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.

• Minetta Lane Theatre
• First Preview: January 5, 2018
• Opening: January 22, 2019
• Playwright: Colin Quinn
• Director: Bobby Moresco
• Cast: Colin Quinn

The satirical sage from Brooklyn returns with Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State, where he lays bare the absurdities, hypocrisies and calamities on both sides of the political divide. This is no witch hunt: Colin is here to own the libs, the conservs and all of you in between.

• Theatre for a New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• First Preview: January 8, 2019
• Opening: January 20, 2019
• Playwright: Calvin Trillin
• Director: Leonard Foglia
• Cast: Jeffrey Bean and Carrie Paff

About Alice, a two-character play by Calvin Trillin, is inspired by the author’s 2007 memoir of the same title—a love letter to his wife Alice, who died in 2001 at the age of 63 due to complications from cancer. About Alice incorporates some of the actual words of Alice and Calvin Trillin, but the play goes beyond literal representation and expresses a universal story about a remarkable marriage and a woman who is a muse, mother, wife, and part of the second wave of feminism.

• Ensemble Studio Theatre
• First Preview: January 9, 2019
• Opening: January 17, 2019
• Playwright: Charly Evon Simpson
• Director: Colette Robert
• Cast: Stephen James Anthony, Nia Calloway, Naomi Lorrain, Cristina Pitter, Shawn Randall, Joel Ripka, Megan Tusing, Amber Reauchean Williams, and Jehan O. Young

In 1846, Philomena is a pregnant slave woman assisting her owner, Dr. George Barry, as he tries to find the cure for fistulas and tending to his patients, other enslaved black women. Everything changes when he receives a new patient. Inspired by the life and experimentation of Dr. J Marion Sims and the lives of Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey, three of the enslaved black women he worked on, Behind the Sheet explores the untold stories behind the rise of modern gynecology.

• Atlantic Theater Company/Stage 2
• First Preview: January 10, 2019
• Opening: January 22, 2019
• Playwright: Amy Staats
• Director: Margot Bordelon
• Cast: Vanessa Aspillaga, Megan Hill, Omer Abbas Salem, Amy Staats, and Adina Verson

A raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out of work MTV-VJ. Eddie and Dave is a gender-bending play about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating.

• The Barrow Group Mainstage
• First Preview: January 12, 2019
• Opening: January 21, 2019
• Playwright and Director: K. Lorrel Manning
• Cast: Vinny Baierlein, Nandita Chandra, Ana Roshelle Diaz, Michael Giese, Luka Kain, Garen McRoberts, Madeleine Mfuru, Sandra Parris, Jose Eduardo Ramos, Eddie K. Robinson, Anna Russell, Julia Ryan, Trey Santiago-Hudson, and Nelly Saviñon

Diverse in content, character and casting, Awake shines an entertaining light on many of society’s most contentious subjects, sparking much-needed conversations. This collection of topical, punchy vignettes invites you to examine your deepest fears and prejudices and shift your focus from yourself to the world around you.

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: January 12, 2019
• Opening: January 17, 2019
• Playwright: Helen Banner
• Director: Jess Chayes
• Cast: Rachel Pickup, Maggie Benedict, and Amelia Pedlow

Sarah McIntyre, a presidential appointee parachuted into the Foreign Service, has been assigned two wary young diplomats to develop her pet project: New Training Scenarios for the Resolution of Intractable Global Situations. The three begin to role-play, led by a charismatic woman experienced in persuading men to lay down arms. Suddenly, a rebel group lashes out in a distant country, destroying the tenuous peace recently negotiated by McIntyre. The women’s role-playing becomes increasingly charged, pushing them deeper into the bodies and minds of violent insurgents. Meanwhile, as Washington undergoes its own regime change, their work becomes active weaponry for Sarah’s political enemies.

• Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: January 12, 2019
• Opening: February 19, 2019
• Book: George Furth
• Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
• Director: Noah Brody
• Choreographer: Lorin Latarro
• Cast: Jessie Austrian, Brittany Bradford, Paul L. Coffey, Manu Narayan, Ben Steinfeld, and Emily Young

Following its triumphant Into the Woods, Roundabout’s company in residence, Fiasco Theater, reimagines its next Stephen Sondheim creation. With Fiasco’s one-of-a-kind imagination, this audacious musical about a trio of showbiz friends who fall apart and come together over 20 years emerges as newly personal and passionate.

• Classic Stage Company/Lynn F. Angelson Theater
• First Preview: January 15, 2019
• Opening: February 10, 2019
• Playwright: Yaël Farber
• Adapted from August Strindberg's Miss Julie
• Director: Shariffa Ali
• Cast: Elise Kibler, James Udom, and Patrice Johnson Chevannes

Farber’s fierce adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie resets the classic play to a farmhouse in the Karoo of South Africa on the evening of the annual Freedom Day celebration. When the white Afrikaans landowner’s daughter, Julie, falls for her father’s charismatic Xhosa farm laborer, John, their erotic evening together erupts into a brutal battle fueled by gender, race, power, and ancestral domain.

• Cherry Lane Theatre
• First Preview: January 16, 2019
• Opening: January 29, 2019
• Playwright: Leah Nanako Winkler
• Director: Morgan Gould
• Cast: Ako, Satomi Blair, Tom Coiner, Emma Kikue, and Jay Patterson

With her mom undergoing chemotherapy, Hiro, a NYC transplant, returns home to Kentucky after years away, struggling to let go of the demons she inherited. Sophie, her born-again Christian sister, confronts her faith while tackling inevitable adversity. James, their recovering alcoholic father, wants to repair his fractured relationship with his daughters. And John, an old classmate and thirty-something single dad, worries about leaving a lasting legacy for his only son.

• Beckett Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: January 16, 2019
• Opening: January 18, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Jordan Wolfe
• Director: Mitchell Walker
• Cast: TBD

Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! is a sidesplitting rock n' roll sendup of the legendary 1968 zombie film. Facing a growing mob of strange, bloodthirsty creatures, three couples seek refuge in an abandoned house. . .but will they survive the night!? With an infectious original score and plenty of surprises along the way, Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! is gravely entertaining and bloody good fun!

• Abrons Arts Center
• First Preview: January 16, 2019
• Opening: February 6, 2019
• Playwright: Jordan Wolfe
• Director: Jack Cummings III
• Cast: David Huyhn. Mia Katigbak, and Eunice Wong

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine is based on the court transcripts of the trial of nine peace activists who broke into a drafting office in Catonsville, Maryland on May 17th 1968, and burned 378 draft cards with homemade napalm. Father Phil Berrigan and his brother Father Daniel Berrigan lead the movement, joined by seven additional parishioners in their protest for peace. In sharp contrast to the wave of young, liberal extremists at the forefront of the resistance headlines, The Nine give a new face to activism and inspire hundreds of anti-war demonstrations that follow.

• Classic Stage Company/Lynn F. Angelson Theater
• First Preview: January 17, 2019
• Opening: February 10, 2019
• Playwright: August Strindberg
• Translator: Conor McPherson
• Director: Victoria Clark
• Cast: Cassie Beck, Richard Topol, and Christopher Innvar

Retired military man Edgar and his wife Alice have given up on any semblance of civility toward each other on the threshold of their 25th wedding anniversary. Due to their isolation, however, they are as codependent as they are hateful. Seething with cruelty, and punctuated by absurdity and humor, Strindberg’s electrifying play was ages ahead of its time in its bleak examination of marriage and the social institutions governing it.

• MCC Theater Space/Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
• First Preview: January 23, 2019
• Opening: February 10, 2019
• Playwright: Loy A. Webb
• Director: Logan Vaughn
• Cast: McKinley Belcher III and Mandi Masden

Not every marriage proposal goes as planned. The Light introduces us to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface in this gripping two character drama. Can their relationship survive the growing divide between them over who–and what–to believe?

• Beckett Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: January 24, 2019
• Opening: February 20, 2019
• Playwright: Elizabeth Baker
• Director: Jonathan Bank
• Cast: Donald Corren, Andrew Fallaize, Emma Geer, Josh Goulding, Mitchell Greenberg, Nick LaMedica, Jay Russell, Tracy Sallows, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Ayana Workman, and Arielle Yoder

Mr. Scott and his wife, son and daughter have long hoped to sell the declining family business so they can pursue dreams now out of reach. When a buyer finally appears and makes a rich offer—Scott hesitates. If he sells, the old shop will become a dance hall—and Thomas Scott believes that dancing is immoral. The Price of Thomas Scott poses probing questions about prejudice, principles, pretense and progress.

• York Theatre @ Saint Peter's
• First Preview: January 26, 2019
• Opening: January 27, 2019
• Book: Joseph Stein and Alan Jay Lerner
• Music: Burton Lane
• Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
• Director: Michael Leeds
• Cast: TBD

In a picturesque Italian village, Carmelina has raised her teenage daughter to believe her father was an American who died heroically in World War II—all the while collecting child support checks from three American soldiers, each of whom thinks he is the girl’s father. Complications arise when all three soldiers show up at the same time for a reunion.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
• First Preview: January 29, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Lynn Nottage
• Director: Kamilah Forbes
• Cast: Jenni Barber, Jessica Frances Dukes, Manoel Felciano, Warner Miller, Carra Patterson, Heather Alicia Simms, and David Turner

It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Worlds collide when Vera lands a trailblazing role in an antebellum epic starring…her boss. While Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actress’ legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career.

• MCC Theater Space/Newman Mills Theater
• First Preview: January 30, 2019
• Opening: February 26, 2019
• Book: Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson
• Music: Duncan Sheik
• Lyrics: Steven Sater
• Director: Jessie Nelson
• Choreographers: Rick and Jeff Kuperman
• Cast: Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan, Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Nkeiki Obi-Melekwe, Catherine Ricafort Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor

In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward.

• Greenwich House Theater
• First Preview: January 30, 2019
• Opening: February 12, 2019
• Director: Thomas Kail
• Cast: Anthony Veneziale (aka TWO TOUCH), Chris Sullivan {aka SHOCKWAVE), Utkarsh Ambudkar (aka UTK THE INC), Bill Sherman (aka KING SHERMAN), Arthur Lewis (aka ARTHUR THE GENIUSES), and Andrew Bancroft {aka JELLY DONUT)

A stage show like no other...Performers take the crowd on a non-stop, hiphop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. No two shows will ever be the same.

• Irish Repertory Theater
• First Preview: January 31, 2019
• Opening: February 12, 2019
• Playwright: Sean O'Casey
• Director: Ciarán O'Reilly
• Cast: Una Clancy, Terry Donnelly, Rory Duffy, Meg Hennessy, John Keating, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Ed Malone, Michael Mellamphy, James Russell, and Harry Smith

It's 1921, and the Irish War of Independence rages on the streets of Dublin as Irish revolutionaries clash with British auxiliary forces. Aspiring poet Donal Davoren tries to avoid the conflict, but when Donal learns of a rumor that he is a gunman on the run, he cannot resist the curiosity it stirs in beautiful young Minnie Powers...and he cannot escape the attention of his other neighbors. As the rumor grows, the war outside moves closer to home with tragic consequences.

• Second Stage Theatre/Tony Kiser Theatre
• First Preview: January 31, 2019
• Opening: February 28, 2019
• Book: John Logan
• Music and Lyrics: Tom Kitt
• Director: Jason Moore
• Cast: Julia Abueva, Kate Baldwin, Jake Levy, Kyle McArthur, Bryce Pinkham, Salena Qureshi, Thom Sesma, and Nathaniel Stampley

Before we can save the world, we have to save each other. From the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of Next to Normal and the Tony Award-winning writer of Red comes a deeply human new musical about a fractured family, the mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and the unexpected hero who just might save the day.

• The Public Theater/Newman Theater
• First Preview: February 1, 2019
• Opening: February 14, 2019
• Playwrights: Simon Stephens and Nick Payne
• Director: Carrie Cracknell
• Cast: Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal

Tom Sturridge performs Sea Wall, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable. Jake Gyllenhaal performs A Life, a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most. A heart-filled exploration of the beauty of life and meaning of love, Sea Wall/A Life is a must-see evening of dramatic storytelling at its best.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
• First Preview: February 5, 2019
• Opening: February 25, 2019
• Playwright: Athol Fugard
• Director: Yaël Farber
• Cast: Zainab Jah, Sahr Ngaujah, and Thomas Silcott

In this new production of the “prophetic and brilliant" (The New York Times) Boesman and Lena, the human need for kindness, hope and compassion is on display in the struggles of abusive Boesman and his long-suffering wife Lena, who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: February 6, 2019
• Opening: February 7, 2019
• Book: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
• Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin
• Director: Casey Hushion
• Choreographer: Denis Jones
• Cast: Carmen Cusack, Ben Davis, Adam Heller, Carol Kane, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Brad Oscar, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Lauren Worsham

In this 1950 musical, the tiny country of Lichtenburg is "invaded" by a lady Ambassador whose previous diplomatic experience is limited to the bashes she throws back in Washington. While this "hostess with the mostess" is batting eyelashes at the Prime Minister, her young attache woos the royal Princess.

• SoHo Playhouse
• Opening: February 6, 2019
• Creator: Daniel Sloss
• Cast: Daniel Sloss

He has also sold out extended seasons in the past 11 Edinburgh Fringes (packing out the biggest venues at the world's biggest arts festival), performed 3 solo off-Broadway runs and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, USA, UK and nearly 30 countries across Europe. Still 28 years old, this is the North American debut of Daniel's newest and ground-breaking 10th stand-up show, currently receiving rave reviews as he tours it across Europe and the UK.

• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: February 6, 2019
• Opening: February 24, 2019
• Playwright: Madeleine George
• Director: Leigh Silverman
• Cast: Mia Barron, Michelle Beck, Becca Blackwell, Danielle Skraastad, and Kate Wetherhead

Meet Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm. She’s got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity—the Greek god Dionysus—and she's returned to the modern world to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac?

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: February 8, 2019
• Opening: February 13, 2019
• Playwright: Eliza Bent
• Director: Annie Tippe
• Cast: Barbara Walsh

It’s Jan’s retirement flight. Everyone knows, except for Greig, Jan’s best friend and coworker of many years. As Greig waxes nostalgic, Jan worries about life post-retirement. LeeAnne, a klutzy newbie flight attendant with a dark past, must avoid her ex on the plane while Captain, a waggish pilot with a weakness for unlimited Bloody Mary Brunches, is caught in a love triangle. Erik, the co-pilot with a heart of gold, can’t get a word in edgewise. Presiding over the flight is Mark Twain, of course.

• York Theatre @ Saint Peter's
• First Preview: February 9, 2019
• Opening: February 10, 2019
• Book and Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
• Music: Frederick Lowe
• Director: Mark Acito
• Cast: TBD

A married woman attends a college reunion where she encounters the man with whom she almost eloped ten years before. Romantically stirred by a novel he has written about her, she considers leaving her husband and reuniting with her former flame.

• Lincoln Center Theater/Claire Tow Theater
• First Preview: February 9, 2019
• Opening: February 25, 2019
• Playwright: Jackie Sibblies Drury
• Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
• Cast: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Karen Kandel, Lucy Taylor, Gabby Beans, Marceline Hugot, and Ismenia Mendes

Mary is an ambitious Jamaican woman determined to live a grand life; her adventures take her across oceans and eras, from a battlefield of the Crimean War to a contemporary nursing home, and many times and places in between. Marys Seacole is an exploration of what it means to be a woman who is paid to care.

• Stage 42
• First Preview: February 11, 2019
• Opening: 21, 2019
• Book by Joseph Stein
• Music by Jerry Bock
• Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
• Directed by Joel Grey
• Choreographed by Stas Kmiec
• Cast includes: Steven Skybell, Jackie Hoffman, Jennifer Babiak, Joanne Borts, Michael Einav, Lisa Fishman, Kirk Geritano, Abby Goldfarb, Samantha Hahn, Cameron Johnson, John Giesige, Ben Liebert, Moshe Lobel, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Evan Mayer, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Jonathan Quigley, Nick Raynor, Bruce Sabath, Kayleen Seidl, Drew Seigla, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, Mikhl Yashinsky, and Rachel Zatcoff

Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world.

• New World Stages Stage IV
• First Preview: February 11, 2019
• Opening: February 20, 2019
• Playwright: Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer
• Director: Matt DiCarlo
• Cast: TBD

The Play That Goes Wrong follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying their very best to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery. As the show’s title might suggest, this is not as easy as it sounds with everything that can go wrong doing just that. Despite the setbacks, the actors of CPDS struggle bravely to reach the final curtain.

• Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
• First Preview: February 12, 2019
• Opening: March 5, 2019
• Playwright: Bekah Brunstetter
• Director: Lynne Meadow
• Cast: Debra Jo Rupp, Marinda Anderson, Genevieve Angelson, and Dan Daily

All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment, and family swirl around them all.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: February 12, 2019
• Opening: March 5, 2019
• Playwright: Jeremy O. Harris
• Director: Danya Taymor
• Cast: Alan Cumming, Tommy Dorfman, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet, and Charlayne Woodard

Franklin, a young black artist on the verge of his first show, meets Andre, an older white art collector, and before long their feverish link deepens into an irresistible bond. But when Franklin's Christian mother decides that her son is in peril, she enters into a battle of wills with Andre over the soul of the man they both call baby. Basquiats and Birkins, gospel and pop, and fantasy and reality collide around a Bel Air swimming pool in this deeply surreal exploration of intimacy and identity.

• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: February 15, 2019
• Opening: March 10, 2019
• Playwright: Tori Sampson
• Director: Leah C. Gardiner
• Choreographer: Raja Feather Kelly
• Cast: Rotimi Agbabiaka, Maechi Aharanwa, Jason Bowen, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Ian Duff, Níkẹ Uche Kadri, Mirirai Sithole, and Phumzile Sitole

In the village of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, no one questions that Akim is the one true, perfect beauty — not even her jealous classmates. But they’ll be damned before they let her be the leading lady in this story. A decidedly contemporary riff on a West African fable, Tori Sampson’s explosive epic is brimming with live music and dance, as these frenemies jockey for their rank in a culture built on ideals forever out of reach.

• Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: February 20, 2019
• Opening: March 11, 2019
• Playwright: Florian Zeller
• Translation: Christopher Hampton
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Chris Noth, Justice Smith, and Odessa Young

Can one love one’s son too much? Anne has given everything to the family she’s built. Now the years have gone by, and her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own, leaving her alone in a world that is crumbling around her.

• Westside Theatre (Upstairs)
• First Preview: February 21, 2019
• Opening: March 7, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Suzy Conn
• Director: David Ruttura
• Choreographer: Sarah O'Gleby
• Cast: TBD

Join Karen, Dawn, Sheila, and Meg as they get together to unwind, watch a chick flick, and play their favorite drinking game. As the festivities proceed and the tequila flows, can the power of meet cutes and makeover montages save the day as relationship drama and career crises bubble to the surface? Whether you’re a fan of romantic comedies or teary sisterhood dramas, you’ll recognize the delicious tidbits of life advice that chick flicks offer our four friends in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy about life’s greatest love story: friendship.

• Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
• First Preview: February 21, 2019
• Opening: March 18, 2019
• Playwright: John Guare
• Director: Jerry Zaks
• Cast: Clea Alsip, Tina Benko, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jordan Gelber, John Larroquette, Grace Rex, Stacey Sargeant, Douglas Sills, and Will Swenson

In his attempts to recover a memory of an event that happened on that "far away island" 35 years before, Nantucket Sleigh Ride plunges a New York playwright-turned- venture capitalist into a whirlpool of a giant lobster, Roman Polanski, a pornography ring, Walt Disney, a murder, stranded children, and Jorge Luis Borges, with the most unexpected results.

• York Theatre @ Saint Peter's
• First Preview: February 23, 2019
• Opening: February 24, 2019
• Book and Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
• Music: John Barry
• Adaptation: Erik Haagensen
• Director: Emily Maltby
• Cast: TBD

Lolita, My Love closely follows Vladimir Nabokov's legendary novel: a college professor named Humbert Humbert becomes fascinated by and starts to seduce his landlady's young daughter, Dolores "Lolita" Haze. The fascination quickly turns into obsession, and soon a whirlwind race across the US begins.

• Cherry Lane Theatre
• First Preview: February 26, 2019
• Opening: March 7, 2019
• Playwright: Matt Williams
• Director: John Pasquin
• Cast: Four Millennials order take out, drink too much wine and argue over how to save the planet. They know they're the generation to fix it, and are up to the task, until someone shares a life-changing announcement, and they begin to question whether they should really eat that sushi from the deli with the cat in the window.

• Clurman Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: February 26, 2019
• Opening: March 13, 2019
• Playwright: Chisa Hutchinson
• Director: Jessi D. Hall
• Cast: TBD

Set in an under-funded public school in Newark, Surely Goodness and Mercy tells the story of a bible-toting boy with a photographic memory who befriends the cantankerous old lunch lady. Against all odds, Tino and Bernadette help each other through the mess of growing up and growing old.

• SoHo Playhouse
• First Preview: February 28, 2019
• Opening: March 7, 2019
• Playwright: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
• Director: Vicky Jones
• Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

• St. Ann's Warehouse
• First Preview: March 1, 2019
• Opening: March 3, 2019
• Creators: The Wooster Group
• Director: Kate Valk
• Cast: Eric Berryman, Jasper McGruder, Philip Moore

The B-Side is based on the 1965 LP “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” which features work songs, blues, spirituals, preaching, and toasts from inmates in Texas’ then-segregated agricultural prison farms. Performer Eric Berryman plays the album and transmits the material live, by channeling, via an in-ear receiver, the voices of the men on the record.

• WP Theater
• First Preview: March 3, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Rehana Lew Mirza
• Director: Adrienne Campbell-Holt
• Cast: TBD

Passions ignite when Layla, an intense literature professor, accuses Imran, a brashly iconoclastic novelist, of trading in anti-Muslim stereotypes. But as their attraction grows into something more, they discover that good sex doesn’t always make good bedfellows. Conflicting cultural identities collide in this thornily clever antidote to a “meet-cute” romance.

• The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
• First Preview: March 5, 2019
• Opening: March 20, 2019
• Playwright: Suzan-Lori Parks
• Director: Oskar Eustis
• Cast: Daveed Diggs, Sheria Irving, and Zoë Winters

Long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, Ralph, and Dawn are educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. But when a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides extreme measures must be taken for self-preservation.

• Ensemble Studio Theatre
• First Preview: March 6, 2019
• Opening: March 14, 2019
• Playwright: Catya McMullen
• Director: Giovanna Sardelli
• Cast: TBD

Gretchen, Emma and Whitney are thirty. They've been friends since they were teenagers. They've been sober since they were teenagers. They set off on a road trip south--with homemade female urination devices, too much pie, ill-advised sexual escapades--to celebrate and mourn a figure from their past.

• Lion Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: March 7, 2019
• Opening: March 13, 2019
• Playwrights: Phil Johnson and Marni Freedman
• Director: David Ellenstein
• Cast: Phil Johnson

Bernie Lutz is a curmudgeonly Jewish comedy screenwriter from MGM, who comes up against the Communist blacklist in 1950’s Hollywood. Now, he has to decide what's more important - his friends, or his livelihood? Armed with stories about the great era of Jewish humor, this poignant solo dramedy is about one American's fight against one of the darkest moments of the mid-20th century.

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: March 8, 2019
• Opening: March 13, 2019
• Creator: Little Lord
• Director: Michael Levinton
• Cast: Kaaron Briscoe, Joshua William Gelb, Fernando Gonzalez, Polly Lee, Michael Levinton, Meg MacCary, Morgan Lindsey Tachco, and Kate Weber

SKINNAMARINK: What is this play about? Who wrote this play? Why did they write it? Would you like to grow up without being able to write? Who is a greedy girl? What is a glutton? What is important about the sun and the moon and the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a—BELL BELL BELL BELL BELL BELL BELL. Based on the deceptively simple yet rich language in “McGuffey's Eclectic Readers” — a series of 19th-century American schoolbooks that taught generations how to read, think, and behave — SKINNAMARINK is part ritual, part recess, part recruitment. Attendance is mandatory.

• Irish Repertory Theater
• First Preview: March 9, 2019
• Opening: March 19, 2019
• Playwright: Sean O'Casey
• Director: Neil Pepe
• Cast: Ciarán O’Reilly, Maryann Plunkett, and Sarah Street

Jack Boyle is out of work and determined to stay that way. He postures and drinks with his sidekick Joxer while his long-suffering wife Juno struggles to support their family and maintain their dilapidated tenement flat. Their son Johnny, crippled fighting in the revolution, cowers indoors to avoid the bitter new civil war, while his sister Mary considers her options for the future. When a handsome visitor arrives with news of an inheritance, the family begins to plan their new life, but their apparent salvation soon reveals itself to be the cause of their ruin.

• DR2 Theatre
• First Preview: March 11, 2019
• Opening: March 25, 2019
• Playwright: Maddie Corman
• Director: Kristin Hanggi
• Cast: Maddie Corman

Courageous, daring, and unflinchingly honest, Accidentally Brave is an inspiring true story about discovering a new normal when everything you thought you knew comes undone. With raw vulnerability and unexpected humor, actor and playwright Maddie Corman shares her story of perseverance and hope when the unthinkable tests her marriage, family and values.

• The Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: March 12, 2019
• Opening: March 27, 2019
• Playwright: Jordan E. Cooper
• Director: Stevie Walker-Webb
• Cast: TBD

Ain't No Mo' is a vibrant satirical odyssey portraying the great exodus of black Americans out of a country plagued with injustice. In a kaleidoscope of scenes of the moments before, during, and after this outrageous departure, Jordan E. Cooper’s masterful new work explores the value of black lives in a country hurtling away from the promise of a black president.

• The Brrow Group/Mainstage Theatre
• First Preview: March 16, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Lyle Kessler
• Director: Lee Brock
• Cast: TBD

There’s a vicious killer on the loose and the kindhearted Douglass finds himself the unwitting target of detectives who need a win at any cost. Desperate to seek justice, Douglass sets out on a harrowing, fantastical quest to find the true perpetrator. In this riveting world premiere by Lyle Kessler, the lines between good and evil blur in a divine search for redemption.

• Theatre for a New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• First Preview: March 17, 2019
• Opening: March 28, 2019
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Shana Cooper
• Cast: TBD

Julius Caesar is a marked man. Adoring commoners celebrate his battlefield victories, but those higher up the Roman political ladder worry that his ambition has grown too large. On a stormy night full of alarming sights and ominous portents, Cassius persuades Caesar's friend Brutus to help him with a momentous task: assassinate Caesar for the good of the Republic. But death doesn't stop Caesar, whose spirit haunts the destinies of his friends and enemies, threatening the republican ideal for which they murdered him.

• Classic Stage Company/Lynn F. Angelson Theater
• First Preview: March 19, 2019
• Opening: April 3, 2019
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Marc Blitzstein
• Director: John Doyle
• Cast: TBD

In Steeltown, USA, laborer Larry Foreman struggles to unionize fellow steel workers against mounting attacks from a greedy industrialist, who uses his power to influence nearly everyone else in town. Marc Blitzstein’s folk opera, created through the Federal Theater Project, was famously shut down on the eve of opening night by federal authorities fearing its pro-labor stance.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: March 20, 2019
• Opening: March 21, 2019
• Book: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
• Music: Richard Rodgers
• Lyrics: Lorenz Hart
• Director and Choreographer: Joshua Bergasse
• Cast: Sara Mearns

Fed up with women, a banker vows he will marry only an angel. It's only a song or two before she comes flying in through the window! Her absolute honesty unintentionally alienates everyone from the banker's biggest depositor to society's grand dame. Will Angel learn to tell a social lie? Will her husband survive her efforts?

• Park Avenue Armory
• First Preview: March 22, 2019
• Opening: March 27, 2019
• Playwright: Stefano Massini
• Adaptation: Ben Power
• Director: Sam Mendes
• Cast: Adam Godley, Ben Miles, and Simon Russell Beale

From the arrival of three brothers from Bavaria to America in search of a new life to the collapse of the firm they established, triggering the largest financial crisis in history, the story of the Lehman Brothers traces the trajectory of western capitalism by following the fortunes of a single immigrant family.

• Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: March 27, 2019
• Opening: April 7, 2019
• Book: Doreen Taylor
• Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
• Music: Various
• Director: Dugg McDonough
• Cast: Doreen Taylor and Jonathan Lee Iverson

Sincerely, Oscar is a one-of-a-kind musical experience highlighting Oscar Hammerstein’s journey to become Broadway’s greatest lyricist. Through curated story-telling and imaginative performances, this visually stunning show utilizes cutting edge, 3D holographic technology and explores Oscar’s amazing life in his words while weaving a melodious tapestry of over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro and more...

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: March 28, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Aya Aziz
• Director: Arpita Mukherjee
• Cast: TBD

Eh Dah? Questions for my Father follows the lives of a family divided across continents and *cultures in a turbulent political landscape. Set in Egypt and America, this contemporary musical by Aya Aziz explores what it means to live in post a 9/11 world.

• Playwrights Horizons/Peter Jay Sharp Theater
• First Preview: March 29, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Halley Feiffer
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: Halley Feiffer

Twenty-something and brilliant, Cat is a journalist at the top of her game: tack-sharp and ambitious, and rapidly establishing her place in the field. Until she meets Guy — magnetic, devilishly charming, and married — and the attrition begins. Charting their spiky relationship over eight years, following a rapidly changing America, Halley Feiffer’s harrowing comedy sheds light on how we perpetuate our roles within a patriarchal culture, and the promise of a new paradigm.

• The Public Theater/Martinson Hall
• First Preview: April 2, 2019
• Opening: April 16, 2019
• Playwright: Tim Blake Nelson
• Director: Doug Hughes
• Cast: Dave Quay, Austin Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Joe Tapper

This powerful new play is an intellectual thrill ride from the philosopher’s growing prominence in democratic Athens through the military and social upheavals that led to one of the most infamous executions in Western history.

• MCC Theater Space/Newman Mills Theater
• First Preview: April 18, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Aziza Barnes
• Director: Robert O'Hara
• Cast: TBD

When shit goes down, your girls show up. As sharply funny as it is poignant, BLKS introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June—three twenty somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn’t seem to care. They drink a lot. They smoke a lot. They try to have sex. A lot. When they need each other the most, the women rally to “resurrect their fly” in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them.

• SoHo Playhouse
• First Preview: April 20, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright and Director: Enda Walsh
• Cast: Cillian Murphy

In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death. Their father, a scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow – antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him.

• Irish Repertory Theater
• First Preview: April 20, 2019
• Opening: April 30, 2019
• Playwright: Sean O'Casey
• Director: Charlotte Moore
• Cast: Maryann Plunkett and Sarah Street

Pretty young newlywed Nora Clitheroe is the talk of her tenement as she tirelessly works to lift her family out of their impoverished circumstances. She tries to keep her husband Jack from the revolutionary fervor sweeping through Dublin. But Jack becomes a Commandant in the Irish Citizen Army, and when the Easter Rising of 1916 begins, he leaves a pregnant Nora to help lead the fight. The disparate, quarrelsome tenement residents are forced to shelter together as urban warfare makes their home nearly as treacherous as the streets.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
• First Preview: April 23, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Sam Shepard
• Director: Terry Kinney
• Cast: TBD

Living a stagnant, unhappy existence in rural California, the struggling Tate family is desperate for change, but every family member has a different way of trying to improve their station in life.

• Soho Rep
• First Preview: April 23, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Christopher Chen
• Director: Saheem Ali
• Cast: TBD

X marks the spot for Country Y. Y>X. Or is it?

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: April 30, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Dave Malloy
• Director: Annie Tippe
• Cast: TBD

Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology.

• 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.

• Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage II
• First Preview: May 7, 2019
• Opening: May 21, 2019
• Playwright: Bess Wohl
• Director: Rachel Chavkin
• Cast: TBD

A sheet of ice sits in the desert of New Mexico. A mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind. A beleaguered film crew tries to get in one last shot before losing the light. Continuity is a sly, biting comedy in six takes where storytelling and science collide with both hilarious and devastating consequences. The play asks, "How do we keep going when hope can seem as fictional as a Hollywood ending?" "How do we tell the stories that could shape our future?" and, perhaps most importantly, "What's for lunch?"

• New York City Center
• First Preview: May 8, 2019
• Opening: May 9, 2019
• Book: Stephen Longstreet
• Music: Jule Styne
• Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
• Director: TBD
• Cast: TBD

In the age of Model T Fords and Keystone Kops, a fast-talking conman hopes to strike it rich in his old hometown. Infectious songs include "Papa Won't You Dance With Me," "I Still Get Jealous" and "You're My Girl."

• 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.

• Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
• First Preview: May 14, 2019
• Opening: June 4, 2019
• Playwright: Donald Marguiles
• Director: Daniel Sullivan
• Cast: TBD

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?

• Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: May 23, 2019
• Opening: June 20, 2019
• Playwright: Lydia R. Diamond
• Director: Pam MacKinnon
• Cast: Uzo Aduba

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.

• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: May 24, 2019
• Opening: TBD
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson
• Director: Stephen Brackett
• Choreographer: Raja Feather Kelly
• Cast: TBD

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.

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