Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

By Joey Sims
02 Feb 2015

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

CLINTON: THE MUSICAL

  • New World Stages -- Stage 4
  • First Preview: March 25, 2015
  • Opening: April 9, 2015
  • Director: Dan Knechtges
  • Cast: Kerry Butler, John Treacy Egan, Tom Galantich, Judy Gold, Verone J. Kuehn
  • If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people—one moment noble, the next naughty—that’s because he was! Clinton the Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: “WJ,” the wholesome, intelligent one, and “Billy,” the randy, shameless one. With Hilary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax and the sex, elections and erections, and in the process make history. Maybe.

     

GROUNDED

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: April 7, 2015
  • Opening: April 26, 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.

     

THE BELLE OF BELFAST

  • Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2
  • First Preview: April 15, 2015
  • Opening: April 23, 2015
  • Director: Claudia Weill
  • Cast: Hamish Allan-Headley, Ben Reilly, Patricia Conolly, Emma Malloy, Arielle Hoffman, Ciara Murphy, Kate Lydic, Anne Malloy, Billy Meleady, Dermott Behan
  • In 1985 Belfast, fiery and profane Anne Malloy drinks and smokes her days away in Nate Rufus Edelman's new play.



     

TOAST

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: April 21, 2015
  • Opening: May 5, 2015
  • Director: Elise Thoron
  • Cast: Phillip James Brannon, Dan Butler, Teddy Cañez, Keith David, Hill Harper, John Earl Jelks, Jonathan Earl Peck, Armando Riesco
  • 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: Bianca Amato, Leon Addison Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Sahr Ngaujah
  • 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: May 4, 2015
  • Director: Neel Keller
  • Cast: Dael Orlandersmith
  • 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: April 30, 2015
  • Director: Jessie Austrian & Ben Steinfeld
  • Cast: Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Paul L. Coffey, Zachary Fine, Andy Grotelueschen, Emily Young
  • 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: May 17, 2015
  • Director: Jim Simpson
  • Cast: Pico Alexander, Juliet Brett, Noah Galvin, Carolyn McCormick, Kate McGonigle, Kristine Nielsen
  • 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: May 19, 2015
  • Director: Alex Timbers
  • Cast: Justin Bartha, Nicole Lowrance, Talene Monahon, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Elizabeth Reaser
  • The world premiere of Robert Askins' comedy about a couple that decides to make Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage.

     

THE FLICK

  • Barrow Street Theatre
  • First Preview: May 5, 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.

     

NICE GIRL

  • Labyrinth Theater Company
  • First Preview: May 7, 2015
  • Opening: May 26, 2015
  • Director: Mimi O’Donnell
  • Cast: Nick Cordero, Diane Davis, Kathryn Kates, Liv Rooth
  • 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: May 7, 2015
  • Opening: June 2, 2015
  • Director: Scott Elliott
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar, Michael Zegen, Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram
  • 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.

     

GUARDS AT THE TAJ

  • Atlantic Theatre Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: May 10, 2015
  • Opening: June 11, 2015
  • Director: Amy Morton
  • Cast: Omar Metwally, Arian Moayed
  • 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 OTHER THING

  • Second Stage at the McGinn Cazale
  • First Preview: May 12, 2015
  • Opening: May 21, 2015
  • Director: Lucy Tiberghien
  • Cast: John Patrick Doherty, John Doman, Bhavesh Patel, Samantha Soule
  • 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: Robert Creighton, Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, Ellen Zolezzi
  • 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.

     

HEISENBERG

  • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage II
  • First Preview: May 19, 2015
  • Opening: June 3, 2015
  • Director: Mark Brokaw
  • Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Denis Arndt
  • On a crowded London train station, Clare spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This encounter thrusts two strangers into a life-changing game, in this world premiere by Simon Stephens.

     

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

  • Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: May 21, 2015
  • Opening: June 18, 2015
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez, Carra Patterson, Luke Smith
  • 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: Kate Arrington, Donna Lynne Champlin, Noah Emmerich, Sarah Goldberg, Julian Leong, Andy Lucien, Chinasa Ogbuagu, John Procaccino, Jeremy Shamos
  • 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: Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, Or Matias
  • Dave Malloy's latest work is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov.

     

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

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: May 28, 2015
  • Opening: June 15, 2015
  • Director: Evan Cabnet
  • Cast: Jeanine Serralles, Catherine Combs, Kyle Beltran, Mike Crane, Ryan Spahn, Jennifer Kim
  • 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: Kelly AuCoin, Greg Keller, Heather Lind, Nate Miller, Jennifer Mudge, Alicia Silverstone
  • 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: Jordan Dean, Patti LuPone, Michael Urie, Dale Soules, Lance Coadie Williams, Zoë Winters
  • 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 15, 2015
  • Opening: August 24, 2015
  • 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.