A New Irving Berlin Favorite Arrives While a Gershwin Classic Takes Its Last Bow

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October 8: Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber lead the cast of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton’s play about sexual intrigue in 18th century France. The production is a transfer from London’s Donmar Warehouse.


October 6: The “new” Irving Berlin musical Holiday Inn features a score of classics including “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Shaking the Blues Away,” “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek” and “Heatwave.” Bryce Pinkham, Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, Corbin Bleu, Lee Wilkof and Lora Lee Gayer star.

October: 7: Better Off Single, the New York City dating comedy that follows one man’s hallucination-fueled, post-breakup quest to find new love, stars Aaron Tveit and Annaleigh Ashford.

October 7: Stuffed, the new four-actress play from comedian Lisa Lampanelli, explores the complexity of women’s relationships to food and body image. Joining Lampanelli onstage are Avenue Q star Ann Harada, Eclipsed star Zainab Jah and Jessica Luck.

October 10: Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney make their Broadway debuts as their alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland (two opinionated, 70-something New Yorkers), in the new comedy Oh, Hello on Broadway.

October 13: Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, stars original Off-Broadway cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker.

October 16: Diane Lane returns to Broadway in Stephen Karam’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, which also stars Chuck Cooper, Joel Grey, Celia Keenan-Bolger and more.


October 9: The Tony Award-winning An American in Paris plays its final performance at Broadway's Palace Theatre. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, the romantic tale will embark on its first national tour this month.

October 9: Leona Lewis departs the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. The British pop singer made her Broadway debut in the role of Grizabella and will be succeeded by Mamie Parris.


October 8: Tune in to NBC at 11:30 PM to catch megawatt Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on SNL.

October 8: Original Rent stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp begin their two-week concert engagement at 54 Below.

October 9: Tony winner Lena Hall steps into the shoes of Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre, marking the first time in Hedwig history that the same actor has played both Hedwig and Yitzhak in the same production. Hall will play the title role once a week during the national tour with Darren Criss playing the remainder of the performances (with Hall as Yitzhak).

October 9: The Broadway history of the short-lived Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along is told in the new documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, directed by original cast member Lonny Price.

October 11: Two-time Tony Award nominee Christine Ebersole brings her new solo show, After the Ball, to the Café Carlyle.

October 14: The New York Pops salute Carnegie Hall with a concert presentation of My Fair Lady starring Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn.

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