Openings and Previews

Antlia Pneumatica

Peter Jay Sharp

In a new play by Anne Washburn, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, a group of estranged friends gather at a Texas ranch house to bury one of their peers. In previews.

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Bright Star

Cort

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell wrote this bluegrass-and-Americana musical, in which a magazine editor meets a soldier returning from the Second World War. Walter Bobbie directs. In previews. Opens March 24.

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The Crucible

Walter Kerr

Ivo van Hove directs Arthur Miller’s classic drama about the Salem witch trials, starring Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw, Ciarán Hinds, and Sophie Okonedo. In previews.

Dry Powder

Public

John Krasinski, Claire Danes, and Hank Azaria star in Sarah Burgess’s play, in which an executive at a private-equity firm tries to rebound from a P.R. disaster. Thomas Kail directs. In previews. Opens March 22.

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The Father

Samuel J. Friedman

Frank Langella stars in a play by the French writer Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Doug Hughes for Manhattan Theatre Club, about an eighty-year-old man who is losing his grip on his own life story. In previews.

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Head of Passes

Public

In Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play, inspired by the Book of Job, Phylicia Rashad plays a Mississippi woman celebrating her birthday and fighting a leaky roof. Tina Landau directs.

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Ironbound

Rattlestick

Marin Ireland stars in Martyna Majok’s play, directed by Daniella Topol, which follows an immigrant cleaning woman’s dealings with men in the course of twenty-two years.

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Really

Abrons Arts Center

Richard Maxwell directs a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, about a black photographer who takes portraits of her boyfriend’s mother. Opens March 23.

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She Loves Me

Studio 54

Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi star in the 1963 musical, with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, in which two employees at a perfume shop are unaware that they are romantic pen pals. In previews. Opens March 17.

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Shuffle Along

Music Box

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Billy Porter star in a musical about the making of a popular African-American revue from the nineteen-twenties. Directed by George C. Wolfe and choreographed by Savion Glover. In previews.

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Stupid Fucking Bird

Pearl

Davis McCallum directs Aaron Posner’s riff on Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” reset in the twenty-first century. In previews. Opens March 28.

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Wolf in the River

Flea

Adam Rapp directs his newest play, featuring the Flea’s resident company, the Bats, about a sixteen-year-old girl trying to leave her impoverished home town. In previews. Opens March 21.

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YOUARENOWHERE

3LD Art & Technology Center

Andrew Schneider wrote and performs this meditation on quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and Alcoholics Anonymous, featuring “wearable tech” that he invented. In previews. Opens March 20.

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