Starting in February, the final two productions of the season, Dan O’Brien’s The Body of an American and Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy, will be produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre located on Commerce Street.
"Primary Stages is thrilled to announce an exciting step for the company as we enter our 31st Anniversary Season. In February 2016, Primary Stages will proudly make Greenwich Village of New York City our new long-term home," read the email.
The historic Cherry Lane Theater building was erected in 1836 and used for a variety of commercial purposes before being renovated as a theatre in 1924. Since then it served as home for many playwrights and actors at the dawn of their careers. Among the many hit shows that played there, were original Off-Broadway runs of Godspell and True West.
"Greenwich Village holds an extremely rich history serving as a haven for writers of all types — from poets to novelists to playwrights — for many years. This exciting move downtown to an area that served as an epicenter for the beginnings of the Off-Broadway movement, will take Primary Stages back to our roots and the roots of Off-Broadway. With this new home neighborhood, Primary Stages can continue our mission of inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting in a place so essential to all forms of the written word."
Subscribers were told that they would receive a phone call from a Primary Stages staff member to aid them with any questions about the move. They are also offering options for ticket exchanges and other arrangements in case any patrons are not able to make it to the new location next year. Subscribers with enquiries should call (212) 840-9705. Informed Consent will still be playing at The Duke, beginning previews Aug. 4. For more information visit PrimaryStages.