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ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2016-17 SEASON

CURRENTLY IN PREVIEWS:

IN TRANSIT
• Theatre: Circle in the Square
• First Preview: November 10, 2016
• Opening: December 11, 2016
• Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth
• Director: Kathleen Marshall
• Cast: Telly Leung, Justin Guarini, Erin Mackey.
• An a capella musical about life in New York City.


SCHEDULED:

THE PRESENT
• Theatre: Ethel Barrymore
• Previews: December 17, 2016
• Opening: January 8, 2017
• Written by Andrew Upton
• Director: John Crowley
• Cast: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh
• New play based on Anton Chekhov's Platonov, with the action transposed to the 1990s.
• Seen previously at the Sydney Theatre Company of Australia, where it debuted in 2015.
• Limited run through March 19, 2017.

JITNEY
• Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
• First Preview: December 28, 2016
• Opening: January 19, 2017
• Written by August Wilson
• Director: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
• Cast: André Holland, Harvey Blanks, Anthony Chisholm, Brandon Dirden, Carra Patterson, Michael Potts, Keith Randolph Smith
• Manhattan Theatre Club will host the Broadway premiere of Wilson's first play, the only work from his the American Century Cycle never previously seen on Broadway. Set in the early 1970’s, the story follows a group of men who drive unlicensed cabs or “jitneys.”

SUNSET BOULEVARD
• Theatre: Palace
• First Preview: February 2, 2017
• Opening: February 9, 2017
• Written by Christopher Hampton and Don Black (book/lyrics), and Andrew Lloyd Webber (music)
• Director: Lonny Price
• Cast: Glenn Close
• Revival of the 1994 musical based on the 1950 Billy Wilder movie about a faded Hollywood silent film goddess who tries to make one last comeback. This production was seen in a spring 2016 revival in London.

SIGNIFICANT OTHER
• Theatre: Booth
• Previews: February 14, 2017
• Opens: March 2, 2017
• Playwright: Joshua Harmon
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: Gideon Glick, Barbara Barrie, and Lindsay Mendez
• Transfer of the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Off-Broadway hit about a gay bachelor looking for love in the big city.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
• Theatre: Belasco
• Previews: February 7, 2017
• Opens: March 9, 2017
• Playwright: Tennessee Williams
• Director: Sam Gold
• Cast: Sally Field and Joe Mantello
• Revival of the classic 1947 “memory play” about a restless young man and his relationship with his fading Southern belle mother and his painfully shy sister, for whom he is asked to bring home a “gentleman caller.”

COME FROM AWAY
• Theatre: Schoenfeld
• Previews: February 18, 2017
• Opens: March 12, 2017
• Book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein.
• Director: Christopher Ashley
• Cast: Chad Kimball, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks and Caesar Samayoa.
• New musical that explores the lasting connection forged between a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to a small Newfoundland town on Sept. 11, 2001.
• The show had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in summer 2015, prior to a fall 2015 run at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, where it broke box-office records. A tryout tour is underway. It played Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre Sept. 2-Oct. 9, 2016, followed by a Nov. 15, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017, run at Toronto's Mirvish Theatre.  

THE PRICE
• Theatre: American Airlines
• Previews: February 16, 2017
• Opens: March 16, 2017
• Playwright: Arthur Miller
• Director: Terry Kinney
• Cast: John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht
Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the 1968 drama about two estranged brothers who reunite to sell their the remainder of their parents’ estate.
• Limited engagement through May 7.

SWEAT
• Theatre: Studio 54
• Previews: March 4, 2017
• Opens: March 26, 2017
• Playwright: Lynn Nottage
• Director: Kate Whoriskey
• Cast: Carlo Albán, James Colby, Khris Davis, Johanna Day, John Earl Jelks, Will Pullen, Miriam Shor, Lance Coadie Williams, and Michelle Wilson
• Broadway transfer of the hit Public Theatre production of Nottage’s drama about blue-collar workers in a Pennsylvania town at the turn of the millennium.

MISS SAIGON
• Theatre: Broadway
• Previews: March 1, 2017
• Opens: March 23, 2017
• Written by Claude-Michel Schönberg (music), Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (lyrics), Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (book)
• Director: Laurence Connor
• Cast: Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada
• An American soldier named Chris marries Kim in Vietnam before departing for the US. Three years later, he returns to find Kimstill alive and raising Tam, a boy he fathered. With the Viet Cong closing in on the city and two women wanting the only place in his heart, Chris has big decisions to make.
• Prior to its West End opening, Cameron Mackintosh said the London revival of Miss Saigon might transfer to Broadway in 2015 if it was well received. The revival went on to break box office records.
• Limited run through : January 15, 2018.

AMÉLIE
• Theatre: Walter Kerr
• Previews: March 9, 2017
• Opening: April 3, 2017
• Written by Dan Messé (music), Nathan Tyson (lyrics), Craig Lucas (book)
• Director: Pam MacKinnon
• Cast: Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat
• A musical adaptation of the award-winning 2001 film, which starred Audrey Tautou as a shy waitress with a wild imagination.
• Composer Dan Messé, who penned music for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night with his Brooklyn-based folk-rock band Hem, has adapted Amélie for the stage. A developmental workshop was held in July 2016, led by MacKinnon. The show had its world premiere at Berkeley Rep in August 2015.

PRESENT LAUGHTER
• Theatre: St. James
• Previews: March 10, 2017
• Opening: April 5, 2017
• Playwright: Noël Coward
• Director: Moritz von Suelpnagel
• Cast: Kevin Kline, Kate Burton
• Revival of the 1940s comedy about the tribulations of a popular matinee idol.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
• Theatre: Lyceum
• Previews: March 9, 2017
• Opening: April 2, 2017
• Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
• Director: Mark Bell
• Cast: Matthew Cavendish, Bryony Corrigan, Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill, and Nancy Zamit.
• Olivier Award-winning comedy about an amateur university production that goes hopelessly awry, is in the second sell-out year of its West End run.

WAR PAINT
• Theatre: Nederlander
• Previews: March 7, 2017
• Opening: April 6, 2017
• Writers: Book by Doug Wrights; music and lyrics by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie
• Director: Michael Grief; choreographer: Christopher Gattelli
• Cast: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole
• Musical based on the rivalry of cosmetics titans Helena Rubenstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole)
• Premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in summer 2016.

OSLO
• Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
• Previews: March 23, 2017
• Opens: April 13, 2017
• Playwright: J.T. Rogers
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Jefferson Mays and Daniel Oreskes
• Transfer of Lincoln Center Theatre's successful spring /summer 2016 Off-Broadway production of the play about the top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization that culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords.

GROUNDHOG DAY
• Theatre: August Wilson
• Previews: March 16, 2017
• Opening: April 17, 2017
• Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, book by Danny Rubin
• Director: Matthew Warchus
• Cast: Andy Karl
• A musical adaptation of the 1993 Bill Murray film about a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, PA, when he finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again…and again. Will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?
• Produced in London in summer 2016.

INDECENT
• Theatre: Cort
• Previews: April 4, 2017
• Opening: April 18, 2017
• Written by Paula Vogel, score by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva
• Directed by Rebecca Taichman, choreography by David Dorfman
• Cast: TBA
• Play with music inspired by the real-life controversy surrounding the 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, the love story of two women.
• Premiered at Yale Rep in fall 2015, transferred to a successful Off-Broadway run at the Vineyard Theatre in spring 2016.
• This production would represent the Broadway debut of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Vogel (How I Learned to Drive).

THE LITTLE FOXES
• Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
• Previews: March 29, 2017
• Opens: April 19, 2017
• Playwright: Lillian Hellman
• Director: Daniel Sullivan
• Cast: Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
• Manhattan Theatre Club revival of the 1930s drama about ruthless Southern belle Regina Giddens and her scheme to outwit her husband, who stands in the way of her profit-making dreams.

HELLO, DOLLY!
• Theatre: Shubert
• Previews: March 15, 2017
• Opens: April 20, 2017
• Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman; book by Michael Stewart
• Director: Jerry Zaks; choreographer: Warren Carlyle
• Cast: Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce
• Revival of the blockbuster 1964 musical about a matchmaker who sets out to find a match for herself at the turn of the 20th century.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
• Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne
• First Preview: March 28, 2017
• Opening: April 23, 2017
• Written by David Greig (book), Marc Shaiman (music & lyrics), Scott Wittman (lyrics), Roald Dahl (novel)
• Director: Jack O'Brien
• Cast: Christian Borle as Willy Wonka
• When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.
• A West End production opened in June 2013.

ANASTASIA
• Theatre: Broadhurst
• First Preview: March 23, 2017
• Opening: April 24, 2017
• Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Terrence McNally
• Director: Darko Tresnjak
• Cast: Christy Altomare, Derek Klana, Ramin Karimloo, Mary Beth Peil, John Bolton, and Caroline O’Connor
• Inspired by the 1997 film about a young woman who may be the last surviving member of the Russian royal family. The score features songs from the movie, including the Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past,” plus additional new songs from the same Tony Award-winning team.
• The musical had its world premiere at Hartford Stage May 12 through June 26, 2016.

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
• Theatre: Barrymore
• Previews: April 5, 2017
• Opening: April 25, 2017
• Playwright: John Guare
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: Corey Hawkins, Allison Janney, and John Benjamin Hickey
• Revival of the 1990 drama about a young con man who is embraced by wealthy New Yorkers after passing himself off as a celebrity’s son.

BANDSTAND
• Theatre: Jacobs
• First Preview: March 31, 2017
• Opening: April 26, 2017
• Music by Richard Oberacker and book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker
• Director/Choreographer: Andy Blankenbuhler
• Cast: Laura Osnes and Corey Cott
• This self-described “big-band musical” chronicles a mismatched band of WWII veterans who join forces to compete in a radio contest with dreams of stardom.
• The show had a hit first production in summer/fall 2015 at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
• Theatre: Golden
• First Preview: April 1, 2017
• Opening: April 27, 2017
• Playwright: Lucas Hnath
• Director: Sam Gold
• Cast: Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, Condola Rashad
• Sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s modern classic about a woman who makes a momentous decision to leave her husband and children.


ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

MARVIN'S ROOM
• Theatre: American Airlines 
• First Preview: June 8, 2017
• Opening: June 29, 2017
• Written by Scott McPherson
• Director: Anne Kauffman
• Cast: TBA
• Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of the drama about two sisters, Bessie and Lee, who are reunited when one is diagnosed with leukemia.
• The play has been produced regionally and Off-Broadway, and was adapted as a 1997 film starring Meryl Streep.

PRINCE OF BROADWAY
• Theatre: Thomas J. Friedman
• First Preview: August 3, 2017
• Opening: August 24, 2017
• Libretto by David Thompson; songs by Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Strouse & Adams, Bock & Harnick, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many others.
• Co-directors: Hal Prince and Susan Stroman
• Musical revue featuring highlights from the career of master showman Harold Prince.
• Had a tryout production in Japan in fall 2015.

FROZEN
• Theatre: St. James
• Opening: Spring 2018
• Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Book by Jennifer Lee
• Director: Michael Grandage
• Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli
• Cast: TBA
• Stage adaptation of the hit animated Disney film that won an Oscar for the song "Let It Go." Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of a princess who freezes everything she touches.
• A workshop reading was held in New York in May 2016. A developmental lab is scheduled for October 2016. An out-of-town tryout is planning for Denver starting in August 2017.

IN THE WORKS

13 GOING ON 30
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
• Director: Andy Fickman
• Cast: TBA
• A gawky teenage girl uses “wishing dust” to transform herself into a glamorous adult.
• New musical based on the 2004 hit movie of the same title.

17 AGAIN
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Marco Pennette, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
• Director: Adam Shankman
• Cast: TBA
• New musical based on the 2009 Zac Efron fantasy film about a man who gets to relive his youth.
• Planning a developmental lab in New York this November.

BEACHES
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by David Austin (music), Iris Rainer Dart (lyrics & book), Thom Thomas (book)
• Director: Eric Schaeffer
• Cast: Whitney Bashor, Shoshana Bean
• Vivacious, outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie meet as children and become fast friends. From pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals, Cee Cee and Bertie’s oil-and-water friendship perseveres through even the most tragic trials.
• Beaches continued its development with a second regional production at Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago, June - August 2015. It is aiming for Broadway with producers attached.

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Carol Hall (music & lyrics), Peter Masterson and Larry L. King (book)
• Director: Rob Ashford
• Cast: TBA
Whorehouse recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the best pleasure palaces in all of Texas...that is, until the crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe focuses his cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.
Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards will produce this revival, to be directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford. 

BOMBSHELL
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; librettist TBA
• Director: TBA; choreography by Joshua Bergasse
• Cast: TBA
• Stage incarnation of the fictional Marilyn Monroe-centered musical whose creation was at the center of the TV series Smash.

BULL DURHAM
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: Spring 2017
• Written by Susan Werner (music and lyrics), Ron Shelton (book)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• A musical version of the film about a romance set in the world of minor league baseball, being produced by Jack Viertel.
• A world-premiere production starring Will Swenson had a run at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 2014. Co-producer Jack Viertel said a spring 2017 production was "likely."

BURN THIS
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017-2018
• Written by Lanford Wilson
• Director: Michael Mayer
• Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal
• A revival of Wilson's drama, being produced by Stacey Mindich and Jessica R. Jenen for a limited run.
• Anna, a dancer-choreographer, has her life turned upside-down when her dance partner dies and his brother bursts into her life.
• Originally announced for spring 2017, but postponed due to scheduling conflicts for Gyllenhall.

CAMP DAVID
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2016-2017 season
• Written by Lawrence Wright
• Director: Molly Smith
• Cast: TBA
• A drama about President Jimmy Carter's Nobel Prize-winning efforts to bring the leaders of Israel and Egypt to sign a peace agreement after years of war.
Camp David had its world premiere at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage in 2014. It played a pre-Broadway engagement at The Old Globe in San Diego May 13-June 19, 2016. It will be produced on Broadway by Steve Traxler and Gerald Rafshoon.

CHASING RAINBOWS
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017
• Book by Marc Acito. Music from the EMI/Feist Robbins catalog, All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. Conceived by Tina Marie Casamento. Musical Arrangements by David Libby. Additional music by David Libby, and additional lyrics by Casamento/Acito/Libby.
• Cast: TBA
• The musical traces the early life of Judy Garland, from her small-town birth to her starring role in the film classic The Wizard of Oz.
• The show had a developmental world premiere production in Flat Rock, NC in November 2015, and a full production at Goodspeed Musicals in September 2016.

THE CHER SHOW
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Rick Elice. Music by various composers.
• Cast: TBA
• The musical traces the career of pop star Cher
• A staged reading is scheduled for January 2-14, 2017.

DINER
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Sheryl Crow (music and lyrics), Barry Levinson (book)
• Director: Kathleen Marshall
• Cast: TBA
• It's Christmas 1959 in Baltimore and six high school buddies, now in their twenties, reunite at their old hangout, The Fells Point Diner - before one of them ties the knot.
• Diner first postponed its Broadway opening from April 2013 to fall 2013. A staged reading was held in New York December 2013, and a regional premiere ran through January 2015 at Signature Theatre in Virginia. Delaware Theatre Company hosted a second regional tryout in December 2015.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book and lyrics by Jimmy Buffet
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• “Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a tropical island resort and its part-time bartender, part-time singer and full time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.”
• In progress for several years, the show will have a tryout at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in November 2017.

THE FLAMINGO KID
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: Spring 2018
• Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music by Scott Frankel.
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• A musical adaptation of the hit 1984 Garry Marshall film.
• An 18-year-old Brooklynite leaves his humble roots behind in favor of the sexy and alluring world of the private beach club, El Flamingo.

GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017
• Music and Lyrics by Mark Allen, book by Ken Davenport and a collective calling itself Grundleshotz
• Director: John Rando. Choreographer: Kelly Devine
• Cast: TBA
• New musical about an investment banker who loses his job and decides to restart his life by reorganizing his high school rock band.

GYPSY
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2018
• Director: Jonathan Kent
• Cast: Imelda Staunton
• Broadway transfer of the musical biography of stripper queen Gypsy Rose Lee and her driven mother, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents.
• This production was a hit in London in 2015. Staunton has said the production will transfer to NY, but there has been no official word from producers.

HALF TIME (formerly GOTTA DANCE)
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: Spring 2017
• Written by Matthew Sklar & Marvin Hamlisch (music), Nell Benjamin (lyrics), Chad Beguelin & Bob Martin (book), Ester Dean (additional music)
• Director: Jerry Mitchell
• Cast: Lillias White, Andre De Shields, Georgia Engel, Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn and Stefanie Powers
• In 2007, a group of expert dancers was tasked with getting professional basketball’s first ever senior citizen dance team performance-ready. The venue? Center court. The genre? Hip-hop. Over the coming months, bonds would be formed, generation gaps would be crossed, and, eventually, some pretty hot moves would be busted.
• Based on the 2008 documentary Gotta Dance, the show made its world premiere in December 2015 at Broadway In Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. Originally announced for a spring 2016 opening on Broadway.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS 1 AND 2
• Theatre: Lyric
• Target Opening: Spring 2018
• Written by Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
• Director: John Tiffany
• Cast: TBA
• Broadway transfer of the London phenomenon.
• Original stage play that continues the story of former boy wizard Harry Potter, his friends, and his son, in a time-traveling adventure to save the world from the evil Lord Voldemort.

HEAD OVER HEELS
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Director: Michael Mayer
• Cast: TBA
• Book by Jeff Whitty. Music by the Go-Go’s
• New musical based on Philip Sidney’s Arcadia, showcasing the music of the punk band the Go-Go’s.
• Co-produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Donovan Leitch.

THE HONEYMOONERS
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Stephen A. Weiner (music), Peter Mills (lyrics), Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss (book)
• Director: John Rando
• Cast: Michael McGrath, Hank Azaria, Laura Bell Bundy and Leslie Kritzer.
• Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon in this world-premiere musical. After shocking their wives by winning a high profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue.
• An industry presentation was held November 2014, produced by Jeffrey Finn and Goodspeed Musicals and starring Michael McGrath, Hank Azaria, Leslie Kritzer and Megan Hilty. A full fall production at Goodspeed was subsequently cancelled. McGrath, Azaria, Bundy and Kritzer took part in an April 2016 lab presentation in New York.

JOSEPHINE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton; music by Stephen Dorff; and lyrics by John Bettis
• Director and choreographer: Joey McKneely
• Cast: Deborah Cox
• Musical based on the life of Jazz Age singer Josephine Baker.
• Played a tryout at Asolo Rep in Florida April 27- May 29, 2016.

KING KONG
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Marsha Norman (book and lyrics), Jason Robert Brown (composer), Marius de Vries (composer & arrangements)
• Director: Eric Schaeffer
• Cast: TBA
• A musical adaptation of Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace's novella.
• King Kong had its world premiere at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. Broadway plans currently have no set timeline or theater. The New York Times reported that director Daniel Kramer and book writer Craig Lucas had departed the project due to creative differences. Marsha Norman has signed on as the new book writer, and Norman revealed in March 2015 that Eric Schaeffer had come aboard as director.

MAGIC MIKE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (lyrics), Roberto Aguire-Sacasa (book)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• A stage adaptation of Steven Soderbergh's film about male strippers.
• A private workshop was held April 2015 featuring Derek Klena and Taylor Louderman.

THE MASTER BUILDER
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Henrik Ibsen in a new translation by David Hare
• Director: Matthew Warchus
• Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Linda Emond and Sarah Snook
• Broadway transfer of the 2015 London revival of the 1892 classic, produced by Scott Rudin. Originally announced for fall 2016.

M. BUTTERFLY
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Previews: Late February 2017
• Target Opening: Spring 2017
• Playwright: David Henry Hwang
• Director: Julie Taymor
• Cast: TBA
• Revival of the Tony-winning 1988 drama about a French diplomat who carries on an affair with a beautiful Chinese opera singer who he believes to be a woman, but who turns out to be a man.

MEAN GIRLS
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin (music & lyrics), Tina Fey (book)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• A musical adaptation of the hit 2004 film.
• Tina Fey first confirmed in January 2013 that a musical adaptation was in the works. In May 2014 Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond, who is scoring the show with Nell Benjamin, confirmed that it was progressing. Richmond told Yahoo in March 2015 that 60 percent of the show was completed. A reading was presented in fall 2015. A world premiere production was announced for fall 2017 in Washington DC.

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by John Logan
• Director: Alex Timbers
• Cast: TBA
• Stage adaptation of Baz Luhrman's 2001 Oscar-nominated movie musical about a poet entranced by a cabaret singer.

OH DAD, POOR DAD, MAMMA’S HUNG YOU IN THE CLOSET AND I’M FEELIN’ SO SAD
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Arthur Kopit
• Director: TBA
• Cast: Frank Langella
• Langella will adopt drag to play Madame Rosepettle for this revival of the 1962 black comedy. The role was originated by Hermione Gingold.
• Will premiere in July 2017 at La Jolla Playhouse.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics).
• Director: Michael Arden
• Cast: TBA
• Revival of the Tony-nominated 1990 musical. A developmental workshop is being held in December 2016.

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2016-2017 season
• Book by Daniel Goldfarb; music and lyrics by Bert Berns
• Musical Director: Steven Van Zandt
• Cast: TBA
• A musical that showcases the songbook of 1960s hitmaker Bert Berns.
• The show was first presented Off-Broadway in 2014, and is planned for Broadway by a producing team that includes Merged Work Productions, Jack Thomas, Steven Van Zandt, Paul Shaffer, Maureen Van Zandt and Joe Grano.

THE PROM
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Bob Martin (book), Chad Beguelin (lyrics), Matthew Sklar (music)
• Director: Casey Nicholaw
• Cast: TBA
• An original musical about a gay couple who want to attend their high school prom.
• Had a “pre-Broadway” premiere production at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in August 2016.

REAR WINDOW
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017
• Written by John Michael Hayes (original screenplay), Keith Reddin (adaptation)
• Director: Darko Tresnjak
• Cast: TBA
• Keith Reddin (Maybe, Black Snow) adapted the play from the original 1942 short story, about a housebound man who witnesses a murder in a nearby building. The tale is best known from Alfred Hitchcock's Academy Award-nominated 1954 film.
• Producers Charlie Lyons, Lias J. Steen, Jay Russell and Tim Guinee announced this project in June 2013 with no set timetable. The show had a regional premiere at Hartford Stage in October 2015 starring Kevin Bacon. Producers said in fall 2016 that they were readying a Broadway production to debut sometime in 2017.

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2016-2017 Season
• Playwright: Jim Cartwright
• Director: TBA
• Cast: Christina Bianco
• Revival of the Broadway play with music, about a reclusive girl who can imitate famous singing divas.

ROMAN HOLIDAY
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Paul Blake, Kathy Speer and Terry Grossman. Score by Cole Porter.
• Director: Marc Bruni
• Cast: TBA
• Musical stage adaptation of the Gregory Peck-Audrey Hepburn romantic film comedy.
• Planning a May 2017 tryout at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre.

SHERLOCK HOLMES
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017-18 season
• Written by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel
• Director: Daniel Evans
• Cast: TBA
• The Victorian British sleuth lives again in this new play, produced by Antonio R. Marion, which is scheduled to premiere in the U.K in summer 2017 before Broadway.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; score by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
• Director: Robert Carsen
• Cast: TBA
• Revival of the stage adaptation of the 1952 film musical.
• This production originated at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. 

SOUL TRAIN
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017
• Written by Anthony E. Zuiker (book)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• The story of producer Don Cornelius, who created the long-running TV variety show Soul Train. Score includes soul and R&B songs showcased in the series.

SOUSATZKA (formerly MADAME SOUSATZKA)
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: Fall 2017
• Music and lyrics by Richard Maltby and David Shire Jr.; book by Craig Lucas
• Directed by Adrian Noble, with choreography by Graciela Daniele
• Cast: Victoria Clark and Judy Kaye
• Musical based on the novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens, which was adapted previously as a 1988 film starring Shirley MacLaine as a stern Russian piano teacher who changes the life of a young boy.
• A spring 2017 tryout is planned in Toronto.

SPONGEBOB: THE MUSICAL
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017
• Book by Kyle Jarrow, music by Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, T.I. and David Bowie.
• Director: Tina Landau
• Cast: Ethan Slater, Lilli Cooper, Danny Skinner, Gavin Lee, Carlos Lopez and Nick Blaemire.
• Stage adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series about the undersea residents of Bikini Bottom.
• The show had a Chicago tryout in summer 2016.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017-18 season
• Written by Aaron Sorkin
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Cast: TBA
• Based on Harper Lee's novel of the same title.

TOP HAT
• Theatre: TBA
• Opening: TBA
• Written by Irving Berlin (music & lyrics), Chad Beguelin (book)
• Director: Christopher Gattelli
• Cast: TBA
• The glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers comes to the stage in this classic dance musical.
• Premiered on the West End in 2013 in an earlier version, directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer. The first New York developmental lab was held in March 2014. It was reported in August 2014 that Tommy Tune had been approached to re-envision the new version for New York audiences. A second lab was held May-June 2015.

UNTITLED DONNA SUMMER PROJECT
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Director: Des McAnuff
• Cast: TBA
• Musical biography the late iconic disco diva, using the songs she made famous, including “Hot Stuff,” “On the Radio,” “Bad Girls,” and “MacArthur Park.”
• Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers produced a workshop in late summer 2016. A tryout is planned at La Jolla Playhouse during the 2017-2018 season.

UNTITLED PAT BENATAR MUSICAL
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017
• Written by Gary Lenon (book), Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (music and lyrics)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Jukebox musical that traces the personal and professional lives of rock vocalist Benatar and guitarist Giraldo.

WHEN GOD LOOKED AWAY
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2016-17 season
• Written by Dotson Rader
• Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
• Cast: Al Pacino and Judith Light
• A friend is called to the side of playwright Tennessee Williams late in life.

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