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by Anna Ziegler
Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Studio at Stage II)

Amber and Tom are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when˙they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test.˙Anna Ziegler's deeply felt and relevant play explores themes of intimacy and responsibility, power and provocation, privilege, and protocol.
(from 31 Oct 2017 - Closing on )
AFTER THE BLAST
by Zoe Kazan
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Claire Tow Theater
After The Blast is set in the wake of total environmental disaster, when the human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.
(from 07 Oct 2017 - Closing on 19 Nov 2017)
AMY AND THE ORPHANS
by Lindsey Ferrentino
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

After their father's death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome. Together, they careen down the Great American Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind. Amy and the Orphans is a rollicking ride that proves it's never too late to follow a new road.
(from 01 Feb 2018 - Closing on 22 Apr 2018)
ANIMAL
by Clare Lizzimore
Dark Comedy
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Atlantic Stage 2

Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls ? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.
(from 24 May 2017 - Closing on 02 Jul 2017)
AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
Comedy
at Classic Stage Company
Artistic Director John Doyle and Tony Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz bring Shakespeare's pastoral romance into the Jazz Age.
(from Expected Sep 2017 - Closing on )
AT HOME AT THE ZOO: HOMELIFE & THE ZOO STORY
by Edward Albee
Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

In act one, Homelife, we meet Peter and his wife, who live a comfortable but vaguely unhappy bourgeois existence; in the second act, the classic The Zoo Story, Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park. With jolts of brutality and Albee s signature dark humor, this seminal play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day.
(from 30 Jan 2018 - Closing on 11 Mar 2018)
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 05 Jul 2017)
CHARM
by Philip Dawkins
Drama
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

When Mama Darleena Andrews-- a 67-year-old, black, transgender woman -- takes it upon herself to teach an etiquette class at Chicago's LGBTQ community center, the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the very real life challenges of identity, poverty and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago's Center on Halsted,˙Charm asks - how do we lift each other up when the world wants to tear us down?
(from 31 Aug 2017 - Closing on 08 Oct 2017)
COST OF LIVING
by Martyna Majok
Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Stage I)

Cost of Living is the story of four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies abled and disabled meet each other.
(from 16 May 2017 - Closing on 16 Jul 2017)
DANCE NATION
by Clare Barron
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
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 pli‚ and jet‚ is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.
(from Expected Apr 2018 - Closing on )
DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
by Rajiv Joseph
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk. Set in Russia over the course of 80 years, this epic new play traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth and conspiracy theories.
(from 01 Nov 2017 - Closing on 17 Dec 2017)
END OF LONGING, THE
by Matthew Perry
Dark Comedy
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic and a well-intentioned dimwit walk into a bar... Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves that broken people don't need to stay broken.
(from 18 May 2017 - Closing on 01 Jul 2017)
FEEDING THE DRAGON
by Sharon Washington
Drama
at Primary Stages
at Cherry Lane Theatre

As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon Washington revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building's custodian. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon's story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.
(from Expected Mar 2018 - Closing on Expected Apr 2018)
FIRE AND AIR
by Terrence McNally
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Terrence McNally's new play explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev's revolutionary ballet company, and the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and his lover-star dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.
(from Expected Jan 2018 - Closing on )
FIRE IN DREAMLAND
by Rinne Groff
Comic-Drama
at The Public Theater
On Coney Island, in the aftermath of 2013'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. Breaking the boundaries of time and narrative, Fire In Dreamland is a vibrant new play that explores the astonishing things we do when faced with devastation.
(from 17 Jul 2018 - Closing on 02 Sep 2018)
FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by Sarah Ruhl
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children's theater is one of Ann's fondest, most formative memories. Now, fifty years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old. In her highly anticipated return to Playwrights, Sarah Ruhl conjures a tender, yearning tale that flies in the face of time, in the search for a second youth.
(from 18 Aug 2017 - Closing on )
FULFILLMENT CENTER
by Abe Koogler
Comic-Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Studio at Stage II)

In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.
(from 06 Jun 2017 - Closing on 09 Jul 2017)
GHOST LIGHT
written by Zach Morris
Immersive Theatre
at Lincoln Center / Claire Tow Theater
Ghost Light is a performance about performance which invites audiences to follow performers into the unseen corners of the Claire Tow Theater and through a series of real and dreamlike landscapes beyond the footlights, the glitter, and the greasepaint.
(from 03 Jun 2017 - Closing on 16 Jul 2017)
GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD, THE
by Scott Carter
Drama
at Primary Stages
at Cherry Lane Theatre

This timely New York Premiere finds three of history's most famous men, all of whom wrote their own version of the gospels, debating everything from religion to literature to marriage in this new play. Thomas Jefferson (author of the Declaration of Independence), Charles Dickens (the man who brought us A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist) and Count Leo Tolstoy (the epic Russian novelist of War & Peace fame) are trapped in a limbo where each believes their path to salvation depends on convincing the other two that they are wrong in this profound and exciting battle of truly biblical proportions.
(from Expected Sep 2017 - Closing on Expected Oct 2017)
GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, THE
adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from 'Revizor' by Nikolai Gogol
Comedy
at New World Stages / Stage 4
All politics are local. Gogol's deeply silly satire of small-town corruption offers a riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion. When the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness. Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation offers a hilarious reminder of the timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery.
(from 05 Jul 2017 - Closing on 20 Aug 2017)
GREAT LEAP, THE
by Lauren Yee
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Atlantic Stage 2

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.
(from 23 May 2018 - Closing on 17 Jun 2018)
HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at The Public's Anspacher Theater
Oscar Isaac returns to The Public in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare's eternal drama. Isaac is the prince caught between thought and action, anger and anguish as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by his murdered father. As the dead king calls to him from the grave, demanding to be avenged, Hamlet is forced to choose between bearing the oppressor's wrong or taking arms against a sea of troubles. The play is widely considered theater's most powerful tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption of the state and of the soul.
(from 20 Jun 2017 - Closing on 03 Sep 2017)
HANGMEN
by Martin˙McDonagh
Dark Comedy
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry˙is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?˙Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd˙and the peculiar Mooney˙lurk with very different motives for their visit.
(from 18 Jan 2018 - Closing on 04 Mar 2018)
HOMECOMING QUEEN, THE
by Ngozi Anyanwu
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Atlantic Stage 2

A bestselling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have.
(from 10 Jan 2018 - Closing on 11 Feb 2018)
ILLYRIA
by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public's Anspacher Theater
It is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new 'palace of art'. And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds and anger from the city's powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park. From the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade, comes a drama about a different kind of family one held together by the simple and incredibly complicated belief that the theater, and the city, belong to all of us.
(from 22 Oct 2017 - Closing on 26 Nov 2017)
JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Dark Comedy
at The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

Angel Cruz is a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside Rikers Island, a terrified Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now, Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever. Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train is a darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith.
(from 03 Oct 2017 - Closing on 12 Nov 2017)
KINGS
by Sarah Burgess
Comic-Drama
at The Public Theater
Kings is a new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in? Kings is a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.
(from 30 Jan 2018 - Closing on 25 Mar 2018)
LAST MATCH, THE
by Anna Ziegler
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

It's the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife and himself that he's still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero. Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.
(from 28 Sep 2017 - Closing on 24 Dec 2017)
LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE
by Le Clanch‚ du Rand, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis
Drama
at St. Luke's Theatre
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Through the magic of theatre, we travel to Narnia with the Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. As the children battle the forces of evil they discover that Love is the deepest magic of all.
(from 22 Oct 2011 - Booking to 26 Aug 2017)
LOG CABIN
by Jordan Harrison
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
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.
(from Expected Jun 2018 - Closing on )
LOW ROAD, THE
by Bruce Norris
Drama
at The Public Theater
The Low Road is an epic play, featuring sixteen actors in fifty roles, examining the basic beliefs upon which we've built our economy and our country. Set in the 18th century, this wild new work imagines America's first laissez-faire capitalist, a young man inspired by a chance encounter with Adam Smith to put his faith in the free market. But his path to riches becomes inextricably entangled with that of an educated slave, a man who knows from experience that one person's profit is another's loss, in this parable about the true cost of inequality. The Low Road is about the imaginary lines between exploitation and opportunity.
(from 13 Feb 2018 - Closing on 01 Apr 2018)
MANKIND
by Robert O'Hara
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O Hara's audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment where man's capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights.
(from Expected Dec 2017 - Closing on )
MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by Tracy Letts
Drama
at Second Stage Theatre
at Tony Kiser Theatre

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. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.
(from Expected Jun 2018 - Closing on )
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare, created by Elevator Repair Service
Drama
at The Public's LuEsther Hall
With athletic theatricality and Marx-Brothers-inspired slapstick, the Elevator Repair Service ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th-century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play's combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief, and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company's unique performance style with the Bard's exquisitely lyrical language.
(from 18 Sep 2017 - Closing on 29 Oct 2017)
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A
by William Shakespeare
Comedy
at The Public's Delacorte Theater
When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Shakespeare's beloved comedy is a classic romance about the supernatural nature of love set in the most enchanted forest in all of theater.
(from 11 Jul 2017 - Closing on 13 Aug 2017)
MLIMA'S TALE
by Lynn Nottage
Drama
at The Public Theater
Taking us on a journey from the heart of Africa and around the world, Mlima's Tale is the story of Mlima, a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market. Following a trail of greed and desire as old as trade itself, Mlima leads us through memory and fear, history and tradition, want and need, and reveals the surprising and complicated deals that connect us all.
(from 27 Mar 2018 - Closing on 20 May 2018)
NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by Meghan Kennedy
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Napoli, Brooklyn is a gripping, provocative portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.
(from 09 Jun 2017 - Closing on 03 Sep 2017)
OEDIPUS EL REY
by Luis Alfaro
Drama
at The Public's Shiva Theater
Set in South Central LA, Oedipus El Rey is a new take on the Greek tragedy. Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped by desperation or fate, history or violence no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what's fate, and what's just the system?
(from 03 Oct 2017 - Closing on 12 Nov 2017)
OFFICE HOUR
by Julia Cho
Drama
at The Public's Martinson Theater
Office Hour is about a teacher and student desperate to change the narrative of who they are and how their story ends. Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether he's a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that 'good' versus 'bad' is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed. This this inventive, penetrating new drama is about a single day that could end in tragedy or hope -- and the endless possibilities in between.
(from 17 Oct 2017 - Closing on 03 Dec 2017)
ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD
by Simon Stephens
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater

In Simon Stephens' Olivier Award-winning play, something is about to happen that will change one family forever. Set over the course of nine months, On the Shore of the Wide World˙is a play about love, family, Roy Keane and the size of the galaxy.
(from 23 Aug 2017 - Closing on 01 Oct 2017)
OUR LADY OF 121st STREET
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Dark Comedy
at The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

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. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.
(from 01 May 2018 - Closing on 10 Jun 2018)
PARADISE BLUE
by Dominique Morisseau
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

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.˙Paradise Blue is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
(from 22 Aug 2017 - Closing on 03 Jun 2018)
PARALLELOGRAM, A
by Bruce Norris
Comedy
at Second Stage Theatre
at Tony Kiser Theatre

If you knew in advance exactly what was going to happen in your life, and how everything was going to turn out, and if you knew you couldn't do anything to change it, would you still want to go on with your life? That is the question facing Bee who, much to Jay's confusion, can click through different moments in her life with the touch of a remote control. Past, present and future collide in this existential farce that questions whether we can make peace with those things we don't have the power to change.
(from 11 Jul 2017 - Closing on 20 Aug 2017)
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 04 Sep 2017)
PIPELINE
by Dominique Morisseau
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari, to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's rage and her own parental decisions, as she rallies to save her son.
(from 15 Jun 2017 - Closing on 27 Aug 2017)
PORTUGUESE KID, THE
by John Patrick Shanley
Comedy
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Stage I)

In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti. Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother, a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.
(from 19 Sep 2017 - Closing on )
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
Drama
at Primary Stages
at Cherry Lane Theatre

The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! What? Why are you looking at us like that? Literature's greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent new adaptation.
(from Expected Nov 2017 - Closing on Expected Dec 2017)
PUFFS
Or, Seven Years of Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

by Matt Cox
Comedy
at Elektra Theatre
Puffs, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic gives you a front row seat to the sidelines of the world's most famous magical journey. Follow the story of a young wizard named Wayne and the Puffs a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers!
(from 29 Sep 2016 - Booking to 30 Jul 2017)
REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY
by Neil LaBute
Drama
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

After five years in New York, Greg and Steph return to their˙blue-collar hometown for their 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with Kent and Carly, the friends they left behind. Old secrets and new lies become increasingly difficult to hide as the evening (and the drinking) goes on. With˙Reasons To Be Pretty Happy,˙Neil LaBute˙revisits the characters first introduced in˙Reasons To Be Pretty and˙Reasons To Be Happy˙as they grapple with that eternal question: Have I become the person I wanted to be?
(from 16 Aug 2018 - Closing on 23 Sep 2018)
RED LETTER PLAYS, THE:
F*CKING A

by Suzan-Lori Parks
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

In Fucking A, Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son's freedom and nothing will deter Hester from her quest. In this wild-eyed blend of story and song, Hester's branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice.
(from 22 Aug 2017 - Closing on 01 Oct 2017)
RED LETTER PLAYS, THE:
IN THE BLOOD

by Suzan-Lori Parks
Drama
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

In the Blood s Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her.˙Hester turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences.
(from 29 Aug 2017 - Closing on 08 Oct 2017)
RELEVANCE
by JC Lee
Drama
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the era of 140 character tweets-especially against a rival whose time may have come. A collision of ideals within the feminist movement propels this riveting drama from breathless start to surprising finish.
(from 01 Feb 2018 - Closing on 11 Mar 2018)
SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Jocelyn Bioh
Comedy
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant.˙But the˙mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter and Paulina's hive-minded friends. This˙buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal˙similarities (and˙glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.
(from 02 Nov 2017 - Closing on 10 Dec 2017)
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 Roy Arias Stages / 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 26 Aug 2017)
SKINTIGHT
by Joshua Harmon
Comic-Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Skintight is a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. 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. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside.
(from 31 May 2018 - Closing on 26 Aug 2018)
STUFFED
by Lisa Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris
Comedy
at Westside Theatre
The four characters in Stuffed are a lifelong dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal, and a permanent size-zero. The play explores the crazy-making world of our relationships with food and it doesn't shy away from tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better -- muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try?
(from 06 Oct 2017 - Booking to )
SUGAR IN THE WOUNDS
by Donja R. Love
Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
at New York City Center (Studio at Stage II)

On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker and playwright Donja R. Love's exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history.
(from 22 May 2018 - Closing on )
SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Tennessee Williams
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Tennessee Williams makes his long-overdue debut at CSC with his sultry Southern Gothic masterpiece about a local minister s daughter who falls in love with the neighborhood doctor.
(from Expected Apr 2018 - Closing on )
THIS FLAT EARTH
by Lindsey Ferrentino
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
At a middle school in this seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie and Zander, two thirteen-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes and an infinitely more complicated future but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times, This Flat Earth is a startling and deeply felt story of growing up in our confounding world.
(from Expected Mar 2018 - Closing on )
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail & Nia Vardalos, based on the Book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the Stage by Nia Vardalos
Comedy
at The Public's Newman Theater
Thousands of people wrote letters asking for advice from an anonymous online columnist named Sugar, who drew from her own life experiences to answer in a candid, often brutally honest exchange. It was later revealed that Sugar was Cheryl Strayed. Nia Vardalos adapts the book, weaving together the real letters to explore the monstrous beauty, unfathomable dark and glimmering light which are at the heart of being human.
(from 19 Sep 2017 - Closing on 12 Nov 2017)
TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by Jir‚h Breon Holder
Drama
at Black Box Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Too Heavy For Your Pocket takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he'll have to convince his loved ones and himself that shaping his country's future might be worth jeopardizing his own.
(from Expected 2017/2018 - Closing on )
TORCH SONG
by Harvey Fierstein
Drama
at Second Stage Theatre
at Tony Kiser Theatre

It's 1979 in New York City and Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose and family. He's fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won't stop until he achieves the life he desires as a doting husband and a Jewish mother. Now, Arnold is back...and he's here to sing you a torch song. The Tony-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.
(from 26 Sep 2017 - Closing on )
TRANSFERS
by Lucy Thurber
Drama
at MCC Theater
at Lucille Lortel Theatre

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.
(from 05 Apr 2018 - Closing on 13 May 2018)
TRAVELLING LADY, THE
by Horton Foote
Drama
at Cherry Lane Theatre
The Travelling Lady is the unforgettable tale of an intrepid woman who journeys to a small town in 1950's Texas to reunite with her husband upon his release from prison. A poignant story of loss and redemption, The Travelling Lady looks into the heart and soul of America.
(from 07 Jun 2017 - Closing on 16 Jul 2017)
TREASURER, THE
by Max Posner
Dark Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely and fading fast. And she's spending all of her children's money, forcing her son to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. In this darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait, Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience.
(from Expected Sep 2017 - Closing on )
TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare
Comedy
at Classic Stage Company
New York's innovative Fiasco Theater brings their hallmark style and expansive imagination to one of Shakespeare s most popular comedies.
(from Expected Nov 2017 - Closing on )

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