OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS
Three decades after his epic version of “The Mahabharata,” Peter Brook stages this hour-long piece (co-directed with Marie-Hélène Estienne) drawn from the Sanskrit poem. Through Oct. 9.
The Roundabout presents 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.
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.
James Lapine directs a revival of the 1992 musical, with a score by William Finn, in which an unconventional family navigates gay life, AIDS, and bar mitzvahs in Koch-era Manhattan. With Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, and Stephanie J. Block. Previews begin Sept. 29.
The Classical Theatre of Harlem stages a new play by Betty Shamieh (“The Black Eyed”), inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as pharaoh in ancient Egypt. In previews. Opens Oct. 7.
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.
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.
A new musical from the Roundabout, featuring the songs of Irving Berlin and based on the classic 1942 film; Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu fill in, respectively, for Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. In previews. Opens Oct. 6.
In Adam Bock’s play, directed by Anne Kauffman, David Hyde Pierce plays a man who recovers from a breakup by looking for answers in astrological charts. In previews.
The Roundabout stages a new 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.
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. Opens Oct. 10.
In David Leveaux’s revival of the David Hare drama, last seen at the Public in 1982, Rachel Weisz plays a British secret agent adjusting to everyday life after working in Nazi-occupied France. In previews.
Hal Brooks directs David Harrower’s adaptation of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” in which a doctor discovers that his town’s main tourist attraction is toxic. In previews. Opens Oct. 9.
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. Opens Oct. 5.
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.
The Actors Company Theatre revives the eighteenth-century comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, in which a young lady poses as a barmaid to appeal to a shy suitor. Scott Alan Evans directs. In previews.
At the Next Wave Festival, Poland’s Song of the Goat Theatre performs this song cycle, derived from “King Lear” and polyphonic Corsican chanting. Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
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. Opens Oct. 7.
A parody of the beloved Miami-set sitcom, with puppets re-creating the adventures of Sophia, Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose. In previews. Opens Oct. 3.
Keen Company revives this autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson (“Rent”), about a composer on the verge of turning thirty. Jonathan Silverstein directs. In previews.
Manhattan Theatre Club stages a play by Qui Nguyen, directed by May Adrales, about two Vietnam War refugees (based on the playwright’s parents) in a relocation camp in Arkansas. In previews.