Openings and Previews
Event: And Away We Go
Venue: Pearl Theatre
At the Pearl, Jack Cummings III directs the world première of a comedy by Terrence McNally, a backstage melodrama that skips through historical time periods. In previews.
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
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. Opens Nov. 17.
Event: How I Learned What I Learned
Signature Theatre presents a solo autobiographical play by August Wilson, about his early life, starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Todd Kreidler directs. In previews.
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. Opens Nov. 14.
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.
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: One Night . . .
Venue: Cherry Lane Theatre
Cherry Lane and Rattlestick present a new play by Charles Fuller (“A Soldier’s Play”), about the conflicts between women in the military and their male fellow-soldiers. Clinton Turner Davis directs. In previews.
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. Opens Nov. 13.
Event: Small Engine Repair
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.
Event: Sunset Baby
Venue: Bank Street Theatre
Kamilah Forbes directs a new play by Dominique Morisseau, for Labyrinth Theatre Company, about a young Brooklyn woman whose father, a former black revolutionary, comes back into her life. In previews.
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.
Opens Nov. 19.
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: Witnessed by the World
Venue: 59E59 Theatres
Ronnie Cohen and Jane Beale wrote this play, about a journalist who finds out too much about the Mafia’s role in the Kennedy Administration. Karen Carpenter directs. In previews.
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