Casts from six shows opening this season on Broadway — including shows with music by Bob Dylan and Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Tony Kushner – performed at First Look at BroadwayCon 2020.. Below are video excerpts from the performances, presented in the chronological order in which the shows are opening on Broadway. (For a preview of the full season, with descriptions of these shows and more, see my Broadway 2019-2020 Season Guide)
Girl from the North Country
Caitlin Houlian and Ryan Colton sing “I Want You” at BroadwayCon 2020 from the Bob Dylan musical Girl From the North Country, which is scheduled to open at Broadway’s Belasco Theater on March 5, 2020. My review of the musical Off-Broadway (where you can watch a video of the same two performers singing the same song)
Six The Musical
The six stars of “Six The Musical,” portraying the six ex-wives of Henry VIII — that’s Adrianna Hicks as Catherine of Aragon, Andrea Macasaet as Anne Boleyn, Abby Mueller as Jane Seymour, Brittney Mack as Anna of Cleves, Samantha Pauly as Katherine Howard, and Anna Uzele of Catherine Parr — sing (what else?) “Ex Wives.” The musical is scheduled to open at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson theater on March 12, 2020.
Introduced via video by Patti LuPone at BroadwayCon, three male performers portraying formerly female characters in the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical Company — Claybourne Elder, Kyle Dean Massey, and Bobby Conte Thornton — perform “You Can Drive A Person Crazy.” The musical is opening at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theater on March 22, 2020.
Rob McClure sings “Mr. Jolly Show” from the musical adaptation of the 1993 move that’s scheduled to open on Broadway on April 5, 2020.
Caroline, or Change
Three cast members from the Broadway revival of the Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori musical “Caroline, or Change” — Nasia Thomas, Harper Miles and Nya (who portray Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 3) — sing “Salty Teardrops.” The musical opens April 9, 2020 at Roundabout’s Studio 54 on Broadway
90 seconds of Brenock O’Connor and the rest of the cast singing “Up” and “Take A Bow” from Sing Street, a musical scheduled to open at Broadway’s Lyceum Theater on April 19, 2020. My review when it was Off-Broadway: