THE BIG MEAL

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

 

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. Opens March 15. (Ethel Barrymore, 243 W. 47th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

END OF THE RAINBOW

Tracie Bennett stars as Judy Garland in this play, by Peter Quilter, set in December, 1968, less than a year before her death. Also starring Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey, and Jay Russell. Terry Johnson directs. Previews begin March 19. (Belasco, 111 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

EVITA

Ricky Martin (as Che), Michael Cerveris (as Juan Perón), and Elena Roger (as Eva Perón) star in a revival of the 1978 musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Michael Grandage directs. In previews. (Marquis, Broadway at 46th St. 877-250-2929.)

 

4000 MILES

Lincoln Center Theatre presents this play by Amy Herzog, about a young man who comes to stay with his ninety-one-year-old former-activist grandmother in her Greenwich Village apartment. Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert star; Daniel Aukin directs. Previews begin March 15. (Mitzi E. Newhouse, 150 W. 65th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

GATZ

The Elevator Repair Service production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” performed word for word, directed by John Collins, returns to the Public. Opens March 14. (425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

 

GHOST THE MUSICAL

The musical based on the movie, with a book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin and music and lyrics by Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard, comes to Broadway via London’s West End. Matthew Warchus directs. Previews begin March 15. (Lunt-Fontanne, 205 W. 46th St. 877-250-2929.)

 

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. Michael Wilson directs. In previews. (Schoenfeld, 236 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

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. In previews. (Neil Simon, 250 W. 52nd St. 877-250-2929.)

 

LOST IN YONKERS

Jenn Thompson directs the TACT production of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama by Neil Simon, set in 1942, about the turmoil of a dysfunctional family. In previews. (Beckett, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THE MAIDS

Red Bull Theatre presents a revival of this 1947 tragedy by Jean Genet, about two sisters who fantasize about killing the woman who employs them. With J. Smith-Cameron, Jeanine Serralles, and Ana Reeder; Jesse Berger directs. In previews. Opens March 15. (Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St. 212-352-3101.)

 

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. In previews. Opens March 18. (City Center Stage II, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

NEWSIES

Disney presents this musical, directed by Jeff Calhoun, adapted from the film based on the Newsboys Strike of 1899. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Jeremy Jordan stars. Previews begin March 15. (Nederlander, 208 W. 41st St. 866-870-2717.)

 

NOW. HERE. THIS.

The Vineyard presents a musical from the group that produced “[title of show],” with a book by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell and music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, based on a collaboration with Heidi Blickenstaff, Larry Pressgrove, and Michael Berresse, who also directs. In previews. (108 E. 15th St. 212-353-0303.)

 

ONCE

The musical based on the film transfers from New York Theatre Workshop to Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs. With music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and a book by Enda Walsh. John Tiffany directs. In previews. Opens March 18. (242 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

REGRETS

Matt Charman wrote this play, set in the nineteen-fifties, in which a young man goes to Nevada for a quick divorce. The cast includes Adriane Lenox, Alexis Bledel, and Richard Topol. Carolyn Cantor directs, for Manhattan Theatre Club. In previews. (City Center Stage I, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212.)

 

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