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  • Photo credit: Only An Octave Apart (Photo by Ruvén Afanador)

    St. Ann's Warehouse will return to full-capacity performances this September, with the operatic production Only an Octave Apart. Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzo star in their work, with performances at St. Ann's Warehouse from September 21 - October 3.From Purcell's "Dido's Lament" to Dido's "White Flag", Only an Octave Apart will showcase the extreme, divergent music from over four centuries. Expressing their queer identities, Bond and Costanzo will celebrate a variety of styles,...

  • Photo credit: Blue Man Group (Photo by Lindsey Best)

    Blue Man Group will resume their off-Broadway engagement this fall. Blue Man Group are back at the Astor Place Theatre from September 3, marking the group's 30th anniversary since they opened in New York. Find out more about Blue Man Group tickets here.Blue Man Group follows a trio of mute, bald, blue men throughout a multi-sensory experience combining a variety of performance styles. The production is updated regularly, blending music, art and science.Since Blue Man Group formed in 1987, the...

  • Photo credit: Sarah Silverman (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr)

    The Atlantic Theater Company will reopen this August, with five in-person productions scheduled as part of their reopening seasons. The Bedwetter will finally receive its stage premiere, with new works by Ngozi Anyanwu, Clare Baron, David Linsday-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori also confirmed.Inspired by Sarah Silverman's memoir of the same name, The Bedwetter dramatizes Silverman's childhood while revealing her secrets. Silverman and Joshua Harmon co-wrote the book, with Harmon's Prayers for a French...

  • Photo credit: Will Swenson and Christy Altomare (Photos courtesy of IBDB)

    A development reading of Alice in Neverland will take place today, June 16, combining the storylines of Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. The musical features a book, music and lyrics by Phil Kenny and Reston Williams, with the musical acting as both a sequel and a prequel to the respective stories.Character names have not been revealed, but Christy Altomare is said to lead the company, previously playing the title role in Anastasia at the Broadhurst Theatre. She's joined by Heath Saunders,...

  • Photo credit: Ciara Renée and Kathryn Gallagher (Photos courtesy of IBDB)

    Following Ariana DeBose and Shoshana Bean's concerts at Tavern on the Green, two more concerts have been confirmed. Ciara Renée and Kathryn Gallagher will headline upcoming TodayTix Originals Tavern on the Green concerts, scheduled in June.Ciara Renée is at Tavern on the Green on June 21. She previously starred as Elsa in Frozen, but has also been in Big Fish, Pippin and the off-Broadway revival of tick, tick... BOOM!Kathryn Gallagher will then perform at Tavern on the Green on June 22. The Tony...

  • Photo credit: Whitney White, Kristina Wong and Martyna Majok (Photos courtesy of Matt Ross Public Relations)

    Full programming for New York Theatre Workshop's 2021/22 season has been announced, as well as productions that will feature in the following season.Ahead of the season, artistic director James C. Nicola and managing director Jeremy Blocker said: "As we considered our return to live performance, we realized that in addition to the interrupted commitments we'd made, the artists in our community had not stopped creating—there was even more work that demanded our attention...After being kept from...

  • Photo credit: Trevor the Musical cast (Photo courtesy of Trevor the Musical)

    The New York premiere of Trevor will open off-Broadway in the fall, after it was postponed due to the pandemic. Trevor will begin previews at Stage 42 from October 25, with an opening night on November 10. Find out more about Trevor tickets in New York here.Based on the 1994 Academy Award-winning short film of the same name, Trevor follows teenager Trevor Nelson dreaming of a life in showbusiness. Thrust under the wrong spotlight, Trevor goes on a journey of self-discovery.Trevor features a book...

  • Photo credit: The Play That Goes Wrong (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

    The off-Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong will resume its run at New World Stages this fall. The Play That Goes Wrong will reopen at New World Stages - Stage 4 from October 15. Find out more about The Play That Goes Wrong tickets in New York here.Co-written by Mischief Theatre founders Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong follows an amateur dramatics troupe as they prepare to open their latest show. Unfortunately, it's not an easy ride, with cast...

  • Photo credit: Stomp (Photo by Steve McNicholas)

    Even though Governor Cuomo stated that theatres can reopen with full capacity from September 14, some shows have posted a reopening date before then. Stomp is the latest show to announce a reopening, with performances at the Orpheum Theatre from July 20. Find out more about Stomp tickets in New York here.Stomp celebrates the percussion music that can derive from non-typical instruments, such as buckets, sticks and garbage can lids. The production opened at the Orpheum Theatre in 1994, where it's...

  • Photo credit: Jocelyn Bioh, Van Hughes and Ana Nogueir (Photos courtesy of MCC Theater)

    After 12 months of virtual offerings, MCC Theater will return to in-person productions this fall. Five productions have been announced for the upcoming season, with scheduled performances through to June 2022.The season begins with Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams at the Newman Mills Theater. Set in 1990s Nigeria, Ayamma dreams of Nollywood stardom. When she lands an audition, she comes head to head with writer Gbenga Ezie and local heartthrob Wale. Saheem Ali directs, with performances from...

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