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The Shoemaker - 2011 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

$66.25 - $131.25

Danny Aiello stars in the World Premiere of the full-length version of The Shoemaker written by Susan Charlotte and directed by Antony Marsellis. This deeply compelling drama focuses on a shoemaker, an Italian Jew, who was sent to America by his father in the late 1930's (when Italy aligned itself with Nazi Germany). Setting: New York City, a shoe shop in Hell's Kitchen. Time: One day, a turning point in American history. The Shoemaker retreats into his shoe shop. But not even this once safe haven provides solace on this devastating day as he confronts his past, present and an uncertain future.


Running Time:

1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Acorn Theater

About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
410 West 42nd St

The Shoemaker Off-Broadway Cast


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Chicago Children's Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association are set to premiere My Magic Breath, a new virtual co-production that fuses classical music and modern animation to help young children-along with their parents, caregivers, and teachers-harness the calming and restorative power of mindful breathing.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2020
Storybook Musical Theatre, the Abington, PA-based professional Equity children's theatre company, will hopefully strike gold with its classic adaptation of the Grimm Brothers' tale 'Rumpelstiltskin.'
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019
The Royal Shakespeare Company has today announced further casting for its forthcoming double-bill of Restoration plays, John Vanbrugh's The Provoked Wife and Thomas Otway's Venice Preserved. The Provoked Wife, directed by Phillip Breen, plays in repertoire from the 2 May 2019 with Venice Preserved, directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah, running from 24 May 2019 in the Swan Theatre.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 7, 2021
What better way then to kick off your own seasonal schedule of happenings and events than a return – for a timely reminder about what the holiday season should be about – to Nashville Children’s Theatre for their colorful and entertaining adaptation of The Elves and the Shoemaker?
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2019
See the exciting lineup coming up at AZ Puppet Theater this month:
by Walter McBride - Dec 26, 2019
Take a look back on the life and career of Danny Aiello with a collection of photos we've snapped over the years. 
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There are many companies presenting Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) shows in and around the DC area. One of the newest is a company that's been around for over twenty years, but has relatively recently branched out into the family entertainment genre.
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BroadwayWorld has just learned that stage and screen star Danny Aiello passed away yesterday, December 12, from a 'sudden illness.' He was 86 years old.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2018
Joining the previously announced Joanne Froggatt (Frances) and Robert Glenister (Lawrence) in the premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Alys, Always are Danny Ashok (Sid), Joanna David (Charlotte), Leah Gayer (Polly), Simon Manyonda (Oliver), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mary/Audrey), Jeff Rawle (Robin/Mr Thorpe), Vineeta Rishi (Julia Price), Sue Wallace (Mrs Thorpe) and Sam Woolf (Teddy).
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2019
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater publicly announced their 2019-20 Season on Feb. 16th at Broadway in the Hills. There are a total of 15 knockout titles, including 10 musicals and 5 plays for its Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth Theaters. For tickets, and Season Tickets, please call the Box Office at 480-837-9661 x3 or email
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022
Water People Theater, celebrating 20 years of creating theater, returns to live performances with LORCA, Living the Experience, conceived and directed by Artistic Director Iraida Tapias, a performance combining text and music written and composed by Federico García Lorca.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 23, 2019
This summer, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater expands its family programming to include free performances of P.I.E. (Projects In Education) Story Theatre. PIE can be seen at venues including the Orleans Elementary School, Salt Pond Amphitheater in Eastham, Wellfleet & Truro Libraries, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet Farmer's Market, Provincetown Family Week, and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2019
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