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Cherry Lane Theatre - Theater Information

HISTORY: In 1923, a group of theater artists led by Evelyn Vaughn, William Rainey, Reginald Travers & Edna St. Vincent Millay, commissioned famed scenic designer Cleon Throckmorton to convert the box factory into Cherry Lane Playhouse. It fueled some of the most ground-breaking experiments in the chronicles of the American Stage. The Downtown Theater movement, The Living Theatre, and Theatre of the Absurd all took root at the lively Playhouse, and it proved fertile ground for 20th century dramaturgy’s seminal voices. From this village jewel streamed a large succession of plays by nascent writers whose names have lent distinction to the American and international literary and dramatic treasuries from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dos Passos and Elmer Rice in the ’20s to O’Neill, O’Casey, Odets, Auden, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot and William Saroyan in the ’40s and ’50s to Beckett, Albee, Pinter, Ionesco and LeRoi Jones in the ’60s to Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Joe Orton and David Mamet in the ’70s and ’80s.



Address:
38 Commerce St. (Bedford & Hudson Street)

New York, NY 10014

BUILT: 1924

SEATING CAPACITY: 178


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Theatre History

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Bees and Honey (2021)
? - ? Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees (2019)
? - ? On That Day in Amsterdam (2019)
? - ? Mayakovsky and Stalin (2019)
? - ? American Moor (2019)
? - ? Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out (2019)
1/25/2019 - 1/27/2019 A Modest Proposal (2019)
? - ? Downstairs (2018)
7/26/2018 - 8/25/2018 Mike Birbiglia: The New One (2018)
? - ? Pride and Prejudice (2017)
? - ? I Lost You There (2017)
? - ? The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickins and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord (2017)
? - ? If Only (2017)
? - ? Hi, Hitler (2017)
? - ? The Traveling Lady (2017)
? - ? Fade (2017)
? - ? The Roads to Home (2016)
? - ? Out of the Mouths of Babes (2016)
? - ? Exit Strategy (2016)
? - ? The Body of an American (2016)
? - ? Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2015)
2/12/2014 - 3/30/2014 Ode to Joy (2014)
5/8/2013 - 6/22/2013 Basilica (2013)
4/20/2013 - 5/26/2013 Different Animals (2013)
2/15/2013 - 4/21/2013 The Revisionist (2013)
10/10/2012 - 12/8/2012 A Summer Day (2012)
4/20/2012 - 5/9/2012 Eavesdropping on Dreams (2012)
4/8/2012 - 5/26/2012 Psycho Therapy (2012)
3/4/2012 - 4/1/2012 Teresa's Ecstasy (2012)
1/19/2012 - 2/25/2012 Psycho Therapy (2012)
10/12/2011 - 11/27/2011 Asuncion (2011)
5/16/2011 - 8/21/2011 Manipulation (2011)
2/4/2011 - 3/6/2011 A Perfect Future (2011)
5/9/2010 - 6/6/2010 Oliver Parker! (2010)
10/7/2009 - 11/29/2009 The Lady With All the Answers (2009)
3/8/2009 - 3/28/2009 The Unseen (2009)
9/30/2008 - 11/9/2008 Fault Lines (2008)
4/1/2008 - 5/3/2008 Edward Albee's The American Dream and The Sandbox (2008)
11/1/2007 - 12/9/2007 Hoodoo Love (2007)
3/21/2007 - 4/22/2007 Fugue (2007)
1/16/2007 - 2/24/2007 Dutchman (2007)
10/29/2006 - 12/6/2006 Bhutan (2006)
4/12/2006 - 4/23/2006 On the Line (2006)
4/13/2005 - 4/30/2005 Slag Heap (2005)
10/20/2004 - 12/12/2004 Eve-olution (2004)
6/22/2004 - 7/18/2004 Miss Julie (2004)
3/17/2004 - 4/25/2004 Open Heart (2004)
3/17/2004 - 4/25/2004 Open Heart (2004)
1/27/2004 - 2/21/2004 Young Playwrights XXII (2004)
11/19/2003 - 2/8/2004 Women on Fire (2003)
5/7/2003 - 10/4/2003 Kiki & Herb: A Coup de Theatre (2003)
2/9/2003 - 2/23/2003 It Just Catches (2003)
10/1/2002 - 10/27/2002 Young Playwrights Festival (2002) (2002)
9/29/2002 - 10/27/2002 Happy Days (2002)
5/9/2002 - 8/31/2002 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com (2002)
10/26/2001 - 12/1/2001 Young Playwrights Festival (2001) (2001)
10/24/2001 - 11/25/2001 Havana Is Waiting (2001)
7/12/2001 - 9/1/2001 Saint Lucy's Eyes (2001)
9/11/2000 - 9/30/2000 Young Playwrights Festival (2000) (2000)
12/14/1999 - 5/27/2001 Fully Committed (1999)
10/24/1999 - 11/28/1999 Stars in Your Eyes (1999)
10/24/1999 - 11/28/1999 Stars in Your Eyes (1999)
2/14/1999 - 6/27/1999 Beautiful Thing (1999)
10/31/1997 - 1/5/1997 The New Bozena (1997)
10/15/1997 - 12/2/1997 Tell-Tale (1997)
2/18/1997 - 3/16/1997 In-Betweens (1997)
2/15/1996 - 3/31/1996 Rockland County No Vaudeville (1996)
5/9/1995 - 7/1/1995 Fortune's Fools (1995)
10/28/1994 - 1/1/1995 Inside Out (1994)
1/7/1994 - 7/17/1994 Blown Sideways Through Life (1994)
10/19/1993 - 12/26/1993 Trophies (1993)
4/15/1993 - ? Lypsinka! A Day in the Life (1993)
10/29/1992 - ? Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories (1992)
10/13/1992 - 3/21/1993 Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories (1992)
5/19/1992 - 6/14/1992 Hauptman (1992)
12/4/1991 - 12/12/1991 Big Noise of '92 (1991)
10/16/1990 - 8/4/1991 The Sum of Us (1990)
11/6/1989 - 7/1/1990 Closer Than Ever (1989)
10/17/1989 - 7/1/1990 Closer Than Ever (1989)
5/15/1989 - 6/18/1989 S.J. Perelman in Person (1989)
8/5/1988 - ? The Taffetas (1988)
8/5/1988 - 1/1/1989 The Taffetas (1988)
6/29/1988 - 7/11/1988 English Mint (1988)
6/12/1988 - 6/27/1988 Pavlovsky Marathon (1988)
11/25/1987 - 5/22/1988 The No-Frills Revue (1987)
11/25/1987 - ? The No-Frills Revue (1987)
5/27/1987 - ? Eno (1987)
3/1/1987 - 4/4/1987 Mona Rogers in Person (1987)
10/1/1986 - 10/12/1986 The Vagabond King (1986)
9/10/1986 - 9/28/1986 The Fortune Teller (1986)
8/6/1986 - 8/24/1986 The Drunkard (1986)
? - 6/29/1986 Sweethearts (1986)
12/12/1985 - 2/26/1986 Nunsense (1985)
12/12/1985 - 10/16/1994 Nunsense (1985)
10/23/1985 - 11/3/1985 Alice and Fred (1985)
4/10/1985 - 8/18/1985 Hannah Senesh (1985)
10/17/1982 - 8/4/1984 True West (1982)
5/5/1982 - 6/20/1982 Cast of Characters (1982)
3/30/1982 - 4/25/1982 Colored People's Time (1982)
6/12/1981 - 1/31/1982 Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1981)
10/1/1980 - 5/10/1981 Album (1980)
6/25/1980 - 8/10/1980 To Bury a Cousin (1980)
2/28/1980 - 3/30/1980 An Evening With W.S. Gilbert (1980)
2/28/1980 - 3/30/1980 An Evening With W.S. Gilbert (1980)
11/26/1979 - 1/6/1980 Woody Guthrie (1979)
10/9/1979 - 10/21/1979 Potholes (1979)
10/9/1979 - 10/21/1979 Potholes (1979)
9/28/1977 - 7/14/1979 The Passion of Dracula (1977)
5/22/1977 - 5/29/1977 I Was Sitting on My Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Halluciniating (1977)
6/16/1976 - 4/17/1977 Sexual Perversity in Chicago-The Duck Variations (1976)
1/16/1975 - 2/23/1975 Blast and Bravos: An Evening with H.L. Mencken (1975)
1/17/1974 - 1/20/1974 Felix (1974)
10/3/1973 - 11/18/1973 Nourish the Beast (1973)
4/9/1973 - 4/18/1973 L'Ete (Summer) (1973)
2/12/1973 - 3/4/1973 Welcome to Andromedia/ Variety Obit (1973)
1/3/1973 - 1/14/1973 Mystery Play (1973)
1/19/1972 - ? Wanted (1972)
10/24/1971 - 11/14/1971 A Gun Play (1971)
5/17/1971 - 6/13/1976 Godspell (1971)
5/17/1971 - ? Godspell (1971)
10/27/1970 - 10/27/1970 The Immaculate Misconception (1970)
10/2/1970 - 10/2/1970 Children in the Rain (1970)
6/1/1970 - 6/1/1970 The Nuns (1970)
1/25/1970 - 3/29/1970 Unfair to Goliath (1970)
12/29/1969 - 1/4/1970 Love Your Crooked Neighbor (1969)
1/2/1969 - 12/7/1969 To Be Young Gifted and Black (1969)
11/3/1968 - 11/17/1968 Triple Play (1968)
9/9/1968 - 9/29/1968 An Ordinary Man (1968)
6/5/1968 - 6/23/1968 Now (1968)
11/5/1967 - 5/12/1968 In Circles (1967)
11/5/1967 - ? In Circles (1967)
10/2/1967 - 10/22/1967 Fragments (1967)
5/10/1967 - 5/13/1967 The Party on Greenwich Avenue (1967)
2/20/1967 - 3/19/1967 The Rimers of Eldritch (1967)
12/28/1966 - 2/5/1967 Night of the Dunce (1966)
10/17/1966 - 11/13/1966 The Butter and Egg Man (1966)
9/28/1966 - 10/10/1965 Happy Days (1966)
9/6/1966 - 11/6/1966 The Long Christmas Dinner/ Queens of France/ The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden (1966)
5/19/1966 - 5/29/1966 Big Man/ Duet For Three (1966)
1/27/1966 - 3/13/1966 Rooms (1966)
10/18/1965 - 12/12/1965 Good Day/ The Exhaustion of Our Son's Love (1965)
9/14/1965 - 9/26/1965 Happy Days (1965)
6/8/1965 - 10/31/1965 Krapp's Last Tape/ The Zoo Story (1965)
5/18/1965 - 5/23/1965 That Thing at the Cherry Lane (1965)
4/19/1965 - 5/2/1965 Do Not Pass Go (1965)
3/25/1965 - 3/28/1965 Theatre 1965 New Playwrights Series: Third Program (1965)
3/3/1965 - 3/20/1965 Theatre 1965 New Playwrights Series: Second Program (1965)
2/10/1965 - 2/28/1965 Theatre 1965 New Playwrights Series: First Program (1965)
11/24/1964 - 2/6/1965 The Zoo Story (1964)
11/16/1964 - 11/21/1964 The Giants' Dance (1964)
3/24/1964 - 2/6/1965 Dutchman (1964)
3/23/1964 - 11/8/1964 The American Dream/ Dutchman (1964)
1/4/1964 - ? Play/ The Lover (1964)
10/8/1963 - ? Corruption in the Palace of Justice (1963)
11/26/1962 - 4/12/1964 The Pinter Plays (1962)
10/1/1962 - 11/11/1962 Whisper into My Good Ear/ Mrs. Dally Has a Lover (1962)
9/4/1962 - ? The Zoo Story/ The American Dream (1962)
3/30/1962 - ? Little Mary Sunshine (1959)
1/16/1962 - ? A Stage Affair (1962)
9/17/1961 - ? Happy Days (1961)
4/19/1961 - ? Smiling the Boy Fell Dead (1961)
4/19/1961 - ? Smiling, the Boy Fell Dead (1961)
10/13/1960 - ? Drums Under the Windows (1960)
12/9/1959 - 1/3/1960 Dinny and the Witches (1959)
1/28/1958 - 4/27/1958 Endgame (1958)
12/27/1956 - ? Purple Dust (1956)
5/21/1956 - ? The Man With The Golden Arm (1956)
2/20/1956 - 5/13/1956 The Dark Lady of the Sonnets/ The Admirable Bashville (1956)
1/10/1956 - 1/22/1956 Dandy Dick (1956)
11/16/1955 - 12/18/1955 Dragon's Mouth (1955)
6/22/1955 - 10/23/1955 Morning's at Seven (1955)
2/12/1934 - ? A Successful Calamity (1934)
6/18/1933 - ? Man Crazy (1933)
4/10/1929 - ? The Vegetable (1929)
3/25/1929 - ? The Dragon (1929)
3/18/1929 - ? A Trip to Scarborough (1929)
1/25/1929 - ? The Subway (1929)
11/9/1928 - ? The Dark Mirror (1928)
4/25/1928 - 5/5/1928 The Waltz of the Dogs (1928)
3/12/1926 - ? The Moon is a Gong (1926)
10/10/1925 - ? Polly (1925)
4/9/1925 - ? Wild Birds (1925)
2/9/1925 - ? Loggerheads (1925)
11/17/1924 - ? The Way of the World (1924)
3/24/1924 - ? The Man Who Ate the Popomack (1924)
? - ? Untitled Sex Project (2019)
? - ? The Confession of Lily Dare (2020)
? - ? Peerless (2021)
? - ? A Fable (2014)
? - ? Inside Out (1994)
? - ? Phoenix (2014)
? - ? Can You Smell Gas? (1974)
? - ? Colin Quinn The New York Story (2015)
? - ? Colin Quinn The New York Story (2015)
? - ? Laugh it Up, Stare it Down (2015)
? - ? The Hurricane Party (2018)