Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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

ILLINOISE
• Park Avenue Armory
• Opening: March 2, 2024
• Created by Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury
• Director: Justin Peck
• Cast: Kara Chan, Ben Cook, Jeanette Delgado, Gaby Diaz, Robbie Fairchild, Christine Flores, Jada German, Zachary Gonder, Rachel Lockhart, Dario Natarelli, Tyrone Reese, Craig Salstein, Ahmad Simmons, Byron Tittle, Ricky Ubeda, Alejandro Vargas

At the gateway to the state alongside shimmering Lake Michigan, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a bold, new music-theater work based on Grammy and Academy Award nominee Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed concept album Illinoise. Known for its lush orchestrations and wildly inventive portrayal of the state’s people, landscapes, and history, a team of brilliantly imaginative artists unite to transform the album into a full-length theatrical performance, with a story by Tony Award winner Justin Peck (New York City Ballet, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury.

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
• Sea Dog Theater
• First Preview: March 1, 2024
• Opening: March 7, 2024
• Playwright: Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
• Director: Erwin Maas
• Cast: Len Cariou, Chris Domig, Sally Shaw

The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

43 STAGES OF GRIEVING: A COMEDY
• The Tank
• Opening: March 8, 2024
• Playwright: Michrarne Cloughly
• Director: Michrarne Cloughly
• Cast: Clara Francesca, Tara Pacheco, Alysia Reiner

43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy tells the story of a pregnant, dying robot and a human who attempted to live forever. Like almost anyone who has grieved, they can both attest the idea there are only 5 stages of grieving is hilarious. But with a presumably incoming infant on the way, they can’t sit around and eat cheese all day (there are of course stages of grief for both hard cheese and soft cheese). Together they try to make plans for an unknown motherhood, kind but complicated technology, and a future without them. This is a comedy for a grief saturated world.

DEAD OUTLAW
• Audible Theatre @ Minetta Lane Theatre
• First Preview: February 28, 2024
• Opening: March 10, 2024
• Book: Itamar Moses
• Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek and Erik Della Penna
• Director: David Cromerr
• Cast: Jeb Brown, Eddie Cooper, Andrew Durand, Dashiell Eaves, Julia Knitel, Ken Marks, Trent Saunders, Thom Sesma, Emily Fink, Austin Ku, George Merrick, Max Sangerman

Elmer McCurdy was an ambitious, turn-of-the-20th-century outlaw whose death at the hands of a Western posse ended a life of failed crime and alcoholism and began a brilliant career as a mummified side-show attraction that travelled the USA for decades. By the time this journey ended, his name had been forgotten and his desiccated body was hanging in a house-of-horrors ride at an amusement park in Southern California, spray-painted a day-glo orange. Then one day, a grip for the “Six-Million Dollar Man” TV show jostled what he thought was “just a dummy” and an arm fell off, revealing a human bone and beginning a hunt for the origins of this enigma.

CORRUPTION
• Lincoln Center Theater @ Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre
• First Preview: February 15, 2024
• Opening: March 11, 2024
• Playwright: J.T. Rogers
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Cast: Dylan Baker, John Behlman, Saffron Burrows, Anthony Cochrane, Adam Dannheisser, Sanjit De Silva, K. Todd Freeman, Eleanor Handley, Robyn Kerr, Sepideh Moafi, Seth Numrich, Michael Siberry, Toby Stephens

Corruption tells the story behind the story of the phone hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in 2011, stunning the world and upending British politics. When Parliament member Tom Watson is maliciously smeared by the newspapers of Murdoch’s News International, he decides to fight back - taking on its larger-than-life leader Rebekah Brooks. But what he uncovers is far more insidious than he ever imagined. As Watson and a small band of journalists, lawyers, and politicians struggle to expose the endemic criminality at the heart of this media monolith, they risk their careers and, at times, their very lives.

TEETH
• Playwrights Horizons
• First Preview: February 21, 2024
• Opening: March 12, 2024
• Book: Michael R. Jackson, Anna K. Jacobs
• Music: Anna K. Jacobs
• Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson
• Director: Sarah Benson
• Cast: Alyse Alan Louis, Courtney Bassett, Phoenix Best, Will Connolly, Jason Gotay, Jenna Rose Husli, Jared Loftin, Steven Pasquale, Lexi Rhoades, Wren Rivera, Helen J Shen

Dawn O’Keefe is an evangelical Christian teen with a powerful secret not even she understands – when men violate her, her body bites back.

THE EFFECT
• The Shed
• First Preview: March 3, 2024
• Opening: March 13, 2024
• Playwright: Lucy Prebble
• Director: Jamie Lloyd
• Cast: Paapa Essiedu, Taylor Russell, Michael Austin, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

What impulses define who we really are? As Connie and Tristan settle into their participation in a clinical drug trial, they begin to fall in love. But how can they be sure it’s the real thing and not an exhilarating side effect of the new antidepressant they’re taking? The supervising doctors begin to ask themselves questions too: where do they draw the line between love and ethics?

PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME!
• Irish Repertory Theatre
• First Preview: March 16, 2024
• Opening: March 24, 2024
• Playwright: Brian Friel
• Director: Ciarán O’Reilly
• Cast: Peter Cormican, Terry Donnelly, Patrick Fitzgerald, Deirdre Madigan, David McElwee, Clare O'Malley, Ciarán O’Reilly, Tim Palmer, James Russell, A.J. Shively, Emmet Smith, John C. Vennema

Gareth O'Donnell leaves his life in Ireland behind for fame and fortune in America, expressing his feelings through his two sides — the shy and dutiful public side and the angry, defiant private side — in Brian Friel's comedy.

HOUSE OF TELESCOPES
• A.R.T. New York Theatres - Mezzanine Theatre
• First Preview: March 22, 2024
• Opening: April 3, 2024
• Playwright: Kairos Looney
• Director: Lyam Gabel
• Cast: Abdu Garmazi, Al Piper, André Jordan, Andreas Pliatsikas, Daxx, Francesca Fernandez, Gwynne Wood, Joshua David Robinson, Joyah Dominique, Kris Carrasco, LA Head, Lisa Stephen Friday, Noa Graham, Rai González, Ren King, Trinity G. Ross

Welcome to Ari’s rickety Minneapolis home, inherited from a possibly gay Aunt. The garage has been remade into Lila’s tattoo studio, and the garden might soon house goats. Upstairs, Fable is casting spells in search of elders, while Sherman sits on the roof considering a new name. Across the country, Daphne’s memories have grown a mind of their own and are currently shambling their way down the interstate in a makeshift physical form. In this house, identity is mutable, the boundaries between our own world and the next are thin, and acceptance can come from the least expected of places – found community, chosen family, ghosts, and even demons.

ORLANDO
• Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
• First Preview: April 2, 2024
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Sarah Ruhl
• Director: Will Davis
• Cast: TBA

Orlando’s adventures begin as a young man, when he serves as courtier to Queen Elizabeth. Through many centuries of living, he becomes a 20th-century woman, trying to sort out her existence. An adaptation of the “longest and most charming love letter in literature,” written by Virginia Woolf for her lover, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a theatrical, wild, fantastical trip through space, time, and gender.

MACBETH (AN UNDOING)
• Theatre For A New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• Opening: April 5, 2024
• Playwright: Zinnie Harris
• Director: Zinnie Harris
• Cast: Nicole Cooper

Macbeth (an undoing) asks if we have really heard the whole story of Lady Macbeth with a re-imagination of the iconic character's trajectory.

STILL
• DR2 Theatre
• First Preview: April 13, 2024
• Opening: April 18, 2024
• Playwright: Lia Romeo
• Director: Adrienne Campbell-Holt
• Cast: Jayne Atkinson, Tim Daly

Still follows Helen and Mark, who broke up 30 years ago, but never forgot about each other. They meet for dinner and their flame is rekindled, but Mark is running for Congress, and Helen has a secret that could derail his bid.

HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES
• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: April 17, 2024
• Opening: May 13, 2024
• Playwright: Amanda Gronich, Moisés Kaufman
• Director: Moisés Kaufman
• Cast: Scott Barrow, Nemuna Ceesay, Kethleen Chalfant, Noah Keyishian, Jonathan Raviv, Erika Rose, Anna Shafer, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Charlie Thurston, Grant Varjas

An album of never before seen World War II-era photographs arrives at the desk of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist Rebecca Erbelding. As Rebecca and her team of historians begin to unravel the shocking story behind the images, the album soon makes headlines around the world. In Germany, a businessman sees the album online and recognizes his own grandfather in the photos. He begins a journey of discovery that will take him into the lives of other Nazi descendants – in a reckoning of his family’s past and his country’s history. Here There Are Blueberries tells the story of these photographs – what they reveal about the Holocaust and our own humanity.

THREE HOUSES
• Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: April 30, 2024
• Opening: TBA
• Book, Music, Lyrics: Dave Malloy
• Director: Annie Tippe
• Cast: J.D. Mollison, Mia Pak, Margo Seibert, Scott Stangland, Henry Stram, Ching Valdes-Aran

Susan is in Latvia. Sadie is in New Mexico. Beckett is in Ireland. All three are alone; all three are haunted by their grandparents; all three hear the Big Bad Wolf scratching at the door. Three Houses is a post-pandemic open mic night parable about magic, madness, and the end of the world.

THE LONELY FEW
• The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space/Newman Mills Theater
• First Preview: April 26, 2024
• Opening: May 20, 2024
• Book: Rachel Bonds
• Music and Lyrics: Zoe Sarnak
• Director: Trip Cullman and Ellenore Scott
• Cast: Damon Duanno, Taylor Iman Jones, Peter Mark Kendall, Lauren Patten, Helen J Shen, Thomas Silcott

Lila and her band, The Lonely Few, have a standing gig at Paul’s Juke Joint in their small Kentucky town. When an established musician, Amy, gives them a chance to join her on tour, they take it. Love blossoms between Lila and Amy on the road, but can it endure?

THE WELKIN
• Atlantic Theater Company / Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: May 16, 2024
• Opening: June 12, 2024
• Playwright: Lucy Kirkwood
• Director: Sarah Benson
• Cast: b, Tilly Botsford, Paige Gilbert, Ann Harada, Jenn Kidwell, Mary McCann, Emily Cass McDonnell, MacKenzie Mercer, Sandrah Oh, Dale Soules, Danny Wolohan, Haley Wong

Rural England, 1759. As the country awaits the return of Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to death. When she tries to escape the noose by claiming she is pregnant, twelve ordinary women are gathered to decide whether she is telling the truth. A dark, fierce, funny play about democracy and housework.

TITANIC
• New York City Center
• Opening: June 12, 2024
• Book: Peter Stone
• Music: Maury Yeston
• Lyrics: Maury Yeston
• Director: Anne Kauffman
• Cast: Bonnie Milligan, Chuck Cooper, Eddie Cooper, Drew Gehling, Ramin Karimloo, Emilie Kouatchou, Judy Kuhn, Brandon Uranowitz, Samantha Williams

Epic and majestic, with moments of heartbreaking intimacy - the musical play examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship–of her officers, crew and passengers – and the tragic story of the beautiful ship herself.

 
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