Here is a list of shows announced to open on Broadway during the 1998-99 season and beyond. (Information as of Oct. 17, 1998.) Schedule subject to change. For more details, please see separate news stories on each show.
Already opened: Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You For The Last Time; Twelfth Night; Side Man; Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake, More To Love (All but Side Man have closed.)
SIDE MAN: Warren Leight's drama ended at the Roundabout Sept. 13 and moves to the John Golden Theatre Oct. 20. (212) 239-6200. SWAN LAKE: Matthew Bourne's restaging of the Tchaikovsky ballet that's been a hit in London and L.A. Sixteen-week limited run. Previews began Sept. 26. Opened Oct. 8. Neil Simon Theatre. Tickets: (212) 307-4100.
GETTING AND SPENDING: Linda Purl stars in Michael Chepiga's romantic comedy, directed by John Tillinger. Previews begin Oct. 6. Opens Oct. 25. Helen Hayes Theatre. (212) 239-6200..
CHARLES AZNAVOUR: Concert show featuring the French singer and songwriter. Performances Oct. 20-Nov. 1 at the Marquis Theatre. Box office opens Oct. 5.
FOOTLOOSE: Walter Bobbie directs stage adaptation of 1984 film musical about a young man who tries to re-introduce dancing to a small town where a fiery preacher has gotten it banned. Previews began Oct. 6. Opens Oct. 22. Richard Rodgers Theatre. (212) 307-4100. Outside the metro NY area: (800) 755-4000.
LITTLE ME: Martin Short & Faith Prince star in a revival of the 1962 musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, book by Neil Simon. Production directed by Rob Marshall. Previews begin Nov. 8 (evening). Opens Nov. 12. Roundabout Theatre's Stage Right. (212) 869-8400.
I'M STILL HERE...DAMN IT!: One woman comedy and music revue starring Sandra Bernhard. Previews begin Oct. 22; opens Nov. 5 for "ten-week engagement." Booth Theatre.
CORNELIA: Premiere of Mark Victor Olsen play about Alabama Gov. George Wallace's relationship with his second wife as he runs for president. Directed by Jerry Zaks. winter previews, opening and theatre TBA.
FOOL MOON: Revival of two-man comedy show, starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Previews Nov. 17. Opening November for a run through Jan. 3, 1999 at a theatre TBA (probably the Brooks Atkinson).
ON THE TOWN: Revival of the 1944 Leonard Bernstein - Betty Comden - Adolph Green musical, directed by George C. Wolfe, starring Lea DeLaria. Choreographed by Keith Young. This production originated at the Delacorte Theatre in NY's Central Park in summer 1997. Previews begin Oct. 20. Opens Nov. 19. Gershwin Theatre. Box office not yet open.
PETER PAN: Revival of Styne/Comden/Green/Leigh/Charlap musical, starring Cathy Rigby. Previews begin Nov. 20. Opens Nov. 23. Limited run through Jan. 3, 1999. Marquis Theatre. (212) 307-4100.
PARADE: New musical directed by Harold Prince, based on the true story of Leo Frank, wrongfully convicted of murdering a 13-year-old girl in 1913 Atlanta. Book by Alfred Uhry. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Choreographed by Patricia Birch. Begins previews Nov. 12. Opens Dec. 17. Limited run through Feb. 28, 1999. Vivian Beaumont Theatre (a Lincoln Center Theatre production in association with Livent). Tickets are now on sale at (212) 239-6200.
FOSSE, A CELEBRATION IN SONG AND DANCE: Revue of dances from Bob Fosse musicals. Livent Inc. is producing the show assembled by Richard Maltby Jr., Chet Walker and Ann Reinking. Gwen Verdon serves as artistic advisor. Previews begin Dec. 26. Opens Jan. 14. Broadhurst Theatre. Call (212) 239-6200 after Sept. 20. See more details.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: Bernadette Peters & Tom Wopat star in a revival of the Irving Berlin - Herbert & Dorothy Fields musical, with a revised book by Peter Stone; directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele. Previews begin Feb. 2. Opens Feb. 20, 1999 at the Marquis Theatre (212) 307-4100.
THE LION IN WINTER: Laurence Fishburne stars in a revival of the drama by James Goldman, directed by Michael Mayer. Previews begin Feb. 3. Opens Feb. 25. Roundabout Theatre's Stage Right. (212) 869-8400. See more details.
THE CIVIL WAR: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL: Linda Eder stars in a new musical by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd (who also directs), drawn from original Civil War documents, Walt Whitman poetry and other correspondence of the time. Previews TBA. Opens April 22, 1999 after Feb. try-out in New Haven. St. James Theatre. Box office not open yet. See more details.
CHITA & ALL THAT JAZZ: Musical revue featuring Chita Rivera in a survey of her stage career. Fall previews and opening at a theatre TBA.
ROOM SERVICE: The Flying Karamazov Brothers star in a revival of the 1937 John Murray/Allen Boretz farce. November previews and opening at a theatre TBA.
SECOND COMING: Philip Bosco and Fritz Weaver star in a new drama by David Shaber. Also considering Off-Broadway. Fall previews and opening at a theatre TBA.
AMAZONS IN AUGUST: New comedy/drama by On Golden Pond author Ernest Thompson. Produced by Bill Haber and executive producer Kathleen Raitt. Late fall/ early winter previews and opening at a theatre TBA.
CLOSER: U.S. premiere of Patrick Marber's award-winning Royal National Theatre production, directed by Marber. No cast announced yet. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
THE WEIR: U.S. premiere of it London drama by Conor McPherson. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
STAND-UP OPERA: B.J. Ward's one-person tribute/spoof of opera. Postponed indefinitely, though still possible for Spring 1999.
VOICES IN THE DARK: John Pielmeier's thriller, directed by Christopher Ashley, starring Gates McFadden. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
NIGHT MUST FALL: National Actors Theatre revival of Emlyn Williams' murder mystery, directed by John Tillinger. Previews Feb. 4, 1999. Opening and theatre TBA for a limited engagement.
THE JAZZ SINGER: Sam Harris and Jean Louisa Kelly star in a musical biography of Al Jolson, with music and lyrics by Will Holt, book by Sherman Yellen. Directed by Gabriel Barre. Choreographed by Randy Skinner. Previews, opening and theatre TBA (will probably try Off-Broadway first).
THE UNEXPECTED MAN: U.S. premiere of new drama by Yasmina Reza (Art). Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN: Revival of the musical by Clark Gesner, based on the "Peanuts" comic strip. Directed by Michael Mayer. March 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
AMY'S VIEW: U.S. premiere of David Hare's play, starring Dame Judi Dench. Spring 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST: Revival of Dale Wasserman's adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel. Directed by Joe Mantello. No stars announced yet. Spring 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
HARMONY: Barry Manilow's musical about a Gentile-Jewish band torn apart in 1930s Germany. Spring 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
TOM SAWYER: New musical based on the Mark Twain novel. Music by Don Schlitz, book by Ken Ludwig. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
MORNING STAR: New musical based on a 1972 comedy by James M. Beasley, lyricist/librettist for this production. Music by Terry E. Marler. Previews and theatre TBA. Opens Dec. 19, 1998. (May postpone to spring 1999).
ELABORATE LIVES: THE LEGEND OF AIDA: New musical based on Leontyne Price's children's book about the opera. Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Robert Jess Roth. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
TINY ALICE: Revival of Edward Albee's drama, directed by Mark Lamos. February 1999 previews and opening at a theatre TBA.
THE ICEMAN COMETH: Kevin Spacey stars in the London hit revival of Eugene O'Neill's drama. Previews March 29, 1999; opens April 8, 1999 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Tix not yet on sale but will be via (212) 307-4100.
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND: New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Jim Steinman; book by Patricia Knop, Gale Edwards and Lloyd Webber. Directed by Edwards. Originally scheduled to open June 1997; now postponed at least until 1999.
HYSTERIA: NY premiere of Terry Johnson's hit London play about Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali. Spring 1999 (tentative).
ONLY A KINGDOM: Judith Shubow Steir's new musical about Wallis Simpson's romance with Britain's King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. Directed by Scott Schwartz. Spring or fall previews, opening and theatre TBA, after tryout at Pasadena Playhouse. See more details.
A STAR IS BORN: Musical based on the film, with book by Larry Gelbart, lyrics by David Zippel, music by Cy Coleman. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH: Revival of the 1959 drama by Tennessee Williams. Previews start May 19, 1999. June opening TBA at Roundabout Theatre's Stage Right. (212) 869-8400.
HAVANA: New Latin-Cuban musical revue with music by Frank Wildhorn, book and lyrics by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, and starring Linda Eder. Fall 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
MUCH ADO ABOUT EVERYTHING: New one-man standup comedy show from Jackie Mason. Summer 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
MARIE CHRISTINE: New musical with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, based on Medea. Directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele. Late 1999 previews and opening TBA. Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
IRVING BERLIN'S EASTER PARADE: Tommy Tune stars in a stage adaptation of the film with songs by Irving Berlin and book by Phillip Oesterman. Tune and Oesterman will co-direct; Tune and Tad Lock will co-choreograph. Musical direction will be by Wally Harper. Fall 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE: Stage adaptation of the 1967 film musical, adding 1920s period songs and adding some new songs. Richard Morris and Dick Scanlon have adapted Morris' screenplay. Michael Mayer has been announced to direct.
THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS: Musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Craig Carnelia, book by John Guare. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Based on 1957 film. Fall 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
ORDINARY GIRL: "Loosely autobiographical" musical starring and co-written by Donna Summer. Fall 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
JANE EYRE: New musical based on the Charlotte Bronte novel, starring Anthony Crivello and Marla Schaffel. Directed by John Caird. Previews and opening TBA. Theatre TBA.
THE GERSHWINS' FASCINATING RHYTHM: Revue of songs by George & Ira Gershwin. Conceived by Mark Lamos and Mel Marvin and directed by Lamos. Fall 1999 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
DEAR WORLD: Chita Rivera stars in 30th anniversary revival of Jerry Herman's musical, directed by Scott Ellis, with the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee book revised by David Thomson. Previews and opening TBA at Roundabout Theatre.
MARTY: Jason Alexander stars in a new musical, based on Paddy Chayevsky's film about a homely loner who strives for something more. Score by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. Book by Aaron Sorkin. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
13 DAYS TO BROADWAY: Whoopi Goldberg stars in a new musical with music by Cy Coleman, book by Bruce Villanch. Production designed by Robin Wagner. Coproduced by Coleman and Wagner. Previews, 1999 opening and theatre TBA.
A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: Derek Jacobi stars in a revival of the Robert Bolt drama, directed by Robin Phillips. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
THE VISIT: Angela Lansbury stars in a musical adaptation of Friedrich Duerrenmatt's drama. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Terrence McNally. Spring 2000 previews opening and theatre TBA.
42ND STREET: Revival of the backstage musical. Year 2000 previews, opening and theatre TBA.
THE SEUSSICAL: New musical based on characters in Dr. Seuss children's stories. Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Eric Idle. Frank Galati will direct. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.
SPIRIT DANCE: Revue of Native American dance. Choreographed by Wayne Cilento (Tommy). Produced by Peter Holmes a Court of Back Row Productions. Composed by Peter Buffett (Dances With Wolves). Lyrics by Chief Hawk Pope. Previews, opening and theatre TBA after North American tour.
THE BOY FROM OZ: New musical, from Australia, about the life of Peter Allen. Due Fall 1999.
GAUGIN, play about the painter, due for Fall 1999, starring Armand Assante.