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.