Broadway Guide Fall 2014

Broadway is a must-visit stop for every theater and musical fan, and most New York tourists pay at least one visit to the Theater District. This fall season brings many movie and TV stars to the Broadway stages, so even if you are usually a bigger fan of the silver screen, can you say no to Broadway shows starring Glenn Close, Ewan McGregor, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal? Here are some Broadway shows we can’t wait to see.

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This is our Youth

Kenneth Lonergan’s play This is Our Youth is making its Broadway debut this September. The play about the drug-filled experiences of three high school graduates in New York City, had made its off-Broadway debut in 1996 with Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton and Missy Yager. The current cast includes Michael Cera (Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Kieran Culkin (Igby Goes Down) and the 18 fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson. The director is Anna Shapiro from the Steppenwolf ensemble.

Opening on September 11

Cort Theatre

138 W. 48th St.

The Real Thing

The Real Thing is known as the most personal play of Tom Stoppard. The story of a married playwright who abandons his actress wife for a married actress and their dramatic love affair on and off-stage was debuted in London in 1982 and was reflected in the personal lives of people involved. The play returns to Broadway with Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal in their Broadway debut.

Opening on October 30

American Airlines Theatre

227 W. 42nd St.

A Delicate Balance

Edward Albee’s 1966 Pulitzer winning play is a dark comedy about a suburban aging couple (Glen Close and John Lithgow) whose seemingly quiet life is disturbed by the return of their daughter who got divorced for the fourth time and a surprise visit of a mysterious couple. Directed by Tony awarded winner Pam MacKinnon, A Delicate Balance is expected to be one of the highlights of this fall.

Opening on November 20

John Golden Theatre

252 W. 45th St.

Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is completing his transition from a Hollywood hank to a serious actor by playing the role of the mutilated John Merrick, who is mostly known as the elephant man. Like former Broadway elephant men, Cooper will not be applying special makeup or using prosthetics to imitate Merrick’s facial distortion. Also starring Patricia Clarkson (Six Feet Under, Pieces of April) and Alessandro Nivola.

Opening on December 7

Booth Theatre

222 W. 45th St.

 

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