As Is

Opened: March 10, 1985
Closing: April 21, 1985

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Mickey Thomas to Release 'A Classic Christmas' Digital Two-Sided Single
by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2023

His voice has powered an array of massive hits, starting with “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band in 1976, followed by “Jane,” “No Way Out,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Stranger,” and “Layin’ It on the Line” with Jefferson Starship, and then three #1 hits—“We Built This City,” “Sara,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.'

THE POLAR EXPRESS Comes to Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2023

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater presents Gabriel Chajnik’s The Polar Express, based on Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book from 1985, at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park from December 1 through 10.

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater Presents THE POLAR EXPRESS, A HOLIDAY DANCE-THEATER SPECTACULAR, December 1-10
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2023

Experience the magic of 'The Polar Express' in a new dance tradition presented by Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater. Don't miss this enchanting holiday performance!

Rufus Reid And The Discovery Orchestra's George Marriner Maull To Be Honored At The 2024 Wharton Arts Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2023

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, Wharton Arts will honor award-winning jazz bassist, educator, and composer Rufus Reid with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its Annual Gala.

American Ballet Theatre Unveils 2024 Summer Season at The Met
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2023

American Ballet Theatre has unveiled their 2024 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 18 – July 20.

Listen: The Conference For Research On Choreographic Interfaces Presents DANCES WITH ROBOTS: Episodes 1 And 2
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2023

Dive into the fascinating world of art, technology, and dance with Dances with Robots podcast. Join host Sydney Skybetter, a choreographer and Dean at Brown University, as he explores interdisciplinary practices and the ways artists and technologists navigate the world.

Video: Listen to 'Touched By An Angel' From New Musical STARTER FOR TEN
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2023

The first track has been released from the major new musical Starter for Ten, based on the novel by bestselling author David Nicholls. The track 'Touched by an Angel' features the core company, with lead vocals by Adam Bregman (as 'Brian') and Emily Lane (as 'Alice'). Check out the video here!

Oakland Theater Project Announces 2024 Season: GHOSTS OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2023

Oakland Theater Project announces its 2024 Season: Ghosts of Past, Present and Future, featuring seven plays that explore the echoes of the past and present to illuminate the future. Join them as they interrogate our collective history and seek inspiration for the future.

Cumberland County Playhouse's WHITE CHRISTMAS Helps Ease Your Holiday Season Worries
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 12, 2023

Less than 48 hours after opening night of Cumberland County Playhouse’s 2023 holiday season offering of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, we are happy/sad to report that tickets are mighty scarce as the sparkling production is almost certainly headed to a complete sellout.

Mezzo-Soprano Erin Wagner to Perform World Premiere By Errolyn Wallen at Weill Recital Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2023

Mezzo-soprano ERIN WAGNER performs world premiere by ERROLLYN WALLEN at Weill Recital Hall. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: HENRY WINKLER at Mershon Auditorium
by Paul Batterson - Nov 10, 2023

After decades of reinventing himself, Winkler is finally getting comfortable with who he is.

Interview: To Matt Chait, Theatre Is A FAMILY BUSINESS
by Gil Kaan - Nov 10, 2023

Matt Chait’s A Family Business world premieres November 17, 2023, at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre (with previews November 15th and 16th). Brian Shnipper directs the cast of Eric Stanton Betts, Alli Brown, Michelle Jasso, Lindsay G. Merrithew, Bruce Nozick and Julie Pearl. I had the chance to throw out a few questions to Matt, the playwright and man integral to Los Angeles Theatre history.

The Conference For Research On Choreographic Interfaces Presents DANCES WITH ROBOTS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2023

The Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces (CRCI) presents Dances with Robots: a podcast exploring the intersection of art, technology, and activism. Hosted by Sydney Skybetter and Ariane Michaud, the podcast premieres on November 14, 2023. Join them as they navigate the world through interdisciplinary practice.

Cast Set for Bilingual Musical EL OTRO OZ at Atlantic for Kids
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2023

Atlantic for Kids has revealed the cast for the new bi-lingual musical El Otro Oz, with a book by Mando Alvarado and Tommy Newman, music & lyrics by Jaime Lozano and Tommy Newman. Learn how to purchase tickets!

19th Annual Fred Ebb Award To Be Presented To Freya Catrin Smith & Jack Williams
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2023

The 19th Annual Fred Ebb Award will be presented to Freya Catrin Smith & Jack Williams.

White Wave Dance to Present 8th Annual SOLODUO DANCE FESTIVAL
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2023

WHITE WAVE DANCE presents the 8th Annual SoloDuo Dance Festival featuring 30 dancemakers from the New York Metro area and across the country, as well as international dancers from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The festival celebrates the art of the solo and duet, showcasing emerging and mid-career choreographers.

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN to be Adapted Into a Stage Musical Featuring Hits From the 80s
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2023

Get ready as the beloved 80s film, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, is transformed into a stage musical. Featuring iconic hits from the 80s.

Ensemble Theatre Company to Present RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2023

Ensemble Theatre Company presents 'Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash' directed by Randy Redd at the New Vic Theatre in Santa Barbara. Don't miss this roof-lifting, crowd-pleasing musical tribute to Johnny Cash.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 6, 2023
by Team BWW - Nov 6, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 6, 2023.

Christopher O'Riley to Perform Music of Radiohead and J.S. Bach at Kennedy Center on Monday
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 5, 2023

Celebrated concert pianist Christopher O'Riley will perform his own arrangements of British band and Grammy winner Radiohead followed by Johann Sebastian Bach's iconic Preludes and Fugues, Numbers I though XII, on Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

Wiltshire Creative Reveals Spring 2024 Programme Featuring New Plays by Chris Chibnall and Sir Alan Ayckbourn
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2023

Wiltshire Creative has announced their Spring 2024 programme. Building on their recent in-house productions at Salisbury Playhouse, which include The Girl on the Train and Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Wiltshire Creative's programme for next spring includes three new in-house productions.  

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra to Perform Five Concerts In The 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2023

Don't miss the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra and Daniel Stewart as they take the stage for five incredible concerts in the 2023-24 season. Find out when and where you can catch these talented performers in action.

SHIFT - Antonio Sánchez & Bad Hombre With Thana Alexa, BIGYUKI & Lex Sadler to Perform at (Le) Poisson Rouge
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2023

xperience the innovative sounds of SHIFT - Antonio Sánchez & Bad Hombre with Thana Alexa, BIGYUKI & Lex Sadler at (le) poisson rouge. Don't miss this eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary music!

National Alliance For Musical Theatre Honored With Mayoral Proclamation
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2023

National Alliance For Musical Theatre Honored With Mayoral Proclamation - October 23rd through October 28th, 2023 declared “NAMT WEEK” IN NEW YORK CITY. The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has been honored with a mayoral proclamation declaring 'NAMT Week' in New York City. The proclamation was presented in conjunction with NAMT's 2023 Fall Conference and 35th Annual Festival of New Musicals.

New Musical ONWARD & UPWARD Will Receive Developmental Lab Readings This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2023

Amas Musical Theatre and the Amas Musical Theatre Lab, will present developmental lab readings of Onward & Upward, a new musical based on the play “Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)”, with music by Charlie Romano, lyrics by Will Wegner, book by Will Wegner and Charlie Romano at Ripley-Grier Studios.


As Is has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985 and Off-Broadway which opened in 1987.
As Is has been nominated for several awards. Jonathan Hadary was nominated for Performance at the Obie Awards, while William M. Hoffman was nominated for Playwriting at the Obie Awards.
As Is has won several awards. Jonathan Hadary received a Performance award at the Obie Awards, while William M. Hoffman won the Playwriting award at the same event.

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