Triad Theatre

The Triad Theatre, formerly known as Palsson's Supper Club, Steve McGraw's, and Stage 72,[2][3][4][5][6] is a cabaret-style performing arts venue located on West 72nd Street on New York's Upper West Side. The theatre has been the original home to some of the longest running Off-Broadway shows including Forever Plaid, Forbidden Broadway, Spamilton, and Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know.

Triad Theatre
Palsson's Supper Club, Steve McGraw's, Triad Theatre, Stage 72
Address158 West 72nd Street
New York City
United States
Coordinates40°46′41.28″N 73°58′51.36″W
Public transit72nd Street (IRT), 72nd Street (IND)
OwnerPeter Martin and Rick Newman[1]

The Triad Theater is currently owned and operated by Peter Martin and partner Rick Newman, founder of New York's famed comedy and music venue, Catch a Rising Star.[7][8][9]


The Theater was built in 1984 and was the original home of four of the most successful shows in off-Broadway History, including Forbidden Broadway, Forever Plaid, and Spamilton, as well as Celebrity Autobiography; the hit comedy show is now in its ninth year at the venue. A month-long workshop production of Seth Rudetsky’s show Disaster! went on to a Broadway production at the Nederlander Theater.

Some of the notable performers who have performed on the Triad stage include Martin Short, Kristen Wiig, Kevin Hart, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Broderick, Bob Weir of Grateful Dead, Vanessa Williams, Jake LaMotta, Brooke Shields, Paul Rudd, David Steinberg, Slash, George Bensen, Greg Allman, Gavin DeGraw, Bebe Neuwirth, Jim Dale, Peter Boyle, Tracy Morgan, Tommy Tune, Ben Vereen, Air Supply, Dion, and many others from the worlds of comedy, music and theater. Lady Gaga made her professional debut on our stage as part of the Circle in the Square Cabaret Program. In the 1980s, Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro and many other well known performers would use the Triad for their own weekly private performances.[10]

The Triad Theater has also been used as a location for photo and film shoots; these include an episode of the Hulu comedy Difficult People, episodes of the interview series Speakeasy for Front and Center,[11] and the cover photo shoot of Adrien Brody for Manhattan Magazine and Miami Magazine.[10]


Productions at Stage 72 have included:


Performers at The Triad

See also


  1. Frost, Emily. "Comedy World Powerhouse Rick Newman Relaunches The Triad as Stage 72 - Upper West Side - New York". DNAinfo New York. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
  2. Reviews/Theater; 'Showing Off,' an Incisive Look at Manhattan Life 28 May 1989
  3. NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: UPPER WEST SIDE; Curtain to Fall on Old-Time Cabaret 26 June 1994
  4. "Today in Theatre History: May 20". Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. "Triad Theater Rebrands Itself as Stage 72; Venue to Re-Launch in November". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  6. "The Triad". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  7. "AT THE BAR with Rick Newman".
  8. "Comedy World Powerhouse Rick Newman Relaunches The Triad as Stage 72".
  9. "Rick Newman Broadway and Theatre Credits".
  10. "Theater History - The Triad". Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  11. "Speakeasy4 – Front and Center Entertainment". Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  12. "The Triad". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
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