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Where Else Can You Get Your Theater Fix This Fall?

Not everyone can make it to the Great White Way, and we’re not just talking about performers; here’s where to find fantastic performances outside the confines of Times Square

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Downtown
Bridget Everett, a New York cabaret fixture known equally for her arresting voice and absurdly blue subject matter, joined forces with songwriters Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray), among others, to create Rock Bottom, at Joe’s Pub through Oct. 16…. The Lynn Redgrave Theater is home to Tail! Spin!, a deliciously smart political satire costarring Rachel Dratch. Written by Mario Correa, a former Capitol Hill staffer, the script comprises actual chat-room transcripts, emails, texts, and tweets between disgraced politicians (Larry Craig, Mark Foley, Mark Sanford, Anthony Weiner) and their various paramours. Through Nov. 30.

Out of Town
The first stage collaboration between composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame is finally having its U.S. premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, where previews begin Oct. 26…. Sheryl Crow makes her theatrical debut writing songs for an adaptation of Barry Levinson’s 1982 film Diner, beginning in previews Dec. 9 at Arlington, Va.’s Signature Theatre.

At A Theater Near You
National Theatre Live broadcasts the best of Britain’s stage work to hundreds of movie theaters across the U.S. This fall’s heavy hitters include Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in David Hare’s Broadway-bound Skylight, Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, and James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in the first-ever NT Live screening of a Broadway show, their recent hit revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. See NTLive.com for screenings in your area.