Openings and Previews

American Psycho

Schoenfeld

Benjamin Walker plays the murderous financier Patrick Bateman, in a musical adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Rupert Goold directs. In previews.

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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. Opens April 4.

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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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Charles Busch's Cleopatra

Theatre for the New City

Busch stars in his latest drag romp, a take on the Egyptian queen, directed by Carl Andress. Opens March 25.

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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. Opens March 31.

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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 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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King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings

BAM's Harvey Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company marks the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by performing “Richard II,” both parts of “Henry IV,” and “Henry V” in repertory. In previews. Opens April 5.

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Nathan the Wise

Classic Stage Company

In Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s play, adapted by Edward Kemp and directed by Brian Kulick, F. Murray Abraham plays a Jewish merchant in Jerusalem in 1192. In previews.

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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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Shuffle Along

Music Box

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Billy Porter star in a musical about the making of a popular African-American stage show 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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Waitress

Brooks Atkinson

Jessie Mueller stars in a new musical based on the 2007 film, about a small-town waitress who enters a baking contest, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. Diane Paulus directs. In previews.

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