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.

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LOVE QUIRKS
• AMT Theater
• First Preview: June 16, 2022
• Opening: June 27, 2022
• Book: Mark Childers
• Music and Lyrics: Seth Bisen-Hersh
• Director: Brian Childers
• Cast: Erin Lamar, Maggie McDowell, Matthew Schatz, and Lauren Testerman, Rori Nogee, Dylan Hartwell

Love Quirks is a new musical fable based on actual events as a group of thirty-somethings explore the bizarre tribulations of love, friendship, and all the blurry lines in-between. Four broken hearts must face the past and look to the future, as they march march into the strange and often hilarious world of love on the island of Manhattan. What they find is never what they expect, and they must face up to their own Love Quirks to move forward.

HAMLET
• Park Avenue Armory
• First Preview: June 10, 2022
• Opening: June 28, 2022
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Robert Icke
• Cast: Alex Lawther, Jennifer Ehle

Prince Hamlet, son of Denmark’s late king, is horrified – and placed in a moral quandary – by the apparition of his father’s ghost. This spectre claims to have been murdered by the brother who now wears his crown – and who, having married the widowed queen, is now not only Hamlet’s uncle but also his stepfather. The ghost demands vengeance, but can it be trusted? And can the taking of a life ever be justified? Can this troubled family tolerate any further loss?

53% OF
McGinn/Cazale Theatre
• First Preview: June 14, 2022
• Opening: June 28, 2022
• Playwright: Steph Del Rosso
• Director: Tiffany Nichole Greene
• Cast: Anna Crivelli, Eden Malyn, Marianna McClellan, Grace Rex, Cathryn Wake, Ayana Workman

The president is coming to town, and the good ladies of Bethlehem, PA are beside themselves planning to give him a hero’s welcome; later, their husbands drink and posture during his swearing in. And in Brooklyn, a group of 20-something white women gather to plan . . . a revolution? Or is it a ritual to absolve their own guilt? 53% Of shines a spotlight on the status quo and shakes up our perceived notions of who calls themselves good and who pleads ignorance.

RICHARD III
• Public Theater / Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: June 21, 2022
• Opening: June 30, 2022
• Playwright: William Shakespeare
• Director: Robert O'Hara
• Cast: Danai Gurira, Wyatt Cibus, Sanjit De Silva, Sam Duncan, Monique Holt, Gregg Mozgala, Paul Niebanck, Michael Potts, Ariel Shafir, Heather Alicia Simms, Ali Stroker, Sharon Washington, Daniel J. Watts

As charismatic as he is cunning, as strangely seductive as he is utterly ruthless, Richard, Duke of Gloucester is the very embodiment of lethal ambition as he manoeuvres and murders his way to the throne of England, sardonically revelling in his own villainy every step of the way. But once he has reached the top, the only way left to go is down – and in Richard’s growing roster of vengeful enemies, none are more menacing than the ghosts of his past.

MISTER MISS AMERICA
• Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre
• Opening: July 6, 2022
• Playwright: Neil D'Astolfo
• Director: Tony Speciale
• Cast: Neil D'Astolfo

Tonight. Is. The. Night. Y'all. It's the 86th Annual Miss Southwestern Virginia Pageant, and Derek Tyler Taylor is fightin' tooth and well-manicured nail to win the crown. But when the road to victory is bumpier than a sock fulla Skittles™, Derek must decide how dirty he's willing to play to make his lifelong dream come true.

BETWEEN THE LINES
• Tony Kiser Theater
• First Preview: June 14, 2022
• Opening: July 11, 2022
• Book: Timothy Allen McDonald
• Music and Lyrics: Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson
• Director: Jeff Calhoun
• Choreographer: Paul McGill
• Cast: Arielle Jacobs, Jake David Smith, Julia Murney, Will Burton, Wren Rivera, Hillary Fisher, John Rapson, Vicki Lewis, Sean Stack, Jerusha Cavazos, Aubrey Matalon, Dan Hoy, Heather Ayers, Martin Landry

Between the Lines is an empowering and enchanting new musical for any of us seeking to find our place in the world. An outsider in a new school, Delilah seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood. But as the lines between the two worlds of reality and fantasy begin to blur in extraordinary and astonishing ways, Delilah has to confront whether she alone has the power to rewrite her own story.

ORESTEIA
• Park Avenue Armory
• First Preview: July 8, 2022
• Opening: July 26, 2022
• Playwright: Aeschylus, Adapted by Robert Icke
• Director: Robert Icke
• Cast: Anastasia Hille

Aeschylus’ greatest and final play is a searing familial saga that examines the sins of a family over several decades and explores whether justice can ever really be done.

THE PANIC OF '29
• Less Than Rent Theatre @ 59E59 Theater B
• First Preview: July 23, 2022
• Opening: August 31, 2022
• Playwright: Graham Techler
• Director: Max Friedman
• Cast: Will Roland, Olivia Puckett, Erik Lochtefeld, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Jaela Cheeks-Lomax, Rachel B. Joyce, Julia Knitel, Jared Loftin, Will Turner, RJ Vaillancourt, Jack Maloney, Devin Kessler, Brian Morabito, Jacob Presson, Rachel Ravel

When the stock market crashes in October 1929, the Roaring Twenties come to a screeching halt, and the lives of people everywhere will never be the same. Dot, the secretary for the VP of the New York Stock Exchange, skips town with a rag-tag band of misfits and embarks on a decades-spanning journey involving financiers, lounge singers, crime novelists, cops, hobos, vigilantes, beekeepers, and even the French. Try as they might, they can’t outrun alternate history in this chaotic reimagining of the Great Crash. A dark screwball comedy with memorable characters, toe-tapping tunes, and featuring… the total collapse of the US of A!

THE NOSEBLEED
• Lincoln Center Theater @ The Claire Tow Theater
• First Preview: July 16, 2022
• Opening: August 1, 2022
• Playwright: Aya Ogawa
• Director: Aya Ogawa
• Cast: Drae Campbell, Ashil Lee, Aya Ogawa, Saori Tsukada, Kaili Y. Turner

The Nosebleed is an intimate autobiography that explores playwright/director Aya Ogawa’s fractured relationship with their long-deceased and enigmatic father. Through a series of turbulent, absurd, and poignantly comic vignettes, Ogawa reveals the seemingly insurmountable cultural and generational gap between themselves and their father, and the questions they face in their own motherhood today. A theatrical memorial and healing ritual for the audience, this darkly humorous, tender, and inventive play considers how we inherit and bequeath failure, and what it takes to forgive.

THE BUTCHER BOY
• Irish Repertory Theatre
• First Preview: July 21, 2022
• Opening: August 11, 2022
• Book, Music, and Lyrics: Asher Muldoon
• Director: Ciarán O'Reilly
• Cast: Nicholas Barasch, Daniel Marconi, Kerry Conte, Andrea Lynn Green, Scott Stangland, Michele Ragusa, Christian Strange, Joe Cassidy, Teddy Trice, Carey Rebecca Brown, Polly McKie, David Baida, Dan Macke, Sam Hartley

Life is hard for the youthful Francie Brady, who struggles to navigate the narrow streets and narrow minds of an Irish village in the 1960’s. But his eternal optimism and carefree spirit carry him above the dysfunctional family and gossipy town, where he lives in a comic book dreamland with his best friend Joe. When he taunts newcomer Philip Nugent, his uptight mother Mrs. Nugent calls Francie’s family a bunch of pigs. This triggers a violent pig obsession, which grows as Francie’s life falls apart around him.

ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
• Primary Stages @ 59E59 Theater A
• First Preview: July 23, 2022
• Opening: August 11, 2022
• Playwright: Clarence Coo
• Director: Zi Alikhan
• Cast: TBA

The morning after a one-night stand, a refugee from the Middle East wakes up next to an American backpacker who is himself the son of immigrants. With only a day until the two young men must each leave Amsterdam, they set off on a romantic journey through the city. Moved by the spirits of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Anne Frank, On That Day in Amsterdam witnesses these two young dreamers count down their remaining hours together, discovering the meaning of art, love, and loss.

PATIENCE
• 2nd Stage @McGinn/Cazale Theatre
• First Preview: August 2, 2022
• Opening: August 16, 2022
• Playwright: Johnny G. Lloyd
• Director: Zhailon Levingston
• Cast: TBA

Daniel plays solitaire. Professionally. He’s very good – some would say the best. But he is ready to retire and settle into that perfect new house with his husband-to-be, Jordan. He’s just got to hold it together through one final, career-defining match. A sports-inspired fantasia, Patience is a meditation on black excellence, next chapters, and playing a very long game alone.

KINKY BOOTS
• Stage 42
• First Preview: July 26, 2022
• Opening: August 25, 2022
• Book: Harvey Fierstein
• Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
• Director: Jerry Mitchell
• Cast: Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Danielle Hope, Sean Steele, Brianna Stoute, Marcus Neville, Nick Drake, Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Marty Lauter, Ricky Schroeder, Tarion Strong, Bella Coppola, Ryan Halsaver, Lucas Pastrana, Liz Pearce, David J. Socolar, Ebrin R. Stanley, Devin Bowles, Matthew Michael Janisse, Lindsay Joan, Tommy Martinez, Ryah Nixon, Ernest T. Williams, Maria Wirries

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

AS YOU LIKE IT
• Public Theater / Delacorte Theater
• First Preview: August 10, 2022
• Opening: August 30, 2022
• Playwright: William Shakespeare, adapted by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery
• Music and Lyrics: Shaina Taub
• Director: Laurie Woolery
• Cast: TBA

Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia are banished to the Forest of Arden. There, they discover a community of acceptance and transformational love, where all are welcomed and embraced.

THE MEMORY EXAM
• Oberon Theatre Ensemble @ 59E59 Theater C
• First Preview: September 3, 2022
• Opening: September 10, 2022
• Playwright: Steven Fechter
• Director: Terrence O'Brien
• Cast: TBA

Set in a future world when the simple act of forgetting can be fatal, vigilante laws turn neighbors, friends, and colleagues into spies and informants. Three people in their autumn years covertly hire an expert who can coach them for the perilous Memory Exam. Failure is almost all but certain — but the coach has devised a method that depends on how well they can recall the specifics of their most enduring memory no matter how factual or fantastic.

INK'DWELL
• New Light Theater Project @ 59E59 Theater C
• First Preview: September 29, 2022
• Opening: October 5, 2022
• Playwright: Erin E. Adams
• Director: Tabatha Gayle
• Cast: TBA

Kendra returns to her childhood home on Martha’s Vineyard upon learning her brother has died in a terrible accident. While searching for the truth about his passing, she finds herself tormented by a childhood ghost story. As the mystery behind his death is unraveled, she discovers that he was drowning in much more than water. The ghost story, paired with her grief, begins to impact her relationship with her family and to the ocean itself.

peerless
• Primary Stages @ 59E59 Theater A
• First Preview: September 24, 2022
• Opening: October 11, 2022
• Playwright: Jihae Park
• Director: Margot Bordelon
• Cast: TBA

A darkly comedic twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in the cutthroat world of elite college admissions, Jiehae Park’s clever and incisive adaptation, peerless, is a comedy...until it’s not. This new version of the classic story centers on M and L, twin Asian-American siblings who have given up everything to get into The College. When another classmate claims what they feel is rightfully “their spot,” the twins decide they have only one option: murder.

STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY
• Griffin Theater @ The Shed
• First Preview: October 18, 2022
• Opening: October 26, 2022
• Playwright: David Hare
• Director: Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage
• Cast: Ralph Fiennes, David Bromley, Alana Maria, Guy Paul, Judith Roddy, Helen Schlesinger, Mary Stillwagon Stewart, Danny Webb

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.

I WANNA F*CK LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET
• New Light Theater Project @ 59E59 Theater C
• First Preview: October 20, 2022
• Opening: October 26, 2022
• Playwright: Andrew Rincón
• Director: Jesse Jou
• Cast: TBA

Snow in July, comets falling from the sky… the world is thrown into chaos as Cupid rips off her wings and gives up on Love. But her old flame Saint Valentine has a plan to bring her spirit back up, and it involves reigniting the flame between two humans, Alejandro and Benny.

THE UNBELIEVING
• 59E59 Theater B
• First Preview: October 20, 2022
• Opening: October 27, 2022
• Playwright: Marin Gazzaniga
• Director: Steve Cosson
• Cast: TBA

In the classic tale of religious conversion, finding God holds the promise of a life filled with purpose and meaning. But what happens when this transformation occurs in reverse, and a faith you have built your life around begins to fall away? The Unbelieving takes a penetrating look into the lives of practicing clergy members— Catholics, Episcopalians, Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, Jews, Mormons, Muslims—who have stopped believing in God.

 
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