This Week on Broadway – 05.02.16

Broadway Theater NYC

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

Broadway Reviews:

The final opening nights of the Broadway season took place last week, and the critics have let their voices be heard:

Waitress

Tony winner Jessie Mueller won raves for her performance in the new musical adaptation of Waitress, as well as the “upbeat, tuneful score” written by Grammy winner Sara Bareilles.  Entertainment Weekly calls the show “warm and endearing.”  To read more reviews and purchase discount tickets, click here.

Fully Committed

While some critics found the updated script for the new Broadway mounting of Fully Committed lacking, the AP describes the performance of star Jesse Tyler Ferguson as “a triumph of voices and athleticism.” To read more of what the critics had to say, and to buy discounted tickets, click here.

Tuck Everlasting the Musical

Tuck Everlasting the Musical opened to a warm reception from critics last week. Variety hails the new musical’s “tuneful score, solid performances and [a] gentle Americana fable with life lessons intimately told.” For more critic reviews and discount tickets, click here.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Oscar winner Jessica Lange received unanimous praise from the critics for her performance in the “outstanding” Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. USA Today hailed Lange’s “nuanced, quietly wrenching performance.” To see more opinions from the critics and to purchase tickets, click here.

Shuffle Along

Shuffle Along made its presence known on Broadway last week, and the critics approved.  The Associated Press describes the musical as “a history lesson that will blow you away.” To read more reviews and purchase discounted tickets, click here.

News and Notes:

Nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards are scheduled to be announced Tuesday, May 3rd.  The mega-hit musical Hamilton is expected to receive a least a dozen nominations.  For more on what to expect on Tuesday, click here.

In additional awards season news: Nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced on April 28th.  Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of She Loves Me led the nominations with nine overall, followed by American Psycho and Bright Star with eight and seven nominations, respectively.  The winners will be announced at the annual ceremony on  Sunday, June 5.  For more info about the Drama Desk Awards and this year’s nominations, click here.