Fondly, Collette Richland

By Sibyl Kempson
Created and Performed by Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins

September 11, 2015—October 24, 2015

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"THIS IS A DREAM – one of the most entertaining you’re ever likely to have – that you get to experience while you’re wide-awake." –Ben Brantley, The New York Times "A METAPHYSICAL SLAPSTICK COMEDY." –David Cote, Time Out New York While eating a quiet dinner at home, Mr. and Mrs. “Fritz” Fitzhubert (along with an uninvited guest) are summoned through a mysterious tiny door in their living room. On the other side, they find themselves in a phantasmagorical Alpen hotel where forgotten religions seep in through the cracks in the walls. Lost relatives, conniving employees, and chatty society ladies awaken their mysterious ancient selves and lead them on perilous hikes that will leave their lives forever altered. NYTW's Obie and Lortel award-winning company-in-residence Elevator Repair Service, best known for their innovative adaptations of American literary classics like The Sound and the Fury, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) and Gatz, breaks new ground with the world premiere of Fondly, Collette Richland by Sibyl Kempson, its first collaboration with a living playwright. Kempson, an NYTW Usual Suspect, and the company create a richly detailed and darkly comedic world brought to vivid life by an unforgettable ensemble under the direction of ERS Artistic Director John Collins.

Featuring Laurena Allen, Kate Benson, Lindsay Hockaday, Maggie Hoffman, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, April Matthis, Greig Sargeant, Kaneza Schaal, Susie Sokol, Lucy Taylor, Ben Jalosa Williams, Sarah Willis


By David Bowie & Enda Walsh
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

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We're so excited that LAZARUS will be playing the West End! We were honored to premiere it on the NYTW stage last winter and we'll be cheering from the front row when it opens this fall. Click here for more info and tickets.

Following his revelatory production of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, the internationally acclaimed director Ivo van Hove returns to New York Theatre Workshop with a new production, Lazarus, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. Mr. Walsh makes his return to NYTW after the successful run of Once. Lazarus features songs specially composed for this production by Mr. Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs. Lazarus, inspired by the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, centers on the character of Thomas Newton, famously portrayed by Mr. Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg.


By: David Bowie and Enda Walsh

Direction: Ivo van Hove

Inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

Scenic and Lighting Design: Jan Versweyveld

Costume Design: An D'Huys

Video Design: Tal Yarden

Sound Design: Brian Ronan

Choreography: Annie-B Parson

Music Director: Henry Hey

Dramaturg: Jan Peter Gerrits

Stage Manager: James Latus

Casting: Telsey + Company

Featuring Krystina Alabado, Sophia Anne Caruso, Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Bobby Moreno, Krista Pioppi, Charlie Pollack, Brynn Williams

Red Speedo

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

February 17, 2016—April 3, 2016

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Hailed as "one of the brightest new voices of his generation" by The New York Times, Lucas Hnath (The Christians, ...Walt Disney) makes his NYTW debut with Red Speedo, a muscular new play directed by NYTW Usual Suspect Lileana Blain-Cruz. Set on the eve of the Olympic swim trials, pressure builds as front-runner Ray confronts the lure of endorsements, the perils of mixing the personal and professional, and the unforgiving weight of success. Through Hnath's signature dark wit and exacting language, Red Speedo is a captivating exploration of America's obsession with winning at all costs.

Scenic Design by Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design by Montana Blanco
Lighting Design by Yi Zhao
Sound Design by Matt Tierney
Fight Direction by Thomas Schall
Stage Manger Terri K. Kohler

Featuring Alex Breaux, Peter Jay Fernandez, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Zoë Winters

RED SPEEDO runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.


By Anaïs Mitchell
Developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin

May 6, 2016—July 31, 2016

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With Hadestown, celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and inventive two-time Obie award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) transform Mitchell's "phenomenal concept album" (Rolling Stone) into a bold new work for the stage. This folk opera follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor and full stomachs. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell's beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.

Scenery by Rachel Hauck
Costumes by Michael Krass
Lighting by Bradley King
Sound by Robert Kaplowitz
Properties by Noah Mease
Arrangements & Orchestrations by Michael Chorney
Music Supervision, Co-arrangements & Orchestrations by Todd Sickafoose
Music Direction by Liam Robinson
Choreography by David Neumann
Dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia
Co-conceived by Ben t. Matchstick
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub

Featuring Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub

Due to the unique layout of the theatre for Hadestown, late seating may not be possible and is at the discretion of management. We are unable to allow re-entry if you exit the theatre during the performance.


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