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

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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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Union Square Theatre


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by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019
Hub Theatre Company of Boston will finish their seventh season with the darkly comedic courtroom drama The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, by Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony Award nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by award winning local favorite Steven Bogart.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
This upcoming season, Live at The Lortel looks at the intersection between art and activism. We honor the work of theater artists who boldly use their public platform for philanthropy, to advance the state of theater, and to support the issues that they are passionate about. We look to explore how an artist's passion for activism and philanthropy influences their artistry on the stage.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 13, 2019
You can't beat City Halla?? but you can try. The Fountain Theatre presents the Los Angeles premiere of the fearless, hilarious Pulitzer Prize, New York Drama Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel award-winning comedy-drama, Between Riverside and Crazy byStephen Adly Guirgis.Guillermo Cienfuegos directs for an Oct. 19 opening, with performances continuing through Dec. 15. Pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 16.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2021
Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play, Clyde's, officially begins previews tonight, November 3, at Second Stage's Broadway home, The Hayes Theater. Meet the cast bringing this new play to Broadway below!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 26, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces a one week extension for the world premiere production of Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy), directed by Obie Award winner John Ortiz, and co-produced with LAByrinth Theater Company. The production, which opens on Monday, December 9th will now play through Sunday, December 29th, 2019 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2019
Hub Theatre Company of Boston will finish their seventh season with the darkly comedic courtroom drama The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, by Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony Award nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by award winning local favorite Steven Bogart.
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2019
The LOVE2 THEATRE COMPANY presents its inaugural production of 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,' written by Oscar, Tony, and Pulitizer prize winning American playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt; Savage in Limbo; Defiance).
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2019
The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.
by Nicole Rosky - May 23, 2020
This weekend (May 23-24) in live streaming:Chita is back at Stars in the House, Kelli hosts Memorial for Us All, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals has announced the winners of the 9th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.
by Julie Musbach - May 21, 2019
RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER announces upcoming programming for June 2019 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014). 
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022
This character-driven, dark comedy revolves around the death of Sister Rose, a nun who was much loved by an uptown neighborhood's residents. As the play begins, we discover that Sister Rose's body has disappeared; the funeral room where the empty casket sits is closed off as a crime scene and the mourners are forced to hang around waiting for news. Due to these extraordinary circumstances, emotions are running especially high.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2019
The Outer Critics Circle Award winners have been announced! The big winner this year is Hadestown, taking home 6 awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, Outstanding New Score, and Amber Gray for Outstanding Featured Actress!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Howard University has announced the appointment of Phylicia Rashad as dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 2021. In this role, she will report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. An alumna of Howard University, Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2020
LAByrinth Theater Company will reunite much of the original Off-Broadway cast for a virtual reading of Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
On Monday, April 4, 2022, Theatre Forward, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, will hold its annual gala at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York City to honor Tony and Obie Award winning director, Kenny Leon, and global financial services provider, Prudential Financial.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2019
Due to overwhelming demand, SpeakEasy Stage Company has added seven more performances of its acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.  The show will now play through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021
 The Alley Theatre will present a variety of contemporary plays as a part of the Alley’s Spring 2021 Digital Season. Written by Alley All New alumni and a Houston-based author, the plays include El Chuco Town Forever by Isaac Gómez (April 2 – May 2, 2021), Man. Kind. by Don X. Nguyen (April 9 – May 9, 2021), and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2021
This week (June 7-13) in live streaming: Matthew Morrison visits Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Season 3 finale, Show of Titles premieres, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Tony Award winner and five-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will return to Broadway this winter in Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 2, 2019
In the past few weeks, we've watched the nominations roll in. Today the final crop of nominees have been revealed, all leading to next week's ultimate announcement- the 2019 Tony nominations.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and dates for Detroit ‘67, the final production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Written by MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow Dominique Morisseau and directed by Candis C. Jones, Detroit ‘67 depicts abrupt changes to the lives of the Poindexter siblings during the 1967 Detroit uprising.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2019
Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood has announced the first production of its eighth season, Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2019
Loft Ensemble has announced its eighth anniversary season, the first in its new North Hollywood location. The slate of plays will feature four world premieres, a holiday comedy, and five productions in Sawyer's Playhouse, the company's 40-seat space upstairs from the main stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that The Tale of Despereaux, a new musical, will join the 2019-20 season as its second special presentation solidifying the previously announced seven-show subscription season. Coming off a successful run at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it had its world premiere, The Tale of Despereaux, written and directed by PigPen Theatre Co. and co-directed by Marc Bruni, will begin previews at Berkeley Rep on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Tickets will go on sale in early August exclusively to Berkeley Rep's 2019-20 season subscribers before being made available to the general public.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020
LOVE2 THEATRE COMPANY with impel theatre present their production of 'Watching Glory Die,' written by celebrated Canadian playwright Judith Thompson (Crackwalker; Lion in the Streets; Perfect Pie).
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 11, 2020
Two River Theater is now presenting William Shakespeare's romantic comedy 'Twelfth Night' directed by Sara Holdren with original songs composed by the band/theater collective, The Lobbyists. Performances will be in Two River's Rechnitz Theater through Sunday, February 2. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Hannah Rose Caton who plays Viola in the show.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2022
Red Bull Theater today announced that submissions are now open for Red Bull’s 12th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL, six brand new 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes inspired by this year’s theme: “Alchemy,” that will be selected through an open submission process.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2019
The Young Vic today announces an extension, due to popular demand, of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train. The critically-acclaimed production, directed by Kate Hewitt, now runs until Saturday 6 April, and will include a Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 3 April.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2022
PEN America today announces the presenters introducing the 2022 Literary Awards' three career achievement honorees, and the performers who will take the stage at New York City's Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.) for the momentous celebration of this year's most resonant literature, held on February 28 as an in-person event hosted by Emmy Award-winning late night host Seth Meyers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020
Peter Rothstein’s ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 is the next production in Playhouse on Park’s 12th Main Stage Season. It will be available to stream online from December 16, 2020 - January 3, 2021. There are also 3 opportunities to attend a public screening at Cinestudio in Hartford.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2021
Previews begin tonight, December 21, for Manhattan Theatre Club's Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Learn more about the cast bringing this show to the stage!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 18, 2020
Peter Rothstein's ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 is the next production in Playhouse on Park's 12th Main Stage Season. It will be available to stream online from December 16, 2020 - January 3, 2021. There are also 3 opportunities to attend a public screening at Cinestudio in Hartford.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
Detroit '67, the final production in the Signature Features 2021 Season is now available for streaming through Thursday, September 16 on Marquee TV.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021
Detroit '67, the final production in the Signature Features 2021 Season is now available for streaming through Thursday, September 16 on Marquee TV.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 13, 2020
The first wave of featured performers has been announced for HBOa??s adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage show, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2019
Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood has announced the first production of its eighth season, Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Under the direction of Adam Chambers, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Ben Anderson, Bridget Avildsen, Ela Castillo, Nandi Chapman, Brett Clevenger, Noah Copfer, Paige Gallagher, Barbera Ann Howard, Zenarra James, Mark Leclerc, Brian Majestic, Kristian Maxwell-McGeever, Mphatso Mgongira, Ignacio Navarro, Chris Oliver, Kevin Padilla, La'Vel Stacy, Abbygail Williams, Jared Wilson, and Nora Yessayan. Opening is set for Saturday, August 10, at 8pm and the engagement will continue through Sunday, September 15 only.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2021
The Alley Theatre is presenting a variety of contemporary plays as a part of the Alley’s Spring 2021 Digital Season. Plays now available to view include Man. Kind. by Don X. Nguyen (April 9 – May 9, 2021), and For Steve Wozniak, on His 67th Birthday by Jiehae Park (April 9 – May 9, 2021). 
by Shari Barrett - Apr 7, 2020
With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Michael Mullen, an award-winning and always busy costume designer, writer and actor who often steps onstage in a variety of roles, both male and female.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 3, 2019
The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2019
In the past few weeks, we've watched the nominations roll in. Today the final crop of nominees have been revealed, all leading to next week's ultimate announcement- the 2019 Tony nominations.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 23, 2019
The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, welcomes 'Tootsie' star Julie Halston along with 'Torch Song' sensation Michael Urie to announce the nominees for the 2018-19 season today, April 23rd. Click here to watch live!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2021
1st Stage has announced its brand-new series called the Masters' Class, beginning May 15 and spanning an inspiring array of new topics in theatre and performance.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2019
INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) and Radio Drama Network (Melina Brown, President) today announced the cast for the World Premiere of Then They Forgot About the Rest, a new play by Georgina Escobar, directed by David Mendizabal. Performances will begin April 13th for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through May 12th. Opening Night is set for April 22nd.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Thom Pain (based on nothing), a play by Will Eno, has been announced for the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Directed by Bryan Keith and performed by Johnny Patrick Yoder, there will be five performances only at the Broadwater Second Stage: Sunday 6/5 at 5:30pm (preview); Saturday 6/11 at 7:30pm; Thursday 6/16 at 8pm; Wednesday 6/22 at 5pm; and Saturday 6/25 at 12:30pm. Running time is 70 minutes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the 2022/23 Season today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company’s first full season in its expanded home—welcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf’s bold, visceral and muscular work.

Our Lady of 121st Street Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Our Lady of 121st Street have their been?
Our Lady of 121st Street has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2003 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.

What awards has Our Lady of 121st Street been nominated for?
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, Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Ira Pittelman, Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Robyn Goodman, Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Ruth HendelOutstanding Play (The Lortels) for Daryl Roth and Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for the LAByrinth Theater Company.

What awards has Our Lady of 121st Street won?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman and 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 Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Ira Pittelman Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Robyn Goodman Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Ruth Hendel Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Daryl Roth Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for the LAByrinth Theater Company.