New York’s Broadway theatre scene is thriving, but so is the city’s brilliant, energetic, and talent-packed Off-Broadway theatre scene. Since tickets to Broadway hits are notoriously difficult to procure and expensive, theatre lovers may wish to secure tickets to performances held away from the Midtown theatre drag. Here’s a look at some highly-anticipated shows that will take the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Theatre for a New Audience, and Gallery Players this winter and upcoming spring.

“He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box”
January 18th thru February 11th at Theatre for a New Audience

Set on the eve of America’s embroilment in World War II, Adrienne Kennedy’s powerful new play focuses on rising Nazism, the injustices of Jim Crow, sexism, and other hot-button issues. The BAM production, directed by Evan Yionoulis, will be the world premiere of the play.

262 Ashland Place; (866) 811-4111

“A New Brain”January 27th thru February 18th at Gallery Players

20 years after its Off-Broadway premiere, William Finn’s musical “A New Brain” is returning for a three-week run at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. The production delves into health-related anxieties and art’s therapeutic healing powers. Music and lyrics are all Finn’s own. The play is based on a book that was a collaboration between Finn and James Lapine (Into the Woods).

199 14th Street; (718) 595-0547

“Cellular Songs”
March 14th thru March 18th at BAM Harvey

For more than five decades, Meredith Monk has explored the capacity of the human voice, testing the limits of her own voice and fine-tuning its range. In her latest composition, Monk and her ensemble tell a story of life and its relationship to the universe. Voice is paired with movement, instrumentation, and video for a powerful, all-encompassing effect.

651 Fulton Street; (718) 636-4100

“The Winter’s Tale”March 13th thru April 15th at Theatre for a New Audience

Arin Arbus breathes new life into this Shakespeare classic that examines good and evil, jealousy and loyalty, and the complexities of the human condition.

262 Ashland Place; (866) 811-4111

“King Lear”
April 7th thru April 2th9 at BAM Harvey

Gregory Doran’s production of “King Lear”, featuring Olivier Award-winning actor Antony Sher in the leading role, is a must-see for Shakespeare fans who find themselves in Brooklyn during its run. The star-studded cast and accomplished crew behind this BAM 2018 season production guarantee it will be show to remember.

651 Fulton Street; (718) 636-4100

“Long Day’s Journey into the Night”
May 8th thru May 27th at BAM Harvey Theatre

Prolific playwright Eugene O’Neill paints a portrait of his family in “Long Day’s Journey” that is at once heartwarming and heart wrenching. Themes explored include love, alcoholism, addiction, and the ever-present shadow of the past.

651 Fulton Street; (718) 636-4100

“Twelfth Night”
May 10th thru May 27th at Theatre for a New Audience

Another Shakespeare classic coming to Brooklyn this theatre season is perhaps the playwright’s “Twelfth Night,” perhaps Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedy. Follow the adventures of twin siblings Viola and Sebastian following a shipwreck that leaves each of the twins believing that the other is dead.

262 Ashland Place; (866) 811-4111

“Love and Intrigue”
June 6 thru 16 at BAM Harvey Theatre

This Schiller classic was first performed in 1787, but the tragedy of class warfare and courtly intrigue is startlingly relevant today. This adaptation is directed by Lev Dodin.

651 Fulton Street; (718) 636-4100

The NU Hotel in Brooklyn is just a 15-minute walk from BAM Harvey and the Theatre for a New Audience, where most of these shows will be performed. Book a room with us for convenient access to the show you book and numerous sites of interest to see during your visit to New York.