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.
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.
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.
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.
Dames at Sea
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
King Charles III
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.
The performance artist, author, and filmmaker Miranda July stages a new participatory piece at the Next Wave Festival. Oct. 7-10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ugly Lies the Bone
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.
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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