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  • UPDATE: Billy Eugene Jones has replaced Russell G. Jones in Where the Mountain Meets the Sea due to a scheduling conflict. Jones was last seen off Broadway in The Public Theater's Fat Ham and New York Theatre Workshop's On Sugarland, and on Broadway in A Soldier's Play.The first play in Manhattan Theatre Club's Off-Broadway season, Where the Mountain Meets the Sea, has set its cast, creative team, and performance dates. The show will begin performances October 11 ahead of a November 2 opening...

  • Jim Parsons

    Jim Parsons is returning to the stage! The Emmy Award-winning actor will star in the musical A Man of No Importance at Classic Stage Company, kicking off the theatre's fall season. Performances run from October 11 to December 4, with an opening night on October 30.Parsons was last seen on the New York stage in The Boys in the Band on Broadway in 2018, and he reprised his role of Michael in the 2020 Netflix film adaptation. His other stage credits include An Act of God, Harvey, and The Normal...

  • Photo credit: Ralph Fiennes in Straight Line Crazy (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

    Ralph Fiennes will star in the US premiere of David Hare's Straight Line Crazy later this year. Straight Line Crazy begins preview performances at The Shed's Griffin Theater on October 18, ahead of an opening night on October 26 and performances to December 18.Straight Line Crazy follows Robert Moses, a public official who, over the course of 40 years, transformed the New York City skyline. During his tenure, he created new parks, bridges, and 627 miles of expressway. At the same time, Moses...

  • MCC Theater

    The Off-Broadway institution MCC Theater has announced the productions in its upcoming 2022-23 season. The season runs from October to May and includes four professional productions, in addition to the return of MCC's annual youth company production, Uncensored.A world-premiere musical, Only Gold, kicks off the season in October. Three-time Tony-winning Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler directs and choreographs the production; he also co-wrote the book with Ted Malawer. British pop star...

  • Public Theater

    The Public Theater has set the productions for its 2022-23 season, which begins in September. The season includes eight shows, including a renowned classic, two New York premieres, and five world-premiere plays.The season kicks off with Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge, which is conceived by Greig Sargeant with Elevator Repair Service. The show restages a historic debate between writer James Baldwin and William F. Buckley, Jr., known as the "father of American conservatism," and also depicts an...

  • Rob McClure

    Suddenly, Rob! Two-time Tony Award nominee Rob McClure is the next Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. Beginning July 12, he will take over for Pitch Perfect star Skylar Astin in the leading role of the Off-Broadway production.McClure just wrapped a run in Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway, earning a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for playing the dual role of Daniel Hillard and Mrs. Doubtfire. He was nominated in the same category in 2013 for Chaplin. McClure's other Broadway...

  • We'll tell you how to get to Sesame Street! The classic children's show is being adapted as Sesame Street: The Musical, which will make its world premiere off Broadway on Theatre Row. The show will run for a limited engagement from September 8 to November 27. Opening night is September 22.Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and more beloved Sesame Street characters will appear in the musical alongside special guest stars from...

  • Callum Francis as Lola in Kinky Boots

    Everybody say yeah! The Off-Broadway revival of Kinky Boots has set its cast, which includes former cast members of the original Broadway production. Kinky Boots will play Stage 42 beginning July 26, with opening night on August 25.Callum Francis will play Lola; he previously played the role on Broadway, in London, and in Melbourne, where he won the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical. The principal cast also includes Christian Douglas as Charlie Price, Danielle Hope as Lauren,...

  • Lincoln Center Theater

    Lincoln Center Theater is premiering Aya Ogawa's play The Nosebleed at the Claire Tow Theater this summer. Performances run for six weeks, from July 16 to August 28, and opening night is August 1.The Nosebleed, also directed by Ogawa, is an autobiographical play about their difficult relationship with their now-deceased father. The play explores forgiveness and the generational gap through a series of funny and emotional vignettes, and explores how Ogawa's relationship with their father now...

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