Openings and Previews

The Alcoholic Movie Musical!

The Bushwick Starr

The musician and performance artist Cynthia Hopkins created this metatheatrical evening of comedy and live filmmaking. In previews. Opens Oct. 9.

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Lea Salonga and George Takei star in a musical based on Takei's childhood experiences in Japanese-American internment camps, written by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione. Stafford Arima directs. In previews.

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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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Clever Little Lies


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. Opens Oct. 12.

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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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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. Opens Oct. 14.

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First Daughter Suite


Michael John LaChiusa’s new musical imagines the inner lives of Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Patti Davis, Amy Carter, and other Presidential daughters. With Rachel Bay Jones, Mary Testa, and Barbara Walsh. 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. Opens Oct. 8.

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Sarah Benson directs a new musical by César Alvarez and his indie band, the Lisps, in which a Civil War soldier and a mathematical genius try to invent a machine that will create utopia. In previews. Opens Oct. 20.

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The Gin Game


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. Opens Oct. 14.

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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. Opens Oct. 19.

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King Charles III

Music Box

Tim Pigott-Smith stars in Mike Bartlett's speculative play in blank verse, directed by Rupert Goold, which imagines Prince Charles’s ascent to the British throne. In previews.

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New Society

BAM Fisher

The performance artist, author, and filmmaker Miranda July stages a new participatory piece at the Next Wave Festival. Oct. 7-10.

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On Your Feet!


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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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. Opens Oct. 20.

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Romance Language

Theatre 511 at Ars Nova

Carl Andress directs Joe Godfrey’s play, in which a well-to-do Manhattan widow strikes up an affair with her Italian instructor. In previews.

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Rothschild & Sons

York Theatre at St. Peter's

Robert Cuccioli plays the patriarch of the Rothschild banking dynasty, in a new version of the 1970 musical "The Rothschilds," by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen. In previews. Opens Oct. 18.

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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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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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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. Opens Oct. 13.

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Would You Still Love Me If . . .

New World Stages

Kathleen Turner directs John S. Anastasi's play, in which Turner plays the mother of a woman who is wrestling with her gender identity. In previews. Opens Oct. 10.

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