September 13, 2012


1.) Chaplin the Musical

Chaplin dramatizes the life and career of beloved film actor Charlie Chaplin. 

Cast includes: Rob McClure, Jim Borstelmann, Jenn Colella, Erin Mackey, Michael McCormick, Christiane Noll, Zachary Unger, Wayne Alan Wilcox
Opened: September 10, 2012
Location: Ethel Barrymore Theatre

2.) Annie

Everyone knows the story of Orphan Annie, who in taken in by billionaire Oliver Warbucks for the Christmas holiday, but only wants to find her real parents.  Annie’s search for her parents is complicated by Miss Hannigan, hater of little girls, and the sleazy Rooster and Lily, who pretend to be Annie’s parents. 

Cast includes: Lilla Crawford, Anthony Warlow, Katie Finneran, Brynn O’Malley, J. Elaine Marcos, Clarke Thorell
Preview: 10/3/12
Opens: 11/8/12
Location: Palace Theatre

3.) Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson

With book and lyrics by Kathy Lee Gifford, Scandalous tells the story of 1920’s evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson as she saved souls in the midst of scandal and controversy. 

Cast includes: Carolee Carmello, George Hearn, Edward Watts, Roz Ryan, Andrew Samonsky
Preview: 10/13/12
Opens: 11/15/12
Location: Neil Simon Theatre

4.) The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Based on the unfinished final novel by Charles Dickens, this musical attempts to answer the question, “Who killed Edwin Drood”? 

Cast includes: Chita Rivera, Jim Norton, Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe
Preview: 10/19/12
Opens: 11/13/12
Location: Studio 54

5.) Rebecca

Based on the novel, Rebecca focuses on Maxim de Winter, his new wife referred to as “I”, their housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and the memory of Maxim’s first wife, Rebecca, which is still present among them. 

Cast includes: Jill Paice, Ryan Silverman, Karen Mason, Howard McGillen, James Barbour, Donna English, Nick Wyman, Henry Stram
Opens: To Be Announced. Rehearsals have been delayed due to an investor’s death. 
Location: Broadhurst Theatre

6.) A Christmas Story, the Musical

A Christmas Story shares the Christmas adventures of Ralphie, who just wants a BB gun for Christmas. 

Cast includes: Dan Lauria
Preview: 11/5/12
Opens: 11/19/12
Location: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

7.) Elf the Musical

Returning to Broadway, this musical is based on the popular movie of the same name, which tells the story of Buddy the Elf.  

Cast: Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby, Valerie Wright, Adam Heller, Michael Mandell
Preview: 11/9/12
Location: Al Hirschfeld Theatre

8.) Cinderella

Based on the beloved fairy tale and re-imagined by Douglas Carter Beane.

Cast includes: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Harriet Harris, Victoria Clark, Peter Bartlett, Ann Harada, Marla Mindelle, Greg Hildreth
Preview: 1/21/13
Opens: 2/21/13
Location: Broadway Theatre


  1. Chaplin, Edwin Drood, Annie, and A Christmas Story are MUST SEES for me! I think I am most excited for A Christmas Story! That is my all-time favorite Christmas movie!

    1. Follow up: I have now seen all those shows! And before 2012 ended! I am amazed, as I tend to be very wishy washy on show-priority and change my mind A LOT!! And I have enjoyed every one of those shows! Looking forward to the Edwin Drood Cast Recording :)

  2. Scandalous should be interesting to see what Kathy Lee Gifford is capable of. Rebecca sounds interesting. I remember reading the book. The element of a ghost story is always exciting.

    1. Scandalous looks amazing. Rebecca is having financial difficulties. I don't know if a Broadway run will ever happen at this point. Thanks for commenting!

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