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.
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.
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 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.
Matthew Lopez’s Olivier-winning play based on Howard’s End comes to Broadway, directed by Stephen Daldry.
Jagged Little Pill
Musical with an original story (book by Diablo Cody) based on Alanis Morissette’s angsty album
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.
New family drama by Bess Wohl, directed by Leigh Silverman.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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