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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - 2010 - Off-Broadway

A comic powerslam of a play, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY is a theatrical event that dares to throw political correctness out of the ring. Macedonio “The Mace” Guerra is a middle rank pro-wrestler who may have discovered his ticket to the big time: a charismatic, trash-talking Indian kid from Brooklyn whom he recruits as the perfect foil to the All-American champion, Chad Deity. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes in the name of ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for much more than the championship title.


Second Stage Theatre

(New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Off-Broadway Cast


by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY follows the life of wrestler Macedonio Guerra. As a lifelong fan, he has followed wrestling only to become a 'jobber,' one who is paid to lose to bigger-name stars in the ring. Macedonio meets Vigneshwar Paduar, a young Indian man from Brooklyn, who he wants to team up with. The wrestling execs go for it but pitch them as 'terrorists' in the ring. Macedonio and Vigneshwar find a way to push the personas to the limits and say what needs to be said. Unspoken racism, politics, and courage are all woven into this play that leaves it all on the mat.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018
59E59 Theaters welcomes the world premiere of BERNIE AND MIKEY'S TRIP TO THE MOON written by Scott Aiello and directed Claire Karpen. Produced by Strangemen Theatre Company (The Woodsman), BERNIE AND MIKEY'S TRIP TO THE MOON begins performances on Thursday, November 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 2.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
The Jeff Awards will honor Teatro Vista with the 2019 Special Equity Jeff Award at the Equity Ceremony at Drury Lane Oakbrook on October 21, 2019. Over the last three decades, Teatro Vista has theatrically depicted the human experience from its unique Latinx perspective. Founded in 1989 by actors Henry Godinez and Eddie Torres to provide a platform upon which stories born of and relevant to the Latino culture could be heard, Teatro Vista has enriched the Chicago theatre scene with haunting, humorous, historical and magical stories. Teatro Vista, now under the artistic direction of Ricardo Gutierrez, continues to challenge and entertain Chicago audiences with its gifted ensemble of dynamic artists.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Show-only tickets to Second Stage Theater's Fall Benefit Honoring Harvey Fierstein are now on sale to the general public.  Hosted by Michael Urie, the benefit will take place on Monday, November 12 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street).  The evening will feature performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O'Donnell, Annaleigh Ashford, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, Christopher Sieber, Michael Urie, Marissa Jaret Winokur, as well as Shoshana Bean, J. Harrison Ghee, Bianca Del Rio, and Gino Emnes.  To purchase tickets, please go to:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Chance Theater announces its 22nd Anniversary Season, which will be the sixth to employ both stages in its home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature eight fully-staged productions. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of GAME ON , November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019 at the CLO Cabaret. GAME ON is the second musical to be given a world premiere from Pittsburgh CLO's inaugural SPARK festival, which showcased musicals designed to cultivate the next generation of small-cast shows that will thrive in small venues around the country. GAME ON is written by Pittsburgh CLO alums Marcus Stevens and David Dabbon. Tickets for this hilarious game show extravaganza are now available online at, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, and start at $31.25.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, is honored to award 20 Chicago artists with unrestricted grants at the 11th annual 3Arts Awards Celebration, taking place tonight, November 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The celebration will honor the ten annual 3Arts Awards recipients along with ten recipients of Make a Wave-an unprecedented artist-to-artist giving initiative.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces Jack Falahee, star of ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, to play the role of Jim in the heartfelt comedy, Byhalia, Mississippi, playwright Evan Linder's uncompromising exploration of race, infidelity, and family. Directed by Kimberly Senior (director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced on Broadway), Byhalia, Mississippi will play the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater for four weeks, June 7-July 7, 2019. Tickets for all performances are on sale through the Kennedy Center Box Office, the website, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at a performance from We Live in Cairo at American Repertory Theatre! Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
American Blues Theater presents the 2020 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival digitally, May 1-4, 2020. For the first time ever, audiences around the world can access the scripts of the Blue Ink Playwrighting Festival online, free of charge.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Portland Center Stage at The Armory announced its 2020-2021 ten-show season, featuring music, humor, Tony Award-winning classics, and a Northwest Stories commissioned world premiere from nationally renowned playwright Lauren Yee.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
The Old Globe has announced the 2020 Classical Directing Fellowships, a program of the Karen and Stuart Tanz Fellowships at The Old Globe, led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, a leading Shakespearean scholar, author, and director.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
As part of the closing week of the Brenda Starr, Reporter: The Art of Dale Messick exhibit at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10065), The Waverly Writers Collective will present a staged reading of Reporter Girl, a full-length play written by Laura Rohrman (My Life As You at Studio 54/Shetler), Dale Messick's Granddaughter and co-curator of the exhibit.
by Jeremy Bustin - Mar 25, 2019
When The Book of Mormon opens at the Altria Theater tomorrow, a face familiar to Richmond audiences will be among the members of its very talented ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is sad to announce that the upcoming productions of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity and Actually (which had replaced Yellowman in its 22nd Anniversary Season) will be canceled.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Long Wharf Theatre announced today the complete lineup for its 2020/21 Breaking Boundaries season. In the first season fully programmed by Artistic Director Jacob G. Padrón, the non-profit theatre is re-dedicating itself to its founding mission to present innovative art with the community at its center and is committed to creating work that galvanizes New Haven and revolutionizes the new American theatre. The season will include work by directors Tatiana Pandiani, Aneesha Kudtarkar and Patricia McGregor; playwrights Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Kristoffer Diaz and Madhuri Shekar; a radical reimagining of a classic Shakespeare tale adapted and directed by Shana Cooper; and a revival of the award-winning musical Jelly's Last Jam, with a book by George C. Wolfe, music by Jelly Roll Morton & Luther Henderson and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018
The Globe is happy to announce that the Globe for All Tour will continue to bring shows to the community in 2018, with support provided by Theatre Forward's Advancing Strong Theatre grant program. Following the Globe engagement of Karen Zacarias's hilarious comedy directed by Edward Torres, Native Gardens will travel June 28 through July 1 to four of our community partner venues for free performances in South Bay, Lemon Grove, Otay Mesa, and Oceanside. Developed in the 2017 Powers New Voices Festival, it runs through June 24 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and then hits the road!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Luckiest, by Melissa Ross, directed by former Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running June 30 - July 28 (press opening: Sunday, July 8 at 7:00pm). in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
 The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the New York premiere of MOJADA on Tuesday, July 2 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview in The Public's LuEsther Hall. Written by MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro and directed by Obie Award-winning directorChay Yew, MOJADA is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself. MOJADA will run through Sunday, August 11, with an official press opening on Wednesday, July 17.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 2, 2018
The bad guy is supposed to proclaim how much he despises American values. But when we boo him, what are we booing? The foreign, the unknown, the threatening, the challenge to our self-righteousness. We don our Make America Great Again hats. But in a world where more and more of us, like the villain, are from the Outer Boroughs in one way or another, can the viewpoint hold?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
After twelve years, Red Theater's founding Artistic Director Aaron Sawyer is moving to an advisory position with the company's Board of Directors. Aaron will be succeeded as Artistic Director by company member Wyatt Kent. Wyatt served as an original founding member in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2008, and received his MFA in Directing from Arizona State University in 2017. He will continue working with Associate Artistic Director Clare Brennan, who joined Red Theater in 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
The Jeff Awards announced recipients of the 45th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards on Monday, June 11, at the Athenaeum Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome Gianmarco Soresi's unromantic comedy LESS THAN 50%, directed by Jen Wineman. Produced by Robin Milling in association with James Brent White, Todd & Elizabeth Donovan, Joann Farda, Jesse Kearney, and New Light Theater Project, LESS THAN 50%, begins performances on Friday, August 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 1.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Play-PerView has announced its upcoming lineup for August, which includes a virtual performance of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman, reuniting Dulé Hill, Jennifer Mudge, and Chris Myers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Seize the King, by Will Power (The Seven, Honey Bo and the Goldmine POP Tour), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda (At the Old Place, Tiger Style!, Guards at the Taj), running August 21 - September 16 in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
Red Theater Chicago announces that its Jeff Award-winning production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity will receive a limited remount next month as part of the 2018 Theater on the Lake Summer Theater Festival. Written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by company member Jeremy Aluma, performances will take place August 7-10, 2018 at The South Shore Cultural Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Portland Center Stage has been recalibrating, re-imagining, and rising boldly to present PCS Remix, a groundbreaking initiative that offers artistic brilliance, civic enrichment, and (as soon as it's safe to gather) eight exhilarating, heart-soaring theater productions. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Join Strangemen Theatre Company this summer at Guild Hall in East Hampton for the first of two presentations of new plays, set for production off-Broadway for the company's 2018-2019 season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
It's Not That We Don't Exist the podcast is about to hit 100 episodes, but before that milestone, we are pleased to present a brand new mini-series entitled 'Changing the Landscape: Examining Race in Theatrical Design.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
INALIENABLE WRIGHTS is a dramatic comedy about a political family that is more about family than it is about politics. The play chronicles a period in the life of the Wright family as they deal with the stresses of tradition, money and scandal. It is a story about elitism, power and infidelity with a dose of narcissism thrown in for good measure.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with the world premiere of House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar as part of their New Classics Initiative; playing August 14 through September 1, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, August 14. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for Familiar by Tony Award nominee Danai Gurira (Broadway's Eclipsed, Black Panther, "The Walking Dead"). This funny, warmhearted look at tradition, marriage, and what it means to be an American family will be directed by Edward Torres (the Globe's Water by the Spoonful and Native Gardens, Cancion at Repertorio Español) and will run January 26 - March 3, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run January 26-30. Opening night is Thursday, January 31. Tickets start at $30.00 and can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA announces their newest partnership with Writers House and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, by securing the rights to adapt the worldwide bestseller DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey for the stage.
by Christina Hoth - Jan 22, 2019
I believe that truly the most talented people in the arts are also some of the most humble. One of my greatest joys as an arts critic is having a personal conversation with an individual artist or a member of a production team and realizing I'd like to just hang out with them on a basic human level-grab a whiskey and shoot the breeze, maybe go bowling! On Saturday morning I had one of these very relaxed encounters in an interview with Corey Jones. Mr. Jones is currently eclipsing his year anniversary with the U.S. Tour of 'Book of Mormon' as the role of The General. Corey was kind enough to take my call at the 'early actor's hour' (his words) of 11:30am to talk about coming back to Texas, the success of this show, and special skills actors should consider listing on their resumes...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
The Dramatist Presents: TALKBACK, the first professional podcast from the Dramatists Guild, will record a live episode at BroadwayCon, with the Broadway Podcast Network, on Friday, January 24 at 11:15am.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Co-Artistic Directors Manny Tamayo and Stacie Barra of The Factory Theater launch a new Artistic Associate Program to coincide with the opening of their next mainstage production May the Road Rise Up, February 15 - March 30 at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., Chicago. The Artistic Associate Program aims to welcome members into The Factory Theater family to promote the creation, development and possible staging of new works and initiatives at Factory. The first two Artistic Associates named are Sarah Espinoza and David Goodman-Edberg. Goodman-Edberg also serves as the lighting designer for May the Road Rise Up.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the winner of the 2020 Blue Ink Playwriting Award is Recent Unsettling Events by Andrea Stolowitz. A staged reading of the play will be presented as part of the 2020 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival, along with new work by finalists Football Football Football Football (or I Love Lave Dash) by Kristoffer Diaz, The Mermaids' Parade by Gina Femia, and Crying on Television by R. Eric Thomas. The Blue Ink Playwriting Festival runs May 2-4, 2020 at 4809 N Ravenswood, Suite #126, in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the eighth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Aaron Carter, Emily Feldman, Dave Harris, Jonathan Spector and Sanaz Toossi.
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 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 - Aug 28, 2018
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's newest Equity theatre, launches its ninth season of progressive classic theatre with a world premiere adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Quintessence joins the 200th anniversary celebration of one of the world's greatest horror stories with an original adaptation of Shelley's timely tale of humanity's obsession with knowledge and of the unintended consequences of scientific innovation. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets, visit or call 215.987.4450.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with the world premiere of House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar as part of their New Classics Initiative; playing now through September 8, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, August 14. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director Stephen Smith of the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview announce their next production, Mark St. Germain's medical drama The God Committee. This production is directed by Josh Johnson and will be performed from August 16th through September 23rd, 2018 at 1723 Glenview Road in Glenview.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Full cast and production team were announced today for the Equity-affiliated Citadel Theatre Company's production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.  The fantasy-comedy by Rick Elice, author of JERSEY BOYS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and THE CHER SHOW, imagines how Peter Pan might have become lost in Neverland, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards (including Best Play) and won five.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Due to popular demand, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) has added an additional week of performances to the run of its world premiere production of We Live in Cairo written by brothers Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour. The production, currently in rehearsal under the direction of Obie Award winner Taibi Magar, will now close Sunday, June 23.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Citadel Theatre Company, an Equity-affiliated professional company performing in Lake Forest, IL, has announced its 17th season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of We Live in Cairo written by brothers Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour. Now in rehearsal under the direction of Obie Award winner Taibi Magar, We Live in Cairo begins previews Tuesday, May 14; opens Wednesday, May 22; and closes Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.