What’s New at New 42 – January 2024

I’m so proud to start the year by telling you that the New Victory dome restoration is finished! After 13,977 hours of work on the plaster, and a team of ten working around the clock for 57 days (!), this enormous project finished in time for us to open 360 ALLSTARS at the New Victory next month. 

It would not have been possible without the thoughtful management of the New 42 team members featured in this video. I am grateful to them, and to The Howard Gilman Foundation and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation who provided generous support.

As caretakers of the historic theaters on 42nd Street, all of us at New 42 are dedicated to maintaining them as vibrant spaces and preserving their historic details. It’s truly inspiring to look up and think of the incredible history that those plaster putti have observed over the theater’s 124 years in existence. Our work will ensure the New Victory shines for another 124 years and more!

We appreciate all of you visiting us at Stage 42 this fall, and we’re so glad to be back home. See you there!

All the best,

Signature: Russell Granet

Russell Granet
President & CEO
New 42


New Victory and The 24 Hour Plays are partners for Speak Up, Act Out: Celebrating Student Voices, a creative writing program aimed at uplifting student writers and their work. New York City students in grades 5 through 12 are encouraged to submit applications by February 25. Selected writers will participate in a one night only Off-Broadway production of The 24 Hour Plays, written by the young playwrights and performed by leading actors from Broadway, television and film.

Applications for the 2024-25 LabWorks Artist cohort are now open

New Victory LabWorks is for NYC-based artists of color creating original work for kids and families. Applications are open now through January 31.


From protecting the beauty of the historic New Victory Theater for generations to come to expanding our reach to new audiences and strengthening our mission with initiatives focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging—catch up on all the exciting projects we worked on last season.


Listen to Russell Granet and Jody Gottfried Arnhold on “Arts Educators Save the World”

Tune into this robust discussion about performing arts advocacy and how two leaders in the field strategize and organize to provide access to young people in New York City.




Russell Granet

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