Openings and Previews 

Event: All That Fall

Venue: 59E59 Theatres

Trevor Nunn directs Samuel Beckett’s 1957 radio play, starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon, about a woman’s difficult journey to meet her husband at a train station. In previews. Opens Nov. 12.

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Event: The Commons of Pensacola

Venue: City Center, Stage I

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new play by Amanda Peet, starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker, about a woman whose husband’s Wall Street scandal has caused her to move to Florida and her daughter, who comes to visit with her boyfriend. Lynne Meadow directs. In previews.

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Event: An Enemy of the People

Venue: BAM—Harvey Theatre

Florian Borchmeyer adapted the play by Henrik Ibsen, a satire about a town trying to protect its reputation in spite of the contamination of its water. Thomas Ostermeier directs. In German, with English supertitles. Nov. 6-10.


 

Event: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre

Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham star in a new musical comedy, with a book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak, and lyrics by Freedman and Lutvak, based on the novel “Israel Rank,” by Roy Horniman. In the story, set in Edwardian England, Monty Navarro (Pinkham) stands ninth in line to become an earl, and sets about eliminating each person before him (all played by Mays). Darko Tresnjak directs. In previews.

 

Event: How I Learned What I Learned

Venue: Pershing Square Signature Center

Signature Theatre presents a solo autobiographical play by August Wilson, about his early life, starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Todd Kreidler directs. In previews.

 

Event: How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them

Venue: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

The Rattlestick presents a new play by Halley Feiffer, about the lives of two sisters, who were abandoned by their alcoholic mother, and a girl they bring into their circle. Kip Fagan directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 7.

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Event: In the Wine Time

Venue: Castillo

Woodie King, Jr.,’s New Federal Theatre presents the 1968 play by Ed Bullins, the first of two works in “The Ed Bullins Project,” directed by Mansoor Najee-ullah. The story, set in the fifties, follows three friends whose poverty is underlined by the cheap wine they drink. In previews.
Opens Nov. 7.

 

Event: The Jacksonian

Venue: Acorn

The New Group presents the New York première of a play by Beth Henley, directed by Robert Falls. Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan, and Bill Pullman star in the drama, set in 1964 in Jackson, Mississippi, about a dentist who moves into a shabby motel after his wife kicks him out. In previews. Opens Nov. 7.

 

Event: Little Miss Sunshine

Venue: Second Stage Theatre

Second Stage kicks off its season with this adaptation of the 2006 film, with a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by William Finn, about a family working out their problems on a trip to their preteen daughter’s beauty pageant. Starring Stephanie J. Block and Will Swenson. Lapine also directs. In previews.

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Event: Macbeth

Venue: Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff star in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Jack O’Brien. Also starring Richard Easton, John Glover, Malcolm Gets, Brian d’Arcy James, and Byron Jennings. In previews.

 

Event: The Mutilated

Venue: New Ohio Theatre

Mink Stole and Penny Arcade star in Tennessee Williams’s experimental play from 1966, about a Texas oil heiress and cancer survivor and her tumultuous friendship with a vagrant prostitute. Cosmin Chivu directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 10.

 

Event: No Man’s Land / Waiting for Godot

Venue: Cort Theatre

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley star in “No Man’s Land,” by Harold Pinter, and “Waiting for Godot,” by Samuel Beckett, in repertory. Directed by Sean Mathias. In previews.

 

Event: Nothing to Hide

Venue: Pershing Square Signature Center

The sleight-of-hand artists Helder Guimarães and Derek Delgaudio perform, focussing on card tricks. Neil Patrick Harris directs. Opens Nov. 6.

 

Event: The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters

Venue: Playwrights Horizons

The world première of a play by Marlane Meyer, directed by Lisa Peterson, about a romantic young woman who falls in love with a heavy-drinking Lothario. In previews. Opens Nov. 12.

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Event: 700 Sundays

Venue: Imperial Theatre

Billy Crystal stars in a revival of his autobiographical Tony-winning play, directed by Des McAnuff. With additional content by Alan Zweibel. In previews.

 

Event: Small Engine Repair

Venue: MCC at the Lucille Lortel Theater

MCC presents this play by John Pollono, about a reunion of high-school buddies, now in their thirties, at a car-repair shop, which is interrupted by a college-aged jock. Directed by Jo Bonney. In previews.

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Event: La Soirée

Venue: Union Square Theatre

At Union Square Theatre, a new burlesque variety show includes sword swallowers, aerialists, and striptease artists. In previews. Opens Nov. 7.

 

Event: Taking Care of Baby

Venue: City Center Stage II

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new play by Dennis Kelly, starring Reed Birney and Margaret Colin, in which a family is torn apart by a tragedy and an accusation of murder. Erica Schmidt directs. In previews.

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Event: Too Much, Too Much, Too Many

Venue: Roundabout Underground

Roundabout Underground presents a play by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Sheryl Kaller, in which a widow becomes a shut-in, deeply affecting the life of her daughter, who takes care of her. 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. In previews. Opens Nov. 10.

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