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  • Moses Villarama, Joe Ngo, Courtney Reed & Abraham Kim in Cambodian Rock Band

    Signature Theatre has now announced a second 1-week extension for its current New York premiere of Cambodian Rock Band, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Chay Yew, which began previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage on February 4, 2020, ahead of an official opening on February 24 (read our 5* review here). The limited engagement was originally scheduled to close on March 8 and, following an initial extension through March 15, the production will now run through...

  • Deirdre O'Connell in Dana H.

    The Vineyard Theatre has now announced a second 2-week extension for the current New York premiere of Dana H., written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson. The production began previews on February 7 and officially opened on February 25 (read our 4-star review). The limited engagement was originally scheduled to close on March 15, before an initial extension through March 29, and will now close on April 11, 2020.Stage &...

  • Emily Walton & Adam Kantor in Darling Grenadine

    Roundabout Theatre Company has now announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere of Daniel Zaitchik's Darling Grenadine, which marks the first new Roundabout Underground musical in a decade. Previews began at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on January 16, 2020, ahead of an official opening on February 10. The limited engagement will now run through March 22, 2020 (instead of March 15), with the final performance acting as a special...

  • Lesli Margherita in Emojiland

    All hail, Lesli Margherita! The Olivier Award winner and stage favorite returns to the Off-Broadway company of new musical Emojiland tonight, following a planned leave of absence due to prior obligations. As previously reported, Taylor Iman Jones had stepped in to cover Margherita's role of Princess.Ms. Margherita's previous stage credits include the Broadway productions of Matilda The Musical and Dames at Sea, the Off-Broadway world premiere of Who's Holiday! (for which she received Lucille...

  • Hudson Loverro

    Complete casting has now been confirmed for the previously announced New York premiere of Trevor. Broadway alum Hudson Loverro is set to star in the titular role of the new musical, which is scheduled to begin previews at Stage 42 on April 7, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 21, as previously reported.Hudson's previous stage credits include the Broadway productions of A Bronx Tale and School of Rock and the National Tour of Kinky Boots.Joining him in the Off-Broadway cast are Mark...

  • Dot-Marie Jones

    Don't Stop Believin' in Dot-Marie Jones! The "Glee" standout makes history tonight as the first-ever woman to play Bourbon Room owner Dennis Dupree in the much-loved jukebox musical Rock of Ages.The role marks Jones' New York stage debut and she is set to play an 8-week limited engagement at New World Stages through April 19, 2020. As reported, previous cast member Matt Ban will return to the production on April 20.Dot-Marie Jones earned three Emmy Award nominations (in 2011, 2012 and 2013) for...

  • Sam Gold, Greta Gerwig & Oscar Isaac

    New York Theatre Workshop has now confirmed that Pulitzer Prize finalist Clare Barron has been enlisted to adapt Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters for the upcoming production, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, as part of NYTW's 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season.Ms. Barron's previous plays include Dance Nation, You Got Older, I'll Never Love Again, and Baby Screams Miracle.In addition, NYTW has revealed complete casting to join previously announced Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig (as Masha) and...

  • Elise Kibler & Kara Young in All the Natalie Portmans

    Due to popular demand, MCC Theater has announced a 2-week extension for its current New York premiere production of All the Natalie Portmans, written by C.A. Johnson and directed by Kate Whoriskey.The new comedy began previews at the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space on February 6 and is set for an official opening on February 24. The limited engagement will now run through March 29, 2020 (instead of March 15).Synopsis: "All The Natalie Portmans is...

  • Deirdre O'Connell in Dana H.

    The Vineyard Theatre has now announced a 2-week extension for the current New York premiere of Dana H., written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson. The production began previews on February 7 and is set for an official opening on February 25. The limited engagement will now run through March 29, 2020 (instead of March 15, as previously reported).Stage & screen favorite Deirdre O'Connell stars in the New York premiere as...

  • Taylor Iman Jones

    Taylor Iman Jones joins the Off-Broadway company of new musical Emojiland tonight, covering the role of Princess through February 23, 2020. As previously reported, original cast member and Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita has taken a leave of absence due to prior obligations.Ms. Jones' previous stage credits include the Broadway productions of Head Over Heels and Groundhog Day, Roundabout Theatre Company's recent world premiere musical Scotland, PA, the National Tour of Green Day's American...

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