This Week on Broadway – 04.18.16

Broadway, NYC

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

Opening this Week:

American Psycho – Opens April 21st

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 – Opens April 24

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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Reviews:

The Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of The Father, marking the return of Three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella to Broadway, opened for the critics last week.  Though some reviewers had quibbles with the script and production elements, all were unanimous in their praise for Langella’s performance.  The New York Daily News calls the production “slick but superficial.”  To read more reviews and purchase discount tickets, click here.

News and Notes:

Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara played her final performance as Anna in the Broadway revival of The King and I on Sunday 4/17.  Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (“Passion,” “Ragtime”) will succeed O’Hara as Anna beginning 5/3. She will be joined by Daniel Dae Kim (TV’s “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O”), who will make his Broadway debut as The King of Siam. For more on O’Hara’s departure, click here.

Broadway’s Matilda the Musical has posted its closing notice. The Tim Minchin tuner based on Roald Dahl’s novelette will play its final Broadway performance 1/1/17.  Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, the show closes in the black, having earned back its initial $16 million investment.   Composer Tim Minchin’s next musical, “Groundhog Day,” is scheduled to open in London in August and to open on Broadway in early 2017 at a theatre to be announced.  For more on the closing announcement, click here.