Here is a list of shows scheduled to open on Broadway during the 2001 2002 season and beyond. (Information as of August 20, 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
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 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 at American Airlines Theatre. Ends September 16, 2001. 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 at Longacre Theatre (after Judgment at Nuremberg closes). Runs to October 14, 2001.
Scheduled to Open in 2001-02
ASSASSINS: Musical about presidential assassins. Book: John Weidman; Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Director: Joe Mantello. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. 2000 workshop featured Michael Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt McGrath, Stephen Spinella and Mario Cantone. Previews November 1, 2001; Opens November 29, 2001 at Music Box Theatre.
DANCE OF DEATH: 1901 August Strindberg drama adapted by Richard Greenberg. Director: Sean Mathias. Producers: Shubert Organization. Cast: Hellen Mirren, David Strathairn and Ian McKellen. Previews September 18, 2001; Opens 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, Joan Copeland, Marian Seldes and Alix Korey. Previews October 16, 2001; Opens November 11, 2001 (tentative) 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. Starts previews September 19, 2001 and opens 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; Opens October 18, 2001 at Winter Garden 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 in negotiations. Previews February 23, 2002; Opens March 21, 2002 at Gershwin Theatre (after Riverdance ends).
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. Targeting Spring 2002 at venue TBA.
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, Andrea Martin, Cheryl lee Ralph. Producers: Fox Theatricals, Michael Leavitt, Hal Luftig, Anita Waxman, Elizabeth Williams, Stewart F. Lane, Whoopi Goldberg. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Targeting Spring 2002 at Bway venue TBA (possibly Marquis). .
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 20, 2001; Opens 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. Starts previews August 27, 2001 and opens September 13, 2001 at Henry Miller's 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.
Possible to Open in 2001-02
GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA, THE: Play by Edward Albee. Dir: David Esbjornson. Producer: Elizabeth McCann. Targeting Spring 2002 at venue TBA.
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.
NOISES OFF: Revival of farce by Michael Frayn. Dir: Jeremy Sams. Producers: Elizabeth Williams and Anita Waxman, Nederlander Presentations Inc., ACT Productions. Targeting late September 2001 at venue TBA.
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 September 30, 2001; Opens October 22, 2001; Ends December 17, 2001.
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.
TEN UNKNOWNS: Drama by Jon Robin Baitz. Cast: Justin Kirk, Julianna Margulies. Producers: Lincoln Center Theater. Targeting spring 2001.
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
BLAST!: Music and spectacle featuring Star of Indiana drum corps. Producers: Cook Group Incorporated and Star of Indiana, with Dodger Theatricals. Tours at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC December 19, 2000-January 14, 2001. Previews April 5, 2001. Opened April 17, 2001; extended to January 2, 2002 at Broadway Theater.
DINNER PARTY, THE: Comedy by Neil Simon. Director: John Rando. Producer: Emanuel Azenberg, in association with Ira Pittelman and Gordon Davidson. Cast: Jon Lovitz, Larry Miller, Len Cariou. Premiered at L.A.'s Center Theatre Group. Next stop was DC's Kennedy Center. Previews October 3, 2000, Opened October 19, 2000 at Music Box Theater.
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.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST: Revival of Dale Wasserman drama adapting Ken Kesey novel. Dir: Terry Kinney. Cast: Gary Sinise, Amy Morton. Producers: Prod: Fox Theatricals / Steppenwolf Theatre. Previews March 16, 2001. Opened April 8, 2001. Runs to July 29, 2001 at Royale 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. Cast: Mary Louise Parker. Manhattan Theater Club staging moved to Bway October 10, 2000 and opened October 24, 2000 at Walter Kerr Theatre.
ROCKY HORROR SHOW, THE: Revival of campy 1975 musical. Book & Score: Richard O'Brien. Producer: Jordan Roth. Director: Christopher Ashley. Previews October 20, 2000; Opened November 15, 2000 for open run at Circle In The Square.
STONES IN HIS POCKETS: Comedy-drama by Marie Jones. Director: Ian McElhinney. Cast: Sean Campion and Conleth Hill. Producers: Paul Elliot, Adam Kenwright, Pat Moylan, Ed & David Mirvish, Emanuel Azenberg/Ira Pittelman. Trying out in Toronto in February 2001. Previews: March 23, 2001. Opened April 1, 2001 for open run at John Golden Theatre.
TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, THE: Comedy by Charles Busch; Director: Lynne Meadow. Cast: Valerie Harper, Tony Roberts, Michele Lee. Producers: Manhattan Theater 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
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 of Fall 2002.
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. Lloyd Webber and CT's Goodspeed Opera House still eyeing Broadway, after numerous postponements, for fall 2001.
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: Simon Callow; Choreog: Quinny Sacks. PROD: Dr. T LLC (Brian Brolly & Michael Jenkins). Eyeing pre-Bway mini-tour, 2002-03.
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.
SCANDALS: Burlesque revue penned by Ralph Allen. Music Arr: Peter Howard. Jackie Mason to star. Targeting Late 2002 mini-tour and 2003 on Bway.
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