OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

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THE BRIDGE PROJECT’S RICHARD III

The Bridge Project, along with the Old Vic, BAM, and Neal Street, presents the Shakespeare play, directed by Sam Mendes, with Kevin Spacey in the title role. In previews. (BAM’s Harvey Theatre, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn. 718-636-4100.)

 

DEDALUS LOUNGE

Interart Theatre and Royal Family Productions present the U.S. première of a play by Gary Duggan, about a trio of young people who hang out at a bar in Dublin. Starring Anthony Rapp, Dee Roscioli, and James Kautz. Chris Henry directs. In previews. Opens Jan. 12. (Interart, 500 W. 52nd St. 800-838-3006.)

 

THE FALL TO EARTH

InProximity Theatre Company presents this play by Joel Drake Johnson, in which a woman and her mother travel to an unfamiliar town in search of the truth about their family. Joe Brancato directs. Previews begin Jan. 13. (59E59, at 59 E. 59th St. 212-279-4200.)

 

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 and shortened book by Suzan-Lori Parks. Diane Paulus directs. In previews. Opens Jan. 12. (Richard Rodgers, 226 W. 46th St. 800-745-3000.)

 

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

The Living Theatre premières a play by Judith Malina, who also directs, in which the audience participates in an interactive exploration of history. In previews. Opens Jan. 12. (21 Clinton St. 212-352-0255.)

 

INSTINCT

Creation Production Company presents a new play by Matthew Maguire, in which four epidemiologists who live together try to prevent an outbreak of a contagious disease. Michael Kimmel directs. Previews begin Jan. 13. (Lion, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

LEO

Circle of Eleven presents this physical-theatre spectacle, starring Tobias Wegner. Daniel Brière directs the production, which won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award in 2011. In previews. Opens Jan. 15. (Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

LOOK BACK IN ANGER

Sam Gold directs John Osborne’s seminal play from 1956, set in England in the fifties, in which four working-class people face challenges while living together. Presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews begin Jan. 13. (Laura Pels, 111 W. 46th St. 212-719-1300.)

 

THE PHILANDERER

The Pearl presents this play by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Gus Kaikkonen. In previews. (City Center Stage II, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

THE PICTURE BOX

The Negro Ensemble Company presents a new play by Cate Ryan, directed by Charles Weldon, about a young black man who travels from the South to Long Island and becomes a pivotal figure in the life of a little girl. In previews. Opens Jan. 15. (Beckett, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THE ROAD TO MECCA

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the 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. Opens Jan. 17. (American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. 212-719-1300.)

 

RUSSIAN TRANSPORT

Janeane Garofalo stars in a new play by Erika Sheffer, about a Russian family in Brooklyn that welcomes an uncle who has come to pursue the American dream. Scott Elliott directs the New Group production. Previews begin Jan. 17. (Acorn, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

WIT

Cynthia Nixon stars in Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play from 1995, about a poetry professor undergoing experimental cancer treatment. Lynne Meadow directs the Manhattan Theatre Club production. In previews. (Samuel J. Friedman, 261 W. 47th St. 212-239-6200.)

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