With the New York International Fringe Festival, normally the biggest fish in the pond, on hiatus for 2017, a number of opportunists have leapt forward with new summertime options for New York City theatergoers. Among these go-getters are the folks behind the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, running Monday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 3. Corkscrew, which aims to support early-career artists, includes five world premiere productions and a handful of readings.
Interested in a musical about Sherlock Holmes? Or perhaps one about the divisive effect on a family when the Berlin Wall goes up, with a score by Graham Russell, the singer and guitarist from the rock duo Air Supply? You can see these novel creations and many others at the annual New York Musical Festival, which starts on Monday, July 10, and, as always, will include an eclectic lineup of new and adventurous work.
Charles Ludlam, who founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company (more absurd than absurdist theater), died too young in 1987, but his influence lives on in performers like Charles Busch and Penny Arcade — and, of course, Everett Quinton. Thankfully, Mr. Quinton, an actor and director who had been Ludlam’s partner (and co-star in the original production of “The Mystery of Irma Vep”), has remounted a number of Ludlam’s wild works over the years.
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