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This Week's Off-Broadway Openings: April 25, 2011-May 1, 2011

April 25, 2011 - by CG News Desk

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Helen on 86th Street - Based on a story that for the past decade has been taught in 10,000 high school classrooms across the country, the musical follows Vita Calista, a vibrant and unique 12-year old girl, as she learns to cope with an absent father, a single mother, a disappointing role in the school production of The Trojan Horse, and the daily pressures of a tween growing up in New York City. It's a story of loss, longing and acceptance, as seen through the eyes of a young girl wise beyond her years, which like the epic Greek stories it interweaves, carries a message of hope and redemption that will resonate with people of all ages.

King of the World - He went from having nothing to having it all. His face is on magazine covers all over the world. Men want to be him, women want to be with him - his life in one word is “superior”! But when the cameras are gone and no one is watching, he remembers the one who got away. Now on the night he wins seven awards for his best-selling album will the biggest superstar on the planet give it all up for the love of a woman?

A Lesson In Blood - In this drama, a woman returns to the 1940's segregated south with a secret that could tear her town apart. Her murder sparks a manhunt that crosses all culture and color lines.

Little Black Dress - Playwright Ronan Noone’s new play -- a funny, dark and poignant look at the sacrifices one makes when one leaves behind all that is familiar -- is set in a household in rural Blue River where Amy Beaudreaux lives with her boorish husband, their slacker pot-smoking son and his buddy, a gigolo.

The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy - "Are you prepared to be dazzled?" asks a Dickensian storyteller at the start of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy. When Cheeseboy's home planet melts into a bubbling, gooey fondue, the sweet little lad is suddenly without a family or a place to call home. But with help from some unlikely friends, Cheeseboy embarks on a peculiar and remarkable intergalactic journey that inspires awe, hope and a love of all things lunar.

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