(From the March 29 issue.)

OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

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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. (Lunt-Fontanne, 205 W. 46th St. 877-250-2929.)

AMERICAN IDIOT

A new musical uses the Green Day album of the title as a backdrop for a story about working-class friends who go their separate ways. John Gallagher, Jr. (“Spring Awakening”), Stark Sands, Michael Esper, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Tony Vincent star. Michael Mayer, who collaborated on the book with Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong, directs. In previews. (St. James, 246 W. 44th St. 212-239-6200.)

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Les Freres Corbusier’s latest, an emo-rock musical, satirizes the accomplishments of the seventh President. With music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Alex Timbers wrote and directs. In previews. (Public, 425 Lafayette St. 212-967-7555.)

CHING CHONG CHINAMAN

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents a comedy by Lauren Yee, directed by May Adrales, about members of a Chinese-American family who realize how Americanized they’ve become when a Chinese stranger comes into their lives. Opens March 24. (West End Theatre, 263 W. 86th St. 212-352-3101.)

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. Opens March 25. (Marquis, Broadway at 46th 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. Opens March 28. (416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

DELIRIUM 27

WaxFactory presents a multimedia piece about a man being investigated for a crime. Ericka Latta wrote and directs. March 24-28. (Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St. 212-352-3101.)

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Aaron Louis, in association with New Georges and the Essentials, presents Marielle Heller’s adaptation of the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, about a young woman who has an affair with her mother’s boyfriend in San Francisco in the seventies. Sarah Cameron Sunde and Rachel Eckerling direct. In previews. Opens March 28. (3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. 212-352-3101.)

ENJOY

The Play Company presents a comedy by the Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada (founder of the Chelfitsch Theatre Company), directed by Dan Rothenberg, with a translation by Aya Ogawa, about Japanese youth coming to terms with their economic realities. Previews begin March 27. (59E59, at 59 E. 59th St. 212-279-4200.)

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