Here is a list of shows scheduled to open on Broadway during the 2001 2002 season and beyond. (Information as of October 24, 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
BY JEEVES: Musical based on P.G. Wodehouse characters. Book: Alan Ayckbourn. Score: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Director: Alan Ayckbourn. Regional mounting at Pittsburgh Public Theater in February 2001. Prod: Lloyd Webber and CT's Goodspeed Opera House. Previews October 16, 2001 and opens October 28, 2001 at Helen Hayes Theatre.
DANCE OF DEATH: 1901 August Strindberg drama adapted by Richard Greenberg. Director: Sean Mathias. Producers: Shubert Organization. Cast: Helen Mirren, David Strathairn and Ian McKellen. Previews September 18, 2001; Opened October 11, 2001; Ends January 13, 2002 at Broadhurst Theater. 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY: Comedy by Neil Simon. Dir: Jerry Zaks. Producer: Emanuel Azenberg. Cast: Lewis J. Stadlen, Marian Seldes and Alix Korey. Previews October 16, 2001; Opens November 11, 2001 at Richard Rodgers Theatre.
HEDDA GABLER: Drama by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz. Huntington Theatre Company production. Cast: Kate Burton. Producer: Randall Wreghitt. Previews September 19, 2001 and opened October 4, 2001 at the Ambassador 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. Previews October 5, 2001; Opened 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. Previews October 16, 2001; Opens November 1, 2001 at Brooks Atkinson 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. Previews October 21, 2001; Opens November 18, 2001; Ends December 17, 2001.
SEXAHOLIX: Solo by John Leguizamo. Dir: Peter Askin. Producer: Robin Tate. Royale Theater. Previews October 9, 2001; Opens November 4, 2001; Ends December 9, 2001 at Royale Theatre.
THOU SHALT NOT: Book: David Thompson, adapting Emile Zola novel, "Therese Raquin." Music/Lyrics: Harry Connick Jr. Director/Choreog: Susan Stroman. Cast: Debra Monk, Kate Levering, Leo Burmester, Norbert Leo Butz, Craig Bierko. Producers: Lincoln Center Theater. Prev: September 27, 2001; Opened October 25, 2001; Ends January 6, 2002 at Plymouth Theatre.
URINETOWN Musical with book by Greg Kotis (book and lyrics) and Mark Hollmann (music and lyrics). Hit Off-Off-Bway tuner moves uptown. Cast: John Cullum, Jeff McCarthy, Nancy Opel, Spencer Kayden, Ken Jennings. Director: John Rando. Choreog: John Carrafa. Started previews August 27, 2001 and opened September 30, 2001 at Henry Miller Theatre.
WOMEN, THE: Revival of Clare Booth Luce comedy, directed by Scott Elliott. Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Rue McClanahan, Kristen Johnston, Jennifer Tilly, Amy Ryan, Mary Louise Wilson. Costumes: Isaac Mizrahi. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews October 12, 2001; Opens November 8, 2001 at American Airlines Theatre.
Closed From 2001-02 Season
IF YOU EVER LEAVE ME...I'M GOING WITH YOU: Comedy by and starring Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor. Produced by Martin Melzer, Stephen Melzer, Leonard Soloway and Steven Levy. Previews July 17, 2001; Opened August 6, 2001; Ended September 23, 2001 at Cort Theater.
MAJOR BARBARA: Comedy by George Bernard Shaw. Dir: Daniel Sullivan. Cast: Cherry Jones, Dana Ivey, Denis O'Hare. Produced by Roundabout Theater Company. Previews June 15, 2001; Opened July 12, 2001, Ended September 16, 2001 at American Airlines Theatre.
THOUSAND CLOWNS, A: Revival of comedy by Herb Gardner. Director: John Rando. Cast: Tom Selleck, Robert LuPone. Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Raymond J. Greenwald, Norma Langworthy, James Fuld, Jr., Irving Welzer and Theatre Previews at Duke. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Trying out at Duke University in May, then Chicago and Boston. Previews July 4, 2001, opened July 11, 2001; Ended September 23, 2001 at Longacre Theatre.
Scheduled to Open in 2001-02
BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, THE: Revival of musical based on The Comedy of Errors. Book: George Abbott, updated by Nicky Silver; Music: Richard Rodgers; Lyrics: Lorenz Hart. Dir: Scott Ellis. Roundabout Theatre Company at American Airlines Theatre. Opens July 11, 2002.
CRUCIBLE, THE: Revival of 1953 Arthur Miller drama. Dir: Richard Eyre. Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Brian Murray. Producer: David Richenthal. Starts previews February 16, 2002; opens March 7, 2002 at Virginia Theatre.
INTO THE WOODS: Slightly revised revival of musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Dir: James Lapine. Choreog: John Carrafa. Producer: Dodger Theatricals. Tryout at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre, Feb. 1-March 24, 2002. Targeting April 2002 at venue TBA.
MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK, THE: Revival of Arthur Miller's first play (1944). Dir: Scott Ellis. Cast: Chris O'Donnell. Roundabout Theatre Company at American Airlines Theatre. Previews February 8, 2002; Opens March 14, 2002.
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. Previews February 23, 2002; Opens March 21, 2002 at Gershwin Theatre.
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, THE: Musical revival. Book: John Guare; Score: Marvin Hamlisch; Director: Nicholas Hytner. Cast: John Lithgow, Brian d'Arcy James. Will try out at Chicago's Shubert Theatre, Dec-Jan 2002. Previews February 26, 2002 at Martin Beck 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, Angela Christian, Marc Kudisch, Gavin Creel. 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 for open run at Marquis Theatre.
Possible to Open in 2001-02
JUDY GARLAND LIVE!: Jim Bailey impersonates Judy Garland, w/ 16-piece orchestra led by Mort Lindsey. Producer: Jennifer M. Sanchez. Targeting spring 2002 at Shubert venue TBA.
LITTLE WOMEN: New musical based on Louisa May Alcott novel. Book: Allan Knee. Music: Jason Howland. Lyrics: Mindi Dickstein. Director: Nick Corley. Choreog: Jennifer Paulson Lee. Cast: Rita Gardner, Kerry O'Malley, Robert Stattel. Producers: Randall L. Wreghitt & Dani Davis. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Tried out at Duke University (NC) in February 2001. Dates & venue TBA.
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT: Revival of Eugene O'Neill's drama. Cast: Brian Dennehy. Dir: Robert Falls. Producer: David Richenthal. Will try out at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in January 2002. Targeting Bway late winter 2002 (dates and venue TBA)
MACK AND MABEL: Revival of 1974 musical. Score: Jerry Herman. Book: Michael Stewart, revised by Francine Pascal. Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman. Choreog: Dan Siretta. Targeting 2001-02 if a venue opens up.
3HREE: One-Act Musicals: The Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Robert Lindsey Nassif & Robert Ullian; Directed by Harold Prince); The Mice (Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin and Julia Jordan, directed by Brad Rouse); Lavender Girl (John Bucchino and James Waedekin; directed by Scott Schwartz). Choreog: Rob Ashford. Plays L.A.'s Ahmanson April 15-June 10, 2001. Targeting Bway 2001-02.
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.
In Development for Future
ASSASSINS: Musical about presidential assassins. Book: John Weidman; Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Director: Joe Mantello. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Denis O'Hare, Raul Esparza. Was to open fall 2001 at Music Box Theatre, but terrorist attacks on NYC forced indefinite postponement.
BATMAN: Musical based on comic-book character. Book: David Ives. Score: Jim Steinman. In development by Warner Brothers w/ Emanuel Azenberg. Dates & venue TBA.
BODY VENTURA, THE: Musical based on life of wrestler-governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura. Book/Score: Stephen Dolginoff. Producer: Pierre Cossette. Eyeing Bway for Spring or Fall 2002.
DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES: Musical by Jim Steinman (score) and David Ives (book). Directed by John Caird & Jim Steinman. Choreog: Daniel Ezralow. Cast: Michael Crawford. Opens October 24, 2002 at Minskoff Theatre.
DIRTY DANCING: Musical based on 1987 film. Script: Eleanor Bergstein. Dir: Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner. Workshopping Aug. 6-Sept. 28, 2001. Dates & venues TBA.
FACE IN THE CROWD, A: Musical adapting Elia Kazan's 1957 film. Book/Dir: Walter Bobbie. Score: Don Schlitz. Producers: National Artists (the Weisslers). Timeframe TBA.
FAITH HEALER: Revival of drama by Brian Friel. Cast: Alfred Molina. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. Had been targeting June 2001 at American Airlines Theatre but slot went to Major Barbara.
5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T, THE: Musical based on 1953 Dr. Seuss film. Book: Anthony Horowitz; Score: Glen Roven. Dir: Ian Judge. PROD: Dr. T LLC (Brian Brolly & Michael Jenkins). Eyeing pre Bway mini-tour, 2003-04.
LONE STAR LOVE: Musical featuring the Red Clay Ramblers. Globe Theatres production scheduled for early fall 2001 indefinitely postponed.
MONEYMAN, THE: Musical based on the life of Michael Milken. Score: Jason Robert Brown. Targeting Bway for 2003.
RHYTHM CLUB, THE: New musical set in Weimar Germany. Book & Lyrics: Chad Beguelin. Music: Matthew Sklar; Director: Eric D. Schaeffer. Choreog: Jodi Moccia. Cast: Jeremy Kushnier. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Was targeting Fall 2001 but now in limbo.
ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY: Musical based on Kaufman & Ferber's comedy, The Royal Family. Score: William Finn; Book: James Lapine. Producers: The Weisslers. Readings held March 2001. Dates & venue TBA.
SCANDALS: Burlesque revue penned by Ralph Allen. Music Arr: Peter Howard. Jackie Mason to star. Targeting Late 2002 mini-tour and 2003 on Bway.
STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A: Revival of Tennessee Williams drama; Director: Peter Hall. Cast: Kim Cattrall, John Dino. Producer: Dream Street Theatrical Group. Targeting Jujamcyn house in fall 2001.
TALLULAH: Solo bio of Tallulah Bankhead by Sandra Ryan Heyward. Director: Michael Lessac. Cast: Kathleen Turner. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Plans unclear.
— By David Lefkowitz