Theater List
Wed, 09/11/2013

Austin Pendleton stars in British Jewish playwright Bernard Kops’s new play, “Playing Sinatra,” about a Jewish family in London that idolizes Ol’ Blue Eyes. It runs from Sept. 12-Oct. 6 at the Theatre for the New City, 155 First Ave. For tickets, $15, call (212) 254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net.

Joshua Harmon’s hit 2012 black comedy, “Bad Jews,” about young cousins wrangling over their connection to their heritage, returns to the Roundabout with its original cast. Directed by Daniel Aukin, it begins previews on Sept. 19 for an Oct. 3 opening at the Laura Pels Theatre, 111 W. 46th St., for tickets, $77-87, call (212) 719-1300 or visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.

Donald Margulies’ 1995 award-winning black comedy, “The Model Apartment,” about two Holocaust survivors from Brooklyn who retire to Florida, will be revived by Primary Stages. Directed by Evan Cabnet, it will run Sept. 24-Nov.1 at 59 E 59 Street (same address). For tickets, $70, call (212) 753-5959 or visit www.primarystages.org.

Following a successful run last year, Ruvym Gilman and Boris Zilberman’s “Covers,” about a Russian Jewish immigrant family, returns at the Folksbiene from Oct. 1-13. Directed by Alexandre Marine, it will be performed at the ArcLight Theatre, 152 W. 71st Street. For tickets, $30, call (212) 213-2120 or visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org.

The Jewish-Latina experience is at the center in Gabriela Kohen’s one-woman show, “Decoding the Tablecloth,” which is about the playwright’s upbringing in Argentina. It runs for one performance only, Sun. Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St. For tickets, $18, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.

Comedian Steve Solomon returns with “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m Home for the Holidays,” a new twist on his popular Off-Broadway show about the trials of growing up in an interfaith household. One performance only, Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center, Campus Road and Hillel Place in Brooklyn. For tickets, $30, call (718) 951-4500 or visit www.brooklyncenter.com.