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  • Is There Still Sex In the City?

    Pour out a cosmopolitan. Is There Still Sex in the City?, the Off-Broadway solo show by Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell, has ended its run at the Daryl Roth Theatre. The show, which was scheduled to run at the Daryl Roth Theatre through February 6, was forced to close early after Bushnell tested positive for Covid-19.Bushnell is best known for her 1990s newspaper column about love and life in New York that would become the hit Sex and the City franchise starring Sarah Jessica Parker....

  • A Sherlock Carol

    The Christmas spirit(s) will be back next year! The new holiday play A Sherlock Carol, which is currently running at New World Stages through January 2, announced plans for another New York engagement in the 2022 holiday season."Thanks to the warm embrace from New York City this show is poised to be a spirited, perennial favorite, a new holiday tradition," producers Raymond Bokhour, Drew McVety, and Laura Z. Barket said in a joint statement. "Just like Christmas itself, we intend to return year...

  • Trevor: The Musical

    Trevor: The Musical has ended its Off-Broadway run. On the morning of December 20, the show, which was originally booking at Stage 42 through April 2022, announced a closing date of January 2. Later that day, the show canceled its final two weeks of performances after Covid-19 cases were detected in the company.Trevor: The Musical starred Holden William Hagelberger as the titular character, a 13-year-old boy who has trouble connecting with his peers and his family because he is gay. As he...

  • Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood, and Jason Bowen in Long Day's Journey into Night

    "Last year was sort of a long day's year," said director Robert O'Hara of 2020. It's an apt description: Day after day in lockdown eventually blurred together as the world waited for the pandemic's end. It was — and as cases rise once again, continues to be — always just out of reach.So for O'Hara, who is directing Audible Theater's revival of Long Day's Journey into Night in January, 2020 was a natural setting for the already bleak show. Eugene O'Neill's landmark play takes place over one day...

  • sandblasted

    The world premiere of Charly Evon Simpson's sandblasted has found its cast. The co-production from Vineyard Theatre and WP Theater will go up at Vineyard Theatre from February 3 to March 6, with an opening night of February 22.Khandi Alexander, Marinda Anderson, Brittany Bellizeare, and Andy Lucien will star in the play. Anderson and Bellizeare will respectively star as Odessa and Angela, two women who are determined to "make a way out of no way" and find what they're looking for, even though it...

  • On Sugarland

    Casting and dates have been announced for the New York Theatre Workshop production of Aleshea Harris's On Sugarland, directed by Whitney White. Off-Broadway performances begin February 2 ahead of a February 13 opening night, and the show will run through March 13.The ensemble cast is led by Kiki Layne as Sadie, Stephanie Berry as Evelyn, Billy Eugene Jones as Saul, Lizan Mitchell as Tisha, Adeola Role as Odella, and Jacob Daniel Smith as Addis. Additionally, Thomas Walter Booker, Xavier Scott...

  • Prayer for the French Republic

    Manhattan Theatre Club's world-premiere production of Prayer for the French Republic has announced its full ensemble cast. Betsy Aidem, Yair Ben-Dor, Francis Benhamou, Ari Brand, Pierre Epstein, Peyton Lusk, Molly Ranson, Nancy Robinette, Jeff Seymour, Kenneth Tigar, and Richard Topol will perform in Joshua Harmon's new play.David Cromer directs Prayer for the French Republic, which follows five generations of a French Jewish family, beginning with a couple living in Paris in 1944. That couple,...

  • West Side Story

    During the opening brawl of the 1961 West Side Story film, Bernardo and his gang, the Sharks, pursue Little Johnny of the rival Jets gang after they catch him painting "Sharks stink" on a wall. In Steven Spielberg's remake, the fight begins with graffiti — when the Jets, together, take their paintbrushes to a mural of a large Puerto Rican flag, and not to touch it up. The act immediately articulates the racial conflict between the white and Puerto Rican factions of West Side Story, even before...

  • W. Tré Davis and Tyler Fauntleroy

    Casting for Playwrights Horizons's production of Tambo & Bones has been announced ahead of the play's Off-Broadway world premiere on January 12. The show, written by Dave Harris and directed by Taylor Reynolds, opens January 31 and will run through February 20.W. Tré Davis and Tyler Fauntleroy will star as Tambo and Bones, respectively. In the play, the two title characters discover they've been written into a minstrel show. Their plan: "Get out, get bank, get even." Tambo & Bones is...

  • Space Dogs

    The world-premiere musical Space Dogs has announced dates for its run at MCC Theater. The show will begin performances January 11 ahead of a January 30 opening night and run through February 20. The show is the second production in MCC's Off-Broadway season, following Nollywood Dreams in October and November.Space Dogs, written and performed by Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire, tells the true story of a Russian expedition to space involving the Chief Designer, a top-secret scientist, and the dog...

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