The cup runneth over: Even for New York, late spring 2014 theatre season is off the charts with interesting shows

In smaller cities, you can wait a while until a show you want to see comes along. Under that regime, time is not an issue (you have plenty of that), but you’re short of targets. In a big theatre capital, the game is reversed: there are targets aplenty but not enough time to see them all.

Even for New York, the next few months seem to have an excess of must see shows. Here’s some of what’s on. Also see this partial list of New York theatres for easy access.

Thru 4.13 Signature Theatre – APPROPRIATE by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Thru 4.27 Manhattan Theatre Club – TALES OF RED VIENNA by David Grimm
Thru 5.4 Atlantic Theater – THE THREE PENNY OPERA
Thru 6.8 MOTHERS AND SONS by Terrence McNally on Broadway
Thru 6.15 A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry on Broadway
Thru 6.29 ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan on Broadway
Thru 7.6 THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno on Broadway
3.20 – ? Lincoln Center – ACT ONE by James Lapine
3.25 – 4.27 Public Theater – THE LIBRARY by Scott Burns
4.1 – ? Manhattan Theatre Club – CASA VALENTINA by Harvey Fierstein
4.10 – 5.18 Second Stage – THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE by Jon Robin Baitz
4.10 – ? Lincoln Center – THE CITY OF CONVERSATION by Anthony Giardina
4.11 – 5.1 Public Theater – THE GREAT IMMENSITY by The Civilians
4.11 – 5.11 The Foundry Theatre – THE BOX by Marcus Gardley
4.11 – 6.1 The New Group – ANNAPURNA by Sharr White
4.23 – 5.18 Soho Rep – AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
4.23 – 6.8 Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre – THE FEW by Samuel D. Hunter
5.22 – 8.10 Manhattan Theatre Club – WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID by Sarah Treem