The Knife 1987

Opened: February 12, 1987
Closing: April 05, 1987

The Knife - 1987 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Public Theater [Newman Theater]
425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003

A man seeks a sex change operation.

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Maggie Siff, Pico Alexander & More to Star in ORPHEUS DESCENDING at TFANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2023

Theatre for a New Audience will present Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, July 9–August 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

David Hare Thinks Musicals are 'Strangling' Traditional Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 24, 2023

Sir David Hare has lamented the ‘squatting’ of musicals at theatres such as the Royal Court and Wyndham’s which were once home to ‘straight plays’.

Court Theatre to Present Spotlight Reading Series Featuring Works by Sonia Sanchez
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2023

Court Theatre will present the 2023 Spotlight Reading Series. The Spotlight Reading Series will run March 15 - 17, 2023 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

St Helens Theatre Royal Announces Autumn Programme
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022

St Helens Theatre Royal has announced its autumn of live shows from a host of talented performers.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Announce 'Sexplosion!' 30th Anniversary Reissue on Limited Edition Vinyl
by Michael Major - Jun 20, 2022

With the deluxe reissue of their seminal third full-length album 'Sexplosion!,' My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult return to the scene of the crime: their original label and home, Wax Trax! Records. Led by unexpected radio hit “Sex On Wheelz,” 1991’s 'Sexplosion!' became the band’s biggest album, selling in excess of 250,000 copies.

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK at Pumphouse
by Monica Moore - Jun 14, 2022

The audience is robbed of their sense of security; blindsided by anticipation and fear. Thrilled and chilled yet enthralled in a nervous hope that the anxiety and build-up will soon break into yet another fright....gripped by the juxtaposed emotions of hope and fear.

NO ONE WILL BE IMMUNE Comes To Hollywood Fringe Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

It was announced today that FCP Theatre Group will bring No One Will Be Immune and other plays and pieces, a collection of rarely seen short one-act plays by David Mamet, to the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Cooper McAdoo, Molly B. Thomas, Elliot White, and Harry White.

Texas Performing Arts Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

After spearheading a $3M renovation of Austin’s largest theater, Executive & Artistic Director Bob Bursey has announced his first curated season of music, dance, theater, and performance for Texas Performing Arts. A dozen live productions will mark its 40th Anniversary season in 2021-2022.

BWW Review: FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE streamed from MetroStage
by Roger Catlin - Apr 23, 2021

MetroStage is starting to wind down its lockdown era with a second streamed work of Terrence McNally, the esteemed American playwright who himself died of COVID complications a year ago.

Netflix Confirms Casting of Han So-hee and Ahn Bo-hyun for New Series UNDERCOVER
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 22, 2020

Netflix, the world's leading streaming entertainment service, confirmed casting for its new action noir series Undercover (working title). The outstanding team of actors includes Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Ahn Bo-hyun, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-ju and Jang Yull.

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOVIE SCENES of All Time - from CITIZEN KANE to PINK FLAMINGOS, from THE SOUND OF MUSIC to PARASITE
by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Musical Theatre Characters (1940-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites are on our list of the best characters from Broadway musicals.

Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In July
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 17, 2019

Here's what is coming to Hulu for July! Please note titles and dates are subject to change. 

CSC Presents Caryl Churchill Double-Bill BLUE KETTLE & HERE WE GO
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, announced the cast of the first production of its 2018-19 Season: Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle & Here We Go, two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill, directed by Bryn Boice. The production runs November 7-18 at the Black Box Theater, Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College in Wellesley.

Huntington Theatre Company Presents SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2018

In the Huntington Theatre Company's revival of Charles Marowitz's mystery play Sherlock's Last Case, alliances are tested, rivalries are raised from the dead, and long-simmering grudges play out in deadly ways. The beloved Sherlock Holmes, his aide de camp Dr. John Watson, and their put-upon landlady Mrs. Hudson - along with the iconic Baker Street flat - come to the Huntington Avenue Theatre Sep. 28 - Oct. 28, 2018, in a production directed by Maria Aitken.

London Transfer Announced For FRANKIE VAH By Luke Wright
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2018

Following the multi award-winning success What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, poet Luke Wright's second verse play deals with love, loss and belief, against a backdrop of grubby indie venues and 80s politics.

Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018

The Iceman Cometh begins previews tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

Frank Sinatra's STANDING ROOM ONLY To Be Released Worldwide May 4
by Macon Prickett - Mar 19, 2018

In an unparalleled entertainment career spanning seven decades, Frank Sinatra became a timeless, indelible cultural icon for the world. His live performances are legendary, imbued with an innate warmth and ease unmatched by any other performer, then or now. A stellar new collection, Frank Sinatra - Standing Room Only, presents three captivating rare and previously unreleased Sinatra concerts from the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Available now for preorder in deluxe 3CD and digital formats, Standing Room Only will be released worldwide on May 4 by Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

DISTANT OBSERVER By John Jesurun & Takeshi Kawamura Comes to La MaMa, 3/16-4/1
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2018

'Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence' is a collaboration between Japanese playwright/director Takeshi Kawamura and American playwright/director John Jesurun. The project is conceived as a play written and directed in collaborative partnership by both artists. Written in sequential chapters by each playwright, it combines two noted and formative artists of the same generation, both with distinct voices and significant work, in a deep creative conversation across cultures. Its plot follows a supposed murderer who reinvents himself, and is reinvented by circumstance, in a series of adventures in the Suicide Forest of Japan.  La MaMa will present the play's world premiere, directed by Jesurun, March 16 to April 1 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East Fourth Street.

BWW Review: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Anna Jensen - Feb 13, 2018

Sharon Lawrence stars in The City of Conversation

Entertainers to Be Honored at Actors' Temple Annual Gala YOU AIN'T HEARD NOTHING YET
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2018

Tony Babino, performer Carol Ostrow and the Actors' Temple Board of Directors are celebrating their 101st year honoring the historic entertainers who have passed through their doors, with their annual gala YOU AIN'T HEARD NOTHIN' YET. Entertainers past and present will commemorate this mecca of modern Jewish culture, including Tony Babino, George Bettinger, Sir Frank London and Friends and special guest Star of the Yiddish Theatre, Joanne Borts. The gala takes place on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Barbra Streisand and Milton Berle rooms of another hub of entertainment greats, the Friar's Club (57 East 55 Street, NYC). Tickets vary in prices and are available at www.theactorstemple.org/events.

Roger Guenveur Smith's THE HENDRIX PROJECT Set for The Public's Under the Radar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

BRIC teams up with the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival and CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) to present the New York premiere of Roger Guenveur Smith and CNP's The Hendrix Project, January 11-14, 2018, at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn), as part of the Public Theater's 2018 Under the Radar Festival.

Roger Guenveur Smith's THE HENDRIX PROJECT Set for The Public's Under the Radar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

BRIC teams up with the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival and CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) to present the New York premiere of Roger Guenveur Smith and CNP's The Hendrix Project, January 11-14, 2018, at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn), as part of the Public Theater's 2018 Under the Radar Festival.

Festival d'Avignon Director Olivier Py to Make Rare U.S. Appearance as 'Miss Knife' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

By day, one of the most respected stage directors, actors, writers, and impresarios in Europe; by night, a cabaret chanteuse expunging life's pain and love's agony-this unusual artistic double identity comes together when the director of Festival d'Avignon Olivier Py makes a rare US stage appearance in Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife.

Festival d'Avignon Director Olivier Py to Make Rare U.S. Appearance as 'Miss Knife' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

By day, one of the most respected stage directors, actors, writers, and impresarios in Europe; by night, a cabaret chanteuse expunging life's pain and love's agony-this unusual artistic double identity comes together when the director of Festival d'Avignon Olivier Py makes a rare US stage appearance in Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife.

The Knife FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To Be at Sea
Hello Jeremy
Agnus Dei
Miserere
Between the Sheets
Blow Slow Kisses
The Gay Rap
Men's Eyes
The Shape I'm In
You're No Unique
Macumba
Someone Who Touches Me
Africa
Shadows Dance Behind You
The Knife
Hello Peter We're Going Out
What Would You Do in My Place?
When I Was a Man
At Least There Are Parties
The Open Sea
Ache in Acorn
What You Mean to Me
The Knife has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1987.

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