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Ars Nova Becomes New Tenant of West Village's Greenwich House Theater

The venue, currently operated by Barrow Street Theatre, is home to ”Sweeney Todd”.

Jason Eagan is the artistic director of Ars Nova.
Jason Eagan is the artistic director of Ars Nova.
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The off-Broadway company Ars Nova has been selected by Greenwich House as the new tenant of its historic Greenwich House Theatre, located at 27 Barrow Street in the West Village.

Currently occupied by the Barrow Street Theatre and home to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the venue will become the primary home of Ars Nova's productions beginning in early 2019. This strategic decision allows Ars Nova to expose its emerging artists to a growing audience base, increase the technical capabilities of its home theater to keep pace with the big dreams of its world premiere artists, and fully dedicate its intimate theater on 54th Street to the discovery and development of new talent.

"Ars Nova is thrilled to have been selected to operate the Greenwich House Theater, which will become our new home base for our Off-Broadway premieres," said Jason Eagan, the founding artistic director of Ars Nova. "This will, in turn, stimulate our work of discovering and developing talent by freeing up space in our own jewel-box theater on 54th Street, where we will be able to increase our services to our artist community and expand our year-round programming. At the same time, this mission-driven partnership gives us an ideal platform to partner on arts education initiatives. Together, Ars Nova and Greenwich House can ensure that our resources are used to launch the careers of extraordinarily deserving early-career artists; as well as foster and develop arts appreciation and aspiration among the youngest of our next generation."