All New York's a Stage: Exploring NYC Theatre Beyond Broadway

New York City has been a cornerstone of the global theatre industry for almost a century, with some of the biggest names in the business calling the city home—although because of that, it’s often easy to forget that NYC’s five boroughs are also the home to more than 200+ neighborhood theatres, companies, and festivals, featuring amazing local talent all year-round.

inoah choreography

Street style meets athletic hip-hop in Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão’s intoxicating, heart-stopping, gravity-defying experiment Inoah at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In an effort to shine a light on all the great local theatre happening all over the city, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment has partnered with Show-Score to create ALL NEW YORK’S A STAGE, the first citywide campaign to give audiences the opportunity to discover musicals and dramas, immersive and site-specific performances, staged readings, and previews that may be just around the corner from where they live or work.

All throughout October, theater lovers and cultural visitors can discover what’s playing in small venues beyond Broadway at, which is the official ALL NEW YORK’S A STAGE website. You’ll find a complete neighborhood-by-neighborhood listing of the hundreds of small theater productions and events happening throughout the five boroughs, as well as reviews and recommendations from other theatergoers and professional theater reviewers.

hamnet at bam

Hamnet, coming soon to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Courtesy of the artist.  

Consider this your personal invitation to visit and start taking advantage of a wealth of quality performances happening now all over NYC. Those performances are closer than you think!

About the Author

City Guide Theatre Editor Griffin Miller moved to New York to pursue an acting/writing career in the 1980s after graduating magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, she has written for The New York Times, For the Bride, Hotels, and a number of other publications, mostly in the areas of travel and performance arts. She currently is the theatre editor for all NYMetroParents publications. An active member of The New York Travel Writers Association, she is also a playwright and award-winning collage artist. In addition, she sits on the board of The Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Griffin is married to Richard Sandomir, a reporter for The New York Times.

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