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Looking Ahead: See What Broadway Has in Store for a 2016-17 Season

The 2015-16 Broadway entertainment deteriorate came to a end with final night’s Tony Awards, though a 2016-17 deteriorate has already gotten underway with a May 25 opening of
Paramour and a Jun 6 reconstruction of
An Act of God—and they’re usually a beginning.

Here are a shows that have set dates, requisitioned theatres or both. They are listed by announced opening date.

They are followed by some of a other intriguing titles announced for a season, though still convention financing and prolongation teams, and seeking a theatre.


Return rendezvous of a Broadway low-pitched that ran 738 performances 2013-2015 and told a story of a arise of a mythological RB tag Motown in 1960s Detroit. The show, that warranted 5 Tony nominations in a strange run, recreates performances by
Diana Ross,
Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and other duration artists.

Performances start Jul 12 during a Nederlander Theatre. There will be no grave opening night. Scheduled for a singular run by Nov 13.


Broadway reconstruction of a sly low-pitched that prowled Broadway for 7,485 performances 1982-2000, becoming, for a time, Broadway’s longest-running show. Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber set strain to a T.S. Eliot poems from his book
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, that tells a story of a curiously named Jellicle Cats and their query to send one of their array to a visionary Heaviside Layer. The expel includes British cocktail star Leona Lewis as Grizabella.

Previews start Jul 14. Opening night is Jul 31 during the
Neil Simon Theatre.


Roundabout Theatre Company’s entertainment instrumentation of a 1942 film classical about former vaudevillians who run a showbiz-themed New England hotel that’s open usually on holidays. The new words by
Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge augments Irving Berlin’s shade measure (including “White Christmas”) with several additional classics from his songbook. Greenberg leads a expel that stars
Bryce Pinkham, Megan Lawrence and Corbin Bleu. This instrumentation was constructed formerly during Goodspeed Musicals and a St. Louis Muny.

Previews start Sep 1 during Studio 54. Opens Oct 13.


Broadway send of a 2015 Off-Broadway strike two-hander by
Simon Stephens, a author of a Tony Award-winning Best Play,
The Curious Incident of a Dog in a Night-Time. Here is how it’s described: “Amidst a discord of a swarming London sight station, Georgie spots Alex, a most comparison man, and plants a lick on his neck. This electric confront thrusts these dual strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game.”
Mark Brokaw leads a cast, consisting of
Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt.

Previews start Sep 20 during a Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opens Oct 13.


Diane Lane as a stately though cursed matriarch, Ranevskaya, in Simon Godwin’s entertainment of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, in a new interpretation by Stephen Karam (
The Humans) presented by
Roundabout Theatre Company. An elegant aged family lacks a ability to conduct their estate, so it’s slipping by their fingers into a hands of an enterprising former servant.

Previews start Sep 15 during a American Airlines Theatre. Opens Oct 16.


An all-star reconstruction of a classical 1928 Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur comedy about tough Chicago journal reporters perplexing to kick any other for a large scoop. Jack O’Brien leads a expel that includes
Nathan Lane, Robert Morse, John Slattery, John Goodman,
Jefferson Mays,
Rosemary Harris,
Holland Taylor, David Pittu and
Sherie Rene Scott.

Previews start Sep 20 during a entertainment TBA. Opens Oct 20.


Two-time Tony Award leader Christian Borle and
Stephanie J. Block and
Andrew Rannells in a reconstruction of a 1992 low-pitched created by
William Finn (music lyrics) and
James Lapine (book), and destined by Lapine. Marvin (Borle) struggles to emanate a “tight-knit family” out of his heterogeneous array of core relations (including his ex-wife, his new boyfriend, his youth son, his psychiatrist and his neighbors). Amidst a array of staggering life changes, he is forced to reckon with his possess views on love, shortcoming and what it means to be a man.

Previews start Sep 29 during a Walter Kerr Theatre. Opens Oct 27.


Transfer of a strike 2015 prolongation from Donmar Warehouse in London. Janet McTeer and
Liev Schreiber star in a reconstruction of Christopher Hampton’s 1985 play about ardent amour in 18th century France, destined by Josie Rourke.

Previews start Oct 8 during a Booth Theatre. Opens Oct 30.


Broadway send of a Off-Broadway low-pitched by a songwriting organisation of
Benj Pasek and
Justin Paul (
Dogfight, A Christmas Story). Steven Levenson wrote a libretto, an strange story about a high school’s greeting to a genocide of one of a students.
Michael Greif (
Rent, Next to Normal) directs. The uncover was seen formerly in 2015 during Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and in open 2016 during Off-Broadway’s Second Stage, where it had a sold-out run. It won a Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award as Best New Off-Broadway Musical.

Opens Nov 2016 during a Belasco Theatre.


Broadway send of a 2013 Off-Broadway sensation. Singer
Josh Groban creates his Broadway entrance alongside Denée Benton in this surprising low-pitched that takes a section from Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel,
War and Peace, and tells a story of an elegant immature lady who turns her behind on a “proper” multitude matrimony and falls madly in adore with a handsome, though worthless, playboy. The uncover ran some-more than a year Off-Broadway starting in 2013 in a specifically designed tent. Broadway’s Imperial Theatre will be reconfigured to accommodate a environmental entertainment by Rachel Chavkin. Music, lyrics and book by Dave Malloy.

Previews start Oct 18 during a Imperial Theatre. Opens Nov 14.


Return rendezvous of a multi-star sorcery revue that played Broadway in 2014 and 2015. this year’s lineup facilities Dana Daniels (“The Charlatan”), Charlie Frye (“The Eccentric”), Mark Kalin (“The Showman”), Jinger Leigh (“The Conjuress”), Thommy Ten and Amélie outpost Tass (“The Clairvoyants”), Justo Thaus Jin (“The Grand Carlini”), Rick Thomas (“The Immortal”) and Jonathan Goodwin (“The Daredevil”).

Previews start Nov 24 during a Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Opening TBA. Limited rendezvous by Jan 1, 2017.


Ralph Fiennes,
Linda Emond and Sarah Snook in David Hare’s interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 play about an designer whose creativity is rejuvenated by a immature woman.
Matthew Warchus leads a Broadway send of a 2015 London production.

Opens in tumble 2016 during a entertainment TBA.


New low-pitched formed on Chazz Palminteri’s solo uncover and film, that tell a story of Calogero Anello, a immature child from a working-class family who gets concerned in a universe of orderly crime. Music by Tony and Oscar winner
Alan Menken with book and lyrics by Palminteri and
Glenn Slater. The uncover was grown in late winter 2016 during Paper Mill Playhouse with
Jerry Zaks and Robert De Niro as co-directors.

Cast TBA. Opens Dec 1 during a Longacre Theatre.


Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in Andrew Upton’s new play, formed on Anton Chekhov’s
Platonov, about a artificial schoolteacher and a lady who loves him, with a movement reversed to a 1990s. John Crowley recreates his staging, seen formerly during a Sydney Theatre Company of Australia, where a play debuted in 2015.

Begins previews Dec 17 during a Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Opens Jan 8, 2017.


New low-pitched blending by
Terrence McNally from a 1997 charcterised film about a immature lady who might be a final flourishing member of a Russian stately family. The Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty measure uses songs from a movie, including a Oscar- nominated “Journey to a Past,” and an wholly new measure from a Tony Award-winning
Ragtime and
Seussical team.

Tony winner
Darko Tresnjak (
Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) leads a musical, that is carrying a universe premiere during Hartford Stage by Jun 26.

Announced for 2016-17 season. Opening date and entertainment TBA.


Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of master playwright Aug Wilson’s initial play, a usually work from his The American Century Cycle (which includes
Fences and
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), about black life in America during a 20th century, never formerly seen on Broadway. Set in a early 1970s, a play follows a organisation of organisation who expostulate unlawful cabs or “jitneys.” Directed by
Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Cast TBA.

Begins previews Dec 28 during a Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opens Jan 19, 2017.


Stage instrumentation of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic, also a basement for a film
Willie Wonka and a Chocolate Factory, about a bad child who wins a golden sheet that allows him to spend a day during a enchanting chocolate bureau run by a puzzling and individualist confectionary talent Willie Wonka. Two-time Tony Award winner
Christian Borle plays Wonka in a Broadway send of this 2013 West End hit, that has a book by David Greig and a measure by the
Hairspray organisation of
Marc Shaiman and
Scott Wittman. Jack O’Brien directs.

Previews and opening in Mar 2017 during a Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.


Revival of a long-running low-pitched formed on a play and opera
Madame Butterfly, though with a movement reversed to a Vietnam War, created by the
Les Misérables organisation of Claude-Michel Schönberg and
Alain Boublil. The uncover stars Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada, destined by
Laurence Connor, produced formerly in London by
Cameron Mackintosh.

Previews and opening in open 2017 during a entertainment TBA.


Three-time Tony nominee
Laura Linney and Tony winner
Cynthia Nixon in Manhattan Theatre Club’s reconstruction of Lillian Hellman’s drama. The story follows Southern goddess Regina Giddens and her intrigue to dupe her husband, who stands in a approach of her profit-making dreams.
Daniel Sullivan will direct.

Previews start Mar 29, 2017 during a Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opens Apr 19.


Bette Midler and
David Hyde Pierce in a reconstruction of a blockbuster 1964 low-pitched about a Yonkers, NY, matchmaker who journeys to New York City to find matches for 3 immature couples—as good as one for herself. Jerry Zaks will approach and
Warren Carlyle will choreograph a show, that has strain and lyrics by
Jerry Herman and a book by
Michael Stewart.

Previews start Mar 13, 2017 during a Shubert Theatre. Opens Apr 20.

The following productions have been announced for a 2016-17 deteriorate though do not nonetheless have a entertainment or reliable dates. Listed alphabetically:


Set in 1945, a final year of World War II, a self-described “big-band musical” chronicling a incompatible rope of WWII veterans who join army to competition in a radio competition with dreams of stardom. The uncover has strain by Cirque du Soleil’s Richard Oberacker and book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Oberacker. The director/choreographer is Andy Blankenbuhler and a expel will feature
Laura Osnes and
Corey Cott. This strange low-pitched had a strike initial prolongation in summer/fall 2015 during Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

Announced for 2016-17 season. Opening date and entertainment TBA.


Lawrence Wright’s new American play about President Jimmy Carter’s Nobel Prize-winning efforts to move a leaders of Israel and Egypt to pointer a assent agreement after years of war. Directed by
Molly Smith,
Camp David had a universe premiere during Washington, D.C.’s
Arena Stage in 2014. It is personification a pre-Broadway rendezvous at
The Old Globe in San Diego by Jun 19. It will be constructed on Broadway by Steve Traxler and Gerald Rafshoon.

Announced for 2016-17 season. Cast, opening date and entertainment TBA.


New low-pitched that traces a early life of Judy Garland, from her parochial birth to her starring purpose in a film classic
The Wizard of Oz. The uncover has book by Marc Acito and a measure of duration hits compared with Garland. The uncover had a developmental world-premiere prolongation in Flat Rock, NC, in Nov 2015, and is formulation a full prolongation during Goodspeed Musicals in Sep before a intensity Broadway transfer.

Announced for 2017. Cast, opening date and entertainment TBA.


New low-pitched that explores a durability tie fake between a organisation of travelers whose planes were diverted to a tiny Newfoundland city on Sep 11, 2001. Book, strain and lyrics by a Canadian husband-and-wife organisation Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Directed by
Christopher Ashley. The uncover had a universe premiere during a La Jolla Playhouse in summer 2015, before to a tumble 2015 run during Seattle Repertory Theatre, where it pennyless box-office records. A audition debate will play Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre Sep 2-October 9, followed by a Nov 15-January 1, 2017, run during Toronto’s Mirvish Theatre.

Announced for Broadway in open 2017. Cast, opening date and entertainment TBA.


New low-pitched formed on a 2008 documentary film of a same title, about a first-ever all comparison hip-hip dance team.
Lillias White, Andre De Shields, Georgia Engel, Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn and Stefanie Powers starred in a Dec 2015 audition in Chicago.
Jerry Mitchell is directing a show, that has a measure that was begun by a late
Marvin Hamlisch (
A Chorus

Line) and finished by
Matthew Sklar (
The Wedding Singer, Elf), with lyrics by Nell Benjamin (
Legally Blonde) and a book by
Chad Beguelin (
Aladdin) and Bob Martin (
Drowsy Chaperone).

Announced for 2016-17 season. Cast, opening date and entertainment TBA.


A entertainment instrumentation of Steven Soderbergh’s film about masculine strippers. Written by
Tom Kitt (music),
Brian Yorkey (lyrics), Roberto Aguire-Sacasa (book). A private seminar was hold Apr 2015 featuring
Derek Klena and
Taylor Louderman.

Announced for 2016-17 season. Cast, opening date and entertainment TBA.


A low-pitched that showcases a songbook of 1960s hitmaker Bert Berns (“Under a Boardwalk,” “Twist and Shout,” “Brown-Eyed Girl”), with a book by Daniel Goldfarb. The uncover was initial presented Off-Broadway in 2014, and is designed for Broadway by a producing organisation that includes Merged Work Productions, Jack Thomas, Steven Van Zandt, Paul Shaffer, Maureen Van Zandt and Joe Grano.

Announced for 2016-17 season. Cast, opening date and entertainment TBA.


Stage instrumentation of a 1998 Oscar-winning Best Picture about immature playwright Will Shakespeare who is worried by writer’s retard until he finds his troubadour in a form of ardent noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. Written by Lee Hall (adaptation),
Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, and destined by Declan Donnellan. Co-produced by Disney and
Sonia Friedman. A Canadian prolongation is designed for this summer, followed by a U.S. premiere in Oregon.

Broadway cast, entertainment and opening date TBA.


Dancing With a Stars favorite Derek Hough as strain and dance masculine Don Lockwood
in a new entertainment instrumentation of a classical MGM film musical, about a early days of sound films in Hollywood. The uncover will entrance approach out of town—at a Paris venue
Théâtre du Châtelet, where Broadway’s current
An American In Paris also had a pre-Broadway universe premiere.
Harvey Weinstein is producing.
Singin’ in a Rain is destined by Robert Carsen and facilities choreography by Stephen Mear and costumes by Tony leader Anthony Powell.

Announced for 2016-17 season. Opening date and entertainment TBA.


Stage low-pitched instrumentation of a strike Nickelodeon animation array about a bubble-headed undersea residents of Bikini Bottom. The uncover has a book by Kyle Jarrow and a measure by a conspicuous collection of cocktail writers, including Steven Tyler,
Cyndi Lauper, They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Panic! At a Disco, Plain White T’s, T.I. and David Bowie. Tina Landau leads a expel that includes Ethan Slater,
Lilli Cooper, Danny Skinner, Gavin Lee, Carlos Lopez and
Nick Blaemire. The uncover is now perplexing out in Chicago.

Target opening in 2017 during a entertainment TBA.

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