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  • Amber Jaunai

    Atlantic Theater Company has now confirmed casting and announced a 1-week extension for the upcoming Atlantic For Kids production of She Persisted, The Musical.The family-friendly New York premiere, which is recommended for children aged 5 and above but welcomes kids of all ages, is now scheduled to run at the Linda Gross Theater from February 22 through March 22, 2020 (instead of March 15).She Persisted, The Musical features a script & lyrics by Adam Tobin with music by Deborah Wicks La...

  • Ari Graynor & Frank Wood

    Manhattan Theatre Club has now confirmed casting for its previously announced world premiere production of Emily Feldman's The Best We Could (a family tragedy), directed by Daniel Aukin.The cast is set to include Gabby Beans, Ari Graynor, Howard W. Overshown, Constance Shulman, and Tony Award winner Frank Wood.Synopsis: "The Best We Could is a witty, wise, and moving tale about a father-daughter cross-country road trip that veers off course when family ties collide with the values of a changing...

  • The Cast of Emojiland

    The new musical Emojiland has extended its current Off-Broadway run at The Duke on 42nd Street. The emoji-themed tuner, which began performances on January 9, 2020, ahead of an official opening on January 19, will now run through March 19, 2020 (instead of March 8).Emojiland features a book, music and lyrics by Keith Harrison & Laura Schein, with direction by Thomas Caruso and choreography by Kenny Ingram.Synopsis: "Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is...

  • Lindsey Ferrentino, Anna Ziegler & Sanaz Toossi

    Roundabout Theatre Company has now revealed details for three new productions by three female playwrights as part of its forthcoming 2020-2021 Off-Broadway season at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.Roundabout Artistic Director/CEO Todd Haimes commented: "The development of new plays has become a core part of Roundabout's mission, and in the 2020-21 season, we're featuring three wildly varied looks at life in America today. I can't wait for audiences to hear what these three...

  • Gideon Glick in Little Shop of Horrors

    Suddenly, Seymour... is being played by Gideon Glick! The Tony Award nominee returns to the leading role in the smash hit Off-Broadway revival of the cult classic musical Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre tonight, as previously reported. Two-time Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff played his final performance as Seymour on January 19.Glick previously covered the role for Groff from November 5 through November 17, 2019, during Groff's contractual duties to promote the release of...

  • Stephanie J. Block & Linda Lavin

    Atlantic Theater Company has revealed initial casting for the hotly anticipated world premiere musical The Bedwetter, which is scheduled to begin previews at the Linda Gross Theater on April 25, 2020, ahead of an official opening on May 20 and a limited run through June 14, 2020.The principal cast will include Stephanie J. Block, who was last seen on the New York stage in her Tony Award-winning role in The Cher Show, as Beth Ann and Tony Award winner Linda Lavin as Nana, alongside Sami Bray and...

  • Anna Deavere Smith & Tim Sanford

    Details have now been revealed for The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, the biggest night of the Off-Broadway calendar, which will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at NYU Skirball Center.Nominations for the awards are set to be announced on Thursday, April 2, 2020, following the official end of the Off-Broadway season on March 31.The Off-Broadway League has now announced that Tim Sanford, who is scheduled to step down as Artistic Director of Playwrights Horizons in July of this year, will be...

  • Courtney Reed & Francis Jue

    Signature Theatre has announced a 1-week extension for its upcoming New York premiere of Cambodian Rock Band, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Chay Yew, which is scheduled to begin previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage on February 4, 2020, ahead of an official opening on February 24. The limited engagement will now run through March 15, 2020 (instead of March 8).Synopsis: "Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock. This electric new play with music tells the...

  • Jules Latimer, Ann McDonough, Bruce McKenzie, James Murtaugh, Danielle Skraastad & Christopher Dylan White

    Atlantic Theatre Company has announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere of Paris, the off-Broadway playwriting debut of acclaimed actor Eboni Booth.Directed by Knud Adams, the production began previews at Atlantic Stage 2 on January 8, ahead of an official opening set for January 21, and will now run through February 16, 2020 (instead of February 9).Synopsis: "Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at...

  • Kearstin Piper Brown

    Lincoln Center Theater has now announced casting for its upcoming production of new opera Intimate Apparel. As previously reported, the LCT production is scheduled to begin previews at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on February 27, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 23 and a limited engagement through May 3, 2020.The cast of Intimate Apparel will be led by Kearstin Piper Brown as Esther. Brown has enjoyed an extensive career in both opera and musical theater, having appeared alongside...

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