The Christians

Playwrights Horizons

In Lucas Hnath's play, directed by Les Waters, the pastor at a megachurch plans to give a sermon that will unsettle his congregation. In previews. Opens Sept. 17.

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Desire

59E59

An evening of short plays based on the stories of Tennessee Williams, by playwrights including John Guare, Beth Henley, and David Grimm. Michael Wilson directs. In previews. Opens Sept. 10.

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Fondly, Collette Richland

New York Theatre Workshop

Elevator Repair Service stages a play by Sibyl Kempson, about a couple who travel to a mysterious hotel through a tiny door in their living room. In previews.

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Fool for Love

Samuel J. Friedman

In Sam Shepard’s play, directed by Daniel Aukin for Manhattan Theatre Club, Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell play brawling ex-lovers at a motel in the Mojave Desert. In previews.

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Fulfillment

Flea

Ethan McSweeny directs Thomas Bradshaw’s play, about a black New York lawyer who suspects that he's been passed over for partnership because of his race. In previews. Opens Sept. 21.

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Genet Porno

HERE

Yvan Greenberg’s erotic melodrama crosses Jean Genet’s 1943 novel, “Our Lady of the Flowers,” with the video blog of a modern-day porn star. Opens Sept. 9.

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Isolde

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

The experimental auteur Richard Maxwell wrote and directs this Theatre for a New Audience production, which recasts the legend of Tristan and Isolde as the story of an actress and the owner of a construction company. In previews. Opens Sept. 10.

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Judy

New Ohio

Max Posner’s play, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll and featuring Birgit Huppuch, Deirdre O’Connell, and Danny Wolohan, is about a man whose wife has left him in the winter of 2040. In previews. Opens Sept. 10.

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Laugh It Up, Stare It Down

Cherry Lane

Chris Eigeman directs Alan Hruska’s play, which follows a couple from their first meeting through old age, with many absurd challenges in between. Opens Sept. 9.

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Spring Awakening

Brooks Atkinson

Deaf West Theatre revives the 2006 indie-rock musical, by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, based on the Frank Wedekind drama of teen-age sexual discovery. Directed by Michael Arden and performed in sign language and spoken English. In previews.

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Ugly Lies the Bone

Roundabout Underground

Mamie Gummer stars in Lindsey Ferrentino's drama, directed by Patricia McGregor, about a burn victim returning home from a military tour in Afghanistan. In previews.

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