Openings and Previews

 

 

Event: Anthem

The Austin Shakespeare Company presents a stage adaptation of the Ayn Rand novel, adapted by Jeff Britting, curator of the Ayn Rand Archives. In previews. Opens Oct. 7.

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Event: Bad Jews

Roundabout revives its hit from last year, by Joshua Harmon, about a showdown between the devout and secular grandchildren of a Holocaust survivor. Daniel Aukin directs. Starring Tracee Chimo, Philip Ettinger, Molly Ranson, and Michael Zegen. In previews. Opens Oct. 3.

 

 

Event: Betrayal

Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig, and Rafe Spall star in this 1978 play by Harold Pinter, directed by Mike Nichols, about a woman who is cheating on her husband with his best friend. In previews.

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Event: Big Fish

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, and Bobby Steggert star in this musical adaptation of the novel by Daniel Wallace, in which a man tries to determine whether the tall tales of his dying, estranged father are true. Andrew Lippa wrote the music and lyrics, and John August, who wrote the screenplay for the 2003 film adaptation, wrote the book. Susan Stroman directs and choreographs. In previews. Opens Oct. 6.

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Primary Stages presents the world première of a play conceived by Fran Kirmser and written and directed by Eric Simonson, about the history and legacy of the New York Yankees. The cast includes Francois Battiste as Reggie Jackson, Chris Henry Coffey as Joe DiMaggio, and Joe Pantoliano as Yogi Berra. In previews. Opens Oct. 8.

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Event: Fun Home

Sam Gold directs the world première of a new musical based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, composed by Jeanine Tesori, with a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Featuring Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, and Judy Kuhn. In previews.

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Wallace Shawn’s play from 2009, directed by Andre Gregory, centers on a scientist who believes he has solved world hunger. The co-production of Theatre for a New Audience and the Public stars Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Emily Cass McDonnell, and Jennifer Tilly. Previews begin Oct. 7.

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Phyllida Lloyd directs this Donmar Warehouse production of the Shakespeare history play with an all-female cast, including Harriet Walter, Frances Barber, Jenny Jules, and Cush Jumbo. Previews begin Oct. 3.

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Event: Luce
Venue: Claire Tow

LCT3 presents a play by JC Lee, about the downfall of a successful high-school student whose parents adopted him from a war-torn country in Africa when he was a small child. May Adrales directs. Previews begin Oct. 5.

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Mary Bridget Davies plays Joplin in this concert bio-musical, written and directed by Randy Johnson. In previews.

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Classic Stage Company presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy starring Elizabeth Olsen, Julian Cihi, T. R. Knight, and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Tea Alagic directs. In previews.

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The Flea presents a play by Adriano Shaplin, about the events leading up to the Salem witch trials. Rebecca Wright directs. In previews. Opens Oct. 6.

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Trudie Styler stars in the Chekhov play, adapted by Thomas Kilroy and directed by Max Stafford Clark in a Culture Project production. Previews begin Oct. 3.

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Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Burstein, and Victoria Clark star in this new play, written by Sharr White and directed by Daniel Sullivan. Presented by Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC. In previews.

 

 

Rupert Holmes adapted John Grisham’s first novel, about a man who takes the law into his own hands after his daughter is violently attacked. Ethan McSweeny directs; the cast includes Tonya Pinkins, Tom Skerritt, Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson, and John Douglas Thompson. In previews.

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Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alessandro Nivola, and Roger Rees star in this 1946 drama by Terence Rattigan, in which a fourteen-year-old boy’s family endeavors to clear its name when he is accused of theft. In previews.

 

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