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. Opens Nov.
Mac Rogers wrote this spy thriller, about a star C.I.
Irish Rep presents a musical stage adaptation of the Truman Capote story, set in 1955, with flashbacks to Alabama in 1933, about a young boy being raised by his eccentric relatives. Previews begin Nov.
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.
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.
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. In previews.
Joy Behar wrote and stars in this autobiographical one-woman show. In previews. Opens Nov. 23.
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. Opens Nov. 23.
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. Opens Nov. 20.
David McCallum directs the world première of a new play by Samuel D. Hunter ("The Whale"), about a manager of an Italian chain restaurant in a changing city in Idaho. Starring T. R. Knight. Previews begin Nov. 21.
La Mama presents the Shakespeare play, transposed to fifth-century Korea, performed by the Mokwha Repertory Company. Nov. 20-23.
Kneehigh presents a play about forbidden love, written by Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy, adapted and directed by Emma Rice. In previews. Opens Nov. 24.