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Broadway on Broadway Returns, Four Plays Set to Open

BroadwaySeptember 4, 2012 - The annual celebration of the new theatre season kicks off in the heart of Times Square on Sunday, September 9. Featuring live performances from the new and current shows appearing on Broadway, the outdoor concert brings out theatre fans from across the five boroughs and beyond. Visit broadwayonbroadway.com for further details.

The work of Henrik Ibsen returns to Broadway with a new version of An Enemy of the People, directed by Doug Hughes. Starring Boyd Gaines and Richard Thomas, the play follows a doctor who learns a hard lesson about truth when he alerts the town that its economically vital baths are using contaminated water. Performances begin September 4 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Ed Asner, Paul Rudd, Kate Arrington and Michael Shannon star in Grace. Hope-filled newlyweds, who move to Florida to open a chain of Gospel-themed motels, find the fates have other things in store for them. The new play begins previews at the Cort Theatre on September 13.

Tony Award-winning actor Douglas Hodge stars as the title character in Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant poet and expert swordsman who is too shy to pursue his love for Roxane. The play by Edmond Rostand begins previews on September 14 for a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the story of one very long night of drinking and verbal altercations, begins performances on September 27 at the Booth Theatre. The new production stars Tracy Letts, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning writer of August: Osage County, and Amy Morton, who received a Tony nomination for her turn in the same play.

For more information about the shows, visit ilovenytheatre.com.

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