The Cherry Lane Theatre (CLT), located at 38 Commerce Street in the borough of Manhattan, is New York City's oldest continuously running off-Broadway theater. The Cherry Lane contains a 179-seat main stage and a 60-seat studio.
In August 2011, Angelina Fiordellisi announced that Cherry Lane Theatre had been able to work off almost all of its debt and plans to produce again in 2012. Fiordellisi had received hundreds of phone calls and emails and visits from people who were concerned to hear that she was leaving and that the theatre was for sale, and when those people started referring rentals to Cherry Lane she was able to look ahead and feel more secure about the theatre's financial future. Cherry Lane Theatre began producing new works again with its OBIE Award-winning Mentor Project in February 2012.