Schedule of Upcoming Broadway Shows

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and Joey Sims
06 Feb 2015

This list is updated periodically.

UPCOMING

FISH IN THE DARK

  • Theatre: Cort Theatre
  • First Preview: February 2, 2015
  • Opening: March 5, 2015
  • Written by Larry David
  • Director: Anna D. Shapiro
  • Cast: Larry David, Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Johnny Orsini, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler, Ben Shenkman, Lewis J. Stadlen, Marylouise Burke, Jennifer Lyon
  • Inspired by the death of a friend's father, Larry David's play features approximately 15 characters. avid will make his Broadway debut, writing and starring in this play.

THE AUDIENCE

  • Theatre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
  • First Preview: February 14, 2015
  • Opening: March 8, 2015
  • Written by Peter Morgan
  • Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Dylan Baker, Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Judith Ivey, Richard McCabe, Dakin Matthews, Rod McLachlan, Rufus Wright
  • 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.

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  • Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
  • First Preview: February 13, 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, Andy Karl, Michael McGrath, Mark Linn-Baker, Mary Louise Wilson
  • 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 HEIDI CHRONICLES

  • Theatre: Music Box Theatre
  • First Preview: February 23, 2015
  • Opening: March 19, 2015
  • Written by Wendy Wasserstein
  • Director: Pam MacKinnon
  • Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs, Bryce Pinkham, Tracee Chimo, Ali Ahn, Leighton Bryan, Elise Kibler, Andy Truschinski
  • Wasserstein's 1989 drama traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing America.

SKYLIGHT

  • Theatre: John Golden Theatre
  • First Preview: March 13, 2015
  • Opening: April 2, 2015
  • Written by David Hare
  • Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan, Matthew Beard
  • On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
  • Transferring to Broadway after a successful West End run in 2014.

HAND TO GOD

  • Theatre: Booth Theatre
  • First Preview: March 14, 2015
  • Opening: April 7, 2015
  • Written by Robert Askins
  • Director: Mortiz van Stuelpnagel
  • Cast: Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Michael Oberholtzer, Sarah Stiles, Marc Kudisch
  • The good children of Cypress, Texas are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man's puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected.
  • Producer Kevin McCollum brings this new play to Broadway following runs at Ensemble Studio Theater and MCC Theater. The MCC team returns. Some changes will be made to the script and production for Broadway.

GIGI

  • Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
  • First Preview: March 19, 2015
  • Opening: April 8, 2015
  • Written by Colette (novel), Heidi Thomas (adaptation), Frederick Loewe (music), Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics)
  • Director: Eric Schaeffer
  • Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Clark, Corey Cott, Dee Hoty, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh
  • 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.
  • Premiering at the Kennedy Center in January 2015. A Broadway bow following the regional premiere was long rumored, then confirmed for the Neil Simon in January. Vanessa Hudgens will star in both runs.

WOLF HALL, PARTS ONE & TWO

  • Theatre: Winter Garden Theatre
  • First Preview: March 20, 2015
  • Opening: April 9, 2015
  • Written by Hilary Mantel (novels), Mike Poulton (adaptation)
  • Director: Jeremy Herrin
  • Cast: Ben Miles, Lydia Leonard, Nathaniel Parker
  • A stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Through the eyes and ears of Thomas Cromwell, the power, passion and politics surrounding Henry VIII's relationship with Anne Boleyn are brought to life as two plays.
  • Transferred successfully to the West End after originating at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and continue to run in repertory through October 4th. It was first reported in early September that producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel hoped to bring the double-bill to Broadway. A spring start at the Winter Garden was confirmed later that month.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

  • Theatre: Palace Theatre
  • First Preview: March 13, 2015
  • Opening: April 12, 2015
  • Written by George Gershwin (music), Ira Gershwin (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.
  • Made its world premiere in Paris at Théâtre du Châtelet, and now transfers to Broadway.

FINDING NEVERLAND

  • Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
  • First Preview: March 15, 2015
  • Opening: April 15, 2015
  • Written by James Graham (book), Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy (music & lyrics), Allan Knee (original play)
  • Director: Diane Paulus
  • Cast: Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelley, Kelsey Grammer, 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, then premiered at Boston's American Repertory Theatre (starring Jeremy Jordan) July - September 2014. Weinstein will bring the show to Broadway in March 2015, taking the Lunt-Fontanne.

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: Bartlett Sher
  • Cast: Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora, Ashley Park, Edward Baker-Duly, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Murphy Guyer, Jakes Lucas, Paul Nakauchi, Marc Oka
  • 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.

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU

  • Theatre: Brooks Atkinson Theatre
  • First Preview: March 17, 2015
  • Opening: April 14, 2015
  • Written by Barbara Anselmi (music), Brian Hargrove (book & lyrics)
  • Director: David Hyde Pierce
  • Cast: Tyne Daley, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, Lisa Howard, David Burtka, Edward Hibbert, Steve Rosen, Chip Zien, Montego Glover, Josh Grisetti
  • 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!”
  • David Hyde Pierce's production premiered at George Street Playhouse in 2011. Much of the George Street cast returns for the Broadway run, including Tyne Daly. Sierra Boggess and David Burtka are Broadway additions.
FUN HOME

  • Theatre: Circle in the Square
  • First Preview: March 27, 2015
  • Opening: April 19, 2015
  • Written by Lisa Kron (book), Jeanine Tesori (music & lyrics), Alison Bechdel (graphic novel)
  • Director: Sam Gold
  • Cast: Michael Ceveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, Joel Perez, Robert Colindrez, Zell Morrow, Oscar Williams
  • 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.

LIVING ON LOVE

  • Theatre: Longacre Theatre
  • First Preview: April 1, 2015
  • Opening: April 20, 2015
  • Written by Joe DiPietro
  • Director: Kathleen Marshall
  • Cast: Renée Fleming, Douglas Sills, Anna Chlumsky, Blake Hammond, Scott Robertson
  • When celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis' husband Vito becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, Raquel retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe to chronicle her life as an opera star.
  • Kathleen Marshall's production was first produced and presented in July 2014 by the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

  • Theatre: The Broadway Theatre
  • First Preview: March 27, 2015
  • Opening: April 21, 2015
  • Written by Lucy Simon (music), Michael Korie & Amy Powers (lyrics), Michael Weller (book), Boris Pasternak (novel)
  • Director: Des McAnuff
  • Cast: Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan, Josh Canfield, Lora Lee Gayer
  • A young physician and his beautiful mistress get swept up in the danger and drama of the Bolshevik Revolution in this epic musical based on the classic novel by Nobel Prize author Boris Pasternak.
  • Premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in 2006 to a mixed response. It has since played limited runs in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Korea. The show will undergo significant changes before opening on Broadway. Broadway World reported in September 2014 that a revised version was aiming to take the Broadway Theatre in early 2015, news then confirmed by The New York Times.

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

  • Theatre: St. James Theatre
  • First Preview: March 23, 2015
  • Opening: April 22, 2015
  • Written by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatric (music & lyrics), Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell (book)
  • Director: Casey Nicholaw
  • Cast: Christian Borle, Brian D'Arcy James, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Gerry Vichi, Michael James Scott
  • It's the 1590s, and brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as 'The Bard.' When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

  • Producer Kevin McCollum is shepherding this comedy, which was first announced to have its world premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre April - May 2015. A private industry reading in October 2014 starred Borle and D'Arcy James. After the premature closing of Side Show, producers scuttled the 5th Avenue premiere and announced the show would take the St. James in March 2015.

AIRLINE HIGHWAY

  • Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
  • First Preview: April 1, 2015
  • Opening: April 23, 2015
  • Written by Lisa D'Amour
  • Director: Joe Mantello
  • Cast: Carolyn Braver, K. Todd Freeman, Scott Jaeck, Ken Marks, Caroline Neff, Tim Edward Rhoze, Judith Roberts, Joe Tippett, Julie White
  • In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans' infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers, and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects.
  • Ran December 2014 - February 2015 at Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre prior to Broadway.

THE VISIT

  • Theatre: Lyceum Theatre
  • First Preview: March 26, 2015
  • Opening: April 23, 2015
  • Written by John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics), Terrence McNally (book), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (original play)
  • Director: John Doyle
  • Cast: Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana DiMarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis
  • Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price.
  • John Doyle's production premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival in summer 2014. Producer Tom Kirdahy confirmed to Michael Riedel in early December that the production would transfer to Broadway in spring 2015 at a Shubert theater to be confirmed. Chita Rivera will star, in her final appearance on Broadway, and alongside Roger Rees. The show was confirmed for the Lyceum in January 2015 following the closing of Disgraced.

AN ACT OF GOD

  • Theatre: Studio 54
  • First Preview: May 5, 2015
  • Opening: May 28, 2015
  • Written by David Javerbaum
  • Director: Joe Mantello
  • Cast: Jim Parsons
  • A stage adaptation of "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God," which is characterized as being "written by God and transcribed by David Javerbaum."
  • HAMILTON

    • Theatre: Richard Rodgers Theatre
    • First Preview: July 13, 2015
    • Opening: August 6, 2015
    • Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • Director: Thomas Kail
    • Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian D'Arcy James, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo
    • From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind.
    • Premiered at The Public Theater with the support of Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Roy Furman. Ahead of its off-Broadway premiere, there had been buzz of a possible Broadway future for the show. The New York Post reported in February 2015 that a quick transfer in time for the Tonys was quietly in the works. That month the team instead announced a post-Tonys Broadway start in July at the Richard Rodgers.

    FOOL FOR LOVE

    • Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
    • First Preview: September 15, 2015
    • Opening: October 8, 2015
    • Written by Sam Shepard
    • Director: Daniel Aukin
    • Cast: Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell
    • Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Daniel Aukin's production premiered at the Williamstown Theater Festival.

    THÉRÈSE RAQUIN

    • Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
    • First Preview: October 1, 2015
    • Opening: October 29, 2015
    • Written by Helen Edmundson
    • Director: Evan Cabnet
    • Cast: Keira Knightley
    • In this tale of love, lust, betrayal, and guilt, Thérèse (Knightley) has made peace with her loveless marriage to a weak man when her world is turned upside down by Laurent walking through the door. Unable to ignore their passion, the pair sets off on a violent path that may have far worse consequences for the perpetrators than for the victims.

    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.

    ALLEGIANCE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • First Preview: October 6, 2015
    • Opening: November 8, 2015
    • Written by Jay Kuo (book, music & lyrics), Lorenzo Thione (book), Marc Acito (book)
    • Director: Stafford Arima
    • Cast: George Takei
    • An epic story of love, war and heroism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II, following the story of the Kimura family in the weeks and years following Pearl Harbor, as they are relocated from their farm in Salinas, California to the Heart Mountain internment camp in the rural plains of Wyoming.
    • Premiered at The Old Globe in San Diego 2012. An NYC industry reading was held May 2013, towards a planned spring 2014 opening. Producers continued to seek an available theater before securing one in February 2015, when they announced an October start at a Shubert theater to be announced.

    CHINA DOLL

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: Fall 2015
    • Written by David Mamet
    • Director: Pam MacKinnon
    • Cast: Al Pacino
    • A two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross (Pacino), who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancée as he prepares to go into semiretirement. Ross in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his young assistant. He takes one last phone call…
    • This new Mamet work will come to Broadway in fall 2015 at a Shubert theater to be announced. Al Pacino will star.

    THE COLOR PURPLE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: Fall 2015
    • Written by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray (music & lyrics), Marsha Norman (book), Alice Walker (novel)
    • Director: John Doyle
    • Cast: Jennifer Hudson
    • 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 fall 2015. John Doyle's stripped-down production received critical acclaim in London. The New York post confirmed a fall 2015 run in January, with Jennifer Hudson signed on to star.

    SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL

    • Theatre: Winter Garden Theatre
    • First Preview: November 2, 2015
    • Opening: December 6, 2015
    • Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Glenn Slater (lyrics), Julian Fellowes (book)
    • Director: Laurence Connor
    • Cast: TBA
    • Down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

    FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

    • Theatre: TBA
    • First Preview: November 17, 2015
    • Opening: TBA
    • Written by Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Joseph Stein (book)
    • Director: Bartlett Sher
    • Cast: Danny Burstein
    • 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. An October Telecharge Group Sales e-mail revealed that performances will begin Nov. 17, 2015 at a theater still to be announced.

    NOISES OFF

    • Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
    • First Preview: December 17, 2015
    • Opening: January 14, 2016
    • 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.

    SHE LOVES ME

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: Spring 2016
    • Written by Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff(book)
    • Director: Scott Ellis
    • Cast: Josh Radnor, Laura Benanti
    • Georg (Radnor) and Amalia (Benanti) are two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other.
    • Josh Radnor appeared in a Roundabout gala reading of She Loves Me in 2011. Laura Benanti joins him for this limited Broadway engagement. A theater has yet to be announced.

    ANNOUNCED FOR 2015-16 SEASON

    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.

    CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015-16 Season
    • Written by Mark Medoff
    • Director: Kenny Leon
    • Cast: TBA
    • The story of James Leeds, a new teacher at a school for the deaf, and Sarah Norman, the school's one-time star student who has stayed behind as its cleaning woman rather than venturing out into the hearing world.
    • Premiered on Broadway in 1980. It ran for more than two years and won the Tony award for Best Play. Hal Luftig will produce this revival, which is aiming for the 2015-16 season.

    '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 by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland, Jr. (music & lyrics), Rupert Holmes & Linda Bloodworth Thomason (book)
    • Director: Simon Phillips
    • Cast: Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill, Carmen Cusack
    • 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

    A BRONX TALE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Alan Menken (music), Chazz Palminteri and Glenn Slatern (book & lyrics)
    • Director: TBA
    • Cast: TBA
    • A musical version of Chazz Palminteri's solo who, which tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the world of organized crime.
    • Showbiz411 first reported in 2013 that Robert De Niro planned to direct a musical version of Chazz Palminteri's solo show. Two developmental workshops were held in summer/fall 2014, now with music by Alan Menken (at first David Bryan of Bon Jovi was attached). No director was listed, but Jerry Zaks is rumored as attached. Dodger Theatricals have joined as co-producers.

    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.

    AMAZING GRACE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015
    • 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, 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 is making its premiere at the Bank of America Theatre in fall 2014 as part of Broadway in Chicago. The musical, which received mixed notices, hopes to arrive on Broadway next year, the New York Times confirmed in October 2014. Producers have already raised $10 million for the production.

    AMERICAN PSYCHO

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015
    • 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. Was announced to return off-Broadway, with some revisions and an all-new cast. Benjamin Walker, who led the show's initial workshops, was expected to play Bateman. That Second Stage bow was ultimately canceled when commercial producers Act 4 Entertainment pulled the rights. The New York Times reports that Act 4 is partnering with Jeffrey Richards to instead bring the show directly to Broadway. A January 2015 workshop was held towards a possible 2015-16 season Broadway goal.

    AUGUST RUSH

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Mark Mancina (music), Glen Berger (book)
    • Director: John Doyle
    • Cast: TBA
    • A musically gifted orphan runs away from his New York City foster home in search of his birth parents. On his journey, he's taken under the wing of a street Maestro named Wizard, who discovers his musical genius, names him 'August Rush,' and devises a plan to profit from his talent. All the while, unbeknownst to August, his parents are searching for him too.
    • In development for a possible Broadway future. Producers include Warner Brothers, CJ Entertainment and Richard B. Lewis. A workshop was held Nov-Dec 2014, ending with a closed-door presentation. The workshop starred Ethan Khusidman, Terrence Mann, Isabel Keating, Alexander Gemignani, Mark Jacoby and Will Connolly.

    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.

    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 went well. Reviews and response to that run were mixed.

    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?
    • 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 instead premiered at Paper Mill Playhouse in October 2014, in what was 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. Shaiman confirmed in an October 2014 Broadway World interview that the show was coming to Broadway in the near future, with some creative adjustments planned.

    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. No updates have followed.

    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 ran through January 2015 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.

    THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015
    • Written by David Farr
    • Director: Gísli Örn Garðarsson
    • Cast: TBA
    • Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In this reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. But when wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good.
    • Made its UK premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2011, and was seen at the American Repertory Theater in 2013. Currently playing a pre-Broadway Toronto engagement. A limited run at the Marquis in the summer of 2015 was postponed, with producers instead hoping to secure a theater for an open-ended run.

    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. No updates followed.

    KING KONG

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Marsha Norman (book), Marius de Vries (composer & arrangements), Michael Mitnick and Richard Thomas (additional lyrics)
    • Director: TBA
    • 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 in September 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 producer Carmen Pavlovic is seeking a new director.

    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.
    • 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. The New York Times reported in September that a Broadway move would not come before fall 2016 for scheduling reasons.

    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: Spring 2015
    • 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. Reps for the show confirmed in September 2014 that the show was aiming for a spring 2015 Broadway bow. 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 2015
    • 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.
    • The Rebecca team has been granted an extension of the show's stage rights. Producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza announced in January 2014 that the show had recruited new producers towards a Broadway goal. Conman Mark Hotton was sentenced to three years in prison in October 2014, at which time Sprecher said he was aiming for a fall 2015 opening.

    SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015-16 Season
    • Written by Lee Hall (adaptation), Tom Stoppard & Marc Norman (original screenplay)
    • Director: Declan Donnellan
    • Cast: TBA
    • Promising young playwright Will Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he finds his muse in the form of passionate noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. A stage adaptation of the 1998 Best Picture winning film.
    • Disney is producing this stage adaptation in London with Sonia Friedman, a frequent Broadway producer. London reviews were strong, though a New York Times review was mostly negative. The New York Post reports that the show is aiming for Broadway in the 2015-16 season. The leads are expected to transfer with it.

    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. In October a new spring 2015 Toronto premiere was announced, with no set plans to follow.

    TOP HAT

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: 2015-16 Season
    • 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 - Gattelli now directs and choreographs, and Beguelin has penned a new book. It was reported in August 2014 that Tommy Tune had been approached to re-envision the London production for New York audiences. A second lab will be held May - June 2015.

    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 will premiere in August 2015, opening A.R.T.'s 2015-16 season. Jessie Mueller is expected to star.

    WITNESS UGANDA

    • Theatre: TBA
    • Target Opening: TBA
    • Written by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews
    • Director: Diane Paulus
    • Cast: TBA
    • When Griffin, a young man from New York City volunteers for a project in Uganda, he finds himself on a journey that will change his life forever. Inspired by a true story, this rousing new musical exposes the challenges confronted by American aid workers around the world and explores the question: 'Is changing the world possible?'"
    • Following a spring 2014 A.R.T production, producers Kevin McCollum and Ashley Melone held an October New York presentation also directed by Paulus.