Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

Off-Broadway News   Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows
Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.

• Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: May 23, 2019
• Opening: June 20, 2019
• Playwright: Lydia R. Diamond
• Director: Pam MacKinnon
• Cast: April Matthis, Eric Berryman, Harvy Blanks, Phillip James Brannon, Daniel J. Bryant, Jonathan Burke, Toney Goins, Kenn E. Head, and Ezra Knight

Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can't play with the boys. Featuring a bullpen of players crossing age, race and gender to portray all supporting roles,Toni Stone is a vibrant play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart and playing your own way.

• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: May 24, 2019
• Opening: June 17, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson
• Director: Stephen Brackett
• Choreographer: Raja Feather Kelly
• Cast: Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Larry Owens, and Jason Veasey

Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head — in an attempt to break out of this strange loop.

• Beckett Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: May 30, 2019
• Opening: June 20, 2019
• Playwright: Micheál Mac Liammóir
• Director: Aidan Redmond
• Cast: Ciaran Byrne, Liam Forde, McKenna Harrington, Con Horgan, Cynthia Mace, Daniel Marconi, Brenda Meaney, Paul O’Brien, and Jesse Pennington

The Mountains Look Different is the story of Bairbre’s return home to Ireland, after a dozen hard years in London working the streets. Three days ago, she married Tom, who knows nothing of her past. Together they hope to settle with Tom’s father on his farm, and live a simple life far from the temptations and torments of the sinful city. But soon they will learn that it’s not easy for anyone to escape their past, even among the rocks and ruins of the mountainside.

• Lincoln Center Theater/Claire Tow Theater
• First Preview: June 8, 2019
• Opening: June 27, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Grace McLean
• Director: Lee Sunday Evans
• Cast: Rachael Duddy, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Grace McLean, and Hannah Whitney

In the Green tells the origin story of one of Medieval history's most powerful and creative women: Hildegard von Bingen. Before she became a healer, a composer, an exorcist, and finally a saint, she was a little girl locked in a cell with her mentor, Jutta. This new musical is the tale of two women and the journey that leads one to embrace death, and the other to celebrate the beauty and blemishes of a fully lived life.

• The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
• First Preview: June 13, 2019
• Opening: June 27, 2019
• Book and Lyrics: David Cale
• Music: David Cale and Matthew Dean Marsh
• Director: Robert Falls
• Cast: David Cale

Growing up, writer/performer David Cale escaped his parents’ fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom and tending to birds in his backyard animal hospital. Lush songs, featuring a six-piece orchestra, and an intimate portrait of his mother unite in Cale’s vivid musical memoir of hope, family, and transcendence.

• New World Stages Stage III
• First Preview: June 19, 2019
• Opening: July 2, 2019
• Book: Chris D'Arienzo
• Music and Lyrics: Various
• Director: Kristin Hanggi
• Choreographer: Kelly Devine
• Cast: CJ Eldred, Kirsten Scott, Mitchell Jarvis, Katie Webber, PJ Griffith, Matt Ban, Dane Biren, Tiffany Engen, Tom Galantich, Jeannette Bayardelle, Ashley En-Fu Matthews, Leah Reed, Michael Mahany, Mekhai Lee, Kevin Michael Raponey, Justin Colombo, and Autumn Guzzardi

This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day – and the music.

• Westside Theatre (Downstairs)
• First Preview: June 20, 2019
• Opening: July 8, 2019
• Book: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig, and Frank Caeti
• Music: Julie Nichols and Dan Wessels
• Lyrics: Robyn Lynne Norris, Frank Caeti, Amanda Blake Davis, and Bob Ladewig
• Director and Choreographer: Lorin Latarro
• Cast: Chris Alvarado, Kaitlyn Black, Jillian Gottlieb, Jonathan Gregg, Eric Lockley, Megan Sikora, and Liz Wisan

In 2012, as a scientific experiment about the online search for love, 38 “undateable” profiles were placed on the world’s most popular online dating site to see if anyone would engage with them. The online conversations and interactions that followed were tracked, measured, and documented. The outcome of this experiment is the hilarious and shocking new show, #DateMe. Those 38 online characters are now on stage along with live interactive multimedia, original music, and improvisation - making #DateMe unlike anything New York City has ever seen!

• Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
• First Preview: June 20, 2019
• Opening: July 15, 2019
• Playwright: Chris Urch
• Director: Saheem Ali
• Cast: Ato Blankson-Wood, Latoya Edwards, Robert Gilbert, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Adenike Thomas, and James Udom

Set in Uganda, a country subjected to severe anti-homosexuality laws, The Rolling Stone is an intimate yet explosive family drama about two brothers at odds - one a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and the other a church pastor who fervently rails against the lifestyle his brother is forced to conceal.

• MCC Theater/Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
• First Preview: June 26, 2019
• Opening: July 18, 2019
• Playwright: Halley Feiffer
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: Ako, Steven Boyer, Tavi Gevinson, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Henderson, Greg Hildreth, Matthew Jeffers, Gene Jones, Alfredo Narciso, Chris Perfetti, Ryan Spahn, and Ray Anthony Thomas

The struggle is real for Olga, Masha, and Irina: siblings who are NOT super thrilled to be stuck in rural Russia circa 1900 (laaame). In Halley Feiffer’s contemporary reimagining of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, we follow the joys and heartbreaks of one lovably dysfunctional family over the course of several pivotal years in a world that proves to be eerily similar to the one we live in today.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: June 26, 2019
• Opening: June 27, 2019
• Book: Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
• Additional contributions: Gordon Greenberg
• Music and Lyrics: Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor
• Director: Anne Kauffman
• Cast: Andrea Burns, Mateo Ferro, David Garrison, Helen Hunt, Christopher Jackson, Javier Muñoz, and Tracie Thoms

Based on the best-selling Studs Terkel book of the same name, Working: A Musical evokes the unsung nobility of American workers. From the hardworking cashier to the tired steelworker, this musical exalts the hopes, dignity, and sense of purpose shared by each one of us.

• Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: July 2, 2019
• Opening: July 17, 2019
• Playwright: Luis Alfaro
• Director: Chay Yew
• Cast: Vanessa Aspillaga, Alex Hernandez, Ada Maris, Benjamin Luis McCracken, Socorro Santiago, and Sabina Zúñiga Varela

This stirring drama, inspired by the story of Medea, masterfully combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today, following a young Mexican mother who gives up everything to bring her son to America, only to find America demands even more.

• Theatre at St. Luke's
• First Preview: July 5, 2019
• Opening: July 18, 2019
• Book: Jamie Jackson and SoHee Youn
• Music: SoHee Youn
• Lyrics: Jamie Jackson
• Director and Choreographer: Bill Castellino
• Cast: Grace Choi, Emma Degerstedt, James Donegan, Taylor Fields, Andrew Mayer, Frankie Paparone, Hazel Anne Raymundo, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Lawrence E. Street, Sorab Wadia, John Wascavage, and Bruce Warren

José Rodriguez, a Mexican Dreamer in New York City, has an American Dream - to become "a someone". But, as an undocumented delivery guy, he feels practically invisible. Alina Orlova also has an American Dream - to undermine America. But as she's Russia's worst spy, she can't take a step outside without being noticed by everyone. When Jose and Alina meet, they realize they're yin to each other's yang and they hatch a scheme to crack the Mayor of New York's Annual Gala to fulfill their dreams.

• Cherry Lane Theatre
• Opening: July 10, 2019
• Playwright: Mike Birbiglia
• Cast: Mike Birbiglia

Comedian Mike Birbiglia just finished up a four month run on Broadway performing his solo-show The New One and now he’s all out of jokes. Luckily, he’s been developing some new jokes and stories. Mike will be reading and performing the best of the new. Which is hopefully better than the best of the old.

• Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
• First Preview: July 8, 2019
• Opening: July 12, 2019
• Playwright and Director: Winter Miller
• Cast: Renata Friedman and Sarah Nina Hayon

Lali and Beng are being held somewhere. They don't know where in the world they are, how long they've been missing, or if they're ever getting out.

• Minetta Lane Theater
• First Preview: July 8, 2019
• Opening: July 18, 2019
• Playwright: Isaac Gomez
• Director: Jo Bonney
• Cast: Kate del Castillo

An actress enters a theater, picks up a script, and begins to read. The story that unfolds details disturbing and haunting accounts of the murder of thousands of women in Juarez, Mexico and one playwright’s journey of discovery and responsibility. As lines blur between theatricality and reality, intense and provocative questions are raised and demand deeper examination. Based on a series of intimate interviews, this one-woman play demonstrates the power of speaking truth, even as it considers the implications of doing so.

• Greenwich House Theater
• First Preview: July 9, 2019
• Opening: July 23, 2019
• Book: Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams
• Music and Lyrics: Joe Iconis
• Director and Choreography: Jennifer Werner
• Cast: Annie Golden, Alan H. Green, Brad Oscar, Emily Borromeo, Badia Farha, Jasmine Forsberg, Omar Garibay, Jared Joseph, Christina Sajous, and Emilie Battle

Down-on-her-luck actress Annie has just about had it with showbiz, when along comes a gig no one could have predicted: the opportunity to become a real-life, Kung Fu-fighting bounty hunter. Suddenly this woman of a certain age is going from bad auditions on the streets of New York to beating up bad guys in the jungles of South America – and discovering her true badass identity along the way.

• Cherry Lane Theatre
• First Preview: July 10, 2019
• Opening: July 22, 2019
• Playwright: Jacqueline Novak
• Director: John Early
• Cast: Jacqueline Novak

Comedian Jacqueline Novak’s Get On Your Knees is the most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see. Novak spins her material on the femininity of the penis and the stoicism of the vulva into an unexpectedly philosophical show that’s part feminist outcry, part coming-of-age tale of triumph.

• Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: July 10, 2019
• Opening: July 16, 2019
• Playwright: Joseph Scott Ford
• Director: Kelsey Claire
• Cast: Collette Astle, Victoria Janicki, Sea McHale, Serena Parrish, Stephon Pettway, Mickey Roberts, and Allie Trimm

A group of six 20-something-year-old friends gather in a mountain cabin to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. It's just they can't seem to enjoy anything, really. What is supposed to be a fun and carefree evening evolves into a drunken circus of attempted infidelity, nonsense, and weird religion. This all takes place under the watchful gaze of a young girl who only shows herself to one person, while he steadily and hilariously loses his grip on reality in the company of his oblivious friends.

• New York City Center
• Opening: July 10, 2019
• Book and Lyrics: Maria Irene Fornes
• Music: Al Carmines
• Director: Laurie Woolery
• Cast: Mark Bedard, Becca Blackwell, Eddie Cooper, Daniel Everidge, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Marcy Harriel, James T. Lane, Bonnie Milligan, Bryonha Parham, Don Darryl Rivera, Soara-Joye Ross, Steve Routman, Saundra Santiago, and J.D. Webster

Escape into the absurdly funny world of Promenade where two fugitives, known only as 105 and 106, navigate the world of haves and have-nots while on the run from the law. A zany anti-adventure written by the “mother of avant-garde theater,” Maria Irene Fornes, and featuring an eclectic musical blend by Al Carmines, Promenade promises lighthearted fun while exposing the ever-present chasm between the rich and the poor and observing the ways in which social status can both liberate and imprison.

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: July 11, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright and Director: Miranda Haymon
• Cast: Jamar Brathwaite, David Glover, and Dhari Noel

Adapted from Franz Kafka's short story of the same name, In the Penal Colony investigates the performance of power, patriarchy and punishment. Three black men convene in an unnamed penal colony, asking what it means for them to exist in the media, when observed, when consumed, when punished.

• 59E59 Theater A
• First Preview: July 11, 2019
• Opening: July 21, 2019
• Book: Rita Rudner and Martin Bergman
• Music and Lyrics: Jason Feddy
• Director: Martin Bergman
• Cast: Rita Rudner, Robert Yacko, Brian Lohmann, and Kelly Holden Bashar

They say opposites attract. They haven’t met Tom and Wendy. Forced together by a computer error, freewheeling Tom and uptight Wendy do their best to ruin each other’s vacations. But the bright lights of Vegas might just convince them to take a chance on the happiness they both gave up on long ago.

• The Duke on 42nd Street
• First Preview: July 14, 2019
• Opening: July 28, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Janet Zarish
• Cast: Anthony Bowden, Jason Bowen, Rebekah Brockman, Rosalyn Coleman, Laura Gragtmans, Lorenzo Jackson, Henry Jenkinson, Galen Ryan Kane, Keshav Moodliar, and Katherine Turner

Shakespeare's strikingly current play speaks powerfully about impossible moral choices in the story of the devout novice Isabella, whose faith is tested when her brother is sentenced to death for impregnating Juliet out of wedlock. When the outwardly virtuous leader Angelo propositions Isabella in exchange for his release, she must consider whether upholding her holy vows is worth her innocent brother's life.

• The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: July 16, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Daniel Sullivan
• Cast: Teagle F. Bougere, Kate Burton, Jonathan Cake, Louis Cancelmi, Gregory Connors, Darryl Gene Daughtry, Jr., Biko Eisen-Martin, Bree Elrod, Christopher Ghaffari, Enid Graham, Christopher Ryan Grant, Emeka Guindo, Jonathan Hadary, Suzannah Herschkowitz, Thomas Kopache, Tyler La Marr, L’Oreál Lampley, Jack LeGoff, Louis Reyes McWilliams, Max Gordon Moore, Maria Mukuka, Sebastian Roy, Tom Nelis, Nneka Okafor, Ali Skamangas, and Amelia Workman

For the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Coriolanus, the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: July 16, 2019
• Opening: July 31, 2019
• Playwright: Domenica Feraud
• Director: Kate Hopkins
• Cast: Domenica Feraud, Florencia Lozano, Jake Ryan Lozano, Portia, and Peter Rini

Rachel hasn’t been home in four months. After fighting for her life at Renley, a trial weekend has been agreed upon. At first, Rachel couldn’t be happier to be reunited with her family. But what happens when the people you love most, the ones you believe want the best for you, are the ones causing the most damage without even knowing it? Where do you go when the place you feel you most belong might be the place that almost killed you in the first place?

• Irish Repertory Theatre
• First Preview: July 17, 2019
• Opening: July 25, 2019
• Playwright: Elaine Murphy
• Director: Marc Atkinson Borrull
• Cast: TBD

One year can bring extraordinary change; just ask Amber, Lorraine and Kay, three generations of North Dublin women who find themselves suddenly facing the unexpected. As the year moves forward, the women confront their individual challenges with courage and humor, finding strength in one another and discovering the beauty and complexity of family.

• The Duke on 42nd Street
• First Preview: July 17, 2019
• Opening: July 28, 2019
• Playwright: Nambi E. Kelley
• Director: Seret Scott
• Cast: Anthony Bowden, Jason Bowen, Rebekah Brockman, Rosalyn Coleman, Laura Gragtmans, Lorenzo Jackson, Henry Jenkinson, Galen Ryan Kane, Keshav Moodliar, and Katherine Turner

Richard Wright's groundbreaking novel of oppression, freedom and justice comes to life onstage in this timely adaptation. In the South Side Chicago of the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to create a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has left him with few opportunities. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

• Daryl Roth Theatre
• Opening: July 23, 2019
• Playwright: Hannah Gadsby
• Cast: Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby took the comedy world and Netflix by storm with her multi-award winning sensation Nanette. Now she returns to New York City, where Nanette played a critically acclaimed, sold out run in 2018, with an all new show, Douglas. And while Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Hannah to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: July 24, 2019
• Opening: July 25, 2019
• Book: John Weidman
• Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
• Director and Choreographer: Will Davis
• Cast: TBD

At what point does the pursuit of the American Dream become an empty enterprise? Road Show is a larger-than-life account of two brothers—schemer Wilson Mizner and his more thoughtful sibling Addison—who are inspired, by their dying father, to stake their claim on a piece of the world. Set during the Alaskan gold rush and the Florida real estate boom of the early 1900s, and loosely based on a true story, follow the Mizner brothers on their ambitious and ultimately ill-fated quest for gold.

• Irish Repertory Studio Theatre
• First Preview: July 26, 2019
• Opening: August 1, 2019
• Creator: Barry Day
• Director: Charlotte Moore
• Cast: Steve Ross and KT Sullivan

Get to know the life and times of one of the 20th century’s most dynamic creative icons – Noël Coward – through this intimate performance in which Steve Ross and KT Sullivan transform into some of the many characters that made up Coward’s unique life…Gertrude Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Elaine Stritch, Lynn Fontanne, Virginia Woolf, Edna Ferber, the Queen Mother, and, of course, The Master himself, Noël Coward.

• Second Stage Theatre/Tony Kiser Theatre
• First Preview: July 30, 2019
• Opening: August 15, 2019
• Playwright: Bess Wohl
• Director: Michael Greif
• Cast: Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, Harrison Fox, Maren Heary, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis

When does real life collide with make believe? For the four Conlee kids, ages 5 to 10, playing house is no longer a game when their parents inexplicably disappear. Thirty-two years later, their search for answers continues.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: August 1, 2019
• Opening: August 8, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Jim Steinman
• Director: Jay Scheib
• Cast: Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington, Bradley Dean, Lena Hall, Avionce Hoyles, Danielle Steers, and Tyrick Wiltez Jones

Join Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’, as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic Obsidian.

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