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ALL THE FINE BOYS
by Erica Schmidt
Drama
at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny and Emily are hungry for knowledge and experience, and in suburban South Carolina in the late '80s, experience is readily found with older boys. Emily chooses her senior crush from the high school play, and Jenny, a man she's seen at her family's church. With parallel stories that take tricky and terrifying turns, All the Fine Boys dives deep into the fascinations and complications of sexual awakening and the first painful gasps of adulthood.
(from 14 Feb 2017 - Closing on 26 Mar 2017)
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 18 Jun 2017)
ANTIPODES, THE
by Annie Baker
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

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 )
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 16 Feb 2017)
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)
C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE
The Most Reluctant Convert

by C.S. Lewis, adapted for the stage by Max McLean
Drama
at Theatre Row's Acorn
C.S. Lewis' journey from skeptic to the most influential Christian intellectual of the 20th Century.
(from 08 Feb 2017 - Closing on 02 Apr 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)
CHURCH & STATE
by Jason Odell Williams
Comedy
at New World Stages / Stage 5
Church & State is a comedy about faith, politics, and 'The Twitter.' It's three days before Charlie Whitmore's Senate reelection and he's decided to finally tell the public exactly what's on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong?
(from 03 Mar 2017 - Booking to 02 Jul 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)
DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by Michael McKeever
Drama
at Primary Stages
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)
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 24 Jun 2017)
EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Wallace Shawn
Comedy
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

Remember when you felt you could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear? Yes, things have changed a bit, haven't they? And everyone keeps saying there's nothing to be afraid of! Please join us to raise a toast on the 10th anniversary of the opening night of Robert's under-appreciated masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars. To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie will host this celebration at our old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other.
(from 31 Jan 2017 - Closing on 12 Mar 2017)
EVERYBODY
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

This modern riff on the 15th Century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as he or she travels down a road toward life's greatest mystery.
(from 31 Jan 2017 - Closing on 12 Mar 2017)
FADE
by Tanya Saracho
Comedy
at Primary Stages
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 Jan 2017 - Closing on Expected Mar 2017)
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 )
GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by Martin Sherman
Comic-Drama
at The Public's Martinson 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 23 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)
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 07 May 2017)
IF I FORGET
by Steven Levenson
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for 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)
INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE
by Damon Chua
Drama
at Theatre Row's Clurman
China 1943: A new mystery with the American Flying Tigers, a budding romance, an unsolved murder - 3 Chinese women cross paths in a secret quest.
(from 21 Jan 2017 - Closing on 12 Feb 2017)
JONAH AND OTTO
by Robert Holman
Drama
at Theatre Row's Lion
In 2003, Jonah is 26, Otto, 62 two men different in every way. But not everything is what it seems when their lives collide one summer's night in a mysterious walled garden on the south coast of England. As their stories of love and loss unravel in front of us and memories of the past unturned come to light, on parting, neither can be the same again. Jonah and Otto is a deeply humane, funny and ultimately haunting exploration of what it is to be alive.
(from 01 Feb 2017 - Closing on 25 Feb 2017)
LIAR, THE
by David Ives, based on the play Le Menteur 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 11 Jan 2017 - Closing on 26 Feb 2017)
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 17 Feb 2017 - Closing on 02 Apr 2017)
LINDA
by Penelope Skinner
Comic-Drama
at Manhattan Theatre Club
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 25 Mar 2017)
MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by Tracy Letts
Drama
at Second Stage Theatre
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 26 Jan 2017 - Closing on 12 Mar 2017)
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS
by Anthony J. Wilkinson
Comedy
at The Theater Center's Anne L. Bernstein Theater
In the third chapter of the 'Big Gay Italian' trilogy, Anthony Pinnunziato is approaching his 40's and is faced with the challenges of balancing his now very successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships.
(from 12 Nov 2015 - Booking to 25 Mar 2017)
NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by Meghan Kennedy
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for 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 09 Jun 2017 - Closing on 03 Sep 2017)
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 - Booking to 30 Apr 2017)
ON THE EXHALE
by Mart°n Zimmerman
Drama
at Black Box Theatre
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for 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 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 Expected Summer 2017 - )
PENITENT, THE
by David Mamet
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater

A renowned psychiatrist is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics and faith are thrown into question.
(from 08 Feb 2017 - Closing on 19 Mar 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 28 Feb 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)
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)
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 26 Mar 2017)
RED LETTER PLAYS, THE
In the Blood and F*cking A

by Suzan-Lori Parks
Drama
at The Pershing Square Signature Center
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 )
RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA
by Alan Hruska
Comic-Drama
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Ring Twice for Miranda is a tragi-comedy set in difficult times, roiled by economic upheavals. A man known only as Sir rules with a vengeance, but it's Miranda, a chambermaid, who adds intrigue to his life. When Elliot, the butler, is fired, she flees with him in defiance onto the frightening streets. All must soon make critical decisions with imperfect facts to guide them, since little in their world is as it appears.
(from 24 Jan 2017 - Closing on 16 Apr 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 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 Apr 2017)
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 30 Jun 2017)
SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER
by Chisa Hutchinson
Drama
at Second Stage Theatre Uptown
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 - )
TELL HECTOR I MISS HIM
by Paola L†zaro
Drama
at Atlantic Theater Company
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 11 Jan 2017 - Closing on 19 Feb 2017)
VENUS
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Comic-Drama
at The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

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 )
WAKEY, WAKEY
by Will Eno
Drama
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center

What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there? The new play challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life's simple pleasures.
(from 07 Feb 2017 - Closing on 19 Mar 2017)
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)
YEN
by Anna Jordan
Drama
at MCC Theater
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 12 Jan 2017 - Closing on 19 Feb 2017)
YOURS UNFAITHFULLY
by Miles Malleson
Comedy
at Theatre Row's Beckett
Yours Unfaithfully is an insightful, intelligent and exceptionally intimate peek behind the closed doors of an open marriage. Stephen and Anne, blissfully happy for eight years, are committed to living up to their ideals. When Stephen, a writer who isn't writing, begins to sink into a funk of unproductive moodiness, Anne encourages him to seek out a fresh spark. Can their marriage survive uncompromising generosity, sacrifice and love?
(from 27 Dec 2016 - Closing on 18 Feb 2017)

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