(From the April 5 issue)

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.)

AMERICAN IDIOT

A new musical uses the Green Day album of the title as a backdrop for a story about working-class friends who go their separate ways. John Gallagher, Jr. (“Spring Awakening”), Stark Sands, Michael Esper, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Tony Vincent star. Michael Mayer, who collaborated on the book with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, directs. In previews. (St. James, 246 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

BELLONA, DESTROYER OF CITIES

Jay Scheib presents the second installment of his performance trilogy, “Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems,” with this science-fiction adaptation of Samuel R. Delany’s “Dhalgren.” Previews begin April 1. Opens April 3. (The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. 212-255-5793, ext. 11.)

BLOODSONG OF LOVE

Joe Iconis wrote the book, music, and lyrics for this new musical, a spaghetti Western set to rock-and-roll tunes. John Simpkins directs. Previews begin April 1. (Ars Nova, 511 W. 54th St. 212-352-3101.)

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Les Freres Corbusier’s latest, an emo-rock musical, satirizes the accomplishments of the seventh President. With music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Alex Timbers wrote and directs. In previews. Opens April 6. (Public, 425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Kelsey Grammer makes his Broadway musical début, alongside Douglas Hodge, in a revival of the 1983 musical, a Menier Chocolate Factory production. With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. Terry Johnson directs. Previews begin April 6. (Longacre, 220 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.)

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