The Shubert Organization has owned the Winter Garden Theatre longer than any of its other venues. The playhouse occupies the second American Horse Exchange, built by William K. Vanderbilt in 1896. The Winter Garden was converted into a theater in 1911. Mamma Mia!, based on the songs of ABBA, debuted here in 2001 and continues to play.
Women's Project, under the direction of Julie Crosby, producing artistic director, delivers compelling theater, innovative programs and electric events as the nation's oldest and largest company dedicated to producing and promoting theater created by women.
The Wooster Group, based at the Performing Garage on its namesake street, is an ensemble of artists who collaborate on the development and production of theater and media pieces. Under the direction of Elizabeth LeCompte and with founding members Jim Clayburgh, Willem Dafoe, Spalding Gray, Peyton Smith, Kate Valk and Ron Vawter, the group has played an important role in the incorporation of sound and film in contemporary theater.
Working Theater is New York's only off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to producing new works for and about working people. Toward that goal, the Theater offers low ticket prices and tells stories that reflect a diverse population of the working majority.
Workshop Theater Company is an off-off Broadway theater company located near Penn Station. Its spaces include the Main Stage Theater, and the Jewel Box Theater.
The Write Act Repertory Company features member actors, writers, designers, and directors devoted to developing original plays, adaptations and musicals. Write Act Rep also seeks new ways to re-stage lesser-known works by renowned artists.
Founded in 1992, this theater company produces plays written by Asian authors and starring Asian actors. The company performs in New York venues such as the Theater for a New City and the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater.
In its 178-seat auditorium in the basement of St. Peter's Church in Midtown Manhattan, this musical theater company presents more than 200 performances each year.
Young Playwrights introduces young people to writing for the theater and for themselves. Founded by Stephen Sondheim in 1981, Young Playwrights offers many celebrated programs for young people and teachers, and is a model for playwright development programs across the U.S. and Canada.