November 20, 2018 at 10:09 am #1202678909
Here is the starter list of next season’s Broadway productions. Only those with a confirmed theater and opening night are listed. Shows in bold have opened.
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon star in this revival of Terrence McNally’s romance play. Limited run to August 25.
Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film gets a stage adaptation starring Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit under Alex Timbers’ direction.
Sea Wall/A Life
Two one-act plays (Sea Wall by Simon Stephens and A Life by Nick Payne) feature Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge. Through 9/29/19.
Another revival of the Pinter chestnut, this time starring Tom Hiddleston. Moves to Broadway directly from an acclaimed run in London. Limited engagement of 17 weeks.
Derren Brown: Secret
Mentalist show plays a limited run to January 4 after an off-Broadway run at Atlantic Theatre Company.
The Height of the Storm
Samuel J. Friedman
Two-time Tony winner Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins will reprise their roles from the London production of Florian Zeller’s (The Father) play in this Manhattan Theatre Club presentation.
The Great Society
Sort of a sequel to All the Way, this play follows LBJ’s 1964 presidential campaign and the following political nightmare of Vietnam. Brian Cox stars.
Freestyle Love Supreme
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s improvised hip-hop musical comes to Broadway for a 16-week run.
Jeremy O. Harris’ provocative play about race moves to Broadway following a popular run at New York Theatre Workshop.
Tracy Letts’ play about a divorced man navigating middle age and having to start a new life.
The Rose Tattoo
Marisa Tomei stars in a Roundabout revival of Tennessee Williams’ play. Through 12/8.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
16-week engagement for the teen superhero musical which played off-Broadway and on tour.
The Sound Inside
Mary-Louise Parker returns to Broadway in a play by Adam Rapp, directed by David Cromer. (Despite playing at Studio 54, this is not a Roundabout production.)
Limited engagement of a staged David Byrne concert
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Biomusical of the pop/rock icon transfers from London with star Adrienne Warren.
Because Roundabout has to pay the bills, they are leasing the Sondheim to this commercial production for the holiday season (to Jan. 5). The Olivier-award winning entertainment returns to Broadway over a decade since it last played at the Helen Hayes.
Matthew Lopez’s Olivier-winning play based on Howard’s End comes to Broadway, directed by Stephen Daldry.
A Christmas Carol
Campbell Scott stars in this adaptation of the perennial holiday chestnut, transferring from London’s Old Vic and directed by Matthew Warchus.
Jagged Little Pill
Musical with an original story (book by Diablo Cody) based on Alanis Morissette’s angsty album
Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter
The popular crooner does a staged concert of Cole Porter classics. The Broadway engagement is three weeks and is scheduled to be followed by a national tour.
My Name Is Lucy Barton
Samuel J. Friedman
Laura Linney in a solo play by Rona Munro, adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Strout. Richard Eyre directs.
A Soldier’s Play
Blair Underwood and David Alan Grier star in the Roundabout production of the Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s 1981 play.
New family drama by Bess Wohl, directed by Leigh Silverman.
West Side Story
Ivo van Hove directs a new, modernist take on the classic musical derived from the tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. If you thought last season’s new take on Oklahoma! was divisive, let’s just wait and see what this one brings!
Girl From the North Country
Writer/director Conor McPherson uses the songs of Bob Dylan to depress us all with a story about the residents of a Midwestern boarding house in the Depression. Comes to Broadway following runs at London’s Old Vic and the Public Theatre off-Broadway.
An original musical about the six wives of Henry VIII that has been a hit on the West End and in regional productions.
Tracy Letts stars in his own play about a town council. Anna D. Shapiro directs a top-level cast that also includes Jessie Mueller, Ian Barford, and Armie Hammer.
Transfer of Martin McDonagh’s Olivier-winning comedy.
Gender-switched revival of Sondheim’s classic comes to Broadway after winning raves and Oliviers for the National Theatre in London. Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, Tony winners both, will star.
The Lehman Trilogy
Epic play spanning nearly 200 years tells the story of the rise and spectacular fall of Lehman Brothers. Sam Mendes directs the play by Stefano Massini (as adapted by Ben Power).
Get ready for your royals fix. This musical, about the beloved princess and incubated in La Jolla, is directed by Tony-winner Christopher Ashley with music by Joe DiPietro, of Bon Jovi fame. David Bryan also collaborated on the book and score, completing the reunion of Memphis creatives.
Rob McClure and Jenn Gambatese star in this season’s man-in-a-dress musical, based on the 1993 Robin Williams film.
Caroline, or Change
Sharon D. Clarke reprises her Olivier-winning performance in this Broadway revival of the Jeanine Tesori/Tony Kushner musical.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett lead director Joe Mantello’s revival of the Albee chestnut.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker star in the first Broadway revival of Neil Simon’s 1968 comedy. John Benjamin Hickey directs.
Circle in the Square
Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne, and Darren Criss star in a revival of the David Mamet play.
Flying Over Sunset
James Lapine provides the book and direction and Tom Kitt and Michael Korie provide the score for an original musical about famous creatives on an LSD trip together. Tony nominees Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack, and Tony Yazbeck star.
Adaptation of the film about a teenage Irish band in the ’80s transfers directly from the NYTW to Broadway despite middling reviews.
Emmy winner Debra Messing stars in a Roundabout production of Noah Haidle’s play. Limited run to June 21.
How I Learned to Drive
Samuel J. Friedman
Mary-Louise Parker takes on her second starring role of the season in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. David Morse co-stars.
Take Me Out
Scott Ellis directs this revival of Richard Greenberg’s Tony-winning play, starring Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Patrick J. Adams.December 6, 2018 at 9:31 am #1202691429
Oscar winner Faye Dunaway will be returning to Broadway this summer as Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway premiere of Matthew Lombardo’s Tea at Five.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Faye-Dunaway-To-Return-to-Broadway-as-Katharine-Hepburn-In-Matthew-Lombardos-TEA-AT-FIVE-20181206December 6, 2018 at 10:47 am #1202691562
AMAZING. I am, however, concerned about Tillinger as director – his track record is an awfully mixed bag and he hasn’t been on Broadway since the creaky Don’t Dress for Dinner in 2012.
For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis, please visit me at The Awards Connection!December 6, 2018 at 3:17 pm #1202691845
I can’t see Dunaway as Hepburn. And the playwright has a career marked by floperoonies. Hard pass.December 20, 2018 at 6:38 pm #1202707220
According to Michael Riedel, Florian Zeller’s new family drama, In the Height of the Storm, is apparently gonna be making a Broadway transfer through Manhattan Theatre Club next fall with Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins reprising their roles from the West End.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rialto-Chatter-Will-Jonathan-Pryce-And-Eileen-Atkins-Head-To-Broadway-In-THE-HEIGHT-OF-THE-STORM-20181220January 23, 2019 at 8:27 am #1202745487
The Michael Jackson bio-musical, which is now under the title of Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, will have its world premiere in Chicago this fall prior to a Broadway arrival sometime next year.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Michael-Jackson-DONT-STOP-TIL-YOU-GET-ENOUGH-to-Premiere-in-Chicago-Broadway-Bound-2020-20190123January 23, 2019 at 10:16 am #1202745618
I’ve already had enough of jukebox musicals, so I think I’ll stop.January 23, 2019 at 1:32 pm #1202745833
Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon will both be returning to Broadway in a revival of Terrence McNally’s two-hander, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Performances will begin in May.
http://www.playbill.com/article/audra-mcdonald-and-michael-shannon-to-star-in-frankie-and-johnny-in-the-clair-de-lune-on-broadwayJanuary 24, 2019 at 10:09 am #1202746918
Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey’s upcoming stage musical adaptation of Magic Mike will have its pre-Broadway premiere in Boston this fall.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Tom-Kitt-and-Brian-Yorkeys-MAGIC-MIKE-Musical-Will-Make-Pre-Broadway-Premiere-in-Boston-This-Fall-20190124January 28, 2019 at 12:52 pm #1202753081
The Alanis Morissette musical titled Jagged Little Pill will be coming to Broadway this fall.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-JAGGED-LITTLE-PILL-Will-Come-To-Broadway-This-Fall-20190128February 5, 2019 at 7:31 am #1202762145
Adrienne Warren will be reprising her role as Tina Turner from the hit West End biomusical on Broadway this fall.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Adrienne-Warren-Will-Lead-TINA-THE-TINA-TURNER-MUSICAL-on-Broadway-This-Fall-20190205?fbclid=IwAR0gSyLRD1OWU2Z79qzzd13155DhWgBqgbqbtFnd2itvr5OaQ5j4Hk5WKt0February 6, 2019 at 8:19 am #1202763087
As previously rumored, Manhattan Theatre Club will be presenting a Broadway transfer of Florian Zeller’s play, The Height of the Storm, with Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins reprising their roles from the London production.
http://www.playbill.com/article/jonathan-pryce-and-eileen-atkins-will-reprise-star-turns-in-florian-zellers-the-height-of-the-storm-on-broadwayFebruary 14, 2019 at 10:23 am #1202776063
The Michael Jackson estate, facing questions prompted by the new documentary detailing abuse allegations against the singer, announced today that it’s canceling the planned Chicago tryout of Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough. They are now aiming to bring the musical straight to Broadway next summer.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/theater/michael-jackson-chicago-musical-cancelled.htmlFebruary 22, 2019 at 7:05 am #1202784802
Queen Audra returns to Broadway in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, announced today to officially open at the Broadhurst on May 30. Michael Shannon co-stars, directed by Arin Arbus.
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