OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

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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. Opens Dec. 1. (Schoenfeld, 236 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

John Turturro and Dianne Wiest star in the Classic Stage Company production of the Chekhov drama. The cast also includes Alvin Epstein, Juliet Rylance, Josh Hamilton, and Katherine Waterston. Andrei Belgrader directs. In previews. Opens Dec. 4. (136 E. 13th St. 866-811-4111.)

 

CLOSE UP SPACE

David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez, and Michael Chernus star in this comedy by Molly Smith Metzler, about an obsessive book editor with an impending deadline. Leigh Silverman directs the Manhattan Theatre Club production. Previews begin Dec. 1. (City Center Stage I, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

ELECTIVE AFFINITIES

SoHo Rep, Piece by Piece Productions, and Rising Phoenix Rep present the première of David Adjmi’s site-specific play, a look at life from the perspective of an eighty-year-old wisecracker. Zoe Caldwell stars; Sarah Benson directs. In previews. Opens Dec. 2. (For tickets and location, visit sohorep.org.)

 

HAPPY HOUR

Ethan Coen wrote this series of three one-act comedies, about a regular at a bar, a young couple, and a business traveller in a very ugly motel room. Neil Pepe directs, for Atlantic Theatre Company. In previews. Opens Dec. 5. (555 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

Michael Colgan directs John Hurt in the Gate Theatre production of Samuel Beckett’s one-act tragedy, about a sixty-nine-year-old man looking back on his life. Opens Dec. 6. (BAM’s Harvey Theatre, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn. 718-636-4100.)

 

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. In previews. (Walter Kerr, 219 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

Peccadillo Theatre Company presents the 1939 play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, starring Jim Brochu (“Zero Hour”). Dan Wackerman directs. In previews. Opens Dec. 4. (Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St. 212-352-3101.)

 

MAPLE AND VINE

Playwrights Horizons presents Jordan Harrison’s new play, starring Marin Ireland and Peter Kim, in which a couple exasperated by modern life moves in with a community of nineteen-fifties reënactors. Anne Kauffman directs. In previews. (Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

MISTERMAN

Enda Walsh wrote and directs this one-man play, starring Cillian Murphy, about a Christian man obsessed with sin. In previews. Opens Dec. 4. (St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water St., Brooklyn. 718-254-8779.)

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Alan Ayckbourn wrote and directs his seventy-fifth play, a dark comedy about suburban paranoia, presented as part of “Brits Off Broadway.” In previews. (59E59, at 59 E. 59th St. 212-279-4200.)

 

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. In previews. (St. James, 246 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

ONCE

John Tiffany (“Black Watch”) directs a new musical based on John Carney’s film of the same name, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and a book by Enda Walsh. In previews. Opens Dec. 6. (New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. 4th St. 212-279-4200.)

 

STICK FLY

Lydia R. Diamond wrote this new comedy of manners, about an affluent African-American family who gather for a vacation at their Martha’s Vineyard home. Kenny Leon directs a cast that includes Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Condola Rashad. Alicia Keys, a producer of the show, composed original music for the production. In previews. (Cort, 138 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

TITUS ANDRONICUS

Public Lab’s Shakespeare production, directed by Michael Sexton and starring Jay O. Sanders as Titus, the general of Rome, who comes up against the vengeful wrath of the queen of the Goths. In previews. (Public, 425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

 

 

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