Openings and Previews
Event: All That Fall
Venue: 59E59 Theatres
Trevor Nunn directs Samuel Beckett’s 1957 radio play, starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon, about a woman’s difficult journey to meet her husband at a train station. In previews. Opens Nov. 12.
Event: The Commons of Pensacola
Venue: City Center, Stage I
Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new play by Amanda Peet, starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker, about a woman whose husband’s Wall Street scandal has caused her to move to Florida and her daughter, who comes to visit with her boyfriend. Lynne Meadow directs. In previews.
Event: An Enemy of the People
Venue: BAM—Harvey Theatre
Florian Borchmeyer adapted the play by Henrik Ibsen, a satire about a town trying to protect its reputation in spite of the contamination of its water. Thomas Ostermeier directs. In German, with English supertitles. Nov. 6-10.
Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre
Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham star in a new musical comedy, with a book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak, and lyrics by Freedman and Lutvak, based on the novel “Israel Rank,” by Roy Horniman. In the story, set in Edwardian England, Monty Navarro (Pinkham) stands ninth in line to become an earl, and sets about eliminating each person before him (all played by Mays). Darko Tresnjak directs. In previews.
Event: How I Learned What I Learned
Signature Theatre presents a solo autobiographical play by August Wilson, about his early life, starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Todd Kreidler directs. In previews.
The Rattlestick presents a new play by Halley Feiffer, about the lives of two sisters, who were abandoned by their alcoholic mother, and a girl they bring into their circle. Kip Fagan directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 7.
Event: In the Wine Time
Woodie King, Jr.,’s New Federal Theatre presents the 1968 play by Ed Bullins, the first of two works in “The Ed Bullins Project,” directed by Mansoor Najee-ullah. The story, set in the fifties, follows three friends whose poverty is underlined by the cheap wine they drink. In previews.
Opens Nov. 7.
Event: The Jacksonian
The New Group presents the New York première of a play by Beth Henley, directed by Robert Falls. Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan, and Bill Pullman star in the drama, set in 1964 in Jackson, Mississippi, about a dentist who moves into a shabby motel after his wife kicks him out. In previews. Opens Nov. 7.
Event: Little Miss Sunshine
Venue: Second Stage Theatre
Second Stage kicks off its season with this adaptation of the 2006 film, with a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by William Finn, about a family working out their problems on a trip to their preteen daughter’s beauty pageant. Starring Stephanie J. Block and Will Swenson. Lapine also directs. In previews.
Venue: Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff star in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Jack O’Brien. Also starring Richard Easton, John Glover, Malcolm Gets, Brian d’Arcy James, and Byron Jennings. In previews.
Event: The Mutilated
Venue: New Ohio Theatre
Mink Stole and Penny Arcade star in Tennessee Williams’s experimental play from 1966, about a Texas oil heiress and cancer survivor and her tumultuous friendship with a vagrant prostitute. Cosmin Chivu directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 10.
Venue: Cort Theatre
Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley star in “No Man’s Land,” by Harold Pinter, and “Waiting for Godot,” by Samuel Beckett, in repertory. Directed by Sean Mathias. In previews.
Event: Nothing to Hide
The sleight-of-hand artists Helder Guimarães and Derek Delgaudio perform, focussing on card tricks. Neil Patrick Harris directs. Opens Nov. 6.
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. In previews. Opens Nov. 12.
Event: 700 Sundays
Venue: Imperial Theatre
Billy Crystal stars in a revival of his autobiographical Tony-winning play, directed by Des McAnuff. With additional content by Alan Zweibel. In previews.
Event: Small Engine Repair
MCC presents this play by John Pollono, about a reunion of high-school buddies, now in their thirties, at a car-repair shop, which is interrupted by a college-aged jock. Directed by Jo Bonney. In previews.
Event: La Soirée
Venue: Union Square Theatre
At Union Square Theatre, a new burlesque variety show includes sword swallowers, aerialists, and striptease artists. In previews. Opens Nov. 7.
Event: Taking Care of Baby
Venue: City Center Stage II
Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new play by Dennis Kelly, starring Reed Birney and Margaret Colin, in which a family is torn apart by a tragedy and an accusation of murder. Erica Schmidt directs. In previews.
Event: Too Much, Too Much, Too Many
Venue: Roundabout Underground
Roundabout Underground presents a play by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Sheryl Kaller, in which a widow becomes a shut-in, deeply affecting the life of her daughter, who takes care of her. In previews.
Event: Twelfth Night / Richard III
Venue: Belasco Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe, from London, comes to Broadway with two Shakespeare plays performed in repertory by an all-male cast. Mark Rylance stars as Olivia in “Twelfth Night” and in the title role of “Richard III.” Tim Carroll directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 10.