Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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

• Westside Theatre (Downstairs)
• First Preview: June 20, 2019
• Opening: July 21, 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!

• 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.

• Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: July 2, 2019
• Opening: July 17, 2019
• Playwright: Luis Alfaro
• Director: Chay Yew
• Cast: Vanessa Aspillaga, Alex Hernandez, Ada Maris, Benjamin Luis McCracken, Socorro Santiago, and Sabina Zúñiga Varela

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.

• Theatre at St. Clement's
• First Preview: July 5, 2019
• Opening: July 18, 2019
• Book: Jamie Jackson and SoHee Youn
• Music: SoHee Youn
• Lyrics: Jamie Jackson
• Director and Choreographer: Bill Castellino
• Cast: Grace Choi, Emma Degerstedt, James Donegan, Taylor Fields, Andrew Mayer, Frankie Paparone, Hazel Anne Raymundo, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Lawrence E. Street, Sorab Wadia, John Wascavage, and Bruce Warren

José Rodriguez, a Mexican Dreamer in New York City, has an American Dream - to become "a someone". But, as an undocumented delivery guy, he feels practically invisible. Alina Orlova also has an American Dream - to undermine America. But as she's Russia's worst spy, she can't take a step outside without being noticed by everyone. When Jose and Alina meet, they realize they're yin to each other's yang and they hatch a scheme to crack the Mayor of New York's Annual Gala to fulfill their dreams.

• 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.

• 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.

• Cherry Lane Theatre
• First Preview: July 10, 2019
• Opening: July 22, 2019
• Playwright: Jacqueline Novak
• Director: John Early
• Cast: Jacqueline Novak

Comedian Jacqueline Novak’s Get On Your Knees is the most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see. Novak spins her material on the femininity of the penis and the stoicism of the vulva into an unexpectedly philosophical show that’s part feminist outcry, part coming-of-age tale of triumph.

• 59E59 Theater A
• First Preview: July 11, 2019
• Opening: July 21, 2019
• Book: Rita Rudner and Martin Bergman
• Music and Lyrics: Jason Feddy
• Director: Martin Bergman
• Cast: Rita Rudner, Robert Yacko, Brian Lohmann, and Kelly Holden Bashar

They say opposites attract. They haven’t met Tom and Wendy. Forced together by a computer error, freewheeling Tom and uptight Wendy do their best to ruin each other’s vacations. But the bright lights of Vegas might just convince them to take a chance on the happiness they both gave up on long ago.

• 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.

• The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: July 16, 2019
• Opening: August 5, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Daniel Sullivan
• Cast: Teagle F. Bougere, Kate Burton, Jonathan Cake, Louis Cancelmi, Gregory Connors, Darryl Gene Daughtry, Jr., Biko Eisen-Martin, Bree Elrod, Christopher Ghaffari, Enid Graham, Christopher Ryan Grant, Emeka Guindo, Jonathan Hadary, Suzannah Herschkowitz, Thomas Kopache, Tyler La Marr, L’Oreál Lampley, Jack LeGoff, Louis Reyes McWilliams, Max Gordon Moore, Maria Mukuka, Sebastian Roy, Tom Nelis, Nneka Okafor, Ali Skamangas, and Amelia Workman

For the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Coriolanus, the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: July 16, 2019
• Opening: July 31, 2019
• Playwright: Domenica Feraud
• Director: Kate Hopkins
• Cast: Domenica Feraud, Florencia Lozano, Jake Ryan Lozano, Portia, and Peter Rini

Rachel hasn’t been home in four months. After fighting for her life at Renley, a trial weekend has been agreed upon. At first, Rachel couldn’t be happier to be reunited with her family. But what happens when the people you love most, the ones you believe want the best for you, are the ones causing the most damage without even knowing it? Where do you go when the place you feel you most belong might be the place that almost killed you in the first place?

• Irish Repertory Theatre
• First Preview: July 17, 2019
• Opening: July 25, 2019
• Playwright: Elaine Murphy
• Director: Marc Atkinson Borrull
• Cast: Brenda Meaney, Lauren O’Leary, and Marsha Mason

One year can bring extraordinary change; just ask Amber, Lorraine and Kay, three generations of North Dublin women who find themselves suddenly facing the unexpected. As the year moves forward, the women confront their individual challenges with courage and humor, finding strength in one another and discovering the beauty and complexity of family.

• 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.

• Daryl Roth Theatre
• Opening: July 23, 2019
• Playwright: Hannah Gadsby
• Cast: Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby took the comedy world and Netflix by storm with her multi-award winning sensation Nanette. Now she returns to New York City, where Nanette played a critically acclaimed, sold out run in 2018, with an all new show, Douglas. And while Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Hannah to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: July 24, 2019
• Opening: July 25, 2019
• Book: John Weidman
• Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
• Director and Choreographer: Will Davis
• Cast: Chuck Cooper, Raúl Esparza, Jin Ha, Mary Beth Peil, Brandon Uranowitz, Brandon Contreras, Rheaume Crenshaw, Daniel Edwards, Marina Kondo, Jay Lusteck, Liz McCartney, Matt Moisey, Shereen Pimentel, Sharone Sayegh, and Vishal Vaidya

At what point does the pursuit of the American Dream become an empty enterprise? Road Show is a larger-than-life account of two brothers—schemer Wilson Mizner and his more thoughtful sibling Addison—who are inspired, by their dying father, to stake their claim on a piece of the world. Set during the Alaskan gold rush and the Florida real estate boom of the early 1900s, and loosely based on a true story, follow the Mizner brothers on their ambitious and ultimately ill-fated quest for gold.

• Irish Repertory Studio Theatre
• First Preview: July 26, 2019
• Opening: August 1, 2019
• Creator: Barry Day
• Director: Charlotte Moore
• Cast: Steve Ross and KT Sullivan

Get to know the life and times of one of the 20th century’s most dynamic creative icons – Noël Coward – through this intimate performance in which Steve Ross and KT Sullivan transform into some of the many characters that made up Coward’s unique life…Gertrude Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Elaine Stritch, Lynn Fontanne, Virginia Woolf, Edna Ferber, the Queen Mother, and, of course, The Master himself, Noël Coward.

• Second Stage Theatre/Tony Kiser Theatre
• First Preview: July 30, 2019
• Opening: August 15, 2019
• Playwright: Bess Wohl
• Director: Michael Greif
• Cast: Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, Harrison Fox, Maren Heary, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis

When does real life collide with make believe? For the four Conlee kids, ages 5 to 10, playing house is no longer a game when their parents inexplicably disappear. Thirty-two years later, their search for answers continues.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: August 1, 2019
• Opening: August 8, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Jim Steinman
• Director: Jay Scheib
• Cast: Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington, Bradley Dean, Lena Hall, Avionce Hoyles, Danielle Steers, and Tyrick Wiltez Jones

Join Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’, as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic Obsidian.

• Theatre Four @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: August 7, 2019
• Opening: August 10, 2019
• Playwright: Lenore M. Skomal
• Director: Magda S. Nyiri
• Cast: Tim Hayes, David M. Farrington, John Coleman Taylor, Neil Vincent Smith, Karen Forte, Alison Preece, and Kyle Porter

Self-made billionaire Richard and his best friend Dick were both married to the same woman: strong willed Mavis. When she drops in uninvited on Christmas Eve--the day of Richard’s daughter’s wedding--all hell breaks loose. Reminiscent of The Philadelphia Story, this bromantic comedy-farce of love and breakups is alternately irreverent, ridiculous and tender— reminding audiences why marriage and divorce make for strange bedfellows.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
• First Preview: August 21, 2019
• Opening: September 8, 2019
• Playwright: Lois Robbins
• Director: Karen Carpenter
• Cast: Lois Robbins

Everyone remembers their first kiss...and second...and maybe their fifth? This bold comedy reveals the truths about life, love, L.O.V.E.R. portrays one woman's confessions of what goes on behind closed doors - and between the sheets.

• Theatre Five @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: August 23, 2019
• Opening: September 1, 2019
• Book and Lyrics: Jessica Hagedorn
• Music: Fabian Obispo
• Director: Jessica Jennings
• Cast: Alan Ariano, Nacho Tambunting, Caitlin Cisco, Francisca Muñoz, Ryan James Ortega, Diane Phelan, and Ching Valdes-Aran

Felix Starro is a famous faith healer in the Philippines whose clients included celebrities and big politicians. After falling on hard times, Felix decides to go to San Francisco with his young grandson to set-up shop for ailing Filipinos in the Bay Area- to earn just enough money to go home and retire comfortably. Unbeknownst to Felix, his grandson Junior has plans of his own to leave his grandfather and take his chances as an undocumented immigrant.

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: August 29, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Milly Thomas
• Director: Sara Joyce
• Cast: Milly Thomas

Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So she kills herself. But she’s stuck. A fly on the wall. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And discovers that death isn’t the change she hoped for.

• 59E59 Theater A
• First Preview: August 29, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright and Director: Debra Whitfield
• Cast: TBD

Life has become too complicated for technophobe and antique book seller, Pamela Stark. Pam’s world is soon turned upside down when, instead of providing assistance with her printer, the tech support guy, “Chip,” offers her choices for different centuries. In each era, this reluctant time-traveler saves lives as she is hurled from decade to decade. Pam’s emotional and witty journey finally ends with one last rescue—her own.

• The Public Theater/Delacourte Theater
• Opening: August 31, 2019
• Book: Kristoffer Diaz
• Music: Alan Menken
• Lyrics: David Zippel
• Director: Lear deBessonet
• Choreographer: Chase Brock
• Cast: Jelani Alladin, Roger Bart, Jeff Hiller, James Monroe Iglehart, Ramona Keller, Tamika Lawrence, Krysta Rodriguez, and Rema Webb

Public Works will present the glorious story of Hercules, brought to vibrant life by professional actors and community groups from across the city. Journey with Hercules in this new stage adaptation that invites New Yorkers from all five boroughs to participate in a joyous musical that celebrates the heroes found in all of us.

• The American Theatre of Actors’ Sargent Theatre
• First Preview: September 25, 2019
• Opening: September 27, 2019
• Book: C. Stephen Foster and Rod Damer
• Music and Lyrics: Chuck Pelletier
• Director: Jessica Jennings
• Cast: Ryan Farnsworth, Eli LaCroix, Sami Staitman, and Ariana Valdes

The Green Room takes us to a college theatre green room where a group of friends dream of being … NOT on Broadway … but Off-Broadway! John, Cliff, Anna and Divonne live out complicated lives in their college theatre department. At times, hilarious and heartwarming, but always enlightening and even alarming, this concept musical gives an account of the struggles in finding their place in this 21st Century world.

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