Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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and Joey Sims
19 Aug 2014

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



FATHER COMES HOME FROM WAR (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: October 14, 2014
  • Opening: October 28, 2014
  • Director: Jo Bonney
  • Cast: Sterling K. Brown, Louis Cancelmi, Peter Jay Fernandez, Jeremie Harris, Russell G. Jones, Jenny Jules, Ken Marks, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tonye Patano, Julian Rozzell Jr.
  • The world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ three-part play set over the course of the Civil War.

     

LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: October 7, 2014
  • Opening: October 29, 2014
  • Director: Peter DuBois
  • Cast: America Ferrera, Michael Chernus, Tracee Chimo, Austin Lysy
  • The first New York revival of Terrence McNally's play in 23 years.

     

THE OLDEST BOY

  • Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
  • First Preview: October 9, 2014
  • Opening: November 3, 2014
  • Director: Rebecca Taichman
  • Cast: Ernest Abuba, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, James Yaegashi, Nami Yamamoto
  • 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.

     

STICKS AND BONES

  • The New Group at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: October 21, 2014
  • Opening: November 6, 2014
  • Director: Scott Elliott
  • Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer, Raviv Ullman
  • David Rabe’s play about an American family pulled apart by the Vietnam War.

     

LOST LAKE

  • Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center Stage I
  • First Preview: October 21, 2014
  • Opening: November 11, 2014
  • Director: Daniel Sullivan
  • Cast: John Hawkes, Tracie Thoms
  • 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.

     

GRAND CONCOURCE

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: October 17, 2014
  • Opening: November 12, 2014
  • Director: Kip Fagan
  • Cast: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Ismenia Mendes, Bobby Moreno, Lee Wilkof
  • The world premiere of Heidi Schreck's play about a devoted manager and an idealistic teenaged volunteer at a Bronx soup kitchen.

     

PUNK ROCK

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
  • First Preview: October 29, 2014
  • Opening: November 17, 2014
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Annie Funke, David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, Noah Robbins, Douglas Smith
  • A new play by Simon Stephens, which 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.

     

BY THE WATER

  • Manhattan Theatre Club/Ars Nova at New York City Center - Stage II
  • First Preview: November 4, 2014
  • Opening: November 18, 2014
  • Director: Hal Brooks
  • Cast: Cassie Beck, Quincy Dunn Baker, Charlotte Maier, Deirdre O'Connell, Tom Pelphrey, Ethan Phillips, Vyto Ruginis
  • The world premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's play about a Staten Island community rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.

     

ALLEGRO

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: November 1, 2014
  • Opening: November 19, 2014
  • Director: John Doyle
  • Cast: George Abud, Alma Cuervo, Elizabeth A. Davis, Claybourne Elder, Malcolm Gets, Maggie Lakis, Megan Loomis, Paul Lincoln, Jane Pfitsch, Randy Redd, Ed Romanoff, Jessica Tyler Wright
  • A new production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical following a man's life from cradle to early manhood.

     

OUR LADY OF KIBEHO

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: October 28, 2014
  • Opening: November 16, 2014
  • Director: Michael Greif
  • Cast: Starla Benford, Jade Eshete, Danaya Esperanza, Niles Fitch, Kambi Gathesha, Brent Jennings, Joaquina Kalukango, Mandi Masden, Owiso Odera, Nneka Okafor, Stacey Sergeant, T. Ryder Smith, Patrick J. Ssenjovu, Angel Uwamahoro, Bowman Wright
  • 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.

     

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: November 7, 2014
  • Opening: November 17, 2014
  • Director: Young Jean Lee
  • Cast: Austin Pendleton, Gary Wilmes, 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 Theatre Company - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
  • First Preview: November 11, 2014
  • Opening: November 23, 2014
  • Director: Nancy Meckler
  • Cast: Brid Brennan, Lloyd Hutchinson, Jason Kolotouros, Matthew Rauch, Stephen Rea, Aidan Redmond, Judith Roddy
  • 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.

     

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II

  • Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: November 1, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Michael Boyd
  • Cast: John Douglas Thompson
  • A new production of Christopher Marlowe’s play about the rise and fall of the Persian emperor Tamburlaine.

     

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

  • Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre
  • First Preview: November 25, 2014
  • Opening: December 4, 2014
  • Director: Charlotte Moore
  • Cast: Samuel Cohen, Nancy Hess, Taylor Richardson, Alice Ripley, Ashley Robinson, Virginia Ann Woodruff
  • Duane Poole, Larry Grossman and Carol Hall's musical about a young boy celebrating his last Christmas with his family.

     

THE INVISIBLE HAND

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: November 20, 2014
  • Opening: December 8, 2014
  • Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
  • Cast: TBA
  • Nick Bright, an American stock broker, is thrown into a terrifying world of kidnapping and torture in a remote region of Pakistan. As Nick negotiates to save his own life he begins to see his captors in a new light.

     

SOUL DOCTOR

  • Actors Temple Theatre
  • First Preview: November 25, 2014
  • Opening: December 14, 2014
  • Director: Mindy Cooper
  • Cast: TBA
  • Daniel S. Wise and David Schechter's musical about Jewish music star Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone.

     

POCATELLO

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: November 21, 2014
  • Opening: December 15, 2014
  • Director: Davis McCallum
  • Cast: Jessica Dickey, Jonathan Hogan, Brian Hutchison, Leah Karpel, T.R. Knight, Cameron Scoggins, Brenda Wehle, Danny Wolohan, Elvy Yost
  • The world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's play about the manager of an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello, Idaho.

     

DYING FOR IT

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: December 11, 2014
  • Opening: January 8, 2015
  • Director: Neil Pepe
  • Cast: TBA
  • Semyon is a man down on his luck, married to a nag, and out of options. When he decides to throw in the towel and kill himself, a deluge of sympathetic visitors descends upon him, determined to make him a martyr for their many causes.

     

INTO THE WOODS

  • Roundabout Theatre Company — Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: December 18, 2014
  • Opening: January 22, 2015
  • 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."

     

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: January 9, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Erica Schmidt
  • Cast: Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling
  • When a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s young son, soon Natalya (Schilling) is interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her long suffering friend, Rakitin (Dinklage), who is secretly smitten with her.

     

DA

  • Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre
  • First Preview: January 14, 2015
  • Opening: January 22, 2015
  • Director: Charlotte Moore
  • Cast: TBA
  • A revival of Hugh Leonard's memory play about a man who returns to his childhood home to find his father's ghost unwilling to leave.

     

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: January 16, 2015
  • Opening: February 11, 2015
  • Director: Austin Pendleton
  • Cast: Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas, Stephen McKinley Henderson
  • Second Stage remounts the Atlantic production of a new play by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

     

HAMILTON

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: January 20, 2015
  • Opening: February 17, 2015
  • Director: Thomas Kail
  • Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian D'Arcy James, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo
  • The world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about Alexander Hamilton.

     

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Atlantic Stage 2
  • First Preview: January 7, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: TBA
  • Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her off-Broadway debut…and things unravel from there.

     

LIVES OF THE SAINTS

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: February 3, 2015
  • Opening: February 24, 2015
  • Director: John Rando
  • Cast: TBA
  • A new collection of short comedies by David Ives.

     

LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD

  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Black Box Theatre
  • First Preview: January 22, 2015
  • Opening: February 17, 2015
  • Director: Giovanna Sardelli
  • Cast: TBA
  • On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son.

     

VERITE

  • Lincoln Center Theater - The Claire Tow Theater
  • First Preview: January 31, 2015
  • Opening: February 18, 2015
  • Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel
  • Cast: TBA
  • Josephine, a stay-at-home mom and struggling writer, is offered an unusual deal for her memoir: she has to make her life exciting enough to publish. As mysterious and even sinister events start happening to her, Josephine has to decide how far she is willing to go to make her life into art.

     

AN OCTOROON

  • Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: February 14, 2015
  • Opening: March 1, 2015
  • Director: Sarah Benson
  • Cast: Amber Gray
  • Meta-melodrama with Forbidden Love! Humor! Feelings! Live Music! Wigs! Sensation Scenes! Slave Auctions! Exploding Steamboats! Photography! And More!

     

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX

  • Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
  • First Preview: February 5, 2015
  • Opening: March 2, 2015
  • Director: Sam Gold
  • Cast: TBA
  • Four individuals' lives are inextricably intertwined over time in Bathsheba Doran's new play.

     

JOHN & JEN

  • Keen Company at the Clurman Theatre
  • First Preview: February 10, 2015
  • Opening: March 3, 2015
  • Director: Jonathan Silverstein
  • Cast: TBA
  • A revival of Andrew Lippa's musical about one woman's relationship with her young brother and her son.

     

POSTERITY

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
  • First Preview: February 25, 2015
  • Opening: March 17, 2015
  • Director: Doug Wright
  • Cast: TBA
  • Norway’s most celebrated sculptor is commissioned to create the last official portrait of her most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over his legacy and his likeness.

     

BIG LOVE

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: February 3, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Tina Landau
  • Cast: TBA
  • Charles Mee’s play based on The Danaids by Aeschylus, about fifty brides who flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in an Italian villa.

     

THE NETHER

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: February 4, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Anne Kauffman
  • Cast: TBA
  • There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies--with no consequences in the “real” world. Or so it seems...

     

THE ICEMAN COMETH

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music - Harvey Theater
  • First Preview: February 5, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Robert Falls
  • Cast: Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy
  • The Goodman Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Eugene O’Neill’s portrait of hope and disillusionment comes to BAM.

     

THE LIQUID PLAIN

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
  • First Preview: February 17, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Kwame Kwei-Armah
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Naomi Wallace’s play about two runaway slaves in 18th century Rhode Island.

     

PLACEBO

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: February 20, 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.

     

THE INSURGENTS

  • Labyrinth Theater Company
  • First Preview: Early 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jackson Gay
  • Cast: TBA
  • Lucy Thurber’s new play about a woman who traveled across the country in search of something to believe in, only to find herself home again.

     

SPRING 2015

IOWA

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: March 20, 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.

     

HAMLET

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: March 26, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Austin Pendleton
  • Cast: Peter Sarsgaard
  • “To be, or not to be? That is the question.” Sarsgaard reunites with director Austin Pendleton.

     

TOAST

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: April 3, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Elise Thoron
  • Cast: TBA
  • Lemon Andersen’s new play about a group of inmates during the 1971 Attica Prison riots.

     

THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA

  • Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • First Preview: April 24, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld
  • Cast: TBA
  • Fiasco Theater’s production of the William Shakespeare comedy.

     

PERMISSION

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel
  • First Preview: April 29, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: TBA
  • Eric and Cyndy have decided to follow the lead of their friends Zach and Shelley and make Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage. But restructuring their lives and their union according to role play and a new moral code upends everything they knew.

     

A NEW PLAY BY ATHOL FUGARD

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
  • First Preview: April 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Athol Fugard
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of a new play by Athol Fugard.

     

THE QUALMS

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: May 22, 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Pam MacKinnon
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Bruce Norris’ play about a newly-married couple that attends a party for partner-swapping couples.

     

THE SWING OF THE SEA

  • Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
  • First Preview: May 26, 2015
  • Opening: June 16, 2015
  • Director: Lynne Meadow
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s play about two sons who reunite with their father’s lover after his death.

     

DOCTOR FAUSTUS

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: May 29, 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.

     

WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER

  • Signature Theatre Company - The Irene Diamond Stage
  • First Preview: May 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jim Simpson
  • Cast: TBA
  • A.R. Gurney’s play about a mother who takes her teenage son and daughter to spend the summer on Lake Erie.

     

GLORIA; OR AMBITION

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: May 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Evan Cabnet
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins about a group of editorial assistants at a famed Manhattan magazine.

     

NICE GIRL

  • Labyrinth Theater Company
  • First Preview: Spring 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Mimi O’Donnell
  • Cast: TBA
  • Melissa Ross’ new play about a woman in a dead end job who begins to take tentative steps toward a new life.

     

THE SPOILS

  • The New Group at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
  • First Preview: Spring 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Scott Elliott
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg
  • The world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s play about a man who sets out to win back his grade school crush after he finds out she is marrying a straight-laced banker.

     

2015-16 SEASON

LOVE AND MONEY

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • First Preview: August 2015
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Mark Lamos
  • Cast: TBA
  • Wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham is determined to donate almost everything she owns before the end. Her plans are questioned when an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who may be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance.

     

A NEW PLAY BY NAOMI WALLACE

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • First Preview: 2015-16
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of a new play by Naomi Wallace.