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Broadway wraps up another season with the conclusion Tony Awards. But a crop of new shows is already on the horizon, ready to light up the marquees of the Great White Way. The — season officially kicked off with the May 31 opening of The Boys in the Band; 17 more shows have dates lined up, and several more are inching closer to the boards.
Take a look at the list of productions to keep an eye on—which is, of course, subject to change—below. Set in a middle-class family home during the holidays, the play is about a father and his three adult sons who come together to celebrate Christmas over board games and takeout.
Straight White Men subverts the traditional family drama by becoming an exploration of American values, of capitalist belief systems versus social justice systems, and of identity and privilege. Previews begin June When his high school nemesis turns up to foreclose on his home, Mitch convinces his former high school band mates to reunite to rock out one last time in the local Battle of the Bands competition, and win back his house.
Directed by John Randothe musical was developed by producer Ken Davenport and the performance group Grundleshotz, who helped develop the show through a series of improv rehearsals. Mark Allen penned the score, and Sarah Saltzberg a member of Grundleshotz provided additional material.
Following a Chicago tryout, it was announced that three-time Tony nominee and Olivier winner Andy Karl will step into the role of wealthy businessman Edward Lewis— the part created in the Windy City by Steve Kazee. The new play is set against the lavish, lateth-century production of Hamlet that starred Bernhardt in her make-or-break role.
The limited engagement is scheduled through November 18 at the American Airlines Theatre. The fast-paced comedy thriller from the One Man, Two Guvnors playwright offers a look at the world of snooker, the British version of pool.
Leigh Silverman will direct. The production will start September 20 at Studio 54 before opening officially October Much of the London cast, including Olivier winner Laura Donnelly, will reprise their roles for the Broadway mounting of the play, which is set in Northern Ireland in the early s when an unexpected visitor arrives during the annual harvest celebration and feast.
Directed by Sam Mendesthe production will begin at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre October 2 prior to an official opening October The Waverly Gallery, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in May, in her first Broadway role sincewill play a strong-willed Greenwich Village art dealer facing the onset of Alzheimers.
Performances will begin performances September 25 at the John Golden Theatre ahead of an October 25 opening. This new, streamlined version—now titled Torch Song—transfers to Broadway following a fall run at Second Stage Theatre. Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl co-star in the landmark play about a nice Jewish boy who just happens to be gay and a drag performer and the lifelong struggle to find common ground with his mother.
King Kong begins previews October 5 ahead of a November 8 Broadway opening. THE PROM The musical comedy from Bob Martin, Chad Beguelinand Matthew Sklar tells the story of a group of eccentric Broadway professionals who travel to a small Indiana town to perhaps misguidedly help a high school student banned from her prom for wanting to bring her girlfriend.
The cast boasts an assortment of stage favorites, including Tony winner Beth Leavel playing a Tony winner herselfChristopher Sieberand Brooks Ashmanskas. The script explores the story as a memory play, with many of the performers resembling older variations of their respective characters. The play will open at the Shubert Theatre December 13, following previews beginning November 1.
The play follows the lives of the young singers at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an institution dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. Choir Boy will begin performances December 27 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre ahead of a January 22,opening night. James Macdonald will direct.
Casting will be announced at a later date. Ink will begin previews April 2 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre ahead of an April 24 opening.
Scott Elliswho helmed the concert presentation, will again direct, and Tony winner Warren Carlyle will return to choreograph.
Kiss Me, Kate will begin performances February14ahead of a March 14 opening, and is scheduled to play through June 2. The beloved Baz Luhrmann film heads to the stage with the vision of director Alex Timbers. The musical adaptation, featuring songs from the film and pop staples that have been released since, makes its world premiere at the newly remodeled Emerson Colonial Theatre with a cast led by Aaron Tveit and Tony winner Karen Olivo.The HyperTexts English Poetry Timeline and Chronology English Literature Timeline and Chronology World Literature Timeline and Chronology This is a timeline of English poetry and literature, from the earliest Celtic, Gaelic, Druidic, Anglo-Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman works, to the present day.
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Here's what's on the horizon following the Tony Awards. Broadway wraps up another season with the conclusion Tony Awards. But a crop of new shows is already on the horizon, ready to. James Somers is a writer and programmer based in New York.