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Edgar Allan Poe

'Nevermore--The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe' Returning to Off-Broadway >>

A fantastical musical about Edgar Allan Poe arrives in New York just in time for the great writer's birthday.

'Straight White Men' at the Public Theater

Young Jean Lee's 'Straight White Men' Opens Off-Broadway Tonight >>

The Korean-American Obie Award winner directs her new play exploring white privilege at the Public Theater in New York City.

Mayberry Promenade Beach, Staten Island

Hurricane Sandy Inspires New Play 'By the Water' at Manhattan Theatre Club >>

The world premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's new play about Superstorm Sandy opens November 18 at Manhattan Theatre Club, running one week beyond the end of the official Atlantic hurricane season.

Stephen Rea

Stephen Rea in U.S. Premiere of Sam Shepard's 'A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)' Off-Broadway >>

Sam Shepard's modern take on the Oedipus myth premiered last year in Derry, Ireland with a cast that included Stephen Rea and hailed from both sides of the Atlantic.

Sacco and Vanzetti

Sacco and Vanzetti Trigger New Multimedia Tale by Theatrical 'Mad Scientist' Joseph Silovsky >>

The controversial 1927 execution of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti has inspired books, movies, plays, songs, an opera and a new "object-oriented" Off-Broadway piece.

Phil Darius Wallace

'Self-Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story' Quotes Abolitionist in Off-Broadway World Premiere >>

Phil Darius Wallace wrote and performs this adaptation from the abolitionist's writings and speeches.

Sean Avery

NHL's Sean Avery, Ex-New York Ranger, Quits Off-Broadway Show Two Days Before It Opens >>

The athlete-turned-actor stormed out of a rehearsal yesterday after an apparent misunderstanding.

Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany of 'Orphan Black' to Appear Off-Broadway in Neil LaBute World Premiere >>

Maslany will star opposite Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski (HBO's 'The Newsroom') in LaBute's new play about the aftermath of a drunken hookup.

Steven Boyer in 'Hand to God'

Demon-Puppet Saga 'Hand to God' Headed for Broadway in Spring >>

Star Steven Boyer won an Obie Award for his performance as shy Jason, a young man battling with his possessed sock puppet, Tyrone, in a small Texas town of churchgoing Bible Belters.

Elizabeth Swados

Climate Change Inspires Flood of Creativity from Theater Artists Around the World >>

New York hosts a growing number of theatrical productions from around the world focusing on climate change and the environment.

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Stephen Adly Guirgis's 'Between Riverside and Crazy' to Pinch-Hit for Canceled 'American Psycho' >>

After a sold-out Off-Broadway run this summer, the play will take a new stage, again directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Stephen McKinley Henderson.

Tziporela/Odd Birdz

Israeli Comedy Troupe Tziporela Touching Down for Five-Week Off-Broadway Run >>

The troupe has been preparing for its Off-Broadway debut for two and a half years.

Stephen Sondheim

Reimagined Staging of Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods' Alights Off-Broadway in December >>

Roundabout Theatre Company is bringing Fiasco Theater's stripped-down production of the musical to New York just as the Disney movie version opens.

Alain Boublil and Marie Zamora

World Premiere of Alain Boublil's 'Manhattan Parisienne' to Open Off-Broadway in December >>

Graciela Daniele will direct the world premiere of the new play by the 'Les Misérables' lyricist.

Playwright William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.

American Indian Comedy 'Powwow Highway' in World Premiere at HERE in New York >>

Already an award-winning film, David Seals' novel now takes the stage, adapted by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.

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