Repertorio Español

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan has been NYC’s Off-Broadway spanish-language repertory theater for 51 years.

I am Latino

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY, Sat-Sun, December 22-23; Thu-Sun, Dec 27-30, 2018 ~ Colombian comic opens his new stand-up comedy show in Spanish. Saulo has a clever understanding of how Anglos and Latinos react to each other. He’s really funny. It’s good to laugh at ourselves.
#COLOMBIAN #OFFBROADWAY #COMEDY #INSPANISH

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian Play in Spanish

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY ~ Sun, January 13 ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself
#COLOMBIAN #OFFBROADWAY #PLAY #INSPANISH

“La Canción” ~ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical, Spanish Off-Broadway

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY, Friday, February 1, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican playwright Cándido Tirado’s musical about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.
#PUERTORICAN #OFFBROADWAY #HIPHOP #MUSICAL #INSPANISH

Box Office

Repertorio Español
138 East 27th St, New York, NY 10016
(near Lexington Ave)
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Monday: 8 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm

Phone

(212) 225-9999

Online

repertorio.nyc


Repertorio Español

138 East 27th St, New York, NY 10016
(near Lexington Ave)
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Subway

  • (6) to 23rd St (28th St station under construction)
  • (N) (R) (W) to 28th St

Bus

  • M1, M2, M3, M5, M15, M23, M34
  • M101, M102, M103 to Lexington Ave / East 28th St

Parking

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155 East 29th St, New York, NY 10016
(between Third and Lexington Ave)
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Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway theatre company. It presents over 300 performances a year of fifteen repertory productions, many of which are based on Hispanic and Luso literature. Repertorio has produced over 300 plays.

2017 – 2018 is Repertorio Español’s 50th anniversary season. ¡Bravo!

Repertorio Español was founded in 1968 by Producer Gilberto Zaldívar and Artistic Director René Buch. It’s mission is to produce good theatre in Spanish. The company moved to the Gramercy Arts Theater in 1972.

Repertorio Español has produced over 250 original shows. Productions are done in Spanish, but English subtitles make them accessible to everyone. Staging tends to be minimal, but the writing and acting are well done. The company has won OBIE, Drama Desk, ACE, HOLA and ENCORE awards.

The company also develops new playwrights through its annual MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, and new directors through The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship for Directors. It also does educational outreach through its ¡Dignidad! program for high school students.

For Spanish-speakers, Repertorio Español puts on the best Off-Broadway shows in town. It’s definitely a place to take your mom and dad or grandparents.


 

Repertorio has produced well over 300 plays. These are a few that have been performed recently.

10 Millones

10 Millones is Carlos Celdrán’s Cuban National Theater Award winner.

Blind Spot (Punto Ciego)

Blind Spot is Gerardo Cárdenas’ 2015 play about an undocumented immigrant who joins the military to earn his papers, but gets something else.

Burundanga

Burundanga is José Zayas production of Jordi Galcerán’s Spanish comedy that shows why giving your daughter’s boyfriend truth serum may not be a good idea.

Crónica de una muerte anunciada

Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) is Jorge Alí Triana version of Fabio Rubiano’s adaptation of the Colombian novella by Gabriel García Márquez. It’s based on the true story of an honor killing and the townspeople’s collective responsibility for not stopping what they all knew was about to happen.

Doña Flor y sus Dos Maridos

Doña Flor y sus Dos Maridos (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos, Dona Flor and her two husbands) is an adaptation of Jorge Amado’s novel. The widow Doña Flor marries a respectable pharmacist, and then her wild playboy of a first-husband returns from the dead.

El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba

El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No one Writes to the Colonel) is Jorge Alí Triana and Verónica Triana’s 2018 adaptation of the Gabriel Garciá Márquez novel. Directed by Jorge Alí Triana.

The story covers a few months in the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession. Reduced to penury despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the only apparent contact with the outside world comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, “Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel.”

El Crédito

El Crédito is Catalan Spanish playwright Jordi Galcerán’s comedy about a man who needs a loan, but cannot offer any guarantees.

El Quijote

El Quijote is director Jorge Alí Triana’s lusty, comic version of Santiago García’s adaptation of the Spanish literary classic.

En el Nombre del Salóme

En el Nombre del Salóme (In the Name of Salomé) is a Marco Antonio Rodríguez adaptation of the Julia Alvarez story about Dominican poet & women’s education activist Salomé Ureña.

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas is based on the Dominican classic about standing up to dictatorship.

Exquisita Agonía

This dramatic 50th Anniversary production (2018) is written by Cuban – American Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) and directed by José Zayas.

Exquisita Agonía is a 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 receives a new heart. Sometimes you have to deal with the past to move forward.

La Cancíon

La Cancíon is Cándido Tirado’s New York Puerto Rican musical about the song that popped into your head one day. The original music is by Vico C who is one of the padrinos (godfathers) of Reggaeton.

La Casa de Bernarda Alba

La Casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba, 1945) is a play by beloved Spanish dramaticist Federico García Lorca.

La Fiaca

La Fiaca is Ricardo Talesnik’s 1967 Argentine comedy about an office worker who decides not to go to work one Monday.

La Gringa

La Gringa is a comedy about a young New Yorker who goes to Puerto Rico to explore her family roots.

La Tía Julia y el Escribidor

La Tía Julia y el Escribidor (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) is a Caridad Svich comic adaptation of the novel by Peruvian Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa.

La Zapatera Prodigiosa

La Zapatera Prodigiosa is Andrés Zambrano’s vision of Federico Lorca’s Spanish comedy about a young wife and her older shoemaker husband.

Niño a los 40

Niño a los 40 is standup comedy by Spanish actor and writer Txemi Parra.

Sin WiFi También Se Vive

Sin WiFi También Se Vive is Colombian funny-man Saulo Garcia’s latest take on life without WiFi.

Valor, Agravio y Mujer

A revival of a Spanish Golden Age comedy.


“La Canción” ~ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical, Spanish Off-Broadway

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY, Friday, February 1, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican playwright Cándido Tirado’s musical about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.
#PUERTORICAN #OFFBROADWAY #HIPHOP #MUSICAL #INSPANISH

‘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

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

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

(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


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