What follows is a snapshot of the shows that will open on Broadway during the fall and early winter, with a few spring treats as well. Most sell tickets through Telecharge (800-432-7250 or www.telecharge.com) or Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
• The Anarchist, John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St.; $59-$134.50; previews Nov. 13, opens Dec. 2, closes Feb. 17; Telecharge or theanarchistbroadway.com: David Mamet directs Patti LuPone and Debra Winger in his new play about an inmate trying to convince her warden she’s ready to be paroled.
• Annie, Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway; $67.50-$137.50; previews started Oct. 3, opens Nov. 8; Ticketmaster or www.anniethemusical.com: Eleven-year-old Lilla Crawford gets the star-making title role in this James Lapine-directed revival, with South Florida’s own two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as the orphan-hating Miss Hannigan.
• The Assembled Parties, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.; $67-$120; previews March 19, opens April 17, closes June 2; Telecharge: Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg has a new play, starring Judith Light and Jessica Hecht, about a wealthy Upper West Side Jewish family and a personal drama spanning 21 years.
• Chaplin, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St.; $66.50-$135.50; Telecharge or www.chaplinbroadway.com: Rob McClure plays the iconic actor-filmmaker in a musical by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan. But critics weren’t charmed by this latest iteration of the Little Tramp, so the show may well be the first expensive casualty of the young season.
A Christmas Story, the Musical!, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St.; $49-$143.50; Ticketmaster or www.luntfontannetheatre.com: The hilarious holiday story of the BB gun-craving Ralphie and his disapproving, dysfunctional family is a stage musical starring Dan Lauria (TV’s The Wonder Years and Sullivan & Son) as author Jean Shepherd.
• Cinderella, Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway; $45-$137; previews Jan. 21, opens Feb. 21; Telecharge: Laura Osnes plays the abused young woman-turned-prince’s dream in the Broadway premiere of this Rodgers and Hammerstein made-for-TV musical, with a book updated by Douglas Carter Beane. Harriet Harris is the evil stepmom, Victoria Clark the fairy godmother and Santino Fontana Prince Charming.
• Cyrano de Bergerac, American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St.; $42-$127; opens Oct. 11, closes Nov. 25; 212-719-1300 or www.roundabouttheatre.org: Tony winner Douglas Hodge (of the latest La Cage aux Folles revival) plays the lovesick poet whose enormous nose keeps him from directly romancing the woman he loves in this limited-run revival of Edmund Rostand’s play.
• Dead Accounts, Music Box Theatre, 249 W. 45th St.; $67-$175; previews Nov. 3, opens Nov. 29; Telecharge or www.deadaccountsonbroadway.com: For her first post-divorce gig, Katie Holmes has chosen Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy about a guy (played by Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz) who comes home to Cincinnati under mysterious circumstances.
• Elf, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St; $49-$160; previews Nov. 9, closes Jan. 6; Telecharge: The stage musical version of the hit Will Ferrell movie about a kid adopted by Santa and raised as an elf gets a limited holiday run.