The 2019 Broadway Winter Preview | Playbill

Special Features The 2019 Broadway Winter Preview What’s on the calendar for Broadway openings this January through April.

Fall in love with the theatre this spring with a smorgasbord of musicals, comedies, and dramas. This spring will see the return of Glenda Jackson to the stage, as well as other big names like Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow, Keri Russell, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin, and Annette Bening. With 14 new productions—evenly divided between plays and musicals—Broadway welcomes revivals like Sam Shepard’s True West and Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate as well as new titles like Be More Chill and Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.

Productions are listed in chronological order based on the date of the first preview performance.

Check out what’s coming to Off-Broadway this winter.
Check out what’s coming to London this winter.

True West
Opens January 24 at the American Airlines Theatre
Oscar and Tony nominee Ethan Hawke and Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano star in a new production of Sam Shepard’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize–nominated drama, directed by James Macdonald (The Children). The play follows rivalrous brothers charged with house-sitting their mother’s home.

Be More Chill
Previews begin February 13 at the Lyceum Theatre; Official opening March 10
Following an extended sold-out run Off-Broadway, Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz’s Be More Chill comes to Broadway. Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads and ultimately proves that there’s never been a better time in history to be yourself—especially if you’re a loser, geek, or… whatever.

Kiss Me, Kate
Previews begin February 14 at Studio 54; Official opening March 14
Starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Tony Award nominee Will Chase and directed by Scott Ellis, Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate follows two divorced and egocentric performers who find themselves starring opposite each other in the musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Directed by Scott Ellis.

Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Previews begin February 28 at the Imperial Theatre; Official opening March 21
Ain’t Too Proud, written by Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Skeleton Crew), directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring choreography by Sergio Trujillo (On Your Feet!) brings the untold story of this legendary quintet to irresistible life. This story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and many more.

King Lear
Previews begin February 28 at the Cort Theatre; Official opening April 4
Tony and two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson plays Lear in an all-new production directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (A Doll’s House Part 2, Fun Home). Shakespeare’s tragedy follows the aging King Lear in the midst of dividing his estate between his three daughters and his refusal to leave a share to his youngest daughter.

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Previews begin March 5 at the Booth Theatre; Official opening April 11
Three-time Tony winner Nathan Lane, two-time Tony winner Andrea Martin, and Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen star in the world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac. Directed by five-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe, the play takes place just after the conclusion of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus as servants clean up the bodies.

Burn This
Previews begin March 15 at the Hudson Theatre; Official opening April 16
Adam Driver and Keri Russell lead the cast of this revival of Lanford Wilson’s classic, directed by Michael Mayer. Brought together by a death, two strangers embark on an explosive affair. Also starring Tony nominees David Furr and Brandon Uranowitz.

Previews begin March 19 at Circle in the Square; Official opening April 7
The reimagined Rodgers and Hammerstein classic—seen last year at St. Ann’s Warehouse—transfers to Broadway in a bold new production directed by Daniel Fish.

Hillary and Clinton
Previews begin March 16 at the John Golden Theatre; Official opening April 18
Tony and Emmy Award winners Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow star as the political power couple in Tony nominee Lucas Hnath’s play directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, exploring the politics of marriage and gender roles as a woman named Hillary fights to salvage her bid for President of the United States.

Previews begin March 22 at the Walter Kerr Theatre; Official opening April 17
From Off-Broadway to London to Broadway, the acclaimed Anaïs Mitchell musical retelling of the Euridyce myth—in which Orpehus travels to the underworld to bring back his lost love—is directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812).

Previews begin March 28 at the Winter Garden Theatre; Official opening April 25
Directed by Alex Timbers, this is a musical version of the 1988 film comedy about a loud, crass ghost and the humans—and other spirits—he annoys. The world premiere starred Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso in Washington, D.C.

Previews begin March 29 at the Marquis Theatre; Official opening April 23
Based on the classic film, Tootsie tells the story of a talented but difficult actor whose desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime. Music and lyrics are by Tony Award–winning David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit) and books is by Robert Horn. The cast is led by Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella) and Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants), directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Denis Jones.

Previews begin April 2 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre; Official opening April 24
James Graham’s electrifying new play comes to Broadway, directed by Rupert Goold. The brash young Rupert Murdoch buys The Sun in 1969 and sets out to make it a must-read smash that will destroy—and ultimately horrify—the competition.

All My Sons
Previews begin April 4 at the American Airlines Theatre; Official opening April 22
Annette Bening and Tracy Letts star in a new revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, directed by Tony winner Jack O’Brien. In the aftermath of WWII, the Keller family struggles to stay intact and to fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge.

Check out what’s coming to Off-Broadway this winter.
Check out what’s coming to London this winter.

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