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

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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.


Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Miranda Talks THE REDEMPTION SERIES
by Alexander Garza - Sep 21, 2016

THE REDEMPTION SERIES at the Landing Theatre Company delves into the delicate topics of race relations, ethnicity, and diversity through short plays from across the country directed by some of Houston's finest theatre professionals. The production opens Thursday September 22, 2016 at The Docks in Houston, TX. I got the opportunity to ask Stephen Miranda questions surrounding the production and get his take on these hot button issues. Miranda is Landing Theatre Company's Interim General Manager and also happens to be on of the directors working on the production. (more...)

Temple Theaters Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Temple Theaters 2016-2017 season of performances at Temple University - dramas by acclaimed American playwrights, two Broadway hit musicals and a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristoffer Diaz and more. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Cockroach Theatre 2016-2017 Opens With THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Kate St-Pierre, runs at Cockroach Theatre Company October 13 - 30, 2016. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More Join Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Asolo Rep Receives $70,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announces that it is the recipient of a $70,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Cast for MONSTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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...)

Writers Get Free Access to Theatre with Samuel French's New 'Playwrights Welcome' Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The launch of Playwrights Welcome, a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and participating theaters, was announced today. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Cockroach Theatre 2016-2017 Opens With THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Kate St-Pierre, runs at Cockroach Theatre Company October 13 - 30, 2016. (more...)

Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that single tickets for the world premiere of the new musical Monsoon Wedding will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 14. Monsoon Wedding will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre next spring. Previews begin Friday, May 5, 2017 and the show runs through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Press night for Monsoon Weddingwill be Friday, May 19, 2017. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, opens tonight, November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DIALOGUES ON GRACE Currently at 14 Pews Through 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Join 14 Pews for its world premiere run of documentary play DIALOGUES ON GRACE by Houston playwright Cressandra Thibodeaux. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will host a special post-performance conversation between Anna Deavere Smith and The Atlantic journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Amanda Ripley, one of the interview subjects Ms. Smith portrays in her acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Extends at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, will extend for one week and will now play through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). The production, directed by Leonard Foglia and featuring original music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby, opened to rave reviews on November 2nd and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 11th. (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...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

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

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 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...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents The Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Can an artist ever be truly "apolitical" if their work serves the ends of powerful political forces? (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 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...)

Javon Johnson, Gil Perez-Abraham and Nick Slade Tapped for THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 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, on Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Gripping Drama MONSTER This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The nationally recognized Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) brings a gripping world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers' award-winning novel, Monster to the Steppenwolf stage. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (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...)

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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