Ars Nova

Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy, and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Its unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.

Productions (13)

92
Must See!
51 Reviews
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NYC: West Village

Composer Heather Christian imbues the classical oratorio with blues, gospel, jazz and soul. 

86
Excellent
56 Reviews
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NYC: Brooklyn

Ars Nova presents this world premiere sci-fi folk concert set 250 years in the future. 

70
Good
3 Reviews
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NYC: Midtown W

A continuation of the 2020 project in which audience received real-life letters from the characters.

70
Good
58 Reviews
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NYC: West Village

Set in Missouri on the night before Dr. Sally Ride's historic launch into space, Ars Nova's world premiere…

80
Great
123 Reviews
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NYC: West Village

Ars Nova presents a return engagement of this taboo-smashing comedy that ravages American tropes about race…

78
Good
69 Reviews
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NYC: West Village

Ars Nova presents The Mad Ones new work in which the creators of a 1970s children’s television program have…

84
Great
71 Reviews
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NYC: East Village

Ars Nova presents indie-music duo The Bengsons ('Hundred Days') spinning a memory-tale of teenaged passion…

84
Great
85 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Midtown W

Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective present the world premiere of this…

85
Excellent
2K+ Reviews
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NYC: Midtown W

Inspired by a 70-page slice of Tolstoy’s 'War and Peace,' this immersive, Off-Broadway hit transfers to the…

73
Good
71 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Upper W Side

Ars Nova and WP Theater (Women’s Project Theater) present the world premiere of Rachel Bonds' play with music…

85
Excellent
325 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Midtown W

After a hit run at Ars Nova, Bess Wohl's (mostly) wordless dramedy about six urbanites at a silent retreat…

88
Excellent
24 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Midtown W

Ars Nova, in collaboration with The Play Company, presents a new rock fairy tale that explores faith and doubt…

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