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  • Arielle Jacobs, Julia Murney, Jake David Smith

    UPDATE: The full cast of Between the Lines has been announced. Joining the previously announced stars are Hillary Fisher as Allie/Princess Seraphima and Wren Rivera as Jules/Ondine. Sean Stack has joined in place of Pierre Marais as Martin/Troll/Dad/Delivery Person. Heather Ayers, Dan Hoy, Martin Landry, and Aubrey Matalon have joined as understudies.The world premiere of Between the Lines, an Off-Broadway production originally scheduled for 2020, has announced casting for its new run this...

  • Laiona Michelle

    Don't be blue — there's a new Off-Broadway musical in town. Little Girl Blue, a show about the life of singer/songwriter Nina Simone, is set to premiere at New World Stages on March 5 ahead of an opening night on March 14. The show will run for a limited engagement through May 22.Laiona Michelle, who has appeared in Broadway shows like The Book of Mormon and Amazing Grace, has written the musical, and she also stars as Nina Simone. She is joined on stage by Kenn Salters, Saadi Zain, and pianist...

  • To My Girls

    UPDATE: Maulik Pancholy will complete the cast of To My Girls.The world premiere of JC Lee's new comedy play at Second Stage Theater, To My Girls, has announced its cast. Directed by Stephen Brackett, the show begins performances at the Tony Kiser Theater off Broadway ahead of an April 12 opening night.The cast includes Mad Men's Bryan Batt, along with Jay Armstrong Johnson, Carman Lacivita, Noah J. Ricketts, and Britton Smith as a group of gay men vacationing in Palm Springs. One cast member...

  • Danai Gurira and Shaina Taub

    Shakespeare in the Park hath returned! The Public Theater has announced the productions for its 60th anniversary Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater. This is the first Shakespeare in the Park season to go up since before the Covid-19 pandemic.The first production will be Richard III, featuring Black Panther star and veteran Public playwright Danai Gurira in the titular role. Tony nominee Robert O'Hara, who helmed Slave Play on Broadway and Audible Theater's current Long Day's...

  • Turandot

    Plenty of theatre lovers see the latest Broadway musicals and Broadway plays, but they never visit the opera. Opera is, of course, different from traditional theatre, as the music, rather than long bouts of sharp dialogue, is the center of every single moment. But opera has been around just as long as plays and musicals have, and operas share many of the same elements that make theatre so enjoyable: stories of love and suspense, beautifully designed costumes and sets, melodious songs, and the...

  • Harrison David Rivers and Anna Ziegler

    Roundabout Theatre Company has announced two productions in its 2022-2023 season. the bandaged place by Harrison David Rivers will begin performances October 20, 2022, and The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler will premiere on January 26, 2023. the bandaged place follows a man who turns to his daughter and grandmother for support as he tries to overcome trauma from past abuse. However, his old wounds open anew when an old lover shows up. Rivers's play was the winner of the 2018 Relentless Award for...

  • Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

    UPDATE: Additional Coal Country casting has been announced. Kym Gomes and Carl Palmer round out the cast as Judge and Goose, respectively.After closing prematurely at The Public Theater in 2020, the acclaimed musical Coal Country will be revived at the Cherry Lane Theatre this spring. The show is set for a six-week engagement from March 4 to April 17. Opening night is March 10, two years to the day after the original production was shut down due to the pandemic.The musical, written by...

  • The Chinese Lady

    The Public Theater has announced casting for The Chinese Lady, the next show in its Off-Broadway season. Lloyd Suh's play begins performances February 23 ahead of a March 8 opening, and will run through March 27.Shannon Tyo will play the titular character, Afong Moy, and Daniel K. Isaac will play the translator Atung. Both are reprising their roles from the last New York production of The Chinese Lady, a 2018 engagement at Theatre Row. In addition, Cindy Im will play Afong Moy and Jon Norman...

  • The Public Theater has announced the full cast of Out of Time, a collection of five monologues by Asian American playwrights. The cast includes Mia Katigbak, Glenn Kubota, Page Leong, Natsuko Ohama, and Rita Wolf, each of whom will perform one of the monologues.The monologues are all written for and performed by Asian American actors older than 60, dealing with themes of aging, identity, motherhood, memory, and how they all intertwine. The production is directed by Les Waters and commissioned by...

  • Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody

    We don't love this news, actually. Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody is ending its Off-Broadway run just over a week early due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to close its limited holiday engagement January 2, the show canceled a week of performances before closing fully, with its final performance December 18.Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody is a spoof on the 2003 Christmas rom-com, which follows nine couples and their various romantic...

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