CLYBOURNE PARK

Bruce Norris wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, which expands on Lorraine Hansberry’s “Raisin in the Sun.” Pam MacKinnon directs the original cast, from 2010, which includes Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos, and Frank Wood. In previews. Opens April 19. (Walter Kerr, 219 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THE COLUMNIST

Manhattan Theatre Club stages David Auburn’s play about the mid-century political writer Joseph Alsop, starring John Lithgow, Margaret Colin, Boyd Gaines, Stephen Kunken, Brian J. Smith, and Grace Gummer. Daniel Sullivan directs. In previews. (Samuel J. Friedman, 261 W. 47th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new comedy by Marc Camoletti (“BoeingBoeing”), about a web of infidelity among a husband, his wife, his mistress, and his visiting friend. Starring Ben Daniels, Patricia Kalember, Adam James, and Jennifer Tilly; John Tillinger directs. In previews. (American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. 212-719-1300.)

 

AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE

The New Group presents a drama by David Rabe, set in the early nineteen-sixties, about a Midwesterner who must choose between small-town life and a college girl’s wider world. Jo Bonney directs. In previews. (Acorn, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

FESTEN (THE CELEBRATION)

The Polish company TR Warszawa presents this play, about an ill-fated family reunion, adapted for the stage by Thomas Vinterberg and Mogens Rukov and directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna. Previews begin April 20. Opens April 23. (St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water St., Brooklyn. 718-254-8779.)

 

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. In previews. Opens April 23. (Lunt-Fontanne, 205 W. 46th St. 877-250-2929.)

 

LEAP OF FAITH

Raúl Esparza stars in a new musical, based on the 1992 film, in which a con artist impersonating a minister swindles the people of a small Kansas town. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight; Christopher Ashley directs. In previews. (St. James, 246 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

LONELY, I’M NOT

Second Stage presents this comedy by Paul Weitz, in which a divorced millionaire (Topher Grace), recovering from a nervous breakdown, meets a young businesswoman (Olivia Thirlby). Trip Cullman directs. In previews. (305 W. 43rd St. 212-246-4422.)

 

THE LYONS

Mark Brokaw directs a Broadway transfer of the comedy by Nicky Silver, starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, in which a family gathers around its dying patriarch. In previews. Opens April 23. (Cort, 138 W. 48th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Theatre Breaking Through Barriers presents an adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragicomedy, directed by Ike Schambelan. In previews. Opens April 22. (Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Bebe Neuwirth, Christina Ricci, David Greenspan, Anthony Heald, and Taylor Mac star in the Shakespeare comedy, at Classic Stage Company. Tony Speciale directs. In previews. (136 E. 13th St. 866-811-4111.)

 

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

In this musical comedy, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Joe DiPietro, a bootlegger (Kelli O’Hara) meets a Long Island playboy (Matthew Broderick) on the weekend of his wedding. Kathleen Marshall directs and choreographs. Also starring Estelle Parsons and Judy Kaye. In previews. Opens April 24. (Imperial, 249 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

NINTH AND JOANIE

Kevin Corrigan and Bob Glaudini star in the Labyrinth Theatre Company production of Brett C. Leonard’s new play, which follows the lives of a grieving father and his dissipated son in South Philadelphia in 1986. Mark Wing-Davey directs. Opens April 18. (Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank St. 212-513-1080.)

 

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Nicholas Hytner directs the National Theatre of Great Britain production of Richard Bean’s comedy. Opens April 18. (Music Box, 239 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Blair Underwood plays Stanley and Nicole Ari Parker plays Blanche in the Tennessee Williams classic, directed by Emily Mann. Also starring Daphne Rubin-Vega, Carmen de Lavallade, and Wood Harris. In previews. Opens April 22. (Broadhurst, 235 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

 

THREE SISTERS

Lev Dodin directs the Maly Drama Theatre production of the Chekhov play, about a formerly wealthy family that struggles to adjust to modest means. In Russian with English supertitles. Opens April 18. (BAM’s Harvey Theatre, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn. 718-636-4100.)

 

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