Friday, April 3, 2015

Broadway Update: 2015-16 in View

Groundhog Day (with Bill Murray and friend) will be made into
a Broadway musical for 2016-17
April is here and that means a mad dash of Broadway openings just before the April 23rd cut-off date for the Tony nominations. There are 14 Broadway openings this month--15 if you count both parts of Wolf Hall as two shows. But as we race towards the end of 2014-15, the next season 2015-16 has already begun to take shape.The first show of the new season will be An Act of God starring Jim Parsons as the deity, followed by summer openings of Penn and Teller and Hamilton's transfer to the Richard Rodgers. In the fall, we'll have On Your Feet, Al Pacino in David Mamet's China Doll, Clive Owen and Eve Best in Harold Pinter's Old Times, George Takei in Allegiance, and Fiddler on the Roof with Danny Burstein. December brings School of Rock and a revival of The Color Purple. There are also plans for 2016-17 with the new Groundhog Day musical from the creators of Matilda and a new version of The Wiz which will be broadcast on NBC first. Harvey Fierstein is writing new material for the book and Cirque du Soleil is producing it. Here's a schedule for the rest of this season and the beginning of the next:

April 2--Skylight (Golden)
April 7--Hand to God (Booth)
April 8--Gigi (Neil Simon)
April 9--Wolf Hall, Parts I and II (Winter Garden)
April 12--An American in Paris (Palace)
April 12--Ghosts (BAM/Harvey Theatre)
April 14--It Shoulda Been You (Brooks Atkinson)
April 15--Finding Neverland (Lunt-Fontanne)
April 15--Hamlet (CSC)
April 16--The King and I (LCT/Vivian Beaumont)
April 19--Fun Home (Circle in the Square)
April 20--Living on Love (Longacre)
April 20--Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced (Friars Club)
April 21--Doctor Zhivago (Broadway)
April 21--Drama League Award Nominations Announced (Sardi's)
April 22--Something Rotten (St. James)
April 23--The Visit (Lyceum)
April 23--Airline Highway (MTC/Samuel J. Friedman)
April 23--Drama Desk Nominations Announced (54 Below)
April 28--Tony Nominations Announced
April 29--Tony Nominees Press Event
May 10--Lortel Awards
May 11--Outer Critics Circle winners announced by press release
May 15--Drama League Awards (Marriott Marquis)
May 18--Obie Awards
May 21--The Sound and the Fury (Elevator Repair Service at the Public)
May 21--Outer Critics Circle Awards (Sardi's)
May 28--An Act of God (Studio 54)
May 31--Drama Desk Awards (Town Hall)
May 2015--Dr. Faustus (CSC); What I Did Last Summer (Signature); Permission (MCC/Lortel)
June 7--Tony Awards
June 29--Shows for Days (LCT/Mitzi Newhouse)
July 7--Penn and Teller (Marquis)
Aug. 6--Hamilton (Richard Rodgers)
Oct. 5--On Your Feet (Marquis)
Oct. 15--Old Times (Roundabout)
Oct. 29--Therese Racquin (American Airlines/Roundabout) 
Nov. 8--Allegiance (Theatre TBA)
Nov. 19--China Doll (Gerald Schoenfeld)
Nov. 2015--Fiddler on the Roof
Fall 2015--Misery, American Psycho
Dec. 3--The Color Purple (Jacobs)
Dec. 6--School of Rock (Winter Garden)
Jan. 14, 2016--Noises Off (Roundabout)
Jan. 20--Our Mother's Brief Affair (MTC/Samuel Friedman)
2015-16--Children of a Lesser God, Houdini
April 21--Shuffle Along (Music Box)
Spring 2016--She Loves Me (Roundabout), Falsettos
2016-17--The Wiz
March 9, 2017--Groundhog Day
2017--Sherlock Holmes
Future--Bandstand, Disney's Frozen, Soul Train, Pretty Woman, The First Wives Club, Magic Mike, Freaky Friday, King Kong, Miss Saigon, The Visitor