Our Lady of 121st Street

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.

Schedule

Union Square Theatre

(New York, NY)
100 E. 17th Street
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by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2018
Playwright Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning SWEAT, her raw take on the intertwining issues affecting a close-knit group of Reading, Pennsylvania townsfolk, has just opened at the Mark Taper Forum. Portraying Cynthia, the inescapable lightning rod in SWEAT's volatile scenario, Nottage stalwart Portia brings a human face to a multiple of 'faceless' generalized preconceptions. Portia gave us her thoughts on working with Lynn Nottage, Phylicia Rashad and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, September 4, in New York City for GLORIA: A Life, a new play about Gloria Steinem. The full company has been announced for the production, which features a female cast, writer, director, creative and producing team.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced today the list of nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Casting in the television, theatre, short form series and short film categories. Nominees will be recognized at the 34th Annual ArtiosAwards, taking place on January 31, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles & Stage 48 in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
AUDELCO has announced the nominees for their 2018 'Viv' Awards, honoring Black Theatre in New York City.
by Review Roundups - Oct 19, 2018
GLORIA: A Life officially opened last night, October 18, 2018 at the Daryl Roth Theatre on Union Square. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Walter McBride - Oct 19, 2018
GLORIA: A Life officially opened last night, October 18, 2018 at the Daryl Roth Theatre on Union Square. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows below!
by Walter McBride - Oct 19, 2018
GLORIA: A Life officially opened last night, October 18, 2018 at the Daryl RothTheatre on Union Square. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!
by Walter McBride - Oct 19, 2018
GLORIA: A Life officially opened last night, October 18, 2018 at the Daryl RothTheatre on Union Square. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the opening night celebration below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, September 4, in New York City for GLORIA: A Life, a new play about Gloria Steinem. The full company has been announced for the production, which features a female cast, writer, director, creative and producing team.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater continues its 44th season with the World Premiere of Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes with original music by Charlie Coffeen. Rightlynd runs November 9 - December 23, 2018, with press performances on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
The acclaimed world premiere of GLORIA: A Life, the new play about groundbreaking activist and icon Gloria Steinem, has now been extended through March 31, 2019. Presented by Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart, Indecent), the production opened October 18, 2018 at the Daryl Roth Theatre on Union Square (101 East 15th Street at Park Avenue South).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2018
Achingly human, and surprisingly funny! TheFountain Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Cost of Living, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Martyna Majok. John Vreeke directs for a Nov. 2 opening, with performances continuing through Dec.16.
by Review Roundups - Nov 19, 2018
Primary Stages presents Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Performances began at the Cherry Lane Theatre on November 7, 2018, opened last night, November 18. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 19, 2018
Primary Stages presents Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Bernhardt/Hamlet, Poor Behavior at Primary Stages), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against). Performances began at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014) on November 7, 2018, opened last night, November 18, and runs through December 22, 2018. The cast includes Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy, "Cagney and Lacey") as "Irene," Emmy Award nominee Tim Daly ("Wings," "Madam Secretary") as "Teddy," and John Procaccino (Our Lady of 121st Street, Our Mother's Brief Affair) as "Gerry."
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER announces upcoming programming for June 2019 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014). 
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 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 BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. Get a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018
Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Today, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
Word for Word celebrates this 25th season with a rare production "Anniversary! Stories by Tobias Wolff and George Saunders" featuring Wolff's "Deep Kiss" and Saunders' "Victory Lap," works by two of the companies favorite authors, directed by Joel Mullennix and Delia MacDougall. "Anniversary! Stories by Tobias Wolff and George Saunders" opens with a press night Saturday August 11, 8pm (Preview Aug 8, 9 & 10) running through September 2 at Z Space Main Stage in San Francisco's Mission/SOMA district. Tobias Wolff and George Saunders are brilliant performers in the short story form, and the company feels lucky to be staging their stories for its 25th Anniversary. Over the past quarter century, Word for Word has had the pleasure and the honor to work with some of the best writers of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2018/19 season: Final Follies, by A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, Sylvia, Black Tie at Primary Stages) and directed by David Saint (Clever Little Lies), and Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Dead Accounts, Poor Behavior at Primary Stages), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against). All performances will take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014).
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Now playing, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
With the Young Vic's recent run of critical-success including The Convert currently running at Young Vic, The Inheritance at the Noel Coward Theatre and The Jungle now playing at St Ann's Warehouse in New York, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, today announces the full cast for Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, directed by Kate Hewitt in the Main House, and April de Angelis' Wild East, directed by recipient of Genesis Future Directors Award, Lekan Lawal, in The Clare.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart, Indecent) announced today that Patricia Kalember ("Power," "Sisters," "thirtysomething") will put on the aviator glasses of iconic activist Gloria Steinem in GLORIA: A Life beginning Today, January 29. Christine Lahti will play her final performance as Gloria on January 27.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart, Indecent) announced today that Patricia Kalember ("Power," "Sisters," "thirtysomething") will put on the aviator glasses of iconic activist Gloria Steinem in GLORIA: A Life beginning Tuesday, January 29. Christine Lahti will play her final performance as Gloria on January 27.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
Over 2,200 students have seen GLORIA: A Life, the groundbreaking play about activist and icon Gloria Steinem, thanks to the generosity of Hope-aholics. Named for Steinem, who coined the phrase, the Hope-aholics initiative allows donors to underwrite student tickets so that the next generation of activists can take inspiration from her story. Launched in October 2018, the program has raised over $66,000 in donations in under five months.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of the critically-acclaimed hit Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes with original music by Charlie Coffeen. With six additional performances, the production now runs through December 30, 2018, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will present Tony-Award winning actress, singer and stage director Phylicia Rashad with the prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
From September 14 to October 13, 2018, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England premiere of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play BETWEEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY.  
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.