Off Broadway Musicals that are now open or due to open!
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
at New World Stages / Stage 3
The musical is about a rundown outer-borough neighbourhood, where the residents - both puppets and humans - deal with everyday New York challenges like getting a job, falling in love and discovering their purpose in life.
(from 09 Oct 2009 - Booking to 03 Sep 2017)
by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen
at St. Luke's Theatre
The show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, our other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections and unremitting boredom, when a fax arrives from Germany, and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector's story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It's all fun and games until the looming cataclysm changes everything.
(from 06 Apr 2017 - Booking to 25 Jun 2017)
||BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE|
by Kirsten Childs
at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you've never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!
(from Expected May 2017 - )
Book by Peter Colley, Music & Lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern
at Westside Theatre (Upstairs)
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy.
(from 16 Mar 2016 - Booking to 28 May 2017)
||ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME|
Book by Joe DiPietro, Music by Brendan Milburn & Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda
at Tony Kiser Theatre
This innovative, high-tech adventure tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to work as a video game music composer. Unexpectedly, she is contacted across time by the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song.ÿ Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other.
(from 14 Apr 2017 - Closing on 11 Jun 2017)
Music by Harvey Schmidt, Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones
Romantic Musical Comedy
at The Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater
A romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow the narrator, El Gallo, as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, and then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to one other.
(from 16 Jun 2006 - Booking to 28 Feb 2017)
||GOLDEN APPLE, THE|
by John Latouche and Jerome Moross
at New York City Center (Mainstage)
The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical reshapes the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons.
(from 10 May 2017 - Closing on 14 May 2017)
A Spirited History of Drinking
Music by Josh Ehrlich, Book & Lyrics by Anthony Caporale
at New World Stages / The Green Room
Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a journey through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed musical comedy with three complimentary craft cocktails included!
(from 14 Oct 2016 - Booking to 02 Sep 2017)
||JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE|
by David Byrne
at The Public's Newman Theater
Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of The Public's hit Here Lies Love, explores the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert. Directed by Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers, Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is a new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.
(from 14 Feb 2017 - Closing on 30 Apr 2017)
Music by John Kander, Book & Lyrics by Greg Pierce
at Vineyard Theatre
Seventeen-year old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.
(from 01 Feb 2017 - Closing on 19 Mar 2017)
||LIGHTNING THIEF, THE|
The Percy Jackson Musical
by Joe Tracz & Rob Rokicki, based on the novel by by Rick Riordan
at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you re a demigod.
(from 23 Mar 2017 - Closing on 06 May 2017)
||MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, THE|
created and written by Roger Bean
at Theatre Row's Kirk
Take a musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Experience their lives and loves from prom night to their 10 year reunion, as the girls perform such classic 50's and 60's songs as 'Lollipop,' 'Dream Lover,' 'Stupid Cupid,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,' 'It s My Party,' and more than 20 chart topping hits!
(from 30 Mar 2016 - Booking to 02 Jul 2017)
||NEW YORKERS, THE|
A Sociological Musical Satire
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Herbert Fields, based on a story by E. Ray Goetz & Peter Arno
at New York City Center (Mainstage)
Bullets fly and bathtub gin flows in this 1930 Prohibition jape, which is a gleefully amoral celebration of speakeasies, gangsters, society dames and the great city they love. The musical centers on featherbrained socialite Alice Miller, whose bootlegger beau leads her on a madcap romp from Park Avenue to Sing Sing and back again.
(from 22 Mar 2017 - Closing on 26 Mar 2017)
||NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL|
by Rick Crom
Musical Revue / Comedy
at Theatre Row's Kirk
Newsical is back lampooning current events, headlines, newsmakers, celebrities and politicians of the day, including the Tea Party, immigration in Arizona, Don t Ask Don t Tell, the Crazy Jet Blue Flight Attendant, bed bugs, Lindsay Lohan, Oprah s Final Season and more!
(from 13 Dec 2010 - Booking to 02 Jul 2017)
||OUTER SPACE, THE|
by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy & Ian Riggs
at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
Ethan Lipton returns to The Public with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music by Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy and Ian Riggs and performed by the quartet (Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra), The Outer Space follows one married couple as they leave the noise, pollution and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the journey? Leigh Silverman directs this out-of-this-world musical about the sacrifices we make for sustainable living and love.
(from 23 Feb 2017 - Closing on 09 Apr 2017)
Book by John Weidman, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
at Classic Stage Company
In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan on a U.S mission to open up trade relations at any cost. Pacific Overtures tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the Westernization of the East.
(from 05 Apr 2017 - )
by Dorothy Marcic
at St. Luke's Theatre
After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include 'Oh, Happy Day,' 'Mama Said,' 'I Will Survive,' 'Tyrone,' 'I am Not My Hair' and 'A Woman's Worth.'
(from 29 Sep 2011 - Booking to 03 Sep 2017)
by Gerard Alessandrini
at The Triad
From Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind the legendary Forbidden Broadway, comes a side-splitting new musical that roasts, eviscerates and celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda s hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
(from 13 Jul 2016 - Booking to 30 Apr 2017)
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Adapted by Christopher Bond
at Barrow Street Theatre
Sweeney Todd follows a wronged barber who takes to slitting throats while seeking revenge on the corrupt judge who destroyed his life and family.
(from 14 Feb 2017 - Booking to 04 Jun 2017)
||WONDERLAND: ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE|
by Rachel Rockwell & Michael Mahler
at Atlantic Theater Company
at Linda Gross Theater
This New York premiere musical is based on Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' and 'Through the Looking-Glass, What Alice Found There.' Carroll's beloved, poetic tale of self-actualization is brought to life with an eclectic, live rock soundtrack as Alice journeys through Wonderland in search for her own inner voice. Along the way, she faces many challenges and fears, but in learning to believe in the impossible Alice learns to believe in herself.
(from 04 Mar 2017 - Closing on 26 Mar 2017)