The theater scene in New York City this November is a veritable turducken – stuffed with openings that will satisfy any theatergoer’s palate. Here are our picks but most importantly… go to the theater!
On Your Feet!
Director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell returns with an all-singing, all-dancing retelling of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Together they’ve won 26 GRAMMY Awards so we know the music will be good, but can Mitchell harness the star power into a Broadway musical? Producers have relied on Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris to pull it all together with the book. Fingers crossed!
On Your Feet!
46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
Opening night: November 5
George Takei’s harrowing journey through an internment camp during World War II serves as inspiration for this compelling musical, which also features Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Mulan) and Telly Leung (Godspell). There’s been plenty of heartfelt buzz around the production, which has been kicking around regional theaters for several years.
The Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street
Opening night: November 8
Things are getting violent at the Broadhurst this fall with the arrival Misery—the stage adaptation of the 1990 film starring James Caan and Kathy Bates. Academy Award winner William Goldman adapts his film script for the stage while Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf step into the iconic roles. Producers are offering a “Number One Fan” sweepstakes, with giveaways including tickets to opening night or your photo on the theatre’s billboard.
Broadway and 44th Street
Opening night: November 15