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  • Atlantic Theater Company has set its 2022-23 Off-Broadway season, featuring five world premieres at the company's two performance venues. The season runs from December to June.The first show in the season is I'm Revolting, written by Gracie Gardner and directed by Knud Adams. Gardner makes her Off-Broadway debut with this show set at an NYC skin cancer clinic, where patients are waiting to discover what parts of themselves they'll lose. Performances run from September 8 to October 16 at the...

  • New York is getting turned upside down! Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical, based on the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, is returning off Broadway for a limited engagement this fall. Performances run from September 12 to January 1, with an opening night of September 22.Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical leans into the "campy 80s glory" of the TV show, about a group of children in 1980s Indiana that must face down monsters from another dimension. The musical features satirized versions of all...

  • UPDATE: Becky Nurse of Salem will now begin performances November 8 and open December 4. Something witchy this way comes! A new play by Pulitzer finalist Sarah Ruhl, Becky Nurse of Salem, will premiere off Broadway this fall. Performances will be staged at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater beginning October 27. Opening night is November 21.Deirdre O'Connell, a 2022 Tony Award winner for Dana H., will star as the titular Becky, the descendant of a woman named Rebecca Nurse who...

  • New York has more theatre and activity than one person could ever hope to experience, but sometimes, we all need a break from the city. You might find yourself as one of the many people who hop on NJ Transit for a quick city getaway — and if you haven't yet, it's a great option. The state boasts quaint towns, bustling boardwalks and beaches, and everything in between with a different vibe from the concrete jungle.But even on vacation, you might still want to get your theatre fix, and New Jersey...

  • UPDATE: Additional cast members have been named. Two-time Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Mare Winningham joins the A Man of No Importance cast as Lily Byrne, William Youmans as Baldy O'Shea, and Shereen Ahmed as Adele Rice.The Classic Stage Company production of A Man of No Importance has set additional casting, joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the lead role of Alfie Byrne. The show will run from October 11 to December 4, with an opening night of October 30.Newly announced...

  • You might be thinking: The Metropolitan Opera is practically the centerpiece of Lincoln Center. There are operas there all the time. What do you mean, the first Lincoln Center opera? We mean Lincoln Center Theater, the organization that operates three cozy theatres (the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow) in the building just behind the Met.LCT usually sticks to traditional plays and musicals, and The Met sticks to operas. But in 2006, the artistic directors of the two companies...

  • It's that time of the year again! Radio City Music Hall's famed precision kickline of festive dancers are back onstage for the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, which runs through January 1. Whether you're celebrating at the quintessential New York show with your family or friends, here are 10 fun facts you probably didn't know about the women of Radio City — including some new additions for this year!They weren't originally called The Rockettes.The troupe launched in...

  • Opera isn't just soaring arias and impressive costumes and sets. Sure, you may not understand all the lyrics in Carmen and <a href="https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/show/la-boh%C3%A8me"La Bohème (though there are subtitles to help with that), but these classic works are just the beginning when it comes to what the classic and legendary art form can be. While you may have been skeptical in the past, opera is not just your grandparents' thing. Here are the reasons why you should be going to the...

  • La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera

    If you've ever seen the classic 1987 movie Moonstruck, you know the iconic scene where Cher gets dressed up and attends her very first opera at The Metropolitan Opera House, Puccini's <a href="https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/show/la-boh%C3%A8me" target="blank"La Bohème. It's elegant. It's glamorous. It's romantic. (We'll ignore the relationship troubles that transpire in that scene for now.) Maybe the scene even made you think, "I want to go to the opera someday." Great news — it doesn't...

  • Alex Edelman: Just For Us

    In case you haven't yet heard about it from its past two NYC runs (or its Melbourne or Scotland engagements, or U.K. tour), Alex Edelman's Just For Us is about how he received anti-Semitic hate from white supremacists on Twitter and, as a totally natural next step, went to a nearby neo-Nazi meeting to see what their deal really was. But did I mention this is a comedy act? Mere seconds after recoiling at the horrifically racist stereotypes they toss around, you're doubling over with laughter at...

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