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‘A Bronx Tale & ‘Oh, Hello’ Among New Broadway Productions Poised To Draw Big Crowds

With this year’s Tony Awards behind us, another Broadway season has now begun. Last season may have had Hamilton at its helm—but with productions led by everyone from Robert De Niro and Nathan Lane to Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, there are plenty of new shows to get excited about.

This season includes a slate of new musicals from some of the theatre’s top talent. After debuting off-Broadway in 2012 and going on to occupy tent spaces in the Meatpacking District and Theatre District, the new musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 finally makes its Broadway bow this October. The musical, billed as a “theatrical experience like no other,” draws its inspiration from a 70-page slice of Tolstoy’s War & Peace. Directed by Rachel Chavkin and written by Dave Malloy, the show’s Broadway transfer is led by superstar singer Josh Groban. Tickets for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 range from $59-$299 directly through the box office.

Another musical adaptation opening this fall is A Bronx Tale, based on the classic play about an Italian-American teenager coming of age against the backdrop of organized crime and racial strife in 1960’s New York. The musical, which debuted at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, is led by an all-star creative team, including legendary composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Newsies) and Robert De Niro, who co-directs the production with Jerry Zaks. A Bronx Tale tickets can be purchased directly through the box office, where tickets range from $45-$162.

Dear Evan Hansen, a new musical that begins performances November 14, tells a different coming-of-age tale. The original musical focuses on Evan Hansen, a teenage boy who becomes involved in a tragedy and the controversy that ensues. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), the musical is directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) and stars Pitch Perfect actor Ben Platt. Tickets to see Dear Evan Hansen range from just $49-$155 through Telecharge.

Of course, this Broadway season also includes its share of plays, including The Front Page, a revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s 1928 comedy about tabloid reporters who hide an escaped prisoner to get a scoop. The play, known for its rapid-fire dialogue, went on to inspire the classic film His Girl Friday. Bringing this revival to life is a starry cast that includes Nathan Lane, John Goodman, John Slattery, and Sherie Rene Scott. Tickets for The Front Page are on sale now, with prices ranging from $67-$157.

For a comedy of a different kind, head to Oh, Hello on Broadway the two-man show starring comedy favorites Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show) and John Mulaney (Mulaney, Netflix’s The Comeback Kid). The comedians will take the stage as their longtime characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, two opinionated, born-and-bred New Yorkers and “legendary” bachelors in their 70’s. The hilarious show will run on Broadway for a strictly limited engagement from September 23 through January 8. The cheapest tickets for Oh, Helloon Broadway can be purchased right through the box office, and range from just $59-$149.

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