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Coney conjuring: Show makes winter blues magically disappear

Coney Island: Sideshows by the Seashore is hosting a weekly magic show to keep the crowds coming back to Coney all winter long. Comment

Coney conjuring: Show makes winter blues magically disappear

Sideshows by the Seashore is hosting a weekly magic show to keep the crowds coming back to Coney all winter long. Comment

Blues travels to beleaguered Bed-Stuy hospital for site-specific play

Bedford-Stuyvesant: These hospital activist-actors have got the blues and they cannot be satisfied, so they are combining their passions by staging a play about late blues legend Bessie Smith inside a beleaguered Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital. Comment
Park Slope: Expect some very wooden performances at this Park Slope holiday show. Comment
Park Slope: Expect some very wooden performances at this Park Slope holiday show. Comment
Brighton Beach: New York’s favorite geriatric clown, Grandma, has left Manhattan’s Big Apple Circus for the bright lights of Brighton Beach. Comment
New York’s favorite geriatric clown, Grandma, has left Manhattan’s Big Apple Circus for the bright lights of Brighton Beach. Comments (7)

Theat-arrr! Pirate-inspired performers promise free holiday play

Park Slope: The only thing these pirates are plundering is ticket prices. Comment

Theat-arrr! Pirate-inspired performers promise free holiday play

Park Slope: The only thing these pirates are plundering is ticket prices. Comment
Bay Ridge: This sketch comedy group may sound sweet — but do not let the name fool you. Comment
Downtown: This sketch comedy group may sound sweet — but do not let the name fool you. Comments (1)
Who needs Manhattan’s Theater District when you have Manhattan Beach? Comment
Manhattan Beach: Broadway is coming to Manhattan Beach. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Bard gets his groove back thanks to the inclusion of often overlooked song-and-dance numbers, but other aspects of the performance come up short. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The performance opened on Oct. 19 and marks a comeback for director Julie Taymor, whose last production was the disastrous “Spiderman: Turn Out the Dark.” This staging has its high points — and not the kind that injure cast members the way “Spiderman” famously did. Comments (1)

The many marriages of Figaro

Three different Brooklyn opera companies will perform “The Marriage of Figaro” in November. Comments (1)

Figaro fisticuffs: A tale of the tape

It’s an operatic battle royale in Brookyln this month, with two rising stars slugging it out against a veteran heavyweight with different versions of “The Marriage of Figaro.” Comment
Red Hook: It turns out Johnny Cash really does walk the line — between alive and dead, that is. Comment

Are you afraid of the park?

Are you afraid of the park?

Carroll Gardens: A Carroll Gardens theater company brings dark and eerie tales to life on Halloween night. Comment

Kvetch Comedy: Jackie Mason brings his schtick to Brighton Beach

He’s ruled the Borscht Belt and Broadway — now he’s coming to Brooklyn. Comment

One of a kind! One-act play festival takes the stage in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: One hidden Bay Ridge talent did not get a chance to fully shine during his lifetime, but he lives on thanks to a theater festival in his neighborhood and in his name. Comments (1)
Bushwick: The surreal buddy comedy rocks, rolls, and does ballet. Comments (2)

Southern twang

Brooklyn Heights: Heights Players take on Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate.” Comments (2)

Front stage story

Fort Greene: An opera coming to BAM tells of tabloid queen Anna Nicole Smith’s life. Comment

Jiminy crickets

Jiminy crickets

Fort Greene: Bring your own puppet to life in Fort Greene. Comment

The great bard on tap

The great bard on tap

Park Slope: Fair is foul and foul is a hangover. Comment

City sleuths

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights street play has audience collecting the clues. Comments (1)

Pip boy included

Pip boy included

Gowanus: Video game festival goes apocalyptic with “Fallout”-inspired play. Comment

A woman in a man’s world

An actress is taking on the role of Julius Caesar in a new production of the Shakespeare classic. Comments (2)

The stages of hell

Williamsburg theater puts on Dante’s ‘Inferno.’ Comments (2)

Flying high with Pan

Flying high with Pan

A new adaptation of the tale about a boy who never grows up is grown-up in unexpected ways. Comments (7)

Master at work

Master at work

His character may be wrapped up in illusory aspirations, but John Turturro remains grounded in his performance at a play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comments (1)

Van Gogh’s bromance

Williamsburg: A new rock musical will leave you with a good “post impression.” Comments (1)

Caesar on the move

Fort Greene: When in Africa, do as the Romans did — kill Caesar. Comments (2)

Superfund site specific: Pollution play staged beside Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: It’s not just the feds who are dredging up issues in Gowanus. Comments (23)
Bushwick: A new rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” is countering a spate of violence against women in Bushwick. Comments (2)

Find out what it’s like to be a Broadway actor

Even Broadway musicals have bloopers. Comment
Fort Greene: It’s like “Waiting for Godot.” But for kids. With zombies. Comments (1)

These circus performers have some snake oil to sell you

Park Slope: It’s the cure for all ailments, including gingivitis, the common cold, and even that pesky cancer, depending on which huckster you ask. Comment

The naked truth

Williamsburg: Who says it’s bad manners to kiss and tell? Comments (1)

The play’s the movie!

The play’s the movie!

Williamsburg: It’s a play within a movie within a play. Comment

Plays show little has changed since Matthew Shepherd’s murder

Fort Greene: The true story of one of America’s most notorious hate crimes will come to Brooklyn in an epic five-hour production. Comment

‘The Suit’ at BAM

‘The Suit’ at BAM

Fort Greene: Apartheid-era South Africa is the true leading character in this tale of a husband and wife torn apart. Comment

This play is about the environment, but ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ it is not

DUMBO: That’s because there will be aliens! Comment

‘The Suit’ comes to BAM — and Brooklyn actress makes her hometown debut

Fort Greene: There’s no stage like home. Comment

String theory

Bay Ridge: With great scientific advances come great puppets. Comment

String theory

Downtown: With great scientific advances come great puppets. Comment

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