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Taissa Farmiga

Taissa Farmiga Talks New Off-Broadway ‘Buried Child’ Revival >>

Sam Shepard’s Buried Child is back. The all new Off-Broadway revival of Pulitzer Prize-winning play stars 'American Horror Story: Murder House' and 'Coven' vet Taissa Farmiga. The play is directed by The New Group artistic Director Scott Elliott will performed at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

'13 Hours' premiere

Sarah Burgess’ ‘Dry Powder’ Starring John Krasinski & Claire Danes Opens Tonight >>

Tonight is the world premiere of Sarah Burgess' 'Dry Powder' officially opens tonight. The new Off-Broadway play is directed 'Hamilton' director Thomas Kail and stars Claire Danes ('Homeland'), John Krasinski ('The Office,' '13 Hours'), Sanjit De Silva ('War Horse') and Hank Azaria ('The Simpsons,' 'Spamalot').

Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox Starring in New Off-Broadway Play After ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 >>

Chances are if you are a fan of Marvel comics you will spend about 13 hours streaming 'Daredevil' Season 2 this weekend. The latest instalment to the franchise was released in full on Netflix on Friday. However, many of you may be craving some more of star Charlie Cox ('Boardwalk Empire') after the stream is done. Well you are in luck. Cox will soon be seen Off-Broadway in Nick Payne’s ('Constellations') upcoming play, Incognito.

Jerry Orbach

Remembering 56 Years of ‘The Fantasticks’ >>

The longest running musical of all time, 'The Fantasticks,' has just hit a new milestone. The moonlit tale of a boy, a girl, two fathers, a wall, a box full of actors and a bandit hit a record breaking 21,000 performances on Monday. The show, while technically Off-Broadway because of seating capacity, originally starring Jerry Orbach ('Chicago,' '42nd Street,' 'Law & Order') as the lead El Gallo, now plays out a Broadway theater bearing the actors name. Written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (both of which also wrote I Do! I Do!) the show’s simple yet mesmerizing score and poetic book and lyrics has been charming audiences all around the world for over 55 years. Based off of Edmond Rostand’s play 'Les Romanesques,' which itself is loosely (very loosely) based on 'Romeo & Juliet,' tells the story of two romantics who dream themselves star crossed lovers and the plot to cross and uncross them.

Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto

‘American Horror Story’ and Star Trek Vet Zachary Quinto’s New Off-Broadway Play ‘Smokefall’ Opening In Feb >>

Fans of 'American Horror Story' might still be shaking their fist in the air and writing letters to Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk begging them to bring Zachary Quinto back to the anthology series. However, they shouldn’t hold their breath. Quinto has made a commitment to do more theater. Now Quinto is getting ready for the open of his new off-Broadway play, 'Smokefall.' This coming off of a successful run on Broadway in the 2013 revival of 'The Glass Menagerie.'

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto Goes From Silver Screen to Great White Way >>

'Heroes', 'American Horror Story: Murder House & Asylum', and the 2009 'Star Trek' reboot. Zachary Quinto was (and still is) well on track to become of the biggest stars of both film and TV. However, Quinto has made the decision to stick a little closer to the stage. Starting off, off-Broadway in 'Angels in America' Quinto made his Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of the classic Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie as Tom. Quinto is currently gearing up for another stint off-Broadway in Noah Haidle’s 'Smokefall.'Now Quinto is opening up about why he left the small and silver screens for the Great White Way.

Company XIV

Once Upon A Time Off-Broadway: Company XIV’s Adult Only ‘Snow White’ Premiering >>

Once upon a time successfully blending elements of dance, circus, opera, theatre and high fashion could have been considered a fairytale in itself. Not any more. Company XIV is gearing up for the world premiere of adults only version of 'Snow White,' which mixes the iconic Brothers Grimm tale with some of the greatest performing arts disciplines. Created, choreographed and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, the show starts its seven week limit run off-broadway at Minetta Lane Theatre on Feb 03 with previews starting on Jan 26.

Jonathan Groff

Highly Anticipated 'Hamilton' Cast Album Will Debut in September >>

One of the most anticipated Broadway cast albums of the year, Hamilton, will be released in September. It features the original cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonathan Groff. The album was produced by The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter.

Get the Rape with Indians: 'THE FANTASTICKS' Finally Closing May 3...and It's All Aaron Carter's Fault! >>

Alas, the producers of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS have announced that the perpetually running musical will finally limp on t'wards the moonlight on Sunday, May 3 -- the 55th anniversary, to the very day, of the opening of the show way back in 1960. Come that fateful Sunday, the production will have played a total of, get ready, 20,672 performances in New York City alone. OK, so here's the math and geography: 17,162 at the old Sullivan Street Playhouse + another 3,510 at alum Jerry Orbach's place at, even better, the Snapple Theater Center. Like a Romeo and Juliet but with 1,000% more Backstreet B-spawn, the score to THE FANTASTICKS will no doubt become its legacy. Featuring music by Harvey Schmidt with book, lyrics and direction by the incomparable Tom Jones (no, not that Tom Jones), you'll never be able to hear tunes like "Try To Remember", "Soon It's Gonna Rain" or "They Were You" as they were intended ever again.

Jesse Eisenberg

'The Big Bang Theory' Actor Added to Cast of 'The Spoils,' Off-Broadway Play Written and Starring Jesse Eisenberg >>

"The Spoils," a new off-Broadway production written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, has added "The Big Bang Theory’s" Kunal Nayyar to the cast list.

Jonathan Groff

Off-Broadway Hit 'Hamilton' Moving to Broadway: Jonathan Groff Joins Cast >>

'Hamilton,' the off-Broadway musical about rapping founding fathers which recently opened to rave reviews, will be moving to the Great White Way this summer. Even bigger news: Broadway sweetheart Jonathan Groff will take over the role of King George III from Brian D'Arcy James in the Broadway production. With lyrics, music and book all done by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Public Theater production opened Feb. 17 to some of the best reviews in years. There was little doubt that the play would make it to Broadway, but many were surprised at how quickly it got there. 'Hamilton' is already an early frontrunner in the 2016 Tony Awards race. Groff, known for his work in 'Spring Awakening' and the television show 'Glee,' will take the stage as King George III after James leaves to star in the Broadway production of 'Something Rotten.'

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried to Replace Tatiana Maslany in Neil LaBute's Off-Broadway Production 'The Way We Get By' >>

Another Hollywood star will be taking the stage this coming April. Amanda Seyfried will replace “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany in the off-Broadway production of The Way We Get By, a story about love and lust.

Mink Stole

John Waters' Muse Mink Stole ('Hairspray,' 'Pink Flamingos') Premiering New Holiday Show 'OMG! It's Christmas!' in NYC >>

The cult favorite's musical extravaganza includes holiday songs like 'Stay a Little Longer Santa,' Tom Lehrer's 'Christmas Carol,' 'Christmas Time is Here' and a very unique version of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas.'


'Disenchanted,' Disney Princess Satire, Arrives Off-Broadway This Week >>

The musical comedy satire presents Disney's princesses as real women fed up with "the exploitation they've suffered in today's films, books and dolls."

Nutcracker Rouge

Company XIV Reprises 'Nutcracker Rouge' Holiday Burlesque Dance-Theater Show, Opening November 29 in New York >>

Austin McCormick's "opulently burlesque and deliciously Freudian" show is now at Company XIV's new space in NoHo.

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