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September Arrivals Kick Off Broadway’s 2010-2011 Season

August 18, 2010 - by Griffin Miller

Brief Encounter (previews 9/10; opens 9/28) - Director/adaptor Emma Rice’s revisionary take on Noel Coward’s beloved film and play featuring London’s original Kneehigh Theatre cast. roundabouttheatre.org

La Bete (previews 9/23; opens 10/14) - Another London import arriving with multiple thumbs-up from British critics as well as Tony winners David Hyde Pierce and Mark Rylance and AbFab goddess Joanna Lumley. labetetheplay.com

Lombardi (previews 9/23; opens 10/21) - Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) and Judith Light (Who’s the Boss) head the cast of this theatrical bio of football’s legendary Vince Lombardi. lombardibroadway.com

Mrs. Warren’s Profession (previews 9/3-11/21) - Cherry Jones, fresh from her presidential stint on 24 and Frasier’s Gil Chesterton, Edward Hibbert, star in the Roundabout’s revival of this Shavian classic. roundabouttheatre.org

The Pitmen Painters (previews 9/14; opens 9/30) - From playwright Lee Hall, who wrote the book for Billy Elliot, comes another celebrated London import, this one courtesy of the Manhattan Theatre Club. mtc-nyc.org

Time Stands Still (previews 9/23; opens 10/7) - In the more-than-welcome déjà vu department, Donald Margulies’ acclaimed drama starring Laura Linney, Eric Bogosian and Brian d’Arcy James returns to Broadway. Replacing Alicia Silverstone in the four-person cast is another formidable talent, Christina Ricci. timestandsstillonbroadway.com

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