Openings and Previews

An Act of God

Studio 54

Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") stars in a play by David Javerbaum, in which God answers some of life's eternal questions. Joe Mantello directs. In previews.

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The Flick

Barrow Street Theatre

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in a small-town movie theatre, returns for a downtown run. Sam Gold directs the original cast, Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, and Aaron Clifton Moten. In previews.

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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-era South Africa who has painted an entire garden on rocks. In previews. Opens May 11.

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Permission

Lucille Lortel

MCC Theatre presents a comedy by Robert Askins (“Hand to God”), directed by Alex Timbers, in which a married couple (Justin Bartha and Elizabeth Reaser) take up Christian Domestic Discipline, a.k.a. "spanking for Jesus." In previews.

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The Spoils

Pershing Square Signature Center

The New Group presents a play written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, about an angry grad-school dropout who tries to destroy the impending marriage of his grade-school crush. Scott Elliott directs. In previews.

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The Way We Get By

Second Stage

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski star in a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman, about a pair of wedding guests who spend the night together. In previews. Opens May 19.

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Zorba!

City Center

Encores! concludes its season with this musical adaptation of “Zorba the Greek,” from 1968, with a book by Joseph Stein and a bouzouki score by John Kander and Fred Ebb. John Turturro plays the title role, with Santino Fontana as Niko and Marin Mazzie leading the Greek chorus. May 6-10.

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