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  • Suddenly, Matt! Tony Award winner Matt Doyle will be the next Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre. Beginning November 15, he will star in the Off-Broadway production, replacing Tony nominee Rob McClure. Doyle won the 2022 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, along with Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for his role as Jamie in Company. His other Broadway credits include Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Book of Mormon, and he also performed in the...

  • Even if you don't know Robert Moses's name, you probably know his work. Any New Yorker or visitor who has ever driven on an interborough bridge, played in a city playground or pool, or caught a show at Lincoln Center has Moses to thank. Between the 1920s and 1960s, Moses, a city planner, oversaw the creation of New York City as we know it today. His rise to power, the negative effects of that power, and his most infamous projects — successful and failed — are the subject of a new play by David...

  • Titanique is taking another voyage! The Titanic parody musical, which was previously scheduled to play at Asylum NYC through November 6, has extended to November 13. Afterward, the show will take a weeklong hiatus and reopen at the Daryl Roth Theatre on November 20, for a second limited engagement through February 19. Titanique retells the story of James Cameron's Oscar-winning Titanic movie from the perspective of Céline Dion. She narrates what supposedly really happened to Jack, Rose, and the...

  • Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan, will star in the first New York revival of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry. Brooklyn Academy of Music will present the limited-run show at its Harvey Theater, with the first performance on February 4 ahead of a February 23 opening night. The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window follows Sidney and Iris Brustein and their friend group in 1960s Greenwich Village. They are loud and passionate...

  • New York Theatre Workshop's revival of Merrily We Roll Along has set its complete cast, joining previously announced stars Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez. Off-Broadway performances run November 21 to January 21, with an opening night on December 12. The complete cast includes Sherz Aletaha as Scotty/Mrs. Spencer/Auditionee, Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie, Katie Rose Clarke as Beth, Leana Rae Concepcion as Newscaster/Waitress/Auditionee, Corey Mach as Tyler/Make-Up Artist,...

  • Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 program for new works will present Julia May Jonas's new play Your Own Personal Exegesis this fall for a six-week limited engagement. Performances run from November 19 to December 31 at the Claire Tow Theater, with opening night on December 5.Your Own Personal Exegesis, a comedic play, takes place at a liberal church, where spirituality and eroticism collide. Various parishioners deal with power, transformation, obscurity, and coming-of-age. The youth pastor, too,...

  • Playwrights Horizons has set the full cast for Bruce Norris's Downstate this fall. After premiering with Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2018, Downstate will now make its New York premiere from October 28 to December 11.Five main cast members from the Steppenwolf production will reprise their roles: Glenn Davis as Gio, K. Todd Freeman as Dee, Francis Guinan as Fred, Tim Hopper as Andy, and Eddie Torres as Felix. There are three new cast members: Susanna Guzmán as Ivy, Sally Murphy as...

  • The Public Theater has set the full cast for its production of Plays for the Plague Year by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks. The three-week run is from November 4-27 at Joe's Pub within the Public, with opening night on November 16.Parks stars in her own play as The Writer, making her stage acting debut. The rest of the cast includes Leland Fowler, Greg Keller, Orville Mendoza, 2022 Tony nominee Kenita Miller, Lauren Molina, Martín Solá, and Pearl Sun.The creative team has also been set....

  • Here's a reason to be merry! The Off-Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez will host a digital lottery via TodayTix. The musical will begin performances at New York Theatre Workshop on November 21 and run through January 21, two weeks later than originally announced.All tickets for Merrily We Roll Along's first two performances, on November 21 and 22, will be sold via the TodayTix lottery. Users can download the TodayTix app and...

  • A new musical by Pulitzer, Tony, and Drama Desk Award-winning writer Michael R. Jackson, titled White Girl in Danger, is set to premiere off Broadway in 2023. Performances run from March 15 to May 21, with an opening night on April 10.Jackson is best known for his semi-autobiographical musical A Strange Loop, which is currently running on Broadway. After its 2019 Off-Broadway premiere, the show won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and many Off-Broadway awards, and its Broadway production won the...

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