Openings and Previews

A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

City Center Stage II

Kate Benson wrote this play, presented by New Georges in association with Women's Project Theatre, about the lively dynamics during one family's Thanksgiving dinner. Lee Sunday Evans directs. In previews. Opens Jan. 15. 

Between Riverside and Crazy

Second Stage

Austin Pendleton directs the play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, which premièred at Atlantic Theatre Company last August, about a widower trying to hold on to his valuable rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side. Most of the original cast, including Stephen McKinley Henderson, Elizabeth Canavan, and Liza Colón-Zayas, returns. Previews begin Jan. 16. 

Film Chinois

Beckett

Pan Asian Repertory presents a noir drama by the Singaporean playwright Damon Chua, set in Peking in 1947, in which an American operative gets involved with a mysterious Chinese woman and a Belgian ambassador. Previews begin Jan. 17.

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Hamilton

Public

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote this musical about Alexander Hamilton, in which the birth of America is presented as an immigrant story. Thomas Kail directs. Previews begin Jan. 20.

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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Shesh Yak

Rattlestick

Rattlestick presents a play by the Syrian-British playwright Laith Nakli, directed by Bruce McCarty, about a meeting between a Syrian-American writer and a leader in the Syrian anti-government movement. Previews begin Jan. 15. 

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Gym at Judson

Shakespeare in the Square presents the romantic drama at the Gym at Judson. In previews. Opens Jan. 18.

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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