Monday, September 20, 2010
New Broadway Musicals Returning in Rare Form
Last year was a relatively sparse year for the new musical on Broadway, with only two new book musicals opening on the Great White Way -- Memphis and The Addams Family. This year, however, there are eight new musicals planning to open on Broadway. This is a heavier onslaught than during the average year during the Golden Age of Broadway, when five or so new musicals per year was the norm. The new year on Broadway will include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Elf, The Scottsboro Boys, Spider-Man, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, all opening this fall, and Wonderland, Book of Mormon, Sister Act, and the recently announced spring opening of the musical adaptation of Catch Me If You Can. Word is still out as to whether or not Love Never Dies, the Andrew Lloyd Weber sequel to Phantom of the Opera, will hit New York this year.