NEW YORK CITY | In terms of live performances, downtown New York remains a ghost town, with many museums and theaters remained closed due to the widespread power outages. Hurricane Sandy has left Lower Manhattan and Chinatown without power, telephones and public transportation. Until these services are restored, programming is temporarily suspended.
Here is what I know so far:
Classic Stage Company shuts down Ethan Hawke Ivanov previews
Classic Stage Company’s production of Ivanov, starring Ethan Hawke, was called off on Wednesday.
The Flea Theater also closed
The Flea Theater’s production of A.R. Gurney’s Heresy was also canceled until further notice
Public Theater building remains closed
As of Noon today, Oct 31, The Public Theater is still without power. The building remains closed, including the box office and administrative offices. Our online ticketing, email and phone systems are down. All shows, including Joe’s Pub, for Oct 31, are canceled. All ticket holders for any canceled show will be able to request a refund or an exchange once we are restored and open. Which is unknown at this time. The Public is staging the new musicals Giant and Fun Home.
Shows after today are unknown at this time. ConEd is working to get us restored. Please check back for updates on this site, our website or via twitter @publictheaterny
LaMaMa E.T.C. is closed today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday).
Atlantic Theater Company closed today:
HARPER REAGAN at Atlantic Theatre Company’s Linda Gross Theatre: 2 PM & 8 PM performances are canceled
STOMP at the Orpheum Theatre is closed.
The 8 PM performance is canceled
The Kitchen is closed this week.
Due to serious damage sustained in our theater during Hurricane Sandy, The Kitchen will be closed this week. In the days ahead, the Kitchen will seek to reschedule performances of Richard Maxwell’s Neutral Hero. They will be in contact with all ticket holders regarding these new dates as quickly as possible. Please do not email the box office in the interim; the building is still without electricity!
Originally scheduled for October 31, the opening for Matt Keegan and Eileen Quinlan’s exhibition Y? O! G… A. is also postponed. They anticipate that the show will open next week.
Vineyard Theatre of NYC suspends performances of Checkers due to power outages.
Due to extensive power outages in downtown Manhattan as a result of the hurricane, Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in Union Square) is cancelling performances of its world-premiere production of CHECKERS until further notice, starting this evening, Tuesday, October 30. Originally set to open on Wednesday, October 31, the production’s new opening date will be announced along with the resumption of performances.
According to Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, The Vineyard’s Executive Producer, 6″Along with countless other New Yorkers, we are assessing the aftermath of the storm and working with colleagues in the neighborhood to determine when power will be restored and when performances can resume on our stage. We appreciate everyone’s resilience and understanding under these exceptional circumstances.”
CHECKERS — a new play by Douglas McGrath about Richard and Pat Nixon and his landmark Checkers speech in 1952 — is the first play of the 30th anniversary season at Vineyard Theatre.
Directed by Terry Kinney, the cast of CHECKERS includes Kelly Coffield Park, Kathryn Erbe, Joel Marsh Garland, Anthony LaPaglia, Kevin O’Rourke, John Ottovino, Mark Shanahan, Lewis J. Stadlen and Robert Stanton.
- Sandy aftermath: Shows begin to go on in NYC (cbsnews.com)
- Hurricane Sandy Updates | Bayanihan Dance, Broadway, Universal Self, 54 Below will go on (theaterofoneworld.org)
- Broadway Shows to Resume as Downtown Theaters Struggle - Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe Star in CHECKERS at Vineyard Theatre, Beginning Performances Today (offbroadway.broadwayworld.com)
- From Springsteen To Letterman, Sandy Disrupts (npr.org)
- David Letterman plays to empty theater for second night in Sandy’s aftermath (pennlive.com)
- New York Entertainment Industry Slowly Resumes Work After Sandy (huffingtonpost.com)
- You: Meryl Streep donates $1 million to New York’s Public Theater (latimes.com)
- Storm continues to hammer NY stages, TV production (usatoday.com)
- What’s NOT on? Hurricane Sandy grounds New York theater performances to halt. (theaterofoneworld.org)