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.
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!
New Broadway Productions
2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
This Edward Albee classic is coming back to Broadway, courtesy of the Steppenwolf Company.
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.
Film star Paul Rudd is back on Broadway in this Neil LaBute play about a couple attempting to start a chain of gospel motels.
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.
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.