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New York Off Broadway Shows in April 2015

Our selection of the best off broadway shows in New York for the month of April 2015

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Astor Place Theatre

Blue Man Group is one of New York's longest-running shows and one of its hardest to describe! In the show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway. More info

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Orpheum Theater

Stomp is one of New York's most unique entertainment experiences. A rotating cast of eight energetic young performers create rhythms and, yes, music, with their hands and feet and all manner of noisy objects, such as hammers, garbage can lids, buckets, and so on. Their technical skill is truly awesome: this perfectly synchronized ballet of juggled sticks, drums, and what-have-you is indeed thrilling to witness. More info

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Stage 3 New World Stages : Closes 22nd November 2015

Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. More info

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Laura Pels Theater : Closes 11th April 2015

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a very special production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's cautionary masterpiece. Stripping the show back to just 10 actors, a piano and a mounted wolf head, the flights of fancy of the the fairytale world will be rawer and more imaginatively played than ever before. More info

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Jerry Orbach Theater

A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks features two meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get their children together. But once the couple is united, the real drama begins! More info

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Newman Theater : Closes 3rd May 2015

A new musical from the pen of Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), this Broadway-bound show explores the life of one of America's greatest figures, Alexander Hamilton. Tracing his story from humble beginnings in the West Indies to the duel which ended his life, Hamilton is a grand historical epic infused with Miranda's whip-smart writing and a hip-hop influenced score. More info

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Kirk Theatre

No one in the news is safe! Not to be confused with the Disney musical NEWSIES, this Drama Desk-nominated revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians - in short, everyone is fair game. With songs and material continually updated to take advantage of the top news stories, composer-lyricist Drama Desk Nominee Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof - and then some. More info

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Kirk Theatre

The title says it all in New York's most outrageous musical comedy! This hilarious revue features 15 original songs, 8 gorgeous guys and no clothes - a truly winning combination! Hailed by critics and audiences in 27 cities worldwide, don't miss this sure-fire crowd pleaser. Great for groups! More info

Anspacher Theater : Closes 17th May 2015

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway returns to the stage for the first time in six years in this timely one woman show. Written by George Brant, and directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor, Grounded centers on Hathaway's unnamed fighter pilot, whose life begins to unravel when she's reassigned to the military's drone program. More info

Daryl Roth Theater : Closes 31st May 2015

Remain upstanding, folks, for this water and light spectacular that has taken London and Buenos Aires by storm. You may get wet, you may get dirty, but bring your pals and your comfy shoes, to prepare for a visual and sensory overload that will have you gasping in awe - and possibly to catch your breath! More info

Westside Theater Downstairs : Closes 19th April 2015

Set in the admissions department of the fictional but all too realistic Edgely Prep, Application Pending introduces us to the high-stakes world of Manhattan parents, who will stop at nothing to make sure their child gets a place- or else! More info

Huron Club

Following in the footsteps of hit comedy-edutainment shows like Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl and Colin Quinn's Long Story Short, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! More info

Harvey Lichtenstein Theater : Closes 3rd May 2015

Sir Richard Eyre's award winning revival of Ibsen's Ghosts transfers to Brooklyn's Academy of Music this April. The production enjoyed a critically acclaimed run in London's West End in 2013, and was awarded three Olivier Awards and nominated for a further two. Lesley Manville, a West End stage veteran and frequently seen in the films of Mike Leigh, reprises her lead role. More info

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater : Closes 26th April 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere of Bathsheba Doran's new play as part of their 2014/2015 season. The Mystery of Love and Sex centers on a pair of childhood friends who become romantically involved, and is be yet another intense and complex drama from the young English playwright. It stars Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub. More info

Stage 5 New World Stages : Closes 31st May 2015

Ronald Keaton's one man show arrives at the New World Stages, following rave reviews during its Chicago debut last year. Set on the eve of Churchill's 1946 'Iron Curtain' speech, the play finds the wartime leader regaling a small gathering of friends and admirers with his extraordinary life story. More info

Stage 1 New World Stages : Closes 31st May 2015

After sold out runs across Europe, this wickedly dark musical about Edgar Allan Poe comes to New York. Tracing the writer's life, from his ignominious beginnings to his tragic death, Nevermore combines Gothic design with a delicate score to create a genuinely creepy show that will entrance and repulse in equal measure. More info

Union Square Theater : Closes 7th September 2015

A witty adaptation of Hitchcock's spy adventure, The 39 Steps returns to New York to dazzle audiences all over again. Following the adventures of daring hero Richard Hannay, the play features a cast of only four, who use costume changes, props and every ounce of their theatrical talent to play over a hundred different characters. More info

Lion Theatre : Closes 19th April 2015

Sometimes classed as a forgotten show, the Gershwin's 1933 Pardon My English has seldom seen the limelight since it's first 43 performance run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway the same year. But now Musicals Tonight! who specialise in reviving rare musicals, have chosen it to close their 2014/15 season, in concert at the Lion Theatre. More info

St Lukes Theater : Closes 28th June 2015

My Big Gay Italian Funeral is the sequel to Anthony J. Wilkinson's popular comedy My Big Gay Italian Wedding. An unfortunate occasion to meet again brings the crazy characters from the original play together again, with hilarious and often cringe-worthy results! More info

Stage 2 New World Stages

Guinness record-holding bubble artist Fan Yang brings his dazzling family entertainment to Off-Broadway. More info

Black Box Theatre : Closes 19th April 2015

One balmy night in Miami, a young black woman washes up to shore clinging to life on a car tire. Sula has escaped from poverty in her native Haiti, determined to seek out a better life for herself and her unborn child. Moving into an apartment filled with other refugees, she works upon assimilating into American culture. But just as it seems that everything is falling into place and her dreams realized, her demons manage to catch up with her and threaten to uproot everything she has fought for. More info

St Lukes Theater

Jackie Mason lovechild Sheba Mason's Musical on the hilarious love affair between Jackie and her starry-eyed mother - AN OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY. More info

Stage 4 New World Stages : Closes 6th September 2015

Recent polls show that Americans consider Bill Clinton one of the best US Presidents since WWII. Who would have thought it of a man who was impeached? Clinton The Musical examines the dichotomy of the 42nd President of The United States, delving into everything from sex to sax, and Monica to Hillary. It's funny, crude, and a reminder that the world of American politics is a great spectator sport. More info

Kraine Theater

This is an Off-Off-Broadway production of the Neo-Futurists' signature show. In Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, a company of actors perform (or attempt to perform) 30 plays in 60 minutes. More info

Anne L. Bernstein Theater

Perfect Crime goes well beyond traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension. The main character is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist accused of bumping off her wealthy British husband. But when a handsome young detective comes calling to investigate, is everything as straight-cut as it appears? More info

Marriott Marquis

Join THE RIDE for a super amped-up experience of the streets of New York City - all from the comfort of a technologically-advanced super-bus. See life in the Big Apple as you have never seen before! More info

Second Stage Theatre Midtown - Tony Kiser Theatre : Closes 1st July 2015

Neil LaBute's follow up 2014's The Money Shot will receive its world premiere in May at The Second Stage Theatre. The Way We Get By will mark the New York stage debut of Amanda Seyfried, who has previously stunned in the big screen adaptations of Les Miserables and Mamma Mia. More info

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