DISGRACED, THE REVISIONIST, ALL THE WAY & More Set Sights on Broadway!
According to the New York Times, a slew of new plays are setting their sights on Broadway for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced might move to Broadway, starring Aasif Mandvi, who also led the LCT3 production. Additional casting is currently underway.
Another show with Broadway potential is Robert Schenkkan's All the Way, which will soon run at the American Repertory Theater starring Bryan Cranston. Bruce Norris' Domesticated will open off Broadway at Lincoln Center Theatre and could also potentially make a Broadway transfer.
Additionally, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which recenty played in the West End, will likely make a Broadway transfer in Spring 2014. Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist, which starred Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave, is also in talks for a Broadway transfer.
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In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
Disgraced is the story of Amir Kapoor (Aasif Mandvi), a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When Amir and his wife Emily (Heidi Armbruster), a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.
In All the Way, an assassin's bullet catapults Lyndon B. Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, the charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into Civil Rights legislation, throwing the country into turmoil. Alternately bullying and beguiling, he enacts major social programs, faces down opponents and wins the 1964 election in a landslide. But in faraway Vietnam, a troublesome conflict looms. In the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's vivid dramatization of LBJ's first year in office, means versus ends plays out on a broad stage canvas as politicians and civil rights leaders plot strategy and wage war.
In The Revisionist David (Eisenberg) arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer's block and a desire to be left alone. His 75-year-old second cousin Maria (Redgrave) welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their tenuous relationship develops, she reveals details about her complicated post-war past that tests their ideas of what it means to be a family.