Concluding March 27
Time Stands Still (On Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). Laura Linney and Brian d'Arcy James star in Donald Margulies' drama about a photographer and journalist who return home from documenting the Iraq War and must come to terms with re-entering their lives. For tickets visit ManhattanTheatreClub. Concluding March 28
The Duchess of Malfi (Off-Broadway at the Theater at St. Clement's). The Red Bull Theater presents John Webster's Italian drama about sexual repression, honor and class that stars Christina Rouner, Heidi Armbruster, Patrick Page and Gareth Saxe. For tickets visit RedBullTheater.
Venus in Fur (Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company). Nina Arianda and Wes Bentley star in the world premiere of David Ives' play that offers a behind-the-scenes look at an audition, where a man and a woman blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Walter Bobbie directs. For tickets visit ClassicStage.
Hard Times (Off-Broadway at New York City Center Stage II). The Pearl Theatre Company production of Charles Dickens' classic traces the human cost of industrialization in a Northern England town, utilizing 6 actors to portray over 20 roles. For tickets visit PearlTheatre.
Equivocation (Off-Broadway at New York City Center – Stage I). Tony Award winner Garry Hynes directs the work in which Shakespeare is enlisted by King James to write a current-events play (which ultimately inspires Macbeth). John Pankow, David Pittu and Charlotte Parry star. For tickets visit ManhattanTheatreClub.
Boys in the Band (Off-Broadway). The Transport Group presents the site-specific revival of Mart Crowley's biting comic drama that is set in a commercial loft dressed up as a bachelor apartment. The work explores the tension between gay men at a birthday party in 1968. For tickets visit TransportGroup.
The Pride (Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre). Hugh Dancy and Ben Whishaw star in Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama about a gay love triangle that jumps from repression in 1958 to rebellion in the present. For tickets visit MCCTheater.
Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop). Larry Pine, Peter Strauss, Kathryn Meisle and Larry Bryggman star in the historical play by Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons that begins when a federal court blocks The New York Times from publishing the top-secret history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. For tickets visit NYTW.