Openings and Previews
Lea Salonga and George Takei star in a musical inspired by Takei's childhood experiences in Japanese-American internment camps, written by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione. Stafford Arima directs. In previews. Opens Nov. 8.
Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, and Danielle Brooks star in a revival of the 2005 musical, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and directed by John Doyle. In previews.
Scott Ellis directs a play by Peter Parnell ("QED"), in which two gay couples with kids navigate the pitfalls of urban parenting. In previews. Opens Nov. 9.
St. Ann’s Warehouse opens its new home with Phyllida Lloyd’s production, which originated at the Donmar Warehouse and features an all-female cast. Opens Nov. 11.
In a new comedy by the performance artist Taylor Mac, a young man returns home from the military to his transgender brother and his mother (Kristine Nielsen), who has decided to take down the patriarchy. In previews. Opens Nov. 8.
Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new comedy by Nick Jones, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, about a rivalry between two fashion designers in nineteen-thirties New York City. In previews.
Diane Paulus directs Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews’s musical, in which a young New Yorker volunteers in Uganda. In previews.
Joel Schumacher directs Jennifer Haley’s play, in which a suburban community must deal with a growing addiction to an online game that pits teen-agers against zombies. In previews. Opens Nov. 16.
In Naomi Wallace’s play, directed by Bill Rauch, the lives of a married couple are shattered on the man’s fortieth birthday. In previews.
Jerry Mitchell directs a new bio-musical about the lives and careers of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. In previews. Opens Nov. 5.
The writer-performer Nilaja Sun (“No Child . . .”) stages a new solo piece, in which she portrays Lower East Side residents preparing for a big storm. In previews. Opens Nov. 15.
Alex Brightman plays a rocker who poses as a substitute teacher, in this new musical based on the 2003 movie, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Julian Fellowes. In previews.
The New Group presents Mark Gerrard’s play, directed by Cynthia Nixon, about a former Broadway chorus boy entering middle age. With Mario Cantone, Matt McGrath, and Malcolm Gets. In previews.
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