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‘NEW YORKER’ THEATRE LISTINGS, FEB. 13 & 20 PLAYDECK ·

OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

Previews begin Feb. 14.

All the Fine Boys

Abigail Breslin stars in Erica Schmidt’s play at the New Group, in which two teen-age girls in nineteen-eighties South Carolina pursue their crushes and grapple with adulthood.

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

Feb. 8-12.

Big River

Encores! presents this 1984 musical version of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” with songs by the country singer Roger Miller. Lear deBessonet directs.

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City Center

Midtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 11.

Bull in a China Shop

Bryna Turner’s comedy, directed by Lee Sunday Evans for LCT3, follows forty years in the lives of the women’s-education pioneer Mary Woolley and her partner, Jeannette Marks.…

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Claire Tow

Uptown

 

Previews begin Feb. 18.

Come from Away

The Canadian duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein wrote this new musical, about a tiny Newfoundland town that was forced to accommodate thousands of stranded passengers on September 11, 2001.…

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Schoenfeld

Midtown

Opens Feb. 15.

Escaped Alone

The Royal Court Theatre’s production of the Caryl Churchill comedy alternates between scenes of women chatting in a back yard and monologues recounting apocalyptic disasters.

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BAM Harvey Theatre

Brooklyn

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 16.

Evening at the Talk House

The New Group stages Wallace Shawn’s play, in which a playwright and a group of actors reunite ten years after a flop. The cast features Shawn, Matthew Broderick, John…

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 21.

Everybody

In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s latest work, a modern spin on the fifteenth-century morality play “Everyman,” the actor playing the main character is assigned by lottery each night. Lila Neugebauer…

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

Opens Feb. 8.

Fade

Primary Stages presents Tanya Saracho’s play, directed by Jerry Ruiz, about the friendship of two employees of Mexican heritage at a Hollywood studio, a writer and a janitor.

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Cherry Lane

Downtown

In previews.

The Glass Menagerie

Sally Field plays the redoubtable Southern matriarch Amanda Wingfield in Sam Gold’s revival of the Tennessee Williams drama, opposite Joe Mantello as Tom.

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Belasco

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 15.

Good Samaritans

The downtown auteur Richard Maxwell remounts his 2004 play with music, in which the manager of a rehabilitation center has an affair with one of the addicts.

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Abrons Arts Center

Downtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 2.

If I Forget

The Roundabout stages Steven Levenson’s play, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in which a professor of Jewish studies clashes with his sisters on their father’s birthday. With…

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Laura Pels

Midtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 14.

Joan of Arc: Into the Fire

David Byrne and Alex Timbers follow up their Imelda Marcos disco musical, “Here Lies Love,” with this rock-concert retelling of the rise of Joan of Arc (Jo Lampert)…

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Public

Downtown

 

In previews.

Kid Victory

Liesl Tommy directs a new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce, in which a teen-ager returns to his Kansas town after a mysterious yearlong absence.

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Vineyard

Downtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 17.

The Light Years

The Debate Society’s latest piece, written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen and directed by Oliver Butler, is set at a theatrical spectacle at the 1893 Chicago World’…

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Playwrights Horizons

Midtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 7.

Linda

In Penelope Skinner’s play, directed by Lynne Meadow for Manhattan Theatre Club, a senior executive pitches a radical idea to change how women her age are viewed.

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City Center Stage I

Midtown

Feb. 15-19.

A Man of Good Hope

South Africa’s Isango Ensemble adapts Jonny Steinberg’s book, which recounts a Somalian refugee’s journey to Johannesburg, in a marimba-infused co-production with the Young Vic.

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BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Brooklyn

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 15.

Man from Nebraska

David Cromer directs a 2003 play by Tracy Letts (“August: Osage County”), about a Midwestern man (Reed Birney) who sets off on a quest to restore his sense…

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Second Stage

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 9.

The Object Lesson

Geoff Sobelle created this installation theatre piece, which transforms the space into a cluttered storage facility where audience members can roam and explore. David Neumann directs.

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New York Theatre Workshop

Downtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 19.

On the Exhale

Marin Ireland plays a professor whose life is upended by gun violence in Martín Zimmerman’s play, directed by Leigh Silverman for Roundabout Underground.

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Black Box, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Midtown

 

In previews.

The Penitent

Neil Pepe directs a new play by David Mamet, in which a psychiatrist faces a professional and moral crisis when he refuses to testify on behalf of a patient in…

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Atlantic Theatre Company

Chelsea

 

Previews begin Feb. 16.

The Price

Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Jessica Hecht, and Tony Shalhoub star in the Roundabout’s revival of the 1968 Arthur Miller play, in which a man returns to his childhood…

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American Airlines Theatre

Midtown

 

In previews.

Ring Twice for Miranda

In Alan Hruska’s dark comic fable, directed by Rick Lombardo, a chambermaid serving an all-powerful master flees with a butler into the rough outside world.

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City Center Stage II

Midtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 17. Opens Feb. 21.

See Reverse

Broken Box Mime Theatre presents short works of modern mime, covering everything from political protest to film noir.

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A.R.T./New York Theatres

Midtown

Previews begin Feb. 14.

Significant Other

Joshua Harmon’s angsty comedy moves to Broadway, starring Gideon Glick as a gay New Yorker searching for a life partner as his female friends keep finding husbands. Trip Cullman…

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Booth

Midtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 14.

The Skin of Our Teeth

Theatre for a New Audience stages Thornton Wilder’s 1942 comic allegory, which traces humankind from prehistory to twentieth-century New Jersey and beyond. Arin Arbus directs.

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Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Brooklyn

 

Previews begin Feb. 11.

Sunday in the Park with George

Jake Gyllenhaal plays the Pointillist master Georges Seurat and Annaleigh Ashford is his muse, in a limited run of the 1984 Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical.

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Hudson

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 9.

Sunset Boulevard

Glenn Close returns to the role of Norma Desmond in the 1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, based on Billy Wilder’s classic portrait of Hollywood desuetude. Lonny Price directs.…

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Palace

Midtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 14.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet…

London’s Tooting Arts Club transfers its version of the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller, staged in an immersive pie-shop environment where the audience is served pie and mash.

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Barrow Street Theatre

Downtown

 

Through Feb. 25.

The Town Hall Affair

The Wooster Group revisits a 1971 debate over feminism which erupted among Germaine Greer, Norman Mailer, and other thinkers at New York’s Town Hall. Elizabeth LeCompte directs a…

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The Performing Garage

Downtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 15.

The View UpStairs

This new musical by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold, revisits the New Orleans gay bar that was the site of a deadly arson attack in 1973.

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Lynn Redgrave

Downtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 7.

Wakey, Wakey

Michael Emerson (“Lost”) and January LaVoy star in the latest existential comedy by Will Eno (“The Realistic Joneses”), directed by the playwright.

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

‘NEW YORKER’ THEATRE LISTINGS, 2/6 PLAYDECK ·

PREVIEW AND OPENINGS

In previews. Opens Feb. 16.

Evening at the Talk House

The New Group stages Wallace Shawn’s play, in which a playwright and a group of actors reunite ten years after a flop. The cast features Shawn, Matthew Broderick, John…

READ MORE »

Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 21.

Everybody

In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s latest work, a modern spin on the fifteenth-century morality play “Everyman,” the actor playing the main character is assigned by lottery each night. Lila Neugebauer…

READ MORE »

Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

Opens Feb. 8.

Fade

Primary Stages presents Tanya Saracho’s play, directed by Jerry Ruiz, about a Mexican writer at a Hollywood studio who befriends her office’s Latino janitor.

READ MORE »

Cherry Lane

Downtown

 

In previews.

The Glass Menagerie

Sally Field plays the redoubtable Southern matriarch Amanda Wingfield in Sam Gold’s revival of the Tennessee Williams drama, opposite Joe Mantello as Tom.

READ MORE »

Belasco

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Jan. 22.

The Great American Drama

The New York Neo-Futurists present a new experimental show, created by Connor Sampson, in which the audience members are surveyed about what they want to see, and the cast members…

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A.R.T./New York Theatres

Midtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 2.

If I Forget

The Roundabout stages Steven Levenson’s play, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in which a professor of Jewish studies clashes with his sisters on their father’s birthday. With…

READ MORE »

Laura Pels

Midtown

In previews.

Kid Victory

Liesl Tommy directs a new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce, in which a teen-ager returns to his Kansas town after a mysterious yearlong absence.

READ MORE »

Vineyard

Downtown

Previews begin Feb. 7.

Linda

In Penelope Skinner’s play, directed by Lynne Meadow for Manhattan Theatre Club, a senior executive pitches a radical idea to change how women her age are viewed.

READ MORE »

City Center Stage I

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 15.

Man from Nebraska

David Cromer directs a 2003 play by Tracy Letts (“August: Osage County”), about a Midwestern man (Reed Birney) who sets off on a quest to restore his sense…

READ MORE »

Second Stage

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 9.

The Object Lesson

Geoff Sobelle created this installation theatre piece, which transforms the space into a cluttered storage facility where audience members can roam and explore. David Neumann directs.

READ MORE »

New York Theatre Workshop

Downtown

 

In previews.

Ring Twice for Miranda

In Alan Hruska’s dark comic fable, directed by Rick Lombardo, a chambermaid serving an all-powerful master flees with a butler into the rough outside world.

READ MORE »

City Center Stage II

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Feb. 9.

Sunset Boulevard

Glenn Close returns to the role of Norma Desmond in the 1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, based on Billy Wilder’s classic portrait of Hollywood desuetude. Lonny Price directs.…

READ MORE »

Palace

Midtown

 

Opens Feb. 4.

The Town Hall Affair

The Wooster Group revisits a 1971 debate over feminism which erupted among Germaine Greer, Norman Mailer, and other thinkers at New York’s Town Hall. Elizabeth LeCompte directs a…

READ MORE »

The Performing Garage

Downtown

 

Previews begin Feb. 7.

Wakey, Wakey

Michael Emerson (“Lost”) and January LaVoy star in the latest existential comedy by Will Eno (“The Realistic Joneses”), directed by the playwright.

READ MORE »

Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Jan. 31.

Yen

Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”) stars in Anna Jordan’s play, directed by Trip Cullman for MCC, in which two under-parented kids meet a neighbor who…

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Lucille Lortel

 

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‘THE NEW YORKER’ THEATRE LISTINGS, 1/9 PLAYDECK ·

Opens Jan. 3.

COIL 2017

P.S. 122’s annual festival returns, with works including Yehuda Duenyas’s “CVRTAIN,” which uses virtual reality to create a cheering audience of thousands; Nicola Gunn’s “Piece for…

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Various locations.

 

In previews.

Jitney

Manhattan Theatre Club stages August Wilson’s drama about unlicensed cabdrivers in nineteen-seventies Pittsburgh, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring André Holland and John Douglas Thompson.

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Samuel J. Friedman

Midtown

 

Previews begin Jan. 10.

Made in China

The Wakka Wakka ensemble created this consumerism-minded puppet musical, in which a middle-aged American woman with a penchant for big-box stores falls in love with her Chinese neighbor.

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59E59

Midtown

 

Previews begin Jan. 10.

Orange Julius

Dustin Wills directs Basil Kreimendahl’s play, about the transgender child of a Vietnam vet who is suffering from the effects of Agent Orange.

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Rattlestick

Downtown

 

In previews. Opens Jan. 8.

The Present

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh star in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Andrew Upton’s play, based on an early Chekhov work (known as “Platonov”) and directed by…

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Ethel Barrymore

Midtown

 

In previews.

Yours Unfaithfully

The Mint stages a comedy by Miles Malleson, published in 1933 but never produced, about a depressed writer (Max von Essen) whose wife tries to reignite their marriage. Jonathan Bank…

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Beckett

Midtown

 

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‘THE NEW YORKER’ THEATRE LISTINGS, 12/19 & 26 ·

Previews begin Dec. 22. Opens Dec. 25.

God of Vengeance

New Yiddish Rep revives Sholem Asch’s controversial drama, which ran on Broadway in 1923 and inspired the new Paula Vogel play “Indecent.” In Yiddish, with English supertitles.

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La Mama

Downtown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 13.

His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley

Jake Broder wrote and stars in this tribute to the mid-century comedian, who drew on bebop rhythms to create an outré countercultural persona.

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59E59

Midtown

In previews. Opens Dec. 11.

In Transit

This new a-cappella musical, directed by Kathleen Marshall and written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth, traces the intertwining lives of New York commuters.

READ MORE »

Circle in the Square

Midtown

 

Opens Dec. 14.

Martin Luther on Trial

Fellowship for Performing Arts presents this play by Chris Cragin-Day and Max McLean, in which Luther’s wife defends him against the Devil, and the witnesses include Hitler, Freud, and…

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Pearl

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 12.

Othello

David Oyelowo plays the title role in Sam Gold’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, opposite Daniel Craig’s Iago.

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New York Theatre Workshop

Downtown

In previews.

The Present

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh star in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Andrew Upton’s play, based on an early Chekhov work (known as “Platonov”) and directed by…

READ MORE »

Ethel Barrymore

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 13.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

The National Theatre of Scotland stages this immersive musical fable at the home of “Sleep No More,” transforming its speakeasy space, the Heath, into a Scottish pub.

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McKittrick Hotel

Chelsea

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‘THE NEW YORKER’ THEATRE LISTINGS, 12/12 PLAYDECK ·

In previews. Opens Dec. 5. Closing soon

The Babylon Line

Richard Greenberg’s new play, set in 1967, follows a Greenwich Village writer (Josh Radnor) who connects with a student (Elizabeth Reaser) while teaching an adult-ed class in Levittown.…

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Mitzi E. Newhouse

Uptown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 8. Closing soon

The Band’s Visit

David Cromer directs a new musical by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses, based on a 2007 Israeli film about an Egyptian orchestra that gets stranded in the Negev Desert.

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Atlantic Theatre Company

Chelsea

In previews. Opens Dec. 8. Closing soon

The Dead, 1904

Kate Burton stars in Paul Muldoon and Jean Hanff Korelitz’s adaptation of the Joyce tale; the Irish Rep’s production roams three floors of a historic town…

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American Irish Historical Society

Uptown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 4.

Dear Evan Hansen

Ben Platt plays an antisocial teen-ager who finds himself in a moral quandary after a classmate’s death, in a new musical by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven…

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Music Box

Midtown

 

Opens Dec. 7. Closing soon

Elements of Oz

The Builders Association’s multimedia piece, written by James Gibbs and Moe Angelos, uses augmented-reality technology to tell the stories behind the film “The Wizard of Oz.”

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3LD Art & Technology Center

Downtown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 13.

His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley

Jake Broder wrote and stars in this tribute to the mid-century comedian, who drew on bebop rhythms to create an outré countercultural persona.

READ MORE »

59E59

Midtown

 

Opens Nov. 25. Closing soon

The Illusionists: Turn of the Century

The magicians’ showcase returns, this time with performers including Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass, of “America’s Got Talent,” and the theme of magic’s early-twentieth-century golden age.…

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Palace

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 11.

In Transit

This new a-cappella musical, directed by Kathleen Marshall and written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth, traces the intertwining lives of New York commuters.

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Circle in the Square

Midtown

 

Through Dec. 11. Closing soon

Longing Lasts Longer

The downtown fixture Penny Arcade performs a piece about the gentrification of New York City and the effects of capitalism on creativity.

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St. Ann’s Warehouse

Brooklyn

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 12.

Othello

David Oyelowo plays the title role in Sam Gold’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, opposite Daniel Craig’s Iago.

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New York Theatre Workshop

Downtown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 6. Closing soon

Rancho Viejo

In Dan LeFranc’s comedy, directed by Daniel Aukin, the residents of a Southwestern suburb gossip and fret over the separation of an unseen married couple.

READ MORE »

Playwrights Horizons

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Dec. 13.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

The National Theatre of Scotland stages this immersive musical fable at the home of “Sleep No More,” transforming its speakeasy space, the Heath, into a Scottish pub.

READ MORE »

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‘THE NEW YORKER’ THEATRE LISTINGS, 11/21 PLAYDECK ·

In previews.

The Babylon Line

Richard Greenberg’s new play, set in 1967, follows a Greenwich Village writer (Josh Radnor) who connects with a student (Elizabeth Reaser) while teaching an adult-ed class in Levittown.…

READ MORE »

Mitzi E. Newhouse

Uptown

 

In previews.

The Band’s Visit

David Cromer directs a new musical by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses, based on a 2007 Israeli film about an Egyptian rock band that gets stranded in the Negev Desert.…

READ MORE »

Atlantic Theatre Company

Chelsea

 

In previews.

A Bronx Tale

Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks co-direct a musical adaptation of Chazz Palminteri’s semi-autobiographical one-man show, set in his native borough in the sixties and featuring a doo-wop…

READ MORE »

Longacre

Midtown

 

In previews.

The Dead, 1904

Kate Burton stars in Paul Muldoon and Jean Hanff Korelitz’s adaptation of the Joyce tale; the Irish Rep’s production roams three floors of a historic town…

READ MORE »

American Irish Historical Society

Uptown

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 17.

Dead Poets Society

Jason Sudeikis plays a nonconformist teacher at an all-boys school, in Tom Schulman’s adaptation of his screenplay for the 1989 film, directed by John Doyle.

READ MORE »

Classic Stage Company

Downtown

 

In previews.

Dear Evan Hansen

Ben Platt plays an antisocial teen-ager who finds himself in a moral quandary after a classmate’s death, in a new musical by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven…

READ MORE »

Music Box

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 13.

The Death of the Last Black Man…

Suzan-Lori Parks’s comedy, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, explores the archetypes of the African-American experience in absurdist vignettes.

READ MORE »

Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

In previews.

In Transit

This new a-cappella musical, directed by Kathleen Marshall and written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth, traces the intertwining lives of New York commuters.

READ MORE »

Circle in the Square

Midtown

 

Nov. 17-20.

Memory Rings

At the Next Wave Festival, Phantom Limb Company stages a piece about five thousand years of environmental change, using puppetry, projections, and fairy tale.

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BAM Harvey Theatre

Brooklyn

 

Previews begin Nov. 9. Opens Nov. 13.

Mouse: The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought

The British comedian and existential raconteur Daniel Kitson returns, with a story about a rodent and a phone call.

READ MORE »

St. Ann’s Warehouse

Brooklyn

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 14.

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of…

Josh Groban and Denée Benton star in Dave Malloy’s electro-pop adaptation of a section of “War and Peace.” Rachel Chavkin directs the immersive production, which originated at Ars Nova.…

READ MORE »

Imperial

Midtown

 

Previews begin Nov. 22.

Othello

David Oyelowo plays the title role in Sam Gold’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, opposite Daniel Craig’s Iago.

READ MORE »

New York Theatre Workshop

Downtown

 

Opens Nov. 16.

Othello: The Remix

The Q Brothers (“The Bomb-itty of Errors”) perform their five-person, eighty-minute hip-hop retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy.

READ MORE »

Westside

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 15.

Party People

The Universes ensemble stages this piece about the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, based on interviews with veterans…

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Public

Downtown

 

In previews.

Rancho Viejo

In Dan LeFranc’s comedy, directed by Daniel Aukin, the residents of a Southwestern suburb gossip and fret over the separation of an unseen married couple.

READ MORE »

Playwrights Horizons

Midtown

In previews.

Ride the Cyclone

MCC Theatre presents a musical by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, in which a chamber choir involved in a tragic roller-coaster accident meets a magical fortune-teller.

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Lucille Lortel

Opens Nov. 16.

The Servant of Two Masters

Theatre for a New Audience revives the 1745 Carlo Goldoni comedy, directed by Christopher Bayes and featuring Steven Epp as Truffaldino, the double-dipping servant.

READ MORE »

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Brooklyn

 

In previews.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

The National Theatre of Scotland stages this immersive musical fable at the home of “Sleep No More,” transforming its speakeasy space, the Heath, into a Scottish pub.

READ MORE »

McKittrick Hotel

Chelsea

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 3.

Sweat

Kate Whoriskey directs a new play by Lynn Nottage, about a group of friends from an assembly line who find themselves at odds amid layoffs and pickets.

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Public

Downtown

In previews. Opens Nov. 20.

Sweet Charity

Sutton Foster stars as a dance-hall hostess in the New Group’s revival of the 1966 musical, by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields. Leigh Silverman directs.

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

Opens Nov. 16.

Terms of Endearment

Molly Ringwald stars in Dan Gordon’s play, based on the Larry McMurtry novel and the 1983 film, which follows a mother and daughter coping with love and tragedy over…

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59E59

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 21.

This Day Forward

Mark Brokaw directs a new play by Nicky Silver (“The Lyons”), in which a wife’s confession in a honeymoon suite has ramifications fifty years later.

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Vineyard

Downtown

 

In previews.

Tiny Beautiful Things

Nia Vardalos stars in a stage adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s book, about her stint writing the advice column “Dear Sugar.” Thomas Kail directs.

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Public

Downtown

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‘THE NEW YORKER’ THEATRE LISTINGS, 11/14 PLAYDECK ·

In previews. Opens Nov. 7.

“Master Harold” . . . and the Boys

Athol Fugard directs his 1982 drama, set in a tea shop in South Africa in 1950, where two black men and a white boy face the cruelties of apartheid.

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

In previews.

The Babylon Line

Richard Greenberg’s new play, set in 1967, follows a Greenwich Village writer (Josh Radnor) who connects with a student (Elizabeth Reaser) while teaching an adult-ed class in Levittown.…

READ MORE »

Mitzi E. Newhouse

Uptown

 

In previews.

The Band’s Visit

David Cromer directs a new musical by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses, based on a 2007 Israeli film about an Egyptian rock band that gets stranded in the Negev Desert.…

READ MORE »

Atlantic Theatre Company

Chelsea

 

In previews.

A Bronx Tale

Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks co-direct a musical adaptation of Chazz Palminteri’s semiautobiographical one-man show, set in his native borough in the sixties and featuring a doo-wop…

READ MORE »

Longacre

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 17.

Dead Poets Society

Jason Sudeikis plays a nonconformist teacher at an all-boys school, in Tom Schulman’s adaptation of his screenplay for the 1989 film, directed by John Doyle.

READ MORE »

Classic Stage Company

Downtown

 

In previews.

Dear Evan Hansen

Ben Platt plays an antisocial teen-ager who finds himself in a moral dilemma after a classmate’s death, in a new musical by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven…

READ MORE »

Music Box

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 13.

The Death of the Last Black Man…

Suzan-Lori Parks’s comedy, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, explores the archetypes of the African-American experience in absurdist vignettes.

READ MORE »

Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

In previews. Opens Nov. 6.

Finian’s Rainbow

Melissa Errico stars in the 1947 musical, about an Irish father and daughter who escape to the Jim Crow South after stealing a pot of gold from a leprechaun.

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Irish Repertory

Chelsea

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 6.

Homos, or Everyone in America

Robin De Jesús and Michael Urie portray a couple whose life is complicated by a violent crime in Jordan Seavey’s play, directed by Mike Donahue for Labyrinth Theatre…

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Bank Street Theatre

Downtown

 

In previews.

In Transit

This new a-cappella musical, directed by Kathleen Marshall and written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth, traces the intertwining lives of New York commuters.

READ MORE »

Circle in the Square

Midtown

 

Previews begin Nov. 9. Opens Nov. 13.

Mouse: The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought

The British comedian and existential raconteur Daniel Kitson returns, with a story about a rodent and a phone call.

READ MORE »

St. Ann’s Warehouse

Brooklyn

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 14.

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of…

Josh Groban and Denée Benton star in Dave Malloy’s electro-pop adaptation of a section of “War and Peace.” Rachel Chavkin directs the immersive production, which originated at Ars Nova.…

READ MORE »

Imperial

Midtown

 

Opens Nov. 16.

Othello: The Remix

The Q Brothers (“The Bomb-itty of Errors”) perform their five-person, eighty-minute hip-hop retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy.

READ MORE »

Westside

Midtown

 

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 15.

Party People

The Universes ensemble stages this piece about the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, based on interviews with veterans…

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Public

Downtown

 

In previews.

Rancho Viejo

In Dan LeFranc’s comedy, directed by Daniel Aukin, the residents of a Southwestern suburb gossip and fret over the separation of an unseen married couple.

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Playwrights Horizons

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Oct. 31.

Sagittarius Ponderosa

The National Asian American Theatre Company presents MJ Kaufman’s play, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, in which a transgender man returns home to central Oregon as his father’s…

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3LD Art & Technology Center

Downtown

Opens Nov. 16.

The Servant of Two Masters

Theatre for a New Audience presents the 1745 Carlo Goldoni comedy, directed by Christopher Bayes and featuring Steven Epp as Truffaldino, the double-dipping servant.

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Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Brooklyn

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 3.

Sweat

Kate Whoriskey directs a new play by Lynn Nottage, about a group of friends from an assembly line who find themselves at odds amid layoffs and pickets.

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Public

Downtown

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 20.

Sweet Charity

Sutton Foster stars as a dance-hall hostess in the New Group’s revival of the 1966 musical, by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields. Leigh Silverman directs.

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

 

Opens Nov. 16.

Terms of Endearment

Molly Ringwald stars in Dan Gordon’s play, based on the Larry McMurtry novel and the 1983 film, which follows a mother and daughter coping with love and tragedy over…

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59E59

Midtown

 

In previews. Opens Nov. 21.

This Day Forward

Mark Brokaw directs a new play by Nicky Silver (“The Lyons”), in which a wife’s confession in a honeymoon suite has ramifications fifty years later.

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Vineyard

Downtown

 

Previews begin Nov. 4. Opens Nov. 8.

Women of a Certain Age

Richard Nelson’s three-part cycle “The Gabriels,” which charts the current political year in the life of a Rhinebeck family, concludes with a play opening on and set on Election…

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A Bronx Tale

Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks co-direct a musical adaptation of Chazz Palminteri’s semiautobiographical one-man show, set in his native borough in the sixties and featuring a doo-wop…

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Longacre

Midtown

In previews. Opens Oct. 30.

Coriolanus

Red Bull Theatre presents Shakespeare’s politically minded tragedy, directed by Michael Sexton and starring Dion Johnstone as the Roman general.

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Barrow Street Theatre

Downtown

In previews.

Dead Poets Society

Jason Sudeikis plays a nonconformist teacher at an all-boys school, in Tom Schulman’s adaptation of his screenplay for the 1989 film, directed by John Doyle.

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Classic Stage Company

Downtown

In previews. Opens Nov. 13.

The Death of the Last Black Man in…

Suzan-Lori Parks’s comedy, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, explores the archetypes of the African-American experience in absurdist vignettes.

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

Through Nov. 6.

Duat

SoHo Rep presents a new piece—part vaudeville, part gospel show—created by the performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones and featuring his soul-singing alter ego, Jomama Jones.

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Connelly

Downtown

In previews.

Falsettos

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.…

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Walter Kerr

Midtown

In previews. Opens Nov. 6.

Finian’s Rainbow

Melissa Errico stars in the 1947 musical, about an Irish father and daughter who escape to the Jim Crow South after stealing a pot of gold from a leprechaun.

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Irish Repertory

Chelsea

In previews. Opens Oct. 20.

The Front Page

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…

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Broadhurst

Midtown

In previews. Opens Nov. 6.

Homos, or Everyone in America

Robin De Jesús and Michael Urie portray a couple whose life is complicated by a violent crime in Jordan Seavey’s play, directed by Mike Donahue for Labyrinth Theatre…

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Bank Street Theatre

Downtown

Opens Nov. 2.

Kingdom Come

In Jenny Rachel Weiner’s play, directed by Kip Fagan for Roundabout Underground, two women venture under false identities into the world of Internet dating.

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Black Box, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Midtown

Nov. 3-6.

Kings of War

At the Next Wave Festival, Ivo van Hove (“The Crucible”) stages a mashup of Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” “Henry VI,” Parts 1, 2, and 3, and “Richard III,…

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BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House

Brooklyn

In previews. Opens Oct. 30.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Janet McTeer, Liev Schreiber, and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen star in Josie Rourke’s revival of the Christopher Hampton drama, depicting the seductive games of aristocrats in pre-Revolutionary France.

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Booth

Midtown

In previews. Opens Oct. 24.

A Life

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.

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Playwrights Horizons

Midtown

In previews. Opens Nov. 7.

“Master Harold” . . . and the Boys

Athol Fugard directs his 1982 drama, set in a tea shop in South Africa in 1950, where two black men and a white boy face the cruelties of apartheid.

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Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

In previews.

In previews. Opens Nov. 14.

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Josh Groban and Denée Benton star in Dave Malloy’s electro-pop adaptation of a section of “War and Peace.” Rachel Chavkin directs the immersive production, which originated at Ars Nova.…

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Imperial

Midtown

Opens Nov. 2.

Notes from the Field

Anna Deavere Smith’s new solo work, based on more than two hundred and fifty interviews, examines issues of education, inequality, and criminal justice.

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Second Stage

Midtown

In previews.

Othello: The Remix

The Q Brothers (“The Bomb-itty of Errors”) perform their five-person, eighty-minute hip-hop retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy.

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Westside

Midtown

In previews. Opens Nov. 15.

Party People

The Universes ensemble stages this piece about the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, based on interviews with veterans…

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Public

Downtown

In previews. Opens Oct. 31.

Sagittarius Ponderosa

The National Asian American Theatre Company presents MJ Kaufman’s play, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, in which a transgender man returns home to central Oregon as his father’s…

READ MORE »

3LD Art & Technology Center

Downtown

In previews.

The Servant of Two Masters

Theatre for a New Audience presents the 1745 Carlo Goldoni comedy, directed by Christopher Bayes and featuring Steven Epp as Truffaldino, the double-dipping servant.

READ MORE »

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Brooklyn

In previews. Opens Nov. 3.

Sweat

Kate Whoriskey directs a new play by Lynn Nottage, about a group of friends from an assembly line who find themselves at odds amid layoffs and pickets.

READ MORE »

Public

Downtown

In previews.

Sweet Charity

Sutton Foster stars as a dance-hall hostess in the New Group’s revival of the 1966 musical, by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields. Leigh Silverman directs.

READ MORE »

Pershing Square Signature Center

Midtown

In previews.

Terms of Endearment

Molly Ringwald stars in Dan Gordon’s play, based on the Larry McMurtry novel and the 1983 film, which follows a mother and daughter coping with love and tragedy over…

READ MORE »

59E59

Midtown

In previews.

This Day Forward

Mark Brokaw directs a new play by Nicky Silver (“The Lyons”), in which a wife’s confession in a honeymoon suite has ramifications fifty years later.

READ MORE »

Vineyard

Downtown

Previews begin Nov. 4. Opens Nov. 8.

Women of a Certain Age

Richard Nelson’s three-part cycle “The Gabriels,” which charts the current political year in the life of a Rhinebeck family, concludes with a play opening on and set on Election…

READ MORE »

Public

Downtown

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OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

“MASTER HAROLD” . . . AND THE BOYS

Pershing Square Signature Center

Athol Fugard directs his 1982 drama, set in a tea shop in South Africa in 1950, where two black men and a white boy face the cruelties of apartheid. In previews.

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THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD

Pershing Square Signature Center

Suzan-Lori Parks’s comedy, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, explores the archetypes of the African-American experience in absurdist vignettes. In previews.

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DUAT

Connelly

SoHo Rep presents a new piece—part vaudeville, part gospel show—created by the performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones and featuring his soul-singing alter ego, Jomama Jones. In previews. Opens Oct. 25.

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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. Opens Oct. 20.

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HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA

Bank Street Theatre

Robin De Jesús and Michael Urie portray a couple whose life is complicated by a violent crime in Jordan Seavey’s play, directed by Mike Donahue for Labyrinth Theatre Company. In previews.

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KINGDOM COME

Black Box, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

In Jenny Rachel Weiner’s play, directed by Kip Fagan for Roundabout Underground, two women venture under false identities into the world of Internet dating. In previews.

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LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Booth

Janet McTeer, Liev Schreiber, and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen star in Josie Rourke’s revival of the Christopher Hampton drama, depicting the seductive games of aristocrats in pre-Revolutionary France. In previews. Opens Oct. 30.

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A LIFE

Playwrights Horizons

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. Opens Oct. 24.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Laura Pels

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. Opens Oct. 19.

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OTHELLO: THE REMIX

Westside

The Q Brothers (“The Bomb-itty of Errors”) perform their five-person, eighty-minute hip-hop retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy. In previews.

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PLENTY

Public

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. Opens Oct. 20.

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SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA

3LD Art & Technology Center

The National Asian American Theatre Company stages MJ Kaufman’s play, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, in which a transgender man returns home to central Oregon as his father’s health fails. In previews. Opens Oct. 31.

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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

City Center

Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford star in a special concert performance of the 1984 Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical, to benefit New York City Center. Oct. 24-26.

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SWEAT

Public

Kate Whoriskey directs a new play by Lynn Nottage, about a group of friends from an assembly line who find themselves at odds amid layoffs and pickets. In previews.

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TICK, TICK . . . BOOM!

Acorn

Keen Company revives this autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson (“Rent”), about a composer on the verge of turning thirty. Jonathan Silverstein directs. In previews. Opens Oct. 20.

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TWO CLASS ACTS

Flea

A. R. Gurney premières a pair of short plays: “Squash,” about a college professor grappling with a student’s provocative take on Plato, and “Ajax,” in which an actress turned teacher inhabits an ancient text. In previews. Opens Oct. 23.

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VIETGONE

City Center Stage I

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. Opens Oct. 25.

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WILDERNESS

Abrons Arts Center

En Garde Arts presents a multimedia piece about the pressures of addiction, trauma, and sexual identity, based on interviews with young adults and accompanied by a folk score. Opens Oct. 26.

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OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

American Airlines Theatre

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. Opens Oct. 16.

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CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE

Lynn Redgrave

The comedian’s solo show, directed by Kimberly Senior, looks for humor in such weighty subjects as mental illness, suicide, and alcoholism. In previews. Opens Oct. 13.

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DUAT

Connelly

SoHo Rep presents a new piece—part vaudeville, part gospel show—created by the performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones and featuring his soul-singing alter ego, Jomama Jones. In previews.

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FIT FOR A QUEEN

3LD Art & Technology Center

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.

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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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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. Opens Oct. 13.

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HOLIDAY INN

Studio 54

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.

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KINGDOM COME

Black Box, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

In Jenny Rachel Weiner’s play, directed by Kip Fagan for Roundabout Underground, two women venture under false identities into the world of Internet dating. In previews.

GET TICKETS

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Booth

Janet McTeer, Liev Schreiber, and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen star in Josie Rourke’s revival of the Christopher Hampton drama, depicting the seductive games of aristocrats in pre-Revolutionary France. In previews.

GET TICKETS

A LIFE

Playwrights Horizons

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.

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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. Opens Oct. 10.

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ORWELL IN AMERICA

59E59

Joe Sutton’s play, directed by Peter Hackett, imagines George Orwell on a book tour for “Animal Farm,” for which his publisher has deployed a young woman to keep his political pronouncements in check. Opens Oct. 12.

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PLENTY

Public

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.

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PUBLIC ENEMY

Pearl

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.

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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. Opens Oct. 5.

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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. Opens Oct. 18.

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

Clurman

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. Opens Oct. 16.

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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. Opens Oct. 7.

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TICK, TICK . . . BOOM!

Acorn

Keen Company revives this autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson (“Rent”), about a composer on the verge of turning thirty. Jonathan Silverstein directs. In previews.

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TWO CLASS ACTS

Flea

A.R. Gurney premières a pair of short plays: “Squash,” about a college professor grappling with a student’s provocative take on Plato, and “Ajax,” in which an actress turned teacher inhabits an ancient text.In previews.

GET TICKETS

VIETGONE

City Center Stage I

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.

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