Fall is always a great time for new Broadway shows. This 2010 season is no different with a variety of blockbuster openings to suit every taste — from musicals to dramas.
Time Stands Still
Opening Night: October 7, 2010
This 2010 Tony nominee will return with one new cast member, Christina Ricci. Sarah (Laura Linney), a photographer, and James (Brian d’Arcy), a journalist have been together for years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when circumstances compel them to return home to New York and their circle of friends (Eric Bogosian and Christina Ricci), the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Opening Night: October 13, 2010
Bernard Jacobs Theatre
An audacious mix of historical facts and invention, uses the story of America’s controversial seventh president — the man who invented the Democratic Party, doubled the size of our nation and signed the Indian Removal Acts that started the Trail of Tears — to investigate the attraction and terrors of American populism, using a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and infectious emo rock.
Opening Night: October 14, 2010
Music Box Theatre
La Bete is a comic tour de force about Elomire, a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theater, and Valere, a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess decides she's grown weary of Elomire's royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages. David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley star.
Driving Miss Daisy
Opening Night: October 25, 2010
John Golden Theatre
The revival of Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy has two major actors above the title in Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Opening Night: December 21, 2010
The Foxwoods Theatre (formerly the Hilton Theatre)
With music and lyrics by Bono and the Edge and under the direction of Julie Taymor, this is sure to be a blockbuster of epic proportions. Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker.