Openings and Previews

An Act of God

Studio 54

Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") stars in a play by David Javerbaum, in which God answers some of life's eternal questions. Joe Mantello directs. In previews. Opens May 28.

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Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait

Gym at Judson

Daniel Talbott wrote and directs this play, set in the near future, in which two American soldiers in a war-ravaged world keep watch in the desert. In previews.

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The Flick

Barrow Street Theatre

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in a small-town movie theatre, returns for a downtown run. Sam Gold directs the original cast, Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, and Aaron Clifton Moten. In previews. Opens May 28.

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Guards at the Taj

Atlantic Theatre Company

Amy Morton directs a new play by Rajiv Joseph ("Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"), in which two imperial guards in seventeenth-century India watch the sun rise on the newly built Taj Mahal. In previews.

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Macbeth

Public

The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Unit, which tours prisons, homeless shelters, and other community venues, completes its run of the Scottish Play at the institution's downtown hub. Edward Torres directs. Opens May 20.

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The Other Thing

McGinn/Cazale

Second Stage Uptown presents a play by Emily Schwend, directed by Lucie Tiberghien, about a journalist who follows a team of ghost hunters to a haunted barn in Virginia. In previews. Opens May 21.

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Permission

Lucille Lortel

Alex Timbers directs a comedy by Robert Askins (“Hand to God”) for MCC Theatre, in which a married couple (Justin Bartha and Elizabeth Reaser) take up Christian Domestic Discipline, a.k.a. "spanking for Jesus." Opens May 20.

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The Qualms

Playwrights Horizons

Pam MacKinnon directs a new play by Bruce Norris (“Clybourne Park”), in which a suburban couple attend a spouse-swapping party that challenges their notions of free love. In previews.

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Significant Other

Laura Pels

The Roundabout stages a new play by Joshua Harmon ("Bad Jews"), directed by Trip Cullman, about a young gay urbanite searching for love as his female friends begin to settle down. In previews.

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The Spoils

Pershing Square Signature Center

The New Group presents a play written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, about an angry grad-school dropout who tries to thwart the impending marriage of his grade-school crush. Scott Elliott directs. In previews. Opens June 2.

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