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Broadway and Off Broadway Openings For November

Broadway and Off Broadway Openings For November

Michael Urie

Michael Urie Photos by Joan Marcus

First up the acclaimed 2017 Off-Broadway revival of Torch Song is back. Transfering with its cast intact to The Hayes. Starring Michael Urie. This show starts November off with a bang. November 1st opening.

Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale open in American Son November 4 at the Booth Theatre.  A Florida police station in the middle of the night; a mother searching for her missing teenage son. American Son is a gripping tale of two parents caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance.

King Kong

Photo by James Morgan/Global Creatures

King Kong opens at the Broadway Theatre, November 8th. Written by Jack Thorne (book), Marius de Vries and Eddie Perfect (score). This is a musical adaptation of Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace’s novella.

The New One

Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia‘s The New One opens at the Cort theatre November 11th.

The Prom

Highly touted, The Prom opens at the Longacre Theatre, November 15th. Written by Bob Martin (book), Chad Beguelin (lyrics), Matthew Sklar (music) Director Casey Nicholaw brings Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas, Christopher Sieber to the stage in an original musical about a gay couple who want to attend their high school prom.

In Previews 

First Preview begins November 1st, for The Cher Show. Opening is set for December 3rd, at the Neil Simon. The musical traces the career of pop star Cher.

Also beginning previews November 1st at the Shubert Theatre, To Kill A Mocking Bird. Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Will Pullen, Gideon Glick, Latanya Richardson Jackson, Stark Sands all star in the play based on Harper Lee’s novel of the same title. Opening night is December 13th.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston stars in Network, a new play based on the classic 1976 film. First Preview begins on November 10th at the Belasco Theatre, with a December 6th opening.

Off Broadway

How do girls grow up? Quickly, painfully, wondrously. On an elementary school playground, a boy threatens to tell on the girls for swearing – unless one of them kisses him. But just before lips can touch, Kyeoung tackles the boy to the ground. The victory is short-lived. Over the coming years, Kyeoung’s stories get stranger, funnier, more harrowing – and more familiar. Find out in Usual Girls at Roundabout Theatre Company/Black Box Theatre. The show opens November 5th.

Ah, Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays: when families gather to celebrate the warmth of home, the bounty of the harvest — and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. The Thanksgiving Day Play’s with an opening November 5th at Playwrights Horizons/Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Jo Bonney directs Eve’s Song at The Public Theater/LuEsther Hall. In the aftermath of a messy divorce and a daughter coming out as queer, Deborah is trying to keep things normal at home. But as black people continue to be killed beyond their four walls, the outside finds its way in, blurring the lines between family dynamics, politics, and the spirit world. How long can family dinners keep the dangers outside at bay? Opens November 7th.

This surreal and very real one-man show follows Thom Pain as he desperately, and hilariously, tries to save his own life…or at least make it into something worth dying for. Michael C. Hall Stars in Thom Pain (Based On Nothing) by Will Eno. The show opens November 11th.

Back again is The Other Josh Cohen. Josh Cohen just can’t get a break. He’s single, broke and to top it all off, his apartment’s been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Soon though, his luck takes a turn when a mysterious envelope arrives that changes his life forever. The show opens November 12th at the Westside Theatre Downstairs. Hunter Foster directs.

In 1930s Chicago, mobster Arturo Ui (Raúl Esparza) will stop at nothing to control the cauliflower trade. Terror and bloodshed follow. Can anyone stop him? Brecht’s skewering of Adolf Hitler and totalitarianism is given renewed significance in a production directed by John Doyle. Written in 1941, The Resistible Rise Of Arturo UI was one of the Berliner Ensemble’s greatest box office successes. The show opens November 14th at Classic Stage Company. Elizabeth A. Davis also stars.

Minsung is a “goose father,” a South Korean man whose wife and daughter have moved to America for a better life. Deeply lonely, he escapes onto the internet and meets Nanhee, a young defector forced to leave her family behind in North Korea. Amidst the endless noise of the modern world, where likes and shares have taken the place of love and touch, Minsung and Nanhee try their best to be real for each other. But after a lifetime of division and separation, is connection possible? Wild Goose Dreams directed by Leigh Silverman, with an opening November 14th at The Public Theater/Martinson Hall.

In Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem, Hilary is a young psychology researcher at the Krohl Institute for Brain Science where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is “the hard problem” facing science, and for Hilary the possibility of genuine altruism, without a hidden Darwinian self-interest, depends on the answer. Meanwhile she is nursing a private sorrow. She needs a miracle and is prepared to pray for one. The shows opens November 19th at Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

In Previews

The Emperor’s Nightingale at the Acorn Theatre, on Theatre Row. Previews begin November 25th and a opening December 1st.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales comes to The Irish Repertory Theatre, starting November 28th with a opening December 3rd.

 

 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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