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As the nation's relationship with Europe deteriorates and civil unrest grows, Elizabeth I's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, adopts extreme tactics to keep his queen and country safe. Set in a world of espionage, double-crossing and blackmail, The Secret Theatre asks what we are prepared to sacrifice to ensure our safety.


BWW Review: Sluts and Tramps Declare LOVE IS DEAD!
by Juan Michael Porter II - Sep 8, 2017

LOVE IS DEAD! is a modern day penny-dreadful, though with more South Park style than Grand Guignol wit and style to balance it out. (more...)

GOOD & KISSED Returns to NY at the Flying Solo Micro Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

GOOD & KISSED by Miranda Jonte has been selected for the Flying Solo Micro Fest this October. It premiered successfully just this summer at Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) in New York City, and received an extension. (more...)

Zoe Maltby's New Play MY PARENTS ARE HERE TONIGHT to Premiere at Access Theatre Gallery Space
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Three Girls and a Boat proudly presents my parents are here tonight a new play by Zoe Maltby premiering at the Access Theater from October 12-21, 2017. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Peter Brathwaite and Katie Bray to Star in Gate Theatre and English National Opera's EFFIGIES OF WICKEDNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Artistic Director Ellen McDougall today announced performers for the Gate Theatre's groundbreaking collaboration with English National Opera opening in May next year. (more...)

Locked in The Attic Productions Announces LOVE IS DEAD!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

Locked In The Attic Productions kicks off its 2017-2018 season with the premiere of LOVE IS DEAD! by resident playwright, Seanie Sugre, winner of the 2016 Writer's Digest Play writing competition. (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier to Return to Pangea with 'BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier return to downtown's hideaway, Pangea, in September and October, with BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE - The Songs of John Bucchino and Amanda McBroom. There are two performances scheduled: September 26th and October 3rd at 7:00pm. (more...)

Yonder Window Theatre Company to Stage THE HOUSE ON POE STREET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

When twin sisters inherit the house where Poe composed The Raven, their lives take twisted turns that affect the future of mankind. (more...)

Get GOOD & KISSED at the Secret Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

GOOD & KISSED by Miranda Jonte has been selected for the Flying Solo Micro Fest this October. (more...)

Ben Edelman and Max Wolkowitz to Star in THE CHOSEN at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. (more...)

Soomi Kim's MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL to Play Dixon Place This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Dixon Place presents the world premiere of acclaimed downtown theater artist Soomi Kim's MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL). (more...)

Aidan McArdle, Tara Fitzgerald, and More to Star in THE SECRET THEATRE at Shakespeare's Globe; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the full cast for the world premiere of Anders Lustgarten's The Secret Theatre in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse directed by Matthew Dunster. (more...)

Ellen McDougall Announces Inaugural Season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Ellen McDougall announces her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, running from June 2017 to June 2018, comprising five full productions, and a one-day takeover of local Notting Hill festival InTRANSIT. (more...)

FAUST 3: THE TURD COMING, OR THE FART OF THE DEAL to Satirize Trump Fiasco Onstage This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

'Faust 3: The Turd Coming, or The Fart of the Deal' by Paul David Young, a political satire of the Trump fiasco performed by an ensemble of four clowns, will have its world premiere June 11 to 26 in The Meeting Room of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, presented by Skylight Productions.  Augustus Heagerty directs. (more...)

RAM Presents the Queens New Music Festival this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The composers and performers of Random Access Music (RAM) are thrilled to present the 6th Annual Queens New Music Festival taking place Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lantern Theater Company concludes its record-breaking 2016/17 season with the regional premiere of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, an uproarious, razor-sharp exploration of legacy and faith from playwright, former stand-up comedian, and longtime Real Time with Bill Maher writer and executive producer Scott Carter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dixon Place presents MAGIC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Strange reports of magicians losing their powers make their way to the royal magistrate.  When two tricksters arrive with their fake magic show, the royal magistrate believes they have found the root of the problem.  Facing arrest, the two escape to a mystical forest where they discover the true cause of why magic is disappearing. Having to choose between risking the wrath of the royal court or taking their discovery to their graves, the tricksters must decide whether saving a kingdom is more important than saving themselves. (more...)

World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced casting for its season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights. (more...)

Casting Announced for Team Awesome Robot's World Premiere of THAT TRUE PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Team Awesome Robot will present the World Premiere of Daniel John Kelley's That True Phoenix, directed by Christopher Diercksen (Assistant Director, Brittany Ayers), April 21-May 7 at the Access Theater. (more...)

Jen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a two-dates-only double feature performance on Saturday, July 8th and Saturday, July 15th of CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and of FARRAH about '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett. (more...)

Before Edinburgh: Two Shows from New York Based Companies Previewing at The Secret Theatre, New York
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Before the cast and crew fly off to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the New York based companies, Squire Lane Theatrical and Baby Crow Productions, will present both WHORE: A Kid's Play and JOY DONZE: 13 & Not Pregnant in one night. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Ellen McDougall's Inaugural Production As Artistic Director THE UNKNOWN ISLAND at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ellen McDougall today announced the full cast for The Unknown Island, her inaugural production of Artistic Director of Gate Theatre.  She directs Jon Foster, Hannah Ringham, Thalissa Teixera and Zubin Varla in the adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's short story which opens on 18 September, with previews from 11 September, running until 7 October.  (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 Innovative Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Monday, July 24, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2017 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. (more...)

Addiction to Take Center Stage in MORE at Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

A grounded, witty psychodrama about addiction, More, will have its world premiere at The Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival beginning August 13th. (more...)

Jason Jung's PANIC! to Explore Censorship, Politics and History at the Secret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Mother of Invention Theatre Company who last staged well received productions of Tennessee Williams Small Craft Warnings and Look Homeward, Angel, has announced that it will stage PANIC! a new play written and directed by Jason Jung about censorship during Shakespeare's lifetime that eerily resembles censorship that takes place today, August 10th through August 30th at The Secret Theatre (4402 23rd St, Long Island City).   (more...)

New Song Cycle A NEVER-ENDING LINE to Begin Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

A Never-Ending Line, a new song cycle composed by Jaime Lozano (The Yellow Brick Road, Children of Salt), will make its New York debut at the Metropolitan Room on July 24th, 2017 followed by a full run Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Welcome New Artistic Director Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe has announced that Michelle Terry will be its Artistic Director from April 2018. (more...)

Hudson Guild Theatre to Present MY STAGE DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

New Plays and Musicals can sometimes take years to nurture before making it to a professional stage with paying customers. One such play opening at the 2017 NY Summerfest July 31 at Hudson Guild Theatre has had a 15-year journey; Jack Dyville's "My Stage Daddy". (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Award Winning Musical NEW DAWN Returns at Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

New York's Aaron Michael Krueger brings his award winning show New Dawn to The Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival this summer. (more...)

THE AMERICAN DREAM by Juan Ramirez, Jr. Hits Broadway Bound Theatre Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The American Dream by Juan Ramirez, Jr. makes the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival! (more...)

HOLIDAY INN's Gordon Greenberg Helms World Premiere of ASSISTED LOVING, Starring Barry Pearl, Starting Tonight in Albany
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Dating is hard enough on its own, much less when you have to screen your father's options, too. Bob Morris' hilarious, poignant new play Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad posits a brave new world that tangles filial piety, romance and the internet in bright, unexpected ways. (more...)

T. Schreiber Theatre Presents 4th Annual Schreiber Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

T. Schreiber Theatre presents 'The Fourth Annual Schreiber Shorts: An Evening of One Acts' today, January 25th, through February 11th at the Gloria Maddox Theatre. (more...)

A NEVER-ENDING LINE at Broadway au Carré
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Next Wednesday, March 1st, composer Jaime Lozano's new Song Cycle, 'A Never-Ending Line,' will have its world premiere at Broadway au Carre in Paris, France. (more...)

Team Awesome Robot Presents World Premiere of THAT TRUE PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Team Awesome Robot will present the World Premiere of Daniel John Kelley's That True Phoenix, directed by Christopher Diercksen, April 22-May 7at the Access Theater (380 Broadway between White and Walker Streets, 4th floor) with performances on Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22,Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29, Wednesday, May 3, Thursday, May 4, Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6 at 8pm, Sunday, April 23, April 30, and May 7 at 2pm. Tickets ($18) may be purchased in advance at http://thattruephoenix.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006.  (more...)

The 13th Street Repertory Theater Presents World Premiere of PERVERSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The 13th Street Repertory Theater presents Perversion, a world premiere allegory of modern America written and directed by Judson Blake.  The cast of eight includes Harry Bainbridge, Daniel Cuff, Tony Del Bono, Dana Jesberger, Irina Kaplan, Robert Lewis, Andrew Nordin and Jenn Susi.  Thirty performances will be staged at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, 50 West 13th Street in NYC 10011 from March 30-April 30, 2017. (more...)

The Secret Theatre Announces the Cast of KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Artistic director, Richard Mazda, and frequent collaborator, director Alberto Bonilla (Richard III, Merchant of Venice, Raft of Medusa) have teamed up again for The Secret Theatre's upcoming production of King Lear. (more...)

T. Schreiber Theatre Presents 4th Annual Schreiber Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) proudly presents 'The Fourth Annual Schreiber Shorts: An Evening of One Acts' January 25th and runs through February 11th. The 10-minute play series will feature works by 10 playwrights, selected from nearly 1000 submissions in a nationwide playwriting competition. Curated and produced by Halle Morse and Megan Grace, 'The Schreiber Shorts' marks the second production of TST' 2016-17 season. Performances are Wednesdays-Sundays at 8:00pm at the Gloria Maddox Theatre (151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor). Tickets are $15: tschreiber.org/shorts (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Present HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced an ambitious season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights (more...)

LOVE IS DEAD! to Premiere at The Secret Theatre This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Locked In The Attic Productions and The Secret Theatre present the World Premiere of LOVE IS DEAD! at The Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, just one subway stop from Midtown Manhattan), running September 7th-23rd, 2017. (more...)

THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW, STAGE KISS, HENRY V and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival reveal the complete playbill for the 2018 season. Having introduced Festival patrons to Two-Way Theatre in 2017, the Shaw Festival will continue to invite the audience into the creative process, giving them a real voice in the theatre experience. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MORE at the Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Laura Wells (Sarah Elizabeth Grace), an actress and recovering alcoholic, has been living responsibly with her stable college sweetheart Gabe (Heinley Gaspard). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MORE as Part of Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A grounded, witty psychodrama about addiction, More is in the midst of a successful run at The Secret Theatre, as part of its UNFringed Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Random Access Music presents Queens New Music Festival 2017 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Random Access Music (RAM) presents the Queens New Music Festival 2017 Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30pm at LIC Beer Project in Queens, NY.  Silent Auction items include original scores signed by famous composers, including 'The Red Violin' by John Corigliano, original artwork by Dina Helal and Klara Golitsyna, and a sunset dinner cruise on Long Island Sound on a 40 foot yacht and much more. The featured performer is guitarist, Nadav Lev.  The online component for donations is via this Indiegogo campaign: (more...)

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN to Play the Secret Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Charles Schulz's treasured comic comes to life in the classic musical, 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' Following our sold out run of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Secret Theatre Musicals is delighted to bring another fantastic show from the Peanuts canon to The Secret Theatre! The production will run May 3-8, 2017 (3,4,5,6,7,8 @ 7pm Matinees 6 & 7 @ 3pm). (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Full Free Programme for the Home Truths Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

As previews begin for Home Truths, a season of new plays exploring the state of housing in the UK from the award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens who are celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company has announced a wide-ranging additional programme of free events supported by the National Lottery Fund (HLF). (more...)

Theatre 4the People to Premiere Haley Rice's LOU at The Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Theatre 4the People will present the World Premiere of Haley Rice's LOU, directed by Kate Moore Heaney, May 19-June 3 at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Second Theater). (more...)

Random Access Music Presents RANDOM TRAVEL MUSIC at Art Share LA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

In a new production titled Random Travel Music, members of the New York City based composer/performer collective, Random Access Music (RAM), will be presented on the West Coast on Wednesday, April 19th at Art Share L.A. at 7:30pm. (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier Return to Pangea in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

??????? Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier return to downtown's hideaway, Pangea, in May, with BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE - The Songs of John Bucchino and Amanda McBroom. (more...)

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