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PRODUCTION HISTORY

From acclaimed dramas to exhilarating musicals, explore our catalog of past shows.

2010 to 2019

2019–2020 Season

Fun Home
music by Jeanine Tesori; book & lyrics by Lisa Kron
based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Sex and Education
by Lissa Levin

The Frog Princess
book by Joseph McDonough; music & lyrics by David Kisor

Fortune
by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Pipeline*
by Dominique Morisseau

Photograph 51*
by Anna Ziegler

20th Century Blues*
by Susan Miller

*originally scheduled production was suspended or canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2018–2019 Season

Fly By Night
conceived and written by Kim Rosenstock; written by Will Connolly & Michael Mitnick

Alice in Wonderland
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

Ripcord
by David Lindsay-Abaire

A Doll’s House Part 2
by Lucas Hnath

Skeleton Crew
by Dominique Morisseau

The Wolves
by Sarah Delappe

2017–2018 Season

This Random World
by Steven Dietz

The Dancing Princesses
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

The Humans
by Stephen Karam

Red Velvet
by Lolita Chakrabarti

His Eye is on the Sparrow
by Larry Parr

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
book by John Cameron Mitchell; music & lyrics by Stephen Trask

2016–2017 Season

The Legend of Georgia McBride
by Matthew Lopez

brownsville song (b-side for tray)
by Kimber Lee

Cinderella: After Ever After
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

First Date
book by Austin Winsberg,
music & lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner

When We Were Young and Unafraid
by Sarah Treem

Bloomsday
by Steven Dietz

2015–2016 Season

Luna Gale
by Rebecca Gilman

Buyer and Cellar
by Jonathan Tolins

Cinderella
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

Grounded
by George Brandt

Annapurna
by Sharr White

Violet
music by Jeanine Tesori, libretto by Brian Crawley

2014–2015 Season

Hands on a Hardbody
book by Doug Wright, lyrics by Amanda Green,
music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green

An Iliad
adapted from Homer, by Lisa Peterson and
Denis O’Hare, translation by Robert Fagles

Sleeping Beauty
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

The Other Place
by Sharr White

Detroit ’67
by Dominique Morisseau

Outside Mullingar
by John Patrick Shanley

2013–2014 Season

Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz

Rapture, Blister, Burn
by Gina Gionfriddo

Around the World in 80 Days
by Joseph McDonough & David Kisor

Tribes
by Nina Raine

The Mountaintop
by Katori Hall

Size Matters
by Raymond McAnally

2012–2013 Season

Good People
by David Lindsay-Abaire

Mrs. Mannerly
by Jeffrey Hatcher

Alice in Wonderland
by Joseph McDonough & David Kisor

Freud’s Last Session
by Mark St. James, Suggested by “The Question of God” by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

Black Pearl Sings!
by Frank Higgins

Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns
by Roger Bean

2011–2012 Season

Next to Normal
music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Ghost-Writer
by Michael Hollinger

Snow White
by David Kisor and Joseph McDonough

The Whipping Man
by Matthew Lopez

Time Stands Still
by Donald Margulies

Life Could Be A Dream
created by Roger Bean

2010–2011 Season

Collected Stories 
by Donald Margulies

Thurgood
by George Stevens Jr.

Cinderella
book by Joseph McDonough, music and lyrics by David Kisor

Next Fall
by Geoffrey Nauffts

End Days
by Deborah Zoe Laufer

25 The Musical
compiled by Scot Woolley

Winter Wonderettes
created by Roger Bean

2000 to 2009

2009–2010 Season

33 Variations
by Moisés Kaufman

Dead Man’s Cell Phone
by Sarah Ruhl

Sleeping Beauty
book by Joseph McDonough, music and Lyrics by David Kisor

My Name is Asher Lev
by Aaron Posner

Becky’s New Car
by Steven Dietz

The Marvelous Wonderettes
created by Roger Bean

2008–2009 Season

Grey Gardens
book by Doug Wright, lyrics by Michael Korie, music by Scott Frankel

The Seafarer
by Conor McPherson

Alice in Wonderland
book by Joseph McDonough, music and Lyrics by David Kisor

Gem of the Ocean
by August Wilson

Mauritius
by Theresa Rebeck

Don’t Make Me Pull This Show Over: Dispatches From the Frontlines of Parenting
music by Richard Oberacker, lyrics by Robert Taylor & Richard Oberacker

2007–2008 Season

Rabbit Hole
by David Lindsay-Abaire

More Fun than Bowling
by Steven Dietz

The Frog Princess
book by Joseph McDonough, music and lyrics by David Kisor

Mary’s Wedding
by Stephen Massicotte

Radio Golf
by August Wilson

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
book by Betsy Kelso, music & lyrics by David Nehl

2006–2007 Season

Mack and Mabel
book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman

String of Pearls
by Michele Lowe

Ugly Duck
by Joseph McDonough, music and lyrics by David Kisor

Fiction
by Steven Dietz

Opus
by Michael Hollinger

Souvenir
by Stephen Temperley

2005–2006 Season

Intimate Apparel
by Lynn Nottage

Permanent Collection
by Thomas Gibbons

Cinderella
by Joe McDonough and Fitz Patton

Thom Pain
by Will Eno

Moonlight and Magnolias
by Ron Hutchinson

Wayfarer’s Rest
by Joe McDonough

2004–2005 Season

The Exonerated
by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen

Thirty Ghosts
by Robert Lewis Vaughan

Sleeping Beauty
by Joe McDonough and David Kisor

Sight Unseen
by Donald Margulies

I Am My Own Wife
by Doug Wright

While We Were Bowling
by Carter W. Lewis

2003–2004 Season

Nite Club Confidential
by Dennis Deal, new songs by Dennis Deal and Albert Evans

Blue/Orange
by Joe Penhall

Alice in Wonderland
by Joe McDonough and David Kisor

A Lesson Before Dying
by Romulus Linney, based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines

The Women of Lockerbie
by Deborah Brevoort

Stones in His Pockets
by Marie Jones

2002–2003 Season

The Guys
by Anne Nelson

Bed Among the Lentils
by Alan Benett/Underneath the Lintel, by Glen Berger

The Frog Princess
by Joe McDonough and David Kisor

Copenhagen
by Michael Frayn

James and Annie
by Warren Leight

Triple Espresso
by Bill Arnold, Pearce Donley and Bob Stromberg

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask

2001–2002 Season

Fully Committed
by Becky Mode

The Adventures of Pinocchio
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

Praying for Rain
by Robert Lewis Vaughan

Women Who Steal
by Carter W. Lewis

Syncopation
by Allen Knee

Cowgirls
by Mary Murfitt and Betsy Howie

2000–2001 Season

Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine
by Warren Leight

The Countess
by Gregory Murphy

Sleeping Beauty
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

Three Days of Rain
by Richard Greenburg

Dinner With Friends
by Donald Margulies

A Sense of Place
by Lanford Wilson

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask

1990 to 1999

1999–2000 Season

Sideman
by Warren Leight

Earhart
by Katherine Christianson

Around The World in Eighty Days
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

The Winning Streak
by Lee Blessing

The Cripple of Inishmaan
by Martin McDonagh

Private Eyes
by Steven Dietz

1998–1999 Season

A Question of Mercy
by David Rabe

Full Gallop
by Mark Hampton & Mary Louise Wilson

Alice in Wonderland
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

Ice Floe

Love & Shrimp
lyrics by Judith Viorst, music by Shelly Markham

Violet
music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Brian Crawley

1997–1998 Season

Going to St. Ives
by Lee Blessing

Three Viewings
by Jeffrey Hatcher

The Frog Princess
by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor

Three Tall Women
by Edward Albee

Wild Oats
by John O’Keefe

Death Defying Acts (3 one-act comedies)
by Woody Allen (“Central Park West”), David Mamet (“An Interview”), & Elaine May (“Hotline”)

1996–1997 Season

A Party to Murder
by Lee Blessing

Copperheads

Robin Hood

A Package Deal 

Cobb
by Lee Blessing

Keeping the Faith

The Last Act is a Solo
by Robert Anderson

1995–1996 Season

Death of a Salesman 
by Arthur Miller

Jack & the Beanstalk

A Slice of Buffalo, A Piece of Paris
by Tom Fontana

Two Weeks with the Queen
by Morris Gleitzman

Cars, Dogs, Money, & The Moon
by David Kisor

1994–1995 Season

Help!

Snow White

Hamlet

Find Me a Voice

Hi Hat Hattie
by Larry Parr

1993–1994 Season

Fragments

Little Red Riding Hood

The Illusions

The Rights

Poor Superman
by Brad Fraser

Lips Together, Teeth Apart
by Terrence McNally

1992–1993 Season

After the Fall
by Arthur Miller

Seascape
by Edward Albee

Cinderella

Lotus Hooks

Freeman & Lunatics

Zorro

1991–1992 Season

Everything in the Garden
by Edward Albee and Giles Cooper

Jack & the Beanstalk

The Chronicles of Plague 

School for Scandal
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Lake Street Extension
by Lee Blessing

That Serious He-Man Ball
by Alonzo D. Lamont Jr.

1990–1991 Season

Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare

Sleeping Beauty

There’s a Ringing in My Ears

The Water Engine
by David Mamet

Buckminister Fuller

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennesse Williams

The Taffetas
by Rick Lewis

Grand Central Station

Woodcuts

Unicorn

1986 to 1990

1989–1990 Season

Promises to Keep

Memories of Over-the-Rhine

The Gifts of the Magi
music by Randy Courts, lyrics by Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts

A New Works Festival

Darkside
by Ken Jones

Seduced
by Sam Shepard

Six Women w/Brain Death
book by Cherl Benge, Christy Brandt, Mark Houston, Peggy Pharr Wilson, Rosanna E. Coppedge, Ross Freese, Sandee Johnson, Valerie Fagan, music and lyrics by Mark Houston

Twenty Years Ago Today

Johnny Moonbeam & The Silver Arrow
by Joseph Golden

1988–1989 Season

Deep Sleepers
by Charles Leipart

Hazy Rain

Fool for Love
by Sam Shepard

Riding the High C’s

Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare

1987–1988 Season

Adrift

Invictus

Victory House

Chelsea Heights

American Gothic

1986–1987 Season

Something Cloudy, Something Clear
by Tennessee Williams

Plays from the Grassroots

Checkers

…With the Ladies Gone

The Circles of Mystery

Volleys

End Game
by Samuel Beckett

Photo credits | Masthead, Ginny Hoffman & Gary Sandy in A Streetcar Named Desire (Sandy Underwood); Leadership & Staff, the set of Next to Normal (Ryan Kurtz); Volunteer, the cast of Ripcord (Ryan Kurtz); Work with Us, Torie Wiggins in His Eye is on the Sparrow (Ryan Kurtz).