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SoHo Rep

Anne Washburn's new work, directed by Les Waters, is set amid the drudgery and high tension of a technical rehearsal for a play. The fourteen-person cast includes Bruce McKenzie, Thomas Jay Ryan, Nina Hellman, and Sue Jean Kim. In previews. Opens June 10.

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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. Opens May 28.

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ANT Fest 2015

Ars Nova

The annual showcase for rising talents continues, with highlights including Kim Katzberg's comedy "Terry: Recovering Pet Detective"; "What's This Called, This Spirit?," a concert-play from the art-rock band the Scouts; "Checkpoint Charlie's State of Affairs," Charlotte Thun-Hohenstein's burlesque variety show; and "Argument Sessions," an interactive piece derived from Supreme Court transcripts.

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Composition . . . Master-Pieces . . . Identity


The writer-performer David Greenspan ("The Myopia") returns with this solo piece for Target Margin Theatre, which draws on two lectures and a play by Gertrude Stein.

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Doctor Faustus

Classic Stage Company

Chris Noth stars in Christopher Marlowe's tale of a man who sells his soul to the Devil, directed by Andrei Belgrader. In previews.

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A new play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ("An Octoroon"), directed by Evan Cabnet, follows a group of ambitious editorial assistants who dream of getting published by the time they're thirty. In previews. Opens June 15.

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Guards at the Taj

Atlantic Theatre Company

Amy Morton directs a new play by Rajiv Joseph ("Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"), in which two imperial guards in seventeenth-century India watch the sun rise on the newly built Taj Mahal. In previews. Opens June 11.

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A Human Being Died That Night

BAM Fishman Space

In Nicholas Wright's play, based on a book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a South African psychologist interrogates the apartheid-era political assassin Eugene de Kock in his prison cell.

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Claire Tow

A new musical from Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin, the writer-director team behind "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in which the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff sees a hypnotist after the ill-fated première of his first symphony. The cast includes Gabriel Ebert, Eisa Davis, and Nikki M. James. In previews. Opens June 15.

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The Qualms

Playwrights Horizons

Pam MacKinnon directs a new play by Bruce Norris (“Clybourne Park”), about a suburban couple who attend a spouse-swapping party that challenges their notions of free love. In previews. Opens June 14.

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Significant Other

Laura Pels

The Roundabout stages a new play by Joshua Harmon ("Bad Jews"), directed by Trip Cullman, about a young gay urbanite searching for love as his female friends begin to settle down. 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 thwart the impending marriage of his grade-school crush. Scott Elliott directs. In previews. Opens June 2.

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