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Schedule of upcoming and announced Broadway Shows

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  • Theatre: Lyceum
  • First Preview: February 13, 2019
  • Opening: March 10, 2019
  • Score by: Joe Iconis
  • Director: Stephen Brackett
  • Based on Ned Vizzini’s novel, the show tells the story of an average teenager (currently played Off-Broadway by Dear Evan Hansen‘s Will Roland), who takes a pill purported to make people more—you guessed it—chill.



  • Theatre: Imperial
  • First Preview: February 28, 2019
  • Opening March 21, 2019
  • Written by Dominique Morisseau
  • Director: Des McAnuff
  • Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo
  • A musical tracing the rise of R&B group The Temptations.
  • Had a premiere production at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A Kennedy Center production will be followed by an L.A. engagement (August 21–September 30) and a Toronto production (October 10–November 17).


  • Theatre: Cort
  • First Preview: February 28, 2019
  • Opening: April 4, 2019
  • Director: Sam Gold
  • Cast: Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Marvel, Jayne Houdyshell, Ruth Wilson, Pedro Pascal
  • Fresh off of winning a Tony Award for Three Tall Women, Jackson will return to the role of Lear (which she played to great acclaim in London’s West End) in a brand-new production.


  • Theatre: Booth
  • First Preview: March 9, 2019
  • Opening: April 11, 2019
  • Written by: Taylor Mac
  • Director: George C. Wolfe
  • Cast: Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen, Julie White
  • The play takes place just after the conclusion of William Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over, the civil war has ended, and the country has been stolen by madmen. There are casualties everywhere and two very lowly servants (played by Lane and Martin) are charged with cleaning up the bodies.


  • Theatre: Helen Hayes
  • First Preview: March 14, 2019
  • Opening: March 31, 2019
  • Written by: Heidi Schreck
  • Director: Oliver Butler
  • Cast: Heidi Schreck
  • Fifteen-year-old Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. In her play, she traces the effects of this founding document on generations of women, including many in her family—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride from Germany who died of melancholia.


  • Theatre: Hudson
  • First Preview: March 15, 2019
  • Opening: April 16, 2019
  • Written by Lanford Wilson
  • Director: Michael Mayer
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Keri Russell
  • Revival of the Wilson play about Pale, a restaurant owner who falls for a dancer named Anna in downtown New York in the 1980s, and their troubled relationship in the wake of a shared tragedy—the death of Pale’s brother and Anna’s roommate and dance partner.


  • Theatre: John Golden
  • First Preview: March 16, 2019
  • Opening: April 18, 2019
  • Written by: Lucas Hnath
  • Director: Joe Mantello
  • Cast: Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow
  • The play aims to explore the politics of marriage and gender roles as Hillary, a former First Lady, is at odds with her husband Bill and her campaign manager Mark as she attempts to salvage her bid for President of the United States during the 2008 primaries. Sound familiar?


  • Theatre: Circle in the Square
  • First Preview: March 19, 2019
  • Opening Night: April 7, 2019
  • Written by: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Director: Daniel Fish
  • Cast: Rebecca Naomi Jones, Mary Testa, Damon Daunno, Patrick Vaill, and Ali Stroker
  • A radical reimagining of the musical classic that was seen in fall 2018 at St. Ann’s Warehouse.


  • Theatre: Winter Garden
  • First Preview: March 28, 2019
  • Opening: April 25, 2019
  • Writers: Score by Eddie Perfect; book by Scott Brown and Anthony King
  • Director: Alex Timbers
  • Cast: Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Rob McClure, Kerry Butler, Leslie Kritzer, Adam Dannheiser
  • A musical version of the supernatural 1988 film comedy about a couple who hire an exorcist to remove a very naughty ghost from their new house. The world premiere will be performed at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre in October 2018, starring Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso.


  • Theatre: Walter Kerr
  • First Preview: March 22, 2019
  • Opening: April 17, 2019
  • Written by Anaïs Mitchell
  • Director: Rachel Chavkin
  • Cast: Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Andre DeShields
  • Broadway transfer of the folk opera based on the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice,
  • This production had a successful run Off-Broadway in 2016, plus a March 2017 workshop at New York Theatre Workshop. It had a November 2017 production in Edmonton, Canada. It will play the National’s Olivier Theatre November 2, 2018–January 26, 2019 with a cast including Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Reeve Carney, and Eva Noblezada.


  • Theatre: Marriott Marquis
  • First Preview: March 29, 2019
  • Opening: April 23, 2019
  • Music and lyrics by David Yazbek
  • Book by Robert Horn
  • Choreography by Denis Jones
  • Director: Scott Ellis
  • Based on the film, Tootsie tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime.


  • Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
  • First Preview: April 2, 2019
  • Opening: April 24, 2019
  • Written by James Graham
  • Director: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: Bertie Carvel, Johnny Lee Miller
  • It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy – and ultimately horrify – the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters.




  • Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne
  • First Performance: May 2
  • Closes: May 11
  • The singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Smiths comes to Broadway for a residency in celebration of his new album, California Son.


  • Theatre: Broadhurst
  • First Preview: May 4
  • Opening May 30
  • Director: Arin Arbus
  • Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon will star in the revival of the Terence McNally classic.


  • Theatre: TBA
  • Target Opening May 2019
  • Director: Amy Morton
  • Amy Morton will direct an all-female production of the classic David Mamet drama.


  • Theatre: Al Hirschfeld
  • First Preview: June 28, 2019
  • Opening: July 25, 2019
  • Book by John Logan
  • Director: Alex Timbers
  • Cast: Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo, Danny Burstein
  • Stage adaptation of Baz Luhrman’s 2001 Oscar-nominated movie musical about a poet entranced by a cabaret singer.
  • A pre-Broadway production played the Colonial Theatre in Boston in summer 2018.


  • Theatre: TBA
  • Target Opening Fall 2019
  • Director: Diane Paulus
  • Written by Diablo Cody
  • Using the songs from the eponymous Alanis Morissette album (plus new material), this musical tells the story of a multi-generation, multiracial suburban family grappling with a series of distressing events. Premiered at A.R.T. in summer 2018.


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• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
• Director: Andy Fickman
• Cast: TBA
• A gawky teenage girl uses “wishing dust” to transform herself into a glamorous adult.
• New musical based on the 2004 hit movie of the same title.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Marco Pennette, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
• Director: Adam Shankman
• Cast: TBA
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Adam McKay; songwriters TBA
• Director: Adam McKay
• Cast: TBA
• New musical based on the popular teen comic books.
• A co-production of the website Funny Or Die and Archie Comics.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by David Austin (music), Iris Rainer Dart (lyrics & book), Thom Thomas (book)
• Director: Eric Schaeffer
• Cast: Whitney Bashor, Shoshana Bean
• Vivacious, outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie meet as children and become fast friends. From pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals, Cee Cee and Bertie’s oil-and-water friendship perseveres through even the most tragic trials.
Beaches continued its development with a second regional production at Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago, June–August 2015.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Carol Hall (music & lyrics), Peter Masterson and Larry L. King (book)
• Director and Choreographer: Rob Ashford
• Cast: TBA
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.
Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards will produce this revival. 

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Alexander Dinelaris (book) based on Lawrence Kasdan’s screenplay, with a score of pop hits by various composers.
• Director: TBA
• Cast: Deborah Cox
• New musical adapted from the Whitney Houston film about a pop star who falls in love with her bodyguard.
• Originally presented in London, the stage musical is currently on a North American tour.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; librettist TBA
• Director: TBA; choreography by Joshua Bergasse
• Cast: TBA
• Stage incarnation of the fictional Marilyn Monroe-centered musical whose creation was at the center of the TV series Smash.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by: Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans and Lisa D’Amour
• Original Music and Lyrics: BeBe Winans
• Director: Charles Randolph-Wright
• Cast: TBA
• Producer: Ron Gillyard and MyDestiny Productions
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• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Susan Werner (music and lyrics), Ron Shelton (book)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Lawrence Wright
• Director: Molly Smith
• Cast: TBA
• 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.
Camp David 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. It is scheduled to be produced on Broadway by Steve Traxler and Gerald Rafshoon.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Marc Acito. Music from the EMI/Feist Robbins catalog, All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. Conceived by Tina Marie Casamento. Musical Arrangements by David Libby. Additional music by David Libby, and additional lyrics by Casamento/Acito/Libby.
• Cast: TBA
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (music and lyrics), George Abbott and Douglass Wallop (book)
• Cast: TBA
• Director: Kathleen Marshall
• 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.
• Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Scott Landis, Jerry Frankel, and Jay and Cindy Gutterman.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Shaina Taub. Book by Paul Rudnick.
• Cast: TBA
• Being produced by Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Sheryl Crow (music and lyrics), Barry Levinson (book)
• Director: Kathleen Marshall
• Cast: TBA
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: Summer 2020
• Book by: Lynn Nottage
• Director: Christopher Wheeldon
• Cast: TBA
• A biomusical of Michael Jackson featuring the late singer’s hits.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2019
• Book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Krieger
• Cast: TBA
• Director: Casey Nicholaw
• Revival of the 1980 musical about the rise and fall of an R&B singing group.
• New York transfer of the hit London revival, from producer Sonia Friedman.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music by Scott Frankel.
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• A musical adaptation of the hit 1984 Garry Marshall film.
• An 18-year-old Brooklynite leaves his humble roots behind in favor of the sexy and alluring world of the private beach club, El Flamingo.
• The world premiere will debut at Hartford Stage in the 2018–2019 season.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2018
• Director: Jonathan Kent
• Cast: Imelda Staunton
• Broadway transfer of the musical biography of stripper queen Gypsy Rose Lee and her driven mother, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents.
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Opening: TBA
• Written by Matthew Sklar & Marvin Hamlisch (music), Nell Benjamin (lyrics), Chad Beguelin & Bob Martin (book), Ester Dean (additional music)
• Director: Jerry Mitchell
• Cast: Lillias White, Georgia Engel
• 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. Producers are Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Stephen A. Weiner (music), Peter Mills (lyrics), Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss (book)
• Director: John Rando
• Cast: Michael McGrath, Laura Bell Bundy, Michael Mastro, and Leslie Kritzer.
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton; music by Stephen Dorff; and lyrics by John Bettis
• Director and choreographer: Joey McKneely
• Cast: Deborah Cox
• Musical based on the life of Jazz Age singer Josephine Baker.
• Played a tryout at Asolo Rep in Florida April 27–May 29, 2016.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2018
• Written by John Lahr, based on the lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Frederick Loewe and Burton Lane
• Director: Susan Stroman
• Cast: TBA
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (lyrics), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (book)
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast: TBA
• A stage adaptation of Steven Soderbergh’s film about male strippers.
• A private workshop was held April 2015 featuring Derek Klena and Taylor Louderman. The show will premiere in Boston in December 2019.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
• Director-Choreographer: Susan Stroman
• Cast: Tiler Peck, Terrence Mann, Karen Ziemba, Louise Pitre, Dee Hoty, Jenny Powers
• FKA Little Dancer, the musical about Degas and ballerina Marie.
• The show will run at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre March 22–April 14.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick (book) and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics)
• Director: Jerry Zaks
• Cast: TBA
• A stage adaptation of the Robin Williams comedy about a struggling actor who will go to any length to be with his children after he loses custody in a bitter divorce, disguising himself as a matronly British woman and taking a job as their nanny.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Daniel Goldfarb; music and lyrics by Bert Berns
• Musical Director: Steven Van Zandt
• Cast: TBA
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Daniel Beaty (book), Tituss Burgess (music and lyrics)
• Director: Michael Arden
• Cast: TBA
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017-2018 Season
• Playwrights: Allen Boretz and John Murray
• Director: Michael Pressman
• Cast: TBA
• 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.
• Produced by Michael Pressman and Andrew Ames.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017-2018 season
• Written by Dan Charnas (book) with music and lyrics by multiple artists
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• A new musical set to three decades of hip-hop.
• A co-production of Russell Simmons and Universal Music Group

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2018–2019 Season
• Written by Lucy Simon (music) and Marsha Norman (book and lyrics)
• Director: Warren Carlyle
• Cast: TBA
• 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 The 5th Avenue Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., the Broadway-bound revival played a stint in Houston October 10–22.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Bruce Vilanch, based on an original story by Richard Robin, with songs by various composers
• Director: Gabriel Barre
• Choreographer: JoAnn M. Hunter
• 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 will play Delaware Theater Company November 28–December 23, 2018.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2020
• Written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (score) and Matthew Lopez (book)
• Director: Casey Nicholaw
• Cast: TBA
• A musical adaptation of the classic Billy Wilder film, which starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017
• Written by Anthony E. Zuiker (book)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• The story of producer Don Cornelius, who created the long-running TV variety show Soul Train. Score includes soul and R&B songs showcased in the series.

• Theatre: TBA
• Opening: TBA
• Written by Irving Berlin (music & lyrics), Chad Beguelin (book)
• Director: Christopher Gattelli
• Cast: TBA
• The glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers comes to the stage in this classic dance musical.
• 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.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Julianne Wick Davis (music) and Dan Collins (book and lyrics)
• Director: Marc Bruni
• Cast: TBA
• 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 ran August 9–October 8, 2017, at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Featuring music by Britney Spears
• Director: Jerry Mitchell
• Cast: TBA
• Jukebox musical weaving together the pop star’s hits to tell a fictional story.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017
• Written by Gary Lenon (book), Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (music and lyrics)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Jukebox musical that traces the personal and professional lives of rock vocalist Benatar and guitarist Giraldo.

• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics) and Tom Kitt (music)
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• 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 is being produced by Aaron Harnick.

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