Schedule of Off-Broadway Openings

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Here are the shows scheduled to open Off-Broadway (or, in some cases, Off Off-Broadway), listed chronologically by date of the first performance.

Here are the shows scheduled to open Off-Broadway (or, in some cases, Off Off-Broadway), listed chronologically by date of the first performance. Information as of Aug. 6, 1998. Schedule subject to change.

COLLECTED STORIES: Uta Hagen and Lorca Simons star in a play by Donald Margulies. Previews from July 28. Opens: August 13. Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher. (212) 239-6200.

COMMUNICATING DOORS: Mary-Louise Parker, Patricia Hodges and David McCallum star in a new play by Alan Ayckbourn. Previews from August 4. Opens: August 20. Variety Arts Theatre, 110 Third Avenue. (212) 239 6200.

CYMBELINE: the New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theater presents the tragedy by William Shakespeare. Previews: August 4. Opens: August 16. Delacorte Theatre, in Central Park, accessible from Central Park West at 81st Street. (212) 539-8750.

NO EXIT: by Jean Paul Sartre. Previews: August 7. Opens: August 9. Performances through October 23. Jean Cocteau Repertory, at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowery. (212) 677-0060.

STUPID KIDS: a comedy by John C. Russell about suburban youths. Directed by Michael Mayer. Previews: August 25. Century Theatre, 111 E15th Street. (212) 239-6200.

DEEP DOWN: a drama by Doug Grissom about race relations in the American South in 1963. Starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Performances: August 25 - September 14. Opening: August 31. Intar Theatre, 420 W42nd Street. (212) 935-9430.

CULTURE OF DESIRE: a critique of American consumerism from Anne Bogart. Previews: August 28. Opens: September 16. New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street. (212) 460-5475.

CANDIDA: Bernard Shaw¹s 1898 romance. September 1 - October 11. Pearl Theatre Company, 80 St. Mark¹s Place. (212) 598-9802.

MEDEA: Jennifer Spahr adapts the Greek tragedy. Performances: September 6 - 29. Expanded Arts Theatre, 85 Ludlow Street. (212) 253-1813.

AN UNEASY CHAIR: Roger Rees and Dana Ivey star in a play about Victorian England by Evan Smith. Previews from September 11. Limited run through October 18. Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street. (212) 279-4200.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP: Everett Quinton stars in Charles Ludlam¹s classic comedy. Previews: September 11. Opens: October 1. Westside Theatre, Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street. (212) 315-2302.

A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER: Dan Gordon stars in a one-man play by Marie Jones about an Irish man coming to terms with his prejudices. Previews: September 11. Opens: October 1. Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, 432 West 42nd Street. (212) 239-6200.

OVER THE RIVER: a familial comedy by Joe DiPietro. Previews: September 18. Opens: TBA. John Houseman Theatre, 450 West 42nd Street. (212) 239-6200.

CORPUS CHRISTI: a new play by Terrence McNally, featuring a cast of 13, in an exploration of contemporary spiritual issues. Previews: September 22. Opens: October 13. Limited engagement through November 29. Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center, Stage I, 131 West 55th Street. (212) 581-1212.

IMPOSSIBLE MARRIAGE: by Beth Henley. Starring Holly Hunter. Directed by Stephen Wadsworth. Previews: September 23. Laura Pels Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center, 1530 Broadway. (212) 719-9393.

RHINOCEROS: by Eugene Ionesco. Previews: September 25. Opens: September 27. Performances through December 4. Jean Cocteau Repertory, at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowery. (212) 677-0060.

THE OLD SETTLER: starring Leslie Uggams and set in Harlem in 1943, John Henry Redwood's new play depicts the relationship between two sisters. Previews: October 7. Limited engagement. Primary Stages, 354 West 45th Street. (212) 333-4052.

ANTOV CHEKHOV FESTIVAL: a presentation of the playwright's work, including Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters and The Seagull. Performances: October 10 - November 7. Expanded Arts Theatre, 85 Ludlow Street. (212) 253-1813.

PERICLES: William Shakespeare's tale of pirates, potions, shipwrecks, narrow escapes and miraculous resurrections. Directed by Brian Kulick. Previews: October 13. Martinson Hall. Joesph Papp Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festval, 425 Lafayette Street. (212) 239-6200.

THIS IS OUR YOUTH: a joint production from Barry and Fran Weissler and the Second Stage Company. By Kenneth Lonergan, this play concerns "gen X coke dealers on the lam." Previews: October 15. Opens: TBA. Second Stage Theatre, 2162 Broadway at 76th Street. (212) 787-3471.

THE MEMORY OF WATER: a quiet comedy by British actress Shelagh Stephenson. Previews: October 15. Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. (212) 581-1212

THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN: Arthur Miller's tale of Reagan-era excess, Directed by David Esbjornson. Previews: October 20. Newman Theater. Joesph Papp Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festval, 425 Lafayette Street. (212) 239-6200.

THE MISER: the 1668 play by Moliere. October 27 - December 6. Pearl Theatre Company, 80 St. Mark¹s Place. (212) 598-9802.

THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD: a new play by Paul Rudnick, in which he reconsiders the story of Adam and Eve. Previews: November. New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street. (212) 460-5475.

ANNA KARENINA: a theatrical adaptation of the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Presented as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. November 11 - 15. BAM Majestic Theatre, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 636-4100.

METAMORPHOSIS: Eric Winik adapts and directs Kafka's classic story. Performances November 12 - December 5. Expanded Arts Theatre, 85 Ludlow Street. (212) 253-1813.

STOP KISS: Diana Son's comedy about love in a hostile landscape. Direceted by Jo Bonney. Previews: November 17. Shiva Theater. Joesph Papp Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festval, 425 Lafayette Street. (212) 239-6200.

LOOT: the 1965 farce by Joe Orton. Previews: November 20. Opens: November 22. Performances through February 12, 1999. Jean Cocteau Repertory, at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowery. (212) 677-0060.

FREEDOMLAND: a comedy about sibling rivalry by Amy Freed. Directed by Howard Shalwitz. Previews: November 20. Opening: December 2. Limited engagement through December 27. Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street. (212) 279-4200.

MONSTERS OF GRACE: a digital opera in three dimensions. Design and visual concept by Robert Wilson. Music by Philip Glass. Presented as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. December 9 - 20. BAM Majestic Theatre, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 636-4100.

THE CAPTAIN¹S TIGER: a new play by Athol Fugard, tells the autobiographical story of a writer haunted by a photograph of his mother as a young woman. Previews: December 15. Opens: January 5, 1999. Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. (212) 581 1212.

THE COUNTRY WIFE: by William Wycherley (1674). December 22, 1998 January 31, 1999. Pearl Theatre Company, 80 St. Mark¹s Place. (212) 598 9802.

THE MINEOLA TWINS: a new play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel. Previews: January 6, 1999. Laura Pels Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center, 1530 Broadway. (212) 719-9393.

CEASAR AND CLEOPATRA: the drama by George Bernard Shaw. Previews: January 15, 1999. Opens: January 17, 1999. Performances through March 26, 1999. Jean Cocteau Repertory, at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowery. (212) 677-0060.

CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS: a musical apaptation of the story by Rudyard Kipling. Previews: January 12, 1999. Opens: February 16, 1999. Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center, Stage I, 131 West 55th Street. (212) 581-1212.

THE WILD PARTY: Michael John LaChiusa's adaptation of a jazz-era poem by Joseph Moncure March. Directed by George C. Wolfe. Previews: February 4, 1999. Newman Theater. Joesph Papp Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festval, 425 Lafayette Street. (212) 239-6200.

BETTY¹S SUMMER VACATION: a new play by Christopher Durang. Previews: February 5, 1999. Opening: February 28, 1999. Limited engagement through March 14, 1999. Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street. (212) 279-4200.

THE SEAGULL: by Anton Chekhov (1896). February 16 - March 28, 1999. Pearl Theatre Company, 80 St. Mark¹s Place. (212) 598-9802.

RED: Chay Yew's drama about a best-selling American writer returning to her native China. Previews: February 23, 1999. Opens: March 9, 1999. Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. (212) 581-1212

EVERYBODY'S RUBY: Thulani Davis' play, based on an actual murder trial in 1952 Florida. Previews: March 9, 1999. Anspacher Theater. Joesph Papp Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festval, 425 Lafayette Street. (212) 239-6200.

THE TURN OF THE SCREW: an adaptation of Henry James' novella, by Jeffrey Hatcher. Performances: March 10 - April 16. Primary Stages, 354 West 45th Street. (212) 333-4052.

WINTERSET: a 1935 verse drama based loosely on the Sacco-Vanzetti case, by Maxwell Anderson. Previews: March 12, 1999. Opens: March 14, 1999. Performances through May 9, 1999. Jean Cocteau Repertory, at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowery. (212) 677-0060.

TONGUE OF A BIRD: a drama by Ellen McLaughlin. Directed by Lisa Peterson. Previews: March 16, 1999. Martinson Hall. Joesph Papp Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festval, 425 Lafayette Street. (212) 239-6200.

2.5 MINUTE RIDE: a one-woman show, written and performed by Lisa Kron. Directed by Mark Brokaw. Previews: March 19, 1999. Shiva Theater. Joesph Papp Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festval, 425 Lafayette Street. (212) 239-6200.

ANGEL STREET: by Patrick Hamilton (1938). April 13 - May 23, 1998. Pearl Theatre Company, 80 St. Mark¹s Place. (212) 598-9802.

THIS LIME TREE BOWER: three men tell tales of a tawdry Irish seaside resort, in this play by Conor McPherson. Performances: May 5 - June 6. Primary Stages, 354 West 45th Street. (212) 333-4052.

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY: a musical adaptation of Jay McInerney's novel by Paul Scott Goodman. Michael Greif directs. Dates: TBA. New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street. (212) 460-5475.

OH DAD...SO SAD: Arthur Kopit¹s 1962 farce about a scheming mother and her socially-inept son. Dates: TBA. Manhattan Theatre Club, 131 West 55th Street. (212) 581-1212

CELLINI: a new play by John Patrick Shanley about the Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini. Dates and Theatre: TBA.

HURRAH AT LAST: a new play by Richard Greenberg about a Manhattan family at Christmas. Dates: TBA. Laura Pels Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center, 1530 Broadway. (212) 719-9393.

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