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Theater Listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5
By SP_COP on January 29, 2015 | From www.nytimes.com
Theater Listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5 Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current productions, additional listings, showtimes and ticket information are at nytimes.com/theater. A searchable, critical guide to theater is at nytimes.com/events.

Previews and Openings

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ (in previews; opens on Feb. 11 ) Stephen Adly Guirgis’s rich play — about a man of many grudges in a rent-controlled apartment — resides somewhere south of cozy and north of dangerous. Stephen McKinley Henderson leads a cast in embodying characters who are utterly believable and not to be believed. Austin Pendleton directs this play, which is returning to the stage after a successful run at the Atlantic Theater Company last summer. Second Stage Theater, 305 West 43rd Street, Clinton, 212-246-4422, 2st.com. (Ben Brantley)

‘Big Love’ (previews start on Tuesday; opens on Feb. 23) A play with a body count to make most slasher flicks seem positively prim, Charles Mee’s rewriting of Aeschylus’s “The Danaids” finds 50 brides fleeing their grooms. But the grooms are in hot pursuit. Tina Landau directs for the Signature Theater, with a cast that includes Bobby Steggert and Rebecca Naomi Jones. Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, Clinton, 212-244-7529, signaturetheatre.org. (Alexis Soloski)

‘Brooklynite’ (previews start on Friday; opens on Feb. 25) What power should a Brooklyn superhero have? Invisibility? Flight? The ability to rock a locally designed, sustainable cape? In this new musical inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, a would-be superhero and a jaded crusader unite to save the borough. Written by Michael Mayer and Peter Lerman, the script is based on characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. Vineyard Theater, 108 East 15th Street, 212-353-0303, vineyardtheatre.org. (Soloski)

‘City Of’ (in previews; opens on Thursday) Last summer the Playwrights Realm brought us into the kitchen of an Upper East Side French restaurant. This time they’re taking us to France. In Anton Dudley’s play, directed by Stephen Brackett, four far-from-home Americans wander a Paris of gargoyles, absinthe and poetry. The cast features Colby Minifie, Steven Rattazzi and Suzanne Bertish. Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, 212-279-4200, playwrightsrealm.org. (Soloski)

‘The Events’ (previews start on Wednesday; opens on Feb. 12) How do we make sense of inexplicable tragedy? How do we find the melody, the harmony? The Scottish playwright David Greig explores these questions, verbally and musically, in this piece, an Actors Touring Company Production and standout at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013. Inspired in part by the mass murder in Norway in 2011, the play explores the effects of violence on a community as local choirs (a different one each night) offer accompaniment. New York Theater Workshop, 79 East Fourth Street, East Village, 212-279-4200, nytw.org. (Soloski)

‘Everything You Touch’ (in previews; opens on Feb. 12) A new show by Sheila Callaghan? Whatever will you wear? This fashion-forward play, produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, True Love Productions and The Theatre @ Boston Court and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, sashays between the 1970s and the present day. A contemporary woman menaced by three models finds her past entwined with a haughty couturier and his muse. Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street, West Village, 866-811-4111, rattlestick.org. (Soloski)

‘Fashions for Men’ (previews start on Tuesday; opens on March 1) If you could compare theaters to clothing boutiques, then think of the Mint Theater as a treasure trove of vintage looks. Its latest discovery: This Ferenc Molnár play from 1917 about the angelic owner of a haberdashery. Davis McCallum, who led the Mint’s “London Wall,” will direct in high style. 311 West 43rd Street, 866-811-4111, minttheater.org. (Soloski)...
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