There are many reasons to head the Great White Way this fall. Find our picks for the best and biggest Broadway openings this season.
If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet
Laura Pels Theatre
This modern family is stuck between identifying a problem and fixing it. Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet portrays a rocky marriage, a bullied teen and a headbutt intersect between family and friendship. Throw in some fresh humor, and Nick Payne has brought you a story you’ll unexpectedly love.
Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon return to Broadway in Grace: a dark humor surrounding a couple’s surrealist idea of opening Gospel-themed motels in the Sunshine State. Enter a pest-control man and rocket scientist and you have a paradoxical, yet provocative show. Don’t miss this limited engagement.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Tracy Letts and Amy Morton star as George and Martha, one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in the revival of this entertaining and provocative masterpiece.
Black Box Theatre
Bad Jews is the story of Daphna Feygenbaum, a “Real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend she met on Birthright. Daphna’s cousin Liam brings home a shiksa girlfriend Melody and declares ownership of their grandfather’s Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues.
With an unbeatable creative team, Annie comes back to Broadway for a revival that is well overdue. This little orphan and her precious puppy, Sandy, take on the 1930s Big Apple by storm this season. Winner of seven Tony Awards, Annie is a classic musical appropriate for the whole family.
Glengarry Glen Ross
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Al Pacino stars in this revival from director Daniel Sullivan. Glengarry Glen Ross slices to the core of the American dream and exposes the depths people will go to stay on top of the game.
Playwright David Mamet employs his signature verbal jousting in the story of two women. Once involved with a Weather Underground-like group, a prisoner serving a life sentence desperately tries to make the case for her freedom to a prison governor. This two-character play stars Patti LuPone and Debra Winger.
The Great God Pan
Jamie has got it great: a budding journalism career, gorgeous girlfriend, and independent life in Brooklyn. All good things come to an end, though, when a childhood trauma is brought into the spotlight. Can Jamie handle all that’s thrown his way? Featuring two-time Tony Award Winner, Judith Ivey, The Great God Pan is fresh, tricky and dynamic all at the same time.