Previous Productions

2021-22 Season

October 8 - October 24, 2021

The Fever

“As we reopen our theaters, I can’t think of any work, more than The Fever, that captures what only theater can: an absolute intimacy and confessional relationship between performer and audience.

When we last presented The Fever during the 2008 financial crisis, I knew I needed to explore it every decade or so.

Our current crisis, or should I say nightmare, along with our renewed attempts to face the inequalities built into our lives, should allow us to see the speaker’s journey in fresh ways.”

-Scott Elliott


What’s the cost of comfort? In The Fever, playwright, actor and cultural icon Wallace Shawn (My Dinner with André, The Designated Mourner) captures the crisis of conscience of a privileged American traveler visiting a war-torn country. Faced with the disparity between her rarified world and the real world, she can’t help but wonder if she’s part of the solution, or part of the problem. Three-time Emmy® Award nominee Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under, American Crime) stars in this profoundly engaging and provocative journey, directed by The New Group’s Founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott.

Co-produced with Audible this revival of The Fever marks The New Group’s long-awaited return to the stage and kicks off the reopening of Audible’s productions at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

The Fever’s creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Qween Jean (costume design), Cha See (lighting design), and Justin Ellington (sound design). Valerie A. Peterson is the Production Stage Manager. Technical Supervision is by Hudson Theatrical Associates and General Management is by Baseline Theatrical (Andy Jones Jonathan Whitton).

The Fever is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.



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Covid-19 Health and Safety:

Audible Theater and The New Group’s health and safety protocols are aligned with the rest of the New York theater community to keep cast, crew, and audience members safe.  In order to safeguard the health of the entire community, Audible Theater and The New Group will require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and audiences at the theater moving forward.  The audience policy requires complete COVID-19 vaccinations before the date of attendance, which is defined as fourteen days following a final dose of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Audible Theater will accept proof at the Minetta Lane Theatre via the Excelsior Pass, the NYC Covid Safe Pass for Android and iOS, a copy or photo of a CDC vaccination card, and/or a copy or photo of an official immunization record from outside the United States. Guests under the age of 12 or those with medical documentation who are approved for a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition that prohibits them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine should contact the box office for more information. Audible Theater will additionally require mask-wearing indoors at their theater for all audience members and staff until further notice. For more specific information, please visit

January 20 - February 27, 2022

Black No More

Opening Night: February 15, 2022.



Black No More, a new musical inspired by George S. Schuyler’s Afrofuturist novel set during the Harlem Renaissance, is the story of Max Disher (Brandon Victor Dixon), a young man eager to try the mysterious machine invented by Dr. Junius Crookman (Tariq Trotter) that guarantees to “solve the American race problem” —by turning Black people white. Through a fusion of music and dance, Black No More is one Black man’s journey colliding with truths of race and identity.

Featuring a book by Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), music by Tariq Trotter, Anthony Tidd, James Poyser and Daryl Waters, lyrics by two-time Grammy Award winner Tariq Trotter (Black Thought, The Roots), choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening and Fela!), and direction by The New Group’s founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott.


Please be aware: This production includes depictions of violence and racially violent language. This production contains strobe lighting effects and gunshots.


Download the Black No More digital program HERE


Black No More is supported in part by the Map Fund.

Black No More is supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts.


The New Group’s productions are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The New Group’s productions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.


Open Caption service is provided in part by a grant from NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus.




Dec 8, 2021. As live theatre returns to New York City, the safety of our audiences is one of The New Group’s top priorities. The Pershing Square Signature Center requires that all guests to the Center show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entering. All audience and staff are required to wear a mask.We will provide updates to these policies as they continue to change and evolve.

Masks will be required to enter the Center. Those who do not have a mask will be provided one. Those who refuse to wear a mask will be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund. Based on CDC guidelines we encourage, though do not require, N95s or KN95s masks.

Guests will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a performance and must show proof of vaccination with valid ID at the time of entry into the theatre. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date you are attending must be: at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine proof for indoor dining, fitness, and entertainment is required for children aged 5-11 (proof of one dose) and New Yorkers over age of 12 (proof of two doses). No testing exceptions. The only exception to the above will be guests under the age of 5, or those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Guests who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of at least one of the following: negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.

Eligible proof at this time includes:
  • Official CDC Vaccination Card (digital photo or photocopy are also acceptable) OR
  • Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass PLUS, a New York State app that links your vaccination record to your email & and phone number) OR
  • NYC COVID Safe App (an app that stores your photo ID and vaccination record for Android and iOS) OR
  • NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record, including from a health care provider (digital photo or photocopy are also acceptable)”

In addition to providing proof of vaccination (or negative test result, as applicable) in accordance with these protocols, all guests must present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport (guests younger than 18 may present a school photo ID).


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March 8 - August 31, 2022

I Need Space

Streaming of i need space episodes on Broadstream  ended on Wednesday, August 31, 2022



Isolated in his childhood bedroom and connecting only through video messages, Marcus begins to lose touch with the people that most are important like his fiance and best friend. Will online hookups or couple’s therapy or even auditions offer any kind of way forward? Or can he even remember who he is anymore? Told through a series of video messages, i need space offers a frank and voyeuristic look into one man’s struggle with love, loss, and loneliness.

i need space is a digital series written, directed and created by Donja R. Love. (one in two and Sugar in Our Wounds).


i need space contains adult subject matter, strong language and sexual situations.



Broadstream is a new free-for-the-user, arts and arts adjacent streaming platform featuring professional content created by and starring diverse voices. The new streaming platform launched this winter with over 75 original content pieces, and spans genres including theater, comedy, music, spoken word, politics, fandom and more. Broadstream proudly empowers and features artists who have too often been historically marginalized, dedicating their platform to amplifying their voices and highlighting art that meets the moment in pursuit of artistic justice. The platform is free to the user with no financial barrier to entry.



The New Group Off Stage brings innovative theatrical projects straight to your home! Celebrating work at the intersection of art, multimedia, and social engagement, Off Stage showcases some of today’s most compelling storytellers through web series, feature films, audio plays, and more.



i need space is presented in association with NŌ Studios and Frank Marshall

Executive Producers: David Matlin, Medusa Productions, Jana Shea, White Horse Pictures, LLC

Generous support for The New Group Off Stage provided by Abby Merrill

The New Group Off Stage is also supported, in part by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

2020-21 Season

July 16, 2020 - April 25, 2021

The True

The True stars Edie Falco as Dorothea “Polly” Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine.  When it comes to Polly, politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, “mayor for life” Erastus Corning II (Michael McKean), is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics.

Reunion Readings, part of The New Group Off Stage slate of projects, are digital broadcasts of play readings featuring the original casts from plays produced in The New Group’s first 25 years.

Creative team for The True Stage Production:
Opening Night: September 20, 2018, Original Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Original Costume Design by Clint Ramos, Original Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter, Original Sound Design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen, Original Direction by Scott Elliott, Original Casting by Judy Henderson, CSA

July 30, 2020 - April 25, 2021

The Spoils

In The Spoils, nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg). Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back. This play contains adult themes.

Reunion Readings, part of The New Group Off Stage slate of projects, are digital broadcasts of play readings featuring the original casts from plays produced in The New Group’s first 25 years.

Creative Team for The Spoils Stage Production:
Opening Night: June 2, 2015, New York City, Original Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Original Costume Design by Susan Hilferty, Original Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski, Original Sound Design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen, Original Projection Design by Olivia Sebesky, Original Direction by Scott Elliott, Original Casting by Judy Henderson, CSA.

The Spoils enjoyed a world premiere as part of The New Group’s 2014-2015 Season, and a hit production at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End in 2016.

August 27, 2020 - April 25, 2021

The Jacksonian

Jackson, Mississippi, 1964. When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch (Ed Harris) moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter (Juliet Brett), a gold-digging motel employee (Carol Kane), a treacherous bartender (Bill Pullman), and his now-estranged wife (Amy Madigan). Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian, brimming with suspense and dark humor, unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism.

Reunion Readings, part of The New Group Off Stage slate of projects, are digital broadcasts of play readings featuring the original casts from plays produced in The New Group’s first 25 years.

Creative team for The Jacksonian Stage Production
Opening Night: November 7, 2013, New York, NY, Original Scenic Design by Walt Spangler, Original Costume Design by Ana Kuzmanic, Original Lighting Design by Daniel Ionazzi, Original Sound Design by Richard Woodbury, Original Direction by Robert Falls

The Jacksonian was originally produced by Geffen Playhouse, Gilbert Cates, Producing Director; Randall Arney, Artistic Director; Ken Novice, Managing Director. The Jacksonian received its New York premiere as part of The New Group’s 2013/14 Season. The role of Eva White was originated by Glenne Headly (1955-2017), who appeared in the role in productions at Geffen Playhouse and The New Group.

October 28, 2020 - April 25, 2021

Evening at the Talk House

Remember when we felt we could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear? Yes, things have changed a bit, haven’t they? In Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House, everyone’s invited to join the company of Robert (Matthew Broderick)’s under-appreciated masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars, at a get-together to raise a toast on the 10th anniversary of its opening night. To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Jill Eikenberry) will host this celebration at the old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other.

Reunion Readings, part of The New Group Off Stage slate of projects, are digital broadcasts of play readings featuring the original casts from plays produced in The New Group’s first 25 years.

Original Creative Team
Opening Night: February 16, 2017, New York City, Original Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Original Costume Design by Jeff Mahshie, Original Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton, Original Casting by Judy Henderson, CSA, Original Direction by Scott Elliott

October 29, 2020 - April 25, 2021

Aunt Dan and Lemon

Aunt Dan and Lemon centers on a romantic friendship between an adult and a child, which nourishes an addiction to vicarious violence. In this political horror story, Lemon looks back on her relationship with her captivating Aunt Dan, and conjures for us, in a most personal way, the terrifying allure of cruelty, and the enduring appeal of political strongmen who echo the dominating figures in our lives.

Reunion Readings, part of The New Group Off Stage slate of projects, are digital broadcasts of play readings featuring the original casts from plays produced in The New Group’s first 25 years.

Original Creative Team

Opening Night: December 18, 2003, New York City, Original Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Original Costume Design by Eric Becker, Original Lighting Design by Jason Lyon, Original Sound Design by Ken Travis, Original Casting by Judy Henderson, CSA, Original Direction by Scott Elliott

May 6 - July 25, 2021

Waiting For Godot

Waiting for Godot began streaming on May 6, 2021 and ended on July 25, 2021.


This first project of The New Group Off Stage, Waiting for Godot is an experimental exploration of a storied play, bringing together a roster of lauded artists from across the cultural spectrum. A combination of theatrical invention and innovative filmmaking. At once both a faithful realization of a classic work and an artistic expression of now.

Waiting for Godot features Ethan Hawke (Vladimir), John Leguizamo (Estragon), Wallace Shawn (Lucky), Tarik Trotter (Pozzo) and Drake Bradshaw (Boy). Directed by Scott Elliott.

Running time is 183 minutes.
Captions available in English, Spanish and French.

Learn more about our panels and additional events in support of Waiting for Godot, HERE.


2019-20 Season

October 11 - December 22, 2019


A raw and transporting new version of the classic tale of unrequited love and ghostwritten letters, Cyrano tells the story of a proud man who, believing himself unlovable, agrees to woo the woman he loves for another. With a charged contemporary immediacy to the language, this adaptation by Erica Schmidt (All the Fine Boys) mines this enduring, human story for its deep vein of heartbroken yearning, with haunting and compelling music by members of the Grammy Award-winning band The National and the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage in the title role.

A developmental production of Cyrano was presented by Goodspeed Musicals in August 2018.

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November 19, 2019 - January 12, 2020

one in two

Three young Black queer men are waiting to be chosen. When one of them is, he’s forced to live a new reality inside an epidemic, exploring the joys, the gags and the truths of not being defined by his diagnosis. Donja R. Love, inspired by his 10th anniversary of being HIV positive, offers an unflinching portrait of being Black and queer today. With grace and humor, one in two breaks the silence on an experience that’s an ongoing reality for so many, and reveals the community that thrives within it. Stevie Walker-Webb directs this world premiere for The New Group.

Click here to read the program note from Donja R. Love and access a HIV/AIDS resource list.

January 16 - March 22, 2020

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Dear Friends,

Like many of you, we have been closely monitoring developments with the Covid-19 pandemic and following guidance from the Center for Disease Control as well as other public health officials. With the health and safety of our employees and audiences being of the utmost importance to us, and due to the intimate and interactive nature of this production, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining performances of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. We are in the process of contacting all ticket holders to let them know and to communicate how we will handle their orders.

Thank you so much for your support of The New Group and for your understanding. We will continue to monitor the situation to determine when we can resume our programming and look forward to welcoming you back to the theater again soon.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and stay safe and healthy.


Best regards,
Scott Elliott                 
Adam Bernstein
Artistic Director           Executive Director



A bittersweet comic take on the sexual revolution in which the suavely conventional lives of two successful young couples, all friends, are both stirred and shaken when they open their minds to the changing attitudes around them.  Jonathan Marc Sherman (Book), Duncan Sheik (Music, Lyrics) and Amanda Green (Lyrics) evoke both the confusions of the time, and the hard timeless lessons of marriage and emotional commitment, inspired by the brilliant and irreverent Oscar-nominated film.  Scott Elliott directs this world premiere musical of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice featuring musical staging by Kelly Devine.

Based on the Columbia Pictures motion picture directed by Paul Mazursky and written by Mazursky and Larry Tucker.

This production contains the use of herbal cigarettes, incense and haze. Please note that there is no late seating for this production and no re-entry if you exit during the performance.

2018-19 Season

September 4 - October 28, 2018

The True

Edie Falco stars as Dorothea “Polly” Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine in Sharr White’s fiery return to The New Group.  When it comes to Polly, politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, “mayor for life” Erastus Corning II (Michael McKean), is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics.

November 20, 2018 - January 12, 2019

Clueless, The Musical

Amy Heckerling takes us back to 90s Beverly Hills with this musical version of her beloved film Clueless, a modern spin on Jane Austen’s Emma. With her singular voice, she gives us a score that reimagines 90s hits into ingenious parodies and yearning monologues for her lovesick characters. Director Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) and choreographer Kelly Devine (Come from Away) drive this fresh take on the story of Cher, a girl so psychotically optimistic she can’t see that her bungling attempts at playing Cupid disguise her own fashion-plated isolation.

Recommended for ages 12+.

February 13 - March 31, 2019


In Jeremy O. Harris’ searing new play “Daddy,” Franklin (Ronald Peet), a young black artist on the verge of his first show, meets Andre (Alan Cumming), an older white art collector, and before long their feverish link deepens into an irresistible bond. But when Franklin’s Christian mother, Zora (Charlayne Woodard), decides that her son is in peril, she enters into a battle of wills with Andre over the soul of the man they both call baby. Basquiats and Birkins, gospel and pop, and fantasy and reality collide around a Bel Air swimming pool in this deeply surreal exploration of intimacy and identity. Danya Taymor (Pass Over) directs this wildly theatrical and dangerous world-premiere co-production from The New Group and Vineyard Theatre.

This play contains nudity and graphic sexual content.

“Daddy” is supported by grants from the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation and the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.

April 30 - June 16, 2019

Happy Talk

Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she’s starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother’s home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Marin Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker.

In Jesse Eisenberg’s hysterical and devastating play, Happy Talk, he reveals the absurd lengths people go to save themselves in the name of saving others.


Happy Talk is the new title for this play, formerly named Yea, Sister! 


At the Pershing Square Signature Center.


2017-18 Season

November 14 - December 23, 2017

Downtown Race Riot

On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men – all white except one – descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s Downtown Race Riot takes us back to this day, in the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. A snapshot of a time not so different than today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction, and when the stakes were truly life and death.

January 23 - April 1, 2018

Jerry Springer – The Opera

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! It’s “The Jerry Springer Show” as you’ve never seen it before, with passionate arias, soaring ballads, and giant production numbers. While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse, until violence breaks out and Jerry must face his trickiest guest ever, the devil himself. Deeply in tune with the chaos and unrestrained id of our times, Jerry Springer – The Opera, a gleefully profane musical by Richard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics) and Stewart Lee (Book, Additional Lyrics) is an outrageous celebration of our national ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Jerry Springer – The Opera, winner of numerous awards including an Olivier Award for best new musical, will have its Off-Broadway premiere in this production from The New Group, choreographed by Chris Bailey and directed by John Rando.

February 20 - April 15, 2018

Good for Otto

Through the microcosm of a rural Connecticut mental health center, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe conjures a whole American community on the edge. Like their patients and their families, Dr. Michaels, his colleague Evangeline and the clinic itself teeter between breakdown and survival, wielding dedication and humanity against the cunning, inventive adversary of mental illness, to hold onto the need to fight – and to live. Inspired by a real clinic, Rabe finds humor and compassion in a raft of richly drawn characters adrift in a society and a system stretched beyond capacity. Scott Elliott directs an ensemble cast of fourteen in this New York premiere.

May 8 - June 17, 2018

Peace for Mary Frances

Mary Frances has lived a good life; she’s ninety years old and ready to die. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, her last wish is to die peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Her dream collides with reality as three generations of explosive women flood her small New England home to battle for their family’s legacy. Mary Frances must navigate the volatile relationships of the children she raised — or die trying. Lois Smith stars as a tenacious survivor, struggling to break the bonds that tie her to this life. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Lily Thorne’s Peace for Mary Frances is a wrenching and caustically funny portrait of an American family in crisis.

2016-17 Season

November 2, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Sweet Charity

Timed to the 50th Anniversary of the classic musical Sweet Charity, this production stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (“Younger,” Violet, Anything Goes) as Charity Hope Valentine, the sassy, diehard romantic dancehall hostess whose naivety and overeager embrace of every man she meets keeps getting her in hot water. Performed in an intimate setting with original choreography by Joshua Bergasse (On the Town), this production of Sweet Charity will be given a fresh, modern perspective by Tony-nominated director Leigh Silverman (Violet, Well).

January 31 - March 12, 2017

Evening at the Talk House

Remember when you felt you could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear? Yes, things have changed a bit, haven’t they? And everyone keeps saying there’s nothing to be afraid of! Please join us to raise a toast on the 10th anniversary of the opening night of Robert’s (Matthew Broderick) under-appreciated masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars. To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Jill Eikenberry) will host this celebration at our old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other.

February 14 - March 26, 2017

All the Fine Boys

Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny (Abigail Breslin) and Emily (Isabelle Fuhrman) are hungry for knowledge and experience, and in suburban South Carolina in the late ’80s, experience is readily found with older boys. Emily chooses her senior crush from the high school play (Alex Wolff), and Jenny a man she’s seen at her family’s church (Joe Tippett). With parallel stories that take tricky and terrifying turns, Erica Schmidt’s All the Fine Boys dives deep into the fascinations and complications of sexual awakening and the first painful gasps of adulthood.

May 4 - June 18, 2017

The Whirligig

When, after much time away, Kristina is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Broken-hearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie’s complicated past practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they’d lost years before. Hamish Linklater’s The Whirligig spins a tale of a fractured community weaving a circuitous route back to one another.

2015-16 Season

August 5 - September 27, 2015

Mercury Fur

In a society ravaged by warring gangs and a hallucinogenic-drug epidemic, Elliot and Darren, under the sway of the ruthless Spinx, throw parties for rich clients in abandoned apartment buildings – parties that help guests act out their darkest, most sinister fantasies. As the teenage brothers prepare for the latest festivities, some unexpected guests threaten the balance of the world they have created in the midst of this dystopian nightmare. Hailed as a “savage and utterly gripping drama” by Ben Brantley, Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur is a terrifying, yet tender, look at just how far people will go to protect those they love the most.

November 3, 2015 - January 3, 2016


As Steven, a failed Broadway chorus boy turned stay-at-home dad, celebrates yet another birthday, he finds himself filled with fear and uncertainty. Is his partner of 16 years, Stephen, cheating on him? Is his best friend really dying? And what, exactly, has he done with his life? A new comedy about Being Alive and What I Did For Love in New York, New York…and All That Jazz.

February 2 - April 3, 2016

Buried Child

Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child returns 20 years after its last major New York production. Dodge (Harris) and Halie (Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons (Sommer and Sparks). When their grandson Vince (Wolff) arrives with his girlfriend (Farmiga), no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.

April 25 - May 13, 2016

The Sensuality Party

Brought to life in common rooms and student unions at college campuses across all five boroughs of New York City, Justin Kuritzkes’ new play The Sensuality Party depicts six college students – three women and three men – who reflect on an afternoon of group sex they shared during their first semester, and how what began as a rather casual experiment went suddenly and horribly wrong. As they internalize and even fetishize this event, they battle their own disaffection and disconnection from the wider world. Kuritzkes offers an incisive look at his own post-9/11 generation’s consciousness.

2014-15 Season

October 21 - December 14, 2014

Sticks and Bones

David Rabe’s Tony-winning Sticks and Bones is a savage and savagely comic portrait of an American family pulled apart by their son’s return from the Vietnam War. Ozzie (Bill Pullman) and his wife Harriet (Holly Hunter) are overjoyed to see their eldest son David again, but the furies that haunt David begin to overwhelm the family. This production reunites Rabe and director Scott Elliott for the first time since Hurlyburly.

January 27 - March 22, 2015

Rasheeda Speaking

Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) directs this tense workplace thriller by Joel Drake Johnson (The Fall to Earth), examining the realities of so-called “post-racial” America. Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest and Tony Award® winner Tonya Pinkins star as co-workers who are driven apart by the machinations of their boss. A chilling power struggle ensues that spins wildly out of control. Rasheeda Speaking is an incisive and shocking dark comedy that keeps you in its claustrophobic grip until its final moment. Also featuring Patricia Conolly (Is He Dead?) and Darren Goldstein (The Affair).

May 5 - June 28, 2015

The Spoils

Nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg). Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back. The New Group, in association with Lisa Matlin, presents The Spoils, a deeply personal and probing comedy written by Jesse Eisenberg, in a world premiere production directed by Scott Elliott and featuring Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Erin Darke (Still Alice), Annapurna Sriram (The Happiest Song Plays Last), and Michael Zegen (Boardwalk Empire), as the third show in the company’s 2014-2015 Season.

2013-14 Season

October 25 - December 22, 2013

The Jacksonian

Jackson, Mississippi, 1964. When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch (Ed Harris) moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter (Juliet Brett), a gold-digging motel employee (Glenne Headly), a treacherous bartender (Bill Pullman), and his now-estranged wife (Amy Madigan). Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian, brimming with suspense and dark humor, unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism.

January 14 - March 8, 2014


Come on a surprising journey with three families in a well-manicured, multi-racial American town. When secrets and sexual desires suddenly explode, pleasant neighborly relations take same shocking and transformative turns. Following his recent premieres, Burning (The New Group, 2011) and Job, Thomas Bradshaw is back with a boisterous and revealing comedy about race, sex and intimacy. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy explicitly explores on stage what goes on behind closed doors, between the sheets, and sometimes even… in front of the camera.

April 13 - June 1, 2014


Twenty years ago, Emma (Megan Mullally) walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses (Nick Offerman), in the middle of the night. Now, hearing he’s in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked to an oxygen tank, and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the worst and best of their former bond.

2012-13 Season

January 17 - March 9, 2013


Inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s inflammatory play Baal, Clive tracks a dissipated songwriter in 1990s New York City from the hedonistic heights of seduction and consumption into an ecstasy of self-destruction. This production reunites playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman and director Ethan Hawke, who teamed previously at The New Group on Things We Want (written by Sherman, directed by Hawke, 2007 extended run). At once a celebration and a nightmare vision of life lived for pleasure, Clive boasts an eclectic selection of classic American songs performed live.

April 12 - June 1, 2013

Bunty Berman Presents

Set in a failing 1950s Bollywood studio, with songs in the style of Hollywood’s Golden Age, this sparkling and hilarious new musical from the author of New Group hits East is East and Rafta, Rafta… Movie producer Bunty Berman has long been the toast of Bombay, but now Raj, his biggest star and best friend, is losing his luster. When their new movie bombs, Bunty must navigate through divas, mobsters and ambitious tea-boys to keep his studio alive. A world premiere from the company that created Avenue Q and The Kid.

October 31 - December 22, 2013

The Good Mother

In this taut psychological thriller, Larissa is a single mother who can barely meet the mortgage on her house in Mount Vernon, NY. When a bizarre incident involving her 4-year-old daughter forces her to face someone from her past, her own questionable actions come back to haunt her. Gretchen Mol stars as Larissa in this suspenseful drama by Francine Volpe, in a world premiere production at The New Group.

2011-12 Season

October 26 - December 17, 2011


Burning is the Off-Broadway debut of downtown phenomenon and Guggenheim Award-winner Thomas Bradshaw. In intersecting stories spanning two eras, a contemporary black painter who hides his race goes to Germany for a show, only to find that the gallery owner has misinterpreted his work. And in the ’80s a homeless teenager comes to New York to become an actor and is taken in by two gay men, who are themselves producing a new play. Titillating, taboo-testing and psychosexually insightful, this epic tale of ambition and self-invention bursts open the conceits of the worlds of art and theatre.

January 17 - March 10, 2012

Russian Transport

Russian Transport is a suspenseful family drama set in the Russian Jewish community of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Diana and Misha, an immigrant couple, run a struggling car service while trying to carve out the American Dream for their teenagers, Alex and Mira. When Diana’s sexy and mysterious brother Boris arrives to stay with them, family loyalty is tested. For Alex and Mira, Uncle Boris is an exciting addition to their home, but soon Alex is pulled into his Uncle’s dangerous world. Laced with humor and intrigue, Russian Transport captures the complex layers of one very particular immigrant experience.

April 5 - May 26, 2012

An Early History of Fire

2010-11 Season

December 13, 2010 - February 19, 2011

Blood From a Stone

An electric and darkly comic portrayal of a troubled working-class family in New Britain, CT. Travis visits his parents home to check on his brother Matt and his mother, only to find himself sucked into intractable conflicts, and a whole household on the verge of implosion. Blood From A Stone is a stunning and shattering debut by Tommy Nohilly.

March 14 - May 7, 2011

Marie and Bruce

May 19 - July 2, 2011

One Arm

Based on Tennessee Williams’ unproduced screenplay of his own classic short story, this new adaptation from pioneering theatrical auteur Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife, 33 Variations) follows Ollie, a young boxing champ who loses his arm and turns to hustling to survive. A collaboration with Tectonic Theater Project.

2009-10 Season

October 24 - December 19, 2009

The Starry Messenger

The Starry Messenger follows an astronomy teacher whose carefully circumscribed world is upended by an unexpected encounter that changes everything. Two-time Oscar nominee Kenneth Lonergan, in his highly-anticipated return to The New Group following the 1996 premiere of This is Our Youth, teams up with his childhood friend, two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and Oscar-nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace).

January 30 - March 30, 2010

A Lie of the Mind

Blinded by jealousy and rage, Jake believes he may have murdered his wife. While Jake seeks refuge in the home of his unstable mother, his brother Frankie goes to investigate and soon finds himself caught in the confusing currents of revenge and longing. A Lie of the Mind, noted by Shepard as “a love ballad, a little legend about love”, depicts two families shaken by sudden violence. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play in 1986.

April 16 - May 29, 2010

The Kid

Winner of the 2009 BMI Foundation Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, The Kid is based on the true story of what happens when sex columnist Dan Savage and his boyfriend decide to start a family.

2008-09 Season

October 21 - December 6, 2008

Mouth to Mouth

Frank, a gay writer living with AIDS, attends a party at his friend Laura’s house to celebrate the return of her teenage son from abroad. As the story shifts back and forth through time, it’s clear that Frank may have played an unscrupulous part in the unraveling of his best girlfriend’s family. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play, Kevin Elyot’s West End smash is a haunting, twisting tale of undeclared passion and the fine line between intimacy and betrayal.

January 27 - April 19, 2009

Mourning Becomes Electra

Lili Taylor (Aunt Dan and Lemon, Say Anything, “Six Feet Under”), Jena Malone (Doubt, Saved!) and Joseph Cross (Milk, Running with Scissors) portray the toxic mother/daughter/son triangle in the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece. In this sizzling re-imagining of The Oresteia, three plays combine to create an epic 4-hour journey. At the end of the Civil War, General Mannon’s wife and daughter await his return with very different agendas. When battle-scarred son Orin arrives, he finds his house divided. A classic tragedy of Freudian proportions, Mourning Becomes Electra is a tale of adultery, obsession and madness.

May 4 - June 27, 2009


On the barren, diamond-diving coast of South Africa, Johan and Thami, an ex-cop and a gardener from starkly contrasting backgrounds, maintain a beachfront guest lodge during the off-season while looking for a way out. When Smith, a retired businessman, shows up one foggy night, the two men think they’ve found an ideal investor for their scheme to buy into a government-run diamond concession. Soon, these rootless men find themselves in a power struggle fueled by greed, desperation and entitlement. Groundswell is a psychological thriller about hunger and hope, and the glittering promises of a transforming society.

2007-08 Season

October 22 - December 15, 2007

Things We Want

Three brothers at loose ends find themselves living together again in their childhood apartment, and wrestle with how to cope with the void left by their parents’ deaths. A sweet and sour look at the illusions we have about what can make us happy, and what’s actually within our power to change.

January 15 - March 8, 2008

Two Thousand Years

Hot off their recent smash hit Abigail’s Party, Artistic Director Scott Elliot re-teams with longtime collaborator Mike Leigh on his latest play, which had a sold-out run at London’s National Theatre. Leigh’s play tells how an assimilated Jewish family’s quiet life in suburban London is upset when their son becomes seriously devout.

April 16 - June 28, 2008

Rafta, Rafta…

Recent winner of the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Rafta, Rafta… is a humorous tale of close-knit Indian family life in Britain. After their wedding feast, two nervous newlyweds are ready for some privacy, but the groom’s father doesn’t want the party to end and his brother won’t let them be. Before long, the groom and his new bride begin to realize that having a honeymoon in his parents’ house is not the ideal recipe for romance. Rafta, Rafta… is Ayub Khan-Din’s comic look at the generational divide on sex and marriage.

June 21 - June 21, 2018

Rich Boyfriend

2006-07 Season

September 20 - November 11, 2006

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

In a 1930s conservative Scottish girls’ school, the students idolize their scandalously outspoken teacher, Miss Brodie, who preaches the value of art, passion, and daring. But while Brodie’s protégées avidly follow her, her political ideals, personal rivalries and frank sensuality are increasingly in danger of destroying her and those around her.

January 9 - March 9, 2007

The Fever

An anonymous narrator wakes up in a war-torn country with a terrible fever, unable to reconcile the privilege he has enjoyed with his current surroundings. Shawn’s brilliant play examines the links between the affluence many Americans take for granted and the horrors of poverty and suffering that haunt the lives of millions.

March 20 - May 5, 2007

The Accomplices

In 1940, Hillel Kook, a.k.a. Peter Bergson, arrives in the US fresh from the underground resistance in Palestine. He seeks aid for the rescue of European Jews from the Nazis. Bergson is shocked to find himself blocked by both the Roosevelt administration and the Jewish establishment. Veteran NY Times reporter Bernard Weinraub writes a blistering account of the fight to save millions, and the conspiracy of silence and inaction that continues to haunt us to this day.

May 14 - June 3, 2007

Strangers Knocking

Strangers Knocking takes place on the day of Sophie’s first big high school dance, as her budding sexuality throws into relief the strains in the marriage of her frustrated parents, and the rippling effects this has on all their relationships. Tenges captures the subtle tensions of the unspoken in a family.

May 18 - June 3, 2007


Expats, set in Moscow soon after the fall of the Soviet Union, is a compelling look at American twenty-somethings trying to make their mark amidst the sex, death, and corruption of Russia’s emerging marketplace. The play follows the intersecting paths of a beer-selling entrepreneur, a young woman volunteer at an abortion clinic, and two cynical young journalists running an English-language tabloid, each of whom dig into the dark underbelly of the capitalist transition.

2005-06 Season

November 14, 2005 - April 8, 2006

Abigail’s Party

A biting satire only Mike Leigh could conceive, Abigail’s Party is a dissection of British middle-class life in the 1970s. This tale of suburban London takes place over the course of one night and many cocktails. Romance, revelation and rude behavior follow as two gatherings in neighboring abodes are in full swing.

February 22 - April 9, 2006

The Music Teacher

A unique blend of theatre and opera, The Music Teacher is a story of creation and sexual obsession in which a younger teacher and his brilliant female student conceive and perform a new opera. The company includes players from the arenas of theater and opera.

May 3 - May 27, 2006

A Spalding Gray Matter

A Spalding Gray Matter explores the curious story of Spalding Gray’s illness, disappearance and assumed suicide through the eerily parallel events of author Michael Brandt’s own experience. Melding the theatrical structure of Gray’s monologues with his own sense of the ridiculous, Brandt seeks to understand what happened to Gray as a way to define what happened to himself. The result is a story about the consequences of illness and recovery on the human psyche.

June 1 - June 24, 2006

Jayson with a Y

Jayson with a Y centers on two sisters in the midst of major changes in their lives, as they are forced to decide who will care for their suddenly orphaned nephew Jayson, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Though Jayson is in desperate need of a stable environment, the women and their reluctant husbands struggle with a new reality that threatens to unravel the promises they made to his mother and each other long ago.

July 17 - August 26, 2006

Everythings Turning Into Beautiful

Late one Christmas Eve in lonely New York City, a couple of down-on-their-luck songwriting partners, who are hitless, loveless and facing their forties, come together for a night of song-writing and soul-searching.

2004-05 Season

October 11 - December 4, 2004

SIN (A Cardinal Deposed)

Two-time Tony Winner John Cullum starred in the New York debut of this riveting theatrical documentary based on the chillingly exact depositions of Bernard Cardinal Law, Archbishop of Boston. SIN reveals the man at the center of the firestorm around the recent priest sex abuse scandal.

December 1 - December 18, 2004

A Likely Story

A Likely Story looks at unlikely loves – new crushes, strange shifts that start to turn settled lives in new directions. All hell breaks loose as a married woman considers making Viagra brownies to seduce her neighbor, a wife’s poodle obsession gets out of hand, and two straight actors who loathe each other are cast as gay lovers in a TV movie.

January 10 - March 19, 2005


David Rabe’s Hurlyburly explores the scandalous, corrupted days of the cocaine and sex infused Hollywood Hills during the mid-1980’s.

February 19 - March 5, 2005

Critical Darling

At a deserted hotel in Taos, New Mexico, on the eve of World War II, a trio of aging British émigrés are staking claim to their last chances for artistic success and domestic happiness. But their carefully balanced lives are threatened by a young Czech composer with a radical conceit: open homosexuality.

May 9 - June 26, 2005


In six interconnected scenes, this startling comedy tells the story of a society in which an imminent threat looms on the edges of everyday life.

2003-04 Season

December 9, 2003 - March 28, 2004

Aunt Dan and Lemon

Wallace Shawn’s political horror story concerns Lemon and her relationship with Aunt Dan, whose life stories are an unnerving mixture of the delicious and the despicable.

March 23 - May 8, 2004


A play about love, sex, ambition, and the Arab-American experience. ROAR is the story of a Palestinian-American family living in Detroit in the wake of the first Gulf War.

2002-03 Season

January 3 - February 23, 2003


A play about six aspiring stand-up comics during the mid-70’s in Manchester, England.

February 20 - May 1, 2003

Avenue Q

Avenue Q is a story of an enthusiastic college graduate named Princeton, who comes to New York City with big dreams and hardly any money.

March 18 - May 11, 2003

The Women of Lockerbie

The Women of Lockerbie follows the journey of two parents who travel from New Jersey to the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, to grieve over their only son, who lost his life on board the Pan Am Flight 103 crash seven years earlier. It is there in Scotland that they meet the women of Lockerbie and discover that they too experienced and suffered from horrible losses as well.

2001-02 Season

December 4, 2001 - January 13, 2002

Good Thing

Set in Albany, New York, Good Thing explores the intertwining stories of a group of disadvantaged young people and a middle-aged professional couple. All hope for luck and success but fate and tragedy stand in their way. Despite their aspirations, drug addiction and circumstance prevent them from succeeding and keep them mired in pain and suffering.

May 7 - June 16, 2002

Smelling a Rat

Smelling A Rat takes place in a 1980’s London penthouse owned by a working-class guy who got his success in the exterminating business. When he returns home from a vacation, he finds unexpected couplings in his bedroom.

2000-01 Season

October 31 - December 10, 2000

What the Butler Saw

What the Butler Saw is black comedy telling the story of an attempted seduction gone askew, and the lunacy that develops.

January 16 - February 25, 2001

Paradise Island

A story of a mother and daughter who spend twenty-four hours together on a vacation in the Bahamas.

March 13 - April 29, 2001


The play follows a lonely socialite and a gay, draft escaping playboy exploring the New York City nightlife during the WWII era.

1999-00 Season

October 8 - November 14, 1999


A play about two competitive Russian families who emigrated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to find the American dream. At a 1987 Mardi Gras party, the two families face old resentments and jealousies.

December 7, 1999 - February 6, 2000

Another American: Asking and Telling

Another American: Asking and Telling is a fascinating collection of anonymous testimonies and opinions about the thorny topic of Gays and Lesbians in the Military.

March 21 - April 16, 2000


Betwixt features a series of monologues that investigates the emotional experience of two displaced Brits living in the United States.

1998-99 Season

January 7 - February 6, 1999

Some Voices

Some Voices is a piece about a restaurant owner who takes in his schizophrenic brother.

January 7 - February 6, 1999

Halfway Home

A play about a dysfunctional Middle American family.

May 25 - July 11, 1999

East is East

A story about the children of a Pakistinian mother and an English father who are torn between two very different cultures.

1997-98 Season

December 18, 1997 - January 19, 1998


A comedy about yuppies in London’s suburbs during the early 1980’s.

February 20 - March 29, 1998

Hazelwood Jr. High

Based on a true story of a lesbian love triangle at an Indiana Junior High School that led to murder.

April 28 - May 23, 1998

The Fastest Clock in the Universe

A comedy about the fear of aging, egotism and a seduction that backfires.

1996-97 Season

October 26 - November 25, 1996

This is Our Youth

A play about the children of a dysfunctional family.

February 10 - March 2, 1997

The Flatted Fifth

A play about a modern American Jew who finally figures out his true identity during a trip to Israel.

June 3 - June 29, 1997

My Night with Reg

A modern comedy of the unfaithfulness and loyalties surrounding the friendships in a “family” of six gay men living in London in the age of AIDS.

1995-96 Season

April 25 - May 14, 1995


The story of six working class friends experiencing life in a dilapidated London flat in 1970.

April 13 - May 12, 1996


A play that confronts the fearful topic and effects of old-age and death.