The 20 theater shows to catch this fall

Check out our roundup of the best new fall shows on Broadway and Off, and get your tickets now.



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  • Photograph: Alexander Wulz

    Fall theater shows: Rebecca

  • Fall theater shows: The Performers


  • Photograph: Karen Almond

    Fall theater shows: Giant


  • Photograph: T Charles Erickson

    Fall theater shows: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike


  • Fall theater shows: Dead Accounts


Photograph: Alexander Wulz

Fall theater shows: Rebecca


  • Price band: 4/4

Daphne du Maurier’s novel is best known in its 1940 movie version. Now stage technology has caught up to the neogothic romance, about a young woman (Jill Paice) who becomes second wife to Maxim de Winter (Ryan Silverman) and lady of the house at Manderley, his estate. The bombastic, F/X-laden musical is staged by British heavyweight Michael Blakemore (Copenhagen).

  1. Broadhurst Theatre 235 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Oct 30 - Sat Dec 29
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The Performers

  • Price band: 3/4

A show that puts Henry Winkler, Cheyenne Jackson, Alicia Silverstone and Daniel Breaker onstage together? Pornography sure makes strange bedfellows in young playwright David West Read’s new play about friends in the adult-film industry. And yes, in case you were wondering: It is a romantic comedy.

  1. Longacre Theatre 220 W 48th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Sun Nov 18 - Sun Feb 24
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  • Price band: 3/4

Based on Edna Ferber’s sprawling 1952 novel about greed, lust and oil in postwar Texas, Michael John LaChiusa ambitious new musical comes to the Public Theater after an acclaimed run in Washington, D.C. Staged by Michael Greif (Rent), Giant will be yet another chance to see if the talented but often difficult LaChiusa has found the right subject for his considerable musical gifts.

  1. Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Until Sun Dec 16
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Christopher Durang makes a Chekhov smoothie in his latest satire, blending various characters from the Russian master’s plays. Set in present-day Bucks County, PA, the action follows Vanya (David Hyde Pierce) and his stepsister Sonia (Kristine Nielsen), who have spent their drab lives in their family’s farmhouse. Glamorous sister Masha (Sigourney Weaver) comes calling and throws the house into an uproar. Nicholas Martin directs the high jinks.

  1. Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (at Lincoln Center) 150 W 65th St, at Broadway
  2. Until Sun Aug 25
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Dead Accounts

  • Price band: 4/4

Few contemporary playwrights create such viciously enjoyable strivers and schemers as Theresa Rebeck. Last season, her lit-world satire Seminar featured an acid-tongued Alan Rickman. This time, Norbert Leo Butz stars, opposite film darling Katie Holmes, as a shady corporate type who turns up unannounced on his family’s doorstep. Jack O’Brien directs.

  1. Music Box Theatre 239 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Sun Jan 12
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