Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

By Joey Sims
01 Sep 2015

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

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: August 20, 2015
  • Opening: September 9, 2015
  • Director: Mike Donahue
  • Cast: Dave Thomas Brown, Wayne Duvall, Matt McGrath, Keith Nobbs, Afton C. Williamson
  • How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and pregnant wife, Casey’s going to have to answer that question fast in Matthew Lopez's music-filled comedy.

     

DESIRE

  • 59E59 Theaters - Theater A
  • First Preview: September 2, 2015
  • Opening: September 10, 2015
  • Director: Michael Wilson
  • Cast: Kristen Adele, Megan Bartle, Juliet Brett, Brian Cross, Liv Rooth, John Skelley, Derek Smith, Mickey Theis, Yaegel T. Welch
  • Six of America's most lauded playwrights come together for a celebration of one of America's greatest wordsmiths. Elizabeth Eglofg, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm, John Guare and Beth Henley all wrote short plays adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories.

     



HAMLET IN BED

  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: August 28, 2015
  • Opening: September 10, 2015
  • Director: Lisa Peterson
  • Cast: Michael Laurence, Annette O’Toole
  • Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things- finding his real mother, and playing the Gloomy Dane. Gripped by the notion that barfly Anna is his mother, he lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet. A dark new play by Michael Laurence.

     

ISOLDE

  • Theatre For A New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: September 6, 2015
  • Opening: September 10, 2015
  • Director: Richard Maxwell
  • Cast: Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez, Gary Wilmes
  • Theatre For A New Audience presents Richard Maxwell's new play, a production of New York City Players’ inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde.

     

JUDY

  • Page 73 at The New Ohio Theatre
  • First Preview: September 1, 2015
  • Opening: September 10, 2015
  • Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
  • Cast: Frenie Acoba, Birgit Huppuch, Luka Kain, Deirdre O'Connell, Marcel Spears, Danny Wolohan
  • A subterranean comedy set in the winter of 2040, Max Posner's world premiere explores how one family hangs on when technology fails and communication breaks down.

     

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

  • The Pearl Theatre
  • First Preview: September 8, 2015
  • Opening: September 11, 2015
  • Director: Eric Tucker
  • Cast: Sean McNall, Joey Parsons, Mark Bedard, Jason O'Connell, Nance Williamson
  • Shakespeare's tale tosses four lovers into the strangest, most magical night of their lives. Part of the run will play in rep at The Pearl with The Chairs.

     

THE CHRISTIANS

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage
  • First Preview: August 28, 2015
  • Opening: September 17, 2015
  • Director: Les Waters
  • Cast: Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman, Philip Kerr, Larry Powell, Linda Powell
  • Ten years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was a modest storefront - now it houses thousands. But in Lucas Hnath's latest, Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs.

     

THE NEW MORALITY

  • The Mint Theater
  • First Preview: August 22, 2015
  • Opening: September 21, 2015
  • Director: Jonathan Bank
  • Cast: Christian Campbell, Clemmie Evans, Michael Frederic, Kelly McCready, Brenda Meaney, Ned Noyes, Douglas Rees
  • Manners and morality clash aboard a houseboat on a fashionable reach of the Thames in 1911, the hottest summer on record. Harold Chapin's light comedy was first produced in 1920, and is now revived by The Mint.

     

DADDY LONG LEGS

  • The Davenport Theatre
  • First Preview: September 10, 2015
  • Opening: September 27, 2015
  • Director: John Caird
  • Cast: Paul Alexander Nolan, Megan McGinnis
  • Jerusha Abbott is the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home until one day an anonymous benefactor decides to send her to college - so long as she writes him a letter once a month. Paul Gordon and John Caird's musical comes to New York following many regional productions.

     

FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: September 11, 2015
  • Opening: September 28, 2015
  • Director: John Collins
  • Cast: Mike Iveson, Laurena Allan, Vin Knight, Susie Sokol, Greig Sergeant, Kate Benson, Lucy Taylor, April Matthis, Kaneza Schaal, Maggie Hoffman, Lindsay Hockaday, Ben Williams
  • Elevator Repair Service presents its first collaboration with a living playwright, NYTW Usual Suspect Sibyl Kempson. When Mr. and Mrs. "Fritz" Fitzhubert are summoned through a secret door in their living room, they enter into a phantasmagorical world of Alpen hotels, mysterious employees, perilous hikes and ancient deities.

     

CINDERELLA

  • Company XIV at the Minetta Lane Theater
  • First Preview: September 22, 2015
  • Opening: September 30, 2015
  • Director: Austin McCormick
  • Cast: Hilly Bodin, Katrina Cunningham, Lea Helle, Jakob Karr, Nicholas Katen, Malik Kitchen, Mark Osmundsen, Davon Rainey, Marcy Richardson, Steven Trumon Gray, Allison Ulrich, Brett Umlauf
  • Company XIv'S 2015-16 season, in residence at the Minetta Lane, kicks off with the world premiere of Cinderella, a modern interpretation that will feature live opera, circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance, design and partial nudity.

     

THE QUARE LAND

  • Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2
  • First Preview: September 22, 2015
  • Opening: October 1, 2015
  • Director: Ciaran O'Reilly
  • Cast: Peter Maloney, Rufus Collins
  • Old Irish farmer Hugh Pugh is washing before a visit from his long estranged brother, but another visitor arrives mid-soak. Developer Rob McNulty is hoping to buy a field to convert to a golf course, but Hugh is far more interested in spinning yarns than signing contracts. John McManus's comedy makes it American premiere.

     

THE CHAIRS

  • The Pearl Theatre
  • First Preview: September 21, 2015
  • Opening: October 3, 2015
  • Director: Hal Brooks
  • Cast: Dominic Cuskern, Carol Schultz, Robin Leslie Brown
  • Ioneco's dark vision finds an old couple throwing a party for the most important people in the land: lords and ladies, trend-setters and intelligentsia, the scandalous and the saintly. The only commonality is - they’re all invisible. Part of the run will play in rep at The Pearl with Midsummer.

     

CLOUD NINE

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: September 16, 2015
  • Opening: October 5, 2015
  • Director: James Macdonald
  • Cast: Brooke Bloom, Sean Dugan, Lucy Owen, Chris Perfetti, John Sanders, Izzie Steele, Clarke Thorell
  • Set in colonial Africa and 1979 London, Caryl Churchill’s landmark play is about power, politics, family, Queen Victoria and sex.

     

MOTHERSTRUCK

  • Culture Project at The Lynne Redgrave Theater
  • First Preview: September 24, 2015
  • Opening: October 7, 2015
  • Director: Cynthia Nixon
  • Cast: Staceyann Chin
  • Staceyann Chin's solo show, which she wrote and performs, follows her personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist without health insurance or financial stability.

     

BARBECUE

  • The Public Theater - Newman Theater
  • First Preview: September 22, 2015
  • Opening: October 8, 2015
  • Director: Kent Gash
  • Cast: Becky Ann Baker, John Earl Jelks, Arden Myrin, Paul Niebanck, Tamberla Perry, Constance Shulman, Heather Alicia Simms, Samantha Soule Benja Kay Thomas, Kim Wayans
  • The O’Mallery’s have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their drug addict sister Barbara, in Robert O'Hara's raucous new comedy.

     

HARD LOVE

  • The Actors Company Theatre at The Beckett - Theatre Row
  • First Preview: September 29, 2015
  • Opening: October 11, 2015
  • Director: Scott Alan Evans
  • Cast: TBA
  • In Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Me’a She’arim district, Hannah and Zvi are forced back into each other’s lives after a loss of faith tore their marriage apart 20 years earlier, in Motti Lerner's new romantic drama.

     

UGLY LIES THE BONE

  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Black Box Theatre
  • First Preview: September 10, 2015
  • Opening: October 13, 2015
  • Director: Patricia McGregor
  • Cast: Karron Graves, Mamie Gummer, Caitlin O'Connell, Chris Stack, Haynes Thigpen
  • Lindsey Ferrentino's world premiere follows Jess, who returns from war severely burned only to find her Floridian hometown in a state of decay. With the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she desperately tries to restore her relationships, home and all that was lost.

     

CLEVER LITTLE LIES

  • Westside Theatre - Upstairs
  • First Preview: September 18, 2015
  • Opening: October 14, 2015
  • Director: David Saint
  • Cast: Marlo Thomas, George Merrick, Greg Mullavey, Kate Wetherhead
  • A mother attempts to save her son's crumbling marriage in Joe DiPietro's new comedy, which premiered at George Street Playhouse in 2013. Marlo Thomas will star.

     

ECLIPSED

  • The Public Theater - LuEsther Hall
  • First Preview: September 29, 2015
  • Opening: October 14, 2015
  • Director: Liesl Tommy
  • Cast: Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, Lupita Nyong'o, Saycon Sengbloh
  • A story of survival and resilience set in post-colonial Africa, Danai Gurira's new play premiered in 2009 at Yale Rep. The Public Theater now presents the work with a cast lead by Lupita Nyong’o. .

     

PERFECT ARRANGEMENT

  • Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: September 29, 2015
  • Opening: October 15, 2015
  • Director: Michael Barakiva
  • Cast: Julia Coffey, Robert Eli, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann, Christopher J. Hanke, Kelly McAndrew, Jennifer Van Dyck
  • In the 1950s and the age of the Red Scare, the Martindales and the Baxters have manufactured a life as peppy as a sitcom, right down to the corny jokes and occasional product placement… but when a co-worker at the US State Department discovers their deepest secret, the worlds of “I Love Lucy” and Edward R. Murrow clash in Topher Payne's new comedy.

     

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT

  • Keen Company at Theatre Row - Clurman Theatre
  • First Preview: September 29, 2015
  • Opening: October 15, 2015
  • Director: Jonathan Silverstein
  • Cast: Thomas Jay Ryan, Daniel Jenkins
  • Henry Pulling, a mild-mannered retired banker, leads a quiet life - until his outrageous Aunt Augusta appears and draws him into a series of exotic international adventures. Giles Havergal adapts Graham Greene's novel.

     

ROTHSCHILD AND SONS

  • York Theatre at St. Peter's
  • First Preview: October 6, 2015
  • Opening: October 18, 2015
  • Director: Jeffrey B. Moss
  • Cast: Robert Cuccioli, Peter Cormican, Jonathan Hadley, David Bryant Johnson, Christine LaDuca, Jamie LaVerdiere, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Mark Pinter, Curtis Wiley, Christopher M. Williams, Glory Crampton
  • A one-act, intimate revision of Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock's 1970 musical The Rothschilds, focusing on the relationships between the patriarch of the family, Mayer Rothschild, his wife Gutele, and their five sons.

     

TRIP OF LOVE

  • Stage 42 (formerly The Little Shubert)
  • First Preview: September 26, 2015
  • Opening: October 18, 2015
  • Director: James Walski
  • Cast: Joey Calveri, David Elder, Kelly Felthous, Dione Figgins, Austin Miller, Katie Webber, Laurie Wells with Yesenia Ayala, Colin Bradbury, Bo Broadwell, Kyle Brown, Whitney Cooper, Alexa DeBarr, Daniel Lynn Evans, Lisa Finegold, Steve Geary, Daryl Getman, Jennifer Gruener, Brandon Leffler, Peter Nelson, Tara Palsha, Kristin Piro, Nicky Venditti
  • A new dance musical spectacle inspired by and set to the biggest hit songs of the 1960s. Following a 2008 Osaka premiere, Walski's show arrives off-Broadway.
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KILL FLOOR

  • LCT3 at The Claire Tow Theater
  • First Preview: October 3, 2015
  • Opening: October 19, 2015
  • Director: Lila Neugebauer
  • Cast: Nicholas L. Ashe, Jeremy Bobb, Natalie Gold, Marin Ireland, Samuel H. Levine
  • Andy returns to her hometown after three years in prison and takes a job at the local slaughterhouse, while trying to reconcile with her 15 year-old son, B, a passionate vegetarian. A new play by Abe Koogler.

     

FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE

  • The Public Theater - Anspacher Theater
  • First Preview: October 6, 2015
  • Opening: October 20, 2015
  • Director: Kristen Sanderson
  • Cast: Alison Fraser, Rachel Bay Jones, Caissie Levy, Theresa McCarthy, Betsy Morgan, Isabel Santiago, Carly Tamer, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh
  • A historical fantasia in four-parts imagining the inner lives and dreams of America's best-known daughters as they strive to live meaningful lives in the public eye. Michael John LaChiusa's follow-up to 1993's First Lady Suite.

     

RIPCORD

  • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I
  • First Preview: September 29, 2015
  • Opening: October 20, 2015
  • Director: David Hyde Pierce
  • Cast: Marylouise Burke, Rachel Dratch, Glenn Fitzgerald, Holland Taylor
  • A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby (Wilson) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary, in David Lindsay-Abaire's world premiere comedy.

     

EMPANADA LOCA

  • Labyrinth at the Bank Street Theater
  • First Preview: September 30, 2015
  • Opening: October 21, 2015
  • Director: Aaron Mark
  • Cast: Daphne Rubin-Vega
  • Inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, Aaron Mark's new play follows an indomitable woman who knows that in this dog-eat-dog world only one rule matters: eat or be eaten.

     

THE HUMANS

  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: October 2, 2015
  • Opening: October 25, 2015
  • Director: Joe Mantello
  • Cast: Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Greg Keller, Sarah Steele, Joyce Van Patten
  • After a sleepless night, Eric Blake (Birney) has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s new apartment. As darkness falls, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. Stephen Karam's latest premiered in Chicago in early 2015.

     

SONGBIRD

  • 59E59 Theaters - Theater A
  • First Preview: October 20, 2015
  • Opening: October 28, 2015
  • Director: JV Mercanti
  • Cast: Ephie Aardema, Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, Adam Cochran, Kacie Sheik, Andy Taylor
  • A fading country star returns home to Nashville in a new musical by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Prichard.

     

HIR

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
  • First Preview: October 16, 2015
  • Opening: November 8, 2015
  • Director: Niegel Smith
  • Cast: Kristine Nielsen, Daniel Oreskes, Tom Phelan, Cameron Scoggins
  • Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender brother as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy.

     

BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES

  • The Public Theater - Martinson Hall
  • First Preview: October 17, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Creator/director: Gob Squad
  • Gob Squad's latest was created over the course of the past two years with 8-14 year olds from around New York City. From behind the safety of one-way mirrors, the audience witness seven lives lived in fast forward—from angst-ridden teens to hunched geriatrics.

     

LOST GIRLS

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: October 22, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jo Bonney
  • Cast: TBA
  • When their seventeen-year-old daughter goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie and Lou - former high school sweethearts, now divorced - are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions. John Pollono's hard-hitting drama looks at a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects.

     

DEAR ELIZABETH

  • Women's Project at The McGinn/Cazale Theatre
  • First Preview: October 26, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Kate Whoriskey
  • Cast: TBA
  • Women's Project kicks off its new season with a New York premiere by Sarah Ruhl, drawn from the famed correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell – two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant poets.

     

INCIDENT AT VICHY

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: October 27, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Michael Wilson
  • Cast: TBA
  • In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. The men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape. Signature celebrates the centennial of Arthur Miller's birth.

     

NIGHT IS A ROOM

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box
  • First Preview: November 3, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Bill Rauch
  • Cast: TBA
  • Liana and Marcus have a marriage others envy. Doré has grown accustomed to an isolated existence in her modest flat. After a surprise reunion on Marcus’s 40th birthday, their worlds are shattered by an unexpected turn of events. A world premiere production from Residency One playwright Naomi Wallace.

     

DADA WOOF PAPA HOT

  • Lincoln Center at the Mitzi E. Newhouse
  • First Preview: October 15, 2015
  • Opening: November 9, 2015
  • Director: Scott Ellis
  • Cast: Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, Stephen Plunkett
  • Peter Parnell's world premiere follows Alan and Rob, an older married couple with a three-year-old daughter and a life they fought decades to be allowed to lead. But Alan has begun to feel an attraction to a younger gay dad; his closest straight friend’s marriage is disintegrating; and his daughter Nicola seems to prefer Rob.

     

HENRY IV

  • St Ann's Warehouse
  • First Preview: November 6, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Dame Harriet Walter
  • Following 2013's all-female production of Julius Caesar, Lloyd sets a second Shakespeare play against the backdrop of women in prison and at risk. Dame Harriet Walter again leads a diverse ensemble in a production that played London's Donmar Warehouse in autumn 2014.

     

STEVE

  • The New Group at the Signature Center - Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: November 3, 2015
  • Opening: November 19, 2015
  • Director: Cynthia Nixon
  • Cast: Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets
  • As Steven, a failed Broadway chorus boy turned stay-at-home dad, celebrates yet another birthday, he finds himself filled with fear and uncertainty. The New Group gives Mark Gerrard's biting comedy its world premiere.

     

THE BACHELORS

  • Lesser America at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: November 7, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Portia Krieger
  • Cast: TBA
  • Inside a house in a series of houses on a fraternity row, live three roommates far past their college days. Tonight, these bachelors will understand what their choices have really gotten them. Lesser America presents a world premiere by Caroline V. McGraw.

     

IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage II
  • First Preview: November 10, 2015
  • Opening: November 23, 2015
  • Director: Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
  • Cast: TBA
  • Sam Greevy is the hottest fashion designer in 1930’s New York - that is until rival Paul Roms starts releasing strange but popular pieces like “sweatshirts,” “tracksuits” and “skater pants.” Manhattan Theatre Club presents a world premiere comedy from Nick Jones.

     

INVISIBLE THREAD

  • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theater
  • First Preview: October 31, 2015
  • Opening: December 2, 2015
  • Director: Diane Paulus
  • Cast: TBA
  • When Griffin, a young man from New York City, volunteers for a project in Uganda, he finds himself on a journey that will change his life forever. Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' rousing new musical exposes the challenges confronted by American aid workers and the complex realities of trying to change the world.

     

LAZARUS

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: November 18, 2015
  • Opening: December 7, 2015
  • Director: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Michael C. Hall
  • Inspired by the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, Enda Walsh's book centers on the character of Thomas Newton, an alien who crash lands on our planet. David Bowie will compose new songs specifically for this production, alongside new arrangements of previously recorded songs.

     

GIGANTIC

  • Vineyard Theatre at The Acorn on Theatre Row
  • First Preview: November 11, 2015
  • Opening: December 3, 2015
  • Director: Scott Schwartz
  • Cast: TBA
  • Robert wasn't prepared for what could be lost or gained at Camp Overton, the number three weight-loss camp in Southern Pennsylvania. Randy Blair, Tim Drucker and Matthew Roi Berger's new musical, formerly titled Fat Camp, comes to the Vineyard.

     

THESE PAPER BULLETS!

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: November 20, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jackson Gay
  • Cast: TBA
  • Meet the Quartos: Ben, Claude, Balth, and Pedro. Their fans worship them. Scotland Yard fears them. And their former drummer will stop at nothing to destroy them. A play with music, These Paper Bullets! is a modish rip-off of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing by Rolin Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong.

     

MARJORIE PRIME

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage
  • First Preview: November 20, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Anne Kauffman
  • Cast: Noah Bean, Lisa Emery, Stephen Root, Lois Smith
  • It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 86-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. Jordan Harrison's new play explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.

     

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: December 9, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Brian Kulick
  • Cast: Tonya Pinkins
  • Brecht's most famous work follows the indomitable Mother Courage, who trails one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. With a new score by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik.

     

SKELETON CREW

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Stage II
  • First Preview: January 6, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
  • Cast: TBA
  • In this final installment of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival.

     

THE LAST HOTEL

  • St. Ann's Warehouse
  • First Preview: January 8, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Enda Walsh
  • Cast: Robin Adams, Claudia Boyle, Katherine Manley, Mikel Murfi
  • A man silently mops the floor with a bucket full of bloody water. A woman meets a man and his wife in the parking lot. All three are nervous. Tonight there will be a death. St Ann's co-presents a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh with PROTOTYPE Festival and the Irish Arts Center.

     

I AND YOU

  • 59E59 Theaters - Theater A
  • First Preview: January 19, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Sean Daniels
  • Cast: TBA
  • Homebound due to illness, Caroline is a bit of a loner. So when Anthony - a popular classmate and total stranger - unexpectedly arrives to work on a school project, she is less than thrilled. Merrimack Rep presents Lauren Gunderson's new play.

     

PRODIGAL SON

  • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I
  • First Preview: January 19, 2016
  • Opening: February 9, 2016
  • Director: John Patrick Shanley
  • Cast: Annika Boras, Timothée Chalamet, Robert Sean Leonard, Chris McGarry, David Potters
  • A 17-year-old boy from The Bronx finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? John Patrick Shanley directs his own world premiere.

     

OLD HATS

  • Signature Center - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: January 26, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Tina Landau
  • Cast: Bill Irwin, David Shiner, Shaina Taub
  • Bill Irwin reunites with fellow clown David Shiner for a night of the pair's inimitable magic, slapstick, and hilarity. A special return engagement of the sold-out 2013 run.

     

ANGEL REAPERS

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: February 2, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Martha Clarke
  • Cast: TBA
  • Featuring traditional Shaker songs and a mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements, Angel Reapers is a new piece by Clarke and Alfred Uhry capturing the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect who sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy.

     

SMOKEFALL

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: February 4, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Anne Kauffman
  • Cast: TBA
  • The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide. A collision of magical realism and manic vaudeville, Noah Haidle's work comes to MCC following a celebrated run at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

     

DOT

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: February 4, 2016
  • Opening: February 22, 2016
  • Director: Susan Stroman
  • Cast: TBA
  • Family matriarch Dotty and her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to navigate life with dementia, her children fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves, in a new play by Colman Domingo.

     

FAMILIAR

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage
  • First Preview: February 12, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Rebecca Taichman
  • Cast: TBA
  • It’s winter in Minnesota, and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter, a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household, in Danai Gurira's rowdy comedy.

     

PERICLES

  • Theatre For A New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: February 14, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Trevor Nunn
  • Cast: TBA
  • Trevor Nunn, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, stages Pericles, one of Shakespeare’s late plays, for the first time in his career.

     

NICE FISH

  • St. Ann's Warehouse
  • First Preview: February 14, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Claire Van Kampen
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Jim Lichtscheidl
  • On a lake in frozen Minnesota, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season, and two men are out on the ice, one for the very first time, angling for answers to life’s larger questions. Mark Rylance (also starring) and Louis Jenkins adapt Jenkins’ book of poems of the same name.

     

HUNGRY

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: February 27, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Richard Nelson
  • Cast: TBA
  • Richard Nelson returns to The Public with the first in a new three-play cycle introducing us to the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York. Subtitled Election Year in the Life of One Family, these three plays track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year; the final play will open on Election Day, November 8, 2016.

     

RED SPEEDO

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: February 10, 2016
  • Opening: February 29, 2016
  • Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
  • Cast: TBA
  • Set on the eve of the Olympic swim trials, pressure builds as front-runner Ray confronts the lure of endorsements, the perils of mixing the personal and professional, and the unforgiving weight of success. A New York premiere by Lucas Hnath.

     

BURIED CHILD

  • The New Group at the Signature Center - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box
  • First Preview: February 2016
  • Director: Scott Elliott
  • Cast: Ed Harris, Amy Madigan
  • Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is revived by The New Group. Dodge (Harris) and Hallie (Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds.

     

THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN

  • Primary Stages at The Cherry Lane Theatre
  • First Preview: February 2016
  • Director: Jo Bonney
  • Cast: TBA
  • The true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. After productions in Portland, Philadelphia and London, Dan O'Brien's new work receives its New York premiere.

     

DRY POWDER

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: March 1, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Thomas Kail
  • Cast: TBA
  • The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. A viciously funny new drama by Sarah Burgess about the people molding, and messing with, the American economy.

     

IRONBOUND

  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: March 2, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Daniella Topol
  • Cast: TBA
  • Over the course of three relationships (and three presidencies) spanning 22 years, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Rattlestick and Women's Project co-present Martyna Majok's new work.

     

IDEATION

  • 59E59 Theaters - Theater A
  • First Preview: March 5, 2016
  • Opening: March 16, 2016
  • Director: Josh Costello
  • Cast: Carrie Paff, Mark Anderson Phillips, Michael Ray Wisely
  • In Aaron Loeb's dark comedy, a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these corporate cogs must navigate cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas.

     

ANTLIA PNEUMATICA

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: March 11, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
  • Cast: TBA
  • In a ranch house deep in Texas Hill Country, a once tight-knit group of friends reunites to bury one of their own. But as they look backward through their lives, it becomes clear they’ve lost more than just their old pal, in this haunting new play from Anne Washburn.

     

HEAD OF PASSES

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: March 15, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Tina Landau
  • Cast: TBA
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney, returns to The Public with a new drama about family, acceptance and the power of faith. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah’s family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love.

     

STUPID F***ING BIRD

  • The Pearl Theatre
  • First Preview: March 15, 2016
  • Opening: March 26, 2016
  • Director: Davis McCallum
  • Cast: TBA
  • Conrad’s desperate love for Nina might just be the death of him — if his imperious mother and her latest fling don’t get there first. Aaron Posner’s wry riff on The Seagull places Chekhov’s tale of unrequited love, missed opportunities, and misplaced dreams in the 21st century.

     

NATHAN THE WISE

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: March 18, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Brian Kulick
  • Cast: F. Murray Abraham
  • Jerusalem, 1192. Muslims, Christians and Jews live side by side thanks to a fragile truce that could collapse at any moment. Nathan, a pious Jewish merchant, is charged with answering the question: “which religion is the one most beloved by God?” Classic Stage revives Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's classic.