. & Broadway)
Ellen's Stardust Diner, 1650 Broadway (@ 51st St.)
Sullivan Street Playhouse, 181 Sullivan St. (btw. Houston St. & Bleeker St.) 674-3838
Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
Theater at St. Peter's Church, Citicorp Center (Lexington Ave. & 54th St.) 935-5820
Theatre 3, 311 W. 43rd St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Theatre Four, 424 W. 55th St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave)
Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (btw. 9th St. & 10th St.) 633-1292
Theatre 22, 54 West 22nd St. (btw 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)
Thirteenth Street Repertory, 50 W. 13th St. (btw. 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.) 675-6677
Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. (btw. Broadway & Columbus Ave.) 799-4599
Trilogy Theater, 341 West 44th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
29 Street Repertory Theatre, 212 W. 29th St. (@ 7th Ave.) 465-0575
Union Square Theater, 100 E. 17th St. (btw. Union Square E. & Irving Pl.) 307-4100
Variety Arts Theatre, 110 3rd Ave. (btw. 13th St. & 14th St)
Vineyard Theatre,108 East 15th Street | New York
Westbeth Theater Center, 151 Bank St. (btw. Washington St. & W. Side Hwy.)
Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St. (W. of Washington St.)
14th St. Y, 344 East 14th St. (btw. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.)
47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)

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63  Free Plays, Free Shows ! Free Theater in New York City (NYC) Thu, 02/09/2023 - and on...



Shakespeare said All world’s a stage. Our editors at CFT couldn’t agree more, so we give you the most complete listing of free shows in New York. Also, as a Club Free Time member, you can get exclusive free tickets to off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway and, sometime, Broadway shows.
A member can reserve from 2 to 5 complimentary tickets (depending on a show) as long as the supply lasts.

        

Staged Reading | You Have Earned Bonus Stars: A Comedy About Tragedy


In Vince Gatton's play, Danielle has survived a shocking act of workplace violence; her quiet older co-worker Jimmy has not. A small act in his final moments becomes a clue that sets Danielle off on a quest on his behalf, sending her down a rabbit hole of secrets, lies, and questions about her own place in the moral universe – and the state of the moral universe itself. This is a comedy about tragedy, an exploration of the judgement we all face – from the great beyond, from each other, and from ourselves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Staged Readings, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, You Have Earned Bonus Stars: A Comedy About Tragedy
Thu, Feb 9
7:00 pm

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Plays, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Short Plays with a Surprise
Thu, Feb 9
7:30 pm

Regular: $35
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Plays, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Drama Based on Real Events
Thu, Feb 9
8:00 pm

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Plays, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Comedy Inspired by Greek Mythology
Thu, Feb 9
8:00 pm

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Musicals, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Musical Comedy: Mystery and More

Staged Reading | Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater


Zarina Shea's PEGGY is a tour through the life and times of Peggy Guggenheim and a study of the climate of gender inequality that has kept Guggenheim's impact and legacy from being properly appreciated. Dir.: Lee Sunday Evans Since 1971, Playwrights Horizons has been a writer's theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, producing over 400 innovative new works, including Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 10
3:30 pm

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Staged Readings, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater

Play | Paris: Underpaid and Overworked


In Eboni Booth's play, Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry’s, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. A play about invisibility, being underpaid, and how it feels to work on your feet for ten hours a day. A student production.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Plays, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Paris: Underpaid and Overworked
Fri, Feb 10
7:00 pm

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Plays, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Short Plays with a Surprise

Play | The Love Festival 2023: Six New Plays


For two days only, six new plays will be presented on the stage along with talkbacks with the playwrights. All plays are directed by Valerie Adami Juhlin featuring a cast of talented actors. The lineup: Annika's Gifts by Margie Semilof She means well - she really does. Love comes in all shapes and weird sizes. When Terry gets another horrifying birthday gift from their longtime housekeeper, Annika, he and his partner, Robert, plot on how they can end the cycle of terror. Two by Eugenie Carabatsos Nothing hurts so much as being loved then thrown away and forgotten Getting Off for the Holidays by Joni Ravenna Your best friend really does know what's best for you ... really. It's Christmas Eve and close friends, Kimberly and Jennifer, are out with friends celebrating both the holidays and Kimberly's recent engagement. But Kimberly is having second thoughts. Can Jennifer put her friend's doubts to rest? After all, if there's anyone who cares about Kimberly, it's Jennifer. Fern & Cliff by Leda Siskind It's never too late to find what you thought was lost forever. Take a chance and maybe change your life. A Perfect Two by Guy Newsham There are some questions you just shouldn't ask. A lesson learned - rating your lover is a risk not worth taking. Our Cozy Nest by Marina Barry Keeping secrets, even with the best of intentions, will always come back to bite you in the ass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 10
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, The Love Festival 2023: Six New Plays
Fri, Feb 10
7:30 pm

Regular: $12.00
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Comedy Clubs, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Intimate Comedy Show
Fri, Feb 10
8:00 pm

Regular: $20.40
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Plays, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Comedy Inspired By Greek Mythology
Fri, Feb 10
8:00 pm

Regular: $30
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Plays, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Fantasy Play
Fri, Feb 10
8:00 pm

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Musicals, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Musical Comedy: Mystery and More
Fri, Feb 10
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Stand Up Comedy

Play | The Love Festival 2023: Six New Plays


For two days only, six new plays will be presented on the stage along with talkbacks with the playwrights. All plays are directed by Valerie Adami Juhlin featuring a cast of talented actors. The lineup: Annika's Gifts by Margie Semilof She means well - she really does. Love comes in all shapes and weird sizes. When Terry gets another horrifying birthday gift from their longtime housekeeper, Annika, he and his partner, Robert, plot on how they can end the cycle of terror. Two by Eugenie Carabatsos Nothing hurts so much as being loved then thrown away and forgotten Getting Off for the Holidays by Joni Ravenna Your best friend really does know what's best for you ... really. It's Christmas Eve and close friends, Kimberly and Jennifer, are out with friends celebrating both the holidays and Kimberly's recent engagement. But Kimberly is having second thoughts. Can Jennifer put her friend's doubts to rest? After all, if there's anyone who cares about Kimberly, it's Jennifer. Fern & Cliff by Leda Siskind It's never too late to find what you thought was lost forever. Take a chance and maybe change your life. A Perfect Two by Guy Newsham There are some questions you just shouldn't ask. A lesson learned - rating your lover is a risk not worth taking. Our Cozy Nest by Marina Barry Keeping secrets, even with the best of intentions, will always come back to bite you in the ass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Feb 11
2:00 pm

Free
Plays, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, The Love Festival 2023: Six New Plays
Sat, Feb 11
3:00 pm

Regular: $20
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Plays, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Short Plays with a Surprise
Sat, Feb 11
4:30 pm

Regular: $25
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Performances, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Improvisational Comedy for the Whole Family
Sat, Feb 11
5:00 pm

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Plays, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Fantasy Play

Play | Paris: Underpaid and Overworked


In Eboni Booth's play, Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry's, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. A play about invisibility, being underpaid, and how it feels to work on your feet for ten hours a day. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Feb 11
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Paris: Underpaid and Overworked
Sat, Feb 11
7:00 pm

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Plays, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Short Plays with a Surprise
Sat, Feb 11
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Intimate Comedy Show
Sat, Feb 11
8:00 pm

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Musicals, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Musical Comedy: Mystery and More
Sat, Feb 11
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Stand Up Comedy

Play | Paris: Underpaid and Overworked


In Eboni Booth's play, Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry's, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. A play about invisibility, being underpaid, and how it feels to work on your feet for ten hours a day. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Feb 12
3:00 pm

Free
Plays, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, Paris: Underpaid and Overworked
Sun, Feb 12
3:00 pm

Regular: $18
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Musicals, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, Musical Comedy: Mystery and More
Sun, Feb 12
3:00 pm

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Plays, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, Short Plays with a Surprise
Sun, Feb 12
7:00 pm

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Plays, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, Fantasy Play

Staged Reading | Righteous Among Us: Legends and Lies


In Amy Tofte's play, a researcher at a civil rights museum collects oral histories from the ancestors of those who saved Jews during the Holocaust. She also collects the stories of those who were saved. But when she uncovers that one hero family’s legend is a lie, she must not only break the news to all involved and shatter the myth but also come to terms with her own need to find heroes and good intentions among regular people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Staged Readings, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, Righteous Among Us: Legends and Lies

Staged Reading | Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater


Mia Chung's Quiet Storm explores what it means to get to know someone "for forever". Dir.: Oliver Butler Since 1971, Playwrights Horizons has been a writer's theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, producing over 400 innovative new works, including Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Feb 13
7:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater
Mon, Feb 13
7:30 pm

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Performances, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, Political Talk-Show with Humor and Wit

Performance | Play Reading and Live Music


In Gina Femia's And The Answer Is... Lex and Julie are best friends who run a college podcast. When love enters the equation, the friends are catapulted into an odyssey of redefining their relationship in a story which unfolds on the backdrop of the pop culture of the the early 2000s. Dir: Estefania Fadul With Amara Brady, Alisha Espinosa, Jacqueline Guillen, and Josh Adam Ramos Mulit-award-winning playwright Gina Femia's is best known for works developed at Playwrights Horizons and the O'Neill Theater. The evening will also feature a live music performance and talkback with the playwright.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Feb 13
8:00 pm

Free
Performances, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, Play Reading and Live Music

Performance | Cold-Blooded: Skating, Music and Poetry


Watch mezzo-soprano and multi-dimensional artist Alicia Hall Moran's on-ice residency at The Rink. Alicia Hall Moran's project Cold-Blooded explores skating, music, and poetry with different special guests each Tuesday morning throughout the month of February. Every week Alicia Hall Moran and the artists take the ice at 6am to develop in-the-moment, multidisciplinary collaborations. Then from 7am-7:45am, the public is welcome to experience the works in process from around the Rink deck. Featuring: Writer-performer Carl Hancock Rux reading epic skate scenes Poet Charif Shanahan reading on ice Ice dancer, coach and choreographer Sarah France and friends Ice percussion by drummer JT Lewis Electronic music by percussionist Lafrae Sci Guitarist Thomas Flippin performing exerpts from Suite Sompostelana by Frederic Mompou "Blessings the Boats," poem by Lucille Clifton and live vocals by Alicia Hall Moran, musician and skater
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Feb 14
7:00 am

Free
Performances, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, Cold-Blooded: Skating, Music and Poetry
Tue, Feb 14
8:00 pm

Regular: $35
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Comedy Clubs, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, Valentine's Day Stand Up Comedy!

Staged Reading | Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater


In Jenny Rachel Weiner's The Chameleon, it's Christmas Eve and the Golden-Krugers are hovered like wild beasts over moo goo gai pan and orange chicken. Not only are they celebrating Jewish Christmas, but the prodigal daughter of the family, Riz, an aspiring actress, is finally getting her big break: the lead role of a new superhero franchise...THE CHAMELEON. When news leaks that threatens to ruin Riz's career, she must make the decision to hide or fight for what's right. Dir: Ellie Heyman Since 1971, Playwrights Horizons has been a writer's theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, producing over 400 innovative new works, including Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 15
7:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater

Comedy Club | CoacheLOL: World's Funniest Music Festival


DJ ilanafromqueens is booked to open for international pop-star Dua Lipa. But when Dua cancels for a mysterious reason, Ilana simply has no choice but to incorporate her other talent, being funny, to give the festival audience what they definitely want:
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, CoacheLOL: World's Funniest Music Festival

Comedy Club | NY Laughs Stand-Up Comedy


A sober evening of stand-up comedy with NY Laughs. This unique non-profit seeks to enrich lives, build community, and inspire audiences through humor. Some content may not be appropriate for young children.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 16
7:30 pm

Free
Comedy Clubs, February 16, 2023, 02/16/2023, NY Laughs Stand-Up Comedy
Fri, Feb 17
7:30 pm

Regular: $12.00
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Comedy Clubs, February 17, 2023, 02/17/2023, Intimate Comedy Show
Sat, Feb 18
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, February 18, 2023, 02/18/2023, Intimate Comedy Show
Sat, Feb 18
8:00 pm

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Theaters, February 18, 2023, 02/18/2023, Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

Performance | Cold-Blooded: Skating, Music and Poetry


Watch mezzo-soprano and multi-dimensional artist Alicia Hall Moran's on-ice residency at The Rink. Alicia Hall Moran's project Cold-Blooded explores skating, music, and poetry with different special guests each Tuesday morning throughout the month of February. Every week Alicia Hall Moran and the artists take the ice at 6am to develop in-the-moment, multidisciplinary collaborations. Then from 7am-7:45am, the public is welcome to experience the works in process from around the Rink deck. Featuring: Taiko, fue player and composer Kaoru Watanabe Soprano and director of Lyric Opera of the North, Sarah Lawrence Electronic music by percussionist Lafrae Sci Guitarist Thomas Flippin performing exerpts from Suite Sompostelana by Frederic Mompou "Blessings the Boats," poem by Lucille Clifton and live vocals by Alicia Hall Moran, musician and skater
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Feb 21
7:00 am

Free
Performances, February 21, 2023, 02/21/2023, Cold-Blooded: Skating, Music and Poetry
Fri, Feb 24
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, February 24, 2023, 02/24/2023, Intimate Comedy Show

Performance | Vamp!: A Celebration of All Things Queer


Beware the bloodlust of these unnatural beauties! Renowned Brooklyn drag and burlesque performance collective Switch n' Play presents VAMP!: a celebration of all things queer, bloodthirsty, and decadent. Born in the back room of a Brooklyn gay bar in 2017, this sixth iteration of VAMP! promises to be the most thrilling yet. An award-winning cast of queer and trans artists explores the radical power and pleasures of vampire mythology through innovative performances that will send chills down your spine and shivers through your soul. Switch n' Play present an evening of macabre delights and high-glam monstrosity, and they'll show you a queer revolution that definitely has teeth. Special guests: Vander Von Odd Iodine Quartz Sasha Velour 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 24
8:00 pm

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Performances, February 24, 2023, 02/24/2023, Vamp!: A Celebration of All Things Queer

Play | A Class with a Dark Past


In 1969, newbie teacher Amanda Kimball, stuck with the most incorrigible class in the school, resorts to a questionable tactic to motivate them. Years later, the details of this method come to light. Will Amanda and her now stunned ex-class survive the fallout?
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Feb 25
2:00 pm

Free
Plays, February 25, 2023, 02/25/2023, A Class with a Dark Past
Sat, Feb 25
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, February 25, 2023, 02/25/2023, Intimate Comedy Show

Performance | Vamp!: A Celebration of All Things Queer


Beware the bloodlust of these unnatural beauties! Renowned Brooklyn drag and burlesque performance collective Switch n' Play presents VAMP!: a celebration of all things queer, bloodthirsty, and decadent. Born in the back room of a Brooklyn gay bar in 2017, this sixth iteration of VAMP! promises to be the most thrilling yet. An award-winning cast of queer and trans artists explores the radical power and pleasures of vampire mythology through innovative performances that will send chills down your spine and shivers through your soul. Switch n' Play present an evening of macabre delights and high-glam monstrosity, and they'll show you a queer revolution that definitely has teeth. Special guests: Vander Von Odd Iodine Quartz Sasha Velour
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 25
8:00 pm

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Performances, February 25, 2023, 02/25/2023, Vamp!: A Celebration of All Things Queer

Performance | Winter 2023 City Skate Concert


This short pop-up concert features: -Of Water and Ice, Valerie Levine and Sarah France
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 2
6:30 pm

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Performances, March 02, 2023, 03/02/2023, Winter 2023 City Skate Concert

Play | Shadow: Eurydice Says: Greek Myth and Female Reality


A unique live theatre performance of a stage adaption of Elfriede Jelinek’s acclaimed work. The play is produced by renowned Austrian director and Nestroy Theatre Prize winner Sabine Mitterecker and performed by the celebrated actress Alexandra Sommerfeld. Expect an outstanding theatre piece full of humour and ambiguity, composed in highly musical language. Orpheus and Eurydice are the embodiment of lovers. As Eurydice dies prematurely bitten by a snake, Orpheus ventures into the underworld to bring her back to life, charming Hades with his music. But what happens if Eurydice doesn’t want to return? What if she refuses to be seen as the token of his love that he needs to redeem? What if she even discards the versions of female identity offered to her like last season’s clothes? Ancient Greek myth and modern female reality are closely intertwined in Elfriede Jelinek’s text, addressing us through the perspective of an unexpected speaker. What if the object of desire itself raises her voice?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 2
7:00 pm

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Plays, March 02, 2023, 03/02/2023, Shadow: Eurydice Says: Greek Myth and Female Reality

Staged Reading | Finding Paradise: Dreaming of Egypt


In this staged reading of a musical cabaret by Aya Aziz follows the El-Bayoumi family through a ten-course meal to their wildest dreams, heartbreaks, and new beginnings. When Egyptian immigrant Yousef El-Bayoumi is hospitalized in Queens, his wife Hadia files for Voluntary Departure back to Egypt on behalf of the family. Over an elaborate dinner, Hadia strives to get everyone dreaming about Egypt before she breaks the news.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 6
3:00 pm

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Staged Readings, March 06, 2023, 03/06/2023, Finding Paradise: Dreaming of Egypt

Staged Reading | Finding Paradise: Dreaming of Egypt


In this staged reading of a musical cabaret by Aya Aziz follows the El-Bayoumi family through a ten-course meal to their wildest dreams, heartbreaks, and new beginnings. When Egyptian immigrant Yousef El-Bayoumi is hospitalized in Queens, his wife Hadia files for Voluntary Departure back to Egypt on behalf of the family. Over an elaborate dinner, Hadia strives to get everyone dreaming about Egypt before she breaks the news.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Mar 6
7:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, March 06, 2023, 03/06/2023, Finding Paradise: Dreaming of Egypt

Staged Reading | Premiere Presentation of a Play 


The Colorado New Play festival commemorates its 25th annivarsary with the premiere of Bill Martin's Martin-X, followed by a Q&A session with the playwright and cast. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 6
7:00 pm

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Staged Readings, March 06, 2023, 03/06/2023, Premiere Presentation of a Play&nbsp;

Staged Reading | Just Tell No One: The Human Consequences of War


A site-specific, multi-media staged reading featuring material from Ukrainian playwrights Natal'ya Vorozhbit and Oksana Savchenko as translated by Sasha Dugsdale and John Freedman with Natalia Bratus. Just Tell No One reveals the human consequences of war. The piece illuminates a part of the world where an incomprehensible set of rules is at play, and people struggle to make sense of the complexity of one another with life and death consequences. This reading immerses the audience in these human stories using dark humor, intimate moments, and images of conflict so exquisitely painful they can no longer be perceived as real.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Mar 6
7:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, March 06, 2023, 03/06/2023, Just Tell No One: The Human Consequences of War

Staged Reading | Dark-Skin Support Group: Navigating a Treacherous Terrain


Dark-skin Black Americans face disproportionate amounts of violence in relation to their lighter-skin Black siblings. "Dark-Skin Support Group" is a network in which dark-skin Black folks finally have the space to discuss colorism openly and honestly with each other. Watch as participants navigate this treacherous terrain in the hopes of answering the question, "Can any space in this world truly be safe for dark-skin Black people?" Written by Ugba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 13
3:00 pm

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Staged Readings, March 13, 2023, 03/13/2023, Dark-Skin Support Group: Navigating a Treacherous Terrain

Staged Reading | Dark-Skin Support Group: Navigating a Treacherous Terrain


Dark-skin Black Americans face disproportionate amounts of violence in relation to their lighter-skin Black siblings. "Dark-Skin Support Group" is a network in which dark-skin Black folks finally have the space to discuss colorism openly and honestly with each other. Watch as participants navigate this treacherous terrain in the hopes of answering the question, "Can any space in this world truly be safe for dark-skin Black people?" Written by Ugba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Mar 13
7:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, March 13, 2023, 03/13/2023, Dark-Skin Support Group: Navigating a Treacherous Terrain

Performance | Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter: Music, Dance, Poetry


A monthly ceremonial fire centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge, with guest artists and activists engaging through music, dance, poetry, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 16
6:00 pm

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Performances, March 16, 2023, 03/16/2023, Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter: Music, Dance, Poetry

Staged Reading | This Could Be You: The Dirty Side of Mentoring


What makes a good mentor? A good mentee? When does mentorship become dangerous? This staged reading grabs the warm and fuzzy idea of mentorship by the lapels, lifts it up, slams it down, and collects the dirty change that falls out of its finely lined pockets. Written by Ying Ying Li.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Mar 20
3:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, March 20, 2023, 03/20/2023, This Could Be You: The Dirty Side of Mentoring

Staged Reading | This Could Be You: The Dirty Side of Mentoring


What makes a good mentor? A good mentee? When does mentorship become dangerous? This staged reading grabs the warm and fuzzy idea of mentorship by the lapels, lifts it up, slams it down, and collects the dirty change that falls out of its finely lined pockets. Written by Ying Ying Li.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 20
7:00 pm

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Staged Readings, March 20, 2023, 03/20/2023, This Could Be You: The Dirty Side of Mentoring

Play | Curie_Meitner_Lamarr-INDIVISIBLE: One Actress, Three Fascinating Women


A theater play with Austrian actress Anita Zieher who impersonates 3 fascinating women: Marie Curie, Lise Meitner and Hedy Lamarr. Radiation. Nuclear fission. Frequency hopping. This show brings the lives and works of three extraordinary women to the stage: Double Nobel Prize winner and discoverer of radioactivity Marie Curie (1867-1934), Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968), and the Viennese Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) who invented of frequency hopping. All three are outstanding pioneers representing the achievements of women in the field of science and technology. The play shows their passion for science and technology, the obstacles and barriers these women had to face in their work environment as well as the great joy and fascination they gained through their research and inventiveness. Actress Anita Zieher, who impersonates the three women, delivers a stunning performance in the roles. The play, directed by Sandra Schueddekopf provides an entertaining and vivid performance, raising questions about female career paths that are still valid.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Mar 22
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, March 22, 2023, 03/22/2023, Curie_Meitner_Lamarr-INDIVISIBLE: One Actress, Three Fascinating Women
Sat, Mar 25
11:00 am

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Plays, March 25, 2023, 03/25/2023, Classic Fable in a Dazzling New Way
Sun, Mar 26
1:00 pm

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Plays, March 26, 2023, 03/26/2023, Classic Fable in a Dazzling New Way

Staged Reading | The Merry Wives of Grenoble: Tensions in a Polygamous Marriage


With the arrival of newcomer Jesuína, the Count now has a wife for every day of the week. But her rebellious personality causes dissent among the other wives, shaking up their routine and causing some to finally see the inequity of this unorthodox polygamous marriage. And when Jesuína makes a bold proposal to the other women—kill the Count and flee the Cape Verde islands to enjoy his rich estate in his native France—each woman is forced to reevaluate their relationship to one another, to themselves, and to their home. Written by Francisca Da Silveira.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 27
2:00 pm

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Staged Readings, March 27, 2023, 03/27/2023, The Merry Wives of Grenoble: Tensions in a Polygamous Marriage

Staged Reading | The Merry Wives of Grenoble: Tensions in a Polygamous Marriage


With the arrival of newcomer Jesuina, the Count now has a wife for every day of the week. But her rebellious personality causes dissent among the other wives, shaking up their routine and causing some to finally see the inequity of this unorthodox polygamous marriage. And when Jesuina makes a bold proposal to the other women--kill the Count and flee the Cape Verde islands to enjoy his rich estate in his native France--each woman is forced to reevaluate their relationship to one another, to themselves, and to their home. Written by Francisca Da Silveira.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Mar 27
7:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, March 27, 2023, 03/27/2023, The Merry Wives of Grenoble: Tensions in a Polygamous Marriage

Performance | Play Reading and Live Music


In Peter Gil-Sheridan's surrealist Cockfight, Juanie is a painter, his canvas a giant egg big enough to hold a full grown adult man. Inside that egg holds Juanie's father dream: a prizewinning rooster that Juanie's father hopes will become a star on the cockfighting circuit, but when the egg hatches and the bird's unassuming nature collides with "Big Juan's" vision for him, Juanie embarks on a mission to save his family and his bird from total oblivion. Dir.: Anna Brenner Prolific playwright Peter Gil-Sheridan has developed works at over 15 major theaters across the United States. His play Cockfight was originally written for Soho Rep's Writer/Director Lab and was further developed by PlayPenn in Philadelphia under the direction of Anna Brenner. Gil-Sheridan is Assistant Professor of Drama at Vassar College. The evening will also include live music and a talkback with the playwright.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Mar 27
7:30 pm

Free
Performances, March 27, 2023, 03/27/2023, Play Reading and Live Music
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works of Brahms and Beethoven

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