Openings and Previews

Airline Highway

Samuel J. Friedman

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a play by Lisa D’Amour, directed by Joe Mantello, in which a group of oddballs gather in a motel parking lot to celebrate the life of a burlesque performer. In previews. Opens April 23.

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Doctor Zhivago

Broadway Theatre

Des McAnuff directs this musical romance set in twentieth-century Russia, adapted from the novel by Boris Pasternak. With a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon, and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. In previews. Opens April 21.

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Finding Neverland

Lunt-Fontanne

Diane Paulus directs a new musical based on the 2004 movie, about the life of J. M. Barrie, with a book by James Graham and music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy. Starring Matthew Morrison ("Glee") and Kelsey Grammer. Opens April 15.

 

 

Fun Home

Circle in the Square

The 2014 musical, based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, with music by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, transfers from the Public Theatre to Broadway. Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, and Emily Skeggs reprise their roles from the Public production. In previews. Opens April 19.

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Grounded

Public

Anne Hathaway stars in a play by George Brant, about a fighter pilot reassigned to flying drones. Julie Taymor directs. In previews. Opens April 26.

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The King and I

Vivian Beaumont

Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, based on the novel “Anna and the King of Siam,” by Margaret Landon. A British schoolteacher in eighteen-sixties Bangkok contends with the King of Siam, whose children she tutors. Bartlett Sher directs the Lincoln Center Theatre production. In previews. Opens April 16.

 

 

Living on Love

Longacre

Renée Fleming, Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, and Douglas Sills star in Joe DiPietro's comedy, in which a famous opera singer hires a handsome young man to write her autobiography. Kathleen Marshall directs. In previews. Opens April 20.

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Nirbhaya

Lynn Redgrave Theatre

Yaël Farber wrote this play based on the true story of a woman (Nirbhaya means “fearless one”) who was brutally raped on a bus in Delhi and died from her injuries. In previews. Opens April 26.

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The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Pershing Square Signature Center

Athol Fugard wrote and directs this play, about a black farm laborer in apartheid South Africa who has painted an entire garden on rocks. In previews.

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Something Rotten!

St. James

Casey Nicholaw directs this musical comedy, with music and lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, in which two brothers in 1595 attempt to compete with Shakespeare by putting on the world's first musical. Opens April 22.

 

 

Speakeasy Dollhouse: Ziegfield's Midnight Frolic

Liberty

Cynthia von Buhler wrote and directs this immersive work, which transforms a former Broadway house into a lavish Jazz Age milieu to tell the story of a Ziegfield girl's death by poisoning. In previews. Opens April 26.

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The Visit

Lyceum

Chita Rivera and Roger Rees star in Kander and Ebb’s last musical, in which a wealthy woman takes revenge on the man who betrayed her. The book is by Terrence McNally; John Doyle directs. In previews. Opens April 23.

 

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