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New Amsterdam Theatre 42nd Street AladdinTheMusical.com
A new Disney musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film. From 2/26/14; opening 3/20/14.Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin . Book by Beguelin. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw). Cast: George Takei as Sam Kimura/Ojii San; Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura; Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura; Katie Rose Clarke as Hannah Campbell, Michael K. Lee as Frankie Suzuki, Christopheren Nomura as Tatsuo Kimura; and Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka. The ensemble will feature Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Manna Nichols, Autumn Ogawa, Rumi Oyama, Momoko Sugai, Cary Tedder, Elena Wang , Scott Watanabe and Scott Wise. What it's about: Adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. Scenic designer Bob Crowley, lighting designer Natasha Katz,costume designer Gregg Barnes, and sound designer Ken Travis, illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. Our Review
Broadhurst Theatre 235 West 44th Street
The musical which premiered at Hartford Stage is headed For Broadway next year. The musical recently completed a sold-out, record breaking world premiere engagement at Hartford Stage in Conn. Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Direction by Darko Tresnjak. Cast: Christy Altomare in the title role, Derek Klena as Dmitry, Ramin Karimloo as Gleb and Mary Beth Peil as Dowager Empress Maria, Caroline O'Connor as Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch and John Bolton as Vlad Popov; also Zach Adkins, Sissy Bell, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Constantine Germanacos, Wes Hart, Ian Knauer, Ken Krugman, Dustin Layton, Shina Ann Morris, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Nicole Scimeca, Jennifer Smith, Johnny Stellard and Allison Walsh. Alexander Dodge (Set Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Thomas Murray (Music Supervision & Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations). What it's about: The romantic, adventure-filled story of a young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past, inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures and featuring songs from that film. From 3/23/17; opening 4/24/17. Our Review
Angels in America
Neil Simon Theatre
he National Theatre Production of Tony Kushner’s epic will return to Broadway for the first time since its 1993 production opened in 1993. This new staging of Part One of Angels in America, Millennium Approaches, and of Part Two, Perestroika, had its world premiere earlier this year in a sold-out run at the National Theatre. From 2/23/18; opening 3/21/18; 23-week limited engagement. Cast: Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. (Additional casting will be announced shortly.) Marianne Elliott directs. Ian MacNeil (Scenic Design), Nicky Gillibrand (Costume Design), Paule Constable (Lighting Design), Adrian Sutton (Music), Ian Dickinson (Sound Design), Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell (Puppetry Designers),Chris Fisher (Illusions).
the Band's Visit
Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street
One of my favorite Off-Broadway shows of the 2016-17 season has won the recognition it deserved with a fistful of prestigious awards. And now it's headed to Broadway from 10/07/17 and opening 11/09/17. Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub will reprise their original roles as will John Cariani, Ariel Stachel, George Abud, Andrew Polk, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh and Alok Tewari. New cast members: Etai Benson as Papi and Adam Kantor as Telephone Guy. Our Review
Stephen Sondhaim Theater 124 W. 43rd Street
Cast: Jessie Mueller as Carole King,Jake Epstein as 'Gerry Goffin', Anika Larsen as 'Cynthia Weil', Jarrod Spector as 'Barry Mann', Jeb Brown as 'Don Kirshner', Liz Larsen as 'Genie Klein', and an ensemble that includes Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Shepard, Antoine L. Smith and Melvin Tunstall. Book by playwright and AcademyÂ® Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements) From 11/21/13; opening 1/12/14. Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes. Casting Update: Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy will take over the lead role from Jessie Mueller on March 7th Our Review
The Book of Mormon
Eugene O'Neill Theatre 230 West 49th Street 212-239-6200.
A new world premiere musical from the creators of South Park and the co-creator of Avenue Q. From 2/24/11; opening 3/24/11. Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Choreographed byCasey Nicholaw and directed by Nicholaw and Parker. What it's about: Show follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place thats about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get,. Cast: Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi. Set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman. Music supervision is by Stephen Oremus. Tickets, $137.00 - $59. Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
The Boys In The Band
Booth Theatre 222 West 45th
Revival of Matt Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play. Directed by Joe Mantello. From 4/30/18; opening 5/31/18; closing 8/12/18. Cast: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Charlie Carner, Andrew Rannells, Robin De Jesus, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, Tuc Watkins.
A Bronx Tale
Longacre Theatre 220 West 48th Street
Cast: Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta, Bradley Gibson lead a 30-member cast. Book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. Co-Directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. From 11/03/16; opening 12/01/16. Our Review
Imperial Theatre 249 West 45th Stree
Revival of Rodgers & Hart Musical, directed Jack O'brien. Choreographed by Justin Peck. Cast: Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow, Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan, opera star Renee Fleming ass Nettie Fowler, Betsy Wolfe as Carrie Pipperidge, Alexander Gemignani as Enoch Snow, Margaret Colin as Mrs. Mullin, Amar Ramasar as Jigger, Brittany Pollock as Louise. Santo Loquasto (scenic Design), Ann Roth (costume Design), an Peggy Eisenhauer (lighting Design), Scott Lehrer (sound Design), Jonathan Tunick (orchestrations), Andy Einhorn (musical Supervision And Direction). From 2/28/18,opening 4/12/18. What it's about: set In A Small New England Factory Town, the show follows the tragic love story of a troubled carnival Barker and the girl he give up everything for him. it opened to rave reviews at the Majjestic Theater in 1945.
Ambassador, 219 W. 49th St., (Broadway/8th Av), 212/239-6200
The 1975 Kander and Ebb Musical is on the way to joining shows like Cats as a landmark musical. Original revival cast: Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Grey, and James Naughton.our review . . .a second review and the London Review. Update: Having passed the decade mark last year (see our feature celebrating the show's and Curtainup's 10th birthdays) , the show has seen a parade of Billy Flynns. The next to to take on the role are Jeff McCarthy and John Schneiderâ€ McCarthy from December 7 to January 13, Schneider from January 14 to March 16. Other current stars: Brenda Braxton, Michele DeJean, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, and R.Lowe.
OK for ages 13 and up.
MTC Samuel Friedman Theater 261 W. 47th Street
From 11/28/17; opening 12/12/17; closing 2/04/18. Play by Lucy Kirkwood with London cast: Francesca Annis, Ron Cook,Deborah Findlay. What it's about: A couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they're shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. Directed by James Macdonald). Tuesday & Wed 7pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat 8pm; Sat 2 & 8pm; Sun 2 & 7pm. The Children/Lucy Kirkwood (2017 Broadway)
Children of a Lesser God
Roundabout's Studio 54 254 W 54th Street
Revival of play by Mark Medoff, directed Kenny Leon. Cast: Stars Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff; also Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle EdmondJohn McGinty. set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Mike Baldassari. From 3/22/18; opening 4/11/18.
Come From Away
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street 212.239.6200
New musical with book, music and lyrics by Canadians Irene Sankoff & David Hein, directed by Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Kelly Devine, with music supervision by Ian Eisendrath. Cast: Petrina Bromley; Geno Carr; Jenn Colella; Joel Hatch; Rodney Hicks; Kendra Kassebaum; Chad Kimball; Lee MacDougall; Caesar Samayoa; Q. Smith; Astrid Van Wieren; Sharon Wheatley; Josh Breckenridge; Susan Dunstan; Tamika Lawrence and Tony LePage. Scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen , orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath. From 2/18/17; opening 3/12/17; closing 12/30/17. What it's about: In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers. Our Review
Dear Evan Hansen
Music Box Theatre 239 West 45th St 212-239-6200
The musical which premiered at 2nd Stage is coming to Broadway from 11/14/16; opening 12/04/16. The original team will be aboard. Our Review
The Donna Summer Musical
Lunt Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street
Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others. Will be directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo , with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis. From 3/28/18; Opening 4/23/18.
Escape to Margaritaville
Marquis Theatre, Broadway & 45th street EscapeToMargaritavilleMusical.com..
Jimmy Buffett musical. From 2/16/18; opening 3/15/18. Book by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley. Christopher Ashley and Kelly Devine direct and choreograph, respectively. Cast: Paul Alexander Nolan stars; Alison Luff as Rachel and Lisa Howard as Tammy, Charlie Pollock as Brick, Don Sparks as J.D., Andre Ward as Jamal, and Rema Webb as Marley. Scenic Designer Walt Spangler, Costume Designer Paul Tazewell, Lighting Designer Howell Binkley, Sound Designer Brian Ronan. What it's about: Follows Tully, a part-time bartender and singer at the titular island paradise, where a beautiful career-minded tourist in town makes him question his overly relaxed lifestyle. Kelly Devine, scenic designer, Walt Spangler costume designer, Paul Tazewell lighting designer, Howell Binkley, sound designer Brian Ronan.
Farinelli And The King
Belasco Theatre 111 West 44th Street
Mark Rylance will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare Globe production of a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. To be directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom, with musical arrangements also by Claire van Kampen. From 12/05/18; opening 12/17/17; closing 3/25/18. What it's about: King Philippe V of Spain (Mark Rylance), plagued by insomnia, lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate for a cure, hears of Farinelli, a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. Philippe is astonished when Farinelli sings, and begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe? Cast: Mark Rylance as King Philippe V of Spain, Sam Crane as Farinelli, Huss Garbiya as Doctor José Cervi, Colin Hurley as John Rich, Edward Peel as De La Cuadra, Melody Grove as Isabella Farnese, Lucas Hall as Jethro/cover FarinelliGrammy Award-winning countertenor Iestyn Davies as the singing voice of Farinelli a role he will share with another artist. The Belasco will have on-stage seating available for this production. Our Review
St. James Theatre frozenthemusical.com
The Disney musical of its film. Cast of 40 will feature: Caissie Levy (Elsa), Patti Murin (Anna), Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans) and Robert Creighton (Duke of Weselton), are principal cast members Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken), Timothy Hughes (Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi (Sven), Audrey Bennett (Young Anna), Mattea Conforti (Young Anna), Brooklyn Nelson (Young Elsa), Ayla Schwartz (Young Elsa), Alyssa Fox (Elsa Standby) and Aisha Jackson (Anna Standby). The 2-act stage work is expected to run two and a half hours. Director is Michael Grandage and and Rob Ashford choreographs. From 2/22/18; oopening 3/22/18.
Richard Rodgers Theatre 226 W. 46 St
From 7/13/15 with an 8/06 official re-opening. For what all the raves are about see Broadway transfer feature
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Lyric Theatre on 42nd Street
from March, 2018. Opening, 4/22/18. Cast features 7 members of the award-winning Original West End Company : Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley) with Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy); also David Abeles, Brian Abraham, Shirine Babb, Jess Barbagallo, Stephen Bradbury, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Joshua De Jesus, Jessie Fisher, Richard Gallagher, Susan Heyward, Geraldine Hughes, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Katie Kreisler, Joey LaBrasca, Andrew Long, Kathryn Meisle, Angela Reed, Dave Register, Adeola Role, James Romney, Malika Samuel, Alanna Saunders, David St. Louis, Stuart Ward, Madeline Weinstein, Alex Weisman and Benjamin Wheelwright playing. The cast will also include four children who will alternate two roles. What it's about: While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. For an idea of what to expect, see our review of the London premiere.
Shubert Theater 225 West 44th Street 212/239-6200
Revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) legendary hit will star Bette Midler. Rest of Cast: David Hyde Pierce (Horace Vandergelder), Gavin Creel (Cornelius Hackl), Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy), Taylor Trensch (Barnaby Tucker), Will Burton (Ambrose Kemper), Melanie Moore (Ermengarde), Jennifer Simard (Ernestina), Donna Murpy (alternate Dolly), plus an ensemble of twenty-seven. From 3/15/17; opening 4/20/17. Running Time 2 1/2 hours with intermission. Update: After Bette Midler leaves, the show gets another iconic star: Bernadette Peterswho will begin performing on 1/20/18; with an opening on 2/22/18. Our Review
The Iceman Cometh
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre 242 West 45th Street
Eugene O'Neill's classic directed by George C. Wolfe. Cast: Stars Denzel Washington; also Colm Meaney, David Morse, Bill Irwin, Tammy Blanchard, Carolyn Braver, Austin Butler, Joe Forbrich, Nina Grollman, Thomas Michael Hammond, Neal Huff, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Dakin Matthews, Jack McGee, Clark Middleton, Michael Potts, Reg Rogers, Frank Wood. Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Ann Roth (Costume Design), Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design). From 3/22/18; opening 4/26/18 for a limited 14-week run.
John Lithgow: Stories By Heart
American Airlines Theater 227 West 42nd Street
Solo play written and performed by John Lithgow, directed by Daniel Sullivan. From 12/21/17; opening 1/11/18; closing 3/04/18. What it's about: Lithgow evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse. John Lee Beatty (sets) and Kenneth Posner (lights). The 2-act monologue runs Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM. Our Review
Latin History For Morons
Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street
The solo by John Leguizamo and directed By Tony Taccone at the Public Theater last fall returns to New York for a Broadway run. From 10/19/17; opening 11/15/17; closing 2/25/18. For details, see our Public Theater review here
The Lion King
Minskoff, 200 W. 45th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney animated musical, with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Julie Taymor. Since 10/15/98 -- opened,11/13. Arts.
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OK for ages 8 and up.
2nd Stage at Helen Hayes Theater
Revival of play by Kenneth Lonergan, directed By Trip Cullman. Cast: .Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry, Bel Powley. Opens 3/26/18. What it's about: What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It’s a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner. Scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Darron L. West.
August Wilson Theatre 245 West 52nd Street
New musical based on the hit film. From 3/12/18; opening 4/08/18. Book by Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjam. Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. Main Cast Members: Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Kerry Butler as Ms. Norbury, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall. Scott Pask (Set Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Finn Ross & Adam Young (Video Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Make-Up Design), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Music Director), John Clancy (Orchestrations), Glen Kelly (Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements), Jeff Richmond & Glen Kelly (Additional Music Arrangements), Howard Joines (Music Coordinator).
Once on This Island
Circle in the Square Theatre W. 50th Street 212-239-6200
Revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical, directed by Deaf West's Spring Awakening Tony nominee Michael Arden. From 11/09/17; opening 12/03/17.Camille A. Brown will choreograph, with original orchestrator Michael Starobin creating new arrangements with non-traditional instruments. Tony winner Nikki M. James will serve as assistant director. Costume designer Clint Ramos, set designer Dane Laffrey, and lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer. What it's about: Peasant girl Ti Moune's star-crossed romance with a young man from the wealthy side of her island, which is ruled by four island gods. Cast: Emerson Davis and Mia Williamson will take on the role of the Little Girl. They join previously announced star Hailey Kilgore, who takes on the role of Ti Moune. The cast also includes Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe),Emerson Davis (Little Girl), Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), David Jennings (Armand), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Alex Newell (Asaka), Isaac Powell (Daniel), Lea Salonga (Erzulie),Mia Williamson (Little Girl). The Storytellers for this production include Darlesia Cearcy, Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, David Jennings, Grasan Kingsberry, Tyler Hardwick, Loren Lott, T. Oliver Reid, Aurelia Williams. 12/19 Cast update: Norm Lewis and Tamyra Gray will step into the roles of Agwe and Papa Ge as of 1/08/18 while Quentin Earl Darrington and Merle Dandridge are on leave-- their return date TBA. Our Review
The Parisian Woman
The Hudson Theater
A double Broadway debut, for Uma Thurman as the title character, and House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon. Cast besides Thurman: Josh Lucas, Blair Brown, Marton Csokas, Phillipa Soo. Directed by Pam MacKinnon. From 11/09/17; opening 11/30/17. . What it's about: Set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe (Uma Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. Inspired by Henri Becque's controversial 1885 play, La Parisienne Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Our Review
The Phantom of the Opera
Majestic, 247 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Ave), 239-6200 www.thephantomoftheopera.comAnother heavy hitter in the big ticket, big spectacle musical and longevity (Opened 1/26/88) department. Adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel, Phantom's enduring glow is sustained by a Tony Award and a star-studded creative team: Harold Prince director; book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe); music by Webber; and lyrics by Charles Hart. As of January 9, 2006, with performance # 7, 486, the show became the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing another Andrew Lloyd Webber hit, Cats, which previously held the record with 7,485 performances. This ranks at the top of the list teenagers from out of town want to see with parents or with a date. OK for ages 12 and up. re-reviewed with first African-American Phantom, Norm Lewis
the Play That Goes Wrong
Lyceum on 45th Street
Olivier award-winning comedywWritten by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, directed by Mark Bell. Cast: Matthew Cavendish, Bryony Corrigan, Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill, and Nancy Zamit. What it's about: An amateur university production that goes hopelessly awry. Our Review
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Nederlander Theatre 208 West 41st Street Ticketmaster
World premiere with original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Cast: Samantha Barks as Vivian, Steve Kazee as Edward, Orfeh as Kit,’ Eric Anderson. as Mr. Thompson, Jason Danieleyas Pilip Stuckey, Kingsley Leggs aJames Morse. Scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner & Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke. From 7/20/18; opening 8/16/18.
Musical directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Cast: Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Caitlin Kinnunen , Isabelle McCalla, Michael Potts, Angie Schworer, Courtenay Collinsand Josh Lamon. From 11/15/18. Scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth & Matthew Pachtman, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Peter Hylenski, wig and hair design by Josh Marquette, make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The show is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.
MTC's Friedman Theater 261 W. 47hSt.
Condola Rashad will star in a new production of George Bernard Shaw's epic, directed by Daniel Sullivan. From 4/03/18; opening 4/25/18.
School of Rock
Winter Garden Theatre
World Premiere based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title. Music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes. from 11/02/15; opening 12/06/15. Directed by Laurence Connor. What it's about: Down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. Choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, Scenic and Costume Design by Anna Louizos, Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, and Sound Design by Mick Potter. our review
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical
The Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street
Conceived and Directed by Tina Landau. Book by Kyle Jarrow. Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision by Tom Kitt. Choreography by Christopher Gattelli. Cast: Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton and Danny Skinner as Patrick Star. The ensemble will include Alex Gibson, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L’ogan J’ones, Jai’len Christine Li Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Oneika Phillips, Jon Rua, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., Allan Washington, Brynn Williams, Matt Wood and Tom Kenny as the French Narrator. From 11/06/17; opening 12/04/17. This Broadway concept wll feature original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! Also a song by David Bowie. With additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe. Our Review
Springsteen on Broadway
Walter Kerr, West 48 St.
from 10/03/17; opening 10/12/17; extended and now closing 6/30/18... Springsteen's music and Springsteen himself reading excerpts from his 2016 autobiography, Born to Run and other spoken reminiscences written for the show.
SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street
Cast: the 3 Summers- LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever/Additional TBA. Show features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others. Directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis. From 3/28/18; opening 4/23/18. What it's about: She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva.
Helen Hayes Theater
2nd Stage will remount this 2-part, trimmed version of the original trilogy at the Broadway home it now owns. It's the same theater, then called The Little Theater, where the original trilogy played from 1982 to t. Torch song's Broadway transfer is set to open 11/01/18. To read our review of Torch Song off-Broadway go here.
American Airlines Theatre 227 West 42nd Street
London Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of . Tom Stoppard play at the Roundabout. Cast: Tom Hollander as Henry Carr, Peter McDonald as James Joyce, Seth Numrich as Tristan Tzara, Dan Butler as Lenin, Scarlett Strallen as Gwendolen, Sara Topham as Cecily, Opal Alladin as Nadya and Patrick Kerr as Bennett.Patrick Marber will again direct. From 3/29/18; opening 4/24/18; closing 6/17/18. What it's about: In 1917 Zurich, artist Tristan Tzara, writer James Joyce, and the revolutionary Lenin, collide. Tim Hatley (Set and Costume Design), Neil Austin (Lighting Design), Adam Cork (Sound Design and Original Music) and Polly Bennett (Movement). Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.
Three Tall Women
Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street
Edward Albee's play that's often considered his best. Cast: Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf, and Allison Pill. Directed by Joe Mantello. from 2/27/18; opening 3/29/18. Miriam Buether (Scenic Design), Ann Roth (Costume Design), and Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design).
Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 W. 47th St.
New musical by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. From 3/25/16; opening 4/24/16. Book, Jessie Nelson. Music and lyrics by Bareilles, direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Cast: Jessie Mueller Jessie Mueller (Jenna, Eric Anderson (Cal), Nick Cordero (Earl), Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Kimiko Glenn (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe), Keala Settle (Becky), also Thay Floyd, Henry Gottfried, Molly Hager, Aisha Jackson, Max Kumangai, Jeremy Morse, Ragan Pharris, Stephanie Torns and Ryan Vasquez. What it's about: Jenna (Jessie Mueller), an expert pie maker in a small town, dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. Set by Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting by Christopher Akerlind and sound by Jonathan Deans. Running Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes, 1 intermission. Our Review
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Gershwin, 222 W. 51 St., (Broadway/8th Av) 212-307-4100
A new musical based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. It takes place in the Land of Oz, and tells the story of many of the characters before Dorothy arrived. Book by Winnie Holzman; music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; directed by Joe Mantello; choreographed by Wayne Cilento. Sets, Eugene Lee; lighting, Kenneth Posner; costumes, Susan Hilferty; sound, Tony Meola; musical director, Stephen Oremus; orchestrations, William David Brohn. From 10/2/03; opening 10/30/03. Tue at 7pm; Wed - Sat at 8pm; Wed & Sat at 2pm; Sun at 3pm -- $30 - $100. Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission. Our Review.
OK for ages 9 and up.
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