Openings and Previews



Lea Salonga and George Takei star in a musical inspired by Takei's childhood experiences in Japanese-American internment camps, written by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione. Stafford Arima directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 8.

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The Color Purple


Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, and Danielle Brooks star in a revival of the 2005 musical, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and directed by John Doyle. In previews.

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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. Opens Nov. 9.

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Henry IV

St. Ann's Warehouse

St. Ann’s Warehouse opens its new home with Phyllida Lloyd’s production, which originated at the Donmar Warehouse and features an all-female cast. Opens Nov. 11.

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Peter Jay Sharp

In a new comedy by the performance artist Taylor Mac, 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. Opens Nov. 8.

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Important Hats of the Twentieth Century

City Center Stage II

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new comedy by Nick Jones, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, about a rivalry between two fashion designers in nineteen-thirties New York City. In previews.

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Invisible Thread

Second Stage

Diane Paulus directs Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews’s musical, in which a young New Yorker volunteers in Uganda. In previews.

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Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom


Joel Schumacher directs Jennifer Haley’s play, in which a suburban community must deal with a growing addiction to an online game that pits teen-agers against zombies. In previews. Opens Nov. 16.

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Night Is a Room

Pershing Square Signature Center

In Naomi Wallace’s play, directed by Bill Rauch, the lives of a married couple are shattered on the man’s fortieth birthday. In previews.

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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. Opens Nov. 5.

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Pike St.

Abrons Arts Center

The writer-performer Nilaja Sun (“No Child . . .”) stages a new solo piece, in which she portrays Lower East Side residents preparing for a big storm. In previews. Opens Nov. 15.

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School of Rock

Winter Garden

Alex Brightman plays a rocker who poses as a substitute teacher, in this new musical based on the 2003 movie, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Julian Fellowes. In previews.

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Pershing Square Signature Center

The New Group presents Mark Gerrard’s play, directed by Cynthia Nixon, about a former Broadway chorus boy entering middle age. With Mario Cantone, Matt McGrath, and Malcolm Gets. In previews.

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