OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

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THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS

Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, and David Alan Grier star in the musical by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, about the denizens of Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the nineteen-twenties. With a revised, shortened book by Suzan-Lori Parks. Diane Paulus directs. In previews. (Richard Rodgers, 226 W. 46th St. 800-745-3000.)

 

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN

Women’s Project presents a new play by Catherine Trieschmann, about a Manhattan biology teacher who moves to Kansas, where she encounters opposition to evolutionary theory. Daniella Topol directs. In previews. (Peter Jay Sharp, 416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

IT’S ALWAYS RIGHT NOW, UNTIL IT’S LATER

Daniel Kitson explores the way in which the past and the future influence identity. Opens Jan. 3. (St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water St., Brooklyn. 718-254-8779.)

 

OUTSIDE PEOPLE

Evan Cabnet directs this play by Zayd Dohrn, set in Beijing, in which an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman and must navigate the cultural differences that affect their relationship. Presented by the Vineyard and Naked Angels. In previews. (Vineyard, 108 E. 15th St. 212-353-0303.)

 

THE ROAD TO MECCA

Roundabout Theatre Company presents this 1987 play by Athol Fugard, set in South Africa, in which an elderly woman becomes a sculptor following the death of her husband, and a local pastor fights to move her to a retirement home. Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino, and Jim Dale star; Gordon Edelstein directs. In previews. (American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. 212-719-1300.)

 

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