Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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26 Jan 2016

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

NICE FISH

  • St. Ann's Warehouse
  • First Preview: February 14, 2016
  • Opening: February 21, 2016
  • Director: Claire Van Kampen
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Jim Lichtscheidl, Louis Jenkins, Bob Davis, Kayli Carter
  • 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.

     

PERICLES

  • 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.

     



FAMILIAR

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage
  • First Preview: February 12, 2016
  • Opening: March 3, 2016
  • Director: Rebecca Taichman
  • Cast: Ito Aghayere, Joby Earle, Melanie Nicholls-King, Roslyn Ruff, Harold Surratt, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Joe Tippett, Tamara Tunie
  • 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.

     

RED SPEEDO

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: February 17, 2016
  • Opening: March 3, 2016
  • Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
  • Cast: Alex Breaux, Peter Jay Fernandez, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Zoë Winters
  • 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.

     

IRONBOUND

  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: March 3, 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.

     

HUNGRY

  • The Public Theater - LuEsther Hall
  • First Preview: February 27, 2016
  • Opening: March 4, 2016
  • Director: Richard Nelson
  • Cast: Meg Gibson, Lynn Hawley, Roberta Maxwell, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Amy Warren
  • 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.

     

SOUTHERN COMFORT

  • The Public Theater - Anspacher Theater
  • First Preview: February 23, 2016
  • Opening: March 7, 2016
  • Director: Thomas Caruso
  • Cast: Donnie Cianciotto, Aneesh Sheth, Annette O'Toole, Jeff McCarthy
  • 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.

     

BOY

  • Keen Company at Theatre Row - Clurman Theatre
  • First Preview: February 23, 2016
  • Opening: March 10, 2016
  • Director: Linsay Firman
  • Cast: Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster, Paul Niebanck, Rebecca Rittenhouse
  • 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.

     

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM

  • Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels
  • First Preview: February 18, 2016
  • Opening: March 13, 2016
  • Director: Alex Timbers
  • Cast: Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Leslie Kritzer, Ahna O’Reilly, Steven Pasquale, Nadia Quinn, Lance Roberts, Devere Rogers
  • 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.

     

WIDOWER'S HOUSES

  • TACT / The Actors Company Theatre at Theatre Row - Beckett Theatre
  • First Preview: March 1, 2016
  • Opening: March 13, 2016
  • Director: David Staller
  • Cast: TBA
  • When a young doctor discovers that the fortune of his fiancée is a result of her father’s exploitations of the poor, he is appalled. Yet does he know from whence his own annuity derives? George Bernard Shaw’s play about economic inequalities is revived by TACT / The Actors Company Theatre.

     

HOLD ON TO ME DARLING

  • Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross
  • First Preview: February 24, 2016
  • Opening: March 14, 2016
  • Director: Neil Pepe
  • Cast: Adelaide Clemens, Jonathan Hogan, Jenn Lyon, Keith Nobbs, Timothy Olyphant, C.J. Wilson
  • On learning of his mother’s death, world famous country and western star Strings McCrane (Olyphant) 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 EFFECT

  • Barrow Street Theatre
  • First Preview: March 2, 2016
  • Opening: March 16, 2016
  • Director: David Cromer
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new play by Lucy Prebble (Enron) tracking the romance between a psychology student and a wanderer over the course of a clinical trial for a powerful anti-depressant drug. David Cromer last opened Tribes at the Barrow Street, and before that his acclaimed production of Our Town.

     

IDEATION

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

     

ANTLIA PNEUMATICA

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

     

DRY POWDER

  • The Public Theater - Martinson Hall
  • First Preview: March 1, 2016
  • Opening: March 22, 2016
  • Director: Thomas Kail
  • Cast: Hank Azaria, Claire Danes, Sanjit De Silva, 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.

     

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. Performed in repertory with The Dingdong by The Pearl.
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HEAD OF PASSES

  • 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.

     

HOUSE RULES

  • 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.

     

NATHAN THE WISE

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

     

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.

  • 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.

     

THE DINGDONG

  • The Pearl Theatre
  • First Preview: April 5, 2016
  • Opening: April 16, 2016
  • Director: Hal Brooks
  • Cast: TBA
  • Vatelin is a faithful husband—mostly. Lucy is a faithful wife—kind of. And their “fidelity” is about to be put to the test when a series of importunate suitors and femme fatales invade their little world. Feydeau’s farce dances us into a world where opening the wrong door in the dark of night leads to mayhem, laughter, and, maybe, a few home truths about the secrets to a happy marriage. Performed in repertory with Stupid F**king Bird by The Pearl.
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: March 25, 2016
  • Opening: April 24, 2016
  • Director: Michael Greif
  • Cast: Ben Platt
  • 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.

     

ROMEO & JULIET

  • The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit
  • First Preview: April 11, 2016
  • Closing: May 1, 2016
  • Director: Lear DeBessonet
  • Cast: TBA
  • This production will run at The Public Theater's downtown location following a free tour of the five boroughs.
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HADESTOWN

  • 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.

     

DAPHNE'S DIVE

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • First Preview: April 26, 2016
  • Opening: May 15, 2016
  • 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.

     

SIGNATURE ONE ACTS

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • First Preview: May 3, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Lila Neugebauer
  • Cast: TBA
  • In honor of Signature’s 25th Anniversary, Signature One Acts revisits three short plays produced in their playwrights’ original Playwright-in-Residence season: Edward Albee’s The Sandbox, María Irene Fornés’ Drowning and Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro.

     

THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION

  • 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.

     

INDIAN SUMMER

  • 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.

     

THE TOTAL BENT

  • The Public Theater - Anspacher Theater
  • First Preview: May 10, 2016
  • Opening: May 25, 2016
  • 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.

     

SKELETON CREW

  • Atlantic Theater Company- Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: May 13, 2016
  • Closes: June 19, 2016
  • Director: Ruben Santiago-Hudsen
  • Cast: Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikia Mathis.
  • Atlantic's hit production of the new Dominique Morisseau play will transfer from their Stage 2 space to their Linda Gross Theater.

     

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

  • The Public Theater - Shakespeare in the Park's Delacorte Theater
  • First Preview: May 24, 2016
  • Closes: June 26, 2016
  • Director: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Cush Jumbo, Janet McTeer, and others TBA.
  • This new production of the play will feature an all female cast, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, who directed the all female staging of Henry IV at St. Ann's Warehouse.

     

THE BAND'S VISIT

  • 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.

     

THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Atlantic Stage 2
  • First Preview: May 25, 2016
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Adam Rapp
  • Cast: TBA
  • Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Paducah, Kentucky. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself, and always remembers to take his medication. But when two teenage girls arrive at his doorstep one autumn afternoon, their visit will force him to confront a tragic past while also offering him a glimpse at hope. Atlantic Theater Company welcomes back Adam Rapp.

     

INDECENT

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: May 2016
  • Director: Rebecca Taichman
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new play with music inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Paula Vogel's latest charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

     

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

  • The Public Theater - Shakespeare in the Park's Delacorte Theater
  • First Preview: July 19, 2016
  • Closing: August 14, 2016
  • 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.