Catherine Russell
Catherine Russell
(© David Gordon)

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Hugh Hysell (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and actress Catherine Russell have partnered to create a new off-Broadway theater complex tentatively called The Theatre Center. The facility will house three theaters and will open in early 2014 on Eighth Avenue at 39th Street.

The new complex will comprise a 249-seat theater and a 199-seat theater, both of which will be licensed to commercial plays and musicals, and a 99-seat theater, which will be licensed to off- and off-off-Broadway productions. The space will include a lobby, bar, and restaurant that will be operated by a third party, to be announced at a later date.