Latin Off-Broadway Shows

You can see Latin Off-Broadway shows at Repertorio Español, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Thalia Theatre and Teatro SEA.

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian theatre at Repertorio

Friday, August 16, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian director Jorge Alí Triana’s off-broadway theatre adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself is at Repertorio Español. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Colombian comic Saul Garcia’s ‘I am Latino’ makes us laugh at ourselves

Sat-Sun, August 17-18, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian stand-up comic Saulo makes us laugh (in Spanish) at being Latin AND American of the United States

‘Filomena Marturano’ marriage Italian style in Spanish with a Cuban director

Saturday, August 24, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban director Leyma López created a Spanish-language adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy which inspired the movie ‘Marriage Italian Style’. At Repertorio Español.

‘La Celestina’ is social criticism inside a story of romantic love

Friday, September 20, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban playwright Leyma López renews the classic Spanish tragicomedy by Fernando de Rojas (1499) whose critique of the moral rot of medieval Spanish society can also reflect contemporary times

‘La Canción’ is a Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Reggaeton Musical

Saturday, October 5, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Puerto Rican playwright Cándido Tirado’s Off-Broadway musical about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a hip-hop song in his head and wonders where it came from. Music by reggaeton legend VICO C.


Latin Off-Broadway Theaters

Pregones Theater

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Puerto Rican theatre traditions live at Pregones Theater in Concourse, The Bronx

Public Theater

NOHO ~ NYC’s incubator of great theater also produces Shakespeare in the Park

Teatro SEA

LOWER EAST SIDE ~ World-class puppetry and bilingual children’s theatre

Signature Theatre

HELL’S KITCHEN ~ Award-winning Off-Broadway theatre
#OFFBROADWAY #THEATRE

Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY, NYC ~ New York’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway repertory theatre company was founded by Cubans over 50 years ago


Off-Broadway Week

Off-Broadway Week offers 2-for-1 ticket deals

Off-Broadway Week Winter 2019

NEW YORK CITY, Feb 11-24, 2019 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to 34 Off-Broadway shows including ‘Avenue Q’ (Filipino writer), ‘La Celestina’ (Spanish) and Jersey Boys (Colombian choreographer).

Off-Broadway Week (Fall 2018)

September 24 – October 7, 2018 ~ 2-for-1 tickets to 30+ Off-Broadway shows including: “Avenue Q,” “El coronel no tiene quiene le escriba” and “Jersey Boys”

Off-Broadway Week (Winter 2018)

February 12-25, 2018 ~ “El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba,” “Fire and Air,” “Jersey Boys”

Off-Broadway Week (Summer 2017)

ON SALE, Mon, September 18, 2017
SHOWS September 25 – October 8, 2017


Latin Off-Broadway History

Once upon a time in New York City on Latin Off-Broadway . . .

‘The Selfish Giant’ children’s theatre has a great story to tell

Saturday, August 3, 2019
SUNNYSIDE, Queens ~ In Oscar Wilde’s short story, the selfish giant learns that the only thing blocked by the wall he built to keep children out of his garden, was his own divinity. At Thalia Spanish Theatre.

Castro in NY ‘An Evening with Fidel & My Mother The Radical’ at NYU Tisch

Sat-Sun, July 27-28, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ This one-man multimedia play examines Latino history, memory, identity and the current treatment of migrant children, parents and U.S. citizens, juxtaposed on the Cuban revolution. FREE

‘Broken Words’ Puerto Rican theatre at Pregones

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6, 2019; Puerto Rican Off-broadway theatre ~ A new play by the playwright in residence at Pregones

Flaco Navaja’s Evolution of a Sonero Puerto Rican musical at the Public

NOHO, Jan 12-13, 2019, Sat-Sun ~ Flaco and his Razor Blades rap on growing up with Pedro Navaja & Hector Lavoe, but staying clean in The Bronx.
# puerto rican off broadway musical

“Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” by Calpulli

SUNNYSIDE, QUEENS, Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 16, 2018, Mexican dance Christmas show. NYC’s leading Mexican dance company premieres a new Off-Broadway holiday production.

International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC

Costa Rican, French, French-Canadian & Puerto Rican puppetry
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
August 8 – 12, 2018

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by José Zayas
Starring Hannia Guillen & Germán Jaramillo
Love story about a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find love in a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he gets a new heart.
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL
Kips Bay, Manhattan
CLOSING NIGHT
Friday, August 3, 2018

Latin artists and productions win six 2018 Drama Desk Awards

June 3, 2018 ~ Dominican, Ghanan, Jewish, Mexican, Italian, & Spanish winners.
Lindsay Mendez ‘Carousel’
Sean Carvajal ‘Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train’
Juan Castano ‘Oedipus El Rey’
‘Farinelli and the King’
‘Once on This Island’
‘School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play’
The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan

‘Othello’ Free Shakespeare in the Park by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

The Tony Award-winning Afro – Puerto Rican – American director tells the story of the Moor of Venice, classic Shakespeare with racial and religious themes that are surprisingly contemporary.
Delacorte Theater
Central Park, Manhattan
May 29 – June 24, 2018

‘En el nombre de Salomé’ is a Dominican story about women’s rights

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Friday, May 18, 2018

‘Our Lady of 121st St’ by Stephen Adly Guirgis at The Signature Theatre

Written by
STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS
Directed by
PHYLICIA RASHAD
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony® & Emmy® Award-winning director.
Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
LAST WEEKEND
Ends June 17, 2018

‘Paradise Blue’ by Dominique Morisseau at the Signature Theatre

Written by
DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
Directed by
RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON
Jazz, gentrification, a sexy woman and hard choices make paradise blue.
Haitian-American Obie Award-winning playwright.
Puerto Rican-American Tony® Award-winning director.

Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Tuesday – Sunday
LAST WEEKEND
Ends June 17, 2018

Teatro La Re-Sentida ‘La Dictadura de lo Cool’ Chilean theatre

Chilean experimental theatre about the anarchy of the bourgeoisie.
NYU Skirball
New York University
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
April 6 – 7, 2018

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA ~ Freedom is the ultimate rush

The latest show from Cirque du Soleil.
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
East Rutherford, New Jersey
March 29 – May 6, 2018

Teatro SEA ‘La Cucarachita Martina’ (Martina, the Little Roach)

Teatro SEA
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

True Story of Little Red Riding Hood at Teatro SEA

LOWER EAST SIDE, Thu, Feb 28, 2019, Puerto Rican children’s puppet theatre ~ Little Red Riding Hood with a twist

14th Under the Radar Festival (2018) at The Public features ‘Antigonón’

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
between 4th & 8th St
East Village, Manhattan
Thursday, January 4 – 15, 2018

‘A Room in India’ by Ariane Mnouchkine of Le Théâtre du Soleil

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
between 66th & 67th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
December 5 – 20, 2017

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train wins Outstanding Revival & Lead Actor Lortels

October 3 – November 12, 2017
Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
~
May 6, 2018
Winner of Lucille Lortel Awards for “Outstanding Revival” and “Lead Actor” Sean Carvajal

Julio Monge to play Tiresias in “Oedipus El Rey” at the Public Theater

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
East Village
Tuesday – Sunday
October 3 – November 19, 2017

‘Oedipus El Rey’ gets its New York Premiere at the Public Theater

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
East Village
Tuesday – Sunday
October 3 – November 19, 2017

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017

Delacorte Theater
Central Park, Manhattan
May 23 – June 18, 2017

13th Under the Radar Festival (2017) at The Public Theater

Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
between 4th & 8th St
East Village, Manhattan
January 4 – 15, 2017

‘I Like it Like That’ ~ Boogaloo

Pete Rodriguez sang it in 1967. Darnell Martin made it a movie in 1994. Tito Nieves covered it in 1997. David Maldonado made it a musical in 2016.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
September 22, 2016 – January 29, 2017

(Review) ‘El amor en los tiempos del cólera’ (Love in the Time of Cholera)

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY, October 25, 2012 ~ The first stage production of the Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece

We have grand theatre traditions going back to Roman Italy, Renaissance Italy, Medieval liturgical drama driven by the Roman Catholic Church, Italian Commedia dell’arte, and Spanish Golden Age Theatre.

Roman Theatre

The Romans essentially absorbed the traditions of Greek settlers in southern Italy. That connects us to Greek theatre which is the root of all European theatre. Greece is interesting because it provides a connection to both western and eastern civilization.

Spanish Golden Age Theatre

Spanish Golden Age Theatre is notable for the sheer volume of productions, and how theatre was enjoyed by all levels of society from the royal court to the working class.

Teatro Puerto Rico

Teatro Puerto Rico was a Hispanic community theater in the South Bronx. It was a center of NYC’s Puerto Rican community from 1948 until the neighborhood began to decline in the 1960s.

It was the place where Latin screen stars and musicians reached their audience. Many of us remember going to Teatro Puerto Rico as children.

The building is still there. In the 1990s, it was bought by the Iglesia Universal del Reino de Dios (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God). It’s a Pentecostal Christian church headquartered in Rio de Janeiro.

Teatro Puerto Rico was at 490 East 138th St, The Bronx, NY 10454 (at Brook Avenue).


 


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