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Second Stage Theater Artistic Director Carole Rothman Elected To The American Academy PhotoSecond Stage Theater Artistic Director Carole Rothman Elected To The American Academy Of Arts & Sciences
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020

Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and President of Second Stage Theater, has been elected to the 2020 class of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Second Stage Theater was founded by Rothman in 1979 and operates three New York City venues, exclusively dedicated to producing living American playwrights.
Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for Second Stage's All-Star Bowling Classic! PhotoPhoto Coverage: Broadway Unites for Second Stage's All-Star Bowling Classic!
by Katherine Lee - February 11, 2020

Just last night, Second Stage Theater celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic.  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.
BWW Review: Therapy is Child's Play in Bess Wohl's Engrossing Drama MAKE BELIEVE PhotoBWW Review: Therapy is Child's Play in Bess Wohl's Engrossing Drama MAKE BELIEVE
by Michael Dale - August 16, 2019

One of the tightest ensembles of actors you're apt to see applying their craft on a New York stage these days is the quartet of youngsters portraying siblings aged 5-12 in Bess Wohl's engrossing drama of childhood memories, Make Believe.
Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theater Celebrates Opening Night of MAKE BELIEVE PhotoPhoto Coverage: Second Stage Theater Celebrates Opening Night of MAKE BELIEVE
by Linda Lenzi - August 16, 2019

Second Stage Theater is currently presenting the New York premiere of Make Believe. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Michael Greif, Make Believe will feature Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, Harrison Fox, Maren Heary, Casey Hilton, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis.
Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast and Creatives of Second Stage's MAKE BELIEVE PhotoPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast and Creatives of Second Stage's MAKE BELIEVE
by Walter McBride - July 24, 2019

Second Stage Theater will soon present the New York premiere of MAKE BELIEVE. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Michael Greif, MAKE BELIEVE will feature Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, HARRISON FOX, MAREN HEARY, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis.The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photos from the big day!
FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's MAKE BELIEVE PhotoFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's MAKE BELIEVE
by Walter McBride - July 23, 2019

Second Stage Theater will soon present the New York premiere of MAKE BELIEVE. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Michael Greif, MAKE BELIEVE will feature Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, HARRISON FOX, MAREN HEARY, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis. 
Breaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUT PhotoBreaking: 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.
BWW Review: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell in Christopher Shinn's DYING CI PhotoBWW 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.
Photo Coverage: Broadway Snuggles Up with Puppies at Second Stage Benefit, Honoring H PhotoPhoto 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.
BWW Review:  Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE Offers Random Moments That Add Up To A Li PhotoBWW 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.
Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of MARY PAGE MARLOWE, with Tati PhotoPhoto 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.
BWW TV: Tatiana Maslany & Company Explain What Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE Is All  PhotoBWW 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.
FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's MARY PAGE MARLOWE PhotoFREEZE 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.
Breaking: Kate Baldwin & Bryce Pinkham Will Lead Tom Kitt's SUPERHERO at Second Stage PhotoBreaking: 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.
Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Friends of Second Stage Theatre Gather for the 2018 Bowli PhotoPhoto 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.
BWW TV: Second Stage Friends and Family Gather to Christen the New Hayes Theater! PhotoBWW 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.
Photo Coverage: Lights Up! Second Stage Illuminates the Renovated Hayes Theater PhotoPhoto 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.
Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & More Celebrate Opening Night of Second St PhotoPhoto 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.
BWW TV: What's CARDINAL All About? Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & Company Explain! PhotoBWW 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.
Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & the Cast of CARDINAL Meet the Press! PhotoPhoto 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.
TORCH SONG's Harvey Fierstein and Michael Urie to Appear on Next Week's THEATER TALK PhotoTORCH 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.
TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Adds Final Week at Second Stage Theater PhotoTORCH 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.
BWW Review:   Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl Sing Out Triumphantly in Harvey Fierste PhotoBWW 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.
Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second Stage PhotoHarvey 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.
Second Stage's Broadway Renovation Receives Over $14M from the City PhotoSecond 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.

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