Bruce Springsteen, Amy Schumer, SpongeBob are Broadway fall stars
While fall foliage turns vibrant, Bruce Springsteen gets personal, Amy Schumer gets comical and SpongeBob SquarePants gets musical. That’s just a taste of what’s waiting in the wings on and off Broadway.
“Time and the Conways”
(in previews, opens Oct. 10 at the American Airlines Theatre)
“Downton Abbey” alum Elizabeth McGovern leads this revival of J.B. Priestley’s post World War I-era drama.
“Springsteen on Broadway”
(previews begin Oct. 3; opens Oct. 12 at the Walter Kerr Theatre)
The Boss’ solo acoustic performance — guitar, piano, stories — is the hottest (and most impossible) ticket in town.
“The Band’s Visit” is one of the new Broadway musicals this fall.
(Ahron R. Foster)
(previews begin Oct. 7; opens Oct. 26 at the Cort Theatre)
Clive Owen stars and Julie Taymor (“The Lion King”) directs this revival of David Henry Hwang’s gender-upending drama.
(previews begin Oct. 5; opens Nov. 2 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater)
“Disgraced” Pulitzer-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar takes on ‘80s Wall Street movers, shakers and breakers. Any resemblance to Michael Milken is intentional.
School is in session with John Leguizamo in “Latin History for Morons.”
(©2016 Joan Marcus)
“The Band’s Visit”
(previews begin Oct. 7; opens Nov. 9 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre)
An Egyptian police band mistakenly ends up in an Israeli town in the middle of nowhere in David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ sublime musical adaptation of a 2007 movie.
“Latin History for Morons”
(previews begin Oct. 19; opens Nov. 15 at Studio 54)
John Leguizamo delivers a lesson — his way — in his latest solo show.
Amy Schumer makes her Great White Way debut in “Meteor Shower,” a comedy by Steve Martin.
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(previews begin Nov. 1; opens Nov. 29 at the Booth Theatre)
Funny woman Schumer picked Steve Martin’s marital comedy for her Broadway debut. Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti and Alan Tudyk also star.
“The Parisian Woman”
(previews begin Nov. 7; opens Nov. 30 at the Hudson Theatre)
Uma Thurman and Josh Lucas star in this politically charged play by “House of Cards” writer Beau Willimon.
“SpongeBob SquarePants” brings Bikini Bottom to Broadway in a new musical.
(Joan Marcus/©2016 Joan Marcus)
“Once On This Island”
(previews begin Nov. 9; opens Dec. 3 at Circle in the Square Theatre)
Lea Salonga stars in the revival of Lynn Ahrens’ and Stephen Flaherty’s musical about a poor girl who falls in love with a rich boy. Families and gods get involved.
(previews begin Nov. 6; opens Dec. 4 at the Palace Theatre)
Bikini Bottoms’ finest hit the Great White Way in a new musical with songs by Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie and many others.
Oscar and three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance returns to Broadway in the period drama “Farinelli and the King.”
“Farinelli and the King”
(previews begin Dec. 5; opens Dec. 17 at the Belasco Theatre)
Tony and Oscar winner Mark Rylance headlines this drama about a monarch, an 18th century castrato and the healing power of music.
“A Clockwork Orange”
(in previews; opens Sept. 25 at New World Stages)
The stage version of Anthony Burgess’s classic dystopian novel-turned-movie arrives in New York following a hit London run.
Jonno Davies as Alex DeLarge in “A Clockwork Orange”
(previews begin Sept. 26; opens Oct. 18 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater)
Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl star in the revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning story of a drag performer looking for love.
“Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly”
(previews begin Oct. 6; opens Oct. 30 at Stage 42)
This big colorful, campy and raucous revue — with costumes by Bob Mackie, no less — comes roaring back 20 years after its first NY run.
(previews begin Oct. 22; opens Oct. 30 at the Public Theater)
Richard Nelson’s slice of New York history flashes back a half-century to when Public Theater founder Joseph Papp battled parks commissioner Robert Moses over Shakespeare in the Park.