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ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Neil LaBute
Drama
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Faye Johnson is a high school English teacher and guidance counselor in a long-time, loving marriage. As she recounts her experiences with a favored student from her past, Faye slowly reveals the truth that is hidden just beneath the surface details of her life. All The Ways To Say I Love You is a solo play about love, hard choices, and the cost of fulfilling an all-consuming desire.
(from 06 Sep 2016 - Closing on 16 Oct 2016)
ANIMAL
by Clare Lizzimore
Dark Comedy
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 Expected May 2017 - Closing on Expected Jun 2017)
ANTIPODES, THE
by Annie Baker
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker returns for the second production of her Signature residency with a world premiere play.
(from 04 Apr 2017 - Closing on )
AUBERGINE
by Julia Cho
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
A man shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman falls in love. A world away, a mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son from leaving home. And a son cooks a meal for his dying father to say everything that words can't. The making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language, and the medium through which life gradually reveals itself.
(from 19 Aug 2016 - Closing on 02 Oct 2016)
BABYLON LINE, THE
by Richard Greenberg
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
It's 1967. A writer from bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Levittown to teach a creative writing class. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student - a kindred spirit? something more? - reawakens his own artistic impulses.
(from 10 Nov 2016 - Closing on 22 Jan 2017)
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 07 Dec 2016)
BULL IN A CHINA SHOP
by Bryna Turner
Comedy
at Lincoln Center / Claire Tow Theater
Galloping through forty years in a New England seminary, Bull in a China Shop follows Mary Woolley and her partner Jeannette Marks as they reform and revolutionize women's education at the height of the suffrage movement. As evolving ambitions and desires strain the couple's relationship, this fast-paced comedy explores how we change the world, how the world changes us, and how we try to grow old together.
(from 11 Feb 2017 - Closing on 26 Mar 2017)
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?
by Gina Gionfriddo
Drama
at Vineyard Theatre
The play is set on Halloween and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She's drowning in debt, may be falling for her sugar daddy, and is on the run from her date who has threatened to kill her. When she meets Graham and Tanya, a door opens, for all of them... but is what's beyond a treat or a trick? A story of complicated lost souls grappling with the costs of love, money, and the American Dream.
(from Expected May 2017 - Expected Jun 2017)
CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE
by Chris Gethard
Comedy
at Lynn Redgrave Theater
Chris Gethard: Career Suicide is a new comedy about depression, alcoholism, suicide, and the other funniest parts of life.
(from 05 Oct 2016 - Closing on 23 Oct 2016)
CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC
by Claudia Rankine & Stephen Sachs
Drama
at Cherry Lane Theatre
An intensely provocative and unapologetic rumination on racial aggression in America, Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric has been heralded as one of the best books of the past decade. In this new stage adaptation by Rankine and Stephen Sachs, seemingly everyday acts of racism are scrutinized as part of an uncompromising testimony of 'living while Black' in America. The play echoes the voices heard around dinner tables and in demonstrations across the country.
(from Expected Jan 2017 - Closing on Expected Mar 2017)
COST OF LIVING
by Martyna Majok
Drama
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)
DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by Michael McKeever
Drama
at Cherry Lane Theatre
In Daniel's Husband, we see Daniel and Mitchell enjoying life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not. A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental.
(from Expected Mar 2017 - Closing on Expected Apr 2017)
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
by Tom Schulman, adapted from his 1989 film
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Set at a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, where the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity, and to live passionately.
(from 27 Oct 2016 - Closing on 11 Dec 2016)
DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD, THE
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Comic-Drama
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.
(from 25 Oct 2016 - Closing on 04 Dec 2016)
END OF LONGING, THE
by Matthew Perry
Dark Comedy
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 24 Jun 2017)
EVERYBODY
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
This modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language promises to be just as unique as Gloria, An Octoroon and the award-winning Signature production of Appropriate.
(from 31 Jan 2017 - Closing on )
FADE
by Tanya Saracho
Comedy
at Cherry Lane Theatre
Fade is a behind-the-scenes comedy about the burgeoning friendship between Lucia and Abel, two Latinos of Mexican descent working at a ruthless Hollywood studio. Lucia is an tenacious novelist, newly hired to write for a TV detective series and struggling to find her place among a team of domineering white male co-workers. Abel is one of the studio's janitors, compassionate to Lucia's difficulties and generous with his opinions and personal anecdotes which keeps them in an absorbing tąte-Ö-tąte throughout their workdays. As their bond grows, Abel's stories quickly blur with those Lucia is writing for the show and they both find themselves in the center of their own not-quite-made-for-TV drama.
(from Expected Nov 2016 - Closing on Expected Dec 2016)
FULFILLMENT CENTER
by Abe Koogler
Comic-Drama
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 )
GABRIELS, THE
ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public's LuEsther Theater
Tony-winning writer and director Richard Nelson returns to The Public this fall with the next play in his new three-play cycle, THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, brings us back to the kitchen of the Gabriel family, with the country now in the midst of the general election for president. In the course of one evening in the house they grew up in, history (both theirs and our country's), money, politics, family, art and culture are chopped up and mixed together, while a meal is made around the kitchen table.
(from 10 Sep 2016 - Closing on 09 Oct 2016)
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
In the exquisitely moving finale of his three-play cycle, Tony-winning writer and director Richard Nelson brings us back into the Rhinebeck kitchen of the Gabriel family as they await the results of the Presidential Election on November 8, 2016. WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE takes place in the course of a single night, eight months after we first meet the Gabriels. Patricia, the family matriarch, joins her children and daughters-in-law as they prepare a meal from the past and consider the future of their country, town and home. Paying tribute to the difficult year behind them, the Gabriels compare notes on the search for empathy and authenticity at a time when the game seems rigged and the rules are forever changing.
(from 04 Nov 2016 - Closing on 04 Dec 2016)
GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by Martin Sherman
Comic-Drama
at The Public Theater
Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage this spring in a world premiere by Tony Award nominee Martin Sherman. Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life. A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.
(from 14 Mar 2017 - Closing on 16 Apr 2017)
GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY, THE
by Jeff Talbott
Drama
at Theatre Row's Beckett
The play tells the powerful, simple tale of Baylen, a hardworking gravedigger fighting to feed his family in a world that threatens to bury him.
(from 28 Feb 2017 - Closing on 01 Apr 2017)
HAMLET
The Mobile Unit Production

by William Shakespeare
Drama
at The Public's Shiva Theater
Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Patricia McGregor directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit, and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.
(from 19 Sep 2016 - Closing on 09 Oct 2016)
HARVEST, THE
by Samuel D. Hunter
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Claire Tow Theater
In the basement of a small evangelical church in Southeastern Idaho, a group of young missionaries is preparing to go to the Middle East. One of them a young man who has recently lost his father has bought a one-way ticket. But his plans are complicated when his estranged sister returns home and makes it her mission to keep him there.
(from 08 Oct 2016 - Closing on 20 Nov 2016)
HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
by Sarah Ruhl
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples discuss a younger acquaintance - a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat. Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives.
(from 23 Feb 2017 - Closing on )
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 02 Feb 2017 - Closing on 30 Apr 2017)
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)
LIAR, THE
by David Ives, based on the play by Pierre Corneille
Comedy
at Classic Stage Company
The farce follows the charming Dorante who cannot tell the truth and the manservant Clinton who cannot tell a lie.
(from Expected Jan 2017 - )
LIFE, A
by Adam Bock
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Nate Martin is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup, another in a lifelong string of ill-fated matches, casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. But the answer he receives, when it comes, is shockingly obvious and totally unpredictable.
(from 30 Sep 2016 - Closing on 13 Nov 2016)
LIGHT YEARS, THE
by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. From the minds of The Debate Society, The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.
(from Expected Feb 2017 - )
LINDA
by Penelope Skinner
Comic-Drama
at New York City Center (Stage I)
Linda Wilde has it all. She's an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks.
(from 03 Feb 2017 - Closing on 02 Apr 2017)
LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE
by Le Clanchā 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 31 Dec 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 18 Dec 2016)
MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by Tracy Letts
Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
Sometimes even the most devout can lose their faith. When Ken, a middle aged man from Nebraska, suddenly finds he's lost his, along with his sense of purpose, he goes on a wild adventure to find it. Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core. From the playwright of August: Osage County, comes a fascinating exploration into what happens when we lose our belief system and the characters that come into our lives on the path to a meaningful existence.
(from Expected Jan 2017 - )
MARIE AND ROSETTA
by George Brant
Play with Music
at Linda Gross Theater
Marie and Rosetta chronicles Sister Rosetta Tharpe's first rehearsal with a young protege, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.
(from 24 Aug 2016 - Closing on 16 Oct 2016)
MASTER HAROLD... AND THE BOYS
by Athol Fugard
Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe. 'Master Harold' ... and the boys reveals the profound personal consequences of oppression.
(from 18 Oct 2016 - Closing on 27 Nov 2016)
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 29 Sep 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)
NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM
by Nathan Alan Davis
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop
In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner's startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray. This timely new play imagines Turner's final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Gray and they reckon with what has passed and what the dawn will bring. Woven with vivid imagery and indelible lyricism, Nat Turner in Jerusalem examines the power of an individual's resolute convictions and their seismic reverberations through time.
(from 07 Sep 2016 - Closing on 16 Oct 2016)
NEW PLAY
by Will Eno
Drama
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Will Eno completes his Signature residency with a world premiere production, which follows the extended Signature runs of Title and Deed and The Open House.
(from 07 Feb 2017 - Closing on )
NOT THAT JEWISH
written and performed by Monica Piper
Comedy
at New World Stages / Stage 4
Not That Jewish is Emmy Award-winning writer, actress and comedian Monica Piper's autobiographical telling of a Jew 'ish' girl's life.
(from 06 Oct 2016 - Closing on 29 Jan 2017)
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
created, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
Anna Deavere Smith leads a new installation of powerful first person storytelling in Notes from the Field. Urgent and inspiring, it depicts the personal accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America's school-to-prison pipeline.
(from 15 Oct 2016 - Closing on 11 Dec 2016)
ON THE EXHALE
by Mart°n Zimmerman
Drama
at Black Box Theatre
When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we're all part of the problem.
(from 07 Feb 2017 - Closing on 02 Apr 2017)
OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop
Shakespeare's Othello tackles the universal and timeless themes of jealousy, betrayal, racism and the lure of power.
(from 22 Nov 2016 - Closing on 18 Jan 2017)
PARALLELOGRAM, A
by Bruce Norris
Comedy
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 Expected Summer 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 30 Oct 2016)
PLENTY
by David Hare
Drama
at The Public's Newman Theater
Plenty is the story of Susan Traherne (Weisz), a fiercely intelligent British secret agent flown into France during the Second World War. Susan's experiences among her war-time colleagues and over the two decades that follow are distilled in powerful scenes in this endlessly layered work about a woman of remarkable bravery, who cannot find in peacetime the values and relationships she cherished in war.
(from 04 Oct 2016 - Closing on 20 Nov 2016)
PROFANE, THE
by Zayd Dohrn
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter falls for the son of a conservative Muslim family in White Plains, he discovers the threshold of his tolerance. Two families are forced to confront each other's religious beliefs and cultural traditions, and to face their own deep-seated prejudice.
(from 17 Mar 2017 - Closing on 30 Apr 2017)
RANCHO VIEJO
by Dan LeFranc
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
We never meet young Richie and Lonna, whose marriage is on the rocks. But miles and miles away, in the affluent southwestern suburb where their parents live, this couple's separation is disturbing the tranquility of a community they've barely met. In Dan LeFranc's comedy of anxiety and awkward neighbors, the residents of Rancho Viejo drift from one gathering to the next, wrestling life's grandest themes while fending off existential despair set against the lustful, yearning strains of a distant bolero.
(from Expected Nov 2016 - )
RED LETTER PLAYS, THE
In the Blood and F*cking A

by Suzan-Lori Parks
Drama
at tba
Remixing The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne's seminal masterpiece, The Red Letter Plays tear open notions of gender and hypocrisy with poetic honesty and exhilarating wit. In the Blood's Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the very men who loved her. Fucking A's Hester Smith is an abortionist, forced to ply her trade to save her own son. Performed together for the first time, with a shared cast and director, the two plays form a thrilling and powerful indictment of the way we live now.
(from Expected 2017/2018 - Closing on )
ROADS TO HOME, THE
by Horton Foote
Comic-Drama
at Cherry Lane Theatre
Three women living in Houston, Texas in the 1920s grapple with the eternal question, 'Where is home?'
(from 14 Sep 2016 - Closing on 06 Nov 2016)
SELL/BUY/DATE
by Sarah Jones
Drama
at New York City Center (Studio at 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 13 Nov 2016)
SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by Jane Austen, adapted by Kate Hamill
Comic-Drama
at The Gym at Judson
You've never seen Austen like this! BEDLAM's adaptation follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their sudden loss of fortune. SENSE & SENSIBILITY asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
(from 17 Jun 2016 - Closing on 20 Nov 2016)
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 17 Dec 2016)
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by Oliver Goldsmith
Comedy
at Theatre Row's Clurman
This classic 18th century British comedy, in which a mismatched love comes to rights when a strong young woman lowers the stakes, features heightened language, timeless humor, and great heart. TACT's production will take a fresh streamlined look at this enduring play in a new adaptation that will include some daring audience participation.
(from 04 Oct 2016 - Closing on 05 Nov 2016)
SHEAR MADNESS
by Paul Portner
Comedy
at Davenport Theatre
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 15 Jul 2016 - Booking to 08 Jan 2017)
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
by Bess Wohl
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.
(from 03 Jul 2016 - Closing on 09 Oct 2016)
SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER
by Chisa Hutchinson
Drama
at McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Alex is a fifteen year old Asian-American girl going to extremes to get her own mother to notice her. She's a dream child - except to her parents who wish she was a boy. Luckily she finds a sympathetic ear in Kate, her irreverent guidance counselor who knows all too well what it's like to walk in Alex's shoes. As three generations of women find their identity in question, each needs to decide who makes the rules and what happens when you break them.
(from Expected Summer 2017 - )
STUFFED
by Lisa Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris
Comedy
at McGinn/Cazale Theatre
A bulimic, a compulsive eater, a confident overweight gal, and a chronically thin chick walk into a play and... what happens next could only be told by comic mastermind Lisa Lampanelli. With signature wit and razor-sharp insight, Lampanelli's famously irreverent voice comes to the New York stage with Stuffed, bringing together four women's disparate stories to paint an acerbically witty and ultimately poignant portrait of the insanity of a world that forces women to address hard-hitting issues like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower an emotionally fulfilling activity? When it comes to blue jeans, should one opt for a camel toe or a muffin top? And the ultimate question: can food and body-image issues ever truly be conquered or are we all just destined to be 'stuffed'?
(from 23 Sep 2016 - Closing on 06 Nov 2016)
SWEAT
by Lynn Nottage
Drama
at The Public's Martinson Theater
With warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. The new play examines the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity.
(from 18 Oct 2016 - Closing on 27 Nov 2016)
TELL HECTOR I MISS HIM
by Paola L†zaro
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
You're in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan. You're a tourist, you walk down the stairs of this beautiful old fort built by the Spaniards. When you reach the bottom, you realize you're in the hole, a slum. Welcome to La Perla, the barrio and the underbelly that lies under the tourism and behind the fort walls. You spend some days there, you don't want to leave. Oh no, you're addicted to the beauty, the women and the drugs. A raw and compelling play about searching for first love, found family, and hope.
(from Expected Jan 2017 - Closing on Expected Feb 2017)
THIS DAY FORWARD
by Nicky Silver
Comedy
at Vineyard Theatre
In this new comedy about love and marriage and everything in-between, Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene s children wrestle with their past, and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory.
(from 03 Nov 2016 - Closing on 18 Dec 2016)
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Based on the Book by Cheryl Strayed; Adapted for the Stage by Nia Vardalos; Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail & Nia Vardalos
Comedy
at The Public Theater
Academy Award-nominated writer and actress Nia Vardalos makes her Public Theater debut with a new play she has adapted from the bestselling book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. Vardalos is Sugar, the online advice columnist who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty and hope. As anonymous readers come to her with their deepest and most personal problems, Sugar-who ultimately revealed herself to be Strayed-finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with theirs, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark and glimmering light at the heart of being human. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this powerful new play about reaching when you're stuck, healing when you're broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which don't have an answer.
(from 15 Nov 2016 - Closing on 31 Dec 2016)
TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, THE
by Dick Tarlow with Bill Smith
Drama
at Theatre Row's Lion
With the continuing rise of ISIS and ongoing worldwide terrorism, world leaders demanded answers about who was responsible for the destabilization of the Middle East. The International Criminal Court at The Hague reached out to President George W. Bush to be accountable for his actions. Against the wishes of his family and advisors, Bush remarkably has agreed to stand trial.
(from 17 Sep 2016 - Closing on 15 Oct 2016)
VENUS
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Comic-Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
Leaving her home in southern Africa for a better life, Saartjie Baartman became a star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit for the size of her posterior. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman's journey to London, her rise to fame as the 'Hottentot Venus' and her eventual love affair with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a wild carnival, bursting with humor and heart while examining the paradox of love.
(from 25 Apr 2017 - Closing on )
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 27 Nov 2016)
WHEN IT'S YOU
by Courtney Baron
Drama
at Theatre Row's Clurman
When It's You is a personal look at the ripple effects that follow gun violence in contemporary America. Ginnifer is single, thirty-seven, and has just lost her mother to illness. She moves back to her hometown and learns her first love from high school is now at the center of a violent crime. Ginnifer must confront her relationship to the heinous act as well as her changing place in society, all while living in her dead mother's home. Timely and moving, When It's You complexly and honestly explores America today.
(from 21 Feb 2017 - Closing on 08 Apr 2017)
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
by Nassim Soleimanpour
Experimental theatre
at Westside Theatre (Downstairs)
No rehearsal. No director. No set. No spoilers. A different performer each night is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage.
(from 07 Mar 2016 - Booking to 28 Nov 2016)
WHO'S HOLIDAY!
by Matthew Lombardo
Comedy
at New World Stages / Stage 1
The story involves a middle-aged Cindy Lou Who, now residing in a beaten down trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit. As she prepares to host a Christmas Eve party for her friends, she recalls from her own perspective that fated night when she first met the Grinch, and the strange turn of events her life has taken for the past 40 years.
(from 02 Nov 2016 - Closing on 02 Jan 2017)
WORLD PREMIERE PLAY BY DAVID MAMET
by David Mamet
Drama
at Linda Gross Theater
A brand new World Premiere yet-to-be-titled play by David Mamet
(from Expected Feb 2017 - Closing on Expected Apr 2017)
YEN
by Anna Jordan
Drama
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Bobbie and Hench are home alone. Days are filled by streaming porn, playing Call of Duty, watching the world go by. Their mom rarely visits these days, and it's chaos when she does. But when animal-loving neighbor Jenny takes an interest in their dog Taliban, the boys discover a world far beyond what they know. YEN explores a childhood lived without boundaries.
(from 02 Feb 2017 - Closing on 12 Mar 2017)

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