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.

• The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: May 29, 2018
• Opening: June 18, 2018
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
• Cast: Kevin Rico Angulo, Christopher Cassarino, Peter Jay Fernandez, Motell Foster, Andrew Hovelson, Chukwudi Iwuji, David Kenner, Heather Lind, Tim Nicolai, Flor De Liz Perez, Miguel Perez, Lily Santiago, Thomas Schall, Caroline Siewert, Corey Stoll. Babak Tafti, Allen Tedder, Peter Van Wagner, and Alison Wright

Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Othello.

• Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: May 31, 2018
• Opening: June 21, 2018
• Playwright: Joshua Harmon
• Directed by Daniel Aukin
• Cast: Idina Menzel, Will Brittain, Stephen Carrasco, Eli Gelb, Cynthia Mace, and Jack Wetherall

Reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who’s 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi’s son. Who’s also 20. And definitely gay.

• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: June 1, 2018
• Opening: June 25, 2018
• Playwright: Jordan Harrison
• Director: Pam McKinnon
• Cast: Phillip James Brannon, Cindy Cheung, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ian Harvie, Talene Monahon, and Dolly Wells

It’s a faraway age of hope and inclusivity; in other words, it’s 2015. When a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians – comfy in the new mainstream – see themselves through the eyes of their rakish transgender pal, it’s clear that the march toward progress is anything but unified. With stinging satire and acute compassion, Jordan Harrison’s pointed comedy charts the breakdown of empathy that happens when we think our rights are secure, revealing conservative hearts where you’d least expect.

• The Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: June 2, 2018
• Opening: June 25, 2018
• Playwright: David Ireland
• Director: Vicky Featherstone
• Cast: Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Chris Corrigan, Andrea Irvine, Amy Molloy, and Stephen Rea

Eric Miller is a Belfast Unionist. He is exclusively and non-negotiably British. But nowadays he is worried he might be Irish. When Eric sees a likeness between his new-born granddaughter and the Irish republican leader, Gerry Adams, his sanity starts to unravel. Determined to defend his family and his heritage, Eric’s lifetime of ingrained prejudice and unsettled identity push him to the edge.

• Lincoln Center Theater/Claire Tow Theater
• First Preview: June 2, 2018
• Opening: June 18, 2018
• Playwright: Antoinette Nwandu
• Directed by Danya Taymor
• Cast: Gabriel Ebert, Jon Michael Hill, and Namir Smallwood

Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner - talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come. A provocative mashup of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus myth, Pass Over exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they've yet to find.

• Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center/Stage I
• First Preview: June 5, 2018
• Opening: June 19, 2018
• Playwright: Donja R. Love
• Director: Saheem Ali
• Cast: Stephanie Berry, Sheldon Best, Fern Cozine, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, and Chinaza Uche

On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free?

• Classic Stage Company
• First Preview: June 8, 2018
• Opening: June 27, 2018
• Music: Georges Bizet
• Book and Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
• Director: John Doyle
• Cast: Anika Noni Rose, David Aron Damane, Erica Dorfler, Clifton Duncan, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Justin Keyes, Lindsay Roberts, Soara-Joye Ross, Lawrence E. Street, and Tramell Tillman

As the Second World War rages, parachute maker Carmen Jones wages her own quarrel involving an airman and a boxer. Using the score from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, this adaptation by Oscar Hammerstein II resets the story with an all African-American cast, and is the first major New York revival since its debut on Broadway 75 years ago.

• Minetta Lane Theatre
• First Preview: June 12, 2018
• Opening: June 20, 2018
• Playwright: Dennis Kelly
• Director: Lyndsey Turner
• Cast: Carey Mulligan

An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.

• York Theatre @ Saint Peter's
• First Preview: June 12, 2018
• Opening: June 19, 2018
• Book: Alan Govenar and Akin Babatundé
• Director: Katherine Owens
• Cast: Akin Babatundé with David Weiss on guitar

Lonesome Blues is the true story of the legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson: born blind, but ultimately able to express his deepest emotions through music. Discovered on a street corner in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas, Texas in 1925, Jefferson made more than 80 records over the next four years, becoming one the most prolific and influential performers of his generation and propelling the growth of rhythm and blues, soul, doo-wop, rap, and hip-hop.

• The Public Theater/Shiva Theater
• First Preview: June 12, 2018
• Opening: June 20, 2018
• Playwright: Mick Lew
• Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel
• Cast: Marinda Anderson, Shannon DeVido, Sasha Diamond, Nick Dillenberg, Gregg Mozgala, and Tiffany Villarin

A brilliantly hilarious take on Richard III, Teenage Dick reimagines the most famous disabled character of all time as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year at Roseland High. Picked on because of his cerebral palsy (as well as his sometimes creepy Shakespearean way of speaking), Richard is determined to have his revenge and make his name by becoming president of the senior class. But as he manipulates and crushes the obstacles to his electoral success, Richard finds himself faced with a decision he never expected would be his to make: is it better to be loved or feared?

• Westside Theatre Upstairs
• First Preview: June 13, 2018
• Opening: June 20, 2018
• Cast: Vitaly Beckman

Faces that disappear from drivers’ licenses. Paintbrushes that paint on their own. Photographs that literally come to life right before your eyes. Brace yourself for a whole new take on magic and step into Vitaly’s world.

• Irish Repertory Theatre
• First Preview: June 15, 2018
• Opening: June 28, 2018
• Music: Burton Lane
• Book and Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
• Director: Charlotte Moore
• Cast: Florrie Bagel, William Bellamy, Stephen Bogardus, Rachel Coloff, Peyton Crim, John Cudia, Melissa Errico, Caitlin Gallogly, Matt Gibson, Daisy Hobbs, and Craig Waletzko

Daisy Gamble is a woman of extrasensory talents – she sings and flowers bloom, and she always knows where you’ve placed your keys – but it’s her smoking habit that leads her to Dr. Mark Bruckner, a psychiatrist who will attempt to hypnotize her addiction away. In Daisy, Dr. Bruckner discovers the case – and perhaps the love – of his life as he unlocks Daisy’s past self, an 18th century British aristocrat named Melinda Welles. Mark becomes increasingly enamored of Melinda as he watches her relive her great love affair with Edward Moncrief. All is going well until Mark decides to publish his findings, and Daisy realizes she’s been unwittingly along for the ride!

• The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: June 17, 2018
• Opening: July 31, 2018
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Concept: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub
• Music and Lyrics: Shaina Taub
• Director: Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah
• Cast: Nikki M. James, Andrew Kober, Jacob Ming-Trent, Shaina Taub

In celebration of five extraordinary years of Public Works, Twelfth Night returns to Central Park to build upon its original Labor Day production in an all-new staging for a full five-week run. Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke.

• The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
• First Preview: June 19, 2018
• Opening: July 16, 2018
• Playwright: Rinne Groff
• Director: Marissa Wolf
• Cast: Kyle Beltran, Enver Gjokaj, and Rebecca Naomi Jones

On Coney Island, in the aftermath of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate meets Jaap Hooft, a charismatic European film-maker who sees in the devastation wrought by the storm an opportunity to make a work of art about another disaster that struck Coney Island some hundred years before: the 1911 fire that started in the amusement park known as Dreamland, burning it to ashes from which it never arose. As Kate throws herself into the vortex of Jaap’s visionary schemes, she finds beauty, pain and betrayal, and eventually herself.

• Second Stage Theatre
• First Preview: June 19, 2018
• Opening: July 12, 2018
• Playwright: Tracy Letts
• Directed by Lila Neugebauer
• Cast: David Aaron Baker, Blair Brown, Kayli Carter, Audrey Corsa, Marcia DeBonis, Nick Dillenburg, Ryan Foust, Tess Frazer, Emma Geer, Grace Gummer, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Brian Kerwin, Tatiana Maslany, Kellie Overbey, Susan Pourfar, Maria Elena Ramirez, Elliot Villar, and Gary Wilmes

If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure.

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: June 27, 2018
• Opening: June 28, 2018
• Playwright: Henry Naylor
• Directed by Michael Cabot
• Cast: Graham O'Mara and Avita Lvova

Inspired by encounters with refugees, Borders is an urgent, moving and occasionally hilarious commentary on one of the great crises of our time. Through two alternating monologues, Borders tells the stories of a British press photographer and a Syrian graffiti artist, whose paths cross in tragic circumstances.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: June 27, 2018
• Opening: June 28, 2018
• Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
• Director: Kate Whorisky
• Choreographer: Rennie Harris
• Cast: Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer

The first musical from three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, Songs for a New World is a collection of powerful songs examining life, love, and the choices ordinary people make when faced with extraordinary moments. From the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise, each character faces the new world which follows the unique challenge they encounter.

• Atlantic Theatre Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: June 29, 2018
• Opening: July 24, 2018
• Music and Lyrics: Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz
• Book: Rick Elice
• Director: Darko Tresnjak
• Cast: Krystina Alabado, Will Connolly, Eddie Cooper, Tony D'Alelio, Lulu Fall, Hannah Florence, Antwayn Hopper, Chilina Kennedy, Peter LaPrade, John-Michael Lyles, Krystal Mackie, Trevor McQueen, Nicole Medoro, Ian Paget, Theo Stockman, Samantha Marie Ware, and Antonio Watson

Set against the grit, the garbage strikes, the graffiti of 1979 New York City, This Ain’t No Disco tells the story of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, every decision is fateful in a city where one’s fate can turn on a dime bag.

• Museum of Jewish Heritage
• First Preview: July 4, 2018
• Opening: July 15, 2018
• Music: Jerry Bock
• Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
• Book: Joseph Stein
• Director: Joel Grey
• Cast: Steven Skybell, Jill Abramovitz, Jackie Hoffman, Kirk Geritano, Samantha Hahn, Cameron Johnson, Daniel Kahn, Ben Liebert, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Bruce Sabath, Jodi Snyder, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, Michael 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 and presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z”l, 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. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mame-loshn in the U.S. premiere of Fiddler in Yiddish.

• Roy Arias Stages
• First Preview: July 5, 2018
• Opening: July 15, 2018
• Playwright: Harry Gibson
• Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
• Cast: Greg Esplin, Liam Akpan, Andrew Barrett, Tom Chandler, Lauren Downie, Greg Esplin, Pia Hagan, and Oliver Sublet

Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation, written before it became the famous blockbuster film, was instantly successful and controversial, and won the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play. For this 21st anniversary production, In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humor of the piece.

• Stage 42
• First Preview: July 6, 2018
• Opening: July 22, 2018
• Music and Lyrics: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
• Director and Choreographer: Joshua Bergasse
• Cast: Dwayne Cooper, Emma Degerstedt, John Edwards, Dionne D. Figgins, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Kyle Taylor Parker, Jelani Remy, Max Sangerman, and Alysha Umphress

Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the Grammy Award®-winning and Tony Award®-nominated smash, made history as Broadway’s longest-running musical revue and celebrates the best songs of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs climbed the Billboard charts and provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters.

• New York City Center
• Opening: July 11, 2018
• Book: Steve Cosson
• Music and Lyrics: Michael Friedman
• Director: Ken Rus Schmoll
• Choreographer: Karla Garcia
• Cast: John Behlmann, Susan Blackwell, Aysan Celik, Deborah S. Craig, and Taylor Mac

In 2003, New York City theater troupe The Civilians interviewed real people about the physical objects they’d lost—keys, a sapphire ring, a Gucci pump. The wry and whimsical docu-musical that emerged, Gone Missing, features an energetic score by Michael Friedman and presents a very personal account of how we deal with loss in our lives.

• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: July 11, 2018
• Opening: July 30, 2018
• Playwright: Marcu Gardley
• Director: Lileana Blain Cruz
• Cast: Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Juliana Canfield, Harriett D. Foy, Lynda Gravátt, Nedra McClyde, Marie Thomas, and Michelle Wilson

In the heat of summer in 1813, Louisiana passed from France to the United States. On the eve of the transfer, in a house in mourning, freedom hangs in the balance for a steely widow and her three eligible daughters, all free women of color.

• Park Avenue Armory
• Opening: July 17, 2018
• Playwright: Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco, and Enrico Medioli; adapted by Ivo van Hove
• Director: Ivo van Hove
• Cast: TBD

Using the screenplay rather than Luchino Visconti’s film as a starting point, director Ivo van Hove traces the disintegration of the wealthy Essenbeck family and their steel dynasty during the seizure of power of the Nazis in 1933 in Germany, reflecting the ideological debauchery of a society ready to make the most venomous alliances for the benefit of its sole economic interests. This sharply drawn familial chronicle combines intrigue and ambition with betrayal and murder in the insidious struggle for power, and the corruption of relationships echoes the cruelty and brutality of the political context—themes that have the makings of a great modern tragedy.

• New York City Center
• First Preview: July 25, 2018
• Opening: July 26, 2018
• Book, Music and Lyrics: Micki Grant
• Director and Choreographer: Savion Glover
• Cast: Malik Akil, Alexandria Bradley, C.K. Edwards, Shonica Gooden, Marla McReynolds, and Allysa Shorte

With music and lyrics from Micki Grant, Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope is a celebration of African-American culture and community. Originally conceived and directed by Vinnette Carroll, this radical work presents the issues of race politics in America and raises voices for change through a lively mix of song and dance with a score that includes gospel, jazz, soul, calypso, and rock.

• DR2 Theatre
• First Preview: July 25, 2018
• Opening: August 17, 2018
• Book: Allan Rice
• Music: Ben Green
• Lyrics: Greg Edwards
• Director: Andy Sandberg
• Choreographer: Shea Sullivan
• Cast: Jennifer Blood, Joel Blum, Brennan Caldwell, Susan J. Jacks, Lacretta, Alex Lewis, and Morgan Weed

A modern musical comedy with a psychiatric twist, Neurosis is a story about finding happiness, falling in love, and dealing with that little voice in your head along the way.

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: July 25, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Creators and Performers: Michael Breslin & Patrick Foley

On screens across the world, women call themselves “Real Housewives” while they scream, sob, and scam their way to the top. Meanwhile, spiraling in shame in their bedrooms, Michael and Patrick clandestinely binge on the gaudy lives and savvy strategies of these expert performance artists. A raucous multimedia theatre work, This American Wife tracks Michael and Patrick’s obsessions with intimacy, queerness, and the deep desire to see and be seen.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
• First Preview: July 26, 2018
• Opening: August 9, 2018
• Music and Lyrics: Joe Iconis
• Book: Joe Tracz
• Director: Stephen Brackett
• Choreographer: Chase Brock
• Cast: Cameron Bond, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Stephanie Hsu, Troy Iwata, Tiffany Mann, Lauren Marcus, Will Roland, George Salazar, Britton Smith, Talia Suskauer, Jason Tam, and Jason SweetTooth Williams

It’s called a Squip. A tiny supercomputer inside a pill. Swallow one and a personalized voice will tell you how to dress, how to speak, how to… become cool. Jeremy Heere is your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey... until the day he finds out about “The Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self.

• MCC Theater/Lucille Lortel Theare
• First Preview: August 16, 2018
• Opening: September 12, 2018
• Playwright: Jen Silverman
• Director: Mike Donahue
• Cast: TBD

Meet five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. Oh, and one has decided to stage a production of that play-within-a-play by… that old English guy, what's his name? Ah, forget it. In Jen Silverman’s unpredictable comedy, five women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking each other to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn’t know they could be.

• Next Door at NYTW/Fourth Street Theatre
• First Preview: August 24, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Concept, Music & Lyrics: Jacob Brandt
• Book: Dan Giles
• Directed by Jaki Bradley
• Cast: TBD

After he became the second man to walk on the moon, reporters asked Buzz Aldrin if he wished he had been the first. “I really didn’t want that,” Buzz claimed, “because of the added heartache.” Why is it so hard to believe him? A folk-rock fable for the runner-up in all of us, 1969: The Second Man explores competition and collective achievement through the story of one small man who became one giant myth.

• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: August 31, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Craig Lucas
• Director: Tyne Rafaeli
• Director of Artistic Sign Language: Sabrina Dennison
• Cast: Marianna Bassham, Tad Cooley, Lisa Emery, Russell Harvard, Lois Smith, Gameela Wright, Beth Applebaum, Kalen Feeney, Seth Gore, Dickie Hearts, Amelia Hensley, Anthony Natale, and Alexandria Wailes

Ash has a blessed life, thankful every day for the gifts of his family, his addiction, and his son’s Deafness. But on one fateful day, everything’s taken from him. How can he see this unexpected test, that threatens to cast him and his loved ones into darkness, as the ultimate gift?

• Theatre for a New Audience/Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• First Preview: September 9, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Colin Teevan
• Director: Walter Meierjohann
• Cast: Kathryn Hunter and Temesgen Zeleke

Based on Ryszard Kapuscinski's celebrated and controversial 1978 book of the same name about the downfall of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, The Emperor gets inside of ten different male servants of Selassie, including his pillow-bearer, purse-bearer and dog-urine wiper, to explore political power and create complex human portraits.

• The Public Theater/Newman Theater
• First Preview: September 11, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright and Director: Conor McPherson
• Music and Lyrics: Bob Dylan
• Cast: TBD

Bob Dylan’s inimitable songbook is authentically transformed into this achingly beautiful story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Dylan’s hometown Duluth, Minnesota in 1934.

• The McKittrick Hotel
• Opening: September 15, 2018
• Playwright: Colin Teevan
• Creator and Performer: Scott Silven

Acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an evening of fine dining and whiskey tasting interwoven with illusion, mentalism and storytelling. Candles flicker. Whiskey pours. Conversation stirs. Before the night is over, your thoughts will transcend; mysteries will materialize; and your dreams will be revealed.

• The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
• First Preview: September 25, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Jane Anderson
• Director: Matthew Penn
• Cast: Glenn Close

Mother of the Maid tells the story of Joan of Arc’s mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told through an unexpected and remarkable new perspective.

• Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: September 26, 2018
• Opening: October 15, 2018
• Playwright: Donja R. Love
• Director: Saheem Ali
• Cast: TBD

Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. A pregnant Olivia's fierce speech writing is the sole force behind her charismatic husband Charles and his successful Movement to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles' marriage is threatened - as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that "this world ain't no place to raise a colored child."

• Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
• First Preview: September 27, 2018
• Opening: October 16, 2018
• Playwright: Alexi Kaye Campbell
• Director: Daniel Aukin
• Cast: Stockard Channing

You do not mess with Kristin Miller. In the 1960s, she was a radical activist and political protester. Now a celebrated art historian, the publication of her memoir threatens to split her family apart. But Kristin has never been one to shy away from a fight.

• St. Ann's Warehouse
• First Preview: September 27, 2018
• Opening: October 7, 2018
• Music: Richard Rodgers
• Book and Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
• Director: Daniel Fish
• Cast: TBD

More than seven decades after its wartime premiere, the show that changed the course of the Broadway musical resurfaces as a daring new chamber work…

• Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center/Stage I
• First Preview: October 2, 2018
• Opening: October 23, 2018
• Playwright: Jaclyn Backhaus
• Director: Will Davis
• Cast: TBD

In a small Wisconsin town, a tight-knit Punjabi community gathers to celebrate the wedding of a traditional family’s only son, just as their strong-willed daughter announces her plans to move away and open a bar. As they come together for feasts filled with singing and dancing, one generation’s cherished customs clash with another’s modern-day aspirations, and ghosts and pirates from the family’s past linger in everyone’s thoughts – until one sudden event changes everything.

• Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center/Stage II
• First Preview: October 12, 2018
• Opening: October 25, 2018
• Playwright: Eleanor Burgess
• Director: Kimberly Senior
• Cast: TBD

At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.

• MCC Theater/Lucille Lortel Theare
• First Preview: October 16, 2018
• Opening: October 22, 2018
• Playwright: Jocelyn Bioh
• Director: Rebecca Taichman
• Cast: TBD

Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter--and Paulina’s hive-minded friends.

• The Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
• First Preview: October 23, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Patricia Ione Lloyd
• Director: Jo Bonney
• Cast: TBD

In the aftermath of a messy divorce and a daughter coming out as queer, Deborah is trying to keep things normal at home. But as black people continue to be killed beyond their four walls, the outside finds its way in, blurring the lines between family dynamics, politics, and the spirit world. How long can family dinners keep the dangers outside at bay?

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
• First Preview: October 23, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Will Eno
• Director: Oliver Butler
• Cast: TBD

This surreal and very real one-man show follows Thom Pain as he desperately, and hilariously, tries to save his own life...or at least make it into something worth dying for.

• The Public Theater/Martinson Hall
• First Preview: October 30, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Hansol Jung
• Director: Leigh Silverman
• Cast: TBD

Minsung is a “goose father,” a South Korean man whose wife and daughter have moved to America for a better life. Deeply lonely, he escapes onto the internet and meets Nanhee, a young defector forced to leave her family behind in North Korea. Amidst the endless noise of the modern world, where likes and shares have taken the place of love and touch, Minsung and Nanhee try their best to be real for each other. But after a lifetime of division and separation, is connection possible?

• New York City Center
• Opening: November 14, 2018
• Music: Marvin Hamlisch
• Lyrics: Edward Kleban
• Book: James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
• Directors: Bob Avian and Baayork Lee
• Cast: TBD

A Chorus Line, the 2018 New York City Center Annual Gala Presentation, is a joyous celebration of dance and musical theater—two art forms that City Center has been bringing to New York audiences for 75 years. In 1975, the stories of seventeen Broadway dancers were brought to life when A Chorus Line opened Off-Broadway. The musical was born of workshop sessions with actual Broadway dancers (eight of whom appeared in the original cast) who laid bare their personal stories and the challenges they faced in pursuit of their dreams.

• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: November 20, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Lynn Nottage
• Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
• Cast: TBD

This satirical tale, set in present-day New York City, follows successful African-American publicist Undine as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. Broke and now pregnant, Undine is forced to return to her childhood home in the Brooklyn projects, where she must face the challenges of the life she left behind.

• Theatre for a New Audience/Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• First Preview: November 24, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwrights and Directors: Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
• Cast: Hiran Abeysekera, Omar Silva, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, and Donald Sumpter

The Prisoner examines the complexities of crime, justice, and compassion in a breathtaking new international production. A man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and what is he doing there? Is he free, or is he the prisoner?

• Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: December 12, 2018
• Opening: January 7, 2019
• Playwright: Abby Rosebrock
• Director: Taibi Magar
• Cast: Marin Ireland

A progressive high-school teacher with a rage problem retaliates against her unscrupulous boss and is sentenced to six months at a church-sponsored halfway house, where she attends to everyone's recovery but her own. Set in Southern Appalachia, Blue Ridge is a pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising and healing.

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