Openings and Previews
Benjamin Walker plays the murderous financier Patrick Bateman, in a musical adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Rupert Goold directs. In previews.
In a new play by Anne Washburn, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, a group of estranged friends gather at a Texas ranch house to bury one of their peers. In previews. Opens April 4.
Ivo van Hove directs Arthur Miller’s classic drama about the Salem witch trials, starring Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw, Ciarán Hinds, and Sophie Okonedo. In previews. Opens March 31.
Primary Stages presents a play by Ike Holter, directed by Kip Fagan, set at a Chicago public school in the days before it closes. In previews. Opens April 12.
Frank Langella stars in a play by the French writer Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Doug Hughes for Manhattan Theatre Club, about an eighty-year-old man who is losing his grip on his life story. In previews.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays nearly forty characters at a trendy New York restaurant, in this one-man comedy by Becky Mode, directed by Jason Moore. In previews.
The Royal Shakespeare Company marks the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by performing “Richard II,” both parts of “Henry IV,” and “Henry V” in repertory. In previews. Opens April 5.
Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, John Gallagher, Jr., and Michael Shannon play the dysfunctional Tyrone family, in the Roundabout’s revival of the Eugene O’Neill drama, directed by Jonathan Kent. In previews.
Justin Sayre, who hosts the monthly series “The Meeting,” wrote and performs this solo play, which links his own romanticism to the birth and death of stars. Matthu Placek directs. Through April 10.
In Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s drama, adapted by Edward Kemp and directed by Brian Kulick, F. Murray Abraham plays a Jewish merchant in Jerusalem in 1192. In previews.
Lileana Blain-Cruz directs a play by Alice Birch, an exploration of the way people talk, featuring Daniel Abeles, Molly Bernard, Eboni Booth, and Jennifer Ikeda. In previews.
Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Billy Porter star in a musical about the making of a popular African-American stage show from the nineteen-twenties. Directed by George C. Wolfe and choreographed by Savion Glover. In previews.
Casey Nicholaw directs a musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 children’s novel, about a family that accesses eternal life from a magical spring. The cast includes Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Terrence Mann. In previews.
Jessie Mueller stars in a new musical based on the 2007 film, about a small-town waitress who enters a baking contest, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. Diane Paulus directs. In previews.