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  • Jake David Smith & Arielle Jacobs

    Producer Daryl Roth has now confirmed that the New York premiere of Between the Lines, which was scheduled to officially open at the Tony Kiser Theater last week, has been postponed until spring 2021. The musical was originally scheduled to begin previews on April 21, 2020, ahead of an official opening on May 7.In addition, Frozen alum Jake David Smith has been cast as Prince Oliver, replacing previously reported Jason Gotay due to scheduling conflicts.Smith joins an Off-Broadway cast that...

  • Larry Owens and the Cast of A Strange Loop

    The New York Theatre Guide congratulates Michael R. Jackson, who has been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his celebrated musical A Strange Loop and will receive a $15,000 reward.Produced by Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73, A Strange Loop staged its world premiere off-Broadway from May through July 2019, opening to excellent reviews.Synopsis: "Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay...

  • Octet and Heroes of the Fourth Turning

    The winners of The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards were revealed during a virtual ceremony last night, hosted by New York stage alum and "Sex and the City" favorite Mario Cantone, to honor outstanding achievement off-Broadway.The big winners of the night were the Siganture Theatre production of Octet (by Dave Malloy) and the Playwrights Horizons production of Heroes of the Fourth Turning (by Will Arbery), who took home three awards each, including 'Outstanding Musical' and 'Outstanding Play,'...

  • Mario Cantone

    It has now been confirmed that New York stage favorite, comedian and "Sex and the City" standout Mario Cantone will officially host The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, celebrating 'Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway' during the 2019-2020 season.Aside from his celebrated role as Anthony Marentino on the "Sex and the City" television shown and subsequent films, Cantone has previously starred in the Broadway productions of Laugh Whore (2004), Assassins (2004), The Violet Hour (2003), The...

  • Delacorte Theater in Central Park

    The Public Theater has now canceled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, including the free Shakespeare in the Park productions at the Delacorte Theater.The previously announced season in Central Park was scheduled to include a new staging of Richard II (from May 19 through June 21) and a return of the 2017 Public Works musical adaptation of As You Like It (from July 14 through August 8).The affected productions at the Public Theater itself at 425 Lafayette Street include the eagerly awaited...

  • Sam Gold, Greta Gerwig & Oscar Isaac

    New York Theatre Workshop has now confirmed that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it will not return to its scheduled programming in the 2019-2020 season.NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker commented: "We are heartbroken to have to end our season prematurely. These productions and residencies along with readings and workshops we were meant to be producing represent important collaborations with theater-makers we deeply value. We look forward to being...

  • A Strange Loop and Heroes of the Fourth Turning

    The New York Theatre Guide would like to congratulate Playwrights Horizons, Michael R. Jackson and Will Arbery, following the announcement of the winners of this season's New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards.The organization is comprised of 20 theater critics, with our very own Joe Dziemianowicz serving as vice president, and was established in 1936 as America's second-oldest theater award (after the Pulitzer Prize for Drama). The committee met yesterday for its 85th annual voting process and...

  • Larry Owens and the cast of A Strange Loop

    Stage favorites Ashley Spencer and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan have announced the nominations for The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for outstanding achievement Off-Broadway.As previously reported, the 2020 ceremony will be presented online on Sunday, May 3 at 7pm (ET). A virtual "host" and presenters for the ceremony will be revealed shortly.Leading the pack of nominations this year is Michael R. Jackson's world premiere musical A Strange Loop, produced by Playwrights Horizons in...

  • The Public Theater

    Are you a leading player in your own house? New York City's Public Theater has joined forces with other theatres across the country to launch a new and entirely free service for the general public, who currently find themselves in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Entitled Play at Home, the digital service offers a series of micro-commissioned short plays that can be downloaded for free, read and ultimately performed at home by members of the general public. Each play will have a running...

  • Lucille Lortel Awards

    The Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation have now announced new details for the biggest night in the Off-Broadway calendar: The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards.The annual ceremony, which celebrates 'Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway,' will now be held as an online event on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7pm, with further details to be announced shortly. This is, of course, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the closures of all Broadway and Off-Broadway...

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