A musical based on the 1991 film, about a group of young marines who spend a
debauched night in San Francisco before being deployed to Vietnam. With music
and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan. Joe Mantello
directs. In previews. Opens July 16. (Second Stage, 305 W. 43rd St.
Galway’s Druid Theatre Company performs three plays by the Irish dramatist Tom
Murphy—“Conversations on a Homecoming,” “A Whistle in the Dark,” and “Famine”—as
part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Garry Hynes directs. July 5-14. (Gerald W.
Lynch Theatre, John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St. 212-721-6500.)
EAST TO EDINBURGH
59E59 presents sixteen new plays that will appear in this year’s Edinburgh Festival
Fringe, including “Michael Pope Is Gay for Pay,” “Dirty Barbie and Other
Girlhood Tales,” and “Listen! The River.” Opens July 10. (59 E. 59th St.
The musical biography of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian icon and the father of Afrobeat,
returns to Broadway for a limited summer run, under the direction of Bill T.
Jones. Opens July 9. (Hirschfeld, 302 W. 45th St. 212-239-6200.)
THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA
A new musical comedy by Bill Russell and Peter Melnick, about a family trying to cope
in a world where smoking is illegal. Andy Sandberg directs. Previews begin July
11. (Westside, 407 W. 43rd St. 212-239-6200.)
At the Lincoln Center Festival, Alan Cumming stars in a one-man version of the
tragedy, set in a psychiatric ward. John Tiffany (“Once”) and Andrew Goldberg
direct the National Theatre of Scotland production. July 5-14. (Rose Theatre,
60th St. at Broadway. 212-721-6500.)
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR TOWERS
The Drilling Company’s new season of Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot begins with a
free staging of the comedy, set at a Lower East Side condo. Opens July 12.
(Parking lot on the corner of Ludlow and Broome Sts. 212-873-9050.)
NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
of the annual festival of new musicals include “Flambé Dreams” (July 9-17),
“Himself and Nora” (July 9-19), and “How Deep Is the Ocean?” (July 12-21). For
more information, visit nymf.org. (Various locations. 212-352-3101.)
Potomac Theatre Project presents, in repertory, Neal Bell’s “Monster” and Caryl
Churchill’s 1987 play, “Serious Money.” In previews. “Monster” opens July 9;
“Serious Money” opens July 10. (Atlantic Stage 2, at 330 W. 16th St.