Ancient Lives

The Kitchen

At the Kitchen, Tina Satter, with her company, Half Straddle, performs a coming-of-age story that explores the meaning of family and friendship. Opens Jan. 7.

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Constellations

Samuel J. Friedman

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson star in a new play by Nick Payne, which imagines the possibilities of the relationship between a man and the physicist he falls in love with. Michael Longhurst directs. In previews. Opens Jan. 13.

Dying for It

Atlantic Theatre Company

Atlantic Theatre Company presents the American première of a play by Moira Buffini, adapted from “The Suicide,” by Nikolai Erdman. Neil Pepe directs. In previews. Opens Jan. 8.

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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. Opens Jan. 15.

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Into the Woods

Laura Pels

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Fiasco Theatre’s unplugged version of the 1987 musical by Stephen Sondheim, with a book by James Lapine, featuring eleven actors and one piano. Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld. In previews.

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I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard

Atlantic Stage 2

Trip Cullman directs the world première of a play by Halley Feiffer, about a young actress seeking the approval of her father, a famous playwright. In previews. Opens Jan. 20.

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A Month in the Country

Classic Stage Company

Taylor Schilling, Peter Dinklage, Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra, and Elizabeth Franz star in Ivan Turgenev’s comedy from 1855, in which a woman falls in love with the tutor she has hired for her son. Erica Schmidt directs. In previews.

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Toxic Psalms

St. Ann's Warehouse

As part of the Prototype Festival, Beth Morrison Projects and HERE present the Slovenian vocal theatre company Carmina Slovenica, which tells stories with choral singing. Karmina Silec directs a piece about victimization and abuse. Jan. 8-11.

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Under the Radar Festival

Public

The annual survey of work from up-and-comers around the world includes pieces by Reggie Watts, Taylor Mac, Iran's Mehr Theatre Group, and Stan's Cafe, from the U.K. Opens Jan. 7.

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The Woodsman

59E59

Created by James Ortiz and Strangemen & Co., this play tells a story about the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz,” the woman he loves, and the witch who tries to keep them apart. The production, which premièred last year, has music by Edward W. Hardy and lyrics by Jennifer Loring. Ortiz and Claire Karpen direct. In previews. Opens Jan. 18.

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