Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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

A scene from <i> Skeleton Crew</i>
A scene from Skeleton Crew (Photo by Ahron R. Foster)

CONFUSIONS
• 59E59 Theaters Theater A
• First Preview: May 28, 2016
• Opening: June 6, 2016
• Director: Alan Ayckbourn
• Cast: Stephen Billington, Elizabeth Boag, Russell Dixon, Charlotte Harwood, and Richard Stacey
• Shows ordinary people and the hilarious results of their inability to communicate.

OSLO
• Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
• First Preview: June 16, 2016
• Opening: July 11, 2016
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays, Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo and T. Ryder Smith.
• A darkly comic epic, Oslo tells the story of how a young couple planned top-secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, culminating in the signing of the 1933 Oslo Accords. Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, it is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world.

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
• Pershing Square Signature Theater Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: July 3, 2016
• Opening: July 13, 2016
• Director: Laura Jellinek
• Cast: Marcia DeBonis, Jojo Gonzalez, Brad Heberlee, Sakina Jaffrey, Babak Tafti
• In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

PRIVACY
• The Public Theater/Newman Theater
• First Preview: July 7, 2016
• Opening: July 18, 2016
• Director: Josie Rourke
• Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, De’Adre Aziza, Raffi Barsoumian, Michael Countryman, Rachel Dratch and Reg Rogers
• Privacy explores our complicated relationship with technology and data through the funny and heart-breaking travails of a lonely guy ( Radcliffe), who arrives in the city to figure out how to like, tag, and share his life without giving it all away. The play uncovers what our technological choices reveal about who we are, what we want and who’s keeping track of it all. This provocative theatrical event will ask audiences to charge their phones, leave them ON during the performance and to embark on afascinating dive online and into a new reality where we’re all connected…for better or worse.

ENGAGEMENTS
• McGinn/Cazale Theater - Second Stage Theatre
• First Preview: July 18, 2017
• Opening: July 28, 2017
• Director: Kimberly Senior
• Cast: TBA
• It’s summer in New England and every weekend is someone else’s engagement party. The wildflowers, specialty cocktails, and artisanal appetizers are totally Instagram-worthy, but the people are not quite so perfect. One night, Lauren takes it into her own hands to make sure that her best friend doesn’t marry an inadequate suitor – a drunken mistake that incites a cascade of calamities, threatening to expose all of Lauren's secrets. Engagements is a dark comedy about ugly feelings in an age of beautiful self-images.

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
The Public Theater - Shakespeare in the Park's Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: July 19, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Daniel Sullivan
• Cast: TBA
• Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan returns to the Park this summer to direct one of the Bard’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus And Cressida. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks.  

MEN ON BOATS
• Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
• First Preview: July 20, 2016
• Opening: August 1, 2016
• Director: Will Davis
• Cast: Jocelyn Bioh, Hannah Cabell, Danielle Davenport, Danaya Esperanza, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Birgit Huppuch, Elizabeth Kenny, Layla Khoshnoudi, Kelly McAndrew, Kristen Sieh
• A joyfully anachronistic retelling of the 1869 Powell expedition." It follows the story of a one-armed captain and his crew of volunteers as they set out on the Colorado River.

LAYOVER
• Second Stage Theatre
• First Preview: August 2, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: TBA
• Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. From the darkly funny writer of Bachelorette, Layover asks the question: Can you ever really get to know somebody when you're hiding so much yourself?

MARIE AND ROSETTA
• Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: August 8, 2016
• Opening: September 12, 2016
• Director: Neil Pepe
• Cast: TBA
• Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music," state Atlantic production notes. "Tharpe was the queen of ‘race records’ in the 30’s and 40’s, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club, who was a big enough star to fill a baseball stadium for her third wedding, but ended up buried in an unmarked grave in Philadelphia. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégé, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.

AUBERGINE
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: August 19, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Kate Whoriskey
• Cast: TBA
• A man shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman falls in love. A world away, a mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son from leaving home. And a son cooks a meal for his dying father to say everything that words can’t. In Julia Cho’s poignant and lyrical new play, the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language, and the medium through which life gradually reveals itself.

NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM
• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: Fall 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Megan Sandberg-Zakian
• Cast: TBA
• The new play imagines Turner, who led a landmark slave uprising, during his final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, VA.

KID VICTORY
• Vineyard Theatre
• First Preview: September 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Liesl Tommy
• Cast: TBA
• In KID VICTORY, seventeen-year old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
• MCC Theater
• First Preview: September 6, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Leigh Silverman
• Cast: Judith Light
Judith Light will star as a high school English teacher and guidance counselor in the new play – about love, hard choices, and the cost of fulfilling an all-consuming desire.

A TASTE OF HONEY
• Pearl Theatre
• First Preview: September 9, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Austin Pendleton
• Cast: TBA
• The play tells the story of a young woman facing an uncertain future and learning that love will see her through.

THE GABRIELS: ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY: WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
• The Public Theater - LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: September 10, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Richard Nelson
• Cast: Meg Gibson, Lynn Hawley, Roberta Maxwell, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Amy Warren
• Part two of The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family. The three-play cycle introduces us to the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York. These three plays unfold in real time and track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
• Roundabout Theater/Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: September 22, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Michael Mayer
• Cast: TBA
• London, 1967. Beatlemania is in full effect, the “Me” generation is in its prime and Kenneth and Sandra have the world at their fingertips. It’s the summer of love, and that’s all they need. But what will happen when the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll fade away and these boomers have babies of their own?

SELL/BUY/DATE
• Manhattan Theatre Club- City Center Stage II
• First Preview: September 27, 2016
• Opening Night: October 18, 2016
• Director: Carolyn Cantor
• Cast: Sarah Jones
• Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones ( Bridge & Tunnel) returns to the New York stage as a dazzling medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, an exuberant new show inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry. Brimming with Jones’ masterful, multicultural characterizations, Sell/Buy/Date presents an honest, moving and even humorous look at a complex and fascinating subject, all while preserving the full humanity of voices seldom heard in the theater.

PUBLIC ENEMY
• Pearl Theatre
• First Preview: September 29, 2016
• Opening Night: TBA
• Director: Hal Brooks
• Cast: TBA
• A new production of Ibsen's classic, adapted by David Harrower.

A LIFE
• Playwrights Horizons/Peter Jay Sharp Theater
• First Preview: September 30, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Anne Kauffman
• Cast: TBA
• Nate Martin is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup, another in a lifelong string of ill-fated matches, casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. But in Adam Bock’s disarming new play, the answer he receives, when it comes, is shockingly obvious — and totally unpredictable.

VIETGONE
• Manhattan Theatre Club- City Center Stage I
• First Preview: October 4, 2016
• Opening: October 25, 2016
• Director: May Adrales
• Cast: TBA
• A modern twist on the All-American love story, Qui Nguyen’s ( She Kills Monsters) new play Vietgone pulses with contemporary energy. It’s the classic story of boy meets girl – except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Borrowing elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwright’s own parents’ meeting, Vietgone ranges from hilarity to heart-wrenching drama.

PLENTY
• The Public Theater/Newman Theater
• First Preview: October 4, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: David Leveaux
• Cast: Corey Stoll, Rachel Weisz
• An English woman who served as a spy for the French Resistance during World War II sees her youthful ideals about the war's effect on Britain destroyed in the decades after, as her marriage and sanity also deteriorate.

KINGDOM COME
• Roundabout Theater/Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: October 7, 2016
• Opening: November 2, 2016
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. But when these two thirtysomethings connect through an online dating site, they fall for each other fast and hard. What could go wrong? Considering that they’re both pretending to be someone else, the short answer is: everything.

THE HARVEST
• The Claire Tow Theater
• First Preview: October 8, 2016
• Opening October 24, 2016
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• The Harvest is set in the basement of a small church in Southeastern Idaho, a group of young missionaries is preparing to go to the Middle East, and one of them — a young man who has recently lost his father — has bought a one-way ticket. But his plans are complicated when his estranged sister shows up in town and makes it her mission to keep him home.

SWEAT
• The Public Theater/Martinson Hall
• First Preview: October 18, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Kate Whoriskey
• Cast: TBA
A group of close friends shares everything: drinks, secrets and laughs. But when rumors of layoffs shake up the local factory, the fragile bonds of their community begin to fray and a horrific crime sends shock waves across two generations. This gripping world premiere by acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage explores America’s industrial decline at the turn of the millennium by examining the inhabitants of one Pennsylvania town who still struggle to reclaim what’s lost, find redemption and redefine themselves in a new century.

MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS
• Signature Theatre Company
• First Preview: October 18, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Set in a small tea shop in South Africa, the play explores themes of family, race and power.

THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD
• Signature Theatre Company
• First Preview: October 25, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
• Cast: TBA
• A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.

FADE
• Cherry Lane/Mainstage
• First Preview: November 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• In this sharp, true-to-life new comedy, Mexican-American Lucia is hired to write for a Latina TV character in a cutthroat Hollywood TV studio. She soon discovers that the Latino studio custodian, Abel, has a windfall of plot ideas. As their friendship grows, Lucia begins incorporating Abel's ideas into her scripts, fast-tracking her to success at work - and to complication in her personal life.

THE BAND'S VISIT
• Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: November 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: David Cromer
• Cast: TBA
• An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.

THE GABRIELS: ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
• The Public Theater - LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: November 4, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Richard Nelson
• Cast: Meg Gibson, Lynn Hawley, Roberta Maxwell, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Amy Warren
• Part three of The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family. The three-play cycle introduces us to the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York. These three plays unfold in real time and track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year.

RIDE THE CYCLONE
• MCC Theater
• First Preview: November 9, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Rachel Rockwell
• Cast: TBA
• The original musical written by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell follows a youth chamber choir in the aftermath of a death-by-roller-coaster accident, as the members all compete for a chance to return to the living realm.

RANCHO VIEJO
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: November 11, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Daniel Aukin
• Cast: TBA
• We never meet young Richie and Lonna, whose marriage is on the rocks. But miles and miles away, in the affluent southwestern suburb where their parents live, this couple’s separation is disturbing the tranquility of a community they’ve barely met. In Dan LeFranc’s comedy of anxiety and awkward neighbors, the residents of Rancho Viejo drift from one gathering to the next, wrestling life’s grandest themes while fending off existential despair — set against the lustful, yearning strains of a distant bolero.

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
• The Public Theater/Shiva Theater
• First Preview: November 15, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Thomas Kail
• Cast: Nia Vardalos
• In this play based on the book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, Sugar is an anonymous online advice columnist—later revealed to be Strayed—who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark and glimmering light at the heart of being human.

THIS DAY FORWARD
• Vineyard Theatre Company
• First Preview: Winter 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Mark Brokaw
• Cast: TBA
• In this new comedy about love and marriage and everything in-between, Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene’s children wrestle with their past, and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory.

OTHELLO
• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: Winter 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Sam Gold
• Cast: TBA
• A new production starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig.

TELL HECTOR I MISS HIM
Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2
• First Preview: January 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• You're in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan. You're a tourist, you walk down the stairs of this beautiful old fort built by the Spaniards. When you reach the bottom, you realize you're in the hole, a slum. Welcome to La Perla, the barrio and the underbelly that lies under the tourism and behind the fort walls. You spend some days there, you don't want to leave. Oh no, you're addicted to the beauty, the women and the drugs. A raw and compelling play about searching for first love, found family, and hope.

EVERYBODY
• Signature Theatre Company
• First Preview: January 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Lila Neugebauer
• Cast: TBA
• A modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language.

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC
• Cherry Lane Theater
• First Preview: January 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• From the shooting of Trayvon Martin, to the tennis career of Serena Williams, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Citizen powerfully explores life in the face of unrelenting and pervasive acts of injustice, whether they are political affronts on the global stage or passing slurs at the local supermarket.

THE LIAR
• Classic Stage Company
• First Preview: January 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Michael Kahn
• The charming Dorante cannot tell the truth and the manservant Clinton cannot tell a lie. CSC favorite David Ives (The School for Lies, The Heir Apparent) takes on Pierre Corneille’s hilarious seventeenth-century farce of mistaken identity and secrets.

THE TEMPEST
• St. Ann's Warehouse
• First Preview: January 13, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Phyllida Lloyd
• Cast: TBA
• The magician and former duke Prospero, who has been exiled on an island with his daughter Miranda for years, plots revenge on the brother who usurped his throne with the help of the magical island creatures in his thrall, in one of William Shakespeare's final plays.

IF I FORGET
• Roundabout Theater - Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: January 19, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• A sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can’t avoid and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict.

EVERYBODY
• Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
• First Preview: January 31, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Lila Neugebauer
• Cast: TBA
• A modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language promises to be just as unique as Gloria, An Octoroon and the award-winning Signature production of Appropriate.

YEN
• MCC Theater
• First Preview: February 2, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: TBA
• The London import is billed as an exploration of “childhood without boundaries."

A NEW PLAY BY WILL ENO
• Pershing Square Signature Center
• First Preview: February 7, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA

SAINT JOAN
• The Public Theater/Newman Theater
• First Preview: February 14, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Alex Timbers
• Cast: TBA
• Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. An exploration of the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert.

THE LIGHT YEARS
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: February 17, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Oliver Butler
• Cast: TBA
• Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now-forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. From the minds of celebrated play-making company The Debate Society, The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man’s indomitable spirit of invention.

CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?
• Vineyard Theatre Company
• First Preview: Spring 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Peter DuBois
• Cast: TBA
• Ms. Gionfriddo’s play is set on Halloween and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She’s drowning in debt, may be falling for her sugar daddy, and is on the run from her date who has threatened to kill her. When she meets Graham and Tanya, a door opens, for all of them… but is what’s beyond a treat or a trick?

SOJOURNERS / HER PORTMANTEAU
• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: Spring 2017
• Opening; TBA
• Director: Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
• Cast: TBA
• Both plays are chapters of Mfoniso Udofia's nine-part saga The Ufot Cycle, which chronicles the life of the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family.

THE OBJECT LESSON
• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: Spring 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: David Neumann
• Cast: TBA
• This immersive theatrical installation turns the theatre into a storage facility of gargantuan proportion where audiences are free to roam and poke through the clutter.

DANIEL'S HUSBAND
• Cherry Lane/Mainstage
• First Preview: March 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Michael does not. A turn of events forces both men to face the consequence of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental.

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
• Public Theater/Martinson Hall
• First Preview: March 14, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Sean Mathias
• Cast: Harey Fierstein
• Beau, a pianist expat living in London meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else’s, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life. A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story, Gently Down the Stream reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
• Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
• First Preview: March 17, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Tony Taccone
• Cast: John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past. Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.

THE PROFANE
• Playwrights Horizons/Peter Jay Sharp Theater
• First Preview: March 17, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter falls for the son of a conservative Muslim family in White Plains, he discovers the threshold of his tolerance. In Zayd Dohrn’s sharp and timely tale, two families are forced to confront each other’s religious beliefs and cultural traditions, and to face their own deep-seated prejudice.

VANITY FAIR
• Pearl Theatre
• First Preview: March 24, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Eric Tucker
• Cast: TBA
• A new adaptation of the classic book.

THE ANTIPODES
Signature Theatre Company
• First Preview: April 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Lila Neugebauer
• Cast: TBA

VENUS
• Pershing Square Signature Theater Center - The Diamond
• First Preview: April 25, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Lear deBessonet
• Cast: TBA
• Leaving her home in southern Africa for a better life, Saartjie Baartman became a star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit for the size of her posterior. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman’s journey to London, her rise to fame as the “Hottentot Venus” and her eventual love affair with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a wild carnival, bursting with humor and heart while examining the paradox of love.

THE COST OF LIVING
• Manhattan Theatre Club
• First Preview: April 26, 2017
• Opening: May 16th, 2017
• Director: Jo Bonney
• Cast: TBA
• The Cost of Living is the story of four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok’s play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.

ANIMAL
• Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2
• First Preview: May 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Gaye Taylor Upchurch
• Cast: Rebecca Hall
• Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
• MCC Theater
• First Preview: May 8, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Lindsay Posner
• Cast: Starring Matthew Perry
• Meet Jack, Stephanie, Joseph and Stevie: four lost souls, entering their forties and searching for meaning. After sharing one raucous night together in a downtown Los Angeles bar, their lives become irreversibly entwined in a rollercoaster journey that forces them to confront the darker sides of their relationships.

BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: May 19, 2017
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Robert O'Hara
• Cast: TBA
• All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you’ve never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!

THE RED LETTER PLAYS: IN THE BLOOD AND FUCKING A
• Pershing Square Signature Center
• First Preview: 2017-18 Season
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Jo Bonney
• Cast: TBA
• Remixing The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s seminal masterpiece, The Red Letter Plays tear open notions of gender and hypocrisy with poetic honesty and exhilarating wit. In the Blood’s Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the very men who loved her. Fucking A’s Hester Smith is an abortionist, forced to ply her trade to save her own son. Performed together for the first time, with a shared cast and director, the two plays form a thrilling and powerful indictment of American society.

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