Saturday, August 1, 2015

2015-16 Broadway/Off-Broadway Calendar

Holland Taylor is among the stars appearing
Off-Broadway during 2015-16.
Summer doldrums have set in the theater scene with a tepid reception for Amazing Grace (here's a link to my review), and Hamilton providing the only excitement. The Off-Broadway transfer opens officially on Thurs. and it has become the show to see. I hear house seats are impossible to get and even Tony voters are getting limited selections on a few weeknights. So this is the perfect time to look ahead at the fall season and beyond. I've compiled my usual list of Broadway and Off-Broadway openings. The Main Stem is once again dominated by British imports and revivals with very few new American plays, the only three so far are Our Mother's Brief Affair from MTC, David Mamet's China Doll, and a stage version of Steven King's Misery.

Off-Broadway has a lot of interesting projects including Tonya Pinkins as Mother Courage at CSC; Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in Sam Shepard's Buried Child from The New Group; Lucas Hnath's The Christians (which I read for the ATCA New Play Award);  These Paper Bullets, a musical version of Much Ado About Nothing set in 1960s Mod London; Dot, a new play by Colman Domingo directed by Susan Stroman; and David Lindsay-Abaire's new play Ripcord with Marylouise Burke, Rachel Dratch and Holland Taylor. Here's the breakdown with as many specific dates as possible as as possible future projects which have been announced.

July 12--Penn and Teller (Marquis)
July 16--Amazing Grace (Nederlander)
Aug. 6--Hamilton (Richard Rodgers)
Aug. 10--Cymbeline (Shakespeare in the Park/Delacorte)
Aug. 11--John (Signature)
Aug. 18--Informed Consent (Primary Stages/Duke on 42nd St.)
Aug. 19--Mercury Fur (New Group/Signature Thr.)
Aug. 24--Love and Money (Signature)
Aug. 27--A Delicate Ship (Playwrights Horizons)
Aug. 27--Whorl Inside a Loop (Second Stage)
August--Greek Festival (CSC)
Sept. 9--The Legend of Georgia McBride (MCC/Lortel)
Sept. 12--Isolde (TFANA)
Sept. 17--The Christians (Playwrights Horizons)
Sept. 27--Spring Awakening (Brooks Atkinson)
Sept. 27--Daddy Long Legs (Davenport)
Oct. 8--Fool for Love (Friedman/MTC)
Oct. 8--Barbecue (Public)
Oct. 13--The Gin Game (Golden)
Oct. 14--Clever Little Lies (Westside)
Oct. 14--Eclipsed (Public)
Oct. 15--Old Times (Roundabout)
Oct. 15--Perfect Arrangement (Primary Stages/Duke at 42nd St.)
Oct. 15--Travels with My Aunt (Keene Company/Clurman)
Oct. 20--Ripcord (MTC/City Center Stage I)
Oct. 20--First Daughter Suite (Public)
Oct. 22--Dames at Sea (Helen Hayes)
Oct. 25--The Humans (Laura Pels/Roundabout)
Oct. 25--Cloud Nine (Atlantic)
Oct. 27--Sylvia (Cort)
Oct. 29--Therese Racquin (American Airlines/Roundabout)
October--Hir (Playwright Horizons)
Nov. 1--King Charles III (Music Box)
Nov. 5--On Your Feet (Marquis)
Nov. 8--Allegiance (Longacre)
Nov. 9--Dada Woof Papa Hot (LCT/Mitzi Newhouse)
Nov. 12--A View from the Bridge (Lyceum)
Nov. 15--Misery (Broadhurst)
Nov. 19--China Doll (Gerald Schoenfeld)
Nov. 19--The Illusionists: Live on Broadway (Neil Simon)
Nov. 19--Steve (New Group/Signature)
Nov. 23--Important Hats of the 20th Century (MTC/City Center Stage II)
November--Incident at Vichy, Night Is a Room (Signature); Henry IV (St. Ann's Warehouse); Marjorie Prime (Playwrights Horizons)
Dec. 2--Invisible Thread (Second Stage)
Dec. 3--The Color Purple (Bernard Jacobs)
Dec. 3--Gigantic (Vineyard)
Dec. 6--School of Rock (Winter Garden)
Dec. 7--Lazarus (NYTW)
Dec. 10--The Color Purple (Jacobs)
Dec. 17--Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway)
December--These Paper Bullets (Atlantic); Mother Courage and Her Children (CSC)
Jan. 14, 2016--Noises Off (Roundabout)
Jan. 20--Our Mother's Brief Affair (Friedman/MTC)
January--Dot (Vineyard); Smart People (Second Stage)
2015-16--Children of a Lesser God, Houdini, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Gotta Dance, Bright Star
Feb. 9--Prodigal Son (MTC/City Center Stage I)
February--Angel Reapers (Signature); Buried Child (New Group/Signature); Pericles (TFANA); Familiar (Playwrights Horizons)
March 3--She Loves Me (Roundabout/Studio 54)
March 21--American Psycho (Shubert theater TBA)
March--Nathan the Wise (CSC); Dry Powder, Head of Passes (Public); Antila Pneumatica (Playwrights Horizons)
April 17--Tuck Everlasting (Broadhurst)
April 19--Long Day's Journey Into Night (Roundabout/American Airlines)
April 21--Shuffle Along (Music Box)
May--The Total Bent (Public); Peer Gynt (CSC); Indian Summer (Playwrights Horizons)
Spring 2016--Falsettos, Waitress
2016-17--The Wiz, Camp David
March 9, 2017--Groundhog Day
2017--Sherlock Holmes
Future--Anastasia, Bandstand, Disney's Frozen, Soul Train, Pretty Woman, The First Wives Club, Magic Mike, Freaky Friday, King Kong, Miss Saigon, The Visitor, Bombshell 

2015-16 Broadway Season

New Plays
China Doll
King Charles III
Our Mother's Brief Affair
Therese Racquin

New Musicals
Amazing Grace
American Psycho
Hamilton (transfer from Off-Broadway)
On Your Feet
School of Rock
Shuffle Along
Tuck Everlasting

Play Revivals
Fool for Love
The Gin Game
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Noises Off
Old Times
A View from the Bridge

Musical Revivals
Dames at Sea
The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me

Special Attractions
The Illusionists
Penn and Teller

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