AFTER.

Partial Comfort presents this drama by Chad Beckim, in which a man who is released from prison after DNA evidence proves his innocence must relearn how to live as a free man. Stephen Brackett directs. Opens Sept. 21. (The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St. 212-352-3101.)

 

THE BALD SOPRANO

The Pearl presents this absurdist play from 1950, by Eugène Ionesco. Hal Brooks directs. In previews. Opens Sept. 25. (City Center Stage II, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

BENITO CERENO

Horizon Theatre Rep revives Robert Lowell’s 1965 play, based on the Melville novella, set in 1770, in which American sailors come upon a slave rebellion on a Spanish ship. Woodie King, Jr., directs. Previews begin Sept. 22. Opens Sept. 25. (Flea, 41 White St. 212-352-3101.)

 

DREAMS OF FLYING DREAMS OF FALLING

Atlantic Theatre Company presents a new play by Adam Rapp, about the private lives of two wealthy Connecticut families. Neil Pepe directs. In previews. (Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St. 212-279-4200.)

 

INTRINGULIS

INTAR presents a new solo play written and performed by Carlo Albán, about his experience as an undocumented immigrant. David Anzuelo directs. Previews begin Sept. 23. Opens Sept. 26. (500 W. 52nd St. 212-352-3101.)

 

LEMON SKY

Keen Company presents the 1970 drama by Lanford Wilson, in which a man remembers past events that shaped his relationship with his father. Jonathan Silverstein directs. In previews. Opens Sept. 27. (Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THE LOVE LETTER YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO WRITE NEW YORK

Jonathan Solari wrote and directs this multimedia play, which uses the street outside the theatre as its stage and tells of a jaded New Yorker who has decided to leave the city but can’t quite break away. In previews. Opens Sept. 24. (3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. 866-811-4111.)

 

THE LYONS

Mark Brokaw directs the world première of this play by Nicky Silver, starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, in which a family learns about itself when its members gather around the dying patriarch. Previews begin Sept. 22. (Vineyard, 108 E. 15th St. 212-353-0303.)

 

MAN AND BOY

Frank Langella returns to Broadway in this drama by Terence Rattigan from 1963, on the centennial of the playwright’s birth. The story involves a finance broker in the Great Depression who reunites with his estranged son in order to save his company from going bankrupt. Maria Aitken directs, for Roundabout Theatre Company. In previews. (American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. 212-719-1300.)

 

MEDEA

Shizuoka Performing Arts Center presents this production of the Greek play, directed and reinterpreted by Satoshi Miyagi. In Japanese, with English subtitles. Sept. 23-25. (Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St. 212-715-1258.)

 

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD

Lisa Peterson directs stories about raising children, by playwrights including Leslie Ayvazian, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Lisa Loomer, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, and Cheryl L. West. Presented by Primary Stages. In previews. (59E59, at 59 E. 59th St. 212-279-4200.)

 

THE MOUNTAINTOP

Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett star in a new play by Katori Hall, which imagines events on April 3, 1968, the night before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. With original music composed by Branford Marsalis. Kenny Leon directs. Previews begin Sept. 22. (Jacobs, 242 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Highlights of the annual festival of new musicals include “The Kid Who Would Be Pope,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “Ghostlight.” Opens Sept. 26. (Various locations. 212-352-3101.)

 

RELATIVELY SPEAKING

Three one-act comedies, by Ethan Coen (“Talking Cure”), Elaine May (“George Is Dead”), and Woody Allen (“Honeymoon Motel”), all directed by John Turturro. The cast includes Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Fred Melamed, and Marlo Thomas. In previews. (Brooks Atkinson, 256 W. 47th St. 877-250-2929.)

 

THE SUBMISSION

MCC opens its season with the world première of a play written by Jeff Talbott and directed by Walter Bobbie, starring Jonathan Groff, Will Rogers, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Rutina Wesley. In it, a white man writing under the pen name Shaleeha G’ntamobi must deal with the consequences of concealing his identity after he finds success with a play about a poor black family. In previews. Opens Sept. 27. (Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher St. 212-279-4200.)

 

WE LIVE HERE

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a play by the actress Zoe Kazan (her début as a playwright), about a wedding where the bride’s sister’s date brings unexpected trouble. Sam Gold directs. Previews begin Sept. 22. (City Center Stage I, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

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