ASSISTANCE

Playwrights Horizons presents a new play by Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”), a satire in which two young assistants to a tycoon wonder if their jobs are worth the humiliation they endure. Trip Cullman directs. In previews. Opens Feb. 28. (416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

BEYOND THE HORIZON

The Irish Rep’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play from 1920, about two brothers who are in love with the same woman, is directed by Ciarán O’Reilly. In previews. Opens Feb. 26. (132 W. 22nd St. 212-727-2737.)

 

CARRIE

MCC Theatre presents a reworking of the 1988 musical, with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (who adapted Stephen King’s novel for the 1976 De Palma film), music by Michael Gore, and lyrics by Dean Pitchford (“Fame”). Starring Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson; Stafford Arima directs. In previews. (Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher St. 212-352-3101.)

 

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond, and Andrew Garfield star in the Arthur Miller drama from 1949, directed by Mike Nichols. In previews. (Ethel Barrymore, 243 W. 47th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

EARLY PLAYS

The Wooster Group and New York City Players team up for this production, based on Eugene O’Neill’s “Glencairn” plays—“Bound East for Cardiff” (1914), “The Long Voyage Home” (1917), and “The Moon of the Caribbees” (1918). Directed by Richard Maxwell. Opens Feb. 22. (St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water St., Brooklyn. 718-254-8779.)

 

GALILEO

F. Murray Abraham stars in the 1947 play by Bertolt Brecht, about the life of the philosopher, scientist, and inventor. Brian Kulick directs the Classic Stage Company production. In previews. Opens Feb. 23. (136 E. 13th St. 866-811-4111.) 

 

THE HOUSE

The Danish performer Sofie Krog and the Spanish puppeteer David Faraco present a dark puppet-theatre piece about the comings and goings in a funeral home. Feb. 24-26. (HERE, 145 Sixth Ave., near Spring St. 212-352-3101.)

 

HURT VILLAGE

Signature Theatre Company premières this play by Katori Hall, set in a Memphis housing project, about a teen-age rapper and her family, whose plans to relocate are complicated when her father unexpectedly returns from Iraq. Patricia McGregor directs. In previews. Opens Feb. 27. (Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St. 212-244-7529.)

 

AN ILIAD

Lisa Peterson directs an adaptation of the Homer epic, written by Peterson and Denis O’Hare. O’Hare and Stephen Spinella will alternate performances in the role of the Poet. In previews. (New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. 4th St. 212-279-4200.)

 

THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE

Signature Theatre Company presents Edward Albee’s play from 1980, starring Jane Alexander, in which a party game of Twenty Questions becomes revealing. Directed by David Esbjornson. In previews. (Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St. 212-244-7529.)

 

PAINTING CHURCHES

Kathleen Chalfant and John Cunningham star in a revival of this 1976 play by Tina Howe, about a couple who is packing to move from Boston to Cape Cod when their daughter, a New York artist, comes for a visit. Carl Forsman directs the Keen Company production. In previews. (Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD

Jeremy Dobrish directs this new musical comedy, which chronicles many aspects of child-rearing. With a book and lyrics by Sandy Rustin and music and lyrics by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer. In previews. (Westside, 407 W. 43rd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

RUTHERFORD & SON

At the Mint, Richard Corley directs this revival of the 1912 drama by Githa Sowerby, in which the feckless son of a harsh father finds a way to cut costs in the family’s foundering glassworks and demands hefty compensation in return. In previews. Opens Feb. 27. (311 W. 43rd St. 866-811-4111.)

 

THE TOTAL BENT

Joanna Settle directs this new musical, for the Public’s Lab series, about an encounter between a white London music producer and a Southern black gospel prodigy. With a book and lyrics by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Opens Feb. 24. (Public, 425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

 

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