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.

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I'M REVOLTING
• Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: September 8, 2022
• Opening: September 28, 2022
• Playwright: Gracie Gardner
• Director: Knud Adam
• Cast: Gabby Beans, Laura Esterman, Glenn Fitzgerald, Peter Gerety, Emily Cass McDonnell, Alicia Pilgrim, Portia, Patrick Vaill

At a skin cancer clinic in NYC (not the famous one), patients wait to find out how much of themselves they’re about to lose.

american (tele)visions

• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: September 9, 2022
• Opening: September 29, 2022
• Playwright: Victor I. Cazares
• Director: Rubén Polendo
• Cast: Clew, Raúl Castillo, Ryan J. Haddad, Ella Monte-Brown, Bianca "b" Norwood

A long, long time ago—the ‘90s—in a Walmart far, far away, Erica, our Hero of Ages Lost, pushes her shopping cart—that most sacred ancient vessel of capitalism—through the aisles of a memory play. american (tele)visions is an explosive collision between the American Dream and the American Nightmare—the story of an undocumented Mexican family.

WEIGHTLESS

• WP Theater
• First Preview: September 17, 2022
• Opening: September 29, 2022
• Created by Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses
• Director: Tamilla Woodard
• Cast: Lila Blue, Kofy Brown, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses, Joshua Pollock

Sisterhood. Love. Vengeance. Flight. Inspired by a tale from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Weightless tells the story of two deeply devoted sisters, Procne and Philomela. Separated by circumstance, they must travel across worlds—facing devastating sacrifice and divine intervention—in order to reunite.

BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE
• Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
• First Preview: September 24, 2022
• Opening: October 2, 2022
• Playwright: April Matthis, Greig Sargeant
• Director: John Collins
• Cast: Daphne Gaines, Gavin Price, Greig Sargeant, Christopher-Rashee Stevenson, Ben Williams

A profoundly relevant presentation of the legendary debate between virtuosic writer James Baldwin and father of American conservatism William F. Buckley, Jr.

DODI & DIANA
• HERE Arts Center
• First Preview: October 1, 2022
• Opening: October 5, 2022
• Playwright: Kareen Fahmy
• Director: Adrienne Campbell-Holt
• Cast: Rosaline Elbay, Peter Mark Kendall

It’s August 2022—exactly 25 years after the Car Accident that made the world stand still. A Wall Street banker and a Hollywood starlet, locked in the Hôtel Ritz Paris, unearth a strange connection to the star-crossed lovers. With their marriage at a crossroads, the couple’s steamy tête-à-têtes unravel into a simmering interrogation of sex, fame, and erasure. As lies multiply and past and present collide, can their love survive the exposure of their darkest secrets?

INK'DWELL
• New Light Theater Project @ 59E59 Theater C
• First Preview: September 29, 2022
• Opening: October 5, 2022
• Playwright: Erin E. Adams
• Director: Tabatha Gayle
• Cast: Starr Kirkland, Tai Leshaun, Britney Nicole Simpson, Cherene Snow, Landon Woodson

Kendra returns to her childhood home on Martha’s Vineyard upon learning her brother has died in a terrible accident. While searching for the truth about his passing, she finds herself tormented by a childhood ghost story. As the mystery behind his death is unraveled, she discovers that he was drowning in much more than water. The ghost story, paired with her grief, begins to impact her relationship with her family and to the ocean itself.

BEDLAM'S HEDDA GABLER
• Irondale Center
• Opening: October 5, 2022
• Playwright: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz
• Director: Erick Tucker
• Cast: Karen Alvarado, Lisa Birnbaum, Katie Hartke, Mike Labbadia, Susannah Millonzi, Ryan Quinn, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Eric Tucker, Elan Zafir

Bedlam continues our 10th anniversary season with two classic plays performed in repertory: nine actors will take on Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz.

BEDLAM'S THE WINTER'S TALE
• Irondale Center
• Opening: October 7, 2022
• Playwright: William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz
• Director: Erick Tucker
• Cast: Karen Alvarado, Lisa Birnbaum, Katie Hartke, Mike Labbadia, Susannah Millonzi, Ryan Quinn, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Eric Tucker, Elan Zafir

Bedlam continues its 10th anniversary season with two classic plays performed in repertory: nine actors will take on William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz.

peerless
• Primary Stages @ 59E59 Theater A
• First Preview: September 24, 2022
• Opening: October 11, 2022
• Playwright: Jiehae Park
• Director: Margot Bordelon
• Cast: Marié Botha, Anthony Cason, Sasha Diamond, Benny Wayne Sully, Shannon Tyo

A darkly comedic twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in the cutthroat world of elite college admissions, Jiehae Park’s clever and incisive adaptation, peerless, is a comedy...until it’s not. This new version of the classic story centers on M and L, twin Asian-American siblings who have given up everything to get into The College. When another classmate claims what they feel is rightfully “their spot,” the twins decide they have only one option: murder.

EVERYTHING'S FINE
• DR2 Theatre
• First Preview: September 28, 2022
• Opening: October 13, 2022
• Playwright: Douglas McGrath
• Director: John Lithgow
• Cast: Douglas McGrath

Everything's Fine recounts Douglas McGrath’s life as a 14-year-old in Midland, Texas – the town most famous for the disappearance below ground, and the recovery above ground of “Baby Jessica.” McGrath shares remembrances of the courtship of his one-eyed father and his mother, who worked at Harper’s Bazaar for Diana Vreeland and became pals with Andy Warhol, and most intriguingly, an eighth-grade teacher who would change his life in the most unexpected way.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE OFF BROADWAY: MY WINDOW – A JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE
• New World Stages Stage 1
• Opening: October 13, 2022
• Creator: Melissa Etheridge
• Director: Amy Tinkham
• Cast: Melissa Etheridge

In her world premiere theatrical solo show My Window – A Journey Through Life, singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge offers an intimate experience like never before, inviting theatergoers into an exhilarating evening of storytelling and music. From tales of her childhood in Kansas to her groundbreaking career highlights – with all of life’s hits and deep cuts between – Etheridge opens her heart & soul on stage to fearlessly dazzle audiences of all generations.

OUR TOWN... BUT WILDER
• Actors Temple Theatre
• First Preview: October 1, 2022
• Opening: October 16, 2022
• Playwright: Richard Krevolin
• Director: Richard Krevolin
• Cast: Robert Aloi, Frances Karagio, Chris Carver, Anne Nadell, Isabell Sheehan, Caitlin Wells, Ben Elias, Scotty Kall, Joseph Nonseur, Josh Manson, Scotty Kall, Camber Carpenter

Set in Irrelevant, Connecticut, Our Town... But Wilder follows a high school student named Bentley Cramer, who is thrust into a position of power as the stage manager for his high school's production of Our Town. Misadventures ensue, leading him down a journey of self discovery as the fragile boundaries of small-town America clash together.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS
• St. Ann's Warehouse
• First Preview: October 14, 2022
• Opening: October 16, 2022
• Playwright: Emma Rice
• Director: Emma Rice
• Cast: Sam Archer, Nandi Bhebhe, Katy Ellis, Katy Owen, Lloyd Gorman, TJ Holmes, Jordan Laviniere, Lucy McCormick, Tama Phethean, Eleanor Sutton, Liam Tamne

Emma Rice's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel follows Heathcliff, who is rescued from the Liverpool docks and adopted by the Earnshaws before being taken to live at Wuthering Heights where he finds a kindred spirit in the Earnshaws' daughter, Catherine. Love ignites, but the two are forced apart, unleashing a brutal chain of events.

38TH MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
• Ensemble Studio Theatre
• First Preview: October 16, 2022
• Opening: October 17, 2022
• Playwright: Various
• Director: Various
• Cast: Various

Since it began in 1977, Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays has presented fully produced plays by established and emerging writers alongside each other on our stage. EST's 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays will celebrate work from artists who identify as Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC).

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
• Public Theater/Newman Theater
• First Preview: September 27, 2022
• Opening: October 19, 2022
• Playwright: Lorraine Hansberry
• Director: Robert O'Hara
• Cast: Francois Battiste, Tonya Pinkins, John Clay III, Calvin Dutton, Mister Fitzgerald, Perri Gaffney, Paige Gilbert, Mandi Masden, Jesse Pennington, Tousaaint Battiste, Camden McKinnon, Skyler Gallun N'yomi Stewart

Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama was one of the first on Broadway to examine African-American life on the cusp of the civil rights era. Walter Younger and his mother, Lena, both yearn to move their family out of Chicago's Southside ghetto. When Lena's late husband's insurance check arrives, Lena hopes to use it to buy a house in a white neighborhood — while Walter hopes to invest it in a liquor business.

CHESTER BAILEY
• Irish Repertory Theatre
• First Preview: October 12, 2022
• Opening: October 19, 2022
• Playwright: Joseph Dougherty
• Director: Ron Lagomarsino
• Cast: Reed Birney, Ephram Birney

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected.

HOUND DOG
• Ars Nova @ Greenwich House
• First Preview: October 6, 2022
• Opening: October 24, 2022
• Playwright: Melis Aker
• Music and Lyrics: Melis Aker and The Lazours
• Director: Machel Ross
• Cast: Olivia AbiAssi, Ashley Baier, Ellena Eshraghi, Mel Hsu, Matt Magnusson, Sarah Milani, Laith Nakli, Jonathan Raviv, Maya Sharpe

Hound Dog tells the story of a young musician, who returns home to Ankara, Turkey, to take care of her widowed father. As she faces the family and community she left to travel the world, the show takes audiences on a sonic journey of memories as she digs into her father's strange pilgrimage to Graceland, the historic home of Elvis Presley.

STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY
• Griffin Theater @ The Shed
• First Preview: October 18, 2022
• Opening: October 26, 2022
• Playwright: David Hare
• Director: Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage
• Cast: Ralph Fiennes, David Bromley, Alana Maria, Guy Paul, Judith Roddy, Helen Schlesinger, Mary Stillwagon Stewart, Danny Webb

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.

I WANNA F*CK LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET
• New Light Theater Project @ 59E59 Theater C
• First Preview: October 20, 2022
• Opening: October 26, 2022
• Playwright: Andrew Rincón
• Director: Jesse Jou
• Cast: TBA

Snow in July, comets falling from the sky… the world is thrown into chaos as Cupid rips off her wings and gives up on Love. But her old flame Saint Valentine has a plan to bring her spirit back up, and it involves reigniting the flame between two humans, Alejandro and Benny.

THE UNBELIEVING
• 59E59 Theater B
• First Preview: October 20, 2022
• Opening: October 27, 2022
• Playwright: Marin Gazzaniga
• Director: Steve Cosson
• Cast: David Aaron Baker, Jeff Biehl, Sonnie Brown, Dan Domingues, Nina Hellman, Joshua David Robinson, Richard Topol

In the classic tale of religious conversion, finding God holds the promise of a life filled with purpose and meaning. But what happens when this transformation occurs in reverse, and a faith you have built your life around begins to fall away? The Unbelieving takes a penetrating look into the lives of practicing clergy members— Catholics, Episcopalians, Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, Jews, Mormons, Muslims—who have stopped believing in God.

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
• Classic Stage Company
• First Preview: October 11, 2022
• Opening: October 30, 2022
• Book: Terrence McNally
• Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
• Music: Stephen Flaherty
• Director: John Doyle
• Cast: Jim Parsons, Shereen Ahmed, Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Da'Von T. Moody, Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Jessica Tyler Wright, Joel Waggoner, Mare Winningham, William Youmans

In 1964 Dublin, Alfie Byrne, a middle-aged bachelor living a too-quiet life with his spinster sister, spends his days as a bus conductor and his nights as a community theatre impresario dedicated to the plays of his hero, Oscar Wilde. When Alfie declares that the troupe will next present Wilde's provocative Salome, the church where the theatrical troupe is housed balks at the plays "immodest" dancing and his safe little world begins to crumble.

CATCH AS CATCH CAN
• Playwrights Horizons/Peter Jay Sharp Theater
• First Preview: October 13, 2022
• Opening: October 31, 2022
• Playwright: Mia Chung
• Director: Daniel Aukin
• Cast: Cindy Cheung, Jon Norman Schneider, Rob Yang

Deep in blue-collar New England, the Phelans and the Lavecchias welcome home a prodigal son, setting off an evolving crisis that reshapes their lives… and the play itself. In Mia Chung’s cyclone of a play, three actors perform across race, gender, and generation — a family drama that doubles as a theatrical tour de force.

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE SEA
• Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
• First Preview: October 11, 2022
• Opening: November 2, 2022
• Playwright: Jeff Augustin
• Director: Joshua Kahan Brody
• Cast: Russel G. Jones, Chris Myers

A Haitian immigrant travels from Miami to California on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. Years later, his son makes the same journey in reverse. Along the way, blurring the lines of time, these two finally discover common ground and make a connection that has eluded them for decades.

SANDRA
• Vineyard Theatre
• First Preview: November 3, 2022
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: David Cale
• Director: Leigh Silverman
• Cast: TBA

In this one-woman thriller, Sandra seeks to get to the bottom of the mysterious disappearance of her closest friend, a young pianist and composer, who went on a trip to Mexico and never returned. Her search for clues leads her into both a highly charged love affair, and increasingly dangerous territory.

YOU WILL GET SICK
• Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: October 14, 2022
• Opening: November 6, 2022
• Playwright: Noah Diaz
• Director: Sam Pinkleton
• Cast: Linda Lavin, Marinda Anderson, Daniel K. Isaac, Nate Miller, Dario Ladani Sanchez

In Noah Diaz’s You Will Get Sick, a young man is shocked to receive a life-changing diagnosis. Overwhelmed, he turns to a stranger for help, hiring an older woman to break the news to his family and friends – thus setting into motion a series of events that will profoundly reshape both of their lives.

GOOD ENEMY
• Minetta Lane Theatre
• First Preview: October 25, 2022
• Opening: November 6, 2022
• Playwright: Yilong Liu
• Director: Chay Yew
• Cast: Francis Jue, Ron Domingo, Tim Liu, Geena Quintos, Alec Silver, Ryan Spahn, Jeena Yi

Howard makes a surprise cross-country trip to visit his college-age daughter, and he’s forced to confront the rift between them, one caused by Howard’s refusal to face memories of his life as a young man in China.

ONLY GOLD
• Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space
• First Preview: October 5, 2022
• Opening: November 7, 2022
• Book: Andy Blankenbuehler, Ted Malawer
• Director: Andy Blankenbuehler
• Cast: Jacob Burns, Phil Colgan, Hannah Cruz, Bradley Dean, Gaby Diaz, Victoria Fiore, Haley Fish,Jennifer Florentino, Jacob Guzman, Tyler Hanes, Thayne Jasperson, Reed Luplau, Terrence Mann, Morgan Marcell, Kate Nash, Karine Plantadit, Samantha Pollino, Ximone Rose, Ida Saki, Ahmad Simmons, Ryan Steele, Deanne Stewart, Ryan Vandenboom, Voltaire Wade-Greene, Eleri Ward, Katie Webber

A royal family’s arrival in Paris sets a flurry of activity into motion, forcing nobility and townsfolk alike to examine the choices they’ve made. As loyalties and loves are tested, will they find the courage to follow their hearts? Paris will never be the same.

WHERE WE BELONG
• Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: October 28, 2022
• Opening: November 9, 2022
• Playwright: Madeline Sayet
• Director: Mei Ann Teo
• Cast: TBA

An indigenous theatre-maker journeys across geographic borders, personal history, and cultural legacies; in search of a place to belong.

EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING
• The New Group @ Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center
• First Preview: October 25, 2022
• Opening: November 13, 2022
• Playwright: Will Arbery
• Director: Danya Taymor
• Cast: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, Rachel Sachnoff

Winters keep getting worse in Evanston, IL where salt truck drivers Peter and Basil battle the ice and snow and pass the time with jokes and stories. But what’s with this creeping sense of dread? Is it because their boss Maiworm has noble visions of new green technology that would make their jobs obsolete? Or is there a more terrifying warning calling out from under these roads? At least they have each other, right?

DOWNSTATE
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: October 28, 2022
• Opening: November 14, 2022
• Playwright: Bruce Norris
• Director: Pam MacKinnon
• Cast: TBA

At a registered address in downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes share a group home where they live out their days post-incarceration. When a man shows up to confront his childhood abuser, it becomes hard to locate the line between justice and retribution. This gripping, provocative new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris zeroes in on the limits of compassion and forgiveness.

the bandaged place
• Roundabout Theatre Company - Black Box Theatre
• First Preview: October 20, 2022
• Opening: November 15, 2022
• Playwright: Harrison David Rivers
• Director: David Mendizábal
• Cast: Stephanie Berry, Jake Ryan Lozano, Sasha Camille Manuel, Anthony Lee Medina, Jhardon Dishon Milton

Struggling to recover after an assault, Jonah realizes the only way to heal is by mending the relationships with his family.

CAMP SIEGFRIED
• Second Stage Theatre/Tony Kiser Theatre
• First Preview: October 25, 2022
• Opening: November 15, 2022
• Playwright: Bess Wohl
• Director: David Cromer
• Cast: Sawyer Barth, Lily McInerny

During a golden summer at the real-life Camp Siegfried, a picturesque campground on Long Island, two teenagers find themselves on a collision course with youthful passion and unbridled extremism. Are they falling in love or falling for something more sinister? Set on the cusp of World War II, this boy-meets girl-meets-cautionary tale about the seductive nature of fascism reveals a shocking part of America’s past and reminds us how easily darkness can sneak up on us.

PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR
• Public Theater/Joe's Pub
• First Preview: November 4, 2022
• Opening: November 16, 2022
• Playwright: Suzan-Lori Parks
• Director: Niegel Smith
• Cast: TBA

On March 13, 2020, as theaters shut their doors and so many of us went into lockdown, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and The Public’s Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks picked up her pen and set out to write a play every day. What emerged is a breathtaking chronicle of our collective experience throughout the troubling days and nights that followed.

BECKY NURSE OF SALEM
• Lincoln Center Theater @ Mitzi Newhouse Theater
• First Preview: October 27, 2022
• Opening: November 21, 2022
• Playwright: Sarah Ruhl
• Director: Rebecca Taichman
• Cast: Tina Benko, Candy Buckley, Alicia Crowder, Deirdre O'Connell, Thomas Jay Ryan, Julian Sanchez, Bernard White

Out of work and out of love, Becky Nurse is an ordinary but strong-willed grandmother just trying to get by in post-Obama America. She’s also the great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse, who was infamously executed for witchcraft in 1692—but things have changed for women since then, haven’t they? Desperate to raise her troubled teenaged granddaughter right, and also hook up with an old flame, Becky visits a local witch for help. But those spells and potions don’t work out exactly as planned.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH
• New World Stages Stage 1
• First Preview: November 13, 2022
• Opening: November 21, 2022
• Book: Joseph Stein
• Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
• Music: Jerry Bock
• Translation: Shraga Freidman
• Director: Joel Grey
• Cast: Steven Skybell, Jennifer Babiak, Ben Liebert, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Rosie Jo Neddy, Bruce Sabath, Drew Seigla, Rachel Zatcoff, Kirk Geritano, Raquel Nobile, Jonathan Quigley, Nick Raynor, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, Mikhl Yashinsky, Abby Goldfarb, Kayleen Seidl, Ron Tal, John Giesige

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Drama Desk Award–winning Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish will return to Off-Broadway at New World Stages. The production of the classic musical is presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.

DES MOINES
• Theatre For A New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• Opening: November 29, 2022
• Playwright: Denis Johnson
• Director: Arin Arbus
• Cast: TBA

The late American author Denis Johnson’s final play Des Moines is one of his most sensationally mysterious works. Chance events—including a plane crash, a rescued wedding ring, a frightening diagnosis, and makeup advice kindly offered to a louche Catholic priest—bring a group of lonely and haunted characters together for a debauch that becomes an unlikely communion

HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD
• York Theatre Company @ The Theater At St. Jean's
• First Preview: November 22, 2022
• Opening: December 1, 2022
• Concept: Susan H. Schulman, Michael Lichtefeld, Lawrence Yurman
• Music: Hoagy Carmichael
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA

Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road is a new musical journey that tells the story of six friends and the one man who brought them all together. The musical is told completely through the sophisticated music of Hoagy Carmichael. The seven friends weave a story of camaraderie and shifting relationships through four decades in America: the early years of ragtime, jazz and blues; the romance of New York in the 1930’s; the tumultuous and uncertain years of the World War II era; and the post-war Golden Age of Hollywood. All while walking down Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS
• Lincoln Center Theater @ Claire Tow Theater
• First Preview: November 19, 2022
• Opening: December 5, 2022
• Playwright: Julia May Jonas
• Director: Annie Tippe
• Cast: Hannah Cabell, Cole Doman, Annie Fang, Savido Geevaratne, Mia Pak

In the sanctuary, hallways and rec rooms of a liberal parish, Brian angles for power, Addie attempts transfiguration, and Beatrice battles with obscurity. Meanwhile Kat, the youth pastor, can’t stop gazing into the troubled eyes of her congregant Chris.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: November 21, 2022
• Opening: December 12, 2022
• Book: George Furth
• Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
• Director: Maria Friedman
• Cast: Johnathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Radcliffe

The story of how a composer's idealism and friendships were corrupted by success is told backwards, starting with the disillusioned present and ending with their optimistic college years, in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical, which is suggested by the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart play.

AMANI
• Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
• Opening: February 6, 2023
• Playwright: a.k. payne
• Director: Josiah Davis
• Cast: TBA

Amani grows up building a rocket ship with her father, who vows to make it to outer space: where his child can breathe easy, where there are no gangs to take his first love’s life, nor prisons to take Black boys’ best years. As Amani moves into adulthood, she seeks her voice and her own dreams. Will Amani make it to the moon?

the best we could (a family tragedy)
• Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
• First Preview: February 7, 2022
• Opening: March 1, 2022
• Playwright: Emily Feldman
• Director: Daniel Aukin
• Cast: TBA

A daughter’s road trip with her father becomes a theatrical journey across more than just state lines.

THE TREES
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: February 8, 2022
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Agnes Borinsky
• Director: Tina Satter
• Cast: TBA

How does a makeshift community take root in a mercenary world? The Trees offers an unexpected answer in the story of a brother and sister who unwittingly establish a utopia in the park next to their father's house.

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
• Keen Company @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: February 21, 2023
• Opening: March 8, 2023
• Playwright: Lynn Nottage
• Director: Colette Robert
• Cast: TBA

Set against the social politics of the 1950s, Crumbs From The Table Of Joy follows 17-year-old Ernestine Crump as she adjusts to life after the passing of her beloved mother. In search of spiritual answers, Ernestine’s father relocates the family from Pensacola to Brooklyn where the Crumps must navigate a changing family dynamic, an unwelcoming neighborhood, and a shifting set of American ideals.

(pray)
• Greenwich House
• Opening: March 9, 2023
• Playwright: nicHi douglas
• Director: nicHi douglas
• Cast: TBA

A meditation on the necessity and complexity of religion & spirituality for Black American womxn throughout history. Following the form of a Sunday Baptist church service, and embodied by a company of twelve intergenerational Black womxn and femme performers, (pray) seeks to offer joy-filled healing through a dynamic fusion of song, text and dance.

WHITE GIRL IN DANGER
• Tony Kiser Theatre
• First Preview: March 15, 2023
• Opening: April 10, 2023
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson
• Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
• Cast: TBA

The citizens of the soap opera town Allwhite face high-stakes drama and intrigue all the days of their lives. But Keesha Gibbs and the other Blackgrounds have been relegated to backburner stories of slavery and police violence for all of theirs. Keesha is determined to step out of the Blackground and into the center of Allwhite’s juiciest stories. Can Keesha handle the Allwhite attention—especially from the Allwhite Killer on the loose? What role do the other Blackgrounds play in Keesha’s Allwhite schemes? And just whose story is this anyway?

REGRETFULLY, SO THE BIRDS ARE
• Playwrights Horizons/Peter Jay Sharp Theater
• First Preview: March 22, 2022
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Julia Izumi
• Director: Jenny Koons
• Cast: TBA

Arson. Affairs. Incest. Murder... are only the beginning of problems for the Whistler siblings. Mora’s gotta find her birth mother, Neel’s gotta find himself, and Illy’s gotta keep her piece of the sky... but the birds have other plans.

FUENTE OVEJUNA
• Theatre For A New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• Opening: Apil 29, 2023
• Playwright: Lope De Vega
• Director: Flordelino Lagundine
• Cast: TBA

A masterpiece of the Spanish Golden Age, Fuente Ovejuna (1612) is a prophetically modern drama by Lope de Vega, history’s most prolific dramatist. It recounts a violent peasant uprising against an aristocratic lord who rapes socially powerless women with impunity and highlights the heroism of one remarkable woman who dares to lead as others shrink in fear. The heroine Laurencia’s brave stand foreshadows movements for systemic change and individual rights that occurred in the ages after Lope.

BERNARDA'S DAUGHTERS
• The Chelsea Factory
• Opening: May 2, 2023
• Playwright: Dominique Rider
• Director: Diane Exavier
• Cast: TBA

It’s a sweltering summer in Flatbush. In a neighborhood overrun by wrecking crews and new construction, the five Abellard sisters take refuge in their family home. In spite of their jovial, teasing conversations, the sisters are mourning the death of their father and the changing neighborhood. Each of them is also confronting personal losses of their youth and their dreams for the future. Inspired by the classic play House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, but bracingly contemporary, Bernarda’s Daughters confronts issues of class, race, gentrification, and where a woman’s place is in a rapidly changing world. Drenched in sparkling, witty dialog, Bernarda’s Daughters is a thrilling, engrossing exploration of a family at a crossroads.

KING JAMES
• Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
• First Preview: May 2, 2022
• Opening: May 16, 2022
• Playwright: Rajiv Joseph
• Director: Kenny Leon
• Cast: Glenn Davis, Chris Perfetti

“King” LeBron James’s reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. It also brings together two unlikely friends in a bond forged by fandom. Told over twelve years (from LeBron's rookie season to an NBA Championship) King James is an intimate exploration of the place that sports occupy in our lives and relationships. Ensemble member Rajiv Joseph's clever and fast-paced comedy traces the arcs of two friends whose turbulent relationship is best navigated through their shared love of basketball—and the endless amiable arguments that erupt from that love. All the while, the promise and burden of LeBron's talent and legacy loom large.

WET BRAIN
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: May 17, 2022
• Opening: TBA
• Playwright: John J. Caswell, Jr.
• Director: Dustin Wills
• Cast: TBA

In a crumbling house in Arizona, a family haunted by addiction — and hardened into smart-asses — wrestles with the alcoholic ruin of its patriarch… who may or may not be repeatedly abducted by aliens.

ORPHEUS DESCENDING
• Theatre For A New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• Opening: July 9, 2023
• Playwright: Tennessee Williams
• Director: Erica Schmidt
• Cast: Christopher Abbott, Maggie Siff

Tennessee Williams’s steamy and lyrical Orpheus Descending is a love story and a tragedy, telling of the passion of a storekeeper’s wife and a wandering guitar player and their doomed escape attempt from a hell of small-mindedness. Set in a dry-goods store in the 1950s deep South, the play’s toxic brew of Jim Crow, xenophobia, and provincialism evokes an American past that unfortunately is not the past, with open acceptance of hatred leading inevitably to violence.


 
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