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Cast of Avenue Q

'Avenue Q' Marks 11th NYC Anniversary with 'The Internet Is For Q!' >>

Audiences are invited to leave their digital devices on and post their experiences on social networks during the performance.

Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in 'Double Indemnity'

Garry Marshall Returning to Off-Broadway to Direct 'Billy & Ray' >>

The legendary director and screenwriter will helm Mike Bencivenga's comedy about the making of Billy Wilder's 'Double Indemnity.'

Joely Richardson

Joely Richardson Evokes Emily Dickinson in 'Belle of Amherst' Revival Off-Broadway >>

William Luce's play, which uses one player, 15 characters and the poet's own words, starred Julie Harris in its 1976 Broadway debut.

A.R. Gurney

A.R. Gurney's 'The Wayside Motor Inn' Kicks Off Signature Theatre Residency >>

The stories of 10 people staying at the same motel unfold in a single motel-room set in Gurney's Ayckbourn-influenced ensemble piece.

Isobel Pravda in 'The Good and the True'

U.S. Premiere of Award-Winning Czech Drama of Holocaust Survival to Open Off-Broadway >>

Isobel Pravda plays her grandmother, the Czech actress, director and Holocaust survivor, in an award-winning drama from Prague's Svandovo Divadlo Theater.

Puppet Shakespeare Players

Puppet Shakespeare Players and Dee Snyder Present 'Puppet Titus Andronicus' >>

A new production of Shakespeare's goriest play features puppets alongside actors, 'Avenue Q' style.

Candace Kelley

'Supernatural: The Play' Launching Summer Run in Los Angeles >>

Set in Bed-Stuy, a play about black women's personal and cultural hair dilemmas launches an every-Sunday run in L.A.

America Ferrera and Friend

America Ferrera to Appear in Terrence McNally's 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart' Off-Broadway >>

Megan Mullally pulled out of a Broadway revival a few years ago, so this will be NYC's first chance to see McNally's comedy about straight couples in a gay milieu since its first Off-Broadway run 23 years ago.

Somewhere With You

Country Music Hits Off-Broadway in New Musical 'Somewhere With You' >>

Songs by established Nashville songwriter JT Harding tell a story set in the rural South of love between a young country singer and a recovering meth addict against the backdrop of the Iraq war.

Bill Clinton

'Clinton' Musical Brings Comic Take on Bill, Hillary, Monica and Newt to New York >>

'Clinton: The Musical' is a 'painfully funny piece of delicious political satire' that received a Best New Musical nomination at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe.

Billy Porter

New Play by 'Kinky Boots' Star Billy Porter Preps for Fall Opening >>

Porter's autobiographical play depicts coming of age in Pittsburgh surrounded by a group of strong-willed women.

Cherry Jones

'When We Were Young and Unafraid' with Cherry Jones Opens Off-Broadway >>

Jones's character runs a battered women's shelter in 1972, before such places were common, in a new play by 'House of Cards' writer Sarah Treem.

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Stephen Adly Guirgis's 'Between Riverside and Crazy' to Premiere Off-Broadway in July >>

The author of 'The Motherf***er with the Hat' takes on rent-stabilized New York City in his newest play.

Jefferson Mays and the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

'Gentleman's Guide' Big Winner at 2014 Drama Desk Awards >>

But Off- or Off-Off Broadway shows were shut out in the Play and Musical categories.

Steven Boyer in 'Hand to God'

'Hand to God' Named Best New Play by Off Broadway Alliance >>

Robert Askins's raunchy comedy about religious re-education features a puppet that may be possessed by the Devil.

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