As usual Broadway comes back to life in the fall. The shows that opened this summer have gotten pretty bad reviews so we need some good new shows.
The not-for-profits on Broadway kick off early. Roundabout has Bernhardt/Hamlet (about one of histories most famed actresses taking on Shakespeare’s iconic role) with previews starting September 1 at American Airlines Theater. They bring three great performers (Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale) to the stage of Studio 54 on September 20 in Lifespan of a Fact. The Manhattan Theater Club has a play about the professional world of Snooker (been waiting for that!) called The Nap to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on September 4. Second Stage Theatre brings the classic Harvey Fierstein Torch Song to the Helen Hayes on October 9 (this one will sell out).
We are actually blessed with a number of new plays coming in this fall. American Son will start at the Booth on October 16; Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman docks at the Bernard B. Jacobs on October 2; and Kenneth Lonergan continues his Broadway revelation when his The Waverly Gallery starts at The John Golden on September 25.
Musicals also come in, including The Prom, starting at the Longacre on October 23, King Kong (gotta see this puppet) stomps into the Broadway Theatre on October 5 and the indomitable Cher Show will open at the Neil Simon Theatre on November 1.
Of course you will hear more about these shows this fall and you should start booking your tickets if you plan to be in New York City in the coming months. Especially for the Cher Show.