Openings and Previews 

Event: After Midnight

Venue: Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this musical, which reimagines the shows of the Cotton Club. The musical arrangements of Duke Ellington, performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, led by Wynton Marsalis, are combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes. Fantasia plays the Special Guest Star. Previews begin Oct. 18.


Event: Fun Home

Venue: Public Theatre

Sam Gold directs the world première of a new musical based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, composed by Jeanine Tesori, with a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Featuring Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, and Judy Kuhn. In previews. Opens Oct. 22.

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Event: Good Person of Szechwan

Venue: Public Theatre

Foundry Theatre revives its production of the Brecht play, featuring Taylor Mac and Lisa Kron, about a good-hearted prostitute. Directed by Lear deBessonet, with original live music by César Alvarez and the Lisps. Previews begin Oct. 18.

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Event: Marie Antoinette

Venue: SoHo Rep

SoHo Rep presents a historical comedy about the infamous queen, by David Adjmi. Starring Marin Ireland, Steven Rattazzi, David Greenspan, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and Jennifer Ikeda. Rebecca Taichman directs. In previews. Opens Oct. 20.

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Event: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Venue: Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Julie Taymor directs the Shakespeare comedy, with original music by Elliot Goldenthal, to inaugurate Theatre for a New Audience’s new home in Brooklyn. Starring Tina Benko as Titania, Max Casella as Bottom, David Harewood as Oberon, and Kathryn Hunter as Puck. Previews begin Oct. 19.


Event: The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters

Venue: Playwrights Horizons

The world première of a play by Marlane Meyer, directed by Lisa Peterson, about a romantic young woman who falls in love with a heavy-drinking Lothario. Previews begin Oct. 18.

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Event: Romeo and Juliet

Venue: Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Julian Cihi, T. R. Knight, and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Tea Alagic directs. Opens Oct. 16.

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