Spring Arts: The Theater List


“Ghost Light Now & Then.” Barbara Kahn’s latest play centers on a contemporary lesbian couple who are transported back to 1920s Greenwich Village, to a theater that is haunted by ghosts of former productions like Mercedes De Acosta’s 1927 “Jacob Slovak” and Sholem Asch’s 1923 “God of Vengeance.” March 2-19.

Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. $15, smarttix.com.

“Two by Tabori.” A double bill of the plays of Hungarian Jewish satirist George Tabori, who wrote about the horror of war and about the experience of refugees. Manfred Bormann directs “Mein Kampf” and “Jubilee” in repertory. March 4-21.

Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. $18, smarttix.com.

“Through the Darkness.” Alan Breindel’s play, based on interviews with Holocaust survivors and set in the 1980s, about four late-middle-age American Jews looking back on their trauma at the hands of the Nazis. March 9-
April 1. Workshop Theater, 312 W. 36th St. $25,

“God of Vengeance.” New Yiddish Rep brings back the controversial Yiddish play about lesbian Jewish identity, which just closed at La MaMa, for an encore two-week run, with a new director, Aaron Beall. March 14-27.

Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St. $36-$65, newyiddishrep.org.

“Oslo.” J.T. Rogers’ play about the negotiation of the historic 1993 Israeli-Palestinian peace accords, which was a hit last year at Lincoln Center’s small Mitzi Newhouse, now reopens on Broadway at the larger Vivian Beaumont with the same cast. Begins previews on March 23 for an April 13 opening.

Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St. $77-$147. lct.org, telecharge.com.

“Benghazi/Bergen-Belsen.” Lahav Timor’s play about a young Jewish woman in the Libyan city of Benghazi who is taken away to Bergen-Belsen. March 23-April 9.

La MaMa E.T.C., 66 E. Fourth St. $25, lamama.org.

“Ask Joseph.” Steps Theatre presents a play by Slava Stepnov and Roman Freud that interweaves Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” with the works of Nobel Prize-winning Russian Jewish writer Joseph Brodsky. March 24-26.

Goddard Riverside Community Center, 647 Columbus Ave. $25, stepstheatre.com.

“Indecent.” Paula Vogel’s play about the controversy surrounding S. Asch’s “God of Vengeance” comes to Broadway. Previews April 4 for an April 18 opening.

Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. $39-$129, telecharge.com.

“David Yazbek with The Band’s Visit Band.” The composer and lyricist of the recent Off-Broadway show, “The Band’s Visit” performs songs from the show along
with the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra. April 10. Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 W. 54th St. $55-$65, 54below.com.

“Der Nes in Getto.” (The Ghetto Miracle). Selections from H. Leivick’s 1944 Yiddish play will be read as part of the Folksbiene’s commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. $15, nytf.org.

“The Little Foxes.” The Roundabout presents a new production of Lillian Hellman’s semi-autobiographical play about greed and ambition, set in 1900 Alabama, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, who alternate roles. Daniel Sullivan directs. Starts previews March 29 and opens April 19.

Samuel J. Friedman Theater, 261 W. 47th St. $70-$150, telecharge.com.