Theater: What’s opening and closing this week, Sept. 1

Is that The Beatles??! No, no it's not — but it's the closest version you'll find performing these days, and your last chance to do so is this week. Credit: Chad Batka
Is that The Beatles??! No, no it’s not — but it’s the closest version you’ll find performing these days, and your last chance to do so is this week.
Credit: Chad Batka

Planning what to see this week? Check out some of these big shows in previews before their official opening night (they’ll blow up immediately after, so it’s a good time to get a good seat). Or, check out what’s closing, because you won’t get another chance.

Previews

‘The Glass Menagerie’

Previews of “The Glass Menagerie” begin Thursday, Sept. 5. Starring Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek,” “Heros,” “American Horror Story”) and written by American playwright Tennessee Williams, it’s a memory play about a delicate Southern family with a mother whose fantasies of a beau for her daughter are challenged by the introduction of a gentleman caller into their home. Tickets are on sale at www.theglassmenageriebroadway.com.

‘Big Fish’

“Big Fish” is a new musical on Broadway with previews starting Thursday, Sept. 5. It’s based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August. Its newest incarnation, coming from a successful Chicago run, is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (“Contact,” “Crazy for You,” “The Producers”), with music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (“The Addams Family”) and a libretto by John August.  Tickets are on sale at www.bigfishthemusical.com.

‘All the Faces of the Moon’

The Public Theater starts previews of the world premiere of “All the Faces of the Moon” on Thursday, Sept. 5. Mike Daisey tells a story over the course of a lunar month, with a new monologue every night. The show is directed by Jean-Michele Gregory. Tickets are available at www.publictheater.com.

Closing

‘Let It Be’

It’s your last chance to see “Let It Be” this Sunday, Sept. 1. This show is a theatrical concert directed by John Maher. It showcases the world’s most successful band with a mix of video footage and live performance showing The Beatles’ humble beginnings through Beatlemania and then their studio albums. Tickets are on sale at www.letitbe.com.

‘My Name is Asher Lev’

“My Name is Asher Lev” closes this Sunday, Sept. 1. Set in Brooklyn, it tells the story of a boy prodigy who must paint no matter the cost to his family and community. The play is written by Aaron Posner, based on the novel by Chaim Potok and directed by Gordon Edelstein. Tickets are on sale at www.asherlevtheplay.com.


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