Marigny Theater gets new management, renovation



The AllWays Lounge & Theatre is a venue for all sorts of events, including live music, theater, burlesque, comedy and more, though in the past year, the productions in the back theater, currently called the Marigny Theater, have been relatively few and far between. Local playwright and theater critic Jim Fitzmorris and brother Ryan Fitzmorris announced that their production company, Broken Habit Productions, has taken over the back theater space. (Events in the Allways Lounge will continue to be booked by the bar.)

The Fitzmorris brothers are renovating the theater, and a couple of already scheduled productions will be presented, before Broken Habit announces a new name and begins its "curated booking" of the space, Jim says.

Scheduled productions include Strays by Kate Bailey, which will run Thursday through Sunday, June 4-14.

Jim will direct The Book of Liz by David and Amy Sedaris, and it will run July 31-Aug. 8.

In recent years, the back theater has been a venue for New Orleans Fringe Festival and Hell Yes Festival events, and it has been the site of premieres of original work by the NOLA Project, Cripple Creek Theatre Company and other groups.

Jim Fitzmorris is the author of A Truckload of Ink, about the transition of a major paper from print to digital format, based on events at The Times-Piacyune/; From a Long Way Off, about post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and city politics, and many other works. 

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