Due to ticket demand, Second Stage Theatre has announced a two-week extension for the New York premiere of Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts’ Man from Nebraska, which officially opened February 15 at the Off-Broadway theatre. The news follows the Public Theater’s two-week extension announcement for the world premiere of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, which is now in previews and will open March 15 Off-Broadway.
Performances of Man from Nebraksa began January 26 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre, starring Tony winner Reed Birney (The Humans) as a middle-aged Nebraskan on the search for life’s greater meaning. David Cromer directs the drama, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, by the August: Osage County playwright. The engagement will now play through March 26.
The cast also features Annette O’Toole (Smallville), Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still), Tom Bloom (Henry IV), Annika Boras (The Prodigal Son), Nana Mensah (An African City), Max Gordon Moore (Relatively Speaking), Kathleen Peirce (Our Town), and William Ragsdale (Biloxi Blues).
Tickets and more information are available by calling 2ST at (212) 246-4422 or visiting 2ST.com.
Joan of Arc: Into the Fire reunites Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe winner David Byrne and Golden Globe-winning director Alex Timbers following their collaboration on the acclaimed Here Lies Love, also at the Public Theater. The new rock musical, which began performances February 14, chronicles the rise and fall of the iconic historical figure. High ticket demand has prompted two extensions, and the world premiere will now play through April 30.
Jo Lampert plays Joan of Arc; she is joined by Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham, Terence Archie, James Brown III, Jonathan Burke, Rodrick Covington, Sean Allan Krill, Mike McGowan, Mary Kate Morrissey, Dimitri Joseph Moïse, Adam Perry, John Schiappa, Kyle Selig, and Michael James Shaw.
Tickets are available by calling the Public Theater at (212) 967-7555, by visiting publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, New York.
A handful of other Off-Broadway shows have also recently announced extensions, including New York Theatre Workshop’s staging of The Object Lesson, a new theatrical installation by Geoff Sobelle that will now play through March 19; and two world-premiere productions at the Signature Theatre: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody, which will now play through March 19, and Will Eno’s Wakey, Wakey, which will now play through March 26.
Regionally, the McCarter Theatre Center has added two performances of Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, which is playing through April 2 at the New Jersey theatre. The production began performances February 14 ahead of a March 15 opening.