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39 STEPS
adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble & Nobby Dimon, based on the book by John Buchan and the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film
Comedy
at Union Square Theatre
39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name.
(from 01 Apr 2015 - Booking to 06 Sep 2015)
ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, THE
by James Lecesne
Drama
at Westside Theatre Downstairs
James Lecesne portrays every character in a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14 year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he disappears, Leonard becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how they live, who they love and what they leave behind.
(from 09 Jul 2015 - Closing on 04 Oct 2015)
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 28 Nov 2015)
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 - )
AWAKE AND SING!
by Clifford Odets
Drama
at The Public's Shiva Theater
This is the story of the Bergers, a lower middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression.
(from 06 Jul 2015 - Closing on 01 Aug 2015)
BARBECUE
by Robert O Hara
Drama
at The Public Theater
The O'Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention. But the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities, and racial politics slam up against the stories we tell - and maybe even believe - about who we were and who we become.
(from 22 Sep 2015 - Closing on 01 Nov 2015)
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 Jun 2010 - Booking to 12 Jul 2015)
BODY OF AN AMERICAN, THE
by Dan O'Brien
Drama
at Duke On 42nd Street
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 Exp Feb 2016 - Closing on Exp Mar 2016)
CHRISTIANS, THE
by Lucas Hnath
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Ten years ago, Pastor Paul s church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation s beliefs. Backed by a live choir, 'The Christians' is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America - and its power to unite or divide.
(from 28 Aug 2015 - )
CHURCHILL
by Ronald Keaton
Drama
at New World Stages / Stage 5
In Churchill, the influential Nobel Prize laureate discusses his failures and his successes; his love of art, liquor and women; and the bravery of Britain's finest hour.
(from 06 Feb 2015 - Closing on 12 Jul 2015 )
CLOUD NINE
by Caryl Churchill
Comic-Drama
at Linda Gross Theater
Set in colonial Africa and 1979 London, Caryl Churchill's landmark play is about power, politics, family, Queen Victoria and sex. This timeless and bitingly funny modern classic has not been seen in a major New York production since 1981, when it ran for over two years.
(from Exp Fall 2015 - Closing on )
COLIN QUINN - THE NEW YORK STORY
by Colin Quinn based on 'The Coloring Book'
Comedy
at Cherry Lane Theatre
Colin bemoans the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formally known as NY from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg to the vermin below and above ground.
(from 09 Jul 2015 - Closing on 16 Aug 2015)
CYMBELINE
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at The Public's Delacorte Theater
Princess Imogen s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
(from 23 Jul 2015 - Booking to 23 Aug 2015)
DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by Peter Parnell
Comic-Drama
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Dada Woof Papa Hot asks the question: are the challenges of gay dads the same as those of straight dads? Or is there something fundamentally different about being a gay father? And what about that nagging feeling that in assimilating to straight culture, something worth saving has been lost?
(from 15 Oct 2015 - )
DAPHNE'S DRIVE
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)
DELICATE SHIP, A
by Anna Ziegler
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
It's Christmas Eve and Sarah and Sam are celebrating with an old fashioned New York debate about existential suffering - a special type of foreplay in a new relationship like theirs. But then there is a knock on the door, and Sarah's childhood best friend Nate stands at the threshold. And suddenly suffering becomes a whole lot less sexy. A kaleidoscopic look at one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever.
(from 18 Aug 2015 - Closing on 12 Sep 2015)
DELIRIUM S DAUGHTERS
by Nicholas Korn
Comedy
at Theatre Row's Clurman
4 suitors, 3 daughters, what s a father to do? A kind old gentleman believes his deceased wife has forbid their three daughters to marry, until one of the suitors plays a series of tricks that helps him deal with his loss and recover his sanity. A new and refreshing take on Commedia Dell Arte with a touch of magical realism.
(from 29 Jul 2015 - Closing on 20 Sep 2015)
DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Christopher Marlowe, adapted by David Bridel & Andrei Belgrader
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
A pact with the devil brings boundless knowledge and endless gratification. There's just one little catch...
(from 02 Jun 2015 - Closing on 12 Jul 2015)
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 Exp Early 2016 - )
DRY POWDER
by Sarah Burgess
Comic-Drama
at The Public 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 10 Apr 2016)
EXIT STRATEGY
by Ike Holter
Drama
at Duke On 42nd Street
Exit Strategy centers on the chaotic final days of a Chicago public school and examines the future of public education.
(from Exp Mar 2016 - Closing on Exp 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 02 Feb 2016 - )
FLICK, THE
by Annie Baker
Comic-Drama
at Barrow Street Theatre
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. The Flick is a cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
(from 05 May 2015 - Closing on 30 Aug 2015)
FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND
by Sibyl Kempson
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Fitzhubert are at home in a wintry town in everyday America when they are summoned through a wee little secret door in their living room. On the other side, they find themselves in an Alpen hotel populated by mysterious employees, guests and relatives who coax them into souvenir shopping, perilous hikes and, ultimately, the assumption of ancient identities. When eventually they return home from this phantasmagorical world, they find their lives forever altered.
(from Exp Sep 2015 - Closing on )
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)
GLORIA
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Drama
at Vineyard Theatre
Gloria follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a famed Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and that career making book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.
(from 28 May 2015 - Closing on 18 Jul 2015)
GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Rajiv Joseph
Drama
at Linda Gross Theater
In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal- an event that shakes their respective worlds.˙ When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concept of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them forever.
(from 20 May 2015 - Closing on 12 Jul 2015)
HEAD OF PASSES
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Drama
at The Public 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)
HEISENBERG
by Simon Stephens
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Clare spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Heisenberg brings to life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
(from 19 May 2015 - Closing on 18 Jul 2015)
HIR
by Taylor Mac
Dark Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac s newly out transgender brother as her ally, she s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn t always free you from it.
(from 16 Oct 2015 - )
HUMANS, THE
by Stephen Karam
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
After a sleepless night, Mr. Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter s new apartment. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.
(from Exp Fall 2015 - )
IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Nick Jones
Comedy
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century spins the tale of Sam Greevy, the hottest fashion designer in 1930 s New York... that is, until rival Paul Roms starts releasing strange but popular pieces like 'sweatshirts,' 'tracksuits' and 'skater pants.' When Greevy's minions break into Roms's shady operation, they make a startling discovery that could explain from where or should we say from when? these avant-garde ensembles are coming. Soon, this rivalry turns into a battle for the very future of humankind, and more importantly, fashion!
(from 10 Nov 2015 - )
INCIDENT AT VICHY
by Arthur Miller
Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape. A haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil - and the shared humanity that might overcome it.
(from 27 Oct 2015 - Closing on 06 Dec 2015)
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 - )
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 Exp 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 - )
INFORMED CONSENT
by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Drama
at Duke On 42nd Street
Informed Consent is a drama about one woman's quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, based on a landmark court case between the Havasupai tribe and the University of Arizona.
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 13 Sep 2015)
IPHIGENIA IN AULIS
by Eurpides, Translated by Anne Washburn
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
King Agamemnon and his thousand ships are stranded on the island of Aulis waiting for a wind to bring them to the shores of Troy. To gain that wind he must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. Witness his terrible choice in this rarely-seen Greek tragedy.
(from Exp Aug 2015 - )
JOHN
by Annie Baker
Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching.
(from 22 Jul 2015 - Closing on 30 Aug 2015)
JUDITH: A PARTING FROM THE BODY
by Howard Barker
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
The story of Judith is one of the great tales of female heroism and sexuality that has inspired artists in nearly every generation. In Barker s telling, the fatal encounter between Judith and Holofernes becomes a complex duel of seduction and deception and a compelling study of intense desire and the sometimes terrifying nature of love.
(from 08 Jul 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 2015)
KILL FLOOR
by Abe Koogler
Comic-Drama
at Claire Tow Theater (located on roof of Vivian Beaumont Theater)
In Kill Floor, Andy returns to her hometown after three years in prison and takes a job at the local slaughterhouse, while trying to reconcile with her 15 year-old son, B, a passionate vegetarian.
(from 03 Oct 2015 - Closing on 15 Nov 2015)
LAZARUS
by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop
Lazarus is inspired by the 1963 novel, The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, and centers on the character of Thomas Newton, famously portrayed by Mr. Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation.
(from 18 Nov 2015 - Closing on )
LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, THE
by Matthew Lopez
Comedy
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and a pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.
(from 20 Aug 2015 - Closing on 27 Sep 2015)
LOST GIRLS
by John Pollono
Drama
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
When their seventeen-year-old daughter goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie and Lou - former high school sweethearts, now divorced - are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions. Lost Girls is a hard-hitting drama about a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself.
(from 22 Oct 2015 - Closing on 29 Nov 2015)
LOVE AND MONEY
by A.R. Gurney
Comedy
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham has led a life of grace and privilege, and she's making up for it as fast as she can. Determined to donate almost everything she owns before the end, Cornelia's plans are questioned when an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who may be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance.
(from 15 Aug 2015 - Closing on 27 Sep 2015)
MARJORIE PRIME
by Jordan Harrison
Comic-Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
It s the age of artificial intelligence, and 86-year-old Marjorie - a jumble of disparate, fading memories - has a handsome new companion who's programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits - if any - of what technology can replace.
(from 20 Nov 2015 - )
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by Bertolt Brecht, with Music by Duncan Sheik
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
The indomitable Mother Courage follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. She'll do anything to hold onto her money-making wagon, even if it means the loss of her children. Experience a timeless tale of war and big business updated to the modern-day conflagration in the Congo.
(from Exp Dec 2015 - )
MOTHERSTRUCK
written and performed by Staceyann Chin
Solo Show
at Lynn Redgrave Theatre
MotherStruck sets forth Staceyann Chin s personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or a 'serious, stable financial set up,' but wants to have a child. Told through Chin s uniquely personal and poetic lens, this solo show explores how the process changed her life and how she makes peace with what she learns from this profound experience.
(from 24 Sep 2015 - Closing on 31 Dec 2015)
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by Anthony J. Wilkinson
Comedy
at St. Luke's Theatre
After Anthony's father passes away, old family members are reunited after being on not the best of terms for over a decade.
(from 01 Jun 2013 - Booking to 26 Sep 2015)
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS
by Anthony J. Wilkinson
Comedy
at St. Luke's Theatre
Anthony J. Wilkinson reprises his role of Anthony Pinnunziato, who, in Mid Life Crisis, is approaching his 40s and trying to balance his work and relationships.
(from 04 Oct 2015 - Booking to 03 Jan 2016)
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING
by Anthony J. Wilkinson, with Music & Lyrics by David James Boyd
Comedy
at St. Luke's Theatre
Andrew and Anthony are getting married and everyone wants to 'help'!
(from 03 Nov 2012 - Closing on 29 Aug 2015)
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 Exp Mar 2016 - )
NIGHT IS A ROOM
by Naomi Wallace
Drama
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Night is a Room is a searing exploration of love's power to both ruin and remake our lives.
(from 03 Nov 2015 - Closing on 13 Dec 2015)
OF GOOD STOCK
by Melissa Ross
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage 1)
The three Stockton sisters are witty, brilliant, beautiful - and a total mess, thanks to the legacy of their complicated novelist father. In Melissa Ross' new play, these women gather at their family home on Cape Cod for a summer weekend. Their reunion ignites passions, humor, and wildly unanticipated upheavals.
(from 04 Jun 2015 - Closing on 26 Jul 2015)
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 Exp May 2016 - )
PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by Topher Payne
Comedy
at Duke On 42nd Street
In Perfect Arrangement, it's the 1950s and the age of the Red Scare. The Martindales and the Baxters have manufactured a life as peppy as a sitcom, right down to the corny jokes and occasional product placement... but when a co-worker at the US State Department discovers their deepest secret, the worlds of 'I Love Lucy' and Edward R. Murrow clash in hilarious, ironic, and genuinely moving ways.
(from Exp Sep 2015 - Closing on Exp Nov 2015)
PERFECT CRIME
by Warren Manzi
Thriller
at The Snapple 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 30 Nov 2015)
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 )
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 Exp May 2016 - Closing on Exp Jun 2016)
QUALMS, THE
by Bruce Norris
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
A suburban get-together for partner-swapping couples. Drawn in by The Lifestyle s promise of freedom and titillation, newly-married Chris and Kristy attend an alcohol-fueled party for swingers, only to find themselves at odds with the idea of free love and, suddenly, each other.
(from 22 May 2015 - Closing on 12 Jul 2015)
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 Exp Feb 2016 - Closing on )
RIPCORD
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Comedy
at New York City Center (Stage 1)
A high-stakes comedy about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death.
(from 29 Sep 2015 - )
SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION
by Howard Barker
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
Scenes From An Execution deals with the eternally fractious and complex relationship between the artist and the state. Galactia, a 15th century Venetian painter, is commissioned by the State of Venice to portray the Battle of Lepanto, a naval battle described as the greatest triumph of Venetian history. However, her 1,000 square feet of canvas contains quite a different interpretation. Thus the battle over truth, freedom and responsibility is engaged.
(from 07 Jul 2015 - Closing on 09 Aug 2015)
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 29 Aug 2015)
SHOWS FOR DAYS
by Douglas Carter Beane
Comedy
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Shows For Days is playwright Douglas Carter Beane's fond remembrance of his immersion into a life in the theater. The comedy is set in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1973, when 14-year old Car, the play s narrator and the author's alter-ego, is introduced to the world of theater through his local community theatre, the Prometheus Theatre, and its devoted cast and crew which is led by Irene, an indomitable force of nature whose life is dedicated to putting on productions she directs, designs and stars in.
(from 06 Jun 2015 - Closing on 23 Aug 2015)
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)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by Joshua Harmon
Comic-Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
A quarter-life coming-of-age story, Significant Other takes us into the trenches of single life in the city. Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that's easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles' nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself.
(from 22 May 2015 - Closing on 16 Aug 2015)
SKELETON CREW
by Dominique Morisseau
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
In this final installment of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy, 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 Exp Jan 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 Exp Early 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 03 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 Exp Jan 2016 - Closing on Exp Feb 2016)
SOUND AND THE FURY, THE
Text by William Faulkner, created and performed by Elevator Repair Service
Drama
at The Public's Martinson Theater
The Sound and the Fury is a staging of the first section - the 'Benjy Chapter' - of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.
(from 14 May 2015 - Closing on 12 Jul 2015)
THE GABRIELS: ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY - HUNGRY
by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public 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)
THE GABRIELS: ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY - PLAY THREE
by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public 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 )
THE GABRIELS: ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY - PLAY TWO
by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public 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 Sep 2016 - Closing on )
THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at The Public's Delacorte Theater
Shakespeare s classic about young love, old enemies, and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all such stuff as dreams are made on.
(from 27 May 2015 - Booking to 05 Jul 2015)
UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Lindsey Ferrentino
Drama
at Black Box Theatre
Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of her three tours in Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself.
(from 10 Sep 2015 - )
VINEGAR TOM
by Caryl Churchill
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
A haunting play with seriously subversive intent misogyny, torture and songs. In a village in 17th century England three women are threatened with death for the practice of witchcraft. Vinegar Tom is a cabaret about hanging witches, with no witches.
(from 08 Jul 2015 - Closing on 08 Aug 2015)
WHORL INSIDE A LOOP
by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott
Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
A well-regarded actress agrees to teach six inmates how to tell their stories behind the bars of a men's maximum security prison. Sharing intimate and sometimes hilarious details of their former lives, this unlikely group forms a bond - even as the actress' life outside spins out of control. And when what happens in prison doesn't stay there, no one is sure who to trust. Whorl Inside a Loop explores the fine line between convicted felons and the criminal inside each of us, the viability of forgiveness and the unreliability of redemption.
(from 04 Aug 2015 - Closing on 20 Sep 2015)

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