Aliens Coming, a new musical at the Peoples Improv Theater, is a comedic take on low-budget sci-fi movies with a blatant naughty streak. The plot is pulled from some of the best/worst episodes of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 with some modern touches, and it centers on two teenage girls, Brandi and Clementine, who are about to graduate from high school. They have been best friends since they were kids, but Clementine’s interest in art (and the “cool art kids” culture) is pulling them in different directions. When Brandi is abducted, however, Clementine sets out to save Brandi and the world’s genitals from a prudish alien race. Along the way, Clementine finds herself and loses her virginity, and Brandi becomes a YouTube make-up tutorial star. Really, it’s a typical coming-of-age tale of friendship and following your dreams. Nothing out of the ordinary here.
The New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award winners were voted on and announced on May 8, and the awards were presented at a private ceremony on May 18 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
The Outer Critics Circle Award winners were announced on May 8, and the awards will be presented at Sardi’s Restaurant on May 25, hosted by Danny Burstein, Katie Finneran, and Christopher Fitzgerald.
The Tony Award nominees were announced on May 2 by Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski, and the awards will be presented at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, hosted by Kevin Spacey.
The Chita Rivera Award (formerly the Fred and Adele Astaire Award) nominees were announced on May 1 at the Friar’s Club, and the awards ceremony will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 11.
The Drama Desk Award nominees were announced on April 27 by Laura Benanti and Javier Muñoz, and the awards will be presented at The Town Hall on June 4, hosted by Michael Urie.
The Drama League nominees were announced on April 19 by Bebe Neuwirth and Patina Miller, and the Drama League Awards will be presented at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, hosted by Audra McDonald and Will Swenson.