Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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23 Nov 2015

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


  • Irish Rep at the DR2
  • First Preview: November 24, 2015
  • Opening: December 1, 2015
  • Director: Charlotte Moore
  • Cast: Jacque Carnahan, John Cullum, Katie Fabel, Kenneth Quinney Francoeur, Ashley Robinson
  • John Cullum joins Irish Rep & company for the holiday classic by Dylan Thomas.



  • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theater
  • First Preview: October 31, 2015
  • Opening: December 2, 2015
  • Director: Diane Paulus
  • Cast: Melody Betts, Rodrick Covington, Kevin Curtis, Tyrone Davis Jr., Nkrumah Gatling, Latrisa Harper, Jason Herbert, Aisha Jackson, Kristolyn Lloyd, Michael Lluwoye, Corey Mach, Griffin Matthews, Tiffany Mann, Jeremy Pope, Jamard Richardson, Nicolette Robinson, Adeola Role, Conor Ryan, Jamar Williams
  • 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.



  • Vineyard Theatre at The Acorn - Theatre Row
  • First Preview: November 11, 2015
  • Opening: December 3, 2015
  • Director: Scott Schwartz
  • Cast: Andrew Durand, Jennifer Geller, Leslie Kritzer, Katie Ladner, Jared Loftin, Taylor Louderman, Bonnie Milligan, Burke Moses, Larry Owens, Cole Ragsdale, Ryann Redmond, MiMi Scardulla, Nyla Watson, Kalyn West, Max Wilcox
  • 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, is presented by Vineyard.



  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: November 18, 2015
  • Opening: December 7, 2015
  • Director: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Krystina Alabado, Sophia Anne Caruso, Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Bobby Moreno, Krista Pioppi, Charlie Pollock, Brynn Williams
  • 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.



  • Transport Group at Abrons Arts Center
  • First Preview: November 23, 2015
  • Opening: December 10, 2015
  • Director: Jack Cummings III
  • Cast: Jackie Hoffman, John “Lypsinka” Epperson, Jessica Fontana, David Greenspan, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Cory Lingner, Zak Resnick, Jay Rogers, Jason SweetTooth Williams, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza, Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue, Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed, Doug Shapiro
  • Transport Group’s revival of the raucous musical fairy tale with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Barer, Jay Thompson and Dean Fuller.



  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage
  • First Preview: November 20, 2015
  • Opening: December 14, 2015
  • 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.



  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: November 20, 2015
  • Opening: December 15, 2015
  • Director: Jackson Gay
  • Cast: James Barry, Stephen DeRosa, Bryan Fenkart, Christopher Geary, Brad Heberlee, Justin Kirk, Tony Manna, Andrew Musselman, Keira Naughton, Adam O'Byrne, Lucas Papaelias, Nicole Parker, Greg Stuhr, Ariana Venturi, Liz Wisan
  • 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.



  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: December 9, 2015
  • Opening: January 7, 2016
  • Director: Brian Kulick
  • Cast: Joshua Boone, Curtiss Cook Jr., Kevin Mambo, Jacob Ming-Trent, Geoffrey Owens, Tonya Pinkins, Michael Potts, Deandre Sevon, Mirirai Sithole, Zenzi Williams
  • Brecht's most famous work follows the indomitable Mother Courage (Pinkins), 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.



  • Red Bull Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: December 26, 2015
  • Opening: January 10, 2016
  • Director: Jesse Berger
  • Cast: Bill Army, Manoel Felciano, Sara Topham, Michelle Beck, Justin Blanchard, Philippe Bowgen, Kimiye Corwin, Christian Coulson, Manoel Felciano, Paul Niebanck, John Skelley, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Andrew Weems
  • Beatrice-Joanna is in love with Alsemero — who is unfortunately not her fiancée. But when she employs her loathsome servant De Flores to bump off her betrothed, the price is her own virgin flesh. Red Bull Theater presents Thomas Middleton & William Rowley's rarely performed Jacobean tragedy.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Irish Rep at the DR2
  • First Preview: January 14, 2016
  • Opening: January 24, 2016
  • Director: Charlotte Moore
  • Cast: John Cullum
  • Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s dazzling adaptation of Antigone brings life and breath to Sophocles. John Cullum will play Creon.



  • Playwrights Realm at the Peter Jay Sharp
  • First Preview: January 21, 2016
  • Opening: January 28, 2016
  • Director: Ed Iskandar
  • Cast: TBA
  • Abasiama came to America with high hopes—for her arranged marriage and for her future—intent on earning a degree and returning to Nigeria. But when her husband is seduced by America, she must choose between the Nigerian and the American dream. A world premiere by Mfoniso Udofia.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • Ma-Yi Theater Company at Theatre Row - Beckett Theatre
    • First Preview: January 26, 2016
    • Opening: February 2, 2016
    • Director: Benjamin Kamine
    • Cast: TBA
    • Sonya and Michael’s recent elopement in Vegas seemed like a dream come true for both of them until they try living together in Sonya’s Manhattan studio apartment. Nandita Shenoy's new farce that examines the pressures of modern-day marriage against the backdrop of New York City.



      • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
      • First Preview: February 4, 2016
      • Opening: TBA
      • Director: Anne Kauffman
      • Cast: Zachary Quinto
      • 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.



      • Mint Theater Company at New York City Center - Stage II
      • First Preview: January 30, 2016
      • Opening: TBA
      • Director: Jenn Thompson
      • Cast: Mary Bacon, Joyce Cohen, Shannon Harrington, Aedin Maloney, Alexa Shae Niziak, Kellie Overbey, Dee Pelletier, Beatrice Tulchin, Emily Walton, Amelia White
      • A workplace drama laced with biting humor, Hazel Ellis's work is set in a private girls boarding school in Ireland in the 1930's. It follows an enthusiastic young teacher who finds herself popular with the students and at odds with her quarrelsome colleagues. The Mint Theater Company moves to City Center.


        OLD HATS

        • Signature Center - The Irene Diamond Stage
        • First Preview: January 26, 2016
        • Opening: February 18, 2016
        • 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.



        • 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.



        • Vineyard Theatre
        • First Preview: February 4, 2016
        • Opening: February 22, 2016
        • Director: Susan Stroman
        • Cast: Stephen Conrad Moore, Leslie Uggams, Sharon Washington
        • 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.



        • LCT3 at The Claire Tow Theater
        • First Preview: February 6, 2016
        • Opening: February 22, 2016
        • Director: Kate Whoriskey
        • Cast: TBA
        • Caitlin takes her senior year off from high school to compose a full-scale requiem. While her father quickly becomes obsessed with requiems and the people who love them, her mother grows concerned about Caitlin’s isolation from everyone aside from her music teacher. A world premiere by Greg Pierce.



        • Theatre For A New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
        • First Preview: February 14, 2016
        • Opening: February 25, 2016
        • Director: Trevor Nunn
        • Cast: Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Earl Baker Jr., Christian Camargo, Philip Casnoff, Gia Crovatin, Lilly Englert, Nina Hellman, Zachary Infante, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, John Keating, Ian Lassiter, Sam Morales, Raphael Nash Thompson, Michael Siberia, Will Swenson, and PigPen Theatre Co.
        • 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.



        • The New Group at the Signature Center - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box
        • First Preview: February 15, 2016
        • Opening: TBA
        • Director: Scott Elliott
        • Cast: Taissa Farmiga, 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.



        • Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross
        • First Preview: February 24, 2016
        • Opening: TBA
        • Director: Neil Pepe
        • Cast: TBA
        • On learning of his mother’s death, world famous country and western star Strings McCrane begins questioning the meaning of his life. Determined to abandon his celebrity and his career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn’t go well. A world premiere by Kenneth Lonergan.



        • The Public Theater - Anspacher Theater
        • First Preview: February 23, 2016
        • Opening: TBA
        • Director: Thomas Caruso
        • Cast: TBA
        • The true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia, this folk and bluegrass inspired musical is a celebration of redefining family and choosing love over every obstacle. Composed by Julianne Wick Davis, with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, and originally conceived by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso.



        • The Public Theater - LuEsther Hall
        • 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.



        • 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.



        • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theatre
        • First Preview: February 2016
        • Director: Kenny Leon
        • Cast: Mahershala Ali, Joshua Jackson, Anne Son, Tessa Thompson
        • On the eve of Obama’s first election, four Harvard intellectuals find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics in this provocative and funny new play by Lydia Diamond.


        DRY POWDER

        • The Public Theater - Martinson Hall
        • First Preview: March 1, 2016
        • Opening: TBA
        • Director: Thomas Kail
        • Cast: John Krasinski
        • 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.



        • 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.


        THE ROYALE

        • Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse
        • First Preview: February 11, 2016
        • Opening: March 7, 2016
        • Director: Rachel Chavkin
        • Cast: McKinley Belcher III, Khris Davis, Montego Glover, John Lavelle, Clarke Peters
        • Loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, Marco Ramirez's new play tells, in six rounds, the fictional story of Jay “The Sport” Johnson, a charismatic Negro Heavyweight Champion.



        • Keen Company at Theatre Row - Clurman Theatre
        • First Preview: February 23, 2016
        • Opening: March 10, 2016
        • Director: Linsay Firman
        • Cast: TBA
        • In the 1960’s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident during circumcision. Years later, the child, now a young adult, tries to live anew as a man. A world premiere by Anna Ziegler.



        • Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels
        • First Preview: February 18, 2016
        • Opening: March 13, 2016
        • Director: Alex Timbers
        • Cast: Steven Pasquale
        • Roundabout brings a rarely seen theatrical gem back to the New York stage - in a stripped-down production from Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers. The Southern-fried Robin Hood tale has music by Robert Waldman and book & lyrics by Alfred Uhry.



        • 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.



        • 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.



        • 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.



        • The Public Theater - Newman Theater
        • First Preview: March 15, 2016
        • Opening: March 28, 2016
        • Director: Tina Landau
        • Cast: Alana Arenas, Francois Battiste, Kyle Beltran, J. Bernard Calloway, Phylicia Rashad
        • 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.



        • Ma-Yi Theater Company at HERE Arts Center
        • First Preview: March 22, 2016
        • Opening: March 29, 2016
        • Director: Ralph Peña
        • Cast: TBA
        • Rod thinks the game is fixed. Momo’s still learning the rules. Twee doesn’t think winning is enough. JJ hates his hand. And why the hell is Henry still playing? Two families (and some guy named Henry) panic when they realize their parents won’t be around forever, in A. Rey Pamatmat's world premiere.



        • 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.



        • Soho Rep
        • First Preview: April 5, 2016
        • Opening: TBA
        • Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
        • Cast: TBA
        • How do you love learn fuck work mate marry watch shop listen win dress think feel fight eat take beg birth give weigh serve scream write die play walk worry laugh share sleep lose dance play piss age bleed bake yell? How do you talk about it? Soho Rep presents a U.S. premiere by Alice Birch.



        • Signature Theatre Company
        • First Preview: April 26, 2016
        • Opening: TBA
        • Director: Thomas Kail
        • Cast: TBA
        • Daphne’s Dive is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her eclectic group of friends and family meet, talk, bond and drink. As Daphne’s adopted daughter, very different from her quiet and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront ugly secrets in a world premiere by Quiara Alegría Hudes.



        • Second Stage Theatre
        • First Preview: March 25, 2016
        • Opening: April 24, 2016
        • Director: Michael Greif
        • Cast: TBA
        • A new American musical with music & lyrics by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and a book by Steven Levenson. Following a world premiere production at Arena Stage in Washington DC, the production comes off-Broadway.



        • New York Theatre Workshop
        • First Preview: May 3, 2016
        • Opening: May 23, 2016
        • Director: Rachel Chavkin
        • Cast: TBA
        • Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and two-time Obie award-winning director Rachel Chavkin transform Mitchell's concept album into a bold new work for the stage. This folk opera follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice.



        • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage
        • First Preview: May 13, 2016
        • Opening: TBA
        • Director: Carolyn Cantor
        • Cast: TBA
        • Abandoned by his wayward mom, Daniel is consigned to spend summer with granddad in a Rhode Island beach town, where the locals don’t look kindly on city kids. But his hapless vacation turns around when he meets Izzy: tough-acting, back-sassing, beguiling, and taken. Gregory S. Moss’s feisty romantic comedy follows a passing fling that could last a lifetime — as impossible and charmed as an indian summer.



        • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage II
        • First Preview: May 4, 2016
        • Opening: May 18, 2016
        • Director: Leah C. Gardiner
        • Cast: TBA
        • Sometime in the future, Dolores and Silver are living their married life within the constraints and norms of a new world order. In an act of what seems like pure generosity, Dolores secretly opens their home to a stranger in need; but will she come to regret it? A bold world premiere thriller from Penelope Skinner.



        • The Public Theater - Anspacher Theater
        • First Preview: May 10, 2016
        • Opening: TBA
        • Director: Joanna Settle
        • Cast: TBA
        • Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of the Tony Award-winning show Passing Strange, team with director Joanna Settle for a riotous new show at the crossroads of the sacred and profane, survival and liberation, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll.



        • Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross
        • First Preview: May 19, 2016
        • Opening: June 16, 2016
        • Director: Hal Prince
        • Cast: TBA
        • Atlantic Theater Company presents a world premiere musical based on the popular film by Eran Kolirin. David Yazbek provides the music and lyrics, alongside a book by Itamar Moses. The legendary Hal Prince will direct.