Openings and Previews

Big Love

Pershing Square Signature Center

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.

 

 

Hamilton

Public

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.

 

 

The Iceman Cometh

BAM's Harvey Theatre

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.

 

 

Lady, Be Good!

City Center

“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.

 

 

The Lion

Lynn Redgrave Theatre

Benjamin Scheuer wrote and performs this solo show, which premièred at Manhattan Theatre Club last year. In previews. Opens Feb. 8.

 

 

Lives of the Saints

The Duke on 42nd Street

Primary Stages presents this new collection of short comedies by David Ives, directed by John Rando. In previews.

 

 

The Mystery of Love & Sex

Mitzi E. Newhouse

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.

 

 

The Nether

Lucille Lortel

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.

 

 

The World of Extreme Happiness

City Center Stage I

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.

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