Dodger Stages to Change Name to New World Stages

News   Dodger Stages to Change Name to New World Stages Dodger Stages, the beehive of Off-Broadway performance spaces that opened in fall 2004 in midtown Manhattan, will have been Dodger Stages for just over a year.

The complex will be rechristened New World Stages midnight March 16, Variety reported. A new sign will be hung on April 1. Dodger Stages was recently sold to Stage Entertainment.

Beverley D. Mac Keen, who was managing director of Dodger Stages, will now be executive director, the trade daily said.

The 61,300-square-feet of space contains five performance venues in a former underground movie multiplex. It was completed at a cost of  $20 million.

Included in the complex:

  • Theater I, 499 seats, 5,500 Square Feet
  • Theater II,  360 seats, 4,400 Square Feet
  • Theater III, 499 seats, 5,500 Square Feet
  • Theater IV, 360 seats, 4,500 Square Feet
  • Theatre V, 199 seats, 2,500 Square Feet The total number of seats is  1, 917, with total square footage 61,300.

    The complex includes a three-window box office, two male and two female restrooms on orchestra level and one male and one female restroom on mezzanine level, 10 dressing rooms at three locations.

    Other amenities include automated ticketing, lumbar support seating, concessions, a galleries, café and bar and coat check.

    In its short existence, the complex has had trouble finding long-term tenants.