Off-Broadway News & Features

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‘Assassins’ to reopen Classic Stage Company, as new season announced
The upcoming season at Classic Stage Company will include Assassins and A Man of No Importance, with in-person performances beginning in November 2021. Classic Stage Company’s artistic director, John... Read more
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Richard Nelson’s final ‘Rhinebeck Panorama’ play to premiere this summer
The world premiere of Richard Nelson’s latest play What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad will play an engagement this summer. What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad will run at Frederick Loewe Theater at... Read more
Photo: KPOP musical (Photo by Ben Arons)
‘KPOP’ to play pre-Broadway engagement in Washington D.C.
A pre-Broadway engagement for a new musical based on Korean pop music will take place later this year. Simply named KPOP, the new musical is part of the upcoming season for Signature Theatre in... Read more
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Vineyard Theatre announces details for upcoming season
Vineyard Theatre artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced full details for the company’s upcoming season. As well as Is This A Room and Dana H. heading to Broadway, two world... Read more
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Playwrights Horizons announces upcoming season, ahead of September reopening
Details of the reopening season at Playwrights Horizons have been announced. Five shows are confirmed as part of the season, including two previously postponed productions and three world premieres... Read more
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‘Speakeasy’ to extend summer run, bringing burlesque and illusion to New York
After opening earlier this summer, Speakeasy will now play an extended booking period in New York. Speakeasy is now running all weekends at Bond 45 to August 28, and Speakeasy tickets are on sale now... Read more
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New York City Center reopening season to include Billy Porter and ‘Into the Woods’
After 18 months of being closed, details for the upcoming season at New York City Center have been revealed. New York City Center will reopen from October 13, with productions scheduled through... Read more
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Jackie Hoffman and Mo Rocca to star in ‘Fairycakes’ by Douglas Carter Beane
The world premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s new play Fairycakes will begin performances off-Broadway this fall. A star cast including Jackie Hoffman and Mo Rocca will appear in Fairycakes, with... Read more
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‘Sleep No More’ to reopen at The McKittrick Hotel
A reopening date has been confirmed for the transformed Macbeth retelling of Sleep No More. Sleep No More resumes performances at the McKittrick Hotel from October 4, continuing its open-ended run.... Read more
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Derek Klena, Ariana DeBose and Alex Newell to star in TodayTix at Tavern concert series
Three new events have been confirmed as part of the TodayTix concert series at Tavern on the Green. Derek Klena, Ariana DeBose and Alex Newell will headline upcoming one-off concerts on selected... Read more
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Bedlam to present world premiere play ‘Persuasion’ in September
Bedlam will present their first show since the pandemic this fall. Inspired by the Jane Austen novel, Sarah Rose Kearns’ Persuasion will receive its world premiere at Bedlam. Performances begin on... Read more