OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

American Airlines Theatre

The Roundabout stages a new adaptation of the Chekhov play by Stephen Karam (“The Humans”), directed by Simon Godwin and starring Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson, Joel Grey, Chuck Cooper, and John Glover. In previews.

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THE ENCOUNTER

Golden

Simon McBurney conceived, directs, and performs this theatrical event, in which the audience members wear headphones as three-dimensional soundscapes re-create a 1969 journey into the Brazilian rain forest. In previews. Opens Sept. 29.

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THE FRONT PAGE

Broadhurst

Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Sherie Rene Scott, Holland Taylor, and Robert Morse star in Jack O’Brien’s revival of the 1928 comedy, about Chicago newspapermen on the crime beat. In previews.

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HAMLET

Public

The Public’s Mobile Unit performs the Shakespeare tragedy, directed by Patricia McGregor and starring Chukwudi Iwuji, after a three-week tour of correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and community venues. In previews. Opens Sept. 22.

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HEISENBERG

Samuel J. Friedman

Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt reprise their roles in Simon Stephens’s drama, about two strangers who cross paths at a London train station. Mark Brokaw directs the Manhattan Theatre Club production. In previews.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Laura Pels

The Roundabout presents a play by Mike Bartlett (“King Charles III”), in which a London couple (Amy Ryan and Richard Armitage) meet in the sixties and weather the next four decades together. Michael Mayer directs. In previews.

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NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM

New York Theatre Workshop

Nathan Alan Davis’s play, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, imagines the rebel slave (Phillip James Brannon) during his last night in jail, after the uprising he led in Virginia, in 1831. In previews. Opens Sept. 26.

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OH, HELLO ON BROADWAY

Lyceum

An evening with Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, two Alan Alda-obsessed Upper West Side geezers played by the comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. Alex Timbers directs. In previews.

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THE ROADS TO HOME

Cherry Lane

Primary Stages presents Horton Foote’s 1982 play about three women in Houston in the nineteen-twenties, directed by Michael Wilson and featuring the playwright’s daughter Hallie Foote. In previews.

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SELL / BUY / DATE

City Center Stage II

Sarah Jones (“Bridge & Tunnel”) performs a new multicharacter solo show exploring the commercial sex industry, directed by Carolyn Cantor for Manhattan Theatre Club. In previews.

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STUFFED

McGinn/Cazale

The comedian Lisa Lampanelli wrote and stars in a play that braids together the stories of four women with food issues. Jackson Gay directs WP Theatre’s production. In previews.

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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME

Ars Nova

Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard created and perform this satire, in which two middle-school teachers use games to teach uncomfortable lessons about American racial history. In previews. Opens Sept. 26.

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THE UNDERTAKING

BAM Fisher

At the Next Wave Festival, the Civilians perform this meditation on the afterlife, written and directed by Steve Cosson and drawn in part from interviews with hospice workers, shamans, and near-death survivors. Sept. 21-25.

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