OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

AN ACT OF GOD

Booth

Sean Hayes stars in a return engagement of David Javerbaum’s comedy, in which the Almighty comes down to earth to clear up a few misconceptions. Joe Mantello directs. In previews. Opens June 6.

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ANT FEST 2016

Ars Nova

Offerings at the annual festival of new work include Cat Crowley and Nate Weida’s “Blue Plate Special,” a queer doo-wop musical; Anthony Natoli’s “Justin Timberlake vs. Ryan Gosling,” a comedy about the Mouseketeers turned A-listers; and Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin’s “Ambition: The Female American Serial Killer Musical.” Opens June 6.

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT . . .

Lucille Lortel

Halley Feiffer’s play, directed by Trip Cullman for MCC Theatre, follows the unlikely friendship between a young woman and a middle-aged man whose mothers are in the same cancer hospital. In previews. Opens June 7.

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HERO'S WELCOME

59E59

At the “Brits Off Broadway” festival, Alan Ayckbourn directs his newest play, in which a war veteran returns to his home town; it runs in repertory with “Confusions,” his 1974 collection of linked one-acts. In previews. Opens June 9.

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HIMSELF AND NORA

Minetta Lane Theatre

A new musical by Jonathan Brielle explores the romance between James Joyce and his wife and muse, Nora Barnacle. Directed by Michael Bush. In previews. Opens June 6.

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I'LL SAY SHE IS

Connelly

Noah Diamond adapted this “lost” musical comedy, which marked the Broadway début of the Marx Brothers, in 1924, and finds the brothers trying to amuse a wealthy heiress. In previews. Opens June 2.

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THE ICEMAN LAB

HERE

Continuing Target Margin’s two-season exploration of Eugene O’Neill, four different theatre artists interpret the four acts of “The Iceman Cometh” in repertory. Opens June 2.

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INDIAN SUMMER

Playwrights Horizons

In Gregory S. Moss’s comedy, directed by Carolyn Cantor, a city kid spends the summer at a Rhode Island beach town, where he meets a feisty local girl. In previews. Opens June 8.

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

Cherry Lane

Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey star in Israel Horovitz’s play, in which four woman arrive in Paris for the funeral of a hundred-year-old man who loved them all. Previews begin June 7.

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THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS

Atlantic Stage 2

Adam Rapp (“Red Light Winter”) wrote and directs this drama, in which a guy who lives alone in Paducah, Kentucky, is visited by two teen-age girls. In previews. Opens June 7.

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RADIANT VERMIN

59E59

In Philip Ridley’s satire of the housing market, presented by the “Brits Off Broadway” festival, a young couple have a chance at buying their dream house. Previews begin June 2. Opens June 7.

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SHINING CITY

Irish Repertory

The Irish Rep returns to its renovated home with Conor McPherson’s drama, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly and starring Matthew Broderick as a widower who seeks counselling after he sees his wife’s ghost. In previews. Opens June 9.

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SHUKSHIN'S STORIES

City Center

Moscow’s Theatre of Nations stages an evening of vignettes based on the stories of the Siberian-born writer and filmmaker Vasily Shukshin, as part of the Cherry Orchard Festival. In Russian, with English supertitles. June 8-11.

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WAR

Claire Tow

In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s play, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz for LCT3, two siblings are confronted in their mother’s hospital room with a secret about their grandfather’s past. In previews. Opens June 6.

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