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  • Skylar Astin in Little Shop of Horrors

    Suddenly, Skylar! On May 17, Skylar Astin stepped into the role of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre. The show has been running off Broadway there since 2019, and the Pitch Perfect star is the latest celebrity to lead the show, following actors like Conrad Ricamora, Jeremy Jordan, and Jonathan Groff.The Little Shop of Horrors musical sees Seymour, an awkward flower shop worker, discover a bloodthirsty talking plant that brings booming business to the shop. The plant...

  • Jade Anouka

    Audible Theater will present the world premiere of Jade Anouka's Heart off Broadway this summer. Performances begin July 9 at the Minetta Lane Theatre and will run for five weeks only through August 14. Opening night is July 17.Anouka has written and performs this poetic solo show about her experience being married and divorced by age 28. She has to rebuild her life anew, and in doing so she confronts the insecurities that have held her back. As she's working on stepping out of her comfort zone...

  • Pulitzer Prizes

    The winners of the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's winner is James Ijames's Fat Ham, with Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord and Sylvia Khoury's Selling Kabul also being honored as finalists for the prize.Fat Ham is "a funny, poignant play that deftly transposes Hamlet to a family barbecue in the American South to grapple with questions of identity, kinship, responsibility, and honesty," said the Pulitzer announcement of the show's...

  • The Off-Broadway League has named the winners for its 37th annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which recognize excellence in Off-Broadway theatre. This year, the ceremony took place at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on May 1.English and Kimberly Akimbo took home the top prizes for Best Play and Best Musical, respectively. Kimberly Akimbo and Heather Christian's Oratorio for Living Things led in overall wins, each receiving three.In addition to the competitive awards winners, two...

  • Second Stage Theater

    Second Stage Theater has set two world-premiere plays for its 20th annual Uptown Series, its summer season of plays that perform at the McGinn/Cazale Theater. They include 53% Of by Steph D. Rosso and Patience by Johnny G. Lloyd.53% Of is about two groups of women: one in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and one in Brooklyn, New York. The Bethlehem ladies are preparing for the president to come to town, while the Brooklyn women might be planning a revolution, or a ritual to absolve their guilt. The...

  • Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts

    All hail! The full cast of Richard III, the first Shakespeare in the Park production of 2022, has been set. The Public Theater's production will play the Delacorte Theater in Central Park from June 17 to July 17, kicking off the program's 60th anniversary season and marking the first Shakespeare in the Park show since 2019.As previously announced, Danai Gurira will star as Richard III. She is joined by Oklahoma! Tony Award winner Ali Stroker as Anne and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Tony nominee...

  • Jersey Boys

    All seasons must come to an end. Jersey Boys, the musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, has set a closing date for its Off-Broadway run. The show will play its final performance at New World Stages on Sunday, May 22.Jersey Boys has played in New York for nearly 17 continuous years. The musical opened at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre in 2005 and won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2006. After closing on Broadway in January 2017, Jersey Boys reopened off Broadway in...

  • Roundabout Theatre Company has added three new productions to its 2022-23 season. You Will Get Sick by Noah Diaz, Primary Trust by Eboni Booth, and Covenant by York Walker will all make their world premieres off Broadway with Roundabout.At the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is You Will Get Sick, beginning performances in fall 2022. When a young man receives a life-changing medical diagnosis, he hires an older woman to tell his loved ones the news, an...

  • Broadway Speakeasy

    Roaring Twenties, meet 2020s! The Paradise Club in the Times Square EDITION Hotel will host a new immersive concert series, Broadway Speakeasy, this summer, presented by TodayTix.Broadway Speakeasy concerts will take place on Fridays and Saturdays beginning May 13. A live jazz band will back a Broadway star singing reimagined covers of classic jazz hits from singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Etta James, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra.Headliners have been set for the month of May, with a...

  • soft

    The world premiere of Donja R. Love's soft at MCC Theater has announced its cast. The Off-Broadway production begins performances May 12 ahead of a June 6 opening night, and will run through June 19.Biko Eisen-Martin leads the cast as Mr. Isaiah, alongside Leon Addison Brown as Mr. Cartwright, Dharon Jones as Antoine, Essence Lotus as Dee, Travis Raeburn as Bashir, Shakur Tolliver as Kevin, Dario Vazquez as Jamal, and Ed Ventura as Eddie. On the creative side, soft will feature scenic design by...

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