Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

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Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.
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TRANSFERS
• MCC Theater/Lucille Lortel Theatre
• First Preview: April 5, 2018
• Opening: April 23, 2018
• Playwright: Lucy Thurber
• Directed by Jackson Gay
• Cast: Ato Blankson-Wood, Leon Addison Brown, Juan Castano, Glenn Davis, and Samantha Soule

Cristofer and Clarence are two gifted students from the South Bronx. After two years at a local community college being coached by faculty members, the young men are competing for a life-changing scholarship at an elite northeast university. During a campus visit, the young men are unexpectedly confronted with their shared past while trying to break through a system that seems designed to keep them on the outside. How do you break through a system designed to lock you out?

DANCE NATION
• Playwrights Horizons/Peter Jay Sharp Theater
• First Preview: April 13, 2018
• Opening: May 8, 2018
• Playwright: Clare Barron
• Director: Lee Sunday Evans
• Cast: Purva Bedi, Eboni Booth, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Ellen Maddow, Christina Rouner, Thomas Jay Ryan, Dina Shihabi, Lucy Taylor, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

SUMMER AND SMOKE
• Classic Stage Company
• First Preview: April 13, 2018
• Opening: May 3, 2018
• Playwright: Tennessee Williams
• Director: Jack Summings III
• Cast: Glenna Brucken, Phillip Clark, Nathan Darrow, Hannah Elless, Elena Hurst, Marin Ireland, Tina Johnson, Gerardo Rodriguez, T. Ryder Smith, Ryan Spahn, Jonathan Spivey, and Barbara Walsh

In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, the local minister’s daughter walks the line between piety and sensuality with the neighborhood doctor who grew up next door.

LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
• New York Theatre Workshop
• First Preview: April 18, 2018
• Opening: May 7, 2018
• Playwright: Caryl Churchill
• Director: Rachel Chavkin
• Cast: Vinie Burrows, Rob Campbell, Matthew Jeffers, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Gregg Mozgala, and Evelyn Spahr

In 1647 England, power is shifting and, amid the chaos and confusion, revolutionaries across the country are dreaming of a new future.

PARADISE BLUE
• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: April 24, 2018
• Opening: May 14, 2018
• Playwright: Dominique Morisseau
• Director: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
• Cast: Francois Battiste, Kristolyn Lloyd, J. Alphonse Nicholson, and Keith Randolph Smith

In 1949, Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past. But when the arrival of a mysterious woman stirs up tensions, the fate of Paradise Club hangs in the balance.

UNEXPECTED JOY
• York Theatre @ Saint Peter's
• First Preview: April 24, 2018
• Opening: May 3, 2018
• Book and Lyrics: Billl Russell
• Music: Janet Hood
• Director: Amy Anders Corcoran
• Cast: Courtney Balan, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Luba Mason, and Celeste Rose

In modern day Cape Cod, Joy, a baby boomer and proud hippie, is holding a memorial concert for the other half of her popular musical duo, Jump & Joy. When her tightly wound conservative daughter and her sweet rebellious granddaughter arrive from Oklahoma, the sparks fly as one family seeks to find the common ground in their different values, dreams and goals.

OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET
• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
• First Preview: May 1, 2018
• Opening: May 20, 2018
• Playwright: Stephen Adly Guirgis
• Director: Phylicia Rashad
• Cast: Joey Auzenne, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Erick Betancourt, Maki Borden, Jimonn Cole, John Doman, Dierdre Friel, Hill Harper, Kevin Isola, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Paola Lázaro, and John Procaccino

After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the Funeral Home, there's a problem—her dead body has been stolen.

THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
• Vineyard Theatre
• First Preview: May 4, 2018
• Opening: May 23, 2018
• Book: David Thompson
• Music: John Kander
• Director and Choreographer: Susan Stroman
• Cast: Maira Barriga, Teagle F. Bougere, Elizabeth Dugas, Irina Dvorovenko, Peter Friedman, Leah Hofmann, Naomi Kakuk, Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer, Erin Moore, and Tony Yazbeck

Adapted from Henry James’ classic 1903 novella, The Beast in the Jungle is the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents.

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
• Brooklyn Academy of Music/Harvey Theater
• First Preview: May 8, 2018
• Opening: May 13, 2018
• Playwright: Eugene O'Neill
• Director: Richard Eyre
• Cast: Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville, Matthew Beard, Rory Keenan, Jessica Regan

The Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork spills out over a single day at the Tyrones’ Connecticut summer home, as a series of blistering revelations test the ties that have tenuously bound the couple and their sons, Jamie and Edmund, through the years. Charting their descent as day turns to night and the fog rolls in from the sea, this devastating production is a vibrating study of love, illness, and addiction— to drink, drugs, and the shadows of the past.

PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
• The Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
• First Preview: May 8, 2018
• Opening: May 23, 2018
• Playwright: Lily Thorne
• Director: Lila Neugebauer
• Cast: Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers, J. Smith-Cameron, and Lois Smith

Mary Frances has lived a good life; she's ninety years old and ready to die. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, her last wish is to die peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Her dream collides with reality as three generations of explosive women flood her small New England home to battle for their family’s legacy. Mary Frances must navigate the volatile relationships of the children she raised -- or die trying.

ME AND MY GIRL
• New York City Center
• First Preview: May 9, 2018
• Opening: May 10, 2018
• Music: Noel Gay
• Book and Lyrics: L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
• Revised Book: Stephen Fry, with contributions by Mike Ockrent
• Director and Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
• Cast: Christian Borle, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Evans, Harriet Harris, Edward Hibbert, John Horton, Simon Jones, Laura Michelle Kelly, Lisa O'Hare, Ken Page, and Don Stephenson.

The toast of the 1937 London season, Me and My Girl is a delightfully old-fashioned musical about a Cockney everyman who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hereford.

WOMAN AND SCARECROW
• Irish Repertory Theatre/Studio Theatre
• First Preview: May 9, 2018
• Opening: May 20, 2018
• Playwright: Marina Carr
• Director: Ciarán O’Reilly
• Cast: Stephanie Roth Haberle, Pamela Gray, Aidan Redmond, and Jill Tanner

Woman is dying. Mother to eight children and wife to an unfaithful husband, she is living her final hours with Scarecrow, her alter ego – her closest confident and greatest critic – as death noisily interrupts from the sidelines. Together, the women revisit her life with biting humor and brutal honesty. Woman and Scarecrow is a fierce, passionate, and moving lament for a life half-lived.

TWELFTH NIGHT
• Theatre for a New Audience
• First Preview: May 10, 2018
• Opening: May 13, 2018
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Maria Aitken
• Cast: Michael Stewart Allen, Hassan El-Amin, Lee E. Ernst, Kate Forbes, Michael Gotch, Matthew Greer, Elizabeth Heflin, Mic Matarrese, Stephen Pelinski, Antoinette Robinson, Joshua David Robinson, John Skelley, Susanna Stahlmann, and Mickey Theis

This beloved comedy is an engaging mixture of mischief, unrequited love and gender confusion—all interwoven with music and some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful language. Shipwrecked in the alluring country of Illyria, twins Viola and Sebastian each believe the other dead and embark on parallel adventures of mistaken identity and self-discovery.

DAN CODY'S YACHT
• Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center/Stage I
• First Preview: May 15, 2018
• Opening: June 6, 2018
• Playwright: Anthony Giardina
• Director: Doug Hughes
• Cast: Kristen Bush, Meredith Forlenza, Laura Kai Chen, Rick Holmes, Roxanna Hope Radja, John Kroft, Jordan Lage, and Casey Whyland

In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: what truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable?

THE GREAT LEAP
• Atlantic Theatre Company/Stage 2
• First Preview: May 23, 2018
• Opening: June 4, 2018
• Playwright: Lauren Yee
• Director: Taibi Magar
• Cast: Ali Ahn, Ned Eisenberg, Tony Aidan Vo, and BD Wong

San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a “friendship” game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from Yee’s father’s life and (short-lived) basketball career.

FAIRVIEW
• Soho Rep
• First Preview: May 29, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Playwright: Jackie Sibblies Drury
• Directed by Sarah Benson
• Cast: TBD

The Frasier family hasn’t been the same since Braden died, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware’s wrong, the radio’s on the fritz, Keisha is late, Jasmine is drinking, Dayton isn’t helping, and Mama won’t come downstairs.

OTHELLO
• The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: May 29, 2018
• Opening: June 18, 2018
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
• Cast: TBD

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.

DESPERATE MEASURES
• New World Stages/Stage IV
• First Preview: May 30, 2018
• Opening: June 13, 2018
• Music: David Friedman
• Book and Lyrics: Peter Kellogg
• Director and Choreographer: Bill Castellino
• Cast: Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Gary Marachek, Peter Saide, Nick Wyman, and Sarah Parnicky

When the dangerously handsome Johnny Blood’s life is on the line, he must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a mysterious sheriff, an eccentric priest, a sleazy governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit. Together, they face uncharted territory as laws are broken and hearts are won. Before the sun sets, will they be able to rise up and pull off the greatest act yet, or will Johnny be left hanging?

SKINTIGHT
• 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

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.

LOG CABIN
• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: June 1, 2018
• Opening: June 25, 2018
• Playwright: Jordan Harrison
• Director: Pam McKinnon
• Cast: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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.

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

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.

PASS OVER
• 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.

LOVE AND INTRIGUE
• Brooklyn Academy of Music/Harvey Theater
• Opening: June 6, 2018
• Playwright: Friedrich Schiller
• Director: Lev Dodin
• Cast: Danila Kozlovsky, Ksenia Rappoport and Elizaveta Boyarskaya

Two young lovers meet their fate in German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller’s tragedy of class warfare and courtly intrigue, which remains as prescient today as when it was first performed in 1787. Russia’s Maly Drama Theatre, led by the incomparable Lev Dodin, stages this biting indictment of despotism and immorality among the ruling classes with signature immediacy, breathing vital new life into a lesser-known classic.

CARMEN JONES
• 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, 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.

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

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?

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
• 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!

TWELFTH NIGHT
• 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.

FIRE IN DREAMLAND
• The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
• First Preview: June 19, 2018
• Opening: July 16, 2018
• Playwright: Rinne Groff
• Director: Marissa Wolf
• Cast: TBD

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.

MARY PAGE MARLOWE
• Second Stage Theatre
• First Preview: June 19, 2018
• Opening: July 12, 2018
• Playwright: Tracy Letts
• Directed by Lila Neugebauer
• Cast: Blair Brown, Kayli Carter, Audrey Corsa, Marcia DeBonis, 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.

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
• New York City Center
• First Preview: June 27, 2018
• Opening: June 28, 2018
• Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
• Director: TBD
• Cast: TBD

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.

THIS AIN’T NO DISCO
• Atlantic Theatre Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: June 29, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Music and Lyrics: Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz
• Book: Rick Elice
• Director: Darko Tresnjak
• Cast: TBD

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.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
• Museum of Jewish Heritage
• First Preview: July 4, 2018
• Opening: TBD
• Music: Jerry Bock
• Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
• Book: Joseph Stein
• Director: Joel Grey
• Cast: TBD

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.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
• 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.

GONE MISSING
• New York City Center
• Opening: July 11, 2018
• Book: Steve Cosson
• Music and Lyrics: Michael Friedman
• Director: TBD
• Cast: TBD

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.

THE DAMNED
• 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.

DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE
• New York City Center
• First Preview: July 25, 2018
• Opening: July 26, 2018
• Book, Music and Lyrics: Micki Grant
• Director: TBD
• Cast: TBD

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.

OKLAHOMA!
• 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…

INDIA PALE ALE
• 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.

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