October 26: Irish Repertory Theatre launches its mainstage revival of Finian’s Rainbow, adapted by artistic director Charlotte Moore and starring Tony nominee Melissa Errico. The musical follows the adventures of an Irishman and his daughter who hope to strike it rich in America using a pot of gold stolen from a leprechaun.
October 27: Performances begin for the world premiere of Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the 1989 film, helmed by Tony winner John Doyle. Jason Sudeikis stars as professor John Keating in the Off-Broadway staging at Classic Stage Company.
October 29: The American premiere of Dan Gordon’s stage adaptation of Terms of Endearment kicks off in New York. The play is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry and the Oscar-winning screenplay by James L. Brooks, which traces the love/hate relationship between a mother and her independent daughter—played by Molly Ringwald and Hannah Dunne Off-Broadway.
October 20: Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s classic 1928 comedy The Front Page, about a fast-paced newsroom, opens on Broadway with a cast led by Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Holland Taylor, and Sherie Rene Scott.
October 23: The first major New York revival of David Hare’s Plenty opens at the Public Theater starring Oscar winner Rachel Weisz. The award-winning post-World War II drama is directed by David Leveaux.
October 27: William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony-winning musical Falsettos returns to Broadway in an all-new production from Lincoln Center Theater. The anticipated revival features an all-star cast that includes Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, Betsy Wolfe, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Anthony Rosenthal.
October 30: The Donmar Warehouse staging of Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, officially opens on Broadway. The tale of sex, intrigue, and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France is helmed by acclaimed director Josie Rourke.
October 20: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again debuts on Fox with Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. READ MORE: 19 PLACES TO SEE ROCKY HORROR THIS MONTH
October 20: Caitlin Houlahan, who played Jane in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, makes her Broadway debut in Waitress. She replaces Jenna Ushkowitz in the role created by Kimiko Glenn.
October 21: Hamilton’s America, the documentary film that explores history through the lens of the Tony-winning hit musical and features exclusive interviews with its original stars and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, premieres on Thirteen/PBS.
October 21: Just a few blocks away from where the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys continues to play on Broadway, the real-life Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons kick off a week of concerts at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
October 24-26: Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical Sunday in the Park with George is revived at New York City Center as a staged concert starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford.
October 27-28: The National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals returns for another year at New World Stages. Now in its 28th year, the industry-only event showcases new works for theatre producers from around the world, and features a string of Broadway stars, including Hamilton’s Nicholas Christopher, Newsies actor Corey Cott, Mamie Parris (Cats), and Jonah Platt (Wicked).
October 28: The TimesTalks series continues with Tony-nominated director Michael Greif in discussion with New York Times theatre editor Scott Heller. The evening also features performances by Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, and Adam Chanler–Berat, accompanied by Hamilton’s Alex Lacamoire.
October 29: Don't miss Tony winner Kelli O'Hara making her solo Carnegie Hall debut for one night only.