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Dear Elizabeth - 2015 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

DEAR ELIZABETH tells a tale of unconventional friendship and intimacy that spanned thirty years and more than 400 letters, with postmarks from Maine to Key West, from London to South America.

Running Time:

One hour and 30 minutes, with one intermission

McGinn-Cazale Theatre


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
2162 Broadway (4th Floor)

Dear Elizabeth Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 8, 2021
“I wish you weren’t so far away” says Robert Rowell to Elizabeth Bishop in the return of Gate Theatre’s 2019 production of Dear Elizabeth. Staged at Theatro Technis this time around, Ellen McDougall’s concept for Sara Ruhl’s play is still the main focus rather than the actual plot of it. Each night, a pair of actors who haven’t read the script and don’t know much about the contents of the show go on a treasure hunt reading Bishop and Rowell’s letters.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021
Full casting has been announced for Mark Gatiss' brand-new adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol directed by Adam Penford.
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2020
Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is an indelible icon known for her world-shaping activism, guidance of the revolutionary womena??s movement, and writing that has impacted generations.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2020
Theatre Rhinoceros presents a FREE Zoom/Facebook Live presentation of OTHER LETTERS, created by Bryan Renaud and Carin Silkaitis on September 8, 2020 at 7pm for free. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
In a reimagined iteration of the annual awards, in partnership with ETT (English Touring Theatre), the audio productions will play from free listening stations or via a QR code in theatres across the UK, with copies of the scripts including braille translations available.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022
The co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal, in association with Berkeley Repertory Theater, makes its US première at St Ann's Warehouse, New York, on 14 October, before touring to Berkeley Repertory Theater, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, with more dates to be announced.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2020
Hampstead Theatre has announced the cast for Harold Pinter's iconic play The Dumb Waiter.  Due to popular demand the production has been extended and will now run from 18 November 2020 until 2 January 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2020
The 'Spotlight on Plays' series continues with David Mamet's RACE on Thursday, October 29 at 8PM EST/ 5PM PST. The cast stars Ed O'Neill, 2020 Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier recreating his Tony-nominated performance, Alicia Stith, and Richard Thomas also recreating his role from the 2009 Broadway production. Phylicia Rashad directs.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2020
The spring season of the 'Spotlight on Plays' series will also feature Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE. All proceeds for these events will benefit the Actors Fund, to aid during this time of unprecedented need.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2020
With the health and safety of performers and patrons of greatest importance, the MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Board of Directors has replaced the previously scheduled production of the large-cast play A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder with the hilarious Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 13, 2020
The spring season of the a?oeSpotlight on Playsa?? series will feature four new productions by playwrights Adrienne Kennedy, Larissa FastHorse, Sarah Ruhl and Pearl Cleage. Additional details below. All proceeds for these events will benefit the Actors Fund, to aid during this time of unprecedented need. a??a??a??a??a??a??a??
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 9, 2020
The lineup of plays for the spring season of the 'Spotlight on Plays' series is now complete. All proceeds for these events will benefit the Actors Fund, to aid during this time of unprecedented need.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020
Hampstead Theatre's 60th anniversary production of The Dumb Waiter will now run from 3 December 2020 until 16 January 2021.  
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2020
Kenosha Unified School District has announced its upcoming digital lineup.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours.  Matthew Saldivar will be featured tonight, Monday November 30th followed Mia Katigbak next Monday, December 7th. Keen After Hours is free and open to all..
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 28, 2020
The Crown has held as one of Netflix's top series since the release of Season 4 on November 15 perhaps partly due to the stellar performances from its cast. Did you know that many of the company members have extensive background onstage in London and around the world.
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2020
A behind-the-scenes trailer is released for Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary production of The Dumb Waiter ahead of the theatre reopening on 3 December 2020.  The production will now run until 16 January 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2020
The 'Spotlight on Plays' series continues with Anton Chekov's UNCLE VANYA on Thursday, November 19 at 8PM EST/ 5PM PST. This is a world premiere of Neil LaBute's adaptation of Chekov's masterpiece, directed by Danya Taymor.
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
Artistic Directors Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner have today announced Paines Plough's Roundabout programme for 2022. The award-winning pop-up venue will be premiering three new plays in rep at Summerhall as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time since 2019. As well as work from three trailblazing playwrights Dipo Baruwa-Etti, Sami Ibrahim and Laura Lindow, Summerhall will also see the return of Chris Bush's critically acclaimed play HUNGRY which premiered at Roundabout last year.
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2021
The “Spotlight on Plays” series just announced the full company for Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig starring Jason Alexander, John Behlmann, Lisa Edelstein, Kathryn Hahn, Kathryn Newton, Tracee Chimo Pallero, Chris Perfetti and James Urbaniak.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 8, 2021
Jeffrey Richards has just announced Broadway’s Best Shows, a home for entertaining, engaging content, long form features and exclusive access to Broadway’s Best, will continue its “Spotlight on Plays” series this spring on Thursday, March 25, 2021 to benefit The Actors Fund.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022
Wise Children today announce that Liam Tamne joins the company as Heathcliff for the world première production of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights on 15 March, completing the run at the National ahead of the UK tour. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the show is a co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 23, 2021
The spring “Spotlight on Plays” series will soon welcome six celebrated, award-winning actresses. Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn & SAG nominee Carla Gugino will star in Watch on the Rhine, Emmy Award winner Kathryn Hahn will star in The Sisters Rosenweig, Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will star in Ohio State Murders, Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker will star in The Baltimore Waltz and Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will star in Dear Elizabeth.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
Broadway’s Best Shows is proud to present the third season of Spotlight on Plays, a starry series of livestream readings of Broadway’s best plays to benefit The Actors Fund. 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022
The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Franz Xaver Kroetz’s Tom Fool, translated by Estella Schmid and Anthony Vivis. Diyan Zora directs Anna Francolini (Martha), Jonah Rzeskiewicz (Ludwig) and Michael Shaeffer (Otto).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2021
Watch the trailer and find out how to watch the first two plays in the spring “Spotlight on Plays” series which will premiere with Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play on Thursday, March 25 and Pearl Cleage’s Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous on Thursday, April 9.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2021
Who gets to tell the story of race, history and power in America? In this riveting, provocative play, a black student and her white professor - both brilliant - debate whether the legacy of slavery defines our past, and our present.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2020
Stars Theatre Restaurant will perform a virtual production of Dear Elizabeth, July 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
The “Spotlight on Plays” series will conclude on Thursday, June 17 with Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth starring Academy Award winners Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep with stage directions voiced by Polly Noonan.  Dear Elizabeth will premiere on Thursday, June 17 at 8PM EST/5PM PST and will be available for a limited time only.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022
The cast includes Phoebe Campbell (Cecily), Valentine Hanson (Merriman/Lane), Joanne Henry (Miss Prism), Daniel Jacob (Lady Bracknell), Adele James (Gwendolen), Abiola Owokoniran (Algernon Moncrieff), Anita Reynolds (Dr. Chasuble) and Justice Ritchie (John Worthing).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
Lincoln Center Theater has announced its upcoming production of Becky Nurse of Salem, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Becky Nurse of Salem will begin previews Thursday, October 27 and open on Thursday, November 21 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022
Following a long search for more accessible premises, the Gate Theatre has announced that it will be moving to a new theatre space in Camden in July 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022
Artistic Directors Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner have announced Paines Plough’s Roundabout programme for 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2022
The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Franz Xaver Kroetz's Tom Fool, translated by Estella Schmid and Anthony Vivis. Diyan Zora directs Anna Francolini (Martha), Jonah Rzeskiewicz (Ludwig) and Michael Shaeffer (Otto).
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2022
Open Fist Theatre Company returns to in-person performances with a funny, intriguing and highly entertaining comedy about sex, intimacy and equality. Lane Allison directs the provocatively titled In the Next Room, or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl for a March 18 opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances continue through April 23.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020
The fall season of “Spotlight on Plays” concludes with Robert O’Hara’s BARBECUE on Thursday, December 10 at 8PM EST/ 5PM PST. The company stars Carrie Coon, Colman Domingo, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Annie McNamara, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tony award winner Laurie Metcalf, David Morse, Kristine Nielsen, Tamberla Perry and Heather Simms.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020
 This evening following the “Spotlight on Plays” reading of Donald Margulies’ TIME STANDS STILL, NPR’s Deborah Amos will moderate a post-show discussion with the playwright and actors. The play reunites the original company Eric Bogosian, Brian d’Arcy James, Laura Linney & Alicia Silverstone directed by Daniel Sullivan.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast of Hamlet which will be performed for the very first time in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe Ensemble, directed by Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2020
 The “Spotlight on Plays” series will continue with a first-time reunion of the original Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club production of Donald Margulies’ TIME STANDS STILL on Thursday, December 3 at 8PM EST/ 5PM PST. The play stars Eric Bogosian, Brian d’Arcy James, Laura Linney and Alicia Silverstone directed by Daniel Sullivan.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
New Earth Theatre, in association with Arcola Theatre and The North Wall, has announced the full cast for the world première of Kyo Choi's The Apology, portraying the stories of the 'comfort women' of the Second World War and the subsequent political cover-up.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2020
With the health and safety of performers and patrons of greatest importance, the MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Board of Directors has replaced the previously scheduled production of the large-cast play Inherit the Wind with Sarah Ruhl's beautiful work Dear Elizabeth.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2022
OUTBOX and Shoreditch Town Hall today announce the full cast and creative team for brand-new production GROOVE. Artistic Director of OUTBOX Ben Buratta directs intergenerational cast of queer dancers and actors.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022
Equity​, the performing arts and entertainment trade union, is calling on the forthcoming Prime Minister to adopt a 5-point plan to safeguard the future of the creative workforce. This includes abandoning Channel 4 privatisation, delivering sustainable long-term BBC funding, investing in the arts as part of Levelling Up, improving Universal Credit for creatives and protecting performers from unregulated artificial intelligence.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2020
From the team who created the Gate's critically acclaimed production of Dear Elizabeth, Letters is a funny and often moving reflection on the global situation we find ourselves in.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell were two of America’s most brilliant poets. From 1947 - 1977 they wrote over 400 letters to each other; spanning decades, continents and political eras.  Their connection was messy and profound, platonic yet romantic, distant and intense. A love that resists easy definition.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021
The “Spotlight on Plays” series has announced Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack and Brandon Burton will join previously announced star Mary-Louise Parker in Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  The Baltimore Waltz will premiere on Thursday, April 29 at 8PM EST/5PM PST and will be available for a limited time only.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021
The “Spotlight on Plays” series announces the full company for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine starring Academy award winner Ellen Burstyn, Alan Cox, Sasha Diamond, Alfred Enoch, Carla Gugino, Luca Padovan, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil, Gabriella Pizzolo, Neel Sethi & Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos, directed by Sarna Lapine. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022
With Chinonyerem Odimba and Ben and Max Ringham's Black Love currently running at the theatre, Kiln Theatre, in a brand-new partnership with the Abbey Theatre, today announces the full cast for Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar. Annabelle Comyn directs Nina Bowers (Cassandra), Daon Broni (Aegisthus), Jim Findley (Tyndareus), Kate Stanley Brennan (Cilissa), David Walmsley (Agamemnon) and Eileen Walsh (Clytemnestra).
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022
The Civilians (Steve Cosson, Artistic Director; Margaret Moll, Managing Director), the award-winning New York-based theater company, will honor actor-manager and co-founder of NAATCO Mia Katigbak and Obie Award-winning director and arts leader Les Waters at The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala Concert. The event, which takes place on Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm at City Winery (25 11th Ave), will celebrate two decades of creative investigation into the richness and complexity of life.

Dear Elizabeth Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Dear Elizabeth have their been?
Dear Elizabeth has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.

What productions of Dear Elizabeth have there been?
Dear Elizabeth has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.