7 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend | Modern Society of USA

7 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

7 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to plays and musicals coming to New York stages and a few last-chance picks of shows that are about to close. Our reviews of open shows are at nytimes.com/reviews/theater.

‘MAESTRO’ at the Duke on 42nd Street (previews start on Jan. 3; opens on Jan. 14). Raise a baton to the Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s tribute to Arturo Toscanini. John Noble (“The Lord of the Rings,” “The Substance of Fire”) stars in Eve Wolf’s drama, which focuses on Toscanini’s antifascist activities and is scored to music by his contemporaries. Will it be, like Toscanini, pitch perfect?
646-223-3010, dukeon42.org

UNDER THE RADAR at various locations (performances start on Jan. 3). Myths, monsters, punk rock and Anton Chekhov collide at this hallowed festival of performance and experiment. American favorites like Manual Cinema, Rude Mechs and New Saloon join international artists from Nigeria, Argentina and Norway. Highlights include Lola Arias’s exploration of the Falkland Islands conflict, “Minefield,” and Tania El Khoury’s “As Far as My Fingertips Take Me,” an encounter with a refugee.
212-967-7555, undertheradarfestival.com

‘ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914’ at the Sheen Center (closes on Dec. 30). Do you hear what I hear? Theater Latté Da’s documentary musical, about the Christmas carols that emanated from World War I trenches, is finishing its song. The depiction of the war itself is somewhat sanitized, but the 10 men are in excellent voice, and when they come together, the sensation is tremendous and the musical chill effect engulfing.
866-811-4111, sheencenter.org

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