Concluding Oct. 1
Crane Story (Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre). The Playwrights Realm presents the world premiere of Jane Silverman's drama about a Japanese-American girl coping with her own identity amidst family tragedy. Visit Telecharge.
Concluding Oct. 2
Dublin By Lamplight (Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters). Michael West's drama about turn-of-the-century Dublin, mixing Irish history with tales of stars and rebels, is part of the 1st Irish Festival. Visit 59E59.org.
Cirque Legume (Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters). This Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit is a 50-minute romp about clowns, veggies and playing with your food. Visit 59E59.org. The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Pre-Broadway run at the American Repertory Theater). Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis star in the reinvention of the George and Ira Gershwin/Dubose and Dorothy Heyward opera, which is getting a fresh vision from Diane Paulus, Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray. It will arrive on Broadway Dec. 17 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Visit AmericanRepertoryTheater.