Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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06 Oct 2015

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


  • 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.



  • New World Stages - Stage 5
  • First Preview: September 26, 2015
  • Opening: October 10, 2015
  • Director: Kathleen Turner
  • Cast: Roya Shanks, Kathleen Turner, Rebecca Brooksher, Sofia Jean Gomez
  • Danya and Addison are caring intelligent young women with a promising future and a baby on the way, but there’s a lifelong secret that threatens to destroy all they hold dear. John S. Anastasi's new play explores the question…why do we love who we love?



  • The Actors Company Theatre at The Beckett - Theatre Row
  • First Preview: September 29, 2015
  • Opening: October 11, 2015
  • Director: Scott Alan Evans
  • Cast: Victoria Mack, Ian Kahn
  • 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.



  • Westside Theatre - Upstairs
  • First Preview: September 18, 2015
  • Opening: October 12, 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.



  • Gideon Productions at The Gym at Judson
  • Opening: October 13, 2015
  • Director: Jordana Williams
  • Cast: Becky Byers, Hanna Cheek, Rebecca Comtois, Neimah Djourabchi, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Matt Golden, Stephen Heskett, Jason Howard, Felicia J. Hudson, Erin Jerozal, Ana Maria Jomolca, Yeauxlanda Kay, Adam Swiderski, Brian Silliman, Cotton Wright, Daryl Lathon, Carlos Martin, Joe Mathers, C.L.Weatherstone, Sean Williams, Alisha Spielmann, Kristen Vaughan
  • A three part sci-fi epic by Mac Rogers. Gideon Productions presents all three parts in repertory at The Gym at Judson.



  • 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.



  • 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. .



  • 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.



  • Keen Company at Theatre Row - Clurman Theatre
  • First Preview: September 29, 2015
  • Opening: October 15, 2015
  • Director: Jonathan Silverstein
  • Cast: Daniel Jenkins, Rory Kulz, Jay Russell, Thomas Jay Ryan
  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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: 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.



  • 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.



  • Soho Rep & Ars Nova at The Connelly Theater
  • First Preview: October 6, 2015
  • Opening: October 20, 2015
  • Director: Sarah Benson
  • Cast: César Alvarez, Andrew R. Butler, Fred Epstein, Eric Farber, Eamon Goodman, Karen Evans Kandel, Kristine Haruna Lee, Jessie Shelton, Kamala Sankaram, Darius Smith, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Storm Thomas, Sammy Tunis
  • Two people try to imagine their way out of impossible circumstances in a new avant-Americana musical by indie band The Lisps, co-presented by Soho Rep and Ars Nova.



  • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I
  • First Preview: October 1, 2015
  • Opening: October 20, 2015
  • Director: David Hyde Pierce
  • Cast: Marylouise Burke, Rachel Dratch, Glenn Fitzgerald, Daoud Heidami, Nate Miller, 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.



  • 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 solo show follows an indomitable woman who knows that in this dog-eat-dog world only one rule matters: eat or be eaten.



  • The Public Theater - Martinson Hall
  • First Preview: October 17, 2015
  • Opening: October 25, 2015
  • 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.



  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: September 30, 2015
  • Opening: October 25, 2015
  • Director: Joe Mantello
  • Cast: Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed, Sarah Steele
  • 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.



  • Elektra Theatre
  • First Preview: October 3, 2015
  • Opening: October 27, 2015
  • Director: John Znidarsic
  • Cast: Lindsey Brett Carothers, Laura Daniel, Ali Gordon, Michael Kirk Lane, Rachel Erin O'Malley, Matt Wolpe
  • A fallen pop star lands in Hell and joins some of history’s most notorious ladies in a new musical comedy by Bryan D. Leys and Steve Liebman.



  • Women's Project at The McGinn/Cazale Theatre
  • First Preview: October 26, 2015
  • Opening: October 28, 2015
  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: October 22, 2015
  • Opening: November 9, 2015
  • Director: Jo Bonney
  • Cast: Pipa Perabo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Meghann Fahy, Tasha Lawrence, Josh Green, Lizzy DeClement
  • 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.



  • 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: November 11, 2015
  • 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.



  • New World Stages - Stage 4
  • First Preview: October 22, 2015
  • Opening: November 11, 2015
  • Director: Bruce Jordan
  • Cast: Adam Gerber, Jeremy Kushnier, Kate Middleton, Patrick Noonan, Jonathan Spivey, Lynne Wintersteller
  • America’s longest running comedy comes to New York. Set in an upscale hair salon, Paul Portner's hilarious whodunit is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and nail-biting suspense.



  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: October 27, 2015
  • Opening: November 15, 2015
  • Director: Michael Wilson
  • Cast: David Abeles, Curtis Billings, James Carpinello, AJ Cedeño, Quinlan Corbett, Brian Cross, Demosthenes Chrysan, Jonathan Gordon, Jonathan Hadary, Alex Morf, Jonny Orsini, Darren Pettie, John Procaccino, Alec Shaw, Derek Smith, Richard Thomas, Evan Zes
  • 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.



  • The New Group at the Signature Center - Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: November 3, 2015
  • Opening: November 18, 2015
  • Director: Cynthia Nixon
  • Cast: Ashlie Atkinson, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets, Matt McGrath, Francisco Pryor Garat
  • As Steven, a failed Broadway chorus boy turned stay-at-home dad, celebrates yet another birthday, he finds himself filled with fear and uncertainty. Is his partner cheating on him? Why is one of his best friends dying of cancer? And what, exactly, has he done with his life? The New Group gives Mark Gerrard's biting comedy its world premiere.



  • Lesser America at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: November 5, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Portia Krieger
  • Cast: Quincy Dunn-Baker, Blake DeLong, Babak Tafti
  • 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.



  • Signature Theatre Company - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box
  • First Preview: November 3, 2015
  • Opening: November 22, 2015
  • Director: Bill Rauch
  • Cast: Dagmara Dominczyk, Ann Dowd, Bill Heck
  • 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.



  • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage II
  • First Preview: November 10, 2015
  • Opening: November 23, 2015
  • Director: Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
  • Cast: Remy Auberjonois, Jon Bass, John Behlmann, Reed Campbell, Carson Elrod, Maria Elena Ramirez, Matthew Saldivar, Triney Sandoval, Henry Vick
  • 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.



  • 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: 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.



  • 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
  • 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.



  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: November 20, 2015
  • Opening: December 15, 2015
  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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: 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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
    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



    • Second Stage at The Tony Kiser Theatre
    • First Preview: February 2016
    • Director: Kenny Leon
    • Cast: TBA
    • 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.



    • The Public Theater
    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.