The live theater world was treated to several big announcements this week as Broadway continues to boom in the fall season. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that on October 15th, the all-male production of Twelfth Night, performed in repertory with Richard III will begin previews. The previews officially start on the 15th for Twelfth Night with previews for Richard III beginning on October 19th. These previews will be taking place at the Belasco Theatre. Both productions will be featuring all male casts, headed by Tony winning performer Mark Rylance. Tickets for these previews and for the official opening on the show are on sale now.
This is not the only Shakespeare production to be taking place in the 2013-2014 Broadway season. There are several productions from the famed playwright that will be appearing on the Broadway stage. Another one of the most anticipated runs will be this fall, Romeo and Juliet has just hit the stage this week. The production features performances from Indie-film star Elizabeth Olsen in one of the two stagings. Other stars for the production include T.R. Knight and Daniel Davis. The production is slated to run through November 10th. Tickets are on sale now.
However, while there are many classics that are filling the Broadway stage this fall, there are also some new productions as well. One of the most talked about new shows for the fall is the production of A Time to Kill, based on the legal thriller by John Grisham. The new courtroom drama play has just entered into previews, and audiences are able to get tickets to see the previews now before the show’s official opening. These shows are currently taking place at The Golden Theatre. The play features an all-star cast and a new rendition of the best-selling book, designed to keep fans on the edge of their seats during the entire show.