The Complete Guide to the Fall Theatre Season

Special Features   The Complete Guide to the Fall Theatre Season From what’s coming to Broadway, Off-Broadway and London, to fresh faces of the season and hot tickets to snag, Playbill.com provides your full resource to fall theatre.
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BROADWAY FALL PREVIEW

Denée Benton in <i>Natasha, Pierre &amp; The Great Comet of 1812</i>
Denée Benton in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Gretjen Helene Photography

Seven plays and six musicals are set to hit the Great White Way this fall. Broadway audiences will be treated to a triple dose of Russian drama this fall, courtesy of the star power lent to the plays by a trio of performers. Cate Blanchett takes on The Present based on Chekhov’s Platonov, Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new production of The Cherry Orchard and the vodka bar-set musical Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 comes to the Imperial.

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OFF-BROADWAY FALL PREVIEW

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Amy Warren, Maryann Plunkett, Lynn Hawley and Meg Gibson Joan Marcus

The anxiety and unease that has been the norm for most Americans during this unorthodox and contentious election year, with its seemingly daily horrors and unsettlingly surreal occurrences, is reflected in the lineup of plays and musicals to be seen this fall Off-Broadway. Offerings from the Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons and more touch on today’s hot button topics.

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LONDON FALL PREVIEW

While the theatre scene across the pond receives mountings of multiple New York productions, London also welcomes some new arrivals of its own. A brand new production of Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, opens in November. The Red Shoes arrives in December, and the straight play season is full of Shakespeare.

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THE 13 MOST-ANTICIPATED BROADWAY DEBUTS

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez Monica Simoes

Broadway welcomes many newcomers this fall. We take a look at notable performers and writers to watch out for.

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THE MUST-SEE LIST

Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage.
Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage. Margot Schulman

With so many openings, it can be tough to choose what tickets to buy far in advance. We narrow it down to six shows with boundary-breaking stories and starry casts that you won’t want to miss.

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BIG NAMES IN SMALLER THEATRES

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From Hollywood heavyweights to your favorite Tony winners, there’s plenty of star wattage to see Off-Broadway this fall. Seven notable actors hit smaller New York theatres.

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