What’s New on Broadway – Spring 2016 Season

Spring has arrived in New York City and so too has a new season of Broadway shows.  New productions include variations of silver screen successes from romance, to horror stories, to nostalgic and whimsical family tales sure to interest travelers of varying backgrounds and interests in Broadway.  Continue reading for more highlights of some of the new shows on Broadway Spring 2016.

Cirque du Soleil Paramour

Cirque du Soleil Paramour, image courtesy Cirque du Soleil

From The Broadway Collection’s Press Release

Roundabout Theatre Company (RTC) is introducing two extremely diverse works in the spring of its 50th Anniversary Season.  She Loves Me is the heartwarming revival of the musical theater rom-com, which inspired You’ve Got Mail.  On a darker note, with the thunderclouds of April comes Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), in Long Day’s Journey Into Night. This classic work develops over the course of a fateful day as a dark fog rolls over one tragically inclined family.

Horror fans have additional reason to get excited this season; Bret Easton Ellis 90’s indulgent suave American Psycho slays the stage decked in designer suits from Mr. Porter. On a lighter, family-friendly note, Tuck Everlasting springs under the helm of multi Tony award winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Book of Mormon) at the Broadhurst Theatre.

This new spring season also marks a big series of firsts. Cirque du Soleil is opening their first ever show Paramour created specifically for the Great White Way which combines their renowned aerials and acrobats with Broadway dance and cabaret tunes set in Hollywood’s Golden Age. Looking ahead to summer, CATS will make its first return to Broadway with choreography by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbeuhler. Andrew Lloyd Webber will have three of his productions running simultaneously on Broadway (Phantom & School of Rock).

She Loves Me

Part of The Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary season, She Loves Me, will hold a limited run in New York City until July 10th. She Loves Me is a heartwarming musical comedy classic about finding love the good old-fashioned way.  This musical inspired films such as “You’ve Got Mail” starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks as well as “The Shop Around the Corner.”

She Loves Me - Broadway

Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting, based on the best-selling novel by Natalie Babbit, will debut April 17th. The new musical will open at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre and be directed as well as choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon). Cast includes Broadway vets Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park and as the villain, original Les Miz rogue Terrence Mann.

Tuck Everlasting

Jesse and Winnie on Silo, image courtesy Tuck Everlasting

American Psycho

American Psycho, based on the classic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, starring Hollywood star Benjamin Walker and Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, will be opening under the direction of Rupert Goold at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on April 20th. Chic menswear site Mr. Porter is styling all the characters in this new Broadway show. American Psycho follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman: a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980’s New York City with a murderous, psychopathic alter ego.

American Psycho - Broadway

Paramour

Paramour, a musical that blends a timeless love story, live musicians and amazing acrobats will be the first show ever created by Cirque du Soleil specifically for New York City’s Broadway. Previews for this visionary production will begin April 16th with an official opening on May 25th at the Lyric Theatre and powerhouse voice, Ruby Lewis, will make her Broadway debut as the leading lady.  Click here for more photos and details for Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour.

Cirque du Soleil Paramour

Cirque du Soleil Paramour, image courtesy Cirque du Soleil

Long Day’s Journey into Night

Elegant in its simplicity yet limitless in its scope, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth (and conceal) a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as one of the most profound and powerful plays ever brought to the stage. Opens April 3rd at the American Airlines Theatre.

Long Day's Journey - Broadway

CATS

Cats returns to Broadway! Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and adapted from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, this wonderfully imaginative show remains one of the theater’s most unforgettable experiences. The original creative team ­ joined by the choreographer of Hamilton­ reunites to give CATS a new life for a new generation. Previews begin on July 14 and will officially open on August 2 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Cats - Broadway

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.