Acorn Theater, 410 W. 42nd St.
Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's inflammatory play Baal, this world-premiere production tracks a dissipated songwriter in 1990s New York City from the hedonistic heights of seduction and consumption into an ecstasy of self-destruction. At once a celebration and a nightmare vision of life lived for pleasure, the show boasts an eclectic selection of classic American songs performed live. Starring Ethan Hawke, Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio and Zoe Kazan. Mon.-Wed., 7; Thurs.-Sat., 8; Sat., 2. Call or visit website for variations in playing schedule.