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by Jerry Mayer
Comedy
at St. Luke's Theatre
Two strangers, a psychologist and an unemployed ad man find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4am, each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives.
(from 14 Nov 2015 - 28 Feb 2016)
ACCIDENTAL PERVERT, THE
by Andrew Goffman
Comedy
at The 13th Street Repertory Theatre
The Accidental Pervert tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's X-rated video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet.
(from 15 Jul 2011 - Booking to 11 Jun 2016)
ANTLIA PNEUMATICA
by Anne Washburn
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
In a ranch house deep in Texas Hill Country, a once tight-knit group of friends reunites to bury one of their own. But as they look backward through their lives, it becomes clear they ve lost more than just their old pal. In this haunting new play from Anne Washburn, the boundaries between then and now grow disarmingly blurry as these estranged friends confront their slippery past.
(from 11 Mar 2016 - )
BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE
by Layon Gray
Drama
at St. Luke's Theatre
A story told in narrative of six men embarking on a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow; challenging their intelligence, patriotism, brotherhood, and dreams of an inclusive and fair society.
(from 05 Jan 2010 - Booking to 04 Feb 2016)
BODY OF AN AMERICAN, THE
by Dan O'Brien
Drama
at Cherry Lane Theatre
The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul.
(from 10 Feb 2016 - Closing on 20 Mar 2016)
BOY
by Anna Ziegler
Drama
at Theatre Row's Clurman
Inspired by a true story, Boy explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love amidst the confusion of sexual identity and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned physician convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident during circumcision. Years later, the child, now in his twenties, tries to live anew as a man. A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one's perception of self, Boy calls into question the influences that make each of us the person we are meant to be.
(from 23 Feb 2016 - Closing on 09 Apr 2016)
BURIED CHILD
by Sam Shepard
Dark Comedy
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Dodge and Halie are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons Tilden and Bradley. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend Shelly, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret.
(from 02 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Mar 2016)
DAPHNE'S DIVE
by Quiara Alegrˇa Hudes
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard
Daphne's Dive is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her eclectic group of friends and family meet, talk, bond and drink. As Daphne's adopted daughter, very different from her quiet and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront ugly secrets and take a hard look at their lives.
(from 26 Apr 2016 - Closing on 05 Jun 2016)
DOT
by Colman Domingo
Comic-Drama
at Vineyard Theatre
Dot concerns what happens when family matriarch Dotty and her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to navigate life with dementia, her children fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. A testament to the enduring bonds of family, this hilarious and moving new play grapples unforgettably with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of an inner city neighborhood.
(from 04 Feb 2016 - Closing on 20 Mar 2016)
DREAM OF RED PAVILIONS, A
by Jeremy Tiang, adapted from the novel by Cao Xueqin
Drama
at Theatre Row's Clurman
Set in 18th-century China during the reign of Emperor Qianlong, the story centers on two beings from the heavenly kingdom a 'stone' and a 'flower' who are reborn on earth as cousins Bao Yu (Precious Jade) and Dai Yu (Dark Jade).
(from 23 Jan 2016 - Closing on 14 Feb 2016)
DRY POWDER
by Sarah Burgess
Comic-Drama
at The Public's Martinson Theater
Dry Powder is a new comic-drama about the people molding and messing with the American economy. The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth, one of Rick s managing directors, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from the company's PR disaster. But Jenny, Seth s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the human toll.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 24 Apr 2016)
EFFECT, THE
by Lucy Prebble
Drama
at Barrow Street Theatre
Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work.
(from 02 Mar 2016 - Closing on 22 May 2016)
EXIT STRATEGY
by Ike Holter
Drama
at Cherry Lane Theatre
Exit Strategy centers on the chaotic final days of a Chicago public school and examines the future of public education.
(from 30 Mar 2016 - Closing on 06 May 2016)
FAMILIAR
by Danai Gurira
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
It's winter in Minnesota and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter, a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, 'Familiar' pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep, and the secrets they bury.
(from 12 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Mar 2016)
FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNELOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK, A
by Halley Feiffer
Comedy
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
In A Funny Thing..., a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedienne and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life's biggest challenges... while making some of the world s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?
(from 19 May 2016 - Closing on 25 Jun 2016)
GABRIELS, THE
ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY - HUNGRY

by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public's LuEsther Theater
To the rhythm of peeling, chopping and mixing, HUNGRY places us in the center of the Gabriels kitchen. The family discusses their lives and disappointments, and the world at large and nearby, as they struggle against the fear of being left behind and the challenge to find resilience in the face of loss.
(from 27 Feb 2016 - Closing on 20 Mar 2016)
GABRIELS, THE
ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public's LuEsther Theater
These three new plays will track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year with the final play opening in real time on Election Night, November 8, 2016..
(from Expected Sep 2016 - Closing on )
GABRIELS, THE
ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY - WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE

by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public's LuEsther Theater
These three new plays will track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year with the final play opening in real time on Election Night, November 8, 2016..
(from 08 Nov 2016 - Closing on )
HEAD OF PASSES
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Drama
at The Public's Newman Theater
At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah's family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah must fight to survive the rising flood of life's greatest challenges.
(from 15 Mar 2016 - Closing on 24 Apr 2016)
HER REQUIEM
by Greg Pierce
Drama
at Claire Tow Theater (located on roof of Vivian Beaumont Theater)
Caitlin takes her senior year off from high school to compose a full-scale requiem. Inspired by her dedication, her father, Dean, becomes obsessed with requiems and the people who love them, while her mother, Allison, becomes concerned about Caitlin's isolation from everyone aside from her music teacher. As their once-cozy Vermont home becomes a nexus for lost souls, Dean and Allison must confront the fact that their daughter's project is destroying their family.
(from 06 Feb 2016 - Closing on 20 Mar 2016)
HOLD ON TO ME DARLING
by Kenneth Lonergan
Drama
at Linda Gross Theater
On learning of his mother's death, world famous country and western star Strings McCrane begins questioning the meaning of his life and what it all adds up to. Determined to abandon his celebrity and career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn t go well.
(from 24 Feb 2016 - Closing on 03 Apr 2016)
IF I FORGET
by Steven Levenson
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
If I Forget focuses an unwavering gaze on the personal politics of family, heritage, and history and the scars and legacies they leave behind.
(from 19 Jan 2017 - Closing on 16 Apr 2017)
INCOGNITO
by Nick Payne
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage 1)
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Incognito takes us into the last uncharted realm - the mind.
(from 03 May 2016 - Closing on 26 Jun 2016)
INDECENT
by Paula Vogel & Rebecca Taichman
Play with Music
at Vineyard 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 artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
(from Expected Spring 2016 - )
INDIAN SUMMER
by Gregory S. Moss
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Abandoned by his wayward mom, Daniel is consigned to spend summer with granddad in a Rhode Island beach town, where the locals don t look kindly on city kids. But his hapless vacation turns around when he meets Izzy: tough-acting, back-sassing, beguiling and taken. Greg Moss s feisty romantic comedy follows a passing fling that could last a lifetime - as impossible and charmed as an indian summer.
(from 13 May 2016 - )
KINGDOM COME
by Jenny Rachel Weiner
Drama
at Black Box Theatre
Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they re each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?
(from 07 Oct 2016 - Closing on 18 Dec 2016)
LAYOVER
by Leslye Headland
Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. Layover asks the question: Can you ever really get to know somebody when you're hiding so much yourself?
(from 02 Aug 2016 - )
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
by Mike Bartlett
Dark Comedy
at Laura Pels Theatre
Spanning more than four decades, this dark comedy is the story of what happens when the free-loving teens of the 60s face the harsh realities of today's world. From passion to paranoia, Love, Love, Love takes on the baby boomer generation as it retires, and finds it full of trouble.
(from 22 Sep 2016 - Closing on 01 Jan 2017)
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS
by Anthony J. Wilkinson
Comedy
at The Theater Center's Anne L. Bernstein Theater
In the third chapter of the 'Big Gay Italian' trilogy, Anthony Pinnunziato is approaching his 40's and is faced with the challenges of balancing his now very successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships.
(from 12 Nov 2015 - Booking to 25 Feb 2016)
NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by Meghan Kennedy
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
The women of the Muscolino family have lived for years under the frightening temper of their husband and father. All are desperate for a life beyond their four walls, hiding dreams, loves, and longings. But when an accidental tragedy rocks the neighborhood, the family s plans are put on hold. The women fight to find their voices and struggle to hold on to them and to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness in 1960s Brooklyn.
(from 18 May 2017 - Closing on 13 Aug 2017)
NATHAN THE WISE
by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Translated by John Christopher Jones
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Jerusalem, 1192. Muslims, Christians and Jews live side by side thanks to a fragile truce that could collapse at any moment. As the tension mounts a question arises from the ruling Sultan: which religion is the one most beloved by God? Nathan, a pious Jewish merchant, is charged with answering this question to help secure the continued safety of his people.
(from 18 Mar 2016 - )
OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop

(from Expected Fall 2016 - Closing on )
PEER GYNT
by Henrik Ibsen, Adapted by John Doyle
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Follow young Peer from childhood renegade to outcast, adventurer, industrialist and provocateur as he searches for a life that will live up to his impossible and irrepressible expectations.
(from 11 May 2016 - )
PERFECT CRIME
by Warren Manzi
Thriller
at The Theater Center's Anne L. Bernstein Theater
A secluded mansion. A would-be murderess. The perfect crime. Margaret Brent is an accomplished Connecticut psychiatrist - and potential cold-blooded killler. When her wealthy husband turns up dead, she gets caught in the middle of a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a deranged patient and the handsome but duplicitous investigator assigned to the case.
(from 18 Apr 1987 - Booking to 03 Apr 2016)
PRODIGAL SON
by John Patrick Shanley
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage I)
A 17-year-old boy from The Bronx finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He's violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?
(from 19 Jan 2016 - Closing on 27 Mar 2016)
PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS, THE
by Adam Rapp
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Paducah, Kentucky. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself - and always remembers to take his medication. But when two teenage girls arrive at his doorstep one autumn afternoon, their visit will force him to confront a tragic past while also offering him a glimpse at hope.
(from 25 May 2016 - Closing on 26 Jun 2016)
RED SPEEDO
by Lucas Hnath
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop
Set on the eve of the Olympic swim trials, pressure builds as front-runner Ray confronts the lure of endorsements, the perils of mixing the personal and professional, and the unforgiving weight of success. Red Speedo is an exploration of America's obsession with winning at all costs.
(from 17 Feb 2016 - Closing on 27 Mar 2016)
ROYALE, THE
by Marco Ramirez
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, The Royale tells, in six rounds, the fictional story of Jay 'The Sport' Johnson, a charismatic Negro Heavyweight Champion. It's 1905 and as Johnson faces his opponents - and confronts his demons - he exposes the troublesome events in his life that have propelled him into the ring with a burning desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
(from 11 Feb 2016 - Closing on 01 May 2016)
RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, THE
by Penelope Skinner
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Sometime in the future, Dolores and Silver are living their married life within the constraints and norms of a new world order. In an act of what seems like pure generosity, Dolores secretly opens their home to a stranger in need; but will she come to regret it? Can her actions have an impact or is it just too late? A bold world premiere thriller, The Ruins of Civilization explores our need for free will and connection, even in a world on the brink of extinction.
(from 04 May 2016 - Closing on )
SELL/BUY/DATE
by Sarah Jones
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Tony Award-winning writer, performer and activist Sarah Jones returns to the New York stage as a medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, a new play inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the commercial sex industry. Through her masterful, multicultural characterizations, Jones explores an array of diverse perspectives on a fascinating and incendiary subject, all while preserving the full humanity and humor of voices seldom heard in the theater.
(from 27 Sep 2016 - Closing on )
SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
by Matt Murphy & Jim Brochu, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson & Maggie Berman
Comedy
at 777 Theatre
Stefan, a hunky stage assistant, author Dan Anderson encourages the shy and studious Robyn, to follow her dreams while following his tips.
(from 22 Jan 2014 - Booking to 30 Apr 2016)
SHEAR MADNESS
by Paul Portner
Comedy
at New World Stages / Stage 4
Shear Madness is America s whodunit comedy where the audience gets to solve the crime. Set in a local hair salon that turns into a wacky murder scene, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and is different every time you see it!
(from 22 Oct 2015 - Booking to 28 Feb 2016)
SIGNATURE ONE ACTS
The Sandbox, Drowning and Funnyhouse of a Negro

by Edward Albee, Marˇa Irene Forn‚s and Adrienne Kennedy
Drama
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
In honor of Signature's 25th Anniversary, Signature One Acts revisits three short plays produced in their playwrights' original Playwright-in-Residence season: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Marˇa Irene Forn‚s' Drowning and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. This trio of one acts celebrates Signature's rich and diverse body of work over the past quarter century.
(from 03 May 2016 - Closing on 12 Jun 2016)
SKELETON CREW
by Dominique Morisseau
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
Set in Detroit, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?
(from 06 Jan 2016 - Closing on 14 Feb 2016)
SKELETON CREW
by Dominique Morisseau
Drama
at Linda Gross Theater
Set in Detroit, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?
(from 13 May 2016 - Closing on 19 Jun 2016)
SMART PEOPLE
by Lydia R. Diamond
Comic-Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
The quest for love, achievement and identity is universal, but what role does race play in the story of our lives? On the eve of Obama s first election, four Harvard intellectuals find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics.
(from 27 Jan 2016 - Closing on 06 Mar 2016)
SMOKEFALL
by Noah Haidle
Drama
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama unlike any you've ever seen. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide. Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections we all stretch and warp across the years but can never quite break.
(from 04 Feb 2016 - Closing on 13 Mar 2016)
SOJOURNERS
by Mfoniso Udofia
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Abasiama came to America with high hopes - for her arranged marriage and her future - intent on earning a degree and returning to Nigeria. But when her husband is seduced by America she must choose between the Nigerian, or the American dream.
(from 21 Jan 2016 - Closing on 13 Feb 2016)
STRAIGHT
by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola
Comic-Drama
at Theatre Row's Acorn
Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports, and Emily. And Chris.
(from 09 Feb 2016 - Closing on 08 May 2016)
TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE
by William Shakespeare
Comedy
at Delacorte Theater
Lovely Bianca is the prize to be won by all the men looking to land themselves a wealthy wife. But the competitors will first have to marry off Bianca's clever, fiery older sister Katherina, who may just outsmart them all. Shakespeare's original screwball comedy shows the lengths men will go to for their legacy, what women will do to break free and the outrageous things we all do for the human heart.
(from 24 May 2016 - Closing on 26 Jun 2016)
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at Delacorte Theater
Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. In the seventh year of the Trojan War, Troilus, a young prince, pines for the affections of Cressida, a bright young woman who knows how to play it cool. Meanwhile, the heroes of the Iliad - Ajax, Ulysses, Achilles and the kings they serve - debate whether to return the dangerously beautiful captive Helen or continue to fight without end. Nations and lovers alike do battle in this sly, piercing drama about romance and revenge in a world at war.
(from 19 Jul 2016 - Closing on 14 Aug 2016)
VIETGONE
by Qui Nguyen
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage I)
A modern twist on the All-American love story, Qui Nguyen s new play Vietgone pulses with contemporary energy. It's the classic story of boy meets girl - except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Borrowing elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwright's own parents' meeting, Vietgone skips through time and around the globe to present a fresh theatrical take on a moving account of one real family's history.
(from 04 Oct 2016 - Closing on )
WAR
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Drama
at Claire Tow Theater (located on roof of Vivian Beaumont Theater)
Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne after their mother has a stroke. As they attack each other in their mother's hospital room, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather during WWII. With bold theatricality and disarming humor, War follows a fractured family as its members navigate the landmines of the past and try to broker peace with each other - and themselves - in the present.
(from 21 May 2016 - Closing on 03 Jul 2016)
WASHER/DRYER
by Nandita Shenoy
Comedy
at Theatre Row's Beckett
Washer/Dryer is about a recently eloped young couple - Michael and Sonya - who discover they haven t been entirely truthful with each other as they settle into Sonya s Manhattan studio apartment with its own stackable washer/dryer as a key perk.
(from 26 Jan 2016 - Closing on 21 Feb 2016)
WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by George Bernard Shaw
Drama
at Theatre Row's Beckett
Young gentleman doctor Harry Trench and his companion William Cokane are touring the continent when Harry meets a lovely young woman, Blanche Sartorius, daughter of a wealthy London landowner. Blanche and Harry's admiration is mutual and their happy union seems assured until the unsavory source of the Sartorius fortune comes to light.
(from 01 Mar 2016 - Closing on 02 Apr 2016)

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