Happy Summer everyone!
It’s officially summer here in Manhattan and we couldn’t be happier! Summer definitely means beach season, but it also means new exciting shows coming to the Great White Way! There are some great hits heading your way in just the next few weeks. We’ve done our best to compile a list of some new shows opening soon. Enjoy!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
Previews Begin: July 12th
Where: Nederlander Theatre
Why see it?
Motown debuted on Broadway in 2013 and is back for a limited 18 week run! Catch the Tony Nominated hit that tells the story behind legendary talents such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and more! Celebrate the summer with classic hits on the Broadway stage.
Opens: July 14th
Where: Neil Simon Theater
What’s the buzz?
British pop star Leona Lewis will be making her Broadway debut in the revival as Grizabella the Glamour Cat.
Why should you see it?
How can you miss out on the iconic musical making its way back to Broadway?! If you missed it last time during its 18 year run, capitalize on this chance to go see the musical sensation. And if you love it, you can then go check out Andrew Lloyd Webber’s other two hits currently running on Broadway- Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock- The Musical!
Begins Previews: September 1st
Where: Studio 54
What is it about?
“Jim leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut… but life just isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim’s best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?”
Why should I see it?
A new musical by the legend Irving Berlin himself, need we say more? Come experience the music of the man who brought you hits like Annie Get Your Gun and white Christmas. If you loved the Oscar winning film, then you’ll love the show! And if you haven’t seen the movie, we’re sure you’ll love it too!
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Begins Previews: September 15th
Where: American Airlines Theatee
Why go see another version of Chekov?
Well to start, Diane Lane, star of movies such as Unfaithful, The Outsiders and Trumbo, will return to the show in which she made her Broadway debut, this time playing the role of Ranevskaya. The new adaptation of the classic play will be carried out by the breakout star Stephen Karam, the man behind the recent Tony Award winning play The Humans.