Openings and Previews

A Christmas Memory

DR2

Irish Rep presents a musical 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. In previews. Opens Dec. 4.

Here’s Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special

Abrons Arts Center

The cheeky troupe Les Freres Corbusier has written a “comeback special” for the controversial thirty-first President, modelled on Elvis Presley’s 1968 show. Written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman. Alex Timbers directs. Opens Dec. 5.

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Honeymoon in Vegas

Nederlander

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.

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The Illusionists

Marquis

Seven experts at legerdemain and all sorts of other tricks, physical and mental, perform a show on Broadway. The illusionists include the Manipulator (Yu Ho-Jin), the Anti-Conjuror (Dan Sperry), the Trickster (Jeff Hobson), and the Escapologist (Andrew Basso). In previews. Opens Dec. 4.

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The Invisible Hand

New York Theatre Workshop

Ayad Akhtar (“Disgraced”) wrote this play, in which an American banker is kidnapped in Pakistan. Ken Rus Schmoll directs. In previews. Opens Dec. 8.

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Pocatello

Playwrights Horizons

Davis McCallum directs the world première of a new play by Samuel D. Hunter ("The Whale"), about the manager of an Italian chain restaurant in a changing city in Idaho. Starring T. R. Knight. In previews.

Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid

Axis Theatre

Axis Theatre revives its holiday show, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, about the journey of a boy on a snowy day. Randy Sharp directs. Opens Dec. 5.

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