Animals Out of Paper

West Park Presbyterian Church

Yolo! Productions and the Great Griffon present a revival of a play by Rajiv Joseph, in which an origami artist invites a teen-age prodigy and his teacher into her studio. Merri Milwe directs. In previews. Opens Feb. 12.

The Audience

Schoenfeld

Helen Mirren stars in a play by Peter Morgan, about Queen Elizabeth II and her private meetings with twelve Prime Ministers in the course of sixty years. Stephen Daldry directs. Also starring Dylan Baker and Judith Ivey. In previews.

Bright Half Life

City Center Stage II

Tanya Barfield wrote this play, about the long relationship of a lesbian couple. Leigh Silverman directs the Women's Project production. In previews. Opens Feb. 25.

The Events

New York Theatre Workshop

David Greig wrote this play, in which a community attempts to heal following a violent incident. A different community choir sings at each performance. Ramin Gray directs. In previews. Opens Feb. 12.

Everything You Touch

Cherry Lane

Jessica Kubzansky directs the New York première of a play by Sheila Callaghan, about a clothing designer in the nineteen-seventies and a woman in the present day whose size makes her an outsider in the fashion world. In previews. Opens Feb. 12.

Fashions for Men

Mint

Davis McCallum directs a revival of Ferenc Molnár’s comedy from 1922, which revolves around a haberdasher in Budapest whose respectability has an adverse effect on his life. In previews.

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. In previews. Opens Feb. 17.

The Insurgents

Bank Street Theatre

Lucy Thurber wrote this play, about a wanderer who returns to her small home town and begins to identify with rebels like Harriet Tubman and Timothy McVeigh. Jackson Gay directs the Labyrinth Theatre Company production. In previews. Opens Feb. 23.

The Mystery of Love & Sex

Mitzi E. Newhouse

Bathsheba Doran (“Kin”) wrote this play, about two childhood friends who begin a romance in college. Starring Diane Lane, Tony Shalhoub, Mamoudou Athie, Bernie Passeltiner, and Gayle Rankin. Sam Gold directs the Lincoln Center Theatre production. In previews. Opens March 2.

The Nether

Lucille Lortel

MCC presents a psychological thriller by Jennifer Haley, about a dangerously addictive online world, starring Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman, Ben Rosenfield, and Frank Wood. Anne Kauffman directs. In previews.

An Octoroon

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s play, based on an 1859 melodrama by Dion Boucicault, premièred at SoHo Rep last year; it gets a return engagement at Theatre for a New Audience. Previews begin Feb. 14.

On the Twentieth Century

American Airlines Theatre

Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher star in the musical comedy by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Cy Coleman, about a Broadway producer who tries to woo a movie star during a cross-country train journey. Scott Ellis directs, for Roundabout Theatre Company. In previews.

Rocket to the Moon

Theatre at St. Clement's

Peccadillo Theatre Company revives the 1938 play by Clifford Odets, in which a dentist in an unhappy marriage falls in love with his assistant. Dan Wackerman directs. In previews.

The Winter’s Tale

Pearl

The Pearl, in association with the Shakespeare Society, presents the Shakespeare play, directed by Michael Sexton. In previews. 

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