2015-2016 Broadway Shows

Yvonne AK Johnson


The 2015-2016 Broadway season is upon us. New shows have just begun to open. Here are a few that you cannot miss!

Dames at Sea
Opening on October 22nd, 2015 in the Helen Hayes Theatre, Dames at Sea was written by Jim Wise, George Haimsohn, and Robin Miller. It is directed by Randy Skinner. The show is a musical about a girl who just arrived in NYC from the midwest. She quickly landed a role on Broadway and with the help of her cast and some sailors, becomes a famous star. This show was previously on Off-Broadway and also had a successful run in London.

The Color Purple
Set to run in the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, The Color Purple is opening on December 10th, 2015. It is directed by John Doyle. The Color Purple is based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. The story takes place in rural Georgia and follows the life of Cecile, an African-American woman living in the southern United States during the 1930s. Playgoers will watch as Cecile tries to navigate love, friendships, family and just life in general in this heart wrenching and beautiful play.

Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof is set to open on December 20th, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre. It is directed by Bartlett Sher. The show is a musical based on the book by Joseph Stein. It is set in Imperial Russia in 1905. The story revolves around Tevye, a father of five daughters, and his attempt to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions while people try to take them away from him. He learns to deal with his daughters as they grow up as well as the leaders of Russia who aim to oppress him.

The Crucible
Opening on April 7th, 2016 in the Walter Kerr Theatre, The Crucible is directed by Ivo van Hove and was written by the playwright Arthur Miller in 1953. The story is about the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. The protagonist of the film is John Proctor, a farmer. The famous play follows the trials and how he gets caught up in them.

To check out the full list of shows coming out this season head to playbill.com.

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