BLUE MAN GROUP: TUBES, a multi-faceted and unique performance by silent and blue-faced iconoclasts and actors/ dancers/musicians, ASTOR PL. THEATER, 434 Lafayette St., open-ended run, Tue.-Thur., 8 p.m., Fri., 7 & 10 p.m., Sat., 4, 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., $55-$65, 254-4370.
Cellophane, a spiritual history of America, through the medium of bad language, puchiing the limits of language in this exploration of humanity in the post-modern world, THE FLEA THEATER, 45 White St., July 3, Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., July 10-Aug. 2, $5, 212-226-0051.
Change of seasons, romantic alliances change as two charming men romance the same rich beautiful woman in this romantic comedy, THIRTEENTH STREET REPERTORY COMPANY, 50 W. 13th St., Thu.-Sun., 7 p.m., through July 13, $10-$15, 212-675-6677.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: ABRIDGED, actors Peter Ackerman, Jeremy Shamos & David Turner take on 75 of Shakespeare’s characters in this contemporary and shamelessly abridged adaptation of the collected works of the bard; dir. by Jeremy Dobrish, CENTURY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 11 E. 15th St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., ongoing, $29-$59, 239- 6200.
DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, based on the American film porn classic, this is the story of a girl from a small town with stars in her eyes who dreamed about growing up & making it big in the city, JANE STREET THEATER, 113 Jane St., Mon.-Fri., 8 p.m., Fri., 10:30 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., ongoing, $25-$45, 302-7000.
THE DONKEY SHOW, the audience participates in this bawdy, disco-infused adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” THE CLUB EL FLAMINGO, 547 W. 21st St., Wed. & Thur., 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m., ongoing, $25-$39 plus drinks, 307-4100.
Edge, an extraordinary look at one of the 20th Century’s most influential figures, revealing the true Sylvia Plath not only as a poet, but also as a child, woman, wife & mother, DR2 THEATER, 103 E. 15th St., Mon.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through Sep. 20, $40, 212-239-6200.
Flesh & Blood, the intimate story of three generations of an American family, beginning in the 1930s when a Greek immigrant arrives in New York City, NEW YORK THEATER WORKSHOP, 79 East Fourth St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., through July, $60, 212-239-6200.
Getting into heaven, the deeply moving story os a rock star who struggles to keep her life together after tragedy blows her life apart, by Polly Draper, THE FLEA THEATER, 41 White St., Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through Aug. 2, $25, 212-352-3101.
Gilligan stump! and tha perfesser, Gilligan Stump plays a mean guitar and belts out aggressively hilarious lyrics with subject ranging from cockroach infestations to a strange desire to be Hillary’s intern, UNDER ST. MARKS, 94 St. Marks Place, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 11 p.m., $6-$8, 212-868-4444.
GOLDEN LADDER, a comedy about growing up in a mixed-religion household and a daughter’s attempt to remedy her parents’ religious conflicts, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 4 & 8 p.m., ongoing, $50-$55, 239-6200.
Make love, the tragicomic life of Liza Minelli is the backdrop of this show as one New Yorker tries to make sense of the current chaos of our nation, FEZ, Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St., Sun., 8 p.m., July 13-Aug. 10, $20, 212-533-2680.
MONO, set in a Lower East Side bar, an exploration of the microcosms of Lower Manhattan, SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m., open-ended, $15, 358-3447.
NAKED BOYS SINGING, a nude musical extravaganza, THE ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE, 100 Seventh Ave. S., Mon., Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 3 & 7 p.m., open-ended, $35-$50, 239-6200.
Pieces (of ass), a series of original monologues from a rotating cast of beautiful women, ranging from the hilarious to the heartbreaking, from provocative to perplexing, THEATER 80, 80 St. Mark’s Place, Tue.-Thu., 8 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 7 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 10 p.m., July 10-Aug. 3, $35-$40, 212-868-4444.
President harding is a rock star, original rock & roll play that explores issues of American identity through a surrealist portrait of President Harding imagined as a fallen rock star, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Fri.-Sun., 7 p.m., July 11-Aug. 3, $15, 212-868-4444.
ROCK STARS NYC, stage dive into the intensified rock concert experience combining dance & live rock & roll music where the audience can dress, sing, dance & party like a rick star all night long, POLLY ESTHER’S, 186 W. Fourth St., Fri., 8 p.m., open-ended, $35-$55, 212-714-ROCK.
Song of the simple truth, a bilingual musicalization of the life & work of Julia De Burgos, conceived & directed by Melba LaRose, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Wed.-Fri., 7:30 p.m., July 9-25, $15, 212-868-4444.
A STOOP ON orchard street, a new musical inspired by a visit to the Tenement Museum where a man has agreed to pass up a pivotal Yankees game to please the woman he had recently wed & found himself obseesed with the stories represented there, MAZER THEATER, 197 East Broadway, July 8-31, call for times & tickets, 800-965-4827.
Tragedy in 9 lives, re-creates the “happenings” of Andy Warhol’s Factory in the 1960s when the borders between “high” & “pop” were fluid & the possibilities seemed endless, TORONADA THEATER, PS 122, 150 First Ave., Wed.-Sat., 8:30 p.m., July 9-Aug. 2, $15, 212-868-4444.
Untitled farce, an old-style, fun-filled farce in every sense of the word, with ch
Caracters falling in and out of absurd situations at the drop of a hat, THE KRAINE THEATER. 84 East Fourth St., July 17-19, 31, Aug. 1-2, 8 p.m., July 19, Aug. 2, 3 p.m., $12-$15, 917-446-9438.
VINCENT, a new musical by Robert Mitchell about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, directed by Judith Fredericks, WINGS THEATER, 154 Christopher St., Thru.-Sat., Mon., 8 p.m., Sun., 3:30 p.m., open ended, $19, 627-2961.
Who am i, probes the relationships between living sould and those who created them by weaving four interconnected stories of hope, love, abandonment, despair & redemption, ABINGTON THEATER ARTS COMPLEX, 312 W. 36th ST., July 16, 9:30 p.m., July 18, 5 p.m., July 25, 4 p.m., July 26. 6:50 p.m., July 27, 12:45 p.m., Aug. 2, 11 a.m., $15, 212-279-4200.