Broadway Season Countdown. Week in New York Theater

Five shows are officially opening on Broadway over the next five days, ending the 2017-2018 Broadway season

April 22: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
April 23: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
April 24: Travesties
April 25: Saint Joan
April 26: The Iceman Cometh

The end of the Broadway season overlaps with the beginning of the theater award season:

April 24: Outer Critics Circle Award nominations announced
April 26: Drama Desk Award nominations announced.
May 1: Tony Award nominations announced.

New York Theater Awards: A guide and calendar

How to get discounts to Broadway’s newest shows

The Week in New York Theater News

Bette Midler will return to Hello, Dolly on July 17 for a six-week run. Then the production will end on Saturday, August 25, 2018.


Hadestown, written by Anais Mitchell and directed by Rachel Chavkin , will play London’s National Theater @NationalTheatre Nov 2, 2018 -Jan 26, 2019 and then it’s on to Broadway!

 Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes” (an early feminist) sponsored by the Onassis Cultural Center  includes Nikos Karathanos’ adaptation of Aristophanes’ The Birds at St. Ann’s Warehouse May 2-13.

Mlima’s Tale has been extended to June 3.

NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin has announced $5 million Women’s Fund for Film and Theatre, cash grants for projects “by, for and about women.” Not taking applications yet, but sign-up for info here


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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