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Fall Preview - Act I of the 2012-13 Broadway Season

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Bring It On the Musical

Bring It On the Musical
Previews: July 12, 2012
Opens: August 1, 2012
Closes: October 7, 2012
Theatre: St. James Theatre
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Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this hilariously universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected.

Libretto by: Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Music by: Tom Kitt
Lyrics by: Amanda Green
Musical Supervision: Alex Lacamoire
Directed and Choreographed by: Andy Blankenbuehler


Previews: August 21, 2012
Opens: September 10, 2012
Theatre: Barrymore Theatre
Get Chaplin Tickets

From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, Chaplin is the showbiz Broadway musical about the silent film legend the world couldn't stop talking about - Charlie Chaplin. The brand new 22-person musical reveals the man behind the legend, the undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies.

Book by: Thomas Meehan and Christopher Curtis
Music & Lyrics by: Christopher Curtis
Directed and Choreographed by: Warren Carlyle
Starring: Rob McClure


An Enemy of the People
Previews: September 4, 2012
Opens: September 27, 2012
Closes: TBA
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
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When Dr. Thomas Stockmann discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, he expects to be hailed as a hero. But since the baths are the town's main source of revenue, the community fights to silence him… and Dr. Stockmann learns that there are forces more powerful than truth.

Written by: Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by: Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Directed by: Doug Hughes
Starring: Boyd Gaines and Richard Thomas

Previews: September 14, 2012
Opens: October 4, 2012
Closes: Limited Run
Theatre: Cort Theatre
Get Grace Tickets

With a grippingly innovative dramatic structure, Grace follows a wide-eyed young couple as they start a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida, with big plans to open a chain of Gospel motels. An agitated neighbor and a caustic exterminator complete the eclectic foursome as destinies collide in this intensely entertaining and suspenseful journey to the edge of your seat.

Written by: Craig Wright
Directed by: Dexter Bullard
Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington and Edward Asner

Cyrano de Bergerac
Previews: September 14, 2012
Opens: October 11, 2012
Closes: November 25, 2012
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Tickets On-Sale Date: TBA

A enduring masterwork with some of the wittiest lines ever written for the stage, Cyrano de Bergerac is a clever and touching story about the power of love, the art of wordplay and the joy of finding what you've always wanted right under your nose. Cyrano's a nobleman with a head for poetry and a nose for miles. All of Paris adores him except for his true love Roxanne, who can't see past his all-too-prominent facial feature. Instead, she falls for a handsome young cadet named Christian. But when Christian admits he's tongue-tied with Roxanne, Cyrano gives him the romantic words guaranteed to win her heart. With Christian's looks and Cyrano's language, it's a foolproof plan! Or is it?

Written by: Edmond Rostand
Translation by: Ranjit Bolt
Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
Starring: Douglas Hodge

 The Heiress

The Heiress
Previews: October 7, 2012
Opens: November 1, 2012
Closing: February 10, 2013
Theatre: Walter Kerr Theatre

Catherine Sloper, who stands to inherit a fortune from her ailing physician father, is a plain-looking young woman living under his malevolent scrutiny, as well as his well-meaning but cold-hearted demeanor. Dr. Sloper disapproves of Catherine's passionate suitor Morris Townsend, certain that the penniless young man has proposed marriage to win Catherine's inheritance. Catherine's too much in love to consider this potential betrayal, and when circumstances lead her to misinterpret Morris's intentions, THE HEIRESS reaches an unforgettable conclusion that brilliantly supports the richly psychological nuance brought to the preceding romance.

Written by: Ruth & Augustus Goetz
Directed by: Moisés Kaufman
Starring: Judith Ivey, Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn

Previews: October 13, 2012
Opens: November 8, 2012
Theatre: The Palace Theatre
Get Annie Tickets

Annie celebrates 35 years with a return to Broadway. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, it tells the story of an orphan, Annie, and her dog Sandy, struggling to survive in an orphanage in New York under the care of the mean Miss Hannigan. Annie is based on the newspaper character "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray and features a winning score by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin and a Tony Award-winning book by Thomas Meehan.

Score by: Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
Book by: Thomas Meehan
Choreographed by: Andy Blankenbuehler
Directed by: James Lapine
Starring: Katie Finneran, Anthony Warlow, Brynn O'Malley, Clarke Thorell and J. Elaine Marcos

Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross
Previews: October 16, 2012
Opens: November 11, 2012
Theatre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Ticket On-Sale Date: TBA

The stakes are high at a fly by night Chicago real estate office: 1st prize- a new Cadillac, 2nd prize- a set of steak knives, 3rd prize- you're fired! GLENGARRY slices to the core of the American dream and exposes the depths people will go to stay on top of the game. Mamet himself worked in a real estate office in Chicago in 1969 setting up appointments for salesmen, and the play is influenced by the cutthroat politics he encountered.

Written by: David Mamet
Directed by: Daniel Sullivan
Starring: Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Previews: September 27, 2012
Opens: November 13, 2012
Theatre: Booth Theatre
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On the campus of a small New England college, George and Martha invite a new professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the young couple finds themselves caught in the crossfire of a savage marital war where the combatants attack the self-deceptions they forged for their own survival. Steppenwolf ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton face off as one of theatre's most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee's hilarious and harrowing masterpiece.

Written by: Edward Albee
Directed by: Pam MacKinnon
Starring: Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, Carrie Coon, and Madison Dirks

 The Performers

The Performers

Previews: October 23, 2012
Opens: November 14, 2012
Theatre: Longacre Theatre
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The Performers is a romantic comedy about two high school friends (Cheyenne Jackson and Daniel Breaker) -- and the women in their lives (Ari Graynor and an actress to be announced) -- who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas.  When the night takes an unexpected turn and relationships are threatened, Chuck Wood (Henry Winkler), the hardest-working man in the business, steps in to lend a hand.  Sex, love and Barry Manilow intersect in this comedy about the ups and downs and ins and outs of love. 

Written by: David West Read
Directed by: Evan Cabnet
Starring: Cheyenne Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, Daniel Breaker, Ari Graynor, and Henry Winkler


Scandalous - The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson

Previews: October 13, 2012
Opens: November 15, 2012
Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
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Based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944), the world's first media superstar evangelist -- a woman whose passion for saving souls equaled her passion for making sensational headlines and attracting overflow crowds of thousands throughout the world. Time Magazine named Aimee Semple McPherson one the most influential people of the twentieth century.

Set in 1920's Los Angeles, holiness collides with Hollywood in this extraordinary tale of one remarkable woman's charismatic rise to fame amidst scandalous love affairs and growing controversy, inevitably ending in her much-publicized fall from grace.

Book and Lyrics by: Kathie Lee Gifford
Music by: David Pomeranz and David Friedman
Choreographed by: Lorin Latarro
Directed by: David Armstrong


Previews: October 30, 2012
Opens: November 18, 2012
Theatre: Broadhurst Theatre
Get Rebecca Tickets

REBECCA is a spectacular new musical drawn from the classic Daphne du Maurier novel about love and obsession reaching from beyond the grave. In this romantic thriller, Maxim de Winter brings his new wife ("I") home to his estate of Manderley. There she meets the intimidating housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, who had a very special relationship with Maxim's first wife, the beautiful Rebecca, who died a year earlier in a boating accident. The young woman discovers Manderley is a house of devastating secrets, and the mystery of Rebecca may be the greatest of them all as she finds thestrength to challenge Mrs. Danvers and save her marriage.

Book and Lyrics by: Michael Kunze
Music by: Sylvester Levay
English Adaptation by: Christopher Hampton
English Lyrics by: Hampton and Kunze
Choreography by: Graciela Daniele
Directed by: Michael Blakemore and Francesca Zambello


A Christmas Story the Musical
Preview: November 5, 2012
Opens: November 19, 2012
Closes: December 30, 2012
Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne

The story from a cherished movie classic that's enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. In 1940's Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream.

Book by: Joseph Robinette
Music & Lyrics by: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Choreographed by: Warren Carlyle
Directed by: John Rando


Dead Accounts
Previews: November 3, 2012
Opens: November 29, 2012
Theatre: The Music Box
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Jack’s unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back…with no questions asked.

Written by: Theresa Rebeck
Directed by: Jack O'Brian
Starring: Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes


The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Previews: October 19, 2012
Opens: November 29, 2012
Theatre: Studio 54
Tickets On-Sale Date: TBA

Who killed Edwin Drood? It's a question that has stumped audiences for years—now it's your turn to answer one of Broadway's most baffling mysteries.Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood—and it's up to you to choose the killer! Is it John Jasper, Edwin's protective but slightly maniacal uncle? Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? The debauched Princess Puffer? Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides!

Based on the unfinished novel by: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Ruport Holmes
Directed by: Scott Ellis
Starring: Stephanie J. Block, Gregg Edelman, Chita Rivera and Jessie Mueller


The Anarchist
Previews: November 13, 2012
Opens: December 2, 2012
Theatre: John Golden Theatre

This new work written and directed by David Mamet is set in a women's prison. The Anarchist is a two-character play about an inmate with a radical past (Patti LuPone) who asks the prison's female warden (Debra Winger) for parole. While Mamet is famous for keeping mum about his projects, a press announcement for the play described The Anarchist as a new play about passion, deception, religion and revolution.

Written by: David Mamet
Directed by: David Mamet
Starring: Patti LuPone and Debra Winger


Golden Boy
Previews: November 8
Opens: December 3
Theatre: TBA

Clifford Odets' look at a young gifted violinist torn between pursuing a career in music and earning big money as a prize fighter

Written by: Clifford Odets
Directed by: Bartlett Sher


The Other Place
Previews: December 11, 2012
Opens: January 10, 2013
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman
Ticket Sales Date: TBA

Laurie Metcalf stars as Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.

Written by: Sharr White
Directed by: Joe Mantello
Starring: Laurie Metcalf


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