A number of Off-Broadway shows have announced extensions due to popular demand, including the hit Hamilton parody Spamilton, Signature Theatre’s “Master Harold”… and the boys, Chris Gethard’s comedic solo show Career Suicide, the Manhattan Theatre Club staging of Sarah Jones’ Sell/Buy/Date, and the Harry Potter spin-off Puffs.
Spamilton, the new satirical musical by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, announced its third extension and is now selling tickets through February 28, 2017, at Off-Broadway's Triad cabaret. The show, which began performances July 19 and was originally scheduled for 18 performances only, has been a hit among critics as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. The Hamilton creator visited the show in August and tweeted that it was “brilliant.”
Another Off-Broadway parody, Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, also announced additional performances. The Harry Potter-inspired comedy, which follows the lives of the wizard classmates who weren’t in the limelight, has added a weekly Sunday matinee beginning November 27. The show originally played a sold-out run at the People’s Improv Theatre before transferring to the Elektra Theatre, where it is now on sale through January 1.
Sarah Jones’ acclaimed solo show Sell/Buy/Date has also been extended following positive reviews and increased ticket demand. In the new monologue play, the Tony-winning playwright and performer embodies an array of characters affected by the sex industry. Performances are now scheduled through November 20 at New York City Center – Stage II.
Another Off-Broadway solo show, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, also announced an extension—with performances now scheduled through January 8. The comedy is written and performed by comedian Gethard and explores issues of depression, alcoholism, suicide, and “the other funniest parts of life.” Performances are at the Lynn Redgrave Theater.
The Signature Theatre production of Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”… and the boys, written and helmed by Fugard, has been extended one week and will now play through December 4. Set in a small South African tea shop in 1950, two black men and a white boy joke and dance together, while the brutalities of apartheid exist outside. Performances began October 18, and the show will officially open November 7.