Off-Broadway News & Features - October 2020

Photo credit: Donja R Love and Halley Feiffer (Photos courtesy of Matt Ross PR)
New season of work announced at MCC Theater
Executive director Blake West, along with MCC Theater’s artistic directors have announced the upcoming shows as part of its newest season. Shows confirmed begin this week, with performances into the... Read more
Photo credit: Geffen Playhouse production (Photo by Chris Whitaker)
Jefferson Mays to reprise performance in livestream production of ‘A Christmas Carol’
After the 2018 production at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse, Jefferson Mays will reprise his performance in A Christmas Carol this holiday season. This year, audiences from across the country can... Read more
Photo credit: André De Shields and Heidi Schreck (Photos courtesy of IBDB)
Performers announced for ACLU and NYCLU’s Sing Out for Freedom livestream Concert
Ahead of next week’s Sing Out For Freedom concert organized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), names of those taking part in the broadcast... Read more
Photo credit: MCC Theater Artwork (Photo courtesy of Matt Ross PR)
MCC Theater announce new streaming service of virtual content
Continuing the trend of livestreamed performances, MCC Theater have announced their own streaming platform. Titled "MCC On Demand", audiences will be able to watch a catalogue of content performed at... Read more
Photo credit: The audience at Purple Rain (Photo by Tricia Baron)
Halloween performances announced at New York drive-in experience
After an official opening at the start of this month, further programming of shows at Radial Park at Halletts Point Play has been confirmed. As well as extra performances of Purple Rain, there’ll... Read more
Photo credit: Manhattan Theatre Club Artwork (Photo courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club)
New virtual livestreams announced at Manhattan Theatre Club
The Manhattan Theatre Club’s artistic director and executive producer, Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove, have announced the latest programming for MTC Virtual Theatre. The schedule includes rehearsed... Read more
Photo credit: ACLU and NYCLU Sing Out For Freedom (Photo courtesy of Polk PR)
Lea Delaria to host ACLU and NYCLU’s Sing Out for Freedom livestream concert
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have confirmed that Broadway Stand Up For Freedom will take place online this year. But, for 2020, the concert... Read more
Full list of New York theatre productions that are open
Full list of New York theatre productions that are open
Although all Broadway productions are currently suspended to May 30, 2021, a number of off-Broadway and open-plan performing venues will be reopening their doors to audience members. Law currently... Read more
Photo credit: Broadway cast of A Christmas Carol (Photo by Joan Marcus)
National tour of ‘A Christmas Carol’ to play theatres in 2021
The Broadway production of A Christmas Carol will tour in 2021, with performances in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Producer Tom Smedes said of the show’s return: “We look forward to this tour and to... Read more
Photo credit: Blindness (Photo by Helen Maybanks)
North American transfer of ‘Blindness’ to play at Daryl Roth Theatre
First seen at London’s Donmar Warehouse, Blindness will tour across North America. As part of the transfer, the socially distanced sound installation will open at the Daryl Roth Theatre, with dates... Read more
Photo credit: Audra McDonald and Javier Muñoz ​(Courtesy of IBDB)
Audra McDonald and Javier Muñoz to star in online concert for Broadway Cares
A star-studded cast including Audra McDonald, Javier Muñoz and George Salazar will star in the concert premiere of new musical Sticks & Stones. Written by John McDaniel and Scott Longsdon, a... Read more