2023|2024 at Atlantic

Essential human stories.

Featuring world premieres by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker, Drama Desk Award winner Marco Ramirez with music by the Grammy Award winning Buena Vista Social Club, Tony Award nominee Lucy Kirkwood, and Shayan Lotfi’s Off-Broadway debut! Support these incredible artists and their stories and become an Atlantic Member. Select the membership of your choice and join our community for maximum flexibility, priority access, and the best price on tickets! Click here to get started.

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American Premiere Play
THE WELKIN
by Lucy Kirkwood
directed by Sarah Benson

May 16 – July 7, 2024
Linda Gross Theater | 336 West 20th St.

Rural England, 1759. As the country awaits the return of Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to death. When she tries to escape the noose by claiming she is pregnant, twelve ordinary women are gathered to decide whether she is telling the truth. A dark, fierce, funny play about democracy and housework.

We are thrilled to welcome Tony Award nominee Lucy Kirkwood (The Children) alongside Obie Award winning director Sarah Benson (Fairview).

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World Premiere Play
WHAT BECAME OF US
by Shayan Lotfi
directed by Jennifer Chang

May 17 – June 29, 2024
Atlantic Stage 2 | 330 West 16th St.

Two siblings.
One born there. One born here.
How do they maintain their connections to The Old Country, and to This Country, and to each other?

We are happy to welcome back Shayan Lotfi (First Gen MixFest 2022) for his Off-Broadway debut directed by Jennifer Chang (The Far Country at Berkeley Rep).

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World Premiere Play
A Co-Production with National Theatre
INFINITE LIFE
by Annie Baker
directed by James Macdonald

August 18 – October 15, 2023
Linda Gross Theater | 336 West 20th St.

Five women in Northern California sit outside on chaise lounges and philosophize. A surprisingly funny inquiry into the complexity of suffering, and what it means to desire in a body that’s failing you.

We are thrilled to welcome back both Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (Body Awareness) and Obie Award winning director James Macdonald (Cloud Nine).

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World Premiere Musical
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB™
book by Marco Ramirez
music by the Grammy Award winning Buena Vista Social Club
creative consultant David Yazbek
choreography by Patricia Delgado and Justin Peck
developed & directed by Saheem Ali

November 17, 2023 – January 28, 2024
Linda Gross Theater | 336 West 20th St.

Inspired by true events, the new musical Buena Vista Social Club™ brings the iconic Grammy-winning album of pulsing Afro-Cuban music thrillingly to the stage. In 1950s Havana, a group of young musicians creates a sound that shakes the world of Cuban music—until the revolution changes everything. Forty years later, the band is brought back together to record the songs they left behind. With decades of heartbreak fueling every note, they unexpectedly go on to create the greatest-selling world music album of all time, immortalizing their songs and their legacy.

With a book by Marco Ramirez (The Royale), director Saheem Ali (Tony Nominee, Fat Ham) leads an ensemble of visionary performing artists, including a band of renowned musicians from across the globe and a music team led by David Yazbek (Tony Winner, The Band’s Visit), and choreography by Patricia Delgado (Spielberg’s West Side Story) and Justin Peck (Tony Winner, Carousel). Buena Vista Social Club™ is an homage to the artists of yesterday—the ones who survived upheaval and oppression to make the music they loved.

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Plus, Atlantic for Kids!

 

New Bi-lingual Musical
EL OTRO OZ
book by Mando Alvarado and Tommy Newman
music & lyrics by Jaime Lozano and Tommy Newman
choreography by Alessandra Valea
directed by Melissa Crespo

Presented through special arrangement with TheaterWorksUSA

January 13 – March 3, 2024
Atlantic Stage 2 | 330 West 16th St.

Click your heels together tres veces and take a transformative journey with this salsa, merengue, and Mexican folk-infused musical inspired by The Wizard of Oz. As her fifteenth birthday approaches, Dora, a contemporary Latiné teenager, struggles with her family’s ideas about tradition and dreads her impending quinceañera! But, when Dora gets swept away to a strange new land, she learns how to celebrate her unique rhythm and embrace her cultural identity.

We are thrilled to bring our Atlantic for Kids programming to Atlantic Stage 2 directed by Melissa Crespo (Bees and Honey) written by Mando Alvarado, Jaime Lozano, and Tommy Newman.

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One Night Only Event!

 

One Night Only Event presented as a part of the New York Comedy Festival
ACTING IN A TIME SUCH AS THIS
by Chris Smith
directed by Emily Pendergast

November 6, 2023
Atlantic Stage 2 | 330 West 16th St.

In his new one-man show, actor Chris Smith asks the tough questions like, “With so many terrible things going on, should I keep being an actor? If not, what should I be? A doctor? Do you realize how long that would take?” He discusses the principles of talking and moving around in front of a camera, and has an incredible realization: not only should he keep acting, but it’s probably the most important thing anyone could do right now.

We are thrilled to welcome back Atlantic Acting School alumni Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3) for an exclusive one night only event presented as a part of the New York Comedy Festival directed by Emily Pendergast.

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Production Support

Infinite Life is produced with support from The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts, and support was provided by Venturous Theater Fund, a fund of Tides Foundation. Infinite Life and What Became of Us are Edgerton Foundation New Play Award recipients.

The Welkin is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation. The Welkin is also being produced with the generous support of FourthWall Theatrical and The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.

El Otro Oz was originally commissioned, developed, and produced by TheaterWorksUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Executive Director).