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From the Director’s Chair of Lileana Blain-Cruz

I started my journey at New York Theatre Workshop doing a reading with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—he was an artist in the fellowship program at the time. I remember walking into the third-floor studio with its skylight and feeling such a wonderful, positive energy. I applied for the fellowship myself. The first time—and second time—I didn’t get in! Ha! But something about NYTW drew me back—its warmth, its circle of artists, the deep questioning that seemed to reverberate through the space. So, I applied again after grad school. This time, I got in.

November 22, 2022


In Memory of Barbara Warner Howard

Our beloved friend, family member, colleague, and den mother to all, Barbara Leah Warner Howard died on November 9, 2022, peacefully at home while listening to Ella Fitzgerald, surrounded by family and friends.

November 16, 2022 by New York Theatre Workshop


Get to Know the 2050 Administrative Fellows!

We asked our Season 22/23, 2050 Administrative Fellows a few questions about themselves, including their hopes, dreams, and if they were a bread, which bread they would be.

October 20, 2022 by New York Theatre Workshop



LOVE AT ALL COSTS

Elia Monte-Brown, our very own Maria Ximena, takes readers inside AMERICAN (TELE)VISIONS, and her transformation into Maria Ximena: how cues help her navigate the role’s emotional shifts, preparing for the emotional whiplash with heart-openers, and the repetition that helped it all become instinct.

October 4, 2022 by Leah Putnam for PLAYBILL


Immigrants and Refugees Seeking a Home

Vinson Cunningham dives head first in the “intricate marvel” of AMERICAN (TELE)VISIONS and points to another character who was also visiting New York this month, seeking a home and representing a greater purpose.

October 3, 2022 by Vinson Cunningham for THE NEW YORKER



MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Extension & TodayTix Lottery

Due to popular demand during the priority access period for NYTW members and Repeat Defenders, we’ve extended Merrily We Roll Along performances through January 21!

September 14, 2022 by New York Theatre Workshop


Fellows Corner: A Farewell & Reflection from the 2021/22 Season Administrative Fellows

As we wrap up with our incredible cohort of 2021/22 Season 2050 Administrative Fellows, we want to take a moment to shine the spotlight on them. We wish them all the best of luck and happiness for their futures! Before their departure, we asked a few of them a few questions about their lives, their work at NYTW, and what lies ahead. Read below some excerpts of our conversations with them!

August 18, 2022 by NYTW


MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Casting & Schedule Update

It’s the best thing that ever could have happened! Daniel Radcliffe will be joined by Grammy Award winner and Tony & Emmy nominee Jonathan Groff and Tony Award winner and Grammy Award Nominee Lindsay Mendez in Merrily We Roll Along! Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

August 17, 2022 by NYTW