Fall Theater Preview

From Daniel Radcliffe going bareback on Broadway to the next Dolly Parton working 9 to 5 at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles, a look at the shows that will be worth going to the theater for. 

BY Gerard Raymond

August 12 2008 11:00 PM ET

9 to 5: The Musical by Dolly Parton and
Patricia Resnick
Begins previews September 3, opens September 20,
and runs through October 19 at Ahmanson Theatre, Los
Angeles 

Based on the 1980
movie about three office workers who take revenge on
their chauvinistic boss, the world premiere of this
Broadway-bound musical features a score by the one and
only Dolly Parton. The production is helmed by Tony
award-winning gay director Joe Mantello, best known for
Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion! and
Wicked

Equus by Peter Shaffer Begins previews September 5, opens September 28,
and runs through February 8 at the Broadhurst Theatre,
New York City 

The revival of
gay British playwright Peter Shaffer’s 1973 drama
about a disturbed 17-year-old with a fatal fixation on
horses finally arrives in New York. Yes, if
you’ve been reading the London tabloids, this is the
production with Harry Potter naked. Daniel Radcliffe makes
an exciting Broadway debut as the troubled adolescent,
and Richard Griffiths, who played the free-spirited
professor in both the film and stage versions of
The History Boys and befuddled Uncle Vernon
in the Potter movies, plays the psychiatrist who tries to
help him. 

Three Changes by Nicky Silver Opens Auguat 22 and runs through September 28 at
Playwrights Horizons, New York 

From the
playwright best known for Pterodactyls and Raised in
Captivity comes another offbeat take on family
dysfunction with gay inflections. Silver’s
latest is a dark and suspenseful comedy about the ominous
lengths a man will go to make a human connection. The cast
includes Dylan McDermott. 

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