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Here is a list of the top Broadway shows of the season:

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• Walter Kerr Theatre • Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife) plays eight roles in this frisky musical romp set in Edwardian England about a line of heirs, family money — and homicide. • When Monty Navarro finds out he is eighth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other seven heirs standing in his way — all played by one incredible actor. This witty music-hall comedy explores how low we'll go to make it to the top.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
• Theatre: Stephen Sondheim
• Here's how the creators bill the musical: "Her voice would define a generation, but first she had to find it. Long before she was Carole King: chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein: Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her fairytale life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's rise to stardom, alongside husband and co-writer Gerry Goffin and fellow song writers Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil, set to the music that made her one of the recording industry’s most enduring icon."
IT'S ONLY A PLAY
• Theatre: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
• Written by Terrence McNally
• Director: Jack O'Brien
• Cast: Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullaly, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Micah Stock
It's opening night of Peter Austin's (Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.
KINKY BOOTS • Theatre: Al Hirschfeld Theatre • Written by Cyndi Lauper (music) and Harvey Fierstein (book) • Director: Jerry Mitchell • Cast: Stark Sands, Billy Porter • Based on the 2005 British film of the same title, the musical has a score by Cyndi Lauper, with a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

THE BOOK OF MORMON • Theatre: Eugene O’Neil Theatre • Winner of 9 Tony Awards • Winner of 9 Tony Awards® including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, comes a new Broadway musical called “the best musical of this century” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times) and “the monster hit Broadway’s been desperate for” (Michael Riedel, New York Post). The Book of Mormon follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Described by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show as “a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry” and by Entertainment Weekly as “the funniest musical of all time,” see it now or find yourself asking, “Dear God, how do I get tickets?” (Village Voice). Contains explicit language.
ALADDIN
• Theatre: New Amsterdam Theatre
• Written by Alan Menken (music), Howard Ashman (lyrics), Tim Rice (lyrics), Chad Beguelin (book and lyrics)
• Director: Casey Nicholaw
• Cast: Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, James Monroe Iglehart & Jonathan Freeman
• Disney's stage adaptation of the 1992 Academy Award-winning animated film Aladdin. It concluded a pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto's Mirvish Theatre in January

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
• Theatre: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
• Opening: October 5, 2014
• Written by Mark Haddon (novel), Simon Stephens (adaptation)
• Director: Marianne Elliott
• Cast: Alexander Sharp, Taylor Trensch, Ian Barford, Helen Carey, Francesca Faridany, Enid Graham
• Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

FISH IN THE DARK

Theatre: Cort Theatre Opening: March 5, 2015 Written by Larry David Director: Anna D. Shapiro Cast: Larry David, Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Johnny Orsini, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler, Ben Shenkman, Lewis J. Stadlen, Marylouise Burke, Jennifer Lyon
Inspired by the death of a friend's father, Larry David's play features approximately 15 characters. David will make his Broadway debut, writing and starring in this play.
THE AUDIENCE
• Theatre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
• Written by Peter Morgan
• Director: Stephen Daldry
• Cast: Helen Mirren, Dylan Baker, Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Judith Ivey, Richard McCabe, Dakin Matthews, Rod McLachlan, Rufus Wright
• For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional — sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
• Helen Mirren starred in the 2013 West End production. The Daily Mail reported that the production would transfer to Broadway in spring 2014. In July 2014 the Mail followed up with a report that the production was now aiming for spring 2015. The transfer was officially announced in August.
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
• Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
• Written by Cy Coleman (music) and Betty Comden & Adolph Green (book & lyrics)
• Director: Scott Ellis
• Cast: Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl, Michael McGrath, Mark Linn-Baker, Mary Louise Wilson
• A struggling Broadway producer tries to get a former lover, now a Hollywood star, to sign a contract to star in his latest (and as yet un-conceived) play as they travel on the luxury train Twentieth Century Limited from Chicago to New York.
• Kristen Chenoweth led a Roundabout Theatre Company reading in 2011. The Los Angeles Times reported in February 2014 that a Roundabout revival was set for fall 2014, to be directed by Scott Ellis. The official announcement came in May. Fun Home • Circle in the Square Theatre Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience is performed entirely in the round, bringing audiences closer to Alison’s story than ever before. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and already the winner of five awards for Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards

THE KING AND I • Theatre: Vivian Beaumont • First Preview: March 12, 2015 • Written by Richard Rodgers (music), Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) • Director: Barlett Sher • Cast: Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora, Ashley Park, Edward Baker-Duly, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Murphy Guyer, Jakes Lucas, Paul Nakauchi, Marc Oka • In 1860s Siam, Anna, a British schoolteacher, is hired as part of King Mongkut's drive to modernize his country.
President and CEO of Rodgers and Hammerstein Ted Chapin confirmed this long-rumored Lincoln Center revival at an event on April 7th 2014, saying it was set for 2015. Lincoln Center announced the production in June. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS • Theatre: Palace Theatre • First Preview: March 13, 2015 • Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin (music & lyrics), Craig Lucas • Director: Christopher Wheeldon • Cast: Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz, Max von Essen
Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. A classic American film about young souls in Paris is re-imagined for the Broadway stage. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards! FINDING NEVERLAND • Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre • First Preview: March 15, 2015 • Written by James Graham (book), Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy (music & lyrics), Allan Knee (original play) • Director: Diane Paulus • Cast: Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelley, Kelsey Grammer, Carolee Carmello • J.M. Barrie's last play was an abysmal failure and his career is threatened by crippling writers block. But then a chance meeting in a London park with a woman and her spirited young boys provides just the inspiration he needs.
After an unsuccessful London premiere, producer Harvey Weinstein replaced the entire creative team. A new version was workshopped (starring Matthew Morrison) in March, then premiered at Boston's American Repertory Theatre (starring Jeremy Jordan) July - September 2014. Weinstein will bring the show to Broadway in March 2015, taking the Lunt-Fontanne.
SOMETHING ROTTEN!
• Theatre: St. James Theatre
• First Preview: March 23, 2015
• Written by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatric (music & lyrics), Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell (book)
• Director: Casey Nicholaw
• Cast: Christian Borle, Brian D'Arcy James
From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of Mormon - and the producer of Avenue Q and In the Heights - comes something original… something fresh... Something Rotten!, a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all.

Welcome to the ‘90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self… and all that jazz. 10 Tony Award nominations!
SKYLIGHT
• Theatre: John Golden Theatre
• First Preview: March 13, 2015
• Written by David Hare
• Director: Stephen Daldry
• Cast: Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan, Matthew Beard
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her one-time boss and former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. When Tom’s wife discovered their relationship, Kyra had walked out – on Tom, and their work together at Tom’s restaurant – for a teaching job at a money-starved state school. Now, years later, Tom’s wife is dead; burdened with conflicting emotions – guilt, grief, longing – he has returned to settle unfinished business. But Kyra has built a new life for herself as a dedicated teacher for the under-served youth of the East End, and Tom’s arrival knocks her out of her carefully constructed equanimity. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

GIGI
• Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
• First Preview: March 19, 2015
• Written by Colette (novel), Heidi Thomas (adaptation), Frederick Loewe (music), Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics)
• Director: Eric Schaeffer
• Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Clark, Corey Cott, Dee Hoty, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh
• A young French girl being groomed for the life of a courtesan attracts the attention of an older playboy whom she had always considered a friend, in Lerner and Loewe's stage adaptation of their 1958 film musical, based on Colette's novel.
• Premiering at the Kennedy Center in January 2015. A Broadway bow following the regional premiere was long rumored, then confirmed for the Neil Simon in January. Vanessa Hudgens will star in both runs. WOLF HALL, PARTS ONE & TWO o Theatre: Winter Garden Theatre o First Preview: March 20, 2015 o Written by Hilary Mantel (novels), Mike Poulton (adaptation) o Director: Jeremy Herrin o Cast: Ben Miles, Lydia Leonard, Nathaniel Parker o A stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Through the eyes and ears of Thomas Cromwell, the power, passion and politics surrounding Henry VIII's relationship with Anne Boleyn are brought to life as two plays.

Transferred successfully to the West End after originating at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and continue to run in repertory through October 4th. It was first reported in early September that producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel hoped to bring the double-bill to Broadway. A spring start at the Winter Garden was confirmed later that month.…...

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