Openings and Previews

Annie

Kings Theatre

A holiday engagement of the perennially sunny musical. Martin Charnin, who wrote the lyrics, directs for the nineteenth time. Dec. 16-20.

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The Color Purple

Jacobs

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. Opens Dec. 10.

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Fiddler on the Roof

Broadway Theatre

Danny Burstein plays Tevye, the shtetl patriarch, in Bartlett Sher's revival of the 1964 musical, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. In previews. Opens Dec. 20.

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Marjorie Prime

Playwrights Horizons

In Jordan Harrison's play, directed by Anne Kauffman and set in the near future, an elderly woman uses artificial intelligence to review her life story. In previews. Opens Dec. 14.

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Mother Courage and Her Children

Classic Stage Company

Tonya Pinkins plays the indefatigable war profiteer in Brian Kulick's production of the Brecht play, featuring music by Duncan Sheik. In previews.

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MotherStruck!

Lynn Redgrave Theatre

Cynthia Nixon directs a solo play by the poet-performer Staceyann Chin, about her decision, as a lesbian and an activist, to become a mother. In previews. Opens Dec. 14.

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A Night of Kyogen

Japan Society

The Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company presents an evening of kyogen, a comedic genre that originated in medieval Japan. In Japanese, with English titles. Dec. 10-12.

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Oh, Hello On (Off) Broadway

Cherry Lane

The comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney revive their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, two Upper West Siders known for the fictitious prank show "Too Much Tuna." In previews. Opens Dec. 10.

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Phalaris’s Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World

Beckett

The “underground philosopher” Steven Friedman performs this monologue-cum-lecture, in which he proposes a way to convert pain into beauty, drawing on a story by Kierkegaard. In previews. Opens Dec. 17.

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These Paper Bullets!

Atlantic Theatre Company

Billie Joe Armstrong and Rolin Jones wrote this musical adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing," reset in Beatles-era London and directed by Jackson Gay. In previews. Opens Dec. 15.

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Who Left This Fork Here

Baryshnikov Arts Center

Daniel Fish stages an interdisciplinary work inspired by Chekhov's “Three Sisters,” exploring themes of aging, death, and big data. Dec. 9-12.

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