Theatre in New York is now run by star power. You can’t go to any show without an A-list actor’s name spanning the marquee. Check out some of these upcoming star studded shows.
Walter Kerr Theatre – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder– 9/26 – 4/15/2015
Penniless Monty Navarro learns that he is an heir to the noble throne of Highhurst. The catch, he is 8th in line. Follow Monty on his journey to end the lives of those in his way. Tony winner Jefferson Mays ( a tour-de-force on stage) plays a menagerie of characters in this high energy musical murder story.
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre – It’s Only A Play – 9/26 – 1/4/2015
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are together again on Broadway with a all-star supporting cast in Terrance McNally’s uproariously hilarious, fast-paced play aptly titled It’s Only A Play. Being a playwright is not easy when trying to make it “big”. Draw into a playwrights life as he tries to cut through red tape to ensure his show is a success.
Cort Theatre – This is our Youth – 9/26 – 1/4/2015
Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin star in this 80’s play set in a NYC bungalow apartment which keys in on the thoughts of youth’s and the desire to live without consequence. Lonergan’s dark comedy opens us up to world where in young 20 something’s believe they can make a new life for themselves with $15,000 of stolen money.
New Amsterdam Theatre – Aladdin – 9/26 – 1/4/2015
Fall into a whole new world with Disney’s Aladdin. The notable Disney spectacle is abundant in their most recent Broadway Musical. The score covers your favorite songs from the movie and incorporates some new hits as well. Take the family, take a friend a magic carpet ride into the wonderfully fantastical world of Disney.
New World Stages – Avenue Q – 9/26 – 11/22
Think Seasame Street reject puppets teaching less about the ABC’s and more about street smarts. Though crass this show is a delight for those willing to look beyond that and enjoy the show for it’s hard hitting humor and unabashed cynicism about life in the city. Though it has puppets this show is not for children. Act fast as this show is slated to close soon!
Longacre Theatre – You Can’t Take it With You – 9/28 – 1/4/2015
This classic Hart and Kauffman musical brings James Earl Jones back to the Broadway stage. Newly betrothed couple Kirby and Alice invite their families over t share a meal at there house. Unfortunately, the family members continue to step on each other toes which leads Alice to reconsider even getting married at all.
American Airlines Theatre – The Real Thing – 10/2 – 1/4/2015
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan MacGregor make their Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s play with in a play. The story focuses on the impact of honesty in the confines of a working/intimate relationship with an outlining commentary on politics. Stoppard is a master of word play and a true artist when it comes to making his audience think.
Ethel Barrymore Theatre – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – 10/5 – 3/29/2015
Based on the 2003 Best selling book of the same name Haddon states “… if anything it’s a novel (play) about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way.” The story follows 15 year old John Boone and his investigation into the murder of the neighbors dog.
Circle in the Square – The River – 10/31 – 1/25
Playwright Jez Butterworth blew audiences away with his last play Jerusalem and he is on course to do it again with The River starring Hugh Jackman. Jackman consistently gives it all in any production. Though the details and plot are to remain a mystery it centers around “The Man” and takes place in a remote cabin in the woods.
Radio City Music Hall – Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular – 11/7 – 12/31
A true New York tradition. Join in on the fun with the Rockettes while they celebrate the holidays in high kick fashion. This NYC staple will put a smile on every face who enters in the winter wonderland. The Rockettes perform the show an awe-inspiring 5 times a day but tickets will go fast so act now.