(The following appears in the 3/15 issue.)

Goings On About Town

The Theatre

OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

Please call the phone number listed with the theatre for timetables and ticket information.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the libretto and Andrew Lippa wrote the score for this new musical, based on the cartoons of Charles Addams. Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch direct; the cast includes Bebe Neuwirth, Nathan Lane, Terrence Mann, and Jackie Hoffman. In previews. (Lunt-Fontanne, 205 W. 46th St. 877-250-2929.)

ALL ABOUT ME

Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna star in this musical by Christopher Durang, Barry Humphries, and Feinstein. Casey Nicholaw directs. In previews. (Henry Miller’s, 124 W. 43rd St. 212-239-6200.)

THE BOOK OF GRACE

James Macdonald directs Suzan-Lori Parks’s new drama, about a young man who returns to his Texas home to stand up to his father. Amari Cheatom, John Doman, and Elizabeth Marvel star. In previews. (Public, 425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

THE COCKTAIL PARTY

Scott Alan Evans directs T. S. Eliot’s 1949 comedy, for the Actors Company Theatre. In previews. (Beckett, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

COME FLY AWAY

Twyla Tharp (“Movin’ Out”) conceived, choreographed, and directs this new musical, set to master vocal recordings by Frank Sinatra and accompanied by a live band. In previews. (Marquis, Broadway at 45th St. 212-307-4100.)

A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK

The world première of a new play by Kia Corthron, about an African preacher who moves in with a family in the American South during a drought. Chay Yew directs. A co-production of Playwrights Horizons and the Play Company. In previews. (416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with the Long Wharf Theatre, presents Tennessee Williams’s 1944 play, directed by Gordon Edelstein, starring Patch Darragh, Judith Ivey, Michael Mosley, and Keira Keeley. In previews. (Laura Pels, 111 W. 46th St. 212-719-1300.)

HAPPY IN THE POORHOUSE

The Amoralists present a new play written and directed by Derek Ahonen, centered on the struggles of a professional mixed-martial-arts fighter. Previews begin March 11. Opens March 13. (Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Pl. 212-388-0388.)

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http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/theatre/2010/03/15/100315goth_GOAT_theatre

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