Our guide to plays and musicals coming to New York stages — and a few last-chance picks of shows that are about to close. Our reviews of open shows are at nytimes.com/reviews/theater.
Previews and Openings
‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’ at the Delacorte Theater (in previews; opens on July 31). The course of true love never did run smooth, but it doesn’t usually get so bumpy that it includes magical flowers, squabbling fairies and lusty donkeys. After a protest-plagued “Julius Caesar,” Lear deBessonet soothes Shakespeare in the Park with this comedy starring Phylicia Rashad as Titania and Kristine Nielsen as Puck.
‘A PARALLELOGRAM’ at the Tony Kiser Theater (in previews; opens on Aug. 2). Most people’s lives don’t come equipped with buttons for rewind, fast forward or pause, but that’s the soft sci-fi that drives this play from Bruce Norris (“Clybourne Park”). Celia Keenan-Bolger plays a woman in her 30s suddenly confronted with what seems to be her future self. Michael Greif directs a cast for Second Stage Theater that includes Anita Gillette and Stephen Kunken.
‘PRINCE OF BROADWAY’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater (previews start on Aug. 3; opens on Aug. 24). Manhattan Theater Club gives the celebrated director and producer Harold Prince a regal retrospective. Mr. Prince and his co-director, the choreographer Susan Stroman, put a cast that includes Chuck Cooper, Emily Skinner, Brandon Uranowitz, Tony Yazbeck and Karen Ziemba through its high-kicking paces. The composer Jason Robert Brown contributes orchestrations, arrangements and a few new songs.
‘REALLY ROSIE’ at New York City Center (performances Aug. 2-5). It may not seem the season for a steaming bowl of chicken soup with rice, but it’s just about always a good time for a revival of this musical by Maurice Sendak and Carole King about a bunch of Brooklyn children and an alligator. Leigh Silverman (“Sweet Charity”) directs small actors in big parts.
‘THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER’ at the Belasco Theater (previews start on July 28; opens on Aug. 10). It’s been a long time since a Broadway play started a riot, but maybe this one…