Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company, or CSC, is a classical Off-Broadway theater. Founded in 1967, Classic Stage Company is one of Off-Broadway's oldest theaters. Its 199-seat theatre is the former Abbey Theatre[1] located at 136 East 13th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues in the East Village near Union Square, Manhattan, New York City.

Classic Stage Company
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Address136 East 13th Street
Manhattan, New York City
United States
Coordinates40°43′58″N 73°59′18″W / 40.732781°N 73.988309°W / 40.732781; -73.988309Coordinates: 40°43′58″N 73°59′18″W / 40.732781°N 73.988309°W / 40.732781; -73.988309

Classic Stage Company is led by Artistic Director John Doyle. Its productions have been cited repeatedly by the major Off-Broadway theater awards: Obie Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award and 1999 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.[2]


Recent productions include: Turgenev's A Month in the Country with Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling; Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro; Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle with Christopher Lloyd, and Galileo with F. Murray Abraham; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion with Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn, and Ryan Silverman; Chekhov's Ivanov with Ethan Hawke, The Cherry Orchard with Dianne Wiest and John Turturro, Three Sisters with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard, Uncle Vanya with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Denis O'Hare, and Peter Sarsgaard, and The Seagull with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming; David Ives' The Heir Apparent, Venus in Fur with Nina Arianda (Broadway transfer 2011/2012, Tony Award nom., Best Play), The School for Lies with Hamish Linklater, and New Jerusalem with Richard Easton; Unnatural Acts, conceived by Tony Speciale; Anne Carson's An Oresteia; and Shakespeare's Hamlet with Peter Sarsgaard, The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Bebe Neuwirth, and Richard III, Richard II, and Hamlet with Michael Cumpsty.

Prominent artists who have worked at Classic Stage Company include F. Murray Abraham, Wes Bentley, Zoe Caldwell, Kathleen Chalfant, Alan Cumming, Peter Dinklage, Mamie Gummer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Amy Irving, Bill Irwin, Cherry Jones, Ron Leibman, Taylor Mac, Camryn Manheim, Frances McDormand, Kate Mulgrew, Bebe Neuwirth, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Mandy Patinkin, Christina Ricci, Joely Richardson, Juliet Rylance, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard Liev Schreiber, Taylor Schilling, Tony Shalhoub, Mira Sorvino, Jean Stapleton, David Strathairn, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jason Sudeikis, John Douglas Thompson, Uma Thurman, Stanley Tucci, and John Turturro.

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Classic Stage Company has won awards for many of its productions.[3]


  1. ^ "Theater Listings: Off Broadway: Hamlet". New York. 5 October 1987. p. 132. Retrieved 20 April 2018. Presented by Musical Theaterworks at the Abbey Theatre, 136 East 13th Street
  2. ^ "Mission." Classic Stage Company. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
  3. ^ "Awards Archived 2016-02-04 at the Wayback Machine." Classic Stage Company. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
  4. ^ "Past Village Award Winners". Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.

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