Musicals Eyeing Broadway in 2016-17

Things have calmed down significantly now that Awards season is all wrapped up, but there have been plenty of workshops and buzz about the shows on the horizon. Here are some of the more talked about productions eyeing Broadway runs…

Matt Smith playing Patrick Bateman in American Psycho at the Almeida theatre in London

American Psycho

The Gist: A new musical from the writers of Spring Awakening and the TV show Glee, based on the movie of the same name.
Who: Written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Starring Benjamin Walker. Directed by Rupert Goold.
Premiere: The winter of 2014-15 at the Almeida Theatre in London.
Eyeing a Run in…February of 2016

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The Gist: A new musical based on the animated film of the same name.
Who: By Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder). Produced by Stage Entertainment.
Premiere: May 12 – June 12, 2016 at Hartford Stage in Connecticut
Eyeing a Run in…Fall of 2016


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

The Gist: A revival of the Carol Hill, Peter Masterson and Larry L. King musical.
Who: Directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford. Produced by Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards.
Premiere: First played on Broadway in 1978, revived in 1982.
Eyeing a Run in…2015 or 2016.


Bright Star

The Gist: A new bluegrass musical inspired by a true event.
Who: Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie. Produced by Joey Parnes.
Premiere: This past fall at the Old Globe in San Diego.
Eyeing a Run in…Spring of 2016.



The Gist: A revival of the William Finn and James Lapine musical.
Who: Directed by James Lapine. Produced by Jordan Roth.
Premiere: First played on Broadway in 1992.
Eyeing a Run in…Spring of 2016.


Gotta Dance

The Gist: A new hip-hop musical based on the 2008 documentary of the same name
Who: Written by Matthew Sklar, Marvin Hamlisch, Nell Benjamin, Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin. Directed by Jerry Mitchell.
Premiere: December 13, 2015 – January 10, 2016 at Broadway In Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre in Chicago
Eyeing a Run in…Spring of 2016


Groundhog Day

The Gist: A new musical from the team behind Matilda, based on the movie of the same name.
Who: Directed by Matthew Marchus.
Premiere: June of 2016 at London’s Old Vic.
Eyeing a Run in…Spring of 2017.


She Loves Me

The Gist: A revival of the Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff musical.
Who: Starring Josh Radnor and Laura Benanti. Directed by Scott Ellis.
Premiere: First played on Broadway in 1963, revived in 1993.
Eyeing a Run in…Spring of 2016.


The Wiz

The Gist: A revival of the Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown all-black take on The Wizard of Oz.
Who: Directed by Kenny Leon. Produced by Cirque de Soleil.
Premiere: First played on Broadway in 1975, revived in 1984. The show will be NBC’s next live television musical event, to be broadcast December 2015, elements of which will be used in the Broadway revival.
Eyeing a Run in…the 2016-17 Season.

5 thoughts on “Musicals Eyeing Broadway in 2016-17

  1. Great preview of possible upcoming shows!
    Caught ‘American Psycho’ during its limited run in West End- great soundtrack of new/old songs, ❤ what Duncan Sheik's done with it, and Matt Smith was an intruiging casting. Would assume they'd recast if it moved to Broadway, but hopfully it will transfer 🙂


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