Upcoming Broadway Shows
BroadwayWorld offers highlights of upcoming Broadway productions.
|Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
Book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger; Music & Lyrics by Bono and The Edge. Directed by Julie Taymor; Choreography and Ariel Choreography by Daniel Ezralow.
Producers: Michael Cohl & Jermiah J. Harris, Land Line Productions, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle/Tony Adams, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Norton Herrick & Herrick Entertainment, Billy Rovzar & Fernando Rovzar, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Omneity Entertainment/Richard G. Weinberg, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, S2BN Entertainment, Jam Theatricals, Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group, Patricia Lambrecht and Paul McGuinness; By special arrangement with Marvel Entertainment.
Cast: Kevin Aubin, Gerald Avery, Collin Baja, Marcus Bellamy, Jeb Brown, Emmanuel Brown, Matt Caplan, Reeve Carney, T.V. Carpio, Dwayne Clark, Luther Creek, Daniel Curry, Jennifer Damiano, Mat Devine, Erin Elliott, Gideon Glick, Craig Henningsen, Dana Marie Ingraham, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Isabel Keating, Joshua Kobak, Heather Lang, Alice Lee, Ari Loeb, Natalie Lomonte, Kevin C. Loomis, Ken Marks, Kristen Martin, Jodi McFadden, Michael Mulheren, Kristen Faith Oei, America Olivo, Patrick Page, Jennifer Christine Perry, Kyle Post, Brandon Rubendall, Sean Samuels, Jonathan Schwartz, Dollar Tan, Matthew James Thomas. Christopher Tierney and Laura Beth Wells.
Drawing from over forty years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen.
The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down -- literally -- when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek -- suddenly endowed with astonishing powers -- soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character.
Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through an origin story both recognizable and unexpected -- yielding new characters as well as familiar faces -- until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero's journey.
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Daniel Sullivan.
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer).
Cast: Becky Ann Baker, Patrick Carroll, Tate Donovan, Reneé Elise Goldsberry, Frances McDormand and Estelle Parsons.
Together, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and MTC have brought four outstanding new plays to the New York stage. Their most recent collaboration, RABBIT HOLE, earned Lindsay-Abaire the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now, he returns to MTC, along with RABBIT HOLE director and Tony Award® winner Daniel Sullivan, to premiere his newest work, the timely and powerful GOOD PEOPLE.
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo… where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills… and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who has made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out.
With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
|That Championship Season
Bernard Jacobs Theatre
Written by Jason Miller. Directed by Gregory Mosher.
Producers: Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo, Shelter Island Enterprises, The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President), James P. MacGilvray, Orin Wolf, The Weinstein Company, Redefined Entertainment and Brannon Wiles.
Cast: Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland.
Two-time Olivier Award winner Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity), Jim Gaffigan (Salvation Boulevard), Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Jason Patric (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof) and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland (24) star in Broadway’s classic drama That Championship Season.
Jason Miller’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play returns to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Gregory Mosher (A View From The Bridge), That Championship Season is a powerhouse drama about the promise of youth… and the challenge of staying in the game.
For over two decades, four players and the coach of a high school championship basketball team have gathered every year to re-live their greatest moment of glory. While three of the players have found small-town success, the fourth has never found his way. At this year's reunion, tensions boil over, and as the celebratory evening turns brutal, long-held secrets bubble to the surface and life-long bonds are shattered.
Conceived by John Leguizamo. Directed by Fisher Stevens.
Producers: Westbeth Entertainment, Daveed D. Frazier and Nelle Nugent.
Cast: John Leguizamo.
GHETTO KLOWN is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional story. It follows in the unabashed, uncensored, and uninhibited tradition of his Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, and Sexaholix…a Love Story. In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colorful characters who have populated his life. Leguizamo takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
|The Book of Mormon
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Book, Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Co - Directors: Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw; Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.
Producers: Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino.
Cast: Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Graham Bowen, Ta'rea Campbell, Darlesia Cearcy, Lewis Cleale, Kevin Duda, Josh Gad, Jared Gertner, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, Nikki M. James, Tyson Jennette, Clark Johnsen, Rory O'Malley, John Eric Parker, Michael Potts, Andrew Rannells, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Jason Michael Snow, Nick Spangler, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson.
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. The Book of Mormon is written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone). Contains explicit language.
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Written by Tom Stoppard. Directed by David Leveaux.
Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind, Stephanie P. McClelland, Scott M. Delman, Robert G. Bartner, Olympus Theatricals and Douglas G. Smith.
Cast: Margaret Colin, Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza, Glenn Fleshler, Grace Gummer, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Bel Powley, Tom Riley, Noah Robbins, David Turner and Lia Williams.
Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is coming to Broadway for a limited engagement this spring, following a sold out run in London where it was heralded as a “dazzling masterpiece, a glimpse of theatrical heaven” (The Daily Telegraph) and “the greatest play of its time” (The Independent).
Directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux, Arcadia is “Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy” (The New York Times) – a dazzling, witty masterpiece of misunderstanding and quest for knowledge, resonating across centuries.
April 1809, an elegant English country estate… Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory well beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries.
Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809 in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.
|How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Based on a book by Shepherd Mead.
Producers: Broadway Across America (John Gore, CEO; Thomas B. McGrath, Chairman; Beth Williams, COO & Head of Production), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, Candy Spelling, Two Left Feet Productions/PowerArts, Jen Namoff/Fakstone Productions, Hilary A. Williams, Larry Kaye/PaulChau/Daniel Frishwasser/Michael Jackowitz and Michael Speyer-Bernie Abrams/Jacki Florin-Adam Blanshay/TBS Service.
Cast: Cameron Adams, Cleve Asbury, Rob Bartlett, Tanya Birl, Tammy Blanchard, Anderson Cooper (Recorded voice only), Kevin Covert, Mary Faber, Paige Faure, Christopher J. Hanke, Ellen Harvey, Rose Hemingway, David Hull, Justin Keyes, John Larroquette, Marty Lawson, Erica Mansfield, Barrett Martin, Nick Mayo, Sarah O'Gleby, Michael Park, Daniel Radcliffe, Stephanie Rothenberg, Megan Sikora, Michaeljon Slinger, Joey Sorge, Matt Wall, Ryan Watkinson, Charlie Williams and Samantha Zack.
Following the advice of a book entitled "How to Succeed in Business" a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, begins a meteoric rise from the mail-room to Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Finch’s unorthodox and morally-questionable business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. With a beloved score by Frank Loesser, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is packed with hit standards such as “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company Way,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary,” and “Brotherhood of Man.”
|Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical
Book by Stephen Elliot and Allan Scott. Directed by Simon Phillips; Choreographed by Ross Coleman.
Producers: Liz Koops, Garry McQuinn, Specific Films, Allan Scott Productions, Roy Furman, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Terri and Timothy Childs, Ken Greiner & Chip Meyrelles, Chugg Entertainment, Michael Buckley, Bruce Davey, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Thierry Suc, Robert G. Bartner, Volcano Project, David Mirvish and Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment/Spirtas-Mauro Productions/MAS Music Arts & Show.
Cast: Nick Adams, Thom Allison, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Kyle Brown, James Brown III, Joshua Buscher, Nathan Lee Graham, C. David Johnson, Gavin Lodge, Luke Mannikus, J. Elaine Marcos, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Anastacia Mccleskey, Mike McGowan, Jeff Metzler, Jessica Phillips, Steve Schepis, Eric Sciotto, Keala Settle, Tony Sheldon, Ashley Spencer, Will Swenson, Bryan West and Tad Wilson.
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, Priscilla is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous.
|Catch Me If You Can
Neil Simon Theatre
Book by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; Based on the motion picture by DreamWorks. Directed by Jack O'Brien; Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.
Producers: Margo Lion and Hal Luftig.
Cast: Sara Andreas, Kerry Butler, Norbert Leo Butz, Joe Cassidy, Rachel De Benedet, Alex Ellis, Will Erat, Jennifer Frankel, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Kearran Giovanni, Linda Hart, Nick Kenkel, Grasan Kingsberry, Michael X. Martin, Aleks Pevec, Timothy McCuen Piggee, Kristin Piro, Rachelle Rak, Joe Aaron Reid, Angie Schworer, Sabrina Sloan, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Aaron Tveit, Brandon Wardell, Katie Webber, Candice Marie Woods, Tom Wopat and Nick Wyman.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is based on the book and hit 2002 DreamWorks film of the same name directed by Stephen Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN captures the astonishing true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and a jet pilot-all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run.
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Closes: Limited Engagement
Original Book by Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse and Russell Crouse; Revised Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman; Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter. Directed & Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Gene Feist: Founding Director).
Cast: Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Andrew Cao, Walter Charles, Joyce Chittick, Robert Creighton, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Colin Donnell, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Sutton Foster, Josh Franklin, Adam Godley, Justin Greer, Joel Grey, Tari Kelly, Raymond J. Lee, John McMartin, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Laura Osnes, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Jessica Stone, Jessica Walter, Anthony Wayne and Kristen Beth Williams.
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter's musical romp across the Atlantic, starring Tony Award® winner Sutton Foster! When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You're the Top,“ “It's De-lovely,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”
|Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Richard Rodgers Theatre
Written by Rajiv Joseph. Directed by Moisés Kaufman.
Producers: Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director).
Cast: Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, Arian Moayed, Hrach Titizian, Sheila Vand, Robin Williams and Necar Zadegan.
Oscar® and Emmy Award® winner Robin Williams make his Broadway debut in BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, Rajiv Joseph's ferocious comedy that follows the intertwined lives of a tiger, portrayed by Mr. Williams, two American Marines and an Iraqi gardener as they roam the streets of Baghdad in search of friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold.
The New York Times says, "this boldly imagined, harrowing and surprisingly funny drama is wonderfully daring." A finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, this groundbreaking play comes to Broadway for a strictly limited, sixteen-week engagement directed by Tony Award® nominee Moisés Kaufman.
Vivian Beaumont Theater
Based on a Novel by Michael Morpurgo; Adapted by Nick Stafford; Music by Adrian Sutton; Songs by John Tams. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris; Movement and Horse Choreography by Toby Sedgwick.
Producers: Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer) and The National Theatre of Great Britian; Produced in association with Bob Boyett.
Cast: Stephen James Anthony, Zach Appelman, Alyssa Bresnahan, Richard Crawford, Sanjit De Silva, Matt Doyle, Austin Durant, Joby Earle, Joel Reuben Ganz, Ariel Heller, Peter Hermann, Alex Hoeffler, Brian Lee Huynh, Jeslyn Kelly, Ian Lassiter, Tom Lee, Jonathan Christopher MacMillan, Jonathan David Martin, Boris McGiver, Seth Numrich, Prentice Onayemi, Bhavesh Patel, David Pegram, Kate Pfaffl, Stephen Plunkett, Leenya Rideout, Liam Robinson, Jude Sandy, Hannah Sloat, T. Ryder Smith, Zach Villa, Elliot Villar, Cat Walleck, Enrico D. Wey and Madeleine Rose Yen.
A spectacular hit in London, War Horse is the story of an English boy whose beloved horse is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France during WW I. Years later the boy, now a young man, embarks on an odyssey to bring him home. There are breathing, galloping, charging horses on the stage -- their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather and aircraft cables -- life-size puppets strong enough for men to ride. And that's just one element of this imaginative epic.
|The Motherf**ker With the Hat
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro.
Producers: Scott Rudin, The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson: Executive Director), LAByrinth Theater Company and Stuart Thompson.
Cast: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vazquez.
THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT is a new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity, and misplaced haberdashery from playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade. But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living and loving with his volatile soul mate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober. Still, their love is pure. And true. Nothing can come between them - except a hat.
Book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy; Music by Frank Wildhorn; Lyrics by Jack Murphy. Directed by Gregory Boyd; Choreographed by Marguerite Derricks.
Producers: David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (Judy Lisi, President and CEO), William Franzblau and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
Cast: Janet Dacal, Darren Ritchie, E. Clayton Cornelious, Jose Llana, Karen Mason, Kate Shindle, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Edward Staudenmayer, Danny Stiles, April Berry, Sae La Chin, Dan Domenech, Mallauri Esquibel, Derek Ferguson, Wilkie Ferguson, Laura Hall, Natalie Hill, Lauren Lim Jackson, Morgan James, Ryan Link, Kate Loprest, Heather Parcells, Stefan Raulston, Julius Anthony Rubio and Tanairi Sade Vazquez.
A new spin on the classic story of Alice and her Looking-Glass world, WONDERLAND is about a modern-day woman who goes on a life-changing adventure far below the streets of New York City, where a colorful cast of strange but familiar characters help her rediscover what’s really important. Featuring a fresh, contemporary pop score from the creator of Jekyll and Hyde, WONDERLAND arrives on Broadway this spring following two sold-out national stage premieres.
Book by Bill Steinkellner and Cheri Steinkellner; Music by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater; Based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture screenplay by Joseph Howard. Directed by Jerry Zaks; Choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.
Producers: Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment.
Cast: Jennifer Allen, Fred Applegate, Sarah Bolt, Natalie Bradshaw, Charl Brown, Victoria Clark, Holly Davis, Christina DeCicco, Madeleine Doherty, John Treacy Egan, Demond Green, Alan H. Green, Chester Gregory, Blake Hammond, Wendy James, Carrie A. Johnson, Kingsley Leggs, Kevin Ligon, Louise Madison, Patina Miller, Marla Mindelle, Audrie Neenan, Marissa Perry, Ernie Pruneda, Corbin Reid, Lance Roberts, Caesar Samayoa, Rashidra Scott, Jennifer Simard, Lael Van Keuren, Roberta Wall and Alena Watters
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disco-ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it's nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the mega-hit feature film, SISTER ACT features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.
Written by Matthew Lombardo; Original Compositions by Vincent Olivieri. Directed by Rob Ruggiero.
Producers: Leonard Soloway, Chase Mishkin, Terry Schnuck, Ann Cady Scott, Timothy J. Hampton, James & Catherine Berges, The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President) and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Cast: Evan Jonigkeit, Stephen Kunken and Kathleen Turner.
When Sister Jamison Connolly agrees to sponsor a 19-year-old drug user in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. Struggling between the knowledge she possesses as a rehabilitation counselor and a woman of religious conviction, she begins to question the belief in miracles and whether people can find the courage to change. High explores the universal themes of truth, forgiveness, redemption and human fallibility.
|Baby It's You!
Conceived by Floyd Mutrux; Book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott. Directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps; Choreographed by Birgitte Mutrux.
Producers: Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures and American Pop Anthology.
Cast: Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Alison Cimmet, Kyra Da Costa, Erica Dorfler, Berlando Drake, Adam Heller, Geno Henderson, Jahi A. Kearse, Crystal Starr Knighton, Beth Leavel, Allan Louis, Annette Moore, Barry Pearl, Zachary Prince, Ken Robinson, Christina Sajous, Chelsea Morgan Stock and Brandon Uranowitz.
Baby It's You! tells the inspiring story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who changed the recording world forever when she discovered The Shirelles and created Scepter Records, becoming the music industry's first female powerhouse. The show features non-stop doo-wop, pop and rock ‘n' roll classics such as "Dedicated To The One I Love," "Duke Of Earl," "He's So Fine," “I Say A Little Prayer," "It's My Party," "Louie Louie," "Mama Said," "Shout," "Sixteen Candles," and "Twist and Shout."
Written by Garson Kanin. Directed by Doug Hughes.
Producers: Philip Morgaman, Frankie James Grande, Anne & Vincent Caruso and James P. MacGilvray.
Cast: Nina Arianda and Jim Belushi.
Emmy Award nominee Jim Belushi (The Defenders, According to Jim) and Nina Arianda ("A breakout performance – one of the highlights of the year"-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times for Venus in Fur) head the cast in Born Yesterday, Garson Kanin's Award-winning comedy about sex and politics. Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs this timeless and timely story of a not-so-honest businessman and a not-so-dumb blonde out to "capitalize" on everything Washington has to offer.
|The People in the Picture
Book by Iris Rainer Dart; Lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart; Music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Directed by Leonard Foglia; Choreography (Musical Staging) by Andy Blankenbuehler.
Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Gene Feist: Founding Director); Produced in association with Tracy Aron.
Cast: Brad Bradley, Rachel Bress, Jeremy Davis, Emilee Dupre, Alexander Gemignani, Maya Goldman, Louis Hobson, Christopher Innvar, Shannon Lewis, Donna Murphy, Nicole Parker, Jessica Lea Patty, Megan Reinking, Rachel Resheff, Hal Robinson, Jeffrey Schecter, Lewis J. Stadlen, Paul Anthony Stewart, Stuart Zagnit and Chip Zien.
Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can't pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red will do anything to keep from looking back. A fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical that spans three generations, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE celebrates the importance of learning from our past, and the power of laughter.
Music Box Theatre
Written by Jez Butterworth. Directed by Ian Rickson; Original Music by Stephen Warbeck.
Producers: The Royal Court Theatre, Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Roger Berlind and Robert G. Bartner.
Cast: Mackenzie Crook and Mark Rylance.
Tony and Olivier Award-winning star Mark Rylance (La Bête, Boeing-Boeing) recreates his wildly acclaimed, multi award-winning performance as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron on Broadway in the Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth’s universally heralded new play, Jerusalem.
In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.
Directed by Ian Rickson (from the acclaimed Broadway production of The Seagull), Jerusalem is the winner of the 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle Awards and the 2010 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play.
|The House of Blue Leaves
Walter Kerr Theatre
Written by John Guare. Directed by David Cromer.
Producer: Scott Rudin.
Cast: Christopher Abbott, Edie Falco, Halley Feiffer, Mary Beth Hurt, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alison Pill and Ben Stiller.
Ben Stiller and Edie Falco return to Broadway in a strictly limited, 16-week engagement of John Guare's comic masterpiece. Jennifer Jason Leigh also stars in this heartbreakingly funny play about love, celebrity and other opposing forces. Directed by David Cromer.
Written and Directed by Neil LaBute.
Producers: Heather Provost and Aldo Scrofani.
Cast: Dane Cook, Josh Hamilton, Heather Jane Rolff and Julia Stiles.
Comedy's hottest superstar Dane Cook, Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles, Broadway veteran Josh Hamilton, and star on the rise Heather Jane Rolff star in Neil LaBute's fantastic biting comedy - Fat Pig! To Tom, Helen is bright, charming and sexy, but to his shallow, shockingly funny friends Carter and Jeannie, she is just a fat girl. The hilariously smart Fat Pig is Neil LaBute's candid and unapologetic depiction of our obsession with image and cookie cutter beauty and boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by Terrence McNally. Directed by Stephen Wadsworth.
Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Managing Director).
Cast: Tyne Daly, et al.
Terrence McNally’s award-winning play about Maria Callas (played by Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly) takes us to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time.
|In the Wings|
Performances: Spring/Summer, 2011
Conceived and Book by John Michael Tebelak; Music & New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew. Directed by Daniel Goldstein; Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
Producer: Ken Davenport.
Stephen Schwartz's much-loved musical celebrating the life and teachings of Jesus returns to Broadway.
The Gospel according to St. Matthew, 1970s style. As Jesus taught with parables and storytelling Godspell utilizes clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville to tell the story of Christ's passion. Familiar songs include "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man" and "Bless the Lord."
Performances: Fall, 2011
Written by Lisa D'Amour. Directed by Austin Pendleton.
Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debbie Bisno; Produced in association with Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
In a "first ring" suburb outside a mid-sized American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who've moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold Ben and Mary have on their way of life—with unexpected comic consequences. Detroit is a fresh, off-beat look at what happens when we dare to open ourselves up to something new.
Performances: Fall, 2011
Book by Enda Walsh; Music & Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Directed by John Tiffany; Choreography (Musical Staging) by Steven Hoggett.
Producers: Smuggler Films partners, John N. Hart & Patrick Milling Smith and Fred Zollo and Barbara Broccoli & Michael G Wilson.
ONCE is a modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin about a GUY (a busker by day, hoover repairman by night), and a GIRL (Czech immigrant). The two are drawn together through their shared love of music, and through the music they write, work through their past loves and feelings for each other.
The Oscar winning independent Irish film, ONCE (written and directed by John Carney) was made for $150,000. Shot in 17 days, it went on to gross $20M worldwide becoming a critically acclaimed international smash. It stars Glen Hansard, from the popular Irish Rock band The Frames, and Markéta Irglová. Glen and Markéta won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original song for "Falling Slowly," the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Music, and the soundtrack was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Glen & Marketa are now touring with some members of The Frames as The Swell Season.