1. Orlando Bloom, Romeo and Juliet
The British heartthrob makes his Broadway debut opposite stage vet and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad (daughter of Phylicia Rashad from The Cosby Show). The classic love story is placed in a modern setting in which the houses are separated by race — the Montagues are white and the Capulets are black. While the 36-year-old dad might be a little old to play a teenager, audiences are still looking forward to hearing him take on Shakespeare’s seductive dialogue.
Richard Rodgers Theatre; opening Sept. 19.
3. Bill Crystal, 700 Sundays
This fall, BIlly Crystal brings back his heartwarming and family friendly one-man show about the 700 Sundays he spent with his father.
Imperial Theatre; beginning Nov. 5, opening Nov. 13.
5. Mary-Louise Parker, The Snow Geese
Although she reportedly was ready to retire from acting after dealing with haters on the internet, Mary Louise Parker is returning to Broadway in the meaty drama The Snow Geese.
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre; beginning Oct. 1, opening Oct. 24.
8. Rachel Weisz, Betrayal
Actress Rachel Weisz joins her husband in Betrayal, where they bring their real-life romance to the stage playing a not-so-happily married couple in this revival of Harold Pinter’s drama.
Ethel Barrymore Theatre; beginning Oct. 1, opening Nov. 3.
9. Patrick Stewart, No Man’s Land & Waiting for Godot
Patrick Stewart teams up with Ian McKellen again (the duo has appeared in three X-Men films together, with a fourth out next summer) in not just one, but two plays this fall.
Cort Theatre; beginning Oct. 26, opening Nov. 24.
12. Jeff Goldblum, Domesticated
Dr. Malcolm joins Broadway vet Laurie Metcalfe (of Roseanne fame) in Lincoln Center’s new off-Broadway play by Bruce Norris about a politician whose marriage becomes the center of a national scandal.
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center; beginning Oct. 9, opening Nov. 4.
13. Sarah Jessica Parker, The Commons of Pensacola
Sarah Jessica Parker returns to the New York stage starring alongside Blythe Danner in a new off-Broadway play by Amanda Peet exploring the complicated love/hate relationship of a mother and daughter.
New York City Center, Stage 1; beginning Oct. 22, opening Nov. 21.
14. Mandy Patinkin, The Last Two People on Earth
Mandy Patinkin, aka Saul Berenson, takes a break from the small screen and Homeland to revisit his theater roots off-Broadway in an apocalyptic tale of the last two people on Earth who discover the common language of song and dance as they trace the fall of mankind through the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, R.E.M., and Queen.
Classic Stage Company; beginning Dec. 14.
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