THE BIG MEAL

Sam Gold directs Dan LeFranc’s play, about an eighty-year romance, set in the suburban restaurant where it began. Previews begin March 1. (Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

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. Opens March 1. (Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher St. 212-352-3101.)

 

COURTELINE EN DENTELLES

Alliance Française presents a set of short satirical plays from the early twentieth century by Georges Courteline, starring and directed by Jérôme Deschamps. In French with English supertitles. Feb. 29-March 1. (French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St. 212-355-6160.)

 

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.)

 

GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN

James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury, Kerry Butler, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, Jefferson Mays, and Michael McKean star in this revival of the 1960 play, set at a Presidential convention, centered on a womanizing former governor who is the leading candidate for his party. Michael Wilson directs. Previews begin March 6. (Schoenfeld, 236 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

HAND TO GOD

Ensemble Studio Theatre presents a return engagement of this comedy by Robert Askins, which revolves around a puppet show for a church social. Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs. Opens Feb. 29. (549 W. 52nd St. 866-811-4111.)

 

AN ILIAD

Lisa Peterson directs an adaptation of the Homeric epic, written by Peterson and Denis O’Hare. O’Hare and Stephen Spinella will alternate performances in the role of the Poet. In previews. Opens March 6. (New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. 4th St. 212-279-4200.)

 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Des McAnuff directs the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of the 1971 musical, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Previews begin March 1. (Neil Simon, 250 W. 52nd St. 877-250-2929.)

 

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. Opens March 5. (Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St. 212-244-7529.)

 

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

At the Pearl, J. R. Sullivan directs the 1947 drama by Eugene O’Neill, set in 1923 in Connecticut, about the hardscrabble lives of an Irish immigrant woman, her cynical father, a tenant farmer, and their alcoholic landlord. Previews begin March 6. (City Center Stage II, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

PAINTING CHURCHES

Kathleen Chalfant and John Cunningham star in a revival of this 1976 play by Tina Howe, about a couple who are 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. Opens March 6. (Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD

Jeremy Dobrish directs this new musical comedy, which explores many aspects of child-rearing. With a book and lyrics by Sandy Rustin and music and lyrics by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer. Opens Feb. 29. (Westside, 407 W. 43rd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

TRIBES

David Cromer directs a comedy by Nina Raine, about a young man who was born deaf into a hearing family. The cast includes Mare Winningham. In previews. Opens March 4. (Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St. 212-868-4444.)

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