New season, a whole new crop of Broadway fare.
From brand new musicals to revivals, here’s what’s on the docket this fall on the Great White Way — plus notable Off-Broadway productions.
‘The Band’s Visit’
This musical adaptation of the 2007 Israeli film of the same name, which premiered Off-Broadway last season and later received numerous awards, will transfer to Broadway with most of its original cast, including Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”), Katrina Lenk (“Indecent”) and John Cariani (“Something Rotten!”). It revolves around an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in the Negev desert. The score is by David Yazbek (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”). Previews begin Oct. 7; Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., thebandsvisitmusical.com
‘Once On This Island’
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s 1990 Caribbean fairy tale musical (which is regularly produced by high schools) will receive its first Broadway revival under the direction of actor Michael Arden (who helmed the 2015 revival of “Spring Awakening”). Following an international casting search, the dreamy-eyed protagonist Ti Moune will be played by Broadway newbie Hailey Kilgore, who will be joined by Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon”), Phillip Boykin (“Porgy and Bess”), Kenita R. Miller (“Xanadu”) and Quentin Earl Darrington (“Ragtime”). Previews begin Nov. 9; Circle in the Square, 235 W. 50th St., onceonthisisland.com
Lerner and Loewe’s sweeping 1947 musical romance, about two jaded New Yorkers who stumble upon a Scottish village that magically materializes once every 100 years, will receive a concert-style production at City Center staged by Christopher Wheeldon (“An American in Paris”), with a diverse cast that includes Tony winner Kelli O’Hara, film actor Patrick Wilson, ballet star Robert Fairchild and comic Aasif Mandvi. Nov. 15-19; City Center, 131 W. 55th St., nycitycenter.org
Long before Harvey Fierstein became a mainstream actor and librettist of hit musicals, he wrote and starred in a series of off-Off-Broadway plays about a sensitive gay male working as a drag performer in late 1970s New York. Later put together as “Torch Song Trilogy” and mounted on Broadway, the plays (now revised and simply titled “Torch Song”) will be revived by Second Stage in a production starring Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) and Mercedes Ruehl (“Lost in Yonkers”). Previews begin Sept. 26; Tony Kiser Theater, 305 W. 43rd St., 2st.com
Not long ago, playwright Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning race relations drama “Disgraced” premiered at LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s upstairs space for work by emerging playwrights. This fall, “Junk,” the playwright’s newest drama, will play the company’s prized Beaumont stage. Led by Steven Pasquale, “Junk” depicts the excesses and high-risk practices of 1980s Wall Street. Previews begin Oct. 5; Beaumont Theatre, 150 W. 65th St., lct.org
Julie Taymor has steered clear of Broadway since the debacle that was “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” — until now. She will direct a revival of “M. Butterfly,” David Henry Hwang’s 1988 drama inspired by Puccini’s tragic opera “Madama Butterfly,” in which a French diplomat (Clive Owen) is entranced by a mysterious Chinese opera singer. Previews begin Oct. 7; Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., mbutterflybroadway.com
Controversial comedian and actress Amy Schumer (Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer”) will make her Broadway debut in this new play by Steve Martin, about two sparring couples on a hot night in California. Schumer will be joined by Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Laura Benanti (“She Loves Me”) and Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One”). Previews begin Nov. 1; Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., meteoronbroadway.com
Bedlam, a small-scale theater troupe that has won acclaim for its no-frills, exciting productions of Shakespeare and other classic works, will present a holiday-time, family-friendly adaptation of “Peter Pan,” in which six actors will play 25 characters including the Pirates, Lost Boys and Indians. Previews begin Nov. 11; The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W. 42nd St., bedlam.org