THE ESSENCE (A YIDDISH THEATRE DIM SUM) is a fast-paced comedy which has been playing to sellout crowds for over a decade throughout the Northeast and Europe as well as at the New York International Fringe Festival. At long last, THE ESSENCE will be making its official Off-Broadway bow at the WP Theater, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). Performances will begin October 10th, with the official Opening Night set for Sunday, October 17th at 7 p.m., and will continue for 10 weeks only through December 23rd. www.yiddishessence.com
Max Brod Productions (Hank Morris, Executive Producer) announced today that tickets are now on sale for the new off-Broadway musical comedy about politics, prison and power, A Turtle on a Fence Post, set to re-open the newly renamed Theater 555 (555 W. 42nd Street, theater operator Eric Krebs) with performances beginning Tuesday, October 26, 2021. A Turtle on a Fence Post, with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 14, will play a limited ten-week engagement through Sunday, January 2, 2022. All attendees will be required to show ID and proof of COVID vaccination. www.turtlemusical.com
The White Plains Performing Arts Center, Winner of the 2021 “Best of Westchester” Award for Best Professional Theater, announces its 2021-2022 Season! The lineup includes three professional mainstage productions:
· Masquerade: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber October 8-24, 2021
· A Christmas Carol: The Musical December 3-30, 2021
· Side Show April 22– May 8, 2022
The season will also include a variety of concerts and special events. See more at www.wppac.com
“Is There Still Sex in the City? will begin performances Nov. 13 at Manhattan’s Daryl Roth Theatre for a 12-week limited engagement. Official opening night is set for December 7. … Written and starring Bushnell, who is definitely a Carrie, Is There Still Sex in the City? marks her stage debut in the city that started it all. … The production will be directed by Lorin Latarro. Tickets on sale now. www.IsThereStillSexintheCity.com
Complete casting has been announced for the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, which begins performances October 13, ahead of an official opening on October 17. The show is slated to run through November 7. Songs for a New World will feature Roman Banks (Dear Evan Hansen), three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Andrew Kober (Beautiful) and Mia Pinero (Broadway’s West Side Story), with Dion Simmons Grier (Paper Mill’s New Voices) and Olivia Hernandez (The Cape Playhouse’s Songs for a New World) understudying. Mark S. Hoebee directs. www.papermill.org
Broadway shows announcing casting include: The Phantom of the Opera’ announces cast for Broadway return of Ben Crawford, Meghan Picerno and John Riddle will to reprise their leading roles as the Phantom, Christine and Raoul, respectively. Bradley Dean, Craig Bennett, Raquel Suarez Groen, Maree Johnson and Carlton Moe will also all return to their roles. New to the cast are Emilie Kouatchou and Sara Esty. Kouatchou will make her Broadway debut as the Christine alternate, making her the first Black actor to portray the role on Broadway.
The Book of Mormon Announces Cast for Broadway Returns with Kevin Clay as Elder Price, Cody Jamison Strand as Elder Cunningham, Kim Exum as Nabulungi, Olivier Award winner Stephen Ashfield as Elder McKinley and Sterling Jarvis as Mafala Hatimbi.