Off-Broadway News & Features - August 2021

Irish Repertory Theatre
Irish Repertory Theatre announces fall in-person season
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its fall 2021 season, including four in-person productions and one virtual audio event. When the first show premieres on October 8, it will be the theatre's... Read more
Aleshea Harris
'What To Send Up When It Goes Down' announces casting
Casting has been announced for What To Send Up When It Goes Down, the season-opening production at Playwrights Horizons. Rachel Christopher (as One/Made), Ugo Chukwu (as Six/Miss), Kambi Gathesha (as... Read more
Photo of a baseball on grass
‘The Pitch’ to run off Broadway this fall
Batter up! The Pitch, a new baseball drama, will make its Off-Broadway debut in September. Performances begin September 26 ahead of an October 5 opening night, and the show will run until November 14... Read more
The Karate Kid
‘The Karate Kid - The Musical’ announces pre-Broadway tryout
Wax on (Broadway), wax off (Broadway)! The world premiere of The Karate Kid - The Musical is set to open May 25, 2022. STAGES St. Louis in Missouri will host a monthlong engagement of the musical... Read more
Mrs. Warren's Profession
George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession’ to be revived off Broadway this fall
George Bernard Shaw’s infamous play Mrs. Warren’s Profession will return to the New York stage in a rare revival. David Staller, who played Mr. Praed in the show’s last Off-Broadway revival at the... Read more
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis to produce ‘My Mother’s Severed Head’ on Theatre Row
Heads up! Award-winning actor and producer Bruce Willis will join The Burgess Group to mount My Mother’s Severed Head at Theatre One on Theatre Row. Performances will begin off Broadway September 10... Read more
Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow musical 'Harmony' to premiere in New York in 2022
Harmony, a new musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, will make its New York debut more than 20 years after its world premiere. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present a seven-week... Read more
Annie Baker
Annie Baker play 'Infinite Life' postponed at Signature Theatre
Signature Theatre's production of Annie Baker's Infinite Life has been postponed due to "ongoing health and safety concerns," the production announced Friday. The show was originally scheduled to run... Read more
Photo credit: Tom Kitt, Shaina Taub and Erika Dickerson-Despenza (Photos courtesy of Tom Kitt, Shaina Taub and Erika Dickerson-Despenza)
The Public Theater announces 2021-22 season, featuring new musicals by Tom Kitt and Shaina Taub
The Public Theater has announced its 2021-22 season, returning to in-person productions at its Astor Place theatre for the first time since the pandemic began. The lineup includes seven new... Read more
Sara Bareilles, Christian Borle, Heather Headley, Ashley Park to headline ‘Into the Woods’
Get ready for a moment in the woods! New York City Center has announced principal casting for its upcoming production of Into the Woods, including Tony winner Heather Headley as the Witch, Christian... Read more
Photo credit: A Sherlock Carol (Photo courtesy of Emily McGill Entertainment)
‘A Sherlock Carol’ to play limited run at New World Stages over the holidays
Bless us, everyone! A Sherlock Carol, a new play written and directed by Mark Shanahan, will open off Broadway at New World Stages this holiday season. The eight-week run will begin Nov. 11 ahead of... Read more
Photo credit: David Acton and Ben Porter (Photo by Jenny Anderson)
‘The Woman in Black’ sets new dates, with performances from October
After performances were suspended due to the pandemic, The Woman in Black will reopen to scare more audiences in New York. The Woman in Black is at the McKittrick Hotel from October 21, with an... Read more
Photo credit: NY PopsUp performances (Photos courtesy of DKC/O&M)
Amber Iman and Gavin Creel to star in final NY PopsUp event
After months of free pop-up performances in New York City, the festival NY PopsUp will come to a conclusion this weekend. The final event as part of NY PopsUp will take place tomorrow, August 7 at 4:... Read more
Robert O’Hara to direct Eugene O’Neill play ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’
The Eugene O’Neill play Long Day’s Journey into Night will receive an off-Broadway revival next year. Audible Theater will produce Long Day’s Journey into Night, with previews at the Minetta Lane... Read more
Photo credit: Ali Ahn and Thom Sesma (Photos courtesy of Second Stage Theater)
‘Letters of Suresh’ names full casting for Off-Broadway premiere
The quartet of actors to star in the Off-Broadway premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Letters of Suresh has been named. Letters of Suresh begins previews at Second Stage Theater’s Tony Kiser Theater from... Read more
Photo credit: Nana Mensah and Charlie Hudson III (Photos by Stephanie Diani and courtesy of MCC Theater respectively)
‘Nollywood Dreams’ at MCC Theater cast announced
The full cast for Jocelyn Bioh’s Nollywood Dreams at MCC Theater will return for upcoming performances, after the show was postponed in March 2020. Nollywood Dreams begins previews at MCC Theater’s... Read more