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What’s Coming Off Broadway Until March



January 6: Hunter Theater Project’s production an all-female re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, returns for an encore run at Hunter College’s Frederick Loewe Theater. Performances are scheduled through February 22. 

Ismenia Mendes and Isabelle Furhman Photo by Carol Rosegg

January 7: Olivier Award-winning company Fishamble returns to 59E59 Theaters with Eva O’Connor’s Maz and Bricks. Ciaran O’Brian and O’Connorstar. Jim Culleton directs; performances run through February 2. 

January 8: Eboni Booth, who was in Dance Nation, makes her professional playwriting debut with Paris at the Atlantic Theater. Jules Latimer stars, in Booth’s new play about invisibility and isolation. Knud Adams directs the world premiere, which runs through February 9th.

January 8: Stephen Mallatratt’s got story gets site-specific in an adaptation of Susan Sill’s The Woman in Black, previously seen in the West End, moves into the McKittrick Hotel until March 8th or beyond.

January 9: One of the good things to come out of the New York Musical Festivalwas Emojiland, written by Keith Harrison and Laura Schein. Now they get a full run at The Duke on 42nd Street. Max Crumm, Lesli Margherita, Ann Harada, and more star.

January 9: Rick Miller performs his solo show documenting the music, culture, and politics that shaped the Baby Boomers, BOOM,at 59E59 through February 23rd.

January 11: Theatre For a New Audience teams up with Royal Shakespeare Company for a gender-bending Timon of Athens. Olivier Award winner Kathryn Hunter in this Shakespeare play, directed by Simon Godwin, at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center through February 9th.

January 11: Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch, returns Off-Broadway in his play The Confession of Lily Dare at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Seen in 2018 at Theatre for a New City, the return engagement is presented by Primary Stages and directed by Carl Andress until March 5th.

January 12: Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Dylan Baker star in a contemporary reworking of the Euripides tragedy Medea at BAM. Opens January 30th.

January 14: Classic Stage Company in a new adaptation by Kate Hamill brings Dracula, to life. Now a feminist revenge fantasy,” the Sarna Lapine- production stars Matthew Amendt as Dracula. Through March 8th.

January 14: Mark Saltzman’s Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn is adapted from classic Italian melodies. Playing at A.R.T/New York by Amas Musical Theatre until February 16th.

January 16: The New Group brings a musical adaptation of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, to the stage. The 1969 film about the sexual revolution will star Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano, Ana Nogueira, Joél Pérez and Michael Zegen. Artistic Director Scott Elliott directs at the Signature Theatre, with book by Jonathan Marc Sherman, additional lyrics by Amanda Green and choreography by Kelly Devine, until March 15th.

January 16: Darling Grenadine, is a new musical, starring Adam Kantor, Emily Walton, and Jay Armstrong Johnson. Playing at Roundabout Underground’s black box, director Michael Berresse also choreographs this production, until March 15th.

January 16: Jewelle Gomez traces jazz singer and songwriter Alberta Hunter’s life story in Leaving the Blues at The Flea, directed by Mark Finley through February 8th.

January 17: Barra Grant’s autobiographical Miss America’s Ugly Daughter, about growing up the daughter of the first and only Jewish Miss America, opens at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, through March 1st.

January 21Beyond Babel had a sold-out run in San Diego. Told entirely through West Coast urban dance, the immersive production is inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Keone and Mari Madrid choreograph, direct, and star in the production, co-created with Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner of Hideaway Circus. The 10-week limited run is at the Gym at Judson until March 29th.

January 22: Michelle Dooley Mahon’s solo show The Scourge—about her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s—debuts at Irish Rep’s downstairs theatre in association with Wexford Arts Centre through February 2nd.

January 23: The Obie-winning Mint Theater Company returns with the world premiere of Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories. These two short plays by Miles Malleson—An Artist’s Story and What Men Live By—each an adaptation of a story by Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy, respectively. The Mint’s artistic director Jonathan Bank and longtime collaborator Jane Shaw, co-direct the limited run at Theatre Row through March 14th.

January 30: Classic Stage Company is also doing Tristan Bernays’ adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, running in rep with Dracula. Stephanie Berry takes on the title role as Timothy Douglas directs.

February 1: Alice Birch’s Blackburn Prize-winning play, Anatomy of a Suicide, premieres Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company. Directed by Obie winner Lileana Blain-Cruz, the cast includes Carla Gugino and runs through March 15th.

February 1: Keen Company kicks off its 2020 season with Blues for an Alabama Sky by playwright, novelist, and poet Pearl Cleage. LA Williams directs through March 14th.

February 4: Young Jean lee’s We’re Gonna Die, was first done at Joe’s Pub in 2011. Now returning, the play moves uptown to Second Stage starring Janelle McDermoth. Directed and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly until March 22nd.

February 4: Signature Theatre’s Lauren Yee’s rbrings her musical play Cambodian Rock Band, featuring music by rock group Dengue Fever. Chay Yew directs a cast led by Aladdin star Courtney Reed and Joe Ngo through March 8th.

February 6: MCC Theater has the world premiere of All The Natalie Portmans by resident playwright C.A. Johnson. Directed by Kate Whoriskey (Sweat), the show runs through March 15th.

February 8: LCT3 debuts the newest work from Obie-winning playwright Christopher Chen (The Passage). The Headlands is directed by Knud Adams, running through March 22nd.

February 13: Maria Elena Ramirez (Fish in the Dark) is a woman deported from her home and separated from her family in Arizona, in the world premiere of 72 Miles to Go. FX’ The Americans writer Hilary Bettis brings her play to Roundabout Theatre Company. Jo Bonney directs Laura Pels, playing through May 3rd.

February 11: Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Hot Wing King, a new comedy by resident playwright Katori Hall (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Mountaintop). Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, until March 22nd.

February 11: Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House Part 2) is back with Dana H., a new play detailing the real-life kidnapping of Hnath’s mother. Director Les Waters tells the true story of how Hnath’s mother was held captive for five months by a patient in the psych ward where she worked. The show premieres at the Vineyard Theatre through March 22nd.

February 11: Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Perplexed, directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow. The cast includes Patrick Breen, Margaret Colin, Ilana Levine, and Tony winner Frank Wood until March 29th or later.

February 11: Cary Gitter’s Manhattan-set romantic comedy The Sabbath Girl, directed by Joe Brancato, runs at 59E59 through March 8th.

February 12Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory, is helmed by Ciaraán O’Reilly, at The Irish Rep, through March 22nd.

Unknown Soldier

February 14: Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s musical In Unknown Soldier, spans three generations. Margo Seibert, Thom Sesma and Estelle Parsons star at Playwrights Horizons. Direction by Trip Cullman and choreography by Patrick McCollum, the musical plays through March 28th.

February 17: Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs a cast that includes Phillipa Soo, John Ellison Conlee, and Andy Grotelueschen in Clubbed Thumb’s return engagement of Ethan Lipton’s Tumacho. First seen in 2016, the play will have a limited run at the Connelly Theater through March 14th. 

February 18Coal Country, a new play with music by wife-and-husband team Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, is set for The Public Theater. With direction by Blank, Coal Country features music by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle. Through March 29th.

February 19: The New York Theatre Workshop brings Celine Song’s Endlings a new play, previously seen at A.R.T. in Cambridge. The production will officially open March 9 and is set to run through March 29th.

February 22: Atlantic Theater presents She Persisted, the musical adaptation of Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger’s illustrated feminist picture book. The production will run through March 15th.

February 27: Lincoln Center Theater debuts Intimate Apparel, a new chamber opera based on Lynn Nottage’s play—about a Black seamstress living and working in a boarding house in turn-of-the-century New York—of the same name. Featuring a libretto by Nottage and music by Ricky Ian Gordon, the world premiere is directed by Bartlett Sher and set to run through May 3.

February 28: At The Flea, Taylor Mac’s The Fre, a queer love story. The Flea’s artistic director and frequent Taylor Mac collaborator, Niegel Smith, will direct the world premiere, featuring resident acting ensemble The Bats. 

February 29: Parity Productions presents Azure D. Osborne-Lee’s Mirrors as part of New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door programming. Ludovica Villar-Hauser directs the limited run through March 22nd. 

March: Ars Nova brings Oratorio for Living Things, a new musical work by Animal Wisdom creator and resident artist, Heather Christian. Lee Sunday Evans directs the show, which will feature a 12-member choir. Preview and opening dates yet to be announced.

March 4: New York Theatre Workshop premieres Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok’s (The Cost of Living), Sanctuary City (which premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival). Rebecca Frecknall directs.

March 4: Ren Dara Santiago ‘s The Siblings Play, directed by Jenna Worsham starts at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The world premiere is presented with piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory. Through Aprl 5th.

March 7: TFANA premieres Will Eno’s Gnit, the playwright’s re-imagining of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. Presented last year in a staged reading starring Michael C. Hall, Oliver Butler (What the Constitution Means to Me) directs the Off-Broadway run at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

March 10: The Shed kicks off its 2020 theatrical programming with the commissioned Help, a new piece by acclaimed author and poet Claudia Rankine. The world premiere will be directed by Obie winner Taibi Magar, with movement by Shamel Pitts, and will star Fairview’s Roslyn Ruff.

March 12: 59E59 The Civilians new production of the Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob SquarePants) musical Whisper House. Directed by artistic director Steve Cosson, through April 19th. 

March 17: Playwright Mona Mansour brings Palestinian and identity into play with her three-part, The Vagrant Trilogy at The Public Theater. Featuring six actors in 19 different roles. Obie winner Mark Wing-Davey directs.

March 17: Soho Rep. produces with with Ma-Yi Theater Company for the Off-Broadway premiere of Hansol Jung’s Wolf Play. Dustin Wills directs.

March 19: MCC Theater brings Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls) world premiere of Nollywood Dreams to life. Saheem Ali directs. 

March 19: Nathan Yungerberg’s Esai’s Table, “a mythic tale at the Cherry Lane Theatre, until April 25th.

March 24: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey team up with writer-director Kwame Kwei-Armah for the world premiere of the new musical The Visitor at The Public Theater. Based on the film of the same name, Tony winners David Hyde Pierce and Ari’el Stachel, along with Slave Play’s Joaquina Kalukango and Jacqueline Antaramian star. Daniel Sullivan directs and Lorin Latarro choreographs through May 10th.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith

March 25The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith reprise their performances in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs, at BAM. The production, directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), through April 19th.

March 27: Playwright Sylvia Khoury Selling Kabul. Is about U.S. interpretor, hunted by the Taliban. The night before his son will be born, he must decide whether to stay in hiding or risk his life to meet his child. Tyne Rafaeli, who helmed Khoury’s Power Strip at LCT3, directs the Off-Broadway premiere at Playwrights Horizons.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Pascale Roger-McKeever and Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton



“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is  filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. This particular episode was filmed in two parts at different times due to the weather and extenuating circumstances.


In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Pascale Roger-McKeever and Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton.
We are so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms.

Austin Pendleton, Suzanna Bowling

Suzanna Bowling, Pascale Roger-McKeever

I am so grateful to my guests Pascale Roger-McKeever and Austin Pendleton. for joining me.

Austin Pendleton, Rommel Gopez, Suzanna Bowling

Rommel Gopez, Suzanna Bowling, Pascale Roger-McKeever

Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, the audience who showed up to support us, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

Austin Pendleton

Suzanna Bowling, Pascale Roger-McKeever, Craig J Horsley

Suzanna Bowling

Pascale Roger-McKeever will be starring in Fingers and Spoons directed by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton. Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam Street. starting on April 25th.

Roger Sichel, Austin Pendleton, Rommel Gopez, Suzanna Bowling

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We hope to see you there on April 17th. We will be announcing our guests tonight.

All photo’s except for the picture with Roger are by Roger Sichel.

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Theatre News: OCC Nominations, Our Town, Hadestown, Romeo and Juliet, Here We Are, Hello Girls and Hell’s Kitchen 



Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez will announce the 2024 73rd Outer Critics Circle nominations on April 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Broadway. The OCC awards ceremony will take place on May 23. Radcliffe, Groff and Mendez were all nominated for the 2022 Off-Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along, with Groff and Mendez winning for Lead Performer and Featured Performer, respectively, in an Off-Broadway Musical.

Now here’s a revival that is star studded. Jim Parsons, Ephraim Sykes, Zoey Deutch, Katie Holmes and more will lead the revival of Our Town. This will star 28 actors of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon will direct the show, which starts first-preview date of September 17 and an opening night of Oct. 10 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons is the Stage Manager, with Tony and Grammy Award nominee Ephraim Sykes as George Gibbs and Zoey Deutch as Emily Webb. The company will also feature Katie Holmes as Mrs. Webb, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas as Mr. Webb, Tony nominee Michelle Wilson as Mrs. Gibbs, Billy Eugene Jones as Dr. Gibbs, Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient Julie Halston as Mrs. Soames and Donald Webber Jr. as Simon Stimpson. Rounding out the cast will be Ephie Aardema, Heather Ayers, Willa Bost, Bobby Daye, Safiya Kaijya Harris, Doron JéPaul, Shyla Lefner, Anthony Michael Lopez, John McGinty, Bryonha Marie, Kevyn Morrow, Hagan Oliveras, Noah Pyzik, Sky Smith, Bill Timoney, Matthew Elijah Webb and Nimene Sierra Wureh. Two additional actors will be announced at a later date

Hadestown launches singing sweepstakes for their 5th Anniversary celebration! Until  Tuesday, April 9th, fans can upload a video of themselves singing a song from the show for a chance to win a custom Gibson guitar, two tickets to attend Hadestown on the eve of the show’s 5th anniversary, and two tickets to attend an exclusive 5th anniversary celebration with the Hadestown company, past and present, on Tuesday, April 16. Audience Rewards will host a lottery allowing fans to win a chance to attend the one-night-only 5th anniversary celebration in New York City on Tuesday, April 16th.

Tom Holland in Romeo & Juliet, directed by Jamie Lloyd will head to Broadway after its London run. The Spider-man star, starred in Billy Elliot The Musical as a boy sold tickets out in under two hours. Francesca Amewudah-Rivers is Juliet. Amewudah-Rivers previously appeared in two seasons of BBC series Bad Education and three short films. She has stage experience in productions at the Globe and Lyric Hammersmith among other venues and is making her West End debut.

Concord Theatricals Recordings announced today that the original cast recording of Here We Are, David Ives and Stephen Sondheim’s critically-acclaimed new musical, will be released on CD and digital platforms worldwide on Friday, May 17. The album will be available on 2-LP, 180g baby blue vinyl on Friday, September 6.

You can preorder the album on CD and vinyl HERE.

The album will feature the cast of Joe Mantello’s celebrated world premiere production: Francois Battiste, Tracie Bennett, Bobby Cannavale, Micaela Diamond, Amber Gray, Jin Ha, Rachel Bay Jones, Denis O’Hare, Steven Pasquale, David Hyde Pierce and Jeremy Shamos.

Watch a sneak preview from the recording session HERE.

“This show is Steve’s final gift to us all, a brilliant, hilarious and always inventive collaboration with playwright David Ives and director Joe Mantello, performed by an incredible cast and band,” said Flahaven and Rosenfield. ”It was a privilege and genuine pleasure to record it.”

Here We Are (Original Cast Recording) has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, and music supervision and additional arrangements by Alexander Gemignani, conducting a 14-piece orchestra. The album was recorded and mixed by Ian Kagey and mastered by Oscar Zambrano. The album packaging was designed by Derek Bishop.

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director; Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present two special concert presentations of their hit musical The Hello Girls: Tony Award Honor recipient Ben Davis (New York, New York; La Bohème), Lisa Helmi Johanson (POTUS), Savy Jackson (Bad Cinderella), Asher Muldoon (Dear Evan Hansen), Laura Jean Spineti (The Oldenburg Suite), Matthew Weatherhead, and Kat Wolff will join the previously announced members of the world premiere actor-musician cast, including Ellie Fishman (Into the Woods) as ‘Grace Banker’, Arlo Hill (The Phantom of the Opera), Chanel Karimkhani (The Goree All Girl String Band), Andrew Mayer (The Great Comet of 1812), Ben Moss (OBIE Award, Oratorio for Living Things), and Lili Thomas (Chicago).

Original company percussionist Elena Bonomo (Six) and bass player Jordyn Davis will join the on stage ensemble of musicians. Fernanda Douglas will serve as Associate Music Director, and Kate Semmens as Assistant Director. Veronica Aglowis the Production Stage Manager, and Hollace Jeffords is the Assistant Stage Manager.

As previously announced, The Hello Girls will play Washington, DC for one night only on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:30pm in the Terrace Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street, NW), in a special staged concert presented by the Doughboy Foundation. Tickets, starting at $40, are now on sale and can be purchased at or

The production will also receive a special one night only presentation as part of Prospect’s IGNITE Series in New York City on Sunday, May 12 at 6:30pm at the Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, at 95th Street). Tickets, starting at $30 for students with ID (includes facility fee), are on sale now, and can be purchased at or

The critically-acclaimed musical tells the story of the first women soldiers in the U.S. Army, who served on the front lines during World War I, acting as bi-lingual Signal Corps Telephone Operators. Deployed to France, they connected over 26 million calls and remained to assist during the post-war period, including at the Treaty of Versailles that officially ended the war. Colloquially known as the ‘Hello Girls’, over thirty of the women received individual commendations, including Grace Banker who received the Distinguished Service Medal. Despite their key role in the American combat effort, when they returned home the women learned that the War Department did not consider them military veterans. They fought for their rights valiantly until 1977, when congress finally acknowledged their veterans’ status.

The show features music and lyrics by award-winning composer Peter Mills, with script by Mills and Cara Reichel. Choreography is by Christine O’Grady and music direction is by Ben Moss, and the production is directed by Cara Reichel.

The Broadway premiere of the new musical Hell’s Kitchen, the new musical from 16-time Grammy® Award winner Alicia Keys, is now in performances and will officially open on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street.)

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On Your Mark, Get Ready, and GO!!! 



Spring is here, and with it comes the inevitable rush of shows opening, but perhaps more importantly, shows that may have slipped by your notice and are closing soon.  Also included are some recommendations for things coming up that you should know.  

Corruption — This power-packed examination of the phone-hacking scandal that rocked the Murdoch empire in the previous decade is a must see for anyone who cares about politics, journalism, and decency and ethical behavior within both. Bartlett Sher has once again masterfully directed a piece that in lesser hands could be boring but clips along in a way that leaves one almost breathless.  The entire cast is splendid, most notably Toby Stephens as one of the pivotal characters.  The set by Michael Yeargan gets the audience revved for what is to follow, and playwright J.T. Rogers, who also wrote Oslo, has once again delivered an important play for our times. Catch it at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center before it closes on April 14. 

Dead Outlaw Photo by Matthew Murphy (2024).

Dead Outlaw – Also closing on April 14 is this musical based on a most unlikely true story.  It was conceived by David Yazbek, who also wrote the music and lyrics with Erik Della Penna and written by Itamar Moses.  The music is of the hillbilly/country variety, and the set and costumes appropriately gel with that.  While this is not–as was said in the Sixties—my thing, I was clearly in the minority.  The audience was loving it to bits, and you probably will as well.  Catch it quick at the Minetta Lane Theatre in the Village. 

Do Re Mi – J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company is presenting this Comden, Green and Styne show from the 1960s from April 19 – 28.  Comden and Green always bring a zaniness to their shows, a lightheartedness that seems out of fashion today, but is just what we need right now.  The winner song from this show is “Make Someone Happy”.  Make yourself happy and get a ticket.  This same company is also doing Lucky Stiff from May 3 – 12, the first musical by Flaherty and Ahrens, the genius team that brought us Ragtime.  It is described as a musical farce, which sounds like a perfect antidote for whatever might be ailing you.  Being presented in tandem with these shows are cabarets will feature an all-star cast and will be presented at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday during each musical’s run (April 23rd, May 7th).   This company has produced several revivals of beloved musicals in the last few years, and each one was a joy! 

I’ll Leave It To You – Deviating a bit from their mission of promoting George Bernard Shaw, the Gingold Theatrical Group is presenting Noël Coward’s first play on April 29 at Symphony Space.  If you don’t know this company already, you are well served to check them out. 

Wicked Little Letters – Can we ever get enough of Olivia Coleman?  Methinks not.  If you agree, see her latest film before it evaporates from sight, like so many great films do. 

Craig Rubano

Craig Rubano — After selling out the Laurie Beechman Theatre in March with his show “Take the Moment”, Craig has added an extra performance on June 12, in addition to the two already scheduled on April 13 and May 19.  This performance is a perfect Mother’s and Father’s Day treat, or an occasion to share with friends.  As said previously, “Rubano made his return to the stage of the Laurie Beechman slowly, dramatically, and expressively, with the reverence of a cleric. The masterful leadership of Jeff Harnar’s direction enabled Craig Rubano to deliver an exceptional performance.” 

Calling All Porterphiles! — If you love Cole Porter and his music, you should know about these two events.  To celebrate his birthday every year, his hometown of Peru, Indiana has a Festival.  This year it runs from June 6 – 9 and is jampacked with entertainment and education for every fan.  Check it out at 

For the true aficionado, there’s a trip planned for late October, beginning in New York and visiting Porter locations is Venice and Paris.  More details as they develop. 

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The 2024 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Announced




Wet Brain, produced by Playwrights Horizons and MCC Theater, has the most nominations with 8; followed by Playwrights’ Stereophonic and Atlantic Theater’s Buena Vista Social Club with 7 – the latter being the most nominated musical.

Nominations for the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by Amber Iman and George Abud, two of the stars of the new Broadway musical, Lempicka. The 2024 Awards will be presented at the annual ceremony which will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm. The event will once again be open to the public, with tickets available for purchase beginning April 11 at or at the NYU Skirball box office Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm. As always, the Lortel Awards are a benefit for the Entertainment Community Fund, and fans are encouraged to make donations at The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre, with additional support provided by TDF.

Alicia Keys earned a Lortel Award nomination for her semi-autobiographical new musical, Hell’s Kitchen, which recently transferred to Broadway. David Adjmi’s Stereophonic – nominated for 7 Lortel Awards – is also currently in performances on Broadway. All in all, for the 2023 – 2024 Off-Broadway season, 39 of the 75 eligible productions earned at least one Lortel Award nomination.

As previously announced, special honorees this year include Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Playwrights’ Sidewalk inductee Dominique Morisseau, and Ars Nova, who will be honored for their Outstanding Body of Work.


Julio Monge in Wet Brain. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Outstanding Play

The Comeuppance

Produced by Signature Theatre

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Plays For The Plague Year

Produced by The Public Theater

Written by Suzan-Lori Parks

Primary Trust

Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company

Written by Eboni Booth


Produced by Playwrights Horizons

Written by David Adjmi

Wet Brain

Produced by Playwrights Horizons and MCC Theater

Written by John J. Caswell, Jr.

Jared Machado, Kenya Browne, and Olly Sholotan in ATC’s Buena Vista Social Club. Photo by Ahron R. Foster.
Outstanding Musical


Produced by Ars Nova and National Black Theatre

Created by nicHi douglas, with music by S T A R R Busby and JJJJJerome Ellis

Buena Vista Social Club

Produced by Atlantic Theater Company

Book by Marco Ramirez, Music by Buena Vista Social Club

Dead Outlaw

Produced by Audible Theater

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek & Erik Della Penna, Book by Itamar Moses, Conceived by David Yazbek

Hell’s Kitchen

Produced by The Public Theater

Music and Lyrics by Alicia Keys, Book by Kristoffer Diaz


Produced by Playwrights Horizons

Book and Music by Anna K. Jacobs, Book and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson

Julia Lester (up on the table) and the cast of CSC’s production of I CAN GET IT FOR YOUWHOLESALE. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Outstanding Revival

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Produced by Play Hooky Productions, Seaview, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jayne Baron Sherman, Stella La Rue, Roth-Manella Productions, Sony Music Masterworks, Jillian Robbins, David Binder, Folk Productions, Antonio Marion, Daniel Schwartz, Wessex Grove, Stephanie Choate, Hillary Wyatt

Written by John Patrick Shanley

I Can Get It for You Wholesale

Produced by Classic Stage Company

Book by Jerome Weidman (based on his novel), Music and Lyrics by Harold Rome, Book revisions by John Weidman

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Produced by Irish Repertory Theatre Company

Written by Brian Friel

Sunset Baby

Produced by Signature Theatre Company

Written by Dominique Morisseau


Produced by Irish Repertory Theatre

Written by Brian Friel

Patrick Page in All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Outstanding Solo Show

All The Devils Are Here – How Shakespeare Invented the Villain

Produced by Mara Isaacs, Thomas M. Neff, Willette and Manny Klausner, 42nd.Club, Daryl Roth

Written and Performed by Patrick Page

I Love You So Much I Could Die

Produced by New York Theatre Workshop

Written and Performed by Mona Pirnot

Make Me Gorgeous!

Produced by triangle productions!

Written by Donnie, Additional Material by Wade McCollum

Performed by Wade McCollum

Sorry For Your Loss

Produced by Audible

Written and Performed by Michael Cruz Kayne

Triple Threat

Produced by Brendan Gaul, Brett Henenberg, James T. Lane, and T32 Theatrical

Written and Performed by James T. Lane

Trent Saunders, Andrew Durand, and Eddie Cooper in Audible Theater’s World Premiere of Dead Outlaw at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Photo by Matthew Murphy (2024).
Outstanding Director

Daniel Aukin – Stereophonic

David Cromer – Dead Outlaw

nicHi douglas – (pray)

Eric Ting – The Comeuppance

Dustin Wills – Wet Brain

Outstanding Choreographer

Camille A. Brown – Hell’s Kitchen

Graciela Daniele and Alex Sanchez – The Gardens of Anuncia

Patricia Delgado and Justin Peck – Buena Vista Social Club

nicHi douglas – (pray)

Raja Feather Kelly – Teeth

Gabby Beans and Hagan Oliveras in RTC’s Jonah. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play

Christopher Abbott – Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Gabby Beans – Jonah

William Jackson Harper – Primary Trust

Nicole Ari Parker – The Refuge Plays

Josh Radnor – The Ally

A.J. Shively – Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Paco Tolson – The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play

Arnie Burton – Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors

Eli Gelb – Stereophonic

Carmen M. Herlihy – The Apiary

Florencia Lozano – Wet Brain

Julio Monge – Wet Brain

Bubba Weiler – Swing State

Frank Wood – Toros

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jordan Boatman, James Daly, Ellen Harvey, and Arnie Burton in DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS. photo by Matthew Murphy.
Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical

Natalie Venetia Belcon – Buena Vista Social Club

Jeb Brown – Dead Outlaw

Andrew Durand – Dead Outlaw

Santino Fontana – I Can Get It for You Wholesale

Priscilla Lopez – The Gardens of Anuncia

Alyse Alan Louis – Teeth

Maleah Joi Moon – Hell’s Kitchen

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical

Shoshana Bean – Hell’s Kitchen

Rodrick Covington – Rock & Roll Man

Kecia Lewis – Hell’s Kitchen

Jessica Molaskey – The Connector

Steven Pasquale – Teeth

Mel Semé – Buena Vista Social Club

Thom Sesma – Dead Outlaw

Steven Pasquale (Center) and the cast in Playwrights Horizons’ Teeth. Photo by Chelcie Parry.
Outstanding Ensemble


Ariel Kayla Blackwood, S T A R R Busby, Ashely De La Rosa, Tina Fabrique, Satori Folkes-Stone, Amara Granderson, Taylor Symone Jackson, Ziiomi Louise Law, Aigner Mizzelle, Gayle Turner, Darnell White, D. Woods

The Comeuppance

Brittany Bradford, Caleb Eberhardt, Susannah Flood, Bobby Moreno, Shannon Tyo


Brittany Bellizeare, Christiana Clark, Eboni Edwards, Renita Lewis, Erica Matthews, Ciara Monique, Tamera Tomakili

Outstanding Scenic Design

Jason Ardizzone-West – shadow/land

Arnulfo Maldonado – Buena Vista Social Club

Arnulfo Maldonado – Dead Outlaw

Kate Noll – Wet Brain

David Zinn – Stereophonic

Patrice Johnson Chevannes in NYTW’s The Half-God of Rainfall. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Outstanding Costume Design

Dede Ayite – Buena Vista Social Club

Enver Chakartash – Stereophonic

Linda Cho – The Half-God of Rainfall

DeShon Elem – (pray)

Lux Haac – Manahatta

Outstanding Lighting Design

Amith Chandrashaker – The Comeuppance

Jiyoun Chang – Stereophonic

Jen Schriever – Spain

Cha See – Wet Brain

John Torres – Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Marin Ireland and Andrew Burnap in 2ST’s SPAIN. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Outstanding Sound Design

Tei Blow & John Gasper – Wet Brain

Jonathan Deans – Buena Vista Social Club

Palmer Hefferan – The Comeuppance

Ryan Rumery – Stereophonic

Mikaal Sulaiman – (pray)

Outstanding Projection Design

59 Productions – Corruption

Nick Hussong – Wet Brain

Jared Mezzocchi – Poor Yella Rednecks

Jared Mezzocchi – Russian Troll Farm

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew – The Connector

D. Woods (center) appears in (pray), directed by nicHi douglas, for Ars Nova at Greenwich House Theater. Photo by Ben Arons.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee

Dominique Morisseau

Outstanding Body of Work

Ars Nova

Mary Beth Fisher and Bubba Weiler in Rebecca Gilman’s Swing State. Photos by Liz Lauren. Taken at the Goodman Theater (2022)


Wet Brain8

Buena Vista Social Club7



Dead Outlaw6

Hell’s Kitchen5

The Comeuppance5


Danny and the Deep Blue Sea3

I Can Get It for You Wholesale2

Philadelphia, Here I Come!2

Primary Trust2

The Connector2

The Gardens of Anuncia2

All The Devils Are Here – How Shakespeare Invented the Villain1


Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors1


I Love You So Much I Could Die1


Wade McCollum in the triangle productions! of Make Me Gorgeous!. Photo by Maria Baranova.

Make Me Gorgeous!1


Plays For The Plague Year1

Poor Yella Rednecks1

Rock & Roll Man1

Russian Troll Farm1


Sorry For Your Loss1


Sunset Baby1

Swing State1

The Ally1

Juan Castano in 2ST’s TOROS. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The Off-Broadway League’s Lortel Awards Producing & Administration Committee (Jeremy Adams, Alana Canty-Samuel, Tisa Chang, Carol Fishman, George Forbes, Kenneth Naanep, Ralph Peña, Catherine Russell, Michael Sag, Jonathan Whitton, Casey York, and Jeffrey Shubart, Chair) and the Lucille Lortel Theatre (George Forbes, Jeffrey Shubart, Nancy Hurvitz, Alana Canty-Samuel, Maura Le Viness, and Karla Liriano) produce the Lortel Awards Ceremony. Acclaimed writer/director Michael Heitzman directs the Lortel Awards with Terry Berliner as Co-Director. Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, United Scenic Artists, the Lucille Lortel Theatre, in addition to theatre journalists, academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Voting Committee.


The Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were created in 1985 by the Off-Broadway League. The Lortel Awards recognize excellence in Off-Broadway by honoring the invaluable contribution of artists to the theatre community. Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, United Scenic Artists, the Lucille Lortel Theatre, in addition to theatre journalists, academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Voting Committee. Awards may be given in the following categories: Play, Musical, Solo Show, Revival, Alternative Theatrical Experience, Director, Choreographer, Lead Performer in a Play and Musical, Featured Performer in a Play and Musical, Ensemble, Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound, and Projection Design. The following honorary awards may also be given: Lifetime Achievement Award, Body of Work (awarded to an institution), Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award, and induction onto the Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the historic Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City. For more information, please see


The Off-Broadway League was founded in 1959 to foster theatrical productions produced in Off-Broadway theatres (productions in Manhattan in venues with 76-499 seats), to assist in the voluntary exchange of information among its members, and to serve as a collective voice of its membership in pursuit of these goals. In recent years the League has grown to represent an average of 150 individual members and theatres and 100 non-for-profit and commercial shows per season.

Josh Radnor in The Ally at The Public Theater. Photo credit: Joan Marcus.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Pascale Roger-McKeever and Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton



I am so pleased to announce our guest for next Wednesday’s show on April 10th are Pascale Roger-McKeever and Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton talking about their off Broadway show Fingers & Spoons.

Pascale Roger-McKeever

Playwright and performer Pascale Roger-McKeever is a mid-40s mom accepts her husband’s invitation to an open marriage. Provocative in its exploration of human vulnerability, the play acknowledges and embraces the acute discomfort of living out our inescapable sexuality – a shameless exploration of shame itself, this one-woman play turns many notions of self-empowerment on their head.

Fingers & Spoons is written and performed by Pascale Roger-McKeever and directed by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton. The show begins previews on Thursday, April 25, 2024, and is set to open on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City.

Pascale Roger-McKeever studied acting in London with the likes of Rosa Cyrota from The Moscow Arts Theatre, and Joachim Tenschert from The Berliner Ensemble before moving to New York City for the American dream. Theater credits include Rosannah in Cindy Lou Johnson’s Brilliant Traces, May in Sam Sheperd’s Fool For Love, lead roles in Tennessee Williams’ This Property Is Condemned, Talk to Me like the Rain and Let Me Listen, I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow. Film credits include Dark Phoenix, Quitters, Deadly Garage Sale, The Last Smile. Directorial credits include Carole Frechette’s The Four Lives of Marie and 7 Days in the Life of Simon Labrosse. Plays written and produced include Family In Church, Love From Behind, and Milk No Sugar. Her screenplay The Way I Am is currently being shopped around in Los Angeles and France.

Austin Pendleton has an extensive career as a film, television, and stage actor, a playwright, theater director, and a teacher of acting. He has worked on and off Broadway and is a Tony Award nominee, recipient of Drama Desk and Obie Awards, Screen Actors Guild award winner, and ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company. He wrote Orson’s Shadow, Uncle Bob, and Booth and the adaptation for A Minister’s Wife. Recent acting work includes the Broadway production of Tracy Letts’s The Minutes. Recent directing credits: Between Riverside and Crazy on Broadway (two Tony Award Nominations for that), Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya at Classic Stage Company. He has made more than 100 film and television appearances.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a new show filmed in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our first episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode here, six episode here and our seventh episode here.

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