(From the 3/22 issue.)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the libretto and Andrew Lippa wrote the score for this new musical, based on the cartoons of Charles Addams. Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch direct; the cast includes Bebe Neuwirth, Nathan Lane, Terrence Mann, and Jackie Hoffman. In previews. (LuntFontanne, 205 W. 46th St. 877-250-2929.)

 

ALICE IN SLASHERLAND

Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company presents a horror spoof by Qui Nguyen, about a high-school student who accidentally resurrects the soul of a slain girl, which releases demons that threaten to ruin the prom. Robert Ross Parker directs. Previews begin March 18. Opens March 21. (HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Ave., near Spring St. 212-352-3101.)

 

ALL ABOUT ME

Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna star in this musical by Christopher Durang, Barry Humphries, and Feinstein. Casey Nicholaw directs. In previews. Opens March 18. (Henry Miller’s, 124 W. 43rd St. 212-239-6200.)

 

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Les Freres Corbusier’s latest, an emo-rock musical, is a satire on the accomplishments of the seventh President. With music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Alex Timbers wrote and directs. Previews begin March 23. (Public, 425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

 

THE BOOK OF GRACE

James Macdonald directs Suzan-Lori Parks’s new drama, about a young man who returns to his Texas home to stand up to his father. Amari Cheatom, John Doman, and Elizabeth Marvel star. Opens March 17. (Public, 425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

 

THE COCKTAIL PARTY

Scott Alan Evans directs T. S. Eliot’s 1949 comedy, for the Actors Company Theatre. Opens March 17. (Beckett, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

COME FLY AWAY

Twyla Tharp (“Movin’ Out”) conceived, choreographed, and directs this new musical, set to master vocal recordings by Frank Sinatra and accompanied by a live band. In previews. (Marquis, Broadway at 45th St. 212-307-4100.)

 

A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK

The world première of a new play by Kia Corthron, about an African preacher who moves in with a family in the American South during a drought. Chay Yew directs. A co-production of Playwrights Horizons and the Play Company. In previews. (416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

 

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with the Long Wharf Theatre, presents Tennessee Williams’s 1944 play, directed by Gordon Edelstein, starring Patch Darragh, Judith Ivey, Michael Mosley, and Keira Keeley. In previews. (Laura Pels, 111 W. 46th St. 212-719-1300.)

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http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/theatre/2010/03/22/100322goth_GOAT_theatre#ixzz0iHiRc03G

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