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Broadway Dramas Get a Start Off-Broadway

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's not a new trend, but this year many plays and dramas are seeing their full casts transfer from off-Broadway to the Broadway stage. Watch scenes from some of the season's offerings here. Plus, recommendations from the critics on what to see and what not to see.

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Off Off Broadway Theater Groups Celebrate 20 Years in Business

Friday, March 02, 2012

On Friday, the non-profit, Obie-winning theater company New Georges founded by Susan Bernfield celebrates its 20th anniversary with performances, a dance party and cocktails. The company is one of several Off Off Broadway groups to beat recessions and flourish since opening in the early 1990s.

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The Insatiable Appetite for 'Sleep No More'

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Sleep No More," a play that's part-dance, part-art installation from the British theater group Punchdrunk, was supposed to have closed a number of times. But every time a closing date approached -- the most recent one Oct. 8 -- the production team behind the show decided to add more performances.

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The Takeaway

Jesse Eisenberg on His New Role Off-Broadway

Friday, October 21, 2011

At the age of 27, Jesse Eisenberg tackled the role of a lifetime. Playing Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network," Eisenberg racked up dozens of nominations and awards. But his newest project is off-Broadway at the tiny Cherry Lane Theater here in New York. Jesse Eisenberg wrote and is starring in a new play called "Asuncion." The play explores what happens when a Filipina woman moves in with two ultra-liberal young men. Eisenberg plays Edgar, a bright, young man obsessed with saving the world.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Mark Hollmann

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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Rentheads Excited for the Return of 'Rent' Off-Broadway

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The 1990's musical "Rent" opens on Off-Broadway in previews on Thursday night at the New World Stages theater. The rock opera is a loosely adapted version of Puccini's "La Boheme" set in the tenements of the 1990's Lower East Side in the throes of the AIDS epidemic.

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And the Obie Award Goes To...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows got the spotlight on Monday night at the 56th Annual Obie Awards. A star-studded group of hosts and presenters gave out the awards. Click here to see a full list of this year's winners. Plus, tell us who you wanted to win an Obie here.

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Highbrow Theater on the Cheap

Monday, April 04, 2011

Even as ticket prices to most Broadway shows are soaring, some big-name theater companies offer productions suitable for the theater's more thrifty crowd.

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The Arts File

A Remembrance of Playwright Lanford Wilson

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson passed away Thursday at age 73.

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Three to See: Catch These Plays Closing This Week

Thursday, December 02, 2010

If you've got some down time this weekend, these three plays are a sure bet to escape the season of hectic holiday hyperspeed.

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A New York Fall Theater Primer

Friday, September 24, 2010

At least 11 new musicals are scheduled to open on Broadway this year. Some critics say this will be the fall of the has-been and the rehashed. But others say that's true only if you stick to Broadway plays.

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The Arts File

The NY International Fringe Festival

Friday, August 13, 2010

Elisabeth Vincentelli, of The NY Post, on the 2010 Fringe NYC theater festival.

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Stepping On Stage from the Fringe

Friday, August 13, 2010

New York City is the kind of place where you can witness a mariachi love song, beat-boxing acrobats or an African drum circle on your morning commute.  But if you want to catch even more of this kind of performance, on stage, the New York International Fringe Festival kicks off this Friday. It features nearly 200 staged off-Broadway plays over the next two weeks.

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'The Kid' Opens Off-Broadway

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

From centaur fetishists to adults who pretend to be babies, sex advice columnist  Dan Savage has heard just about everything about people's private lives.

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The Arts File

A Look at Off Broadway

Friday, May 07, 2010

Kerry Nolan talks to Miriam Souccar, who covers arts and culture for Crain's New York Business about how Off Broadway companies are priming the pump and improvements in their bottom lines.

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Studio 360

Blue Man Group

Saturday, March 10, 2001

What happens when a scrappy act of Off-Broadway performance artists grows into a national corporation with over 400 employees?

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