Douglas Carter Bean's new comedy involves a Hollywood agent, plenty of eye candy, and lots and lots of dish. Scott Ellis directs this satiric send-up of movie biz mishegoss we can never seem to get enough of.
BEAUTY OF THE FATHER
Previews December 15, opens January 10
Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center Stage 2, 131 West 55th Street, 212-399-3030
Nilo Cruz's new drama involves a young woman whose journey to Spain to reconcile with her estranged father is threatened by a young Moroccan suitor. If the setup sounds a tad soapy, rest assured that Cruz will find the lyrical heart. Michael Greif directs.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
December 20 through January 1
St. Ann's Warehouse, 38 Water Street, Brooklyn, 718-254-8779
Mark Rylance's Shakespearean swan song as artistic director of London's Globe Theatre features (characteristically) an all-male cast and period music and costumes. Directed by John Dove, the production has one other authentic element: Rylance himself in the role of Duke Vincentio.