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Fall 2013 Broadway Preview: 20 New Shows in 20 Weeks!

August 6, 2013

Fall 2013 Broadway PreviewThe 2012-2013 Broadway season is over, and the 2013-2014 season is really ramping up this fall, with a plethora of new shows opening among the current, long-running favorites. Every show can't be the next Kinky Boots or Matilda, but there are certainly enough new plays and musicals for any theatre fan to find something they can get into.

Check out this list of shows opening up in the next few months. From several Shakespearean offerings to adaptations of classic books and movies to highly anticipated stage turns by popular film stars, something is bound to pique your interest.


MUSICALS


Forever Tango: Returning to Broadway this year after past runs of great success, the Latin passion of the tango erupts in this dance-centric show. | Previews: July 9. Opens: July 14.

First Date: This funny, one-act musical stars Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Krysta Rodriguez (Smash) as a pair mismatched on a blind date. | Previews: July 9. Opens: August 8.

Soul Doctor: Just your normal, everyday story about a rabbi who forges a close bond with a jazz icon and becomes a rock star. | Previews: July 17. Opens: August 15.

Big Fish: The hit Daniel Wallace novel and subsequent Tim Burton film inspire this musical stage adaptation of a wonderfully odd story. | Previews: September 5. Opens: October 6.

A Night with Janis Joplin: Mary Bridget Davies channels the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll and belts out all of her hits. | Previews: September 20. Opens: October 10.

After Midnight: Formerly known as The Cotton Club Parade, this show celebrates the glory of the original jazz age and features guest stars such as Fantasia Barrino (American Idol, The Color Purple). | Previews: October 18. Opens: November 3.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: An uproariously funny new musical featuring an inheritance, several murder plots, and one very charismatic master of disguise. | Previews: October 22. Opens: November 17.

Diner: Based on the classic film, this show features music and lyrics by pop star Sheryl Crow ("If It Makes You Happy"). | Previews: TBA. Opens: TBA.

PLAYS


Romeo and Juliet: A revival of the quintessential forbidden love story starring Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Tony nominee Condola Rashad (The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly). | Previews: August 24. Opens: September 19.

The Glass Menagerie: The acclaimed production moves to Broadway from Boston's American Repertory Theatre, which has also launched such Broadway hits as Hair, Porgy and Bess, and Pippin. | Previews: September 5. Opens: September 26.

A Time to Kill: Sebastian Arcelus (Elf) stars in this stage adaptation of the Grisham courtroom thriller. | Previews: September 28. Opens: October 20.

The Snow Geese: Mary Louise Parker (Weeds) returns to Broadway in Sharr White's new play about a World-War-I-era widow raising two sons. | Previews: October 1. Opens: October 24.

Betrayal: In this revival of Harold Pinter's masterpiece, real-life spouses Rachel Weisz (Oz the Great and Powerful) and Daniel Craig (Skyfall) weave a tale of deception and, well, betrayal. | Previews: October 1. Opens: November 3.

Twelfth Night: Running in rep with Richard III, this classic brings Shakespeare back to its roots with an all-male cast. | Previews: October 15. Opens: November 10.

Richard III: Running in rep with Twelfth Night, this Shakespeare classic features an all-male cast led by Tony winner Mark Rylance (Jerusalem). | Previews: October 15. Opens: November 10.

Macbeth: Recently seen in an innovative one-man show by Alan Cumming (Cabaret), the Scottish play is presented here in a more traditional production that stars Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society) in the title role. | Previews: October 24. Opens: November 21.

700 Sundays: Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) brings his acclaimed autobiographical play back to Broadway. | Previews: November 5. Opens: November 13.

Waiting for Godot: Presented in rep with No Man's Land, this classic stars Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings) and Patrick Stewart (X-Men). | Previews: October 26. Opens: November 24.

No Man's Land: Showing in rep with Waiting for Godot and starring McKellen and Stewart, this comedy keeps the audience on its toes. | Previews: October 26. Opens: November 24.

The Winslow Boy: This classic family drama by Terence Rattigan examines the profound effects of one boy's expulsion from school on his entire family. | Previews: September 20. Opens: October 17.

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