Concluding Feb. 8
The River (Broadway at the Circle in the Square). The River, the new intimate drama that stars Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, is directed by Ian Rickson, who helmed the London premiere of the play. Jackman is joined by original London cast member Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo. According to producers, "On a moonless evening, a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems... and as memory collides with desire, the truth becomes the most elusive catch of all." Visit TheRiverOnBroadway.com.
Lady, Be Good (Off-Broadway at New York City Center). Nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune returns to the New York stage in a special Encores! presentation of the George and Ira Gershwin musical Lady, Be Good. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production also features Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Douglas Sills, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Kirsten Wyatt. Lady, Be Good "tells the story of a penniless brother (Gardner) and sister (Murin) who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment. They resolve to marry for money, but love gets in the way, as it usually does. Before true love wins out, they encounter Mexican gangsters, crooked lawyers, wealthy socialites, and a song-and-dance man with fascinating rhythm (Tune)." Visit NYCityCenter.org.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Off-Broadway at The Gym at Judson). Elise Kibler takes on the title role of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare in the Square. The production is directed by the company's co-founder Dan Hasse. The cast also features Taylor Myers as Romeo, with Chris Dooly, Constantine Malahias and Jack De Sanz. Visit ShakespeareInTheSquare.com.
Film Chinois (Off-Broadway at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row). Presented by the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Film Chinois is written by Damon Chua and directed by Kaipo Schwab. According to the company's website, "Film Chinois is a noir infused drama of spy-versus-spy intrigue and dangerous romantic liaisons, in the vein of classic Hollywood films such as The Maltese Falcon. The play takes us back to 1947, Peking. Randolph, a fresh-faced American operative, has been sent to the imperial city on a secret mission. He meets a Chinese woman who calls herself Chinadoll, his would-be adversary and lover. Complicating things are the amoral Belgian Ambassador, his current squeeze, Simone, a songstress, and a mysterious 'Chinese Man,' all who are in search of an old piece of film." Visit TheatreRow.org.