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The New York International Fringe Festival is now FringeNYC (in Manhattan) AND FringeBYOV (in the outer boroughs). ALL DATES BELOW ARE IN OCTOBER. Use the Slice-O-Matic or the alphabetical tabs below to view the shows, pick your performance, and purchase tickets.

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* = FringeHIGH Talkback follows performance  
+ = FringePLUS MeetUp follows performance

Performances shown in grey are either past or sold out.


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Writer: James Donahower & Jake Smith
Director: Jeff Walsh
Can a spam email change your life? A dorky kid's wish for popularity comes true when he discovers a magical penis enlargement pill, but problems arise when classmates learn of its awesome power. Guaranteed to add 6-9 inches of LAUGHS!
2h 10m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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No Sympathy For The Wolf
Tarnish Productions
Writer: Scott Mebus
Director: Maridee Slater
This decidedly adult comedy rock musical combines fairy tales, social commentary, catchy pop/rock music and more than a few dirty jokes to show what happens when everyone ever victimized by the Big Bad Wolf unites to try to take him down.
2h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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Glenn Krutoff
Writer: David Zellnik, Music by Eric Svejcar
Director: Abigail Zealey Bess
An exuberant, raunchy backstage comedy about non-equity actors on a 58-city van tour of a kid's musical. Showmances! Cocaine! Talking Animals! What is the road to success in an America the Wright Brothers would never recognize?
2h Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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Striking Out
The Annoyance Theatre
Writer: Book and Lyrics by Adam Levin and Ryan Ford, Music by Ryan Ford
Director: Adam Levin and Ryan Ford
Baseball: It's America's pastime, a time-honored tradition, and, of course, it's gay as hell. Part Damn Yankees, part Hairspray, this musical comedy tells the story of the first straight baseball player in a world dominated exclusively by gay athletes.
2h 15m   National   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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Super! The Musical
Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Writer: Sarah Shulman, Music by Callan Holderbaum and Caitlyn Joy
Director: Julie Herber
Choreographer: Julie Herber
When the superheroes of Supetopia vanish, Captain Obvious assembles a new team and what they lack in skills, they make up for in ENTHUSIASM! But can they defeat the evil Dexterity? Come cheer as these flawed heroes triumph.
1h National   FringeNYC
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The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley
Untitled Theater Company No. 61
Writer: Edward Einhorn
Director: Edward Einhorn
The TRUE STORY of a 1920's CON MAN who made a fortune selling his impotence cure: surgically implanted GOAT TESTICLES. He then became a radio star and a successful POLITICIAN. A Brechtian parable about AMERICAN GREATNESS, told with COUNTRY MUSIC.
2h Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Musical/Opera   
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Bright Is The Ring Of Words
Writer: Book, Lyrics, and Music by Zack Aretakis
Director: Marcus S. Daniel
Jack Austin aspires to be the world's greatest composer, but what is the price that needs to be payed for such greatness? Can any relationship survive, or any person live up to the dreams of an enigma run wild?
Local   FringeQNS

FringeQNS JCAL - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

Writer: Book, Music & Lyrics by Michael O’Dell
Director: Michael Alvarez
GG, a gutsy sixteen-year-old Latino kid, embarks on an L.A. summer staycation that turns unforgettable. The itinerary: hanging with his sassy BFF, winning the boy crush of his dreams, tagging graffiti, and unfortunately, parenting his white parents.
1h 30m   National   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   

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From A Distance
S&S Theatricals
Writer: Keren Abreu
Swipe right on Keren Abreu’s sincere and infectious song cycle about relationships in the digital age and what it means to stay connected with your loved ones from a distance!
1h 20m   Local   
Musical/Opera   Solo Show   
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Trudy Carmichael Presents: The Improvised One-Woman Herstory
TruSongstress Productions
Join FABULOUS Las Vegas lounge legend, Trudy Carmichael (and her band) as she takes YOUR suggestion of an historical/fictional female figure (plus a few of your personal effects) to create an entirely improvised, hysterically historical musical BEFORE YOUR EYES!!
1h Local   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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The Last Jimmy
Sling and Stone Productions
Writer: Book by Phillip S. Brown, Music by Dice Raw
Director: Phillip S. Brown
"We finally got him - the last one!" Jimmy, the last black man arrested in the world, is on trial for committing past, present, and future crimes. Can Jimmy break his mental and spiritual chains and become "The Last Jimmy?"
1h 35m   National   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Dance / Physical Theatre   
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33 (a kabarett)
Big Empty Barn Productions
Writer: Bremner Duthie
Director: Dave Dawson
Choreographer: Tracy Darin and Julie Tomaino
The vanquished impresario of a ruined cabaret sings for his life. Celebrates the power of music and the courage to keep going. "Absolute joy to watch" (NoLaDefender). "Incredible one-man show" (PBS). "Stunning theatrical achievement" (Vue Magazine). FIVE STARS "Breathtaking" (Broadway Baby)
1h 10m   National   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Drama   
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Pretty Sad White Girls A Comedy Concert
Pretty Sad White Girls
Writer: Lisa Bettencourt & Katie Emerson, Music and Lyrics by Lisa Bettencourt, additional lyrics by Jillian Schiralli
Director: Lisa Bettencourt
Choreographer: Lisa Bettencourt & Katie Emerson
Musical comedy duo, Pretty Sad White Girls, CAN'T EVEN. Join them as they battle for independence from a disruptive narrator for an evening of rosé, clickbait, societal trends, and more! Lmao. SMH. Byeeee.
1h Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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Hillary Clinton's Song Cycle: Witness
Rebecca Pronsky
Writer: Rebecca Pronsky
Director: Irene Carroll, Musical Director: Deidre Rodman Struck
Meet the Hillary you never knew: sassy, sarcastic, and uncensored! This feminist cabaret show imagines Hillary’s turbulent inner world just after her shocking defeat. Follow Hillary as she abandons, and ultimately regains, hope. Catharsis guaranteed. Pantsuit optional.
55m   Local   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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