Schedule of Upcoming and Announced Broadway Shows

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See what’s in previews, what’s premiering out of town, and what’s in development.

This list is updated regularly.

SCHEDULED FOR THE 2017–18 SEASON

THE CHILDREN
• Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
• First Preview: November 28, 2017
• Opening: December 12, 2017
• Playwright: Lucy Kirkwood
• Director: James Macdonald
• Cast: Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, and Deborah Findlay
• The story of two retired nuclear engineers living in a remote cottage on the British coast. When an old friend turns up at their door, a shocking discovery disrupts their quiet existence.

FARINELLI AND THE KING
• Theatre: Belasco
• First Preview: December 5, 2017
• Opening: December 17, 2017
• Playwright/Director: Claire van Kampen
• Cast: Mark Rylance
• Spain’s 18th-century King Philip V is lifted out of depression by the singing of operatic castrato Farinelli. Previously presented in London at Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End.
• Limited run through March 25, 2018.

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
• Theatre: American Airlines
• First Preview: December 21, 2017
• Opening: January 11, 2018
• John Lithgow's one-man show, bringing to life characters created by RIng Lardner and P.G. Wodehouse.

THE MINUTES
• Theatre: TBA
• First Preview: February 6, 2018
• Opening: March 8, 2018
• Playwright: Tracy Letts
• Director: Anna D. Shapiro
• Cast: TBA
• Drama about a clash of personalities at a small-town municipal meeting.
• Producer: Scott Rudin.
• Will play a world-premiere engagement at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago November 9–December 31, 2017.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
• Theatre: Marquis
• First Preview: February 16, 2018
• Opening: March 15, 2018
• Music and lyrics by Jimmy Buffet; book by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley
• Director: Christopher Ashley
• “Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a tropical island resort and its part-time bartender, part-time singer and full time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.”

FROZEN
• Theatre: St. James
• First Preview: February 22, 2018
• Opening: March 22, 2018
• Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Book by Jennifer Lee
• Director: Michael Grandage
• Choreographer: Rob Ashford
• Cast: Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Greg Hildreth, Robert Creighton, John Riddle, Jelani Alladin.
• Stage adaptation of the hit animated Disney film that won an Oscar for the song "Let It Go." Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of a princess who freezes everything she touches.

ANGELS IN AMERICA
• Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
• First Preview: February 23, 2018
• Opening: March 21, 2018
• Written by Tony Kushner
• Director: Marianne Elliott
• Cast Includes: Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
• National Theatre revival of the Pulitzer-winning epic will transfer to Broadway for 18 weeks. Both plays will play in repertory.

THREE TALL WOMEN
• Theatre: John Golden Theatre
• First Preview: February 27, 2018
• Opening: March 29, 2018
• Written by Edward Albee
• Director: Joe Mantello
• Cast Includes: Laurie Metcalf, Glenda Jackson, Alison Pill
• Three women of different ages talk about their lives and their relationships with their families. Gradually it emerges that they may all be the same woman.

CAROUSEL
• Theatre: Imperial Theatre
• First Preview: February 28, 2018
• Opening: April 12, 2018
• Music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein
• Director: Jack O'Brien
• Cast Includes: Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller, Renee Fleming
• Free-spirit carnival barker Billy Bigelow's love for the curiously soulful Julie Jordan persists beyond the circles of time. Includes the songs "If I Loved You," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "Soliloquy (My Boy Bill)." Based on the drama Liliom by Ferenc Molnar.

LOBBY HERO
• Theatre: Helen Hayes Theatre
• First Preview: March 2018
• Opening: TBA
• Written by Kenneth Lonergan
• Director: Trip Cullman
• Cast Includes: Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry
• The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It’s a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner in a play from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea.

MEAN GIRLS
• Theatre: August Wilson Theatre
• First Preview: March 12, 2018
• Opening: April 8
• Written by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin (music & lyrics), Tina Fey (book)
• Director/choreographer: Casey Nicholaw
• Cast: Erika Henningsen, Kerry Butler, Taylor Louderman, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Grey Henson, Rick Younger
• A musical adaptation of the hit 2004 film comedy about rivalries among high school girls.
• A world premiere production will run October 31–December 3, 2017 at the National Theatre in Washington, DC.

MY FAIR LADY
• Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
• First Preview: March 15, 2018
• Opening: April 19, 2018
• Music by Frederick Loewe. Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli
• Cast: Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Diana Rigg
• Revival of the classic musical adaptation of Shaw's Pygmalion

ROCKTOPIA
• Theatre: Broadway Theatre
• First Preview: March 20, 2018
• Closing: April 29, 2018
• Music by Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Pink Floyd, Heart, Rachmaninoff, Foreigner, Copland, The Who, and more.
• Cast: Rob Evan, Chloe Lowery, Tony Vincent, Kimberly Nichole, and Alyson Cambridge
• A live concert that fuses rock songs with classical music.

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
• Theatre: Studio 54
• First Preview: March 22, 2018
• Opening: April 11, 2018
• Written by Mark Medoff
• Director: Kenny Leon
• Cast: Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff
• Revival of the 1980s play. A speech therapist who works at a school for the deaf attempts to teach the school's deaf cleaning woman to speak and read lips. They fall in love, but she refuses to learn speech, which complicates their relationship.

THE ICEMAN COMETH
• Theatre: Bernard B. Jacobs
• First Preview: March 22, 2018
• Opening: April 26, 2018
• Written by Eugene O'Neill
• Director: George C. Wolfe
• Cast Includes: Denzel Washington
• Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in a revival of the classic O'Neill play.

TRAVESTIES
• Theatre: American Airlines
• First Preview: March 29, 2018
• Opening: April 24, 2018
• Written by Tom Stoppard
• Director: Patrick Marber
• Cast: Tom Hollander
• Revival. In 1917 Zurich, an artist—Tristan Tzara—a writer—James Joyce—and a revolutionary—Lenin—collide in a kaleidoscopic thrill-ride that's performed in the style of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS 1 AND 2
• Theatre: Lyric
• First Preview: March 6, 2018
• Opening: April 22, 2018
• Written by Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
• Director: John Tiffany
• Broadway transfer of the London phenomenon.
• Original stage play that continues the story of former boy wizard Harry Potter, his friends, and his son, in a time-traveling adventure to save the world from the evil Lord Voldemort.

SAINT JOAN
• Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
• First Preview: April 3, 2018
• Opening: April 25, 2018
• Written by George Bernard Shaw
• Director: Daniel Sullivan
• Cast: Condola Rashad
• Set in 15th-century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation’s rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down and she finds herself on trial for her life.

THE BOYS IN THE BAND
• Theatre: Booth
• First Preview: April 30, 2018
• Opening: TBA
• Closing: August 12, 2018
• Written by Mart Crowley
• Director: Joe Mantello
• Cast: Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Zachary Quinto
• A group of gay men gather in a New York City apartment for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, exposing the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity.

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
• Theatre: Helen Hayes
• First Preview: June 29, 2018
• Opening: July 23, 2018
• Written by Young Jean Lee
• Director: Anna D. Shapiro
• Cast: Armie Hammer and Tom Skerritt
• It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can’t answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities.

GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
• Theatre: Belasco Theatre
• First Preview: July 18, 2018
• Opening: August 13, 2018
• Music and Lyrics by Mark Allen, book by Ken Davenport and Grundleshotz
• Director: John Rando
• New musical about an investment banker who loses his job and decides to restart his life by reorganizing his high school rock band.

PRETTY WOMAN
• Theatre: Nederlander Theatre
• First Preview: July 20, 2018
• Opening: August 16, 2018
• Written by Garry Marshall (book), Bryan Adam and Jim Vallance (score)
• Director and choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
• Cast: Samantha Barks, Steve Kazee, Jason Danieley, Orfeh, Kingsley Leggs
• A musical adaptation of the hugely successful film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
Pretty Woman will play an out-of-town tryout in Chicago in spring 2018.

KING KONG
• Theatre: Broadway Theatre
• First Preview: October 5, 2018
• Opening: November 8, 2018
• Written by Jack Thorne (book), Marius de Vries and Eddie Perfect (score)
• Director and choreographer: Drew McOnie
• Cast: TBA
• A musical adaptation of Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace’s novella.
King Kong had its world premiere at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.

THE CHER SHOW
• Theatre: Neil Simon
• Target Opening: Fall 2018
• Book by Rick Elice. Music by various composers.
• Cast: TBA
• The musical traces the career of pop star Cher
The Cher Show will premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre June 12–July 15, 2018.

THE PROM
• Theatre: TBA
• Opening: November 15, 2018
• Written by Bob Martin (book), Chad Beguelin (lyrics), Matthew Sklar (music)
• Director: Casey Nicholaw
• Cast: TBA
• An original musical about a gay couple who want to attend their high school prom.
• Had a premiere production at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in August 2016. Producers are Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.

AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS
• Theatre: TBA
• Opening: Fall 2018
• Written by Dominique Morisseau
• Director: Des McAnuff
• Cast: TBA
• A jukebox musical tracing the rise of R&B group The Temptations.
• Had a premiere production at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: December 13, 2018
• Written by Aaron Sorkin
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Cast: TBA
• Based on Harper Lee's novel of the same title.

KISS ME, KATE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: Early 2019
• Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Songs by Cole Porter.
• Cast: Kelli O'Hara
• A revival of the classic Cole Porter musical.

IN THE WORKS

13 GOING ON 30
• 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.

17 AGAIN
• 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.

ARCHIE
• 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.

BEACHES
• 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.

BEETLEJUICE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Writers: Score by Eddie Perfect; book by Scott Brown and Anthony King
• Director: Alex Timbers
• Cast: TBA
• 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.
• Produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the show reportedly had a 2016 New York reading starring Chris Fitzgerald.

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
• 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. 

THE BODYGUARD
• 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.

BOMBSHELL
• 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.

BULL DURHAM
• 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.

CAMP DAVID
• 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.

CHASING RAINBOWS
• 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.

DAMN YANKEES
• 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.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Music by Elton John. Book and lyrics 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.

DINER
• 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.

DREAMGIRLS
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2018
• 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.

THE FLAMINGO KID
• 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.

GYPSY
• 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.

HADESTOWN
• Theatre: TBA
• Opening: TBA
• Written by Anaïs Mitchell
• Director: Rachel Chavkin
• Cast: TBA
• 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.

HALF TIME (formerly GOTTA DANCE)
• 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 will play the Paper Mill Playhouse in May 2018. Producers are Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.

HEAD OVER HEELS
• Theatre: TBA
• Opening: 2018–2019 season
• Director: Michael Mayer
• Cast: TBA
• Book by Jeff Whitty. Music by the Go-Go’s
• New musical based on Philip Sidney’s Arcadia, showcasing the music of the punk band the Go-Go’s.
• Co-produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Donovan Leitch. Had its debut at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in summer 2017.

THE HONEYMOONERS
• 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.

JOSEPHINE
• 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.

THE LATE GREAT ME: AN EVENING WITH ALAN JAY LERNER
• 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.

MAGIC MIKE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (lyrics), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (book)
• Director: TBA
• 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.

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by John Logan
• Director: Alex Timbers
• Cast: TBA
• Stage adaptation of Baz Luhrman's 2001 Oscar-nominated movie musical about a poet entranced by a cabaret singer.
• Had an April–May 2017 reading in New York. A pre-Broadway production will play the Colonial Theatre in Boston in June 2018.

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
• 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.

THE PREACHER’S WIFE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Daniel Beaty (book), Tituss Burgess (music and lyrics)
• Director: TBA
• 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.

REAR WINDOW
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by John Michael Hayes (original screenplay), Keith Reddin (adaptation)
• Director: Darko Tresnjak
• Cast: TBA
• Keith Reddin (Maybe, Black Snow) adapted the play from the original 1942 short story, about a housebound man who witnesses a murder in a nearby building. The tale is best known from Alfred Hitchcock's Academy Award-nominated 1954 film.
• Producers Charlie Lyons, Lias J. Steen, Jay Russell and Tim Guinee announced this project in June 2013 with no set timetable. The show had a regional premiere at Hartford Stage in October 2015 starring Kevin Bacon.

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Playwright: Jim Cartwright
• Director: TBA
• Cast: Christina Bianco
• Revival of the Broadway play with music, about a reclusive girl who can imitate famous singing divas.

ROMAN HOLIDAY
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Book by Paul Blake, Kathy Speer and Terry Grossman. Score by Cole Porter.
• Director: Marc Bruni
• Cast: TBA
• Musical stage adaptation of the Gregory Peck-Audrey Hepburn romantic film comedy.
• Had a May-June 2017 tryout at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre.

ROOM SERVICE
• 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.

THE SCENARIO
• 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

THE SECRET GARDEN
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Lucy Simon (music) and Marsha Norman (book and lyrics)
• Director: David Armstrong
• 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.

SHERLOCK HOLMES
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: 2017-18 season
• Written by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel
• Director: Daniel Evans
• Cast: TBA
• The Victorian British sleuth lives again in this new play, produced by Antonio R. Marion, which was scheduled to premiere in the U.K in summer 2017 before Broadway.

SIGN OF THE TIMES
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Written by Bruce Vilanch, based on an original story by Richard Robin, with songs by various composers
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Musical that employs the song catalog of Grammy Award-winning British pop artist Petula Clark and other artists of the early and mid 1960’s, including “Downtown,” “Call Me,” “Don't Sleep in the Subway,” and “The Boy From New York City.”
• Developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in summer 2016, the show tells the story of a young woman named Cindy who comes to New York in 1965.

SOUL TRAIN
• 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.

SOUSATZKA (formerly MADAME SOUSATZKA)
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: Fall 2017
• Music and lyrics by Richard Maltby and David Shire Jr.; book by Craig Lucas
• Directed by Adrian Noble, with choreography by Graciela Daniele
• Cast: Victoria Clark and Judy Kaye
• Musical based on the novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens, which was adapted previously as a 1988 film starring Shirley MacLaine as a stern Russian piano teacher who changes the life of a young boy.
• A spring 2017 tryout was held in Toronto.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
• Theatre: TBA
• Target Opening: TBA
• Director: Des McAnuff
• Cast: TBA
• Musical biography the late iconic disco diva, using the songs she made famous, including “Hot Stuff,” “On the Radio,” “Bad Girls,” and “MacArthur Park.”
• Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers produced a workshop in late summer 2016. A tryout is scheduled at La Jolla Playhouse November 7–December 17, 2017.

TOP HAT
• 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.

TREVOR: THE MUSICAL
• 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.

UNTITLED BRITNEY SPEARS MUSICAL
• 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.

UNTITLED PAT BENATAR MUSICAL
• 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.

THE VISITOR
• 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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