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An Octoroon - 2014 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More


A world-premiere, old-fashioned, meta-melodrama with Humor! Feelings! Live Music! Wigs! Sensation Scenes! Slave Auctions! Exploding Steamboats! Photography! And More!

Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful “octoroon.” But, the evil overseer M’Closky has other plans — for both Terrebonne and Zoe.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
Tickets are now on sale for Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere of Where the Mountain Meets the Sea, written by AUDELCO Award nominee Jeff Augustin (The New Englanders, “The Morning Show”) and directed by Princess Grace Award winner Joshua Kahan Brody, with music by The Bengsons (Hundred Days, The Lucky Ones).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022
The right to free speech is being threatened, now more than ever. To raise awareness of the dangers of censorship for the theatre industry, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is presenting a special podcast, available to download now through September 24 in conjunction with Banned Books Week. Listen here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022
The Institute on Disabilities, Temple University has been awarded a $345,348 project grant, including $57,560 in general operating support, from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022
IU Theatre & Dance will open its epic 2022/2023 theater season with Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody, a modern riff on the fifteenth century morality play, Everyman. The production will run Sept 30–Oct 8 Tues–Sat at 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
New York Stage and Film, will return July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season. 
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
New York Stage and Film returns July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season.  For 38 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that continue across the country and around the world.  All tickets are $25 and go on sale June 1.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022
Woolly Mammoth’s upcoming 2022-2023 season is a break-out collection of unconventional storytelling, filled with characters who upend roles, rules, and regimes, and authentic, in-your-face playwriting voices.
by Elliot Lanes - May 24, 2022
Today’s subject Ivania Stack is currently living her theatre life as the costume designer for There’s Always the Hudson at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The production runs through June fifth.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022
TFANA has extended the run of Alice Childress’s Wedding Band, directed by Awoye Timpo, to May 22. (The production, which began previews April 28—postponed from an original date of April 23 due to two COVID-19 cases—was formerly set to close May 15).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins radical 2014 reboot of Irish playwright, Dion Boucicault's notorious 1859 play The Octoroon makes its Dublin premiere.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
Signature Theatre has extended the New York premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Confederates, directed by Stori Ayers to April 24. The production, running in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street, New York), opened March 27.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022
How I Learned to Drive officially begins performances tonight, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 ahead of a Tuesday, April 19, 2022 opening night. Learn more about the cast bringing this show to Broadway!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022
Macbeth begins performances tonight, March 29, 2022, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) and opens on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to the stage!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022
The antiracist theater collective will present its first season at Tribeca's Flea Theater, as the organization's Key Resident Company-a reparative grant and partnership offered to a nascent company that centers Black, Brown and Queer artists.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022
Performances begin tonight for the U.S. and English-language premiere of Stefano Massini’s 7 Minutes, produced by Waterwell in association with Working Theater. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for 2020 and 2021. This year's awards have been combined due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting and performance dates for Where the Mountain Meets the Sea, written by AUDELCO Award nominee Jeff Augustin (The New Englanders, “The Morning Show”) and directed by Princess Grace Award winner Joshua Kahan Brody, with music by The Bengsons (Hundred Days, The Lucky Ones).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Playwrights Horizons has extended Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, one week, to July 17, due to popular demand. The world premiere production opened Wednesday, June 22.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022
As the Orange Tree Theatre continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary year, Artistic Director Paul Miller and Executive Director Hanna Streeter today announce a new season of plays until March 2023, marking Miller's outgoing season as Artistic Director. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Soho Rep today announced its 2022–23 season, consisting entirely of large-scale works by early-career artists that have been commissioned by the organization.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022
Writing as an art form has the ability to change perspective. One line of poetry or even punctuation can change meaning and understanding. Artist Inua Ellams will showcase the power of words when he returns to Dublin this summer to curate and host a series of exciting cultural events at the Abbey and across the city.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022
The Fountain Theatre presents a deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we're willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, widely known from TV's Seinfeld, directs the Los Angeles premiere of If I Forget by Steven Levenson, running July 23 through September 10 on the Fountain's indoor stage. Previews begin July 20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022
William Shakespeare's joyous and popular comedy Much Ado About Nothing will open at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre on the campus of DeSales University. The show previews July 13 and 14, opens July 15, and runs through August 7 in the Schubert Theatre at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022
Soho Rep has announced that writer and social commentator Roxane Gay, Global Head of Intelligent Automation at Spotify Sidney Madison Prescott, and artist Carmelita Tropicana have joined the organization’s Board of Directors.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 24, 2022
Jason Alexander directs L.A. premiere of Steven Levenson’s funny, powerful ‘If I Forget’ at Fountain Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022
Weston Theater Company presents the American tribal love-rock musical: HAIR, playing July 20 – August 13 at the Weston Playhouse. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2022
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre will stage Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon, promising audiences an explosive theatrical experience to jump-start the new year. Both old and new, An Octoroon reinterprets a famous Victorian melodrama as an audaciously theatrical and sometimes shocking examination of race and representation in America.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022
Orange Tree Theatre Artistic Director, Paul Miller, today announces he will be stepping down from his role at the South-West London theatre in the coming year.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022
The Kleban Foundation is celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2022 prizewinners. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to César Alvarez (they/them).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
The first ever stage adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller, The Da Vinci Code starring Nigel Harman as Robert Langdon,  Danny John-Jules as Sir Leigh Teabing, Hannah Rose Caton as Sophie Neveu and Joshua Lacy as Silas is coming to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 March.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2022
Classic Stage Company has announced that Danny Wolohan will replace Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck in the company’s sold-out production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, directed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle. 
by BWW Awards - Jan 12, 2022
Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022
Waterwell has announced casting for the U.S. premiere of Stefano Massini's 7 Minutes, produced in association with Working Theater. The cast of 11 is composed entirely of women and gender non-conforming BIPOC+ actors.
by Andria Tieman - Feb 2, 2022
In AN OCTOROON, Jacobs-Jenkins seems to delight in taking audiences on a shock-and-awe tour through America’s history and present. In turns horrifying and hilarious, this work manages to elicit almost every emotion a human being can feel as it burrows into your psyche.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2022
Full casting was released today for the Canadian premiere of Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, produced by ARC in association with Crow's Theatre. Gloria will be presented on stage, at 50 per cent capacity and in strict compliance with provincial health orders, from March 1 to 20 at Streetcar Crowsnest.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2021
Judge Peyton is dead and his plantation, Terrebonne, is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful, one-eighth black “octoroon.” But the evil overseer, M’Closky, has other plans for both Terrebonne and Zoe. 
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022
Antaeus Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles premiere of Everybody, a funny, provocative and very modern riff on a 15th-century morality play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Jennifer Chang.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the award recipients for 2020 and 2021. Poor Clare (The Echo Theater Company) and The Father (Pasadena Playhouse) received the prestigious Production award, with additional honorees named in 18 other categories.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022
Artists Repertory Theatre (ART) begins its 40th season on stage with The Hombres by Tony Meneses, a funny exploration into masculinity and the intimacy of male relationships. Performances run Sept. 10 through Oct. 9.    
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022
Fasten your seatbelts, and prepare for turbulence. In a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present the regional premiere of AIN’T NO MO’, written by Jordan E. Cooper.   
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater proudly presents The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Megan Nussle. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, August 27 - September 17 on the Julie Harris Stage. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Preview performances at 7:30 p.m. on August 25 and 26 are discounted and open to the public.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022
Theatre for a New Audience will present Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Goldman, and starring David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley; Nomadland; Good Night, and Good Luck), September 10 – October 9, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2022
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) wraps up Season 37 with Shakespeare’s most popular and life-affirming comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. An enchanted forest is the setting for the foibles and follies of humans and fairies, where unsuspecting lovers are transformed beyond their wildest imaginings in The Gamm’s first-ever production of this classic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Yale Repertory Theatre will conclude its 2022 season with Between Two Knees. The play, written by the intertribal sketch comedy troupe The 1491s and directed by Eric Ting, is presented with Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Between Two Knees will be performed May 12–June 4 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022
Playwrights Horizons will present Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Sam Gold, June 2–July 10 (opening June 22) in the Mainstage Theater. In Corsicana, a small city in Texas, a woman with Down syndrome named Ginny and her half-brother Christopher are unmoored in the wake of their mother’s death.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022.

An Octoroon Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of An Octoroon have their been?
An Octoroon has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2014.

What awards has An Octoroon been nominated for?
Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Cesar AlvarezOutstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Mimi Lien and Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

What productions of An Octoroon have there been?
An Octoroon has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2014.