Openings and Previews

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St. Ann's Warehouse

TR Warszawa presents the play by Sarah Kane, adapted and directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, starring the Polish actress Magdalena Cielecka, about a woman who is on the verge of going crazy. In Polish with English supertitles. Previews begin Oct. 16. Opens Oct. 19.

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The Belle of Amherst


Joely Richardson stars in the one-woman play by William Luce, about the poet Emily Dickinson, drawn from her poems, letters, and diaries. In previews. Opens Oct. 19.

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Claire Tow

LCT3 presents a new play by Kimber Lee, about a black seventeen-year-old boy who is killed, leaving his family to deal with his senseless death. Sheldon Best stars; Patricia McGregor directs. In previews. Opens Oct. 20.



Sean Tyler adapted James Dickey’s novel, in which four men go on a canoe trip in the Appalachian Mountains that turns treacherous. Joe Tantalo directs the Godlight Theatre Company production. In previews. Opens Oct. 21.



The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Ayad Akhtar—in which an American Muslim lawyer and his wife host a dinner party that turns divisive—transfers to Broadway, after an Off Broadway run last year. Kimberly Senior directs; Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol, and Josh Radnor star. In previews.

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Florence Gould Hall

600 Highwaymen presents this piece, about the transformation of a young girl after her house burns down, as part of the "Crossing the Line" festival. With original songs by David Cale. Oct. 15-16.

Grand Concourse

Playwrights Horizons

Kip Fagan directs a new play by Heidi Schreck, about a religious manager at a Bronx soup kitchen who begins to question her faith. Quincy Tyler Bernstine and Ismenia Mendes star. Previews begin Oct. 17.



Walter Mosley wrote this play, in which two people with vastly different backgrounds are stuck in an elevator together. The Crossroads Theatre Company production is part of the 5A series. Previews begin Oct. 17.

Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Second Stage

Tracee Chimo stars in Terrence McNally's 1991 comedy, in which two heterosexual couples spending a holiday together in a gay area of Fire Island discover that they have wildly different opinions and politics. Peter DuBois directs. In previews.

The Oldest Boy

Mitzi E. Newhouse

Sarah Ruhl wrote this play, in which the toddler son of an American woman and a Tibetan man is believed to be the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher. Rebecca Taichman directs. The cast includes Celia Keenan-Bolger. In previews.

Sticks and Bones

Pershing Square Signature Center

The New Group begins its season with a revival of the 1971 Tony-winning play by David Rabe, about a family that is torn apart when a son returns home from the Vietnam War. Directed by Scott Elliott; starring Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman. Previews begin Oct. 21.

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