Openings and Previews



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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Before Your Very Eyes


The European collective Gob Squad stages a play based on observations of New York kids, in which seven characters fast-forward from adolescence to old age as the audience watches from behind one-way mirrors. In previews. Opens Oct. 26.

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Dada Woof Papa Hot

Mitzi E. Newhouse

Scott Ellis directs a play by Peter Parnell ("QED"), in which two gay couples with kids navigate the pitfalls of urban parenting. In previews.

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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. Opens Oct. 21.

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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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Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

Cherry Lane

Minhaj, the comedian and "Daily Show" correspondent, performs a solo show about being a first-generation Indian-American. In previews. Opens Oct. 23.

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Helen Lawrence

BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House

At the Next Wave Festival, Stan Douglas directs a multimedia piece set in nineteen-forties Vancouver, in which the actors perform in front of blue screens that project seedy film-noir settings. Oct. 14-17.

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Peter Jay Sharp

In a new comedy by the performance artist Taylor Mac, directed by Niegel Smith, a young man returns home from the military to his transgender brother and his mother (Kristine Nielsen), who has decided to take down the patriarchy. 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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Perfect Arrangement

The Duke on 42nd Street

In Topher Payne's comedy, directed by Michael Barakiva for Primary Stages, two couples recast their lives like a sitcom amid the lavender scare of the nineteen-fifties. In previews. Opens Oct. 15.

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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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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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Based on Chekhov's "The Seagull," Lauren Pritchard and Michael Kimmel’s new musical follows a fading country star (Kate Baldwin) who returns home to Nashville. In previews.

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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. Opens Oct. 27.

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