JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD
Musical based on Joyce's short; Playwrights Horizons at the Wilder Theater, 416 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 279-4200; Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Weds. at 2, Sat. & Sun. at 3, $50 [opens 10/28; through 11/14].
MINSTREL SHOW OR THE LYNCHING OF WILLIAM BROWN
Dramatization of 1919 court case involving a black man who'll be lynched if convicted of assaulting a white woman; Cornelia Connelly Center, 220 E. 4th St. (betw. Aves. A & B), 995-5302; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15 [opens 10/21, through 11/13].
SUN FLOWER: THE LIFE & LOVES OF ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
Solo play about Stanton's fight for women's rights & her association with Susan B. Anthony; John Houseman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 239-6200; Tues. at 8, $12 [opens 10/30, through 11/21].