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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater

Broadway and Beyond

To see a show at Powerhouse is to be among the first to see what could be the next big theatrical hit.

Powerhouse is a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for new stories that go on to theaters across the country. In Fact, the 2016 Tony Award winners for Best Play and Best Musical, Stephen Karam’s The Humans and Lin Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking Hamilton, both trace their roots to Powerhouse.  Additionally, the Tony Award-winning plays Tru (Jay Presson Allen) and Side Man (Warren Leight) received premiere productions with Powerhouse Theater, and our audiences have seen nearly all of John Patrick Shanley’s works in development, including the first public reading of his Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play Doubt. In all, over twenty recently developed projects have had or will soon have major productions, including:

  • Junk, by Ayad Akhtar (Broadway - Lincoln Center Theater)
  • The Last Match, by Anna Ziegler (Roundabout Theatre Company) 
  • A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, by Taylor Mac (St Ann's Warehouse)
  • The Wolves, by Sarah Delappe (Playwrights Realm)
  • The Babylon Line, by Richard Greenberg (Lincoln Center Theater)
  • Rancho Viejo, by Dan LeFranc (Playwrights Horizons)
  • Bright Star, by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell (Broadway)
  • The Fortress of Solitude, by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses (Public Theater & Dallas Theater Center)
  • In Your Arms, music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (The Old Globe)
  • Found, by Hunter Bell, Eli Bolin & Lee Overtree (Atlantic Theater Company)
  • The Invisible Hand, by Ayad Akhtar (New York Theatre Workshop)
  • The House That Will Not Stand, by Marcus Gardley (Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep)
  • Big Sky, by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros (The Geffen)
  • Ripcord, by David Lindsay-Abaire (Manhattan Theatre Club).
  • Brooklynite, by Michael Mayer and Peter Lerman (Vineyard Theater, NYC)