By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Gets Extra Two Weeks in NYC

Second Stage Theatre's world-premiere production of Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark has been extended for a second time, now Off-Broadway through June 12.

Karen Olivo
Karen Olivo (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Directed by Jo Bonney, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a satiric look at the few opportunities afforded black performers in Hollywood's golden age. This is Nottage's first play to be produced in New York since she won the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined in 2009.

The play opened May 9. This latest extension adds two weeks to the run. By the Way features Stephanie J. Block, Tony Award-nominee Daniel Breaker, Tony Award-nominee David Garrison, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Kevin Isola, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, and Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo.

Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre is at 305 W. 43rd Street. For ticket information, call the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422 or visit the company's website,

Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan (Photo by Joan Marcus)