Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

By David Gewirtzman
24 Mar 2014

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



SPRING 2014

THE LIBRARY

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: March 25, 2014
  • Opening: April 15, 2014
  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz
  • The world premiere of Scott Z. Burns' play about gun violence.

     

THE HEIR APPARENT

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: March 28, 2014
  • Opening: April 9, 2014
  • Director: John Rando
  • Cast: Suzanne Bertish, Carson Elrod, Claire Karpen, Amelia Pedlow, David Pittu, Dave Quay, Paxton Whitehead
  • David Ives' adaptation of Jean-François Regnard's comedy about a young man waiting for his uncle to die so he can collect his inheritance.

     

YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA

  • Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: March 29, 2014
  • Opening: April 21, 2014
  • Director: Anne Kauffman
  • Cast: Maxx Brawer, Zoe Sophia Garcia, Rebecca Henderson, Will Pullen, Chris Stack, Sarah Sutherland
  • The world premiere of Kirk Lynn's play about a couple that decides to break down the walls between them by reenacting their individual sexual histories.

     

UNDER MY SKIN

  • Little Shubert Theatre
  • First Preview: April 5, 2014
  • Opening: May 15, 2014
  • Director: Kirsten Sanderson
  • Cast: Kerry Butler, Kate Loprest, Andrew Polk, Megan Sikora, Allison Strong, Matt Walton
  • Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser's comedy about a twist of fate that causes a bachelor and a single mother to experience each other’s lives.

     

THE CITY OF CONVERSATION

  • Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
  • First Preview: April 10, 2014
  • Opening: May 5, 2014
  • Director: Doug Hughes
  • Cast: John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O’Rourke, Michael Simpson
  • The world premiere of Anthony Giardina's play about a hostess, and the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years.

     

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP

  • Red Bull Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
  • First Preview: April 10, 2014
  • Opening: April 17, 2014
  • Director: Everett Quinton
  • Cast: Arnie Burton, Robert Sella
  • A 30th anniversary production of Charles Ludlam's comedy.

     

THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: April 10, 2014
  • Opening: April 27, 2014
  • Director: Trip Cullman
  • Cast: Halley Feiffer, Daniel Eric Gold, Carter Hudson, John Noble, Charlayne Woodard
  • A revival of Jon Robin Baitz's 1991 play about a conflict in a family publishing house.

     

THE GREAT IMMENSITY

  • The Civilians at The Public Theater
  • First Preview: April 11, 2014
  • Opening: April 24, 2014
  • Director: Steven Cosson
  • Cast: Damian Baldet, Cindy Cheung, Dan Domingues, Rebecca Hart, Trey Lyford, Chris Sullivan, Erin Wilhelmi
  • The New York premiere of Steven Cosson's play with songs by Michael Friedman about a woman who pursues her husband who has disappeared on a tropical island.

     

ANNAPURNA

  • The New Group at The Acorn Theatre
  • First Preview: April 13, 2014
  • Opening: April 22, 2014
  • Director: Bart DeLorenzo
  • Cast: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
  • The New York premiere of Sharr White's play about a woman who tracks down her ex-husband in the wilds of Colorado when she hears he's in dire straits.

     

HERE LIES LOVE

  • The Public Theater
  • First Preview: April 14, 2014
  • Opening: May 1, 2014
  • Director: Alex Timbers
  • Cast: Ruthie Ann Miles, Jose Llana
  • A return engagement of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical about Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos.

     

INVENTING MARY MARTIN

  • The York Theatre Company
  • First Preview: April 15, 2014
  • Opening: April 27, 2014
  • Director: Stephen Cole
  • Cast: Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday, Jason Graae, Emily Skinner
  • The world premiere of Stephen Cole's multi-media musical revue celebrating the life and career of Mary Martin.

     

RED-EYE TO HAVRE DE GRACE

  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • First Preview: April 22, 2014
  • Opening: May 1, 2014
  • Director: Thaddeus Phillips
  • Cast: Ean Sheehy, Alessandra Larson, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm
  • Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, Sophie Bortolussi and Ean Sheehy's action-opera about Edgar Allen Poe's last days alive.

     

THE RIVALS

  • The Pearl Theatre Company
  • First Preview: April 22, 2014
  • Opening: May 4, 2014
  • Director: Hal Brooks
  • Cast: Rachel Botchan, Dan Daily, Sean McNall, Chris Mixon, Joey Parsons, Carol Schultz
  • A new production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's classic comedy.

     

THE FEW

  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • First Preview: April 23, 2014
  • Opening: May 8, 2014
  • Director: Davis McCallum
  • Cast: Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence, Tasha Lawrence
  • The New York premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's play about a man who returns to the newspaper he created, four years after he abandoned it.

     

AN OCTOROON

  • Soho Rep
  • First Preview: April 23, 2014
  • Opening: May 4, 2014
  • Director: Sarah Benson
  • Cast: Shyko Amos, Jocelyn Bioh, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Amber Gray, Ben Horner, Danny Wolohan
  • The world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' adaptation of Dion Boucicault's 1859 melodrama.

     

TOO MUCH SUN

  • Vineyard Theatre
  • First Preview: May 1, 2014
  • Opening: May 20, 2014
  • Director: Mark Brokaw
  • Cast: Linda Lavin
  • The world premiere of Nicky Silver's play about a celebrated actress who, after unraveling while preparing for a production of Medea, decides to spend the summer with her married daughter.

     

AMERICAN HERO

  • Second Stage Theatre at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre
  • First Preview: May 13, 2014
  • Opening: May 22, 2014
  • Director: Leigh Silverman
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Bess Wohl's play about a series of strange events at a toasted subs franchise.

     

JUST JIM DALE

  • Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
  • First Preview: May 16, 2014
  • Opening: June 12, 2014
  • Director: Richard Maltby, Jr.
  • Cast: Jim Dale
  • Jim Dale recounts showbiz tales from his lifetime in the theatre.

     

FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL

  • Playwrights Horizons - Mainstage Theater
  • First Preview: May 16, 2014
  • Opening: June 10, 2014
  • Director: Carolyn Cantor
  • Cast: Allison Case, Adam Chandler-Berat, Patti Murin, Peter Friedman, Michael McCormick, Bryne Ryness, Henry Stram
  • The New York premiere of Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock's musical about a melancholy sandwich maker whose hum-drum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters.

     

THE VILLAGE BIKE

  • MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
  • First Preview: May 21, 2014
  • Opening: June 9, 2014
  • Director: Sam Gold
  • Cast: TBA
  • The American premiere of Penelope Skinner's play about a pregnant woman who sets out on an adventure when she can't get the attention of her husband.

     

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID

  • Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
  • First Preview: May 22, 2014
  • Opening: June 17, 2014
  • Director: Pam MacKinnon
  • Cast: Cherry Jones
  • The world premiere of Sarah Treem's play about an underground women's shelter in the early 1970s.

     

OUR NEW GIRL

  • Atlantic Theater Company - Atlantic Stage 2
  • First Preview: May 28, 2014
  • Opening: June 2, 2014
  • Director: Gaye Taylor Upchurch
  • Cast: Mary McCann
  • The American premiere of Nancy Harris' thriller about a woman dealing with a new business and a problem child, who finds a professional nanny has arrived unannounced on her doorstep.

     

MACBETH

  • Park Avenue Armory
  • First Preview: May 31, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Alex Kingston
  • Manchester International Festival's acclaimed production of the William Shakespeare tragedy.

     

THE WHO AND THE WHAT

  • Lincoln Center Theater - Claire Tow Theater
  • First Preview: May 31, 2014
  • Opening: June 16, 2014
  • Director: Kimberly Senior
  • Cast: Tala Ashe, Greg Keller, Nadine Malouf, Bernard White
  • The world premiere of Ayad Akhtar's play about a writer who clashes with her traditional father and sister over her book about women and Islam.

     

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

  • The Public Theater at the Delacorte Theater
  • First Preview: June 3, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Jack O'Brien
  • Cast: Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe
  • A new production of the William Shakespeare comedy, presented as part of Shakespeare in the Park.

     

THE LION

  • Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage II
  • First Preview: June 10, 2014
  • Opening: June 26, 2014
  • Director: Sean Daniels
  • Cast: Benjamin Scheuer
  • The American premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's autobiographical musical.

     

THE MUSCLES IN OUR TOES

  • LAByrinth Theater Company
  • First Preview: Spring 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Anne Kauffman
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Stephen Belber's comedy about four friends who meet at their high school reunion, an ponder a plan to free their old friend who has been kidnapped by a radical political group.

     

SUMMER 2014

SEX WITH STRANGERS

  • Second Stage Theatre
  • First Preview: July 8, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: David Schwimmer
  • Cast: TBA
  • 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: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: TBA
  • 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.

     

MALA HIERBA

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

     

KING LEAR

  • The Public Theater at the Delacorte Theater
  • First Preview: July 22, 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Daniel Sullivan
  • Cast: John Lithgow
  • A new production of the William Shakespeare tragedy, presented as part of Shakespeare in the Park.

     

POOR BEHAVIOR

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: July 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Evan Cabnet
  • Cast: TBA
  • The New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's comedy about two couples spending a weekend in the country.

     

BOOTYCANDY

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

     

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.

     

FALL 2014

WHILE I YET LIVE

  • Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street
  • First Preview: September 2014
  • Opening: TBA
  • Director: Sheryl Kaller
  • Cast: TBA
  • The world premiere of Billy Porter's autobiographical play about coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of strong-willed women.

     

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.

     

ALLEGRO

  • Classic Stage Company
  • First Preview: October 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.

     

GRAND CONCOURSE

  • Playwrights Horizons - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • First Preview: October 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.

     

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.