Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

By Joey Sims
27 Jul 2015

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


  • Delacorte Theater
  • First Preview: July 23, 2015
  • Opening: August 10, 2015
  • Director: Daniel Sullivan
  • Cast: Kate Burton, Raúl Esparza, Hamish Linklater, Teagle F. Bougere, Jacob Ming-Trent, Patrick Page, Lily Rabe, Steven Skybell
  • In Shakespeare's fairtytale, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate.



  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: July 22, 2015
  • Opening: August 11, 2015
  • Director: Sam Gold
  • Cast: Christopher Abbott, Hong Chau, 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.



  • Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: August 4, 2015
  • Opening: August 18, 2015
  • Director: Liesl Tommy
  • Cast: Pun Bandhu, Tina Benko, Jesse J. Perez, DeLanna Studi Myra, Lucretia Taylor
  • The story of one woman's quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, inspired by a landmark case between one of the country's largest universities and a Native American tribe. Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre co-present Deborah Zoe Laufer's New York premiere.



  • The New Group at the Signature Center - Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: August 5, 2015
  • Opening: August 19, 2015
  • Director: Scott Elliott
  • Cast: Jack DiFalco, Bradley Fong, Paul Iacono, Peter Mark Kendall, Emily Cass McDonnell, Sea McHale, Zane Pais, Tony Revolori
  • A dystopian vision from Philip Ridley, set in a country ravaged by warring factions and a hallucinogenic drug epidemic. The New Group opens its 21st season.



  • Signature Theatre Company - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box
  • First Preview: August 15, 2015
  • Opening: August 24, 2015
  • Director: Mark Lamos
  • Cast: Maureen Anderman, Gabriel Brown, Pamela Dunlap, Kahyun Kim, Joe Paulik
  • 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, in A.R. Gurney's world premiere.



  • 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 Scanlan and Scott.



  • Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: August 18, 2015
  • Opening: August 27, 2015
  • Director: Margot Bordelon
  • Cast: Matt Dellapina, Miriam Silverman, Nick Westrate
  • It's Christmas Eve and Sarah and Sam are celebrating with a debate about existential suffering. But then Sarah’s childhood best friend shows up unannounced, in a Playwrights Realm production of Anna Ziegler's new play.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: August 28, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Lisa Peterson
  • Cast: TBA
  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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 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.



  • 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.



  • Theatre For A New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: September 6, 2015
  • Opening: September 10, 2015
  • Director: Richard Maxwell
  • Cast: TBA
  • 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.



  • The Pearl Theatre
  • First Preview: September 21, 2015
  • Opening: October 3, 2015
  • Director: Hal Brooks
  • Cast: TBA
  • 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.



  • 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 perfumes, follows her personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or financial stability.



  • The Public Theater - Newman Theater
  • First Preview: September 22, 2015
  • Opening: October 8, 2015
  • Director: Kent Gash
  • Cast: TBA
  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Westside Theatre - Upstairs
  • First Preview: September 18, 2015
  • Opening: October 14, 2015
  • Director: David Saint
  • Cast: Marlo Thomas
  • 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.



  • Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: September 29, 2015
  • Opening: October 15, 2015
  • Director: Michael Barakiva
  • Cast: TBA
  • 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.  


  • Keen Company at Theatre Row - Clurman Theatre
  • First Preview: September 30, 2015
  • Opening: October 15, 2015
  • Director: Jonathan Silverstein
  • Cast: TBA
  • 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.



    • 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.



    • LCT3 at The Claire Tow Theater
    • First Preview: October 3, 2015
    • Opening: October 19, 2015
    • Director: Lila Neugebauer
    • Cast: TBA
    • 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.  


    • The Public Theater - Anspacher Theater
    • First Preview: October 6, 2015
    • Opening: October 20, 2015
    • Director: Kristen Sanderson
    • Cast: 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.



    • 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, Mary Louise Wilson
    • 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.  


    • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
    • First Preview: September 16, 2015
    • Opening: October 25, 2015
    • Director: James Macdonald
    • Cast: TBA
    • Set in colonial Africa and 1979 London, Caryl Churchill’s landmark play is about power, politics, family, Queen Victoria and sex.



    • 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.  


    • York Theatre at St. Peter's
    • First Preview: October 6, 2015
    • Opening: TBA
    • Director: Jeffrey B. Moss
    • Cast: Robert Cuccioli
    • 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.



    • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
    • First Preview: October 16, 2015
    • Opening: TBA
    • Director: Niegel Smith
    • Cast: TBA
    • 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.



    • The Public Theater - Martinson Hall
    • First Preview: October 17, 2015
    • Opening: TBA
    • Creator/director: Gob Squad
    • Cast: TBA
    • 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.



    • 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.  


    • 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.



    • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theater
    • First Preview: October 31, 2015
    • Opening: TBA
    • 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.  


    • 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.



    • 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.  


    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • Classic Stage Company
    • First Preview: December 7, 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.



    • 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.



    • 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 13, 2016
    • Opening: February 9, 2016
    • Director: John Patrick Shanley
    • Cast: TBA
    • 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? Shanley directs his own world premiere.



    • 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.



    • Vineyard Theatre
    • First Preview: January 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.  


    • 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.



      • 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.


      • 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.


        • 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.



          • 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.


          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.