May 28 - July 2

Photo by Don Spiro

Photo by Don Spiro

A restored treasure, overflowing with comic gold.
— History News Network

I'LL SAY SHE IS

May 28 - July 2, 2016

Original book and lyrics by Will B. Johnstone
Adapted and expanded by Noah Diamond
Music by Tom Johnstone
Musical direction by Sabrina Chap
Choreography by Shea Sullivan
Directed by Amanda Sisk

In 1924, I'll Say She Is established the Marx Brothers as the darlings of the New York smart set and the preeminent jesters of the Jazz Age. But unlike their other Broadway hits, it was never filmed or revived. It was lost to history, until writer, performer, and Groucho Marxist Noah Diamond researched, restored, and adapted the work for its historic return to the stage. It was a smash hit of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. In 2016, I'll Say She Is comes to the Connelly Theater for its first fully-realized production since the original closed ninety years ago.

News

FUTURITY Wins Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical!

Soho Rep. & Ars Nova's FUTURITY, which played at the Connelly in the fall of 2015, took home the award for Outstanding Musical at the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards, which honor the best of Off-Broadway each season. Previous winners were Hamilton and Fun Home. Congrats to the whole team!

César Alvarez and the ensemble in FUTURITY at the Connelly. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

César Alvarez and the ensemble in FUTURITY at the Connelly. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

FUTURITY was directed by Sarah Benson, with music by César Alvarez with The Lisps, and book by César Alvarez.

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One of NYC’s best off-off-Broadway theaters!
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The Connelly Theater is unique in New York City: an intimate house with a classic proscenium arch and a raised stage.

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