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Men on Boats - 2016 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. This thrilling and widely acclaimed new play by Jaclyn Backhaus returns this summer for a limited engagement at Playwrights Horizons.

Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons)


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will present the world premiere production of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS, a new play by Julia May Jonas, directed by Annie Tippe, which will begin performances Saturday, November 19 and run for six weeks only through Saturday, December 31 at the Claire Tow Theater.  Opening night is Monday, December 5.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
1776 begins previews on Broadway tonight, Friday, September 16, ahead of its official opening on Thursday, October 6, 2022. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022
With the supernatural as the setting, Tony Award Nominated Playwright LUCAS HNATH 's suspenseful play is an immersive exploration of the fragile boundary between our world and the one just beyond
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022
Riverside Theatre, Iowa City's resident professional theatre, has announced their 2022-2023 season. This will be the not-for-profit organization's 42nd season, and the first full season of plays in the newly opened 150-seat theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
Hurricane Diane is surging toward its Chicago debut, June 17-July 31, 2022 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022
Long Wharf Theatre yesterday announced the launch of its 2022/2023 season, “Everywhere for Everyone.” Under its new model, audiences will see programming radiating out from the institution's storied home at 222 Sargent Drive and into communities across Greater New Haven.
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022
You walk into a theater and you have no idea what might happen… and neither do the performers onstage! The Contemporary Theater Company embraces this excitement with the 4th Annual Ocean State Improv Festival, June 8 – 11.
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022
The award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University, a multidisciplinary arts and entertainment center located in Downtown Pittsburgh, announced the lineup for their Inside/Outside Summer Series as well as over 30 performances across a multitude of arts disciplines for the 2022-2023 season.
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022
PlayCo today announces the cast and creative team for its first in-person production since the fall before the pandemic: the U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan's Will You Come With Me?, directed by Keenan Tyler Oliphant, May 4-June 5 at MITU580.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts virtually hosted more than 125 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. 
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022
June 3-26, Chenango River Theatre will present the area premiere of Men On Boats, a raucous and lively new play by Jaclyn Backhaus.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
NAATCO's inaugural production of the NAATCO National Partnership Project, Queen, written by playwright and screenwriter Madhuri Shekar (House of Joy) and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar, will open tonight, May 19th at Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive, New Haven).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
NAATCO's inaugural production of the NAATCO National Partnership Project: Queen, written by playwright and screenwriter Madhuri Shekar (House of Joy) and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar, will being performances tonight, May 17th at Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive, New Haven).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Join in this summer for the New York Theater Festival. THE FOURTH ALAAFIN OF OYO will be presented on MAY 30TH, JUNE 1ST, and JUNE 4TH at the LATEA THEATER.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
Playwrights Horizons today announced an additional one-week extension of Sanaz Toossi’s Wish You Were Here, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, to June 5.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022
La Jolla Playhouse has announced the final two productions for its 2022/2023 season: the world-premiere musical The Outsiders, to run February/March, 2023; and a re-imagined production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, to run November/December, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022
The greater Binghamton area's only professional, non-profit Equity theatre, Chenango River Theatre, under the direction of new Producing Artistic Director Zach Curtis will open their 2022 season on June 3. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022
The multi-Obie Award-winning Target Margin Theater has announced that tickets are now on sale for One Night, a nine-hour theatrical event that concludes the company’s five-year exploration of The One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of classic Silk Road stories. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022
PlayCo today announced the cast and creative team for its first in-person production since the fall before the pandemic: the U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come With Me?, directed by Keenan Tyler Oliphant, May 4-June 5 at MITU580.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2022
Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 20 – July 2, 2022 at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street) and will feature productions of three new plays.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
Aurora Theatre Company concludes its 30th season with the West Coast Premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Wives.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
NAATCO will present the inaugural production of the NAATCO National Partnership Project, Queen, written by playwright and screenwriter Madhuri Shekar (House of Joy) and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar, which will begin performances Friday June 10th at the A.R.T./New York Mezzanine Theatre (502 West 53rd Street), continuing through July 1st only. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
Kane Repertory Theatre, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, will present a live outdoor production of the Shakespeare classic Twelfth Night at the Historic Pavilion on the Fox River. The play is directed by Northwestern MFA Directing candidate Katie Lupica.
by Neil Shurley - Jun 26, 2022
Expect cross dressing, deceit, and general campy comedic hijinks.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Soho Rep today announced its 2022–23 season, consisting entirely of large-scale works by early-career artists that have been commissioned by the organization.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Milwaukee Rep will bring back Rep Lab in the Stiemke Studio June 24-26, 2022.  Featuring Milwaukee Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents (EPRs), actors, directors, stage managers and designers, Rep Lab is an opportunity to showcase the skills that the EPR’s have learned throughout their time this past season at Milwaukee Rep.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the participants in the seventh round of its Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) Program.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, by Taylor Mac. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays, July 29 - August 19 at 8:00 p.m. on the Julie Harris Stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022
First Floor Theater is launching its Tenth Season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of society.
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Jul 13, 2022
Caution: the brain may wander. Side effects may include a distrust of your own senses, a disorientation of self, and a mild to severely good time. You may not be who you think you are. But we’re all in it together. Welcome to Theatre of the Mind, created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022
Palo Alto Players ushers in 2022 with Jaclyn Backhaus' MEN ON BOATS - a 19th century adventure story about ten men, four boats, and two rivers. Told without men, boats, or rivers.=
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2022
Nina Goodheart is the winning photographer of the American Camping Association (ACA) 2022 Golden Lens Award. The award recognizes exceptional photographs that illustrate the camp experience and the ACA chose Goodheart's photo from hundreds of entries from camps around the country.
by BWW Awards - Jan 10, 2022
Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
Ten explorers, four boats, and one mission: to map the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In 1869, Major John Wesley Powell and his crew set off on an adventure, and now in 2022, you can see it onstage at Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus at The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield from August 12 – September 10.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022
Riverside Theatre, Iowa City's resident professional theatre, has announced their 2022-2023 season. This will be the not-for-profit organization's 42nd season, and the first full season of plays in the newly opened 150-seat theatre.
by John McDaid - Aug 27, 2022
Explore the Colorado River in this taut, compelling — and darkly funny — production at the Contemporary Theater Company.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2022
​​​​​​​Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage and directed by Dawn M. Simmons kicks off Lyric Stage's 2022/23 season with a universal story about trying to make a life of your own while reconciling and making peace with your past, your family, and the perception of the place you hold in the world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022
First Floor Theater will launch its Tenth Season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of society.
by Grace Cutler - Aug 20, 2022
On August 27 from 4 -11 pm, the courtyard around The Contemporary Theater Company and Phil’s Main Street Grille will be transformed into a pirate paradise for Wakefield Endless Summer!
by Steve Schonberg - Aug 17, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere production of the ripple, the wave that carried me home by Christina Anderson, directed by Jackson Gay, and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022
Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2022–2023 season. Brought together amidst the easing of a reality-altering pandemic —during which desire for a “return to normal” began to feel at once futile and shortsighted—the lineup consists of five works that consider and radically challenge the very idea of normalcy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced the recipient and four finalists for the 2022 Barbara Whitman Award.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
Playwrights Horizons today announced a one-week extension of Sanaz Toossi’s Wish You Were Here, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, to May 29. Wish You Were Here chronicles 13 years of everyday life through the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War, as best friends forever become friends long lost, scattered and searching for home.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
La Jolla Playhouse has announced that Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord, written and performed by Kristina Wong (who was featured in the Playhouse’s Digital WOW production of Binge), directed by Chay Yew (Playhouse’s Cambodian Rock Band), will be added to its 2022/2023 season, running September 20 – October 16.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the 2022/23 Season today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company’s first full season in its expanded home—welcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf’s bold, visceral and muscular work.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Tovah Feldshuh, Andrew Dawson, Kelly McAndrew, Matt Servitto, Allan K. Washington, and Kayce Wilson will join previously announced Arnie Burton, Jasminn Johnson, Lauren Molina, Reg Rogers, Ari'el Stachel, Jason Tam, completing the cast for the Gala Benefit Reading of Light Up the Sky by Moss Hart, directed by Mr. Silverstein. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
NAATCO today announced the inaugural production of the NAATCO National Partnership Project: Queen, written by playwright and screenwriter Madhuri Shekar (House of Joy) and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022
Previews begin tonight, April 1, for Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Skin of Our Teeth. The production opens on Monday, April 25 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Meet the cast here!

Men on Boats Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Men on Boats have their been?
Men on Boats has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2016.

What awards has Men on Boats been nominated for?
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane ShawJohn Gassner Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jaclyn Backhaus and Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Will Davis.

What productions of Men on Boats have there been?
Men on Boats has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2016.