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September 22: Performances begin for the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Love, Love, Love, penned by King Charles III playwright Mike Bartlett. Michael Mayer directs a cast made up of Zoe Kazan, Amy Ryan, Richard Armitage, Ben Rosenfield and Alex Hurt.


September 23: Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney make their Broadway debuts as the unstoppable, geriatric New York City bachelors Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland in Oh, Hello on Broadway. Directed by Alex Timbers, the show is part scripted, part spontaneous comedy.

September 29: William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony-winning musical Falsettos returns to Broadway in an all-new production from Lincoln Center Theater. The anticipated revival features an all-star cast that includes Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, Betsy Wolfe, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz and Anthony Rosenthal.


September 22: The Public Theater’s free touring production of Hamlet officially opens its sit-down engagement at the downtown theatre. The show has been touring community venues, including correctional facilities and homeless shelters, in all five boroughs of New York City.

September 29: Direct from acclaimed runs in London and Edinburgh, Simon McBurney debuts The Encounter on Broadway. The show uses aural technology and unique storytelling devices to detail National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre’s experience of being lost in the Amazon rain forest.



October 2: Don’t miss Tony-winning actress Heather Headley as Shug Avery in the acclaimed Broadway staging of The Color Purple. Headley dazzles onstage alongside this year’s breakout star, Cynthia Erivo.


September 22: Miss Saigon’s 25th anniversary celebration in London, which was filmed in September 2014 before a live audience, is screened for one night only in select movie theatres throughout the country.

September 25: The Broadway Flea Market returns to the theatre district for the 30th year. The annual event sees industry members and fans unite in the buying and selling of memorabilia and gifts to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Set to appear at this year’s autograph table and photo booth are Alex Brightman, Kelli O’Hara, Corey Cott, Alice Ripley, Adrienne Warren and many more.

Cicely Tyson

September 26: The American Theatre Wing celebrates its 99th birthday with a starry gala in honor of Cicely Tyson at New York’s Plaza Hotel.

September 27: She Loves Me star Laura Benanti makes her solo debut at the Café Carlyle with Tales from Soprano Isle. The Tony winner is performing at the Manhattan cabaret through October 8.

September 27: Hamilton begins previews at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. The Chicago cast includes two-time Tony nominee Joshua Henry as Aaron Burr, Ari Afsar as Eliza Hamilton, Miguel Cervantes as Alexander Hamilton, Alexander Gemignani as King George III and Tony Award winner Karen Olivo as Angelica Schuyler.

September 29: See Josh Groban and Denée Benton, the stars of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, in conversation with New York Times theatre reporter Michael Paulson. They are joined by the show’s composer and lyricist, Dave Malloy, and director Rachel Chavkin as part of the TimesTalk series.

October 2: Following an emotional final bow at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre September 10, Fun Home kicks off its first national tour with a brand-new cast and set design. First stop: Cleveland, OH.

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