Openings and Previews

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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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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. Opens June 18.

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Ghost Stories

Atlantic Stage 2

Two short plays by David Mamet, directed by Scott Zigler. In "The Shawl," a grieving woman visits a mystic for help. In "Prairie du Chien," a card game on a train through Wisconsin turns menacing. In previews. Opens June 16.

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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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City Center Stage II

Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker star in a play by Simon Stephens, directed by Mark Brokaw for Manhattan Theatre Club, about a random encounter between a man and a woman in a London train station. Opens June 3.

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My Perfect Mind


In 2007, the classical actor Edward Petherbridge suffered a stroke while rehearsing for the part of King Lear. He dramatizes the experience at the "Brits Off Broadway" festival, in this collaboration with Kathryn Hunter and Paul Hunter. Previews begin June 10. Opens June 16.

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Notes of a Native Song

Harlem Stage at the Gatehouse

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the musical duo behind "Passing Strange," present an evening of songs, video, and ruminations on the work of James Baldwin. June 3-7.

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Of Good Stock

City Center Stage I

Manhattan Theatre Club's Lynne Meadow directs a play by Melissa Ross, in which a novelist's three grown daughters (Heather Lind, Jennifer Mudge, and Alicia Silverstone) reunite at their family home in Cape Cod. In previews.

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The Old Masters


In Sam Marks's play, directed by Brandon Stock, a little-known painter who has mysteriously disappeared becomes the toast of the art world, leaving the artist friend who discovered his work hungry for recognition. In previews. Opens June 7.

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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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Shows for Days

Mitzi E. Newhouse

A new play by Douglas Carter Beane ("The Little Dog Laughed") traces the playwright's early experiences in community theatre, at a small Pennsylvania playhouse filled with big personalities. Patti LuPone and Michael Urie star in Jerry Zaks's production. In previews.

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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. Opens June 18.

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Smile at Us, Oh Lord

City Center

Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia performs a play about Jewish resiliance in the early twentieth century, based on the novels of the Lithuanian-Israeli writer Grigory Kanovich. In Russian, with English supertitles. June 5-7.

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The Tempest


Sam Waterston stars as the sorcerer Prospero, in the first free Shakespeare in the Park production of the season, directed by Michael Greif. The cast also includes Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Louis Cancelmi, and Francesca Carpanini. In previews. Opens June 16.

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The Twentieth-Century Way


Michael Michetti directs Tom Jacobson’s two-person play, about homosexual entrapment at a public restroom in 1914 Los Angeles. Opens June 3.

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