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HAPPENING AT 2ST

May 6th 2019

40th Birthday Gala

We celebrated 40 years by honoring our "2NDSTAGERS" - actors who have been on our stages at least twice.

March 26th 2019

2019-2020 SEASON

Announcing five initial productions for the upcoming 2019-2020 Season, including two world premieres and three productions at our Broadway home, The Hayes Theater.

March 4th 2019

Musical Mondays

Concerts every Monday in March featuring music from The Last Five Years, Saturday Night, Dogfight, and Next to Normal. More info

January 16th 2019

Sneak peek: new songs from Superhero

Watch Bryce Pinkham, Kate Baldwin and Kyle McArthur sing "I'll Save the Girl" & "In Between" from world premiere musical Superhero. More info

January 8th 2019

First Listen: "I'll Save The Girl"

Here’s a first listen from our upcoming world premiere musical SUPERHERO. The song is performed by cast member Kyle McArthur, accompanied by composer/lyricist Tom Kitt on the piano. More info

December 12th 2018

LOBBY HERO is featured as Chicago Tribune's Best of Broadway 2018

Lobby Hero was our first show at the newly renovated Hayes Theater in March 2018. More info

November 12th 2018

SECOND STAGE honors Harvey Fierstein at Fall Benefit

We honored Harvey Fierstein with a legendary lineup of iconic performers and numbers from Harvey's most acclaimed shows. More info

July 23rd 2018

Young Jean Lee's 'STRAIGHT WHITE MEN' opens at the Hayes Theater

This marks the first time an Asian-American female playwright has been produced on broadway. More info

May 9th 2018

Second Stage Theater Announces 40th Anniversary Season

Celebrating 40 Years Bold with two world premieres, a new musical, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist! More info

April 30th 2018

'LOBBY HERO' is nominated for three 2018 Tony Awards

Nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Featured Actor Michael Cera, and Best Featured Actor Brian Tyree Henry! More info

March 23rd 2018

The Hayes Theater

NY1 goes behind the scenes of The Hayes Theater with our President & Artistic Director Carole Rothman. More info

February 20th 2018

‘Torch Song’ Set to Return to Its Original Broadway Home

More than 30 years after it closed on Broadway, “Torch Song” will return this fall to the theater where it made its big-stage debut. More info

February 12th 2018

We've officially turned on the lights!

Get a sneak peek at our new home on Broadway. More info

February 5th 2018

Broadway’s Smallest Theater Is Reopening, This Time as a Nonprofit

Once named the Little Theater, the playhouse now known as the Helen Hayes is about to be reincarnated again. More info

April 19th 2017

SECOND STAGE THEATER ANNOUNCES BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS AND COMMISSIONED PLAYWRIGHTS FOR STAGE-2-STAGE PROGRAM WITH CTG

Second Stage Theater has announced productions for its inaugural Broadway season at the historic Hayes Theater on Broadway. “Opening our new home on Broadway has been years in the making and I am beyond thrilled to begin this next phase in Second Stage’s life,” said Second Stage President & Artistic Director Carole Rothman. "The Hayes will be dedicated to living American playwrights: no British imports, no Chekhov translations, no classics – just contemporary works that provoke, stimulate and challenge from the finest playwrights our country has to offer." More info

June 25th 2016

2ST ANNOUNCES 3 NEW YORK PREMIERES FOR ITS UPCOMING 2016-17 SEASON

The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theater artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. The season will continue in winter 2017 with the New York Premiere of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Tracy Lett’s 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Summer 2017 will see the New York Premiere of Bruce Norris’ A PARALLELOGRAM, directed by Michael Greif.

April 17th 2015

SECOND STAGE BUYS HELEN HAYES THEATER

[Second Stage Theater] on Friday purchased one of the last independently owned Broadway houses, promising to bring more plays by living American playwrights to an industry dominated by musicals, movie adaptations and British imports. More info

January 6th 2015

AN AMBITIOUS PLAN TO BOOST AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS

If you’re a theater lover with a little change leftover from the ever more expensively festive holiday season, you might consider tossing a few coins in the direction of Second Stage Theater, which is amassing a big pile — that $58 million, to be precise — to embark on its ambitious plan to join the small ranks of nonprofit theaters with a Broadway berth. This would be money well spent. Broadway has become a rather straitened marketplace, artistically speaking. More info

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