Here is a list of shows scheduled to open on Broadway during the 2001- 2002 season. (Information as of December 15, 2001.) Schedule subject to change. For more details, please see separate news stories on each show. The 2001-2002 Broadway season began June 1, 2001. The 2000-2001 Tony season began May 3, 2001.
2001-2002 BROADWAY SEASON
ALMOST HOLY PICTURE, AN: Solo drama by Heather McDonald; Dir: Michael Mayer. Cast: Kevin Bacon. Prod: Roundabout Theater Company. Op: February 7, 2002 at American Airlines Theater.
BARBARA COOK: MOSTLY SONDHEIM: Singer-actress Barbara Cook in concert. Prod: Lincoln Center Theatre. Prev: December 30, 2001; Op: January 14, 2002; Ends February 11, 2002 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. BEA ARTHUR - JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS: Solo with Billy Goldenberg at piano. Prod: Daryl Roth, USA Ostar Theatricals & Bev Bartner. Prev: January 29, 2002; Op: February 17, 2002; Ends March 10, 2002 at Booth Theatre.
CRUCIBLE, THE: Revival of 1953 Arthur Miller drama. Dir: Richard Eyre. Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Brian Murray. Producer: David Richenthal. Prev: February 16, 2002; Op: March 7, 2002 at Virginia Theatre.
ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY: Solo written by Stritch & John Lahr; Dir: George C. Wolfe. Transferring from Public Theatre. Prod: John Schreiber, Scott Sanders (Creative Battery), Margo Lion & Robert Cole, etc. Op: February 6, 2002; Ends May 26, 2002 at Neil Simon Theatre.
GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA, THE: Play by Edward Albee. Dir: David Esbjornson. Cast: Bill Pullman, Mercedes Ruehl. Producer: Elizabeth McCann and Daryl Roth. Prev: mid-February 2002; Op: March 3, 2002 at John Golden Theatre.
MAMMA MIA!: Musical based on pop songs by ABBA. Book: Catherine Johnson. Music & Lyrics: Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus. Director: Phyllida Lloyd. Choreog: Anthony Van Laast. Cast: Louise Pitre, Karen Mason. Prod: Judy Craymer, Richard East & Bjorn Ulvaeus, etc. Prev: October 5, 2001; Op: October 18, 2001 at Winter Garden Theatre.
NOISES OFF: Revival of farce by Michael Frayn. Dir: Jeremy Sams. Producers: Elizabeth Williams and Anita Waxman, Nederlander Presentations Inc., ACT Productions. Cast: Patti LuPone, Peter Gallagher, Edward Hibbert, Faith Prince, Richard Easton. Prev: October 16, 2001; Op: November 1, 2001 at Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
OKLAHOMA!: Revival of musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book). Director: Trevor Nunn. Choreog: Susan Stroman. Producer: Cameron Mackintosh. Cast: Patrick Wilson, Shuler Hensley, Josefina Gabrielle. Prev: February 23, 2002; Op: March 21, 2002 at Gershwin Theatre.
QED: Solo bio of Richard Feynman by Peter Parnell. Cast: Alan Alda. Produced by Lincoln Center Theater, playing in rep with Contact at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Prev: October 21, 2001; Op: November 18, 2001; Ended December 17, 2001. ReOp: February 17, 2002; Ends May 13, 2002.
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS: Musical. Book: John Guare; Score: Marvin Hamlisch; Director: Nicholas Hytner. Cast: John Lithgow, Brian d'Arcy James. Prod: Clear Channel Entertainment, etc. Tries out at Chicago's Shubert Theatre, Dec-Jan 2002. Previews February 23, 2002; Op: March 14, 2002 at Martin Beck Theatre.
URINETOWN: Musical with book by Greg Kotis (book and lyrics) and Mark Hollmann (music and lyrics). Hit Off-Off-Bway tuner moved uptown. Cast: John Cullum, Jeff McCarthy, Nancy Opel, Spencer Kayden, Ken Jennings. Director: John Rando. Choreog: John Carrafa. Prod: The Araca Group & Dodger Theatricals, etc. Prev: August 27, 2001; Op: September 30, 2001 at Henry Miller Theatre.
Scheduled to Open in 2001-02
FORTUNE'S FOOL: Drama by Michael Poulton based on Turgenev play. Dir: Arthur Penn. Cast: Frank Langella, Alan Bates. Prod: SFS Productions in assoc w/ Rita Gam. Tries out in Stamford, CT in Feb 2002. Prev: March 8, 2002; Op: April 2, 2002 at Music Box Theatre.
GRADUATE, THE: Comedy-drama auth/dir by Terry Johnson, adapting Mike Nichols' film and Charles Webb novel. Cast: Kathleen Turner, Alicia Silverstone, Jason Biggs. Producers: John Reid & Sacha Brooks. Prev: March 15, 2002; Op: April 4, 2002 at Plymouth Theatre.
INTO THE WOODS: Slightly revised revival of musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Dir: James Lapine. Choreog: John Carrafa; Musical Dir: Paul Gemignani. Cast: Vanessa Williams, Gregg Edelman, Laura Benanti. Producer: Dodger Theatricals. Tryout at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre, Feb. 1-March 26, 2002. Prev: April 13, 2002; Op: April 25, 2002 at Broadhurst Theatre.
MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK, THE: Revival of Arthur Miller's first play (1944). Dir: Scott Ellis. Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Samantha Mathis. PROD: Roundabout Theatre Company. Prev: April 19, 2002; Op: TBA at American Airlines Theatre.
METAMORPHOSES: Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid. Dir: Zimmerman. Prod: Roy Gabay, Robyn Goodman, Allan S. Gordon, Elan McAllister, D Harris/M. Swinsky, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, R. L. Wreghitt/J. Bergere. Prev: Feb. 21; Op: March 4, at Circle in the Square. MORNING'S AT SEVEN: Revival of Paul Osborn. Dir: Dan Sullivan. Prod: Lincoln Center Theater. Cast: Estelle Parsons, Elizabeth Franz, Piper Laurie, Buck Henry, Christopher Lloyd. Prev: March 28; Op: April 21, at the Lyceum Theatre.
SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS: Drama by Richard Alfieri; Dir: Arthur Allan Seidelman. Cast: Uta Hagen & David Hyde Pierce. PROD: Rodger Hess, Marcia Seligson, Entpro Plays, Inc., National Artists. Op: April 28, 2002 at Booth Theatre.
SMELL OF THE KILL: Mystery by Michele Lowe; Dir: Christopher Ashley. Prod: Elizabeth I. McCann, Nell Nugent, Milton Maltz and Tamara Maltz. Previews: February 27, 2002; Opens March 17, 2002 at Helen Hayes Theatre.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE: Musical adaptation of 1967 film. Book: Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan. Add'l Music: Jeanine Tesori; Add'l Lyrics: Dick Scanlan. Director: Michael Mayer. Choreog: Rob Ashford. Cast: Sutton Foster, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Harriet Harris. Producers: Fox Theatricals, Michael Leavitt, Hal Luftig, Anita Waxman, Elizabeth Williams, Stewart F. Lane, Whoopi Goldberg. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Previews March 19, 2002; Opens April 18, 2002 at Marquis Theatre.
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG: Drama by Suzan-Lori Parks; Dir: George C. Wolfe. Cast: Mos Def, Jeffrey Wright. Prev: March 12; Op: April 7, at Ambassador Theater.
Still Running from 2000-01 Season
42ND STREET: Revival of 1980 musical with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, book co-written by Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart. Director: Mark Bramble. "Musical numbers and new choreography by" Randy Skinner. Producers: Dodger Theatricals and Joop Van Den Ende. Cast: Michael Cumpsty, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Freeman, Mary Testa. Previews April 4, 2001. Opened May 2, 2001 for open run at Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
FULL MONTY, THE: Book by Terrence McNally; Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek. Director: Jack O'Brien. Cast: Patrick Wilson, Jason Danieley, Annie Golden. Producer: Tom Hall. Tried out at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Previews September 26, 2000; Opened October 26, 2000 for open run at Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
PRODUCERS, THE: Musical comedy based on Mel Brooks film. Adapted by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan. Director/Choreographer: Susan Stroman. Cast: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Ron Orbach, Gary Beach, Cady Huffman. Produced by Rocco Landesman, SFX Theatrical Group, the Frankel, Viertel, Baruch, Routh Group, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Rick Steiner, Robert F X Sillerman and Mel Brooks, in assoc. W/ James D. Stern/Douglas Meyer and by special arrangement w/ Studio Canal. Tried out in Chicago Feb. 1-25, 2001. Previews March 22, 2001. Opened April 19, 2001 for open run at St. James Theatre.
PROOF: Play by David Auburn. Director: Daniel Sullivan. Manhattan Theater Club staging moved to Bway October 10, 2000 and opened October 24, 2000 at Walter Kerr Theatre.
TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, THE: Comedy by Charles Busch; Director: Lynne Meadow. Cast: Valerie Harper, Tony Roberts, Michele Lee. Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club with Carol Shorenstein Hays, Daryl Roth, Stuart Thompson and Douglas S. Cramer. Played Feb. 8-April 16 at MTC's Second Stage. Previews October 11, 2000 and opened November 2, 2000 for open run at Ethel Barrymore Theater.
Long Running Shows
AIDA at the Palace Theatre.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
CABARET at Studio 54.
CHICAGO at the Shubert Theatre.
CONTACT at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
RENT at the Nederlander Theatre.
THE LION KING at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Majestic Theatre.
—By Robert Simonson