Here’s a quick glance of some notable happenings on the Great White Way this week:
Director Ivo van Hove’s contemporary retelling of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, received mixed reviews from the critics last week. The NY Times says the historical drama “feels like the freshest, scariest play in town.” Read more reviews and purchase tickets to The Crucible.
Broadway News and Notes:
Spring is only a few weeks old, but Broadway producers are already announcing new productions for the 2016-17 season. It was announced last week that Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (“Something Rotten!,” “Peter and the Starcatcher”) and Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block ( “Wicked,” “Drood”) and Andrew Rannells (“The Book of Mormon,” HBO’s “Girls”) will play leading roles in the upcoming Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine’s musical “Falsettos,” which begins previews September 29 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. To read more about the planned revival, click here.
It was also announced last week that John Slattery, who played the debonair partner Roger on the AMC series “Mad Men”, is coming to Broadway as crack reporter Hildy Johnson in a revival of the classic newspaperman drama “The Front Page.” He will appear opposite Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane (The Producers,” “The Addams Family”), who will play his tough-as-nails editor Walter Burns. The cast will also feature an all-star supporting cast of award-winning actors including John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Rosemary Harris and Sherie Rene Scott. For more info on the planned production, click here.