OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

“MASTER HAROLD” . . . AND THE BOYS

Pershing Square Signature Center

Athol Fugard directs his 1982 drama, set in a tea shop in South Africa in 1950, where two black men and a white boy face the cruelties of apartheid. In previews.

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD

American Airlines Theatre

The Roundabout presents a new adaptation of the Chekhov play by Stephen Karam (“The Humans”), directed by Simon Godwin and starring Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson, Joel Grey, Chuck Cooper, and John Glover. In previews. Opens Oct. 16.

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CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE

Lynn Redgrave

The comedian’s solo show, directed by Kimberly Senior, looks for humor in such weighty subjects as mental illness, suicide, and alcoholism. In previews. Opens Oct. 13.

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CORIOLANUS

Barrow Street Theatre

Red Bull Theatre presents Shakespeare’s politically minded tragedy, directed by Michael Sexton and starring Dion Johnstone as the Roman general. In previews.

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HEISENBERG

Samuel J. Friedman

Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt reprise their roles in Simon Stephens’s drama, about two strangers who cross paths at a London train station. Mark Brokaw directs the Manhattan Theatre Club production. In previews. Opens Oct. 13.

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LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Booth

Janet McTeer, Liev Schreiber, and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen star in Josie Rourke’s revival of the Christopher Hampton drama, depicting the seductive games of aristocrats in pre-Revolutionary France. In previews.

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NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

Imperial

Josh Groban and Denée Benton star in Dave Malloy’s electro-pop adaptation of a

section of “War and Peace,” in an immersive production directed by Rachel Chavkin. In previews.

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ORWELL IN AMERICA

59E59

Joe Sutton’s play, directed by Peter Hackett, imagines George Orwell on a book tour for “Animal Farm,” for which his publisher has deployed a young woman to keep his political pronouncements in check. Opens Oct. 12.

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SELL / BUY / DATE

City Center Stage II

Sarah Jones (“Bridge & Tunnel”) performs a new multicharacter solo show exploring the commercial sex industry, directed by Carolyn Cantor for Manhattan Theatre Club. In previews. Opens Oct. 18.

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

Clurman

The Actors Company Theatre revives the eighteenth-century comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, in which a young lady poses as a barmaid to appeal to a shy suitor. Scott Alan Evans directs. In previews. Opens Oct. 16.

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SWEAT

Public

Kate Whoriskey directs a new play by Lynn Nottage, about a group of friends from an assembly line who find themselves at odds amid layoffs and pickets. In previews.

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