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Václav Havel Festival
Oct 5–Dec 4

Talk about a personal Czech! While former Czech Republic president and Obie-winning playwright Václav Havel spends eight weeks at Columbia University this fall as an artist in residence, the Untitled Theater will mark his Manhattan sojourn with presentations of his complete works for the stage, including 17 full productions. We anticipate plenty of Prague rock. Various locations, 212-352-3101, untitledtheater.com/havel/havel-festival.html Soloski

The Coast of Utopia
Part I previews begin Oct 17, opens Nov 5; Part II previews begin Dec 5, opens Dec 21

Good vibrations: Paul Rudnick
photo: Nicholas Burnham
Good vibrations: Paul Rudnick


See also:
  • Hip-Hop's New No Wave
    Downtown's odd relationship with rap bravado continues this fallónow with Muppet costumes
    by Zach Baron
  • Crossover Alley
    Krazy Kat and Vegetable Sex to greet the fall season
    by R.C. Baker
  • Past Masters
    A rich repertory selection saves the year for cinephiles
    by Joshua Land
  • Festival Frenzy
    Try a little of everything at fall dance smorgasbords
    by Elizabeth Zimmer
  • Hope Floats
    Wet hot American bummer: Chris Adrian's post-flood Magic Mountain
    by Phyllis Fong
  • The largest undertaking of the season, without doubt, will be this production, directed by Jack O'Brian, of Tom Stoppard's three-evening cycle about the growth of socialist ideals in mid-19th-century Russia till they flowered into revolutionary action. The sizable, and starry, cast includes Obie winners Brían F. O'Byrne and Martha Plimpton. Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 212-239-6200, coastofutopia.com Feingold

    The Little Dog Laughed
    Previews begin Oct 26, opens Nov 13

    Julie White's Obie-winning performance as a buzz-saw-mouthed Hollywood agent gets a bigger playing field with the Broadway transfer of Douglas Carter Beane's sly, rueful comedy about movie-biz imagery and the closets that lie behind it. Tom Everett Scott joins White and Johnny Galecki in their assault on the closet doors. Cort Theatre, 138 W 48th, 212-239-6200 Feingold

    365 Days/365 Plays
    Nov 13, 2006–Nov 12, 2007

    History, wrote Suzan-Lori Parks in her essay "Elements of Style," is "time that won't quit." The Public Theater won't quit making history and won't quit making time for Ms. Parks. In 2002, Parks played calendar girl—penning a short script every day for a year. Now the Public will organize their New York presentation, drawing on a multiplicity of local talents and venues. Various locations, publictheater.org/365, 212-239-6200 Soloski

    The Voysey Inheritance
    Previews begin Nov 15, opens Dec 6, through Jan 7

    It's a terrible Waste that Harley Granville Barker, the splendid Edwardian dramatist, is not more frequently produced, but the Atlantic Theater Company will somewhat remedy this lapse when it debuts co-founder David Mamet's adaptation of Granville Barker's 1905 drama. An enthusiast of grift, graft, and moral quandary, Mamet should relish this tale of a son who accedes to his father's tarnished legacy. Atlantic Theater, 336 W 20th, 212-239-6200 Soloski

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