Off-Broadway News & Features - April 2021

Photo credit: The Great Gatsby (Photo by Sam Taylor)
‘The Great Gatsby’ immersive show to receive American premiere in Fall 2021
An immersive theatre adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby will receive its American premiere in New York later this year. The Great Gatsby is set to bring the party atmosphere to the... Read more
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‘Perfect Crime’ to reopen off-Broadway at the Theater Center in April
Perfect Crime will make history as the first indoor play to reopen in New York with an in-person show. Performances will resume at the Theater Center from April 18, marking the show’s 34th... Read more
Photo credit: Jessica Farr and Caleb Scott (Photo courtesy of Ernesto Sempoll)
‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ to transfer to New York’s Meatpacking District
After a world premiere in Miami in late 2020, The Seven Deadly Sins will transfer to New York this summer. Tectonic Theater Project, Madison Wells Live and Miami New Drama will present the outdoor... Read more
Photo credit: Khris Davis in The Royale (Photo by Charles Erickson)
Lincoln Center Theater to stream ‘The Royale’
Lincoln Center Theater will stream its 2016 production of The Royale for the first time later this month. The acclaimed show will be available to stream from April 22 - May 16, starring Khris Davis ... Read more
Photo credit: John Leguizamo, Tarik Trotter, Wallace Shawn and Ethan Hawke in Waiting for Godot (Photo courtesy of The New Group Off Stage)
Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo star in The New Group’s ‘Waiting For Godot’
The off-Broadway theatrical producer The New Group will launch a series of online streams, beginning next month. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot will be available to watch from May 6, starring... Read more
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Jodi Picoult musical ‘Breathe’ to receive virtual premiere in May
Ahead of Jodi Picoult’s Between the Lines being presented as a musical, she is involved in a new five-part musical which will stream next month. Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald will present... Read more
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Sutton Foster to lead celebratory Broadway concert at New York City Center
The two-time Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster will lead a company of Broadway performers in an upcoming concert this month. Filmed live at New York City Center, Sutton Foster: Bring Me To... Read more
Photo credit: Erika Dickerson-Despenza (Photo by Joey Stocks)
Erika Dickerson-Despenza wins 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
The winner of the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded, honoring the writing of female playwrights. This year’s winner is Erika Dickerson-Despenza with cullud wattah, a new work... Read more
Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse (Photo by Helen Maybanks)
What it’s like to attend socially distanced, indoor theatre in New York City
I attended a live, indoor theatre performance for the first time in a year with bells on — and a mask, of course. The highly-anticipated London transfer of Blindness, which bowed at the Donmar... Read more