Arthur Giron's comic story of an iconoclastic young physicist with the Manhattan Project who confronts the mystery of the Challenger disaster. Opens April 5 at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Beth Henley's play stars Carol Kane as the free-spirited sister of a mental patient coping with impending divorce and the loss of a child; aided by her family, Kane's character comes to terms with her troubled past. Opens April 10 at the Century Theatre.
Michael Frayn's new play stars Philip Bosco, Blair Brown, and Michael Cumpsty, and is directed by Michael Blakemore. German physicist Werner Heisenberg makes a trip to Copenhagen in 1941 to see Niels Bohr, a friend and collegue with whom he has an estranged relationship; previously, the men had performed ground-breaking work with the atom. Opens April 11 at the Royale Theatre.
A look at baseball's first Hall of Famer, the Detroit Tigers' Ty Cobb, whose complex, allegedly racist character is examined by playwright Lee Blessing. Opens April 17 at the Melting Pot Theatre.
Taller Than a Dwarf
Elaine May's comedy about an average American couple facing the millennium's new rules for the American Dream. Directed by Alan Arkin. Opens April 24 at the Longacre Theatre.
August Wilson's decade-by-decade chronicle of the 20th century African-American experience continues with this play, set in Pittsburgh in 1977, about a gypsy cab station that's about to be torn down. Opens April 25 at Second Stage Theatre.
Mira Sorvino plays a woman who is hounded by the press after the death of a child entrusted to her care. An updated version of a play by Pirandello, adapted by Nicholas Wright. Opens April 30 at Classic Stage Company.
The Pope and the Witch
The controversial Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo's satire on the Catholic Church, abortion, and the legalization of drugs, in which a Pope is healed by an unconventional nun. This production of the Irondale Ensemble opens May 3 at Theatre for the New City.
When They Speak of Rita
An unfulfilled wife and mother shatters the walls of her domestic New Hampshire prison. Starring Hallie Foote as Rita; written by Daisy B. Foote, and directed by Horton Foote. Opens May 17 at Primary Stages.
Noël Coward's Suite in 2 Keys
Hayley Mills, Judith Ivey, and Paxton Whitehead in the American premiere of Coward's final, short works for the stage, "A Song at Twilight" and "Shadows of the Evening." Opens April 10 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
The Real Thing
A revival of Tom Stoppard's acclaimed play about a successful writer whose preoccupation with marriage, love, emotional fidelity, and integrity--both onstage and off--blurs the lines between his personal and professional life. Opens April 17 at the Barrymore Theater.
Sir Derek Jacobi, Laura Linney, Brian Murray, and Roger Rees bring you Chekhov's classic of unfulfilled dreams and unrequited love, via the Roundabout Theatre. Opens April 30 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
The Way of the World
These plays by Congreve and Aeschylus are being performed in rotating repertory by the Pearl Theatre Company. Performances now through May 28.
The Man Who Came To Dinner
Nathan Lane and Christine Baranski star in a revival of the classic Moss Hart/George S. Kaufman comedy about a pompous writer/critic's disruption of a Midwestern family, with whom he is forced to spend the winter. Previews begin June 27 at the American Airlines Theater.