‘SIDEWAYS THE EXPERIENCE’ on the Theater at St. Clement’s (previews begin on Feb. 20; opens on Feb. 23). Napa involves New York with a bibulously interactive theatrical model of Rex Pickett’s novel, which additionally impressed the 2004 film. Earlier than this story of a wine-soaked bachelor weekend unfolds, patrons are invited to eat and drink. Glasses of wine can be found all through the present, too. Will it intoxicate? Dan Wackerman directs.
‘TUMACHO’ on the Connelly Theater (previews begin on Feb. 17; opens on Feb. 22). Ethan Lipton’s largely western musical, which Ben Brantley known as an “impeccably inane horse opera,” rides again into city. Can the townspeople — and a three-legged coyote — survive a villainous man in black? Leigh Silverman directs a forged that options Phillipa Soo and John Ellison Conlee, who periodically gown as cactuses.
‘UNKNOWN SOLDIER’ at Playwrights Horizons (previews begin on Feb. 14; opens on March 9). A late work by the composer Michael Friedman, who died in 2017, and the guide author and lyricist Daniel Goldstein involves New York. Unfold throughout three time durations and practically a century, it follows a Manhattan obstetrician’s investigation of her household’s previous. Journey Cullman directs a forged that features Kerstin Anderson, Estelle Parsons and Margo Seibert.
‘WEST SIDE STORY’ on the Broadway Theater (in previews; opens on Feb. 20). Does Broadway really feel fairly? Does Ivo van Hove? The celebrated and typically controversial Belgian director revives this Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents musical, with new choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and one track and one ballet extracted. Isaac Powell and Shereen Pimentel star.
‘AMERICAN UTOPIA’ on the Hudson Theater (closes on Feb. 16). A knockout live performance and an occasional meditation on civics and neighborhood, David Byrne’s musical theater expertise, choreographed by Annie-B Parson, drops its chain curtain for the ultimate time. The erstwhile Speaking Head frontman’s present, Ben Brantley wrote, “repositions a onetime insurgent as a reflective elder statesman, providing cozy cosmic knowledge.”
‘JACQUELINE NOVAK: GET ON YOUR KNEES’ on the Lucille Lortel Theater (closes on Feb. 16). Because the encore run of Novak’s solo present ends, she will be able to lastly arise. Ostensibly a historical past of fellatio, the one-hander is a fraught and dangerously humorous piece a couple of straight girl’s embodied expertise. “If somebody gave me a bouquet of roses, and considered one of them seemed like my vulva, I’d say I believe somebody stepped on one of many roses,” she says. All remaining performances are offered out, however the wait listing opens on the field workplace two hours earlier than curtain every night time.
‘MAC BETH’ on the Frederick Loewe Theater (closes on Feb. 22). A gaggle of teenage women depart Dunsinane as Erica Schmidt’s reimagining of the Scottish tragedy closes. Laura Collins-Hughes wrote that the play’s energy lies not in its true-crime-inspired violence, however in “watching a gaggle of women meet Shakespeare on their very own electrical phrases — with ferocity, abandon and the occasional wild dance break.”