Season Preview 1996-97: Off-Broadway

Season Preview 1996-97: Off-Broadway 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 Sept. 13, 1996. Schedule subject to change.

MISALLIANCE: by Bernard Shaw. Now in previews. Limited run through October 12. Pearl Theatre Company, 80 Saint Marks Place: (212) 598-9802

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: an all-new revue by Gerard Alessandrini. Now in previews. Opens Oct. 8. The Triad Supper Club, 158 West 72nd Street: (212) 799-4599

JOHN GABRIEL'S WORLD OF MAGIC: Now in previews. Opens Sept. 29. Lamb's Theatre Mainstage, 130 West 44th Street: (212) 239-6200 IT BEGINS WITH A KISS: Uta Hagen's theatre company presents a "love trilogy" by Sammy Busby. Now in previews. Opens Sept. 13. Creative Place Theatre, 750 Eigth Avenue: (212) 539-3899

RADIO GALS: a new musical by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. Perfs. begin Sept. 17. Opens Oct. 1. John Houseman, 450 West 42nd Street: (212) 239-6200

EDMOND: a revival of David Mamet's Obie-winning drama. Perfs. begin Sept. 17 Opens Oct. 1. Limited run to Oct. 27. Atlantic Theatre Company, 336 West 20th Street: (212) 239-6200

FIT TO BE TIED: a new play by Nicky Silver. Perfs begin Sept. 20. Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street: (212) 279-4200

RHINOCEROS: a revival of the play by Eugene Ionesco. Starring Peter Jacobson. Perfs. begin Sept. 24. Theatre Four, 424 West 55th Street: (212) 757-3900

FULL GALLOP: a one-woman show about Diana Vreeland. Perfs. begin Sept. 24. Opens Oct. 3. Westside Theatre Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street: (212) 307-4100

LATE NITE CATECHISM: a new interactive comedy. Perfs. begin Sept. 26. Opens Oct. 3. St. Luke's Church, 308 West 46th Street on Restaurant Row: (212) 239-4200.

CUENTOS NEGROS: a new Spanish language musical based on Afro Caribbean folk tales. Opens Sept. 26. Repertorio Espanol at the Gramercy Arts Theatre, 138 East 27th Street: (212) 889-2850

TO MOSCOW: a new play by Karen Sunde. Perfs. begin Oct. 3. Limited engagement through Oct. 27. Chain Lightning Theatre at One Dream Theatre, 232 West Broadway: (212) 274-1450

CAKEWALK: Linda Lavin stars in a new play by Peter Feibleman. Original music by Carly Simon. Perfs. begin Oct. 4. Opens Oct 20. Variety Arts Theatre, 110 Third Avenue at 13th Street: (212) 239-6200

FLIPZOIDS: a new play by Ralph B. Pena. Perfs. Begin Oct. 4. Opens Oct. 8. Limited run to Oct. 26. Theatre for a New City, 155 First Avenue at 10th Street: (212) 254-1109

THE BLUES ARE RUNNING: the NY premiere of a play by Michael Christofer. Perfs. begin Oct. 8. Opens Nov. 3.. Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street: (212) 645-5848.

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR: by Luigi Pirandello. Perfs. begin Oct. 11. Opens Oct. 13. Limited engagement through Dec. 1. Jean Cocteau Repertory at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowery: (212) 677 0060

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: a revival of Oscar Wilde's "Trivial Comedy for Serious People." Perfs. Begin Oct. 11. Opens Oct. 24. The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street: (212) 727-2737

431 OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS: a comedy by Miriam Kouzel Billington, Peter Goldman and David Presby. Perfs. begin Oct. 12. Limited engagement through Nov. 3. Jewish Repertory Theatre at Playhouse 91, 316 East 91st Street: (212) 831-2000

CODE OF THE WEST: a new comedy by Mark R. Giesser. Perfs. begin Oct. 12. Limited run through November 3. Judith Anderson Theatre, 422 West 42nd Street: (212) 279-4200.

RECREATION: a dark comedy by Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller). Perfs. begin Oct. 17. Limited engagement through Nov. 17. Currican Theatre, 154 West 29th Street: (212) 736-2533

OBSCURE RUMORS: a drama by Abelardo Estorino about repression in 19th century Cuba. Perfs. begin Oct. 18. Limited engagement through Nov. 16. Repertorio Espanol at the Gramercy Arts Theatre, 138 East 27th Street: (212) 889-2850

THE TOOTH OF THE CRIME: a revival of the play by Sam Shepard. Perfs. Begin Nov. 1. The Second Stage Theatre in association with the Signature Theatre Company at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street: (212) 787-8302

NINE ARMENIANS: a new play by Leslie Ayvazian. Perfs begin Oct. 22. Opens Nov. 12. Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage One, 131 West 55th Street: (212) 581-1212

GOLDEN CHILD: a play by David Henry Hwang. Directed by James Lapine. Perfs. begin Oct. 29. The Newman Theatre at the Jospeh Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 239-6200

SANTALAND: Perfs. Begin Oct. 31. Opens Nov. 7. Atlantic Theatre, 336 West 20th Street: (212) 239-6200

ANNE FRANK AND ME: a play by Cherie Bennett. Perfs. begin Nov. 2. American Jewish Theatre, 307 West 26th Street: (212) 633-9797

THE ENTERTAINER: Perfs. Begin Nov. 5. Opens Nov. 13. Limited run to Dec. 8.Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street: (212) 477-5808

A SOLDIER'S PLAY: a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Charles Fuller. Perfs. begin Nov. 12. Opens Nov. 20. Valiant Theatre Company at Theatre Four, 424 West 55th Street: (212) 239-6200

HENRY VI, PARTS 1,2 AND 3: by William Shakespeare. Directed by Karin Coonrod. Perfs. begin Nov. 12. Martinson Hall at the Jospeh Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 239-6200

DON QUIJOTE & SANCHO PANZA: a retelling of Cervantes' novel using only two actors. Perfs. begin Nov. 12. Limited engagement through Dec. 2. Repertorio Espanol at the Gramercy Arts Theatre, 138 East 27th Street: (212) 889-2850

HUNTING HUMANS: a dark comedy by Richard Thompson. Perfs. begin Nov. 22. Limited engagement through Dec. 21. Currican Theatre, 154 West 29th Street: (212) 736-2533

THE LUCKY CHANCE: a comedy by Aphra Behn (1640-1689). Perfs. begin Nov. 22. Open. Nov. 24. Limited engagement through Feb. 9, 1997. Jean Cocteau Repertory at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowrey: (212) 677 0060

SCAPIN: the classic scomedy by Moliere, adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell. Perfs. begin Dec. 4. (to March 9, 1997). Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura Pels Theatre, 1530 Broadway: (212) 719-9393.

CONCERT PIANIST: written by and starring Barry Neikburg. Perfs. begin Jan 11, 1997. Limited engagement through Feb 2, 1997. Jewish Repertory Theatre at Playhouse 91, 316 East 91st Street: (212) 831 2000

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: by Bertolt Brecht. Music by Darius Milhaud. Perfs. begin Jan. 17, 1997. Open. Jan. 19, 1997. Limited engagement through Mar. 28, 1997. Jean Cocteau Repertory at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowery: (212) 677-0060

THE HEART OF ART: a new play by Michael Weller. Perfs. Begin Jan. 28, 1997. The Valiant Theatre Company at Theatre Four, 424 West 55th Street: (212) 239-6200

THE GREAT GOD BROWN: by Eugene O'Neill. Perfs. begin Feb. 17, 1997. Limited engagement through March 16, 1997. Chain Lightning Theatre at One Dream Theatre, 232 West Broadway: (212) 274-1450

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: by William Shakespeare. Directed by and starring Vanessa Redgrave. Perfs. begin Feb. 18, 1997. Anspacher Theater at the Jospeh Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 239-6200

ONE FLEA SPARE: by Naomi Wallace. Directed by Ron Daniels. Perfs. begin Feb. 25, 1997. Martinson Hall at the Jospeh Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 239-6200

TERRA INCOGNITA: a new play by Maria Irene Fornes. Perfs. begin Mar. 12, 1997. A joint production of the Women's Project & Productions and Intar Hispanic American Performing Arts Center. Intar Theatre, 420 West 42nd Street.: (212) 695-6134

OTHELLO: By William Shakespeare. Directed by Scott Shattuck. Perfs. begin Mar. 14, 1997. Open. Mar. 16, 1997. Limited engagement through May 11, 1997. Jean Cocteau Repertory at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowrey: (212) 677-0060

UNDER A WESTERN SKY: a play by Amparo Garcia. Perfs. begin April 23, 1997. A joint production of the Women's Project & Productions and Intar Hispanic American Performing Arts Center. Intar Theatre, 420 West 42nd Street.: (212) 695-6134

GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK: a new musical starring Judy Kaye. Book by Melba Thomas based on the story by Grace Paley. Music by David Friedman. Lyrics by Muriel Robinson. Perfs. begin April 26, 1997. Limited engagement through May 18, 1997. Jewish Repertory Theatre at Playhouse 91, 316 East 91st Street: (212) 831-2000

JEST A SECOND: James Sherman's sequel to Beau Jest. Perfs. begin June 7, 1997. Limited engagement through June 29, 1997. Jewish Repertory Theatre at Playhouse 91, 316 East 91st Street: (212) 831-2000

WOMEN OF PARIS (LA PARISIENNE): a revival of the play by Henry Bacque. Translated by Jacques Barzun. Perfs. begin June 9, 1997. Limited engagement through July 6, 1997. Chain Lightning Theatre at One Dream Theatre, 232 West Broadway: (212) 274-1450

INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY: by Robert O'Hara. Performance dates TBA. LuEsther Hall at the Jospeh Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 239-6200

A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY: by Roger Guenveur Smith. Performance dates TBA. Jospeh Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 239 6200

THE GYPSY AND THE YELLOW CANARY: a new one-woman play by Irene Worth. Performance dates TBA. Jospeh Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 239-6200

STUPID KIDS: a play by John C. Russell. Performance dates TBA. WPA Theatre, 519 West 23rd Street: (212) 206-0523

SO LONG 174TH STREET: a revival of the 1966 B'way musical. Performance dates TBA. American Jewish Theatre, 307 West 26th Street: (212) 633-9797

TWO SUITCASES: a new play by Barbara Damashak. Performance dates TBA. American Jewish Theatre, 307 West 26th Street: (212) 633 9797

YIDDLE WITH A FIDDLE: a revival of the musical. By Isaiah Sheffer, with music by Abraham Ellstein. Directed by Eleanor Reissa. Performance dates TBA. American Jewish Theatre, 307 West 26th Street: (212) 633-9797

GOD'S HEART: a new play by Craig Lucas. Directed by Joe Mantello. Performance dates TBA. Lincoln Center Theater, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 150 West 65th Street: (212) 362-7600

MICHAEL, MARGARET, PAT & KATE: a one-man musical by Michael Smith and Peter Glazer. Performance dates TBA. Theatre TBA.

WHEN CUBA OPENS UP: a new play by Benjie Aerenson. Performance dates TBA. Theatre TBA.

WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN (A CHEF'S FABLE) and CHICAGO: two one-act plays by Sam Shepard. Performance dates TBA. Signature Theatre Company. Shiva Theatre at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 967-1913

ACTION and THE KILLER'S HEAD: two 1975 one-act plays by Sam Shepard. Performance dates TBA. Signature Theatre Company. Shiva Theatre at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 967-1913

THE SAD LAMENT OF PECOS BILL ON THE EVE OF KILLING HIS WIFE: a revival of the 1983 Sam Shepard musical. Performance dates TBA. Signature Theatre Company. Shiva Theatre at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street: (212) 967-1913

PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS: a new comedy by John Patrick Shanley. Performance dates TBA. Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage I, 131 West 55th Street: (212) 645-5848.

THE GREEN HEART: a new musical comedy. Book by Charles Busch. Music and Lyrics by Rusty Magee. Performance dates TBA. Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage I, 131 West 55th Street: (212) 645-5848.

COLLECTED STORIES: a new play by Donald Margulies. Performance dates TBA. Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street: (212) 645-5848.

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