Openings and Previews

Antigone

BAM's Harvey Theatre

Juliette Binoche stars in Ivo van Hove’s Next Wave Festival production of the Sophocles tragedy, in a new translation by Anne Carson.

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Barbecue

Public

Kent Gash directs a new play by Robert O’Hara ("Bootycandy"), in which a group of siblings gather in a park to confront their sister about her drug abuse. In previews.

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Clever Little Lies

Westside

Marlo Thomas stars in Joe DiPietro’s comedy, directed by David Saint, as a woman trying to figure out what went wrong during a tennis match between her husband and her son. In previews.

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Cloud Nine

Atlantic Theatre Company

James Macdonald directs Caryl Churchill’s political drama from 1979, set in colonial Africa during the Victorian era and in contemporary London. In previews. Opens Oct. 5.

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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. Opens Sept. 28.

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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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MotherStruck

Lynn Redgrave Theatre

Cynthia Nixon directs a solo play by the poet-performer Staceyann Chin, about her decision to have a child as a lesbian and an activist. In previews.

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Old Times

American Airlines Theatre

Clive Owen makes his Broadway début in this enigmatic love triangle by Harold Pinter, directed by Douglas Hodge for the Roundabout. With Eve Best and Kelly Reilly, featuring original music by Thom Yorke. In previews. Opens Sept. 6.

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Perfect Arrangement

The Duke on 42nd Street

In Topher Payne's comedy, directed by Michael Barakiva for Primary Stages, two couples in nineteen-fifties America recast their lives like a sitcom amid the lavender scare. In previews.

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The Quare Land

DR2

Irish Rep presents John McManus’s play, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly, in which an old Irish farmer is visited by a real-estate developer who wants to convert his land into a golf course. With Rufus Collins and Peter Maloney. In previews. Opens Oct. 1.

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Reread Another

The Brick

Target Margin stages Gertrude Stein’s rarely performed play, from 1921, directed by David Herskovits. Previews begin Sept. 24. Opens Sept. 28.

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Ripcord

City Center Stage I

Marylouise Burke and Holland Taylor star in a new comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by David Hyde Pierce for Manhattan Theatre Club, about two women in assisted living who are forced to share a room. In previews.

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Sommerfugl

4th Street Theatre

Bixby Elliot’s play was inspired by the life of Lili Elbe, who, in the nineteen-thirties, became the first known recipient of gender-reassignment surgery. Stephen Brackett directs. In previews. Opens Sept. 24.

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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. Opens Sept. 27.

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Would You Still Love Me If . . .

New World Stages

Kathleen Turner directs John S. Anastasi's play, in which Turner and Roya Shanks play two women expecting a child whose lives are upturned by issues of gender identity. In previews.

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