A Checkroom Romance
Tishman Auditorium at The New School (66 W. 12th St., Manhattan)
Free, reservations required
The New School presents A Checkroom Romance, a musical tragicomedy about one man’s casual obsession with the architecture and culture of coat checkrooms, which ensnares him in a desperate struggle with employment agents, maitre ‘ds, lovesick podiatrists, low-budget contractors, and paraphilic playboys. A Checkroom Romance was commissioned by the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, with libretto, drawings, and direction by Ben Katchor; and music by Mark Mulcahy.