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  • 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...

  • English

    The world-premiere production of English at Atlantic Theater Company has found its cast. The cast includes Tala Ashe as Elham, Ava Lalezarzadeh as Goli, Pooya Mohseni as Roya, Marjan Neshat as Marjan, and Hadi Tabbal as Omid.English follows a group of four adult students in an Iranian classroom, all of whom are preparing for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. They work to attain fluency through word games, show and tell sessions, and listening exercises, but learning English may sooner...

  • Suffs

    The world premiere of the new musical Suffs, with a book, music, and lyrics by Shaina Taub, has announced casting. Performances will begin at The Public Theater on March 10, 2022 ahead of an April 6 opening night.Suffs features an ensemble cast that includes Jenna Bainbridge as Harry T. Burn, Ally Bonino as Lucy Burns, Tsilala Brock as Dudley Malone, Jenn Colella as Carrie Catt, Hannah Cruz as Ruza Wenclawska, Nadia Dandashi as Doris Stevens, Aisha de Haas as Alva Belmont and Phoebe Burn, Amina...

  • Conrad Ricamora

    Suddenly...Conrad! Stage and screen star Conrad Ricamora will play Seymour in the Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre from January 11, 2022. He will take over the role from Jeremy Jordan, who will play his final performance on January 9.Ricamora is best known for his TV roles as Oliver Hampton on How To Get Away With Murder and Dr. Jake Wong on The Resident. He has also appeared in several New York theatre shows, including the 2015 Broadway revival of The King...

  • Assassins

    After quickly selling out its original run, the Off-Broadway revival of Assassins has announced a three-week extension at Classic Stage Company. The musical, which began performances November 2 and opens November 14, will now run until January 29, 2022, three weeks later than the original January 9 closing date.The production stars a cast including Adam Chanler-Berat, Eddie Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, Andy Grotelueschen, Judy Kuhn, Steven Pasquale, Ethan Slater, Will Swenson, Wesley Taylor, Brandon...

  • Fairycakes

    A midsummer night's dream turns into day, and Fairycakes will soon go away. Douglas Carter Beane's new comedy play will end its run at the Greenwich House Theater on November 21, just over a month before the previously scheduled end date of January 2, 2022.Fairycakes, which began performances on October 14, mashes up characters from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with classic fairytale characters for one adventure in an enchanted forest. With the help of the forest fairies' mischievous...

  • SHHHH

    Don't stay quiet about this! Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world-premiere production of Clare Barron's SHHHH. The play begins performances off Broadway at ATC's Atlantic Stage 2 on January 12 ahead of a January 24 opening night. The limited run will play through February 13.Barron will appear in the cast of her play alongside Janice Amaya, Nina Grollman, Greg Keller, Constance Shulman, and Annie Fang in her Off-Broadway debut. The ensemble cast play various characters at...

  • Ephraim Sykes

    UPDATE: The full Black No More cast has now been announced, with Sykes and his fellow previously announced cast members being joined by Leanne Antonio, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Elijah A. Carter, Ryan Fitzgerald, Polanco Jones Jr., Zachary Daniel Jones, Sarah Meahl, Mary Page Nance, Oneika Phillips, Nicholas Ranauro, Malaiyka Reid, Mars Rucker, Angela M. Sauers, Katie Thompson, Akron Watson, Nyla Watson and Edward Watts.Tony Award nominee Ephraim Sykes has joined the cast of the new musical Black...

  • James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac

    James McAvoy will star in an Off-Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac in spring 2022 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Performances run from April 5 to May 22. The BAM production features a script adapted by Martin Crimp and is directed by Jamie Lloyd. Lloyd's production, mounted by his self-titled theatre company, previously played at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End from November 2019. The production won an Olivier Award for Best Revival. McAvoy, who also...

  • Love Actually

    There's casting, actually! The full cast has been announced for the Off-Broadway premiere of Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody. The musical begins performances November 24 at the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center ahead of a November 30 opening night, just in time for the Christmas season.The cast includes Kayla Catan as Keira Knightley and others, Isaiah Hein as Liam Neeson and others, James Parks as Colin Firth and others, Eric Peters as Hugh Grant and others, Joyah...

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