Our Lady of 121st Street 2003

Opened: May 1, 2003
Closing: June 10, 2003

Our Lady of 121st Street - 2003 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Union Square Theatre
100 E. 17th Street New York, NY

After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the Funeral Home, there's a problem-her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, Stephen Adly Guirgis' Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2024

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!

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Red Bull Theater today announced the eight world premieres in this year’s Short New Play Festival 2022. This in-person event is the latest installment of Red Bull’s renowned annual new play festival of classically inspired ten-minute plays.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

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1st Stage Announces Brand New Virtual Masters' Class Series Beginning On May 15
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by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

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Our Lady of 121st Street FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our Lady of 121st Street has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2003 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.
Our Lady of 121st Street has been nominated for several awards including Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Adly Guirgis, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Stephen Adly Guirgis, Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for John Gould Rubin, Ira Pittelman, Robyn Goodman, Ruth Hendel, Daryl Roth, and the LAByrinth Theater Company.
Our Lady of 121st Street has won several awards, including Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Adly Guirgis, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Stephen Adly Guirgis, Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for John Gould Rubin, Ira Pittelman, Robyn Goodman, Ruth Hendel, Daryl Roth, and the LAByrinth Theater Company.

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