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Theatre: August Wilson
First Preview: August 4
Opening Night: September 12
Creative Team: Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu (playwright), Danya Taymor (director)
Cast: Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood, and Gabriel Ebert.
About: Inspired by both Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga, the play follows Moses and Kitch, two young Black men who dream of an existence beyond their street corner.
CHICKEN AND BISCUITS
Theatre: Circle in the Square
First Preview: September 3
Opening Night: October 10
Creative Team: Douglas Lyons (playwright), Zhailon Levingston (director)
Cast: Norm Lewis, Michael Urie
About: Set at a family funeral, the comedy follows Baneatta and Beverly as they attempt to put their sisterly differences aside to bury their father, Bernard. All is (relatively) well until it’s revealed that Bernard had not just two daughters, but three.
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
First Preview: September 14
Opening Night: September 28
Creative Team: Ruben-Santiago Hudson (director and playwright), Bill Sims, Jr. (composer)
About: Hudson stars in his solo show celebrating the strong, big-hearted woman who raised him: Miss Rachel.
DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA
Theatre: St. James
First Performance: September 17
Creative Team: Alex Timbers (production consultant), Annie-B Parson (choreographer)
Cast: David Byrne and his band of 11 musicians
About: The Broadway concert returns for another limited engagement.
THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
First Preview: October 1
Opening Night: October 31
Creative Team: Keenan Scott II (playwright), Steve H. Broadnax III (director)
Cast: Dyllón Burnside, Keith David, Forrest McClendon, Luke James, Bryan Terrell Clark, Da’Vinchi, and Tristan “Mack” Wilds
About: The play weaves spoken word, slam poetry, and rhythm into a mosaic of the inner lives of Black men.
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
First Performance: October 7
Creative Team: Thomas Kail (director)
Cast: Andrew Bancroft a.k.a. Jelly Donut, Tarik Davis a.k.a. Tardis Hardaway, Aneesa Folds a.k.a. Young Nees, Arthur Lewis a.k.a. Arthur the Geniuses, Kaila Mullady a.k.a. Kaiser Rözé, Chris Sullivan a.k.a. Shockwave, and Anthony Veneziale a.k.a. Two-Touch.
About: The improvised musical comedy show returns to Broadway as the cast spins suggestions from the audience into humorous bits, instantaneous songs and riffs, and fully realized musical numbers.
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Theatre: Studio 54
First Preview: October 8
Opening Night: October 27
Creative Team: Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori (score), Michael Longhurst (director)
About: Sharon D. Clarke makes her Broadway debut in the transfer of her Olivier Award-winning performance as Caroline, an African-American maid whose world of ’60s Louisiana changes in ways big and small.
Theatre: Stephen Sondheim
Preview Resume: October 21
Opening Night: October 27
Creative Team: Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick (score), Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell (book), Jerry Zaks (director)
About: Rob McClure says “Hello (again), dearies!” in this stage adaptation of the 1993 beloved film.
TROUBLE IN MIND
Theatre: American Airlines
First Preview: October 29
First Preview: November 18
Creative Team: Charles Randolph-Wright (director), Alice Childress (playwright)
About: The semi-satirical play about making theatre—and racism in the theatre—makes its Broadway debut after premiering Off-Broadway in 1995.
Previews Resume: November 2
Opening Night: November 17
Creative Team: Christopher Ashley (director), David Bryan (music and lyrics), Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics), Kelly Devine (choreographer)
Cast: Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye
About: The story of late Princess Diana gets the musical treatment from the Memphis Tony-winning duo. The Broadway production was filmed for a streaming release on Netflix in October prior to opening.
Theatre: Helen Hayes
First Preview: November 3
Opening Night: November 22
Creative Team: Kate Whoriskey (director), Lynn Nottage (playwright)
About: The play follows a truck stop sandwich shop that offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives.
FLYING OVER SUNSET
Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
First Preview: November 4
Opening Night: December 6
Creative Team: Tom Kitt (music), Michael Korie (lyrics), James Lapine (book and director)
Cast: Carmen Cusack as playwright and diplomat Clare Boothe Luce, Harry Hadden-Paton as writer Aldous Huxley, and Tony Yazbek as movie star Cary Grant.
About: This musical follows three artists during the ’50s as they experiment with the drug LSD. At a crossroads in their lives the three come together, and under the influence of the drug, take a trip and confront the mysteries of their lives and their world.
Theatre: Neil Simon
First Preview: December 6
Opening Night: February 1, 2022
Creative Team: Lynn Nottage (book), Christopher Wheeldon (director and choreographer)
Cast: Myles Frost plays the late pop star with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
About: A biomusical of Michael Jackson featuring the singer’s hits.
Theatre: Bernard B. Jacobs
Previews Resume: December 20
Opening Night: January 9, 2022
Creative Team: Marianne Elliott (director), Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and George Furth (book)
Cast: Katrina Lenk as Bobbie (a new take on the musical’s central Bobby) and Patti LuPone as Joanne.
THE MUSIC MAN
Theatre: Winter Garden
First Preview: December 20
Opening Night: February 10, 2022
Creative Team: Jerry Zaks (director), Meredith Willson (book, music, and lyrics), Warren Carlyle (choreographer)
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster
About: Much of the creative team behind the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! will reunite for this revival.
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
First Preview: December 21
Opening Night: January 12, 2022
Creative Team: Ruben Santiago-Hudson (director), Dominique Morisseau (playwright)
Cast: Phylicia Rashad
About: Set in 2008 Detroit, the play follows a tight knit family of workers as the fate of the small automotive factory at which they work hangs in the balance.
First Preview: February 22, 2022
Opening Night: March 28, 2022
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.
Theatre: American Airlines
First Preview: March 18, 2022
Opening Night: April 10, 2022
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.
TAKE ME OUT
Theatre: Helen Hayes
First Preview: March 22, 2022
Opening Night: April 4, 2022
Creative Team: Scott Ellis (director), Richard Greenberg (playwright)
About: A revival of the Tony-winning comedy-drama, about the coming out of a gay baseball player.
Theatre: Studio 54
Previews Resume: March 2022 (exact date TBD)
Opening Night: April 7, 2022
Creative Team: Anna D. Shapiro (director), Tracy Letts (playwright)
About: The city council drama returns to previews in a new theatre.
Theatre: Ethel Barrymore
First Preview: February 22, 2022
Opening Night: March 20, 2022
Creative Team: Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen (score); additional material by Masi Asare and Larry Kirwan (additional material); Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan (book); Moisés Kaufman (director)
Cast: Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel, and Kevin Dennis
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.
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
First Preview: March 29, 2022
Opening Night: April 19, 2022
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.
First Preview: TBD
Creative Team: Rebecca Taichman (director), Enda Walsh (book), Gary Clark and John Carney (score)
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
Theatre: Circle in the Square
First Preview: March 22, 2021
Opening Night: April 14, 2021
Creative Team: David Mamet (playwright), Neil Pepe (director)
About: Tony winner Laurence Fishburne and Oscar winner Sam Rockwell star in the Mamet’s play about a junk shop owner as he schemes to get back a valuable nickel sold for much less than it’s true worth. Emmy winner Darren Criss co-stars.
THE WHO’S TOMMY
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
Target Opening: 2020-2021 Season
Creative Team: Amy Morton (director), David Mamet (playwright)
About: An all-female production of the classic drama.
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
First Preview: Fall 2022
Creative Team: Diane Paulus (director), Sherman Edwards (music and lyrics), Peter Stone (book)
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.
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.
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.
Creative Team: Marco Pennette (book), music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music and lyrics), Adam Shankman (director)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creative Team: Marc Acito (book)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 issued a nationwide casting call in June 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.
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 was set to open Off-Broadway at the Public Theater prior to the pandemic.