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.

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 Birney, Betty Gilpin
  • 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: January 29, 2015
  • 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: Sean Gormley, Kristin Griffith, John Keating, Nicola Murphy, Paul O'Brien, Nick Tynan, Ciarán O'Reilly, Adam Petherbridge, Fiana Toibin
  • 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.

     

SHESH YAK

  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: January 15, 2015
  • Opening: January 29, 2015
  • Director: Bruce McCarty
  • Cast: TBA
  • Five weeks into the 2011 civil uprising in Syria, Jameel welcomes houseguest Haytham into his NY apartment. But an unclear tension starts brewing between them, in Laith Nakli's new drama.
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APPLICATION PENDING

  • Westside Theatre - Downstairs
  • First Preview: January 26, 2015
  • Opening: February 10, 2015
  • Director: Andy Sandberg
  • Cast: Christina Bianco
  • One actress portrays rookie admissions officer Christine and over forty other roles, in Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg's a new comedy about the cutthroat kindergarten admissions process at a New York private school
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BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: January 16, 2015
  • Opening: February 11, 2015
  • Director: Austin Pendleton
  • Cast: Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Ron Cephas-Jones, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli
  • 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.

     

RASHEEDA SPEAKING

  • The New Group at The Signature Center
  • First Preview: January 27, 2015
  • Opening: February 11, 2015
  • Director: Cynthia Nixon
  • Cast: Patricia Connoly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins, Dianne Weist
  • Dianne Wiest and Tonya Pinkins star as once-friendly co-workers who are driven apart by their white boss' machinations in Joel Drake Johnson's black comedy.

     

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.

     

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE LAKES

  • Women's Project at New York City Center - Stage 2
  • First Preview: January 13, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Lee Sunday Evans
  • Cast: Gerry Bamman, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Ben Williams, Jessica Almasy, Christian Felix, Kristine Haruna Lee, Nina Hellman, Brooke Ishibashi, Mia Katigbak, Heather Alicia Simms.
  • New Georges in association with Women's Project remount Kate Benson's new play about a family Thanksgiving, which premiered in 2014.
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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.

     

THE EVENTS

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: February 4, 2015
  • Opening: February 12, 2015
  • Director: Ramin Gray
  • Cast: Neve McIntosh, Clifford Samuel
  • Scottish playwright David Greig’s play follows a community’s search for compassion, peace and understanding in the wake of unthinkable violence.

     

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.

     

VERITÉ

  • Lincoln Center Theater - The Claire Tow Theater
  • First Preview: January 31, 2015
  • Opening: February 18, 2015
  • Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel
  • Cast: Anna Camp, Oliver Hollmann, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Robert Sella, Jeanine Serralles, Danny Wolohan, Damian Young
  • 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.

     

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: Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod, Rick Holmes, Kelly Hutchinson, Liv Rooth
  • A new collection of short comedies by David Ives.

     

THE NETHER

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: February 4, 2015
  • Opening: February 24, 2015
  • Director: Anne Kauffman
  • Cast: Peter Friedman, Merritt Wever, Frank Wood
  • The New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's play about a young female detective who investigates a new online immersive realm.

     

BROOKLYNITE

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: January 29, 2015
  • Opening: February 25, 2015
  • Director: Michael Mayer
  • Cast: Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Max Chernin, Nick Choksi, Nick Cordero, Matt Doyle, Ann Harada, John-Michael Lyles, Grace McLean, Olivia Oguma, Tom Alan Robbins, Nicolette Robinson, Remy Zaken
  • The world premiere of Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer's musical about a hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero.

     

JOHN AND JEN

  • Keen Company at Theatre Row - Clurman Theatre
  • First Preview: February 10, 2015
  • Opening: February 26, 2015
  • Director: Jonathan Silverstein
  • Cast: Kate Baldwin
  • A revival of Andrew Lippa's intimate musical, which tells the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and his namesake, her son.

     

THE LION

  • The Lynn Redgrave Theater
  • First Preview: February 3, 2015
  • Opening: February 28, 2015
  • Director: Sean Daniels
  • Cast: Benjamin Scheuer
  • In his one-man solo musical, Benjamin Scheuer tells his own raw, true story of love, loss, family loyalty, and the redemptive power of music.

     

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 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: Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, Tony Shaloub
  • 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: February 26, 2015
  • Director: Jonathan Silverstein
  • Cast: Kate Baldwin
  • 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 INSURGENTS

  • Labyrinth Theater Company at the Bank Street Theatre
  • First Preview: February 5, 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.

     

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 15, 2015
  • Director: Doug Wright
  • Cast: Hamish Linklater, John Noble
  • 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.

     

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.

     

BUZZER

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: March 24, 2015
  • Opening: April 8, 2015
  • Director: Anne Kauffman
  • Cast: TBA
  • Treacherous sexual and racial tensions are waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in, in Tracey Scott Wilson's new play.
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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 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 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
  • b 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.