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. In previews.
"Encores!" presents a musical adaptation of the film, written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, in which a former theatre idol tries to revive his career with a musical of "Faust." With a book by Douglas Carter Beane, music by Arthur Schwartz, and lyrics by Howard Dietz and starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony Sheldon, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, and Laura Osnes. Kathleen Marshall directs. Opens Nov. 6.
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 by their best friends. Pam MacKinnon directs. In previews.
Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola star in a revival of Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play, based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed man who became famous on the British freak-show circuit in the late eighteen-hundreds. Scott Ellis directs. Previews begin Nov. 7.
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. In previews.
Signature Theatre Company presents the world première of a play by Katori Hall, set in 1981 in Rwanda, about a young girl who believes that she's seen a vision of the Virgin Mary, causing havoc in her village. Michael Greif directs. In previews.
Rattlestick presents a play by Keith Josef Adkins, directed by Leah Gardiner, about a black community in the Bible Belt of the Appalachian Mountains, in which a local woman is accused of killing a prized pitbull. Previews begin Nov. 6.
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 cliff-side cabin. Ian Rickson directs. In previews.
Bill Condon reconceived and directs this musical, based on the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who were the highest-paid vaudeville act 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. In previews.
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. In previews. Opens Nov. 6.
Young Jean Lee wrote and directs this play, a twist on the standard father-son tale, featuring Austin Pendleton, Gary Wilmes, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley. Previews begin Nov. 7.
Page 73 presents a play by Clare Barron, starring Reed Birney and Brooke Bloom, about a woman coping with the ravaging effects of her father’s illness. Anne Kauffman directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 6.