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Adam Driver, Keri Russell, Armie Hammer, Josh Charles, Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale, Kerry Washington, Ruth Wilson, Bryan Cranston, Tatiana Maslany, Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Annette Bening, Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano are among the names hitting Broadway this season, along with British stage titan Glenda Jackson, fresh off her Tony win for Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women.
Following last season’s thin crop of new plays, debuts are lined up from Young Jean Lee, Taylor Mac, Christopher Demos-Brown, Heidi Schreck and Tarell Alvin McCraney, as well as new work from Theresa Rebeck, Richard Bean, Lucas Hnath, James Graham, Jez Butterworth, Lee Hall and Aaron Sorkin, among others.
A handful of major musicals having out-of-town tryouts will be bouncing to Broadway berths this season or next. Those include stage adaptations of the movies Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge!; Jagged Little Pill, which takes its score and its thematic cue from the chart-topping 1995 Alanis Morissette album and features a book by Diablo Cody; Ain’t Too Proud, a bio-musical tracing the rise of Motown superstars The Temptations; and the Tina Turner bio titled — what else? — Tina, a smash in London’s West End, headlining a breakout performance from Adrienne Warren.
Shows expected to make the crossing from London and now in the mix for the 2019-20 season include Matthew Lopez’s acclaimed two-part epic on gay love after the AIDS crisis, The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry; and the gender-flipped revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, starring Rosalie Craig and featuring Broadway royalty Patti LuPone. Pundits also are watching to see if Conor McPherson’s Girl From the North Country, a Depression-era drama set to the songs of Bob Dylan, which was a hit both in London and in its sold-out, extended U.S. premiere at the Public Theater, will confirm a long-rumored uptown move.
In the meantime, The Hollywood Reporter provides a complete roundup below, with reviews and production images of all the contenders for 2019 Tony Awards, including those that figure in the nominations and those that were shut out.
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