11 Off-Broadway shows with 2022 Tony nominees
See which current and upcoming shows offer an opportunity to catch the work of some of Broadway’s 2022 standouts.
From midtown to downtown, work by 2022 Tony nominees is on display throughout New York City. Some of the shows are nearing final performances, such as boozeswhile others should be added to your calendar, such as corsicabefore previews start soon.
Whether you missed the artists’ nominated work or want to see more from the nominees, these Off-Broadway shows offer another opportunity to see the work of some of this year’s honored designers, directors and actors:
A case for the existence of God at Signature Theater (April 12 – June 5)
Samuel D. Hunter’s world premiere play explores alienation and camaraderie by following two men in southern Idaho who unexpectedly choose to open their worlds up to one another. Nominee Arnulfo Maldonado (A strange loop) designed the sets for the run.
corsica at Playwrights Horizons (June 2nd to July 10th)
Set in a small town in Texas, Will Arbery’s play follows siblings Ginny, a woman with Down syndrome, and Christopher, her half-brother, after the death of their mother when a close family friend, Justice, introduces them to Lot, an artist , brings together and outsiders of the local community. Check it out to Deirdre O’Connell (dana h) as Justice, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, and sound design nominee Justin Ellington (for colored girls who have contemplated suicide/when the rainbow is enough ).
Dreaming Zenzile at the New York Theater Workshop (May 17 – June 26)
Somi Kakoma’s musical explores the work of South African music artist and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, the way she came into contact with people in that moment and the ancestors who called to her. The production brings together director Lileana Blain-Cruz and lighting designer Yi Zhao, both nominated for their work on The skin of our teeth. They will be joined by sound designer Justin Ellington (for colored girls who have contemplated suicide/when the rainbow is enough).
epiphany at the Lincoln Center Theater (May 26-July 24)
Running Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, Brian Watkins’ epiphany follows a group of old friends who gather to revive a forgotten tradition, only to find themselves yearning for answers when the guest of honor arrives unusually late. Costume Designer Montana Levi Blanco (The skin of our teeth) is a member of the creative team.
Fat ham at The Public (May 12 – June 19)
James Ijames’ 2022 Pulitzer-winning play reinvents Shakespeare hamlet, which sets the action at a Southern cook-off as Juicy, a queer college kid, grapples with identity issues and a supernatural desire for revenge. Listen to hear nominee Mikaal Sulaiman’s sound design (Macbeth).
Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theater (Open Run)
The Off-Broadway revival of the sci-fi rock musical about flower assistant Seymour Krelborn and new smutty, R&B-singing plant breed “Audrey II” features lighting design by nominee Bradley King (Flying over sunset).
Soft at the MCC Theater (May 12 – June 26)
The new play by Donja R. Love follows Mr. Isaiah, a boarding school teacher who deals with a student’s suicide. The production features scenic design by nominee Adam Rigg (The skin of our teeth).
boozes at The Public (March 13 – May 29)
Watch the final performances of Shaina Taub’s musical about the suffragettes who fought, failed and succeeded in winning women’s suffrage in early 20th-century America to see the work of nominated costume designer Toni-Leslie James (paradise place) and lighting designer Natasha Katz (MJ).
… what will be the end at the Laura Pels Theater at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theater (May 12-July 10)
Mansa Ra’s play follows three generations of men living under one roof and examines the relationships between fathers and sons as the men come to terms with what being black and gay means to each of them. The Roundabout Production features work by nominated costume designer Emilio Sosa (trouble in the head), lighting designer Jiyoun Chang (for colored girls who have contemplated suicide/when the rainbow is enough) and sound designer Palmer Hefferan (The skin of our teeth).
Which way to the stage at the MCC Theater (April 14 – June 5)
Ana Nogueira’s world premiere show stretches back to 2015 to follow two Broadway fans waiting outside If then stage door, unaware that this would ultimately change their friendship. The creative team consists of nominated set designer Adam Rigg (The skin of our teeth) and lighting designer Jen Schriever (A strange loop).
I wish you were here at Playwrights Horizons (April 13th to June 5th)
Sanaz Toossi explores friendship and choices in her play, following a group of best friends over the course of 13 years, from 1978 to the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. The production features a scenic design by nominee Arnulfo Maldonado (A strange loop).