Openings and Previews
In Neil LaBute’s latest play, directed by Leigh Silverman for MCC Theatre, Judith Light plays a high-school teacher who reveals her marital secrets to a former student. In previews.
Kate Whoriskey directs a new play by Julia Cho (“The Language Archive”), which tells three parallel stories about people preparing a meal for someone else. In previews. Opens Sept. 12.
Jack Gleeson (King Joffrey on “Game of Thrones”) stars in Eoghan Quinn’s surreal puppet comedy, about two cosmonaut bears who are chased to the limits of the universe. In previews. Opens Sept. 11.
At the Next Wave Festival, the Norwegian collective Verdensteatret stages this meditation on humankind amid encroaching technology, featuring video projections, motorized vehicles, and a vast grid set. Sept. 7-10.
The Roundabout presents a new musical featuring the songs of Irving Berlin, based on the classic 1942 film; Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu fill in, respectively, for Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. In previews.
Hershey Felder wrote and stars in this one-man play with music, about the life and work of Leonard Bernstein. Joel Zwick directs. In previews. Opens Sept. 11.
Nathan Alan Davis’s play, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, imagines the rebel slave (Phillip James Brannon) during his last night in jail, after the uprising he led in Virginia, in 1831. In previews.
Richard Nelson directs the second installment of his three-play cycle “The Gabriels,” which charts the current election year in the life of a family in Rhinebeck. In previews. Opens Sept. 16.
Sarah DeLappe’s play, staged by the Playwrights Realm and directed by Lila Neugebauer, is set at the suburban practice sessions of a girls’ soccer team. In previews. Opens Sept. 11.