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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Second Stage Theater: Four Decades of Producing Living American Playwrights


What: Second Stage Theatre: Four Decades of Producing Living American Theatre

 Where: New York Library of the Performing Arts
             40 Lincoln Plaza
              New York, NY

When: Now through August 17, 2019

Who: Teens and Up



   

 

Mom: Second Stage Theater was formed in 1979 to produce second stagings of the works of contemporary American playwrights. Later, they also began to produce new players by emerging writers as well. Among the shows that have premiered at Second Stage Theater are 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen all of which went on to Tony winning Broadway productions. Currently, they put on shows in three locations: Off Broadway at the Tony Kiser Theater on 43rd Street, Uptown at the McGinn/Cazale Theater at 76th Street , and on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater on  44th Street. Now, this esteemed theater's illustrious history is being celebrated in an exhibit at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts. The exhibit includes pictures from Second Stage productions including the aforementioned 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Dear Evan Hansen as well as Dogfight, Lobby Hero and more.There is even a picture of Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski in a production of The Way We Get By notable because the two actors met during the production began dating and are now married and have a two year old daughter. The exhibit also includes posters from Spelling Bee, Murder for Two and more. There are props from Dear Evan Hansen, sketches from the recent Superhero, items relating to the renovating of the Helen Hayes Theater and more. You can even watch clips of  Second Stage shows. Although the exhibit is open to all ages, it is probably of more interest to older children and adults. Anyone who truly appreciates theater and theater history will enjoy this exhibit. However, if you want to see it, you better hurry because it closes on Sunday August 17, 2019.

 


For more information, about  the exhibit, visit https://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/second-stage-theater-four-decades-producing-living-american-playwrights. For more information about Second Stage Theater, visit https://2st.com.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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