Openings and Previews
Benjamin Walker plays the murderous financier Patrick Bateman, in Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s musical adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel. Rupert Goold directs. In previews.
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.
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.
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.
In Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s 1779 drama, adapted by Edward Kemp and directed by Brian Kulick, F. Murray Abraham plays a Jewish merchant in Jerusalem in 1192. Opens April 13.
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. Opens April 19.
The Public’s Mobile Unit performs the Shakespeare tragedy, after touring it through community venues in all five boroughs. Lear deBessonet directs. In previews. Opens April 15.
Red Bull Theatre stages Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s gossip-minded comedy of manners from 1777, directed by Marc Vietor and featuring Dana Ivey and Mark Linn-Baker. 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.