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Broadway Backwards – New Performance Date

Broadway Backwards – New Performance Date

Broadway Backwards has moved its in-person return to Monday, May 23, at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Join this spring to celebrate LGBTQ+ stories told through the great songs of musical theater. Tickets go on sale in April. 2021 was a banner year in fundraising...

The Kite Runner Coming to Broadway

The Kite Runner Coming to Broadway

The Kite Runner, a new play with music based on Khaled Hosseini’s internationally best-selling novel, will play a limited run at Broadway’s Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) this summer. The production comes to New York from two seasons in London’s West...

COAL COUNTRY

COAL COUNTRY

The Public Theater is excited to share an exclusive offer for the Off-Broadway transfer of COAL COUNTRY at Cherry Lane Theatre, produced by Audible, beginning March 4, 2022.  It was originally produced at the Public in March 2020 and cut short by the pandemic. Coal...

Ain’t Too Proud Bows to Closing Nite Audience

Ain’t Too Proud Bows to Closing Nite Audience

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award®-winning musical sensation, played its final Broadway performance Sunday evening January 16th at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The musical, with a book by Tony Award...

Prospect Theater Co – Notes From Now

Prospect Theater Co – Notes From Now

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director; Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announced today the world premiere of Notes From Now, directed and choreographed by Billy Bustamante. This brand-new musical anthology, bringing together songwriters...

See Addressless an Interactive Theatrical Game

See Addressless an Interactive Theatrical Game

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater debuted Addressless by Jonathan Payne in a format fitting for the times. Forward-thinking, with inclusivity at the top-of-mind, Rattlestick is ensuring this production will allow theater-goers to...

REFLEX

REFLEX

Hideaway Circus presents the world premiere of REFLEX, a new solo show from the mind of master juggler and visual artist Jay Gilligan from January 28 to February 20, 2022 at MITU580 in Brooklyn (580 Sackett St).  REFLEX is a unique...

BIRTHDAY CANDLES

BIRTHDAY CANDLES

Roundabout Theatre Co has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, directed by Vivienne Benesch. Previously announced Emmy Award winner Debra Messing is joined by Tony Award nominee John Earl Jelks, Enrico Colantoni,...

CECILY STRONG TAKES OVER “THE SEARCH”

CECILY STRONG TAKES OVER “THE SEARCH”

By Ron Fassler . . . When I first saw The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, the year was 1985 and I had been a fan of Lily Tomlin’s since I was twelve years old. Like so many, I tuned in weekly to see what new character this exceptional young...

Theater News

Theater News

    Folksbiene! LIVE presents a special on January 18 featuring an intimate conversation between former NYTF artistic director Eleanor Reissa and current NYTF artistic director Zalmen Mlotek. Reissa and Mlotek join forces to discuss Reissa’s new book The...

Swept Away

Swept Away

New musical from The Avett Brothers, Swept Away, has begun performances at Berkeley Rep. Written by Tony Award®-winning stage and screen writer John Logan, Swept Away is helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, and features choreography by Tony Award...

Off Broadway January Show Openings & News

Off Broadway January Show Openings & News

The Shed - The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe – Jan. 21 thru Feb. 6 59E59 Theaters: Whisper House – Jan. 11 thru Feb. 6 Minetta Lane Theatre (Audible Theater) – Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Jan. 11 thru Feb. 20 MTC (Manhattan Theatre Club...

English in Rehearsal at Atlantic Theater Co.

English in Rehearsal at Atlantic Theater Co.

Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere production of English, written by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Knud Adams, and co-produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Roundabout Underground), will begin performances on Thursday, February 3rd and will open Tuesday, February...

Lloyd Suh’s Comedy

Lloyd Suh’s Comedy

Bard at the Gate has announced casting for upcoming production of Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, Lloyd Suh's comedy about Asian-Americans in popular culture. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and Nicole A. Watson, have...

Austin Pendleton Joins This Beautiful Future

Austin Pendleton Joins This Beautiful Future

Theaterlab, in association with Lawryn LaCroix, has announced that Tony nominee Austin Pendleton will join the cast of the U.S. premiere of This Beautiful Future by Rita Kalnejais. Pendleton replaces the previously announced Bill Buell who has withdrawn from the...

Harlem Stage Spring 2022 Season

Harlem Stage Spring 2022 Season

Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue led by Patricia Cruz (artistic director and CEO), today announced its new spring 2022 season of live performance (music, theater, dance) and digital programming, curated with multidisciplinary artist Carl...

Theater Updates – Cancellations, Closings

Theater Updates – Cancellations, Closings

Skeleton Crew BROADWAY: Come From Away — Performances are scheduled to resume Friday, January 7 at 7pm at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Skeleton Crew — Shows are canceled through through Sunday, January 9, with performances expected to restart during the...

Paradise Square Delays to March 15

Paradise Square Delays to March 15

Paradise Square has announced new preview and opening dates for Broadway as a precaution due to the spike in positive COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant. The new musical, which played a critically acclaimed pre-Broadway engagement that was hailed by the Chicago...

MCC Theater – Space Dogs Begins January 25

MCC Theater – Space Dogs Begins January 25

The upcoming new production Space Dogs, written by Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire at MCC Theater has a date change. Directed by Ellie Heyman, it will now begin on January 25th with an opening night set for February 13, at MCC Theater - 511 West 52nd Street, NYC

Flying Over Sunset – What a Long, Strange Trip

Flying Over Sunset – What a Long, Strange Trip

By JK Clarke. . . America’s socio-political relationship with the hallucinogenic/psychedelic drug Lysergic Acid Diethylamide—commonly known as LSD or Acid—is a complicated and often confusing one. Not discovered until 1938 by a Swiss chemist, it was initially used in...

Mrs. Doubtfire Will Close Temporarily

Mrs. Doubtfire Will Close Temporarily

The cost of running a Broadway show is huge. In order to save salaries and avoid a shutdown, producer Kevin McCollum has decided to close this Broadway favorite musical comedy for nine weeks beginning Jan. 10, with a plan to reopen on March 14. The move will cost 115...

Theater News for 2022

Theater News for 2022

Scar Tissue a New Play - Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens - Under the Radar Festival - The Big Apple Circus Ronald "Smokey" Stevens earned a place on Broadway thanks to raw talent and his wits, becoming a prominent musical comedy performer in such productions as "Bubbling...

AMAS Presents ‘Dare To Be Different’ Festival

AMAS Presents ‘Dare To Be Different’ Festival

Now in its 52nd year, AMAS Musical presents "Dare to Be Different" Festival of new musicals and special events January 27 thru February 18, 2022 at A.R.T. / New York Theatres (Mezzanine Theatre), 502 West 53 Street, NY. Shows include Settle Down, Four Guys Named Jose...

The Bad Kids New Theatre Listening Party

The Bad Kids New Theatre Listening Party

The newly launched production company, focused on shifting the way theatre is developed, The Bad Kids (“a new way to Broadway”), will present a year-end listening party of the concept album for the new musical, HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART, on Thursday, December...

Sugar Ray Coming to Gene Frankel Theatre

Sugar Ray Coming to Gene Frankel Theatre

"Sugar Ray" by Laurence Holder, performed by Reginald L. Wilson, directed by Luther D. Wells will be presented January 6 to 23 by Twenty Four Bond Arts Center in association with Faith Steps Productions at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street.  It's an evening in...

Aint’ Too Proud Closing January 16

Aint’ Too Proud Closing January 16

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the smash hit Tony Award®-winning musical will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), it was announced by the show’s producers Ira...

The Streets of New York

The Streets of New York

By Marilyn Lester . . . Economic fragility is a harsh reality, but it certainly can make for powerful theater. Such was the Panic of 1837, a grinding downturn that became the foundation for Dion Boucicault’s stage melodrama, The Streets of New York. To this tale of...

Selling Kabul

Selling Kabul

by Carol Rocamora . . . “America – their word is good!!”  He clings to that hope, like a drowning man hanging on a deflating life preserver, desperate to believe those hollow words.  The year is 2013; the place is Kabul, Afghanistan.  The man is Taroon...

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