Jarring thumps and an unnatural, sickly-colored sky are upending the high-priced calm of cocktail hour in a wealthy Connecticut enclave at the start of “Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling,” Adam Rapp’s extraordinary, unsettling new play at the Atlantic Theater Company in Manhattan.
Whoopi Goldberg , who carried the “Sister Act” film franchise in the early 1990s, returns as a lead producer of the Broadway version of the comedy. And just as the films confirmed Goldberg’s box office appeal, so the show is likely to sprinkle stardust on a roof-raising singer named Patina Miller.
“Wrath of the Titans” is a sequel to the 2010 “Clash of the Titans,” which was a remake of the 1981 “Clash of the Titans,” the last of the storybook spectacles whose effects, by the stop-motion specialist Ray Harryhausen, now lie shriveling in the memory of Boomers.
When we first meet Maggie in “ Love & Other Drugs ,” she’s being examined in a doctor’s office. A free-spirited young artist suffering from Parkinson’s disease, she’s worried about a blotch on her breast. She unbuttons her blouse and shows the mark to her physician, who calmly diagnoses it as a spider bite.