Here’s a quick glance of some notable happenings on the Great White Way this week:
Now on Sale on Broadway:
Falsettos – Begins September 29th
Marvin leaves his wife and child for a male lover, and his extended family attempts to co-exist in a revival of this Tony-winning hit musical.
In Transit – Begins November 10th
A new a cappella musical that explores the hopes, dreams and struggles of several New Yorkers as they travel on the New York City subway.
Broadway News and Notes:
Ragtime on Ellis Island
- A special invitation-only concert version of the Broadway musical Ragtime was performed on Ellis Island in New York Harbor last week. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony-nominated star of the original production of Ragtime, narrated the concert.. The 1998 musical is an adaptation of the novel by E.L. Doctorow, about clashes between classes and different groups of immigrants to America in the early days of the 20th century. The one-night event was meant to help raise interest in a longer-running, site-specific production, according to director Sammi Cannold, who hopes to bring Ragtime back to Ellis Island by summer 2017. For more on the concert, click here.
Pat Benatar Musical Aims for Broadway
- A new musical based on the music of Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo is currently eyeing a 2017 Broadway arrival. Grammy winner Benatar’s hits include “Heartbreaker,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love Is a Battlefield” and “We Belong.” A title for the new musical has not yet been announced. Click here, for more on this story.
The Humans Reopens at the Schoenfeld Theatre
- The Tony Award-winning family drama The Humans, which played its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre July 24, resumed performances on August 9 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The intimate production was forced to vacate the Hayes, which is set to undergo major renovations this summer. To purchase discounted tickets for The Humans, click here.