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Top 10 Broadway Shows To See Fall 2015
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Top 10 Broadway Shows To See Fall 2015

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Updated: 12 December 2015
As summer slips over the horizon and fall sets in, the lights of Broadway shine brighter than ever. Fall is the season for premieres and opening shows at theaters in New York City. With so many shows to choose from and only seven nights in the week, we’ve put together a list of ten performances you should not miss this Broadway season.

Old Times

The Roundabout Theatre Company is reviving Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter’s mysterious and quizzical play Old Times. The play consists of only three characters. The story involves the friendship of Kate and Anna and how Anna’s visit to see Kate and her husband Deely turns into a struggle of mystery and dominance. The very short run of Old Times happens to also be film star Clive Owen’s Broadway debut. Previews begin September 17, opens October 15, and closes November 29.

Roundabout Theatre Company, 231 West 39th Street, New York, USA, + 1 212 719 1300

Allegiance

With all that is happening across the world with families struggling to find homes and migrants crossing dangerous borders for their families to have a better life, Allegiance could not come at a more key time in our world’s history. Inspired by the real-life story of Star Trek and social media celebrity George Takei, the play traces the tumultuous journey of a Japanese-American family as they are interned by the US government during World War II. Previews begin October 6, and the show opens November 8.

Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 212 239 6200

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Sylvia

A sure bet of an evening filled with side-splitting laughter is two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright A. R. Gurney’s Sylvia. Finally receiving the Broadway premiere it deserves, Sylvia is a comedy that follows a Manhattan couple and the female dog that may just come between their relationship. When Greg brings home a stray dog who loves him unconditionally, his wife Kate senses a change in Greg. One of the most intriguing parts of the play is that Sylvia, the dog, is actually played by a live female actress and not a dog! Previews begin October 2, and the show opens October 27.

Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 212 239 6200

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On Your Feet!

The hottest musical to hit Broadway this fall comes from world renowned singer Gloria Estefan. The On Your Feet! musical traces the relationship and career of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Their relationship and partnership in music and life is legendary. The musical will feature such chart topping hits as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “1-2-3.” Previews begin October 5, and the show opens November 5.

Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY, USA, + 1 212 382 0100

Therese Raquin

Making her Broadway debut in 2015 is film actress Keira Knightley. In this Roundabout Theatre Company production, she will star alongside Tony Award winner Judith Light, Therese’s overbearing aunt/mother-in-law, and Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert, playing the cousin she is forced to marry. This play is an adaptation of the famous Emila Zola’s classic novel that explores the powerful emotions of jealousy, murder, passion, lust, betrayal, and independence. Previews begin October 1, and the show opens October 29, and closes January 3, 2016.

Roundabout Theatre Company, 231 West 39th Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 212 719 1300

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The Gin Game

The Gin Game is a revival of D.L. Colburn’s 1977 Pulitzer Prize-winning play from 1977. This revival stars two celebrated Broadway actors, James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson. The play tells the story of two residents in a retirement community who play a game of gin and as they play the stakes rise. Previews begin September 23; the show opens October 14, and closes January 10, 2016.

John Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 212 239 6200

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China Doll

One major actor: Al Pacino. One major playwright: David Mamet. Two-time Tony Award winning actor Al Pacino is coming back to Broadway to star in Mamet’s newest play, China Doll. The two have collaborated in the past with great success in Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. In China Doll, Pacino plays billionaire Mickey Ross who is taking stock of his life before retirement with his beautiful young fiancée when one phone call changes it all. Previews begin October 21; the show opens November 19, and closes January 31, 2016.

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 212 239 6200

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Would You Still Love Me If …?

Would You Still Love Me If …? opens at the New World Stages with powerhouse actress Kathleen Turner at the helm. It is the story of a committed female couple who await the arrival of their new baby and the issues and decisions they face within a 48-hour period. Previews begin September 26, while the show opens October 10.

New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 646 871 1730

Fool For Love

Sam Shepard, a prolific and decorated playwright in the contemporary theater realm, has had countless plays enacted on and off Broadway. This fall, Shepard’s Fool for Love is making its Broadway debut at The Manhattan Theatre Club. This intense play takes the audience on a non-stop emotional journey. Tony winner Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell star as Eddie and May, former lovers reunited at a seedy motel. Previews begin September 15, and the show opens October 8.

Manhattan Theatre Club, 261 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 212 581 1212

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Misery

Adapted from Stephen King’s famous novel, this much anticipated stage adaptation comes to the Broadhurst Theatre. Misery clocks in at a lean one hour and 30 minutes with no intermission, and follows the same story as King’s novel and the film version: a famous romance novelist is held captive by his number one fan in the middle of nowhere because she is upset the writer is going to kill off her favorite heroine. Previews begin October 22; the show opens November 15, and closes February 14, 2016.

Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 212 239 6200