OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

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A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES

Irish Rep presents its concert version of the 1952 Dylan Thomas story, directed by Charlotte Moore. In previews. Opens Dec. 11. (132 W. 22nd St. 212-727-2737.)

 

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. In previews. (City Center Stage I, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

FARM BOY

Michael Morpurgo’s sequel to the novel “War Horse” is the basis for this tale of the bond between an English farmer and his grandson. Daniel Buckroyd adapted and directs, as part of “Brits Off Broadway.” In previews. Opens Dec. 13. (59E59, at 59 E. 59th St. 212-279-4200.)

 

JACKIE HOFFMAN’S A CHANUKAH CHAROL

Hoffman examines her life in light of the holidays. Sundays. Opens Dec. 11. (New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

JAMES X

Gabriel Byrne directs a one-man show written and performed by Gerard Mannix Flynn, about an adult who testifies about Irish institutional child abuse. Presented by the Culture Project, Liam Neeson, and Byrne. In previews. Opens Dec. 9. (Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker St. 866-811-4111.)

 

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.)

 

MACBETH AFTER SHAKESPEARE

Ivica Buljan directs this play by Heiner Müller, a reënvisioning of “Macbeth,” presented by Mini Teater, from Slovenia, and Novo Kazaliste Zagreb, from Croatia. Dec. 8-11. (La Mama, 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710.)

 

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. Opens Dec. 7. (Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Alan Ayckbourn wrote and directs his seventy-fifth play, a dark comedy about suburban paranoia, presented as part of “Brits Off Broadway.” Opens Dec. 7. (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. Opens Dec. 11. (St. James, 246 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

SHLEMIEL THE FIRST

This musical, based on a play by Isaac Bashevis Singer, was adapted and conceived by Robert Brustein, with music by Hankus Netsky. Presented by Theatre for a New Audience, National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene, Skirball, and Peak Performances at Montclair State University. Opens Dec. 13. (Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Pl. 866-811-4111.)

 

STICK FLY

Lydia R. Diamond wrote this 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. Opens Dec. 8. (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. Opens Dec. 13. (Public, 425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

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