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  • Photo credit: What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad (Photo courtesy of Hunter Theater Project)Photo credit: What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad (Photo courtesy of Hunter Theater Project)

    The world premiere of Richard Nelson's latest play What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad will play an engagement this summer. What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad will run at Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College from August 28 - October 8, and is the final show in a dozen plays collectively titled Rhinebeck Panorama."I have been inspired by producing my last two Apple Family Zoom plays independently and it has led me to create a new ad hoc theater venture," said playwright and director Richard...

  • Photo credit: Charley Evon Simpson and David Cale (Photo courtesy of Charley Evon Simpson and by Craig Schwartz respectively)

    Vineyard Theatre artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced full details for the company's upcoming season. As well as Is This A Room and Dana H. heading to Broadway, two world premiere productions are confirmed to open off-Broadway in 2022."We are overjoyed at the prospect of welcoming artists and audiences back to our theatre" said Aibel and Stern. " We will launch daring new works... It will be a truly robust season both back in our theatre and on Broadway, a celebration...

  • Photo: KPOP musical (Photo by Ben Arons)

    UPDATE: KPOP has canceled its pre-Broadway engagement in Washington, D.C. due to concerns over the pandemic. The production is still aiming to play on Broadway at a later date. A pre-Broadway engagement for a new musical based on Korean pop music will take place later this year. Simply named KPOP, the new musical is part of the upcoming season for Signature Theatre in Washington D.C. KPOP runs from December 2021 - January 2022, ahead of a potential Broadway transfer.KPOP is inspired by the...

  • Photo credit: Playwrights Horizons exterior (Photo courtesy of Playwrights Horizons)

    Details of the reopening season at Playwrights Horizons have been announced. Five shows are confirmed as part of the season, including two previously postponed productions and three world premieres."This past year, my first as Artistic Director, has been filled with uncertainty and loss and an acute call to interrogate how and why we work" said Playwrights Horizons artistic director Adam Greenfield. "The plays in our upcoming season pull us through a wild range of styles and stories that speak...

  • Photo credit: Billy Porter (Photo by The Huntington on Flickr under CC 2.0)

    After 18 months of being closed, details for the upcoming season at New York City Center have been revealed. New York City Center will reopen from October 13, with productions scheduled through spring 2022.The Encores! series will continue in spring 2022, with three productions confirmed. The Tap Dance Kid will be revived for the first time in over 30 years at New York City Center from February 2 - 6. The Tap Dance Kid features a book by Charles Blackwell, music and lyrics by Henry Krieger and...

  • Photo credit: Speakeasy (Photo courtesy of Speakeasy)

    After opening earlier this summer, Speakeasy will now play an extended booking period in New York. Speakeasy is now running all weekends at Bond 45 to August 28, and Speakeasy tickets are on sale now.Combining burlesque and illusions in an entertainment-mixology experience, Speakeasy encourages its audiences to reconnect with their inner selves. As well as acclaimed cabaret stars, Broadway actors including J. Harrison Ghee, Timothy Hughes, Blaine Krauss, Joey Taranto, Lauren Molina, Nick...

  • Photo credit: Sleep No More (Photo by Robin Roemer for The McKittrick Hotel)

    UPDATE: The reopening of the production has been postponed. Sleep No More will now resume performances February 14, 2022.A reopening date has been confirmed for the transformed Macbeth retelling of Sleep No More. Sleep No More resumes performances at the McKittrick Hotel from October 4, continuing its open-ended run.Sleep No More is an immersive adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The Scottish tragedy is dramatised through a film noir lens, with audiences visiting up to 100 rooms in...

  • Photo credit: Fairycakes artwork (Photo courtesy of Fairycakes)

    UPDATE: Kristolyn Lloyd has joined the cast of Fairycakes as Peaseblossom. She replaces Alfie Fuller, who has departed the show due to scheduling conflicts.The world premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's new play Fairycakes will begin performances off-Broadway this fall. A star cast including Jackie Hoffman and Mo Rocca will appear in Fairycakes, with performances at Greenwich House Theater from October 14 - Jan. 2, 2022. Fairycakes tickets are on sale now.Inspired by William Shakespeare's A...

  • Photo credit: Derek Klena, Ariana DeBose and Alex Newell (Photos courtesy of TodayTix Presents)

    Three new events have been confirmed as part of the TodayTix concert series at Tavern on the Green. Derek Klena, Ariana DeBose and Alex Newell will headline upcoming one-off concerts on selected dates in July, continuing the summer scheduling.The Tony-nominated Jagged Little Pill star Derek Klena is at Tavern on the Green on July 19. As well as originating the role of Nick Healy in the Alanis Morrisette musical, he's also starred in Anastasia, Wicked and The Bridges of Madison County.Ariana...

  • Photo credit: Persuasion Artwork (Photo courtesy of Persuasion)

    Bedlam will present their first show since the pandemic this fall. Inspired by the Jane Austen novel, Sarah Rose Kearns' Persuasion will receive its world premiere at Bedlam. Performances begin on September 11, ahead of an opening night on September 21 and a seven week engagement.Set after the Napoleonic wars, Persuasion follows Anne, a young woman who seeks to win the heart of her previous flame, Captain Wentworth. Persuasion is the last complete novel to be written by Jane Austen, and was...

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