Openings and Previews
This new musical, by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, tells the story behind the famous hymn, as John Newton (Josh Young), a former slave-ship captain, finds musical inspiration during a journey on the high seas. Gabriel Barre directs. In previews.
Awake and Sing!
The National Asian American Theatre Company performs Clifford Odets's 1935 drama, about a Jewish family living in the Bronx during the Depression. Stephen Brown-Fried directs. Previews begin July 6. Opens July 13.
DruidShakespeare: The History Plays
Gerald W. Lynch Theatre, John Jay College
Druid Theatre Company returns to the Lincoln Center Festival, with Mark O'Rowe's marathon retelling of "Richard II," both parts of "Henry IV," and "Henry V," from an Irish perspective. Previews begin July 7. Opens July 11.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical, in which Miranda plays the founding father Alexander Hamilton, moves to Broadway after a sold-out run at the Public. Thomas Kail directs. Previews begin July 13.
The New York Musical Theatre Festival
Selections at the twelfth annual festival include "Claudio Quest," about a Super Mario-like hero; "Acappella," about a gospel singer who hits it big; and the figure-skating saga "Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera." Opens July 7.
The New York Story
Jerry Seinfeld directs Colin Quinn in a comic monologue about the evolution of New York City, from Dutch settlers to hipster Williamsburg. Previews begin July 9.
Penn & Teller on Broadway
The duo perform a six-week run of magic and shtick, including tricks from their popular Las Vegas act. Previews begin July 7. Opens July 12.
The Irish Rep revives Conor McPherson’s 1997 drama, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly, set in a rural Irish pub. In previews. Opens July 9.