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  • Thankfully, so the cast is! Casting has been set for the world premiere of Julia Izumi's Regretfully, So the Birds Are. Off-Broadway performances run from March 22 to April 30 at Playwrights Horizons, with opening night on April 11. The complete cast includes Sasha Diamond as Illy, Gibson Frazier as Cam the Snowman, Kristine Nielsen as Elinore, Sky Smith as Neel, Pearl Sun as Srey, and Shannon Tyo as Mora. The creative team, led by director Jenny Koons, includes scenic designer You-Shin Chen,...

  • Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere of the new musical Days of Wine and Roses, starring Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James and Tony winner Kelli O'Hara. Performances run from May 5 to June 25 at the Linda Gross Theater off Broadway. O'Hara is known for her award-winning leading role in The King and I, revived off Broadway in 2015. She has received an additional six nominations throughout her celebrated career, for shows including The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific,...

  • Emmy and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht is set to star in the world-premiere play Letters From Max, the latest play in Signature Theatre's season. Off-Broadway performances run at the Pershing Square Signature Center from February 7 to March 19, with opening night on February 27. Hecht will star as the show's playwright, Sarah Ruhl, in Letters From Max. She is best known for her Emmy-nominated performance on Netflix's Special alongside roles in Breaking Bad and Friends, in addition to stage...

  • She's going somewhere that's green! Euphoria star Maude Apatow is set to join Little Shop of Horrors off Broadway on February 7. She replaces Tony Award winner Lena Hall, who departs the production on February 5, as Audrey. Little Shop of Horrors marks Apatow's stage debut. Apatow is best known for playing Lexi Howard on the HBO Max series Euphoria. Her other screen credits include the Netflix miniseries Hollywood, the HBO series Girls, and films including The King of Staten Island,...

  • Signature Theatre has named the full cast and creative team for A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter. Performances of his critically acclaimed play run from January 31 to March 12, with an opening night on February 21. The complete A Bright New Boise cast includes Anna Baryshnikov as Anna, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio as Alex, Eva Kaminsky as Pauline, Peter Mark Kendall as Will, and Angus O'Brien as Leroy. The creative team includes director Oliver Butler, set designer Wilson Chin, costume designer...

  • Liliana Padilla's new play How to Defend Yourself has set the full cast for its world-premiere run at New York Theatre Workshop. The show runs from February 22 to April 2, with opening night on March 13. The complete cast includes Amaya Braganza, Sebastian Delascasas, Jayson Lee, Ariana Mahallati, Teagan Meredith, Gabriela Ortega, Sarah Marie Rodriguez, and Talia Ryder. The creative team has also been set. How to Defend Yourself features scenic design by You-Shin Chen, costume design by Izumi...

  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music has set the full cast for its production of Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. Performances begin at the BAM Harvey Theater on February 4 ahead of a February 23 opening night. Starring alongside the previously announced Oscar Isaac as Sidney Brustein and Rachel Brosnahan as Iris Brustein are Gus Birney as Gloria Parodus, Julian De Niro as Alton Scales, Glenn Fitzgerald as David Ragin, Andy Grotelueschen as Wally O’Hara, Miriam Silverman as...

  • To be or not to be at the Delacorte? The Public Theater's annual Free Shakespeare in the Park program will return this summer, with performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Kicking off the season will be a production of Hamlet, which runs from June 8 to August 6 and officially opens on June 28. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon directs the production, setting the story of Hamlet, a young prince tasked with avenging his father's murder by his uncle, in 2021. Leon previously directed Much...

  • Atlantic Theater Company has set the cast for the world premiere of Elyria, a new play written by Deepa Purohit and directed by Awoye Timpo. The show will play at the Linda Gross Theater off Broadway from February 9 to March 19, with opening night on February 27. The complete cast includes Sanskar Agarwal as Young Man, Nilanjana Bose as Vasanta, Sanjit De Silva as Shiv, Mohit Gautam as Rohan, Gulshan Mia as Dhatta, Bhavesh Patel as Charu, Mahima Saigal as Young Woman 2, Khyati Sehgal as Young...

  • UPDATE: Jimonn Cole will take over the role of Paw Sidin from the previously announced Keith Randolph Smith, who had to step away due to injury. Classic Stage Company has set the full cast for its production of black odyssey, written by Marcus Gardley. The New York-premiere play will run from February 9 to March 26, with opening night on February 26. The cast is led by Sean Boyce Johnson as Ulysses Lincoln and Danity Kane's D. Woods as Nella P. Lincoln. The cast also includes James T. Alfred as...

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