Have a Baal. Playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman resets Bertolt Brecht’s tale of a misunderstood poet to 1990s New York City. Ethan Hawke, one of the icons of that time and place, directs and stars in the New Group’s production, joined by a cast that includes Sherman, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Zoe Kazan, with music and sound sculptures by Gaines.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Mondays-Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Starts: Jan. 17. Continues through March 9, 2013

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