Off-Broadway News & Features - January 2020

Joél Pérez, Shaina Taub & Darius de Haas
Public Theater announces 2020 Shakespeare in the Park season
The Public Theater has now confirmed details for the 2020 Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Kicking off the season will be a rare revival of Shakespeare's ... Read more
Joe Pantoliano
Joe Pantoliano to star in world premiere of Drift at New World Stages
Emmy Award-winning star of "The Sopranos," Joe Pantoliano has confirmed his return to the New York stage. He is set to star in the world premiere of new American drama Drift, written by William... Read more
Jasai Chase-Owens, Sharlene Cruz & Austin Smith
New York Theatre Workshop announces cast of Sanctuary City
New York Theatre Workshop has now confirmed casting for its upcoming production of Sanctuary City, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and directed by Rebecca Frecknall. The cast includes ... Read more
Jennifer Damiano & Joél Pérez in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
The New Group announces extension for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Ahead of its official opening, The New Group has announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, which began previews at the Romulus Linney... Read more
Off-Broadway dates announced for new musical Trevor
Dates have now been confirmed for the previously announced New York premiere of Trevor. The new tuner is scheduled to begin previews at Stage 42 on April 7, 2020, ahead of an official opening on... Read more
Amber Jaunai
Atlantic confirms cast and extension for She Persisted, The Musical
Atlantic Theater Company has now confirmed casting and announced a 1-week extension for the upcoming Atlantic For Kids production of She Persisted, The Musical. The family-friendly New York premiere... Read more
Ari Graynor & Frank Wood
Ari Graynor, Frank Wood & more to star in Manhattan Theatre Club's The Best We Could
Manhattan Theatre Club has now confirmed casting for its previously announced world premiere production of Emily Feldman's The Best We Could (a family tragedy), directed by Daniel Aukin. The cast is... Read more
Lesli Margherita in Emojiland
New musical Emojiland extends run at The Duke on 42nd Street
The new musical Emojiland has extended its current Off-Broadway run at The Duke on 42nd Street. The emoji-themed tuner, which began performances on January 9, 2020, ahead of an official opening on... Read more
Lindsey Ferrentino, Anna Ziegler & Sanaz Toossi
Roundabout to present new works by Lindsey Ferrentino, Anna Ziegler & Sanaz Toossi Off-Broadway
Roundabout Theatre Company has now revealed details for three new productions by three female playwrights as part of its forthcoming 2020-2021 Off-Broadway season at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg... Read more
Gideon Glick in Little Shop of Horrors
Gideon Glick returns as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at Westside Theatre
Suddenly, Seymour... is being played by Gideon Glick! The Tony Award nominee returns to the leading role in the smash hit Off-Broadway revival of the cult classic musical Little Shop of Horrors at... Read more
Anna Deavere Smith & Tim Sanford
Anna Deavere Smith & Tim Sanford to be honored at Lucille Lortel Awards
Details have now been revealed for The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, the biggest night of the Off-Broadway calendar, which will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at NYU Skirball Center. Nominations... Read more
Stephanie J. Block & Linda Lavin
Stephanie J. Block, Linda Lavin & more to star in The Bedwetter at Atlantic Theater Company
Atlantic Theater Company has revealed initial casting for the hotly anticipated world premiere musical The Bedwetter, which is scheduled to begin previews at the Linda Gross Theater on April 25, 2020... Read more
Courtney Reed & Francis Jue
Signature Theatre announces extension for Cambodian Rock Band
Signature Theatre has announced a 1-week extension for its upcoming New York premiere of Cambodian Rock Band, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Chay Yew, which is scheduled to begin previews at ... Read more
Eboni Booth
Paris extends limited run at Atlantic Theater Company
Atlantic Theatre Company has announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere of Paris, the off-Broadway playwriting debut of acclaimed actor Eboni Booth. Directed by Knud Adams, the... Read more
Kearstin Piper Brown
Kearstin Piper Brown to star in Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel at Lincoln Center Theater
Lincoln Center Theater has now announced casting for its upcoming production of new opera Intimate Apparel. As previously reported, the LCT production is scheduled to begin previews at the Mitzi E.... Read more
Ethan Slater
Ethan Slater to join cast of Assassins at Classic Stage Company
Tony Award nominee Ethan Slater has been cast in Classic Stage Company's star-studded Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's cult favorite Assassins, which is expected to run at... Read more
Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega to join Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice cast
Ahead of previews of the world premiere of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice beginning later this month, The New Group has announced that Suzanne Vega will join the cast as the Band Leader. She... Read more
Trevor: The Musical
Trevor: The Musical to receive New York premiere at Stage 42
Producers Roy Furman and A.B & W. Productions have announced that Trevor: The Musical will receive its New York premiere at Stage 42. The musical will begin performances Off-Broadway in April... Read more
Korey Jackson & Toussaint Jeanlouis
Cast set for The Hot Wing King at Signature Theatre
Signature Theatre has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere comedy The Hot Wing King, written by Katori Hall and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. The cast includes Nicco Annan (as Big... Read more
Montego Glover & Kara Young
Montego Glover, Kara Young & more to star in All the Natalie Portmans at MCC Theater
Casting is now complete for the previously announced New York premiere comedy All the Natalie Portmans, written by C.A. Johnson and directed by Kate Whoriskey. The Off-Broadway cast includes Joshua... Read more