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Comedy Institution Second City Will Open First NYC Location

Second City Plans to Reopen Theaters in Early May

More than a year after closing its theaters to in-person performances due to COVID-19, Chicago comedy institution The Second City said tickets are going on sale March 25 for two new in-person shows.

The date targeted for reopening with limited socially distant seating on the Mainstage at 1616 N. Wells St. and e.t.c. theater at 230 W. North Ave. is May 7. In-person classes at The Second City Training Center are set to resume May 3. 

“Our talent, our staff and our faculty are looking forward to entertaining and educating in the same room again,” said Second City’s new executive producer, Jon Carr. “We realize that most people have binge-watched every TV show ever made at this point, so it’s exciting that live, in-person experiences are set to make their long-awaited return.”

Parisa Jalili, Second City’s COO, said the reopening plans are contingent upon the city and state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

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