Manhattan – East Village
220 E 4th St between Aves A and B
Manhattan, NY 10009
This theater looks like what it was: A 19th century school auditorium. Painted a lovely Russian blue and still echoing slightly with teenagers past, the 99-seat Connelly has a pretty proscenium and pressed-tin ceiling--a surprising jewel box well off the beaten track. Productions that have made a stir in recent years include Anne Washburns ghost-infested Apparition and Lucy Thurbers Monstrosity, which made full use of the balcony and the seemingly limitless space.
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