Openings and Previews
Event: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Venue: Westside Theatre
Debra Jo Rupp stars in this biographical comedy by Mark St. Germain, about Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who, before she became a famous sex therapist, escaped from Nazi Germany and was a sniper with the Haganah in Jerusalem. Julianne Boyd directs the Barrington Stage Company production.
Previews begin Oct. 11.
Venue: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
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.
E. Newhouse Theatre
Lincoln Center Theatre presents a new play by Bruce Norris, starring Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Goldblum as a married couple whose relationship is tested by a scandal. Anna D. Shapiro directs. Previews begin Oct. 10.
Venue: Public Theatre
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.
Event: Grasses of a Thousand Colors
Venue: Public Theatre
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. In previews.
Event: Julius Caesar
Venue: St. Ann's Warehouse
Phyllida Lloyd directs this Donmar Warehouse production of the Shakespeare history play, which has an all-female cast, including Harriet Walter, Frances Barber, Jenny Jules, and Cush Jumbo. In previews. Opens Oct. 9.
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. In previews.
Event: Marie Antoinette
Venue: SoHo Rep
SoHo Rep presents a historical comedy about the infamous eighteenth-century queen of France, by David Adjmi. Starring Marin Ireland,Steven Rattazzi, David Greenspan, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and Jennifer Ikeda.Rebecca Taichman directs. Previews begin Oct. 9.
Event: Romeo and Juliet
Venue: Classic Stage Company
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.
Event: The Snow Geese
Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
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.
Event: A Time to Kill
Venue: Golden Theatre
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.
Event: Twelfth Night / Richard III
Venue: Belasco Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe, from London, comes to Broadway with two Shakespeare plays performed in repertory by an all-male cast. Mark Rylance stars as Olivia in “Twelfth Night” and in the title role of “Richard III.” Tim Carroll directs. Previews begin Oct. 15.
Event: The Winslow Boy
Venue: American Airlines Theatre
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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