Below is a schedule of June theater organized chronologically by opening date. Each show title is linked to a relevant website.
Keep in mind that some of the hottest theater this month is at the summer theater festivals (which I’m not listing below.)
Color key: Broadway: Red. Off Broadway: Purple, blue or black. Off Off Broadway: Green.
“David Huntington is losing his grip on reality. In pursuit of answers, David suddenly finds himself preoccupied with a mysterious phenomenon that’s plaguing the world’s elephant population. “
The first-ever revival of “I’ll Say She Is,” the Marx Brothers’ first-ever Broadway musical — the only one not made into a movie. My review of it at the Fringe two years ago.
— a musical about James Joyce and his wife.
An Act of God (Booth Theater)
Sean Hayes replaces Jim Parsons in this reprise of a joke-filled show about the Almight, inspired by an irreverent Twitter account
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ drama about family forced to deal with the ghosts of its past. “Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne after their mother has a stroke. As they attack each other in their mother’s hospital room, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather during WWII.”
Halley Feiffer’s play about a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce who are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital.
In this romantic comedy by Gregory S. Moss, two 16-year-olds forge an unlikely friendship amidst the class warfare in a small Rhode Island town.
In this revival of Conor McPherson’s thriller, which ran on Broadway in 2006, Matthew Broderick portrays John, who is seeks counseling after the unexpected death of his wife. “Though shaken by the loss, John is troubled by more than just grief; he has begun to see his wife’s ghost in their home.”
An encore run of an hour-long family show based on four of Eric Carle’s children’s tales: ‘The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse,’ ‘Mister Seahorse,’ ‘The Very Lonely Firefly,’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpilla
Tony Awards broadcast
All-female cast, starring Janet McTeer as Petruchio, and Cush Jumbo as Katherina.
A new comedy by Israel Horovitz about four women and the 100-year-old man who loved them. Starring Judith Ivey and Estelle Parsons.
A young journalist is assigned to write about sexual assault on college campuses and must find a unique angle that will sell the article. During her investigation, she encounters a student with a horrific story to tell. Determined to bring the events to light, this ambitious reporter refuses to let anything stop her— including the truth.
Based on true stories, Living Lotus Project’s new play explores the lives of teenage girls and their triumphs over adversity.