Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2015-16 Ends as 2016-17 Gets Ready

Nathan Lane will star in a revival of
The Front Page next season.
The 2015-16 Broadway and off-Broadway theater season is heading into the home stretch with a whirlwind of openings, nominations and awards about to be unleashed. Meanwhile, 2016-17 is waiting in the wings and raring to go. Though there was no official press release, an Equity casting notice revealed Nathan Lane and John Slattery will be starring a revival of The Front Page with John Goodman, Rosemary Harris, Sherie Rene Scott, and Jefferson Mays. The Great Comet (shortened from Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812) with Josh Groban has announced an opening date of Nov. 14 at the Imperial. We also have Hello, Dolly with Bette Midler, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The SpongeBob Musical, and lots more. Here is a breakdown of the end of this season and what we know about the next one and beyond:

March 30--Lortel Award Nominations announced
March 31--The Crucible (Walter Kerr)
April 14--The Father (MTC/Friedman)
April 18—Pulitzer Prize for Drama Announced

April 19—Outer Critics Circle Nominations (Algonquin Hotel, 11 AM, Brian d'Arcy James, Jennifer SImard)
April 19--Long Day's Journey Into Night (Roundabout/American Airlines)
April 20--Drama League Nominations Announced (Sardi's, 11AM)
April 21-American Psycho (Schoenfeld)
April 24--Waitress (Brooks Atkinson)
April 25--Fully Committed (Lyceum)
April 26---Tuck Everlasting (Broadhurst)
April 28—Drama Desk Nominations (54 Below, 10 AM)
April 28--Shuffle Along or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed (Music Box)
May--The Total Bent (Public); Peer Gynt (CSC); Indian Summer (Playwrights Horizons)
May 1--Lortel Awards (NYU Skirball Center)
May 3—Tony Nominations (Paramount Hotel, Patina Miller, Andrew Rennells)
May 4—Tony Nominees Press Event (Paramount Hotel)
May 16—Astaire Awards (NYU Skirball Center, 6 PM)
May 20--Dram League Awards (Marriott Marquis Broadway Ballroom, 11:30AM)
May 23—Obie Awards (Webster Hall, Lea DeLaria hosts)

May 25--Cirque du Soleil's Paramour (Lyric)
May 26—Outer Critics Awards Ceremony (Sardi’s, 3:30-6:30 PM, winners are announced at an earlier date by press release)
June 5—Drama Desk Awards, Michael Urie hosts (Town Hall)
June 6--An Act of God (Booth)
June 12—Tony Awards, James Corden hosts (Beacon Theatre)
2016-17--The Present, Singin' in the Rain, The Bandstand, The SpongeBob Musical, The Wiz, Camp David
Aug. 2--Cats (Neil Simon)
Oct. 6--The Cherry Orchard (American Airlines/Roundabout)
Oct. 13--Holiday Inn, the New Irving Berlin Musical (Studio 54/Roundabout)
Oct. 20--The Front Page (Theatre TBA)
Oct. 27--Falsettos (Walter Kerr)
Nov. 14--The Great Comet of 1812 (Imperial)
March 9, 2017--Groundhog Day
April 20, 2017--Hello, Dolly! (Theatre TBA)
Spring 2017--Come From Away, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2017--Sherlock Holmes
2017-18--To Kill a Mockingbird
Spring 2018--Frozen
Future--Anastasia, Archie, 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
Eclipsed (transfer from Off-Broadway)
The Father
The Humans (transfer from Off-Broadway)
King Charles III
Our Mother's Brief Affair
Therese Raquin

New Musicals
Amazing Grace
American Psycho
Bright Star
Disaster! (previously presented Off-Broadway)
Hamilton (transfer from Off-Broadway)
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan
School of Rock
Shuffle Along or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed 
Tuck Everlasting

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

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

Special Attractions
The Illusionists: Live on Broadway
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
Penn and Teller

1 comment:

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