TPG’s October Theatre Guide

Fall theatre is in full swing and Off-Broadway shows are strutting their stuff all over this town. Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here is our down and dirty guide for the shows you’ve gotta see this month and why they’re worth your time:

Tail! Spin!

What is it?

A hilarious comedy about four political sex scandals pulled verbatim from the #NSFW emails, texts, and tweets of the men involved. Complete with a cast of pure comic gold, including SNL alum Rachel Dratch.

Why see it?

Two words: Critics’ Pick. The voices of good and bad art have spoken… and they are drooling over this one. It’s a New York Times Critics’ Pick and is getting rave reviews!

 

The Fatal Weakness

What is it?

A once-forgotten George Kelly gem about a woman who just can’t shake her hopelessly romantic outlook on life… even when her own marriage is falling apart.

Why see it?

This Mint Theater Company revival is so good, it was extended before it even opened!

 

The Killing of Sister George

What is it?

To her fans, Sister George is the beloved town nurse on a popular radio show. To her live-in female lover, she is an unpredictable, abusive alcoholic.

Why see it?

With its ‘can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it’ surrealist set design and brilliant performances, TACT’s production of this 1964 dark comedy is all the right kinds of weird.

 

Money Grubbin’ Whores

What is it?

A new comedy about a once-happy couple having their shady friends mediate their divorce in the basement of a New Jersey pizza joint.

Why see it?

We doubt you’ve ever seen a show use this many swear words and have this much heart at the same time. It’s baller.

 

Tziporela 

What is it?

Award-winning Israeli theater company Tziporela brings their comedy show Odd Birdz to America for the first time.

Why see it?

This wacky, musically-infused sketch comedy show proves that “funny” is a universal language.

 

Timber! 

What is it?

All the exciting acrobatics and thrills of the circus with a contemporary twist: folk music, sharp tools, and hipster beards on all the dudes.

Why see it?

Theatre is evolving, and so is the circus. This is the Ringling Bros. meets Mumford and Sons. It’s as awesome as it sounds.

 

50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody

What is it?

A laugh-out-loud musical parody based on the best-selling book that has middle-aged women trembling in their mom jeans nationwide… the one and only: Fifty Shades of Grey.

Why see it?

It’s the original.  And as is usually the case, nothing is better than the original.

 

Lips Together, Teeth Apart 

What is it?

Two straight couples navigate mortality, secrets, and sexual politics in the early 90s over a tense Fourth of July weekend at an inherited home in the heart of the gay community on Fire Island. It is the first New York revival of Terrence McNally’s remarkable play since 1992.

 Why see it?

Exceptional actors delivering poignant performances. Is there anything better?