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2018 Celebrity Stars of NYC Off-Broadway Week℠ staff

A 2-for-1 ticket offer makes Off-Broadway Week, February 12–25, 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. 


The cast of the New Group’s Good for Otto, which delves into the relationships between patients, doctors and families at a mental health clinic, is well stocked with notable names—including Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Homeland, The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Rhea Perlman (Cheers). They’ll be joined by husband-and-wife duo and regular on-stage collaborators Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone, Grey’s Anatomy) and Ed Harris, who’s scored multiple Oscar nominations and recently starred as Westworld’s Man in Black on HBO. The New Group also presents Jerry Springer: The Opera, an Olivier Award–winning London import led by Tony nominee Terrence Mann (the original Javert of Les Miserables) and Will Swenson (Hair, Waitress).

A host of award-winning leading ladies will appear in productions with MCC Theater, New York City Center and Second Stage. Tony winner Jane Houdyshell comes off a praiseworthy run in A Doll’s House, Part 2 to star as a fierce feminist author in MCC’s production of Relevance, while Oscar winner Hayley Mills (The Parent Trap, Pollyanna) leads the premiere of Party Face at City Center. In Greg Pierce’s new play Cardinal, Anna Chlumsky (Veep, Halt and Catch Fire) stars as Lydia—who sets out to paint her small Rust Belt town red. Chlumsky is accompanied by stage veteran and Emmy nominee Becky Ann Baker of Girls, as well as Adam Pally (The Mindy Project, Happy Endings), who’s making his Off-Broadway debut.

For more details, check out the star-studded shows below. To see all participating productions, visit our NYC Off-Broadway Week page.


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