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  • Photo credit: A Sherlock Carol (Photo courtesy of Emily McGill Entertainment)Photo credit: A Sherlock Carol (Photo courtesy of Emily McGill Entertainment)

    Bless us, everyone! A Sherlock Carol, a new play written and directed by Mark Shanahan, will open off Broadway at New World Stages this holiday season. The eight-week run will begin Nov. 11 ahead of a Nov. 22 opening night, and close Jan. 2, 2022.In the play, a now-grown Tiny Tim enlists the help of Sherlock Holmes to investigate Ebenezer Scrooge's mysterious death. While Holmes is working to solve the crime on Christmas Eve, the ghosts of the past, present, and future visit him as they did...

  • Get ready for a moment in the woods! New York City Center has announced principal casting for its upcoming production of Into the Woods, including Tony winner Heather Headley as the Witch, Christian Borle as the Baker, Sara Bareilles as the Baker's Wife, and Ashley Park as Cinderella.The City Center production is set to run from May 4-15, 2022.Headley is reprising a role she first took on at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2015. Park is rejoining Encores! after being slated to take the title...

  • Photo credit: Tom Kitt, Shaina Taub and Erika Dickerson-Despenza (Photos courtesy of Tom Kitt, Shaina Taub and Erika Dickerson-Despenza)

    The Public Theater has announced its 2021-22 season, returning to in-person productions at its Astor Place theatre for the first time since the pandemic began. The lineup includes seven new productions, including multiple world and New York premiere plays and musicals.The season opens with The Visitor, initially scheduled for the Public's 2019-20 season. Daniel Sullivan directs the world-premiere musical based on the independent film of the same name about a college professor seeking renewed...

  • Photo credit: David Acton and Ben Porter (Photo by Jenny Anderson)

    After performances were suspended due to the pandemic, The Woman in Black will reopen to scare more audiences in New York. The Woman in Black is at the McKittrick Hotel from October 21, with an opening night on October 24 and performances to Jan. 30, 2022.The site-specific adaptation of The Woman in Black imagines the ghost story in a pub, and is directed by Robin Herford. Speaking about the show's return, Herford said: ""I am thrilled that New York audiences will again get to experience our...

  • Photo credit: NY PopsUp performances (Photos courtesy of DKC/O&M)

    After months of free pop-up performances in New York City, the festival NY PopsUp will come to a conclusion this weekend. The final event as part of NY PopsUp will take place tomorrow, August 7 at 4:00pm at Hudson River Park's Pier 76.The upcoming NY PopsUp event will star Tony Award-winning actor Gavin Creel, who has recently starred in Broadway musicals such as Hello, Dolly! and Waitress. Creel will be joined by Amber Iman, who sang earlier during the festival at the Broadway Theatre. Sasha...

  • UPDATE: Jason Bowen will play the role of Jamie Tyrone.The Eugene O'Neill play Long Day's Journey into Night will receive an off-Broadway revival next year. Audible Theater will produce Long Day's Journey into Night, with previews at the Minetta Lane Theatre from January 11, ahead of an opening night on January 23 and performances to February 20.Set at a Connecticut seaside town in 1912, Long Day's Journey into Night centres around the Tyrone family. The family are dealing with numerous...

  • Photo credit: Ali Ahn and Thom Sesma (Photos courtesy of Second Stage Theater)

    The quartet of actors to star in the Off-Broadway premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Letters of Suresh has been named. Letters of Suresh begins previews at Second Stage Theater's Tony Kiser Theater from September 14, with an opening night on October 4 and performances to October 24. Letters of Suresh tickets are on sale now.The cast includes Ali Ahn, who has starred in plays such as The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway and The Great Leap at Atlantic Theater Company. Thom Sesma also stars, returning to the...

  • Photo credit: Nana Mensah and Charlie Hudson III (Photos by Stephanie Diani and courtesy of MCC Theater respectively)

    The full cast for Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams at MCC Theater will return for upcoming performances, after the show was postponed in March 2020. Nollywood Dreams begins previews at MCC Theater's Newman Mills Theater on October 21, with an opening night on November 11 and performances to November 28.Nollywood Dreams will be the first in-person show at MCC Theater since the pandemic. Speaking about her play, Jocelyn Bioh said: "Nothing thrills me more than to be reuniting with the Nollywood...

  • Photo credit: ‘Twas the Night Before (Photo by Errisson Lawrence)

    After a 2019 premiere, Cirque du Soleil's Christmassy circus extravaganza 'Twas the Night Before... will wow New York audiences once more, as it returns for the festive season. 'Twas the Night Before... is at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden from December 9 - 27.'Twas the Night Before... follows Isabella, a young girl who wants to know why Christmas is so important, and is eventually whisked away to a new world. 'Twas the Night Before... is a new spin on the well-known Christmas poem by...

  • Photo credit: Will Swenson and Judy Kuhn (Photos courtesy of IBDB and Judy Kuhn respectively)

    The upcoming season at Classic Stage Company will include Assassins and A Man of No Importance, with in-person performances beginning in November 2021. Classic Stage Company's artistic director, John Doyle, will also depart from the organization in summer 2022, with his incumbent to be announced."I will always treasure the privilege of having led this terrific company" says John Doyle. Speaking about his tenure, he continued to say: "I greatly look forward to my final season and am very excited...

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