The Broadway season has started anew since last month’s Tony Awards (congrats to all the winners!), but a slew of new musicals and plays are set to open over the rest of 2014. Courtesy of Playbill.com, here are some of the more notable productions opening or previewing before fall officially begins on the Great White Way.
THIS IS OUR YOUTH
Set to begin previews on September 11 and opening on August 18 at the Cort Theatre, this Broadway premiere of Kenneth Lonergan’s 1996 play stars Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin as disaffected teenagers and Tavi Gevinson as the young lady in their lives.
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
James Earl Jones is coming back to Broadway in this revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s classic Depression-era comedy. Other notable names attached include Kristine Nielsen, Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford and Mark Linn-Baker. The show begins previews at the Longacre Theatre on August 26 and opens on September 28.
IT'S ONLY A PLAY
They’re back! Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will co-star once again in another show, and will be joined by theatrical (and Hollywood) heavyweights like Megan Mullally, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing and Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint in his Broadway debut. Tony-winner Jack O’Brien will direct the all-star cast in this 17-week revival of Terrence McNally’s comedy, set to begin previews on September 4 and open on October 9 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
This West End import has been generating buzz for years in London, and is finally crossing the pond. The play, about an unusual child accused of a violent act, begins previews September 10 and opens October 5 at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
ON THE TOWN
This revival of the classic WWII-era musical comedy (music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics & book by Betty Comden & Adolph Green; conceived by Jerome Robbins) stars some of Broadway’s top up-and-coming young talent, including Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley. The show begins previews September 20 at the newly renamed Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) and opens October 16.
This Broadway premiere already has a healthy pedigree: It’s already run off-Broadway and in London and won the most recent Pulitzer Prize for drama. Gretchen Mol and Josh Radnor are set to star, and the play will open on October 23 after previewing September 27.
THE LAST SHIP
This anticipated new musical has a score by Sting and a book by Pulitzer-winner Brian Yorkey and John Logan. After premiering this summer at Chicago’s Bank of America Theater, it is set to begin previews at the Neil Simon theater on September 30 before opening October 26.
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