About Us

Who is playhouse 46?


Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s is located below Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church on Restaurant Row at 308 W. 46th Street in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen just off Times Square. Entrance is through the black iron gates under the theater awning. Please note that we have limited accessibility due to the historic age of our building. There are six stair steps as you enter from the street foyer, ten paces to double doors to the lobby, two small individual restrooms at this level (not wheelchair accessible), another six stair steps down to box office and theater level.

Because of our 175-seat arena seating configuration, late seating is not permitted. Please allow extra time to pick up your tickets from Will Call, scan tickets, and get to your assigned seats. If you arrive 5 minutes after curtain time, your tickets are subject to forfeit. If we cannot seat you, we will try to accommodate you into a future performance. However, please note that it is subject to availability.

As of January 2023, we are a “mask recommended” theater. Due to the intimate nature of our seating configuration, you are very close to unmasked, singing performers. We recommend this for your protection as well as for the performers, but it is not mandated. Your safety and comfort are very important to us at Playhouse 46. We welcome you and hope you enjoy the show!

Our Box Office will be open for sales and pick up during the following hours:

Mondays — 2:00-7:30 PM
Tuesdays — 2:00-7:30 PM
Wednesdays — CLOSED
Thursdays — 2:00-7:30 PM
Fridays — 2:00-8:00 PM
Saturdays — 12:00- 8:00 PM
Sundays — 12:00-7:30 PM

Please ring intercom buzzer on gate for entry. To contact the Box Office, please email at [email protected].

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, our space transforms into a Soup Kitchen that has been operating under the mission of Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church providing hot meals to those in need for over 50 years. We take pride in sharing our space to give back to our community and our neighbors in need.



Jennifer Pluff (she/her) is an accomplished Off-Broadway producer, general manager, and company manager on numerous productions over the last 15 years with commercial theater and an additional 5 years in the non-profit sector.  In addition, she brings experience as a successful entrepreneur in two different industries outside of theater spanning 30 years.  As an 11 year member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, she could not be more excited to elevate this space of the church where she was married and her twins were baptized.

House Manager — Adam Cornelius
Box Office Manager — Bill Fitzgerald


Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s is always looking for Volunteer Ushers for every show.  If you would like to see a great show for free and help out a good company, please email [email protected].


We are always looking for innovative productions with strong storytelling that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, promotes social justice, uplifts the under-privileged, and comes from the heart.  If your play or musical needs to be heard and embraces our arena performance space, please submit your pitch through the contact form.


David Lally

David (he/him) is an Obie award-winning playwright for The White Person’s Guide To The Harlem Renaissance. He has performed improv for over a decade including stints with The Second City and The Boys in the Bathroom in addition to establishing his own troupe, The Oxy-Morons. He founded Triple X Productions, which produced his Jeff award-winning Bewitched, The Musical. In television, he has worked on shows as diverse as Teen Wolf, Bunheads, Riverdale and Superman & Lois, and is currently working on two new series, currently in development at Paramount +.

Adam Cornelius

Adam (he/him) has nearly 20 years experience in the restaurant industry, having managed some of NYC's most well known establishments such as Tribeca Grill and Momofuku Noodle Bar. He is working towards his Masters of HR Law from Strayer University and currently a payroll specialist in the HR department for Mark Morris Dance Group.

Tony Patryn

Tony (he/him) successfully ran a monthly showcase, The Campy Cabaret, for five years in the Upper West Side of NYC. Before that he was the regular emcee at several different showcases and cabarets around New York and Chicago. He has over 20 years of Graphic Design experience under his belt, eight of which has been directly tied to theatrical advertising and branding.

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David Elliot

David (he/him) currently serves as the Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, where they are looking forward to re-opening the Playhouse doors for the first time since 2019. For over fifteen years, David was the Co-Director of Perry Street Theatricals, a producing and general management office based in New York City. He has produced or co-produced multiple award-winning productions in New York and London, including: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (TONY, Drama Desk), LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL (West End, Olivier nom.), HAMLET and SAINT JOAN, AN OAK TREE (OBIE); IN THE CONTINUUM and THE EXONERATED (Drama Desk, Outer Critics), to name a few. As a Director, his work has been seen at Olney Theatre, The Culture Project, The Irish Rep, The Zipper, Metropolitan Playhouse, The Players, New York Performance Works and Rattlestick.

Chuck Ragsdale

Chuck (he/him) is a professional actor with over 30 years performance experience, having worked contracts ranging from Production to Casino. As an arts educator, he maintains a position on the acting faculty of CAP21 Conservatory/Molloy College in NYC.