Off-Broadway News & Features - October 2021

James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac
James McAvoy to star in ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ off Broadway at BAM
James McAvoy will star in an Off-Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac in spring 2022 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Performances run from April 5 to May 22.  The BAM... Read more
Love Actually
'Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody' announces full Off-Broadway cast
There's casting, actually! The full cast has been announced for the Off-Broadway premiere of Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody. The musical begins performances November 24 at the Jerry... Read more
Cullud Wattah
'Cullud Wattah' announces complete Off-Broadway casting at The Public Theater
The Public Theater has announced complete casting for Erika Dickerson-Despenza’s play Cullud Wattah. Performances begin November 2 ahead of a November 17 opening night. The complete cast includes the... Read more
'The Play That Goes Wrong' announces Off-Broadway cast
They can't go wrong! The cast for the return of The Play That Goes Wrong to New World Stages has been announced. The Off-Broadway production resumes performances October 15. The full cast includes ... Read more
Bryna Turner
Lincoln Center Theater to present world premiere of 'At the Wedding' off Broadway
A new comedy play by Bryna Turner, At the Wedding, will premiere at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater for a six-week limited engagement. Performances begin February 12, 2022 ahead of a... Read more
Cecily Strong
Cecily Strong to star in 'The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe' off Broadway
Live from New York, it's...Cecily Strong! The veteran Saturday Night Live actress will star in Jane Wagner's one-woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at The Shed off... Read more
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jennifer Damiano, Walter Bobbie
The New Group to premiere 'Black No More' off Broadway
UPDATE: Tony Award winner Lillias White has joined the cast of Black No More. She is currently playing Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago on Broadway. A new musical adaptation of Black No More, based on... Read more
The Visitor
'The Visitor' announces full Off-Broadway casting, pushes back start date
UPDATE: The Visitor has extended its run by one week. The play will now run through December 5. UPDATE: Ari'el Stachel has departed the production. Ahmad Maksoud will play the role of Tarek. The... Read more
tick, tick...BOOM!
'tick, tick...BOOM!' film releases trailer and first single, '30/90'
A full trailer for the film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's musical tick, tick...BOOM! has been released. The film stars Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield in the leading role of Jon alongside a cast... Read more
Jersey Boys
'Jersey Boys' announces Off-Broadway casting
They're just too good to be true! Casting for the Off-Broadway return of Jersey Boys has been announced ahead of the production's return to New World Stages on November 15. All announced cast members... Read more
Jodi Picoult
'Between the Lines' to premiere off Broadway in June 2022
Between the Lines is starting a new chapter! The new musical based on the novel by mother-and-daughter team Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, will play a limited engagement at Second Stage Theater'... Read more