BLOOD AND GIFTS

Bartlett Sher directs a new play by J. T. Rogers, about a C.I.A. agent who fights against the Soviets in Afghanistan during the war in the eighties. In previews. (Mitzi E. Newhouse, 150 W. 65th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THE BLUE FLOWER

Second Stage presents a new musical written by Ruth Bauer and Jim Bauer, about four friends—three artists and a scientist—who explore passion and art during the First and Second World Wars. Will Pomerantz directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 9. (305 W. 43rd St. 212-246-4422.)

 

BONNIE & CLYDE

Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan star in a new musical based on the story of the famous bank-robbing couple. Jeff Calhoun directs, with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and a book by Ivan Menchell. In previews. (Schoenfeld, 236 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

BURNING

The New Group presents the première of a play by Thomas Bradshaw, which interweaves two stories—one set in the present, about a black painter who hides his race from a gallery owner in Germany, and the other set in the eighties, about a homeless teen who is taken in by two gay men. Scott Elliott directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 14. (Acorn, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

FRAGMENTS

Theatre for a New Audience and Baryshnikov Arts Center present this C.I.C.T./Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord production of five short works by Samuel Beckett—“Rough for Theatre I,” “Rockaby,” “Act Without Words II,” “Neither,” and “Come and Go”—directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. In previews. Opens Nov. 13. (Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W. 37th St. 866-811-4111.)

 

HORSEDREAMS

Rattlestick presents a new play by Dael Orlandersmith, in which a man’s wife dies from an accidental drug overdose, leaving him to raise his young son. Gordon Edelstein directs. In previews. (Rattlestick, 224 Waverly Pl. 212-868-4444.)

 

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH: OUR VALUES IN QUESTION

Kirk Lynn wrote this piece, co-created by Melanie Joseph and presented by the Foundry Theatre, which explores the meaning of the word “value” in a variety of contexts. In previews. Opens Nov. 13. (St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water St., Brooklyn. 718-254-8779.)

 

HUGH JACKMAN, BACK ON BROADWAY

Jackman sings and dances his way through numbers that illustrate his life and career. Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs. In previews. Opens Nov. 10. (Broadhurst, 235 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

LYSISTRATA JONES

Douglas Carter Beane wrote the book, Lewis Flinn wrote the music, and Dan Knechtges directs this riff on the Aristophanes comedy, centered on a modern-day basketball team. Previews begin Nov. 12. (Walter Kerr, 219 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER

The 1965 musical, reconceived and directed by Michael Mayer, stars Harry Connick, Jr., as a psychiatrist who falls in love with a personality from a patient’s past life. With music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and a new book by Peter Parnell, based on the original by Lerner. Previews begin Nov. 12. (St. James, 246 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

PRIVATE LIVES

Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross star in Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy, about a divorced couple who rekindle their romance while they are both honeymooning in the South of France with new spouses. Richard Eyre directs. In previews. (Music Box, 239 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

RICHARD II

The Pearl presents the Shakespeare history play, directed by J. R. Sullivan. In previews. (City Center Stage II, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

SEMINAR

 Sam Gold directs a new play by Theresa Rebeck, starring Alan Rickman, Lily Rabe, Jerry O’Connell, and Hamish Linklater, about a literary legend who teaches a class for young writers. In previews. (Golden, 252 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

SHE KILLS MONSTERS

This play, in which a girl learns more about her deceased sister when she finds her Dungeons and Dragons diary, is a collaboration between Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company’s co-artistic directors, the playwright Qui Nguyen and the director Robert Ross Parker. In previews. (Flea, 41 White St. 212-352-3101.)

 

STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS

A collection of nine short plays, directed by Stuart Ross, built around the theme of marriage equality, features works by Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman, Joe Keenan, Neil LaBute, Doug Wright, Paul Rudnick, and others. Starring Craig Bierko, Mark Consuelos, Polly Draper, and Harriet Harris. In previews. Opens Nov. 13. (Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane. 800-982-2787.)

 

WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

MCC presents this play by Thomas Higgins, directed by Trip Cullman, about the competitive friendship of two teen-age boys at a Boy Scout wilderness camp. The cast includes Alice Ripley and Patrick Breen. In previews. (Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher St. 212-352-3101.) 

 

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