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For NextStop’s 7th Season of Theatre, we have our most diverse and ambitious line-up yet!

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August – September 2019

Musical Revue

 
Created by Larry Gallagher

Take a trip down memory lane with six remarkable women, as they celebrate the songs and the songstresses that empowered and defined a generation.

A tribute to the women of 1960’s rock, pop and soul music—from the Shirelles to the Supremes, from Diana Ross to Aretha Franklin, from Tina Turner to Janis Joplin—this musical celebrates the talent, soul and power of the women who characterized a decade and whose legacies are still celebrated around the world. Join us for this incredible tribute musical and reminisce with hit songs like “Where the Boys Are,” “Natural Woman,” “Proud Mary,” “Cry Baby,” “Chain of Fools,” and more! 

October 2019

Literary Classic

By Kate Hamill
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen

In this spirited new adaptation, Jane Austen’s beloved story about the intersection between love, marriage, and social status is fresher and funnier than you ever thought possible.

The headstrong Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent new adaptation.

 

January – February 2020

Historical Drama

By Katori Hall

In his hotel room on the night before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. meets a young maid who forces him to consider exactly who and what he is fighting for.

On April 3, 1968, room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis is not yet the scene of one of our nation’s greatest tragedies. It is just another motel for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this bold reimagining of history, Dr. King is visited by a mysterious maid who can unveil the humanity and vulnerability of America’s larger-than-life icon. Full of vivid theatricality, poetic language, and surprising twists, this drama takes us to the summit of a man’s historic life and offers a stunning new view of his dream for our nation.

February – March 2020

Intimate Musical

By Adam Gwon

A simple yet heartfelt story about how we as humans search for and make connections in an increasingly chaotic world.

While Claire and Jason struggle to confront a fracture in their relationship, Warren and Deb form a quirky friendship over an unshared love of the Met. Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers, whose lives intersect in strange and unexpected ways as they search for love, beauty, and purpose in this big and unforgiving world. The play asks, is it possible that the smallest acts can have the most profound effects on your life?

April 2020

Backstage Farce

By Michael Frayne

Witness all the behind-the-scenes antics, as a manic menagerie of actors try to survive rehearsals, performances, and each other.

Called “the funniest farce ever written” by The New York Post, Michael Frayn’s uproarious play-within-a-play follows the on- and off-stage antics of the members of a touring company as they blunder through an ominously bad dress rehearsal and a spectacularly disastrous performance. With forgotten lines, love-triangles unravelling, and sardines flying, if it can go wrong, it will go wrong in Noises Off.

May – June 2020

Hip-Hop Musical

 
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

The diverse members of a vibrant community on the brink of change struggle with which traditions to take, and which to leave behind.

From the creator of the international mega-hit, Hamilton, comes the show that launched Lin-Manuel Miranda’s career. From his Washington Heights bodega, Usnavi follows the nonstop rhythm of his friends and family as they navigate their hopes and dreams, loves and losses, fortunes and fates. Experience the heartbeat of a community through infectious Latin and hip-hop beats, in this life-affirming musical about the ties that bind us all together.

 

Love the season line-up?
Season packages for our ambitious 2019-2020 season will be available soon. In the meantime, please consider making a charitable contribution. NextStop is a nonprofit organization. Donate

 

“Beehive” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 AVenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY, 10036 www.theatricalrights.com  “Pride and Prejudice” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. “The Mountaintop” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. “Ordinary Days” is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com. “Noises Off” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc, a Concord Theatricals Company. “In the Heights” is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.