Summer of Hamilton! 4 New Shows on Broadway! Week in New York Theater


Four New York museums are taking advantage of a certain Broadway musical’s success to offer summer-long exhibitions and programming focused on Alexander Hamilton.

All men are created equal

Hamilton is not the only show on Broadway that is bringing patriotism on stage – read excerpts.


Four new shows were announced for Broadway this week, which takes some of the sting from the recent spate of premature closings. The 2016-2017 Broadway season is shaping up.


July theater openings include two Broadway shows and Daniel Radcliffe returning to the New York stage.


But much of the action is in the summer theater festivals, and such free outdoor events as Broadway in Bryant Park


Summer is a time to catch up some reading, so here again are 2015 theater books to read in 2016.

Cover_Barbara Cook

Latest theater book – Barbara Cook’s Memoir


Take the June New York theater quiz.

Week in New York Theater News

Four New Shows on Broadway


Nick Kroll and John Mulaney — and their alternate personalities — are moving Oh, Hello to Broadway: Lyceum Theater, Sept 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017.


In Transit, an a-cappella musical about the intertwining lives of 11 subway commuters, written by (Frozen co-composer) Kristen Anderson-Lopez,James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, is moving to Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theater sometime in the Fall.


Significant Other by Joshua Harmon, about a gay man yearning for love, aims to open on Broadway in March, cast intact.


That cast includes Gideon Glick, who will also be co-starring in Samuel D. Hunter’s The Harvest, Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater in October, about an evangelical missionary whose sister is trying to stop him from traveling with a one-way ticket to the Middle East.


Anastasia opens on Broadway’s Broadhurst April 24, 2017, starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena.

Hamilton on Display

NYPL_AlexHamilton_052516nodoor-2New-York Historical Society “Summer of Hamilton” begins July 4. In addition to an exhibition, there are talks, tours, films and other events; 170 Central Park West, at 77th Street;
New York Public Library “Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel” runs through Dec. 31 (closed July 2-4); Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street;

Columbia University Treasures from the Alexander Hamilton collection are on view through Sept. 2 in Butler Library’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library (closed July 4); Broadway at 115th Street;
Museum of the City of New York “New York at Its Core Sneak Peek: Alexander Hamilton” runs through Sept. 30 (open July 4); 1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street;




Thrilling new season at Second Stage



James Earl Jones joins Santino Fontana, Skylar Astin et al for the stage adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You,Mr. Rosewater New York City Center’s Encores concert series July 27-30


Holiday Inn logo

Complete cast for Holiday Inn: Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Corbin Bleu Megan Sikora, Malik Akil, Will Burton, Barry Busby, Darien Crago, Caley Crawford,
Jenifer Foote, Morgan Gao, Megan Lawrence, Matt Meigs, Shina Ann Morris, Catherine Ricafort, Drew Redington, Amanda Rose, Jonalyn Saxer, Parker Slaybaugh, Samantha Sturm, Amy Van Norstrand,
Travis Ward-Osborne, Paige Williams, Lee Wilkof Victor Wisehart,
Kevin Worley, Borris York

Mary Beth Pell

Mary Beth Peil joins Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in Liaisons Dangereuse as Madame de Rosemonde. Opens October 30

World Trade Center Performing Arts Center rendering

Ronald O. Perelman donate $75 million to revive plans for dormant World Trade Center performing arts center, now to be named after him


After hearing from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s  lawyers, spoof Katdashians has agreed to replace CATS music

Fiddler on the RoofBroadway Theatre

Alexandra Silber of Fiddler on the Roof  (center in photograph) wrote “After Anatevka,” a about what happens to Tevye’s daughter.



An Oral History of Angels in America


My video of the Fourth of July fireworks in 2012. (Do I need to go again?)

Author: 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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