Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows

Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.

• Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
• First Preview: May 5, 2023
• Opening: June 5, 2023
• Book: Craig Lucas
• Music and Lyrics: Adam Guettel
• Director: Michael Greif
• Cast: Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James, Sharon Catherine Brown, Bill English, Olivia Hernandez, Byron Jennings, David Jennings, Ted Koch, Ella Dane Morgan, Steven Booth, Nicole Ferguson, Scarlett Unger, Kelcey Watson

A searing new musical about a couple falling in love in 1950’s New York and struggling against themselves to rebuild a family.

• Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
• First Preview: May 17, 2023
• Opening: June 6, 2023
• Playwright: John J. Caswell, Jr.
• Director: Dustin Wills
• Cast: Frankie J. Alvarez, Ceci Fernández, Florencia Lozano, Julio Monge, Arturo Luis Soria

In a crumbling house in Arizona, a family haunted by addiction — and hardened into smart-asses — wrestles with the alcoholic ruin of its patriarch… who may or may not be repeatedly abducted by aliens.

• Park Avenue Armory
• First Preview: June 3, 2023
• Opening: June 13, 2023
• Playwright: Robert Icke, adapted from Arthur Schnitzler
• Director: Robert Icke
• Cast: Juliet Stevenson

On an ordinary day, at a private hospital, a young woman fights for her life. A priest arrives to save her soul. Her doctor refuses him entry.

In a divisive time, in a divided nation, a society takes sides.

• 59E59 Theater B
• Opening: June 13, 2023
• Playwright: Alex Howarth
• Director: Alex Howarth
• Cast: Alex Brain, Emily McGlynn, Michaela Murphy, Helen Chong

Can kids be parents? Three sisters in foster care wrestle with that question as they try to write the next chapter in their story after important pages are torn out in this new play from Patch of Blue. Based on real life events and interviews with children in foster care, the show incorporates live music and video projection to transport audiences between the adult world and the at once more honest and more fantastical world of childhood, where much is mysterious but everything is possible.

• 59E59 Theater C
• Opening: June 13, 2023
• Playwright: Nikhil Parmar
• Director: Georgia Green
• Cast: Nikhil Parmar

Meet Zayan, an under-employed actor and over-employed dealer who sees himself as the hapless lead in the sitcom that is his life. Everyone else sees him as lazy, self-centered, and useless – if they even notice him at all. As Zayan attempts to transition from being neglected to being notorious, we see how a man whose brushes with oppression, grief, and the sneaking suspicion that he’s become invisible have driven him to the unforgivable.

• Theatre At St. Clement's
• First Preview: June 13, 2023
• Opening: June 20, 2023
• Playwright: Richard Hellesen
• Director: Peter Ellenstein
• Cast: John Rubinstein

• Park Avenue Armory
• First Preview: June 14, 2023
• Opening: June 20, 2023
• Playwright: Liz Kingsman
• Director: Adam Brace
• Cast: Liz Kingsman

• New World Stages
• First Preview: June 2, 2023
• Opening: June 21, 2023
• Playwright: Larry Marshak, Rose Caiola
• Music: Gary Kupper
• Director: Randal Myler
• Cast: Constantine Maroulis, Joe Pantoliano, Bob Ari, Valisia Lekae, Jamonte D. Bruten, Andy Christopher, AJ Davis, Autumn Guzzardi, Anna Hertel, Matthew Morgan, Dominque Scott, Eric B. Turner, Joe Barbara, Natalie Kaye Clater, Lawrence Dandridge, Chase Peacock, Brownyn Tarboton

Rock & Roll Man takes place on the last day of Alan Freed’s life during a fever dream in which J. Edgar Hoover (as prosecutor) and Little Richard (as defense attorney) face off in a fantasy courtroom with Freed’s legacy on trial. Freed brought the sound of rock & roll to the world, popularizing Black artists including legends Chuck Berry and Little Richard. He played their music, produced their concerts, and found an audience coast to coast, becoming “the voice” of a generation. For the first time in history, Black and white artists performed together on stage, for multi-racial audiences. Freed risked everything to integrate the airwaves and unite audiences across America through their love of music.

• Theater 555
• First Preview: June 14, 2023
• Opening: June 22. 2023
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Paul Gordon
• Director: Rachel Klein
• Cast: Katey Sagal, Lauren Elder, Badia Farha, Maria Habeeb, Darron Hayes, Jeremy Kushnier, Maya Lagerstam, Carson Stewart, Wayne Wilson, Brittany Nicole Williams, Zach Rand, Sarita Amani Nash

Heather Krebs wants a boyfriend, but how can she navigate her way through high school if she might be the new Messiah? A small town in Ohio grapples with politics, religion, and teenage romance in this pop musical featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Tony nominee Paul Gordon.

• Theatre Two @ Theatre Row
• First Preview: June 17, 2023
• Opening: June 23. 2023
• Playwright: James T. Lane
• Director: Kenny Ingram
• Cast: James T. Lane

Triple Threat recounts the actor, James T. Lane's, moving, redemptive journey – from his against-all-odds rise in entertainment to near death cataclysmic fall, and his extraordinary return to the top. Acting, singing, and dancing his way through pivotal scenes from his life, Lane reveals that he is, indeed, a triple threat – just not always the kind he or anyone else ever envisioned.

• First Preview: June 21, 2023
• Opening: June 26, 2023
• Book and Lyrics: Ben Beckley, Nate Weida
• Music: Nate Weida
• Director: Jess Chayes
• Cast: RJ Christian, Zoe Siegel, Jessica Frey, Austin Owens Kelly, Monica Ho, Wesley Zurick, Ben Beckley, Ben Caplan, Devon Meddock

There's only one corporation left on the planet. Everything seems to be sunshine and rainbows—until a survivor from the outside world named K arrives and challenges the efficient and numbing status quo. Inspired by Franz Kafka's The Castle, Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener, and the artists' own experiences, In Corpo looks at the the seductiveness of technology and how corporations and bureaucracies limit autonomy and self-expression. And it's all set to an electro-folk-funk score.

• Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: June 8, 2023
• Opening: June 28, 2023
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Kenny Leon
• Cast: Ato Blankson-Wood, John Douglas Thompson, Solea Pfeiffer, Lorraine Toussaint, Daniel Pearce, Nick Rehberger, Brandon Gill, Mitchell Winter, Warner Lewis, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Greg Hildreth, Colby Lewis, Mikhail Calliste, Liam Craig, Safiya Kaijya Harris, Lauryn Hayes, LaWanda Hopkins, Jaylon Jamal, TrÍ Lê, Cornelius McMoyler, Laughton Royce, Lance Alexander Smith, Myxolydia Tyler, William Oliver Watkins, Lark White, Bryce Michael Wood

When Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is visited by the ghost of his father, who instructs his son to "revenge his foul and most unnatural murder" at the hands of the late King's brother Claudius, the young Prince is struck with uncertainty, and hems and haws his way through Shakespeare's classic tragedy, often considered the bard's greatest masterpiece.

• Theatre For A New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
• Opening: July 9, 2023
• Playwright: Tennessee Williams
• Director: Erica Schmidt
• Cast: Christopher Abbott, Maggie Siff

Tennessee Williams’s steamy and lyrical Orpheus Descending is a love story and a tragedy, telling of the passion of a storekeeper’s wife and a wandering guitar player and their doomed escape attempt from a hell of small-mindedness. Set in a dry-goods store in the 1950s deep South, the play’s toxic brew of Jim Crow, xenophobia, and provincialism evokes an American past that unfortunately is not the past, with open acceptance of hatred leading inevitably to violence.

• Irish Repertory Theatre
• First Preview: July 1, 2023
• Opening: July 13, 2023
• Playwright: Deirdre Kinahan
• Director: Louise Lowe
• Cast: Marie Mullen and Jamie O'Neill

On the morning of her 67th birthday, Máire sits up in bed enjoying a cigarette. She has recently been swept off her feet by a stranger and hasn’t felt this alive in years, but a visit from her son with dark revelations challenges the euphoria.

• Lincoln Center Theater @ Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
• First Preview: June 23, 2023
• Opening: July 20, 2023
• Playwright: Candrice Jones
• Director:  Lileana Blain-Cruz
• Cast: Brittany Bellizeare, Christiana Clark, Renita Lewis, Erica Matthews, Ciara Monique, Tamera Tomakili

Flex tells the story of a girls’ high school basketball team from Plainnole, Arkansas. It’s 1997, and the women of the Lady Train team are inspired by the successes of the WNBA. With aspirations of going pro, they must first navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas. Will their fouls off the court tear their team apart? Or can they keep their pact to stick together through hell or high water?

• The Cell Theatre
• First Preview: June 8, 2023
• Opening: July 12, 2023
• Playwright: Samantha Hurley
• Director: Tyler Struble
• Cast: Tessa Albertson, Janae Robinson, Brian Fiddyment

Dealing with an absent father, a neglectful mother, and mean-spirited classmates, Shelby Hinkley's eighth grade is proving to be a hard time. To cope with it all, Shelby focuses on the best thing about 2004: Spiderman. When leading an online fan club is no longer enough, she decides to kidnap and marry Tobey Maguire; but will the actor live up to her happily-ever-after fantasies?

• Minetta Lane Theatre
• First Preview: September 8, 2023
• Opening: September 17, 2023
• Playwright: Rebecca Gilman
• Director: Robert Falls
• Cast: Mary Beth Fisher, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Anne E. Thompson, Bubba Weiler, Laura T. Fisher, Jessica Ervin, Jack Lancaster

Feuds erupt between once-friendly neighbors when an out-of-state power company starts a land grab in a rural Wisconsin community. Peg, a retired teacher, fights to save the land she loves – but it's hard to know who your friends are in a world where politics are more polarized than ever. Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman draws a contemporary portrait of America’s heartland in a time when it seems like everyone has a different idea of what it means to be an American.

• WP Theater
• Opening: September 23, 2023
• Playwright: Eliana Pipes
• Director: Rebecca Martínez
• Cast: TBA

While trying to ditch class, Nathan, a white boy with family money who steals for sport, encounters Melody, an academic overachiever and the lone Black girl on campus, crying in a storage closet. They form an unexpected bond, but it’s not long before the heat between them boils over. Bite Me explores the drama (and trauma) of trying to fit in at high school and the unfinished business that haunts them when they reunite a decade later.

• WP Theater
• Opening: January 27, 2024
• Playwright: Corinne Jaber
• Director: Lee Sunday Evans
• Cast: TBA

Childhood friends, Caroline and Alice reestablish contact after more than 20 years. As they begin to unravel shared memories, they discover the part that Caroline’s father, a renowned theater actor, played in both their lives and how it affects them to this very day. Corinne Jaber’s new play captures the wild vulnerability of youth and the heavy armature of adulthood in unsparing, theatrical detail.

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