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.

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.

     

GUARDS AT THE TAJ

  • Atlantic Theatre Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: May 20, 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.

     

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

  • Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: May 22, 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: June 14, 2015
  • 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: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeff Biehl, Gibson Frazier, Rebecca Hart, Nina Hellman, Sue Jean Kim, Bruce McKenzie, Garrett Neergaard, Bray Poor, David Ross, Thomas Jay Ryan, Conrad Schott, Wendy Rich Stetson, Leigh Wade
  • 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: Henry Keleman, Jordan Lage, Mary McCann, Jason Ritter
  • Two one-act plays by David Mamet are revived.

     

THE TEMPEST

  • Delacorte Theater
  • First Preview: May 27, 2015
  • Opening: June 16, 2015
  • Director: Michael Greif
  • Cast: Sam Waterston
  • Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston returns to the stage in Shakespeare’s tale of young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling.

     

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.

     

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY

  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: May 28, 2015
  • Opening: June 3, 2015
  • Director: Michael Michetti
  • Cast: Will Bradley, Robert Mammana
  • Based on a little-known incident in LA history, Tom Jacobson's new play explores the practice of entraping homosexuals for "social vagrancy" in the public restrooms of 1914 Long Beach.

     

SUMMER 2015

 

DOCTOR FAUSTUS

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: June 2, 2015
  • Opening: June 18, 2015
  • Director: Andrei Belgrader
  • Cast: Jeff Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Zach Grenier, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Chris Noth, Geoffrey Owens, Lucas Caleb Rooney
  • A new production of Christopher Marlowe’s classic play about a man who makes a pact with the devil.

     

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.

     

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY

  • Westside Theatre - Downstairs
  • First Preview: July 9, 2015
  • Opening: July 23, 2015
  • Director: Tony Speciale
  • Cast: James Lecesne
  • Writer/performer James Lecesne portrays the various characters of a small Jersey shore town as struggle to comprehend the mysterious disappearance of a teenager.

     

KING LIZ

  • Second Stage Uptown at the McGinn/Cazale
  • First Preview: July 13, 2015
  • Opening: July 23, 2015
  • Director: Lisa Peterson
  • Cast: TBA
  • Sports agent Liz Rico has money and an elite client roster but a woman in a man’s industry has to fight to stay on top, in this world premiere work by Fernanda Coppel.

     

JOHN

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • First Preview: July 22, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Sam Gold
  • Cast: Georgia Engel, Lois Smith
  • The first play of Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker’s Signature residency, John is set a Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and follows a young couple struggling to stay together.

     

CYMBELINE

  • Delacorte Theater
  • First Preview: July 23, 2015
  • Opening: August 10, 2015
  • Director: Daniel Sullivan
  • Cast: Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe
  • In Shakespeare's fairtytale, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate.

     

INFORMED CONSENT

  • Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: August 4, 2015
  • Opening: August 18, 2015
  • Director: Liesl Tommy
  • Cast: TBA
  • Deborah Zoe Laufer's new play is based on a landmark court case between the Havasupai tribe and Arizona State University.

     

WHORL INSIDE A LOOP

  • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theatre
  • First Preview: August 4, 2015
  • Opening: August 27, 2015
  • Director: Dick Scanlan & Michael Mayer
  • Cast: Derrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher, Chris Myers, Ryan Quinn, Sherie Rene Scott, Daniel J. Watts, Donald Webber Jr.
  • 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.