The Broadway 2012-2013 Season

NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 06:12am
There are 21 Broadway shows with theaters and scheduled opening dates so far, by my calculation. Which of these has people most excited?
Broadway 2012-2013 At A Glimpse
mc1227
Broadway Legend
joined:7/29/07
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 07:55am
Not really exciting overall but I am looking forward to seeing A Christmas Story (never thought I'd say that!) and Chaplin. Also curious to see how Kathie Lee's Scandalous turns out..
"are you two going to renew your vows"? "Why, did they expire??"
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 08:24am
Excited? Not too much, although I will likely seem a good number of shows.

The ones I am actually interested in?

Chaplin (Seeing the preview next Weds night!)
Cyrano de Bergerac (A favorite story of mine.)
Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf (YES!)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Peripherally)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Matilda (April 13)


The ones I plan to stay far away from? (My mind CAN be changed, however.)

Bring It On: The Musical
Annie
Scandalous
Cinderella

Everything else is in the middle -- we'll see how things go.

This is one of the least exciting seasons (for me) in a LOOONG time. Hopefully, some suprises are still in store.
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tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 10:48am
It's equally as uninteresting to me as last season.

I think Chaplin is going to bomb massively, as will Rebecca.

Not wishing it on either one mind you, just a prediction.

The only two I'm excited about are Virginia Woolf and Drood.
....but the world goes 'round
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 10:50am
Also, the list left off Kinky Boots.
....but the world goes 'round
AnythingGoes23
Broadway Star
joined:11/21/11
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 10:51am
I think it's a bit of a disappointing Autumn and Winter, except for Annie, there isn't much big opening until the Spring. Lots of the big houses with nothing on or fillers.... Schubert, Lunt, Broadway, St James, Al Hirchsfeld....
minicko88
Featured Actor
joined:7/12/07
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 12:05pm
I also think they left off Jekyll and Hyde
DEClarke
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/06
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 12:09pm
I'm looking forward to EDWIN DROOD and MATILDA.
NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 12:54pm
Kinky Boots is on the list -- April 4th.

Of course, this is not the final list for the Broadway season by any means
Broadway 2012-2013 At A Glance
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 01:02pm
There's no Sondheim. Where is the Sondheim???? My daughter needs her Sondheim!!!!
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 01:03pm
There are 29 shows that have announced Broadway openings for this season. Not 21.

OTHER:
Mike Tyson - Undisputed Truth
Running on Empty
Fela! (return engagement)
Elf (return engagement)
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

PLAYS:
Harvey
Grace
Cyrano de Bergerac
The Performers
An Enemy of the People
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Anarchist
Dead Accounts
The Heiress
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Assembled Parties
Golden Boy
Picnic
The Other Place

MUSICALS:
Bring It On - The Musical
Chaplin
Annie
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Scandalous
Rebecca
A Christmas Story
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Kinky Boots
Matilda




"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
Updated On: 8/18/12 at 01:03 PM
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 01:04pm
WHERE IS THE SONDHEIM?!?!
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 01:05pm
Sondheim is napping at his apartment on the UES.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 01:08pm
Oh, good. He needs a nap before he starts writing A NEW MUSICAL.
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 01:13pm
Offish BWay revival of MARRY ME....
will have to suffice your young'n.
NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 01:25pm
Capn Hook: Shows that have closed already are not included on the list. What's the point?
And, ok, yes "Running on Empty," Lewis Black's stand-up routine, will be at the Richard Rodgers for a few days in October. I'm not sure that counts, but I've added it.
Broadway 2012-2013 At A Glance
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 02:03pm
I also excluded FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS, which should be in the "other" category.

The point? Your list is labeled "the Broadway 2012-2013 Season." HARVEY and FELA! were a part of the 2012-13 Broadway season. That's my point.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
defyingravity11
Broadway Legend
joined:2/26/06
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 02:24pm
I'm most excited for Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Performers. I really can't wait to see Amy Morton again!
"In theater, the process of it is the experience. Everyone goes through the process, and everyone has the experience together. It doesn't last - only in people's memories and in their hearts. That's the beauty and sadness of it. But that's life - beauty and the sadness. And that is why theater is life." - Sherie Rene Scott
Smaxie
Broadway Legend
joined:9/26/05
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 02:30pm
>MUSICALS:
Bring It On - The Musical
Chaplin
Annie
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Scandalous
Rebecca
A Christmas Story
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Kinky Boots
Matilda<

There's also Motown, Jekyll & Hyde and Diner. And Hands on a Hardbody I think will be confirmed soon.

>PLAYS:
Harvey
Grace
Cyrano de Bergerac
The Performers
An Enemy of the People
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Anarchist
Dead Accounts
The Heiress
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Assembled Parties
Golden Boy
Picnic
The Other Place
<

Also Orphans and The Big Knife. There are a few more plays still to be announced for spring as well.

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 02:51pm
Smaxie, while those shows have announced plans to come in, my list only included those with confirmed theatres. (Except THE BIG KNIFE, which should have been on my list as well)
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 06:41pm
What about:

Diner
Big Fish
Motown
Yank
The Nutty Professor
Prince on Broadway
Houdini
Flashdance
Toxic Avengers
Zorba

2014 Theatre: Billy Elliot***** Meet Me In St Louis*** American Psycho**** Tell Me On A Sunday**** Jeeves and Wooster: Perfect Nonsense* Stephen Ward**** Charlie and the Chocolate factory*** Dirty Dancing** Stephen Sondheim's Puttin It Together*** Candide*** The Lion King***** The Book of Mormon****** Les Miserable***** Stephen Ward**** The Weir**** Fortune's Fool*** Spamalot*** Superior Doughnuts**** Seven Brides For Seven Brothers**** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Finans Rainbow**** The Commitments** Boeing Boeing*** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) The A-Z of Mrs P** Billy Elliot***** Wicked** Good People***** Urinetown***** Spamalot*** The Full Monty**** Other Desert Cities*** Ghosts*** Dirty Rotten Scoundrels***** It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman*** Stephen Ward**** King Lear**** A Taste Of Honey** Blithe Spirit**** From Here To Eternity**** Spamalot*** Fiddler On The Roof** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Relative Values**** Fatal Attraction*** Matilda***** 39 Steps**** Another Country** handbagged** Two Into One*** The Beautiful Game***** Let The Right One In**** Once**** Privacy*****
RENT_is_Wicked2
Understudy
joined:4/4/11
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 08:06pm
Diner, Big Fish, Motown, Yank, The Nutty Professor, Prince on Broadway, Houdini, Flashdance, Toxic Avengers, and Zorba don't have theaters or a schedule yet.
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 08:08pm
Yank seems very, very dead to me. Are there actually rumours about it?
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 08:49pm
Diner - the creative team is retooling the show and its expected this spring

Big Fish - writers and director are working on it for 2013-14 season

Motown - 2013-2014 season

Yank - producers still have hopes for Broadway but have not raised the money for it. Doubtful it will happen.

The Nutty Professor - may come in this season (chances more likely due to Hamlisch's death)

Prince On Broadway - 2013-14 season

Houdini - they have a workshop coming up. They want it ready by 2013-14 season

Flashdance - this is the show that keeps on trying. Originally they were going to come in this season, then they werent, and now i hear its possible either for spring or 2013-14 season

Toxic Avengers - producers have not raised money to bring it in yet

Zorba - no clue




"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 08:57pm
It will be announced soon, MOTOWN Has a Theatre.
IdinaBellFoster
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/06
The Broadway 2012-2013 Season
Posted: 8/18/12 at 09:13pm
PRINCE OF BROADWAY should go quietly while no one's watching.
"Oh look at the time, three more intelligent plays just closed and THE ADDAMS FAMILY made another million dollars" -Jackie Hoffman, Broadway.com Audience Awards

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