A staggering succession of plays have streamed out of this small theater, including the works of such literary luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eugene O'Neill, W.H. Auden, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Edward Albee, Harold Pinter, Sam Shepard, and Joe Orton to name but a few. Playhouse Productions have featured an equally illustrious group of actors and directors including John Malkovich, Barbara Streisland, Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, Jerry Stiller, Burl Ives, James Broderick, Tom Bosley (who also worked in the theater's box office), Bob Dylan, Dennis Quaid and Joan Cusack, again only mentioning a few.
A 2008 production of "The American Dream" by Edward Albee
In 1996, Artistic Director Angelina Fiordellisi revitalised the Cherry Lane Theater and within a year founded a resident non-profit company. Her aim is to "sustain a community of playwrights and supporting artists, both seasoned and new, who provide a social mirror for a diverse, multigenerational audience with their work, much of it experimental in nature."
Undoubtedly, the Cherry Lane Theater is a landmark in Greenwich Village's rich and varied cultural landscape.