Off-Broadway News

We heard it on the grapevine… and we’re delivering it to you! Check out all the news from New York’s vibrant Off-Broadway scene, including casting announcements and programming from some of the world’s most innovative theater companies.

Forbidden Broadway
New edition of Forbidden Broadway to open at Triad Theatre in September
Forbidden Broadway is set to return to New York after a five-year absence with a brand new edition at the Triad Theatre for a ten-week limited engagement from September 18. Titled ‘The Next... Read more
Make Believe
Bes Wohl’s Make Believe extends at Second Stage Theater
Second Stage Theater’s production of Bes Wohl’s comedy Make Believe has extended at the Off-Broadway address by a week. The play, which opened on August 15, stars Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan... Read more
Fires In The Mirror
Michael Benjamin Washington to star in Fires in the Mirror at Pershing Square Signature Center
Casting and creatives have ben announced for Signature Theatre’s upcoming production of Anna Deavere Smith’s play Fires in the Mirror, which opens at The Pershing Square Signature Center on October... Read more
Gideon Glick & Jonathan Groff
Gideon Glick will step in for Jonathan Groff in Little Shop of Horrors
Suddenly, Seymour... has a top calibre stand-in! It has been announced that Tony Award nominee Gideon Glick will cover the role of Seymour during Jonathan Groff's planned leave of absence during the... Read more
Ciara Renée
MCC Theater announces complete cast of world premiere musical The Wrong Man
MCC Theater has now announced complete casting for the much anticipated world premiere musical The Wrong Man, which features a book, music & lyrics by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan and is... Read more
Clarence Coo & Kareem Fahmy
On That Day in Amsterdam replaces Billy Porter premiere at Primary Stages
Primary Stages has announced a new production to kick off its upcoming 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The world premiere of Clarence Coo's On That Day in Amsterdam is... Read more
Nick Hines & CJ Pawlikowski
Nick Hines & CJ Pawlikowski join the cast of Jersey Boys
Oh What a Night! Nick Hines and CJ Pawlikowski join the Off-Broadway cast of Jersey Boys at New World Stages tonight, assuming the roles of Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio, respectively. They join Aaron De... Read more
Mary Beth Peil
Mary Beth Peil & more to join Corey Stoll & Nadia Bowers in Macbeth
Classic Stage Company has now announced complete casting for its upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Macbeth, which is scheduled to begin previews at CSC's Lynn F. Angelson Theater on October 10, 2019,... Read more
Ciarán O’Reilly
Irish Repertory Theatre presents Dublin Carol
Irish Repertory Theatre will officially kick off its upcoming 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with a revival of Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly, which is scheduled to begin... Read more
Jasmine Cephas Jones & Grace McLean
Jasmine Cephas Jones, Grace McLean & more join Peter Dinklage in Cyrano
The New Group has now revealed the complete cast to join previously announced "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage in the upcoming production of Cyrano (based on Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand... Read more
Anne Kauffman
Anne Kauffman to direct Sarah Silverman's The Bedwetter musical
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated production of Atlantic Theater Company's upcoming season has now found its director. Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Anne Kauffman will helm the previously... Read more
Pete Simpson
Casting is set for Is This a Room at Vineyard Theatre
The Vineyard Theatre has now announced casting for the first production of its upcoming 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season. The previously announced production of Is This a Room, conceived and directed by... Read more
Corey Stoll & Nadia Bowers
Married couple Corey Stoll & Nadia Bowers to star in Macbeth at Classic Stage Company
Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers, who are married in real life, are set to take on theatre's iconic couple of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Classic Stage Company's upcoming Off-... Read more
Michele Pawk
Michele Pawk to star in Heroes of the Fourth Turning at Playwrights Horizons
Casting has now been announced for the upcoming world premiere of Heroes of the Fourth Turning, written by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor, which is scheduled to play the Mainstage Theater... Read more
Brian Friel & Pearl Cleage
Keen Company announces 20th Anniversary Season at Theatre Row
Keen Company has now revealed the two Off-Broadway productions that will make up its forthcoming 20th Anniversary Season. This fall, Keen presents a New York revival of Molly Sweeney, written by ... Read more
Marsha Mason in Little Gem
Little Gem, starring Marsha Mason, extends at Irish Rep
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a 1-week extension for its current production of Little Gem, written by Elaine Murphy and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull, which began previews on the Francis... Read more
Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington in Bat Out of Hell: The Musical
PHOTOS
Official New York production photos released for Bat Out of Hell: The Musical
The New York premiere of Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell: The Musical celebrated its official opening at New York City Center last night in a blaze of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll (read our 5* review... Read more
Jocelyn Bioh
Jocelyn Bioh and more to star in For Colored Girls at Public Theater
The Public Theater has confirmed complete casting for the previously announced first major New York revival of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf... Read more
Kirsten Scott & CJ Eldred in Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages extends through 2020 at New World Stages
Don't Stop Believin' in Rock of Ages! Producers of the New York return of the five-time Tony Award-nominated musical have announced a massive extension as the 10th Anniversary production at New World... Read more
Deirdre O'Connell
Deirde O'Connell to star in Lucas Hnath's Dana H. at Vineyard Theatre
Stage & screen favorite Deirdre O'Connell will star in the New York premiere of Dana H., written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by... Read more
Andrew Polec in Bat Out of Hell: The Musical
BREAK A LEG
Bat Out of Hell begins performances at New York City Center
Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through! The New York premiere of Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell: The Musical begins performances at New York City Center tonight, ahead of an official opening on August 8... Read more
Annie Golden in Broadway Bounty Hunter
Broadway Bounty Hunter sets early closing date
Producers of the New York premiere of Broadway Bounty Hunter, a new musical comedy by Joe Iconis (also currently represented on Broadway by Be More Chill), have announced an early closing date for... Read more