Openings and Previews
John Doyle directs the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical from 1947, about a Midwestern doctor who marries his high-school sweetheart and then becomes cynical. In previews.
En Garde Arts presents this piece, created by Edward Bilous, adapted by Jason Grote, and directed by Seth Bockley, which uses video, music, and live performance to explore the experience of U.S. marines who return home after serving in southern Afghanistan. Nov. 11-15.
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. In previews. Opens Nov. 18.
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 best friends, and by their daughter, fresh from the breakup of her fourth marriage. 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. In previews.
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. Opens Nov. 12.
Tony Danza, Rob McClure, and Brynn O’Malley star in Andrew Bergman and Jason Robert Brown’s new musical, based on the 1992 movie. Gary Griffin directs. Previews begin Nov. 18.
John Epperson revives his alter ego, Lypsinka, in return engagements of the jukebox concert show “Lypsinka! The Boxed Set” and the Joan Crawford tribute “The Passion of Crawford,” as well as the New York première of an autobiographical pastiche, “John Epperson: Show Trash.” In previews. Opens Nov. 13.
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. In previews. Opens Nov. 16.
Joy Behar wrote and stars in this autobiographical one-woman show. 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 had a vision of the Virgin Mary, causing havoc in her village. Michael Greif directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 16.
Signature Theatre Company and Field Day Theatre, of Ireland, present the U.S. première of Sam Shepard’s play, a dark modern take on “Oedipus Rex,” starring Stephen Rea. Nancy Meckler directs. In previews.
Rattlestick presents a play by Keith Josef Adkins, directed by Leah C. Gardiner, about a woman and her son in a black community in the Bible Belt of the Appalachian Mountains who are accused of killing a prized pit bull. 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. Opens Nov. 17.
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. In previews. Opens Nov. 16.
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. Opens Nov. 17.
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. In previews. Opens Nov. 17.
Kneehigh presents a play about forbidden love, written by Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy, adapted and directed by Emma Rice. Previews begin Nov. 16.