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Andy Karl, Orfeh, Javier Muñoz & More to Join Primary Stages 39th Anniversary Gala

Get all the details about the upcoming Primary Stages 39th Anniversary Gala, where Kate Hamill and Beth Blickers will be honored. Find out when and where this star-studded event will take place. Plus, catch performances by Judy Gold, Andy Karl, and Orfeh.
Erin Daley Appointed Interim Artistic Director of Primary Stages

PRIMARY STAGES has appointed Erin Daley as Interim Artistic Director of Primary Stages, following the passing of longtime Artistic Director Andrew Leynse.
Primary Stages to Celebrate the Life of Artistic Director Andrew Leynse

PRIMARY STAGES has announced that a celebration of life will be held on Monday April 24, 2023, for Artistic Director Andrew Leynse.
YES, I CAN SAY THAT! Starring Judy Gold & More Added to 59E59 Theaters Winter 2023 Season

59E59 Theaters has announced additional productions for their Winter 2023 Season. The 59E59 Winter 2023 Season will begin with the previously announced productions of The Immortal Jellyfish Girl, presented by Wakka Wakka; followed by two productions as part of Origin’s 1st Irish.
Photos: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' PEERLESS at 59E59 Theaters

PRIMARY STAGES and 59E59 Theaters, in association with Jamie deRoy, opened peerless last night at 59E59’s Theater A  by 2019/20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jiehae Park (Hannah and the Dread Gazebo) and directed by Margot Bordelon (…what the end will be)
Photos: Inside Opening Night of NEW GOLDEN AGE at Primary Stages at 59E59

59E59 Theaters is presenting New Golden Age by Karen Hartman, part of the inaugural VOLT Festival at 59E59. Presented by Primary Stages and directed by Jade King Carroll (Proof of Love), New Golden Age opened May 11 for a run through June 9, 2022.
59E59 Theaters Announces Winter 2022 Season and Return to In-Person Programming

59E59 Theaters has announced their return to in-person programming in January 2022, including their Winter 2022 Season and the launch of the VOLT Festival in Spring 2022.
Photo Flash: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ

PRIMARY STAGES presents the World Premiere of A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ, which opened last night at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014) on January 31, 2018. A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ will play a limited run through March 4, 2018.
Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Last night Pride and Prejudice opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre and BroadwayWorld attended the after-party in the West Village. Primary Stages under the leadership of Artistic Director, Andrew Leynse and Executive Director Shane D. Hudson, together with Founder Casey Childs and in association with Jamie deRoy in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presented Pride And Prejudice, which is the second play of Primary Stages 2017/18 season.
Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals at Primary Stages SPRING FLING Ceremony

Primary Stages' 2017 Spring Fling celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Einhorn School of Performing Arts this week with an event which honored Broadway composer Jeanine Tesori with the Einhorn Mentorship Award.
BWW Reviews: HAIR, A Transcendental Tribal Trip

Hair, playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday, is a wonderfully trippy tribute to the heyday of the hippie movement. Of course, to call Hair a tribute might diminish the power of this musical's position in the pantheon of the American musicals.
Blue Man Group Rocks Durham

Blue Man Group, now playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday, is a high-intensity, full- immersion theatrical spectacle. Part performance art, part concert, Blue Man Group totally rocked downtown Durham for 90 solid minutes of laugh-out-loud commentary on modern life and modern art. Blue Man Group might not be for the faint of heart. There's no real story, the music is loud and thumping, and there's a good deal of audience participation. Don't let the plastic ponchos up front scare you off though. Blue Man Group is a guaranteed good time from hysterical start to dance party finish.
In The Heights - A Deliriously Feel-Good Musical

In The Heights, now playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through February 27, may very well be one of the most charming, deliriously feel-good musicals ever written. The story is universal. A community must come together to find the true meaning of family or be torn apart. The music is fresh and dynamic, while reflecting the rhythms of past generations. The fascinating choreography is an eclectic mix of modern, hip-hop, and salsa. In The Heights is so full of love and joy that even the hardest hearts will melt by the final number. This is a musical masterpiece that must be seen!
Photo Coverage: DPAC's 2011-2012 'WOW, What A Season!' Announcement

WOW, what a season! The Durham Performing Arts Center just announced its 2011-2012 SunTrust Broadway Series live from New York City! Do not wait. Get your tickets while you can. The 2011-2012 season is spectacular - filled with great music, Tony Award winning shows and high-kicking showgirls! There's something for everyone this season at DPAC. Direct from New York, next year's season combines the best of the new touring productions and some of your classic favorites to create another exciting Broadway lineup at DPAC. Plus WICKED makes a triumphant return to the Triangle!
Disney’s The Lion King - Theatrical Perfection

Disney's The Lion King, playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through January 30, is theatrical storytelling at its most spectacular. Take a familiar father/son story that borrows heavily from Shakespeare, the Greeks, and the Bible. Add incredible, near unimaginable, artistry - puppets, masks, glorious costumes and scenery. Mix in a heavy dose of humor and catchy, familiar music. Throw in a mix of African traditions and some Asian influences and you have one of the finest and most collaborative pieces of popular theatre that has ever graced the stage.
Young Frankenstein - ALIVE in Durham!

Young Frankenstein, playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through December 12, is wickedly funny and incredibly bawdy. It's almost exactly what you'd expect from a musical based on a Mel Brooks movie - almost.
Betty Buckley’s Star Shines Brightly in Durham

Betty Buckley, Broadway diva, television star, and Tony Award-winning actress put on a spectacular concert last week at The Carolina Theatre in Durham. Buckley's voice was in top-notch form and she commanded the stage with confidence and ease.
Billy Elliot, The Musical - Simply Perfection

Billy Elliot, which opened last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center, is an absolute must-see production.
Photo Coverage: Billy Elliot Moves to Durham!

Billy Elliot The Musical has officially taken over Durham, NC. The lobbies on all three floors of the Durham Performing Arts Center are littered with electric cables, costumes, props and even a specially installed dance floor for rehearsals. The President's Club has been transformed into a school room for the 21 children appearing in the musical who, when they aren't rehearsing, are being instructed by three tutors. The magnificent theatre itself is strewn with papers, lighting gels, and electric and sound equipment. There is a palpable sense of creation in the air as Billy Elliot prepares to open in Durham at the end of the month.
Beauty and the Beast Enchants Durham Through June 13

Tuesday night, hundreds of children were enchanted by the touring production of Beauty and the Beast, now playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday, June 13. As I wandered through the lobby before the show and during intermission, I often had to carefully sidestep a tiny Belle in requisite yellow ball gown and tiara. What was most remarkable though was how enchanted the adults were, myself included.

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