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Roundabout/American Airlines, 237 W. 42nd St. (8th/9th Avs)
Barrymore, 243 W. 47th St. (8/9thAvs)
Belasco, 111 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Av)
Bernard Jacobs Theatre242 West 45th Street
Biltmore Theatre 261 West 47th Street
(as of Fall 08, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, after late theatrical agent)
Booth, 222 W. 45th St, (Broadway/8th Av)
Broadhurst, 235 W. 44th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Broadway, 1681 Broadway, (52nd/53rd Sts)
Brooks Atkinson, 256 W. 47th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Circle in the Square, 1633 Bway (at 50t>h St)
Cort, 138 W. 48th St., (6th/7th Avs)
Ethel Barrymore, 243 W. 47th St.(Broadway/8th Av)
Eugene O'Neill, 230 W. 49th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Foxwoods Theater (formerly the Hilton) 213 West 42nd Street (7th/8th Avs)
Gerald Schoenfeld, 236 West 45th Street (Broadway/8th Ave)
Gershwin , 222 W. 51 St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Golden, 252 W. 45th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Helen Hayes, 240 W. 44th St., (7th/8th Avs)
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Imperial, 249 W. 45th St., ((Broadway/8th Av)
Longacre, 220 W. 48th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Lunt-Fotanne, 205 W. 46th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Lyceum, 149 W. 45th St., (Broadway/6th Av)
The Lyric Theater 213 W. 42nd Street
Majestic, 247 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Av)
Marquis, 1535 Broadway, (45th/46th Sts)
Hirshfeld), 302 W. 45th St., (8th/9thAvs)
Imperial, 249 West 45th Street (Broadway/8th Ave)
Minskoff, 200 W. 45th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Music Box, 239 W. 45th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Nederlander, 208 W. 41st St., (7th/8th Avs)
Neil Simon, 250 W. 52nd St., (Broadway/6th Av)
New Amsterdam, 214 W. 42nd St., (7th/8th Avs)
Palace, 1564 Broadway, (46th/47th St)
Plymouth, 236 W. 45 St. (Broadway/8th Av)
Richard Rodgers, 226 W. 46 St.(Broadway/8th Av)
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (formerly Biltmore) 261 West 47th Street
St. James Theatre 246 W. 44th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Shubert, 225 W. 44th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Stephen Sondheim Theater 124 W. 43rd Street (6th/7th Avs)
Studio 54, 254 West 54th St. (Broadway/6th Av)
Vivian Beaumont, 150 W. 65th St
Walter Kerr, 219 W. 48th St., (Broadway/8th Av)
Winter Garden, 1634 Bway, (50/51st Sts)
CurtainUp's Broadway Listings
New Amsterdam Theatre 42nd Street AladdinTheMusical.com
A new Disney musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film. From 2/26/14; opening 3/20/14.Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin . Book by Beguelin. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw). Cast: Adam Jacobs in the title role, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, and, as Jafar, Jonathan Freeman brings to the stage the role hecreated in the animated film. The show also stars Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin's sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. The cast of 34, also features Tia Altinay, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Lauryn Ciardullo, Joshua Dela Cruz, Yurel Echezarreta, Daisy Hobbs, Donald Jones, Jr., Adam Kaokept, Nikki Long, Stanley Martin, Brandt Martinez, Michael Mindlin, Rhea Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Ariel Reid, Jennifer Rias, Trent Saunders, Jaz Sealey, Dennis Stowe, Marisha Wallace and Bud Weber. What it's about: Adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. Scenic designer Bob Crowley, lighting designer Natasha Katz,costume designer Gregg Barnes, and sound designer Ken Travis, illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. Our Review
An American In Paris
Palace Theatre Broadway at 47th Street
From 3/13/15; opening 4/12/15.Music And Lyrics By George Gershwin And Ira Gershwin. Book by Craig Lucas. Directed And Choreographed By Christopher Wheeldon. Bob Crowley (sets and costumes) and Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin and musical direction by? Brad Haak. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman. Casting and other details TBA.
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Helen Mirren is an amazing look-alike Queen Elizabeth in this Broadway transfer of the London hit by James Morgan, again directed by Stephen Daldry. Previews will begin Feb. 17, 2015, prior to an official opening March 8. The limited engagement will run through June 28. Expect some text updates for American audiences but for an idea of what to expect, see our London critic's review here . From 2/17/15; opening 3/08/15; closing 6/28/15.
Stephen Sondhaim Theater 124 W. 43rd Street
Cast: Jessie Mueller as Carole King,Jake Epstein as 'Gerry Goffin', Anika Larsen as 'Cynthia Weil', Jarrod Spector as 'Barry Mann', Jeb Brown as 'Don Kirshner', Liz Larsen as 'Genie Klein', and an ensemble that includes Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Shepard, Antoine L. Smith and Melvin Tunstall. Book by playwright and Academy® Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements) From 11/21/13; opening 1/12/14. Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes. Our Review
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
A new production of the 1978 Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, recently represented by Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Promises, Promises, will direct and choreograph. The show moved from off-Broadway the RichardR Rodgers Theatrewhere it played 1584 performances. What it's about: ecounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the best pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello. . . that is until the crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe focuses his cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution. Details TBA
The Book of Mormon
Eugene O'Neill Theatre 230 West 49th Street 212-239-6200.
A new world premiere musical from the creators of South Park and the co-creator of Avenue Q. From 2/24/11; opening 3/24/11. Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Choreographed byCasey Nicholaw and directed by Nicholaw and Parker. What it's about: Show follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place thats about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get,. Cast: Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi. Set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman. Music supervision is by Stephen Oremus. Tickets, $137.00 - $59. Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
Studio 54 254 West 54th Street www.roundabouttheatre.org
Kander and Ebb's musical based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories is back with the original Emcee Allan Cumming, Michelle Williams as Sally Bowles and Sam Mendes directing. Other cast members: Danny Burstein, Linda Emond,Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn, Gayle Rankin,Will Carlyon,Kaleigh Cronin,Caleb Damschroder, Benjamin Eakeley, Andrea Goss, Leeds Hill, Kristin Olness,Kelly Paredes, Jessica Pariseau,Dylan Paul, Jane Pfitsch,Evan Siegel,Stacey Sipowicz. Rob Marshall (Direction, Choreography). Robert Brill (Set and Club Design) William Ivey Long (Costume Design). Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari (Lighting Design). Brian Ronan (Sound Design) Patrick Vaccariello (Musical Direction). From 3/21/14; opening 4/24/14; closing 8/31/14. Tickets: Pricing: $47 - $162. Update: The show is now slated to extend into 2015, with the newly announced closing 2/01/15 and Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone, taking over as Sally Bowles as of 11/11/14. Our Review
Ambassador, 219 W. 49th St., (Broadway/8th Av), 212/239-6200
The 1975 Kander and Ebb Musical is on the way to joining shows like Cats as a landmark musical. Original revival cast: Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Grey, and James Naughton.our review . . .a second review and the London Review. Update: Having passed the decade mark last year (see our feature celebrating the show's and Curtainup's 10th birthdays) , the show has seen a parade of Billy Flynns. The next to to take on the role are Jeff McCarthy and John Schneider— McCarthy from December 7 to January 13, Schneider from January 14 to March 16. Other current stars: Brenda Braxton, Michele DeJean, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, and R.Lowe.
OK for ages 13 and up.
. Cinderella, see Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261 West 47th Street 212-239-6200
American premiere by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, on Broadway. From 12/16/14; opening 1/13/15; 13-week limited engagement. For more of what to expect, see our London critic's review Tom Scutt (scenic and costume design), Lee Curran (lighting design), David McSeveney (sound design), and Lucy Cullingford (movement direction).
The Country House
MTC Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street
A new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Cast: blythe Danner, kate Jennings Grant, Eric Lange, David Rasche, sarah Steele, Daniel Sunjata. From 9/09/14; opening 10/02/14; closing 12/09/14.Tuesday and Wednesday @7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday @8pm Wednesday and Saturday @2pm Sunday @2pm. What it's about: A comedy about a deeply dramatic family. Anna Patterson (Danner), the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summer house during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. But when the weekend takes an unexpected turn, everyone is forced to improvise… inciting a series of simmering jealousies, a flurry of romantic outbursts and a bout of passionate soul-searching. Inspired by Chekhov's pastoral comedies, this witty and compelling new play provides a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each other's lives. John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Rita Ryack (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Peter Golub (original music), and Thomas Schall (fight director). Our Review
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time
Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street 212-239-6200
National Theatre production of new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Marianne Elliott. Cast: Alexander Sharp in his Broadway debut as Christopher, Ian Barford as Ed, Helen Carey as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany as Siobhan and Enid Graham Wife) as Judy. The ensemble includes Jocelyn Bioh, Mercedes Herrero, Richard Hollis, Ben Horner and David Manis. Taylor Trensch will play Christopher at certain performances. From 9/10/14; opening 10/05/14. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play. What it's about: Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. 50 tickets at $27 for every performance. Our Review
A Delicate Balance
Golden Theater W. 45th Street
Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning dram will return to Broadway this fall. Cast: Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins and Martha Plimpton. To be directed by Pam MacKinnon From 10/20/14; opening 2/22/15; closing. Scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Ann Roth and lighting design by Brian MacDevitt. Close's first New York stage return since winning a Tony Award for Sunset Boulevard in 1995. She has also earned Tony Awards for and The Real Thing.
Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street. www.disgracedonbroadway.com
Ayad Akhtar Pulitzer Prize, Obie and Joseph Jefferson award winning play . From 9/27/14; opening 10/23/14. Broadway cast: Hari Dhillon as Amir, Gretchen Mol, Karen Pittman and Josh Radnor. Dhillon starred in the London production of of the play. Kimberly Senior, who helmed the two previous US productions, will direct. John Lee Beatty (set), Jennifer Von Mahauser (costumes), Ken Posner (lighting), and Jill DuBoff (sound). To find out more about what the play is about see Curtainup's review of the LCT premiere here and the London production here .
Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway
Musical adaptation of the 1958 Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak. From 3/27/15; opening 4/21/15. Des McAnuff who helmed previous productions at the La Jolla Playhouse in2006 and a revised Australian production in 2010. Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, who helmed the American and Australian productions, will also direct for Broadway. Book for the show by Michael Weller, composer Lucy Simon, lyricists Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Kelly Devine (Rocky, Rock of Ages) will choreograph. Casting TBA. Scenic design by Michael Scott-Mitchell, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy, projection design by Sean Nieuwenhuis, with music arrangements by Eric Stern and musical supervision by Ron Melrose. Orchestrations are by Danny Troob.
Booth Theater 222 W. 45th Street 212-239-6200
Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola will reprise their Williamstown Theater Festival roles on Broadway this fall — Clarkson (as Mrs. Kendal), Cooper (as John Merrick) and Nivola (as Dr. Fredrik Treves); also Anthony Heald as Ross / Bishop Walsham How, Scott Lowell as Snork / Pinhead Manager / Lord John, Kathryn Meisle as Miss Sandwich / Princess and Henry Stram as Carr Gomm / Conductor. The ensemble will include Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne. The Bernard Pomerance play will be directed by Scott Ellis. In case you're unfamiliar with the ever fascinating play it's about the life of John Merrick, whose freak existencehas fascinated the world for well over a century. Though his disfigurement brought notoriety, it was his unblemished inner humanity that most astonished those around him, compelling examinations of their own prejudices and beliefs. Shattering our illusions of normalcy. From 11/7/14; opening 11/12/14; closing 2/15/15.
Fish in the Dark
Cort Theatre West 48th Street 212/239/6299
New comedy written by and starring Larry David. From 2/02/15; opening 3/05/15. David of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld fame will be , will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Cast (besides David): Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini, Rosie Perez and Jerry Adler. Additional casting TBA. What it's about: "a comedy about a death in the family." Scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Ann Roth and lighting design by Brian MacDevitt. During previews, show times will be Monday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. Beginning March 10, show times will be Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets, $65-$155
Circle in the Square Theatre 1633 Broadway
The Award-winning American musical will receive a much-anticipated Broadway premiere. From 4/04/16; opening 4/22/16; open-ended. See our original review for details: Review at Public Theater
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Walter Kerr Theater
The musical comedy which previously played in Hartford and San Diego will transfer with Jefferson Mays again in multiple roles. From 10/22/13; opening 11/17/13. What it's about: Mr. Mays again playing eight different heirs to the D'Ysquith family fortune, all of whom become targets for a disinherited distant relative. It's set during the Edwardian era in Britain Music by Steven Lutvak, lyrics by Mr. Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, and a book by Mr. Freedman; it is based on the novel “Israel Rank” by Roy Horniman. The director will be Darko Tresnjak, who previously staged it. Additional casting TBA. For an idea of what to expect see our Connecticut critic's review: here .
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
John Cameron Mitchell stars in this Broadway revival of Stephen Trask's musical. From 3/29/14; opening 4/22/14; open-ended. Direction by Michael Mayer, musical staging by Spencer Liff. Running Time: 90 Minutes What it's about: Story of a fictional rock-and-roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer (Harris). Our Review Update: Andrew Rannells will slip into Neil Patrick Harris's wigs as of August 20th!
Nederlander Theater 208 W. 41st St., (7th/8th Avs)
The musical based on 1992 film by same name, with book by Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown. Direction by Gary Griffin with choreography by Denis Jones.Cast: Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley. From 11/18/14; opening 1/15/15. Additional castinng TBA For an idea of what to expect, read our review of the Papermill Playhouse tryout production here .
Richard Rodgers Theatre 226 West 46th Street
Lyrics and book by: Brian Yorkey. Music by: Tom Kitt Idina Menzel stars as Elizabeth, who is turning 40, returning to New York and looking to make a new start. But in her carefully planned new life, small decisions and random occurrences impact her life in unforeseen ways. From 3/04/14; opening 3/27/14; open,Pricing: $67 - $142. Cast, besides Menzel: LaChanze,Anthony Rapp, James Snyder,Jerry Dixon,cJenn Colella,Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence, Joe Cassidy,Miguel Cervantes,Curtis Holbrook,Stephanie Klemons, Tyler McGee, Joe Aaron Reid,Ann Sanders. Michael Greif (Direction).Larry Keigwin (Choreography). Mark Wendland (Scenic Design). Emily Rebholz (Costume Design).Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design).Brian Ronana (Sound Design). Carmel Dean (Musical Direction).Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin (Orchestrations). Our Review
It's Only a Play
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street
Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's comedy about life on Broadway, directed by Jack O'Brien. From 8/28/14; opening 10/09/14; closing 1/04/15. Cast: F. Murray Abraham , Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Rupert Grint, Micah Stock. What it's about: Broderick leads the cast as Peter Austin, a playwright suffering through the opening-night festivities of his Broadway debut. Lane appears as James Wicker, Peter's insecure pal, with Mullally as producer Julia Budder, Grint as director Frank Finger, Channing as actress Virginia Noyes, Abraham as theater critic Ira Drew, and Micah Stock as coat-check attendant Gus Washington. The show is said to be a major revival of the 1986 Off-Broadway production. Our Review
Jersey Boys, The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
August Wilson (formerly Virginia Theatre), 245 West 52nd Street 212/239/6200
Musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invente their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide 51; all before they were thirty. Author/Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; director: Des McAnuff; lyricist: Bob Crewe; composer: Bob GaudioCast: Christian Hoff (Tommy DeVito), Daniel Reichard (Bob Gaudio), J. Robert Spencer (Nick Massi) and John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons. From 10/04/05;11/25/05. Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, includes 15 minute in
aermission. Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
2014 Broadway premiere of Tracy Letts's play directed by Pam MacKinnon. Casting and other details production will be announced at a later date. What it's about: Chris Smith, a 22-year old drug dealer, finds himself in serious debt to the wrong people. He devises a lethal plan that will solve all of his problems, enlisting the help of his father and step-mother. They hire a police detective turned contract killer to get the job done right, igniting a series of events that lead to a memorably shocking climax. The play made its world premiere at the tiny yet prestigious Lab space of Evanston, Illinois' NEXT Theatre in 1993. It then opened off-off-Broadway at New York's 29th Street Repertory Theatre in October, 1994. During that same year, the original cast brought the play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Opening in the small Traverse Theatre. Since its debut it has been produced in at least 15 countries in 12 different languages. For more details see our Off-Broadway review. --
e The King and I
Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center
Kelli and Ken Watanabe star in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's show. Bartlett Sher will direct the production which will feature the musical's original Jerome Robbins choreography and musical staging by Christopher Gattelli. From 3/12/15; opening 4/16/14. Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Scott Lehrer (sound design), and Ted Sperling (musical director). The production will make use of Robert Russell Bennett's original orchestrations. What it's about: Inspired by Margaret Landon's novel Anna and the King of Siam Additional casting TBA
Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 West 45th Street
New musical. Harvey Fierstein (Book) , Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics),. From 3/05/13;opening 4/04/13. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Cast: Stark Sands, Billy Porter,Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal, Daniel Sherman, Marcus Neville, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Kyle Taylor Parker, Kyle Post, Charlie Sutton, Joey Taranto, Andy Kelso), Tory Ross, Jennifer Perry, Josh Caggiano, Aaron Bantum, Adinah Alexander, Eric Anderson, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Caroline Bowman ,Sandra DeNise, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin , Nathan Peck, Robert Pendilla, Lucia Spina, Sebastian Hedges Thomas, Marquise Neal and Clifton Oliver. David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), T Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company (Casting), with Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus. What it's about: In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (Sands) has suddenly inherited his fathers shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible . . .and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story and based on the film. Our Review .
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Circle in the Square Theatre 1633 Broadway (212) 239-6200
Lanie Robertson's bio-musical about Billie Holiday on Broadway, starring Audra McDonald, directed by Lonny Price. From 3/25/14; opening 4/13/14;closing 10/05/14. Tickets: $97 to $250. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday @8pm Wednesday and Saturday @2pm; Sunday @3pm Our Review
Neil Simon Theatre 250 W. 52 St.
New musical with music and lyrics by Sting, and book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey. Directed by Joe Mantello. Choreography by Steven Hoggett. From 9/30/14; opening 10/26/14. T Cast: Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Fred Applegate, and more. Set and costume design by Tony nominee David Zinn; lighting design by Tony winner Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Tony winner Brian Ronan. What it's about: Set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home 14 years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. As the men of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.
Imperial, 249 West 45th Street (Broadway/8th Ave)(212) 239-6200
It's bak yet again, the popular musical based on Victor Hugo's novel. Cast: Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson as Javert; Caissie Levy as Fantine and Nikki M. James as Eponine. From 3/01/14; opening 3/23/14. Additional cast members TBA. The new production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. or (800) 447-7400. Ticket prices range from $57 - $139. v Our Review
The Lion King
Minskoff, 200 W. 45th St. (7th/8th Avs)
Stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney animated musical, with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Julie Taymor. Since 10/15/98 -- opened,11/13. Arts.
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OK for ages 8 and up.
Brooks Atkinson West 47th Street
Revival of A. R. Gurney's epistolary 2-hander will have a changing cast that includes Carol Burnett, Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Martin Sheen and Anjelica Huston. From 9/13/14; opening 9/18/14; closing 2/01/15. Tuesday - Thursday @7pm; Friday and Saturday @8pm; Wednesday and Saturday @2pm; Sunday @3pm. Tickets: $52 tp $127. Gregory Mosher (Direction); John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design); Jane Greenwood (Costume Design);Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design). Our Review
Winter Garden, 1634 Broadway ( West 50th/51st St.) 632-6200
Based on the songs of ABBA, this musical arrives on Broadway an established hit. Audiences are transported to a mythical Greek Island to share two days in the lives of Donna, a mother about to confront her past, her soon to be married daughter Sophie, and Sophie's three possible fathers. Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (of ABBA), book by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreogaphed by Anthony Van Laast. Original Cast: Louise Pitre, Judy Kaye, Karen Mason, Tina Maddigan. From 10/05/01; opening 10/18/01. Performances:Mon - Sat 8pm (eve), Wed & Sat 2pm (mat)-- $20-$90 Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street) www.matildathemusical.com 212/239-6200
The hit show created by the RSC in 2010, and recipient of a record-breaking seven 2012 Olivier Awards including Best Musical based on the beloved story by t Roald Dahl From 3/04/13; opening 4/11/13. The production is de.signed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve. Cast: Lesli Margherita will portray Miss Wormwood, Gabriel Ebert is Mr. Wormwood, original London cast member Ward is Miss Honey and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Our Review. Cast update: Matthew Harrison takes over as Mr. Wormwood on March 4, and Chistopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull on March 18. They join the current cast that includes Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, and the four girls who share the title role: Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa.
New musical about the life and career of music mogul Berry Gordy. From 3/11/13; opening 4/14/13. Cast: Brandon Victor Dixon (Gordy), Valisia Lekae (Diana Ross). Gord authored the book and is producing the musical with Kevin McCollum .Charles Randolph-Wright will direct. Scenic design by David Korins, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams. The 18-piece orchestra will be supervised by Ethan Popp. What it's about: The musical brings to life the true story of barrier-shattering Motown Records and its founder Berry Gordy, who fights against improbable odds to turn his dream into a reality. Performance Schedule: Monday - Saturday @8pm Wednesday and Saturday @2pm. Beginning April 16: Tuesday @7pm Wednesday @2 and 8pm Thursday and Friday @8pm Sunday @3pm Tickets: : $65.50 - $150.50 Our Review Update: The show is closing at this theater on 1/18/15--going to London and re-opening at Broadway's Nederlander theater in July 2016.
American Airlines Theatre 227 West 42nd Street
Michael Frayne's popular farce will be revived for a limited revival. It will be directed by Jeremy Herrin. Previews will begin in January 2015. The full cast and creative team TBA
Bernard B. Jacobs 242 West 45th Street (212) 239-6200
A stage adaptation of the 2006 Indie movie about an Irish busker and a Czech immigrant in Dublin. The musical features the songs of Glen Hansard and Markata Irglova (who starred in the movie), including their Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly." From 2/28/12; opening 3/18/11. Tuesday @7pm Wednesday @2 and 7pm, Thursday @7pm Friday @8pm, Saturday @2 and 8pm Sunday @3pm. Tickets: Pricing: $59.50 - $131.50 Show Run Time: Approximately two hours and 30 minutes, which includes an intermission Our Review of Off and On Broadway Version.Beginning Tuesday, March 26, Ben Hope will play the role of Guy, Laura Dreyfuss will play the role of Girl, Carlos Valdes will play the role of Andrej and Claire Wellin will play the role of Reza. Update: Closing 1/04/15, after 1,167 regular performances and 22 previews.
Lyric Theater,135 W. 42nd Street
Cast:Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Clyde Alves as sailors-on-leave Gabey, Chip, and Ozzie, with Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, and Elizabeth Stanley as the women who win their hearts: Ivy, Hildy, and Claire and Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly. John Rando, who helmed the 2012 Barrington Stage production will again direct and Joshua Bergasse serving as choreographer.(Curtainup's review ). But the scenic design adjusted for the larger Broadway house, and instead of 11 musicians, there'll be 28 in the pit. Created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins, On the Town writes a musical love letter to New York City. From 9/20/14; opening 10/16/14. Our Review
On The Twentieth Century
Roundabout Theatre Company American Airlines Theatre
From 2/12/15; opening 5/13/15; closing 7/05/15. (this is a substitution for previously announced revival of Noises Off). Stars Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher. What it's about: Abord rhe Twentieth Century, a luxury coach travelling from Chicago to New York City luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee (Peter Gallagher) who embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland (Kristin Chenoweth) into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?
The Phantom of the Opera
Majestic, 247 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Ave), 239-6200 www.thephantomoftheopera.comAnother heavy hitter in the big ticket, big spectacle musical and longevity (Opened 1/26/88) department. Adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel, Phantom's enduring glow is sustained by a Tony Award and a star-studded creative team: Harold Prince director; book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe); music by Webber; and lyrics by Charles Hart. As of January 9, 2006, with performance # 7, 486, the show became the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing another Andrew Lloyd Webber hit, Cats, which previously held the record with 7,485 performances. This ranks at the top of the list teenagers from out of town want to see with parents or with a date. OK for ages 12 and up. re-reviewed with first African-American Phantom, Norm Lewis
Music Box Theatre 239 W. 45th St
The American Repertory Theater production of the Tony Award-winning medieval pop musical fable with music by Stephen Schwartz and and book by Roger O. Hirson, will transfer to Broadway this Spring. From 3/23/13; opening 4/25/13/. The show premiered in 1972 and ran for 1944 performances. Staged by A.R.T director Diane Paulus with choreography by Chet Walker who staged the production in the style of the musical's original director-choreographer Bobin Cambridge, MA, features Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller as Leading Player, Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin as Berthe. Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Grégory Arsenal, Andrew Cekala, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Sabrina Harper, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne, Ashton Woerz.Tickets from $142 to $59 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available. Tuesday - Saturday @ 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday @ 2:30pm , Sunday at 3pm. The performances on Sunday, March 24 and Sunday, March 31 are at 7:00pm (instead of 3pm). Running Time: Two hours and 35 minutes, which includes an intermission. Our ReviewCasting Update: Priscilla Lopez, who was a replacement for the role of Fastrada in the original production of Pippin in 1973, will take on Berthe from July 22 to August 27. John Rubinstein, who created the role of Pippin in the original 1972 production will extend his run as Charles August 17. And after that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards will reprise her Berthe for 24 performances, from Septebmer 2nd to 21st.
Roundabout Theatre Company American Airlines Theatre West 42nd Street
Revival of Tom Stoppards play directed by Sam Gold.'From 10/02/14; opening 10/30/1.4; closing 1/04/15. Cast: Ewan McGregor as Henry, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Annie, Cynthia Nixon as Charlotte and Josh Hamilton as Max; also Alex Breaux as Brodie and Madeline Weinstein as Debbie. What it's about: Henry is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry's affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can't help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing.
Circle in the Square
Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway in this new play by Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, Night Heron) . From 10/13/14; opening 11/16/14; closing 1/25/15. It's about reclusive man who subordinates his love for people to the arcane pursuit of sea trout fishing. 80-minute play had its premiere in 2012 at the Royal Court Theatre. Our London critic's review .
Rock of Ages
Helen Hayes Theater West 44th Street 212//239-6200
Reopening 3/24//11 at this smaller venue with following returning cast: Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Mitchell Jarvis as Lonny, Michele Mais as Justice, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz; first national tour cast members Rebecca Faulkenberry as Sherrie and Migayesa as Stacee Jaxx; original Toronto cast members Cody Scott Lancaster as Franz and Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina (who also performed on Broadway); and Dan Domenech, in his Broadway debut, as Drew. Monday a 8 PM, Tuesday at 7 PM, Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM and 7:30 PM. Review when the show opened originally here.
Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. New book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. From 1/21/13; opening 2/24/13. Cast: Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince; also Victoria Clark as fairy godmother Marie, Harriet Harris as Madame, Cinderella's stepmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte; Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle; Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher's mentor and Lord Chancellor, and Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel. Directed by Mark Brokaw. Choreography by Josh Rhodes. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements by David Chase. Scenic design by Anna Louizos, Costume design by William Ivey Long,Lighting design by Ken Posner, Sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Tuesday 7:00 PM; Wednesday 2:00 PM; Thursday 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM; Friday 8:00 PM; Saturday 2:00 PM & 8:00PM; Sunday 3:00 PM . Update: The open-ended run is no longer open ended but will be closing 1/03/15. Our Review.
St. James Theatre, Broadway SideShowBroadway.com
The new production directed by Bill Condon. From 10/28/14; opening 11/17/14. New music by mu Henry Krieger, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell, and additional book material by Bill Condon. What it's about. The new production reimagines the world of Side Show, set against the backdrop of 1920's and ‘30's show business that blend the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour. Inspired by the remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit.The original production premiered on Broadway in 1997 and earned four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score of a Musical and Best Book of a Musical. Cast: Erin Davie and Emily Padgett as Violet and Daisy Hilton. Matthew Hydzik as Buddy Foster, Robert Joy as Sir, Ryan Silverman as Terry Connor, and David St. Louis as Jake. The ensemble of side show characters will include Brandon Bieber as the 3 Legged Man, Matthew Patrick Davis as the Geek, Charity Angel Dawson as the Fortune Teller, Lauren Elder as the Venus di Milo, Javier Ignacio as the Dog Boy, Jordanna James as the World’s Tiniest Woman, Kelvin Moon Loh as the Half-Man Half-Woman, Barrett Martin as the Human Pin Cushion, Don Richard as the Reptile Man, Blair Ross as the Bearded Lady, Hannah Shankman as the Tattoo Girl, Josh Walker as the World’s Tiniest Man, with Con O’Shea-Creal, Derek Hanson, and DeLaney Westfall. Set design, David Rockwell; costume design, aul Tazewell; sound design, Peter Hylenski; hair and wig design, Charles LaPointe. Musical direction and arrangements by Sam Davis, orchestrations by Harold Wheeler. Choreography by Anthony Van Laast. .
Another London to Broadway transfer, with its London stars Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. From 3/16/15; opening 4/02/14. For an idea of what to expect, see our London critic's review here .
Cort Theater 38 West 48th Street (212) 239-6200
Revival of Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 drama , starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, after a Chicago engagement at the Steppenwolf Theatre . pany. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro. In New York from 8/18/14; opening 9/11/14; closing 1/04/14. Review
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Gershwin, 222 W. 51 St., (Broadway/8th Av) 212-307-4100
A new musical based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. It takes place in the Land of Oz, and tells the story of many of the characters before Dorothy arrived. Book by Winnie Holzman; music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; directed by Joe Mantello; choreographed by Wayne Cilento. Sets, Eugene Lee; lighting, Kenneth Posner; costumes, Susan Hilferty; sound, Tony Meola; musical director, Stephen Oremus; orchestrations, William David Brohn. From 10/2/03; opening 10/30/03. Tue at 7pm; Wed - Sat at 8pm; Wed & Sat at 2pm; Sun at 3pm -- $30 - $100. Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission. Our Review.
OK for ages 9 and up.
Longacre Theatre 220 West 48th Street (212) 239-6200
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play directed by Scott Ellis Cast: James Earl Jones (Martin Vanderhof), Kristine Nielsen(Penelope Sycamore), Rose Byrne(Alice Sycamore), Elizabeth Ashley (The Grand Duchess Olga), Annaleigh Ashford (Essie Carmichael), Mark Linn-Baker(Paul Sycamore), Johanna Day (Mrs. Kirby), Crystal A. Dickinson(Rheba), Julie Halston(Gay Wellington), Byron Jennings (Mr. Kirby), Marc Damon Johnson(Donald), Will Brill (Ed Carmichael), Karl Kenzler (Henderson), Joe Tapper (a G-Man), Nick Corley (a G-Man), Austin Durant (a G-Man),Patrick Kerr( Mr. De Pinna),Reg Rogers(Boris Kolenkhov), Fran Kranz (Tony Kirby) From 8/26/14; opening 9/28/14. Original music by Jason Robert Brown. Our Review