Planning a trip to New York? Want to see a new show that isn't jam-packed with people yet? Well here is your chance. Below are a few of the plays and musicals that will be premiering this Broadway season, including their production dates, locations and some cast members.
Robert McClure headlines the new musical Chaplin based off the life of silent film "Hollywood hedda" Charlie Chaplin, also starring Broadway vets Christiane Noll (Jekyll & Hyde, Ragtime) and Michael McCormick (Kiss Me Kate, Gypsy). Previews have already begun with September 10th as their official opening night and no closing date in sight.
*Four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, She Loves Me) and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas will be appearing as the rival brothers Dr. Thomas Stockmann and Mayor Peter Stockmann, respectively in the fresh, newly adapted revival of one of Henrik Ibsen's most renowned plays Enemy of the People. Previews begin September 4th with opening night on September 27th at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Next on the list is a new play, simply called Grace. The production features comedic actor and Broadway vet Paul Rudd starring oppostie Kate Arrington as well as Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner. Don't miss out on this "Gripping and provocative [play]" -Washington Post. It will play at the Cort Theatre with previews beginning September 13th and it's Broadway premiere set for October 4th.
Another production with a limited engagement is the revival of Cyrano de Bergerac which will begin previews September 14th and run for 6 weeks from October 11th to November 25th at the American Airlines Theatre. The comedy will feature Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge, Harry Potter's Clemence Poesy and Drama Desk nominee Patrick Page.
*Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts will actually be starring in the revival of Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe along with Tony-nominee Amy Morton with Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks. The play will be celebrating it's 50-anniversary from it's original opening night and will begin previews September 27th and will open October 13th at the Booth Theatre.
America's favorite little orphan is making her way back to New York City! Annie will be returning to Broadway starting November 8th 2012 with Lilla Crawford as Annie, Australian theatre star Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks and Two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan. Previews begin October 3rd at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.
The Tony-winning play Glennary Glen Ross will begin previews October 16th and opening night set for November 11th with the star-studded cast including Academy Award winner Al Pacino, Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale, Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos, Emmy Award winner Richard Schiff, as well as Tony nominee David Harbour. The revival will be playing at the
*The classic whodunnit musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, in which the audience chooses the ending (Crazy, right?) will be revived for the first time since it's original run at Studio 54, featuring Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, West Side Story) and Broadway veterans Peter Benson (Cabaret, Pajama Game), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, Anything Goes) and Will Chase (Rent, Billy Elliot, also on NBC's Smash). Previews begin October 19th with it's announce run from November 13th to March 10th of next year.
*The long-awaited musical Rebecca, based off Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name, which later became an Academy Award-winning Hitchcock film, will be making its American premiere on November 18th, previews beginning October 30th, at the Broadhurst Theatre. The cast includes Ryan Silverman (Phantom of the Opera, Cry-Baby), Jill Paice (Curtains, Woman in White), James Barbour (Assassins, Urinetown, Jane Eyre) and Broadway veteran Howard McGillin (Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Anything Goes)
"I triple dog dare you to [make a musical featuring this famous movie line]" That's right folks, A Christmas Story is now a musical. With a cast that has yet to be revealed, the production will play at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will begin previews December 5th, running only from the 19th to the 30th! Don't miss out on this extremely limited run of a new musical based off the hit film about Ralphie's wish for a Red Rider bee-bee gun.
More updates will be posted as they come along.
Giving you the lastest Broadway news, until next time :)
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