What’s On Broadway this Fall

by Alexandra Ley

Have a free weekend in September? Family coming to visit NYC? Looking to go see a play with a fellow Broadway buff? Here is a list of featured plays on Broadway this Fall–from the classics like Phantom of the Opera to Jake Gyllenhaal’s debut in If There Is, I Haven’t Found It Yet, you’re bound to find something you’d love to see.

Classic Broadway

These plays have been playing in the city for awhile, but never fail to please.

1. Wicked
This smash musical about the good and bad witches of Oz is about to hit its ninth anniversary on Broadway.

2. Phantom of the Opera
The longest running musical on Broadway recounts the story of a love triangle between a talented young star, her mysterious teacher, and her lover.

3. The Lion King
The stage adaptation of the beloved Disney movie will have you singing “Hakuna Matata” for the rest of the semester.

4. The Book of Mormon
Broadway’s newest phenomenon by South Park writers Matt Stone and Trey Parker will have you laughing all the way to Uganda!

5. Chicago
The longest-running American show on Broadway will shock you with “all it’s jazz.”

New Broadway Productions

1. Cyrano de Bergerac
Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting this French classic about a lover with a large nose this fall.

2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
This Edward Albee classic is coming back to Broadway, courtesy of the Steppenwolf Company.

3. Annie
Broadway’s favorite orphan is coming back to Broadway to remind us all that “The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow.”

4. The Anarchist
Broadway legend Patti LuPone will star in this new David Mamet play about cellmates in a women’s prison.

5. Grace
Film star Paul Rudd is back on Broadway in this Neil LaBute play about a couple attempting to start a chain of gospel motels.

Off-Broadway Productions

1. If There Is, I Haven’t Found It Yet

Jack Gyllenhaal is making his New York theatre debut in this Roundabout production of a fifteen-year-old girl dealing with teenage bullies and her family.

2. Red Dog Howls
New York is already buzzing about this drama about the ramification of ancestral sins following a modern-day death.

3. Detroit
This drama starring Friends star David Schwimmer premieres at Playwrights Horizons later this month, showing modern-day suburban life and its not-so-typical characters.

4. Marry Me A Little
A favorite of Sondheim fanatics, this medley of Sondheim songs that were used or cut from his original shows testifies to the legendary composer’s varied career. Marry Me A Little will be playing at Keen Company later this month.

5. Golden Child
Signature Theatre Company brings back this family drama by famed playwright David Henry Hwang.

Alexandra Ley is a senior and Contributing Editor for The Nine Ways of Knowing.

Images courtesy of WikipediaBroadway.com, and Boneau/Bryan-Brown.


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