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Second Stage Theatre (New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)

Schedule

Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Thursday & Friday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

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A comic powerslam of a play, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY is a theatrical event that dares to throw political correctness out of the ring. Macedonio ďThe MaceĒ Guerra is a middle rank pro-wrestler who may have discovered his ticket to the big time: a charismatic, trash-talking Indian kid from Brooklyn whom he recruits as the perfect foil to the All-American champion, Chad Deity. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes in the name of ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for much more than the championship title.


'MY HEART IS IN THE EAST' to Continue Cultural Conversation at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Inspired by Ancient Cordoba and workshopped In Iraq, London, and New York, this international play returns to New York to continue a cultural conversation about freedom, identity, and the possibility of peaceful co-existence. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER Musical at San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.   (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER the Musical Comes to San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

=San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.    (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2017
by - May 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TACT Announces 7th Annual newTACTics Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Asolo Rep presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2017-18 season with Kristoffer Diaz's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the 2011 Obie Award-winner for Best New American Play. Directed by Jen Wineman, who previously helmed the educational touring productions of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity previews April 4, 5 and 6, opens April 7 and runs through April 30. The play will be performed in the Cook Theatre, which will be transformed into a full-scale wrestling arena complete with two ringside seating sections to bring audiences even closer to the action.  (more...)

Season Announcement and Residence at Strawdog Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Red Theater is proud to announce its 2017-2018 sixth season in Chicago to take place at Strawdog Theatre Company's new location 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents its Annual Documentary Theatre Project FACES OF CHANGE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

 Asolo Rep proudly presents its annual documentary theatre project: FACES OF CHANGE.  FACES OF CHANGE collects stories, personal experiences, and interviews from community members of diverse backgrounds, which are assembled in an original script. The project culminates in free public readings followed by post-show discussions. The central question of this season's project is: Racially-motivated violence is more visible today than ever. How do we respond, and how can we take action where we live? (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 newTACTics New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Liz Wisan to Lead Female-Driven BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

NOTHING LEFT TO BURN to Conclude newTACTics Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Adi Hanash & Patrick Vassel, directed by Wes Grantom, will conclude TACT's newTACTics Festival this week. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' Gives Cast Member a 'Life Imitates Art' Moment at Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Tampa's longest running professional theatre, Stageworks, opens the award winning production of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' on June 1, 2017, one cast member is having the opportunity of a lifetime by playing a role that epitomizes all the negative personality traits of a position in a business he knows too well. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company presents THE TOXIC AVENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.    (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA Begins Tonight at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Second Stage Theatre presents the New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. MAN FROM NEBRASKA begins previews tonight, January 26, 2017 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Opening night is Wednesday, February 15. (more...)

Javon Johnson, Gil Perez-Abraham and Nick Slade Tapped for THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Kristoffer Diaz's Pulitzer Prize nominated play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity makes its Pittsburgh debut at the ACE Hotel Gymnasium, produced by barebones productions, today, January 26. (more...)

Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

A friendly reminder! Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, begins preview tomorrow, January 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Directed by David Cromer, opening night is Wednesday, February 15.  (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces Panelists for First IllumiNation Event of the 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24, Asolo Repertory Theatre kicks off the second season of its IllumiNation Series, connecting the social issues presented on stage with the local community. Each of the four events includes a pre-performance reception on the mezzanine, a ticket to the performance, and a moderated post-show discussion where audience members can further explore the topics they have just seen played out on stage. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theatre presents the World Premiere of SAFE AT HOME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Mixed Blood Theatre today announced the cast for SAFE AT HOME-a site specific theatrical event performed at CHS Field in St. Paul. Directed by Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler and featuring 18 actors, this 9-scene thriller uses baseball to examine flawed US immigration policies, racial politics, America's obsession with celebrity, and the collision of personal ethics with massive entertainment and media dollars.  (more...)

ACLU of Florida Executive Director and More Set for 'GREAT SOCIETY' Panel Discussion at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The second season of Asolo Rep's IllumiNation Series continues on February 11 with a panel discussion, 'Creating Change, Counting Voices,' focusing on the theatre's current production of THE GREAT SOCIETY. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

MAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, has announced a two-week extension after opening to extremely positive reviews on February 15th. The production will now play through March 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Statewide Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

 Perseverance Theatre has crafted a statewide season of professional theatre designed to entertain and delight Alaskan audiences and feature new and classic works, favorite and exciting new actors. The season includes two new works by Alaskan playwrights: Dreaming Glacier Bay by Joel Bennett and William, Inc. by Lucas Rowley. Seven plays will be presented in Anchorage and Juneau. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Cast for MONSTER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for Monster by Walter Dean Myers, adapted by Aaron Carter and directed by Hallie Gordon. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Sacramento Premiere GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Guards at the Taj is the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Outstanding Play, and the 2016 Obie Award Winner for Best New American Play. Capital Stage Co-Founder and Associate Artist, Jonathan Williams, returns to direct this critically acclaimed two person play for its Sacramento Premiere. Guards at the Taj will feature two actors new to the Sacramento theatre scene, (more...)

MAN FROM NEBRASKA by Tracy Letts Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Second Stage Theatre presents the New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Greenman's wildly creative biographical play, LENI. Jon Tracy (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Breakfast With Mugabe) directs this multi-media play, called "a thought-provoking tour through the world of Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl" by Seattle Weekly. Featuring Stacy Ross (Gidion's Knot, Wilder Times) and Martha Brigham (The How and The Why).  (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Tonight at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Public Theater presents JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Moises Kaufman Will Helm Revival of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG with Michael Urie This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Second Stage Theatre has announced that it will present the 35th Anniversary Production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, this fall at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Projection Design Peter Nigrini
by in 1: the podcast - Feb 13, 2017

This week's guest is Projection Designer Peter Nigrini! Peter is currently represented on Broadway with DEAR EVAN HANSEN and he takes us through the process of creating over 4,000 pieces of video content and how he blended reality with artistry in creating the social media pages that make up the bulk of the projected content. (more...)

ACLU of Florida Executive Director and More Set for 'GREAT SOCIETY' Panel Discussion at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

The second season of Asolo Rep's IllumiNation Series continues on February 11 with a panel discussion, 'Creating Change, Counting Voices,' focusing on the theatre's current production of THE GREAT SOCIETY. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Veanne Cox, Gregory Wooddell and Rachel Zampelli to Lead David Ives's Revamped SCHOOL FOR LIES at STC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French 'trilogy' of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, will unite once more to present a newly revamped version of Ives' The School For Lies at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from May 30-July 2, 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Asolo Rep IllumiNation Panel for THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY to Feature Sarasota Ladies Arm Wrestling and Hip-Hop Artist
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The second season of Asolo Rep's IllumiNation Series concludes on April 18 with a performance and panel discussion event, focusing on the theatre's current production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. Kristoffer Diaz's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play is a no holds barred look at identity and ethnicity, using the wrestling ring as an allegory for the political and cultural arena of America today. IllumiNation is a series of performances and events promoting cross-cultural conversations in the community.  (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

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