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Broadway Update 2015-16

B’way Update: 2015-16 and Twice-Told Tales 
             By: David Sheward

Andrea Martin at the 2013 Tony Awards

The trend for twice revived shows continues into 2015-16. The latest announced show for the next Broadway season follows the trend of plays or musicals receiving their second revival within the memory of old farts like me and which I have seen at least twice before. It’s like I’m reliving my first few years in New York. Roundabout Theatre Company will be staging Michael Frayn’s Noises Off which opened on Broadway in 1983 and was staged again in 2001.

B’way Update: 2015-16 and Twice-Told Tales 
             By: David Sheward

Andrea Martin at the 2013 Tony Awards

The trend for twice revived shows continues into 2015-16. The latest announced show for the next Broadway season follows the trend of plays or musicals receiving their second revival within the memory of old farts like me and which I have seen at least twice before. It’s like I’m reliving my first few years in New York. Roundabout Theatre Company will be staging Michael Frayn’s Noises Off which opened on Broadway in 1983 and was staged again in 2001.

Andrea Martin stars in the Dorothy Loudon-Patti LuPone role. Among the other recent and current twice revived productions (original dates followed by their double restagings) are La Cage Aux Folles (1984, 2004, 2010), The Elephant Man (1979, 2002, 2014), A Delicate Balance (1966, 1996, 2014), Les Miserables (1987, 2006, 2014), The Real Thing (1984, 2000, 2014), Into the Woods (1987, 2002, 2012–Central Park, 2015–Laura Pels).

Additional announcements for 2015-16 include Al Pacino in a new David Mamet play called China Doll, Keira Knightley in a new adaptation of Therese Racquin (also from Roundabout), the revival of Fiddler on the Roof, and On Your Feet, the Gloria Estefan musical.

Updated rundown:
Oct. 29–Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Second Stage)
Oct. 30–The Real Thing (American Airlines/Roundabout)
Oct.–Father Comes Home from the Wars (Public); Grand Concourse (PH)
Nov. 3–The Oldest Boy (LCT/Mitzi Newhouse)
Nov. 6–Sticks and Bones (New Group at Signature Center)
Nov. 11–Lost Lake (City Center/MTC)
Nov. 16–The River (Circle in the Square)
Nov. 16–Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature)
Nov. 17–Side Show (St. James)
Nov. 18–By the Water (MTC/City Center Stage II)
Nov. 19–Allegro (CSC)
Nov. 20–A Delicate Balance (Golden)
Nov. 23–A Particle of Dread (Signature)
November–Straight White Males (Public); Pocatello (PH);Punk Rock (MCC/Lortel)
Dec. 4–The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible (Marquis)
Dec. 7–The Elephant Man (Booth)
2014 (Sometime)-Dames at Sea, Liberace Musical, The Color Purple
2015 (Sometime)–The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Jan. 13–Constellations (MTC/Samuel J. Friedman)
Jan. 15–Honeymoon in Vegas (Nederlander)
Jan. 22–Into the Woods (Roundabout/Laura Pels)
Jan. 2015–Hamlet (CSC); Hamilton (Public)
Feb. 23–Big Love (Signature)
Feb. 24–The World of Extreme Happiness (City Center/MTC)
February 2015–Placebo (PH); The Liquid Plan (Signature); The Nether (MCC/Lortel)
March 3–John and Jen (Keene Company)
March 5–Fish in the Dark (Cort)
March 12–On the 20th Century (American Airlines/Roundabout)
March 28–The Audience (Schoenfeld)
March–The Heidi Chronicles (theater TBA); The Total Bent (Public); Iowa (PH)
April 2–Skylight (Golden)
April 7–Hand to God (Booth)
April 8–Finding Neverland (Lunt-Fontanne)
April 9–Wolf Hall, Parts I and II (Winter Garden)
April 12–An American in Paris (Palace)
April 14–It Shoulda Been You (Brooks Atkinson)
April 15–The King and I (LCT/Vivian Beaumont)
April 21–Doctor Zhivago (Broadway)
April 22–Fun Home (Circle in the Square)
April 23–Airline Highway (MTC/Samuel J. Friedman)
Spring 2015–Amazing Grace
May 21–The Sound and the Fury (Elevator Repair Service at the Public)
May 2015–Dr. Faustus (CSC); What I Did Last Summer (Signature); Permission (MCC/Lortel)
Oct. 5–On Your Feet (Marquis)
Oct. 29–Therese Racquin (American Airlines/Roundabout)
Fall 2015–China Doll, Fiddler on the Roof, American Psycho
Jan. 14, 2016–Noises Off (Roundabout)
2015-16–Children of a Lesser God, Houdini, Gigi, Night Mother
Future–Bandstand, Disney’s Frozen, Soul Train, Pretty Woman, The First Wives Club, Magic Mike, Freaky Friday, King Kong, Miss Saigon, The Visitor

Originally Published on October 28, 2014 on The David Desk 2

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