Broadway Week, Fall Season Begin. The Week in New York Theater

An unusually busy summer has now ended, and an exciting Fall slowly chugs into view.

Take the New York Theater August 2015 Quiz to reminisce.

If you missed the 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival, here is a list of the winners of the Fringe Excellence Awards. You have a second chance with the Fringe Encore Series, which begins later this month.


Fall begins with Broadway Week’s 2 for 1 ticket deal

While only one Broadway show is opening this entire month, there are many Off-Broadway and especially Off-Off Broadway shows. Check out September 2015 Theater Openings.

It’s not too early to plan the Fall season.

Here is the Broadway Fall 2015 Preview Guide

and the Off-Broadway Fall 2015 Preview Guide

The Week in New York Theater Reviews


Zhang Huoding debuts in America in The Legend of the White Snake at Lincoln Center.


My review of The Odyssey

The Week in New York Theater News


Jean Darling, who originated the role of Carrie Pipperidge in “Carousel” on Broadway, died on Friday at 93


Yes, they mean it

SpongeBob Square Pants has moved onto land and taken over the theater. SpongeBob the Musical, based on the Nickelodeon cartoon character, will debut in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre June 7-July 3, 2016, with a planned Broadway opening in the 2016-2017 season. The show promises original music by a long list of celebrated rock and rollers:

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., with an additional song by David Bowie and additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.
Here is a description of the story: “The end is near. Only one sponge can save the day. But he’s going to need help from some of the greatest songwriters in rock and pop music history.”



Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox return to a New York stage, as the mother and surgeon of a lesbian who decides for gender reassignment surgery. The play by John S. Anastasi, Would You Still Love Me If, is set to open at New World Stages on September 10.



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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