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Check Out 6 Shows Hitting Broadway Stages This Fall

By Veronika Bondarenko | September 30, 2016 11:44am
 Several new Broadway shows, including
Several new Broadway shows, including "Holiday Inn," (pictured here) are opening in the coming weeks.
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Joan Marcus

The bright lights of Broadway are beckoning.

There's a crop of new plays and musicals in theaters now or opening in the coming weeks for the 2016-2017 Broadway season.

Whether you like musicals with catchy tunes or plays that wax philosophical, the new offerings should have something to satisfy all theater lovers.


Where: Golden Theater, 252 W. 45th St.
Opening Date: Now playing

Journalism junkies, this one's for you. Simon McBurney's one-man show "The Encounter" retells the story of Loren McIntyre, a "National Geographic" photographer who becomes stranded in Brazil's Javari Valley. Audience members will receive headphones that will keep noises of the Amazonian rainforest coming at them from all sides for an immersive experience.


Where: Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St.
Opening Date: Thursday, Oct. 6

Inspired by the 1942 movie about a trio of dancers, "Holiday Inn" is packed with classic Irving Berlin songs like "Shakin' the Blues Away" and "Cheek to Cheek." Choreographer Denis Jones also recreated routines inspired by the classic dance performances of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. 


Where: Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St.
Opening Date: Monday, Oct. 10

Comedians and native New Yorkers Nick Kroll and John Mulaney star in the Broadway debut of the popular comedy skit that they've been performing for more than a decade. The show follows a duo of septuagenarian New Yorkers, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, as they complain about anything and everything.

 Several new Broadway shows, including
Several new Broadway shows, including "The Cherry Orchard" (pictured here) are opening in the coming weeks.
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Where: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 271 W. 47th St.
Opening Date: Thursday, Oct. 13

Does a single kiss have the power to launch two strangers into a lifelong adventure? "Heisenberg," starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker, asks precisely that question. The play was written by Simon Stephens, who adapted "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" for the stage.


Where: Roundabout Theatre, 231 W. 39th St.
Opening Date: Sunday, Oct. 16

The classic play by Anton Chekhov is coming back to Broadway this season. Starring Oscar winner Diane Lane as Lyubov Ranevskaya and popular style blogger Tavi Gevinson as Anya, "The Cherry Orchard" is a powerful story of social change and family.


Where: Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St.
Opening Date: Thursday, Oct. 20

Yet another play about the hypocrisies of the journalism industry, "The Front Page" first appeared on Broadway in 1928 and is now known for its sniping dialogue and hilarious plot twists. It stars Nathan Lane, John Goodman and John Slattery.