Here’s a quick glance of some notable happenings on the Great White Way this week:
Now on Sale on Broadway:
The Front Page – performances begin September 20th
“Mad Men” star John Slattery and Tony winner Nathan Lane star as a newspaper reporter and his editor who chase the biggest scoop of their careers in a revival of this comedy classic.
The Present – performances begin December 17th
Two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett succumbs to the intoxicating power of lust and obsession in this new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play.
David Javerbaum’s An Act of God, which played a limited run on Broadway last year starring Emmy winner Jim Parsons, has its second coming last week with it’s official opening starring another Emmy winner: “Will & Grace” star and Tony nominee Sean Hayes. The critics were mostly positive about the remounted production, with the New York Times calling it “pricelessly funny,” while Time Out New York described the play as “packed with verbal wit and high-information comedy.” For more review excerpts and to purchase discount tickets, click here.
Broadway News and Notes:
Hamilton Takes Home 11 Tony Awards
Hamilton dominated the 70th annual Tony Awards Sunday evening, bringing home 11 trophies, including best musical. The musical made history when it received a record 16 Tony nominations, but fell just short of the record for most wins. Cynthia Erivo kept Hamilton from a sweep of the acting awards, winning best actress in a musical for her performance in The Color Purple. Stephen Karam’s drama The Humans won best play; Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge won best revival of a play; and The Color Purple won best musical revival. To see a complete list of this year’s winners, click here.
Shuffle Along / The Humans Win Best Musical / Play
In other awards news, Shuffle Along and The Humans won the top honors at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards, scoring trophies for outstanding musical and outstanding play, respectively. This year’s Tony champ, Hamilton, wasn’t eligible for the Drama Desks this year, because it was considered last year in its Off Broadway premiere (and won the top musical award). The Drama Desks for revivals went to play A View from the Bridge and musical She Loves Me. For more on the winners, click here.