What’s Coming to Broadway for Fall 2018? | Playbill

Special Features What’s Coming to Broadway for Fall 2018? Mark your calendars for these Broadway openings from September through December.

After a slew of summer openings on Broadway—The Boys in the Band, Straight White Men, Head Over Heels, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Pretty Woman The Musical—the stars are shining bright on Broadway this fall.

Starting with Oscar nominee and Tony winner Janet McTeer, the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Bernhardt/Hamlet, about legendary Sarah Bernhardt and her portrayal of the Danish prince, from The Roundabout Theatre Company begins August 31 and opens September 25 at the American Airlines Theatre for a limited engagement run.

The American premiere of The Nap kicks off Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2018–2019 season September 5 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The new play from Richard Bean, which looks at the world of snooker (the British equivalent of pool), match-fixing, and the integrity of sport, opens September 27.


Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale return to the Broadway stage for The Lifespan of a Fact starting September 20 at Studio 54. The world premiere by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell is based on a true story that examines the world of journalism and storytelling; it opens October 18.

Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Waverly Gallery, premieres on Broadway September 25 and officially opens October 25 at the John Golden Theatre, starring Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen, and Michael Cera. The play originally premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Following a hit run in London, Jerusalem playwright Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman transfers to Broadway with direction by Sam Mendes. After the arrival of an unexpected visitor, an annual harvest celebration comes to a sudden halt. The new play begins October 2 and opens October 21 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Watch out as King Kong stomps its way to the Broadway Theatre October 5, and officially opens November 8. From Jack Thorne, the Tony-winning writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, comes the epic modern myth brought to life with animatronics, puppetry, and innovative stagecraft.

Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale

Scandal star Kerry Washington and Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale, under the direction of Tony winner Kenny Leon, lead the Broadway premiere of American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown. The play examines the struggle of parents caught in our national divide as they search for their missing child in Florida. Performances begin October 6 and it opens November 4 at the Booth Theatre for a limited engagement run.

The revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song comes to Broadway October 9 and opens November 1 at the Hayes Theatre. Drama Desk winner Michael Urie and Oscar and Tony winner Mercedes Ruehl reprise their roles from the acclaimed Second Stage Off-Broadway run.

Get your corsages ready for The Prom, starring Tony winner Beth Leavel and Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Brooks Ashmanskas. The new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, begins October 23 and opens November 15 at the Longacre Theatre.

From the book writer of Jersey Boys Rick Elice, experience the life story of the iconic entertainer with The Cher Show, beginning November 1 with an official opening December 3 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The new musical stars Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond.

Finally, 2018 closes out with To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted from Harper Lee’s novel by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, begins November 1 at the Shubert Theatre and opens December 13, with a cast featuring Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Gideon Glick.

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