What's Hot on Broadway: Fall 2018

 

Fall 2018 marks another exciting season on Broadway! Read on to learn more about a few of the hot new shows currently playing in New York City. 

King Kong: Opened Nov. 8, 2018

From Jack Thorne, the Olivier Award-winning writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, comes a thrilling theatrical take on the world’s most epic modern myth. Directed and choreographed by Olivier winner Drew McOnie, with an electrifying new score by Marius de Vries (La La Land) and Eddie Perfect (Strictly Ballroom The Musical), King Kong comes alive on Broadway through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry and stagecraft. Follow an ambitious young actress and a maverick filmmaker as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the greatest wonder the world has ever seen. At the center of this 21st-century reimagining: a 2,000-pound, 20-story gorilla, and the woman who risks everything to help him. Don’t miss this exhilarating, emotional encounter with a legend that’s always been too big to contain.

American Son: Opened Nov. 4, 2018

A Florida police station in the middle of the night; a mother searching for her missing teenage son. American Son is a gripping tale of two parents caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance. 
 
Golden Globe, Emmy and Sceen Actors Guild nominee Kerry Washington (Scandal, Race) and Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale (The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Bridges of Madison County) star in the Broadway premiere of American Son, written by Christopher Demos-Brown, and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Children of a Lesser God). American Son was awarded the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright.
 
The Prom: Currently in previews, opens Nov. 15, 2018
 
We’ve got trouble, folks, right here in Indiana and when Broadway’s brassiest hear a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom—and the press is involved—they are ready to kick-ball-change the world.
 
Starring Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony nominees Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!) and Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), The Prom is a new Broadway musical comedy about the power of love—and a good 11 o'clock number. With a book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin) and a score by Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer, Elf the Musical) and Beguelin, The Prom comes to Broadway in a production directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). The show had its world premiere production in 2016 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre.
 
The New One: Opened Nov. 11, 2018
 
Following an acclaimed Off-Broadway run that sold out immediately, Mike Birbiglia's The New One has come to Broadway's Cort Theatre. Nathan Lane introduced New York City theatregoers to Birbiglia in 2008 by presenting Birbiglia's solo theatre debut, Sleepwalk with Me, which went on to be adapted into a New York Times bestselling book and Sundance Award-winning feature film of the same name. Since then, Birbiglia has written and performed Thank God for Jokes and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, for which he received a Lucille Lortel Award. Now he's delivered The New One.
 
Comedian, storyteller, director and actor Mike Birbiglia tries not to tell people anything about his new show because the less you know about the show the more you will enjoy it.