Watch 5 New Broadway Musicals Previewed in Bryant Park

Watch musical numbers performed by cast members from the new Broadway musicals “Six,” “Diana,” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” as well as the new revivals of “Company” and “Caroline or Change,” at the lone Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime concert of 2021, which took place on September 23rd. The nine videos are organized chronologically by the dates the shows are officially opening this season, and prefaced with brief descriptions and links to their websites.

Brooks Atkinson
First preview: February 13, 2020
Returned: September 17, 2021, Opening: October 3
Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss;
Pop-concert musical featuring the six wives of Henry VIII. It was due to open on March 12, 2020 — the day that Broadway was shut down.

Cast members Keirsten Hodgens, Nicole Kyoung-mi Lambert, Courtney Mack and Mallory Maedke sing the song “Heart of Stone”

Caroline, or Change
Roundabout’s Studio 54
First preview: October 8, 2021
Opening: October 27, 2021
Book and lyrics by Tony Kushner
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Cast: Sharon D. Clarke
An import of a West End production of the 2003 musical about Caroline, an African-American maid whose world of 1963 Louisiana ripples with change both large and small.

Harper Miles, Nya and Nasia Thomas sing “Salty Teardrops”

Samantha Williams, who portrays Emmie Thibodeaux, sings “I Hate The Bus’

First preview: November 2, 2021
Opening: November 17, 2021
Book by Joe DiPietro; Music and lyrics by David Bryan
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Cast: Jeanna de Waal as Princess Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles,
Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles, Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth

Jeanna de Waal sings ‘I Will”

The cast sings “The Main Event”

Mrs. Doubtfire
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
First Preview: October 21, 2021
Opening: December 5, 2021
Cast: Rob McClure
A new musical based on the Robin Williams 1993 movie. When out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard loses custody of his kids in a divorce, he disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives

Analise Scarpaci, Jake Ryan Flynn and Avery Sell sing “What The Hell”

Rob McClure and the cast sings the show’s finale, “As Long As There Is Love.”

Bernard B. Jacobs Theater
First Preview: November 15, 2021
Opening: December 9, 2021
Music by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth
Cast: Patti LuPone, Katrina Lenk, Bobby Conte, Claybourne Elder, Manu Narayan
The fifth production of the musical about a single 35-year-old with married friends, this one is “re-gendered” so that the protagonist is now a woman, Bobbie.

Bobby Conte sings “Another 100 People”

Claybourne Elder, Bobby Conte and Manu Narayan sing “You Could Drive a Person Crazy”

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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