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  • Deirdre O'Connell

    Corsicana, a new play by Will Arbery, has set the cast for its world premiere Off-Broadway run. The show runs from June 2 to July 10 at Playwrights Horizons, with an opening night on June 22.The four-person cast includes Drama Desk Award winner Deirdre O'Connell, who starred in Dana H. on Broadway in 2021, as Justice; Jamie Brewer as Ginny; Will Dagger as Christopher; and Harold Surratt as Lot. The creative team has also been set, with scenic designer Laura Jellinek, costume designer Qween Jean,...

  • Mansa Ra

    We know what the cast will be! The Off-Broadway premiere of Mansa Ra's ...what the end will be has announced casting ahead of its first performance at the Laura Pels Theater in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Performances begin May 12 ahead of a June 2 opening night, and the run is set to go through July 10.The cast includes POSE star Ryan Jamaal Swain as Antoine, Emerson Brooks as Maxwell Kennedy, Gerald Caesar as Tony Kennedy, Randy Harrison as Charles, Keith Randolph Smith...

  • Photo credit: The Play That Goes Wrong (Photo courtesy of production)

    New York is a huge city, and every neighborhood in every borough is teeming with theatre. The 41 Broadway theatres in the Theatre District sound like a lot, but there are tons more, even, than that beyond Broadway. For the adventurous theatregoer, Off-Broadway theatres are havens for all types of entertainment: shows that differ from traditional plays and musicals, family-friendly theatre, comedy specials, and the next big Broadway hits before they hit Broadway. If you're interested in...

  • Skylar Astin

    Suddenly... Skylar! Pitch Perfect star Skylar Astin is set to take over the leading role of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors from May 17. He replaces How to Get Away With Murder star Conrad Ricamora, who is in the role through May 14.Astin is best known for originating the role of Georg in Spring Awakening on Broadway and playing Jesse in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 on film. His other screen credits include roles in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Grey's...

  • Somi Kakoma

    New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre's production of Dreaming Zenzile off Broadway has named its cast. The show, written and performed by Grammy Award-nominated musician Somi Kakoma, will play from May 17 to June 26, with an opening night on June 1.Kakoma herself will play Miriam Makeba, the South African singer and activist on whose life the show is based. The cast also includes Aaron Marcellus, Naledi Masilo, and Phumzile Sojola as the Sangoma Chorus. Additional casting has yet...

  • Kinky Boots

    Welcome back to the Land of Lola! The Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein musical Kinky Boots will return off Broadway this summer at Stage 42. Performances begin July 26 ahead of an August 25 opening night.Kinky Boots, the lively story of a shoemaker who revives his floundering business by making high heels for drag queens, was adapted from the 2005 film of the same name. The musical adaptation first ran at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre from 2013 to 2019.The show won six 2013 Tony Awards...

  • Playwrights Horizons

    Playwrights Horizons has announced the full lineup for its 2022-2023 theatre season. Beginning in October, the company will present five works that "consider and radically challenge the very idea of normalcy," either through exploring themes of identity and justice, being set in different worlds, or experimenting with nontraditional theatrical forms. Three of these works are world-premiere plays, and a fourth is making its New York premiere.The season begins with Mia Chung's Catch as Catch Can...

  • Snow in Midsummer

    Classic Stage Company's production of Snow in Midsummer, a mystery play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, has set its full Off-Broadway cast. Directed by Zi Alikhan, the show begins performances at Classic Stage Company on May 19 ahead of a June 8 opening, and the run will go through July 9.The complete cast includes Tommy Bo, Wai Ching Ho, Paul Juhn, Kenneth Lee, Julian Leong, Dorcas Leung, Teresa Avia Lim, Fin Moulding, Alex Vinh, and John Yi. The creative team has also been set, which includes scenic...

  • Brian Watkins

    UPDATE: Epiphany will now begin previews on May 26, ahead of a June 23 opening night.Lincoln Center Theater will premiere a new play, Epiphany, by Brian Watkins off Broadway this spring. Performances begin May 19 at LCT's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater ahead of a June 16 opening night.Epiphany takes place during a winter dinner party, where the host has gathered old friends to revive an old, forgotten tradition of theirs. When the guest of honor is mysteriously late, however, the group becomes...

  • Exception to the Rule

    Roundabout Theatre Company has named the full cast for Exception to the Rule, Dave Harris's world-premiere play directed by Miranda Haymon. Performances begin at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on April 28 ahead of a May 18 opening night.The full cast includes MaYaa Boateng as Erika, Malik Childs as Tommy, Mister Fitzgerald as Abdul, Toney Goins as Dayrin, Amandla Jahava as Mikayla, and Claudia Logan as Dasani. Their characters are six Black students...

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