FelaopeningThe following theater pieces will be opening up within the next couple of weeks, in time for holiday theater-going. Broadway shows tend to be more spectacular and more expensive; Off-Broadway more intimate and less expensive.
I’ve organized this by the date at which the shows are opening, but most of them are currently available in previews, which sometimes means tickets are cheaper before they open.

RacemarqueeFor a complete list of shows that have opened this season, or are scheduled to open, see Broadway Theater Season, Fall 2009, Spring 2010

‘FELA!’ opens on Monday, November 23. Bill T. Jones stages this new musical about the Afrobeat legend (2:30). Eugene O’Neill Theater

‘RACE.” Opens on December 6. James Spader, Richard Thomas, David Alan Grier and Kerry Washington star in the new Mamet provocation, set in a law firm. Ethel Barrymore Theater, 243 West 47th Street.‘

alittlenightmusicstarsA LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC‘ opens on December 13. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury star in this London transfer of the Sondheim revival. Trevor Nunn directs. Walter Kerr Theater, 219 West 48th Street.

‘THE AGE OF IRON’ opens on Sunday, November 22nd. Brian Kulick stages this retelling of the Trojan War using “Troilus and Cressida” and “Iron Age.” Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street

ZeroHourposterselect‘ZERO HOUR’ opens on Sunday, November 22. Piper Laurie directs this new solo show about Zero Mostel. Theater at Saint Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street.

‘THE STARRY MESSENGER’ opens on Monday, November 23. Matthew Broderick plays an aspiring astronomer in Kenneth Lonergan’s new work. The New Group at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street.

‘THIS’ opens on December 2. Melissa James Gibson (“[sic]”) has written a play about the highs and lows of your 40s. Playwrights Horizon, 416 West 42nd Street

TheGreatRecessionpostcard ‘THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER’ opens on December 3. Doug Hughes (“Doubt”) directs Rebecca Gilman’s stage adaptation of the Carson McCullers novel. New York Theater Workshop, 79 East Fourth Street

‘SO HELP ME GOD!’ opens on December 7. Anna Chlumsky and Kristen Johnston star in the Mint Theater‘s revival of this backstage farce. Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street‘

THE GREAT RECESSION’ opens on December 10. The Bats perform one-acts by six of the city’s leading young playwrights that explore the impact of the economy. Flea Theater, 41 White Street

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