Classic Stage Company is a 40 year old classical theater dedicated to reimagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. Located in their 180 seat theater near Union Square in New York City, Classic Stage Company is led by Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Union Square Park (also known as Union Square) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery The City of New York Jenen.
Classic Stage Company is an award-winning Off-Broadway theater committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. CSC presents plays from the past that speak directly to the issues of today. While returning to works of the past, they keep a clear eye on the future, particularly in terms of the next generation of artists and audiences.
Classic Stage Company is highly respected and widely regarded as a major force in New York and American theater. Its 180-seat auditorium located near Union Square is at once intimate and spectacular, and is cherished by artists in every aspect of theater as one of the great spaces in New York. Classic Stage productions have been cited repeatedly by the major Off-Broadway theater awards: Obie Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award and 1999 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work. The Obie Awards or Off-Broadway Theater Awards are annual awards bestowed by The Village Voice newspaper to Off-Broadway Theater The Drama Desk Award, created in 1955, is an award which recognizes shows produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-off-Broadway, and The Outer Critics Circle Awards are presented annually for theatrical achievements both on and Off-Broadway and were begun during the 1949-1950 theater season The Drama League Awards, created in 1935 honor distinguished productions and performances both on Broadway and Off-Broadway, in addition to recognizing exemplary 
Founded in 1967, Classic Stage Company is one of Off-Broadway's longest enduring theaters, and is regarded as one of the most exciting theaters on the current New York scene. This season's productions included Chekhov's The Seagull starring Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming, as well as Richard III with Michael Cumpsty and the world premiere of New Jerusalem by David Ives. The Seagull ( Russian: "Чайка" ("Chayka" written in 1895 is the first of what are generally considered to be Anton Chekhov's Dianne Wiest (born March 28, 1948) is an American actress. She has enjoyed a successful career on stage television and film and has won Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965 is a Scottish film and stage Actor, perhaps best known for his supporting roles as Boris Grishenko in the Michael Cumpsty (born February 26 1960) is a British Actor. Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, Cumpsty received a degree David Ives (born 1950 is a contemporary American playwright His plays often consist only of one act and are often comedies
Past productions have included Hamlet and Richard II, both staring Michael Cumpsty; world premiere of Kathleen Tolan’s new translation of The False Servant by Marivaux, directed by Brian Kulick; New York premiere of SITI Company’s Death and the Ploughman by Johannes von Saaz, directed by Anne Bogart; Big Dance Theater’s Antigone by Mac Wellman, directed by Paul Lazar; The Mysteries by Mikhail Bulgakov, Dario Fo, Tony Harrison and Borislav Pekić, directed by Brian Kulick; Savannah Bay by Marguerite Duras, directed by Les Waters; Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, directed by Barry Edelstein; New York premiere of Ghosts translated by Lanford Wilson; New York premiere of SITI Company’s Room; world premiere of Steve Martin’s adaptation of The Underpants, now published by Hyperion Books; world premiere of Monster by Neal Bell, directed by Michael Greif; New York premiere of Philip Glass’ In the Penal Colony, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis; Ferdinand Bruckner’s Race, available from Dramatists Play Service; and Bill Irwin’s adaptation of Beckett’s Texts for Nothing; John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Christopher Lloyd appeared in Waiting for Godot, and Uma Thurman made her stage debut in The Misanthrope. Hamlet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601 King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to be written in approximately 1595 Michael Cumpsty (born February 26 1960) is a British Actor. Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, Cumpsty received a degree John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American Actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L Anthony Marcus “Tony” Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953) is an American Television, Theater and Film Actor. Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is a three-time Emmy Award -winning American Actor. Uma Karuna Thurman ( IPA: /ˈumə ˈθɝmən/ born April 29 1970 is an Academy Award -nominated American actress. Dan Castellaneta made his New York stage debut in The Alchemist, and Mira Sorvino and Daniel Benzali appeared in Pirandello's Naked. Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta ( October 29, 1957) is an American voice actor, Actor and Comedian, best known for providing Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28 1967 is an Academy Award -winning American actress Daniel Benzali (born January 20 1950) is a Brazilian American actor of Television, Film and Theater.
Other prominent artists who have worked at Classic Stage Company include Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Jean Stapleton, David Strathairn, Peter Riegert, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Mandy Patinkin, Eric Bogosian, Michael Torke and many others. Stanley Tucci Jr (born 11 November 1960) is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy Award -winning Screen Actors Guild - and Isaac Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American Tony Award -winning Actor. Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City New York) is an American character actress David Russell Strathairn (born January 26 1949) is an Academy Award -nominated American Film, Television, and stage Peter Riegert (born April 11, 1947) is an American Actor, Screenwriter, and Film director. Frances Louise McDormand (born June 23, 1957) is an Academy Award -winning American Film, stage, and television William Gaither “Billy” Crudup (ˈkruːdəp born July 8, 1968) is an American Tony Award -winning Actor of Film and Mandy Patinkin ( (born November 30, 1952) is an American actor of stage and screen and a Tenor vocalist Eric Bogosian (born April 24, 1953) is an American Actor, Playwright, Monologist, and Novelist. See also Michael Torke (TOR-key (born September 22 1961) is an American Composer who writes music influenced by Jazz