Schedule of Upcoming and Announced Broadway Shows for the 2022-2023 Season
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Written by: James Miller, Playbill Staff
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COST OF LIVING
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
First Preview: September 13, 2022
Opening: October 3, 2022
Starring: Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan, Kara Young, David Zayas
Writer: Martyna Majok
Director: Jo Bonney
About: Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Martyna Majok’s play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.
Theatre: Longacre Theatre
First Preview: September 14, 2022
Opening: October 2, 2022
Starring: David Krumholtz, Caissie Levy, Seth Numrich, Anthony Rosenthal, Brandon Uranowitz
Writer: Tom Stoppard
Director: Patrick Marber
About: Set over several decades in Vienna, Austria, and following the lives of a singular extended family, the play explores the human condition and its resilience in the face of traumatic history before and after World War II.
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
First Preview: September 16, 2022
Opening: October 6, 2022
Starring: Crystal Lucas-Perry, Carolee Carmello, Elizabeth A. Davis, Patrena Murray
Writers: Sherman Edwards (music and lyrics), Peter Stone (book)
Directors: Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus
About: This musical retelling of the American Revolutionary War will be produced in partnership between the Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Theatre: Hudson Theatre
First Preview: September 19, 2022
Opening: October 9, 2022
Starring: Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, André De Shields, Khris Davis, and McKinley Belcher III
Writer: Arthur Miller
Director: Miranda Cromwell
About: Olivier Award nominee Wendell Pierce and 2022 Tony nominee Sharon D Clarke reprise their roles as Willy and Linda Loman in a revival-told for the first time on Broadway-from the perspective of an African American family. This powerful interpretation of Arthur Miller’s classic drama illuminates the dark underbelly of the American Dream and its elusive promise of equality and opportunity for all.
THE PIANO LESSON
Theatre: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
First Preview: September 19, 2022
Opening: October 13, 2022
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Danielle Brooks
Writer: August Wilson
Director: LaTanya Richardson Jackson
About: The play is the fourth in Wilson’s Century Cycle, which explores the Black experience in every decade of the 20th century with such works as Fences, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Jitney, among others. The Piano Lesson is set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, with a brother and sister embroiled in a battle over a family heirloom piano carved with the faces of their ancestors.
Theatre: John Golden Theatre
First Preview: September 27, 2022
Opening: October 20, 2022
Starring: Corey Hawkins, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Writer: Suzan-Lori Parks
Director: Kenny Leon
About: A 20th anniversary revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer-winning work about two brothers playing three card monte who discover the true nature of their history.
Theatre: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
First Preview: October 3, 2022
Opening: November 3, 2022
Starring: Chris Wood, Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Rob Colletti, Casey Likes
Writers: Tom Kitt (music), Cameron Crowe (book and lyrics)
Director: Jeremy Herrin
About: Based on the 2000 film of the same name, the musical features a score by Tony and Pulitzer winner Kitt and a book and lyrics by Crowe, who earned an Oscar for penning the original film based on his own teenage experience. The coming-of-age story tracks a 15-year-old music fan named William who lands a Rolling Stone assignment following the emerging band Stillwater on tour.
Theatre: Booth Theatre
First Preview: October 12, 2022
Opening: November 10, 2022
Starring: Victoria Clark, Justin Cooley, Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey, Bonnie Milligan
Writers: Jeanine Tesori (music), David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics)
Director: Jessica Stone
About: Kim is a bright and funny Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging disease may be the least of her problems. Forced to maneuver family secrets, borderline personalities, and possible felony charges, Kim is determined to find happiness in a world where not even time is on her side.
Theatre: Circle in the Square
First Preview: October 13, 2022
Opening: November 20, 2022
Starring: Luna, Bo Hyung Kim, Min Young Lee, Kevin Woo
Writers: Helen Park and Max Vernon (music & lyrics), Jason Lim (book)
Director: Teddy Bergman
About: A musical concert set inside the world of a KPOP record label. An Off-Broadway production played Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater, and the Woodshed Collective in 2017, going on to win the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.
Theatre: Stephen Sondheim Theatre
First Preview: October 28, 2022
Opening: November 17, 2022
Starring: Lorna Courtney, Melanie La Barrie, Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands, Justin David Sullivan, Ben Jackson Walker, Philippe Arroyo
Writers: Max Martin (music and lyrics), David West Read (book)
Director: Luke Sheppard
About: Created by the Emmy®-winning writer from “Schitt’s Creek,” this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told. & Juliet asks: what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo? Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as she ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way.
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Theatre: Sam S. Shubert Theatre
First Preview: November 1, 2022
Opening: December 11, 2022
Starring: Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks, Kevin Del Aguila, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Adam Heller, Mark Lotitio
Writers: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (music and lyrics), Matthew Lopez and Amber Ruffin (book)
Director: Casey Nicholaw
About: A musical adaptation of the classic Billy Wilder film, which starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe. A world premiere in Chicago was recently scrapped in favor of a direct-to-NYC production.
A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL
Theatre: Broadhurst Theatre
First Preview: November 2, 2022
Opening: December 4, 2022
Writer: Anthony McCarten
Director: Michael Mayer
About: The story of the legendary Neil Diamond comes to life on stage in a new musical featuring his hit songs “Sweet Caroline”, “America”, and “Cracklin’ Rosie”.
AIN’T NO MO’
Theatre: Belasco Theatre
First Preview: November 3, 2022
Opening: December 1, 2022
Starring: Jordan E. Cooper
Writer: Jordan E. Cooper
Director: Stevie Walker-Webb
About: The comedy imagines what would happen if the U.S. government offered Black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa. The work played a world-premiere run at Off-Broadway’s The Public Theater in 2019.
OHIO STATE MURDERS
Theatre: James Earl Jones Theatre
First Preview: November 11, 2022
Opening: December 8, 2022
Starring: Audra McDonald
Writer: Adrienne Kennedy
Director: Kenny Leon
About: When writer Suzanne Alexander returns to her alma mater as a guest speaker, in which she explores the violence in her works, a dark mystery unravels. Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders is an intriguing and unusual suspense play, as well as a social pertinent look at the destructiveness of racism in our society.
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
First Preview: November 29, 2022
Opening: December 20, 2022
Starring: Paul Bettany, Jeremy Pope
Writer: Anthony McCarten
Director: Kwame Kwei-Armah
About: New York, 1984. Fifty-six-year-old Andy Warhol’s star is falling. Jean-Michel Basquiat is the new wonder-kid taking the art world by storm. When Basquiat agrees to collaborate with Warhol on a new exhibition, it soon becomes the talk of the city. As everyone awaits the ‘greatest exhibition in the history of modern art’, the two artists embark on a shared journey, both artistic and deeply personal, that re-draws both their worlds.
Theatre: Vivian Beaumont Theatre
First Preview: March 9, 2023
Opening: April 13, 2023
Writers: Frederick Loewe (music), Alan Jay Lerner (original book and lyrics), Aaron Sorkin (additional book)
Director: Barlett Sher
About: Lincoln Center Theater will bring the world of Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot to vibrant life once again when it produces a new version of the classic tale, reimagined for the 21st century.
ANNOUNCED FOR 2022-2023 SEASON WITHOUT CONFIRMED DATE OR VENUE
BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
Theatre: Hayes Theatre
First Preview: Fall 2022
Writer: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director: Austin Pendleton
About: For ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum in this Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy from Stephen Adly Guirgis.
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
Theatre: Hayes Theatre
First Preview: Spring 2023
Writer: Larissa FastHorse
Director: Rachel Chavkin
About: A troupe of really well-meaning theater artists dream of creating something revolutionary: a culturally sensitive, totally inoffensive Thanksgiving school pageant that finally gives a voice to Native Americans. Finding said Native Americans… isn’t so simple. And that’s when things start to get absurd.
First Preview: Spring 2023
Writer: Eric Roth
Director: Michael Arden
About: Based on Stanley Kramer’s trailblazing 1952 Academy Award-wining film, High Noon is written for the stage by Academy Award winner Eric Roth and directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Arden. High Noon will become the first Western play to premiere on Broadway in over 85 years.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
First Preview: Spring 2023
Writers: John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics), Lin-Manuel Miranda (additional lyrics), David Thompson and Sharon Washington (book)
Director: Susan Stroman
About: Loosely based on Martin Scorsese’s 1977 movie, this musical will use John Kander & Fred Ebb’s songs, with new ones by Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda, to depict a post-WWII New York in recovery.
First Preview: TBD
Director: Wayne Cilento
The Bob Fosse musical revue features an eclectic songlist from Neil
Diamond to George M. Cohan. Cilento starred in the original 1978
First Preview: TBD
Writers: Richard Rodgers (music), Lorenz Hart (lyrics), John O’Hara (original book), Richard LaGravenese (new book)
Directors: Savion Glover and Tony Goldwyn
About: The primary setting for this classic musical has been re-imagined as a South Side Chicago nightclub in the 1940s; the character of Linda, formerly a stenographer-clerk, is now an aspiring singer.
First Preview: TBD
Writers: Gary Clark and John Carney (music & lyrics), Enda Walsh (book)
Director: Rebecca Taichman
About: The show, based on the 2016 film, explores the power of first love and music against the backdrop of 1980s Dublin.
IN THE WORKS
13 GOING ON 30
Creative Team: Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (book), Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music and lyrics), Andy Fickman (director)
About: New musical based on the 2004 hit movie of the same title about a gawky teenage girl who uses “wishing dust” to transform herself into a glamorous adult.
Creative Team: Marco Pennette (book), music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music and lyrics), Adam Shankman (director)
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.
AIN’T SUPPOSED TO DIE A NATURAL DEATH
Creative Team: Melvin Van Peebles (book, music, and lyrics), Kenny Leon (director), Lia Vollack (producer), Mario Van Peebles (creative producer)
About: A revival of the 1971 Tony-nominated musical exploring the life of Black Americans in underserved city neighborhoods.
Creative Team: Adam McKay (book and director)
About: A new musical based on the popular teen comic books that is a co-production of the website Funny Or Die and Archie Comics.
Creative Team: David Austin (music), Iris Rainer Dart (lyrics & book), Thom Thomas (book), Eric Schaeffer (director)
About: Vivacious, outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie meet as children and become fast friends. From pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals, their oil-and-water friendship perseveres through even the most tragic trials.
Latest: Beaches continued its development with a second regional production at Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago in 2015, starring Whitney Bashor and Shoshana Bean
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
Creative Team: Carol Hall (music & lyrics), Peter Masterson and Larry L. King (book), Rob Ashford (director and choreographer), Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards (producers)
About: 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.
Creative Team: Alexander Dinelaris (book), Lawrence Kasdan (source material)
Cast: Deborah Cox
About: Musical adapted from the Whitney Houston film about a pop star who falls in love with her bodyguard.
Latest: Originally presented in London, the stage musical toured North American 2017–2018. Regional productions have been staged across the globe.
Creative Team: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (score), Joshua Bergasse (choreographer)
About: Stage incarnation of the fictional Marilyn Monroe-centered musical whose creation was at the center of the TV series Smash.
BORN FOR THIS
Creative Team: Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans, and Lisa D’Amour (book); BeBe Winans (music and lyrics); Charles Randolph-Wright (director); Ron Gillyard and MyDestiny Productions (producers)
About: 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.
BROADWAY VACATION, A MUSICAL
Creative Team: David Rossmer and Steve Rosen (book, music, and lyrics), Ken Davenport (producer)
About: Based on the characters from the Warner Bros. movie franchise, the musical was scheduled to make its world premiere in Fall 2020 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, with direction and choreography by Donna Feore.
Creative Team: Susan Werner (music and lyrics), Ron Shelton (book)
About: 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.
Creative Team: Lawrence Wright (playwright), Molly Smith (director), Steve Traxler and Gerald Rafshoon (producers)
About: 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. The show 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.
Creative Team: Marc Acito (book), David Libby (additional original music), Tina Marie Casamento (conceiver), Denis Jones (director, choreographer)
About: 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. A Paper Mill Playhouse production opened October 6, starring Ruby Rakos as Judy Garland, Max von Essen as Frank Gumm, and Lesli Margherita as Ethel Gumm.
Creative Team: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (music and lyrics); George Abbott and Douglass Wallop (book); Kathleen Marshall (director); Jeffrey Richards, Scott Landis, Jerry Frankel, and Jay and Cindy Gutterman (producers)
About: 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.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Creative Team: Elton John (music), with lyrics by Shaina Taub (lyrics) and a book by Paul Rudnick (book), Anna D. Shapiro (director), Kevin McCollum (producer)
About: 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. A Chicago pre-Broadway tryout, starring Beth Leavel as Miranda Priestley and Taylor Iman Jones as Andy, is scheduled to begin performances July 19, 2022, at the James L. Nederlander Theatre.
Creative Team: Sheryl Crow (music and lyrics), Barry Levinson (book), Kathleen Marshall (director)
About: 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.
Creative Team Tom Eyen (book and lyrics), Henry Krieger (music), Casey Nicholaw (director), Sonia Friedman (producer)
About: A New York transfer of the hit London revival.
THE FLAMINGO KID
Creative Team: Robert L. Freedman (book and lyrics), Scott Frankel (music), Darko Tresnjak (director)
About: A musical adaptation of the hit 1984 Garry Marshall film, which follows an 18-year-old Brooklynite as he leaves his humble roots behind in favor of the sexy and alluring world of the private beach club, El Flamingo. A world premiere debuted at Hartford Stage in 2019, starring Jimmy Brewer, Adam Heller, Liz Larsen, Marc Kudisch, Lesli Margherita, Samantha Massell, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ben Fankhauser, and Alex Wyse.
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
Target Opening: TBA
Creative Team: Amy Morton (director), David Mamet (playwright)
About: An all-female production of the classic drama.
THE GREAT GATSBY
Creative Team: Florence Welch (lyrics), Florence Welch and Thomas Bartlett (music), Martyna Majok (book), Jeanie O’Hare (story consultant), Rebecca Frecknall (director)
About: A musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, which entered the public domain in 2021. A recording of The Great Gatsby, A New Musical will be released on Warner Music.
Creative Team: Stephen A. Weiner (music), Peter Mills (lyrics), Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss (book), and John Rando (director)
About: 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, starring Michael McGrath, Laura Bell Bundy, Michael Mastro, and Leslie Kritzer.
Creative Team: Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton (book), Stephen Dorff (music), John Bettis (lyrics), and Joey McKneely (director and choreographer)
Cast: Deborah Cox
About: Musical based on the life of Jazz Age singer Josephine Baker. The show played a tryout at Asolo Rep in Florida April 27–May 29, 2016.
LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE
Creative Team: Jane Chambers (playwright); Cynthia Nixon (director); Harriet Newman Leve, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner (producers)
About: It’s 1980 at Bluefish Cove: a lesbian beachside haven. Lil Zalinski and her close knit group of friends take refuge here each summer to live and love freely. When a straight woman named Eva wanders unknowingly into their midst, she sends The Cove into a tailspin and knocks Lil off her feet. The play made its world premiere 40 years ago Off-Broadway.
THE LATE GREAT ME: AN EVENING WITH ALAN JAY LERNER
Creative Team: John Lahr (writer), Alan Jay Lerner (source material), Frederick Loewe and Burton Lane (music), Susan Stroman (director)
About: 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.
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
Creative Team: Book by Lisa Loomer (book), Laura Esquivel (source material), La Santa Cecilia (music), La Santa Cecilia and Quiara Alegría Hudes (lyrics), Michael Mayer (director)
About: An exclusive preview of two songs from the musical debuted during ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices in October 2020.
Creative Team: Trip Cullman (director)
About: A stage adaptation of Steven Soderbergh’s film about male strippers. A private workshop was held April 2015 featuring Derek Klena and Taylor Louderman. A December 2019 premiere in Boston was canceled May 23, 2019.
MARIE, DANCING STILL: A NEW MUSICAL
Creative Team: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (score), Susan Stroman (director and choreographer)
About: Formerly known as Little Dancer, the musical about Degas and ballerina Marie had a production at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre March 22–April 14, 2019, starring Tiler Peck, Terrence Mann, Karen Ziemba, Louise Pitre, Dee Hoty, and Jenny Powers.
Creative Team: Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson (book), Rachel Bloom and the late Adam Schlesinger (score), Marc Bruni (director)
About: A musical based on the popular sitcom series that ran during the ’90s, starring Drescher.
OHIO STATE MURDERS
Creative Team: Adrienne Kennedy (playwright), Kenny Leon (director)
Cast: Audra McDonald
About: The Broadway debut of Kennedy follows fiction author Suzanne Alexander as she returns to Ohio State University to talk about the violence in her writing. Soon after arriving, however, a dark mystery unravels.
ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME
Creative team: Kristin Hangii (director), Keone and Mari Madrid (choregraphers)
About: The Britney Speaks jukebox musical weaving together the pop star’s hits to tell a fictional story about fairy tale princesses who want to change the narrative. The show will now have its world premiere in Washington, D.C. at Shakespeare Theatre Company in November 2021 after a Chicago staging was scrapped during the pandemic.
PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Creative Team: Book by Daniel Goldfarb (book), Bert Berns (music and lyrics), Steven Van Zandt (musical director)
About: 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.
THE PREACHER’S WIFE
Creative Team: Daniel Beaty (book), Tituss Burgess (music and lyrics), Michael Arden (director)
About: 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.
Creative Team: Allen Boretz and John Murray (playwrights), Michael Pressman (director and producer), Andrew Ames (producer)
About: 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.
Creative Team: Dan Charnas (book) with music and lyrics by multiple artists, Russell Simmons and Universal Music Group (producers)
About: A new musical set to three decades of hip-hop.
THE SECRET GARDEN
Creative Team: Lucy Simon (music), Marsha Norman (book and lyrics), Warren Carlyle (director(
About: 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 5th Avenue Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., the Broadway-bound revival also played a stint in Houston October.
Creative Team: Rex Pickett (book), Anthony Adams (composer)
About: A brand-new musical, mounted by EFG-Renascence Productions, based on Pickett’s novel that was adapted into an Oscar-winning film and a play.
A SIGN OF THE TIMES
Creative Team: Bruce Vilanch (writer), Richard Robin (source material), Gabriel Barre (director), JoAnn M. Hunter (choreographer)
About: 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 played Delaware Theater Company in 2018.
Creative Team: Dominique Morisseau (book), Kamilah Forbes (director), Camille. Brown (choreographer), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tony Cornelius, Anthony E. Zuiker, and Shawn Gee (executive producers)
About: The story of producer Don Cornelius, who created the long-running TV variety show Soul Train with a score including soul and R&B songs showcased in the series. A world premiere production is scheduled to premiere at ACT in San Francisco in October 2022.
Creative team: Charles Randolph-Wright (playwright), Ruben Santaigo-Hudson (director)
About: A new play about the life of Oscar winner and Tony nominee Sidney Poitier, based on Poitier’s best-selling autobiography The Measure of a Man.
Creative Team: Irving Berlin (music & lyrics), Chad Beguelin (book), Christopher Gattelli (director)
About: 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.
UNTITLED GIULIA TOFANA MUSICAL
Creative Team: Jennifer Nettles (music), Adam Zotovich (producer)
About: The country star has her eye on bringing another merry murderess to the stage: 17th-century professional poisoner Giulia Tofana.
UNTITLED PAT BENATAR MUSICAL
Creative Team: Gary Lenon (book), Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (music and lyrics)
About: Jukebox musical that traces the personal and professional lives of rock vocalist Benatar and guitarist Giraldo. A workshop of the musical titled The Romeo & Juliet Project was scheduled in 2020 before the pandemic began.
Creative Team: Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), Tom Kitt (music), Aaron Harnick (producer)
About: 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 played Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in fall 2021.
Creative team: Charles Messina (book), Kenneth Ferrone (director), Sarah O’Gleby (choreography), Jill Menza and Charles Messina (producers)
About: New musical based on the life and music of Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci.
THE WHO’S TOMMY
Creative Team: Des McAnuff (director), Pete Townshend (book and score), John Entwistle and Keith Moon (additional music and lyrics)
About: The musical puts The Who’s original concept album on stage as a rock opera about a “deaf, dumb, and blind” boy who overcomes his disabilities with the help of ace pinball skills. Original Broadway director McAnuff returns to helm this updated production for the 2020 decade.