Don’t Miss These 4 Upcoming Broadway Shows
From covering the story of a ’60s diva to that of a ’90s rock star and everything in between, Broadway is planning to serve up quite a lineup of productions this fall and winter. If you’re able to get to the Big Apple, be sure to grab your tickets for these upcoming shows.
At the Barrymore Theatre from Sep. 27-Nov. 17, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a take on queer history like never before via “The Inheritance.” Based on the E. M. Forster novel “Howards End” and written by Mathew Lopez, this 2019 Olivier Award-winning play follows the lives of gay men living in New York City after the AIDS crisis of the late ’80s and early ’90s. While attempting to cope with the past and through their stories, these men ask the current generation what it owes to its queer predecessors who struggled so much. Bring some tissues to this serious, emotional play, which was lauded by The Telegraph as “perhaps the most important American play of this century.”
The first of multiple musical adaptations to arrive to Broadway this fall, “American Utopia” is based on the 2018 studio album of the same name from rock musician David Byrne. Debuting at the Hudson Theatre on Oct. 20 and running until Jan. 19, 2020, this play has been considered by Billboard to be “an experience unlike anything else” and provides theatergoers with an immersive, diverse musical event. Sharing the stage with an ensemble of 11 musical artists, David Byrne will perform songs from the titular album as well as from other solo endeavors and from his time with the popular band Talking Heads.
Making its way from the West End of London, the biographical musical “Tina” will premiere on Nov. 7 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Covering the ups and downs of pop icon Tina Turner, and written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall, this play brings to life the culmination of Turner’s career. With her hands in the development of the play, Turner was able to give valuable insight to the director Phyllida Lloyd as well as Hall, in the form of set design, costumes and, of course, major life events. Matt Wolf of The New York Times said of the production, “The story contains few surprises, but the songs possess a seismic power that can turn a diverse public into a clamoring, ovation-ready mass.” Long story short, get ready to dance the night away when the songs of Miss Tina Turner blare through the theater.
“Jagged Little Pill”
While most young people today may not recognize her songs right off the bat, Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” was an entire album of teenage angst that skyrocketed on the charts and was considered one of the most successful albums of the 1990s. Featuring hits like “Ironic” and “You Oughta Know,” along with new songs from Morissette, the soon-to-be Broadway play debuts on Dec. 5 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The story is centered on a multiracial, multi-generational suburban family dealing with the trials and tribulations of everyday life. With an iconic soundtrack to set the tone, Morissette’s mezzo-soprano vocals will fill your heart with nostalgia at every moment.
No matter your musical preference or collection of interests, Broadway offers plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the theater experience. If you can get the tickets, you won’t regret seeing any of these incredible performances.
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