Theater openings and closings, Aug. 11-16
Metro is on hand to help you plan your theater calendar for this week. Here’s what’s happening:
“Soul Doctor,” opening Thursday, tells story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone. It stars Eric Anderson of “Kinky Boots,” is directed by Daniel S. Wise and is written by Wise (book), David Schechter (lyrics) and Shlomo Carlebach (music). Tickets are on sale at Souldoctorbroadway.com.
‘Love’s Labours Lost’
The Public’s second show in its free Shakespeare in the Park season is “Love’s Labours Lost.” Directed by Alex Timbers, with songs by Michael Friedman (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) and book adaptation by Alex Timbers (“Peter and the Starcatcher”), this brand new musical based on Shakespeare’s classic comedy opens Monday. Free tickets are available at Shakespeareinthepark.org.
This week is your final chance to see “The Nance,” written by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien and starring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. The play involves the lives of burlesque performers during the 1930s. The last performance is Sunday. Tickets are on sale at www.lct.org.
‘Nobody Loves You’
“Nobody Loves You” — about a philosophy grad student who auditions for a reality TV dating show in an attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend — closes this weekend. It’s written by Itamar Moses (book and lyrics) and Gaby Alter (music and lyrics), and directed by Michelle Tattenbaum. The last performance is on Sunday. Tickets are on sale at www.2st.com.
Final performances take place this weekend. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the play takes place in The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, which is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus is one such young man who wants to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. The final performance is Sunday, Aug. 11. Tickets are on sale at Manhattantheatreclub.com.