Openings and Previews
John Doyle directs the musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein from 1947, about a Midwestern doctor who marries his high-school sweetheart and then becomes cynical. Previews begin Nov. 1.
Manhattan Theatre Club, in association with Ars Nova, presents a play by Sharyn Rothstein, about a family torn apart by the devastation of their home in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hal Brooks directs. Previews begin Nov. 4.
Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton star in a revival of Edward Albee’s play from 1966, in which a suburban couple living with the woman's alcoholic sister are visited by their daughter, fresh from the breakup of her fourth marriage, as well as their best friends. Pam MacKinnon directs. In previews.
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. Opens Oct. 29.
Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new play by David Auburn, about a single mom who brings her kids to a shabby lakeside rental and encounters the down-on-his-luck property owner. John Hawkes and Tracie Thoms star; Daniel Sullivan directs. In previews.
George Bernard Shaw’s play is directed by David Staller, the artistic director of the Gingold Theatrical Group, which is co-presenting with the Pearl. Previews begin Nov. 4.
Signature Theatre Company presents the world première of a play by Katori Hall, set in 1981 in Rwanda, about a young girl who believes she's seen a vision of the Virgin Mary, causing havoc in her village. Michael Greif directs. In previews.
MCC presents a play by Simon Stephens (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”), set in a private school near Manchester, England, which follows a group of well-educated teen-agers. Trip Cullman directs. In previews.
Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, and Cush Jumbo star in a new play by Jez Butterworth, in which a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cliffside cabin. Ian Rickson directs. Previews begin Oct. 31.
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players kick off their fortieth-anniversary season with this musical, also known as “The Witch’s Curse.” Nov. 1-2.
Bill Condon (“Chicago,” “Dreamgirls,” “Gods and Monsters”) reconceived and directs this musical, based on the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who were the highest-paid act on the vaudeville circuit in the nineteen-twenties. The show, which premièred on Broadway in 1997, has new music by Henry Krieger and a book and lyrics by Bill Russell. Previews begin Oct. 28.
Théâtre de la Ville, of Paris, presents this 1921 play, by Luigi Pirandello, in which characters break in on a theatre troupe's rehearsal in order to complete their story. Translation by François Regnault; Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota directs. In French with English supertitles. Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
John Douglas Thompson stars in the first major production of this Christopher Marlowe play in fifty-eight years. Michael Boyd directs, for Theatre for a New Audience. Previews begin Nov. 1.