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

TAIL! SPIN!

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

     

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 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 24, 2014
  • Opening: October 12, 2014
  • 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.

     

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, Danny Pudi, Barrett Wilbert Weed
  • An original musical based on discarded notes and letters, drawn from Davy Rothbart's popular Found Magazine.

     

THE BELLE OF AMHERST

  • Westside Theatre - Upstairs
  • First Preview: October 7, 2014
  • Opening: October 19, 2014
  • Director: Steve Cosson
  • Cast: Joely Richardson
  • Emily Dickinson welcomes audiences into her lifelong Amherst homestead in mid-19th century Massachusetts.

     

BILLY & RAY

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: October 1, 2014
  • Opening: October 20, 2014
  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Cast: Larry Pine, Vincent Kartheiser
  • 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.

     

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.

     

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

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: October 14, 2014
  • Opening: October 28, 2014
  • Director: Jo Bonney
  • Cast: Sterling K. Brown, Louis Cancelmi, Peter Jay Fernandez, Jeremie Harris, Russell G. Jones, Jenny Jules, Ken Marks, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tonye Patano, Julian Rozzell Jr.
  • The world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ three-part play set over the course of the Civil War.

     

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.

     

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.

     

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, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer, Raviv Ullman
  • David Rabe’s play about an American family pulled apart by the Vietnam War.

     

LOST LAKE

  • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center 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.

     

GRAND CONCOURCE

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: October 17, 2014
  • Opening: November 12, 2014
  • Director: Kip Fagan
  • Cast: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Ismenia Mendes, 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.

     

PUNK ROCK

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
  • First Preview: October 29, 2014
  • Opening: November 17, 2014
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Annie Funke, David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, Noah Robbins, Douglas Smith
  • A new play by Simon Stephens, which 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.

     

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.

     

ALLEGRO

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: November 1, 2014
  • Opening: November 19, 2014
  • Director: John Doyle
  • Cast: George Abud, Alma Cuervo, Elizabeth A. Davis, Claybourne Elder, Malcolm Gets, Maggie Lakis, Megan Loomis, Paul Lincoln, Jane Pfitsch, Randy Redd, Ed Romanoff, Jessica Tyler Wright
  • A new production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical following a man's life from cradle to early manhood.

     

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.

     

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.

     

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.

     

THE INVISIBLE HAND

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: November 20, 2014
  • Opening: December 8, 2014
  • Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
  • Cast: TBA
  • Nick Bright, an American stock broker, is thrown into a terrifying world of kidnapping and torture in a remote region of Pakistan. As Nick negotiates to save his own life he begins to see his captors in a new light.

     

SOUL DOCTOR

  • Actors Temple Theatre
  • First Preview: November 25, 2014
  • Opening: December 14, 2014
  • Director: Mindy Cooper
  • 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 21, 2014
  • Opening: December 15, 2014
  • Director: Davis McCallum
  • Cast: Jessica Dickey, Jonathan Hogan, Brian Hutchison, Leah Karpel, T.R. Knight, Cameron Scoggins, Brenda Wehle, Danny Wolohan, Elvy Yost
  • The world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's play about the manager of an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello, Idaho.

     

DYING FOR IT

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: December 11, 2014
  • Opening: January 8, 2015
  • Director: Neil Pepe
  • Cast: TBA
  • Semyon is a man down on his luck, married to a nag, and out of options. When he decides to throw in the towel and kill himself, a deluge of sympathetic visitors descends upon him, determined to make him a martyr for their many causes.

     

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

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: January 9, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Erica Schmidt
  • Cast: Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling
  • When a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s young son, soon Natalya (Schilling) is interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her long suffering friend, Rakitin (Dinklage), who is secretly smitten with her.

     

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Atlantic Stage 2
  • First Preview: January 7, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: TBA
  • Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, actress Ella and her famous playwright father David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her off-Broadway debut…and things unravel from there.

     

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.

     

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Atlantic Stage 2
  • First Preview: January 7, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: TBA
  • Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her off-Broadway debut…and things unravel from there.

     

LIVES OF THE SAINTS

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: February 3, 2015
  • Opening: February 24, 2015
  • Director: John Rando
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new collection of short comedies by David Ives.

     

LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD

  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Black Box Theatre
  • First Preview: January 22, 2015
  • Opening: February 17, 2015
  • Director: Giovanna Sardelli
  • Cast: TBA
  • On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son.

     

VERITE

  • Lincoln Center Theater - The Claire Tow Theater
  • First Preview: January 31, 2015
  • Opening: February 18, 2015
  • Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel
  • Cast: TBA
  • Josephine, a stay-at-home mom and struggling writer, is offered an unusual deal for her memoir: she has to make her life exciting enough to publish. As mysterious and even sinister events start happening to her, Josephine has to decide how far she is willing to go to make her life into art.

     

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.

     

BIG LOVE

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: February 3, 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 17, 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.

     

PLACEBO

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: February 20, 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.

     

SPRING 2015

IOWA

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: March 20, 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.

     

HAMLET

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: March 26, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Austin Pendleton
  • Cast: Peter Sarsgaard
  • “To be, or not to be? That is the question.” Sarsgaard reunites with director Austin Pendleton.

     

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.

     

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.

     

DOCTOR FAUSTUS

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: May 29, 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.

     

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: May 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.