1. The Madness of George III, written by British playwright Alan Bennett (he won a Tony for The History Boys), just started it's run at the Shakespeare Theater. No but really, hustle; it's not quite Shakespeare, so it's not like there will be a million productions of this.
2. The Filament Theater is separating Orpheus and Eurydice, perhaps in homage to how they were divided for eternity, into individual productions of Orpheus and Eurydice. The production of Orpheus is decidely modern -- the Underworld has been turned into a nightclub, and fate is the DJ -- while Eurydice takes a look at the story from the female production. Performances start today; you can even see them back to back if you like to compare and contrast.
3. Ethan Frome is closing at the Lookingglass this weekend, so if your cup of tea is a sober Edith Wharton story set in a very bleak New England, soak that up while you can.