TPG’s Fall Theatre Guide

Apple picking, pumpkin carving, cardigan wearing: autumn, we love you. The only thing that could make this beautiful season even better is this list of must-see shows playing in NYC this fall:

Oh Hello, on Broadway

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September 23 – January 8

What is it?

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their popular alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland to Brd’way. They’ll be serving up laughs, unprovoked opinions, and, of course, too much tuna.

Why you’ll fall for it:

In the words of Amy Schumer, it’s “so hilariously silly and fun, you’ll forget about how awful your life is.”

 

Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

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Performances begin September 29!

What is it?

The story you know told from the perspective of the characters you never bothered to get to know, Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic “exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry” (The New York Times).

Why you’ll fall for it:

Wizards have never made you laugh this hard, even if you may be laughing at them…

 

The Uninvited: Awakening

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September 29 – November 5

What is it?

The largest, longest, most-immersive 4D horror experience in NYC arrives just in time to take your Halloween season to the next level.

Why you’ll fall for it:

Fear junkies, this one’s for you. With state-of-the-art special effects that promise to create tons of new material for your nightmares, this unforgettable terror-fest puts the “haunt” in “haunted house.”

 

Avenue Q

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Now in performances!

What is it?

It’s the winner of the 2004 Tony® Triple Crown (that’s right: Best Book, Best Score, Best Musical), and “the funniest show in town!” (NY1)

Why you’ll fall for it:

After 13 smash years, Princeton, Trekkie Monster, Lucy T. Slut, and the rest of the gang living on are still the freshest and funniest New Yorkers around!

 

A Day By the Sea

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Now through October 23!

What is it?

Thanks to Mint Theater Company, a once forgotten 1953 play by N.C. Hunter is now a 2016 New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Why you’ll fall for it:

Critics and audiences love this “glowing revival” (The New Yorker) so much, they decided to extend their stay and spend a whole extra month by the sea!

 

The Grand Paradise

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Now in performances!

What is it?

A fantasy-inducing immersive experience from Third Rail Projects, the creators of Then She Fell, set in a ‘70s resort that also happens to be the home to the fountain of youth.

Why you’ll fall for it:

The “‘70s pleasure palace” (The New York Times) gives free reign to your deepest voyeuristic desires. Overflowing with moments to encounter, each visit promises new discoveries…

 

Beethoven’s Wig

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October 1 at 2pm

What is it?

For one performance only at the NYU Skirball Center, classical music masterpieces get a crazy fun makeover when this four-time Grammy Award-nominated vocal quintet add in some hilarious new lyrics.

Why you’ll fall for it:

A great time for comedy lovers of all ages, it’s the perfect place to introduce your kids to classical music.

 

The Trial of an American President

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September 17 – October 15

What is it?

An imagined trial of President George W. Bush, where an audience-selected jury decides whether he will leave a free man or be found guilty of launching an illegal war.

Why you’ll fall for it:

8 jurors will be selected from the audience each night. This means, you may just find yourself in a position more powerful than a president.