Openings and Previews

American Psycho

Schoenfeld

Benjamin Walker plays the murderous financier Patrick Bateman, in Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s musical adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel. Rupert Goold directs. In previews. Opens April 21.

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Cirque du Soleil—Paramour

Lyric

The Canadian circus company mounts its newest acrobatic spectacle, which tells the story of a starlet choosing between love and art during Hollywood’s golden age. In previews.

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Daphne's Dive

Pershing Square Signature Center

Thomas Kail directs a play by Quiara Alegría Hudes, featuring Vanessa Aspillaga and Daphne Rubin-Vega, about the owner of a cheap bar in North Philly and her adopted daughter. In previews.

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Dear Evan Hansen

Second Stage

In a new musical by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson, directed by Michael Greif, a lonely teen-ager (Ben Platt) becomes the accidental subject of viral Internet fame. In previews. Opens May 1.

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Fully Committed

Lyceum

Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays nearly forty characters at a trendy New York restaurant, in this one-man comedy by Becky Mode, directed by Jason Moore. In previews. Opens April 25.

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A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

Baryshnikov Arts Center

Aoife Duffin performs this staging of Eimear McBride’s 2013 novel, adapted and directed by Annie Ryan, about an Irish girl’s struggle to overcome her traumatic childhood. Opens April 20.

The School for Scandal

Lucille Lortel

Red Bull Theatre stages Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s gossip-minded comedy of manners from 1777, directed by Marc Vietor and featuring Dana Ivey and Mark Linn-Baker. In previews. Opens April 24.

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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. Opens April 28.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

St. Ann's Warehouse

Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster play the tempestuous pair Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski, in Benedict Andrews’s production of the Tennessee Williams drama. In previews. Opens May 1.

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Toast

59E59

As part of the “Brits Off Broadway” festival, Matthew Kelly stars in a comedy by Richard Bean (“One Man, Two Guvnors”), in which crisis comes to a bread factory. In previews. Opens May 1.

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Tuck Everlasting

Broadhurst

Casey Nicholaw directs a musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 children’s novel, about a family that accesses eternal life from a magical spring. The cast includes Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Terrence Mann. In previews. Opens April 26.

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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. Opens April 24.

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