Wringer

Wringer

 This musical adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s award-winning novel, presented by New York City Children’s Theater, is lots of fun — too much fun for anyone who admires the book’s poignant, sometimes disturbing exploration of preadolescent peer pressure... 

Miro Magloire, New Chamber Ballet

Miro Magloire, New Chamber Ballet

In February, the Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha turned 90. As a birthday gift of sorts, Miro Magloire’s small, dedicated troupe presents “Gravity,” set to Mr. Cerha’s music... 

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Jean-Christophe Maillot’s “Cinderella” is more a descendant of the Brothers Grimm than of Walt Disney. This dark, sexy production re-imagines the traditional narrative to focus on Cinderella’s deceased mother... 

Cabin in the Sky

Cabin in the Sky

(performances start on Wednesday) Vernon Duke, John Latouche and Lynn Root’s 1940 musical, originally directed by George Balanchine, gets a second chance courtesy of New York City Center’s Encores! series... 

Thomas Adès: Concentric Paths

Thomas Adès: Concentric Paths

At 44, the British composer Thomas Adès is already a lion of contemporary classical music. In this Sadler’s Wells London production, his music – described as “sonic surrealism” – is muse to four choreographers... 

Delusion of the Fury

Delusion of the Fury

A menagerie of alien-looking instruments will fill the stage when Ensemble Musikfabrik and the director Heiner Goebbels bring to life this work by the West Coast maverick composer Harry Partch... 

Eifman Ballet

Eifman Ballet

This company from St. Petersburg, Russia, visits City Center every few years with a juggernaut of a story ballet. This time, it’s Boris Eifman’s “Up and Down,” a tumultuous love story set in the 1920s and inspired by Freud. 

Zorba

Zorba

(performances start on May 6) If you’re still mourning the closing of “Cabaret” on Broadway and can’t quite content yourself with “Chicago” or “The Visit,” you can get your Kander and Ebb fix with the Encores! revival of the 1968 musical based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel... 

Séquence 8

Séquence 8

A sexy, witty work from the philosophizing acrobats of Les 7 Doigts de la Main that distorts, upends and mocks the laws of physics. Bringing deadpan cool to daredevil activities that make audiences sweat with vicarious fear, this gravity-thwarting show is pervaded by the fruitful tensions that come from being both a singular entity and part of a unit (1:30). 

Paint Your Wagon

Paint Your Wagon

(performances start on March 18) Why not follow a wand’rin’ star over to City Center for this Encores! revival of Lerner and Loewe’s 1951 musical set in 1850s California? Marc Bruni directs Keith Carradine (“Hands on a Hardbody”) as a craggy prospector and Alexandra Socha (“Fun Home”) as his golden girl daughter. 

Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras

Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras

The celebrated Spanish dancer Sara Baras presents “Voces, Suite Flamenca,” which should be a rousing close to City Center’s three-week festival title “A Bailar... 

Ballet Rakatan

Ballet Rakatan

This Cuban company makes its United States debut with “Havana Rakatan,” a hip-swiveling, skirt-tossing, action-packed show that traces the evolution of Cuban music from the 16th century through today... 

Lady, Be Good

Lady, Be Good

(performances start on Feb. 4) Oh, the things we do for love. And money. And a great song-and-dance number. In this George and Ira Gershwin musical from 1924, revived by Encores! and directed by Mark Brokaw, Danny Gardner and Patti Murin star as insolvent siblings trying to marry up... 

The World of Extreme Happiness

The World of Extreme Happiness

(previews start on Feb. 3; opens on Feb. 24) In Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s play, a newborn in rural China is immediately thrust into a bucket of pig slop. But this inauspicious welcome doesn’t stop the ambitious Sunny (played by the reliably terrific Jennifer Lim) from aspiring to a brighter, cleaner future... 

The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon

(performances start on Nov. 6) The playwright Douglas Carter Beane, no stranger to backstage stories, adapts this beloved MGM musical about discordant preparations for a Broadway show... 

Fall for Dance Festival

Fall for Dance Festival

The first program of this frequently sold-out festival features, on Wednesday and Thursday, the San Francisco Ballet; the New Zealand company Black Grace; a premiere by the Mark Morris Dance Group; and a duet by Russell Maliphant for the superstar dancers Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan. 

The Maids

The Maids

(performances start on Aug. 6) Jean Genet stipulated that all the characters in this play should be played by men. The Sydney Theater Company politely demurs. Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert will appear in this work, part of the Lincoln Center Festival, as a pair of murderous, incestuous domestics, with Elizabeth Debicki as their unknowing employer... 

Randy Newmans Faust: The Concert

Randy Newmans Faust: The Concert

In the mid-1990s, Randy Newman’s song cycle about a contemporary deal with the Devil was staged in Los Angeles and Chicago, but never made it to Broadway. Now Mr. Newman, abetted by Encore’s Off-Center series, will give this musical based on Goethe’s epic its New York premiere for a one-night concert performance... 

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Pump Boys and Dinettes

(performances begin on Wednesday) As director of Public Works at the Public Theater, Lear de Bessonet has been known to corral more than 200 amateur actors for a musical version of “The Tempest... 

When We Were Young and Unafraid

When We Were Young and Unafraid

(previews start on May 21; opens on June 17) At a remote bed-and-breakfast in Washington State in 1972, Agnes offers muffins, coffee and succor to vulnerable and abused women. Sarah Treem’s Manhattan Theater Club show, which stars Cherry Jones, explores various forms of feminism and femininity... 

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

(opens on May 29) Eugene Onegin is a shallow and useless man. But his character has inspired a remarkable novel in prose, a celebrated opera and now a stage version of nearly four hours... 

Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce

(opens on May 7) Parisian tarts don’t come much more delectable than Irma, the French prostitute at the center of this 1956 musical about sex, love, disguise, murder, prison breaks and a none-too virgin birth...