While we love new works, we can’t help but enjoy seeing a classic play or musical re-imagined in a revival. Broadway revivals introduce familiar shows to a brand new audience. Some revivals even stray drastically from the design and staging of their respective original productions. This fall, you can expect to see quite a few classics remounted on Broadway. Here are just a few shows you can get ready to ‘fall’ in love with all over again:
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new production of The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov’s masterpie
ce about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution. Simon Godwin (Associate Director at the National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Two Gentlemen of Verona) directs a fresh new adaptation by Tony Award® winner Stephen Karam (The Humans, Sons of the Prophet).
The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya (Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane) and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure, The Cherry Orchard captures a people—and a world—in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. First produced in Moscow in 1904, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. By turns tragic and funny, Roundabout’s new adaptation promises to breathe fresh life into this towering tale.
The Cherry Orchard will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and open officially on October 16, 2016.
This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.
William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos comes back to Broadway this fall in an all new production from Lincoln Center Theater. Lapine returns to direct an extraordinary cast featuring Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Tony nom.), Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Tony Award), Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Tony nom.), Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris, Tony nom.) and Betsy Wolfe.
Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.
Falsettos will begin preview performances on September 29, 2016, and open officially on October 27, 2016.
This is a limited engagement through January 8, 2017 on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
THE FRONT PAGE
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s classic 1928 comedy, The Front Page, arrives on Broadway this fall.
The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (John Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Nathan Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.
The Front Page features a star-studded cast including Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Sherie Rene Scott, Holland Taylor, Robert Morse, Dylan Baker, Patricia Conolly, Halley Feiffer, Dann Florek, John Magaro, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Christopher McDonald, David Pittu, Joey Slotnick, Lewis J. Stadlen, Micah Stock, and Clarke Thorell.
The Front Page will begin preview performances on September 20, 2016, and open officially on October 20, 2016.
This is a limited engagement through January 29, 2017 on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre.
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