ACTING HISTORY “Golda’s Balcony,” a popular dramatization of the life of Israel’s fourth Prime Minister Golda Meir, will end its run July 13 after much acclaim. The show is based largely on the conversations the playwright, Willam Gibson, had with her when he spent eight months in her presence in 1977. The play inevitably draws parallels to the present day and brings the issues of the present into further focus through the past. The show is performed at the Manhattan Ensemble Theater at 55 Mercer St. Call 1-212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250 for tickets, which are $60, as well as specific performance information. This is the last chance to catch this great show before Golda moves up to Broadway in October!

BRINGING SOULS BACK TOGETHER “Our Lady of 121st Street,” a popular off-Broadway show directed by actor Phillip Seymor Hoffman, will be ending its run on July 27. The show features a group of friends who are reunited after the death of Sister Rose, a much feared but beloved nun from their childhood. The show is performed Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday through Sunday at 3 p.m. and Sunday nights at 7 p.m. at the Union Square Theater, 100 East 17th St., 212-505-0700. $25-$65.

The basset table, a comedy that transports the audience from the English Restoration to a 1950’s television studio, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., July 9, 11, 13, 8:30 p.m., July 12, 4 p.m., $15, 212-868-4444.

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.

Cellophane, a spiritual history of America, through the medium of bad language, puchiing the limits of language in this exploration of humanity in the post-modern world, THE FLEA THEATER, 45 White St., July 3, Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., July 10-Aug. 2, $5, 212-226-0051.

Change of seasons, romantic alliances change as two charming men romance the same rich beautiful woman in this romantic comedy, THIRTEENTH STREET REPERTORY COMPANY, 50 W. 13th St., Thu.-Sun., 7 p.m., through July 13, $10-$15, 212-675-6677.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: ABRIDGED, actors Peter Ackerman, Jeremy Shamos & David Turner take on 75 of Shakespeare’s characters in this contemporary and shamelessly abridged adaptation of the collected works of the bard; dir. by Jeremy Dobrish, CENTURY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 11 E. 15th St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., ongoing, $29-$59, 239- 6200.

DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, based on the American film porn classic, this is the story of a girl from a small town with stars in her eyes who dreamed about growing up & making it big in the city, JANE STREET THEATER, 113 Jane St., Mon.-Fri., 8 p.m., Fri., 10:30 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., ongoing, $25-$45, 302-7000.

The devil & daniel webster, the Devil comes to the wedding party of Jabez Stone, a young upcoming State Senator who sold him his soul, HARRY DE JUR PLAYHOUSE, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., through July 13, $5-$10, 212-598-0400.

THE DONKEY SHOW, the audience participates in this bawdy, disco-infused adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” THE CLUB EL FLAMINGO, 547 W. 21st St., Wed. & Thur., 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m., ongoing, $25-$39 plus drinks, 307-4100.

Edge, an extraordinary look at one of the 20th Century’s most influential figures, revealing the true Sylvia Plath not only as a poet, but also as a child, woman, wife & mother, DR2 THEATER, 103 E. 15th St., Mon.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through Sep. 20, $40, 212-239-6200.

The fisherman of beaudrais, an epic tale about a man who, belatedly in life, learns the true meaning of patriotism and honor in the early days of the second World War, THE BANK STREET THEATER, 155 Bank St., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through July 20, $10-$15, 212-868-4444.

Flesh & Blood, the intimate story of three generations of an American family, beginning in the 1930s when a Greek immigrant arrives in New York City, NEW YORK THEATER WORKSHOP, 79 East Fourth St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., through July, $60, 212-239-6200.

Getting into heaven, the deeply moving story os a rock star who struggles to keep her life together after tragedy blows her life apart, by Polly Draper, THE FLEA THEATER, 41 White St., Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through Aug. 2, $25, 212-352-3101.

Gilligan stump! and tha perfesser, Gilligan Stump plays a mean guitar and belts out aggressively hilarious lyrics with subject ranging from cockroach infestations to a strange desire to be Hillary’s intern, UNDER ST. MARKS, 94 St. Marks Place, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 11 p.m., $6-$8, 212-868-4444.

Golda’s balcony, final extension of the popular award winning play, MANHATTAN ENSEMBLE THEATER, 55 Mercer St., various perfromances through July 13, call for information, $60, 212-239-6200.

GOLDEN LADDER, a comedy about growing up in a mixed-religion household and a daughter’s attempt to remedy her parents’ religious conflicts, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 4 & 8 p.m., ongoing, $50-$55, 239-6200.

Jane eyre: The Musical, Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel featuring one of the greatest love stories of all time turned into an original musical production, THE WINGS THEATER, 154 Greenwich St., Mon., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., through July 26, $19, 212-627-2961.

LINE, comedy by Israel Horovitz that is the longest-running off-off Broadway show, THIRTEENTH STREET REPERTORY, 50 W. 13th St., open-ended, Wed. & Thur., 7 p.m., Sat., 9:30 p.m., $10-$12.50, 675-6677.

Make love, the tragicomic life of Liza Minelli is the backdrop of this show as one New Yorker tries to make sense of the current chaos of our nation, FEZ, Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St., Sun., 8 p.m., July 13-Aug. 10, $20, 212-533-2680.

MONO, set in a Lower East Side bar, an exploration of the microcosms of Lower Manhattan, SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m., open-ended, $15, 358-3447.

NAKED BOYS SINGING, a nude musical extravaganza, THE ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE, 100 Seventh Ave. S., Mon., Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 3 & 7 p.m., open-ended, $35-$50, 239-6200.

Our lady of 121st Street, tells the funny & touching story of a group of friends who are reuinited after the death of Sister Rose, a mich feared but beloved nun from thier childhood, UNION SQUARE THEATER, 100 E. 17th St., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through July 27, $25-$65, 212-505-0700.

Pieces (of ass), a series of original monologues from a rotating cast of beautiful women, ranging from the hilarious to the heartbreaking, from provocative to perplexing, THEATER 80, 80 St. Mark’s Place, Tue.-Thu., 8 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 7 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 10 p.m., July 10-Aug. 3, $35-$40, 212-868-4444.

Platanos & Collard greens, a play that asks if love between a black man and a Latina woman can survive, PRODUCER’S CLUB THEATER, 358 W. 44th ST., July 18-19, 8 p.m., $20, 646-522-4348.

President harding is a rock star, original rock & roll play that explores issues of American identity through a surrealist portrait of President Harding imagined as a fallen rock star, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Fri.-Sun., 7 p.m., July 11-Aug. 3, $15, 212-868-4444.

ROCK STARS NYC, stage dive into the intensified rock concert experience combining dance & live rock & roll music where the audience can dress, sing, dance & party like a rick star all night long, POLLY ESTHER’S, 186 W. Fourth St., Fri., 8 p.m., open-ended, $35-$55, 212-714-ROCK.

Song of the simple truth, a bilingual musicalization of the life & work of Julia De Burgos, conceived & directed by Melba LaRose, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Wed.-Fri., 7:30 p.m., July 9-25, $15, 212-868-4444.

A STOOP ON orchard street, a new musical inspired by a visit to the Tenement Museum where a man has agreed to pass up a pivotal Yankees game to please the woman he had recently wed & found himself obseesed with the stories represented there, MAZER THEATER, 197 East Broadway, July 8-31, call for times & tickets, 800-965-4827.

Tragedy in 9 lives, re-creates the “happenings” of Andy Warhol’s Factory in the 1960s when the borders between “high” & “pop” were fluid & the possibilities seemed endless, TORONADA THEATER, PS 122, 150 First Ave., Wed.-Sat., 8:30 p.m., July 9-Aug. 2, $15, 212-868-4444.
Untitled farce, an old-style, fun-filled farce in every sense of the word, with ch

aracters falling in and out of absurd situations at the drop of a hat, THE KRAINE THEATER. 84 East Fourth St., July 17-19, 31, Aug. 1-2, 8 p.m., July 19, Aug. 2, 3 p.m., $12-$15, 917-446-9438.

VINCENT, a new musical by Robert Mitchell about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, directed by Judith Fredericks, WINGS THEATER, 154 Christopher St., Thru.-Sat., Mon., 8 p.m., Sun., 3:30 p.m., open ended, $19, 627-2961.

Vintage sandwich, new comic material where Madame Funnypants spins a tale of loves, lost & found, THE ST. MARKS THEATER, 94 St. Marks Place, July 16, 23 & 30, 8 p.m., $8-$10, 212-868-4444.

Who am i, probes the relationships between living sould and those who created them by weaving four interconnected stories of hope, love, abandonment, despair & redemption, ABINGTON THEATER ARTS COMPLEX, 312 W. 36th ST., July 16, 9:30 p.m., July 18, 5 p.m., July 25, 4 p.m., July 26. 6:50 p.m., July 27, 12:45 p.m., Aug. 2, 11 a.m., $15, 212-279-4200.

Young & beautiful (or hello! i’m old!), the story of a little theater group rehearsing a gay play & meeting disaster after disaster, until a mysterious old man visits the theater one day & delivers not only artistic redemption but a new understandign of youth, old age & human mortality, THE SANFORD MEISNER THEATER, 164 Eleventh Ave., Mon., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., call about other performances, through July 20, $19, 212-206-1764.


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