Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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and Joey Sims
14 Nov 2014

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

FALL 2014

THE INVISIBLE HAND

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: November 19, 2014
  • Opening: December 8, 2014
  • Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
  • Cast: Jameal Ali, Usman Ally, Dariush Kashani, Justin Kirk
  • The New York City premiere of Ayad Akhtar's play about an American investment banker who is kidnapped and held for ransom in Pakistan.

     

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.



     

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

  • Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre
  • First Preview: November 25, 2014
  • Opening: December 4, 2014
  • Director: Charlotte Moore
  • Cast: Samuel Cohen, Nancy Hess, Taylor Richardson, Alice Ripley, Ashley Robinson, Virginia Ann Woodruff
  • Duane Poole, Larry Grossman and Carol Hall's musical about a young boy celebrating his last Christmas with his family.

     

DISENCHANTED!

  • Theatre at St. Clement's
  • First Preview: November 26, 2014
  • Opening: December December 4, 2014
  • Director: Fiely A. Matias
  • Cast: Jen Bechter, Alison Burns, Becky Gulsvig, Michelle Knight, Lulu Picart, Soara-Joye Ross
  • The New York premiere of Dennis T. Giacino's musical comedy that skewers modern day "princess pop culture."

     

SOUL DOCTOR

  • Actors Temple Theatre
  • First Preview: November 26, 2014
  • Opening: December 14, 2014
  • Director: Mindy Cooper
  • Cast: Josh Nelson, Dan'yelle Williamson
  • Daniel S. Wise and David Schechter's musical about Jewish music star Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone.

     

EVERY BRILLIANT THING

  • Barrow Street Theatre
  • First Preview: December 6, 2014
  • Opening: December 14, 2014
  • Director: George Perrin
  • Cast: Jonny Donahoe
  • The North American premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s play about a boy who attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world.

     

DYING FOR IT

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: December 11, 2014
  • Opening: January 8, 2015
  • Director: Neil Pepe
  • Cast: Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Daragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton, C.J. Wilson
  • The American premiere of Moira Buffini's free adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's 1928 play The Suicide.

     

INTO THE WOODS

  • Roundabout Theatre Company — Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: December 18, 2014
  • Opening: January 22, 2015
  • Director: Noah Brody, Ben Steinfeld
  • Cast: Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Liz Hayes, Claire Karpen, Jennifer Mudge, Patrick Mulryan, Ben Steinfeld, Emily Young
  • Fiasco Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical about fairy tales and what happens after "happily ever after."

     

WINTER 2015

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Atlantic Stage 2
  • First Preview: January 7, 2015
  • Opening: January 20, 2015
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: Reed Briney, Betty Giplin
  • The world premiere of Halley Feiffer's family drama about the relationship between a competitive actress and her famous playwright father.

     

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: January 9, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Erica Schmidt
  • Cast: Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling
  • Ivan Turgenev's play about the turmoil that befalls a quiet country estate after the arrival of a handsome young tutor.

     

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.

     

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: January 16, 2015
  • Opening: February 11, 2015
  • Director: Austin Pendleton
  • Cast: Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas, Stephen McKinley Henderson
  • Second Stage remounts Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play about an ex-cop and widower who is struggling to hold onto his rent stabilized apartment.

     

HAMILTON

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: January 20, 2015
  • Opening: February 17, 2015
  • Director: Thomas Kail
  • Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian D'Arcy James, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo
  • The world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about Alexander Hamilton.

     

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

  • St. Ann's Warehouse
  • First Preview: January 20, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: John Tiffany
  • Cast: Rebecca Benson, Cristian Ortega
  • Jack Thorne's stage adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s vampire novel about a lonely boy who befriends the mysterious girl who moves in next door.

     

LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD

  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Black Box Theatre
  • First Preview: January 24, 2015
  • Opening: February 17, 2015
  • Director: Giovanna Sardelli
  • Cast: Gilbert Cruz, Dashiell Eaves, Carl Hendrick Louis, Maurice Jones, Chris Myers, Deirdre O'Connell, Carra Patterson, Crystal Lucas-Perry
  • The world premiere of Jeff Augustin's play about a Haitian woman who is determined to forge a better life for herself and her unborn son in America.

     

BROOKLYNITE

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: January 29, 2015
  • Opening: February 2015
  • Director: Michael Mayer
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer's musical about a hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero.

     

VERITÉ

  • Lincoln Center Theater - The Claire Tow Theater
  • First Preview: January 31, 2015
  • Opening: February 18, 2015
  • Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Nick Jones' play about a stay-at-home mom who is offered a deal for her memoir if she can make her life exciting enough to publish.

     

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.

     

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.

     

THE NETHER

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: February 4, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Anne Kauffman
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's play about a young female detective who investigates a new online immersive realm.

     

THE ICEMAN COMETH

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music - Harvey Theater
  • First Preview: February 5, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Robert Falls
  • Cast: Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy
  • The Goodman Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Eugene O’Neill’s portrait of hope and disillusionment comes to BAM.

     

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX

  • Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
  • First Preview: February 5, 2015
  • Opening: March 2, 2015
  • Director: Sam Gold
  • Cast: TBA
  • Four individuals' lives are inextricably intertwined over time in Bathsheba Doran's new play.

     

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.

     

AN OCTOROON

  • Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: February 14, 2015
  • Opening: March 1, 2015
  • Director: Sarah Benson
  • Cast: Amber Gray
  • Theatre for a New Audience presents Soho Rep's production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' examination of Dion Boucicault’s The Octoroon.

     

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.

     

POSTERITY

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: February 25, 2015
  • Opening: March 17, 2015
  • Director: Doug Wright
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Doug Wright's play about a commission for Norway's most celebrated sculptor to create the last official portrait of Henrik Ibsen.

     

THE INSURGENTS

  • Labyrinth Theater Company
  • First Preview: Early 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jackson Gay
  • 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
  • A new production of the classic Shakespeare play.

     

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.

     

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.

     

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 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.

     

GUARDS AT THE TAJ

  • Atlantic Theatre Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: May 6, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • 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 WAY WE GET BY

  • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theatre
  • First Preview: May 12, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Leigh Silverman
  • Cast: Tatiana Maslany, Thomas Sadoski
  • The world premiere of Neil LaBute's play about an awkward encounter following a drunken wedding reception.

     

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.

     

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.

     

GHOST STORIES: THE SHAWL AND PRAIRIE DU CHEN

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

     

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.

     

SHOW FOR DAYS

  • Lincoln Center at the Mitzi E. Newhouse
  • First Preview: June 4, 2015
  • Opening: June 29, 2015
  • Director: Jerry Zaks
  • Cast: TBA
  • Show for Days is playwright Douglas Carter Beane’s fond remembrance of his immersion into a life in the theater.

     

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

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.

     

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.