Here’s a quick glance of some notable happenings on the Great White Way this week:
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Come From Away – Begins February 18th
A new rock Broadway musical that explores the lasting connection forged between a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to a small Newfoundland town by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Sunset Boulevard – Begins February 2nd
Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close stars as faded film star Norma Desmond who recruits a young writer to help relaunch her career in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation.
Beginning Preview Performances this Week:
A Bronx Tale: The Musical – Begins November 3rd
A new musical adaptation of author Chazz Palminteri’s solo play, set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s.
Opening this Week on Broadway:
Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway – Begins November 2nd
Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth returns to Broadway for a limited engagement to perform a concert of her favorite musical theatre songs.
The Lincoln Center Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos officially opened to Broadway audiences last week. Critic reviews were mostly positive, with the New York Times declaring it as “exhilarating, devastating…this singular show has been restored to life with such vitality that it feels as fresh and startling as it did back in 1992.” Time Out New York was also impressed, describing the production as “intimate, obstinate, heart-shattering…[composer William] Finn pushes musical theater to the limits of what we can ask of it.” Read more review excerpts and purchase discount tickets.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses celebrated their official opening Sunday night. Reviews from critics were mixed: The Associated Press called the revival “brilliant…this revival simply crackles as a witty comedy descends into horrific satire.” The NY Daily news was not as kind, describing the experience as “all the thrill of watching paint dry.” Read more critic reviews and purchase discount tickets.
News and Notes:
Jennifer Lopez to Star in NBC’s Bye Bye Birdie
- NBC-TV has announced that its 2017 holiday live Broadway musical broadcast will be Bye Bye Birdie, and its star will be pop icon Jennifer Lopez. The musical satirizes an Elvis Presley-like pop star who tries to make one last splash before being drafted into the army. Harvey Fierstein will adapt Michael Stewart’s libretto for the 2017 broadcast. Multiple Tony winner Fierstein also adapted and will co-star in NBC’s upcoming 2016 holiday live musical, Hairspray Live!, set for broadcast 12/7. No date for the broadcast was announced, though previous NBC live shows The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!, and The Wiz Live! were broadcast in early December. For more on this announcement, click here.
Broadway Comes to U.S. Cinemas in December
- Theatre fans will get the chance to see 2 recent Broadway musicals on the big screen this December. The Broadway revival of She Loves Me will be presented in U.S. cinemas on 12/1. This one-night cinema event includes interviews with the show’s stars, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, and Zachary Levi, as well as members of the creative team. George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen, a film of the 2015 Broadway musical, will be shown in cinemas across the U.S. on 12/13. For more information on the screenings, click here for Alligiance and here for She Loves Me. To purchase tickets for the screenings, click here.