From midtown to downtown, work from 2022 Tony nominees can be seen across New York City. Some of the shows are approaching final performances, like Suffs, while others should be put on your calendars, like Corsicana, ahead of beginning previews soon.
Whether you've missed seeing the artists' nominated work or are wanting to check out more from the nominees, these Off-Broadway shows offer another chance at seeing work by some of this year’s honored designers, directors, and actors:
A Case for the Existence of God at Signature Theatre (April 12-June 5)
Samuel D. Hunter’s world premiering-play explores alienation and companionship by following two men in Southern Idaho who unexpectedly choose to open up their worlds to each other. Nominee Arnulfo Maldonado (A Strange Loop) designed the sets for the run.
Corsicana at Playwrights Horizons (June 2-July 10)
Taking place in a small city in Texas, Will Arbery’s play follows siblings Ginny, a woman with Down syndrome, and Christopher, her half-brother, in the wake of their mother's death as close family friend Justice brings them together with Lot, an artist and outsider to the local community. Check it out to see Deirdre O’Connell (Dana H.) as Justice, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, and sound design by nominee Justin Ellington (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf ).
Dreaming Zenzile at New York Theatre Workshop (May 17-June 26)
Somi Kakoma’s musical delves into the work of South African music artist and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, the ways she connected with people in the moment, and the ancestors who called to her. The production reunites director Lileana Blain-Cruz and lighting designer Yi Zhao, both of whom were nominated for their work on The Skin of Our Teeth. They are joined by fellow nominee, sound designer Justin Ellington (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf).
Epiphany at Lincoln Center Theater (May 26-July 24)
Running at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Brian Watkins’ Epiphany follows a group of old friends who gather to resuscitate a forgotten tradition, only to find themselves craving answers when the guest of honor is unusually late. Costume designer Montana Levi Blanco (The Skin of Our Teeth) serves on the creative team.
Fat Ham at The Public (May 12-June 19)
James Ijames’ 2022 Pulitzer-winning play reinvents Shakespeare's Hamlet, placing the action at a Southern cookout as Juicy, a queer college kid, grapples with identity questions and a supernatural demand for vengeance. Check it out to hear sound design from nominee Mikaal Sulaiman (Macbeth).
Little Shop of Horrors at Westside Theatre (Open Run)
The Off-Broadway revival of the sci-fi rock musical about floral assistant Seymour Krelborn and new, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing plant breed “Audrey II” features lighting design by nominee Bradley King (Flying Over Sunset).
soft at MCC Theater (May 12-June 26)
Donja R. Love’s new play follows Mr. Isaiah, a correctional boarding school teacher, as he deals with one of his student's suicide. The production features scenic design by nominee Adam Rigg (The Skin of Our Teeth).
Suffs at The Public (March 13-May 29)
Check out the final performances of Shaina Taub’s musical about the suffragettes who fought, failed, and succeeded in early 20th century America to achieve women’s suffrage for a chance to see work from nominated costume designer Toni-Leslie James (Paradise Square) and lighting designer Natasha Katz (MJ).
…what the end will be at Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (May 12-July 10)
Following three generations of men living under the same roof, Mansa Ra’s play explores the relationships between fathers and sons as the men come to terms with what it means to each of them to be Black and gay. The Roundabout production features work by nominated costume designer Emilio Sosa (Trouble in Mind), lighting designer Jiyoun Chang (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf), and sound designer Palmer Hefferan (The Skin of Our Teeth).
Which Way to the Stage at MCC Theater (April 14-June 5)
Ana Nogueira’s world premiere show goes back to 2015 to follow two Broadway fans waiting outside the If/Then stage door, not knowing it would ultimately change their friendship. The creative team features nominated scenic designer Adam Rigg (The Skin of Our Teeth) and lighting designer Jen Schriever (A Strange Loop).
Wish You Were Here at Playwrights Horizons (April 13-June 5)
Sanaz Toossi explores friendship and decisions in her play following a group of best friends over the course of 13 years, from 1978 through the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War. The production features scenic design from nominee Arnulfo Maldonado (A Strange Loop).