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Bonus: Off-Broadway Happenings

“Invisible Thread,” an award-winning musical about a young actor who travels to Uganda to do aid work, will play at Second Stage beginning in October. The musical was previously produced at Boston’s A.R.T., under the title “Witness Uganda,” where it opened to rave reviews and was directed by two-time Tony-winner Diane Paulus (“Hair,” “Pippin”). Paulus returns to direct the Second Stage production. The team responsible for bringing the show to New York includes myself, as well as “Rent,” “Avenue Q,” and “In the Heights” producer Kevin McCollum. What in God’s name is it doing on this list? The musical begins at a church in New York, and shifts to a religious compound in Uganda.

Oliver Roth is the founder and CEO of OHenry Productions, a theatrical production company based in New York City. His current projects include the world premiere of “Straight,” by Drew Fornarola & Scott Elmegreen, and “Invisible Thread,” by Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews. He has previously worked financing Broadway shows, including “The Realistic Joneses” (Will Eno; dir. Sam Gold) and upcoming “Gettin’ The Band Back Together” (Ken Davenport & Mark Allen; dir. John Rando). In 2013, Roth was the production assistant for Alan Cumming’s one-man “Macbeth.” It was shortly after this experience that he founded OHenry Productions. Before working in New York, Roth worked with Center Stage, the state theater of Maryland, where he spent two seasons assisting in community outreach. Prior to his move into theater production, Roth worked as a talent management intern at True Talent Artist Management. @oliverhenryroth;