Pearl Theatre (New York City)
The Pearl Theatre Company, commonly referred to as the Pearl Theatre, was a theatre in New York City. It was established in Chelsea by Shepard Sobel in 1984, with David Hyde Pierce part of the company's first season. The company focused on producing classic works performed by their resident acting company. After moving to St Mark's Place and then to City Center, the company moved in 2012 into their first permanent home, a 160-seat theatre at 555 West 42nd Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenue in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan.
After 33 seasons, the company closed in June 2017, filing for bankruptcy. Members of the company then formed The Resident Acting Company, performing a similar repertory program at the Players Club in Gramercy Park South.
- Hapgood, David (February 1, 2000). The Year of the Pearl: The Life of a New York Repertory Company. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-595-00129-3.
- Cooper, Michael (7 June 2017). "Curtains for the Pearl, as the Theater Company Files for Bankruptcy". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- Production history, Pearl Theatre Archived 2015-09-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Marks, Peter (7 November 1999). "Theater; A Purist Plies His Trade In the Heart of Bohemia". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- The Resident Acting Company, homepage
- Official website[dead link]
- The Pearl Theatre Company at the Internet off-Broadway Database (incomplete)