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With only a handful of performances left, Axis Company’s exceptional production of Twelfth Night needs to be on your weekend must-see list. From Marc Palmieri’s perfectly pared-down adaptation and Randall Sharp’s savvy direction, to the first-rate ensemble cast that effortlessly fuses the satirical nuances and dark undertones that swirl around the notoriously entangled comedy—this is Shakespeare at its most accessible…and enjoyable. And with the play’s opening words being, “If music be the food of love, play on,” Sharp has smartly recruited Paul Carbonara (guitar) and Yonatan Gutfeld (piano & cello) to ensure the play’s lovers, ne’er-do-wells, villains and fools are well accompanied. (Through Saturday, May 25th only; for tickets visit


all of me pershing square

--Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) and Danny J. Gomez (NCIS: Hawaii) currently star in playwright Laura Winters’ All of Me, currently running through June 16th at The Pershing Square Signature Center’s Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (

--Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), has stepped into the role of producer for New York’s latest mounting of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at NoHo’s Gene Frankel Theatre. Performances being June 7th and run through June 30th.  (

--Beginning June 11th, Emmy winner/Tony nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, The Practice; Two and a Half Men) and Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!, New Amsterdam) will be costarring in the two-hander, N/A, by Mario Correa (Dark Waters) at Lincoln Center Theaters’ Mitzi Newhouse Theater (




Criminal Queerness Festival - 6/21 thru 6/29.

PrideFest 2024 - 6/21 thru 6/30.

PRISM Festival of New Queer Musicals - 6/22 thru 6/29.

Queer Butoh - 6/26 thru 6/29.

Queerly Festival - 6/13 thru 7/3.


ANT FEST 2024 - 6/10 thru 6/27.

Camp Bonfire Series - 6/4 thru 6/8.

Chelsea Music Festival - 6/21 thru 6/29.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival - 6/12 thru 6/29.

Dream Up Festival - 8/25 thru 9/15.

East to Edinburgh Festival - 7/9 thru 7/28.

FreeFest - 6/13 thru 6/20.

The Lighthouse Series - 6/12 thru 6/23.

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts - 5/24 thru 5/26.

Marxfest - Thru 5/26.

Playfest Playground - 8/1 thru 8/11.

Prelude in the Parks: Performances for the Planet - 6/7 thru 6/9.

Summer for the City - 6/12 thru 8/10.

SUMMERWORKS 2024 - Thru 6/29.

Women in Theatre Festival - 6/6 thru 6/23.

About the Author

City Guide Theatre Editor Griffin Miller moved to New York to pursue an acting/writing career in the 1980s after graduating magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, she has written for The New York Times, For the Bride, Hotels, and a number of other publications, mostly in the areas of travel and performance arts. An active member of The New York Travel Writers Association, she is also a playwright and award-winning collage artist. In addition, she sits on the board of The Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Griffin is married to Richard Sandomir, a reporter for The New York Times.

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