STAGE WEDNESDAY 11/20 Cabaret "Bein’ Green: A Collection ...

| 16 Feb 2015 | 06:08


    "Bein' Green: A Collection of Irish Songs" Colm Reilly touts the best of Ireland w/guest vocalist Kathleen Kaefer & D. Jay Bradley on piano; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 8:30, $15 & $12 min.

    Steve Ross Singer & pianist reinvents classics from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Charles Trenet & Noel Coward; Stanhope Park Hyatt, 995 5th Ave. (betw. 80th & 81st Sts.), 212-650-4737; 8:30 & 10:30, $25-$35 [repeats Thurs.-Sat.].

    "So in Love: The Love Songs of Cole Porter" Andrea Marcovicci celebrates her 15th year at the Algonquin w/new show feat. Porter hits "Why Can't You Behave?" & "You Do Something to Me"; the Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel, 59 W. 44th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-944-3109; 9. [repeats Thurs. & Tues. at 9, Fri. & Sat. at 9 & 11:30].

    "Something Old, Something New" Israeli entertainer Dudu Fisher performs traditional Jewish standards & Broadway favorites at the Mazer Theatre, 197 E. B'way (Jefferson St.), 212-239-6200; 2 & 8, $45-$60 [repeats Thurs.-Sat. & Mon. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7, through 12/8].


    Lisa Lampanelli Still warm from roasting Chevy Chase, the Queen of Mean sets her sights on you; Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 B'way (betw. 49th & 50th Sts.), 212-757-4100; 9:30, $17 & 2 drink min.

    Colin Quinn Stand-up w/Tom Papa, Robert Kelly, Godfrey & Jim Norton; Comedy Cellar, 117 MacDougal St. (betw. Bleecker & W. 3rd Sts.), 212-254-3480; 9 & 11, $10-$15 & 2 drink min. [repeats Thurs. & Sun. at 9 & 11, Fri. at 9, 10:45 & 12:30 a.m., Sat. at 7:30, 9:15, 11 & 12:45 a.m.].

    Reverend Jen's Anti-Slam Rev. Jen hosts open mic where comedians, sketch comics, musicians & freaks do their thang for six minutes; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-254-5277; 7:45 sign-up, $3.

    Greg Vacarello Stand-up w/Peter Bales, Jerry Diner, Greg Rogell, Sherrod Small & Richie Byrne; Dangerfield's, 1118 1st Ave. (betw. 61st & 62nd Sts.), 212-593-1650; 8:45 to closing, $12.50-$20 [repeats Thurs. & Sun. 8:45 to closing, Fri. at 8:30 & 10:30, Sat. at 8, 10:30 & 12:30 a.m.].


    Brussels-Based Needcompany performs the choreography of Grace Ellen Barkey in the Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-255-5793; 8, $20 [through Sat.].

    THURSDAY 11/21


    "The Art Lovers" Provocative pop-star Rene Risque pres. a rock n' roll cabaret consisting of his various sexual exploits; Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.), 212-239-6200; 9:30, $15.

    "Fresh as a Daisy" Carol Shedlin's in full bloom w/Jon Delfin on piano & Frank Wagner on bass; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 8:30, $12 min.

    "Magical Madness" Albert Cadabra, Adam Cardone & George Gorlick pres. ancient torture rituals, mind reading, voice throwing & "the blood & flames of hell" during vaudevillian magic show at Tagine, 537 9th Ave. (40th St.), 212-564-7292; 9, $10 & 2 drink min.

    "Songs to Offend Almost Everyone" Sharon McKnight dishes it out w/Ian Herman on piano; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 10:30, $12 min. [repeats Fri. at 10:30, Sat. at 11].


    Comedy Thursdays! Fresh New York stand-up talent treks to Williamsburg for laughs & three-dollar drafts; Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St. (betw. Wythe Ave. & Berry St.), Williamsburg, 718-486-7422; 7:30, $7.

    "Fruit Salad: A Queer Mix of Comedy" The Comedy Garden pres. straights & gays, incl. host Kate Clinton, Deke Haylon, Vincent Durham, Murray Hill, Patrice O'Neal & Judy Gold, coming together for homosexual-themed night of laughs; Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza, 212-307-7171 or; 8, $15.

    "Guaranteed Laughs or Your Money Back" Comedy trio Happy Hour takes physical comedy to whole new level?think extreme slapstick & Jackass humor; Chasama @135, 135 W. 42nd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 212-631-5819; 8, $15 [repeats Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 3].

    Ralph Sketch comedy troupe, feat. Alison Becker, Jake Fleisher, Nick Kroll, Mark Malkoff & Brian Sacca, takes the shame out of laughing at others; Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St. (Washington St.), 212-502-0318; 11, $5 [repeats Fri.].


    BAM's 20th "Next Wave Festival" pres. Japanese dance co. Sankai Juku's Hibiki; BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Ashland Pl.), Ft. Greene, 718-636-4100; 7:30, $25-$50 [repeats Fri. & Sat. at 7:30, Sun. at 3].

    Dance Theater Workshop pres. Cathy Weis' Electric Haiku at Bessie Schonberg Theater, 219 W. 19th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-924-0077; call for times & prices [through 12/1].

    Dressed for Floating feat. the Human Future Dance Corps; Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 212-674-8194; 8:30, $12 [repeats Fri.-Sun. & Tues.].

    Valley Martita Goshen's "reflections on climbing huge mountains & coming over the other side" at Cunningham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-924-0077; 9, $15 [repeats Fri. at 9, Sat. & Sun. at 8].

    FRIDAY 11/22


    "Seeks Out the Tunes" Anthony Santelmo Jr. w/Nan Butcher on piano; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 8:30, $12 min.

    "S'Wonderful!-A Gershwin Review" APAC transforms into a cozy cafe & pres. the beloved music of Ira & George Gershwin; Astoria Performing Arts Center, 31-30 33rd St. (betw. 31st Ave. & B'way), Astoria, RSVP 718-278-5925; 8, $15, $12 st./s.c., $5 child. [repeats Sat. at 8, Sun. at 6].


    The Adventures of Lover-Tron Horse Trade Theater Group & the Bad Astronauts pres. saucy sketch comedy at the Red Room, 85 E. 4th St., 3rd fl. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-206-1515; 10:30, $12, $8 st./s.c. [repeats Sat. at 10:30, Sun. at 5, through 12/15].

    The Friday Night Freakathon Joe Dixon hosts stand-up for the tragically single freaks out there who'd be eating alone if they weren't all here together; back room at Gioia Restaurant, 387 6th Ave. (betw. Waverly Pl. & W. 8th St.), 212-255-7800; 8:30, free.

    Jim Gaffigan Stand-up w/Lynne Koplitz, Andrew Kennedy, Dean Obeidallah & Patrice O'Neal; Stand-Up New York, 236 W. 78th St. (B'way), 212-595-0850; 8, 10 & 12:15 a.m., $15 & 2 drink min.

    Minimum Wage Blue Code Ringo Burger Boy Productions lets you in on the thrilling secrets of the fast food industry incl. "the art of spatulary" & "the ins & outs of bathroom duty"?musical-style!; Downtown Variety Lounge, Present Company Theatorium, 198 Stanton St. (betw. Ridge & Attorney Sts.), 212-726-2095; 8:30, $12 [repeats Sat., through 12/14].

    Big Jay Oakerson emcess stand-up feat. Lisa Lampanelli, Tony Rock, Dan Naturman, Ross Bennett & Vinnie Brand; Comic Strip Live, 1568 2nd Ave. (betw. 81st & 82nd Sts.), 212-861-9386; 8:30, 10:30 & 12:30 a.m., $15 & $12 min.

    SATURDAY 11/23


    "A Brand New Us" Judy Kreston & David Lahm start fresh w/Ratzo Harris on bass & Phil Leone on drums at Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 8:30, $12 min.

    Cary Hoffman performs Frank Sinatra's "most celebrated 50s classics" w/an 11-piece orchestra?& listen, this guy sounds exactly like Frank; Carnegie Club, 156 W. 56th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-843-8073; 8 & 10, $30 & 2 drink min.

    "Judy Garland & Liza Minelli Live!" Bigger & better than Liza's big-top wedding (and her yanked-off-the-air tv show, we presume), it's celebrity impersonators Tommy Femia & Christine Pedi doing the duo proud w/classic hits & some new tunes; Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-757-0788; 11, $20 & 2 drink min. [through 11/30]

    "La Vie En Rose" Elizabeth Hodes' trib. to the French chanteuse Edith Piaf, noted for "Mon Dieu" & "Les Amants D'un Jour"; Danny's Skylight Room, 346 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-265-8133, 9:30, $15 & $10 min.

    Va Va Voom Room Miss Astrid hosts night of burlesque, vaudeville, strippers, magicians & clowns for Fez/Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St. (Great Jones St.), 212-330-9349; 10:30, $15 & 2 drink min.


    Brooklyn Brew-Ha-Ha Andres du Bouchet emcees stand-up feat. Jen Kirwin, Ritch Duncan, Larry Getlen, Bryan Olsen, Girlbomb, Roger Hailes, Noelle Romano, Paul Horrocks, Shelagh Ratner & Debbie Shea; the Boudoir Bar, East End Ensemble, 273 Smith St. (betw. Sackett & Degraw Sts.), Carroll Gardens, 718-624-8878; 9, $5 & 1 drink min.

    "Gay & Lesbian Comedy Fest!" Michael Conley hosts queer comics incl. Rick Skye, Ted McElroy, Susan Unger, Sidney Myer, Shecky Beagleman & Courtney Knowles; Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-757-0788; 10:30, $10 & 2 drink min.

    Live Saturday Night pres. improv troupe On the Spot?plus free wine & beer; the Joyous Life Center, 119 W. 23rd St. #700 (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), RSVP 212-352-9910; 8, $10.

    Mail Order Family "Big Vagina Monologues" is no longer, due to copyright infringement & a letter from Eve Ensler, but never fear?Jackie Clarke now vents about life w/her gun-toting dad & crazy mail-order stepmom; Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 161 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-366-9176; 7:30, $7.

    Kerry McNally emcess stand-up feat. Lenny Marcus, Moody McCarthy, John Bush, Ellen Cleghorn & Joe Vega; Comic Strip Live, 1568 2nd Ave. (betw. 81st & 82nd Sts.), 212-861-9386; 6, 8, 10:15 & 12:30 a.m., $15 & $12 min.

    The Super Sketch Show Michael & Bricken host as the 10:17ers help you OD on sketches by Rusty Ward, Kevin Janus & Eric & the Mike Birch Acapella Faceoff?plus stand-up feat. Andrea Rosen, Val Kappa & Jason O'Connell & free drinks for all! (whew); Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-932-3767; 10, $5.


    Le Ballet National du Senegal 35 dancers & musicians perform new work?Kuuyamba, an exploration of the Mandingue rites of passage?at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Campus Rd., Flatbush Ave. (Nostrand Ave.), Bklyn, 718-951-4500; 8, $30-$35.

    Live and Let Dance 2002 New York Gala "Contemporary dance company Complexions" debuts w/several premieres at the Hudson Theater, 145 W. 44th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-560-2558; call for times & prices [repeats Sun.].

    Thunderbird American Indian Dance Pow-Wow is "happening" today at American Indian Community House, 404 Lafayette St. (betw. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-598-0100; 8-11.

    12th Series of Hatch New works by up-&-comers plus established artists/companies incl. Pat Catterson/9 Lives, Stephanie Tack, Theresa Duhon, Freespace Dance, Pascal Rekoert/MidGetDance & Johannes Wieland; Works Studio, 131 W. 24th St., 4th fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-691-3803; 8, $8.

    SUNDAY 11/24


    "And Then the Cork Goes POP" Jeanne Beauvais w/Wes McAfee on piano; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 3, $12 min.

    Tsidii Le Loka Best known as The Lion King's Rafiki, Le Loka pres. unique versions of folk favorites from Bob Dylan & Miriam Makeba?plus original songs flavored w/jazz, blues & world music; Fez/Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St. (Great Jones St.), 212-533-2680; 8, $15.

    "Moon Over Brooklyn" Marcus Simeone w/D. Jay Bradley on piano & Marco Brehm on bass; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 8:30, $12 min.

    "Songs Along the Way" Yvonne Sherwell returns w/John Wallowitch on piano; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 5:30, $12 min.


    "O.C.Y.C.'s Ravenous Wombat" This windy city's sketch comedy troupe blows in w/skits full of things they love to hate; Rififi, 332 E. 11th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-677-1027; 8, $6.

    MONDAY 11/25


    "An Evening" Kathleen Kaefer w/D. Jay Bradley on piano; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 8:30, $12 min.

    Leer Mondays Ricky Ritzel & Aaron Morishita from the Lounge-O-Leers impress w/retro hits via synthesizer; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 10, $12 min.

    TUESDAY 11/26


    "Blue Properties" Joseph P. McDonnell directs Michael Edwin Stuart & Heather Olt w/Wesley A. Chick at Duplex, 61 Christopher St. (7th Ave.), RSVP 212-255-5438; 7, $8 & 2 drink min.

    "Goodfella" Craig Zurlini debuts his "connections" at Judy's w/Tracy Stark on piano; Judy's Chelsea, 169 8th Ave. (betw. 18th & 19th Sts.), 212-929-5410; 8:30, $12 min.


    "The Comedy All-Stars" Music & comedy feat. Mitchell Olsen, Sidney Myer, Nancy Witter & Ron Poole?plus stand-upers Richard Green & Jeni Aron; Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-757-0788; 7:30, $10 & 2 drink min.

    The Shecky Eichman Show More than mere comedy, it's an experience. Or at least "real" reality tv, thanks to the hidden cameras! Tonight, Shecky interviews his dealer/fave comedian Laurie Kilmartin; Siberia, 356 W. 40th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.),; 8, free.


    The Bridge "A new works-in-progress, dance-theater series" feat. Noranewdanceco, As We Go, Brian Shapiro/Culture Works & Jessica Wallenfels at Williamsburg Art Nexus, WAX, 205 N. 7th St. (betw. Driggs Ave. & Roebling St.), Bklyn., 718-599-7997; 8, $10.

    New York City Ballet kicks off 2002-2003 season w/"Opening Night Benefit" at the NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 212-870-5585; call for complete info.


    Performance times follow the paper's publishing schedule. (Weds.-Tues.). Call theater for complete schedule.


    Adult Entertainment Danny Aiello (rumor is he may be Italian) & Jeannie Berlin star in new Elaine May comedy about porn (uh?but Danny doesn't take his shirt off, right?) at Variety Arts Theatre, 110 3rd Ave. (betw. 13th & 14th Sts.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $25-65 [opens 12/2].

    Christmas with the Crawfords Satire in drag presented by Artfull Circle Theater feat. "not-so-traditional holiday songs"; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-206-1515; Fri. at 8, Sat. at 5 & 8, Sun. at 7, Tues. at 8, $40 [opens 11/26, through 12/28] .

    Crowns New "gospel musical" based on book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats at Second Stage Theater, 307 W. 43rd St. (8th Ave.), 212-246-4422; call for times & prices [opens 12/3, through 1/5].

    Dance of the Vampires Michael Crawford stars as 19th-century vampire Count Von Krolock in musical adaptation of Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers; Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St. (B'way), 212-307-4100; Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, $25-$95 [opens 11/21].

    The Golden Age In association w/Bindlestiff Family Varity Arts, Cagey Productions celebrates the lost artistry of vaudeville; Palace of Variety, 125 W. 42nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 877-BINDLES; Fri. at 6, Tues. at 7, $15, $7 child. [opens 11/26, through 12/17].

    A Last Dance for Sybil Ben Hammer (The Diary of Anne Frank) stars in new drama by Ossie Davis w/Ruby Dee; the Theatre at St. Clements, 423 W. 46th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-279-4200; Weds.-Fri. at 7:30, Sat. at 8, mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $20-$40 [opens 11/21, through 12/15].


    All in the Timing Theatre in the Schools (Much Ado About Nothing) pres. David Ives' mockery of politics & literature at Here, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-647-0202; Fri.-Sun. at 7:30, $15 [through 12/1].

    Amour Musical love story set in Paris during the 50s w/score by Michel Legrand; Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St. (betw. B'way & 8th Ave.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $60-$85.

    As I Lay Dying Staged adaptation of William Faulkner's America-during-the-Great-Depression portrait has NY debut; Chashama, 111 W. 42nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.),; Thurs. & Sun.-Tues. at 7:30, $15, $12 adv. [through 11/26].

    Betty Rules Musical tracks life of female-fronted rock band; Zipper Theater, 336 W. 37th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-239-6200; Weds., Thurs. & Tues. at 8, Fri. & Sat. at 7 & 10, Sun. at 5, $29.90-$44.90.

    Between A and B: Scenes from Our Apartment Thanks to a 400-square foot, six-floor walk up, newlywed comedians Jill Shely Fleming & Dan Fleming are closer than ever & want to share their coping methods w/you!; Red Room, 85 E. 4th St., 3rd fl. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 212-206-1515; Weds. at 8, $15, $10 adv. [through 11/20].

    Blessing in Disguise Larry Pellegrini's musical comedy begins at the end of WWIII, "when it's every drag queen for herself"; the Times Square Theatre, 675 8th Ave. (betw. 42nd & 43rd Sts.), 212-206-1515; Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sat at 5, $55.

    Bliss Debut of Ben Bettenbender's tale of love, revenge & murder between an ex-con/hitman, a woman & her husband; the Rattlestick Theater, 224 Waverly Pl. (betw. 11th & Perry Sts.), 212-206-1515; Weds.-Mon. at 8, $37.50 [through 12/22].

    Body Blows Tim Miller's stage rendition of his new book; P.S. 122, 150 1st Ave. (9th St.), 212-477-5288; Thurs.-Sun. at 8:30, $17 [through 12/1].

    Boston Marriage Karen Kohlhaas directs David Mamet comedy, feat. Kate Burton & Martha Plympton, exploring class, sexuality & love in 19th-century New England; Martinson Hall, Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $45.

    Burn This James Houghton directs Elisabeth Shue, Peter Sarsgaard, Ty Burrell & Dallas Roberts in a "turbulent and funny" play about four New Yorkers overcoming their "deepest fears and doubts" after an unexpected death; Union Sq. Theater, 100 E. 17th St. (Park Ave. S.), 212-307-4100; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $30-$65.

    Columbia, the Germ of the Ocean Ian W. Hill directs Trav S.D.'s politically incorrect burlesque based on Columbus' voyage to the Americas feat. dialect humor, opera parody, slapstick & wordplay; Chasama Theatre, 135 W. 42nd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 718-907-0819; Fri. at 8, $15 [through 12/6].

    Curve Nicholas Devine plays five characters during evening of monologues; Pelican Theater, 750 8th Ave. (46th St.), 212-206-1515; Weds.-Sat. at 8, $15 [through 11/23].

    Debbie Does Dallas Cuming-of-age story based on film of same name feat. original music & new cheers?but the girls keep their clothes on?hilariously funny & still slightly crude; Jane Street Theatre, 113 Jane St. (betw. Washington St. & 10th Ave.), 212-239-6200; Weds., Thurs., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Fri. at 8 & 10:30, Sat. at 7 & 10, $30-$45, $25 st.

    Dracula Under the Table Ensemble Theatre pres. new adaptation of horrific Bram Stoker classic; Chasama Theatre, 135 W. 42nd St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 718-907-0819; Weds. at 8, $12, $10 st. [through 11/20].

    Flower Drum Song Story based on novel by C.Y. Lee about Chinese woman who moves to San Francisco; Virginia Theater, 245 W. 52nd St. (betw. B'way & 8th Ave.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $65-$95.

    Four Dogs and a Bone Theatre Snap breathes life into John Patrick Shanely's comedic look at the movie industry feat. four dogs vying for a bite of the same bone; Pseudo, 600 B'way (Houston St.), 212-475-9525; Weds., Mon. & Tues. at 8, $15 [through 11/30].

    Ghosts Amy Irving & David Patrick Kelly star in new translation of Ibsen drama at Classic Stage Co., 136 E. 13th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-677-4210; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $35-$50 [through 12/8].

    Hairspray Musical based on John Waters' film about plump girl's attempts to racially integrate teen dance show; Neil Simon Theater, 250 W. 52nd St. (betw. B'way & 8th Ave.), 212-307-4100; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $60-$100.

    Harlem Duet Production offers an answer to "Who would Othello be if he were alive today?"; Blue Heron Arts Center, 123 E. 24th St. (betw. Park Ave. S. & Lexington Ave.), 212-206-1515; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15 [through 12/1].

    Hollywood Arms Moving comedy written by Carol Burnett & daughter Carrie Hamilton, based on Burnett's 1986 memoirs; Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $20-$80.

    In Spite of Myself Antoinette LaVecchia addresses mother-daughter relationships in her solo work-in-progress at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-206-1515; Sun. & Mon. at 8, $15, $10 st. [through 11/25].

    Iphigenia in Tauris Whosa-hisa-whatsa? Dude, it's Euripides!; HERE, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-647-0202,; Weds.-Sat. at 8:30, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 4, $15 [through 11/24].

    Like a Springsteen Song Exceptional love story interwoven w/songs by the Boss; Blue Heron Arts Center, 123 E. 24th St. (betw. Park Ave. S. & Lexington Ave.), 212-330-6554; Weds. & Thurs. at 8, $15 [through 11/21].

    Little Ham Musical love story based on Langston Hughes play set during 1930's Harlem Renaissance; John Houseman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $65.

    Love, Janis Homage to the first lady of rock incorporates 19 of her songs & all of her hits; the Village Theater, 158 Bleecker St. (betw. Sullivan & Thompson Sts.), 212-307-4100; call for times, $45-$100.

    The Mailman Always Comes Twice Satiric twist on classic film noir incorporates video footage & song; Chelsea Playhouse, 125 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-358-3436; Weds., Thurs. & Sun. at 8, Fri. & Sat. at 8 & 10:30, $30-$35 [through 11/24].

    Moscow Jessica Kubzansky directs as three gay men (Nic Arnzen, Alan Mingo, Jr. & Clay Storseth), trapped in a theater, use a Chekhov play to maintain their sanity (bad plan), feat. musical adaptation of The Three Sisters. Part of fourth-annual Chekhov Now Festival; Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St. (betw. Aves. A & B), 212-414-7773; Fri. at 10, $15 [through 11/22].

    Or Polaroids (Version 2.1) Ken Urban's new work captures on film violent horrors that trouble insomniacs while in the "safety" zone between waking & sleeping; HERE, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-647-0202; Fri. & Sat. at 10:30, $15 [through 11/23].

    Orpheus Descending Le Wilhelm & Love Creek Productions pres. "rarely seen" (yet extremely predictable) Tennessee Williams play (oh, I don't know, think lonely, sex-starved, possibly crazy older woman muddling through life in a thin slip & hot climate); Creative Place Theatre, 750 8th Ave. (46th St.), 212-769-7973; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. at 8, $15.

    The Overdevelopment of Scott Sci-fi musical comedy genetically alters seven humans into test subjects to help facilitate studies w/cosmetics, violence, tv, sexual addiction, hygiene products, television & marathon cuddling; NY Dance Center, 158 W. 26th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-206-1515; Fri.-Sun. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15, $12 st./s.c./child. [through 11/24].

    Poor Beast in the Rain Playwright Billy Roche's follow-up to Wexford Trilogy?about the actions a troublemaker takes upon returning home; Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-206-1515; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $40-$45.

    Prelude to a Kiss "Mystical ride of exchanged identities, hidden longings and the pure connection of souls"; Gloria Maddox Theater, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-741-0265; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15 [through 12/8].

    Repertorio Español continues 35th-season w/best of Latin theatre incl. Carmen Rivera's Yerma & Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold); Gramercy Arts Theater, 138 E. 27th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 212-889-2850; call for times, $25-$40.

    A Roomful of Strangers Two painters make a pact: if ten years after graduating from college they don't live up to their potential, they'll "reunite and hold each other up to the highest artistic standards?or die trying"?maybe more of us should do this?; Pantheon Theater, 303 W. 42nd St., 2nd fl. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-352-3101; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sat. at 2, $15 [through 11/23].

    Say Goodnight Gracie Frank Gorshin plays George Burns, taking you on a guided tour of the famed performer's life, incl. his unlikely marriage to Gracie Allen (The words "Together Again" are engraved on she and George's stone at the cemetery in which they are buried); Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $65-$70.

    She Stoops to Conquer or the Mistakes of a Night Oliver Goldsmith's satire of English class structure; Theater 80, 80 St. Marks Pl. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-598-9802; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, $30-$40 [through 11/23].

    A Soldier's Death New drama by Tom O'Neil (Jack Kerouac: Last Call) documenting what title suggests; 13th St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-675-6677; Thurs.-Sat. at 7, $15, $10 st. [through 1/11].

    Take Me Out chronicles the effects one ballplayer's sexual preference has on his team & fans; Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $55 [through 11/24].

    Texarkana Waltz Western-themed Elizabethan tragedy set in Oklahoma in which father murders his wife. Find out how their children, Houston & Dallas, react; the Kirk Theater at Theatre Row Complex, 410 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-279-4200; Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, $15 [through 11/30].

    The Three Birds Sam Gold directs Joanna Laurens' passionate play based on lost Sophocles work Tereus; Gale Gates, 37 Main St. (betw. Water & Front Sts.), Dumbo, 212-352-7085; Weds.-Sat. at 8, $15 [through 11/23].

    Tuesdays with Morrie David Esbjornson directs Mitch Albom's touching autobiographical tale about learning the true meaning of life feat. Alvin Epstein as Morrie & Jon Tenney as Mitch; Minetta Lane Theater, 18 Minetta La. (6th Ave.), 212-307-4100; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 3, $45-$65.

    The Unwrapping of Christmas Realistic look at a typical family celebrating the holidays w/a new step mom (which hits a little too close to home); Maverick Theater, 307 W. 26th St. (8th Ave.), 212-567-0857; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $12 [through 11/24].

    The Water Coolers Thomas Michael Allen's musical comedy laughs at corporate America & what it takes to get by there; Dillon's, 245 W. 54th St. (betw. B'way & 8th Ave.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 8 & 10:30, Sun. at 3 & 7, $65.

    Who Killed Woody Allen? Celebrity satire fueled from award shows & murder mysteries; the Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. (betw. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 212-206-1515; Weds. & Thurs. at 9, $12 & 2 drink min. [through 12/5].

    Yentl Robert Kalfin directs this first-ever Yiddish-language adaptation of folktale about rabbi's daughter who dresses as man to study at Yeshiva (go, Babs!); 344 W. 36th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-213-2120; Weds., Thurs. & Tues. at 7, Sat. at 8, mats. Weds. at 2, Sun. at 2 & 5:30, $45 [through 12/29].

    Yo Soy Latina Linda Nieves-Powell's staged play is a "powerful reaction to how the media portrays Latinas in America"; Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 212-505-8183; Thurs.-Sat. at 7, $15 [through 11/30].