What’s Coming to Broadway This Fall

Special Features   What’s Coming to Broadway This Fall
A glimpse at the shows and stars (Tom Hiddleston! Marisa Tomei!) coming to Broadway in the first part of the 2019–2020 season.
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This fall, more than half a dozen shows will arrive on Broadway, ranging from bio-musicals and hip-hop improv to marriage drama and LGBTQ+ generational introspection.

Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox all make their Broadway debuts this August in a revival of Betrayal. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Harold Pinter’s tale of marital dysfunction begins previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre August 14.

Performances begin September 6 at Vivian Beaumont Theatre for The Great Society, the sequel to the Tony-winning All the Way written by Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch. Brian Cox stars as the 36th President as the play picks up after his 1964 election win, exploring his full four-year term during the Vietnam War and Civil Rights Movement.

Derren Brown: Secret brings Brown’s illusions to Broadway’s Cort Theatre starting September 6 after a sold-out run Off-Broadway.

As a couple celebrating 50 years together, Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins transfer from the West End to reprise their roles in The Height of the Storm. Playing at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, the Jonathan Kent–helmed production begins previews September 10. Florian Zeller’s play is translated into English by Christopher Hampton.

Jeremy O. Harris’ buzzy drama Slave Play, seen last fall at New York Theatre Workshop, comes to the Golden Theatre beginning September 10, directed by Robert O’Hara.

Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip-hop improvisational show, combines music and spontaneity to create a different experience each night. Playing at Booth Theatre starting September 13, the innovative production from the minds of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale will play a 16-week engagement.

Mary-Louise Parker returns to Broadway starting September 14 in The Sound Inside, opposite Will Hochman and directed by David Cromer. The Adam Rapp play follows a professor and her increasingly ominous relationship with a student.

Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, Top Girls) returns to Broadway in Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo. The show begins previews September 19. Trip Cullman directs at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre.

Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Tracey Letts’ Linda Vista comes to the Helen Hayes Theatre beginning September 19. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the story follows Wheeler, who finds himself on the other side of 50 navigating new love, old friends, and self-discovery.

Winner of the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Matthew Lopez’s LGBTQ+ generational play, The Inheritance, transfers stateside. The two-part play follows a group of gay men as they struggle to maintain a sense of history. Performances begin September 27 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

The Talking Heads’ David Byrne comes to Broadway with American Utopia at Hudson Theatre. This stage adaptation of Byrne’s 2018 album brings together 11 musical artists from around the world. Previews begin October 4. The production is staged and choreographed by Annie-B Parson, with Alex Timbers (Beetlejuice) serving as production consultant.

Adrienne Warren stars in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical as the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, starting October 12 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The Phyllida Lloyd–helmed bio-musical transfers from the West End with a book by Katori Hall.

The music of Alanis Morrisette comes to Broadway in the jukebox musical about a multi-generational family in Jagged Little Pill. Starting November 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre, Diane Paulus directs with a book written by Diablo Cody and new music by the “Ironic” singer herself (in addition to classic songs from the album).

The Illusionists return to Broadway for the fifth year in a row with Magic of the Holidays, starting November 29. Bewildering audiences at Neil Simon Theatre this time around will be Chris Cox (as The Mentalist), Paul Dabek (The Trickster), Kevin James (The Inventor), Hyun Joon Kim (The Manipulator), Enzo Weyne (The Unforgettable), and SOS and Victoria Petroysan (The Transformationalists), directed by Neil Dorward.

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