Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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and Joey Sims
19 Aug 2014

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



SUMMER 2014

THE MONEY SHOT

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
  • First Preview: September 4, 2014
  • Opening: September 22, 2014
  • Director: Neil LaBute
  • Cast: Gia Crovatin, Elizabeth Reaser, Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller
  • A new play by Neil LaBute about two desperate movie stars.

     

INDIAN INK

  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: September 4, 2014
  • Opening: September 30, 2014
  • Director: Carey Perloff
  • Cast: Rosemary Harris
  • The New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's drama about a free-spirited English poet in 1930s India, and her younger sister's attempts to preserve her sister's career in 1980s England.

     

A WALK IN THE WOODS

  • Keen Company at the Clurman Theatre
  • First Preview: September 9, 2014
  • Opening: September 30, 2014
  • Director: Jonathan Silverstein
  • Cast: Kathleen Chalfant, Paul Niebanck
  • A revival of Lee Blessing's play about two super power arms negotiators who meet in the woods after long hours at the bargaining table.

     

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: September 12, 2014
  • Opening: September 22, 2014
  • Director: Ivo Van Hove
  • Cast: Tina Benko, Dallas Roberts, Roslyn Ruff
  • Emily Mann's highly theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 1974 film, first seen in London last year.

     

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT

  • Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: September 14, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
  • Cast: Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni and Jared McNeill
  • The US premiere of Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne’s play journeying into the wonders of the human brain.

     

FOUND

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: September 18, 2014
  • Opening: October 14, 2014
  • Director: Lee Overtree
  • Cast: Christina Anthony, Nick Blaemire , Andrew Call, Barrett Wilbert Weed
  • An original musical based on discarded notes and letters, drawn from Davy Rothbart's popular Found Magazine.

     

TAIL! SPIN!

  • The Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project
  • First Preview: September 18, 2014
  • Opening: October 1, 2014
  • Director: Dan Knechtges
  • Cast: Rachel Dratch
  • Mario Correa's comedy about the sex scandals that brought down politicians Anthony Weiner, Mark Sanford, Mark Foley and Larry Craig.

     

FALL 2014

THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE

  • TACT/The Actors Company Theatre at the Beckett Theatre
  • First Preview: September 23, 2014
  • Opening: October 7, 2014
  • Director: Drew Barr
  • Cast: Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence, Caitlin O’Connell, Margot White
  • A revival of Frank Marcus' play about a soap opera actress whose character may be killed off by studio executives.

     

WHILE I YET LIVE

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: September 23, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Sheryl Kaller
  • Cast: Elain Graham, Susan Heyward, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kevyn Morrow, Larry Powell, Sharon Washington, Lillias White
  • The world premiere of Billy Porter's autobiographical play about coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of strong-willed women.

     

PORT AUTHORITY

  • Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre
  • First Preview: September 24, 2014
  • Opening: October 2, 2014
  • Director: Ciarán O’Reilly
  • Cast: Billy Carter, Peter Maloney, James Russell
  • A revival of Conor McPherson's play about three generations of Irish men.

     

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: September 30, 2014
  • Opening: October 22, 2014
  • Director: Daniel Aukin
  • Cast: Adam Chandler-Berat, Kyle Beltran, André de Shields
  • The world premiere of Itamar Moses and Michael Friedman’s musical based on the Jonathan Lethem novel.

     

A SUCKER EMCEE

  • Labyrinth Theater Company
  • First Preview: September 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jenny Koons
  • Cast: Craig muMs Grant
  • Craig muMs Grant’s one-man show, charting his journey, from growing up in the Bronx to starring on one of HBO’s biggest shows.

     

BILLY & RAY

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: October 2, 2014
  • Opening: October 20, 2014
  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Cast: TBA
  • Mike Bencivenga's new comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre.

     

BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY)

  • Lincoln Center Theater - The Claire Tow Theater
  • First Preview: October 4, 2014
  • Opening: October 20, 2014
  • Director: Patricia McGregor
  • Cast: Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers, Taliyah Whitaker
  • Kimber Lee's new play follows the family of Tray, a spirited 17 year-old whose life is cut short, as they navigate their grief and find hope together.

     

LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: October 7, 2014
  • Opening: November 5, 2014
  • Director: Peter DuBois
  • Cast: America Ferrera, Michael Chernus, Tracee Chimo, Austin Lysy
  • The first New York revival of Terrence McNally's play in 23 years.

     

THE OLDEST BOY

  • Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
  • First Preview: October 9, 2014
  • Opening: November 3, 2014
  • Director: Rebecca Taichman
  • Cast: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Joel de la Fuente
  • In Sarah Ruhl's new work, Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman and a Tibetan man, is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher.

     

FATHER COMES HOME FROM WAR (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: October 14, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jo Bonney
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ three-part play set over the course of the Civil War.

     

GRAND CONCOURCE

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: October 17, 2014
  • Opening: November 12, 2014
  • Director: Kip Fagan
  • Cast: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Bobby Moreno, Lee Wilkof
  • The world premiere of Heidi Schreck's play about a devoted manager and an idealistic teenaged volunteer at a Bronx soup kitchen.

     

LOST LAKE

  • Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
  • First Preview: October 21, 2014
  • Opening: November 11, 2014
  • Director: Daniel Sullivan
  • Cast: John Hawkes, Tracie Thoms
  • The world premiere of David Auburn's play about a woman who is pulled into the troubles of the man who owns the lakeside property she has rented.

     

STICKS AND BONES

  • The New Group at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: October 21, 2014
  • Opening: November 6, 2014
  • Director: Scott Elliott
  • Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman
  • David Rabe’s play about an American family pulled apart by the Vietnam War.

     

OUR LADY OF KIBEHO

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: October 28, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Michael Greif
  • Cast: TBA
  • In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. A new play by Katori Hall.

     

PUNK ROCK

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
  • First Preview: October 29, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new play by Simon Stephens, had its UK premiere in 2009. In a private school outside of Manchester, a group of highly-articulate seventeen year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams.

     

ALLEGRO

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: November 1, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: John Doyle
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical following a man's life from cradle to early manhood.

     

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II

  • Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: November 1, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Michael Boyd
  • Cast: John Douglas Thompson
  • A new production of Christopher Marlowe’s play about the rise and fall of the Persian emperor Tamburlaine.

     

BY THE WATER

  • Manhattan Theatre Club/Ars Nova at New York City Center - Stage II
  • First Preview: November 4, 2014
  • Opening: November 18, 2014
  • Director: Hal Brooks
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's play about a Staten Island community rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.

     

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: November 7, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Young Jean Lee
  • Cast: Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, James Stanley
  • The Public Theater presents the latest production by Young Jean Lee's Theater Compan, a rare straight play about a family coming together to celebrate Christmas.

     

A PARTICLE OF DREAD

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
  • First Preview: November 11, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Nancy Meckler
  • Cast: Stephen Rea
  • Sam Shepard's dark modern-day take on Oedipus Rex premiered in Derry, Ireland and features Academy Award-nominee Stephen Rea in the canonical central role, alongside a cast of actors from both sides of the Atlantic.

     

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

  • Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre
  • First Preview: November 25, 2014
  • Opening: December 4, 2014
  • Director: Charlotte Moore
  • Cast: TBA
  • Duane Poole, Larry Grossman and Carol Hall's musical about a young boy celebrating his last Christmas with his family.

     

SOUL DOCTOR

  • Actors Temple Theatre
  • First Preview: November 25, 2014
  • Opening: December 14, 2014
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: TBA
  • Daniel S. Wise and David Schechter's musical about Jewish music star Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone.

     

POCATELLO

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: November 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Davis McCallum
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's play about the manager of an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello, Idaho.

     

INTO THE WOODS

  • Roundabout Theatre Company — Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: December 18, 2014
  • Opening: January 22, 2015
  • Director: Noah Brody, Ben Steinfeld
  • Cast: TBA
  • Fiasco Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical about fairy tales and what happens after "happily ever after."

     

WINTER 2015

DA

  • Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre
  • First Preview: January 14, 2015
  • Opening: January 22, 2015
  • Director: Charlotte Moore
  • Cast: TBA
  • A revival of Hugh Leonard's memory play about a man who returns to his childhood home to find his father's ghost unwilling to leave.

     

HAMILTON

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: January 20, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Thomas Kail
  • Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • The world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about Alexander Hamilton.

     

JOHN & JEN

  • Keen Company at the Clurman Theatre
  • First Preview: February 10, 2015
  • Opening: March 3, 2015
  • Director: Jonathan Silverstein
  • Cast: TBA
  • A revival of Andrew Lippa's musical about one woman's relationship with her young brother and her son.

     

AMERICAN PSYCHO

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: February 2015
  • Opening: March 2015
  • Director: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s musical based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel.

     

BIG LOVE

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: February 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Tina Landau
  • Cast: TBA
  • Charles Mee’s play based on The Danaids by Aeschylus, about fifty brides who flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in an Italian villa.

     

THE LIQUID PLAIN

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
  • First Preview: February 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Kwame Kwei-Armah
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Naomi Wallace’s play about two runaway slaves in 18th century Rhode Island.

     

LIVES OF THE SAINTS

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: February 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: John Rando
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new collection of short comedies by David Ives.

     

PLACEBO

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: February 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Daniel Aukin
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Melissa James Gibson's comedy about a woman working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug.

     

THE TOTAL BENT

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: March 3, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Joanna Settle
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical about a young black musical prodigy in Montgomery, Alabama.

     

THE INSURGENTS

  • Labyrinth Theater Company
  • First Preview: Early 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Lear deBessonet
  • Cast: TBA
  • Lucy Thurber’s new play about a woman who traveled across the country in search of something to believe in, only to find herself home again.

     

BROOKLYNITE

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: Winter 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Michael Mayer
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer’s about an idealistic hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero.

     

SPRING 2015

IOWA

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: March 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond's musical play about a mother and daughter who move to Iowa when Mom finds her soul-mate there on Facebook.

     

TOAST

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: April 3, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Elise Thoron
  • Cast: TBA
  • Lemon Andersen’s new play about a group of inmates during the 1971 Attica Prison riots.

     

THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA

  • Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: April 24, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld
  • Cast: TBA
  • Fiasco Theater’s production of the William Shakespeare comedy.

     

DOCTOR FAUSTUS

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: April 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Andrei Belgrader
  • Cast: Chris Noth
  • A new production of Christopher Marlowe’s classic play about a man who makes a pact with the devil.

     

A NEW PLAY BY ATHOL FUGARD

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: April 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Athol Fugard
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of a new play by Athol Fugard.

     

THE QUALMS

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: May 22, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Pam MacKinnon
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Bruce Norris’ play about a newly-married couple that attends a party for partner-swapping couples.

     

THE SWING OF THE SEA

  • Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
  • First Preview: May 26, 2015
  • Opening: June 16, 2015
  • Director: Lynne Meadow
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s play about two sons who reunite with their father’s lover after his death.

     

WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: May 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jim Simpson
  • Cast: TBA
  • A.R. Gurney’s play about a mother who takes her teenage son and daughter to spend the summer on Lake Erie.

     

GLORIA; OR AMBITION

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: Spring 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Evan Cabnet
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins about a group of editorial assistants at a famed Manhattan magazine.

     

NICE GIRL

  • Labyrinth Theater Company
  • First Preview: Spring 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Mimi O’Donnell
  • Cast: TBA
  • Melissa Ross’ new play about a woman in a dead end job who begins to take tentative steps toward a new life.

     

THE SPOILS

  • The New Group at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
  • First Preview: Spring 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Scott Elliott
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg
  • The world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s play about a man who sets out to win back his grade school crush after he finds out she is marrying a straight-laced banker.

     

2015-16 SEASON - NO DATES ANNOUNCED

A NEW PLAY BY A.R. GURNEY

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • First Preview: 2015-16
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of a new play by A.R. Gurney.

     

A NEW PLAY BY NAOMI WALLACE

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • First Preview: 2015-16
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of a new play by Naomi Wallace.