Celebrities on Stage - Fall Theater Preview 2015

Another theater season is about to begin and the plays and musicals are loaded with familiar names.

George Takei, best known as Mr. Sulu from Star Trek, make his Broadway debut in this musical based on his childhood during World War II when he, his family, and other Americans of Japanese descent were placed in internment camps. (Longacre Theater)

China Doll
Al Pacino stars as a billionaire who buys a plane for his young fiance in this new play by David Mamet. (Schoenfeld Theater)

The Color Purple
Based on Alice Walker's novel, which was made into a Stephen Spielberg movie, this stage musical, with a score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, stars Jennifer Hudson and is co-produced by Oprah Winfrey. (Jacobs Theater)

Fiddler on the Roof
Danny Burstein (Boardwalk Empire) and Jessica Hecht (Breaking Bad) star in this revival of the beloved musical. (Broadway Theater)

Fool for Love
Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda star in this revival of Sam Shepard's play. (Friedman Theater)

The Gin Game
James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson star in D.L. Coburn's award-winning play. (Golden Theater)

Hamlet in Bed
Annette O'Toole plays the lead alongside Michael Laurence. (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater)

Here's one of the most anticipated plays of the year, with Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf bringing Stephen King's bestselling novel (and hit movie) to life on stage, adapted once again by William Goldman.  (Broadhurst Theater)

Noises Off
The comedy revival stars Andrea Martin and Campbell Scott. (American Airlines Theater)

Old Times
Clive Owen stars in Harold Pinter's drama. (American Airlines Theater)

On Your Feet
This is a bio-musical about Gloria Estefan's life and career. (Marquis Theater)

Our Mother's Brief Affair
Linda Lavin plays a woman on the verge of death for the umpteenth time who makes a shocking confession to her grown children. (Friedman Theater)

Rear Window
Kevin Bacon stars in this adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock classic. (Hartford Stage)

School of Rock
Based on the movie that starred Jack Black, Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed 14 new songs for this musical adaptation. (Winter Garden Theater)

Spring Awakening
Marlee Matlin is part of the cast of this highly anticipated limited run revival by the Deaf West Theater company. (Atkinson Theater)

Matthew Broderick headlines A.R. Gurney's comedy with Annaleigh Ashford. (Cort Theater)

Therese Raquin
This adaptation of Emila Zola's novel stars Keira Knightley. (Studio 54)

Other theater shows this season include
Dames at Sea
King Charles III
A View from the Bridge

Break a leg to all.