Broadway Fall 2015 Preview Guide

The Fall season on Broadway has begun unusually early this year – – so early it’s hard to call the new season “Fall 2015.” with the opening in May of An Act of God, and planned July and August openings.

So this guide is earlier than usual – and thus even more tentative. This WILL change – definitely some additions, probably some subtractions or at least alterations. What’s promised is a star-heavy season: The Broadway debuts of movie stars Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and Keira Knightley and TV star George Takei! The return of Al Pacino, Audra McDonald, Lea Salonga and Nina Ariana!  The pairing of James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson! There are also new musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gloria Estefan, and  George C. Wolfe. WillisKnightlyTakei   But let’s face it: The big excitement at the moment is for the Broadway transfer of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Hamilton7 Listed below, chronologically by opening dates, are the shows officially scheduled so far on Broadway in the Fall 2015-2016 season, May 2015 through January 2016, with basic information and sometimes my two cents. Both the schedule and my opinions will be revised and updated as the season progresses. (Click for a rundown on long-running Broadway shows)

An Act of God

anactofgodlogoTheater: Studio 54
Playwright: David Javerbaum
Director:  Joe Montello
Opened: May 28
Closing: August 2, 2015
Cast: Jim Parsons Christopher Fitzgerald Tim Kazurinsky
God in the person of The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons has rewritten the Ten Commandments in a joke-filled comedy begat by the author of the Twitter feed @TweetofGod.
Twitter feed: @ActofGodBway

Penn and Teller

pennandtellerlogoMarquis Theater
First preview: July 7
Opening: July 12
Closing: August 16. 2015
Cast: Penn Jillette,Teller
The duo returns with their familiar mix of magic and comedy. @pennjillett and @MrTeller

Amazing Grace

amazinggrace logoNederlander Theatre
Authors: Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron
First preview: June 25
Opens: July 16
Director: Gabriel Barre
Cast: Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Tom Hewitt, Stanley Bahorek , Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle , Rachael Ferrera, Elizabeth Ward Land

A new musical about the creation of the spiritual song ‘Amazing Grace’ by John Newton, the son of a slave trader. Twitter feed: @agmusical

Hamilton

hamiltonlogoRichard Rodgers Theater
Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Director: Thomas Kail
First preview: July 13
Opens: August 6
Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Christopher Jackson, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Anthony Ramos, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Rua, Phillipa Soo, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, Voltaire Wade-Greene
The groundbreaking hip-hop opera about the life and times of the Founding Father on the ten dollar bill transfers to Broadway amid much huzzahs, including by me.
Twitter feed: @HamiltonMusical

Old Times

oldtimesnotlogoAmerican Airlines Theater

Playwright: Harold Pinter

Director: Douglas Hodge

First preview: September 17

Opens: October 6

Closing: Nov 29 2015

Cast: Clive Owen, Eve Best, Kelly Reilly

Owen makes his Broadway debut in this Roundabout revival of Pinter’s 1971 dark comedy about a friendly visit from Deeley’s wife’s friend Anna that turns into a battle for power

Fool For Love

FoolforLovenotquitelogoSamuel J. Friedman Theater

Playwright: Sam Shepard

Director: Daniel Aukin

First preview: September 15

Opens: October 8

Closing: TBA

Cast: Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell

Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell star in Manhattan Theatre Club’s revival of Sam Shepard’s 1983 play about a brother and sister who share an unrequited love.

The Gin Game

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Playwright: D.L. Coburn

Director: Leonard Foglia

First preview: September 21

Opens: October 13

Closing: TBA

Cast: Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones

Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones team up for the revival of this Pulitzer-winning play about a man and a woman in a nursing home who turn a game of gin rummy into a battleground.

Dames at Sea

DamesatSealogoHelen Hayes Theater

Authors: Jim Wise (music), George Haimsohn (book and lyrics), Robin Miller (book and lyrics)

Director: Randy Skinner

First Preview: September 24

Opens: October 22

Cast: TBA

First revival of the 1968 musical pokes fun at movie musicals of the 1930s. The cast of Ruby’s first Broadway show learn that their theater is being demolished, so they decide to perform on a battleship Twitter feed: @DamesatSeaBway

Therese Raquin

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Playwright: Helen Edmundson adaptation of Emile Zola Director: Evan Cabnet

First Preview: October 1

Opens: October 29

Cast: Keira Knightly, Judith Light, Gabriel Ebert, Matt Ryan

A new stage adaptation of Zola’s novel. “In this tale of love, lust, betrayal, and guilt, Thérèse (Knightley) has made peace with her loveless marriage to a weak man when her world is turned upside down by Laurent walking through the door

King Charles III

KingCharlesIIIlogoMusic Box Theater

Playwright: Mike Bartlett

Director: Rupert Goold

First Preview: October 10

Opens: November 1

Cast: Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Adam James,Margot Leicester, Miles Richardson, Tom Robertson, Sally Scott, Tafline Steen,Lydia Wilson

A Broadway transfer of the 2015 Olivier award for best new play imagining Prince Charles’ ascent to the throne. Twitter feed: @KingCharles3

On Your Feet

OnYourFeetlogoMarquis Theater

Authors: Gloria Estefan (music), Alexander Dinelaris (book)

Director: Jerry Mitchell

First Preview: October 5

Opens: November 5

Cast: Ana Villafañe, Josh Segarra

Singer Gloria Estefan tells the story of her and her husband Emilio Estefan Twitter feed: @OnYourFeetBway

Allegiance

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Authors: Music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, book by Marc Acito, Kay Kuo, Lorenzo Thione

Director: Stafford Arima

First Preview: October 6

Opens: November 8

Cast: George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, Katie Rose Clarke, Michael K. Lee, Christopheren Nomura, Greg Watanabe

A new musical based on George Takei’s family’s experiences in an American internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Twitter feed: @AllegianceBway

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Cort Theater

Author: A.R. Gurney

Director: Dan Sullivan

First Preview: September 25

Opens: October 15

Cast: Annaleigh Ashford, Julie White, Robert Sella

Annaleigh Ashford and Julie White star in this revival of A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy about a man who adopts a dog (Ashford) that causes a crisis in his marriage.  First preview planned for September 25.

Twitter feed: @SylviaBroadway

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A View from the Bridge

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Playwright: Arthur Miller

Director: Ivan Van Hove

First Preview: October 21

Opens: November 12

Cast: Mark Strong, Nicola Walker, Phoebe Fox.

This will be the fifth production on Broadway of Miller’s Greek tragedy of a play set on a Brooklyn waterfront in the 1950s; the last was in 2010 starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. However, it marks the Broadway debut of the much-praised Belgium avant-garde director Van Hove, who wowed New York audiences just last year with his innovative Off-Broadway productions of Scenes from a Marriage and Angels in America. His View from the Bridge is a transfer from London.

China Doll

ChinaDolllogoGerald Schoenfeld Theater

Playwright: David Mamet

Director: Pam MacKinnon

First Preview: October 21

Opens: November 19

Cast: Al Pacino, Fran Kranz

David Mamet’s new two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross (Pacino), who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancée as he prepares to go into semiretirement; on his way he suddenly gets a phone call.

Twitter feed: @ChinaDollBway

The Color Purple

ColorPurplelogoBernard Jacobs Theater

Authors: Music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, book by Marsha Norman

Director: John Doyle

First Preview: November 9

Opens: December 3

Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks

A revival of the 2005 musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about Twitter feed: @BwayColorPurple

School of Rock—The Musical

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Authors: Lyrics by Glenn Slater, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and from the movie, book by Julian Fellowes

Director: Laurence Connor

First Preview: November 9

Opens: December 6

Cast: Alex Brightman, Sierra Boggess

An adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black movie about a really bad substitute teacher who enlists his fifth-grade class to form a rock group to compete in the Battle of the Bands.

Twitter feed: @SORMusical

Fiddler on the Roof

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Authors: Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Joseph Stein (book)

Director: Bartlett Sher

First Preview: November 12

Opens: December 17

Cast: Danny Burstein

A revival of the hugely and justly popular 1964 musical about a Jewish milkman and his daughters in hostile 19th century Russia. Twitter feed: @FiddlerBroadway

Noises Off

Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

American Airlines Theater

Playwright: Michael Frayn

Director: Jeremy Herrin

First Preview: December 17

Opens: January 14, 2016

Closing; TBA

Cast: Andrea Martin, Jeremy Shamos

Andrea Martin stars in the Roundabout revival of this 1983 backstage comedy with lots of door-slamming.

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Samuel J. Friedman Theater

Playwright: Richard Greenberg

Director: Lynne Meadow

First Preview: December 28

Opens: January 20

Closing: TBA

Cast: Linda Lavin

Linda Lavin stars in yet another collaboration between Greenberg and Manhattan Theatre Club artistic director Meadow, this one about a mother who confesses a small infidelity that has big consequences.

Planned for the Fall, 2015 season without a specific opening date or theater yet.

Sylvia:  Annaleigh Ashford and Julie White star in this revival of A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy about a man who adopts a dog (Ashford) that causes a crisis in his marriage.  First preview planned for September 25. @SylviaBroadway

Misery: Bruce Willis makes his Broadway debut with Elizabeth Marvel in William Goldman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a popular writer held hostage by an insane fan

An Act of God: Jim Parsons as the Almighty on Broadway

Basic questions such as the origin of the universe – Big Bang Theory vs. Divine Creation –  may fiercely divide the world, but on stage at Studio 54, they are a source  of jokes by Jim Parsons as the Almighty in An Act of God,  a play whose own origin is less than cosmic: It began life as a Twitter feed.

David Javerbaum, the former head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,  has attracted nearly two million followers since spawning @TheTweetOfGod, which begat a best-selling book, “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God,” which begat the 90-minute stage version whose greatest merit is its casting.  The playwright is upfront about the reason for choosing Parsons, the charmingly child-like star of the TV series, “The Big Bang Theory”; God, in the person of Parsons, explains:  “In the desert I appeared as a burning bush. On Broadway, I appear as Sheldon Cooper. Know thy audience. ”

For full review,  see An Act of God review on DC Theatre Scene.

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Broadway’s Best 2015 – Better (and Cheaper) Than You Think

All the excitement leading up to the 69th annual Tony Awards on June 7th can seem like so much hype, even to professional theater artists, several of whom have told me they never watch the awards show. Probe just a bit, and it’s clear their beef is with Broadway, as I point out in my new piece on Howlround, In Defense of Broadway.

In it, I repeat what people say is wrong with Broadway — that it’s “risk averse,” too expensive, not inclusive enough, not really representative of theater  —  and then answer point by point. I also include the Must-See AND Can-Afford shows of the Broadway 2014-2015 season that are still running, with an added list of Could-See and Might-Afford.

With links to reviews, they are (in order of quality-plus-affordability):

Hand to God (general rush tickets are $27)

On The Town (mobile lottery is $20)

Fun Home

The King and I

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

In the video below, I ask nearly a dozen performers, many of them Tony nominees this season:

What are popular misconceptions about Broadway?

Broadway’s Best Dance Shows

The dancing on Broadway seems to have gotten bigger, and more original — even many plays this season had dancing in them — since I held a contest two years ago asking readers for the best dance numbers on Broadway that they’d ever seen.

Here is a video that highlights the dancing on Broadway this season, focusing on the four musical nominated for a Tony for best choreography: On The Town choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, The King and I by Christopher Gattelli, Something Rotten by Casey Nicholaw , and An American in Paris by Christopher Wheeldon.

I’ve just run another contest, with a slightly different question:

What show had the best dancing you ever saw on Broadway?

I was asking about the show as a whole rather than specific numbers.

The winner of the contest, chosen at random at Random.org, is Douglas Otero.

Here are the dozen they chose, in alphabetical order, with a selection of their comments:

An American in Paris
“The choreography was complex, expressive, and exquisite and performed brilliantly.”- Monica C.

Anything Goes
“It was completely breath taking and made me loath the fact I can’t dance.”~Diane DiNapoli

Chicago
“Very seductive with lots of precision. No pomp and circumstance. Just great moves, sexy black outfits all dancing in unison. Yes!” – Lisa Vigna

Contact
“Directed/choreographed by Susan Stroman whom I have loved ever since. I have to admit it is hard to chose one dance, but I guess if forced to it would be the lyrical and classical dance number depicting fantasy while seated in reality at a restaurant. The dancers tell the story with no need for dialogue”~Lisa Dennett

Fosse
Aside from wanting to jump on stage myself, it was one of those moments you witness where it’s like you feel as if Bob Fosse was in the audience watching. Douglas Otero

Jerome Robbins’ Broadway
“the obvious answer, for me, with its re-creations of so many glorious classic numbers.”-Noah Diamond.

The Lion King

Movin’ Out

Newsies
he epic “Seize the Day” number alone had me grinning like a schoolgirl, and when you throw in tap via “King of New York”…that Tony for Best Choreography was well deserved!”~Sarah Packard

Pippin’

Promises, Promises

West Side Story
“I’m super biased because I love the piece so much. I grew up watching the movie and never thought I’d get to see it onstage. I guess I was particularly awestruck with “America”, mostly because I never thought I’d see anyone’s legs go higher than Rita Moreno and yet, here was Karen Olivo being mindblowing. Sigh.”- Jose Solis

Watch: Chicago, Les Miserables, Lion King, Phantom, Wicked in Stars in the Alley

StarsintheAlley2015The 2015 Stars in the Alley free concert at Shubert Alley featured performances by the current casts of 18 Broadway musicals, including the longest-running. The host was Darren Criss, the new star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which (oddly?) was not one of the shows presented.

Here in alphabetical order are the performances from five of the Broadway staples:

Chicago, starring Brandy Norwood singing “Roxy,” with David Bushman, Peter Nelson, Denny Paschall, and Michael Scirrotto:

Les Miserables, with Brennyn Lark singing “On My Own.”

The Lion King, with Gugwana Dlamini singing “The Circle of Life”

The Phantom of the Opera, with James Barbour singing “The Music of the Night”

Wicked, with Lilli Cooper singing “The Wizard and I”

Win Two Tickets to On The Town

On The Town

On The Town

Ticket giveaway: See On The Town on June 4th, 2015 for free.

The revival, which I love, does justice to a show that made history on Broadway — marking the Broadway debuts of Leonard Bernstein and the songwriting/book writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The current production has been nominated for four Tony Awards: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Yazbeck), best choreography (Joshua Bergasse) and best direction of a musical (John Rando.)

To enter the contest for a free pair of tickets to the show on June 4th, answer this question:

What show had the best dancing you ever saw on Broadway?

1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through Random.org based on the order of your reply, not its content.
But you must answer the question, complete with explanation (such as at least one specific dance number) or your entry will not be approved for submission.
2. Please include in your answer your Twitter name and follow my Twitter feed at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message. (If you don’t have a Twitter name, create one. It’s free.)
3. This contest ends Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. You must respond to my direct message on Twitter within 24 hours or I will choose another winner.
(4. All submissions have to be approved, so you won’t necessarily see your entry right away: Please be patient, and don’t submit more than once.)

Jim Parsons in An Act of God: First Photographs

Jim Parsons returns to Broadway in An Act of God, written by David Javerbaum based on is popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod and directed by Joe Mantello, The comedy co-stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Michael and Tim Kazurinsky as Gabriel.

The show officially opens on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) and runs for 13 weeks.

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Skylight Review: A Doomed Love Dissected in A London Housing Project

Bill Nighy and Carey MulliganHe’s a rich restaurateur, she a poor schoolteacher. Although decades older than she is, he prances and fidgets like a rock star, while she stands still like a rock. Yet, for six years, Tom and Kyra were in love. It was not a happily-ever-after kind of love: Tom was married, and, when his wife found out about the affair, Kyra split.

Now, three years later, when they meet again, their values are so different that the only thing they clearly have in common in director Stephen Daldry’s first-rate Broadway revival of David Hare’s 1995 play “Skylight” is how extraordinary the performances of the two actors who portray them, Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

They perform with an unusual combination of subtlety and intensity, in a play that is itself a rare combination of comedy and drama, love story and political commentary.

It’s been a year since Tom’s wife has died of cancer, and Tom decides to visit his old flame Kyra at her run-down housing project in a rough part of London; it becomes clear quickly that he is hoping for a reconciliation. It becomes clear a little less quickly that Kyra does indeed love him still. But as the evening progresses into night, we understand that their differing world views will trump their love for one another.

Unlike some of Hare’s more explicitly political works – such as Stuff Happens, about American officials’ plunge into the Iraq War – the politics in “Skylight” is woven into the characters’ personal conflict.

Yes, there are some clear-cut political positions: Kyra blasts the “self-pity of the rich,” who no longer talk of “making money” but of “the creation of wealth,” and expect to be praised for this loftier-sounding description. Tom suggests that the do-gooders like Kyra have a “sentimental illusion” about ordinary people that’s something of a pose: “Loving the people’s an easy project for you. Loving a person … now that’s something different.”

As even-handed as Hare seems present the characters’ beliefs, I think we are meant to see the concrete damage and inequity that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s policies have wrought; it’s in the very set and costume design by Bob Crowley – Tom’s custom-tailored suit and top coat, Kyra’s freezing flat and layers of old sweaters.

But so many of the accusations and arguments are so specific to the characters, and come amid so much else in their relationship, that one could overlook the politics of it all together, and still find the play rich in nuance and insight.

The scenes between Nighy and Mulligan are bookended with visits by Tom’s 18-year-old son Edward, which would feel contrived if the actor portraying Edward, Matthew Beard in his Broadway debut, weren’t himself so terrific. He is believably on the cusp between boyhood and manhood, with a subtle shadow of his father’s mannerisms. There’s something about the palpable familiarity and affection between Kyra and Edward which drives home just how sad it is that they’re not now, and won’t ever be, family.

Skylight

Golden Theater

By David Hare; directed by Stephen Daldry; designed by Bob Crowley; lighting by Natasha Katz; sound by Paul Arditti; music by Paul Englishby; production stage manager, William Joseph Barnes

Cast: Carey Mulligan (Kyra Hollis), Bill Nighy (Tom Sergeant) and Matthew Beard (Edward Sergeant).

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes including one intermission.

Skylight is scheduled to run through June 14, 2015

May 2015 New York Theater Openings and Awards

Some may see May as the month when theater people are waiting for the Tony Awards in June, but don’t be fooled. There are at least 21 shows opening in New York this month, including one on Broadway. AND there are a half dozen major New York theater awards announcing their winners in May. Below is a list of May awards by the date when the winners are announced, and May shows organized chronologically by opening date, with descriptions. Each show title is linked to a relevant website. (And each award is linked to a list of nominees — for those awards that announce nominees in advance.) Nothing, of course, is guaranteed about any of these shows, even those that seem the most promising. (This is why I write reviews.) There are always surprises. Color key: Broadway: Red. Off Broadway: PurpleOff Off Broadway: Green. Awards: Orange

May 2

Love Me (Funny Sheesh at The 4th Street Theater) It’s the mid-1990s in New York City, and underachieving writer/motivational speaker Charlie Styptic  searches for love and artistic achievement.

May 4

New York Drama Critics Circle winners announced

Fred and Estelle Astaire nominees announced Forever (New York Theatre Workshop)Dael Orlandersmith Forever Framed with the story of the pilgrimage that Dael Orlandersmith took to the cemetery where Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison are buried, she offers a semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we dwb-danare born into and the family we choose. Dinner With The Boys (Theatre Row – Acorn) Written by and starring Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, Lombardi), this comedy tells the story of two wise guys from the old neighborhood who find themselves at odds with the Family, and prepare them dinner to make amends.

May 5

Theatre World Awards announced

Toast0374RToast (The Public Theater) Lemon Anderson (County of Kings) tells the story of a group of inmates “fighting to keep their minds free amidst the 1971 riots that rocked Attica Prison.”

 May 7

 Melissa’s Choice (Theatre Row, The Lion) A passionate lawyer must decide between two men, and is helped by her unlikely guides at a local campsite. Cool Hand Luke (59e59) Under the scorching Florida sun, Boss Godfrey watches the chain gang and keeps his eye on Cool Hand Luke – war hero, trouble-maker, and inspiration to his fellow inmates – just the kind of man the Boss needs to crush. (They make no mention of the Paul Newman movie. Both are based on the novel by Donn Pearce.)

 May 9

Summer and Smoke (T. Schreiber Theatre Studio) The Tennessee Williams play is directed by Terry Schreiber

May 10

Lucille Lortel Awards ceremony

One Hand Clapping (59e59) Adapted from Anthony Burgess’ (author of ‘A Clockwork Orange’) 1961 novel, this darkly comic story about the winner of a TV quiz show who makes a sinister proposition to his wife.

May 11

Outer Critics Circle winners announced

PaintedRocksatRevolverCreek The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek (Signature) A  new play by Athol Fugard inspired by the life of outsider artist Nukain Mabusa.

May 14

The Glass Menagerie (47th Street Theatre) The Tennessee Williams play presented in the inaugural season of the Masterworks Theater Company. The multicultural cast includes Olivia Washington, Denzel Washington’s daughter, as Laura.

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May 15

Drama League Awards

May 17

 AR Gurney By Gregory CostanzoWhat I Did Last Summer (Signature Theatre) The latest in the Signature season of plays by A.R. Gurney: With her husband overseas near the end of World War II, Grace fights to save the splintering bonds of her family by taking her teenage son and daughter to spend the summer on Lake Erie. Starring the fabulous Kristine Nielsen, with the up-and-comer Noah Galvin.

May 18

Obie Awards

The Flick (Barrow Street Theatre) A new production of last year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Annie Baker about three employees of a movie theater. (My review of original production.)

May 19

TheWayWeGetBy The Way We Get By (Second Stage) Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski in Neil Labute play about the morning after a one-night stand.

May 20

permissionpicPermission (MCC Theater) Written by Robert Askins (playwright of Hand to God), directed by Alex Timbers: A couple’s new commitment to “Christian Domestic Discipline” upends their lives.

Macbeth (Public Theater)

May 21

The Other Thing  (Second Stage Uptown) Kim is a journalist, writing what she thinks will be a run-of-the-mill article about a father and son team of ghost hunters in rural Virginia.

May 24

Incognito (MTC at New York City Center) A new play by Nick Payne (Constellations) about a pathologist who steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend

May 28

AnActofGod An Act of God (Studio 54) Jim Parsons stars in a ” 90-minute comedy where the Almighty and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.”

Cagney (York Theatre Company) A musical about the actor from his humble beginnings in New York City’s Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, to his superstardom in Hollywood.

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May 31

Drama Desk Awards

R/Evolution (Robert Moss Theater) A new musical set 150 years in the future, when governments have been replaced by corporations.

Darren Criss in Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Hot Photos

 

Hedwig & the Angry Inch Belasco TheatreGlee is gone, which gives Darren Criss the chance to take the grease out of his hair, and smear it over his body, as the latest Hedwig in the Broadway blast, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He began performances April 29th, and is scheduled to appear through July 19, 2015. He co-stars with Rebecca Naomi Jones as Yitzhak
This is Criss’s second foray onto Broadway, having served as Daniel Radcliffe’s replacement for How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for a few weeks in January, 2012.

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