Living Out - Off-Broadway


Second Stage Theatre

(New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
The Kitchen presents the U.S. premiere of Queens Row, a New York City Players production written and directed by Richard Maxwell (January 8-25).
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2019
Queen Latifah stars in 'The Little Mermaid Live!' and she gives us a little taste of what's in store with her performance as the villain Ursula.
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2019
Queen Latifah talks about receiving an award at Harvard, and her road to becoming an A-list actress.
by Jeffrey Scott - Oct 23, 2019
Broadway veteran Scott Waara has made a career of playing heartfelt characters and bringing something personal to each and every part he plays. Currently performing in 3-D Theatricals production of 'Once, The Musical', Waara re-creates the role he has performed (now for the 3rd time) and I had a chance to sit down with him and chat about life, family, and his history with 'Once, The Musical'.
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
On last night's episode of The Voice, seven artists made it past their Battle Rounds. Find out below! 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
'Circus didn't change my life. It saved my life,' says Melvin Diggs, a St. Louis native who is currently touring the world with Cirque du Soleil. Melvin and three other young urban St. Louisans are all alumni of St. Louis' only social circus school, Circus Harmony. In addition to Melvin, three other Circus Harmony students are touring with the renowned Cirque du Soleil!!
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 4, 2019
The outrageous and flamboyant Jack Bartholet creates the most authentic and genuine cabaret show, Lady With a Song, using devices theatrical, flashy and absolute honesty.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Variety reports that a potential reboot of 'The Equalizer,' starring Queen Latifah,' has gotten a pilot commitment at CBS.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Dragon's 2020 season is intensely human, with warts and all. It is a season of stories about our intentions and their outcomes and how sometimes those don't always match up. It's looking at two sides of the coin of our nature - the saints and the sinners, the sacred and the profane. It's about virtue and making mistakes. It's about forgiveness... or revenge. It is about morality and conviction, and how sometimes we don't quite understand what's right or wrong, at least not until it's too late. It is ultimately about embracing the journey of being human, and not knowing where the road will end.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Mint Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced the first cast member for the World Premiere pairing of Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories, a program of short plays adapted from stories by two of the world's greatest authors, Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy adapted for the stage by Miles Malleson (Conflict, Yours Unfaithfully).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Broadway Night, the monthly musical theatre cabaret, will host MT Shorts to celebrate the release of their new musical short film JUMP, filmed in partnership with Atlanta Workshop Players (AWP) and penned by 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient Andy Roninson at Prohibition on Sunday November 24th at 8:30 PM.
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Charlie Kesslering's comedy 'Most Likely' has been picked up by Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by Kathy Strain - Nov 14, 2019
Children and parents have loved Nick, Jr. and the programming available to entertain and educate. The shows are always upbeat and happy as characters teach children many things. As NICK,JR.LIVE tours around North America, children can experience what it's like to see some of their favorite characters from the TV perform for them on the stage. Characters of Nick, Jr. include The Bubble Guppies, Shimmer and Shine, Blue's Clues and You, Paw Patrol and more. Children will be thrilled and excited to sing and dance along with their favorite characters. BWW caught up with a very important friend to the characters, Courtney Martin. She was happy to share with us how she loves being a friend to the Nick, Jr. cast. NICK, JR.LIVE comes to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday and Sunday only.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has added two original shows to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by Martin Ganeider - May 29, 2020
Dear diary, the virus ( from this day on I refuse to say the name of the virus out loud like Harry Potter has done it with Vo.... you know who) is still dancing through our lives and got mostly everything on hold. Our way back to (next to) normal is like a bus ride down a bumpy long road into the unknown. (sorry not sorry for the catchy tune) Since the world is in a Lockdown for quite a while, we got used to wearing masks in public and dressing up properly for Home Office Video Conferences. Here might be another great opportunity to dress up. Robino Rich, well know TV-Host (Backstage reports for DISNEY, STAGE ENTERTAINMENT, and others) and Youtuber, presents a 90 Minute Musical Concert called RICHIE'S MUSICAL SHOW with the likes of Anja Backus, Gino Emnes, Richard Fuchs, Lisa Antoni, Maren Somberg, Marcella Adema, Maricel Wölk, Ornella de Santis, Raphael Groß, and Yvonne Köstler. The concert will take place on June 7th, at 7 p.m. CEST on Youtube. To enter the 'show' you need to buy a ticket ( and of course put on something beautiful for a special night at your living room) click here to find out more.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been - Home Edition!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
​​​​​​​Andy Frasco has announced the lineup for 'Andy Frasco's World Saving Sh*tshow,' a liveshow spawning from Andy's 'World Saving Podcast.' The liveshow will be held this Thursday May 21st, this week's guests will be MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Billy Strings and David Shaw of The Revivalists. Andy Frasco's World Saving Shitshow is every Thursday at 8PM MTN / 10 PM EST and is filled with live musical performances, 80s dance parties and interviews with special guests from across the world.  
by Brady Meibaum - Mar 9, 2020
It's rare to find a mix of sports, theatre and harmonies that bounce off the walls and ring in your ears, but DAMN YANKEES at Saint Paul's creates an energetic mix between America's favorite ball game, broadway's classic choreography, and classic tunes that'll be stuck in your head the whole drive home.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 7, 2020
Marc Antolin and Carly Bawden reprise their lead roles as Jean-René and Angélique in the U.S. premiere of playwright/director Emma Rice's ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS beginning at The Wallis March 17, 2020 for a thirteen-day run. Based on the movie Les Emotifs Anonymes, two lonely souls make a sweet connection when Angélique takes a job at Jean-René's chocolate factory. Marc graciously freed up some of this time to answer a few of my ROMANTIC questions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company is ready to get back in the ring with its third edition of an inventive fundraiser that puts the region's leaders front and center on stage.
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 5, 2020
In Hazlehurst, Mississippi the Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch. Their grandfather is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West coast; Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after shooting her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick. Also in the mix is the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. The play is about how its young characters escape the past to seize the future. Performances are March ,7,& 13, 2020 at 7:30pm and March 14, 2020 at 2:00pm at Maria's Mexican Restaurant, 129 E. Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130. For more information or how to purchase tickets, visit:
by Carol Kassie - Mar 5, 2020
 A feisty, bingo-playing, gun-toting, ruckus raising, independent woman!  That's Helen Wheeler, the title character in Pigs Do Fly Productions next outing a?' Cricket Daniel's comedy Helen on Wheels.  The show will run from March 6th through March 29th at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.  There will be a preview performance on March 5th.
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 3, 2020
The Boston premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's 2018 Tony Award-nominated play THE CHILDREN at SpeakEasy Stage Company is an affecting drama, thanks to a combination of the playwright's excellence at her craft, Director Bryn Boice's focus, and the trio of Elliot Norton Award-winning actors whose portrayals constitute a collective master class. Inspired by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, THE CHILDREN puts issues of climate change, the environment, and a generation's responsibility for stewardship under an unforgiving spotlight, challenging the audience to engage in self-reflection.
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
Zachery Allan Starkey has released 'Force' with Bernard Sumner of New Order. Combining Starkey's passionate songwriting/production with Sumner's trademark synthesizer, guitar, sequencer, and programming work, “Force” is an uplifting anthem reminding us to remain strong and brave in these dark and frightening times. “Fear will not tear us apart!” sings Starkey at the climax of the track. 'Force' also marks the first brand new music from Sumner since the release of New Order's 2015 LP Music Complete.
by Virag Dombay - Mar 23, 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, most, if not all, of your local artists, actors, entertainers, creatives, directors, producers, playwrights, you name it, have lost their jobs. This not only means that they've lost their financial income but a platform on which the showcase their creations. Consequently, over the course of the next few months, I will be conducting interviews with local artists in the hopes of providing a platform for their artistic voice to be heard. My aim is for this to result in two-three interviews being posted per week. First up is an award-winning comedy and cabaret artist Jenny Winter, who chats about her recently released video Hug an Artist .
by Roger Catlin - Mar 17, 2020
It may have been unrealistic to open a new play amid the coronavirus pandemic, but 'The Realistic Joneses' did just that on Saturday at Spooky Action Theatre, a group whose name inspires no further confidence (it's named after Einstein's term for quantum entanglement - the ability of separate objects to share a condition at a distance).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on April 26, 2020, at 9:30pm. Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Joe, Brian, and Felicity come from different walks of life, different parts of the country, and are in different stages of accepting the things they have in common: they are all dying of cancer, and they are all living out their final days, in company with friends and family, in homey hospice cottages on the green and pleasant grounds of a large California hospital.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Queen Latifah-led CBS series 'The Equalizer' has received a pilot pickup.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on February 3, 2020, at 9:30pm. Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by. For actors those come in the shape and form of roles-whether they're grown up and become too old for that child star turn, to the soprano never being considered for the baritone lead, everyone has a song in their heart that they'll likely never get to see come to fruition with a crowd and in lights.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 26, 2020
Playwright Stanley Brown directs the world premiere of his play HUCKLEBERRY TOWERS through February 9, 2020, at the ELATE Theatre Company's Lincoln Stegman Theatre in North Hollywood. With a cast of 18, most of whom are seniors who just might be real residents of the retirement home named in the title, this poignant comedy about their so-called golden years speaks to the importance of friendship even when you have trouble remembering their names or hearing conversations around you.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The Just Kidding family performing arts series offers a cheery midwinter mix of exciting kid-centric shows every Saturday in February. The lineup includes side-splitting science experimentation, physical comedy, a fresh take on a classic puppet fairy tale, a multimedia rock show, and a Grammy-winning jazzy family band.
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Jan 17, 2020
When you live in a big city with vibrant, diverse neighborhoods, you tend to forget that there are still people and places where residents living out and openly can be threatened or harmed. That very safe and sound bubble is burst in Diana Son's powerful 'Stop Kiss,' an intense and intriguing look at one couple's love and trauma in New York City's West Village in the 1990s.
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
Ever since it was formed in 2001, Jazz Promo Services has been an important force in publicizing the music, events and news of the jazz world. Among the pioneers and innovators in utilizing E-mails for publicity (he can contact virtually anyone in the jazz and music industry), Jim Eigo works with hundreds of clients each year as a publicist, producer and enthusiastic spokesman, creating short, medium and long-range career development strategies. He is unparalleled in informing the jazz world about recording releases, concerts, clubs and all types of relevant information.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 7, 2020
The popular concert series created by Alexandra Silber recently had its third installment and it was so good that people are already making plans to see episodes four and five, later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Mint Theater Company Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced a cast change for the current production, Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories. Mint alumnus Henry Clarke will replace Alexander Sokovikov beginning Saturday evening February 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) will present Lisa Loomer's Living Out, a comic drama focused on immigration and working mothers. The show is directed by Jane Page, head of the directing program at UCI, and will be presented in the intimate Robert Cohen Theatre. The play opens on Saturday, March 7, with matinee and evening performances through Sunday, March 15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of singera?"songwriter Inda Eaton in concert for the introduction of her latest album, Shelter In Place, on Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $30, $40 day of, and are available online 24/7 at or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
by Carol Kassie - Feb 11, 2020
A feisty, bingo-playing, gun-toting, ruckus raising, independent woman!  That's Helen Wheeler, the title character in Pigs Do Fly Productions next outing - Cricket Daniel's comedy Helen on Wheels.  The show will run from March 6th through March 29th at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.  There will be a preview performance on March 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on February 3, 2020, at 9:30pm. Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by. For actors those come in the shape and form of roles-whether they're grown up and become too old for that child star turn, to the soprano never being considered for the baritone lead, everyone has a song in their heart that they'll likely never get to see come to fruition with a crowd and in lights.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
 Bravo's newest competition series dives into the world of espionage when “Spy Games” premieres on Monday, January 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Inspired by the once-secret World War II government program known as “Station S,” in which civilians were assessed and trained to be spies, ten daring individuals come together to compete and attempt to outplay one another in living out the ultimate spy fantasy. Model and martial artist Mia Kang hosts the competition, with real-life intelligence experts assessing the contestants' performances to determine who has what it takes to outwit the game and succeed at one of the world's most mysterious professions.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre announces the lineup for its 2020 Stage III Series, dedicated to presenting edgy new plays that are challenging in both content and form. FST's 2020 Stage III season offers a varied lineup of contemporary plays, including a riveting sci-fi thriller, a regional premiere about justice and the rule of law, and Stage III's first-ever world premiere production.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting for Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Mint Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced that Katie Firth (A Day by the Sea, A Picture of Autumn, Susan and God, Far and Wide - Mint Theater, Museum - Keen Company), Anna Lentz (The Diary of Anne Frank - Geva Theatre Center, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield, The Tens, A Christmas Carol, Gratuitous Nudity and the Undisclosed Costs of Questioning Surveillance Rather Than Bad Broccoli - Actors Theatre of Louisville),
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
Rising singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor Joshua Bassett releases his first original song a?oeCommon Sensea?? today via Warner Records. With keenly observed lyrics and a gentle melody that showcases Joshua's heartfelt vocals and musicianship, a?oeCommon Sensea?? is the first taste of his forthcoming debut album.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Sadly, the 2020 Olivier Awards won't be going ahead as planned due to the coronavirus shutdown, although ITV will broadcast a highlights show. So, BroadwayWorld reviewers have been thinking back to some of our favourite Oliviers winners, nominees and performances from past years - plus some of the incredible nominees from this year who we would have loved to see honoured.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 2, 2020
Rock out your isolation frustration today with the face-melting opening number from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
The North American premiere of The Rosenbergs has been selected for the second annual IOTF: The International Online Theatre Festival. The opera was produced by Boston University and Brandeis University, and presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) in 2018.