The next Broadway season will start picking up steam soon, and there are a bunch of shows we're eager to see. Courtesy of Playbill.com, here are five at the top of our list in no particular order:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Performances begin September 10 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Book tickets here.
London's National Theatre has earned Tony Awards for its Broadway transfers of War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors. Following several successful years in across the pond, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time seems like the next British import to watch: It has already nabbed seven Olivier Awards, including Best Play. Adapted from the book by Mark Haddon, Simon Stephens' multi-media stage play about a young boy attempting to solve a neighborhood crime is also one of the few new plays to come to Broadway this season. Not that there's anything wrong with revivals. Speaking of which...
A Delicate Balance
Previews run October 20 through February 22, 2015, at the Golden Theatre. Book tickets here.
Broadway fans don't need any more A-List names attached to a show to make it a must see: The play was written by Edward Albee (of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? fame) and stars Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan and Martha Plimpton. Oh, and it won a Pulitzer when it debuted 50 years ago.
It's Only A Play
Performances begin August 28 for an 18-week run at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Book tickets here.
Speaking of dream casts, this revival has a doozy: Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick partner up for the third time (following The Producers and The Odd Couple) and are joined by Emmy-winner Megan Mullally, Tony-winner Stockard Channing, "Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint and Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham. Broadway icon Terrence McNally wrote the farcical comedy.
The Elephant Man
Performances begin November 7 for a limited run through February 15, 2015, at the Booth Theatre. Book tickets here.
Two-time Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper was last on Broadway nearly 10 years ago alongside (then-bigger names) Paul Rudd and Julia Roberts in Three Days of Rain. He's finally back to take on the title role in a revival of Bernard Pomerance's drama about Joseph (renamed John for the play) Merrick, the historic Elephant Man. Fellow Oscar-nominee Patricia Clarkson will co-star.
The Last Ship
Performances begin September 29 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Book tickets here.
Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sting has written a Broadway musical, and it's already making waves out-of-town. The Last Ship is inspired by Sting's own boyhood in the shipyards of Northern England and tells the story of a man who returns home after 14 years away. It's also one of thew few original musicals to open in the fall.