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2019-2020 Broadway Season

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2019-2020 Broadway Season#101
Posted: 8/5/19 at 5:25am

Hamilfan2 said: "VintageSnarker said: "Any rumored casting for Caroline or Change?"

I heard if it happens it will be a transfer of the recent London revival and I think they were looking to bring over the actress who did it over there, Sharon Clarke.
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That would be a coup; She’s practically royalty in West End circles. Though that production was marmite for audiences here. (Hopefully that reference travels!)

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Posted: 8/5/19 at 6:32am

I don't know if it's wishful thinking on some Wikipedia editors part, but The Lightning Thief musical is apparently coming to Broadway this fall..

"On August 4th, 2019, it was announced that production will transfer to broadway that fall at the Longacre Theatre."

I have yet to see any such announcement anywhere. Maybe it's coming this morning? 

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2019-2020 Broadway Season#103
Posted: 8/5/19 at 1:42pm

The Neil Simon is apparently getting The Illusionists for the holidays and then going into renovations in January.

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2019-2020 Broadway Season#104
Posted: 8/5/19 at 2:43pm

magictodo123 said: "I don't know if it's wishful thinking on some Wikipedia editors part, but The Lightning Thief musical is apparently coming to Broadway this fall..

"On August 4th, 2019, it was announced that production will transfer to broadway that fall at the Longacre Theatre."

I have yet to see any such announcement anywhere. Maybe it's coming this morning?
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Playbill  provided a preview of the fall openings today and The Lightening Thief isn't listed.  I'm surprised there's not a lot of PR activity surrounding the show's arrival on Broadway.   http://www.playbill.com/article/whats-coming-to-broadway-this-fall

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2019-2020 Broadway Season#105
Posted: 8/5/19 at 4:34pm

jagman1062 said: "Playbill provided a preview of the fall openings today and The Lightening Thief isn't listed. I'm surprised there's not a lot of PR activity surrounding the show's arrival on Broadway.http://www.playbill.com/article/whats-coming-to-broadway-this-fall"

 

Well...yes. But to be fair, the Playbill article is only going to list shows that have officially announced. And we already know that Lightning Theif hasn’t announced anything officially. That’s not news. The question we’re discussing is whether or not we will get such an announcement. And just because Playbill published a listicle about it doesn’t mean another show couldn’t still jump in if they could. 

And simiarly, the reason there’s no PR activity is because nothing has been announced, and it’s “arrival on Broadway” is still just a rumor.

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Posted: 8/5/19 at 7:19pm

JBroadway said: "jagman1062 said: "Playbill provided a preview of the fall openings today and The Lightening Thief isn't listed. I'm surprised there's not a lot of PR activity surrounding the show's arrival on Broadway.http://www.playbill.com/article/whats-coming-to-broadway-this-fall"



Well...yes. But to be fair, the Playbill article is only going to list shows that have officially announced. And we already know that Lightning Theif hasn’t announced anything officially. That’s not news. The question we’re discussing is whether or not we will get such an announcement.And just because Playbill published a listicle about it doesn’t mean another showcouldn’t still jump in if they could.

And simiarly, the reason there’s no PR activity is because nothing has been announced, and it’s “arrival on Broadway” is still just a rumor.
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Yes, that was my point, that as of today, there is no official announcement and if there was going to be an imminent arrival, there would be no mystery surrounding it.  I guess I didn't make my point clear enough.

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Posted: 8/12/19 at 11:40am
Lightning Thief for a limited run
http://www.playbill.com/article/the-lightning-thief-the-percy-jackson-musical-is-heading-to-broadway
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2019-2020 Broadway Season#108
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:36pm
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Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:41pm
More news for the Longacre today with Diana as well

http://www.playbill.com/article/diana-musical-about-late-princess-diana-will-play-broadway
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2019-2020 Broadway Season#110
Posted: 8/13/19 at 1:08pm

A Christmas Carol in the Lyceum, which I guess is technically a new play?

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Campbell-Scott-Will-Lead-A-CHRISTMAS-CAROL-on-Broadway-20190813

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 2:33pm
How I Learned to Drive in the Friedman, also unsure if this will be counted as new or revival

http://www.playbill.com/article/mary-louise-parker-and-david-morse-to-star-in-paula-vogels-how-i-learned-to-driveagainon-broadway
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2019-2020 Broadway Season#112
Posted: 8/13/19 at 2:41pm

chrishuyen said: "How I Learned to Drive in the Friedman, also unsure if this will be counted as new or revival

http://www.playbill.com/article/mary-louise-parker-and-david-morse-to-star-in-paula-vogels-how-i-learned-to-driveagainon-broadway
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Boys In The Band, Hedwig, and Assassins all counted as revivals, even as they didn't make it to Broadway until decades after they premiered. Having a similar cast makes it a bit more confusing, but it's a revival

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 5:27pm

My guess is that How I Learned to Drive will be considered for play Revival since it has been performed regionally for so many years now. This is almost always the case. 

It will be interesting to see if Christmas Carol will be considered a new play or revival, since technically it has been on the Broadway before, even though this one will be drastically different from Patrick Stewart's one-man adaptation. 

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2019-2020 Broadway Season#114
Posted: 8/13/19 at 5:38pm
All of these announcements recently and I keep thinking, "what the hell are the producers of COMPANY waiting for?"!
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Posted: 8/13/19 at 5:40pm

Sethwp2 said: "It will be interesting to see if Christmas Carol will be considered a new play or revival, since technically it has been on the Broadway before, even though this one will be drastically different from Patrick Stewart's one-man adaptation."

I mean it's a new adaption of the same source material, so it would have to be new. This version has not been on Broadway before.

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 5:44pm

Sethwp2 said: "My guess is thatHow I Learned to Drivewill be considered for play Revival since it has been performed regionally for so many years now. This is almost always the case.

It will be interesting to see ifChristmas Carolwill be considered a new play or revival, since technically it has been on the Broadway before, even though this one will be drastically different from Patrick Stewart's one-man adaptation.
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There’s no question it will be considred a new play, not a revival. Not only is it “drastically different” from the Patrick Stewart production, it is quite literally a different play. It’s just adapted from the same source material. Just like To Kill a Mockingbird and Therese Raquin were recently considered new plays. And also the same reason the two versions of the Wild Party are considered different musicals, as well as the two different musicals based on Phantom, and the various musical versions of Peter Pan, and so on. 

 

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2019-2020 Broadway Season#117
Posted: 8/13/19 at 5:44pm
Just moved How I Learned to Drive to the revivals category. For Christmas Carol I wasn't sure if it would be a new play or special event (not for Tony consideration) but I figured Jack Thorne would probably want another shot at the Tony.
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2019-2020 Broadway Season#118
Posted: 8/13/19 at 5:51pm
^^^ A Christmas Carol would be a revival, no?
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Posted: 8/13/19 at 6:01pm
All the marketing says "a new interpretation" and I don't think the Jack Thorne script has been around long enough to qualify under the classics rule. It's a new script albeit same source material a la Mockingbird, like JBroadway said.