Kenneth Lonergan’s plays age well. Last season’s revival of “Lobby Hero,” with Chris Evans, earned raves and three Tony nominations. Up next: 1999’s “The Waverly Gallery.” Elaine May, who hasn’t appeared on Broadway since the 1960s, plays an old art dealer clinging to her Greenwich Village gallery. Throw Joan Allen into the mix, and this is going to be a night of unforgettable performances.
The Irish accents can be a bit thick in Jez Butterworth’s “The Ferryman,” but this gripping, mysterious play about the Troubles won five-star reviews in London.
Who doesn’t love a courtroom melodrama? “To Kill a Mockingbird” has all the elements of a real corker. A source who saw a reading of Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s celebrated novel says it deepens the character of Atticus Finch and unfolds at a fast pace. Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger lead a first-rate cast.
You won’t find too many snooker parlors in New York, but you’ll get a hilarious crash course in the game from Richard Bean’s “The Nap.” The characters are wonderfully seedy, the one-liners zing and the finale is so tense, you’ll start subscribing to the Snooker Channel.