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Cherry Lane Theatre

Cherry Lane Theatre Visit our website at: http://www.cherrylanetheatre.org/ OUR MISSION:
In keeping with Cherry Lane's groundbreaking history, to provide a safe experimental space for artists to explore the boundaries of storytelling.

Core Values: Serving women theater makers, artists of color, artists over 60 and homeless theater companies.

Operating as usual

That theatre looks awfully familiar… 😏Having The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel here was…. you guessed it…marvelous! We personall...
05/21/2022

That theatre looks awfully familiar… 😏
Having The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel here was…. you guessed it…marvelous! We personally love seeing our stage transformed to a different era, reminiscent of our past!

A little #WednesdayWisdom from Samuel Beckett to help you get through the week.
05/18/2022

A little #WednesdayWisdom from Samuel Beckett to help you get through the week.

Oh God! We open tonight! 😎Happy opening! Thrilled to have this team at the theatre! 🍒 Break a leg Alison Leiby! Lila Neu...
05/09/2022

Oh God! We open tonight! 😎

Happy opening! Thrilled to have this team at the theatre! 🍒

Break a leg Alison Leiby! Lila Neugebauer! Ilana Glazer! Mike Lavoie! Carlee Briglia! MC!

@ohgodshow @mikeandcarleeprods @alisonleiby @ilana

Does that brick look familiar? 🍒 On this day in 1961, Smiling the Boy Fell Dead, a musical created by Sheldon Harnick, I...
04/20/2022

Does that brick look familiar? 🍒

On this day in 1961, Smiling the Boy Fell Dead, a musical created by Sheldon Harnick, Ira Wallch, & David Baker opened at Cherry Lane Theatre. We unearthed some photos of the original production!

These particular pictures showcase Warren Wade, Danny Meehan, Ted Beniades, & Claiborne Cary on our historic stage.

Bravo! Congratulations Coal Country on a magnificent opening! 🍒 📸 Production Photos:Joan Marcus Opening Night: Bryan Bed...
03/11/2022

Bravo! Congratulations Coal Country on a magnificent opening! 🍒

📸 Production Photos:Joan Marcus
Opening Night: Bryan Bedder

Cast pictured: Mary Bacon, Amelia Campbell, Steve Earle, Kym Gomes, Ezra Knight, Thomas Kopache, Michael Laurence, Deirdre Madigan, Carl Palmer

Written by Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen
Directed by Jessica Blank

Feeling the energy of a show loading in ⚡️ Coal Country coming soon!
02/28/2022

Feeling the energy of a show loading in ⚡️ Coal Country coming soon!

In 1985, the Little Sisters of Hoboken moved into Cherry Lane Theatre… we have had a soft spot in our hearts for singing...
02/12/2022

In 1985, the Little Sisters of Hoboken moved into Cherry Lane Theatre… we have had a soft spot in our hearts for singing nuns ever since. 😉

Nunsense, by Dan Goggin had its Off Broadway premiere at CLT in 1985 and then a 25th anniversary revival in 2010.

Here are some of our favorite photos from the revival and a photo of the original poster that currently hangs in the theatre.

Did we mention it’s National Nunsense Day?!

Congrats to Dan Goggin & all the Little Sisters of Hoboken out there! 🍒 ❤️

📸 2010 Cast: Stephanie Wahl, Bambi Jones, Bonnie Lee, Jeanne Tinker, Maria Montana

Photos by Michael Feldser

💫 99 years ago tonight .. audiences were getting ready for “Saturday Night” ….the show that is! By Robert Presnell. The ...
02/10/2022

💫 99 years ago tonight .. audiences were getting ready for “Saturday Night” ….the show that is! By Robert Presnell.

The new Cherry Lane Playhouse had only been open for a mere few months.

This illustration was drawn to capture opening night and was featured in The NY Times Feb 10, 1924.

To get an idea of what the theatre looked like in 1924 .. check out the photo by the Brown Brothers on the right side. 🍒

Endgame. There have been many renditions… but only one premiered 64 years ago tonight. The American premiere of Samuel B...
01/29/2022

Endgame. There have been many renditions… but only one premiered 64 years ago tonight.

The American premiere of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame debuted at Cherry Lane on Jan 28, 1958.

Take a peek at a behind the scenes photo of Clov & Hamm onstage, an original playbill and the original show poster from that moment in history.

Endgame was directed by Alan Schneider and starred Alvin Epstein, Lester Rawlings, P.J. Kelly and Nydia Westman.

Photo by Gjon Mili 1958

80 years ago today in Cherry Lane history, the Savoy Opera Guild was singing their hearts out on our stage. Throughout t...
01/20/2022

80 years ago today in Cherry Lane history, the Savoy Opera Guild was singing their hearts out on our stage. Throughout the early 40s they would go on to stage many Gilbert & Sullivan operas at Cherry Lane.

In 1943, Al Hirschfeld attending The Pirates of Penzance, beautifully captured the essence of the performers & the audience chatting in between acts on Commerce St.

This drawing appeared in The NY Times in August 1943. 🍒

🎶 Snowflakes that fall on our nose and eyelashes….. these are a few of our favorite things! 🎶Theatre people tend to brea...
01/07/2022

🎶 Snowflakes that fall on our nose and eyelashes….. these are a few of our favorite things! 🎶

Theatre people tend to break out into song when it snows on Commerce St.. ❄️☺️

12/31/2021

We look forward to the promise of a new year.

Ever grateful for our community, may 2022 bring you a year full of health, hope and happiness!

Let the possibilities be endless!

🍒 ❤️
Cherry Lane Theatre

12/31/2021

We look forward to the promise of a new year.

Ever grateful for our community, may 2022 bring you a year full of health, hope and happiness!

Let the possibilities be endless!

🍒 ❤️
Cherry Lane Theatre

12/31/2021

We look forward to the promise of a new year.

Ever grateful for our community, may 2022 bring you a year full of health, hope and happiness!

Let the possibilities be endless!

🍒 ❤️
Cherry Lane Theatre

12/31/2021

We look forward to the promise of a new year.

Ever grateful for our community, may 2022 bring you a year full of health, hope and happiness!

Let the possibilities be endless!

🍒 ❤️
Cherry Lane Theatre

12/31/2021

We look forward to the promise of a new year.

Ever grateful for our community, may 2022 bring you a year full of health, hope and happiness!

Let the possibilities be endless!

🍒 ❤️
Cherry Lane Theatre

“Building up” to thanksgiving!  🍁We are restoring the stage back to its beloved bare brick…each brick carries a story an...
11/24/2021

“Building up” to thanksgiving! 🍁

We are restoring the stage back to its beloved bare brick…each brick carries a story and we love each and every one of them!

Cherry Lane Theatre celebrates the life of Ed Bullins. Playwright, luminary, mentor, friend. It’s been our honor to have...
11/18/2021

Cherry Lane Theatre celebrates the life of Ed Bullins.

Playwright, luminary, mentor, friend.

It’s been our honor to have Ed as a CLT Mentor since 2003. An inspiration to all of us, we would like to share one of his CLT Mentee’s memories of working with Ed.

“My first meeting with Ed was in a Village dive bar. We had left the first one because Ed “didn’t know what the vibe was about” and “wanted to make sure I felt safe.” We talked for four hours; he was so generous, thoughtful, perceptive, fair. It’s a strange feeling to meet someone and feel that you are stepping simultaneously into both history and the future. It was like that with Ed. He made me feel safe, so I stepped as far as I could. Theatre has lost a light, but gained a powerful memory.” ~ Anton Dudley, mentored by Ed Bullins, 2003 in the development of the play Slag Heap.

Much love to all of Ed’s family and friends. ♥️

🍒 Flashback to Fall of 1963! Greenwich Village was alive with art and politics. It was a year that saw a rise in experim...
11/12/2021

🍒 Flashback to Fall of 1963!

Greenwich Village was alive with art and politics. It was a year that saw a rise in experimental work at the theatre as it became home to a new generation of artists.

“Corruption in the Palace of Justice” by Ugo Betti, directed by Richard Altman ran for 103 performances.

The show was included in a new series being produced by “Theatre 1964” which included Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder and Edward Albee.

(And apparently there is still no parking allowed on the street. ☺️)

🍂 Get in the holiday mood; donate some food! 🍂The Cherry Lane Theatre Fall Food Drive is underway! The CLT team has been...
11/07/2021

🍂 Get in the holiday mood; donate some food! 🍂

The Cherry Lane Theatre Fall Food Drive is underway!

The CLT team has been happily gathering donations and getting them ready to make their way to City Harvest for this Thanksgiving.

Our annual community food drive runs through Nov 24!

We are accepting non perishable food items Monday through Friday 12-7 in our lobby.

To donate or to not donate, there is no question! 🎭

#fooddrive #westvillagenyc #nyc #cityharvest #community #thanksforgiving

A theater is more than a building.. it’s the sheer force of the people who bring it to life. We are thrilled to share ou...
11/03/2021

A theater is more than a building.. it’s the sheer force of the people who bring it to life.

We are thrilled to share our first night back in the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre with you!

Songs of Our Mothers, Stories of Our Fathers - an evening of original work in celebration of NYC artists & theater - was brilliantly created by the team at Actors Theatre of NYC.

💫 Over 30 artists came together to create a night of theatre magic.

The studio sat quietly during the shutdown…waiting to be reanimated. It underwent a renovation while it patiently waited for the energy of actors, crew & audience…

Sending a shout out of thanks to all the artists, patrons and our community whose passion & energy brought the CLT studio theatre back to life. 🍒 ❤️

🎭 Produced by Actors Theater of NYC creative family Artistic Director Salvatore Inzerillo @actorstheater & Alba Albanese @bklyngrlnyc with the support of @NYCulture @nyfacurrent, @madein_ny

📸 @tiomiguel73 @marygeerlof

10/11/2021

Flashback to 1984, can you guess where this was filmed? 😉

✨Everyone needs Tina Turner vibes on a Monday!

Sometimes we moonlight as a British cafe. 😌You may have recognized us all dressed up in an episode of New Amsterdam. Tha...
10/01/2021

Sometimes we moonlight as a British cafe. 😌

You may have recognized us all dressed up in an episode of New Amsterdam.

Thanks to the team @nbcnewamsterdam for a fun film shoot! It was nice to be in London for a few days! 🍒

📸 Mary Geerlof

Theatre vibes by the one and only Daphne Rubin Vega! 🍒 *A repost from @daphnerubinvega HONORED to be among @jeremyoharri...
09/27/2021

Theatre vibes by the one and only Daphne Rubin Vega! 🍒

*A repost from @daphnerubinvega
HONORED to be among @jeremyoharris✨@interviewmag ICONS feature Interviewed by the One and Only #emmynominee #michaelajaé @Mjrodriguez7 ✨
📸by Gillian Laub, @gigilaub
Styled by Alexa Lanza, @lexlanz
Hair Stylist: Karen Miller, @hairbykmiller
Makeup Artist: Rebecca Restrepo, @rebeccarestrepo
Photo Assistant: Lance Charles
Styling Assistant: Mabel Nugent

Special Thanks: Cherry Lane Theatre @cherrylanetheatre
Home of @labyrinththeater 🤟🏽

Cherry Lane Theatre mourns the loss of 2 American theatre giants, Liz McCann & Jean-Claude van Itallie.Both Liz and Jean...
09/18/2021

Cherry Lane Theatre mourns the loss of 2 American theatre giants, Liz McCann & Jean-Claude van Itallie.

Both Liz and Jean-Claude were part of the Cherry Lane family for over 45 years. Liz McCann first began working as a manager at Cherry Lane in the 1950s before becoming a producing legend years later.
Jean-Claude van Itallie wrote “Mystery Play” and it was produced at Cherry Lane in 1973. They both continued as active master class teachers and as mentors.

Through the years they have been our champions, supporters and inspiration.

Forever Cherry Lane family members, we continue to be inspired by them. 🍒 ❤️

Mondays are always easier when we remember we are always surrounded by comedians. Phew. 😅Thanks @nealbrennan for bringin...
09/13/2021

Mondays are always easier when we remember we are always surrounded by comedians. Phew. 😅

Thanks @nealbrennan for bringing the energy every night! ⚡️

📸 by @bruglikas
(David Letterman & Stephan Colbert at opening night of “Unacceptable” by Neal Brennan at Cherry Lane.)

In honor of all those we lost on 9.11.01. Tonight at 9:11PM - Cherry Lane Theatre will dim our lights in remembrance.
09/12/2021

In honor of all those we lost on 9.11.01.

Tonight at 9:11PM - Cherry Lane Theatre will dim our lights in remembrance.

🎶 There’s no business like show business! 🎶 Happy Opening to the cast and crew of Unacceptable! 🍒 📸 Talia Godfrey
09/10/2021

🎶 There’s no business like show business! 🎶

Happy Opening to the cast and crew of Unacceptable! 🍒

📸 Talia Godfrey

A little #Wednesdaywisdom … 🍒 ❤️
09/08/2021

A little #Wednesdaywisdom …

🍒 ❤️

25 years of Cherry Lane Theatre memories, premieres & collaborations through the years.. 🍒 ❤️
08/19/2021

25 years of Cherry Lane Theatre memories, premieres & collaborations through the years.. 🍒 ❤️

It’s showtime somewhere! Load ins are always exciting.. the theatre is abuzz with crews and artists and the possibilitie...
08/13/2021

It’s showtime somewhere!

Load ins are always exciting.. the theatre is abuzz with crews and artists and the possibilities are endless. It’s quite something to feel the vibe of everyone creating. 🍒 ❤️

📸 by Vanessa Lauren
🎭 Neal Brennan and team “Unacceptable” loading in for their imminent show! Break a leg!

08/05/2021

Happy 25 years Cherry Lane Theatre Company!
On this day in 1996, a new theatre company would be born with Angelina Fiordellisi and Susann Brinkley at the helm.
In 2002, the team grew to include Seri Lawrence & Mary Geerlof .. still here creating and loving it. 🍒❤️

#CherryLaneTheatre #CherryLaneFam #25YearsOnCommerceSt

🍒 Wishing our CLT fam a great week! We love you cherry much! ☺️A berry-terrific design by Shannon our House Manager/Chal...
07/27/2021

🍒 Wishing our CLT fam a great week! We love you cherry much! ☺️

A berry-terrific design by Shannon our House Manager/Chalk Art master!

🍒 Love notes from our house staff..💕
07/16/2021

🍒 Love notes from our house staff..💕

07/14/2021

Celebrating our reopening on NY1- with our founder Angelina Fiordellisi & comedian Jacqueline Novak!

Check it out!

“We are thrilled to have Jacqueline back.. she is reviving audiences and the spirit of the theatre.” - Angelina Fiordellisi

Address

38 Commerce St
New York, NY
10014

BY TRAIN The 1 train is the most easily accessible to the Cherry Lane Theatre. Get out at the Christopher Street stop and walk three blocks south on Seventh Avenue to COMMERCE STREET (also called CHERRY LANE, on the West Side of Seventh Avenue). Turn right onto Commerce Street and walk to the end of the street. The theatre will be on your left. The A, B, C, D, E, F, and V all make stops at West 4th Street on Sixth Avenue, a few blocks east of Seventh Avenue. BY BUS The M 20 bus stops at Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue. When you exit, walk three blocks south on Seventh Avenue to COMMERCE STREET (also called CHERRY LANE, on the West Side of Seventh Avenue). Turn right onto Commerce Street and walk to the end of the street. The theatre will be on your left. Be sure and ask your bus driver if the bus you're taking stops at Christopher Street.

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(212) 989-2020

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