As Covid-19 cases start to die down and Broadway is back up and running, new shows are constantly in development! Here are some shows to keep an eye out for in the following months:
Some Like It Hot
“Some Like It Hot” is based off of the 1959 film, featuring Marilyn Monroe, where, after witnessing a mafia murder, two men flee Chicago by disguising themselves as women and joining an all-female jazz band. This musical is bound to be hilarious and comical. Opening night is December 11th in Shubert Theater.
Producers Harriet Newman Leve and Stephanie Sandberg announced “Love All”, a play about the infamous tennis player Billie Jean King. This show will provide insight to King’s life and career and how she fought for equality in women’s sports. There are no opening dates as of right now, but there will be a reading in the New York Stage and Film this summer.
Still in its very early stages, “Black Orpheus” is set to run during the 2023-2024 season. Produced by Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones Harvey, this musical is based off of the 1956 play and 1959 film adaptation of the same name. This show follows main characters Orefu and Eurydice on the run from a hitman who is dressed like death. This evocative story is a retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Bob Fosse’s Dancin
If you don’t know who Bob Fosse is then you’re missing out big time. Famous Broadway choreographer, dancer, and director is coming to the stage in this adaptation of Fosse’s 1978 revue. Directed by Wayne Ciliento, star of the original “Dancin” on Broadway, this show is bound to have some amazing choreography that is not to miss! Come and see this stacked up cast (featuring performers from famous shows such as Wicked and West Side Story) and come see the Fosse Technique!
Mr. Saturday Night
Mr. Saturday Night, musical comedy starring Billy Crystal and Shoshana Bean, follows the story of Buddy Young Jr., who, back in his history, found fame and fortune through early television comedy. Forty years later, when the show is set, he tries to reclaim his legacy. The show’ previews started on March 29th, 2022, but opening night is set for April 27th, 2022.
I don’t know about you, but I am super excited to go and see some of these new Broadway shows. With Covid cases low and mask updates lifting, it looks like we might finally be getting back to normal.