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  • Cast as cast can. Mia Chung's Catch as Catch Can has set the cast for its Off-Broadway production. Performances run from October 14 to November 20 at Playwrights Horizons, with opening night on November 1.The cast includes Cindy Cheung as Lon and Daniela, Jon Norman Schneider as Roberta and Robbie, and Rob Yang as Theresa and Tim. Each actor plays a parent and their adult child, one man and one woman each. Furthermore, though the characters are Irish and Italian American, this production...

  • Older audiences may know Ralph Fiennes from his Oscar-nominated turns in Schindler's List and The English Patient. Younger audiences know him best as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise. Devoted film buffs of any age would also recognize him from Quiz Show, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bernard and Doris, and more. Regardless of where you know him from, you know Ralph Fiennes.But did you know that Fiennes is, first and foremost, a Shakespearean stage actor? He has nearly 40 stage credits,...

  • They're going somewhere that's green! The Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors has announced three new cast members joining the show this month. The show has played the Westside Theatre since 2019 and celebrates its third anniversary September 17.Beginning September 27, two-time Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar will take over the role of Mr. Mushnik from Stuart Zagnit, and Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham will play a six-week run as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S., temporarily replacing Andrew Call...

  • Callum Francis has starred as the drag queen Lola in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots on three different continents: first in Europe, in London's West End; then in Australia; and then in North America, on Broadway. After playing her for four years, when the show closed on Broadway in 2019, Francis thought he had put away Lola's six-inch, red platform heels for good. "​​I felt like I'd achieved everything I could from her," Francis said. Fast-forward to 2022, when Kinky Boots announced...

  • Everybody say yeah, because the boots are back! After a celebrated six-year Broadway run, the Tony-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots is strutting its heels off Broadway at Stage 42. With its creative dream team intact — four-time Tony-winning bookwriter Harvey Fierstein, multi-award-winning composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper, and feel-good musical king Jerry Mitchell as director/choreographer — Kinky Boots hasn't lost any of its glittery grandeur in the move to a more intimate venue. And in the...

  • UPDATE: Johnny Berchtold will star in Camp Siegfried, replacing Sawyer Barth, who is now unable to participate due to scheduling conflictsSecond Stage Theater has set its cast for Camp Siegfried, a new play by Tony Award nominee Bess Wohl going up in the fall. Performances begin at the Tony Kiser Theater October 25 ahead of a November 15 opening.The two-person cast includes Sawyer Barth and Lily McInerny, both making their Off-Broadway debuts with Camp Siegfried. Barth has appeared in The Kids...

  • Casting has been set for The Public Theater's production of A Raisin in the Sun this fall, directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O'Hara. The Off-Broadway show runs from September 27 to November 6, with opening night on October 19.Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins stars as Lena Younger. The stage and screen actress is best known for her Tony-winning role in the musical Jelly's Last Jam. Her other credits include Caroline, or Change and Play On! on Broadway (earning Tony nominations for both) and...

  • A chapter is closing for Between the Lines. The Off-Broadway musical based on Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer's novel will now close on September 11. The show was previously set to run at the Tony Kiser Theater through October 2.Between the Lines follows Delilah, a lonely teenager whose closest companion is her favorite book — until the prince from that book comes alive and befriends her. Though all seems suddenly perfect as she steps into the book's world, the line between what's real and...

  • They've got a good thing going! Tony and Emmy Award nominee Jonathan Groff and Tony winner Lindsay Mendez have joined the cast of the latest revival of Merrily We Roll Along. Off-Broadway performances are set to begin at New York Theatre Workshop November 21 ahead of a December 12 opening. The limited engagement will close January 8.Groff and Mendez will play Franklin Shepard and Mary Flynn opposite the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas. Groff was previously seen on...

  • Manhattan Theatre Club has set the final two productions in its 2022-23 Off-Broadway season. The performances of these plays will be staged at MTC's Stage I at New York City Center.In winter 2023 is the world premiere of Emily Feldman's the best we could (a family tragedy), a production postponed from the 2019-2020 season amid the pandemic. Daniel Aukin directs this show about a father-daughter cross-country road trip. Performances begin February 7 ahead of a March 1 opening night.Casting and...

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