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

Schedule

Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Thursday & Friday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

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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 ďThe MaceĒ 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.


THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias opens on Sunday, September 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Meet the 100-Person Cast of THE ODYSSEY at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

It's nearly here! An initiative and production years in the making comes to the Seattle Repertory Theatre Bagley Wright Theatre stage in just two short weeks in the form of a musical adaptation of The Odyssey, featuring an over-100-person cast. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Brian Tyree Henry to Join Michael Cera and Chris Evans in LOBBY HERO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry will join the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's LOBBY HERO, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Second Stage's Broadway Renovation Receives Over $14M from the City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, Manhattan Borough President's Office, and Second Stage Theater today announced that the renovation of the historic Hayes Theater in Midtown Manhattan received $2.35 million in new funding added in this year's City budget. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Begins Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song was recently extended for two additional weeks of performances at Second Stage Theater and will now play through Sunday, December 3. Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song begins previews tonight, September 26, and officially opens on October 19 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Maria-Christina Oliveras, Brennan Caldwell and More to Perform SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM Monday, October 23rd, at 9:30pm. The cast will feature Maria-Christina Oliveras (Amelie, Pretty Filthy) and Brennan Caldwell (Baghdaddy, Money Talks), among others. (more...)

OUR TOWN, THE ALBUM and More Set for Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Following its recent success, Miami New Drama (MiND) at Colony Theatre announces the upcoming 2017 2018 Season. Committed to creating world class theater, Artistic Director Michel Hausmann presents the company's first full season with four thought-provoking productions from October 2017 through May 2018. This season will also offer the company's first ever subscription series. (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Approaches Opening at San Jose Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

San Jose Stage Company kicks off its first production of their 35th Anniversary Season, a darkly satirical comedy by Tony Nominated & Laurence Olivier Award Winner Robert Askins . Tyrone is a ruthless spewer of truth bringing Southern religionism to its knees-- he's also a demon possessed Christian Ministry puppet. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Starting Tonight at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Statewide Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

 Perseverance Theatre has crafted a statewide season of professional theatre designed to entertain and delight Alaskan audiences and feature new and classic works, favorite and exciting new actors. The season includes two new works by Alaskan playwrights: Dreaming Glacier Bay by Joel Bennett and William, Inc. by Lucas Rowley. Seven plays will be presented in Anchorage and Juneau. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

LA CANCION: THE MUSICAL Coming to Hostos Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Hostos Center for the Arts continues its partnership with Repertorio Espa ol's award-winning Spanish language theater with La Canci n: The Musical. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Becky Ann Baker, Adam Pally and More to Star in CARDINAL at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, Cardinal, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

OUR TOWN, THE ALBUM and More Set for Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Following its recent success, Miami New Drama (MiND) at Colony Theatre announces the upcoming 2017 2018 Season. Committed to creating world class theater, Artistic Director Michel Hausmann presents the company's first full season with four thought-provoking productions from October 2017 through May 2018. This season will also offer the company's first ever subscription series. (more...)

THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY Comes to Perseverance Theatre At The PAC.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

When the costumes come off and the music fades in the staged world of pro wrestling, what do the wrestlers really want to say to their bosses? The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is a funny and quirky look at pro wrestling, geopolitics, and capitalism. -- Chad Deity runs November 9 -19 in Anchorage. (more...)

TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Adds Final Week at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Due to overwhelmingly strong ticket sales, the critically acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has added one final week of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Saturday, December 9 and will not be able to extend further. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, directed by Mois s Kaufman, opens tonight at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). The production will play an extended run through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA directed by Jeremy Aluma at The Theatre School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garc a Lorca, translated by Jo Clifford, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run November 7 through November 12, 2017. Press opening is Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 PM at The Theatre School, Room 403, 2350 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. (more...)

Maria-Christina Oliveras, Brennan Caldwell, Betsy Struxness And More Will Sing SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM Monday 10/23 at 9:30pm. The cast will feature Maria-Christina Oliveras (Amelie, Pretty Filthy) and Brennan Caldwell (Baghdaddy, Money Talks) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Shakespeare in Love), among others. (more...)

LA CANCION: THE MUSICAL Coming to Hostos Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Hostos Center for the Arts continues its partnership with Repertorio Espa ol's award-winning Spanish language theater with La Canci n: The Musical. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Asolo Rep's EVITA; Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly announces complete casting for its production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. (more...)

World Premieres by Robert Askins, Will Power & Lindsey Ferrentino Headed to La Jolla Playhouse in 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces three world premieres and one west coast premiere for its 2018/2019 season, including: The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Broadway's Hand to God), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley; Seize the King, by Will Power (Playhouse's The Seven), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Casta eda; The Year to Come, by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) and queens, by Martyna Majok (Ironbound). (more...)

Edward Watts Goes Green in 'THE GRINCH', Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run tonight, November 4, through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Fremont's BEAUTY & THE BEAST Leads Best Production for Young Audiences!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to Buenos Aires! First Look at EVITA at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Asolo Rep presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Broadway: Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, First Date; West End: Carousel, Sweeney Todd; Asolo Rep: Guys and Dolls), the musical opens tomorrow, November 18, and runs through December 30 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Ana Isabelle and More in Highlights from EVITA at Asolo Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2017

Asolo Rep presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Broadway: Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, First Date; West End: Carousel, Sweeney Todd; Asolo Rep: Guys and Dolls), the musical opens tomorrow, November 18, and runs through December 30 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Check out exclusive highlights from the show below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR Leads for Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Bel Powley Rounds Out Cast of Second Stage's LOBBY HERO on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Bel Powley will join the previously announced Michael Cera, Chris Evans, and Brian Tyree Henry, to complete the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Liz Wisan to Lead Female-Driven BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ALADDIN Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage Theater's CARDINAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Thursday, December 7, for the world premiere production of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and More, on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Wednesday, December 13 at 1 PM ET for Second Stage Theater's Broadway premiere of KENNETH LONERGAN's LOBBY HERO, directed by TRIP CULLMAN and starring MICHAEL CERA, CHRIS EVANS, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, and BEL POWLEY. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR THE MUSICAL Leads Best New Work!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Capital Stage Launches Season with AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Capital Stage will launch its 2017-18 Season: Future Tense with the Obie Award Winner and Sacramento Premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacob-Jenkins. This poignant adaptation of a 19th century anti-slavery melodrama will be directed by star of stage and screen, and UCLA's professor of Theatre, Film and Television, Judith Moreland. An Octoroon will be the first production of Capital Stage's 13th Season, and will run from August 30 - October 1, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Meet the 100-Person Cast of THE ODYSSEY at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

It's nearly here! An initiative and production years in the making comes to the Seattle Repertory Theatre Bagley Wright Theatre stage in just two short weeks in the form of a musical adaptation of The Odyssey, featuring an over-100-person cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AN OCTOROON at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Capital Stage will launch its 2017-18 Season: Future Tense with the Obie Award Winner and Sacramento Premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacob-Jenkins. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

When the costumes come off and the music fades in the staged world of pro wrestling, what do the wrestlers really want to say to their bosses? The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is a funny and quirky look at pro wrestling, geopolitics, and capitalism. -- Chad Deity runs September 15 - October 7 in Juneau and November 9 -19 in Anchorage. (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

Red Theater Adds TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard to Sixth Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

To honor the work of deceased playwright Sam Shepard, Red Theater Chicago will add to their sixth season: TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by Aaron Sawyer. Currently appearing as a recurring character on Lena Waithe's new Showtime Series, The Chi - Mickey O'Sullivan will portray Lee. Jeff Kurysz will play the role of Austin after appearing in The Goodman Theatre's production of Support Group For Men. (more...)

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