August 19: Performances begin at Playwrights Horizons for the New York premiere of Julia Cho’s Aubergine, featuring stage and screen star Michael Potts (Grey Gardens, The Book of Mormon, The Wire). The new work is billed as a poignant and lyrical new play, wherein “the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language.”
August 25: Leslye Headland’s psychological thriller The Layover officially opens Off-Broadway with Vinyl star Annie Parisse and Broadway’s John Procaccino (Clybourne Park) among the cast. The new work takes place over Thanksgiving during an aiport layover.
August 20: Lucy Teitler’s dark comedy Engagements, about a group of friends navigating weddings, engagements, friendships and betrayals, concludes its premiere engagement as part of Second Stage Theatre's Uptown Series at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.
August 21: Broadway’s Diane Paulus-directed Finding Neverland, the story of how Peter Pan came to life, concludes its run before heading on its first national tour and a forthcoming West End production.
August 28: J.T. Rogers’ epic political drama Oslo, which chronicles the secret talks that led to the 1993 peace agreement between Israel and the PLO, concludes its Off-Broadway debut. The acclaimed, Bartlett Sher-helmed staging is set to transfer to Broadway’s Vivian Beaumont Theater next spring with the original cast.
August 28: Fuerza Bruta, the popular, fast-paced show from Buenos Aires, ends its nine-year run Off-Broadway—having played 3,004 performances.
August 23: Waitress composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles is joined by the cast of the acclaimed show to celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording at 4 PM at Barnes & Noble on 86th Street in New York.
August 23: Michael Feinstein takes to the stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below with special guest star Marilyn Maye for Summertime Swing, an evening of songs depicting romance and passion. Performances run through September 1.