September 3, 2013 - Revivals, new musicals and a new play make their way into Broadway theatres this month as the new season gets underway.
Big Fish is a brand new musical based on a Daniel Wallace novel of the same name, which tells the story of Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman whose crazy tales have driven his son to try to find out the truth behind his father’s stories. Big Fish is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, winner of five Tony Awards, and will begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on September 5.
The Glass Menagerie is one of Tennessee Williams’ most famous plays. First produced in 1944, the play recalls the memories Tom Wingfield, growing up with his mother and sister in the south. The new production stars Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto and Brian J. Smith; performances start at the Booth Theatre on September 5.
A Night with Janis Joplin will explore the inspirations and larger-than-life career of Janis Joplin, the reigning Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll during the late 1960s. Previews begin on September 20 at the Lyceum Theatre.
A Time to Kill, a new play based on a best-selling John Grisham novel, looks for justice in a racially-divided Mississippi town. This brand new adaptation will be directed by Ethan McSweeny and starts previews on September 28 at the Golden Theatre.
Terrence Rattigan’s play The Winslow Boy, about family honor and propriety in pre-WWI England, begins previews on September 20 at the American Airlines Theatre.
- Jordan Gary