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Al Hirschfeld Theatre,302 West 45th Street Ambassador, 219 W. 49th St. (Broadway/8th Av)
Ambassador 219 W. 49th Street
American Airlines (Roundabout) 227 W. 42nd Street
August Wilson 245 W. 52d St. (7th/8th Avs)
Barrymore, 243 W. 47th St. (8/9thAvs)
Belasco, 111 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Av)
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre 242 West 45th Street
Barrymore 243 W. 47th Street
Beaumont (Lincoln Center) 150 W. 65th Street
Belasco 111 W. 44th Street
Booth, 222 W. 45th St, (Broadway/8th Av)
Broadhurst, 235 W. 44th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Broadway, 1681 Broadway, (52nd/53rd Sts)
Brooks Atkinson, 256 W. 47th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Circle in the Square, 1633 Bway (at 50t>h St)
Foxwoods Theater 213 West 42nd Street (7th/8th Avs)
Gerald Schoenfeld, 236 West 45th Street (Broadway/8th Ave)
Gershwin , 222 W. 51 St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Golden, 252 W. 45th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Helen Hayes, 240 W. 44th St., (7th/8th Avs)
Hilton (see Foxwood),br>
Imperial, 249 W. 45th St., ((Broadway/8th Av)
Longacre, 220 W. 48th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Lunt-Fotanne, 205 W. 46th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Lyceum, 149 W. 45th St., (Broadway/6th Av)
The Lyric Theater 213 W. 42nd Street
Majestic, 247 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Av)
Marquis, 1535 Broadway, (45th/46th Sts)
Hirshfeld), 302 W. 45th St., (8th/9thAvs)
Imperial, 249 West 45th Street (Broadway/8th Ave)
Minskoff, 200 W. 45th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Music Box, 239 W. 45th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Nederlander, 208 W. 41st St., (7th/8th Avs)
Neil Simon, 250 W. 52nd St., (Broadway/6th Av)
New Amsterdam, 214 W. 42nd St., (7th/8th Avs)
Eugene O'Neill, 230 W. 49th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Palace, 1564 Broadway, (46th/47th St)
Plymouth, 236 W. 45 St. (Broadway/8th Av)
Richard Rodgers, 226 W. 46 St.(Broadway/8th Av)
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261 West 47th Street
St. James Theatre 246 W. 44th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Shubert, 225 W. 44th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Stephen Sondheim Theater 124 W. 43rd Street (6th/7th Avs)
Studio 54, 254 West 54th St. (Broadway/6th Av)
Vivian Beaumont, 150 W. 65th St
Walter Kerr, 219 W. 48th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Winter Garden, 1634 Bway, (50/51st Sts)
CurtainUp's Broadway Listings
New Amsterdam Theatre 42nd Street AladdinTheMusical.com
A new Disney musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film. From 2/26/14; opening 3/20/14.Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin . Book by Beguelin. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw). Cast: George Takei as Sam Kimura/Ojii San; Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura; Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura; Katie Rose Clarke as Hannah Campbell, Michael K. Lee as Frankie Suzuki, Christopheren Nomura as Tatsuo Kimura; and Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka. The ensemble will feature Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Manna Nichols, Autumn Ogawa, Rumi Oyama, Momoko Sugai, Cary Tedder, Elena Wang , Scott Watanabe and Scott Wise. What it's about: Adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. Scenic designer Bob Crowley, lighting designer Natasha Katz,costume designer Gregg Barnes, and sound designer Ken Travis, illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. Our Review
Longacre Theatre 220 West 48th Street
A musical about Japanese-Americans in United States internment camps during World War II, will arrive on Broadway in October. Book by Marc Acito and music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, will be directed by Stafford Arima From 10/06/15; opening 11/08/15. The cast: George Takei as Sam Kimura/Ojii San; Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura; Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura; Katie Rose Clarke as Hannah Campbell, Michael K. Lee as Frankie Suzuki, Christopheren Nomura as Tatsuo Kimura; and Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka. The ensemble will feature Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Manna Nichols, Autumn Ogawa, Rumi Oyama, Momoko Sugai, Cary Tedder, Elena Wang , Scott Watanabe and Scott Wise. Andrew Palermo (choreography), Lynne Shankel (music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations), Laura Bergquist (musical director), Donyale Werle (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Kai Harada (sound design), Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design), and Darrel Maloney (projection design). Running Time: 2 1/2 hours with intermission. Update: The show will be closing 2/14/16 having played 37 previews and 113 performances. plans for national and international productions are in the works. our review
Palace Theatre Broadway at 47th Street
From 3/13/15; opening 4/12/15.Music And Lyrics By George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book by Craig Lucas. Directed And Choreographed By Christopher Wheeldon. Bob Crowley (sets and costumes) and Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin and musical direction by Brad Haak. Cast: Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max von Essen as Henri Baurel; also Caitlin Abraham, Will Burton, Attila Joey Csiki, Michael Cusumano, Taeler Cyrus, Ashlee Dupré, Rebecca Eichenberger, Sara Esty, Laura Feig, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Heather Lang, Dustin Layton, Nathan Madden, Gia Mongell, Candy Olsen, Rebecca Riker, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers, Shannon Rugani, Garen Scribner, Sam Strasfeld, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis and Victor. Running time: Two hours and 30 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission. Our Review
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45TH Street
Broadway premiere of musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis novel from 2/19/16; opening 3/21/16. Music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The director is Rupert Goold and choreography by Lynne Page. Cast: Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman, Alice Ripley as Patrick's Mother/Mrs. Wolfe; Helene Yorke) as Evelyn Williams, Patrick's girlfriend; Jennifer Damiano as Jean, Patrick's secretary; Drew Moerlein as Paul Owen; Krystina Alabado as Vandan; Dave Thomas Brown as David van Patten; Jordan Dean as Luis Carruthers; Anna Eilinsfeld as Victoria; Jason Hite as Sean Bateman; Ericka Hunter as Sabrina; Holly James( as Christine; Keith Randolph Smith as Detective Kimball; Alex Michael Stoll as Craig McDermott; Morgan Weed as Courtney Lawrence. Also featured in the company are Sydney Morton, Anthony Sagaria and Neka Zang. What it's about: Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all – looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people, including those closest to him, keep disappearing. For our review of the British version at the Almeida, click here
Stephen Sondhaim Theater 124 W. 43rd Street
Cast: Jessie Mueller as Carole King,Jake Epstein as 'Gerry Goffin', Anika Larsen as 'Cynthia Weil', Jarrod Spector as 'Barry Mann', Jeb Brown as 'Don Kirshner', Liz Larsen as 'Genie Klein', and an ensemble that includes Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Shepard, Antoine L. Smith and Melvin Tunstall. Book by playwright and Academy® Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements) From 11/21/13; opening 1/12/14. Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes. Casting Update: Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy will take over the lead role from Jessie Mueller on March 7th Our Review
Broadway debut of David Harrower's 2-character psycho drama with Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, directed by Joe Mantello. From 2/05/16; opening 3/10/16; closing 6/12/16. The production played previously in 2007 at Manhattan Theater Club production, with Daniels but Allison Pill as his co-star. For an idea of what to expect here's a link to that 2007 review .
The Book of Mormon
Eugene O'Neill Theatre 230 West 49th Street 212-239-6200.
A new world premiere musical from the creators of South Park and the co-creator of Avenue Q. From 2/24/11; opening 3/24/11. Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Choreographed byCasey Nicholaw and directed by Nicholaw and Parker. What it's about: Show follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place thats about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get,. Cast: Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi. Set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman. Music supervision is by Stephen Oremus. Tickets, $137.00 - $59. Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
Cort Theater W. 48th Street
Musical from Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, directed by Tony Award® winner Walter Bobbie. From 2/25/16; opening 3/24/16. Cast:Carm,en Cusackas, Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus Dee Hoty , Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony Award® nominee Jeff Blmenkrantz, Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks and William Youmans. What it's about: Inspired by a true event, this tale of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy (Carmen Cusack) meets an ambitious young soldier (A.J. Shively) just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives. Choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman, and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen. From 2/25/16; opening 3/24/16.
Neil Simon Theatre 250 West 52nd Street
One of Andrew Lloyd Webber's super hits (7,485 performances over 18 years) will return to Broadway this summer which means Sir Andrew will have 3 musicals on the Great White Way. From 7/14/16; opening 8/02/16. Composed by Webber and based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, this new production will be ck-directed by Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lyme, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreograph. Mick Potter (Sound Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design).
Ambassador, 219 W. 49th St., (Broadway/8th Av), 212/239-6200
The 1975 Kander and Ebb Musical is on the way to joining shows like Cats as a landmark musical. Original revival cast: Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Grey, and James Naughton.our review . . .a second review and the London Review. Update: Having passed the decade mark last year (see our feature celebrating the show's and Curtainup's 10th birthdays) , the show has seen a parade of Billy Flynns. The next to to take on the role are Jeff McCarthy and John Schneider— McCarthy from December 7 to January 13, Schneider from January 14 to March 16. Other current stars: Brenda Braxton, Michele DeJean, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, and R.Lowe.
OK for ages 13 and up.
The Color Purple
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre 242 West 45th street 212/239-6200 www.ColorPurple.com
Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel and the Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment motion picture, adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman. Music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Directed by John Doyle. Jason Michael Webb will music direct, with Catherine Jayes as musical supervisor. From 11/10/15; opening 12/10/15. Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks also Isaiah Johnson, Joaquina Kalukango, Kyle Scatliffe. What it's about: Follows the story of Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life. Scenic design by John Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Gregory Clarke, and hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe. The Color Purple (Off-Broadway 2015)
Walter Kerr Theater
Revival of Arthur Miller's Salem witch-hunt dram, directed by Ivo Van Hove, with a score by Philip Glass. Cast: Ben Whishaw y (John Proctor); Sophie Okonedo (Elizabeth Proctor). Saoirse Ronan (Abigail Williams); Ciaran Hinds (Deputy Governor Danforth); Bill Camp (Reverend John Hale), Tavi Gevinson (Mary Warren) and Jason Butler Harner (Reverend Parris). From 3/01/16; opening 4/07/16; closing 7/17/16. Scenic and lighting design by longtime van Hove collaborator Jan Versweyveld, and costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time
Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street 212-239-6200
National Theatre production of new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Marianne Elliott. Cast: Alexander Sharp in his Broadway debut as Christopher, Ian Barford as Ed, Helen Carey as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany as Siobhan and Enid Graham Wife) as Judy. The ensemble includes Jocelyn Bioh, Mercedes Herrero, Richard Hollis, Ben Horner and David Manis. Taylor Trensch will play Christopher at certain performances. From 9/10/14; opening 10/05/14. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play. What it's about: Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. 50 tickets at $27 for every performance.
Cast Changes: Tyler Lea will take on the leadafter Alex Sharp on 9/13/15. Other original cast members leaving at the same time: Ian Barford, Helen Carey, Jocelyn Bioh, and Francesca Faridany. New cast members: Rosie Benton as Siobhan, Andrew Long as Ed and Nancy Robinetteas Mrs. Alexander. Benjamin Wheelwright will make his Broadway debut as Christopher at certain performances. Continuing in their original roles: Enid Graham as Judy, and ensemble membersKeren Dukes, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Mercedes Herrero,, Richard Hollis, Ben Horner, David Manis, Tom Patrick Stephens and Timothy Wright.
Nederlander Theatre 208 W 41st
From 2/09/16; opening 3/08/16; closing 7/03/16. Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's parody of 1970s disaster movies like The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno with pop hits of the era. Plotnick directs: The Broadway cast: Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Rachel York, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm, Lacretta Nicole.Manoel Felciano, Baylee Littrell, Paul Castree, Casey Garvin, Travis Kent, Alyse Alan Louis, Maggie McDowell, Olivia Phillip and Catherine Ricafort. For an idea of what to expect, see our review of the 2013 Off-Broadway production
Golden Theatre 252 W. 45th Street 212-239-6200 Danai Guria's gripping play adds a straight drama to the Public's hit parade of downtown to Broadway transfers. i It will begin its uptown run on 2/23/16 and open 3/0616. Liesl Tommy will direct the original cast. For more information visit EclipsedBroadway.com
MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261 West 47th Street
New play by Florian Zeller, in a translation by Christopher Hampton, directed by Doug Hughes and starring Frank Langella, e Kathryn Erbe and more TB. From 3/22/16/ opening 4/14/16. What it's about: Andre (Frank Langella), a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch? For an idea of what to expect, see our London critic's review- with a different cast
Broadway Theater 1681 Broadway (W. 53rd St)
Book by Joseph Stein. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Directed by Bartlett Sher. Choreography by Hofesh Shechter, inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins..Musical direction by Ted Sperling.Cast, Danny Burstein (Tevye), Jessica Hecht Golde, Jenny Rose Baker (Shprintze), Michael C. Bernardi (Mordcha), Adam Dannheisser (Lazar Wolf), Hayley Feinstein (Bielke), Mitch Greenberg (Yussel/the Beggar), Adam Grupper (the Rabbi), Adam Kantor (Motel), Karl Kenzler (the Constable), Alix Korey (Yente), Jesse Kovarsky (The Fiddler), Samantha Massell (Hodel), Melanie Moore (Chava), George Psomas (Avram), Ben Rappaport (Perchik), Nick Rehberger (Fyedka), Jeffrey Schecter (Mendel), Alexandra Silber (Tzeitel), Jessica Vosk (Fruma Sarah), Lori Wilner (Grandma Tzeitel), Aaron Young (Sasha), Jennifer Zetlan (Shaindel). Scenic Design, Michael Yeargan.Costume Design, Catherine Zuber.Lighting Design, Donald Holder.Sound Design, Scott Lehrer. Hair and Wig Design, Tom Watson. Make-Up Design, Tommy Kurzman. Running Time, 2hrs 50 mins. One intermission. From 11/20/15; opening 12/20/15. Our Review
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre 205 West 46th Street
New Musical , Directed by Diane Paulus (Pippin) with book by James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Eliot Kennedy, choreography by Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance) Cast: Laura Michelle Kelly (Sylvia Llewelyn Davis), Carolee Carmello (Madame du Maurier), Matthew Morrison (J.M. Barrie), Kelsey Grammer (Charles Frohman). Opening 4/15/15. What it's about: Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, this follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan. Update: As of November 3, schedule will be as follows: Tuesday at 7:30pm; Wednesday at 2pm; Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm. Update: Adding to the return of Kelsey Grammer and arrival of Tony Yazbeckas the new J. M. Barry, Sandy Duncan, the long ago (more than 30 years) high-flying Peter Pan on Broadway, will join the cast as Madame du Maurier. Our Review
Lyceum, W. 45h Street
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, currently best known as half of the TV hit Modern Family, will star in an updated revival of Becky Mode's delicious solo comedy about New York's foodie snobs. From 4/02/16; opening 4/25/16; closing 7/24/16; Jason Moore will direct the play. Scenic Design by Derek Mclane, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting eesign by Ben Stanton, sound design by Jill Bc Du Boff. Tuesday at 7:00pm (8:00pm during previews), Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00PM, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM. Running Time: 90 minutes. For more about what to expect, here's a link to our review of the 1999 Vineyard production, directed by Nicholas Martin: Fully Committed original review .
Circle in the Square Theatre 1633 Broadway
The Award-winning American musical in its much-anticipated Broadway premiere with most the original cast: Michael Cerveris ('Bruce Bechdel'), three time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn ('Helen Bechdel'), Beth Malone ('Alison'), Sydney Lucas ('Small Alison'), Emily Skeggs ('Medium Alison'). Joel Perez and Roberta Colindrez will also return to the cast, with Zell Morrow and Oscar Williams joining the production as Alison's brothers John and Christian respectively. From 3/27/15; opening 4/19/15; open-ended. Fun Home Review Update: Sydney Lucas who's been with the show as Small Allison for a third of her life will leave the show 10/04/15--to be replaced by her understudy Gabriella Pizzolo.
Richard Rodgers Theatre 226 W. 46 St
From 7/13/15 with an 8/06 official re-opening. For what all the raves are about see Broadway transfer feature
Hand to God
Booth Theatre 222 West 45th Street www.HandToGodBroadway.com
The Off-Broadway hit by Robert Askins, moves to Broadway with director Moritz von Stuelpnagel and the original cast on board. Cast: Steven Boyer as Jason/Tyrone; Geneva Carr, as Margery; Marc Kudisch as Pastor Greg; Sarah Stiles as Jessica; and Michael Oberholtzer as Timmy. Scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Jill BC Du Boff, puppet design by Marte Johanne Ekhougen, and fight direction by Robert Westley. From 3/14/15; opening 4/07/15. Update: Review
MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261 West 47th Street
Simon Stephens's play, directed by Mark Brokaw, will transfer to the MTC's Broadway home, again starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker. From 9/20/16; opening 10/13/16. For what to expect see our review of the Off-Broadway premiere here . What's unlikely to be repeated is seating that puts the audience at either side of the stage, guaranteeing perfect sight lines for all.
Booth Theatre 222 West 45 Street 212.239.6200
Cast: Forest Whitaker and Frank Wood in Eugene O'Neill's play,directed By Michael Grandage. Drom 2/05/16; opening 2/25/16; closing Christopher Oram (Sets & Costumes), Neil Austin (Lights) and Adam Cork (Sound), the designers who all received Tonys for their work with Grandage on Red.
Helen Hayes on W. 45th Street
On Broadway after successful run at the Laura Pels. Stephen Karam's play directed byJoe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season. Cast: Cassie Beck (Aimee), Reed Birney (Erik), Jayne Houdyshell (Deirdre), Arian Moayed (Richard), Sarah Steele (Brigid) and Lauren Klein (Fiona "Momo Blake)." What it's about: Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake (Birney) has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point. . .and the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed. David Zinn (Sets), Sarah Laux (Costumes), Justin Townsend (Lighting) and Fitz Patton (Sound). From 1/23/16; opening 2/18/16. our original review review<
Jersey Boys, The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
August Wilson (formerly Virginia Theatre), 245 West 52nd Street 212/239/6200
Musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invente their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide 51; all before they were thirty. Author/Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; director: Des McAnuff; lyricist: Bob Crewe; composer: Bob GaudioCast: Christian Hoff (Tommy DeVito), Daniel Reichard (Bob Gaudio), J. Robert Spencer (Nick Massi) and John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons. From 10/04/05;11/25/05. Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, includes 15 minute in
aermission. Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center
Kelli and Ken Watanabe star in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's show. Bartlett Sher will direct the production which will feature the musical's original Jerome Robbins choreography and musical staging by Christopher Gattelli. From 3/12/15; opening 4/16/15'closing-- after multiple Tony nominations production went open-ended. Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Scott Lehrer (sound design), and Ted Sperling (musical director). The production will make use of Robert Russell Bennett's original orchestrations. What it's about: Inspired by Margaret Landon's novel Anna and the King of Siam. Our Review
King Charles III
Music Box Theatre 239 West 45th Street
Tim Pigott-Smith wil reprise his much-raved-about role as King Charles III when Mike Bartlett's play comes to Broadway. Directed by Rupert Gould. From 10/10/15; opening 11/01/15. Other Cast Members:Oliver Chris as William, Richard Goulding as Harry, Adam James as Mr. Evans, Margot Leicester as Camilla, Miles Richardson as James Reiss, Tom Robertson as Couttsey and other roles, Sally Scott as Sarah and other roles, Tafline Steen as Jess and Lydia Wilson as Kate. our review
Imperial, 249 West 45th Street (Broadway/8th Ave)(212) 239-6200
It's back yet again, the popular musical based on Victor Hugo's novel. Cast: Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson as Javert; Caissie Levy as Fantine and Nikki M. James as Eponine. From 3/01/14; opening 3/23/14;closing 9/04/16. Additional cast members TBA. The new production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. or (800) 447-7400. Ticket prices range from $57 - $139. v Our Review
The Lion King
Minskoff, 200 W. 45th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney animated musical, with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Julie Taymor. Since 10/15/98 -- opened,11/13. Arts.
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OK for ages 8 and up.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
American Airlines Theatre 227 West 42nd Street
5th Broadway production of O'Neill's classic. From 3/31/16; opening 4/19/16; closing 6/26/16. Cast: Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, John Gallagher Jr.
Winter Garden, 1634 Broadway ( West 50th/51st St.) 632-6200
Based on the songs of ABBA, this musical arrives on Broadway an established hit. Audiences are transported to a mythical Greek Island to share two days in the lives of Donna, a mother about to confront her past, her soon to be married daughter Sophie, and Sophie's three possible fathers. Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (of ABBA), book by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreogaphed by Anthony Van Laast. Original Cast: Louise Pitre, Judy Kaye, Karen Mason, Tina Maddigan. From 10/05/01; opening 10/18/01. Performances:Mon - Sat 8pm (eve), Wed & Sat 2pm (mat)-- $20-$90 Our Review. It's closing 9/12/15, after 5,765 performances
OK for ages 13 and up.
Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street) www.matildathemusical.com 212/239-6200
The hit show created by the RSC in 2010, and recipient of a record-breaking seven 2012 Olivier Awards including Best Musical based on the beloved story by t Roald Dahl From 3/04/13; opening 4/11/13. The production is de.signed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve. Cast: Lesli Margherita will portray Miss Wormwood, Gabriel Ebert is Mr. Wormwood, original London cast member Ward is Miss Honey and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Our Review. Cast update: Matthew Harrison takes over as Mr. Wormwood on March 4, and Chistopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull on March 18. They join the current cast that includes Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, and the four girls who share the title role: Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa.
Broadhurst Theatre 235 W 44th St (212) 239-6200
Stage adaptation of 1990 film adaptation of Stephen King's book. Cast: Laurie Metcalf Bruce Willis. Directed By Will Frears, From 10/22/15; opening 11/15/15; closing 2/14/16. What it's about: Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Willis) is rescued from a car crash by his 'Number One Fan,' Annie Wilkes (Metcalf), and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new 'Misery' novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will. Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min. our review
Motown The Musical
Nederlander Theatre 208 West 41 Street
The hit production featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will return to Broadway for an 18 week limited engagement, beginning July 2016. For what to expect see our review of the previous production here However, the return engatement is like to be a more streamlined and cost-effective edition.
Nerds- A Musical Dot-Comedy
Longacre Theatre 220 West 48th Street 212/239-6200
A musical about tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Book & Lyrics: Jordan Allen-Dutton & Erik Weiner, music by Hal Goldberg. Cast: TBA. Casey Hushion will direct From 3/31/16; opening 4/21/16. Choreography by Josh Bergasse. Running Time: 2 hours, 1 intermission. What it's about: Journey of famous, geeks' competitive journey from the floppy disc era to the iPhone phenomenon. Unsurprisingly, the production will feature progressive technology, including: on-stage holograms; projection mapping; and an enhanced theatergoing experience through app integrations that wll allow users to interact with the set and other audience members. For an idea of what to expect see our review of the 2013 production in Philadelphia
American Airlines Theatre 227 West 42nd Street
Michael Frayne's popular farce revived for a limited revival. It will be directed by Jeremy Herrin. Cast: Andrea Martin (Dotty Otley), Campbell Scott (Lloyd Dallas), Tracee Chimo (Poppy Norton-Taylor), Daniel Davis (Selsdon Mowbray), David Furr (Garry Lejeune), Kate Jennings Grant (Belinda Blair), Megan Hilty (Brooke Ashton), Rob McClure (Tim Allgood), Jeremy Shamos (Frederick Fellowes), From opening 1/14/16; closing 3/13/16. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016 Jonathan Fielding (Frederick Fellowes/Tim Allgood, Meredith Forlenza Brooke Ashton/Poppy Norton-Taylor u/s Pippa Pearthree Dotty Otley/Belinda Blair u/sPreviews will begin in January 2016. Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including intermission. Our Review
Marquis Theatre 1535 Broadway
New musical with music and lyrics by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Book by Alexander Dinelaris. Directed by Jerry Mitchell, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. Set Designer, David Rockwell; Costume Designer, Emilio Sosa; Lighting Designer, Kenneth Posner; Sound Designer, Steve Kennedy; Orchestrations Gloria and Emilio Estefan. opening 11/05/15/closing 4/03/16From 10/05/15.
Our Mother's Brief Affair
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261 West 47th Street www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com (212) 239-6200,
New York premier of a new play by Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. Cast: Linda Lavin, Kate Arrington, Greg Keller, John Procaccino. Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tom Broecker (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design). From 12/28/15; opening 1/20/16. Running Time: 2 hours, 1 intermission. What it's about:On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna (Linda Lavin) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. Our Review
The Phantom of the Opera
Majestic, 247 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Ave), 239-6200 www.thephantomoftheopera.comAnother heavy hitter in the big ticket, big spectacle musical and longevity (Opened 1/26/88) department. Adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel, Phantom's enduring glow is sustained by a Tony Award and a star-studded creative team: Harold Prince director; book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe); music by Webber; and lyrics by Charles Hart. As of January 9, 2006, with performance # 7, 486, the show became the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing another Andrew Lloyd Webber hit, Cats, which previously held the record with 7,485 performances. This ranks at the top of the list teenagers from out of town want to see with parents or with a date. OK for ages 12 and up. re-reviewed with first African-American Phantom, Norm Lewis
School of Rock—The Musical
Winter Garden Theatre
World Premiere based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title. Music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes. from 11/02/15; opening 12/06/15. Directed by Laurence Connor. What it's about: Down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. Choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, Scenic and Costume Design by Anna Louizos, Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, and Sound Design by Mick Potter. our review
She Loves Me
Roundabout Theatre CompaAny's Studio 54
Revival of the 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. Cast: Jane Krakowski (as Ilona), Byron Jennings (as Maraczek), Gavin Creel (as Kodaly), Nicholas Barasch (as Arpad) and Peter Bartlett (as Head Waiter) with ensemble members Cameron Adams, Alison Cimmet, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Benjamin Eakeley, Sara Edwards, Michael Fatica, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote, Andrew Kober, Laura Shoop and Jim Walton. Scott Ellis directs. Choreography by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. David Rockwell (sets), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Don Holder (lights), Jon Weston (sound), Larry Hochman (orchestrations) and David Krane (dance arrangements and incidental music). From 2/19/16; opening 3/17/16/opening 3/17/16;closing 7/10/16.
Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.
Music Box Theater
This star-studded musical isn't likely to be forgotten any more with a new book by George C. Wolfe will write a new book and direct the show featuring the original jazz music and lyrics by the vaudevillians Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and feature new choreography by Savion Glover. Cast: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. The show will begin performances in March 2016 and opening in April. If the new book and choreography gets this tagged as a new show rather than a revival, it may well prove stiff compettion to the seemingly unbeatable Hamilton.
St. James Theatre
New musical by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick, and John O'Farrell. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. From 3/23/15; opening 4/22/15. What it's about: A tribute to musical theater, that'set in 1590s England and follows Nick and Nigel Bottom, a pair of brothers desperate to write a play, but stuck in the shadow of William Shakespeare. When they're told by a local soothsayer that the future of theater involves, singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, they set out to write the world's first musical. Cast: Christian Borle,Brian d'Arcy James, John Cariani,Heidi Blickenstaff,Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders,Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Gerry Vichi, Michael James Scott, Eric Giancola, Linda Griffin, David Hibbard,Jenny Hill, Stacey Todd Holt,Courtney Iventosch, Aaron Kaburick,Austin Lesch, Beth Johnson Nicely, Aleks Pevec, Angie Schworer, Eric Sciotto, Brian Shepard, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Ryan VanDenBoom, Matt Wall,Marisha Wallace,Bud Weber. For the first three performances every seat in the St. James Theatre will be sold at the price of $15.95, the year the piece is set. Our Review
Broadhurst Theatre 235 W 44th St
From 3/31/16; opening 4/26/16. Musical based on Natalie Babbitt's novel about a young girl who befriends an immortal family. Book by Claudia Shear, music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tyson. Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. Cast: Sarah Charles Lewis, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park, Carolee Carmello and Terrence Mann.
The Young Vic Olivier awarded production of Arthur Millers'play directed Ivo Van Hove. Mark Strong will reprise his performance as Eddie Carbone. From 10/21/15; opening 11/12/15, closing 2/21/16. Rest of cast: Emun Elliott as Marco, Phoebe Fox as Catherine, Michael Gould as Alfieri and Olivier winner Nicola Walker as Beatrice. Casting for Rodolpho, played in the West End by Luke Norris, TBA.The play debuted on Broadway in 1955 and was most recently seen there 2010, starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. Scenic and lighting design by Jan Versqeyveld. Running Time: 2 hours, no intermission. our review
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
New musical by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, will begin Broadway previews in March 2016 with an opening night scheduled for April 2016. Book, Jessie Nelson. Music and lyrics by Bareilles, direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Jessie Mueller stars. Other casting TBA. The show is pre-Broadway-running at the American Repertory Theater in Boston to Sept.
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Gershwin, 222 W. 51 St., (Broadway/8th Av) 212-307-4100
A new musical based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. It takes place in the Land of Oz, and tells the story of many of the characters before Dorothy arrived. Book by Winnie Holzman; music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; directed by Joe Mantello; choreographed by Wayne Cilento. Sets, Eugene Lee; lighting, Kenneth Posner; costumes, Susan Hilferty; sound, Tony Meola; musical director, Stephen Oremus; orchestrations, William David Brohn. From 10/2/03; opening 10/30/03. Tue at 7pm; Wed - Sat at 8pm; Wed & Sat at 2pm; Sun at 3pm -- $30 - $100. Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission. Our Review.
OK for ages 9 and up.