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Cosmopolitan Theatre

(New York, NY)
5 Columbus Circle (W. 58th & 59th)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them. In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past. His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015
"We used to have a nice plantation in Mississippi.  And then, just when cotton got high, women stopped wearing cotton underwear," says Isabelle Parry in a Manhattan speakeasy in 1929. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017
'If someone in the year 1916 told me that in 1917 I'd be in the army, I would have thought him insane,' said Charles Edward Dilkes (1887-1968).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives END OF SUMMER, S.N. Behrman's 1936 comedy of opportunists in an age of unequal incomes, to be directed by prolific author/director Alexander Harrington, at the Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), running October 7 - November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016
On Monday, October 24 Metropolitan Playhouse will hold a free public reading of the new stage adaptation of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE, based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. In 1936, the novel was adapted into a play and theaters across the country opened productions on the same night. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of those productions, regional theaters, universities, and communities across the country will read the new adaptation by Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone and screenwriter Bennett S. Cohen.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015
On Monday, September 21, 2015 The Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 11 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2015 recipients at its annual event. Celebrating eleven years and thousands of nominees, the New York Innovative Theatre awards took place at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives Arthur Richman's never-published hit comedy from 1921: THE AWFUL TRUTH.   Directed by 2-time NYIT Award nominee Michael Hardart at the Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street, New York City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
Metropolitan Playhouse opens its 26th season tonight with Clyde Fitch's sharp satire THE CLIMBERS. Directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, the production runs through October 8. Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 E. 4th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse stages THE CLIMBERS, Clyde Fitch's indictment of a decadent and selfish age, directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, at the Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street, New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives END OF SUMMER, S.N. Behrman's 1936 comedy of opportunists in an age of unequal incomes, to be directed by prolific author/director Alexander Harrington, at The Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), running tonight, October 7, through November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014
The final evening of East Lynne Theater Company's and The Cape May Film Society's Sunday Film Series is also the last day of The Cape May Film Festival: Sunday, October 19. Under the title 'Spooky Comic Silent Shorts,' the main feature is 'Habeas Corpus' starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, but there will also be animated films and a few surprises - all just in time for Halloween. And all accompanied live by organist Wayne Zimmerman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, more than 2,000 music makers will visit their local legislator's office as part of The Recording Academy's annual GRAMMYs in My District event - music's largest grassroots movement. This advocacy initiative allows Recording Academy members to address important creators' rights issues directly with their respective members of Congress, from copyright review to the impact of digital services on music makers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016
On Today, Oct. 26, more than 2,000 music makers will visit their local legislator's office as part of The Recording Academy's annual GRAMMYs in My District event - music's largest grassroots movement. This advocacy initiative allows Recording Academy members to address important creators' rights issues directly with their respective members of Congress, from copyright review to the impact of digital services on music makers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse brings Robert Ardrey's documentary play to the stage for its first New York revival.  The limited run from November 9 to December 9, 2018, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.  Alex Roe directs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015
The Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse offers the first uncut revival of Susan Glaspell's 1931 Pulitzer winning ALISON'S HOUSE since its debut. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at the Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), the production runs November 13 - December 13, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents its annual fundraiser on Monday, November 10, and since the last two trivia events were so popular, we're presenting 'The American Songbook III.' Once again, everyone may test their skills with a Music Trivia Contest, with the focus this time on mysteries and crime since the theme for 2014 is 'What is legal?' Questions could be about music for popular detective shows or crime movies from the past eighty years. To add to the fun, music is performed live, once more, by Chris Sooy, Lew London, and Jennifer Bissell, and winners receive prizes.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's popular 'Tales of the Victorians' presents its final performance tonight, October 11 at 4:00 p.m. The location is The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., in Cape May, where the company's main stage performances take place.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017
Arthur Kopit's 1968 critically-acclaimed play INDIANS opens tonight at the Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe, performances continue through December 16 at Metropolitan Playhouse at 220 E. 4th Street, New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse brings Robert Ardrey's documentary play to the stage for its first New York revival.  The limited run, closing December 9, 2018, plays at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.  Alex Roe directs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015
The Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse offers the first uncut revival of Susan Glaspell's 1931 Pulitzer winning ALISON'S HOUSE since its debut. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at the Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), the production runs now through December 13, 2015. Opening night is set for tonight, November 20.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015
The Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse offers the first uncut revival of Susan Glaspell's 1931 Pulitzer winning ALISON'S HOUSE since its debut. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at the Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), the production runs tonight, November 13 - December 13, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016
New Light Theater Project and Access Theater will present the New York premiere production of Mother Knows Best, a new comedy based on the true story of a Jewish mother who is forced to come to terms with her gambling addiction. Performances begin May 9, 2016 at Access Theater.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Meet Dilkes, poet Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), pilot Kenneth Russell Unger (1898-1979), nurse Amabel Scharff Roberts (1891-1918), 'Hello Girl' Grace Banker (1892-1960) and other Americans who went to Europe when the United States entered World War I in 1918. 'A Year in the Trenches' is based on Dilkes' book 'Remembering World War I: An Engineer's Diary of the War,' and other historical sources. Many of the real-life characters are from New Jersey, including two brothers from Cape May. Live music from the period is performed throughout, and the audience is encouraged to join in on two songs.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
The Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) current production of Jacob Gordin's The Jewish King Lear, one of the foundational works of the "Golden Age of American Yiddish theater," closes on Sunday, May 27.   
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015
One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018
Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) welcomes back Victorian impresario Augustin Daly with A Marriage Contract now on stage through Sunday, March 18. This riotous 1892 comedy of a marriage caught between the big city and a small town, makes a triumphant return to the New York stage for the first time since its premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016
Owing to the popularity of this double bill, Metropolitan Playhouse is adding two performances in the final week of June to the run of O'NEILL (UNEXPECTED).
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016
The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015
On Good Friday, April 14,1865, when the President and Mrs. Lincoln were watching 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box. A few days earlier, General Lee had surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox. Although there was much to be done to repair the nation, the fighting was finished, and the President had the opportunity to attend one of the funniest comedies of the time, starring Laura Keene.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
'I tried to tell a simple story about droughts that happen to people, and about faith,' wrote N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) in regards to his own profoundly beautiful play, 'The Rainmaker.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015
On Friday, July 17 at 8:30p.m., there will be an American Sign Language Interpretation of 'Mr. Lincoln' produced by the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015
On Monday, July 20, 2015, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 11 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2015 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. Celebrating eleven years and thousands of nominees at DIAMOND HORSESHOE, home of Queen of the Night, 235 West 46th Street, 7pm-10pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Queens-based Rude Grooms announced today initial details for the company's second annual free summer production touring parks and art spaces in Astoria and Long Island City: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, led by actor-manager Montgomery Sutton (Twelfth Night at Shakespeare's Globe) and produced in partnership with Long Island City Artists at the Plaxall Gallery and the Astoria Park Alliance and is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017
LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. But when a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she will betray him for gold, he quickly renounces her. Bestowing her curse on him and his progeny, Leah retreats to her exile. Five years later, now bound for a better life in America, she finds Rudolf has prospered with his new family, but also become a devoted champion of justice for Austrian Jews. Reconciled to a degree, the couple find grace in forgiveness and contrition, though equality is an elusive treasure.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives A Marriage Contract, Augustin Daly's 1892 uproarious and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse, 200 E. 4th Street, New York City, this marks, to our knowledge, the first time the play (originally titled A Test Case or Grass Versus Granite) is being presented since its premiere. In fact, it worth noting that the script only exists in manuscript form and was never published.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017
LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. When a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she has betrayed him, he quickly renounces her. Leah retreats to her exile, but only after bestowing her and her people's curse on him and his progeny. Can there be any light in such a darkened time, and what could possibly light it?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015
Producing Artistic Director of East West Players Tim Dang just announced a 'call to action' addressing the SoCal theatre community and companies across the United States 'demanding equity, diversity and inclusion' with a '51% Preparedness Plan for the American Theatre.' The plan asks theaters to make sure, over the course of the next five years, that both their organization's artists and production personnel will be at least 51 percent people of color, women, or under 35 years of age. According to the Los Angeles Times, the announcement has received some pushback from those arguing that the plan 'would institute quotas and violate state and federal employment laws.'
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016
The solo piece up of material from popular plays was ordered not to go on after a complaint from one of the playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives A Marriage Contract, Augustin Daly's uproarious and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 E. 4th Street, New York City. This production marks, to our knowledge, the first time the play is being presented since 1892 premiere. It is worth noting that the script only exists in manuscript form and was never published.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2020
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse presents the New York premiere of D.W. Gregory's RADIUM GIRLS, newly revised for a limited run from March 19 through April 12, 2020, at the Playhouse home: 220 E 4th Street. Laura Livingston (State of the Union, The Jazz Singer) directs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
A brand new one man show about the state of our trouble nation comes this spring to Dixon Place for a one night only event. Inspired by and adapted from real life internet commentary revolving around the 2016 U.S. Election, Outrage is a one man show challenging a severely polarized America to listen more closely. The trolling, cyber bullying, and name calling we engage in on a daily basis takes center stage in this brutally honest portrayal of our national turmoil. Originally presented in Dixon Place's Lounge space in March 2018, this workshop production continues its development for a one night event on the Dixon Place mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014
?The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company announces its 2015 Cape May Mainstage Season. This is ELTC's 35th year of delighting audiences with classic gems, a world premiere, and radio-style productions. The theme for 2015 is 'Unexpected Encounters."
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
Race and Reckonings on a journey from South Africa  to South Side to South Bronx, January 10 - 13, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them. In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past. His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them.  In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past.  His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives Arthur Richman's never-published hit comedy from 1921: THE AWFUL TRUTH.   Directed by 2-time NYIT Award nominee Michael Hardart at the Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street, New York City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse brings Philip Barry's first Broadway play, 'You and I' to the stage for its first New York revival in 95 years.   The limited run from September 7 to October 7, 2018, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) presents Jacob Gordin's The Jewish King Lear, one of the foundational works of the "Golden Age" of American Yiddish theater, in a new English translation by Ruth Gay, from April 27 through May 27, 2018. The play, which had its Lower East Side debut in 1892 and was written as a star vehicle for Jacob Adler, one of the greatest actors of the New York's Yiddish stage. Metropolitan Playhouse welcomes back director Ed Chemaly (The Easiest Way, The Spirit House) to helm the production.