‘Deity’ makes entrance

Chicago hit to play Off Broadway's Second Stage in spring

Chicago hit “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will get a New York preem from Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the buzzed-about new play begins perfs in April.

Show earned raves from Windy City press when it opened in the fall. Edward Torres, who helmed the original staging, will direct the play by Kristoffer Diaz.

“Deity,” a look at race through the unlikely prism of pro wrestling, follows a grappler who discovers a young star. Staging, originally a co-production of Chicago troupes Victory Gardens and Teatro Vista, includes wrestling sequences in a ring.

No casting for the New York incarnation has yet been announced. Show’s cast in Chi included Desmin Borges, Usman Ally, Kamal Angelo Bolden, James Krag and Christian Litke.

“Deity” begins previews April 27 ahead of a May 20 opening at Second Stage.

More Legit

  • Eric McCormack First Time in Variety

    'Will & Grace' Star Eric McCormack Looks Back on Early Stage Roles

    Chicago hit “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will get a New York preem from Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the buzzed-about new play begins perfs in April. Show earned raves from Windy City press when it opened in the fall. Edward Torres, who helmed the original staging, will direct the play by Kristoffer […]

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces The Hamildrops (Listen)

    Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces 'Hamilton' Mixtape Vol. 2 With 'Ben Franklin's Song'

    Chicago hit “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will get a New York preem from Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the buzzed-about new play begins perfs in April. Show earned raves from Windy City press when it opened in the fall. Edward Torres, who helmed the original staging, will direct the play by Kristoffer […]

  • Pinocchio review

    London Theater Review: 'Pinocchio'

    Chicago hit “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will get a New York preem from Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the buzzed-about new play begins perfs in April. Show earned raves from Windy City press when it opened in the fall. Edward Torres, who helmed the original staging, will direct the play by Kristoffer […]

  • The Children review

    Broadway Review: 'The Children'

    Chicago hit “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will get a New York preem from Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the buzzed-about new play begins perfs in April. Show earned raves from Windy City press when it opened in the fall. Edward Torres, who helmed the original staging, will direct the play by Kristoffer […]

  • Marilyn Stasio's 10 Best New York

    10 Best New York Theater Productions of 2017

    Chicago hit “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will get a New York preem from Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the buzzed-about new play begins perfs in April. Show earned raves from Windy City press when it opened in the fall. Edward Torres, who helmed the original staging, will direct the play by Kristoffer […]

  • Adam Driver

    Adam Driver to Star in 'Burn This' on Broadway

    Chicago hit “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will get a New York preem from Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the buzzed-about new play begins perfs in April. Show earned raves from Windy City press when it opened in the fall. Edward Torres, who helmed the original staging, will direct the play by Kristoffer […]

  • The Twilight Zone review

    London Theater Review: 'The Twilight Zone'

    Chicago hit “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will get a New York preem from Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the buzzed-about new play begins perfs in April. Show earned raves from Windy City press when it opened in the fall. Edward Torres, who helmed the original staging, will direct the play by Kristoffer […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content