Broadway Fall 2012

Broadway Fall 2012: Rebecca, Annie, Bring It On, Cyrano de Bergerac are among the choices
Broadway Fall 2012: 15 plays and musicals already scheduled, including: Rebecca, Annie, Cyrano de Bergerac, Bring It On

Here is how Broadway is shaping up so far for Fall 2012.

Updated October 26th

This WILL change (Note, for example, the Rebecca logo above):

First, a quick chronological list by opening date (if there is one), then alphabetical, with a bit more description

Bring It On: The Musical (August 1)

Chaplin (September 10th)

An Enemy of the People (September 27th)

Grace (October 4th)

Cyrano de Bergerac (October 11th)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (October 13th)

The Heiress (November 1)

Annie (November 8th)

Glengarry Glen Ross (November 11th)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (November 13th)

The Performers (November 14th)

Scandalous (Novembe 15th)

A Christmas Story (November 19th)

Dead Accounts (November 28)

The Anarchist (December 2)

Golden Boy (December 6)

The Other Place (January 10th, 2013)

Picnic (January 13th)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (January 17th)

Cinderella (February 21)

Hands on a Hardbody (March 21)

Kinky Boots (April 4)

Diner (April 10)

Matilda (April 13)

Motown (April 14)

The Nance (April 15)

The Assembled Parties (April 17)


A Christmas Story

A musical based on the holiday movie, about a boy named Ralphie in 1940s Indiana who has one wish  for Christmas — a Red Ryder BB gun.

Performances from 06 Nov 2012
Opening 19 Nov 2012
Closing 30 Dec 2012

Videos of songs from A Christmas Story

The Anarchist

By David Mamet
Lyceum Theatre

A female prisoner, who was once part of a Weather Underground-like radical group, pleads her case for parole with the warden. A Mamet play sarring Tony Award winner Patti LuPone and Academy Award nominee Debra Winger in her Broadway debut.

Performances from 13 Nov 2012
Opening Dec 2 2012

Palace Theatre

The revival of the musical about the orphan who makes her way in Depression-era New York from a dismal orphanage to the home of billionaire Daddy Warbucks. “The sun will come out tomorrow…”

Performances from 03 Oct 2012
Opening 08 Nov 2012

Bring It On: The Musical
St. James Theatre
Two cheerleading squads, one mission: claim the title at the National Cheerleading Championships. Lyrics by: Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda
. Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt. Book by: Jeff Whitty

Performances from 12 Jul 2012
Opening 01 Aug 2012
Closing Nov

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
A new musical about Charlie Chaplin, born in slums of London, who became the first international movie star

Performances from 21 Aug 2012
Opening 10 Sep 2012

Videos of songs from Chaplin

My review of Chaplin

Cyrano de Bergerac
American Airlines Theatre
A play about Cyrano de Bergerac, witty, intelligent but big-nosed, who pines for the beautiful Roxane but is too shy to pursue her.Instead, Cyrano writes eloquent love letters to Roxane on Christian’s behalf.

Performances from 14 Sep 2012
Opening 11 Oct 2012
Closing 25 Nov 2012
Enemy of the People
by Henrik Ibsen
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Boyd Gaines and Richard Thomas star in this adaptation of Ibsen’s play about the fight between  Dr. Thomas Stockmann, who discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, and the community that fights to silence him.

Performances from 04 Sep 2012
Opening 27 Sep 2012
Closing 02 Dec 2012
Glengarry Glen Ross
by David Mamet

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

The 30th anniversary of David Mamet’s play stars Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale, about a new boss in a real estate firm, who tries to edge out some of the firm’s older salesmen by giving the better leads to the younger reps.

Performances from 16 Oct 2012
Opening 11 Nov 2012

Golden Boy
First produced on Broadway in 1937 by the Group Theater, Clifford Odet’s ply focuses on a man defying his family who wants for him a career as a classical musician for a shot at a boxing title
Performances from 08 Nov 2012
Opening 03 Dec 2012
By Craig Wright

Cort Theatre

Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Ed Asner star in this new play pitting a skeptic against a prayer warrior involved in a sketchy real-estate deal to convert hotels into Christian inns

Performances from 13 Sep 2012
Opening 04 Oct 2012
Closing 16 Dec 2012

The Heiress
Walter Kerr

A revival of the stage adaptation of Henry James’s novel Washington Square about a lonely heiress and the man who may or may not be a golddigger. Starring Jessica Chastain (The Help), Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”) and David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck)

Opening November 1

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Studio 54

Who killed Edwin Drood? Practically everyone is a suspect in this rousing Tony Award-winning musical mystery. And since author Charles Dickens left the story unfinished, it’s up to the audience to decide.

Performances from 19 Oct 2012
Opening 15 Nov 2012
Closing 03 Mar 2013

The Other Place
by Sharr White

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Laurie Metcalfe reprises her Obie-winning performance in a play about a woman unravelling. My review of The Other Place when it was Off-Broadway.

Performances from 11 Dec 2012
Opening 10 Jan 2013
Closing 03 Mar 2013
Broadhurst Theatre

The musical, based on the classic Daphne du Maurier novel (also made into a Hitchcock movie), depicts the life of an insecure young woman who marries a wealthy widower with a terrible secret.

This show has disappeared, spectacularly

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By Edward Albee
Booth Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre members Tracy Letts (author of August: Osage County) and Amy Morton are the  dysfunctional couples in the revival of this landmark play.

Performances from 27 Sep 2012
Opening 13 Oct 2012

My review of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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