Ana Nogueira's new comedy, Which Way to the Stage, is a valentine to New York musical theatre actors and those aspiring who are unable to quit the biz, despite its toxic demands. The play, which is playing at MCC Theater, follows Judy (Sas Goldberg) and Jeff (Max Jenkins), two extreme fans of Idina Menzel waiting at the If/Then stage door for her autograph.That premise expands into a look at what actors waiting for their big break do to stay afloat financially and artistically. The play provides...
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Ana Nogueira’s new play Which Way to the Stage will run at the Newman Mills Theater from April to May 2022. Get Which Way to the Stage tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.
Previously titled Here She Is, Boys (and titled Mask Only before that), Which Way to the Stage is a play set outside a musical. Two friends, Jeff and Judy, are waiting at the stage door of the Broadway musical If/Then in 2015, hoping to meet the show's star. (Tony Award winner Idina Menzel led the show in real life, but she isn't named here.) While they wait, they chat, as friends do to pass the time. But their conversation and their experience outside that stage door shakes up their friendship, which they've had for decades. And as expected outside a stage door with a celebrity-led show, there are plenty of tourists involved.
Which Way to the Stage is part of MCC Theater's 2021-22 season, following the premieres of Jocelyn Bioh's romantic comedy play Nollywood Dreams and Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire's musical Space Dogs in the fall and winter, respectively. (Coincidentally, Nogueria is married to Blaemire, so she's making her MCC writing debut just after her husband.) Nogueria's New York playwriting debut took place back in September 2016, when her play Empathitrax premiered with New York's HERE Arts Center. In November 2019, MCC held a reading of Mask Only, which would later become Which Way to the Stage off Broadway.
Nogueria is also an actress, known for playing Penny Ares on The Vampire Diaries, Lena Mercer on The Blacklist, and Sarah in the film Sarah + Dee. She's also acted off Broadway, most recently in The New Group's production of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice in 2019, and played Eliza Hamilton in a 2013 workshop production of Hamilton at Vassar College.
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The year is 2015 and Jeff and Judy are right where they’re supposed to be: waiting outside the stage door of If/Then to get an autograph from the star. But the experience they have while they wait will change the course of their decades-long friendship forever.
April 14th, 2022
June 5th, 2022
The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space
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Which way is it to the MCC Theater stage? MCC will host the world premiere of Ana Nogueira's play Which Way to the Stage as part of its spring 2022 season. The show begins performances April 14 ahead of a May 10 opening night, and will run through May 22.Which Way to the Stage was previously slated for MCC's season under the title Here She Is, Boys. The show takes place outside the stage door of the Broadway musical If/Then in 2015. While a pair of friends, Jeff and Judy, are waiting there to...