The Ferryman on BroadwayA c. hill in the air, pumpkin spice lattes, back to school, football season — there are a million reasons to love fall. But what makes fall most exciting for me is the start of a new theater season.
Come October, dozens of new plays and musicals flood New York City’s stages both on Broadway and beyond, and while all the new options are intriguing, it can be a difficult landscape to wade through.
That’s why I’ve compiled 11 highlights of the fall season, each with something special to offer to make your theater-going decisions a bit easier. See you at the theater!
After a sold-out, record-setting run in London, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman is transferring to Broadway. Inspired by the true disappearance of one of the cast member’s uncles, The Ferryman opens with a body being found — the body of a man the IRA “disappeared” years earlier. Over the next three hours, a cast of 21 unravel the secrets, betrayals, and triumphs of life in Northern Ireland in 1981.
Its many accolades across the pond including Best New Play at the Olivier Awards (the UK equivalent of the Tonys) make this one to see early, before the Broadway praise hits and tickets become sparse.