7 Stars to See Off-Broadway This Season

News   7 Stars to See Off-Broadway This Season From Hollywood heavyweights to your favorite Tony winners, there’s plenty of star wattage to see Off-Broadway this fall.
David Oyelowo, Daniel Craig, Sutton Foster, Judith Light, Rachel Weisz, Jason Sudeikis and Tony Shalhoub
David Oyelowo, Daniel Craig, Sutton Foster, Judith Light, Rachel Weisz, Jason Sudeikis and Tony Shalhoub

Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity
It’s one of the hottest tickets in town: two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine, the unlucky-in-love dance hall hostess, in the New Group revival of Sweet Charity. The Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields musical will be brought to life on the Signature Theatre stage by Leigh Silverman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse. Visit TheNewGroup.org for more information.

David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig in Othello
Two Hollywood heavyweights, Selma star David Oyelowo and Bond leading man Daniel Craig, are heading downtown to the New York Theatre Workshop to take on one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, Othello. The two stars will be under the expert direction of Tony winner Sam Gold. Visit NYTW.org for more information.

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz in Plenty
Oscar winner Rachel Weisz is no stranger to challenging roles. Her latest will be that of Susan Traherne, a British secret agent who served as a spy for the French Resistance during World War II in David Hare’s Plenty. The drama is returning to the Public Theater where it had its critically acclaimed premiere over 30 years ago, under the direction of Tony nominee David Leveaux. Visit PublicTheater.org for more information.

Judith Light in All the Ways to Say I Love You
You won’t want to miss Transparent star and two-time Tony winner Judith Light in an all-new one-woman show written by Neil LaBute. Directed by Leigh Silverman, All the Ways to Say I Love You will feature Light as a high school teacher looking back at pivotal moments in her life and reflecting on love, hard choices and the cost of an all-consuming desire. Visit MCCtheater.org for more information.

Jason Sudeikis in Dead Poets Society
SNL regular Jason Sudeikis will take on the role of professor John Keating in the anticipated stage adaptation of Dead Poets Society at Classic Stage Company. The production is a collaboration between Tony winner John Doyle, who will direct, and Oscar winner Tom Schulman who has adapted the script from his acclaimed screenplay. For more information and to purchase tickets visit ClassicStage.org

Tony Shalhoub in The Band's Visit
Catch Monk star Tony Shalhoub at the Atlantic Theater in the world premiere of The Band’s Visit, the new musical based on the award-winning film of the same name. With a book by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by David Yazbek, the story sees an Egyptian police band stranded in a small Israeli town on their way to a concert. Shalhoub is joined by Something Rotten’s John Cariani, George Abud and more. Visit AtlanticTheater.org for more information.

Starry Concerts and Cabarets

Joshua Henry and Cynthia Erivo
Joshua Henry and Cynthia Erivo Jenny Anderson

The fall season is filled with a score of starry concerts and solo cabaret shows worth seeing. Joshua Henry and Cynthia Erivo are set to star in Jason Robert Brown’s one-night-only concert staging of The Last Five Years (September 12); New York City Center will revive Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved Sunday in the Park with George with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford (October 25 and 26); and Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase will headline a Roundabout Theatre Company concert reading of the classic musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate (December 12). Uptown, Tony winner Laura Benanti will make her Café Carlyle debut with her solo show Tales from Soprano Isle (September 27-October 8).

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