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  • Drew McVety and Thom Sesma

    A Sherlock Carol has announced casting for its Off-Broadway premiere. The play begins previews at New World Stages November 11 ahead of an opening night on November 22, and it will run for eight weeks until January 2.Drew McVety and Thom Sesma will star as Sherlock Holmes and Ebenezer Scrooge, respectively. The company also includes Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Isabel Keating, Dan Domingues, Anissa Felix, and Mark Price.In Mark Shanahan's play, a now-grown Tiny Tim enlists...

  • Fiasco Theater

    Fiasco Theater has announced its 2021-22 season, including a mix of new works and classic plays. Its fall offerings include two one-night events and one three-night event designed to let the audience in on the company's creative process.The first show, The Lucky Chance by Aphra Behn, is part of Fiasco's Open Your Ears reading series. The goal of the production is to explore texts and test out performance ideas to see how an audience responds. Emily Young will direct this reading of Behn's...

  • Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Francis Jue, Karl Kenzler, and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart

    Casting has been announced for the Signature Theatre production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, Karl Kenzler, Lucille Lortel Award winner Francis Jue, Wesley T. Jones, and Elena Hurst will star in the ensemble production of Anna Deavere Smith's work.The show follows the unrest in Los Angeles after the LAPD police officers who beat Rodney King, a young Black man, in 1991 were acquitted the following year. Smith interviewed over 350 residents of Los Angeles in the...

  • Soho Repertory Theater

    Soho Repertory Theater has announced its 2021-22 season, which kicks off in November and goes through June. It includes three full-length productions, including two world premiere plays and one New York premiere.The season opens with the world premiere of while you were partying, written by Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey with Brian Fiddyment. It is a comedy show, in which they create a play with characters who combine the themes of the play with Mounsey and Weiss's own personal stories. The...

  • Allen Lewis Rickman

    UPDATE: This production has been postponed indefinitely.The long-running comedy The Essence has played to success at the New York International Fringe Festival as well as throughout the northeastern United States and Europe for more than 10 years. Now, it will have its Off-Broadway premiere this fall at WP Theater. Performances begin October 10 ahead of an October 17 opening night, and the run will go for 10 weeks until December 23.The Essence is a collection of scenes, sketches, and songs in...

  • DeLanna Studi, Solea Pfeiffer, Faith Salie

    Audible Theater has announced three more shows in its fall season at the Minetta Lane Theatre, including two three-night events, And So We Walked and An Evening with Solea Pfeiffer, and one four-week run of Approval Junkie.Firstly, DeLanna Studi's And So We Walked: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears will play from October 28-30. Studi, a Cherokee woman, performs her own memoir detailing her six-week, 900-mile journey on the Trail of Tears, the same path her great-great grandparents...

  • Holden William Hagelberger

    Holden William Hagelberger, a 13-year-old Sugarland, Texas native, will play the title role in Trevor: The Musical off Broadway. Hagelberger was cast from a virtual nationwide casting call that received more than 1,300 submissions.Trevor: The Musical follows an imaginative young boy who struggles with his identity and fitting in as he grows into a teenager. The musical is based on Celeste Lecesne's original story that became an Academy Award-winning short film with the same name.The musical...

  • Love Actually

    To us, it's perfect! Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody will return to the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center off Broadway in November. Preview performances will begin November 24 ahead of a November 30 opening. It is set to run for a limited engagement through January 2, 2022.The production first played at the Jerry Orbach in late 2019, with direction by Tim Drucker, choreography by Brooke Engen, and music and orchestration by Basil Winterbottom. The theatre currently houses...

  • Wallace Shawn

    Audible Theatre and The New Group will produce Wallace Shawn's Obie Award-winning play The Fever, the first live play to show on Audible's Off-Broadway stage, in October. The production will run October 8-24 at the Minetta Lane Theatre.Lili Taylor, a three-time Emmy nominee known for roles in films including Mystic Pizza, Dogfight, and TV shows including The X Files and Six Feet Under, will star in The Fever. Shawn's play follows a well-to-do American who travels to a war-torn country. She...

  • Victoria Clark

    Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for Kimberly Akimbo, a new musical with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. The show is set to start preview performances November 5 ahead of a December 8 opening night, and it will run through December 26.Victoria Clark will play Kimberly, who won multiple awards, including a 2005 Tony Award for her role as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza. Her other Broadway credits include roles in Gigi, Rodgers and...

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