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Annie Get Your Gun. Revival of the 1946 Irving Berlin musical, starring Bernadette Peters as the sharpshooting Annie Oakley. R.T. 2:40 Opened 3/4/99. Tu-Su at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $35.00 to $75.00. Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway (45th St.). 212-307-4100.

Art. Matthew Warchus directs Yasmina Reza's play about three men whose friendship is affected when one buys a modern painting. Now starring Buck Henry, George Segal, and Wayne Knight. R.T. 1:30 Opened 3/1/98. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $45.00 to $60.00. Royale Theatre, 242 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.

Beauty and the Beast. Musical directed by Robert Jess Roth, with book by Linda Woolverton based on the French fairy tale, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. R.T. 2:30 Opened 4/18/94; reopens at this theater 11/2/99. W-Sa at 8, Su at 6:30; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 1. $22.50 to $70.00. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St. 212-307-4100.

Blue Man Group. Physical performance work with mysterious black light effects, post-modern humor, inventive percussion and clowning. R.T. 1:45 Opened 11/17/91. Tu-Th at 8, F & Sa at 7 & 10, Su at 4 & 7. $45.00 to $55.00. Astor Place Theater, 434 Lafayette St. 212-254-4370.

Cabaret. Sam Mendes directs this new production of the musical with songs by John Kander & Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, based on Christopher Isherwood's tales of Nazi Berlin. R.T. 2:30 Opened 3/19/98. Tu-Sa at 8, Su at 7; mats Sa & Su at 2. $25.00 to $85.00. Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St. 212-239-6200.

Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on T.S.Eliot's cat poems. R.T. 2:30 Opened 10/7/82. M-W, F & Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $40.00 to $75.00. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway (50th St.). 212-239-6200.

Chicago. Walter Bobbie directs this revival of the Kander & Ebb musical about showgirls, murder and celebrity. R.T. 2:30 Opened 11/14/96. Tu-Sa at 8, Su at 7, mats Sa & Su at 2. $20.00 to $75.00. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.

Contact. Dance play by John Weidman, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Opened 10/9/99. Tu-Sa at8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $60.00. Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St. 212-239-6200.

Dame Edna: The Royal Tour. Arguably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today, Dame Edna Everage makes her Broadway debut "in the flesh." Barry Humphries assists. Prev. 9/15. Opens 10/17/99. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $45.00 to $60.00 (previews $35-$60). Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.

Death of a Salesman. Brian Dennehy stars in Arthur Miller's classic American tragedy. R.T. 3:00 Opened 2/10/99, to 11/7. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $45.00 to $65.00. Eugene O'Neill Theater, 230 W. 49th st. 212-239-6200.

Epic Proportions. Jerry Zaks directs a 7-character farce by Larry Coen and David Crane about the filming of a biblical epic in Hollywood in the 1930s. Starring Kristin Chenoweth, featuring Ruth Williamson. Opened 9/30/99. Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St. 212-944-9450.

Footloose. Musical by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie from the movie about a big city kid who brings dancing to a small, prudish town, with music by Tom Snow. R.T. 2:30 Opened 10/22/98. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $40.00 to $75.00. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. 212-307-4100.

Fosse: A Celebration in Song and Dance. Music and dance revue celebrating the Broadway career of choreographer Bob Fosse. R.T. 2:35 Opened 1/14/99. Th-Sa at 8, mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $55.00 to $75.00. Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.

Give Me Your Answer, Do!. Kyle Donnelly directs the American premiere of Brian Friel's polay about two writers, one a self-loathing success and the other a self-respecting failure, thrown together for a weekend. Opened 10/5/9. Tu-Sa at 7:30; mats W, Sa & Su at 2:30. $55.00. Roundabout at Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. 212-777-4900.

Hurrah at Last. David Warren directs Richard Greenberg's play, set in a Manhattan loft on Christmas Eve, about a writer tortured by financial and familial angst. Featuring Peter Frechette, with Judith Blazer, Dori Brenner, Ileen Getz, Larry Keith, Kevin O'Rourke and Paul Michael Valley. Opened 6/3/99. Tu-Sa at 7:30; mats W, Sa & Su at 2:30. $55.00. Roundabout at Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St. 212-719-1300.

If Love Were All. Musical by Sheridan Morley and Leigh Lawson drawn from the writings of Noel Coward, celebrating the relationship between Coward and his frequent leading lady, Gertrude Lawrence, and including 20 of his songs, directed by Lawson and starring Twiggy and Harry Groener, set and costumes by Tony Walton. Opened 6/10/99. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W at 2:30, Sa & Su at 3; dark 6/27 & 7/4. Extra perf. 6/28, M at 8. $45.00 to $55.00. Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St. 212-239-6200.

It Ain't Nothin But the Blues. Foot-stompin' musical revue tracing the development of the Blues, from plantation rhythms to Top 40, written by Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor and Dan Wheetman, based on an original idea by Taylor, directed by Myler, and starring "Mississippi" Charles Bevel, Gretha Boston, Carter Calvert, Eloise Laws, Gregory Porter, Ron Taylor, and Dan Wheetman. R.T. 2:30 Opened 4/26/99. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $35.00 to $65.00. Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St. (Broadway). 212-239-6200.

Jackie Mason: Much Ado About Everything. Prev. 11/16. Tu-Sa at 8, Su at 3. Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.

Jekyll & Hyde. Musical by Frank Wildhorn, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of good and evil alter egos in one man. R.T. 2:30 Opened 4/28/97. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $20.00 to $75.00. Plymouth Theatre, 236 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.

Kat and the Kings. New musical by David Kramer and Taliep Petersen, which tells the true story of Kat Diamond and "The Cavalla Kings" a South African vocal harmony group influenced by American doo-wop and rock 'n' roll, with an original score of '50s based pop music.Featuring Jody Abrahams, Loukmaan Adams, Junaid Booysen, Terry Hector, Alistair Izobell and Kim Louis. Prev. 8/6. Opened 8/19/99. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W, Sa & Su. $45.00 to $75.00. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.

Kiss Me, Kate. Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie star in this first Broadway revival of the 1948 musical about a sparring theatrical couple who appear in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, with book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, directed by Michael Blakemore with choreography by Kathleen Marshall. Prev. 10/25. Opens 11/18/99. Previews M-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2; after opening Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $25.00 to $80.00. Martin Beck Theatre, 302 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.

The Lion King. Musical tale of a young lion's coming of age, based on the 1994 Disney film, with music by Elton John, Lebo M and others, directed by Julie Taymor. R.T. 2:45 Opened 11/13/97. W-Sa at 8, mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 1 & 6:30. $25.00 to $80.00. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St. 212-307-4100.

Marie Christine. New musical with music & lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, a retelling of the Medea story, set in New Orleans and Chicago in the 1880s, with Audra McDonald and Mary Testa leading a cast of 25. Directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele. Prev. 10/21. Opens 10/28/99, to 1/9. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St. (Lincoln Center). 212-787-6868.

Les Miserables. Musical based on Victor Hugo's tale of crime and redemption, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. R.T. 3:15 Opened 3/12/87. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $15.00 to $75.00. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.

Miss Saigon. Musical by Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr., and Claude-Michel Schonberg, a tragic love story against the background of the Vietnamese War. R.T. 2:30 Opened 4/11/91. M-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2. $15.00 to $75.00. Broadway Theatre, Broadway at 53rd St. 212-239-6200.

Murdered By the Mob. Interactive drama/dinner, bullets and pasta. F at 7:30 & Sa at 7. $55.00 (includes dinner). Rio's Supper Club, 393 8th Ave. 800-MURDER-INC.

Naked Boys Singing. Robert Schrock's musical revue celebrates the joys of male nudity with a company of 8 performing performing 16 songs and sketches by a dozen writers. Opened 7/22/99. M, W Th & F at 8; Sa at 7 & 10, Su at 3 & 8. $45.00 to $65.00. Actors Playhouse, 100 Seventh Ave. So. 212-239-6200.

The Phantom of the Opera. Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber about scary doings at the Paris Opera. R.T. 2:30 Opened 1/26/88. M-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2. $15.00 to $75.00. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.

The Price. Jeffrey DeMunn, Bob Daily, Lizabeth Mackay and Bob Dishy star in the Arthur Miller play, directed By James Naughton. Prev. 10/29. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. Royale Theatre, 242 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.

Putting It Together. Carol Burnett, George Hearn, John Barrowman, Ruthie Henshall and Bronson Pinchot star in a new production of the Stephen Sondheim "musical review," with sets by Bob Crowley, costumes by Bob Mackie, musical staging by Bob Avian. Kathie Lee Giford will sub for Ms. Burnett on Tuesday evenings. Prev. 10/30. Opens 11/21/99. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St. 212-239-6200.

Ragtime. Musical about life in America just before World War I, based on the E. L. Doctorow novel, by Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. R.T. 2:55 Opened 1/18/98. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $31.00 to $76.00. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 213 W. 42nd St. 212-307-4100.

The Rainmaker. Scott Ellis directs a new production of the 1954 play by N. Richard Nash, starring Woody Harrelson and Jayne Atkinson, with David Aaron Baker. Opens 11/11/99. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St. 212-719-4099.

Rent. Jonathan Larson's rock musical about bohem ian life on New York's Lower East Side. R.T. 2:45 Opened 4/29/96. Tu-Sa at 8, Su at 7; mats Sa & Su at 2. $35.00 to $90.00. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St. 212-307-4100.

Revenge in the Mob. Gene Terinoni directs Benedetto Geraci's interactive comedy about warfare between two mob families. Opened 10/4/97. Th at 7, F & Sa at 8, Su at 3. $55.00 to $75.00 (includes dinner). Arno Ristorante, 141 W. 38th St. 888-MOB-BOYS.

Saturday Night Fever. New musical based on the 1977 film with score by The Bee Gees, screenplay by Norman Wexler based on a story by Nik Cohn, adapted for stage by Nan Knighton in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood. Directed & choreographed by Phillips, featuring James Carpinello and Paige Price. Opened 10/21/99. Tu-Sa at 8, Su at 7:30; mats Sa at 2, Su at 3. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St. 212-307-4100.

The Scarlet Pimpernel. Revised, more intimate prodeuction of the hit musical by Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton, based on thge Baroness Orczy's romance of derring-do during the French Revolution. R.T. 2:40 Opened 9/28/99. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St. 212-757-8646.

Side Man. Drama by Warren Leight, about a jazzman whose obsession with music interferes with his family relationships. R.T. 2:15 Opened 6/25/98, to 10/31. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3; from 6/7: M-Sa at 8, mats W & Sa at 2. $25.00 to $60.00. Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller. Revue celebrating the work of a pop songwriting team of the 1950s and '60s, directed by Jerry Zaks. R.T. 2:10 Opened 3/2/95. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $35.00 to $75.00. Virginia Theater, 245 W. 52nd St. 212-239-6200.

Swing! Prev. 11/2. Tu-Sa at 8, Su at 7; mats Sa & Su at 2. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding. Interactive family satire, trashy Italian-American style. R.T. 2:45 Opened 2/6/88. Th-Sa at 7, Su at 2. $65.00 to $75.00. St. Luke's Church, 308 W. 46th St. 212-239-6200.

Voices in the Dark. Christopher Ashley directs John Pielmeier's new thriller, set in the Adirondacks, about a popular talk-show host who finds herself menaced by a mysterious caller. Starring Judith Ivey, with Raphael Sbarge, John Ahlin, Peter Bartlett, Nicole Fonarow, Zach Grenier, Tom Stechschulte and Lenny Blackburn. Opened 8/12/99. From 7/3 to -8/1: Sa at 8, Su at 3; 8/8 to 9/5: M-Sa at 8, W & Sa at 2; from 9/6: Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $35.00 to $60.00 (Tickets on sale by phone 7/18). Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.

The Weir. In Conor McPherson's play four men in an Irish pub try to impress a young woman with their ghost stories, but she comes up with a chiller that tops them all. Directed by Ian Rickson. R.T. 1:50 Opened 4/1/99, to 11/28. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2. $60.00. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.

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Ampersand. Brian Freehan directs David L. Williams' new comedy. Opeend 10/15/99, to 11/7. M, W-Sa at 8, Su at 7:30; mats Sa & Su at 3. $32.50. The Chelsea Playhouse, 125 W,. 22nd St. 212-279-4200.

The Balcony. Opened 10/10/99, to 12/16. Performs in rep with other plays, call for dates. Most perfs. Are Th-Su at 8, Su at 3. $30.00 (seniors $24, students $12). Jean Cocteau Repertory at the BouwerieLane Theatre, 330 The Bowery. 212-677-0060.

Barefoot Boy With Shoes On. Casey Childs directs a new play by Edwin Sanchez. 10/6-10/31. Tu-Sa at 8; mats Sa at 2, Su at 3. $35.00. Primary Stages, 354 W. 45th St. 212-333-4052.

Boys. Teresa Meza directs a new romantic comedy by Florenciani. Opened 10/14/99, to 11/13. $30.00. Phil Bozakowski Theatre, 354 W. 45th St. 212-532-9997.

Chesapeake. Mark Lynn Baker stars in thenew play by Lee Blessing, directed by Max Mayer. Opened 10/14/99. Tu-Sa at 8; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $45.00 to $47.50. Second Stage Theatre, 307 W. 43rd St. 212-246-4422.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Jorge Ali Triana's stge adaptation of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel. Opened 10/2/99, to 12/22. Performs in rep with other plays, call for dates. In Spanish, silutaneous translation available. $25.00 to $35.00. Repertorio Espanol, 128 E. 27th St. 212-889-2850.

The Clearing. Helen Edmundson's play is directed by Tracey Brigden. 9/24-10/31. Blue Light Theater Co. At the McGinn/Cazale Theater, Broadway at 76th St. 212-265-8370.

The Country Club. Christopher Ashley directs Douglas Carter Beene's play. Oprnrf 9/29/99, to 11/7. M-F at 8; mats Sa at 3. $30.00. Greenwich House Theatre, 59 Barrow St. 212-239-6200.

De La Guarda "Villa Villa". Physical, exuberant variety show. R.T. 1:10 Opened 6/16/98. Tu-F at 8, Sa at 7 & 10, Su at 4 & 7. $45.00. Daryl Roth Theatre, 20 Union Sq. E. (former bank at 15th St.). 212-239-6200.

Dinner With Friends. New play by Donald Margulies, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Prev. 10/21. Opens 11/4/99. Tu-Sa at 8, Su at 7; mats Sa & Su at 3. $25.00 to $50.00. Variety Arts Theatre, 110 Third Ave. 212-239-6200.

Eclipsed. Drama by Patricia Burke Brogan, directed by Charlotte Moore. Prev. 10/26. Opens 11/7/99. Tu-Sa at 8; mats Sa & Su at 3 (dark 11/25; extra mat 11/26, F at 4). $30.00 to $35.00. Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22nd St. 212-727-2737.

The Exact Center of the Universe. John Tillinger directs Joan Vail Thorne's comedy set in a small town in the South, land of vicious barbs, possessive mothers, and rebellious sons. With Frances Sternhagen, Reed Birney, Bethel Leslie, Marge Redmond and Tracy Thorne. Prev. 3/30. Opened 4/7/99,. Tu-Sa at 8; mats Sa & Su at 3. $37.50 (high school $5; college & senior rush, $10). Century Center, 111 E. 15th St. 212-239-6200.

An Experiment With Hot Air. New play by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Doug Hughes. Opened 10/26/99. Tu-Sa at 8, Su at 7; mats Sa & Su at 2:30. $50.00. MTC Stage 1, City Center, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.

The Fantasticks. New York's longest running musical, a romance by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. R.T. 2:00 Opened 5/3/60. Tu-F at 8, Sa at 3 & 7, Su at 3 & 7:30. $35.00. Sullivan Street Playhouse, 181 Sullivan St. 212-674-3838.

Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act!. Gerard Alessandrini sends up the foibles and pretensions of Broadway. R.T. 2:00 Opened 11/1/98. M, W, Th & F at 8:15, Sa at 2:30 & 8:15, Su at 3:30 & 7:30. $45.00 to $47.50. Theater at Ellen's Stardust Diner, Broadway & 51st St. 212-239-6200.

From My Home Town. R&B musical conceived by Lee Summers, featuring Summers and Ty Stephens. Prev. 10/20. Opens 11/3/99. M, W-F at 8, Sa at 7:30; mats W, Sa & Su at 3. $4.00 to $50.00. Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd St. 212-799-4599.

Fuddy Meers. David Petrarca directs a new play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Prev. 10/12. Opens 11/2/99. Tu-Sa at 7:30; mats Sa & Su at 3. $40.00. MTC Stage 2, City Center, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.

The Gathering. Rebecca Taylor directs Arje Shaw's drama, set in New York and Germany during the Reagan era, about three generations of a family in conflict over their duties as Jews and as Americans. Featuring Theodore Bikel. Opened 6/10/99. Tu-Th & Sa at 8, Su at 7; mats W & Su at 2. $35.00. The Jewish Repertory Theatre at Playhouse 91, 316 E. 91st St. 212-831-2000.

A Good Swift Kick. Paul Kreppel directs David Naughton, Wanda Houston, Jim Newman and Elisa Surmont in John Forster's topical revue, with more than 20 numbers on everything from Thomas Jefferson's DNA to the final thoughts of a deer crossing the turnpike. Prev. 7/13. Opens 7/29/99. Tu-F at 8; Sa at 7 & 10; Su at 3 & 7. $50.00. Variety Arts Theatre, 110 Third Ave (14th St.). 212-239-6200.

Gum. Loretta Greco dir. Daphne Rubin-Vega in a new play by Karen Hartman. Opened 10/16/99, to 11/2. Tu-Sa at 8; Sa & Su at 3. $35.00. Women's Project & Productions Theatre, 424 W. 55th St. 212-239-6200.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Michael Cerveris stars in John Cameron Mitchell's musical, with songs by Stephen Trask, about an East German cold war bride--a "girly boy"--who winds up as a Kansas City rock star. R.T. 1:15 Opened 2/14/98. M & W-F at 8, Sa at 7 & 10, Su at 7. $40.00. Westside Productions in the Ballroom, Riverside Hotel, 113 Jane St. (West St.). 212-239-6200.

Homework. New play by Kim Coles and Charles Randolph-Wright, starring Coles and directed by Randolph-Wright, about the lives of three childhood friends from Brooklyn. Opened 9/30/99, to 10/31. W-Sa at 8, Su at 7:30; mats Sa & Su at 3. $24.50 to $31.50. Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ. 732-246-5580.

The House of Bernarda Alba. Gabriel Garcia Lorca's tragedy, directed by Rene Buch. Opened 10/15/99, to 12/21. Performs in rep with other plays, call for dates. In Spanish, silutaneous translation available. $25.00 to $35.00. Repertorio Espanol, 128 E. 27th St. 212-889-2850.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Musical about young, urban romance by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, directed by Joel Bishoff. R.T. 2:00 Opened 8/1/96. M, Tu, F & Sa at 8, Su at 7:30; mats W & Sa at 2:30, Su at 3. $47.50 to $50.00 (from 7/19: $49.50-$52.50). Westside Theater Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St. 212-239-6200.

The Job. Shem Bitterman's dark comedy about one man's last-ditch effort to come clean in a dirty world features Robert Cicchini, Barry Cullison, Deborah Offner, Ron Orbach and Jack Stehlin. R.T. 2:10 Opened 6/15/99. Tu-Sa at 8; Su at 3 & 7. $30.00 (students $10). WPA Theatre, 519 W. 23rd St. 212-206-0523.

Late Nite Catechism. Patrick Tretenero directs Maripat Donovan and Vicki Quade 's send-up of religious discipline in which a nun undertakes to whip her audience into shape. R.T. 1:50 Opened 10/3/96. F & Sa at 8; mats Sa at 2 & Su at 3. $40.00. St. Luke's Church, 308 W. 46th St. 212-239-6200.

Maybe Baby, It's You. Jeremy Dobrish directs Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson in their relationship comedy. Prev. 10/26. Opens 11/9/99. Tu-F at 8, Sa at 6 & 9, Su at 3 & 6. $35.00 to $47.50. SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St. 212-239-6200.

Over the River and Through the Woods. Joel Bishoff directs Joe DiPietro's comedy about a young man in a traditional Italian-American family. Starring Kaye Ballard. R.T. 2:00 Opened 10/5/98. M, Tu, & F at 8; W at 2:30; Sa at 2:30 & 8; Su at 3 & 7:30. $47.50. John Houseman Theatre, 450 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.

Perfect Crime. Long-running whodunnit by Warren Manzi. R.T. 1:55 Opened 4/5/87. M, Th-Sa at 8, Su at 7; mats W & Sa at 2, Su at 3. $35.00. Duffy Theater, 1553 Broadway (46th St.). 212-695-3401.

Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know. Globetrotting travel satire, with many contributors. R.T. 1:45 Opened 11/16/98. M, W, Th & F at 8; Sa at 2:30 & 8; & Su at 3 & 7:30. $20.00 to $47.50. Ibis Theatre, 321 W. 44th St. 212-799-4599.

Stomp. Percussive dance show, with an amazing variety of common objects pressed into service. R.T. 1:30 Opened 2/27/94. Tu-F at 8; Sa at 7 & 10:30; Su at 3 & 7. $24.50 to $49.50. Orpheum Theater, 126 Second Ave. (7th St.). 212-477-2477.

Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight. John Rando directs Peter Ackerman's "comedy in three beds" about boundaries, language, sex, love, and the misunderstandings that attend all of the above. With Andrew Benator, Erin Dilly, Jeffrey Donovan, Clea Lewis, Mark Kassen and Nick Kepros. R.T. 1:35 Opened 5/13/99. M, W-F at 8; Sa at 6 & 9; Su at 3 & 7; dark Tu. Promenade Theatre, 2162 Broadway (76th St.). 212-580-1313.

Thwak. Physical theater starring The Umbilical Brothers. Opened 5/25/99. Tu-F at 8, Sa at 7 & 10, Su at 3. Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane. 212-420-8000.

Wit. Margaret Edson's play about a college professor coping with terminal canceris directed by Derek Anson Jones.On 8/10, Judith Light takes over, heading up an all-new cast. R.T. 2:00 Opened 9/17/98,. Tu-Su at 8; mats W, Sa & Su at 3. $40.00 to $49.50. MCC at Union Square Theater, 100 E. 17th St. 212-307-4100.

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Bridgeport Fugue. New play by Damien Long. 10/7-10/31. Th-Su at 8. $15.00 to $20.00. 78th Street Theater Lab, 236 W. 78th St. 212-873-9050.

The Countess. Based on papers of Millais and the Ruskins, Gregory Murphy's drama of madness, cruelty and obsession is also a great love story. Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. Opened 6/15/99. Tu-Sa at 8; mats Sa & Su at 3. Samuel Beckett Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-307-4100.

The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night's Disco. Gender-bending, freewheeling adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, told through '70s disco music, conceived and co-directed by Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, in which Oberon is a club owner, Titania a go-go girl, and Puck is the club's candyman. Dance along. Th-Su at 8; late show F & Sa at 10:30. $25.00. Club El Flamingo, 547 W. 21st St. 212-307-4100.

Dyslexic Heart. New drama by Robyn Dettman, directed by Franka Fiala. 10/21-11/20. Tu-Su at 8. $20.00 (seniors, students $12). Wings Theater, 154 Christopher St. 212-627-2961.

Goodbye My Friduchita. Priscilla Lopez portrays Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) in Dolores C. Sendler's biographical play with music, dance, projections and puppetry. Directed by Michael John Garces. Prev. 7/6. Opens 7/12/99. M-F at 8, Sa at 3 & 8. $20.00 to $25.00 (seniors, students half price). The Directors Company, 311 W. 43rd St. 212-712-7458.

Henry V. Laurie Wessely directs William Shakespeare's history play. Opened 10/25/99 (St. Crispian's Day), to 11/15. M, W-Sa at 8, Su at 2 & 8. $20.00. Band of Brothers at the Mazur Theatre, 197 E. Broadway. 212-479-8443.

North Atlantic. Elizabeth LeCompte directs a new mixed-media piece with text by James Strahs, featuring Kate Valk and Willem Dafoe. 10/14-11/21. Call for schedule. $25.00. The Wooster Group at The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster Street (at Grand St., in Soho). 212-966-3651.

Tomas Kubinek: The Maestro Returns. R.T. 1:15 11/5-11/14. Tu at 7, W at 2 & 7, Th at Noon & 5, F at 7, Sa at 2 & 7, Su at Noon & 5. $10.00 to $25.00. New Victory Theatre, 209 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.

Y2K, You're OK. Operating in millenial mode, Chicago City Limits takes a tour of the last ten centuries, from Crusades to Middle-East crises, from gladiators to Jerry Springer, and discovers that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Opened 8/4/99. W & Th at 8:30, F & Sa at 8 & 10:30. $20.00. Chicago City Limits Theatre, 1105 First Ave. (61st St.). 212-888-LAFF.

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In New York, most shows with ticket price under $15 have limited (three-week) runs.

Actor Found Dead. New play by Charles Messina. Prev. 10/28. Opens 10/31/99, to 11/14. Th-Su at 8. $12.00. Houseman Studio Theatre Too, 450 W. 42nd St. 212-252-6910.

Avenue A. New play by David Steen, directed by Jim Homes. Opened 9/16/99, to 11/14. Th-M at 8. $15.00 (Th, pay what you can). 29th Street Rep Theatre, 212 W. 29th St. 212-465-0575.

The Black, the Jew and You!. Interracial married couple Epstein & Hassan explore stereotypes, interracial sexual etiquette, and other naked truths with wild abandon. Opens 7/15/99. W at 8. $8.00. Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (bet. Standon & Rivington Sts.). 212-673-4182.

A Brief Excursion. Matthew Putnam directs John Greiner's play about misplaced identity, sexual and emotional manipulation and dysfunctional power struggles. Opened 11/16/98. Th-Sa at 8, Su at 2 & 7. $12.00. The Pulse Theatre, 432 W. 42nd St. 212-247-8548.

Cheap Talk With. Yosi Wanuunu directs Donna Linderman as she interviews herself on video in a send-up of theatrical talk shows. 10/21-10/31. Th-Su at 8. $12.00. HERE Performance Club, 145 Sixth Ave. 212-647-0202.

The Citadel. New play by Phil Geoffrey Bond. 10/21-11/3. W-Sa at 7. $12.00. Expanded Arts, 85 Ludlow St. 212-253-1813.

Delicious Vaudeville. A rambunctious evening of off-center theatrical fun, gleefully embracing the short attention span, with a company of contortionists, musicians, and comics orchestrated by seductive and macabre Ringmaster Edgar Oliver and music from The Trembling Moiles. M & Tu at 8, F & Sa at 10. $12.00. The Present Company Theatorium, 198 Stanton St. (Ridge St.). 212-420-8877.

Flyer. Tandy Cronin stars in Kaste Aspengren's play about one of the first female astronauts, directed by Linda Ames Key. 10/29-11/20. Th-Sa at 8, Su at 2 & 7. $12.00. Six Figures at the West End Theatre (Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew), 263 W. 86th St. 212-696-8931.

The Heart of Art. Amy Feinberg directs Michael Weller's satire about theatrical foibles. 10/20-11/14. W, Th & Sa at 8, Su at 3. $12.00. Hypothetical Theatre Company at The New 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St. 212-780-0800, ext. 254.

Line. Israel Horovitz imagines six people, standing in a queue and pointlessly jostling for position. W & Th at 7, F & Sa at 9:30. $13.00. Thirteenth Street Repertory Co., 50 W. 13th St. 212-675-6677.

Lola Montez in Bavaria. John Jahnke's drama with opera and dance explores the career of the 19th-century dancer who came to dominate the court ofher lover, King Ludwig of Bavaria. 10/29-11/21. F-Su at 7. $12.00. HERE Performance Club, 145 Sixth Ave. 212-647-0202.

Minstrel Show or The Lynching of William Brown. Rob Urbinati directs Max Sparber's play about a racial incident that occurred in Omaha in 1919. Opened 10/16/99, to 11/14. W-Sa at 8, Su at 3. $15.00 (benefit 11/11, $40). Chain Lightning Theatre at the Cornelia Connelly Theatre, 220 E. 4th St. (Aves. A & B). 212-279-4200.

Rumple Who? Will Bartlett retells the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale as a musical. Ages 5 and up. $7.00. Thirteenth Street Repertory Co., 50 W. 13th St. 212-675-6677.

The Black, the Jew, and You!. Comedy from Epstein & Hassan. Opened 9/9/99. Th at 8. $8.00. Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. 212-6734182.

Wiseacre Farm. Clifford the Pig celebrates a birthday. Ages 3 up. Sa & Su at 1. $7.00. Thirteenth Street Repertory Co., 50 W. 13th St. 212-675-6677.