The Christians

Playwrights Horizons

In Lucas Hnath's play, directed by Les Waters, the pastor at a megachurch plans to give a sermon that will unsettle his congregation. In previews. Opens Sept. 17.

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An evening of short plays based on the stories of Tennessee Williams, by playwrights including John Guare, Beth Henley, and David Grimm. Michael Wilson directs. In previews. Opens Sept. 10.

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Fondly, Collette Richland

New York Theatre Workshop

Elevator Repair Service stages a play by Sibyl Kempson, about a couple who travel to a mysterious hotel through a tiny door in their living room. In previews.

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Fool for Love

Samuel J. Friedman

In Sam Shepard’s play, directed by Daniel Aukin for Manhattan Theatre Club, Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell play brawling ex-lovers at a motel in the Mojave Desert. In previews.

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Ethan McSweeny directs Thomas Bradshaw’s play, about a black New York lawyer who suspects that he's been passed over for partnership because of his race. In previews. Opens Sept. 21.

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Genet Porno


Yvan Greenberg’s erotic melodrama crosses Jean Genet’s 1943 novel, “Our Lady of the Flowers,” with the video blog of a modern-day porn star. Opens Sept. 9.

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Polonsky Shakespeare Center

The experimental auteur Richard Maxwell wrote and directs this Theatre for a New Audience production, which recasts the legend of Tristan and Isolde as the story of an actress and the owner of a construction company. In previews. Opens Sept. 10.

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New Ohio

Max Posner’s play, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll and featuring Birgit Huppuch, Deirdre O’Connell, and Danny Wolohan, is about a man whose wife has left him in the winter of 2040. In previews. Opens Sept. 10.

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Laugh It Up, Stare It Down

Cherry Lane

Chris Eigeman directs Alan Hruska’s play, which follows a couple from their first meeting through old age, with many absurd challenges in between. Opens Sept. 9.

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Spring Awakening

Brooks Atkinson

Deaf West Theatre revives the 2006 indie-rock musical, by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, based on the Frank Wedekind drama of teen-age sexual discovery. Directed by Michael Arden and performed in sign language and spoken English. In previews.

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Ugly Lies the Bone

Roundabout Underground

Mamie Gummer stars in Lindsey Ferrentino's drama, directed by Patricia McGregor, about a burn victim returning home from a military tour in Afghanistan. In previews.

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