Classic Stage Company
Classic Stage Company (CSC) is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for contemporary audiences. Founded in 1967, CSC uses works of the past as a way to engage in the issues of today. Highly respected and widely regarded as a major force in American theatre, it has become the home to New York’s finest established and emerging artists, the place where they gather to grapple with the great works of the world’s repertory.
About Classic Stage Company
Director Christopher Martin founded CSC Repertory in 1967 in a 100-seat theatre at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on West 73rd Street. Following short stints in small spaces, first on Bleecker Street and then on West Third Street, Classic Stage Company grew to the point where it needed a permanent home. In 1973, the theatre moved to its present premises on 13th Street. Mr. Martin led the organization until 1985, building an ongoing artistic company that performed the great plays of the world’s classical repertoire in a rotating schedule. Current Artistic Director Brian Kulick returned the theatre to its roots with critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare and multi-year programs like the Chekhov Cycle and Brecht Initiative. He instituted CSC’s popular Musical Theatre Initiative with productions of Sondheim’s PASSION and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ALLEGRO, as well as brought new work to CSC with such important writers as David Ives’ whose VENUS IN FUR transferred to Broadway and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. He has also created The Young Company which brings Shakespeare to young and underserved audiences in all five boroughs of NYC.
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Transportation & Parking
Impark (60 East 12th Street)
R14th Street Union Square