Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More New Shows for Broadway 2013-14

John Grisham, Neil Patrick Harris, Wynton Marsalis, Tupac Shakur and maybe Angela Lansbury will be joining the diverse ranks of stars and creative types lighting up Broadway in the coming season (Still not a lot of new plays though.) John Grisham's A Time to Kill has been turned into a play by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood). After a run at the Arena Stage, it's been picked up for an engagement at the John Golden.

After scoring a hit as a Tony host four times, Harris will step into his own kinky boots for the Broadway premiere of the Off-Broadway hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch (I'll bet fans who only know NPH as the womanizing Barney on How I Met Your Mother will be shocked to see him as a German transgendered rock singer).

Marsalis is bringing After Midnight, a musical recreation of the Cotton Club in its heyday, to the Brooks Atkinson.

Holler If Ya Hear Me, the long-gestating musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, is having a workshop and aims to open on Broadway sometime this season.

Lansbury told ABC Classic FM she will star in a revival of The Chalk Garden this fall, but there has been no official announcement. So I can't include it in the rundown, but here's what we have so far:

July 14--Luis Bravo's Forever Tango (Walter Kerr)
July 24--Let It Be (St. James)
Aug. 4--First Date (Longacre)
Aug. 15--Soul Doctor (Circle In the Square)
Sept. 19--Romeo and Juliet (Richard Rodgers)
Sept. 26--The Glass Menagerie (Booth)
Oct. 5--Big Fish (Neil Simon)
Oct. 20--A Time to Kill (Golden)
Oct. 24--The Snow Geese (Samuel Friedman)
Nov. 3--Betrayal (Barrymore)
Nov. 3--After Midnight (Brooks Atkinson)
Nov. 10--Twelfth Night/Richard III (Belasco)
Nov. 17--The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Walter Kerr)
Nov. 21--Macbeth (Vivian Beaumont)
Nov. 24--Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land (Cort)
TBA--The Winslow Boy (American Airlines)
Jan. 16--Machinal (American Airlines)
Mid-Feb.--The Bridges of Madison County (Gerald Shoenfeld)
March 23--Les Miserables (Imperial)
March 27--If/Then (Theatre TBA)
April 17--Act One (Vivian Beaumont)
Spring--The Real Thing (American Airlines)
Spring--Houdini (Theatre TBA)
Spring--Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Theater TBA)
Spring--Rocky (Winter Garden)
Spring--Bullets Over Broadway (St. James)
Spring--Holler If Ya Hear Me (Theater TBA)

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