OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

AN ACT OF GOD

Booth

Sean Hayes stars in a return engagement of David Javerbaum’s comedy, in which the Almighty comes down to earth to clear up a few misconceptions. Joe Mantello directs. In previews. Opens June 6.

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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. Opens May 25.

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT . . .

Lucille Lortel

Halley Feiffer’s play, directed by Trip Cullman for MCC Theatre, follows the unlikely friendship between a young woman and a middle-aged man whose mothers are in the same cancer hospital. In previews. Opens June 7.

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HERO'S WELCOME

59E59

At the “Brits Off Broadway” festival, Alan Ayckbourn directs his newest play, in which a war veteran returns to his home town; it runs in repertory with “Confusions,” his 1974 collection of linked one-acts. In previews. Opens June 9.

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PEER GYNT

Classic Stage Company

Gabriel Ebert plays the Norwegian adventurer in the Ibsen drama, adapted and directed by John Doyle and featuring Becky Ann Baker and Dylan Baker. Opens May 25.

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THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS

Atlantic Stage 2

Adam Rapp (“Red Light Winter”) wrote and directs this drama, in which a guy who lives alone in Paducah, Kentucky, is visited by two teen-age girls. In previews. Opens June 7.

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Delacorte

Phyllida Lloyd directs the first Shakespeare in the Park offering of the season, an all-female version of the comedy featuring Cush Jumbo as Katherina and Janet McTeer as Petruchio. In previews. Opens June 13.

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THE TOTAL BENT

Public

This new musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald (“Passing Strange”), directed by Joanna Settle, follows a black musical prodigy in mid-century Alabama, whose father is a famous gospel singer.Opens May 25.

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