Beetlejuice is back, New York Theater Festival, Birthday Candles, NY Theater Artists for Ukraine and for girls of color who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is insufficient – Times Square Chronicles

beetle juice comes to life tonight, Friday, April 8, in a triumphant Broadway return to blow off the roof of the Marquis Theater (210 West 46th Street). The Ghost-with-the-Most will launch the beetle juiceof the digital lottery powered by Broadway Direct on Sunday, April 10and for a limited number of $45 tickets at

beetle juiceThe digital lottery will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day before the performance. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each draw and will have 60 minutes to claim and pay for their tickets online. Tickets will be delivered by email on the day of the performance. Seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Lottery seats may be partially visible. Maximum 2 tickets per entry.

beetle juice stars two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, Tony Award nominee Elizabeth Teeter, Kerry Butler, Tony Award nominee David Josefsberg, Obie Award winner Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Michelle Aravena, Gabi Campo, Kelvin Moon Loh, Zonya Love, Danny Rutigliano and Dana Steingold, and includes Kate Bailey, Will Blum, Ryan Breslin, Julian De Guzman, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Eric Anthony Johnson, Andrew Kober, Katie Lombardo, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Ramone Owens, Commodore C. Primous III, Nevada Riley and Graham Stevens.

It’s showtime, folks! The ghost with the most returns to Broadway in this cutting-edge, irreverent musical based on Tim Burton’s beloved film. beetle juice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a stripe-loving demon. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare anyone with a pulse, this double-crossed specter unleashes a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.

The New York Theater Festival is accepting entries for its 18th consecutive season. More than 1,100 plays and more than 260 musicals had the chance to be seen and win prizes worth $7,500. There are also awards for Best Actress $500;

Plays and musicals must be unproduced or produced before 2017, in which case the series must include an entirely new cast and crew.

Submit to be a part of the plays and musicals at a festival/competition that wows New Yorkers. Festival registrations »

Debra Messing

Roundabout birthday candles starring Debra Messing opens on Broadway Sunday at the American Airlines Theater. The cast also includes Enrico Colantoni as ‘Kenneth’, Tony Award nominee John Earl Jelks as ‘Matt/William’ with Crystal Finn as ‘Joan/Alex/Beth’, Susannah Flood as ‘Joan/Alex/Beth’, Susannah Flood as ‘Matt/William’ role of “Alice/Madeline/Ernie” and Christopher Livingston in the role. “Billy/John”.

Award-winning TV star Debra Messing was last seen on Broadway in John Patrick Shanley’s play Outside Mullingar across from Brian F. O’Byrne. Enrico Colantoni makes his Broadway debut this season; he recently appeared on HBO Max’s “Station Eleven” and Nat Geo’s “The Hot Zone: Anthrax” and opposite Tom Hanks in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” John Earl Jelks was last seen on Broadway in Sweat by Lynn Nottage and received a Tony Award nomination for her work in Radio Golf by August Wilson. Roundabout Theater Company welcomes the return of Crystal Finn who appeared in the Roundabout Underground productions of kingdom come and Bobbie clearly, and Christopher Livingstonewho appeared in the Underground production of something clean. Susannah Flood returns to Roundabout after her last appearance in The cherry orchard on Broadway.

NY Theater Artists for Ukraine – 12 hours of online screenings with 24 New York theater organizations on April 16.

The New York City theater community will gather for 12 hours on Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for 24 online readings and conversations at We will share our outrage at the bombing of the Donetsk Mariupol Drama Theatre, where 300 people died while seeking refuge in a space that is sacred to us all.

Using the words of playwrights, poets and novelists, we will express and share our deep sadness in response to this shocking and devastating tragedy. By showing our empathy and compassion, we will let the world know that the theater community in New York cares deeply for the victims, survivors and families of the Mariupol disaster and that Ukraine is on our minds. This is not a fundraiser. We expect listeners from over 20 countries to tune in. The National Public Broadcasting Station of Ukraine will broadcast the rally live for all Ukrainians.

With: Abrons Art Center; CUNY STEPS; HERE Arts Center; HowlRound; La Mama/Yara Arts Group; Mabou Mines | Performance space; Ma-Yi Theater Company; New York Theater Workshop (TBC); Cafe of the Nuyorican Poets; PEN America; PS21; The Park Avenue Armory; Theater Without Borders; The Brooklyn Academy of Music; The National Black Theatre; the Noor Theatre; The gaming company; The Public Theatre; The Segal Theater Center; The warehouse ; Torn | Page; Ukrainian actors from New York; The Watermill Center | Robert Wilson.

For timetable updates, please check here:

Saturday April 16, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule (subject to radical change):


10:00 PEN America10:30 The SHED11:00 ART CENTER HERE 11:30 a.m. Ma-Yi Theater Company

PM12:00 PS2112:30 p.m. Brooklyn Academy of Music1h00 Watermill Center | Robert Wilson1:30 St. Ann’s Warehouse 2:00 CUNY STEPS2h30 Torn | Page 3:00 p.m. Park Avenue Armory3:30 p.m. Abrons Art Center4:00 p.m. HowlRound Commons5:00 p.m. The National Black Theater5:30 p.m. The Gambling Company 6:00 Public Theater6:30 The Mom 7:00 Nuyorican Poets Café7:30 a.m. Yara Art Group8:00 Noor Theater8:30 a.m. Mabou mine | Performance space9:00 Ukrainian Actors of New York 9:30 a.m. Theater Without Borders

The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking work for girls of color who have thought about suicide/when the rainbow is insufficient, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown (Once on this island, Choir Boyco-director and choreographer of Fire locked in my bones), announced a special performance in American Sign Language on Friday, April 15and.

American Sign Language plays a key creative role in for the color girls… as it stars Alexandria Wailes (Lady in Purple), a deaf actress and dancer who champions accessibility within the theater, film and television communities. Wailes recently served as one of two ASL directors on the Oscar-winning film, CODA. In for girls of color… Wailes merges dance and ASL to deliver a commanding and memorable performance.

Select orchestra seats for the autographed performance can be purchased here with code: FCGASL22. There will be other signed ASL performances announced throughout the broadcast.

The show marks Camille A. Brown’s directorial debut on Broadway. Brown, who served as choreographer on the award-winning 2019 public theater production of the play Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk, will also continue in her role as choreographer on Broadway, making her the first black woman to serve as a director and choreographer on a Broadway production for over 65 years.

for girls of color who have thought about suicide/when the rainbow is insufficient, opens Wednesday, April 20 at the Booth Theater (222 West 45and Street). Tickets are on sale for the limited 20-week commitment at

The cast stars Amara Granderson as Lady in Orange, Tendayi Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Kenita R. Miller as Lady in Red, Okwui Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Stacey Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Alexandria Wailes as Lady in Purple and D Woods in Lady in Yellow. Rachel Christopher, Treshelle Edmond, McKenzie Frye, Kala Ross and Alexis Sims join the company as backups and stunt doubles.

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