OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

17 BORDER CROSSINGS

BAM Fisher

At the Next Wave Festival, the director-performer Thaddeus Phillips presents a travelogue exploring the misadventures of international passage. Sept. 30-Oct. 3.

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BARBECUE

Public

In a new play by Robert O’Hara ("Bootycandy"), directed by Kent Gash, a group of siblings gather in a park to confront their sister about her drug abuse. In previews. Opens Oct. 8.

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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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DAMES AT SEA

Helen Hayes

An homage to nineteen-thirties musical comedy, first produced Off Broadway in 1968, with a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller and music by Jim Wise. Randy Skinner directs. In previews.

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ECLIPSED

Public

Lupita Nyong’o ("12 Years a Slave") stars in Danai Gurira’s play, directed by Liesl Tommy, about the captive wives of a rebel officer during Liberia's second civil war. In previews.

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THE GIN GAME

Golden

In D. L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play from 1976, directed by Leonard Foglia, James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson play two nursing-home residents who square off in gin rummy. In previews.

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THE HUMANS

Laura Pels

Joe Mantello directs a drama by Stephen Karam ("Sons of the Prophet"), about a man who brings his family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s dilapidated apartment. In previews.

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KILL FLOOR

Claire Tow

LCT3 presents a new play by Abe Koogler, directed by Lila Neugebauer, in which an ex-con (Marin Ireland) finds work at a slaughterhouse and tries to reconnect with her teen-age son, a staunch vegetarian. In previews.

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OLD TIMES

American Airlines Theatre

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

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ON YOUR FEET!

Marquis

Jerry Mitchell directs a new bio-musical about the lives and careers of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. 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. In previews. Opens Oct. 1.

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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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SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

Abrons Arts Center

The puppeteer Basil Twist stages this musical ghost story, featuring Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz as the real-life sisters who founded the Abrons Playhouse, a century ago, and are now back to haunt it. Opens Oct. 7.

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SYLVIA

Cort

Annaleigh Ashford, Matthew Broderick, and Julie White star in Daniel Sullivan's revival of the A. R. Gurney comedy, about a New York couple and their dog. In previews.

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THÉRÈSE RAQUIN

Studio 54

Keira Knightley makes her Broadway début in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of the Émile Zola novel, in which a woman in a loveless marriage enters a torrid and murderous affair with her husband’s friend. Evan Cabnet directs the Roundabout production. In previews.

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