January 6: Hunter Theater Project’s production an all-female re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, returns for an encore run at Hunter College’s Frederick Loewe Theater. Performances are scheduled through February 22.
January 7: Olivier Award-winning company Fishamble returns to 59E59 Theaters with Eva O’Connor’s Maz and Bricks. Ciaran O’Brian and O’Connorstar. Jim Culleton directs; performances run through February 2.
January 8: Eboni Booth, who was in Dance Nation, makes her professional playwriting debut with Paris at the Atlantic Theater. Jules Latimer stars, in Booth’s new play about invisibility and isolation. Knud Adams directs the world premiere, which runs through February 9th.
January 8: Stephen Mallatratt’s got story gets site-specific in an adaptation of Susan Sill’s The Woman in Black, previously seen in the West End, moves into the McKittrick Hotel until March 8th or beyond.
January 9: One of the good things to come out of the New York Musical Festival, was Emojiland, written by Keith Harrison and Laura Schein. Now they get a full run at The Duke on 42nd Street. Max Crumm, Lesli Margherita, Ann Harada, and more star.
January 9: Rick Miller performs his solo show documenting the music, culture, and politics that shaped the Baby Boomers, BOOM,at 59E59 through February 23rd.
January 11: Theatre For a New Audience teams up with Royal Shakespeare Company for a gender-bending Timon of Athens. Olivier Award winner Kathryn Hunter in this Shakespeare play, directed by Simon Godwin, at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center through February 9th.
January 11: Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch, returns Off-Broadway in his play The Confession of Lily Dare at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Seen in 2018 at Theatre for a New City, the return engagement is presented by Primary Stages and directed by Carl Andress until March 5th.
January 12: Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Dylan Baker star in a contemporary reworking of the Euripides tragedy Medea at BAM. Opens January 30th.
January 14: Classic Stage Company in a new adaptation by Kate Hamill brings Dracula, to life. Now a feminist revenge fantasy,” the Sarna Lapine- production stars Matthew Amendt as Dracula. Through March 8th.
January 14: Mark Saltzman’s Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn is adapted from classic Italian melodies. Playing at A.R.T/New York by Amas Musical Theatre until February 16th.
January 16: The New Group brings a musical adaptation of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, to the stage. The 1969 film about the sexual revolution will star Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano, Ana Nogueira, Joél Pérez and Michael Zegen. Artistic Director Scott Elliott directs at the Signature Theatre, with book by Jonathan Marc Sherman, additional lyrics by Amanda Green and choreography by Kelly Devine, until March 15th.
January 16: Darling Grenadine, is a new musical, starring Adam Kantor, Emily Walton, and Jay Armstrong Johnson. Playing at Roundabout Underground’s black box, director Michael Berresse also choreographs this production, until March 15th.
January 16: Jewelle Gomez traces jazz singer and songwriter Alberta Hunter’s life story in Leaving the Blues at The Flea, directed by Mark Finley through February 8th.
January 17: Barra Grant’s autobiographical Miss America’s Ugly Daughter, about growing up the daughter of the first and only Jewish Miss America, opens at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, through March 1st.
January 21: Beyond Babel had a sold-out run in San Diego. Told entirely through West Coast urban dance, the immersive production is inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Keone and Mari Madrid choreograph, direct, and star in the production, co-created with Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner of Hideaway Circus. The 10-week limited run is at the Gym at Judson until March 29th.
January 22: Michelle Dooley Mahon’s solo show The Scourge—about her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s—debuts at Irish Rep’s downstairs theatre in association with Wexford Arts Centre through February 2nd.
January 23: The Obie-winning Mint Theater Company returns with the world premiere of Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories. These two short plays by Miles Malleson—An Artist’s Story and What Men Live By—each an adaptation of a story by Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy, respectively. The Mint’s artistic director Jonathan Bank and longtime collaborator Jane Shaw, co-direct the limited run at Theatre Row through March 14th.
January 30: Classic Stage Company is also doing Tristan Bernays’ adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, running in rep with Dracula. Stephanie Berry takes on the title role as Timothy Douglas directs.
February 1: Alice Birch’s Blackburn Prize-winning play, Anatomy of a Suicide, premieres Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company. Directed by Obie winner Lileana Blain-Cruz, the cast includes Carla Gugino and runs through March 15th.
February 1: Keen Company kicks off its 2020 season with Blues for an Alabama Sky by playwright, novelist, and poet Pearl Cleage. LA Williams directs through March 14th.
February 4: Young Jean lee’s We’re Gonna Die, was first done at Joe’s Pub in 2011. Now returning, the play moves uptown to Second Stage starring Janelle McDermoth. Directed and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly until March 22nd.
February 4: Signature Theatre’s Lauren Yee’s rbrings her musical play Cambodian Rock Band, featuring music by rock group Dengue Fever. Chay Yew directs a cast led by Aladdin star Courtney Reed and Joe Ngo through March 8th.
February 6: MCC Theater has the world premiere of All The Natalie Portmans by resident playwright C.A. Johnson. Directed by Kate Whoriskey (Sweat), the show runs through March 15th.
February 8: LCT3 debuts the newest work from Obie-winning playwright Christopher Chen (The Passage). The Headlands is directed by Knud Adams, running through March 22nd.
February 13: Maria Elena Ramirez (Fish in the Dark) is a woman deported from her home and separated from her family in Arizona, in the world premiere of 72 Miles to Go. FX’ The Americans writer Hilary Bettis brings her play to Roundabout Theatre Company. Jo Bonney directs Laura Pels, playing through May 3rd.
February 11: Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Hot Wing King, a new comedy by resident playwright Katori Hall (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Mountaintop). Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, until March 22nd.
February 11: Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House Part 2) is back with Dana H., a new play detailing the real-life kidnapping of Hnath’s mother. Director Les Waters tells the true story of how Hnath’s mother was held captive for five months by a patient in the psych ward where she worked. The show premieres at the Vineyard Theatre through March 22nd.
February 11: Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Perplexed, directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow. The cast includes Patrick Breen, Margaret Colin, Ilana Levine, and Tony winner Frank Wood until March 29th or later.
February 11: Cary Gitter’s Manhattan-set romantic comedy The Sabbath Girl, directed by Joe Brancato, runs at 59E59 through March 8th.
February 12: Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory, is helmed by Ciaraán O’Reilly, at The Irish Rep, through March 22nd.
February 14: Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s musical In Unknown Soldier, spans three generations. Margo Seibert, Thom Sesma and Estelle Parsons star at Playwrights Horizons. Direction by Trip Cullman and choreography by Patrick McCollum, the musical plays through March 28th.
February 17: Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs a cast that includes Phillipa Soo, John Ellison Conlee, and Andy Grotelueschen in Clubbed Thumb’s return engagement of Ethan Lipton’s Tumacho. First seen in 2016, the play will have a limited run at the Connelly Theater through March 14th.
February 18: Coal Country, a new play with music by wife-and-husband team Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, is set for The Public Theater. With direction by Blank, Coal Country features music by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle. Through March 29th.
February 19: The New York Theatre Workshop brings Celine Song’s Endlings a new play, previously seen at A.R.T. in Cambridge. The production will officially open March 9 and is set to run through March 29th.
February 22: Atlantic Theater presents She Persisted, the musical adaptation of Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger’s illustrated feminist picture book. The production will run through March 15th.
February 27: Lincoln Center Theater debuts Intimate Apparel, a new chamber opera based on Lynn Nottage’s play—about a Black seamstress living and working in a boarding house in turn-of-the-century New York—of the same name. Featuring a libretto by Nottage and music by Ricky Ian Gordon, the world premiere is directed by Bartlett Sher and set to run through May 3.
February 28: At The Flea, Taylor Mac’s The Fre, a queer love story. The Flea’s artistic director and frequent Taylor Mac collaborator, Niegel Smith, will direct the world premiere, featuring resident acting ensemble The Bats.
February 29: Parity Productions presents Azure D. Osborne-Lee’s Mirrors as part of New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door programming. Ludovica Villar-Hauser directs the limited run through March 22nd.
March: Ars Nova brings Oratorio for Living Things, a new musical work by Animal Wisdom creator and resident artist, Heather Christian. Lee Sunday Evans directs the show, which will feature a 12-member choir. Preview and opening dates yet to be announced.
March 4: New York Theatre Workshop premieres Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok’s (The Cost of Living), Sanctuary City (which premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival). Rebecca Frecknall directs.
March 4: Ren Dara Santiago ‘s The Siblings Play, directed by Jenna Worsham starts at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The world premiere is presented with piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory. Through Aprl 5th.
March 7: TFANA premieres Will Eno’s Gnit, the playwright’s re-imagining of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. Presented last year in a staged reading starring Michael C. Hall, Oliver Butler (What the Constitution Means to Me) directs the Off-Broadway run at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
March 10: The Shed kicks off its 2020 theatrical programming with the commissioned Help, a new piece by acclaimed author and poet Claudia Rankine. The world premiere will be directed by Obie winner Taibi Magar, with movement by Shamel Pitts, and will star Fairview’s Roslyn Ruff.
March 12: 59E59 The Civilians new production of the Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob SquarePants) musical Whisper House. Directed by artistic director Steve Cosson, through April 19th.
March 17: Playwright Mona Mansour brings Palestinian and identity into play with her three-part, The Vagrant Trilogy at The Public Theater. Featuring six actors in 19 different roles. Obie winner Mark Wing-Davey directs.
March 17: Soho Rep. produces with with Ma-Yi Theater Company for the Off-Broadway premiere of Hansol Jung’s Wolf Play. Dustin Wills directs.
March 19: MCC Theater brings Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls) world premiere of Nollywood Dreams to life. Saheem Ali directs.
March 19: Nathan Yungerberg’s Esai’s Table, “a mythic tale at the Cherry Lane Theatre, until April 25th.
March 24: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey team up with writer-director Kwame Kwei-Armah for the world premiere of the new musical The Visitor at The Public Theater. Based on the film of the same name, Tony winners David Hyde Pierce and Ari’el Stachel, along with Slave Play’s Joaquina Kalukango and Jacqueline Antaramian star. Daniel Sullivan directs and Lorin Latarro choreographs through May 10th.
March 25: The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith reprise their performances in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs, at BAM. The production, directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), through April 19th.
March 27: Playwright Sylvia Khoury Selling Kabul. Is about U.S. interpretor, hunted by the Taliban. The night before his son will be born, he must decide whether to stay in hiding or risk his life to meet his child. Tyne Rafaeli, who helmed Khoury’s Power Strip at LCT3, directs the Off-Broadway premiere at Playwrights Horizons.