Meredith Willson’s musical begins with T, which rhymes with me, a person or girl who’s evidently heading to this clearly present. The 1957 musical a few con one who finds actually like and management while nonetheless on the grift could presumably not really feel fairly so considerably-fetched because it when did, however I assume that 76 trombones shall be able to blast most of those updated political anxieties proper out of your head. You probably have any remaining, two of our greatest showmen — Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster — will forcibly faucet-dance them into submission. (Winter season Again backyard Theatre in previews for a February 10 opening.)
Hansol Jung’s interact in about a bit one whose dissatisfied adoptive mom or father sends the boy away was one among my most anticipated dramas of the interval that on no account was. Now, Soho Rep, recognized for occasionally treating new composing with scrupulous discover, mounts it at previous with a idea-top rated group along with director Dustin Wills — and the collaboration of the actually chaotic Ma-Yi Theatre (see additionally The Chinese language Girl, down beneath). (Soho Rep in previews February 2.)
Lloyd Suh’s take part in was now fantastically mounted by the Ma-Yi agency in 2018, so it’s a double delight that the Public Theater is co-presenting not simply the take part in however Ralph B. Peña’s manufacturing, a precision instrument of refined, disagreeable comedy. Suh’s take pleasure in borrows its story from the real Afong Moy, the to start out with Chinese language woman to reach to the U.S., wherever she was exhibited as an distinctive curiosity in sideshows. The place her real story vanishes into historic obscurity, Suh reclaims it as simply one among our nation’s vivid founding mysteries. (Group Theater in previews February 23.)
The siren-voiced experience tornado who to start out with swept away the comedy scene, then demolished the theatrical scene — by flooring us all in Michael R. Jackson’s A Odd Loop — now goals at Carnegie Corridor for a no-doubt gale-drive night of Stephen Sondheim tracks and diverse classics. I merely can not image a one further virtuosity-packed evening any the place in midtown. (Carnegie Corridor February 25.)
—The artful experimentalists at Elevator Restore Service perform Chekhov’s Seagull on the Skirball Center at NYU (February 2).
—Aleshea Harris returns simply after the smashing achievements of What to Ship Up When It Goes Down with On Sugarland on the New York Theater Workshop (February 2).
—Sanaz Toossi gives her drama about Iranian language learners, English, on the Atlantic Theater Enterprise (February 4).
—One among our good classical actors, John Douglas Thompson, takes on Shakespeare’s The Service supplier of Venice at Theater for a New Viewers (February 5).
—Dominique Morisseau’s Confederates, a braided narrative about two Black girls of all ages a century apart, a single of whom is a Union spy, comes at Signature Theater (February 22).