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Broadway’s April Avalanche

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The logos of all Broadway shows opening in April, 2013, in the order in which they are opening.

The logos of all Broadway shows opening in April, 2013, in the order in which they are opening.

As March madness turns into April avalanche, the marathon begins. In the next 25 days, 15 shows will open on Broadway, much of the Spring 2013 Broadway season. This coming week, Tom Hanks debuts on Broadway in “Lucky Guy” and Cyndi Lauper makes her Broadway songwriting debut with “Kinky Boots.”

Opening Off-Broadway this week: Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years,  and Michael Urie in Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer and Cellar.

The Week in New York Theater

March 25, 2013

Natasha,Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 returns May 1, to a venue created specifically for it, wedged between the Highline and the Standard Hotel.

New York - Primary Stages

New York – Primary Stages

One-Minute Play Festival: Moments That Reveal A Community’s Mind

The motto of the festival — 1,000+ Plays. 300+ Playwrights. 10 Cities. 1 Minute. A talk with its founder Dominic D’Andrea

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Win two tickets to see Orphans, starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Ben Sturridge

Win two tickets to see Orphans, starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Ben Sturridge

Orphans begins performances. Win two free tickets: Orphans Ticket Giveaway Contest

On 50th anniversary of Patsy Cline’s death, Crystal Bowersox  will star in Ted Swindley’s  “Always… Patsy Cline.” It is set to open in August on Broadway

“Don’t look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you’ll know you’re dead.”~Tennessee Williams, born 3/26

The marquee is up for @BetteMidler's new solo show on Broadway

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Lerner and Loewe’s Gigi, a film musical adapted for the stage, with a new book, aims for Broadway as early as 2013-14.

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World Theatre Day

Italian playwright Dario Fo’s ‪World Theatre Day message attacks Catholic Church for having banned theate

Meanwhile, a Catholic group pickets outside first preview of Testament of Mary, blasting it as blaphemous

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Extended through September 1: Ann, written by and starring impressive  the impressive Holland Taylor.

The Belasco, one of many reason to love New York theater.

The Belasco, one of many reason to love New York theater.

51 Reasons To Love New York Theater

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Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths in "Equus" on Broadway

Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths in “Equus” on Broadway

Richard Griffiths, star on Broadway in The History Boys and Equus, but best-known as Vernon in Harry Potter films, has died at age 65.

Prince of Broadway, the musical about director Harold Prince’s career “will not be presented on Broadway this fall,” a spokesman tells Playbill

A Streetcar Named Desire was written for a cast of 12, Death of A Salesman for 13, Our Town 51! Average cast  now? Four. Terry Teachout laments smaller casts.

kathy janich ‏‪@theaterkatATL Anybody care to name their favorite play with 6 characters or less?

Terry Teachout ‏‪@terryteachout‬ Classic: “Godot.” Contemporary: “This Is Our Youth.” Honorable mention: “Entertaining Mr. Sloane.”

kathy janich ‏Among mine: “1:23” by Carson Kreitzer

Jonathan Mandell Many forget Godot has four characters (not two.) But Beckett was the exception to large cast plays from the start.

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Enter for a chance to win 2-day trip to Actors Theater of Louisville Humana Festival of New Plays.

Ending today: ‪Cat on A Hot Tin Roof with  Scarlett Johansson As Maggie The Cat.

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Jessie Mueller has taken over for Kelli O’Hara

Helen Mirren says she expects to play the Queen on Broadway next year, in Peter Morgan’s play The Audience (currently in UK)

Allie Horton ‏@alliehorton01 I would curtsey at the stage door!
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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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