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Alex Sharp in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Joan Marcus


August 25: Leslye Headland’s psychological thriller The Layover officially opens Off-Broadway with Vinyl star Annie Parisse and Broadway’s John Procaccino (Clybourne Park) among the cast. The new work takes place over Thanksgiving during an airport layover.


August 28: J.T. Rogers’ epic political drama Oslo, which chronicles the secret talks that led to the 1993 peace agreement between Israel and the PLO, concludes its Off-Broadway debut. The acclaimed, Bartlett Sher-helmed staging is set to transfer to Broadway’s Vivian Beaumont Theater next spring with the original cast.

August 28: Fuerza Bruta, the popular, fast-paced show from Buenos Aires, ends its nine-year run Off-Broadway—having played 3,004 performances.

September 4: An Act of God concludes its return limited engagement on Broadway starring Tony nominee and Emmy winner Sean Hayes in the title role. The comedy is written by God and “transcribed” by multi-Emmy-winning Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer David Javerbaum.

September 4: Following over 1,000 performances at the Imperial Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Les Miserables closes on Broadway. A new U.S. tour of the musical will launch in 2017.

September 4: Broadway’s Tony-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time concludes its acclaimed run with Tyler Lea in the lead role. Simon Stephens’ drama has played 800 performances, making it one of the longest-running plays on the Great White Way during the 21st century.

Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart Jeremy Daniel


August 28 & 31: In honor of the 60th anniversary of the King and I film, select theatres nationwide are screening the movie on the big screen with behind-the-scenes extras.

August 31: SummerStage, the free Central Park performing arts festival, pays tribute to the long-running, Tony-winning Broadway revival of Chicago— which will celebrate its 20th year on Broadway this fall. Bianca Marroquín and Lana Gordon star as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, respectively.

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