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Signature Theatre Company

480 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 40.759416 -73.995409
at Tenth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-244-7529 Send to Phone

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signaturetheatre.org

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A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

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Proof that single-mindedness can be a good thing, the Off Broadway Signature Theatre Company has carved out a successful niche with a series of one- and five-year residency programs dedicated to the work of one living playwright. Founding director James Houghton established the company in 1991 as a laboratory of sorts for playwrights-in-residence (Horton Foote and John Guare among them) as each writer is given a mini-retrospective capped by a premiere. Audiences benefit by getting to experience the full scope and depth of a contemporary dramatist’s work while sitting in exceptionally intimate venues: The Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center, which opened in 2012, has three theaters, two with 191 seats and one with 294.

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