Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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and Joey Sims
02 Feb 2015

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

THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW

  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: March 18, 2015
  • Opening: April 2, 2015
  • Director: Kristen Kelly
  • Cast: Daniel Abeles, Jeb Brown, Chris Kipniak, Brian Miskell, Margo Seibert, Lusia Strus
  • Rock-club owner Hank struggles with his daughter's new relationship with rising star DJ as well as keeping his business alive amid changing times, in Laura Eason's new play.

     

I'M LOOKING FOR HELEN TWELVETREES

  • Abrons Arts Center
  • First Preview: March 19, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Leigh Silverman
  • Cast: Brooke Bloom, David Greenspan, Keith Nobbs
  • David Greenspan’s new play is about finding the early film star Helen Twelvetrees toward the end of her life.

     



  • SPRING 2015

    IOWA

    • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
    • First Preview: March 20, 2015
    • Opening: April 13, 2015
    • Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
    • Cast: Cindy Cheung, April Matthis, Annie McNamara, Karyn Quackenbush, Carolina Sanchez, Lee Sellars, Jill Shackner, Kolette Tetlow
    • 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.

       

    BUZZER

    • The Public Theater
    • First Preview: March 24, 2015
    • Opening: April 8, 2015
    • Director: Anne Kauffman
    • Cast: Grantham Coleman, Tessa Ferrer, Michael Stahl-David
    • Treacherous sexual and racial tensions are waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in, in this new play by Tracey Scott Wilson.
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    CLINTON: THE MUSICAL

    • New World Stages - Stage 4
    • First Preview: March 26, 2015
    • Opening: April 9, 2015
    • Director: Dan Knechtges
    • Cast: Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Judy Gold
    • Michael and Paul Hodge's new musical about the two sides of our 42nd President - “WJ,” the wholesome, intelligent one, and “Billy,” the randy and shameless one.

       

    HAMLET

    • Classic Stage Company
    • First Preview: March 27, 2015
    • Opening: April 15, 2015
    • Director: Austin Pendleton
    • Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Penelope Allen, Harris Yulin, Lisa Joyce, Glenn Fitzgerald, Stephen Spinella
    • A new production of the classic Shakespeare play.

       

    THE 39 STEPS

    • Union Square Theatre
    • First Preview: April 1, 2015
    • Opening: April 9, 2015
    • Director: Maria Aitken
    • Cast: Arnie Burton, Billy Carter Robert Petkoff, Brittany Vicars
    • An off-Broadway return for Patrick Barlow, Simon Corble & Nobby Dimon's hilarious re-imagining of Hitchcock's classic.

       

    GROUNDED

    • The Public Theater
    • First Preview: April 7, 2015
    • Opening: April 23, 2015
    • Director: Julie Taymor
    • Cast: Anne Hathaway
    • Following an unexpected pregnancy, a female fighter pilot struggles to adjust to family life in George Brant's solo show.

       

    TOAST

    • The Public Theater
    • First Preview: April 21, 2015
    • Opening: May 5, 2015
    • Director: Elise Thoron
    • Cast: TBA
    • Lemon Andersen’s new play about a group of inmates during the 1971 Attica Prison riots.

       

    THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK

    • Signature Theatre Company - The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
    • First Preview: April 21, 2015
    • Opening: May 11, 2015
    • Director: Athol Fugard
    • Cast: TBA
    • Aging farm laborer Nukain is forced to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa, in Athol Fugard's new work.  

    FOREVER

    • New York Theatre Workshop
    • First Preview: April 22, 2015
    • Opening: TBA
    • Director: Neel Keller
    • Cast: Dael Orlandersmith
    • Dael Orlandersmith's solo show follows her pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

       

    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 & Ben Steinfeld
    • Cast: TBA
    • Fiasco Theater’s production of the Shakespeare comedy.

       

    THE WAY WE GET BY

    • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theatre
    • First Preview: April 28, 2015
    • Opening: May 20, 2015
    • Director: Leigh Silverman
    • Cast: Thomas Sadoski, Amanda Seyfried
    • The world premiere of Neil LaBute's play about an awkward encounter following a drunken wedding reception.

       

    WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER

    • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
    • First Preview: April 28, 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.

       

    PERMISSION

    • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
    • First Preview: April 29, 2015
    • Opening: TBA
    • Director: Alex Timbers
    • Cast: TBA
    • The world premiere of Robert Askins' comedy about a couple that decides to make Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage.

       

    GUARDS AT THE TAJ

    • Atlantic Theatre Company - Linda Gross Theater
    • First Preview: May 6, 2015
    • Opening: TBA
    • Director: Amy Morton
    • Cast: TBA
    • The world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's play about two Imperial Guards in 1648 India, who watch the sun rise for the first time on the newly-completely Taj Mahal.

       

    THE FLICK

    • Barrow Street Theatre
    • First Preview: May 7, 2015
    • Opening: May 28, 2015
    • Director: Sam Gold
    • Cast: Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, Aaron Clifton Moten
    • Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play traces the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks of three employees at a run-down Massachusetts movie theater.

       

    THE SPOILS

    • The New Group at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
    • First Preview: May 7, 2015
    • Opening: June 2, 2015
    • Director: Scott Elliott
    • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar
    • 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.

       

    THE OTHER THING

    • Second Stage at the McGinn Cazale
    • First Preview: May 12, 2015
    • Opening: May 21, 2015
    • Director: Lucy Tiberghien
    • Cast: TBA
    • A journalist takes on what she thinks will be a run-of-the-mill article about ghost hunters, in Emily Schwend's world premiere thriller.

    THE SOUND AND THE FURY

    • The Public Theater
    • First Preview: May 14, 2015
    • Opening: May 21, 2015
    • Director: John Collins
    • Cast: Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, Randolph Curtis Rand, Greig Sargeant, Kaneza Schaal, Susie Sokol, Lucy Taylor, Tory Vazquez, Ben Williams
    • Elevator Repair Service delivers a verbatim staging of the novel’s opening chapter (“the Benjy chapter”), Faulkner’s famous experiment with memory and language.

       

    CAGNEY

    • York Theatre Company
    • First Preview: May 19, 2015
    • Opening: May 28, 2015
    • Director: Bill Castellino
    • Cast: TBA
    • A new musical by Peter Colley, Robert Crieghton and Christopher McGovern, following the legendary actor from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise to superstardom in Hollywood.

       

    SIGNIFICANT OTHER

    • Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre
    • First Preview: May 21, 2015
    • Opening: June 18, 2015
    • Director: Trip Cullman
    • Cast: TBA
    • Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that's easier said than done, in the world premiere new play by Joshua Harmon.

       

    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.

       

    PRELUDES

    • LCT3 at The Claire Tow Theater
    • First Preview: May 23, 2015
    • Opening: June 15, 2015
    • Director: Rachel Chavkin
    • Cast: TBA
    • Dave Malloy's latest work is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov.

       

    NICE GIRL

    • Labyrinth Theater Company
    • First Preview: May 26, 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.

       

    10 OUT OF 12

    • Soho Rep
    • First Preview: May 27, 2015
    • Opening: June 10, 2015
    • Director: Les Waters
    • Cast: TBA
    • Anne Washburn's immersive new piece takes you inside the technical rehearsals of a new play.

       

    GHOST STORIES: THE SHAWL AND PRAIRIE DU CHEN

    • Atlantic Theater Company - Atlantic Stage 2
    • First Preview: May 27, 2015
    • Opening: June 16, 2015
    • Director: Scott Zigler
    • Cast: TBA
    • Two one-act plays by David Mamet are revived.

       

    GLORIA; OR AMBITION

    • Vineyard Theatre
    • First Preview: May 28, 2015
    • Opening: June 15, 2015
    • Director: Evan Cabnet
    • Cast: TBA
    • The world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins about a group of editorial assistants at a famed Manhattan magazine.

       

    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.

       

SUMMER 2015

OF GOOD STOCK

  • Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
  • First Preview: June 2, 2015
  • Opening: June 23, 2015
  • Director: Lynne Meadow
  • Cast: TBA
  • In Melissa Ross’ new play, the three Stockton sisters gather at their family home on Cape Cod for a summer weekend. Their reunion ignites passions, humor, and wildly unanticipated upheavals.

     

SHOWS FOR DAYS

  • Lincoln Center at the Mitzi E. Newhouse
  • First Preview: June 6, 2015
  • Opening: June 29, 2015
  • Director: Jerry Zaks
  • Cast: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie, Dale Soules
  • Show for Days is playwright Douglas Carter Beane’s fond remembrance of his immersion into a life in the theater.

     

WHORL INSIDE A LOOP

  • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theatre
  • First Preview: August 4, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Dick Scanlan & Michael Mayer
  • Cast: Sherie Rene Scott
  • A well-regarded actress (Scott) teaches six inmates how to tell their stories, in this world premiere play co-written by Mayer and Scott.

     

LOVE AND MONEY

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • First Preview: August 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Mark Lamos
  • Cast: TBA
  • Wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham is determined to donate almost everything she owns before the end. Her plans are questioned when an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who may be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance.

     

2015-16 SEASON

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.