Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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

HADESTOWN
New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: May 3, 2016
• Opening: May 23, 2016
• Director: Rachel Chavkin
• Cast: Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub
• 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.  

SIGNATURE ONE ACTS
• Signature Theatre Company
• First Preview: May 3, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Lila Neugebauer
• Cast: Nicholas Bruder, Crystal Dickinson, Alison Fraser, Pia Glenn, Ryan-James Hatanaka, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, January LaVoy, April Matthis, Sahr Ngaujah,
Phyllis Somerville, Frank Wood
• 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.  

INCOGNITO
Manhattan Theatre Club
• First Preview: May 3, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Doug Hughes
• Cast: Geneva Carr, Charlie Cox, Heather Lind, Morgan Spector
• Four actors play a combined 21 characters within Incognito’s three interwoven stories. A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.

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: Orlagh Cassidy, Tim Daly, Rachael Holmes, Roxanna Hope
• Sometime in the future, Dolores and Silver are living their married life within the constraints and norms of a new world order. In an act of what seems like pure generosity, Dolores secretly opens their home to a stranger in need; but will she come to regret it? A bold world premiere thriller from Penelope Skinner.  

THE 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.

PEER GYNT
• Classic Stage Company
• First Preview: May 11, 2016
• Opening: May 25, 2016
• Director: John Doyle
• Cast: Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker, George Abud, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Gabriel Ebert, Adam Heller and Jane Pfitsch

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.  

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.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED AT THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY
• MCC Theater Company at The Lucille Lortel Theater
• First Preview: May 19, 2016
• Opening: June 6, 2016
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: Beth Behrs, Lisa Emery, Jacqueline Sydney
• A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges... while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?

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 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: April 27, 2016
• Opening: May 17
• Director: Rebecca Taichman
• Cast: Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson.
• 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, 201
• 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.  

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

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD
Signature Theatre Company
• First Preview: October 25, 2016
• Opening: TBA
• Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
• Cast

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.

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

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