Now Playing

Recovery by Anne Lucas
By: Anne Lucas
Directed By: Stephan Morrow
October 11 – October 28
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM

NEW YORK, September 10 -- When there is a sick child in a family, says playwright Anne Marilyn Lucas, an entire family revolves around the child's illness. In 2016 more American lives were taken by drug overdoses that were lost in the Vietnam War, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and deaths increased by 10.7%, to 72,000, the following year. Many of these victims were young and adult children.

The Open Gate
By: David Willinger (Book & Lyrics) & Arthur Abrams (Composer)
Directed By: David Willinger
October 14 – October 27
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM & Sundays at 3:00 PM

Poland in the 1860s. As changes of all kinds whirl about, a pious small-town Jewish businessman, Calman Jacoby makes a grab for the opportunities and gets sucked into the whirlwind of consequences with his entire family in this tuneful, heartfelt musical.

Coming Soon

Village Halloween Costume Ball
By: Theater for the New City
Directed By: Crystal Field
October 31 – October 31
Outside on 10th 4PM, Doors Open 7:30PM

Wednesday, October 31, 4 PM to 7 PM, Outside Bands Performers. Doors open 7:30 PM, The Red & Black Masque. Cabaret ALL Evening! Swing band & Latin Band for dancing. Costume Parade and Prizes at midnight. Monsters & Miracles! Come See and Be Seen & Celebrate the night of nights! Tickets $20.

The Enchanted Revolution
By: Charlotte Lily Gaspard
Directed By: Charlotte Lily Gaspard; Associate Director Malik Work
November 8 – November 18
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM

A multi-media science fiction fairy tale for all ages.

By: Frank J. Avella
Directed By: Frank J. Avella & Carlotta Brentan
November 8 – November 25
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM

Based on factual accounts and events, LURED focuses on one particular Russian hate group’s attack on a young gay man and the repercussions that follow, when his loved ones decide to take action. The play depicts how these vigilantes lure and entrap LGBTQ people, humiliating and torturing them on camera. LURED wonders if hate is inherent or taught and whether revenge is ever the answer. In this current world climate, the play could not be timelier. LURED is for mature audiences only.

Citizens Of the Gray
By: Elia Schneider
Directed By: Elia Schneider
November 9 – November 25
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM

Citizens of the Gray or This Dark Thing that Sleeps in Me is a theatrical production generated by the curiosity of how the relationship between man and woman has evolved throughout the years and how this relationship has become a struggle for power; a fight to the death where there can be only one winner.

Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III
By: William Shakespeare
Directed By: Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch
December 3 – December 5
Monday - Wednesday, 7PM Talkback After

Theater luminary and Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton directs and stars (King Henry VI) in this one of a kind Shakespearean mashup featuring the texts of King Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III.

Dream within a Dream
By: Bina Sharif
Directed By: Bina Sharif
December 13 – December 31
Thursday to Saturday @8PM, Sunday @3PM


New Website Launch!

After  20 years, Theater for the New City has remade it’s website. The original site was made by David Aronson in 1998 and lasted more than anyone ever thought it could. Now David has redesigned and programmed the site using WordPress. Tell us what you think in the comments.


THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and COBU, the Japanese women’s drumming, and dance group.TNC  also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor’s Stop The Violence award.