BEHIND THE BEAKER
"The Radiant" is a dramatic story of famed scientist Marie Curie's life. This world-premiere production was created by Tony Award-nominated playwright Shirley Lauro. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Ends April 17. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $15-$40. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
LIFE IN PAWHUSKA
Five-time Tony Award-winning play "August: Osage County" is the funny and entertaining story of the Weston family and its extended clan in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Secrets unfold after the family's patriarch disappears. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends April 3. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $42-$50. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts, comedy "Superior Donuts" follows the unusual friendship between a crabby, white shop owner and an ambitious black teenager with a secret that unfolds in a local donut shop. Set in an old Chicago neighborhood in the midst of change. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ends April 10. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$47.50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
"In the Heights" is the story of a colorful community in New York's Washington Heights and the struggles and joys of its residents. Part of the Broadway Across America Series, "In the Heights" is the winner of four 2008 Tony Awards and the 2008 Grammy for "Best Musical Show Album." Times vary. Ends April 3. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $25-$79. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
KEEPING THE FAITH
Avi Hoffman presents his comedic musical show "Still Jewish After All These Years: A Life In the Theatre." Mr. Hoffman's preceding shows, "Too Jewish?" and "Too Jewish, Too?" have received rave reviews. 2 p.m. Additional performances April 9. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $25. Details: www.gablestage.org.
New World School of the Arts students perform Eduardo Machado's "Fabiola." Set in post-Battista Cuba 1955-1967, the intimate play explores the characters in an upper class family set against the country's relentless political turmoil. Contains adult content. 6:30 p.m. Additional performances 7:30 p.m. April 7, 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. April 10. $5 students and seniors. $12 others. Details: (305) 237-3541 or http://nwsa.mdc.edu.
A tragic bus accident in a small Illinois town claimed the lives of all but one student in a second-grade class — Emily Book. "The Sparrow," a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago — picks up on the tale as Emily returns to her hometown 10 years after the incident, grappling with heartbreak, superhuman abilities and how she fits into a town struggling to heal. Ends May 1. Carnival Studio Theater at the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35-$50. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Florida International University Theatre presents William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends April 17. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center at Florida International University, 10910 SW 17th St., Tamiami. $10-$15. Details: (305) 348-0496 or http://theatre.fiu.edu.