About Us

Dedicated to Performing Artists and the spells they cast

We opened our doors on June 21, 2000, and created an ecosystem designed for and devoted to performing artists. From early development to opening night, we welcome the season’s biggest musicals and plays, as well as numerous nonprofit performing arts companies. At once dynamic and communal, New 42 Studios is designed for performing artists to explore, experiment and develop their craft.

Broadway actors and dancers rehearse a western-style dance number in a rehearsal studio.

Give it your all, all while giving back.

The Studios are just one way in which New 42 supports artists in the development of new work. By rehearsing with us, you help support a cultural nonprofit driven by a deep commitment to performing arts accessibility. While you work tirelessly to create magic on stage, we work tirelessly to introduce as many young people to the transformative experience of live performing arts.

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“A Look at Where Broadway Magic is Made” Frank DiLella gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the rehearsal studios where Broadway shows are created from the ground up.

Inside Broadway’s Secret Laboratory: ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Frozen,’ and So Much More

We take you behind the scenes of the New 42nd Street Studios, where “Hamilton,” “Frozen,” “Margaritaville” and “Pretty Woman” rehearse — all under one roof. An annotated guide to the video: https://nyti.ms/2ugshKY

Posted by The New York Times on Monday, March 26, 2018

New 42 is a leading performing arts nonprofit whose mission is to make extraordinary performing arts a vital part of everyone’s life from the earliest years onward.

Read a progress report on how our nonprofit’s core values help guide us toward new practices for a more inclusive, anti-racist work environment.

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