With most of Broadway's plays closing by the end of the summer, there is plenty of room for some fresh faces to come in. While Mark Rylance plays his final weeks in his Tony Award-winning role in Jerusalem and Tyne Daly continues to compel audiences with her portrayal of legendary opera diva Maria Callas in Master Class, a host of new plays prepare to hit the Great White Way. Take a look at this list to scope out the scene and get your tickets now!
(1) Man and Boy: The Roundabout Theatre Company celebrates the 100th anniversary of playwright Terence Rattigan's birth by reviving his play about an unscrupulous businessman whose musician son forsakes his father's avarice by becoming a socialist. Previews: September 9. Opens: October 9.
(2) Relatively Speaking: The best deal of the season, Relatively Speaking is comprised of three one-act comedies about the absurdities of family life. Ethan Coen's Talk Therapy centers exposes the way family can drive you crazy. Elaine May's George is Dead looks at the lighter side of death. And Woody Allen's Honeymoon Motel examines the formation of a new family on a very memorable wedding day. Previews: September 20. Opens: October 20.
(3) The Mountaintop: Called "magical, spiritual, and touching" by The Daily Telegraph, this Olivier Award-winning new play about the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is coming across the pond to Broadway and will star Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. Previews: September 22. Opens: October 13.
(4) Other Desert Cities: Penned by the creator of TV's Brothers and Sisters and starring Stockard Channing and Judith Light, Other Desert Cities follows the Wyeths, a family comprised of an actor-turned-ambassador, a screenwriter, an eccentric alcoholic, a reality TV creator, and a novelist whose new memoir threatens to reveal all of the family's dirty little secrets. Previews: October 12. Opens: November 3.
(5) Venus in Fur: Nina Arianda, Tony nominee for Born Yesterday, reprises her role in David Ives' edgy new play. In it, an actress arrives to audition for a playwright's adaptation of the 1870 Leopold Sacher-Masoch novel about the politics of sex, Venus in Furs, with a bag full of period garb and S&M gear, and soon finds herself arguing with the him about her character and the true meaning of the story. Previews: October 13. Opens: November 8.
(6) Private Lives: Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall reprises her critically acclaimed role in Noel Coward's scandalous play about the glamorous Elyot and Amanda, who passionately rekindle their past romance with reckless abandon while on their honeymoons with their new spouses. Previews: November 6. Opens: November 17.
(7) Stick Fly: Produced by recording star Alicia Keys, Stick Fly looks at the affluent, African-American LeVay family as they gather at their Martha's Vineyard estate. When the two adult sons bring their ladies along (one black and one white), this comedy of manners digs deep into the heart of social inequality. Previews: November 18. Opens: December 8.