Openings and Previews

The Belle of Amherst

Westside

Joely Richardson stars in a one-woman play, by William Luce, about the poet Emily Dickinson, drawn from her poems, letters, and diaries. In previews.

 

 

Billy and Ray

Vineyard

Garry Marshall directs the New York première of a comedy by Mike Bencivenga, about Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler and the difficult time they had while adapting “Double Indemnity” for film. Starring Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”) and Larry Pine. In previews.

 

 

brownsville song (b-side for tray)

Claire Tow

LCT3 presents a new play by Kimber Lee, about a black seventeen-year-old boy who is killed, leaving his family to grieve and to deal with his senseless death. Sheldon Best stars; Patricia McGregor directs. In previews.

 

 

Disgraced

Lyceum

The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Ayad Akhtar—in which an American Muslim lawyer and his wife have a dinner party that turns divisive—transfers to Broadway, after an Off Broadway run last year. Kimberly Senior directs; Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol, and Josh Radnor star. In previews.

 

 

The Fortress of Solitude

Public

Itamar Moses wrote the book for this musical, based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem, a coming-of-age story about two young men growing up in Brooklyn in the seventies who are obsessed with superheroes. Michael Friedman wrote the music and lyrics; Daniel Aukin conceived and directs. In previews.

 

 

Generations

SoHo Rep

Debbie Tucker Green wrote this play, presented by SoHo Rep and the Play Company, in which three generations cook together, sharing stories about their lives in a South African township. Food from Madiba Restaurant will be served. Leah C. Gardiner directs. In previews. Opens Oct. 12.

 

 

Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Second Stage

Tracee Chimo stars in Terrence McNally's 1991 comedy, in which two heterosexual couples spending a holiday together in a gay area of Fire Island discover that they have wildly different opinions and politics. Peter DuBois directs. In previews.

 

 

Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby

BAM's Harvey Theatre

Lisa Dwan performs three one-woman plays by Samuel Beckett, in a Royal Court Theatre and Lisa Dwan production. Walter Asmus directs. Oct. 7-12.

 

 

The Oldest Boy

Mitzi E. Newhouse

Sarah Ruhl wrote this play, in which the toddler son of an American woman and a Tibetan man is picked as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher. Rebecca Taichman directs. The cast includes Celia Keenan-Bolger. Previews begin Oct. 9.

 

 

The Real Thing

American Airlines Theatre

Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal make their Broadway débuts, alongside Cynthia Nixon, in this 1982 play by Tom Stoppard, about a love triangle involving a playwright, his wife, and his leading lady. Sam Gold directs. In previews.

 

 

Shakespeare's Sonnets

BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House

Robert Wilson directs this adaptation of twenty-five sonnets by Shakespeare, with music by Rufus Wainwright. In German and English, with English titles, and presented by the Berliner Ensemble. Oct. 7-12.

 

 

The Tempest

Ellen Stewart

La Mama opens its season with the Shakespeare play, directed by Karin Coonrod, with music and lyrics by Elizabeth Swados. In previews. Opens Oct. 9. 

 

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