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estelle parsons and stephen spinella star in
eric coble's dark comedy on broadway



The Velocity of Autumn Broadway poster"The Velocity of Autumn," a new two-character play from Cleveland-based playwright Eric Coble now in previews on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy; the play introduces us to Alexandra, a 79-year-old woman living a solitary existence in her Brooklyn brownstone with her fleeting memories and enough explosives to take down most of the block. At an impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years, her long-absent son enters as an unlikely..



opening

vivian beaumont theater

Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana are both featured as legendary writer Moss Hart at different stages of his life in James Lapine's adaptation.

opening april 17
closing june 15

circle in the square theatre

Five-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald returns to Broadway playing Billie Holiday.

opening april 13
closing june 1

longacre theatre

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd star in the stage adaptation of Steinbeck's classic novel, directed by Anna D. Shapiro.

opening april 16
closing july 27


in previews

studio 54

Roundabout presents a revival of the Kander/Ebbs classic, starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's production.

opening april 24
closing august 31

samuel j. friedman theatre

Harvey Fierstein's first play in thirty years is set in the Catskills in 1962, where straight men spent their weekends dressing and acting like women.

opening april 23
closing june 15

cort theatre

Daniel Radcliffe stars in Martin McDonagh's comedy about a Hollywood filmmaker shooting a movie in 1934 Ireland, directed by Michael Grandage.

opening april 20
closing july 20

belasco theatre

Neil Patrick Harris makes his long-awaited return to Broadway in John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's landmark American musical.

opening april 22
open ended

booth theatre

Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinelli star in Eric Coble's comedy about an estranged mother and son connecting in an explosives-laden apartment.

opening april 21
closing august 17

Violet Broadway posterviolet  
american airlines theatre

Sutton Foster returns to Broadway in Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley's award-winning Off Broadway musical, directed by Leigh Silverman.

opening april 20
closing august 10


noteworthy

brooks atkinson theatre

The timeless songs of Duke Ellington, woven together by the prose of Langston Hughes, provide a backdrop for cutting-edge performances.

opening november 3, 2013
open ended

neil simon theatre

Bryan Cranston makes his Broadway debut as LBJ in Robert Schenkkan's new play about the controversial president.

opening march 6
closing june 29

the book of mormon broadway poster

the book of mormon

eugene o'neill theatre
Have they written it on golden plates? Only the creators (South Park + Avenue Q) know for sure.
opening march 24, 2011

open ended

schoenfeld theatre

Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale star in Jason Robert Brown's musical adaptation of Robert James Waller's novel.

opening february 20
open ended

walter kerr theatre

Jefferson Mays stars in Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak's new musical comedy: think "Downton Abbey" with a depraved edge.

opening november 17, 2013
open ended

shubert theatre

Matilda a musical that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny.

opening april 11, 2013
open ended

bernard b. jacobs theatre

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music.
opening march 18, 2012
open ended

music box theatre

Diane Paulus brings her acclaimed production of the Stephen Schwartz musical to Broadway for it's first revival in forty years.

opening april 25, 2013
open ended

barrymore theatre

Denzel Washington stars in Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama set on Chicago's south side, directed by Kenny Leon.

opening april 3
closing june 15

lyceum theatre

What do you really know about your neighbors? Sam Gold directs Will Eno's comedy, starring Toni Collete, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei.

opening april 6
closing july 6



also playing

new amsterdam theatre

Aladdin, a poor street kid who falls in love with a princess, has a life-changing experience after discovering the secrets of a magic lamp.

opening march 20
open ended

stephen sondheim theatre

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah.

opening january 12
open ended

st. james theatre

Susan Stroman adapts Woody Allen's film to the stage, with a score from the Great American songbook of the 1920s.

opening april 10
open ended

chicago broadway posterchicago

ambassador theater

Bob Fosse’s exploration of murder, greed, corruption, sex, exploitation and treachery in 1920’s Chicago is still a grand time.
opening november 14, 1996
open ended

broadway theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1957 version of the classic fairy tale makes it's Broadway debut.

opening march 3, 2013
open ended

If/Then Broadway posterif/then   
richard rodgers theatre

Idina Menzel stars in this contemporary new musical, with music by Tom Kitt and direction from Michael Grief.

opening march 30
open ended

jersey boys broadway posterjersey boys

august wilson theatre

The musical biography of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
opening november 6, 2005
open ended


al hirschfeld theatre

An all-new musical featuring a book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, with direction and choreography from Jerry Mitchell.

opening april 4, 2013
open ended

the lion king broadway posterthe lion king

minskoff theatre

The Disney animation classic is stunningly presented in Julie Taymor's elegant production.
opening november 13, 1997
open ended

mamma mia broadway postermamma mia

broadhurst theatre

The music of Swedish pop group ABBA provides the background for an unusual wedding.
opening november 2, 2013
open ended

imperial theatre

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production returns to the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 16 years.

opening march 23
open ended

john golden theatre

Tyne Daly stars in Terrence McNally's latest play about a woman who pays a visit to her late son's ex-partner.

opening march 24
open ended

lunt-fontanne theatre

Motown: The Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed America forever.

opening april 14, 2013
open ended

newsies broadway posternewsies
nederlander theatre

The musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.
opening march 29, 2012
open ended

the phantom of the opera broadway posterthe phantom of the opera

majestic theater

Webber's gothic tale of the Paris Opera is the longest running show in Broadway history.
opening january 26, 1988
open ended

rock of ages broadway posterrock of ages

helen hayes theatre

Big hair is on display, as are the pop anthems of the 80's.
opening april 7, 2009
open ended


Rocky Broadway posterrocky     feature
winter garden theatre

Sylvester Stallone's Oscar-winning film is adapted to the stage by composer Stephen Flaherty and director Alex Timbers.

opening march 13
open ended

wicked broadway posterwicked
gershwin theater

If you think you know the two iconic witches from Oz — the Wicked Witch (Elphaba) and the Good Witch (Glinda) — think again.
opening october 30, 2003
open ended


top broadway shows

april 13


musicals


1. wicked
2. the lion king
3. the book of mormon
4. kinky boots
5. aladdin
6. matilda
7. les miserables
8. motown the musical
9. if/then
10. phantom of the opera

plays

1. a raisin in the sun
2. all the way
3. of mice and men
4. the realistic joneses
5. act one
6. mothers and sons
7. casa valentina
8. the cripple of inishmaan
9. the velocity of autumn




john turturro directs himself
and woody allen in a comedy
about an older male prostitute




The Rite of Spring - The Bad Plus

the bad plus tackles
stravinsky's complex work





the storied life of a. j. fikry
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin

gabrielle zevin's latest novel
is a tale of transformation
and second chances






stage

annapurna

Annapurna - The New Group

sharr white's two-hander
makes it's nyc debut
for the new group






visual arts

Henri Matisse, Icarus 1946 Maquette for plate VIII of the illustrated book Jazz 1947

tate modern presents a
major exhibition of the artists'
late career cut-outs