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THE PLAY’S THE THING

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For lovers of serious drama, there is a bonanza of plays, either just opened or about to open on Broadway. And since many have limited runs, now is the time to see them. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

“Sea Wall / A Life’

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge (above) stride the stage like the acting colossi they are in this double bill of moving, deeply thoughtful monologues about what lies between birth and death.

“The Rose Tattoo”

Can Oscar winner Marisa Tomei erase the memory of fellow Oscar winner Anna Magnani in the role of tempestuou­s Serafina in this revival of Tennessee Williams’ dramedy? Our money’s on Marisa.

“The Great Society”

Love him or hate him, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s larger-than-life persona is Shakespear­ean, so it comes as no surprise that Brian Cox, who has trod the Royal Shakespear­e Company’s stage, is playing him.

“Betrayal”

Playwright Harold Pinter can be an acquired taste, but not this revival’s star—Tom Hiddleston.

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