Watch: 2015 New York Fringe Previews

The 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival runs Friday, August 14h through Sunday, August 30th, 2015, with some 75,000 theatergoers expected for about 185 shows.

For more about the Fringe, read my articles on Howlround: Fringe NYC: From Silly Titles to Serious Issues, and  The Seven Secret Ingredients of The New York International Fringe Festival.

Here is a glimpse at a handful of them presented at a press preview this week. Check out times and the location of venues in the Fringe guide

 The Broken Record examines the violence between black youth and police officers in the United States, It will be presented at the Teatro LATEA at the Clemente

EverScape. An online world of epic fantasy battles helps four gamers escape their bleak realities. It will be at The Celebration Of Whimsy

To Dance – The Musical: Audiences love him. The KGB hates him. All Valery Panov wants is to dance. Based on a true story. Presented at The Theater at the 14th Street Y

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage: Phineas Gage, a 19th century railroad worker who was injured when an explosion drove a three foot iron spike through his brain, miraculously survived and recovered.  Presented at DROM.

Single Room Occupancy: A single guy’s comedic singer/songwriter dream is challenged by the distractions of social media, relationships and his fear of performing. Presented at Lynn Redgrave Theater.

Divine/Intervention: Glenn Milstead skyrocketed to stardom as drag queen Divine in John Waters’ cult films. Alone, on the night of his untimely death, the quiet man behind the mascara struggles with his inner demons and his larger-than-life creation. Presented at the Lynn Redgrave Theater.

Popesical. The Pope is dead. Locked in the Sistine Chapel, Cardinals compete in top-secret “Papal Challenges” to succeed him. Forbidden love… Sacrilege… Song-and-dance. From the producers of Silence! The Musical. At Theatre 80.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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