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This list is updated regularly. It is organized by start of previews.

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2021–2022 SEASON

PLAZA SUITE

Theatre: Hudson
First Preview: February 25
Opening Night: March 28
Creative Team: John Benjamin Hickey (director), Neil Simon (playwright)
Cast: Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
About: A revival of the classic marriage comedy reunites the real-life couple on Broadway for the first time in over 20 years.

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT

Theatre: Nederlander
First Preview: March 1
Opening Night: March 31
Cast: Billy Crystal, Randy Graff, David Paymer, Chasten Harmon
Creative Team: Jason Robert Brown (composer), Amanda Green (lyricist), John Rando (director), Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz, and Babaloo Mandel (book)
Cast:
About: Crystal returns to the role of stand-up comic Buddy Young Jr., whom he played in the 1992 Columbia Pictures film of the same name. Crystal co-wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy about a borscht-belt comedian whose abrasive ego eclipses his success and alienates his family.

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

Theatre: Booth
First Preview: April 1
Opening Night: April 20
Creative Team: Camille Brown (director-choreographer), Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton (producers),
About: Ntozake Shange’s form-changing choreopoem tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. Leah C. Gardiner, who directed the revival at Off-Broadway's Public Theater in 2019, is unable to continue at the helm on Broadway due to pre-pandemic commitments.

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Theatre: Broadway
First Preview: March 4
Opening Night: March 17
Creative Team: Anne Tournié (co-director and choreographer), Chris Mouron (libretto and co-director), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (source material) and Terry Truck (music).
About: A stage adaptation of the 1942 book, penned and illustrated by de Saint-Exupéry, featuring spectacle, dance, aerial acrobatics, and video mapping technology.

TAKE ME OUT

Theatre: Helen Hayes
First Preview: March 10
Opening Night: April 4
Creative Team: Scott Ellis (director), Richard Greenberg (playwright)
Cast: Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Patrick J. Adams
About: A revival of the Tony-winning comedy-drama, about the coming out of a gay baseball player.

PARADISE SQUARE

Theatre: Ethel Barrymore
First Preview: March 15
Opening Night: April 3
Creative Team: Jason Howland (music), Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare (lyrics); Larry Kirwan (additional material); Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas and Larry Kirwan (book); Moisés Kaufman (director); Bill T. Jones (choreographer), Alex Sanchez (musical staging).
Cast: Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel, Kevin Dennis, and Matt Bogart
About: Set in Manhattan’s Five Points neighborhood during the Civil War, the musical follows the inhabitants of a local saloon—including the Black woman who owns it, a conflicted newly arrived Irish immigrant, a runaway slave, and a once-great songwriter.

BIRTHDAY CANDLES

Theatre: American Airlines
First Preview: March 18
Opening Night: April 10
Creative Team: Noah Haidle (playwright), Vivienne Benesch (director)
Cast: Debra Messing
About: New York premiere of the play about a woman striving for significance in her life.

THE MINUTES

Theatre: Studio 54
Previews Resume: March 19
Opening Night: April 7
Creative Team: Anna D. Shapiro (director), Tracy Letts (playwright)
About: The city council drama returns to previews in a new theatre.

AMERICAN BUFFALO

Theatre: Circle in the Square
First Preview: March 22
Opening Night: April 14
Creative Team: David Mamet (playwright), Neil Pepe (director)
Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, Darren Criss
About: A junk shop owner schemes to get back a valuable nickel sold for much less than it’s true worth.

FUNNY GIRL

Theatre: August Wilson
First Preview: March 26
Opening Night: April 24
Cast: Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice, Ramin Karimloo as Nick Arnstein, Jane Lynch as Mrs. Rosie Brice, and Jared Grimes as Eddie Ryan
Creative Team: Michael Mayer (director), Harvey Fierstein (revised book), Jule Styne (music) and Bob Merrill (lyrics), Isobel Lennart (original book), Sonia Friedman and Scott Landis (producers), David Zinn (set designer), Ellenore Scott (choreographer), and Ayodele Casel (tap choreographer).
About: The first Broadway revival of Funny Girl since the original 1964 production catapulted Barbra Streisand to stardom.

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
First Preview: March 29
Opening Night: April 19
Creative Team: Paula Vogel (playwright), Mark Brokaw (director)
About: Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse reprise their roles more than 20 years later after the 1997 Off-Broadway debut of the Pulitzer-prize winning play. It follows Li'l Bit (Parker) as she looks back in time in order to make sense of an uncle (Morse) who impacted her past, present, and future.

MACBETH

Theatre: Longacre
First Preview: March 29
Opening Night: April 28
Cast: Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga
Creative Team: Sam Gold (director)
About: The U.K. stage and screen favorites come to Broadway in one of the Bard's most dastardly works.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
First Preview: March 31
Opening Night: April 25
Creative Team: Lileana Blain-Cruz (director), Thornton Wilder (playwright)
About: Recipient of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Skin of Our Teeth illuminates the endurance of the human spirit as it follows the Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey, as they persevere through an Ice Age, a biblical flood, and war.

A STRANGE LOOP

Theatre: Lyceum
First Preview: April 6
Opening Night: April 26
Cast: Antwayn Hopper, L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson, Jr., John-Andrew Morrison, Jaquel Spivey, and Jason Veasey.
Creative Team: Michael R. Jackson (book, music, and lyrics), Stephen Brackett (director), Raja Feather Kelly (choreographer), Arnulfo Maldonado (set designer), Montana Levi Blanco (costume designer)
About: The winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama follows Usher, a young, Black, gay theatre writer grappling with his toxic inner thoughts while trying to write a musical about a young, Black, gay theatre writer grappling with his toxic inner thought while trying to write a musical about... and on and on.

BEETLEJUICE

Theatre: Marquis
Performances resume: April 8
Creative Team: Alex Timbers (director), Eddie Perfect (score), Scott Brown and Anthony King (book)
About: The popular musical is back from the dead (again) in a new home after closing prematurely during the pandemic.

SING STREET
Theatre: TBD
First Preview: TBD
Creative Team: Rebecca Taichman (director), Enda Walsh (book), Gary Clark and John Carney (score)
Cast: TBD
About: The show explores the power of first love and music against the backdrop of 1980s Dublin.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FOR 2020-2021 SEASON WITHOUT NEW UPDATES


THE WHO’S TOMMY

Theatre: TBA
Target Opening: 2021
Creative Team: Des McAnuff (director), Pete Townshend (book and score), John Entwistle and Keith Moon (additional music and lyrics)
About: The musical puts The Who’s original concept album on stage as a rock opera about a “deaf, dumb, and blind” boy who overcomes his disabilities with the help of ace pinball skills. Original Broadway director McAnuff returns to helm this updated production for the 2020 decade.

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Theatre: TBA
Target Opening: 2020-2021 Season
Creative Team: Amy Morton (director), David Mamet (playwright)
About: An all-female production of the classic drama.

2022-2023 Season


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Theatre: Belasco Theatre
Performances resume: June 1
Creative Team: Bartlett Sher (director); Aaron Sorkin (playwright)
About: Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's novel reopens in a new theatre after closing in January.

THE KITE RUNNER

Theatre: Helen Hayes Theater
First Preview: July 6
Opening: July 21
Creative Team: Giles Croft (director), Matthew Spangler (script), Humaira Ghilzai (cultural consultant)
About: A play with music based on Khaled Hosseini’s novel about two childhood friends playing at a kite festival in Afghanistan when a terrible incident changes their lives forever.

1776

Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
First Preview: Fall 2022
Creative Team: Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus (directors), Sherman Edwards (music and lyrics), Peter Stone (book, updated from John O'Hara's), Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (score)
About: This musical retelling of the American Revolutionary War will be produced in partnership between the Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.

BLACK ORPHEUS

Theatre: TBD
First Preview: TBD
Creative Team: Nilo Cruz (book), Sergio Mendes (music), Sergio Trujillo (director)
About: Originally based on Moraes’ play Orfeu de Conceição, Black Orpheus resets the classic Greek love story of Eurydice and Orfeu against the backdrop of a Rio de Janeiro favela during Carnival.

COME FALL IN LOVE—THE DDLJ MUSICAL

Theatre: TBD
First Preview: TBD
Creative Team: Aditya Chopra (director), Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani (music), Nell Benjamin (book and lyrics)
About: An Americanized stage version of Bollywood favorite Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge about two London-based Indians who fall in love on a train trip across Europe.

DANCIN'

Theatre: TBD
First Preview: TBD
Creative Team: Wayne Cilento (director) plus producers Joey Parnes and Nicole Fosse (daughter of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon and artistic director of the Verdon Fosse Legacy)
About: The Bob Fosse musical revue features an eclectic songlist from Neil Diamond to George M. Cohan. Cilento starred in the original 1978 Broadway production.

GIRL GROM THE NORTH COUNTRY


Theatre: TBD
First Preview: TBD
Creative Team: Conor McPherson (book, director), Bob Dylan (music)
About: The Bob Dylan jukebox musical offers a slice-of-life look at a small community in Duluth, Minnesota, where the Laine family operates a rundown guesthouse. The show plans to reopen in a new theatre after closing out its current home in January.

PAL JOEY

Theatre: TBD
First Preview: TBD
Creative Team: Savion Glover (choreographer, co-director), Tony Goldwyn (co-director), Richard LaGravenese (book),
About: The primary setting has been re-imagined as a South Side Chicago nightclub in the 1940s; the character of Linda, formerly a stenographer-clerk, is now an aspiring singer.

IN THE WORKS


13 GOING ON 30

Creative Team: Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (book), Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music and lyrics), Andy Fickman (director)
About: New musical based on the 2004 hit movie of the same title about a gawky teenage girl who uses “wishing dust” to transform herself into a glamorous adult.

17 AGAIN

Creative Team: Marco Pennette (book), music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music and lyrics), Adam Shankman (director)
About: New musical based on the 2009 Zac Efron fantasy film about a man who gets to relive his youth. A developmental lab was held in New York November 2016.

AIN'T SUPPOSED TO DIE A NATURAL DEATH

Creative Team: Melvin Van Peebles (book, music, and lyrics), Kenny Leon (director), Lia Vollack (producer), Mario Van Peebles (creative producer)
About: A revival of the 1971 Tony-nominated musical exploring the life of Black Americans in underserved city neighborhoods.

ARCHIE

Creative Team: Adam McKay (book and director)
About: A new musical based on the popular teen comic books that is a co-production of the website Funny Or Die and Archie Comics.

BEACHES

Creative Team: David Austin (music), Iris Rainer Dart (lyrics & book), Thom Thomas (book), Eric Schaeffer (director)
About: Vivacious, outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie meet as children and become fast friends. From pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals, their oil-and-water friendship perseveres through even the most tragic trials.
Latest: Beaches continued its development with a second regional production at Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago in 2015, starring Whitney Bashor and Shoshana Bean

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

Creative Team: Carol Hall (music & lyrics), Peter Masterson and Larry L. King (book), Rob Ashford (director and choreographer), Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards (producers)
About: 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.

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

Creative Team: Michael Mayer (director), Anthony McCarten (book), Steven Hoggett (choreographer)
About: The Broadway-aimed musical about the life of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond will open June 21, 2022, at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.

THE BODYGUARD

Creative Team: Alexander Dinelaris (book), Lawrence Kasdan (source material)
Cast: Deborah Cox
About: Musical adapted from the Whitney Houston film about a pop star who falls in love with her bodyguard.
Latest: Originally presented in London, the stage musical toured North American 2017–2018. Regional productions have been staged across the globe.

BOMBSHELL

Creative Team: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (score), Joshua Bergasse (choreographer)
About: Stage incarnation of the fictional Marilyn Monroe-centered musical whose creation was at the center of the TV series Smash.

BORN FOR THIS

Creative Team: Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans, and Lisa D'Amour (book); BeBe Winans (music and lyrics); Charles Randolph-Wright (director); Ron Gillyard and MyDestiny Productions (producers)
About: A story of family, love and forgiveness told through the incredible true story of BeBe Winans. Born For This is the family-friendly and universal story for anyone who has ever yearned for something—for anyone who is looking to find their purpose in life.

BROADWAY VACATION, A MUSICAL

Creative Team: David Rossmer and Steve Rosen (book, music, and lyrics), Ken Davenport (producer)
About: Based on the characters from the Warner Bros. movie franchise, the musical was scheduled to make its world premiere in Fall 2020 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, with direction and choreography by Donna Feore.

BULL DURHAM

Creative Team: Susan Werner (music and lyrics), Ron Shelton (book)
About: A musical version of the film about a romance set in the world of minor league baseball, being produced by Jack Viertel. A world-premiere production starring Will Swenson had a run at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 2014.

CAMP DAVID

Creative Team: Lawrence Wright (playwright), Molly Smith (director), Steve Traxler and Gerald Rafshoon (producers)
About: A drama about President Jimmy Carter's Nobel Prize-winning efforts to bring the leaders of Israel and Egypt to sign a peace agreement after years of war. The show had its world premiere at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage in 2014. It played a pre-Broadway engagement at The Old Globe in San Diego May 13–June 19, 2016.

CHASING RAINBOWS

Creative Team: Marc Acito (book), David Libby (additional original music), Tina Marie Casamento (conceiver), Denis Jones (director, choreographer)
About: The musical traces the early life of Judy Garland, from her small-town birth to her starring role in the film classic The Wizard of Oz. The show had a developmental world premiere production in Flat Rock, N.C., in November 2015, and a full production at Goodspeed Musicals in September 2016. A workshop was held in January 2019. A Paper Mill Playhouse production opened October 6, starring Ruby Rakos as Judy Garland, Max von Essen as Frank Gumm, and Lesli Margherita as Ethel Gumm.

DAMN YANKEES

Creative Team: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (music and lyrics); George Abbott and Douglass Wallop (book); Kathleen Marshall (director); Jeffrey Richards, Scott Landis, Jerry Frankel, and Jay and Cindy Gutterman (producers)
About: Revival of the 1956 musical about a baseball fan who is induced to sell his soul by the devil so his favorite team can win the pennant.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

Creative Team: Elton John (music), with lyrics by Shaina Taub (lyrics) and a book by Paul Rudnick (book), Anna D. Shapiro (director), Kevin McCollum (producer)
About: New musical based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel and the 2006 film about a woman who becomes assistant to the notorious editor of a topline fashion magazine. A Chicago pre-Broadway tryout, starring Beth Leavel as Miranda Priestley and Taylor Iman Jones as Andy, is scheduled to begin performances July 19, 2022, at the James L. Nederlander Theatre.

DINER

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

DREAMGIRLS

Target Opening: 2019
Creative Team Tom Eyen (book and lyrics), Henry Krieger (music), Casey Nicholaw (director), Sonia Friedman (producer)
About: A New York transfer of the hit London revival.

THE FLAMINGO KID

Creative Team: Robert L. Freedman (book and lyrics), Scott Frankel (music), Darko Tresnjak (director)
About: A musical adaptation of the hit 1984 Garry Marshall film, which follows an 18-year-old Brooklynite as he leaves his humble roots behind in favor of the sexy and alluring world of the private beach club, El Flamingo. A world premiere debuted at Hartford Stage in 2019, starring Jimmy Brewer, Adam Heller, Liz Larsen, Marc Kudisch, Lesli Margherita, Samantha Massell, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ben Fankhauser, and Alex Wyse.

THE GREAT GATSBY

Creative Team: Florence Welch (lyrics), Florence Welch and Thomas Bartlett (music), Martyna Majok (book), Jeanie O'Hare (story consultant), Rebecca Frecknall (director)
About: A musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, which entered the public domain in 2021. A recording of The Great Gatsby, A New Musical will be released on Warner Music.

GYPSY

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

HALF TIME (formerly GOTTA DANCE)

Creative Team: Matthew Sklar & Marvin Hamlisch (music), Nell Benjamin (lyrics), Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin (book), Ester Dean (additional music), Jerry Mitchell (director)
About: In 2007, a group of expert dancers was tasked with getting professional basketball’s first ever senior citizen dance team performance-ready. The venue? Center court. The genre? Hip-hop. Over the coming months, bonds would be formed, generation gaps would be crossed, and, eventually, some pretty hot moves would be busted. Based on the 2008 documentary Gotta Dance, the show made its world premiere in December 2015 at Broadway In Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. It played the Paper Mill Playhouse in May 2018.

THE HONEYMOONERS

Creative Team: Stephen A. Weiner (music), Peter Mills (lyrics), Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss (book), and John Rando (director)
About: Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon in this world-premiere musical. After shocking their wives by winning a high profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue. Following a November 2014 industry presentation (from Jeffrey Finn and Goodspeed Musicals) and an April 2016 lab, the musical made its official world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse September 28–October 29, 2017, starring Michael McGrath, Laura Bell Bundy, Michael Mastro, and Leslie Kritzer.

JOSEPHINE

Creative Team: Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton (book), Stephen Dorff (music), John Bettis (lyrics), and Joey McKneely (director and choreographer)
Cast: Deborah Cox
About: Musical based on the life of Jazz Age singer Josephine Baker. The show played a tryout at Asolo Rep in Florida April 27–May 29, 2016.

KPOP

Creative team: Jason Lim (book), Helen Park and Max Vernon (score), Teddy Bergman (director)
About: A musical concert set inside the world of a KPOP record label. An Off-Broadway production played Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater, and the Woodshed Collective in 2017, going on to win the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Producers eyed an Off-Broadway revival in a new space but set their sights on Broadway plans with a casting call in 2019.

LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE

Target Opening: 2020
Creative Team: Jane Chambers (playwright); Cynthia Nixon (director); Harriet Newman Leve, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner (producers)
About: It’s 1980 at Bluefish Cove: a lesbian beachside haven. Lil Zalinski and her close knit group of friends take refuge here each summer to live and love freely. When a straight woman named Eva wanders unknowingly into their midst, she sends The Cove into a tailspin and knocks Lil off her feet. The play made its world premiere 40 years ago Off-Broadway.

THE LATE GREAT ME: AN EVENING WITH ALAN JAY LERNER

Target Opening: 2018
Creative Team: John Lahr (writer), Alan Jay Lerner (source material), Frederick Loewe and Burton Lane (music), Susan Stroman (director)
About: A new musical based on the life of My Fair Lady lyricist Lerner. A private reading was held in fall 2016; a full workshop was held in March 2017 by producers Julian Schlossberg, Roy Furman, and Liza Lerner.

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

Creative Team: Book by Lisa Loomer (book), Laura Esquivel (source material), La Santa Cecilia (music), La Santa Cecilia and Quiara Alegría Hudes (lyrics), Michael Mayer (director)
About: An exclusive preview of two songs from the musical debuted during ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices in October 2020.

MAGIC MIKE

Creative Team: Trip Cullman (director)
About: A stage adaptation of Steven Soderbergh's film about male strippers. A private workshop was held April 2015 featuring Derek Klena and Taylor Louderman. A December 2019 premiere in Boston was canceled May 23, 2019.

MARIE, DANCING STILL: A NEW MUSICAL

Creative Team: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (score), Susan Stroman (director and choreographer)
About: Formerly known as Little Dancer, the musical about Degas and ballerina Marie had a production at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre March 22–April 14, 2019, starring Tiler Peck, Terrence Mann, Karen Ziemba, Louise Pitre, Dee Hoty, and Jenny Powers.

THE NANNY

Creative Team: Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson (book), Rachel Bloom and the late Adam Schlesinger (score), Marc Bruni (director)
About: A musical based on the popular sitcom series that ran during the '90s, starring Drescher.

OHIO STATE MURDERS

Creative Team: Adrienne Kennedy (playwright), Kenny Leon (director)
Cast: Audra McDonald
About: The Broadway debut of Kennedy follows fiction author Suzanne Alexander as she returns to Ohio State University to talk about the violence in her writing. Soon after arriving, however, a dark mystery unravels.

ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME

Creative team: Kristin Hangii (director), Keone and Mari Madrid (choregraphers)
About: The Britney Speaks jukebox musical weaving together the pop star's hits to tell a fictional story about fairy tale princesses who want to change the narrative. The show will now have its world premiere in Washington, D.C. at Shakespeare Theatre Company in November 2021 after a Chicago staging was scrapped during the pandemic.

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY

Creative Team: Book by Daniel Goldfarb (book), Bert Berns (music and lyrics), Steven Van Zandt (musical director)
About: A musical that showcases the songbook of 1960s hitmaker Bert Berns. The show was first presented Off-Broadway in 2014, and is planned for Broadway by a producing team that includes Merged Work Productions, Jack Thomas, Steven Van Zandt, Paul Shaffer, Maureen Van Zandt and Joe Grano.

THE PREACHER’S WIFE

Creative Team: Daniel Beaty (book), Tituss Burgess (music and lyrics), Michael Arden (director)
About: New musical based on the 1996 film of the same title. An industry reading of The Preacher's Wife was presented in Manhattan September 12, 2016, starring Loretta Devine and Ledisi. Olivier nominee Stafford Arima directed with musical direction by James Sampliner. A second reading was presented December 11, 2017, directed by Michael Arden.

ROOM SERVICE

Target Opening: 2017–2018 Season
Creative Team: Allen Boretz and John Murray (playwrights), Michael Pressman (director and producer), Andrew Ames (producer)
About: Revival of the 1937 Broadway screwball comedy about a penniless Broadway producer who will do anything to stay in his hotel room so he can get a career-saving hit off the ground.

THE SCENARIO

Target Opening: 2017–2018 season
Creative Team: Dan Charnas (book) with music and lyrics by multiple artists, Russell Simmons and Universal Music Group (producers)
About: A new musical set to three decades of hip-hop.

THE SECRET GARDEN

Target Opening: 2018–2019 Season
Creative Team: Lucy Simon (music), Marsha Norman (book and lyrics), Warren Carlyle (director(
About: Revival of the 1991 musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story about an orphan girl who finds renewal when she discovers a locked, dead garden and brings it back to life. A co-production of Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., the Broadway-bound revival also played a stint in Houston October.

SIDEWAYS

Creative Team: Rex Pickett (book), Anthony Adams (composer)
About: A brand-new musical, mounted by EFG-Renascence Productions, based on Pickett’s novel that was adapted into an Oscar-winning film and a play.

A SIGN OF THE TIMES

Creative Team: Bruce Vilanch (writer), Richard Robin (source material), Gabriel Barre (director), JoAnn M. Hunter (choreographer)
About: The musical tells the story of Cindy, a young woman who moves to New York City from the Midwest in 1965 with dreams of making a difference in the world. Set against the backdrop of women’s liberation, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War, the musical features the songs of a generation from Grammy Award–winning artist Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the day, such as “Downtown,” “You Don't Own Me,” “Don't Sleep in the Subway,” “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss),” and “The Boy From New York City.” Developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in summer 2016. A pre-Broadway production played Delaware Theater Company in 2018.

SOME LIKE IT HOT

Target Opening: 2022
Creative Team: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (score), Matthew Lopez and Amber Ruffin (book), Casey Nicholaw (director)
About: A musical adaptation of the classic Billy Wilder film, which starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe. A world premiere in Chicago was recently scrapped in favor of direct-to-NYC production.

SOUL TRAIN

Creative Team: Dominique Morisseau (book), Kamilah Forbes (director), Camille. Brown (choreographer), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tony Cornelius, Anthony E. Zuiker, and Shawn Gee (executive producers)
About: The story of producer Don Cornelius, who created the long-running TV variety show Soul Train with a score including soul and R&B songs showcased in the series. A world premiere production is scheduled to premiere at ACT in San Francisco in October 2022.

SIDNEY

Creative team: Charles Randolph-Wright (playwright), Ruben Santaigo-Hudson (director)
About: A new play about the life of Oscar winner and Tony nominee Sidney Poitier, based on Poitier's best-selling autobiography The Measure of a Man.

TOP HAT

Creative Team: Irving Berlin (music & lyrics), Chad Beguelin (book), Christopher Gattelli (director)
About: 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. A second lab was held May-June 2015, directed by Christopher Gattelli. Gattelli told Playbill in January 2017 that a Broadway production is still several seasons off.

TREVOR: THE MUSICAL

Creative Team: Julianne Wick Davis (music) and Dan Collins (book and lyrics), Marc Bruni (director), Josh Prince (choreographer)
About: Based on the Peggy Rajski's Oscar-winning 1994 short film about a gay 13-year-old who is obsessed with singer Diana Ross. A fall 2017 tryout at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois. An Off-Broadway production played in fall 2021.

UNTITLED GIULIA TOFANA MUSICAL

Creative Team: Jennifer Nettles (music), Adam Zotovich (producer)
About: The country star has her eye on bringing another merry murderess to the stage: 17th-century professional poisoner Giulia Tofana.

UNTITLED PAT BENATAR MUSICAL

Creative Team: Gary Lenon (book), Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (music and lyrics)
About: Jukebox musical that traces the personal and professional lives of rock vocalist Benatar and guitarist Giraldo. A workshop of the musical titled The Romeo & Juliet Project was scheduled in 2020 before the pandemic began.

THE VISITOR

Creative Team: Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), Tom Kitt (music), Aaron Harnick (producer)
About: Musical based on the 2007 Thomas McCarthy film of the same title about a widower who befriends a Syrian immigrant in post-9/11 New York City. The show played Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in fall 2021.

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