It's not too early to take a peek at the new fall season on Broadway.
Here's a list of confirmed upcoming productions as compiled by David Sheward at Backstage:
The Addams Family, a musical based on the cartoons of Charles Addams, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and score by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) will direct and design. Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane star. A pre-Broadway run is scheduled for Chicago this fall. Broadway performances are tentatively scheduled to begin March 5, 2010, at a theater TBA. Opens April 8, 2010.
After Miss Julie, a new play by Patrick Marber based on August Strindberg's Miss Julie, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company. Rehearsals begin Aug. 18. Runs Sept. 18-Dec. 22 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., NYC.
Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound, revivals of Neil Simon's autobiographical plays, to be performed in repertory. Rehearsals begin Aug. 24 for the principal cast and Sept. 21 for understudies. Performances begin Oct. 2 (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Nov. 18 (Broadway Bound) at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., NYC. Opens Oct. 25 (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Dec. 10 (Broadway Bound).
Bye Bye Birdie, a revival of the 1960 musical about an Elvis-like rock star facing the military draft. Robert Longbottom will direct for Roundabout Theatre Company. Opens Oct. 15 for a limited run through Jan. 10, 2010.
Catch Me If You Can, a musical based on the 2002 film about a real-life con man, with book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Directed by Jack O'Brien, with choreography by Jerry Mitchell. Tom Wopat, Norbert Leo Butz, and Aaron Tveit head the cast. Kerry Butler has been mentioned for the female lead. A pre-Broadway production is planned for Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, July 23–Aug. 14.
Collected Stories, a revival of Donald Margulies' 1996 play about the relationship between an established writer and her protégé. Manhattan Theatre Club will produce, with Linda Lavin starring. Performances begin April 29, 2010, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens May 18, 2010.
Fela!, a musical about the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, produced Off-Broadway in 2008 and directed, choreographed, and co-written by Bill T. Jones. A developmental project runs June 15–July 3. Performances begin Oct. 19 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Nov. 23.
Finian's Rainbow, a revival of the 1947 musical by Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg, and Fred Saidy about Irish immigrants in the Deep South and a leprechaun searching for his stolen pot of gold. Based on the Encores! concert presentation, which ran March 26–29 at City Center. Casting: Performances begin at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., NYC, on a date TBA.
Hamlet, a revival of Shakespeare's classic. Jude Law stars in this Donmar Warehouse production directed by Michael Grandage. Previews begin Sept. 12 at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 45th St., NYC, for a run of 12 weeks. Opens Oct. 6.
In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, a new play by Sarah Ruhl. Produced by Lincoln Center Theater. Performances begin Oct. 22 at a Broadway theater TBA. Opens Nov. 19.
A Little Night Music, a revival of the 1973 Stephen Sondheim–Hugh Wheeler musical, based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. Trevor Nunn directs. Rehearsals begin in October. Opens in December. Dates are tentative.
Love Never Dies, a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, set in New York in 1907. Andrew Lloyd Webber will compose the music, and Glenn Slater will write the lyrics. Jack O'Brien directs. Target opening in London: March 2010, with a Broadway opening the same season. Memphis, a musical based on the life of Huey Calhoun, a white disc jockey in the segregated South of the 1950s who caused controversy by promoting African-American music. David Bryan of Bon Jovi wrote the music; the book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change). A production played Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre through Feb. 15. Previews September 23 at the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 19.
Oleanna, a revival of David Mamet's two-character play about sexual harassment. This production, starring Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman, is playing the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles through July 12. Previews begin Sept. 29 at the Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 11.
Race, a new play by David Mamet. Richard Thomas, James Spader, and Kerry Washington will star. The playwright will direct. Rehearsals begin Oct. 26. Previews begin Nov. 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Dec. 6.
Ragtime, a revival of the 1998 musical by Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty, based on E.L. Doctorow's novel. This production played the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Previews begin Oct. 23 at the Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., NYC. Opens Nov. 15.
The Royal Family, a revival of the 1927 comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber about a family of actors. Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club; to star Rosemary Harris, John Glover, Jan Maxwell, Reg Rogers, Tony Roberts, and Stephen Collins. Doug Hughes directs. Rehearsals begin Aug. 11. Previews begin Sept. 15 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 8 for a limited run. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a musical about the comic book superhero. Julie Taymor will direct and collaborate on the book with Glen Berger. The score is by Bono and the Edge of U2. A reading was held in Manhattan on July 12 and 13, 2007. Previews begin Jan. 16, 2010, at the Hilton Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC. Opens Feb. 18, 2010.
Superior Donuts, a new play by Tracy Letts about a Chicago doughnut shop. Produced at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company during the summer of 2008. Tina Landau directs. Previews begin Sept. 16 at the Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., NYC. Opens Oct. 1.
Time Stands Still, a new play by Donald Margulies about a photographer and a journalist returning from covering wars to lead a more conventional life. Laura Linney stars in this Manhattan Theatre Club production. Previews begin at Jan. 5, 2010 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., NYC. Opens Jan. 28.