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                                Gorillas and Stars in 2014-15 
King Kong will be among the stars in the 2014-15 Broadway season.
But will he b
e the biggest?                  By: David Sheward

                                Gorillas and Stars in 2014-15 
King Kong will be among the stars in the 2014-15 Broadway season.
But will he b
e the biggest?                  By: David Sheward


With a spate of recent announcements, the 2014-15 Broadway season is tak
ing shape. It looks to be an especially starry season with Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal making their Broadway debuts in The Real Thing, Bradley Cooper repeating his Williamstown triumph in The Elephant Man, Hugh Jackman wriggling out of the long-delayed Houdini musical to star in Jez Butterworth’s The River, Sting debuting as a theater composer-lyricist with The Last Ship, Andrea Martin pratfalling in the second revival of Noises Off, and, the biggest star of them all, King Kong climbing into Spider-Man’s old haunt at the Foxwoods. Way down the line in 2015-16, Oprah Winfrey may be starring opposite Audra McDonald in ‘night, Mother. It’s also been rumored that Winfrey will be co-producing a small-scale revival of The Color Purple.

Here’s an updated rundown of the rest of this season (with awards and nominations) and the beginning of 2014-15 and beyond:

Feb. 13–Dinner with Friends (Laura Pels/Roundabout)
Feb. 19–Love and Information (NYTW/Minetta Lane)
Feb. 20–The Bridges of Madison County (Gerald Schoenfeld)
Feb. 24–Kung Fu (Signature Theatre)
Feb. 26–A Doll’s House (Young Vic/BAM)
March 2–Arlington (Vineyard Theater)
March 2-Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons)
March 3–The Happiest Songs Play Last (Second Stage)
March 3–The Open House (Signature Theatre)
March 5–Antony and Cleopatra (Public Theater)
March 6–All the Way (Neil Simon)
March 13–Rocky (Palace)
March 18-Tales from Red Vienna (MTC/City Center Stage I)
March 20–Aladdin (New Amsterdam)
March 23–Les Miserables (Imperial)
March 24–Mothers and Sons (Golden)
March 26–Hellman v. McCarthy (June Havoc Theatre/Abingdon Theatre Company)
March 27–If/Then (Richard Rodgers)
March 27–King Lear (Theater for a New Audience)
March–Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, 3) (Public Theater)
March-April–A Second Chance (Public Theater)
April 1–Lortel Award nominations
April 3-A Raisin in the Sun (Barrymore)
April 6–The Realistic Jones (Lyceum)
April 8–The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic Theatre Company)
April 10–Bullets Over Broadway (St. James)
April 16–Of Mice and Men (Longacre)
April 17–Act One (Vivian Beaumont)
April 20–Violet (American Airlines/Roundabout)
April 20–The Cripple of Inishmaan (Cort)
April 21–The Velocity of Autumn (Booth)
April 21-Your Mother’s Copy of the Kuma Sutra (PH/Peter Sharp)
April 22–Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Belasco)
April 23–Casa Valentia (Friedman/MTC)
April 23–Drama League Nominations
April 24–Cabaret (Studio 54/Roundabout)
April 25–Drama Desk Awards Nominations (54 Below)
April–Annapurna (New Group/Acorn)
April 29–Tony Award Nominatons (Lincoln Center Library)
May 1–Lortel Awards (NYU Skirball Hall)
May 5-The City of Conversation (Mitzi Newhouse/Lincoln Center)
May 16–Drama League Awards (Marriott Marquis)
May 19–Obie Awards (Webster Hall)
May 22–Outer Critics Circle Awards (Sardi’s)
June 1–Drama Desk Awards (Town Hall)
June 8–Tony Awards (Radio City Music Hall)
June 9-Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons)
June 17-When We Were Young and Unafraid (MTC/City Center Stage I)
June 19–Holler If Ya Hear Me (Palace)
June–Macbeth (Kenneth Branagh) (Park Ave. Armory)
Oct. 26–The Last Ship (Neil Simon)
Oct. 30–The Real Thing (American Airlines/Roundabout)
Dec. 12–King Kong (Foxwoods)
2014 (Sometime)-Dames at Sea, Liberace Musical, Titanic, The Elephant Man, The Color Purple, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Barrymore)
2015–Winter–Noises Off, The River
2015-16–Houdini, Night Mother
Future–Disney’s Frozen

Originally Published on February 13, 2014 in ArtsinNY.com

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