Updated July 2005
The American Airlines Theater
The Roundabout Theatre Company produces shows here. Current production is The Constant Wife .
227 W 42nd St.; 212-719-9393; roundabouttheatre.org
Astor Place Theater
Where to catch the long-running Blue Man Group.
434 Lafayette St.; 212-254-4370; blueman.com
Century Center Theater
Past shows include The Play about the Baby and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
111 E 15th St.; 212-982-6782, ext. 11
The Cherry Lane Theatre
The theatre is home to workshops, readings, and mentoring programs for emerging playwrights. It's a mix of Off-Broadway classics and provocative new works.
38 Commerce St.; 212-989-2020; cherrylanetheatre.com
Irish Repertory Theater
Presents works by Irish and Irish-American writers. Call to reserve a spot as an usher.
132 W 22nd St.; 212-255-0270; irishrepertorytheatre.com
The Joyce Theater
Hosts high-caliber dance companies from around the world. Call and leave a message on the usher hotline at least two weeks prior to a performance.
175 Eighth Ave.; 646-792-8355; joyce.org
Lucille Lortel Theater
This 50-year-old famous theater has a full calendar of performances and workshops. Check the website for specific details on its ushering program.
322 Eighth Ave., 21st Floor; 212-924-2817; lortel.org
Manhattan Theatre Club
Plays that start here frequently wind up on Broadway. The 2005-2006 season includes Rabbit Hole with Cynthia Nixon.
City Center: W 55th St. (between Sixth and Seventh Aves.); 212-247-0430; mtc-nyc.org.
New York Theatre Workshop
Notable for its innovative productions, NYTW was the original producer of the Broadway smash hit Rent.
79 E 4th St.; 212-780-9037; nytw.org
Produces new plays and musicals each season, with past productions including I am My Own Wife and James Joyce's The Dead. Don't expect to get a spot as an usher on the week of a performance. Call well in advance.
416 W 42nd St.; 212-564-1235. playwrightshorizons.org
Second Stage Theatre
Contact the House manager by email at JSchleifer@SecondStageTheatre.com or call the usher hotline and leave a message with the dates of the performance you can work.
307 W 43rd St.; 212-787-8302, ext. 216; secondstagetheatre.com
The Signature Theatre
Each season the Signature Theatre Company explores the works of a single living playwright. Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel was the 2004-2005 Playwright-in-Residence. (Depending on the house manager, ushers might even be treated to free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate!)
555 W 42nd St.; 212-244-7529; signaturetheatre.org
Julia Miles Theatre
Over the past twenty-five years, Women's Project has strived to produce and develop the work of women writers.
424 W 55th St.; 22-76-1706; womensproject.org
York Theatre Company
Stages musicals at St. Peter's Church.
619 Lexington Ave.; 212-935-5824, ext. 15; yorktheatre.org