With Into the Woods and The Kite Runner already running, the first half of the 2022–23 Broadway theatre season kicks into high gear mid-September. Audiences will have lots on offer, including six play revivals (five of them are Pulitzer Prize winning plays!), five new Broadway play premieres, one musical revival, and six new Broadway musicals.
The Broadway premiere of Martyna Majok's Pulitzer winner Cost of Living begins previews at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre September 13. Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan, reprising their roles from MTC’s 2017 Off-Broadway production, are joined by Tony nominee Kara Young and David Zayas in the story of four people in very different circumstances—ranging from unemployment to physical disability—trying to get by.
Tom Stoppard's sprawling family saga Leopoldstadt makes its transfer across the pond to the Longacre Theatre for performances beginning September 14. The Olivier-winning new play features a cast of 38 (among them Caissie Levy, Brandon Uranowitz, and David Krumholtz) as a single extended family in Vienna, Austria portrayed over several decades, both before and after WWII.
A diverse Broadway cast composed fully of performers who identify as female, transgender, and non-binary will take the stage for the Roundabout Theatre Company and American Repertory Theater co-production of the musical 1776. Previews begin September 16.
Another West End transfer, the Olivier-winning revival of Death of a Salesman arrives on Broadway September 17 at the Hudson Theatre. Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke reprise their roles as Willy and Linda Loman in the Pulitzer winner by Arthur Miller.
Yet another Pulitzer-winning play will see a revival this fall: August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews September 19 at the Barrymore Theatre. LaTanya Richardson Jackson directs a cast led by film star Samuel L. Jackson.
Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer-winning Topdog/Underdog will return to Broadway for its 20th anniversary in a new production directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon and starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, in his Broadway debut, and Corey Hawkins as brothers Lincoln and Booth. Previews begin September 27 at the John Golden Theatre.
The first new musical of the fall slate is the adaptation of Cameron Crowe's 2000 film Almost Famous. Previews begin October 3 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The show features a score by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt and a book and lyrics by Crowe, who earned an Oscar for penning the original film based on his own teenage experience as a Rolling Stone journalist following a band on tour. The production will star Chris Wood, Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Rob Colletti, and newcomer Casey Likes.
Tony winner Victoria Clark reprises her role as Kimberly, a bright New Jersey teenager with an aging disease that makes her look like a 72-year-old woman, in the Broadway transfer of Atlantic Theater Company's Kimberly Akimbo. The new musical features music by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on his play of the same name. Previews begin October 12 at the Booth Theatre.
The new musical KPOP brings audiences into a side of the music business often not seen as it follows the successes and struggles of a fictional company and its K-pop talent. South Korean singer Luna will star alongside other artists from the K-pop world including Spica and Keembo's Bo Hyung Kim, Miss A's Min Young Lee, and U-KISS' Kevin Woo. Previews begin October 13 at Circle in the Square.
Gabriel Byrne will return to the Main Stem with Walking With Ghosts, a solo show adapted from his memoir of the same name. Following a West End run, performances will begin October 18 at the Music Box Theatre.
The 2022 Tony Award-winning revival of Richard Greenberg's baseball-set drama Take Me Out will play a return engagement on Broadway with Tony winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony nominee Jesse Williams reprising their performances. The 14-week limited run will begin October 27 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.
West End favorite & Juliet will make the jump to Broadway, with performances set to start October 28 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The musical irreverently considers a new story for Shakespeare's tragic heroine and lovestruck teenager Juliet in which she chooses to live after Romeo dies. The production stars Lorna Courtney, Stark Sands, Paolo Szot, Melanie La Barrie, and Betsy Wolfe.
A new musical adaptation of the Billy Wilder film Some Like It Hot will land at the Shubert Theatre November 1. The musical features a book by The Inheritance Tony winner Matthew López and Amber Ruffin and a score by Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee star as jazz musicians who who witness a mob hit and go into hiding by disguising themselves as members of an all-female band. Adrianna Hicks appears as Sugar, the role played by Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 film.
Tony nominees Will Swenson and Mark Jacoby will star as the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Neil Diamond in the biomusical A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. The score features hits from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, including "America," "Sweet Caroline," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Song Sung Blue," and more. Previews begin November 2 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Playwright-actor Jordan E. Cooper will make his Broadway debut with Ain't No Mo'. The comedy, which imagines what would happen if the U.S. government offered Black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa, made its Off-Broadway premiere at the Public Theater in 2019. The Broadway run begins November 3 at the Belasco Theatre.
Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this fall in the limited engagement of Adrienne Kennedy's 1992 play Ohio State Murders. Previews will begin November 11 at the newly re-named James Earl Jones Theatre. Tony winner Kenny Leon directs the mystery play, marking the Broadway debut for playwright Kennedy.
Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Broadway premiere of Anthony McCarten's The Collaboration following its lauded world premiere at London's Young Vic Theatre earlier this year. Stars Jeremy Pope and Paul Bettany will reprise their roles as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, respectively, as the two pop artists collab for a 1984 modern art exhibition. The play begins performances November 29 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Finally, the season's fifth Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Between Riverside and Crazy, will make its Broadway premiere November 30 at Second Stage's Helen Hayes Theater. Austin Pendleton will direct the Stephen Adly Guirgis play about an ex-cop and his recently paroled son as they struggle to hold on to a rent-stabilized apartment.