After the most successful theatre season in recorded history, this Broadway season looks more than capable of surpassing its impressive predecessors. Click on any of the shows below to find out more and buy tickets!
Set in New York in 1982, This is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren (to be played by Michael Cera), a dejected nineteen year old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis (Kieran Culkin), his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and Jessica (Tavi Gevinson), the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful and compassionate, This is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers – far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.
You Can’t Take It With You is about the Sycamores and the Kirbys- two completely different families whose worlds collide when their children become engaged. The Sycamore family may seem like the mad ones with their galaxy of unique and zany characters, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.
The play is set on the opening night of “The Golden Egg” on Broadway at one of the producer’s houses, where the director, the show’s leading lady, the playwright (Matthew Broderick) and his best friend (Nathan Lane), an envious and insecure actor, a hypocritical drama critic, a servant aspiring to be a singer, and a hard-worn taxi driver have barricaded themselves in the upstairs bedroom waiting for the reviews to come in.
Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner (The Commons of Pensacola, Meet the Parents) stars as Anna Patterson, the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. But when the weekend takes an unexpected turn, everyone is forced to improvise… inciting a series of simmering jealousies, a flurry of romantic outbursts and a bout of passionate soul-searching.
The Bronx is up, the Battery’s down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, On The Town zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps. The classic score features the standards “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town,” and “Some Other Time” and will be played in this production with their original orchestrations, performed by what will be the largest orchestra on Broadway, with 28 musicians led by musical director James Moore (Follies, Ragtime).
Disgraced is the story of a successful Muslim-American lawyer and his wife — an artist influenced by Islamic imagery — enjoying their comfortable and successful life on New York’s Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone’s relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards.
The Last Ship is a new musical with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting. Inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once).
The Real Thing returns to Broadway in a stirring and sensual new production. This Tony Award®-winning play by Tom Stoppard (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia) first seduced audiences in London and New York nearly 30 years ago. Henry is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or The Real Thing. Delectably witty and deeply affecting, The Real Thing takes a daring glimpse at relationships, fidelity, and the passions that often blur our perception of love.
Agnes (Glenn Close) and Tobias (John Lithgow), a long-married couple, must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter (Martha Plimpton) after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends (Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins), all the while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic sister Claire (Lindsay Duncan).
The Royal Court Theatre‘s production of The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson comes to Broadway for a strictly limited 13-week engagement!
From a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to his days as the toast of London high society, the life of John Merrick, The Elephant Man, has fascinated the world for well over a century. The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance weaves Merrick’s tale into a parable on beauty, innocence, and human dignity starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola.
Directed by Michael Longhurst ans starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations tells the story of two strangers who continue to meet by chance under the parallel universe framework of string theory. Press notes describe the piece as “an explosive new play about the boundless potential of a first encounter, free will, and friendship.”
Hilarious hijinks ensue in a rip-roaring new production of Michael Frayn’s (Copenhagen) beloved comedy Noises Off! Full of shocking surprises and gut-busting humor, Noises Off is the classic show-within-a-show that “voyages to the outer limits of hilarity” (The New York Times). Two-time Olivier Award nominee Jeremy Herrin (This House) directs.
After producing four flops in a row, Jaffe’s theater is being foreclosed. He books a suite on the luxury train the Twentieth Century Limited, heading from Chicago to New York City with film actress Lily Garland and her new beau, narcissistic heartthrob Bruce Granit. On board, Jaffe works his magic in hopes of luring her back to the stage to save his sinking career, while . Garland is just as determined to escape his charm in this musical battle of wits.
Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is “discovered” by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry’s art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist, while romantic complications abound in this new musical adaptation of “An American in Paris,” the 1951 film where Gene Kelly danced and dazzled to the music of George and Ira Gershwin.
In the final hour of April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and “the unsinkable ship” slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. Based on actual characters aboard the greatest ship in the world, Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) and Peter Stone’s (1776, Woman of the Year) stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants’ dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaires of the First Class dream of their gilded world lasting forever.
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