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ACCIDENTAL PERVERT, THE
by Andrew Goffman
Comedy
at The 13th Street Repertory Theatre
The Accidental Pervert tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's X-rated video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet.
(from 15 Jul 2011 - Booking to 11 Jun 2016)
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 09 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 - )
BETTER PLACE, A
by Wendy Beckett
Comedy
at Duke On 42nd Street
A Better Place is a new play about Manhattanites' lust for real estate. A male couple is transfixed by their neighbors; they can't tear themselves away from the window. The lifestyle over there is sumptuous, and they have a quirky daughter whose tastes run to exhibitionism. Speculation begins...where did they get all that wealth? And what about the kooky brokers who regularly visit them? Who are these funny people in the glorious glass box? We all want what they have! Could it be they have attained - A Better Place?
(from 05 May 2016 - Closing on 12 Jun 2016)
BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE
by Layon Gray
Drama
at St. Luke's Theatre
A story told in narrative of six men embarking on a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow; challenging their intelligence, patriotism, brotherhood, and dreams of an inclusive and fair society.
(from 05 Jan 2010 - Booking to 17 Jun 2016)
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 Spring 2017 - )
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 25 Apr 2017 - Closing on )
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)
DAPHNE'S DIVE
by Quiara Alegr¡a Hudes
Drama
at The Romulus Linney Courtyard
Daphne's Dive is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her eclectic group of friends and family meet, talk, bond and drink. As Daphne's adopted daughter, very different from her quiet and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront ugly secrets and take a hard look at their lives.
(from 26 Apr 2016 - Closing on 12 Jun 2016)
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 Expected Oct 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 )
EFFECT, THE
by Lucy Prebble
Drama
at Barrow Street Theatre
Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work.
(from 02 Mar 2016 - Closing on 04 Sep 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 tˆte-…-tˆte 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)
FRIEND ART
by Sofia Alvarez
Comedy
at McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Kevin and Molly are a 30-something couple about to get married. Their best friend Nate just broke up with Lil, his much younger performance artist girlfriend. The group is navigating Gotham living at varying levels of success, which inevitably means attending friends' basement art shows. In this comedy we're confronted with what it means to support the art and decisions your friends make, regardless of what it does to your friendships.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 12 Jun 2016)
FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNELOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK, A
by Halley Feiffer
Comedy
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
In A Funny Thing..., a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedienne and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life's biggest challenges... while making some of the world s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?
(from 19 May 2016 - Closing on 03 Jul 2016)
GABRIELS, THE
ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

by Richard Nelson
Drama
at The Public's LuEsther Theater
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 02 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 27 Nov 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)
HEALING, THE
by Samuel D. Hunter
Drama
at Theatre Row's Clurman
Twenty-five years ago, a motley group of friends met as kids at a summer camp where the head counselor secretly taught them that their disabilities could be 'cured' through the power of prayer. Today, the group has gathered to mourn the untimely passing of one of its members. Over the course of the night, old wounds are uncovered, friendships are tested and the truth surrounding their late friend becomes troublingly clear.
(from 11 Jun 2016 - Closing on 16 Jul 2016)
IF I FORGET
by Steven Levenson
Drama
at Laura Pels Theatre
If I Forget focuses an unwavering gaze on the personal politics of family, heritage, and history and the scars and legacies they leave behind.
(from 19 Jan 2017 - Closing on 16 Apr 2017)
INCOGNITO
by Nick Payne
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage 1)
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Incognito takes us into the last uncharted realm - the mind.
(from 03 May 2016 - Closing on 26 Jun 2016)
INDECENT
by Paula Vogel & Rebecca Taichman, Music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva
Play with Music
at Vineyard Theatre
Indecent is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's 'God of Vengeance,' a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
(from 27 Apr 2016 - Closing on 05 Jun 2016)
INDIAN SUMMER
by Gregory S. Moss
Comedy
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
Abandoned by his wayward mom, Daniel is consigned to spend summer with granddad in a Rhode Island beach town, where the locals don t look kindly on city kids. But his hapless vacation turns around when he meets Izzy: tough-acting, back-sassing, beguiling and taken. Greg Moss s feisty romantic comedy follows a passing fling that could last a lifetime - as impossible and charmed as an indian summer.
(from 13 May 2016 - Closing on 26 Jun 2016)
KINGDOM COME
by Jenny Rachel Weiner
Drama
at Black Box Theatre
Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they re each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?
(from 07 Oct 2016 - Closing on 18 Dec 2016)
LAYOVER
by Leslye Headland
Drama
at Tony Kiser Theatre
Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. Layover asks the question: Can you ever really get to know somebody when you're hiding so much yourself?
(from 02 Aug 2016 - )
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 Expected Sep 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 - )
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
by Mike Bartlett
Dark Comedy
at Laura Pels Theatre
Spanning more than four decades, this dark comedy is the story of what happens when the free-loving teens of the 60s face the harsh realities of today's world. From passion to paranoia, Love, Love, Love takes on the baby boomer generation as it retires, and finds it full of trouble.
(from 22 Sep 2016 - Closing on 01 Jan 2017)
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 )
MEN ON BOATS
by Jaclyn Backhaus
Drama
at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the joyfully anachronistic retelling of the 1869 Powell expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.
(from 19 Jul 2016 - Closing on 14 Aug 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 02 Jun 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)
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 )
OSLO
by J.T. Rogers
Drama
at Lincoln Center / Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
It's 1993. The world watches the impossible: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, standing together in the White House Rose Garden, signing the first ever peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. How were the negotiations kept secret? Why were they held in a castle in the middle of Norway? And who are these mysterious negotiators?
(from 16 Jun 2016 - Closing on 28 Aug 2016)
OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at New York Theatre Workshop

(from Expected Fall 2016 - Closing on )
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES
by Israel Horovitz
Comedy
at Cherry Lane Theatre
The comedy depicts what happens when four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100-year-old man who loved each of them at times variously, at times simultaneously. For 24 hours, they share his apartment, delicious secrets, and a dead cat.
(from 07 Jun 2016 - Closing on 17 Jul 2016)
PEER GYNT
by Henrik Ibsen, Adapted by John Doyle
Drama
at Classic Stage Company
Follow young Peer from childhood renegade to outcast, adventurer, industrialist and provocateur as he searches for a life that will live up to his impossible and irrepressible expectations.
(from 11 May 2016 - Closing on 19 Jun 2016)
PERFECT CRIME
by Warren Manzi
Thriller
at The Theater Center's Anne L. Bernstein Theater
A secluded mansion. A would-be murderess. The perfect crime. Margaret Brent is an accomplished Connecticut psychiatrist - and potential cold-blooded killler. When her wealthy husband turns up dead, she gets caught in the middle of a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a deranged patient and the handsome but duplicitous investigator assigned to the case.
(from 18 Apr 1987 - Booking to 03 Jul 2016)
PERSISTENT MEMORY, A
by Jackob G. Hofmann
Drama
at Theatre Row's Beckett
David is losing his grip on reality. With every passing moment his most precious memories are slipping away. Haunted by his past, he finds help while investigating a mysterious phenomenon that is overwhelming the world's elephant population. A Persistent Memory explores the unexpected virtues of grief, the impact of childhood memories, and how sometimes meeting the right people at the right time can change our lives forever.
(from 27 May 2016 - Closing on 19 Jun 2016)
PLENTY
by David Hare
Drama
at The Public 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 06 Nov 2016)
PRIVACY
Co-created by James Graham & Josie Rourke, Written by James Graham
Drama
at The Public's Newman Theater
Inspired by the revelations of Edward Snowden, Privacy explores our complicated relationship with technology and data through the funny and heart-breaking travails of a lonely guy, who arrives in the city to figure out how to like, tag, and share his life without giving it all away. The play uncovers what our technological choices reveal about who we are, what we want and who's keeping track of it all.
(from 05 Jul 2016 - Closing on 14 Aug 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 Expected Mar 2017 - )
PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS, THE
by Adam Rapp
Drama
at Atlantic Stage 2
Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Paducah, Kentucky. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself - and always remembers to take his medication. But when two teenage girls arrive at his doorstep one autumn afternoon, their visit will force him to confront a tragic past while also offering him a glimpse at hope.
(from 25 May 2016 - Closing on 19 Jun 2016)
QUIETLY
by Owen McCafferty
Drama
at The Irish Repertory Theatre
Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Following the 1999 Easter Peace Accord, guns were silenced but the chasm between the Republican and Unionist sides remains wide and bitter. Tonight, in a small back-street bar, Jimmy and Ian will meet for the first time. Forty years before a violent incident irrevocably changed the lives of both men and now they need to talk. Quietly is a play about violence and forgiveness, about the limits of healing, the lottery of bearing witness, and the profit of truth.
(from 20 Jul 2016 - Closing on 11 Sep 2016)
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 Expected Sep 2016 - Closing on Expected Nov 2016)
RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, THE
by Penelope Skinner
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Sometime in the future, Dolores and Silver are living their married life within the constraints and norms of a new world order. In an act of what seems like pure generosity, Dolores secretly opens their home to a stranger in need; but will she come to regret it? Can her actions have an impact or is it just too late? A bold world premiere thriller, The Ruins of Civilization explores our need for free will and connection, even in a world on the brink of extinction.
(from 04 May 2016 - Closing on 05 Jun 2016)
SELL/BUY/DATE
by Sarah Jones
Drama
at New York City Center (Stage II)
Tony Award-winning writer, performer and activist Sarah Jones returns to the New York stage as a medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, a new play inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the commercial sex industry. Through her masterful, multicultural characterizations, Jones explores an array of diverse perspectives on a fascinating and incendiary subject, all while preserving the full humanity and humor of voices seldom heard in the theater.
(from 27 Sep 2016 - Closing on )
SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
by Matt Murphy & Jim Brochu, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson & Maggie Berman
Comedy
at 777 Theatre
Stefan, a hunky stage assistant, author Dan Anderson encourages the shy and studious Robyn, to follow her dreams while following his tips.
(from 22 Jan 2014 - Booking to 17 Dec 2016)
SHEAR MADNESS
by Paul Portner
Comedy
at New World Stages / Stage 4
Shear Madness is America s whodunit comedy where the audience gets to solve the crime. Set in a local hair salon that turns into a wacky murder scene, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and is different every time you see it!
(from 22 Oct 2015 - Booking to 04 Sep 2016)
SHINING CITY
by Conor McPherson
Drama
at The Irish Repertory Theatre
Shining City is a haunting play, dense with urban lives that brush against one another while never making contact. John (Matthew Broderick) is seeking help from Ian, a counselor (Billy Carter), after the unexpected death of his wife. Though shaken by the loss, John is troubled by more than just grief; he has begun to see his wife's ghost in their home.
(from 17 May 2016 - Closing on 03 Jul 2016)
SIGNATURE PLAYS
The Sandbox, Drowning and Funnyhouse of a Negro

by Edward Albee, Mar¡a Irene Forn‚s and Adrienne Kennedy
Drama
at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
In honor of Signature's 25th Anniversary, Signature One Acts revisits three short plays produced in their playwrights' original Playwright-in-Residence season: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Mar¡a Irene Forn‚s' Drowning and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. This trio of one acts celebrates Signature's rich and diverse body of work over the past quarter century.
(from 03 May 2016 - Closing on 19 Jun 2016)
SKELETON CREW
by Dominique Morisseau
Drama
at Linda Gross Theater
Set in Detroit, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?
(from 13 May 2016 - Closing on 19 Jun 2016)
SWEAT
by Lynn Nottage
Drama
at The Public 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 20 Nov 2016)
TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE
by William Shakespeare
Comedy
at The Public's Delacorte Theater
Lovely Bianca is the prize to be won by all the men looking to land themselves a wealthy wife. But the competitors will first have to marry off Bianca's clever, fiery older sister Katherina, who may just outsmart them all. Shakespeare's original screwball comedy shows the lengths men will go to for their legacy, what women will do to break free and the outrageous things we all do for the human heart.
(from 24 May 2016 - Closing on 26 Jun 2016)
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 Expected Winter 2017 - )
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 18 Dec 2016)
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
by William Shakespeare
Drama
at The Public's Delacorte Theater
Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. In the seventh year of the Trojan War, Troilus, a young prince, pines for the affections of Cressida, a bright young woman who knows how to play it cool. Meanwhile, the heroes of the Iliad - Ajax, Ulysses, Achilles and the kings they serve - debate whether to return the dangerously beautiful captive Helen or continue to fight without end. Nations and lovers alike do battle in this sly, piercing drama about romance and revenge in a world at war.
(from 19 Jul 2016 - Closing on 14 Aug 2016)
TURN ME LOOSE
by Gretchen Law
Comic-Drama
at Westside Theatre Downstairs
Turn Me Loose is a new play about 60's comic genius Dick Gregory, the first Black stand-up to make white audiences laugh at the absurdity of bigotry. The play reveals how the overwhelming power of activism enticed Gregory from one of the most successful show business careers of the postwar era into a life of sacrifice and danger alongside Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers and other Civil Rights leaders. Wielding razor-sharp wit Gregory hacked away at myths about race, poverty, war, and politics.
(from 03 May 2016 - Booking to 03 Jul 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 )
WAR
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Drama
at Claire Tow Theater (located on roof of Vivian Beaumont Theater)
Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne after their mother has a stroke. As they attack each other in their mother's hospital room, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather during WWII. With bold theatricality and disarming humor, War follows a fractured family as its members navigate the landmines of the past and try to broker peace with each other - and themselves - in the present.
(from 21 May 2016 - Closing on 03 Jul 2016)
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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