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Breaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUTBreaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUT
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2019

Second Stage Theater has just announced that JESSE TYLER FERGUSON will co-star opposite the previously announced Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Ferguson will play the role of Mason Marzac, the money manager who develops a surprising and all-encompassing love for baseball. (more...)
BWW Review: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell in Christopher Shinn's DYING CITYBWW Review: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell in Christopher Shinn's DYING CITY
by Michael Dale - June 4, 2019

Playwright Christopher Shinn, who directs Second Stage's new production of his 2008 Pulitzer finalist Dying City, places a large black void at the upstage wall as part of designer Dane Laffrey's otherwise realistic depiction of rather non-descript Manhattan apartment. Don't, like this reviewer did, spend any part of your time at this 90-minute drama waiting for some practical use of this seemingly out-of-place feature. Its purpose, perhaps, is to represent that emptiness that can be felt by both individually and collectively after. (more...)
Breaking: GREY'S ANATOMY Star Jesse Williams Will Make Broadway Debut in TAKE ME OUTBreaking: GREY'S ANATOMY Star Jesse Williams Will Make Broadway Debut in TAKE ME OUT
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that JESSE WILLIAMS will make his Broadway debut as Darren Lemming in the Broadway production ofRichard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, the production will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). (more...)
Photo Coverage: Broadway Snuggles Up with Puppies at Second Stage Benefit, Honoring Harvey Fierstein!Photo Coverage: Broadway Snuggles Up with Puppies at Second Stage Benefit, Honoring Harvey Fierstein!
by Jennifer Broski - November 13, 2018

Second Stage Theater, now celebrating its 40th Anniversary, just hosted their Fall Benefit yesterday at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street), honoring Tony Award winner and Second Stage Theater alum Harvey Fierstein. The evening featured performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Rosie O'Donnell, Annaleigh Ashford, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, Christopher Sieber, Michael Urie and Marissa Jaret Winokur and the original Hairspray Dynamites. (more...)
BWW Review:  Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE Offers Random Moments That Add Up To A LifeBWW Review: Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE Offers Random Moments That Add Up To A Life
by Michael Dale - July 21, 2018

'If life were only moments, then you'd never know you had one,' sings a character from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS while pondering whether the intimate encounter she just experienced would turn out to be of lifelong meaning or just a barely significant distraction. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of MARY PAGE MARLOWE, with Tatiana Maslany, & More!Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of MARY PAGE MARLOWE, with Tatiana Maslany, & More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - July 13, 2018

Second Stage Theater's Mary Page Marlowe, directed by Lila Neugebauer, opened last night, July 12. (more...)
BWW TV: Tatiana Maslany & Company Explain What Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE Is All About!BWW TV: Tatiana Maslany & Company Explain What Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE Is All About!
by TV - Press Previews - June 15, 2018

Second Stage Theater will soon present the New York Premiere of Tracy Letts' acclaimed play, Mary Page Marlowe, directed by Lila Neugebauer. David Aaron Baker and Nick Dillenburg will complete the cast featuring Blair Brown, Kayli Carter, Audrey Corsa, Marcia DeBonis, Ryan Foust, Tess Frazer, Emma Geer, Grace Gummer, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Brian Kerwin, Tatiana Maslany, Kellie Overbey, Susan Pourfar, Maria Elena Ramirez, Elliot Villar, and Gary Wilmes. (more...)
FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's MARY PAGE MARLOWEFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by Walter McBride - June 12, 2018

Second Stage Theater will soon present the New York Premiere of Tracy Letts' acclaimed play, Mary Page Marlowe, directed by Lila Neugebauer. David Aaron Baker and Nick Dillenburg will complete the cast featuring Blair Brown, Kayli Carter, Audrey Corsa, Marcia DeBonis, Ryan Foust, Tess Frazer, Emma Geer, Grace Gummer, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Brian Kerwin, Tatiana Maslany, Kellie Overbey, Susan Pourfar, Maria Elena Ramirez, Elliot Villar, and Gary Wilmes. (more...)
Breaking: Kate Baldwin & Bryce Pinkham Will Lead Tom Kitt's SUPERHERO at Second Stage; 40th Anniversary Season Announced!Breaking: Kate Baldwin & Bryce Pinkham Will Lead Tom Kitt's SUPERHERO at Second Stage; 40th Anniversary Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) will celebrate its 40th Anniversary season with a slate of productions throughout the 2018-19 season, including two World Premieres, plus an acclaimed favorite in their new Broadway home. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Friends of Second Stage Theatre Gather for the 2018 Bowling ClassicPhoto Coverage: Let's Bowl! Friends of Second Stage Theatre Gather for the 2018 Bowling Classic
by Walter McBride - February 13, 2018

Just last night, Second Stage Theater celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic on Monday, February 12th.  For over 30 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. (more...)
BWW TV: Second Stage Friends and Family Gather to Christen the New Hayes Theater!BWW TV: Second Stage Friends and Family Gather to Christen the New Hayes Theater!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 11, 2018

This morning, Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:00am, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) hosted the official lighting ceremony for its new Broadway home, The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Designed by David Rockwell of Rockwell Group, this landmarked, newly renovated venue has become, under Second Stage's ownership, the first Broadway theater dedicated exclusively to living American Playwrights. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Lights Up! Second Stage Illuminates the Renovated Hayes TheaterPhoto Coverage: Lights Up! Second Stage Illuminates the Renovated Hayes Theater
by Walter McBride - February 5, 2018

This morning, Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:00am, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) hosted the official lighting ceremony for its new Broadway home, The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Designed by David Rockwell of Rockwell Group, this landmarked, newly renovated venue has become, under Second Stage's ownership, the first Broadway theater dedicated exclusively to living American playwrights. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & More Celebrate Opening Night of Second Stage's CARDINALPhoto Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & More Celebrate Opening Night of Second Stage's CARDINAL
by Jennifer Broski - January 31, 2018

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated opening night of the world premiere production of Greg Pierce's play, Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Cardinal features Becky Ann Baker ('Girls') as Nancy Prenchel, Anna Chlumsky ('Veep') as Lydia Lensky, Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Nat Prenchel, Adam Pally ('Happy Endings') as Jeff Torm, Stephen Park(Aubergine) as Li-Wei Chen, and Eugene Young (Geek!) as Jason Chen. (more...)
BWW TV: What's CARDINAL All About? Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & Company Explain!BWW TV: What's CARDINAL All About? Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & Company Explain!
by TV - Press Previews - December 19, 2017

Second Stage Theatre will soon present the world premiere production of Greg Pierce's play, Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Cardinal will begin previews Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) and will officially open on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & the Cast of CARDINAL Meet the Press!Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & the Cast of CARDINAL Meet the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - December 15, 2017

Second Stage Theatre will soon present the world premiere production of Greg Pierce's play, Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Cardinal will begin previews Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) and will officially open on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. (more...)
TORCH SONG's Harvey Fierstein and Michael Urie to Appear on Next Week's THEATER TALKTORCH SONG's Harvey Fierstein and Michael Urie to Appear on Next Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2017

Guests this week are Fierstein, Urie and the show's director, Moises Kaufman, discussing with THEATER TALK co-hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Musto the impact of the original plays, and their work on the current revival. (more...)
TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Adds Final Week at Second Stage TheaterTORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Adds Final Week at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - October 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...)
BWW Review:   Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl Sing Out Triumphantly in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONGBWW Review: Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl Sing Out Triumphantly in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2017

'We opened for an eight-week limited engagement and could not give a ticket away for three weeks.' That's how Harvey Fierstein described the giant leap of faith that, in 1981, brought a trio of his one-act plays that had each premiered separately on East 4th Street at the basement of Ellen Stewart's La MaMa, E.T.C., to an Off-Off-Broadway mounting on West 62nd Street, produced by John Glines' non-profit company, The Glines. (more...)
Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second StageHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - October 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...)
Second Stage's Broadway Renovation Receives Over $14M from the CitySecond Stage's Broadway Renovation Receives Over $14M from the City
by BWW News Desk - September 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 StageHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Begins Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - September 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...)
Photo Coverage: Michael Urie and the Company of TORCH SONG Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - September 20, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, now playing through Sunday, December 3. Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song begins previews on September 26 and officially opens on October 19 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)
Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - September 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...)
Photo Coverage: The Company of A PARALLELOGRAM Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - August 3, 2017

Second Stage Theater presents The New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris' play, A Parallelogram, directed by current Tony nominee Michael Greif. A Parallelogram opened yesterday, August 2nd, at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rdStreet), and BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the after party below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's A PARALLELOGRAM
by Walter McBride - August 3, 2017

Second Stage Theater presents The New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris' play, A Parallelogram, directed by current Tony nominee Michael Greif. A Parallelogram opened yesterday, August 2nd, at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rdStreet), and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

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