Openings and Previews

The Country House

Samuel J. Friedman

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world première of a play by Donald Margulies, starring Blythe Danner, about a family of actors who gather during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Daniel Sullivan directs. In previews. 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Ethel Barrymore

Marianne Elliott directs a new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon, about the inner life of a fifteen-year-old boy on the autism spectrum. In previews. 


BAM's Harvey Theatre

Pan Pan Theatre stages this early Samuel Beckett radio play, from 1959, in which a man ruminates on his faltering marriage, his writing, and his father's suicide. Gavin Quinn directs. Sept. 17-20.


Atlantic Theatre Company

Atlantic Theatre Company presents the world première of a musical, with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin, inspired by notes and letters featured in the magazine Found. Overtree directs. Previews begin Sept. 18. 


Baryshnikov Arts Center

The contemporary Russian playwright Ivan Viripaev wrote this drama, translated and directed by Cazimir Liske, about two married couples with entangled lives. Sept. 17-24. 

Indian Ink

Laura Pels

Rosemary Harris stars in the New York première of a romantic drama by Tom Stoppard, in which a British woman recalls her older sister's love affair with an artist in India in the nineteen-thirties. Carey Perloff directs the Roundabout Theatre Company production. In previews. 

It's Only a Play


Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and F. Murray Abraham star in an update of Terrence McNally’s 1982 comedy. Jack O’Brien directs. In previews. 

The Killing of Sister George


TACT presents the 1964 play by Frank Marcus, in which a woman who plays Sister George on a BBC radio drama realizes that she might be killed off in the show. Previews begin Sept. 23. 

On the Town


John Rando directs the musical comedy, written by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins, about three sailors looking for fun while on leave in New York City. Starring Jackie Hoffman, Tony Yazbeck, Megan Fairchild (a New York City Ballet dancer), Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Clyde Alves. Previews begin Sept. 20. 

Tail! Spin!

Lynn Redgrave Theatre

Mario Correa wrote this satire of political sex scandals of the past decade, including episodes involving Mark Sanford, Larry Craig, Anthony Weiner, and Mark Foley. Rachel Dratch stars; Dan Knechtges directs. Previews begin Sept. 18. 

While I Yet Live

The Duke on 42nd Street

Primary Stages presents the world première of a play by Billy Porter (the star of “Kinky Boots”), about a boy coming of age in Pittsburgh and the strong women around him. Starring S. Epatha Merkerson and Lillias White. Directed by Sheryl Kaller. Previews begin Sept. 23. 

You Can't Take It with You


James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford, Elizabeth Ashley, Reg Rogers, and Kristine Nielsen star in a revival of the 1936 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, about two families who become intertwined when their children get engaged. Scott Ellis directs. In previews.

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