Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.
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SOMETHING CLEAN
• Roundabout Theatre Company/Black Box Theatre
• First Preview: May 4, 2019
• Opening: May 30, 2019
• Playwright: Selina Fillinger
• Director: Margot Bordelon
• Cast: Kathryn Erbe, Daniel Jenkins, and Christopher Livingston

Wash the dishes. Mop the floors. Change the sheets. Change the past. Charlotte is a wife and mother who’ll try anything to put her family back together. Selina Fillinger’s new drama slips into the jagged cracks of a sex crime’s aftermath—the guilt, the grief, and the ways we grapple with the unthinkable.

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
• Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: May 12, 2019
• Opening: June 13, 2019
• Book: Lynn Nottage
• Music: Duncan Sheik
• Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead
• Director: Sam Gold
• Cast: Romelda Teron Benjamin, Joe Cassidy, Vita E. Cleveland, Eisa Davis, Matt DeAngelis, Manoel Felciano, Brett Gray, Jai'Len Christine Li Josey, LaChanze, Anastacia McCleskey, Saycon Sengbloh, and Elizabeth Teeter

South Carolina, 1964. Lily Owens, a restless white teenager, struggles with her merciless father and the haunting memory of her mother's death. When Rosaleen, her black caregiver, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily's rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerizing world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship and healing.

DYING CITY
• Second Stage Theater/Tony Kiser Theater
• First Preview: May 14, 2019
• Opening: June 4, 2019
• Playwright and Director: Christopher Shinn
• Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell

In a spare Manhattan apartment, a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters.

FERAL
• 59E59 Theater B
• First Preview: May 14, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Creator: Tortoise in a Nutshell
• Director: Ross MacKay
• Cast: Alex Bird, Jim Harbourne, Arran Howie, and Matthew Leonard

Joe looks back at the town of his childhood. Bright, vibrant, and idyllic, the world resembles a haven of comfort. But as Joe journeys on, walls and lives are peeled back and the story of a community’s fall unfolds around him. Feral is an innovative piece of visual theater that combines puppetry, film, and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes. Puppeteers manipulate and bring to life a tiny world, whilst simultaneously creating a live animation, as they follow its every breath via digital camera.

LONG LOST
• Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
• First Preview: May 14, 2019
• Opening: June 4, 2019
• Playwright: Donald Marguiles
• Director: Daniel Sullivan
• Cast: Kelly AuCoin, Annie Parisse, Lee Tergesen, and Alex Wolff

When troubled Billy appears out-of-the-blue in his estranged brother David’s Wall Street office, he soon tries to re-insert himself into the comfortable life David has built with his philanthropist wife and college-age son. What does Billy really want? Can he be trusted? And how much can family bonds smooth over past rifts?

LITTLE WOMEN
• Primary Stages at Cherry Lane
• First Preview: May 15, 2019
• Opening: June 4, 2019
• Playwright: Kate Hamill
• Director: Sarna Lapine
• Cast: Paola Sanchez Abreu, Megan Byrne, Michael Crane, Kate Hamill, Ellen Harvey, John Lenartz, Kristolyn Lloyd, Andrew Long, Nate Mann, Maria Elena Ramirez, and Carmen Zilles

Jo March doesn't want to be like other girls; in fact, she's not even sure that she wants to be a girl. Jo is ambitious, rough around the edges, headstrong, and yearns for a future she can't yet articulate. As the nation is torn apart by civil war, Jo and her sisters struggle with what it means to grow up. Gender roles, political beliefs, poverty, and even love itself threaten to break family ties, as the March sisters try to reconcile their identities with society's demands. How do you stay true to yourself when the world wants you to become a perfect little woman?

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
• The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: May 21, 2019
• Opening: June 11, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Kenny Leon
• Cast: Danielle Brooks, Grantham Coleman, Jamar Brathwaite, Chuck Cooper, Javen Crosby, Denzel Fields, Jeremie Harris, Tayler Harris, Erik Laray Harvey, Kai Heath, Daniel Croix Henderson, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Lateefah Holder, Lawanda Hopkins, Billy Eugene Jones, Margaret Odette, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Jazmine Stewart, Khiry Walker, Olivia Washington, and Latra A. Wilson

In this modern production, we find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.

NOMAD HOTEL
• Atlantic Theater Company/Stage 2
• First Preview: May 22, 2019
• Opening: June 3, 2019
• Playwright: Carla Ching
• Director: Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
• Cast: Molly Griggs, Christopher Larkin, Samantha Mathis, and Andrew Pang

In the not-so-sunny side of California, Alix bounces between motel rooms, taking care of her brothers for her mostly MIA mother. Her classmate Mason is a budding songwriter trying to keep off the radar of his absent father in Hong Kong. Together, they must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams.

TONI STONE
• Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: May 23, 2019
• Opening: June 20, 2019
• Playwright: Lydia R. Diamond
• Director: Pam MacKinnon
• Cast: April Matthis, Eric Berryman, Harvy Blanks, Phillip James Brannon, Daniel J. Bryant, Jonathan Burke, Toney Goins, Kenn E. Head, and Ezra Knight

Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can't play with the boys. Featuring a bullpen of players crossing age, race and gender to portray all supporting roles,Toni Stone is a vibrant play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart and playing your own way.

A STRANGE LOOP
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: May 24, 2019
• Opening: June 17, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson
• Director: Stephen Brackett
• Choreographer: Raja Feather Kelly
• Cast: Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Larry Owens, and Jason Veasey

Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head — in an attempt to break out of this strange loop.

PUBLIC SERVANT
• Clurman Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: May 25, 2019
• Opening: June 6, 2019
• Playwright: Bekah Brunstetter
• Director: Geordie Broadwater
• Cast: Chris Henry Coffey, Christine Bruno, and Anna Lentz

Ed has been newly elected as County Commissioner. Ed is one of the good ones, with his impressionable daughter Hannah by his side, he is going to change the world - or at least his little corner of it. Meanwhile, all world-weary Miriam needs is for a city inspector to sign off on some paperwork. Disillusioned with the system but desperate, she turns to Ed for help with what should be a simple request. But in the world of politics, is anything ever simple?

CAMP MORNING WOOD: A VERY NAKED MUSICAL
• The Theater Center/Anne L. Bernstein Theater
• First Preview: May 29, 2019
• Opening: June 6, 2019
• Book and Lyrics: Jay Falzone
• Music: Bobby Cronin, James Dobinson, Matt Gumley, Danny Rooney and Will Shishmanian
• Director: Marc Eardley
• Choreographer: Chris Medlin
• Cast: TBD

Camp Morning Wood is a new musical comedy about a gay couple who decide to escape the city for a weekend camping in the woods to reconnect and unplug... but who get caught up in an adventure they never expected. A weekend of temptations and freeing (naked!) encounters leads the couple to new discoveries about themselves and each other that just might lead them back together.

IN THE CLOSET
• Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row
• Opening: May 29, 2019
• Playwright: Siegmund Fuchs
• Director: Eli Carpenter
• Cast: Paul Page, James O'Hagan Murphy, Ed Rosini, and Ryan Avalos

Four men explore the various reasons one might "closet" oneself in this cross-generational look at being in the closet, leaving the audience to wonder: Can any one of them walk out?

MIDNIGHT STREET
• Lion Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: May 25, 2019
• Opening: June 5, 2019
• Playwright and Director: Arnold L. Cohen
• Cast: TBD

In Midnight Street, amid the dark and dangerous underbelly of the city, a trio plays out a seductive and lethal turf war against a vivid musical landscape.

THE MOUNTAINS LOOK DIFFERENT
• Beckett Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: May 30, 2019
• Opening: June 20, 2019
• Playwright: Micheál Mac Liammóir
• Director: Aidan Redmond
• Cast: Ciaran Byrne, Liam Forde, McKenna Harrington, Con Horgan, Cynthia Mace, Daniel Marconi, Brenda Meaney, Paul O’Brien, and Jesse Pennington

The Mountains Look Different is the story of Bairbre’s return home to Ireland, after a dozen hard years in London working the streets. Three days ago, she married Tom, who knows nothing of her past. Together they hope to settle with Tom’s father on his farm, and live a simple life far from the temptations and torments of the sinful city. But soon they will learn that it’s not easy for anyone to escape their past, even among the rocks and ruins of the mountainside.

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME
• Ars Nova at Greenwich House
• First Preview: May 30, 2019
• Opening: June 1, 2019
• Creators: Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard
• Director: Taibi Magar
• Cast: Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard

Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation’s history, tackling race, sex and power in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy.

FAIRVIEW
• Theatre for a New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• Opening: June 2, 2019
• Playwright: Jackie Sibblies Drury
• Director: Sarah Benson
• Choreographer: Raja Feather Kelly
• Cast: MaYaa Boateng, Charles Browning, Hannah Cabell, Natalia Payne, Jed Resnick, Luke Robertson, Roslyn Ruff, and Heather Alicia Simms

The Frasier family hasn’t been the same since Braden died, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware’s wrong, the radio’s on the fritz, Keisha is late, Jasmine is drinking, Dayton isn’t helping, and Mama won’t come downstairs.

HANDBAGGED
• 59E59 Theater A
• First Preview: June 4, 2019
• Opening: June 12, 2019
• Playwright: Moira Buffini
• Director: Indhu Rubasingham
• Cast: Anita Carey, Kate Fahy, Beth Hylton, John Lescault, Susan Lynskey, and Cody LeRoy Wilson

The Iron Lady. The Queen. Born six months apart, each woman had a destiny that would change the world. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?

LIFE SUCKS
• Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: June 4, 2019
• Opening: June 16, 2019
• Playwright: Aaron Posner
• Director: Jeff Wise
• Cast: Nadia Bowers, Kimberly Chatterjee, Kevin Isola, Barbara Kingsley, Stacey Linnartz, Austin Pendleton, and Michael Schantz

In this brash reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions— and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Incurably lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, these seven souls collide and stumble their way towards a new understanding that Life Sucks! Or does it?

SQUARE GO
• 59E59 Theater C
• First Preview: June 5, 2019
• Opening: June 14, 2019
• Playwright: Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair
• Director: Finn den Hertog
• Cast: Daniel Portman and Gavin Jon Wright

Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo. But when Max is called for his first square go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first.

[VEIL WIDOW CONSPIRACY]
• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: June 7, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Gordon Dahlquist
• Director: Aneesha Kudtarkar
• Cast: TBD

[Veil Widow Conspiracy] is built around nested versions of a story from 1922 Xinjiang in Western China: a political murder mystery dramatized in a 2010 big budget Hollywood film, then amended via DVD extra interviews with the cast and crew, in censorship negotiations with the Chinese government, and finally by two lovers in a futuristic, dystopian Brooklyn, without the means to watch the film, one describing it to the other by memory in the dark. [VWC] explores the slippery tension around what we call the truth, knowing reality and fiction each have an angle, and no metaphor comes without an agenda.

YES! REFLECTIONS ON MOLLY BLOOM
• Irish Repertory Studio Theatre
• First Preview: June 7, 2019
• Opening: June 13, 2019
• Playwright: James Joyce
• Adaptation: Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann
• Director: Kira Simring
• Cast: Aedín Moloney

It is Ireland in the early hours of June 17th, 1904. Molly Bloom's husband-the wandering, philandering Leopold "Poldy" Bloom-has just come home & fallen asleep in their Dublin row house. Molly-a daughter, a mother, a lover and a long-suffering wife-patrols the pathways of her wild and leaping consciousness. She is lustful. Scared. Exuberant. Heartbreakingly lonely. Vivaciously reckless. And profoundly funny. With an empty nest, an unfulfilling affair and a marriage long past its prime, Molly must find a way back to the rock-bed of love that she and Bloom once shared.

IN THE GREEN
• Lincoln Center Theater/Claire Tow Theater
• First Preview: June 8, 2019
• Opening: June 27, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Grace McLean
• Director: Lee Sunday Evans
• Cast: Rachael Duddy, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Grace McLean, and Hannah Whitney

In the Green tells the origin story of one of Medieval history's most powerful and creative women: Hildegard von Bingen. Before she became a healer, a composer, an exorcist, and finally a saint, she was a little girl locked in a cell with her mentor, Jutta. This new musical is the tale of two women and the journey that leads one to embrace death, and the other to celebrate the beauty and blemishes of a fully lived life.

JULIE MADLY DEEPLY
• 59E59 Theater B
• Opening: June 11, 2019
• Playwright: Sarah-Louise Young
• Director: Russell Lucas
• Cast: Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston

A charming yet cheeky West End hit about the life and work of showbiz legend Julie Andrews. This cabaret weaves songs from musicals including Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and My Fair Lady as Sarah-Louise Young shares stories and anecdotes about Andrews’s life: from her beginnings as a child star to the recent challenges of losing her famous singing voice. What emerges is a delightfully funny and candid love letter from a super fan to a true show business survivor.

WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME
• The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
• First Preview: June 13, 2019
• Opening: June 27, 2019
• Book and Lyrics: David Cale
• Music: David Cale and Matthew Dean Marsh
• Director: Robert Falls
• Cast: David Cale

Growing up, writer/performer David Cale escaped his parents’ fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom and tending to birds in his backyard animal hospital. Lush songs, featuring a six-piece orchestra, and an intimate portrait of his mother unite in Cale’s vivid musical memoir of hope, family, and transcendence.

ROCK OF AGES
• New World Stages Stage III
• First Preview: June 19, 2019
• Opening: July 2, 2019
• Book: Chris D'Arienzo
• Music and Lyrics: Various
• Director: Kristin Hanggi
• Choreographer: Kelly Devine
• Cast: CJ Eldred, Kirsten Scott, Mitchell Jarvis, Katie Webber, PJ Griffith, Matt Ban, Dane Biren, Tiffany Engen, Tom Galantich, Jeannette Bayardelle, Ashley En-Fu Matthews, Leah Reed, Michael Mahany, Mekhai Lee, Kevin Michael Raponey, Justin Colombo, and Autumn Guzzardi

This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day – and the music.

#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
• Westside Theatre (Downstairs)
• First Preview: June 20, 2019
• Opening: July 8, 2019
• Book: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig, and Frank Caeti
• Music: Julie Nichols and Dan Wessels
• Lyrics: Robyn Lynne Norris, Frank Caeti, Amanda Blake Davis, and Bob Ladewig
• Director and Choreographer: Lorin Latarro
• Cast: Chris Alvarado, Kaitlyn Black, Jillian Gottlieb, Jonathan Gregg, Eric Lockley, Megan Sikora, and Liz Wisan

In 2012, as a scientific experiment about the online search for love, 38 “undateable” profiles were placed on the world’s most popular online dating site to see if anyone would engage with them. The online conversations and interactions that followed were tracked, measured, and documented. The outcome of this experiment is the hilarious and shocking new show, #DateMe. Those 38 online characters are now on stage along with live interactive multimedia, original music, and improvisation - making #DateMe unlike anything New York City has ever seen!

THE ROLLING STONE
• Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
• First Preview: June 20, 2019
• Opening: July 15, 2019
• Playwright: Chris Urch
• Director: Saheem Ali
• Cast: Ato Blankson-Wood, Latoya Edwards, Robert Gilbert, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Adenike Thomas, and James Udom

Set in Uganda, a country subjected to severe anti-homosexuality laws, The Rolling Stone is an intimate yet explosive family drama about two brothers at odds - one a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and the other a church pastor who fervently rails against the lifestyle his brother is forced to conceal.

MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW
• MCC Theater/Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
• First Preview: June 26, 2019
• Opening: July 18, 2019
• Playwright: Halley Feiffer
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: Ako, Steven Boyer, Tavi Gevinson, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Henderson, Greg Hildreth, Matthew Jeffers, Gene Jones, Alfredo Narciso, Chris Perfetti, Ryan Spahn, and Ray Anthony Thomas

The struggle is real for Olga, Masha, and Irina: siblings who are NOT super thrilled to be stuck in rural Russia circa 1900 (laaame). In Halley Feiffer’s contemporary reimagining of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, we follow the joys and heartbreaks of one lovably dysfunctional family over the course of several pivotal years in a world that proves to be eerily similar to the one we live in today.

WORKING: A MUSICAL
• New York City Center
• First Preview: June 26, 2019
• Opening: June 27, 2019
• Book: Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
• Additional contributions: Gordon Greenberg
• Music and Lyrics: Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor
• Director: Anne Kauffman
• Cast: Andrea Burns, Mateo Ferro, David Garrison, Helen Hunt, Christopher Jackson, Javier Muñoz, and Tracie Thoms

Based on the best-selling Studs Terkel book of the same name, Working: A Musical evokes the unsung nobility of American workers. From the hardworking cashier to the tired steelworker, this musical exalts the hopes, dignity, and sense of purpose shared by each one of us.

MOJADA
• Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: July 2, 2019
• Opening: July 17, 2019
• Playwright: Luis Alfaro
• Director: Chay Yew
• Cast: TBD

This stirring drama, inspired by the story of Medea, masterfully combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today, following a young Mexican mother who gives up everything to bring her son to America, only to find America demands even more.

NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN
• Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
• First Preview: July 8, 2019
• Opening: July 12, 2019
• Playwright and Director: Winter Miller
• Cast: Renata Friedman and Sarah Nina Hayon

Lali and Beng are being held somewhere. They don't know where in the world they are, how long they've been missing, or if they're ever getting out.

THE WAY SHE SPOKE
• Minetta Lane Theater
• First Preview: July 8, 2019
• Opening: July 18, 2019
• Playwright: Isaac Gomez
• Director: Jo Bonney
• Cast: Kate del Castillo

An actress enters a theater, picks up a script, and begins to read. The story that unfolds details disturbing and haunting accounts of the murder of thousands of women in Juarez, Mexico and one playwright’s journey of discovery and responsibility. As lines blur between theatricality and reality, intense and provocative questions are raised and demand deeper examination. Based on a series of intimate interviews, this one-woman play demonstrates the power of speaking truth, even as it considers the implications of doing so.

BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER
• Greenwich House Theater
• First Preview: July 9, 2019
• Opening: July 23, 2019
• Book: Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams
• Music and Lyrics: Joe Iconis
• Director and Choreography: Jennifer Werner
• Cast: Annie Golden, Alan H. Green, Brad Oscar, Emily Borromeo, Badia Farha, Jasmine Forsberg, Omar Garibay, Jared Joseph, Christina Sajous, and Emilie Battle

Down-on-her-luck actress Annie has just about had it with showbiz, when along comes a gig no one could have predicted: the opportunity to become a real-life, Kung Fu-fighting bounty hunter. Suddenly this woman of a certain age is going from bad auditions on the streets of New York to beating up bad guys in the jungles of South America – and discovering her true badass identity along the way.

NOT EVEN THE GOOD THINGS
• Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: July 10, 2019
• Opening: July 16, 2019
• Playwright: Jason Scott Ford
• Director: Kelsey Claire
• Cast: Collette Astle, Victoria Janicki, Sea McHale, Serena Parrish, Stephon Pettway, Mickey Roberts, and Allie Trimm

A group of six 20-something-year-old friends gather in a mountain cabin to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. It's just they can't seem to enjoy anything, really. What is supposed to be a fun and carefree evening evolves into a drunken circus of attempted infidelity, nonsense, and weird religion. This all takes place under the watchful gaze of a young girl who only shows herself to one person, while he steadily and hilariously loses his grip on reality in the company of his oblivious friends.

PROMENADE
• New York City Center
• Opening: July 10, 2019
• Book and Lyrics: Maria Irene Fornes
• Music: Al Carmines
• Director: Laurie Woolery
• Cast: TBD

Escape into the absurdly funny world of Promenade where two fugitives, known only as 105 and 106, navigate the world of haves and have-nots while on the run from the law. A zany anti-adventure written by the “mother of avant-garde theater,” Maria Irene Fornes, and featuring an eclectic musical blend by Al Carmines, Promenade promises lighthearted fun while exposing the ever-present chasm between the rich and the poor and observing the ways in which social status can both liberate and imprison.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE
• The Duke on 42nd Street
• First Preview: July 14, 2019
• Opening: July 28, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Janet Zarish
• Cast: Anthony Bowden, Jason Bowen, Rebekah Brockman, Rosalyn Coleman, Laura Gragtmans, Lorenzo Jackson, Henry Jenkinson, Galen Ryan Kane, Keshav Moodliar, and Katherine Turner

Shakespeare's strikingly current play speaks powerfully about impossible moral choices in the story of the devout novice Isabella, whose faith is tested when her brother is sentenced to death for impregnating Juliet out of wedlock. When the outwardly virtuous leader Angelo propositions Isabella in exchange for his release, she must consider whether upholding her holy vows is worth her innocent brother's life.

NATIVE SON
• The Duke on 42nd Street
• First Preview: July 17, 2019
• Opening: July 28, 2019
• Playwright: Nambi E. Kelley
• Director: Seret Scott
• Cast: Anthony Bowden, Jason Bowen, Rebekah Brockman, Rosalyn Coleman, Laura Gragtmans, Lorenzo Jackson, Henry Jenkinson, Galen Ryan Kane, Keshav Moodliar, and Katherine Turner

Richard Wright's groundbreaking novel of oppression, freedom and justice comes to life onstage in this timely adaptation. In the South Side Chicago of the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to create a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has left him with few opportunities. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

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