Here’s a quick glance of some notable happenings on the Great White Way this week:
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Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – Begins November 22nd
A culinary variety show where celebrity chef Alton Brown mixes science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Eight performances only!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Begins March 28th
Young Charlie Bucket wins the opportunity to visit the world famous chocolate factory of candy inventor Willy Wonka in this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale.
Miss Saigon – Begins March 1st
Direct from its smash London run, a revival of the award-winning musical love story set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon.
Beginning Preview Performances this Week:
Heisenberg – Begins September 20th
Mary-Louise Parker stars in a new play about a woman whose unexpected encounter with an older man on a London train leads to an ongoing, uncertain relationship.
The Encounter – Begins September 20th
Tony nominee Simon McBurney stars in his solo show about National Geographic writer and photographer Loren McIntyre’s experience with tribes along the Amazon River.
The Front Page – Begins 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.
Oh, Hello on Broadway – Begins September 23rd
Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney star as their their alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland in a hilarious two-man tour de force.
Broadway Theater News and Notes:
Legendary Playwright Edward Albee Dies at 88
- Edward Albee, the author of dozens of bitingly funny and harshly caustic dramas, and one of the most important American playwrights for much of the last fifty years, died September 16 at age 88. He passed away peacefully at his home in Montauk, NY, following a short illness. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for three of his works and two of his other works won the Tony Award for Best Play. His plays include The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) and A Delicate Balance (1966). For more on Albee’s life and passing, click here.
Broadway’s Something Rotten! To Close January 1st
- The Tony Award Best Musical nominee Something Rotten! – a valentine to Broadway shows—will close on the Great White Way January 1. The musical opened in spring 2015 on Broadway at the St. James Theatre, one of the rare new musicals to not be based on a previous work, whether a book or a film. It ran the longest of any musical from that spring season, including Fun Home, the best new musical Tony winner in 2015. Click here for more on the closing announcement.
The Humans Will End Broadway Run in January
- Stephem Karam’s Tony Award-winning family drama The Humans will end its run January 15 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The news follows the announcement that the new musical Come From Away will begin previews at the Schoenfeld February 18. Whether the production will reopen at another venue has yet to be announced. For more on this announcement, click here.