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  • They can't go wrong! The cast for the return of The Play That Goes Wrong to New World Stages has been announced. The Off-Broadway production resumes performances October 15.The full cast includes Jesse Aaronson as Max, Ryan Vincent Anderson as Trevor, Brent Bateman as Robert, Bartley Booz as Dennis, Matt Harrington as Chris, Ashley N. Hildreth as Annie, Chris Lanceley as Jonathan, and Maggie Weston as Sandra. Damien Brett, Laura D'Andre, Ellie MacPherson, and Sid Solomon round out the...

  • Cecily Strong

    Live from New York, it's...Cecily Strong! The veteran Saturday Night Live actress will star in Jane Wagner's one-woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at The Shed off Broadway. Performances will begin December 21, and the production will run through February 6, 2022.Strong has been a cast member on SNL since 2012 and is known for her impressions of celebrities — including many theatre stars including Liza Minnelli, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Julie Andrews, among many...

  • Bryna Turner

    A new comedy play by Bryna Turner, At the Wedding, will premiere at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater for a six-week limited engagement. Performances begin February 12, 2022 ahead of a February 28 opening night, and the show will run through March 27.The protagonist of At the Wedding is Carlo, a witty yet lonely single woman. She crashes her ex-girlfriend's wedding to a man and finds herself running into other past lovers, enemies, friends, and strangers. Through a series of...

  • Brandon Victor Dixon, Jennifer Damiano, Walter Bobbie

    UPDATE: Tony Award winner Lillias White has joined the cast of Black No More. She is currently playing Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago on Broadway.A new musical adaptation of Black No More, based on Afrofuturist author George S. Schuyler's 1931 satirical novel of the same name, will have its world premiere in 2022 at the Pershing Square Signature Center courtesy of The New Group. Performances begin January 11 ahead of a February 8 opening night, and the show will play a limited engagement...

  • The Visitor

    UPDATE: The Visitor has extended its run by one week. The play will now run through December 5.UPDATE: Ari'el Stachel has departed the production. Ahmad Maksoud will play the role of Tarek.The world-premiere musical The Visitor has announced its complete cast. Performances begin October 14 at The Public Theater ahead of a November 4 opening night, and the show will run until November 28.David Hyde Pierce was previously announced to play the lead role of Walter, with Ahmad Maksoud as Tarek,...

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    A full trailer for the film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's musical tick, tick...BOOM! has been released. The film stars Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield in the leading role of Jon alongside a cast including Alexandra Shipp, Tony nominee Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Mj Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, three-time Tony winner Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. Lin-Manuel Miranda directs the film in his feature-length directorial debut.The musical, an autobiographical account of...

  • Jersey Boys

    They're just too good to be true! Casting for the Off-Broadway return of Jersey Boys has been announced ahead of the production's return to New World Stages on November 15.All announced cast members were performing in their roles when the pandemic closed theatres. The Four Seasons will be played by Jonathan Cable as Nick Massi, Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, CJ Pawlikowski as Bob Gaudio, and John Rochette as Tommy DeVito. Returning cast members also includes Dianna Marie Barger, Tristen...

  • Jodi Picoult

    Between the Lines is starting a new chapter! The new musical based on the novel by mother-and-daughter team Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, will play a limited engagement at Second Stage Theater's Tony Kiser Theater beginning June 14, 2022. The musical was originally scheduled to go up in April 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.The protagonist of Between the Lines, Delilah, is a new student at her school who struggles to fit in. She looks to her favorite book for comfort when her...

  • Gazillion Bubble Show

    This news won't burst your bubble! Gazillion Bubble Show will return to New World Stages this fall, with performances resuming November 5.Gazillion Bubble Show is a 65-minute interactive show featuring magic tricks and artistry involving bubbles. It's been a longstanding family-friendly experience in New York, having first opened in January 2007. It was created by the Yang family — Deni Yang, Melody Yang, Ana Yang, Fan Yang, and Jano Yang, each of whom holds a Guinness World Record for their...

  • Sanctuary City

    New York Theatre Workshop's production of Sanctuary City has been extended through October 17, one week later than the original closing date. It began performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre September 8 and officially opened September 21.The production also announced that Julian Elijah Martinez will join the Sanctuary City cast for the remainder of the play's run. Starting September 25, he will assume the role of Henry, replacing original cast member Austin Smith.Martyna Majok's play centers...

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