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AF­TER­GLOW

(Closes Aug. 12) (1 hr 30 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) A one-night stand with a third man turns into some­thing more for a mar­ried gay cou­ple in an open re­la­tion­ship in S. Asher Gel­man’s play. Nu­dity. For au­di­ences 18+. The Loft at The Daven­port The­atre, 354 W. 45th St., 2nd fl., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200.

AV­ENUE Q

(2 hrs 15 mins) Peo­ple and pup­pets live to­gether on a fic­ti­tious New York City block in this up­roar­i­ous Tony Award­win­ning mu­si­cal for adults. New World Stages, Stage 3, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200.

BE MORE CHILL

(Pre­views be­gan July 26, opens Aug. 9, closes Sept. 23) The new com­ing- of-agein-the- dig­i­tal-age mu­si­cal is the story of an av­er­age high school kid from New Jersey who, though he longs to be pop­u­lar, also wants to re­main true to him­self. The Irene Di­a­mond Stage at The Per­sh­ing Square Sig­na­ture Cen­ter, 480 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.279.4200.

CAR­MEN JONES

(Closes Aug. 19) (1 hr 35 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) In adapt­ing

Bizet’s opera “Car­men” for the Amer­i­can mu­si­cal stage, Os­car Ham­mer­stein II (book and lyrics) moved the ac­tion from Spain to the Amer­i­can South dur­ing World War II and wrote new lyrics for Bizet’s mu­sic. Clas­sic Stage Com­pany, 136 E. 13th St., btw Third & Fourth aves., 866.811.4111.

COL­LEC­TIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES

(Pre­views be­gin Aug. 16, opens Sept. 12, closes Sept. 23) In Jen Silverman’s com­edy, five women named Betty go on a jour­ney of self- dis­cov­ery. The New York pre­miere stars Dana De­lany, Lea DeLaria, Adina Ver­son, Ana Vil­lafañe and Chaunté Wayans. MCC The­ater at the Lu­cille Lor­tel The­atre, 121 Christo­pher St., btw Bleecker & Hud­son sts., 212.352.3101.

DAYS TO COME

(Pre­views be­gin Aug. 2, opens Aug. 26, closes Sept. 30) (2 hrs 20 mins) The Mint The­ater Com­pany re­vives Lil­lian Hell­man’s 1936 play about a la­bor dis­pute at a fam­ily- owned fac­tory in a Mid­west­ern town. Beck­ett The­atre at The­atre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200.

DES­PER­ATE MEA­SURES

(2 hrs 10 mins) A wily sher­iff, an au­thor­i­tar­ian gov­er­nor, an ec­cen­tric priest, a sa­loon girl gone good, a nun gone bad and a young man in trou­ble with the law: This mad­cap mu­si­cal com­edy, in­spired by Shake­speare’s “Mea­sure for Mea­sure,” is set in the 1890’s Wild West. New World Stages, Stage 4, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.279.6200.

FID­DLER ON THE ROOF

(July 4-Aug. 26) The Na­tional Yid­dish The­atre Folks­bi­ene (NYTF) presents the Amer­i­can pre­miere of the Yid­dish lan­guage adap­ta­tion of the Tony Award-win­ning mu­si­cal based on sto­ries by Sholem Ale­ichem about milk­man

Tevye, his fam­ily and their tra­di­tional com­mu­nity in pre-rev­o­lu­tion­ary Rus­sia. Ed­mund J. Safra The­atre at the Museum of Jewish Her­itage, 36 Bat­tery Pl., at 1st Pl., 866.811.4111.

FRIENDS! THE MU­SI­CAL PAR­ODY

(2 hrs 10 mins) The gang’s all here in the unau­tho­rized mu­si­cal par­ody of the hit TV sit­com about twen­tysome­things liv­ing and lov­ing in 1990s NYC. St. Luke’s The­atre, 308 W. 46th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200.

IN & OF IT­SELF

(Closes Aug. 19) (1 hr 15 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) Magic meets sto­ry­telling in this para­dox­i­cal the­ater piece, writ­ten and per­formed by Derek DelGau­dio, di­rected by Frank Oz and pro­duced by Neil Pa­trick Har­ris. Daryl Roth The­atre, 101 E. 15th St., at Union Sq. E., 800.745.3000.

JERSEY BOYS

(2 hrs 30 mins) The be­hindthe-scenes story of pop sen­sa­tions, Frankie Valli and The Four Sea­sons, in­cludes the group’s great­est hits, such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” New World Stages, Stage 1, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200.

LIT­TLE ROCK

(Closes Sept. 8) (2 hrs) Ra­jen­dra Ramoon Maharaj’s play tells the story of the Lit­tle Rock Nine, the first black stu­dents to at­tend the for­merly seg­re­gated Lit­tle Rock Cen­tral High School three years af­ter the land­mark Brown v. Board of Ed­u­ca­tion Supreme Court de­ci­sion ruled that seg­re­gat­ing stu­dents based on race was un­con­sti­tu­tional. Sheen Cen­ter for Thought and Cul­ture, 18 Bleecker St., at El­iz­a­beth St., 212.925.2812.

MARY PAGE MAR­LOWE

(Closes Aug. 12) An or­di­nary woman lives an ex­tra­or­di­nary life in Tracy Letts’ new play, star­ring Tatiana Maslany. Tony

Kiser The­atre at Sec­ond Stage, 305 W. 43rd St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.246.4422.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE NEW ONE

(Pre­views be­gan July 18, opens Aug. 2, closes Aug. 26) Co­me­dian and sto­ry­teller Mike Birbiglia re­turns with a new solo show, which he has writ­ten and per­forms. Cherry Lane The­atre, 38 Com­merce St., btw Mor­ton & Bar­row sts., 866.811.4111.

MY LIFE ON A DIET

(Closes Aug. 19) (1 hr 30 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) Ac­tress/co­me­dian/au­thor Renée Tay­lor’s one-woman show re­counts her on­go­ing strug­gle to achieve the per­fect fig­ure. The­atre at St. Cle­ment’s, 423 W. 46th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200.

NEVERLAND: PETER RE­TURNS

( Thru Aug. 26) (45 mins) Based on J. M. Bar­rie’s “Peter Pan” tales, Adam Kil­gore’s chil­dren’s play fea­tures hand­crafted mar­i­onette pup­pets and an orig­i­nal score. Rec­om­mended for chil­dren ages 3-9. Swedish Cot­tage Mar­i­onette The­atre in Cen­tral Park, en­ter the park at W. 81st St. & Cen­tral Park W., 212.988.9093.

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOR­EVER

(Closes Aug. 12) (2 hrs) A young woman with ex­trasen­sory pow­ers goes to a psy­chi­a­trist to cure her smok­ing habit in the 1965 mu­si­cal com­edy with mu­sic by Bur­ton Lane and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Ir­ish Reper­tory The­atre, 132 W. 22nd St., btw Sixth & Sev­enth aves., 212.727.2737.

THE ORIG­I­NAL­IST

(Closes Aug. 19) (1 hr 45 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) A lib­eral, Har­vard Law School grad clerks with con­ser­va­tive Supreme Court Jus­tice An­tonin Scalia in the New York pre­miere of John Strand’s

play. 59E59 The­aters, 59 E. 59th St., btw Park & Madi­son aves., 212.279.4200.

PUFFS

(1 hr 45 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) Any sim­i­lar­ity to a fic­tional school for gifted-in-a- cer­tain-way chil­dren (think: Hog­warts) is strictly in­ten­tional as Wayne, an av­er­age boy from New Mex­ico, and his mates (known as Puffs) study to be wizards. New World Stages, Stage 5, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200.

THE SAINTLINESS OF MARGERY KEMPE

(Closes Aug. 26) (2 hrs 15 mins) English mys­tic Margery Kempe was a woman ahead of her time, the 14th cen­tury. John Wulp’s new play is a comedic look at a woman’s quest to live life (and achieve saintliness) on her own terms in a so­ci­ety dom­i­nated by men. The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W. 42nd St., btw Sev­enth & Eighth aves., 646.223.3010.

SHAKE­SPEARE IN THE PARK

Pre­sented out­doors and un­der the stars for free in Cen­tral Park, The Public The­ater’s sum­mer sea­son of Shake­speare con­cludes with a mu­si­cal adap­ta­tion of the com­edy, “Twelfth Night,” July

17-Aug. 19. Tu-Su 8 pm. Free tick­ets are distributed, two per per­son, at the Dela­corte The­ater in Cen­tral Park on the day of the per­for­mance and by ran­dom mo­bile lot­tery on the To­dayTix app, also on the day of the per­for­mance. Dela­corte The­ater in Cen­tral Park, en­trance at Cen­tral Park West & W. 81st St., 212.539.8500.

SK­INTIGHT

(Closes Aug. 26) (2 hrs 15 mins) Play­wright Joshua Har­mon takes on to­day’s youth-and­beauty cul­ture in his lat­est. Jodi, a di­vor­cée played by Id­ina Men­zel, is caught off guard when her ex-hus­band be­comes en­gaged to a much younger woman and her gay fash­ion- de­signer fa­ther

is oth­er­wise en­gaged in an af­fair with a 20-year- old for­mer adult film star. Laura Pels The­atre, 111 W. 46th St., btw Sixth & Sev­enth aves., 212.719.1300.

SLEEP NO MORE

(up to 3 hrs) In this im­mer­sive, in­ter­ac­tive the­ater piece, mask-wear­ing au­di­ences wan­der at will and at their own pace through a 100,000-square-foot en­vi­ron­ment—an aban­doned 1930s lux­ury ho­tel— eaves­drop­ping on scenes and char­ac­ters that con­jure up Shake­speare’s “Mac­beth.” The McKit­trick Ho­tel, 530 W. 27th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 866.811.4111.

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

(1 hr 30 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) The re­vival of the long-run­ning re­vue is a trib­ute to the stay­ing power of the songs writ­ten by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. A cast of nine per­form more than 30 Leiber and Stoller clas­sics, from “Hound Dog” to “On Broad­way.” Stage 42, 422 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200.

STOMP

(1 hr 40 mins) In a daz­zling per­cus­sive per­for­mance, the eight-mem­ber cast con­jures rhythm out of brooms, dust­bins, hub­caps and more. Or­pheum The­atre, 126 Sec­ond Ave., at E. 8th St., 800.982.2787.

SWEENEY TODD

(Closes Aug. 26) (2 hrs 45 mins) The Toot­ing Arts Club re­vival of the Stephen Sond­heim mu­si­cal cre­ates a work­ing pieshop en­vi­ron­ment in which blood­thirsty bar­ber Sweeney Todd can wreak vengeance and Mrs. Lovett, his part­ner in crime, can bake “the worst pies in London.” Bar­row Street The­atre, 27 Bar­row St., at Sev­enth Ave. So., 866.811.4111.

THAT PHYSICS SHOW

(1 hr 30 mins) Physics makes the world go ’round, and in­struc­tor David Maiullo finds the fun and magic in the science in his fam­ily-friendly, one-man show. In­cluded are seg­ments on mo­men­tum, en­ergy, tem­per­a­ture and more. The Play­room The­ater, 151 W. 46th St., 8th fl., btw Sixth & Sev­enth aves., 866.811.4111.

THIS AIN’T NO DISCO

(Closes Aug. 12) In 1979, Stu­dio 54 and the Mudd Club ruled the city’s nightlife. The new mu­si­cal by the co-au­thors of “Hed­wig and the An­gry Inch” and “Jersey Boys” goes be­hind the vel­vet ropes. At­lantic The­ater Com­pany’s Linda Gross The­ater, 336 W. 20th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 866.811.4111.

TRAINSPOT­TING

(1 hr 15 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) Based on the 1993 novel by Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle’s Os­car-nom­i­nated 1996 film, Harry Gib­son’s im­mer­sive stage adap­ta­tion (the au­di­ence is part of the show, which is set in a crack house) re­counts in graphic de­tail the heroin scene in Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land, in the late-1980s. “Trainspot­ting” con­tains nu­dity, strong lan­guage, vi­o­lence, drug use and scenes of a sex­ual na­ture, and is for au­di­ences 16+. Roy Arias Stages, 777 Eighth Ave,, btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts.

VITALY: AN EVENING OF WON­DERS

(Closes Sept. 30) (2 hrs) Ma­gi­cian Vitaly Beck­man makes his New York City per­form­ing de­but. Among his il­lu­sions are paint­ings that come to life, still pho­to­graphs that turn into mini-movies and bare bro­ken tree branches that vis­i­bly sprout new green leaves. West­side

The­atre Up­stairs, 407 W. 43rd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200.

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