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The Book of Mormon on Broadway

Al Hirschfeld Theatre,302 West 45th Street Ambassador, 219 W. 49th St. (Broadway/8th Av)

August Wilson 245 W. 52d St. (7th/8th Avs)

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)

Hilton (see Foxwood),br>
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)

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)
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Act One
Vivian Beaumont Theater 150 West 65th Street (212) 239-6200
James Lapine directs his own adaptation of Moss Hart's classic autobiography that chronicles his struggle to escape poverty and forge a career in the theater, which led to his collaboration with George S. Kaufman and culminated in his first great success, Once in a Lifetime. Cast: Santino Fontana, Tony Shalhoub. Beowolf Boritt (Scenic Design), Jane Greenwood (Costume Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design) Daniel Moses Schrier (Sound Design).From 3/20/14; opening 4/17/14; closing 6/15/14. Run Time: approx 2 hours and 40 minutes with intermission. Our Review

After Midnight
Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 W 47th Street
A new production of Cotton Club Parade, conceived by Jack Viertel, which played two smash-hit, sold-out engagements at City Center) will open on Broadway this fall. Director/choreographer Warren Carlyle and superstar fashion duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo will join Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars to bring the lavish shows of the hip Harlem nightclub to a whole new generation of theatergoers. Cast:"Special Guest Star" Fantasia and Dulé Hill, Adriane Lenox as the blues singer with a sense of humor; Julius "Iglide" Chisholm; hip hop star Virgil J. Gadson; modern dancer Karine Plantadit; Michael Jackson's tap coach Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and tap-dancing choreographer Jared Grimes. The cast will also include a male quartet comprised of Grammy Award-nominee and member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band Everett Bradley, Cedric Neal, T. Oliver Reid and Monroe Kent; a female trio of Broadway vets including Carmen Ruby Floyd, Rosena M. Hill Jackson and Bryonha Marie Parham; and dancers Marija Abney, Phillip Attmore, Christopher Broughton, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, C.K. Edwards, Bahiyah Hibah, Erin Moore, Justin Prescott, Tony Award nominee Desmond Richardson, Monique Smith and Daniel Watts. From 10/18/13; opening 11/03/13 The show will will celebrate Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by living jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis. Peter Hylenski (sound) and Tony Award-winners John Lee Beatty (set design) and Howell Binkley (lighting design). Our Review

New Amsterdam Theatre 42nd Street

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

All the Way
Neil Simon Theatre 250 West 52nd Street
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan' s new play stars three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") as President Lyndon B. Johnson.Cast also features: Roslyn Ruff as Loretta King, John McMartin as Richard Russell, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, Robert Petkoff as Senator Hubert Humphrey, Brandon J. Dirden as Martin Luther King, Jr From 2/10/14; opening 3/06/1. Directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. What it's about: A pivotal moment in American history. This drama will take audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first years of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. The play was commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival' and had a sold-out run at the A.R.T. All the Way/ Robert Schenkkan (Off-Broadway2014)

Jessie Mueller as Carole King and Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Beautiful- The Carole King Musical,
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 Book of Mormon
Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad
(Photo: Joan Marcus)
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.
Stephen Pasquale & Kelly O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara & Stephen Pasquale(Photo: Joan Marcus).
The Bridges Of Madison County
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street For more information about The Bridges of Madison County visit
New musical by Jason Robert Brown (music and lyrics) & Marsha Norman (book) based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller and drected by Bartlett Sher, will start its Broadway life 1/17/14; opening 2/20/14. Kelli O'Hara will again co-star with Stephen Pasquale as she did in Far From Heaven at Williamstown and again at Playwrights Horizon (while pregnant). But a new cast member has been added to play the role of her character's husband Bud Johnson --Hunter Foste, the husband of Francesca Johnson The not-for-review production of Bridges. . .featured Eleanor Shadow. What it's about: The love story of an Italian war bride now a devoted Iowa houseife and her unlikely brief love affair with a National Geographic photographer is based on Robert James Waller's a best-selling romance made into a terrific movie Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, and lighting design by Donald Holder. Sound Design is by Jon Weston. Our Review

Bullets Over Broadway
St. James Theatre 246 West 44th Street
World premiere newmusical adaptation of the Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath screenplay of the 1994 film. Cast: Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpeand Hélene Yorke, Karen Ziemba Additional casting for the ensemble cast of 29. From 3/11/13; opening 4/10/14. Staged by director and choreographer Susan Stroman. Santo Loquasto (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Doug Besterman (orchestrations)and Glen Kelly (musical arrangements and supervision) and Peter Hylenski (sound design).The adaptation by Woody Allen, will feature existing music of the period. What it's about: An aspiring young playwright (Braff) is forced to cast a mobster's (Pastore) talentless girlfriend (Yorke) in his latest drama in order to get it produced. Our Review

Studio 54 254 West 54th Street
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.Show Run Time: TBA

Casa Valentina
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Harvey Fierstein's new comedy-dram inspired by actual events. Directed by Joe Mantello. What it's about: In the resort-happy Catskills in the 1950s-'60s, Casa Valentina caters to heterosexual men whose favorite pastime is dressing and acting as women. But when faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, they must decide whether public recognition would help them gain a place in open society or spell personal disaster. From 4/01/14; opening 4/23/14; closing 6/14/14. Cast: Reed Birney, John Cullum, Gabriel Ebert, Lisa Emery, Tom McGowan, Patrick Page , Larry Pine,Mare Winningham $67 - $125 Show

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

The Cripple of Inishmaan
Daniel Radcliffe as Billy Claven (Photo: Johan Persson)
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Cort Theatre 138 West 48th Street (212) 239-6200

Martin McDonagh's play has already had several New York productions in 1998 and the Atlantic Theater 10 years later). But nothing as starry one as the one tranferring to the Cort from London, starring Daniel Radcliffe. It will run from 4/12/14; opening 4/20/14; closing 7/20/14., will transfer to Broadway's Cort Theatre in April. Besides Radcliffe to play Billy, the cast will feature Ingrid Craigie (Kate Osborne), Pádraic Delaney (Babbybobby), Sarah Greene (Helen McCormick), Gillian Hanna (Eileen Osborne), Gary Lilburn (Doctor), Conor MacNeill (Bartley McCormick), Pat Shortt (Johnnypateenmike) and June Watson (Mammy). Set and costume design by Tony Award winner Christopher Oram, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable. Composer and sound designer is Alex Baranowski. Our Review

Elephant Man
Shubert Theater TBA
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). 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.

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 .

The Glass Menagerie
Booth Theatre 222 W. 45th Street  (212) 239-6200
The American Repertory Theater production of Tennessee Williams' much produced play is coming to Broadway. Cast: Cherry Jones (Amanda Wingfield), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Laura), Zachary Quinto (Tom), Brian J. Smith (the Gentleman Caller). Directed by John Tiffany. From 9/05/13; opening 9/26/13; closing 1/05/14-- extended, now closing 2/17/14.Scenic and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Clive Goodwin. Original music is composed by Nico Muhly, with movement by Steven Hoggett. For the new staging, Tiffany and designer Crowley created a series of platforms depicting the Wingfield apartment, which appear to float over a pool of black liquid. Our Review.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Belasco Theatre
John Cameron Mitchell stars in this Broadway revival of Stephen Trask's musical. From 3/29/14; opening 4/22/14; closing 8/17/14. 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

Holler if Ya Hear Me
Palace Theater
New musical inspired by the work of rapper Tupac Shakur who died in a drive-by shooting in 1996 at the age of 25. Opening 6/19/14 (not in time for Tonys) Details TBA

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

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.
Killer Joe
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. --
Kinky Boots
Billy Porter and several of the Angels
(Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Kinky Boots
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 8/10/14. Tickets: $97 to $250. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday @8pm Wednesday and Saturday @2pm; Sunday @3pm
Our Review

The Last Ship
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. The Broadway show will be preceded by a summer tryout in Chicago and on February 21, PBS "Great Performances" will broadcast Sting: The Last Ship at 9 pm, ET (check local listings) which was filmed on Sting's birthday last fall Sting providing a glimpse into the narrative of the play through. Cast: Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett, Collin Kelly-Sordelet and Fred Applegate. Additional casting TBA. 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.

Les Miserables
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.

Mamma Mia!
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.
Matilda the Musical
Cast of Matilda
Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street) 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.

Mothers and Sons
John Golden Theatre 252 W. 45th Street 212/239-6200
A new play by 4-time Tony Award®-winning playwright Terrence McNally. From 2/23/14; opening; 3/24/14; Cast: Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller and Bobby Steggert. Weller will portray Cal Porter opposite Daly’s Katharine Gerard. Steggert reprises the role of Will Ogden which he created in an earlier production of the play at Bucks County Playhouse. Directed by Sheryl Keller. What it's about: A mother who pays a surprise visit to the New York apartment of her late son's ex-partner who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her—without her—she is finally able to see the rich life her son might have led. Pre-opening performances: Wednesday and Saturday @2pm; Sunday @3pm. Post opening: Tuesday and Thursday @7pm Wednesday @2 and 7pm Friday @8pm, Saturday @2 and 8pm Sunday @3pm Our Review

Brandon Victor Dixon (Gordy), Valisia Lekae (Diana Ross)
(Photo: Joan Marcus)
Motown: The Musical
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
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.

Jeremy Jordan (center) and company membersin Newsies
Nederlander 208 W. 41st St
This stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie, inspired by real-life events from turn of the twentieth century New York City, tells the story of a young newsboy who leads a strike against the powerful newspaper publishers of 1899. Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, composer and lyricist of the original movie score, have written additional songs for the stage version. Book by multiple Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein. Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Jeremy Jordan.From 3/15/12; opening 3/29/12; open run. Our Review. Update: Jeremy Jordan, was replaced by Corey Cott, starting 9/05/12.
OK for ages 8 and up.

Noises Off
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

No Man's Land & Waiting For Godot
Cort Theater West 48th Street (212) 232-626
This Pinter and Beckett double bill stars Ian Mckellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley. It's directed by Sean Mathias. From 10/26/13; opening 11/24/13; closing 3/31/14. 2013 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). In the Pinter play , two elderly writers, having met in a London pub, continue drinking and talking into the night. All might be well, until the return home of two younger men. Their relationships are exposed, with Pinteresque menace and hilarity In the Beckett play two wanderers wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, who they hope will change their lives for the better. Instead, another couple of eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous. Alternating in the Beckett play are Colin Critchley and Aidan Gemme. Sets and costumes by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, sound and music by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, projections by Zachary Borovay, hair and make-up by Tom Watson.

Of Mice and Men
Longacre Theatre 220. W. 48th Street 239-6200
Stage adaptation of John Steineck's 1937 novella. Anna D. Shapiro directs. Cast: James Franco (George), Chris O'Dowd (Lennie, Jim Norton (Candy and Leighton Meester (Curley's Wife). From 3/19/14; opening 4/16/14; closing 7/27/14. There have been several screen adaptations. This is the first Broadway revival in 40 years. Our Review

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.”

The Phantom of the Opera
Majestic, 247 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Ave), 239-6200
Another 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. 
our review. 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.
Patina Miller and Pippin cast members
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 Review
Pump Boys & Dinettes
Circle in the Square Theatre 235 West 50th St.
new production of the hit musical conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wand, with new errangements & orchestrations by Mary Mitchell Campbell. Direction and Musical Staging by John Doyle. From 3/19/13; opening 4/08/13. Cast: Bo Bice, AlexanderGemignani, Erik Hayden, Justin Hosek, Jane Pfitsch and Leenya Rideout. Performes will, true to Doyle's directing trademark, provide the show‘s musical accompaniment on instruments including guitar, piano, bass, fiddle, accordion, harmonica...and even kitchen utensils. What it's about: Doyle‘s tribute to life by the roadside, takes place on Highway 57 somewhere in America‘s heartland, between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina, stands a rest stop, for those who need a good rest. The four hard-working fellas at the gas station, Jim, Jackson, Eddie and L.M., have been known to do some auto repairs, but only when aided by ample quantities of time, great tunes and a few beers while they‘re at it. Just a few feet away, there‘s also a roadside eatery, the Double Cupp Diner, where the Cupp sisters, Prudie and Rhetta, celebrate their famous home cooking and gift for song with the same zeal they bring to their kinship with the boys. The production became a sensation in 1981 and transferred to Broadway to play 573 performancesicket prices are $132 for performances Monday Monday - Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday at 2pm. Post p[emomg schedule will be Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2 and 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

A Raisin in the Sun
Barrymore Theatre 243 W. 47th St.
Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's Younger family saga. Cast: LaTanya Richardson Jackson (note: a replacement for Diannh Carroll who was originally cast but withdrew in February), Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni Rose Join Denzel Washington To be directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon at the same theater where the play opened 55 years ago. From 3/08/14; opening 4/03/13; closing 6/15/14. where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago.Scenic designer Mark Thompson, costume designer Ann Roth and lighting designer Brian MacDevitt. Our Review

The Real Thing
Roundabout Theatre Company American Airlines Theatre West 42nd Street
Revi val of Tom Stoppards play marks Broadway debut for Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor. Sam Gold will direct.'From 10/02/14; opening 10/30/14; closing 1/04/15. More details TBA The Realistic Joneses
Lyceum 149 W. 45 Street
New York premiere of new comedy by Will Eno, directed by Sam Gold: opening 4/06/14. Cast: Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei. What it's about: We meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. Our Review

The Real Thing
Roundabout Theatre Company American Airlines Theatre227 West 42nd Street

Broadway debut of Ewan McGregor Henry in Tom Stoppard's 1984 Tony® Award-winning play, directed by Resident Director Sam Gold. From 10/02/14; opening 10/30/13; closing 1/04/15. Cast and Desiger details TBA. 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.

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.
Margo Seibert and Andy Karl
Winter Garden Theater
The $15 million boxing musical adaptation of the film has music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan. Alex Timbers directs.Andy Karl (Rocky Balboa),Margo Seibert (Adrian), Terence Archie (Apollo Creed), Dakin Matthews (Rocky's trainer, Mickey), Mastrogiorgio (Adrian's brother, Paulie), Jennifer Mudge (Gloria). Ensemble Adrian Alfredo Aguilar, Eric Anderson, Michelle Aravena, James Brown III, Sam J. Cahn, Vincent Corazza, Kevin Del Aguila, Ned Eisenberg, Bradley Gibson, Stacey Todd Holt, Sasha Hutchings, David Andrew Macdonald, Vasthy Mompoint, Vince Oddo, Okieriete Onaodowan, Adam Perry, Kristin Piro, Luis Salgado, John Schiappa, Samantha Shafer, Wallace Smith, Jenny Lee Stern, Dan’yelle Williamson and Mark Zimmerman. Set design by Chris Barreca, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Peter Hylenski, orchestrations by Doug Besterman and Stephen Trask, with music supervision by David Holcenberg. Choreography by 2012 Once Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine The musical opened last fall with a world premiere German-language production in Hamburg. The original Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone, is producing the musical. From 2/11/14; opening 3/13/14.Schedule: Monday to Saturday @8pm, Wednesday and Saturday @2pm. Beginning March 18: Tuesday @7pm. Wednesday tp Saturday @8pm, Wednesday and Saturday @2pm. Sunday @3pm Rocky/Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone/Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens (Broadway 2014)

Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince
Rodger & Hammerstein's Cinderella
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. This is the Broadway premiere for the celebrated musical, which was written for television in 1957. "Wells">
Our Review.
March 13, 2014 Update: The show originally planned for a limited run has extended several times with the usual cast changes. The lates Cindera and her wicked stepmother recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher have extended their engagements through June 8 and hopefully even longer since tickets are being sold September 8th. However, due to prior commitments Ms. Drescher will not play performances between April 28 and May 5; and Ms. Jepsen will not perfrom beteen May 16 and 20. Take note too of the new performance schedule: 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 .

Roundabout at American Airlines Theater 227 West 42nd Street)
Revival based on the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center concert production of musical with music by Jeanine Tesori with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Cast: Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell,Joshua Henry. Directed by Leigh Silverman. From 3/28/14; opening 4/20/14; closing 8/10/14. Based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts. Jeffrey Page (Choreographer), Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red (Original Orchestrations) and Michael Rafter (Music Director). The design team includes David Zinn (Sets), Clint Ramos (Costumes), Mark Barton (Lights) and Leon Rothenberg (Sound). What it's about: A disfigured young woman' s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. The musical opened off-Broadway for a limited run at Playwrights Horizons on March 11, 1997 and won the Obie Award, Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Our Review

The Velocity of Autumn
Booth Theatre 212/239-6200
Drama by Eric Cable, starring Estelle Parson and Stephen Spinella. Directed by Molly Smith. From 4/01/14; opening 4/21/14. Closing 8/17/14. What it's about: Family drama about where Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. Scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Rui Rita, sound design by Darron L. West, wig design by Paul Huntley. For an idea what to expect, Our Review

Waiting For Godot, see No Man's Land for details of repertory production.

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.

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