— The fall on Broadway started early this year. And auspiciously. Transferring from the Kennedy Center in Washington,
At least one such show will be taking it "Day by Day." In November at Circle in the Square, a revival of the 1971
Also that month, Michael Mayer (a director known for much edgier fare) will stage the tricky piece "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever." Everyone loves the Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner score, but the book is, well, quirky. Enter Peter Parnell with a plan to freshen and fix it up for its typically reliable star,
The fall season has at least two new musicals: Frank Wildhorn, a prolific songwriter known for attracting critical disdain and (sometimes) great popular success, opens in early December (at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre) the seemingly potent title "Bonnie and Clyde," replete with a blues and rockabilly score for the famed outlaws to warble (Don Black wrote the lyrics and Ivan Menchell the libretto). Also in December, Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn update the Aristophanic comedy "Lysistrata" (the one where the women refuse to have sex as long as their men continue to fight) to "Lysistrata Jones," a previously off-Broadway piece set among sexy cheerleaders and needy student-athletes.
Several new plays are on the slate.