Find a show or venue

Search

Order by phone

800-901-4092

Your independent guide to the best shows in New York

Plays in New York - August 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Plays in New York for the month of August 2016

Loading...

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

: Closes 31st December 2016

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Stephen Karam's The Humans is a portrait of a family who come to understand each other very differently over a thanksgiving dinner. Warm, witty and very funny, The Humans won four Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Play. More info

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

: Closes 4th September 2016

London's National Theatre presents the Broadway debut of its sensational play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling book of the same name, this five-time Tony winning production uses extraordinary lighting, set design and props to bring this unusual and utterly unforgettable story to life. A powerful story told in a considerate and highly unique way, plays like Curious Incident don't come around very often. More info

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

: Closes 4th September 2016

He's back! Yes, The Almighty himself returns on Broadway, this time played by Will and Grace's Sean Hayes. An Act of God is a witty audience with the creator of the universe, in which he answers all of life's big questions and dissects the latest happenings in the world of pop culture. More info

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

: Closes 3rd October 2016

A theatrical experience like no other, Nassim Soleimanpour's acclaimed play has no rehearsals, no set and no director. The night's sole performer arrives on stage with nothing more than the script in a sealed envelope. Among those who've taken the plunge during this Off-Broadway run are Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg and Martin Short. More info

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

: Closes 28th August 2016

Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I) helms this World Premiere from writer J. T. Rogers. Set during the secret negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo I Accord between Israel and Palestine, Oslo centers on the young Norwegian couple who played a key role in mediating the meetings. More info

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

: Closes 4th September 2016

Connie and Tristan have both volunteered to test a new anti-depessant. They're well aware of the risks but are not prepared for a most surprising side-effect - true love! Exploring the moral obligations of big pharma and the complexities of the human heart, Lucy Prebble's The Effect makes it Off-Broadway debut after winning London's Critics Circle Award for Best New Play. More info

star ratingstar ratingstar rating

: Closes 25th September 2016

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen - six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Force. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them. More info

: Closes 28th August 2016

A very special play for children (and parents that remember the books), four of children author's Eric Carle's celebrated stories are woven together in this new stage adaptation. Watch in awe as three cast members use an astonishing 75 puppets within a one-act play to tell the stories of the infamous Caterpillar as well as The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse and The Very Lonely Firefly. It'll make you hungry for your childhood again! More info

: Closes 28th August 2016

Acclaimed Russian theater director Aleksey Burago and The Russian Arts Theater and Studio continues its 2015-2016 season this summer, with the world premiere of a brand new adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's magnum opus Crime and Punishment More info

: Closes 8th January 2017

Transferring to the Davenport Theatre this Friday, Shear Madness finds a new home in record time. An old lady has been murdered in her apartment above a hair salon, and it's your job to find her killer! Bursting with boundless energy and an incredibly adept cast of improvising, larger-than-life characters, Shear Madness takes audience participation to a whole new level. Sifting through the clues, you decide which twists and turns the show takes. It's a different mystery experience every single night. More info

Welcome to the heady world of 1920s womenswear where Sam Greevy is at the top of his game as New York City's most in demand designer! But things are going well for his bitter rival, Paul Roms, as he starts to lead the trends with these strange new items such as 'sweatshirts' and 'tracksuits', seemingly drawing inspiration from nowhere! More info

Lydia R. Diamond's biting and hilarious new play examines the influence that race holds over four Harvard intellectuals on the eve of Obama's 2008 election. Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs, with Joshua Jackson (The Affair, Fringe) and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1 &2) and Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) starring. More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

Attorney and playwright Norman Shabel returns with his thrilling new courtroom drama following its world premiere in March at the Playroom Theatre. Directed by Christopher Scott, A Class Act plays a limited run at New World Stages and provides a disturbing and timely exploration of legal America doing battle against big business, drawing on his own past experiences and news alike. While seven cut-throat lawyers on both sides of a class action suit duke it out in a closed courtroom, we are forced to ask ourselves; who are the real winners here? More info

Following the success of Bachelorette, writer Leslye Headland and director Trip Cullman return to Second Stage with this world premire dark comedy. Layover centers on two strangers stranded at an airport on Thanksgiving night, who dig a little too deeply into each other's secrets. More info

: Closes 9th October 2016

A pioneer of early rock 'n' roll and a huge influence of the likes of Elvis, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is almost forgotten today. She's the focus of this brand new play with music by George Brant (Grounded), which explores her impact on music and the segregated America of the 1930s and 40s. More info

: Closes 10th September 2016

Premiering off-Broadway, Austin centers on the eponymous title character, a former money manager, who is just out of his seventh stint in rehab and determined to reconcile with his wife and daughter. As he tries to make amends, he must stay with his brother at their old childhood home in Hell's Kitchen. More info

What's on When