This Week on Broadway – 05.23.16

Broadway: Act of God

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

Beginning Preview Performances this Week:

An Act of God – Begins Saturday May 28th

Sean Hayes explains The Bible and what the universe is all about in a return engagement of the hit comedy written by God – and transcribed by author David Javerbaum.

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Opening this Week on Broadway:

Cirque du Soleil: Paramour – Opens Wednesday May 25th

Cirque du Soleil’s first show created specifically for Broadway weaves a tale of passion and creativity set during Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Buy tickets for Cirque du Soleil: Paramour

Broadway News and Notes:

Cast Changes at the King and I

Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie has stepped into the role of English school teacher Anna Leonowens opposite Daniel Dae Kim, who makes his Broadway debut as the King, in Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I. The two stars began performances May 3 in the Bartlett Sher-directed production at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  For more on the cast changes, click here.

Drama League Awards Announced

The winners of the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards were announced at a star-studded ceremony hosted on 5/20.  Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda received the Distinguished Performance Award, while the show itself was awarded Outstanding Production of a Musical.  Critical darling The Humans was awarded Outstanding Production of a Play.  For more on this year’s winners, click here.

Leslie Odom Jr. to Release Solo Album

In more Hamilton news (is there anything else these days?) – Leslie Odom Jr., the Tony-nominated actor and singer who plays Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical, will release his first solo album on 6/10.  The self-titled “Leslie Odom Jr.” will include show tunes and jazz classics, from Jerome Kern’s ”Look for the Silver Lining” to Jule Styne’s “The Party’s Over.”  Click here for more details.