Here is a list of shows scheduled to open on Broadway during the 2001- 2002 season. (Information as of December 15, 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. Prev: October 16, 2001; Op: October 28, 2001; Ends December 30, 2001 after 16 previews & 72 regular perfs at Helen Hayes Theatre.
DANCE OF DEATH: 1901 August Strindberg drama adapted by Richard Greenberg. Director: Sean Mathias. Producers: Shubert Organization, Buena Vista Theatricals, Roger Berlind, Chase Mishkin & USA Ostar Theatricals. Cast: Helen Mirren, David Strathairn and Ian McKellen. Prev: September 18, 2001; Op: October 11, 2001; Ends January 13, 2002 at Broadhurst Theater. 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY: Comedy by Neil Simon. Dir: Jerry Zaks. Producer: Emanuel Azenberg, Ira Pittelman, James M. Nederlander, Scott Nederlander, Kevin McCollum. Cast: Lewis J. Stadlen, Marian Seldes, Louis Zorich and Alix Korey. Prev: October 16, 2001; Op: 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, Harriet Newman Leve, Gallin Productions & USA Ostar Theatricals, etc. Prev: September 19, 2001; Op: October 4, 2001; Ends January 13, 2002 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. Cast: Louise Pitre, Karen Mason. Prod: Judy Craymer, Richard East & Bjorn Ulvaeus, etc. Prev: October 5, 2001; Op: 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. Prev: October 16, 2001; Op: November 1, 2001 at Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
SEXAHOLIX: Solo by John Leguizamo. Dir: Peter Askin. Producer: Robin Tate. Royale Theater. Prev: October 9, 2001; Op: December 2, 2001; Ends February 10, 2002 at Royale 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. Prev: October 21, 2001; Op: November 18, 2001; Ended December 17, 2001. ReOp: February 17, 2002; Ends May 13, 2002.
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; Op: 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 moved uptown. Cast: John Cullum, Jeff McCarthy, Nancy Opel, Spencer Kayden, Ken Jennings. Director: John Rando. Choreog: John Carrafa. Prod: The Araca Group & Dodger Theatricals, etc. Prev: August 27, 2001; Op: 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. Prev: October 12, 2001; Op: November 8, 2001; Ends January 6, 2002 at American Airlines Theatre.
Scheduled to Open in 2001-02
ALMOST HOLY PICTURE, AN: Solo drama by Heather McDonald; Dir: Michael Mayer. Cast: Kevin Bacon. Prod: Roundabout Theater Company. Op: February 7, 2002 at American Airlines Theater.
BARBARA COOK: MOSTLY SONDHEIM: Singer-actress Barbara Cook in concert. Prod: Lincoln Center Theatre. Prev: December 30, 2001; Op: January 14, 2002; Ends February 11, 2002 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
BEA ARTHUR - JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS: Solo with Billy Goldenberg at piano. Prod: Daryl Roth, USA Ostar Theatricals & Bev Bartner. Prev: January 29, 2002; Op: February 17, 2002; Ends March 10, 2002 at Booth Theatre.
CRUCIBLE, THE: Revival of 1953 Arthur Miller drama. Dir: Richard Eyre. Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Brian Murray. Producer: David Richenthal. Prev: February 16, 2002; Op: March 7, 2002 at Virginia Theatre.
ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY: Solo written by Stritch & John Lahr; Dir: George C. Wolfe. Transferring from Public Theatre. Prod: John Schreiber, Scott Sanders (Creative Battery), Margo Lion & Robert Cole, etc. Op: February 6, 2002; Ends May 26, 2002 at Neil Simon Theatre.
ELEPHANT MAN, THE: Revival of Bernard Pomerance's Tony-winning drama. Dir: Sean Mathias. Cast: Billy Crudup. Prev: March 26, 2002; Op: April 14, 2002 at Royale Theatre.
FORTUNE'S FOOL: Drama by Michael Poulton based on Turgenev play. Dir: Arthur Penn. Cast: Frank Langella, Alan Bates. Prod: SFS Productions in assoc w/ Rita Gam. Tries out in Stamford, CT in Feb 2002. Prev: March 8, 2002; Op: April 2, 2002 at Music Box Theatre.
GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA, THE: Play by Edward Albee. Dir: David Esbjornson. Cast: Bill Pullman, Mercedes Ruehl. Producer: Elizabeth McCann and Daryl Roth. Prev: mid-February 2002; Op: March 3, 2002 at John Golden Theatre.
GRADUATE, THE: Comedy-drama auth/dir by Terry Johnson, adapting Mike Nichols' film and Charles Webb novel. Cast: Kathleen Turner, Alicia Silverstone, Jason Biggs. Producers: John Reid & Sacha Brooks. Prev: March 15, 2002; Op: April 4, 2002 at Plymouth Theatre.
INTO THE WOODS: Slightly revised revival of musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Dir: James Lapine. Choreog: John Carrafa; Musical Dir: Paul Gemignani. Cast: Vanessa Williams, Gregg Edelman, Laura Benanti. Producer: Dodger Theatricals. Tryout at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre, Feb. 1-March 26, 2002. Prev: April 13, 2002; Op: April 25, 2002 at Broadhurst Theatre.
MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK, THE: Revival of Arthur Miller's first play (1944). Dir: Scott Ellis. Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Samantha Mathis. PROD: Roundabout Theatre Company. Prev: April 19, 2002; Op: TBA at American Airlines 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, Shuler Hensley, Josefina Gabrielle. Prev: February 23, 2002; Op: March 21, 2002 at Gershwin Theatre.
SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS: Drama by Richard Alfieri; Dir: Arthur Allan Seidelman. Cast: Uta Hagen & David Hyde Pierce. PROD: Rodger Hess, Marcia Seligson, Entpro Plays, Inc., National Artists. Op: April 28, 2002 at Booth Theatre.
SMELL OF THE KILL: Mystery by Michele Lowe; Dir: Christopher Ashley. Prod: Elizabeth I. McCann, Nell Nugent, Milton Maltz and Tamara Maltz. Previews: February 27, 2002; Opens March 17, 2002 at Helen Hayes Theatre.
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, THE: Musical revival. Book: John Guare; Score: Marvin Hamlisch; Director: Nicholas Hytner. Cast: John Lithgow, Brian d'Arcy James. Prod: Clear Channel Entertainment, etc. Tries out at Chicago's Shubert Theatre, Dec-Jan 2002. Previews February 23, 2002; Op: March 14, 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, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Harriet Harris. 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 at Marquis Theatre.
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG: Drama by Suzan-Lori Parks; Dir: George C. Wolfe. Cast: Mos Def. Opens March 2002 (dates TBA) at Ambassador Theater.
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. Prev: July 17, 2001; Op: 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. Prev: June 15, 2001; Op: July 12, 2001, Ended September 16, 2001 at American Airlines Theatre.
MANDY PATINKIN: KIDULTS. Concert of songs for kids and families. Part of tour, one-night-only on Bway: September 10, 2001 at Neil Simon 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. Prev: July 4, 2001, Op: July 11, 2001; Ended September 23, 2001 at Longacre Theatre.
— By David Lefkowitz