Shakespeare, Musicals and Plays Come to Broadway

October 9, 2013 - In October, jazz, murder and the Bard head to Broadway.

Now in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Betrayal stars Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall in a tale of love and deception. Mike Nicholls directs this Harold Pinter play.

Mary Louise Parker plays a newly widowed woman, who gathers her family in upstate New York in the early years of World War I, in The Snow Geese, a new play by Sharr White. The production is currently in previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Acclaimed Shakespearean actor and two-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance brings Twelfth Night and Richard III to the Belasco Theatre beginning October 15. Performed in repertory, these productions will see a cast of all-male actors and feature a stage lit by 100 candles.

Featuring the music of Duke Ellington and other jazz greats and the poetry of Langston Hughes, After Midnight boasts a 17-piece orchestra made up of world class musicians. Fantasia is the first in a roster of stars to headline the show, which begins previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on October 18.

In A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Jefferson Mays takes on eight different roles in this musical about one man’s desire to move ahead in the line of ascension in order to become a duke. Performances begin October 22 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The “Scottish play” returns to Broadway with Ethan Hawke taking on the titular role of Macbeth at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Directed by Jack O’Brien, previews begin October 24.

The Cort Theatre this fall finds Sir Ian McKellan and Sir Patrick Stewart and a rotating schedule of performances featuring Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land. Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensely complete the cast. Previews for both plays begin at the end of the month.


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