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LIVE PERFORMANCES THIS WEEK IN NYC

August 23, 2021, 5:31.03 pm ET

 
Photo: Sandra Bernhard                                                                        

The Last of the Love Letters: The Atlantic Theater kicks off its 2021-2022 season on August 26 with a month-long run of Ngozi Anyanwu’s poignant play about two people deciding whether to stick it out or break up. The playwright co-stars with Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts (“Tina”) in this affecting world premiere work. www.atlantictheater.org

Michael Ian Black: A mainstay of television, film and sold-out comedy specials, the hilarious Black brings his unparalleled comic flair to Caroline’s on Broadway (1626 Broadway) for five shows, August 26-28. To say, he’s always good for a laugh is truly an understatement! www.carolines.com

Songs for a New World: New City Music Theatre’s celebrates its new home in NYC on August 26 with a star-studded outdoor concert staging of Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed revue “Songs for a New World” at Radial Park in Queens. The top-drawer cast is led by Broadway favorites Christy Altomare, Liz Callaway, Derek Klena, Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, Shereen Pimentel, Ciara Renée, Heath Saunders and Michael James Scott. What a world, indeed! www.eventbrite.com

Sandra Bernhard: Although she recently showed her dramatic chops on TV’s “Pose,” Bernhard remains one of the funniest women on the planet. She brings her aptly titled “Madness and Mayhem” show this week to the new City Winery Hudson River Park on August 28. www.citywinery.com

The Michaels Abroad: The Hunter Theater Project is presenting award-winning writer/director Richard Nelson’s newest play “What Happened: The Michaels Abroad”, the final chapter in his Rhinebeck Panorama, for a six-week run starting August 28 at the Frederick Loewe Theatre on East 68th Street. Heading the cast are real-life husband-and-wife Jay O. Sanders and Maryann Plunkett, who are sure to bring their formidable talents to the work. www.huntertheaterproject.com

What Lies Beneath: Combining song, story, history and movement, OnStage Opera’s “What Lies Beneath” is a site-specific and immersive experience set aboard the ship Wavertree at the South Street Seaport. This unusual work is made up of a series of six unique vignettes that explore themes of social justice, racial inequality and history’s continuing impact on the lens through which the world is experiencing today. Performances run August 28-September 2.  osopera.org/productions/what-lies-beneath/