A 2-for-1 ticket offer makes Off-Broadway Week, September 24–October 7, a prime time to experience the biggest shows on the City’s smaller stages. Even better, several productions this season are powered by TV stars, big-screen actors and Tony Award–winning performers.
Kicking off the fall season for the New Group, The True delves into a thorny 1970s political primary with Edie Falco leading the charge. An Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her work on The Sopranos, Falco has graced the small screen on Nurse Jackie and Law & Order True Crime. She stars as Dorothea “Polly” Noonan in the new production, battling alongside Mayor Ersatus Corning—played by Michael McKean (Better Call Saul, This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind). Joining the ensemble are Peter Scolari (Newhart, Girls) and John Pankow (Mad About You, Episodes).
Stockard Channing (Six Degrees of Separation, The West Wing) returns to the stage for the US premiere of Apologia, following an acclaimed London run last year. The Tony and Emmy winner will reprise her role as fierce matriarch Kristin Miller, facing off with her radical past and resentful family, in this Roundabout Theatre production. Expect another powerhouse performance over at the Daryl Roth Theatre, this one by Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope, The Blacklist), who stars as Gloria Steinem in the new biographical play Gloria: A Life. The production features all-female creative and production teams.
Another veteran of the stage and screen, Bill Irwin, presents an original one-man show exploring the work of Samuel Beckett—aptly titled On Beckett. Irwin received a Tony for his performance in the 2005 revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Viewers might also recognize him from film and TV roles in Interstellar, Rachel Getting Married, CSI and Legion.
For more details, check out the full listings for these star-studded shows below. To see all participating productions, visit our NYC Off-Broadway Week page.