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Primary Stages Announces Cast of EXIT STRATEGY, Beginning in MarchPrimary Stages Announces Cast of EXIT STRATEGY, Beginning in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Primary Stages announces casting for Exit Strategy, a New York premiere by Ike Holter (Hit the Wall)and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse). The limited engagement runs March 30 - May 6, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre and features Michael Cullen, Aime Donna Kelly, Rey Lucas, Deirdre Madigan, Christina Nieves, Brandon J. Pierce, and Ryan Spahn. Opening night is Tuesday, April 12at 8PM. Exit Strategy is produced in association with Philadelphia Theater Company. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICANMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, presents The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). Featuring Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street), the limited engagement runs February 10 - March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. (more...)

VIDEO: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Dan O'Brien's Ghost Story of a War Photo That Outraged A NationVIDEO: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Dan O'Brien's Ghost Story of a War Photo That Outraged A Nation
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

Dan O'Brien's drama was inspired by a horrific incident captured by photojournalist Paul Watson. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Primary StagesMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, announces casting for The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). The limited engagement runs February 10 - March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. The production will play Hartford Stage January 7-31, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theater Masters & Samuel French Host Book Party Launch for Winning 10-Minute PlaysPhoto Flash: Theater Masters & Samuel French Host Book Party Launch for Winning 10-Minute Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

America's leading nurturing organization for playwrights Theater Masters & the legendary drama publisher Samuel French hosted a Book Party Launch for winning 10-minute Plays entitled “Theater Masters' Take Ten Vol.1” Book Launch Party----at Theater Masters' Artistic Director Julia Hansen's Park Avenue residence on Wednesday, December 9th. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' Celebrates Shaiman and Wittman at 2015 Gala!Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' Celebrates Shaiman and Wittman at 2015 Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 17, 2015

The Primary Stages' 2015 Gala took place tonight, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event celebrated the company and honored Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Feted Tonight at Primary Stages' 2015 GalaMarc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Feted Tonight at Primary Stages' 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Primary Stages' 2015 Gala will take place tonight, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Will Be Honored at Primary Stages' GalaMarc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Will Be Honored at Primary Stages' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director) has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman andScott Wittman. The evening will feature musical numbers from Hairspray, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Catch Me If You Can, and the TV show 'Smash' with presenters and performers including Obie winnerBridget Everett (Rock Bottom, Jukebox Jackie), Ana Gasteyer (Wicked, 'Saturday Night Live'), Annie Golden (Violet, 'Orange is the New Black'), emcee Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray, On the Town), Tony winnerNathan Lane (The Producers, Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams at Primary Stages), Caissie Levy (Les Miserables, Ghost, Murder Ballad), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal, Grease! LIVE), Marc Shaiman (performing a number from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and other surprise guests. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENTPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 16, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, presents PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed by Michael Barakiva (White People). The limited engagement runs now through November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.  (more...)

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman to be Honored at Primary Stages' Gala; Lane, Tveit & More to PerformMarc Shaiman & Scott Wittman to be Honored at Primary Stages' Gala; Lane, Tveit & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director) has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The evening will feature musical numbers from Hairspray, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Catch Me If You Can, and the TV show 'Smash' and tributes and performances by Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten, 'Smash'), Obie winner Bridget Everett (Rock Bottom, Jukebox Jackie), Annie Golden (Violet, 'Orange is the New Black'), Tony winner Nathan Lane (The Producers, Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams at Primary Stages), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), and other surprise guests. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENTPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 11, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, announces casting for Perfect Arrangement, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed by Michael Barakiva (White People). The limited engagement runs September 29- November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street® project. Opening night is Thursday, October 15 at 7PM. (more...)

Christopher J. Hanke & More to Star in Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENTChristopher J. Hanke & More to Star in Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, announces casting for Perfect Arrangement, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed byMichael Barakiva (White People).  The limited engagement runs September 29- November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street® project.  Opening night is Thursday, October 15 at 7PM. (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for INFORMED CONSENT at Primary StagesPerformances Begin Tomorrow for INFORMED CONSENT at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project present Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up)and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro).  The limited engagement begins performances August 4 and continues through September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.  Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENTPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENT
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 16, 2015

 Tina Benko (Broadway's Irena's Vow, Top Girls, The Real Thing) joins Pun Bandhu (Wit, The Judge), Jesse J. Perez (Recent Tragic Events, American Splendor), DeLanna Studi (August: Osage County, Edge of America), and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine, 'Girls') in Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project's upcoming production, Informed Consent. The New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy(Appropriate, The Good Negro) will play a limited engagement August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Tina Benko Replaces Annie Parisse in Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENTTina Benko Replaces Annie Parisse in Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Tina Benko (Broadway's Irena's Vow, Top Girls, The Real Thing) will join Pun Bandhu (Wit, The Judge), Jesse J. Perez (Recent Tragic Events, American Splendor), DeLanna Studi (August: Osage County, Edge of America), and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine, 'Girls') in Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project's upcoming production, Informed Consent. The New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro) will play a limited engagement August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.  Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

18th Annual Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival Set for This Weekend in Steamboat Springs18th Annual Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival Set for This Weekend in Steamboat Springs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival (perry-mansfield.org/events/3/new-works-festival) now in its 18th year, brings performing arts professionals together in the Rocky Mountains to continue Perry-Mansfield's founding principle of nurturing new talent through new work. This year's festival, taking place this weekend, June 12-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, will feature new works from some of America's most prestigious theater companies: Atlantic Theater Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Primary Stages, andSouth Coast Repertory. The companies will showcase four different new works in partnership with Perry-Mansfield. (more...)

Annie Parisse, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More to Star in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary StagesAnnie Parisse, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More to Star in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project (William Carden, Artistic Director; Paul Slee, Executive Director; Doron Weber, Sloan Foundation Vice President of Programs), announce casting for Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up)and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro).  The limited engagement runs August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.  Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

18th Annual Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival Set for 6/12-13 in Steamboat Springs18th Annual Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival Set for 6/12-13 in Steamboat Springs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival (perry-mansfield.org/events/3/new-works-festival) now in its 18th year, brings performing arts professionals together in the Rocky Mountains to continue Perry-Mansfield's founding principle of nurturing new talent through new work. This year's festival, taking place on June 12-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, will feature new works from some of America's most prestigious theater companies: Atlantic Theater Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Primary Stages, andSouth Coast Repertory. The companies will showcase four different new works in partnership with Perry-Mansfield. (more...)

Jeff Biehl Joins Cast of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTSJeff Biehl Joins Cast of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On March 10, Jeff Biehl (Poor Behavior, Machinal) joins the company of the new Primary Stages production, Lives of the Saints, currently playingat Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project through March 27, 2015. Joining current cast members Arnie Burton (Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps), Carson Elrod (All in the Timing, The Explorers Club), Kelly Hutchinson (Desire Under the Elms, Don Peyote) and Liv Rooth (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur), Biehl will assume the roles played by Rick Holmes who departs the production to begin rehearsals for The Visit on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTSPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 25, 2015

Lives of the Saints, a world premiere collection of delightfully funny and unforgettable short plays by David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur) and directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (All in the Timing, On The Town, Urinetown), is currently playing at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project. The limited engagement runs through March 27, 2015. Opening night is Tuesday, February 24 at 7PM. Check out photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

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