Openings and Previews
Charles Mee wrote this play, a remake of Aeschylus’ "The Danaids,” in which fifty brides leave their fifty grooms and repair to an Italian villa. Tina Landau directs the Signature Theatre Company production. In previews.
Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote this musical about Alexander Hamilton, in which the birth of America is presented as an immigrant story. Thomas Kail directs. In previews.
Robert Falls directs Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in the Eugene O’Neill masterwork from 1939, in a Goodman Theatre production. The play is set around the characters—anarchists, salesmen, prostitutes, alcoholics—who frequent a Greenwich Village saloon and rooming house in 1912. Previews begin Feb. 5.
“Encores!” begins its season with this 1924 musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and a book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson. Tommy Tune is a special guest. Feb. 4-8.
Benjamin Scheuer wrote and performs this solo show, which premièred at Manhattan Theatre Club last year. In previews. Opens Feb. 8.
Primary Stages presents this new collection of short comedies by David Ives, directed by John Rando. In previews.
Bathsheba Doran (“Kin”) wrote this play, about two childhood friends who begin a romance in college. Starring Diane Lane, Tony Shalhoub, Mamoudou Athie, Bernie Passeltiner, and Gayle Rankin. Sam Gold directs the Lincoln Center Theatre production. Previews begin Feb. 5.
MCC presents a psychological thriller by Jennifer Haley, about a dangerously addictive online world, starring Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman, Ben Rosenfield, and Frank Wood. Anne Kauffman directs. In previews.
Manhattan Theatre Club presents a co-production with the Goodman Theatre, the world première of a play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, about a young woman who leaves rural China for the big city, only to have her eyes opened to a corrupt bureaucracy. Eric Ting directs. In previews.