This Week on Broadway – 03.21.16

Here’s a quick glance of some notable happenings on the Great White Way this week:

Beginning Preview Performances this Week:

The Father – Previews begin March 22nd

Three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella returns to Broadway in the American premiere of a new play about a man falling into the grip of dementia.
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American Psycho – Previews begin March 24th

Direct from a highly acclaimed, sold-out run in London, “American Psycho” brings its designer brand of style, sex and synthesizers to Broadway.
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Waitress – Previews begin March 25th

Tony winner Jessie Mueller stars in a new musical based on the 2007 motion picture that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf.
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Opening this week:

Bright Star – Opens March 24th

A new musical set in North Carolina in the 1920s and ’40s, involving hidden identities, tragedy, and young love, with a bluegrass-inflected score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
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Reviews:

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Bock & Harnick’s classic musical She Loves Me opened to critical raves last week. The Associated Press calls the production “charming” and “irresistible.” To read more reviews and purchase tickets, click here.

News and Notes:

Wayne Brady, who is currently starring in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots, plays his final performance this Sunday 3/27. Brady improvised a rap based on words shouted out by audience members following the March 17 performance. Brady and the company are currently in the midst of fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ annual Easter Bonnet Competition. Audience members donated $100 per word to be included in the freestyle rap, which contained a couple jabs at current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Watch the rap here.

The White House welcomed the cast of Broadway’s Hamilton to host a day full of student workshops, Q&A, and performances, continuing their ongoing effort to highlight all different kinds of American art. Learn more about the event here.