Openings and Previews

Cats

Neil Simon

Trevor Nunn’s long-running production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, based on T. S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” returns, featuring Leona Lewis as Grizabella. In previews. Opens July 31.

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A Day by the Sea

Beckett

The Mint stages N. C. Hunter’s 1953 play, directed by Austin Pendleton, in which a Foreign Service employee has a midlife crisis during a seaside picnic in Dorset. In previews.

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Engagements

McGinn/Cazale

In Lucy Teitler’s dark comedy, directed by Kimberly Senior for Second Stage Theatre Uptown, a young woman causes trouble at a series of summer engagement parties. In previews.

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Men on Boats

Peter Jay Sharp

Jaclyn Backhaus’s play, presented by Playwrights Horizons and Clubbed Thumb, is a stylized retelling of an 1869 expedition in which John Wesley Powell and a crew of explorers charted the Colorado River. In previews. Opens Aug. 1.

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Quietly

Irish Repertory

In Owen McCafferty’s drama, directed by Jimmy Fay and set in Northern Ireland following the Good Friday Agreement, two men meet in a Belfast bar forty years after a violent incident. In previews. Opens July 28.

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Summer Shorts 2016

59E59

The festival of short plays returns for its tenth year, with one-acts by Neil LaBute, Idris Goodwin, Cusi Cram, A. Rey Pamatmat, Richard Alfredo, and Alexander Dinelaris. In previews. Series A opens July 31.

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Troilus and Cressida

Delacorte

Daniel Sullivan directs the second offering of the Public’s Shakespeare in the Park season. The cast includes Andrew Burnap, Ismenia Mendes, Corey Stoll, and John Douglas Thompson. In previews.

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