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  • Exception to the Rule

    Roundabout Theatre Company has named the full cast for Exception to the Rule, Dave Harris's world-premiere play directed by Miranda Haymon. Performances begin at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on April 28 ahead of a May 18 opening night.The full cast includes MaYaa Boateng as Erika, Malik Childs as Tommy, Mister Fitzgerald as Abdul, Toney Goins as Dayrin, Amandla Jahava as Mikayla, and Claudia Logan as Dasani. Their characters are six Black students...

  • Fat Ham

    The Public Theater and National Black Theatre's production of Fat Ham has found its cast. Making its New York premiere this spring, James Ijames's reinvention of Shakespeare's Hamlet begins performances May 12 ahead of a May 26 opening night.Marcel Spears leads Fat Ham as Juicy, and the rest of the cast includes Nikki Crawford as Tedra, Chris Herbie Holland as Tio, Billy Eugene Jones as Rev and Papp, Adrianna Mitchell as Opal, Calvin Leon Smith as Larry, and Benja Kay Thomas as Rabby.The full...

  • Golden Shield cast

    Golden Shield, the next show in Manhattan Theatre Club's season at New York City Center Stage I, has announced its full Off-Broadway cast. Anchuli Felicia King's play starts performances April 26 ahead of a May 17 opening night, and the show runs through June 12.The ensemble cast includes Cindy Cheung, Fang Du, Kristen Hung, Daniel Jenkins, Michael C. Liu, Max Gordon Moore, Ruibo Qian and Gillian Saker. The creative team has also been named, including set designer dots, costume designer Sara...

  • Alison Leiby

    Alison Leiby's stand-up comedy show Oh God, A Show About Abortion will play a six-week run at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The show begins performances April 25, opens May 5, and closes June 4.Ilana Glazer presents this latest in a series of comedy shows at the Cherry Lane This season, following Neal Brennan: Unacceptable and Alex Edelman: Just For Us (which has gone on to an encore run at the Soho Playhouse). Leiby previously performed her show at multiple venues throughout New York City in fall...

  • Friends! The Musical Parody

    UPDATE: The cast for Friends! The Musical Parody has been announced, with Brooke Myers as Rachel, Payton Tevis as Phoebe, Emily Norah Samuelson as Monica, Cole Urso as Ross, Ian Allred as Chandler, Brett Miller as Joey, Jacob Rosen as Gunther. Caroline Portner and Corey Candelet will serve as swings.Friends! The Musical Parody was on a break, but now the show is back in New York. The musical send-up of the beloved sitcom will return to the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center on March 29...

  • 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...

  • Daniel Radcliffe

    Daniel Radcliffe is back on Broadway! The Harry Potter star, who has since appeared in numerous New York and London shows and films, will return off Broadway in a revival of Merrily We Roll Along as Charley. The Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical will open at New York Theatre Workshop in late 2022, with dates and additional casting to be announced.Radcliffe last appeared on the New York stage in 2018, when he starred as Jim Fingal in The Lifespan of a Fact on Broadway. He has also...

  • Zoe Glick, Bebe Neuwirth, Caissie Levy

    Atlantic Theater Company's world-premiere production of The Bedwetter, a new musical, has found its cast. The show is an adaptation of Emmy Award-winning comedian Sarah Silverman's same-named memoir. Performances begin on April 30, and opening night is May 23.The principal cast stars Zoe Glick as Sarah, along with Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth as Nana and Caissie Levy (Frozen, Caroline, or Change) as Beth Ann. The principal cast also includes Ashley Blanchet as Miss New Hampshire, Rick Crom as...

  • Wish You Were Here

    The world premiere of Wish You Were Here, a new Off-Broadway play by Sanaz Toossi, has announced its full cast. Performances begin April 13 at Playwrights Horizons ahead of a May 2 opening night, and the show runs through May 22.The cast, composed entirely of Iranian and Iranian-American women, includes Nikki Massoud, Marjan Neshat, Nazanin Nour, Artemis Pebdani, and Roxanna Hope Radja.Wish You Were Here takes place in 1978 amid the Iranian Revolution, when protests are first beginning to break...

  • Winnie the Pooh

    This news is sweet as honey! Just under a month after closing off Broadway, Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation has announced a return to Theatre Row in summer 2022. The six-week limited engagement will begin on June 18 at Theatre Row's Hundred Acre Theatre.The hourlong Disney musical, based on the characters from the Winnie the Pooh books and movies follows Pooh, Christopher Robin, and all their friends through an original story set in the Hundred Acre Wood. Throughout the show,...

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