Concluding Nov. 19
All American (Off-Broadway at LCT3 @ The Duke). Suburban dad and former NFL star Mike Slattery (C.J. Wilson) works hard to make his daughter Katie (Meredith Forlenza) the new star quarterback at her new school while ignoring her brainy twin brother Aaron (Harry Zittel). But Katie isn't sure she wants to keep playing and Mike's wife Beth (Rebecca Creskoff) isn't sure she wants to keep playing along. Visit LicolnCenterTheater.
Concluding Nov. 20
A Charity Case (Off-Broadway at the Clurman Theatre - Theatre Row). When a child is adopted, a whole layer of complexity is added to the relationship. Playwright Wendy Beckett explores this world based on a deep knowledge of the subject being both adopted herself and now being an adoptive mother. Visit Telecharge.
Children (Off-Broadway at The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) @ The Beckett Theatre). One of A.R. Gurney's earliest plays, Children is loosely based on John Cheever’s short story “Goodbye, My Brother.” The play probes the heart of one family to discover wider truths about the American social landscape. Visit TACT. The Lyons (Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre). A family grapples with the impending death of its patriarch in this new play by longtime Vineyard collaborator Nicky Silver. Visit VineyardTheatre.
King Lear (Off-Broadway at the Public Theater/Newman Theater). King Lear is one of the towering works of world literature; in no other play is Shakespeare's tragic vision more terrifyingly clear-and nowhere in his canon does he create a richer or more complex set of characters. Visit PublicTheater.
Concluding Nov. 22
Stephanie J. Block in Anything Goes (Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre). Stephanie J. Block joined the Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes for a limited engagement as Reno Sweeney while Sutton Foster, who won a Tony Award for her performance, filmed a television pilot. Visit Roundabout.