Schedule of Upcoming Broadway Shows

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and Joey Sims
19 Aug 2014

This list is updated periodically.

UPCOMING

THIS IS OUR YOUTH

  • Theatre: Cort Theatre
  • First Preview: August 18, 2014
  • Opening: September 11, 2014
  • Written by Kenneth Lonergan
  • Director: Anna D. Shapiro
  • Cast: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson
  • Set in New York in 1982, This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren (Cera), a dejected nineteen year old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis (Culkin), his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and Jessica (Gevinson), the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for.

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

  • Theatre: Longacre Theatre
  • First Preview: August 26, 2014
  • Opening: September 28, 2014
  • Written by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
  • Director: Scott Ellis
  • Cast: James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Ashley, Annaleigh Ashford, Mark Linn-Baker, Johanna Day, Will Brill, Crystal A. Dickinson, Julie Halston, Marc Damon Johnson, Patrick Kerr, Reg Rogers, Byron Jennings, Fran Kranz, Nick Corley, Austin Durant, Joe Tapper, Karl Kenzler
  • You Can't Take It with You portrays the colorful, freethinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to the Sycamore residence for dinner on the wrong night.
  • Jones was first reported by Showbizz411 to be attached to this revival. The official announcement came in April 2014. Jones and Kristine Nielsen will lead a multiracial cast. Producers Elizabeth I. McCann and Joey Parnes, who tried to bring the play to Broadway in 2010, are no longer involved.

IT'S ONLY A PLAY

  • Theatre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
  • First Preview: August 28, 2014
  • Opening: October 9, 2014
  • Written by Terrence McNally
  • Director: Jack O'Brien
  • Cast: Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullaly, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Micah Stock
  • It's opening night of Peter Austin's (Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.



THE COUNTRY HOUSE

  • Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
  • First Preview: September 9, 2014
  • Opening: October 2, 2014
  • Written by Donald Margulies
  • Director: Daniel Sullivan
  • Cast: Blythe Danner, Daniel Sunjata, Kate Jennings Grant, Eric Lange, David Rasche, Sarah Steele
  • Anna Patterson (Danner), the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. But when the weekend takes an unexpected turn, everyone is forced to improvise...inciting a series of simmering jealousies, a flurry of romantic outbursts and a bout of passionate soul-searching.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

  • Theatre: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
  • First Preview: September 10, 2014
  • Opening: October 5, 2014
  • Written by Mark Haddon (novel), Simon Stephens (adaptation)
  • Director: Marianne Elliott
  • Cast: Alexander Sharp, Taylor Trensch, Ian Barford, Helen Carey, Francesca Faridany, Enid Graham
  • Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

LOVE LETTERS

  • Theatre: Brooks Atkinson Theatre
  • First Preview: September 13, 2014
  • Opening: September 18, 2014
  • Written by A.R. Gurney
  • Director: Gregory Mosher
  • Cast: Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Brian Dennehy, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Anjelica Huston, Martin Sheen
  • Love Letters follows the lifelong friendship between the artist Melissa and the politician Andrew. Their story is told through a series of letters, notes and cards exchanged over 50 years.
  • The New York Times first reported that this revival was aiming for a fall bow at the Vivian Beaumont and that Anjelica Huston was in talks to star. Ultimately the show was announced with a rotating cast which included Huston.

ON THE TOWN

  • Theatre: Lyric Theatre (formerly Foxwoods)
  • First Preview: September 20, 2014
  • Opening: October 16, 2014
  • Music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics & book by Betty Comden & Adolph Green; conceived by Jerome Robbins
  • Director: John Rando
  • Cast: Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley, Jackie Hoffman
  • Set in wartime 1944, On the Town chronicles the adventures of three sailors on a 24-hour shore leave in New York City. Their fabulous day-long journey is spurred by a search for sailor Gabey's dream girl, 'Miss Turnstiles.' Along the way, each sailor falls in love with a woman, and with New York City itself.
  • This production had its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in June 2013. A developmental dance lab workshop was presented to New York producers in December 2013, featuring most of the Barrington Stage cast and creative team. An October opening at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) was announced in March 2014.

DISGRACED

  • Theatre: Lyceum Theatre
  • First Preview: September 27, 2014
  • Opening: October 23, 2014
  • Written by Ayad Akhtar
  • Director: Kimberly Senior
  • Cast: Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol, Karen Pittman, Josh Radnor
  • The story of a successful Muslim-American lawyer and his wife, enjoying their comfortable and successful life on New York’s Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone’s relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards.
  • The New York Times first reported in July 2013 that Disgraced was eyeing a Broadway run, with producer Matthew Rego attached. Ayad Akhtar's play won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Aasif Mandvi, who led the off-Broadway run, will not return - instead the show will star Dhillon, who led the London premiere.

THE LAST SHIP

  • Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
  • First Preview: September 30, 2014
  • Opening: October 26, 2014
  • Written by Sting (music & lyrics), Brian Yorkey and John Logan (book)
  • Director: Joe Mantello
  • Cast: Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Aaron Laza, Sally Ann Triplett, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Fred Applegate
  • Life in the English seafaring town of Wallsend has always revolved around the local shipyard. But Gideon Fletcher (Esper) dreams of a different future, and travels the world, leaving his life — and his love — behind. When he returns home fourteen years later, Gideon finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else.
  • The Last Ship premiered at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre in summer 2014.

THE REAL THING

  • Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
  • First Preview: October 2, 2014
  • Opening: October 30, 2014
  • Written by Tom Stoppard
  • Director: Sam Gold
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cynthia Nixon, Josh Hamilton
  • Henry (McGregor) is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie (Gyllenhaal) threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. Originally slated by Roundabout for spring 2014, this production was pushed back and replaced by Violet.

    A DELICATE BALANCE

  • Theatre: John Golden Theatre
  • First Preview: October 20, 2014
  • Opening: November 20, 2014
  • Written by Edward Albee
  • Director: Pam MacKinnon
  • Cast: Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, Lindsay Duncan
  • Agnes (Close) and Tobias (Lithgow), a long-married couple, must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter (Plimpton) after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends (Balaban and Higgins), all the while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic sister Claire (Duncan).
  • The New York Post first reported in February 2014 that Glenn Close would star in this Broadway revival, directed by Pam MacKinnon. The official announcement came in May.

SIDE SHOW

  • Theatre: St. James Theatre
  • First Preview: October 28, 2014
  • Opening: November 17, 2014
  • Music by Henry Krieger; book & lyrics by Bill Russell
  • Director: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Erin Davie, Emily Padgett
  • The remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Side Show is their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight.
  • The New York Post first reported in July 2013 that "Broadway is definitely a possibility" for the revised production of Side Show that played La Jolla Playhouse and The Kennedy Center. The New York Times reported as of July 2014 that producer Darren Bagert took the lead on a possible Broadway transfer. An October start at the St. James was confirmed in August.

THE RIVER

  • Theatre: Circle in the Square
  • First Preview: October 31, 2014
  • Opening: November 16, 2014
  • Written by Jez Butterworth
  • Director: Ian Rickson
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, Cush Jumbo
  • A remote cabin on the cliffs, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. Jez Butterworth's The River asks: when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost?
  • The New York Post broke the news that Hugh Jackman would return to Broadway in early 2015 in Jez Butterworth's new work, which premiered at London's Royal Court in 2012. Jackman and producers confirmed the plans. The official announcement came in May. Most cast and crew from the Royal Court production return.

THE ELEPHANT MAN

  • Theatre: Booth Theatre
  • First Preview: November 7, 2014
  • Opening: December 7, 2014
  • Written by Bernard Pomerance
  • Director: Scott Ellis
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Alessandro Nivola
  • From a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to his days as the toast of London high society, Bernard Pomerance's play traces the life of John Merrick or the 'Elephant Man.'
  • Ellis' revival premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2012. Cooper, Clarkson and Nivola all appeared in that production, and will return for the Broadway engagement.

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS

  • Theatre: Nederlander Theatre
  • First Preview: November 18, 2014
  • Opening: January 15, 2015
  • Written by Jason Robert Brown (music & lyrics), Andrew Bergman (book)
  • Director: Gary Griffin
  • Cast: Rob McClure, Tony Danza, Brynn O'Malleye, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar
  • Based on the classic 1992 film comedy, Honeymoon In Vegas tells the story of commitment-phobe Jack Singer, his not-so-patient girlfriend Betsy, and a professional gambler named Tommy Korman who hasn't gotten over his wife's death. It's also the story of a Hawaiian show-tune queen, a Las Vegas icon, a guy named Foccaccia and a team of flying Elvises.
  • Broadway talk began following a celebrated run at Paper Mill Playhouse. The New York Times first reported in June that the show would take the Brooks Atkinson following the closure of After Midnight. The official announcement came later that month. The Paper Mill cast and creative team all return. The show later swapped theaters with Love Letters and will play the Nederlander.

CONSTELLATIONS

  • Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
  • First Preview: December 16, 2014
  • Opening: January 13, 2015
  • Written by Nick Payne
  • Director: Michael Longhurst
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • One relationship. Infinite possibilities. A new play about the boundless potential of a first encounter, free will, and friendship.
  • Premiered at London's Royal Court in January 2012, starring Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins. It subsequently transferred to the West End for a limited run, with the same cast. This will be Jake Gyllenhaal's Broadway debut, as well as the playwright Nick Payne's.
  • FISH IN THE DARK

    • Theatre: TBA
    • First Preview: TBA
    • Opening: March 5, 2015
    • Written by Larry David
    • Director: Anna D. Shapiro
    • Cast: Larry David
    • Inspired by the death of a friend's father, Larry David's play features approximately 15 characters.
    • David will make his Broadway debut, writing and starring in this play. It will begin March 5th at a Shubert theater to be announced.

    ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    • Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
    • First Preview: February 12, 2015
    • Opening: March 12, 2015
    • Written by Cy Coleman (music) and Betty Comden & Adolph Green (book & lyrics)
    • Director: Scott Ellis
    • Cast: Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher
    • A struggling Broadway producer tries to get a former lover, now a Hollywood star, to sign a contract to star in his latest (and as yet un-conceived) play as they travel on the luxury train Twentieth Century Limited from Chicago to New York.
    • Kristen Chenoweth led a Roundabout Theatre Company reading in 2011. The Los Angeles Times reported in February 2014 that a Roundabout revival was set for fall 2014, to be directed by Scott Ellis. The official announcement came in May.

    THE AUDIENCE

    • Theatre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
    • First Preview: February 17, 2015
    • Opening: March 8, 2015
    • Written by Peter Morgan
    • Director: Stephen Daldry
    • Cast: Helen Mirren
    • For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional — sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
    • Helen Mirren starred in the 2013 West End production. The Daily Mail reported that the production would transfer to Broadway in spring 2014. In July 2014 the Mail followed up with a report that the production was now aiming for spring 2015. The transfer was officially announced in August.

    THE KING AND I

    • Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
    • First Preview: March 12, 2015
    • Opening: April 16, 2015
    • Written by Richard Rodgers (music), Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics)
    • Director: Barlett Sher
    • Cast: Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe
    • In 1860s Siam, Anna, a British schoolteacher, is hired as part of King Mongkut's drive to modernize his country.
    • President and CEO of Rodgers and Hammerstein Ted Chapin confirmed this long-rumored Lincoln Center revival at an event on April 7th 2014, saying it was set for 2015. Lincoln Center announced the production in June.

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

    • Theatre: Palace Theatre
    • First Preview: March 13, 2015
    • Opening: April 12, 2015
    • Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin (music & lyrics), Craig Lucas (book)
    • Director: Christopher Wheeldon
    • Cast: Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz, Max von Essen
    • Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. A classic American film about young souls in Paris is re-imagined for the Broadway stage.
    • Making its world premiere in Paris December 2014, followed by the move to Broadway.

    FINDING NEVERLAND

    • Theatre: TBA
    • First Preview: March 2015
    • Opening: April 2015
    • Written by James Graham (book), Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy (music & lyrics), Allan Knee (original play)
    • Director: Diane Paulus
    • Cast: Jeremy Jordan, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jeanna de Waal, Michael McGrath, Carolee Carmello
    • J.M. Barrie's last play was an abysmal failure and his career is threatened by crippling writers block. But then a chance meeting in a London park with a woman and her spirited young boys provides just the inspiration he needs.
    • After an unsuccessful London premiere, producer Harvey Weinstein replaced the entire creative team. A new version was workshopped (starring Matthew Morrison) in March, and now premieres at Boston's American Repertory Theatre (starring Jeremy Jordan) July - August 2014. Weinstein will bring the show to Broadway in March 2015 at a Nederlander house to be announced.

    IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: March 2015
    • Written by Barbara Anselmi (music), Brian Hargrove (book & lyrics)
    • Director: David Hyde Pierce
    • Cast: TBA
    • The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!”
    • Producers are targeting a March 2015 start on Broadway at a theater to be announced. A casting notice confirmed these plans in August 2014, and stated several lead roles had been cast. No announcement has yet been made. The production premiered at George Street Playhouse in 2011.

    FUN HOME

    • Theatre: Circle in the Square
    • First Preview: April 4, 2015
    • Opening: April 22, 2015
    • Written by Lisa Kron (book), Jeanine Tesori (music & lyrics), Alison Bechdel (graphic novel)
    • Director: Sam Gold
    • Cast: TBA
    • When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.
    • As reported in The New York Times in May 2014, a Broadway move for Fun Home was in the works since its successful Public Theater run. Producers had opted against a 2014 premiere due to the tight time frame and lack of available theaters. A spring 2015 arrival at Circle in the Square was made official in August 2014.

    ON YOUR FEET!

    • Theatre: Marquis Theatre
    • First Preview: October 5, 2015
    • Opening: November 5, 2015
    • Written by Gloria Estefan (music), Alexander Dinelaris (book)
    • Director: Jerry Mitchell
    • Cast: TBA
    • The story of two people who — through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream — showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom.
    • Gloria and Emilio Estefan (Estefan Enterprises) are partnering with The Nederlander Organization and producer Bernie Yuman. Mitchell and the further creative team came on board in May 2014. After a try-out run in Chicago in summer 2015, the show comes to Broadway in October at the Marquis Theatre.

    NOISES OFF

    • Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
    • Opening: Fall 2015
    • Written by Michael Frayn
    • Director: Jeremy Herrin
    • Cast: Andrea Martin
    • The opening night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the cast stumbles through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying everywhere, it’s complete pandemonium. Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes? Roundabout Theatre Company revives Frayn's classic comedy.

    ANNOUNCED FOR 2014-15 SEASON

    A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

    • Theatre: TBA
    • First Preview: March 2015
    • Opening: April 2015
    • Written by Stephen Sondheim (music & lyrics), Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart (book)
    • Director: Alex Timbers
    • Cast: TBA
    • Pseudolus, a slave in ancient Rome, goes to great lengths to gain his freedom by securing a courtesan for his young master, Hero. A revival of the classic musical.
    • Tony winner James Corden was expected to star in this Broadway revival, as first reported by the New York Times. Alex Timbers will direct. In August Corden emerged as the likely successor to Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show, meaning he will likely pull out of this revival. The New York Post reports that producers are pushing forward and looking for a new star.

    BULL DURHAM

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: Spring 2015
    • Written by Susan Werner (music & lyrics), Ron Shelton (book)
    • Director: Kip Fagan
    • Cast: John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, Will Swenson
    • Veteran catcher 'Crash' Davis (Swenson) has been brought to the Durham Bulls to prepare rookie Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh (Behlmann), a hot rod pitcher with a 'million dollar arm and a five cent head,' for the majors. With who will Annie Savoy (Errico), self-appointed high priestess and muse of the Bulls, share her wisdom, experience and bed?
    • Book writer Ron Shelton (adapting his own screenplay) has said the show hopes to transfer to Broadway in the spring of 2015 if a September world premiere run at Alliance Theatre goes well.

    DAMES AT SEA

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2014
    • Written by Jim Wise (music), George Haimsohn (book & lyrics), Robin Miller (book & lyrics)
    • Director: Randy Skinner
    • Cast: TBA
    • Ruby steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show, but hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished. So Ruby and the cast, with the help of some adoring sailors, set a plan in motion to perform the show on a naval battleship. Dames at Sea premiered off-Broadway in 1968 and ran for 575 performances - this would be its first-ever Broadway production.
    • Announced in August 2013 for a 2014 Broadway bow. A developmental workshop was held January 2014 featuring Laura Osnes, Rachel York, Mara Davi, John Bolton, Cary Tedder, and Danny Gardner.

    GIGI

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: Spring 2015
    • Written by Frederick Loewe (music), Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics), Heidi Thomas (adaptation)
    • Director: Eric Schaeffer
    • Cast: TBA
    • A young French girl being groomed for the life of a courtesan attracts the attention of an older playboy whom she had always considered a friend, in Lerner and Loewe's stage adaptation of their 1958 film musical, based on Colette's novel. This production is a re-envisioned adaptation by Heidi Thomas.
    • Schaeffer's production will premiere at the Kennedy Center in January 2015. It is aiming for a Broadway bow later in 2015.

    KING KONG

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: Early 2015
    • Written by Craig Lucas (book), Marius de Vries (composer & arrangements), Michael Mitnick and Richard Thomas (additional lyrics)
    • Director: Daniel Kramer
    • 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. In January 2014, producer Gerry Ryan confirmed in a radio interview that the production was aiming for a December opening at the Foxwoods Theatre. However these plans later changed, and the show is now rumored for an early 2015 bow at a different theater.

    ANNOUNCED FOR 2015-16 SEASON

    FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: Fall 2015
    • Written by Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Joseph Stein (book)
    • Director: Bartlett Sher
    • Cast: TBA
    • The story of Fiddler - inspired by the stories of Sholom Aleichem - concerns Tevye and his daughters, who are yearning for something new even as great changes are happening in the world outside their village of Anatevka.
    • Producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel confirmed in March 2014 to The New York Times that Bartlett Sher would helm this revival on Broadway in fall 2015. Danny Burstein is rumored for the role of Tevye.

    HOUDINI

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015-2016 season
    • Director: Jack O'Brien
    • Written by: Stephen Schwartz (music & lyrics), David Ives (book)
    • A new musical about Harry Houdini which will deal with the human yearning for astonishment; miracles, both man made and supernatural; and the quest to defy death.
    • First announced for a Broadway arrival during the 2013-14 season. In December 2013, a representative for the production confirmed that the show was now aiming for a 2015-16 arrival. Book writer Aaron Sorkin and star Hugh Jackman have both departed the project. David Ives replaced Sorkin.

    'NIGHT, MOTHER

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015-16 Season
    • Written by Marsha Norman
    • Director: George C. Wolfe
    • Cast: Oprah Winfrey & Audra McDonald
    • A mother tries to talk her daughter out of killing herself.
    • Oprah Winfrey and Audra McDonald are in talks to star in Marsha Norman's two-hander in the 2015-16 season. The New York Times reported the plans, which were confirmed by producer Scott Sanders.

    THE FIRST WIVES CLUB

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015-16 Season
    • Written Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland, Jr. (music & lyrics), Rupert Holmes & Linda Bloodworth Thomason (book)
    • Director: Simon Phillips
    • Cast: TBA
    • Former college friends reunite at middle-age and discover they share the same unhappy story — their ungrateful husbands careened into midlife by dumping them for younger women. The three women band together and take back their lives with style.
    • A June 2014 casting notice confirmed renewed plans for this show, now with Simon Phillips at the helm (Francesca Zambello previously left the project). It will premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in spring 2015, and aims for Broadway in the 2015-16 season.

    IN THE WORKS

    ALLEGIANCE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2014-15 Season
    • Written by Jay Kuo (book, music & lyrics), Marc Acito (book) and Lorenzo Thione (book).
    • Director: Stafford Arima
    • Cast: George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung
    • A meeting with a young journalist forces World War II veteran Sam Kimura (Takei) to remember his family's relocation from their California farm to the Heart Mountain internment camp in Wyoming. As they struggled to adjust to their new home, Young Sam and his sister Kei (Salonga) found themselves torn between loyalty to their family and allegiance to their country.
    • Allegiance premiered at The Old Globe in San Diego 2012. An NYC industry reading was held May 2013, towards a planned spring 2014 opening.

    AMAZING GRACE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Christopher Smith (book, music & lyrics) and Arthur Giron (book)
    • Director: Gabriel Barre
    • Cast: Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriet D. Foy and Laiona Michelle
    • Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, John Newton (Young) finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. But a perilous voyage on the high seas will lead to a moment of self-reckoning.
    • Amazing Grace will premiere at the Bank of America Theatre in fall 2014 as part of Broadway in Chicago.

    AMELIE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Dan Messé (music), Nathan Tyson (lyrics), Craig Lucas (book)
    • Director: Pam MacKinnon
    • Cast: TBA
    • 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, is adapting Amélie for the stage. A developmental workshop was held in July, led by MacKinnon.

    AMERICAN PSYCHO

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Duncan Sheik (music & lyrics), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (book)
    • Director: Rupert Goold
    • Cast: TBA
    • Patrick Bateman's days are driven by his obsessive and over-the-top materialism; by night, his mask of sanity slips away as he descends into a chilling indulgence in drugs, prostitution and murder.
    • Made its world premiere in London at the Almeida Theatre through January 2014, starring Matt Smith. Duncan Sheik first suggested a West End transfer looked likely for the fall of 2014. Instead the production will return off-Broadway, with some revisions and an all-new cast. Benjamin Walker is rumored to play Patrick Bateman. Commercial producers are attached to the off-Broadway run.

    BETTY BOOP

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015
    • Written David Foster (music), Oscar Williams and Sally Robinson (book)
    • A new musical based on the classic cartoon character.
    • Ostar Productions is listing this long-gestating project as set for 2015 in press materials.

    THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015
    • Written by Carol Hill (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 coreographed by Rob Ashford. It is aiming for a Broadway bow in 2015.

    THE BODYGUARD

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Book by Alex Dinelaris, music by Whitney Houston et al.
    • Director: Thea Sharrock
    • Cast: TBA
    • Former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
    • A hit on the West End, this production was reported to be eyeing a 2014 opening on Broadway. The Nederlander Organization is attached.

    CAN-CAN

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2014-15 Season
    • Written by Cole Porter (music & lyrics), Abe Burrows (book), David Lee and Joel Fields (revised book)
    • Director: David Lee
    • Cast: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley
    • Can-Can is the story of Pistache, the only café owner in Paris who dares to feature the scandalous and illicit Can-Can dance. Will her defiance of the law be the end of both her café and her chance for love? The Cole Porter score features such songs as “I Love Paris,” “C’est Magnifique” and “It’s All Right With Me."
    • This revival was first announced to arrive on Broadway in spring 2014, presented by Jonathan Burrows, nephew of the musical’s original book writer, Abe Burrows. Megan Hilty and Aaron Lazar took part in a summer 2013 reading. It will instead premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in October 2014, in what is billed as a pre-Broadway engagement.

    CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by David Greig (book), Marc Shaiman (music & lyrics), Roald Dahl (novel)
    • Director: Sam Mendes
    • Cast: TBA
    • 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.
    • The West End production has been running successfully since June 2013. According to the Washington Post, the production will transfer to Broadway following the completion of director Sam Mendes upcoming James Bond film.

    THE COLOR PURPLE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray (music & lyrics), Marsha Norman (book), Alice Walker (novel)
    • Director: John Doyle
    • Cast: TBA
    • Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.
    • Producers Oprah Winfrey and Scott Sanders are planning this revival for the 2014-15 season, according to The New York Times. John Doyle's stripped-down production received critical acclaim in London.

    DINER

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015
    • 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. Most recently, Sheryl Crow told the Wall Street Journal that the show is now on track with new producers. A staged reading was held in New York December 2013, and a regional premiere is set for December 2014 at Signature Theatre in Virginia.

    EVER AFTER

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Director: Kathleen Marshall
    • Cast: TBA
    • Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler's Cinderella musical, inspired by the 1998 film of the same title that starred Drew Barrymore.
    • In development since 2007 - a 2009 San Francisco tryout was postponed, and a starry NYC workshop was held in April 2013. The show will make its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in May 2015.

    HAMILTON

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015
    • Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • Director: Thomas Kail
    • Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • This new musical about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton features Lin-Manuel Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of our country's founding fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. The production will highlight a cast of historical figures that includes George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.
    • Produced with the support of Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Jill Furman. Ahead of its off-Broadway premiere in January 2015, there has been buzz of a possible Broadway future for the show. Deadline's Jeremy Gerard reported that a May 2014 workshop was well-received by other major producers.

    THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Director: Scott Schwartz
    • Cast: TBA
    • An intimate retelling of the famous love story, inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel.
    • Making its U.S. premiere in October 2014 at La Jolla Playhouse, followed by a March 2015 engagement at Paper Mill Playhouse. In development under the auspices of Disney Theatrical Productions.

    KILLER JOE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2014
    • Written by Tracy Letts
    • Director: Pam MacKinnon
    • Cast: TBA
    • Chris Smith – a 22-year old drug dealer – finds himself in serious debt to the wrong people. He devises a lethal plan that will solve all of his problems, enlisting the help of his father and step-mother. They hire Killer Joe – a police detective turned contract killer – to get the job done right. Letts' play premiered in Chicago in 1993 and transferred off-Broadway in 1994.
    • Announced in July 2013 for a 2014 Broadway bow by producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel.

    THE LAST GOODBYE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by William Shakespeare (play), Michael Kimmel (conception and adaptation), Jeff Buckley (music & lyrics)
    • Director: Alex Timbers
    • Cast: TBA
    • Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set to the music of Jeff Buckley.
    • After a run at the Old Globe in San Diego Sept - Nov 2013, producer Hal Luftig says another developmental production is likely before The Last Goodbye aims for Broadway.
     

    MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Alfred Uhry (adaptation), John Berendt (novel)
    • Director: Rob Ashford
    • Cast: TBA
    • A musical adaptation of John Berendt's 1994 best-selling book about the mysterious and eccentric citizens of Savannah, GA. Will feature standards from the American songbook, including the music of Johnny Mercer.
    • Alfred Uhry is writing the book for this adaptation, with Rob Ashford attached as director. In June 2013, the creatives said they were aiming for a fall 2014 out-of-town tryout, with Broadway possibly to follow in 2015. Deadline reports that a reading was held in June 2014 starring Tony Goldwyn and Leslie Uggams, with a September workshop planned towards a London premiere.
     

    MISS SAIGON

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015
    • Written by Claude-Michel Schönberg (music), Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (lyrics), Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (book)
    • Director: Laurence Connor
    • Cast: TBA
    • 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 Thuy, a boy he fathered. With the Viet Cong are closing in on the city and two women wanting the only place in his heart, Chris has big decisions to make.
    • Alfred Uhry is writing the book for this adaptation, with Rob Ashford attached as director. In June 2013, the creatives said they were aiming for a fall 2014 out-of-town tryout, with Broadway possibly to follow in 2015. Deadline reports that a reading was held in June 2014 starring Tony Goldwyn and Leslie Uggams, with a September workshop planned towards a London premiere.
     

    MY FAIR LADY

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics), Frederick Loewe (music)
    • Director: TBA
    • Cast: TBA
    • A revival of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical.
    • This revival is aiming for a 2014 Broadway return. Producers Clive Davis, Roger Berlind, Scott Landis and The Nederlander Organization are attached. Bartlett Sher is rumored to direct.

    NERDS

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner (book & lyrics), Hal Goldberg (music)
    • Director: Casey Hushion
    • Cast: TBA
    • An outrageous, epic take on the parallel stories of technology pioneers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs as they blaze a path from garage inventors to warring titans of the computer revolution.
    • First presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2007. Then played a limited engagement at North Carolina Theatre in 2013. A concert was presented at 54 Below in June 2014. Producers Carl Levin, Vicki Halmos, Elizabeth Williams and Sally Horchow are attached.

    REAR WINDOW

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by John Michael Hayes (original screenplay), Keith Reddin (adaptation)
    • Director: Terry Kinney
    • Cast: TBA
    • Keith Reddin (Maybe, Black Snow) will adapt 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 for 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.

    REBECCA

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: Fall 2014
    • Written by Michael Kunze (original book and lyrics), Sylvester Levay (music), Christopher Hampton (English book adaptation), with English lyrics by Hampton and Kunze
    • Director: Michael Blakemore and Francesca Zambello
    • Cast: TBA
    • Based on the classic Daphne du Maurier novel, this musical is the story of Maxim de Winter, his new wife, and Mrs. Danvers, the controlling and manipulative housekeeper of Maxim's West Country estate of Manderley — where the memory of his first wife, the glamorous and mysterious Rebecca, still casts a shadow.
    • On July 24, 2013, producer Ben Sprecher announced that the Rebecca team has been granted an extension of the show's stage rights and hopes to launch on Broadway by 2014.

    TITANIC

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Maury Yeston (music & lyrics) and Peter Stone (book)
    • Director: Thom Southerland
    • Cast: TBA
    • A revival of the musical, which tells the story of the passengers of the doomed luxury liner.
    • This revival, a chamber production, began at London's Southwark Playhouse in 2013. It was first announced to play a try-out in Toronto before a fall 2014 Broadway bow. However, producers confirmed in May that the production would be postponed due to "a lack of an available theatre," with a new timeline to be announced.

    TUCK EVERLASTING

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Chris Miller (music), Nathan Tysen (lyrics), Claudia Shear (book)
    • Director: Casey Nicholaw
    • Cast: TBA
    • Good girl Winnie Foster’s world has been safely contained behind a picket fence. Yearning to break free, Winnie runs deep into the woods behind the house, where she discovers the Tuck family and the secret they’ve been keeping.
    • Broadway plans for the 2013-14 season were canceled, as was an out-of-town tryout. Instead the show will now premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theater Jan - Feb 2015.

    WAITRESS

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Sara Bareilles (music & lyrics), Adrienne Shelly (original screenplay)
    • Director: Diane Paulus
    • Cast: TBA
    • Based on the 2007 film of the same name, Waitress is about a pregnant waitress named Jenna who is unhappily married in the Deep South. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
    • In development since June 2013 with producers Barry and Fran Weissler attached. Currently in development at American Repertory Theatre, where Paulus is artistic director. Paula Vogel, who had been writing the book, has departed the project - her successor is yet to be named. A private workshop was held in April and Waitress is aiming for a premiere in A.R.T.'s 2015-16 season.