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The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre is part of the Signature Theatre Company complex.

The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Named after the American playwright, novelist and librettist of the same name, the Romulus Linney Theatre is a distinct space within the Signature Theatre Company, allowing for flexibility with its courtyard structure - it can accommodate a thrust stage, a runway, flat floor and end stage formats. Any stage configuration that a playwright can dream of is possible to create at the 191-seat theatre and the second-floor gallery and stepped seating means the audience engages directly with the theatrical action below.

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Red Letter Plays: F*cking A

    Booking until Oct 01

  • Downtown Race Riot

    Opens Nov 01

  • Paradise Blue

    Opens Apr 24, 2018

The Red Letter Plays: F*cking A

Until October 1, 2017

First premiering in 2000 in Houston, Susan Lori Parks' eye-opening interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letters is split into two works, with In The Blood preceding this by one year. The reviled and controversial character of Hester forms the focal points of these two plays; In "F*cking A", this version of Hester is a local abortionist, who women both turn to in need, whilst at the same time, condemning her as a criminal for her work. Branded with the letter A, Hester is forced to navigate a legal system that stacks the odds against her.

Downtown Race Riot

November 1, 2017-January 1, 2018

Set against real events which took place in Greenwich Village in 1976, Downtown Race Riot is a portrait of a single mother (played by Chloe Sevigny) and her son coming to terms with the racial tension of the 1970s, as a fatal riot rages outside their apartment. Written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld​ (The Get Down, Handball) and directed by Scott Elliot (The Whirligig), it's a look back at an atmosphere of intolerance which is sadly not confined to an America of the past.

Paradise Blue

April 24-June 3, 2018

Playwright Dominique Morisseau makes her Signature Residency debut in spring 2018, with a period drama that examines the hidden, and human cost of urban gentrification in Detroit, marking the latest part of her cycle of plays about the city. First premiering at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2015, Morisseau's jazz-infused drama was helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who returns to directing duties for this Signature engagement and starred Blair Underwood as the trumpeter lead, Blue, who dreams of a better life.


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