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BURN THIS
by Lanford Wilson
Drama
at Hudson Theatre
One of the essential plays about downtown New York in the raw and gritty 1980s, this combustible, Tony-winning drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of Pale and Anna, two iconoclasts who are brought together in the wake of a lifechanging event. Burn This is heralded for its complexity, humor, sexuality and emotional core.
(from Expected 2017/2018 - Closing on )
CAMP DAVID
by Lawrence Wright
Drama
at tba
The play offers a day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Carter persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.
(from Expected 2017 - Booking to )
CHALK GARDEN, THE
by Enid Bagnold
Comedy
at tba
The Chalk Garden is a poetic comedy that has the sheen of a mystery. It centers on wealthy and eccentric Mrs. St. Maugham, who is raising her spoiled teen-aged granddaughter with the help of an ex-convict butler. A mysterious new governess, Miss Madrigal, shakes things up as she coaxes flowers in a sterile garden to grow - and urges the granddaughter to bloom, too.
(from Expected 2017/2018 - )
DOLL'S HOUSE, A
PART 2

by Lucas Hnath
Drama
at John Golden Theatre
In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event - when Nora slams the door on everything in her life - instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
(from 01 Apr 2017 - Closing on 23 Jul 2017)
FRONT PAGE, THE
by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur
Comedy
at Broadhurst Theatre
The press room of Chicago's Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.
(from 20 Sep 2016 - Closing on 29 Jan 2017)
GLASS MENAGERIE, THE
by Tennessee Williams
Drama
at Belasco Theatre
The Glass Menagerie is the play that brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention, and, in his own words, 'changed my life irrevocably' when it first premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than seventy years later, Williams's most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and overwhelm audiences around the world.
(from 07 Feb 2017 - Closing on 02 Jul 2017)
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
Parts I & II

by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany
Drama
at Lyric Theatre
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
(from Expected Spring 2018 - Booking to )
INDECENT
by Paula Vogel
Play with Music
at Cort Theatre
Indecent is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch s God Of Vengeance - a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
(from 04 Apr 2017 - Booking to 10 Sep 2017)
JITNEY
by August Wilson
Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Set in the early 1970s, the piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last.
(from 28 Dec 2016 - Closing on 12 Mar 2017)
LITTLE FOXES, THE
by Lillian Hellman
Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today.
(from 29 Mar 2017 - Closing on 18 Jun 2017)
MARVIN'S ROOM
by Scott McPherson
Dark Comedy
at Roundabout Theatre Company
at American Airlines Theatre

Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin's Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally.
(from 08 Jun 2017 - Closing on 27 Aug 2017)
OSLO
by J.T. Rogers
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Vivian Beaumont Theater
It's 1993. The world watches the impossible: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, standing together in the White House Rose Garden, signing the first ever peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. How were the negotiations kept secret? Why were they held in a castle in the middle of Norway? And who are these mysterious negotiators?
(from 23 Mar 2017 - Closing on 18 Jun 2017)
PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, THE
by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
Comedy
at Lyceum Theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The 'Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society' who are attempting to put on a 1920s' murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
(from 09 Mar 2017 - Booking to 03 Sep 2017)
PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Noel Coward
Comedy
at St. James Theatre
Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor (is there any other kind?) in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Freely indulging his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping late (not necessarily in that order), the theatre's favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ing‚nues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists.
(from 10 Mar 2017 - Closing on 02 Jul 2017 )
PRESENT, THE
by Andrew Upton, based on Anton Chekhov's Platonov
Drama
at Barrymore Theatre
Andrew Upton's adaptation is set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s at an old country house where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of the independent but compromised widow Anna Petrovna (Blanchett). At the center is the acerbic and witty Platonov (Roxburgh) with his wife, his former students and friends and their partners. They may appear comfortable, but boiling away inside is a mess of unfinished, unresolved relationships, fuelled by twenty years of denial, regret and thwarted desire.
(from 17 Dec 2016 - Closing on 19 Mar 2017 )
PRICE, THE
by Arthur Miller
Drama
at Roundabout Theatre Company
at American Airlines Theatre

When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents' estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice. Arthur Miller's The Price is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future.
(from 16 Feb 2017 - Closing on 07 May 2017)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by Joshua Harmon
Comic-Drama
at Booth Theatre
Meet Jordan Berman. He's single. And he has a date with a co-worker to see a documentary about the Franco-Prussian war. At least, he thinks it's a date. Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in the twenty-something years.
(from 14 Feb 2017 - Booking to 02 Jul 2017 )
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by John Guare
Comic-Drama
at Barrymore Theatre
Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, saying he knows their son at college. Claiming he's the son of actor Sidney Poitier, Paul tells them he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul's intelligence (and the possibility of appearing in his father's new movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight. After finding him in bed with a hustler, their picture of Paul changes, and Ouisa and Flan turn detective trying to piece together the connections that gave him access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul's cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory as his lies begin to catch up with him.
(from 05 Apr 2017 - Closing on 16 Jul 2017 )
SWEAT
by Lynn Nottage
Drama
at Studio 54
Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. The play explores the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity.
(from 04 Mar 2017 - Closing on 10 Sep 2017)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Aaron Sorkin, based on the novel by Harper Lee
Drama
at tba
Based on an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama in the 1930s, Harper Lee s story of racial injustice and the destruction of childhood innocence centers on small-town lawyer and single father Atticus Finch (modeled after Lee s father, attorney Amasa Lee), his young daughter Scout, her older brother Jem, and their mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur 'Boo' Radley. Written during the early stages of the Civil Rights Movement - at a time when Jim Crow laws were still in effect in many Southern states - Lee's novel held a mirror to the culture of racism of the Deep South.
(from Expected 2017/2018 - )

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