Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

By David Gewirtzman
and Joey Sims
June 26, 2014

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



SPRING 2014

THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE

  • 59E59 Theaters
  • First Preview: July 11, 2014
  • Opening: July 22, 2014
  • Director: Hershley Felder
  • Cast: Mona Golabek
  • In Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna's storied Musikverein concert hall.

     

MALA HIERBA

  • Second Stage Theatre at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre
  • First Preview: July 14, 2014
  • Opening: July 24, 2014
  • Director: Jerry Ruiz
  • Cast: Roberta Colindrez, Sandra Marquez, Marta Milans, Ana Nogueira
  • The New York premiere of Tanya Saracho's play about the trophy wife of a border magnate living in Texas.

     

SEX WITH STRANGERS

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: July 8, 2014
  • Opening: July 30, 2014
  • Director: David Schwimmer
  • Cast: Anna Gunn, Billy Magnussen
  • The New York premiere of Laura Eason's play about a star sex blogger and memoirist who tracks down the obscure novelist he idolizes.

     

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY....

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: July 10, 2014
  • Opening: July 31, 2014
  • Director: Austin Pendelton
  • Cast: Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colon-Zayas, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli,Ray Anthony Thomas
  • The world premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play about an ex-cop/recent widower and his ex-con son's struggle to hold on to their rent stabilized apartment.

     

KING LEAR

  • The Public Theater at the Delacorte
  • First Preview: July 22, 2014
  • Opening: August 5, 2014
  • Director: Daniel Sullivan
  • Cast: John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Jessica Hecht, Jessica Collins, Steven Boyer
  • A new production of the William Shakespeare tragedy, presented as part of Shakespeare in the Park.

     

PHOENIX

  • Cherry Lane Mainstage
  • First Preview: July 28, 2014
  • Opening: August 7, 2014
  • Director: Jennifer DeLia
  • Cast: Julia Stiles, James Wirt
  • A revival of Scott Organ's 2010 play about the long-term consequences of a one-night stand. Julia Stiles will star.

     

POOR BEHAVIOR

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: July 24, 2014
  • Opening: August 17, 2014
  • Director: Evan Cabnet
  • Cast: Heidi Armbruster, Brian Avers, Jeff Biehl, Katie Kreisler
  • The New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's comedy about two couples spending a weekend in the country.

     

AND I AND SILENCE

  • Signature Center - The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: August 5, 2014
  • Opening: August 25, 2014
  • Director: Caitlin McLeod
  • Cast: Emily Skeggs, Rachel Nicks, Trae Harris, Samantha Soule
  • Two imprisoned teenagers, one black, one white, form a perilous bond. As the young women serve time, they forge a plan for survival.

     

THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN

  • Signature Center - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
  • First Preview: August 12, 2014
  • Opening: September 4, 2014
  • Director: Lila Neugebauer
  • Cast: Kelly AuCoin, Jon DeVries, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Rebecca Henderson, Marc Kudisch, Jenn Lyon, Lizbeth Mackay, David McElwee, Ismenia Mendes, Will Pullen
  • Outside Boston, ten people — some strangers, some not — struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn.

     

BOOTYCANDY

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: August 22, 2014
  • Opening: September 10, 2014
  • Director: Robert O'Hara
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Robert O'Hara's interconnecting satirical sketches about growing up gay and black.

     

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: September 3, 2014
  • Opening: September 21, 2014
  • Director: Ivo Van Hove
  • Cast: TBA
  • Emily Mann's highly theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 1974 film, first seen in London last year.

     

THE MONEY SHOT

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
  • First Preview: September 3, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Neil LaBute
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new play by Neil LaBute about two desperate movie stars.

     

INDIAN INK

  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: September 4, 2014
  • Opening: September 28, 2014
  • Director: Carey Perloff
  • Cast: Rosemary Harris
  • The New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's drama about a free-spirited English poet in 1930s India, and her younger sister's attempts to preserve her sister's career in 1980s England.

     

FOUND

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: September 18, 2014
  • Opening: October 14, 2014
  • Director: Lee Overtree
  • Cast: TBA
  • An original musical based on discarded notes and letters, drawn from Davy Rothbart's popular FOUND Magazine.

     

FALL 2014

WHILE I YET LIVE

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: September 23, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Sheryl Kaller
  • Cast: Elain Graham, Susan Heyward, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kevyn Morrow, Larry Powell, Sharon Washington, Lillias White
  • The world premiere of Billy Porter's autobiographical play about coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of strong-willed women.

     

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: September 30, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Daniel Aukin
  • Cast: Adam Chandler-Berat, Kyle Beltran
  • A new musical based on Jonathan Lethem's novel, coming to New York after a spring world premiere at Dallas Theater Center.

     

BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY)

  • Lincoln Center - The Claire Tow Theater
  • First Preview: October 4, 2014
  • Opening: October 20, 2014
  • Director: Patricia McGregor
  • Cast: TBA
  • Kimber Lee's new play follows the family of Tray, a spirited 17 year-old whose life is cut short, as they navigate their grief and find hope together.

     

LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: October 7, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Peter DuBois
  • Cast: TBA
  • The first New York revival of Terrence McNally's play in 23 years.

     

THE OLDEST BOY

  • Lincoln Center - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
  • First Preview: October 16, 2014
  • Opening: November 10, 2014
  • Director: Rebecca Taichman
  • Cast: TBA
  • In Sarah Ruhl's new work, Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman and a Tibetan man, is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher.

     

GRAND CONCOURCE

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: October 17, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Kip Fagan
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Heidi Schreck's play about a devoted manager and an idealistic teenaged volunteer at a Bronx soup kitchen.

     

LOST LAKE

  • Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
  • First Preview: October 21, 2014
  • Opening: November 11, 2014
  • Director: Daniel Sullivan
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of David Auburn's play about a woman who is pulled into the troubles of the man who owns the lakeside property she has rented.

     

OUR LADY OF KIBEHO

  • Signature Center - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: October 28, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Michael Greif
  • Cast: TBA
  • In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. A new play by Katori Hall.

     

PUNK ROCK

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
  • First Preview: October 29, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new play by Simon Stephens, had its UK premiere in 2009. In a private school outside of Manchester, a group of highly-articulate seventeen year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams.

     

ALLEGRO

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: November 1, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: John Doyle
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical following a man's life from cradle to early manhood.

     

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: November 6, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Young Jean Lee
  • Cast: Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, James Stanley
  • The Public Theater presents the latest production by Young Jean Lee's Theater Compan, a rare straight play about a family coming together to celebrate Christmas.

     

A PARTICLE OF DREAD

  • Signature Center - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
  • First Preview: November 11, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Nancy Meckler
  • Cast: Stephen Rea
  • Sam Shepard's dark modern-day take on Oedipus Rex premiered in Derry, Ireland and features Academy Award-nominee Stephen Rea in the canonical central role, alongside a cast of actors from both sides of the Atlantic.

     

POCATELLO

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: November 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Davis McCallum
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's play about the manager of an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello, Idaho.

     

WINTER 2015

HAMILTON

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: January 15, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Thomas Kail
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about Alexander Hamilton.

     

HAMLET

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: January 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Austin Pendleton
  • Cast: Peter Sarsgaard
  • A new production of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy about the troubled Prince of Denmark.

     

THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS

  • Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
  • First Preview: February 3, 2015
  • Opening: February 24, 2015
  • Director: Eric Ting
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Francis Ya-Chu Cowhig's play about a woman who moves from rural China to forge a new identity in the big city.

     

LIVES OF THE SAINTS

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: February 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: John Rando
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new collection of short comedies by David Ives.

     

PLACEBO

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: February 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Daniel Aukin
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Melissa James Gibson's comedy about a woman working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug.

     

INTO THE WOODS

  • Roundabout Theatre Company — Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: Winter 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Noah Brody, Ben Steinfeld
  • Cast: TBA
  • Fiasco Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical about fairy tales and what happens after "happily ever after."

     

SPRING 2015

IOWA

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: March 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond's musical play about a mother and daughter who move to Iowa when Mom finds her soul-mate there on Facebook.

     

DOCTOR FAUSTUS

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: April 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Andrei Belgrader
  • Cast: Chris Noth
  • A new production of Christopher Marlowe’s classic play about a man who makes a pact with the devil.

     

A NEW PLAY BY BRUCE NORRIS

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: May 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of a new play by Bruce Norris.