Peerless - Off-Broadway

The final production of our 2019/20 season, Peerless by Jiehae Park, is a darkly comedic twist on Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in the cutthroat world of elite college admissions. This new version of the classic story centers on M and L, twin Asian-American siblings who have given up everything to get into The College. When another classmate (who happens to be one-sixteenth Native American) claims what they feel is rightfully "their spot," the twins find themselves with only one option: murder. Directed by Margot Bordelon, the Primary Stages production of Peerless will include an unprecedented two weeks of Free Student Matinee Performances for NYC Public school students. As the only major theater company in the city that offers student matinees completely free-of-charge, Primary Stages is thrilled to serve more students than ever before during our 35th Anniversary Season.

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Cherry Lane Theatre

(New York, NY)
38 Commerce St. (Bedford & Hudson Street)
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by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2020
Why not use the lockdown period to catch up on your musical theatre history? From the making of iconic shows to fascinating backstage tales and industry insight, these documentaries help to fill the stagey void.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
PLAY AT HOME, the new micro-commissioning initiative begun by Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, has announced their 100th playwright commission, ensuring that $50,000 has gone directly to playwrights in need in this time of crisis.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2020
As the shutdown continues, BroadwayWorld is keeping you up to date on the latest announcements and updates from New York's Off-Broadway theatres. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2020
Leah Ryan's Fund For Emerging Women Writers celebrates ten years of awarding it's prize to women playwrights with 10 X 10: An Evening of 10 Minute Plays Celebrating Ten Years of Winners. The gala event will take place at Cherry Lane Theatre on March 30 and will feature world premiere short plays from past recipients Megan Mostyn Brown, Genia Femia, Jiehae Park, and Eliana Pipes. A pre-show cocktail reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by the main performance at 7:00pm and an afterparty at Cowgirl. The evening will be under the direction of Daniella Topol. For more information, visit https://leahryansfeww.com/.
by Review Roundups - Mar 5, 2020
Girl from the North Country celebrates its opening night tonight at Broadway's Belasco Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
The Broadway community reacts to the passing of legendary playwright, Terrence McNally.
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Seven weeks before the eagerly awaited release of The Psychedelic Furs new album, Made Of Rain, The Furs are making available the song 'You'll Be Mine.' This is the second new song to be lifted from their forthcoming album, alongside the breathlessly received 'Don't Believe,' which was made available in January. Both tracks are available to stream now and download when you preorder the album from here.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
PRIMARY STAGES has announced their 2020/21 season, which will mark a return to 59E59 Theaters as the resident theatre company beginning in September 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation has announced the cancellation of its 2020 Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Season  at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, which was scheduled to take place November 3 through November 22, featuring the Paul Taylor Dance Company due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Lockdown Theatre in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund today announces a live virtual table read of a?oeA Bit of Waiting for Godota?? taken from Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot on Sunday 28 June at 7pm.
by Andrew Child - Jul 9, 2020
AATAB is not a theatre company. They were originally founded in 2018 as a social collective connected by a Facebook group. In response to Boston's need to embrace local Asian American artists she explains she would rather see established organizations do the work to welcome and elevate members of the community than see an individual company formed.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 8, 2020
Just 5 shows? Right now I would settle on seeing pretty much anything in a theatre, legs pressed against the seat in front of me and an overpriced beverage in hand. With the Government's recent announcement of a rescue package for the arts, we can see a chink of light in the darkness that has enveloped the industry for so many months. Although we still don't have a date when theatres can reopen, we can dream about what we would like to see when it does, finally, happen...
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Cross The Tracks Festival continues to build excitement for the mouthwatering 2020 edition as new names such as the iconic Madlib, Sudan Archives, Greentea Peng, Sadar Bahar, London African Gospel Choir, Coops, Laura Misch, Neue Grafik Ensemble, SEED Ensemble, Charlie Bones, Dreamcast and many more are all added. Taking place on Sunday June 7th at Brixton's beautiful Brockwell Park and offering a wealth of street food, craft beer immersive workshops, talks and much more, Cross The Tracks has already announced a peerless mix of funk, soul, disco, jazz, r&b, and house stars from across the ages including Sister Sledge, Tinariwen, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay MBE, Nu Guinea, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Chris Dave & The Drumhedz and Theon Cross amongst tens more.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Legendary South Korean virtuoso violinst Kyung Wha Chung and pianist Kevin Kenner make their Koerner Hall debuts with a program of Brahms, Franck, and Beethoven.
by Gary Naylor - Jan 24, 2020
This is an Vanya for 2020 that loses nothing in Conor McPherson's sublime update.
by Virag Dombay - Jan 24, 2020
This week , I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Sam Strong on his directorial role in Queensland Theatre's production of Emerald City. And here's what he had to say...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Show One Productions presents the anticipated return of the world famous, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks), onstage March 7, 2020 at 8pm and March 8, 2020 at 2pm and 7pm at the Winter Garden Theatre. The RuPaul's Drag Race breakout star and classically trained ballet dancer Brooke Lynn Hytes a?' a Trock for four years from 2008 to 2012, and a Toronto native a?' will make an anticipated guest appearance, dancing in all three Toronto performances. The sensational program will showcase the company's wickedly absurd antics and serious dancing chops, featuring sly send-ups of beloved ballet classics and contemporary works. Infused with a heavy dose of highbrow hilarity, this antic-laden production will offer audiences a chance to experience high-powered diva energy as the men strut their stuff in size 11 pointe shoes.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jan 16, 2020
Looking back at the (often unexpected) strides and achievements made in 2010s, Indonesian Broadway-style musical theater is poised for a renaissance in this decade. However, challenges are still abound for Nusantara thespians to keep the momentum going towards sustainable success.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
This February, six exceptionally talented young artists from the world-renowned Kronberg Academy in Germany travel to New York City to make their Carnegie Hall debut over four concerts in Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall. Current students - violinist Stephen Waarts, cellist Jonathan Roozeman, and pianists Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula and Mishka Rushdie Momen - along with alumni violinist Marc Bouchkov and violist Matthew Lipman present a wide range of repertoire in programs that reflect the individuality and artistry honed during their studies at the prestigious Academy. In two matinee programs, these musicians perform alongside Kronberg Academy faculty members and acclaimed soloists - violist Antoine Tamestit and cellist Gary Hoffman - while in two evening programs the students and alumni showcase solo and chamber works.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Performances begin this Saturday, January 18, as The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars).
by Chris Struck - Feb 7, 2020
Seth Rudetsky and Patina Miller share some backstage stories as well as some of her backstory on the way to becoming an incredible stage and screen actress. In between, she sang a few songs at a nearly peerless level.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
its world premiere season, immersive theatre production BLACK TIES, a co-production between two First Nations theatre companies, will take over The Pavilion at Arts Centre Melbourne from 21 a?" 29 February. Australia's ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Aotearoa/New Zealand-based Te R?"hia Theatre have come together in what is a rich and rigorous international cultural exchange.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2020
Under typical circumstances, it would be a difficult task to judge just how much a piece of theater is affecting an audience. The average age of a theatergoer hovers in the range of 40 to 45 years old, and by then social mores have taken over and hammered in the rules of 'proper' theater etiquette. You may hear measured laughs and gasps or catch a few tears slipping out, but for the most part, instinctual, visceral and verbal reactions are reeled in. But, when you take a Broadway play and put it in front of 18,000 students in one of the world's most famous arenas, the energy rises to match its surroundings. High points are celebrated with deafening cheers, the dislike of characters is vocalized, and the silences are heightened. When Aaron Sorkin's To Kill A Mockingbird became the first ever Broadway play to perform at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, the sheer magnitude of the surroundings and the unbridled energy that comes from 18,000 kids sharing a space made it impossible to forget for even a second that history was unfolding in front of your eyes.
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Songwriter Hall of Fame member Don McLean has amassed a plethora of albums throughout his 50-year career, which began in 1969, and quickly soared his status to stardom with the 1971 release of American Pie. Now, in 2020, many of the recordings which has been unavailable on any digital platform will soon be released through a new recording and distribution agreement with Time Life, which is distributed through the WEA/Warner Bros. distribution system.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
This winter, Trinity Church Wall Street's  program of ambitious musical offerings in lower Manhattan sees the return of the audience favorite Bach + One concert series, which will crown its season in the spring with a performance of three of Bach's cantatas at the Leipzig Bach Festival. Director of Music Julian Wachner has also just been announced as one of three finalists to become the next Artistic Director of the storied Oregon Bach Festival. On the heels of last August's release of Ellen Reid's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera p r i s m on the Decca Gold label, with Wachner leading The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity's in-house contemporary orchestra, NOVUS NY, the same forces reunite for the Washington D.C. premiere of the opera in the Kennedy Center's DIRECT CURRENT festival.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Cherry Lane Theatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Executive Director; Seri Lawrence, Artistic Director) has announced a workshop presentation of a new work, The Making Of) How to Save the World in 90 Minutes by writer/composer Shawn Randall, directed by Alfredo Narciso and mentored by Diana Oh ({my lingerie play}). Performances will run March 4 - 14, 2020, at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street). For tickets, schedule and more information, please visit www.cherrylanetheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The writing team of Tidtaya Sinutoke (music) and Isabella Dawis (book & lyrics) have won the 14th Annual Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award for their new musical, HALF THE SKY. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
British electronic pioneers Underworld (Rick Smith, Karl Hyde) announce a triumphant return to North America  - their first series of shows here since selling out the Hollywood Bowl 5 years ago. This tour coincides with the 40th anniversary of Smith and Hyde meeting and setting out on one of the longest lasting creative partnerships in electronic music. 
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 1, 2020
TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE, becomes a movie on the streaming network Disney+ this month on February 7th, and a trailer was just released to get fans of the series excited. The cast just hosted a World Premiere Viewing Party, and BroadwayWorld Books has photos of the night to share, as well as the trailer and a bonus clip from the movie to get everyone excited for the upcoming release!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
This winter, Trinity Church Wall Street co-produces the New York premiere of REV. 23, the latest opera by its own Director of Music Julian Wachner, along with the cutting-edge Prototype Festival and Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Performances take place at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in Manhattan, on January 17 at 8pm and January 18 at 3pm and 8pm. Composed to an audacious, satirical libretto by Cerise Jacobs, founder of the Boston-based activist opera company White Snake Projects, which commissioned the work, REV. 23 explores an a?oeunpublisheda?? new chapter of the Book of Revelation. Los Angeles-based director James Darrah creates a striking new production for this New York premiere, leading the audience on a fantastical journey through the myths of the collective unconscious. Noted conductor Daniela Candillari leads Trinity's in-house contemporary orchestra, NOVUS NY.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has announced $51.3 million in grants to support public cultural programming at 985 organizations across New York City as part of its fiscal year 2020 annual funding cycle. The funds support groups working in a vast range of disciplines, serving audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Together, the hundreds of cultural organizations receiving this support form the backbone of New York City's vibrant cultural life. The total includes funding set aside for underserved communities and major new investments in nonprofits that directly support individual artists working throughout the city. The agency continues to prioritize funding equity for culture in every corner of NYC and support for goals outlined in the CreateNYC cultural plan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
The Old Globe today announced it will present the seventh annual Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by some of the most exciting voices writing for the American theatre today, playing January 10a?'12, 2020. Playwrights include Chad Beckim, Jiréh Breon Holder, Tony Meneses, and Karen Zacarías; directors include Shelley Butler, Edward Torres, and James Vásquez.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
by Review Roundups - Dec 16, 2019
American Repertory Theater's world premiere production of Moby-Dick set sail tonight at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. See what the critics are saying!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 13, 2019
Harry Connick Jr - A Celebration of Cole Porter, honoring one of America's most respected songwriters, officially opened last night, Thursday, December 12th.
by Walter McBride - Dec 13, 2019
Harry Connick Jr - A Celebration of Cole Porter, honoring one of America's most respected songwriters, officially opened last night, Thursday, December 12th.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will host two bold visiting companies as part of LookOut, a year-round series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre will be the home to two productions from impressive Chicago storefront theatres next year: First Floor Theater and Definition Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019
Today's top stories: Watch the first teaser for the upcoming In the Heights film, and more!
by TV - Red Carpets - Dec 12, 2019
Harry Connick Jr - A Celebration of Cole Porter, honoring one of America's most respected songwriters, opens tonight, December 12th, at the Nederlander Theatre. Be sure to tune in tonight at 6pm to watch live as the best of Broadway walks the red carpet in celebration of Harry's big night!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Jazz at Lincoln Center announces an extensive range of free (and almost free) concerts and educational events for all ages, including Hot Seat tickets, free pre-concert discussions, family concerts, student tickets and Late Night Sessions at Dizzy's Club throughout Spring 2020. Jazz at Lincoln Center offers special pricing for students year-round.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Show One Productions presents the anticipated return of the world famous, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks), onstage February 1, 2020 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This sensational performance will showcase the Trocks' wickedly absurd antics and serious dancing chops - featuring sly send-ups of beloved ballet classics and contemporary works. Infused with a heavy dose of highbrow hilarity, this antic-laden evening will offer audiences a chance to experience high-powered diva energy as the men strut their stuff in size 11 pointe shoes.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Harry Connick Jr - A Celebration of Cole Porter, honoring one of America's most respected songwriters, opens on Thursday, December 12th. Featuring a vibrant, 25-piece orchestra and a modern, multi-media presentation, this entirely new production brings back to Broadway both the magic of Cole Porter's compositions and one of the world's most celebrated live performers. Connick will delight audiences with a signature style that has been called by The New York Times 'blatantly seductive' while celebrating Porter's peerless contribution to the Great American Songbook.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
To celebrate the Mentor Project's 22nd Season, Cherry Lane Theatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Executive Director; Seri Lawrence, Artistic Director) has announced a workshop presentation by poet/ performer Shawn Randall of his original work (The Making Of) How to Save the World in 90 Minutes. He will be mentored by Diana Oh ({my lingerie play}) in the StudioTheatre, March 4 -14, 2020. Cherry Lane then continues its season in partnership with J.A.G. Productions for the rolling World Premiere of Esai's Table by Nathan Yungerberg, originally produced in workshop format by Mentor Project in 2017. Performances of Esai's Table begin March 19, 2020, on the Cherry Lane Main Stage.For tickets, schedule and more information, please visit www.cherrylanetheatre.org.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2020
Today we're checking in with Primary Stages, to find out how the health crisis is affecting them, how you can help, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
LA Opera announced today that it has cancelled all performances of The Marriage of Figaro, originally scheduled for June 6-28, 2020, due to international travel restrictions affecting cast members and larger ongoing efforts to address the COVID-19 public health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Over the past five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented no fewer than nine world premieres, scoring multiple awards and winning international audience and critical recognition. Now that the 2019-20 season has been cut short by the need for social distancing, the company is extending its season online with Digital Festival O.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
The estate of late singer Whitney Houston has authorized an upcoming biopic titled, I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs'  eagerly awaited new album, Made Of Rain is now scheduled for release on July 31st. In the meantime, The Furs have made the track 'No-One' available today. 'No-One' alongside 'Don't Believe' and 'You'll Be Mine' can be streamed and downloaded when you preorder the album from https://psychfurs.lnk.to/MoR.
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 2, 2020
The Met on Demand had another week of exciting performances, from the divine [Rossini's IL  BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA] to the, well, the divine [Adams's NIXON IN CHINA].