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The Season in Theater

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Wishful Drinking  

Broadway
Wishful Drinking
In previews Sept. 22 for an Oct. 4 opening; Studio 54
Carrie Fisher’s one-woman remembrance of her post-Leia, pre-recovery high jinks.

Memphis
In previews Sept. 23 for an Oct. 19 opening; Shubert Theatre
Fifties southern blues and rock finally get their own (non-jukebox) musical.

Brighton Beach Memoirs
In previews Oct. 2 for an Oct. 25 opening; Nederlander Theatre
David Cromer directs this first revival of the 1983 Neil Simon standby about growing up in Brooklyn, running in rep with

Broadway Bound
In previews Nov. 18 for a Dec. 10 opening; Nederlander Theatre
the 1986 sequel.

Ragtime
In previews Oct. 23 for a Nov. 15 opening; Neil Simon Theatre
The return to Broadway of this musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow’s haunting novel, set in turn-of-the-century New York.

Off Broadway
The Retributionists
In previews now for a Sept. 14 opening; Playwrights Horizons
Daniel Goldfarb dramatizes the same events (a plot to kill a German for every Holocaust Jew) mined by Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds.

Aftermath
In previews Sept. 1 for a Sept. 15 opening; New York Theatre Workshop
The creators of The Exonerated follow up with real-life stories about post-invasion Iraq, as told by Iraqis.

Broke-Ology
In previews Sept. 10 for an Oct. 5 opening; Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
A complex drama about a poor African-American family, already raved about in Williamstown. By Nathan Louis Jackson, a playwright just out of Juilliard.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore
In previews Sept. 21 for an Oct. 1 opening; Westside Theatre
Comic tales adapted by the Ephron sisters from Ilene Beckerman’s best seller, performed by a rotating starry cast.

This
In previews Nov. 6 for a Dec. 2 opening; Playwrights Horizons
Parker Posey plays a single-woman poet in this dark rejoinder to Sex and the City.

So Help Me God!
Opens Nov. 18; Lucille Lortel Theatre
TV actress Kristen Third Rock Johnston stars in a revival of this backstage drama that anticipates All About Eve by twenty years.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Opens Nov. 27; BAM Harvey Theater
Liv Ullmann directs Cate Blanchett in this production from the Sydney Theatre Company.


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