OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS
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.
Offerings at the annual festival of new work include Cat Crowley and Nate Weida’s “Blue Plate Special,” a queer doo-wop musical; Anthony Natoli’s “Justin Timberlake vs. Ryan Gosling,” a comedy about the Mouseketeers turned A-listers; and Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin’s “Ambition: The Female American Serial Killer Musical.” Opens June 6.
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.
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.
A new musical by Jonathan Brielle explores the romance between James Joyce and his wife and muse, Nora Barnacle. Directed by Michael Bush. In previews. Opens June 6.
Noah Diamond adapted this “lost” musical comedy, which marked the Broadway début of the Marx Brothers, in 1924, and finds the brothers trying to amuse a wealthy heiress. In previews. Opens June 2.
Continuing Target Margin’s two-season exploration of Eugene O’Neill, four different theatre artists interpret the four acts of “The Iceman Cometh” in repertory. Opens June 2.
In Gregory S. Moss’s comedy, directed by Carolyn Cantor, a city kid spends the summer at a Rhode Island beach town, where he meets a feisty local girl. In previews. Opens June 8.
Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey star in Israel Horovitz’s play, in which four woman arrive in Paris for the funeral of a hundred-year-old man who loved them all. Previews begin June 7.
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.
In Philip Ridley’s satire of the housing market, presented by the “Brits Off Broadway” festival, a young couple have a chance at buying their dream house. Previews begin June 2. Opens June 7.
The Irish Rep returns to its renovated home with Conor McPherson’s drama, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly and starring Matthew Broderick as a widower who seeks counselling after he sees his wife’s ghost. In previews. Opens June 9.
Moscow’s Theatre of Nations stages an evening of vignettes based on the stories of the Siberian-born writer and filmmaker Vasily Shukshin, as part of the Cherry Orchard Festival. In Russian, with English supertitles. June 8-11.
In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s play, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz for LCT3, two siblings are confronted in their mother’s hospital room with a secret about their grandfather’s past. In previews. Opens June 6.