The Play That Goes Wrong is the recent Olivier Award winning play following the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society that tries to put on a murder mystery which – as the title suggests – goes terribly wrong.
The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and direction by four time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif.
Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner James Lapine directs his adaptation of Moss Hart’s autobiographical book Act One, a classic story of one man’s rise from poverty to theatrical greatness. Act One will star Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana.
Preview: Mar. 20, 2014 Open: Apr. 17, 2014 Status: Closed Jun 14, 2014
Disney’s animated film Aladdin (1992) is now a new musical. The magic of Aladdin, including the wonderful music by Alan Menken, which was written for the movie, takes the Broadway stage at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The book by Chad Beguelin (Elf, The Wedding Singer) is filled with adventure, action, romance, and humor. Aladdin offers families fantastic Broadway entertainment on every level.
The revival of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, which is scheduled to open April 3, 2014, will star Oscar winner Denzel Washington as Walter Lee Younger and Tony winner Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger. The play, which focuses on the dreams of a black family in Chicago in the late 1950s- early 1960s, was first produced to acclaim in 1959 with Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee headlining the cast. The 2004 revival starred Sean Combs and Audra McDonald.
Beautiful- The Carole King Musical is a new Broadway show featuring hit songs by the Queen of all chart topping songwriters. Beautiful focuses on the future superstar’s early years- her struggles and triumphs.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a new musical comedy about a British commoner who can move up in the ranks as long as he can somehow thin those ranks. He elects to use his cunning to murder those who are in his way to his inheritance of the Earldom of Highhurst. Based on the novel Israel Rank, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder by Roy Horniman, the musical stars Tony winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife).
With signature direction and conceptualization by Julie Taymor, The Lion King, which was based on the Academy Award winning movie of the same name, premiered on Broadway in 1998, winning six Tonys. This play is a visually rich, musically vibrant telling of the story of Simba—a young lion cub and prince who seems unconcerned with his heritage until his father is murdered. It is then that Simba must learn to survive, grow up and eventually reclaim his thrown.
Now it’s YOUR turn to surrender to the magic, the majesty and “The Music of the Night.” For over 25 years, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been the Broadway musical all others are measured against. Broadway’s longest-running musical of all-time. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, the stunning spectacle – all magically combine to bring this unforgettable tragic love story to life each night. And now – whether it’s your first time or tenth time – it’s the BEST TIME to see PHANTOM!
The Book of Mormon is done in the style that has made Broadway musicals legendary—big, boisterous and outrageous. The Mormon religion, as the creators of the musical have noted, has a built-in coming of age story as Mormon children are expected to go on a mission when they reach the age of 18. Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) directs what is sure to be an unrepentant evening of gut-splitting comedy and witty musical numbers.
Set in the Hollywood of the 1980s, when the rock bands featured bad boys, stinging guitar riffs and hammering drums, Rock of Ages is a fast-paced, drug-laced, sex-maze of frivolity set to the hits of the time. It’s true that there is a story, but it’s fairly light, which helps to emphasize, as does the fact that drinks are served at your seat during the show, that this is about a time when designer drugs and groups of groupies were the hallmarks of a rock band’s success.
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards (more than any show in history) and of every Best Musical award in London, including the Critic’s Circle Theatre Award, Theatre Awards UK, Evening Standard Award, Whatsonstage.com Award and the Olivier Award, Matilda The Musical is due on Broadway starting April 23, 2013. This Royal Shakespeare Company production is winning in every way. Matilda The Musical is the uplifting story of a young girl who although she is treated cruelly by others uses her unique gifts to find happiness and love.
With a palindrome as its name, the 1970s-80s Swedish pop group ABBA seemed to constantly have a song or two at the top of the charts. Their tunes made them internationally famous, as they became the anthem for millions who loved to dance, sing along with their music and simply have a good time. Mamma Mia uses some of the group’s biggest hits, weaving them through a story that is buoyantly funny, sincerely touching and outlandishly theatrical. This is one of the true feel-good musicals on the Broadway stage.
Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!
Update:After 6 years of fantastic performances, Kinky Boots will be closing on April 7th, 2019.
How can you not love the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons? Jersey Boys, which won the 2006 Tony for Best Musical, is their story. Featuring over 30 songs that the group made famous as they went from being four guys in Jersey to international stars, this is one upbeat story. Directed by Des McAnuff, who brought you Tommy and Big River, Jersey Boys is a must see play.
If there’s ever a show that always seems to be ripe for a revival, it’s the musical Chicago. And why wouldn’t it be immensely popular? Along with offering audiences strikingly theatrical music and lyrics, the emotional rollercoaster, Chicago is dark, satirical and at times amazingly cold-hearted. Then again, the story of a married woman who murders her lover in order to help her career would have to have all of these elements, and more. Chicago is one of the finest shows ever written for the legitimate stage.
Wouldn’t you love to know the Wicked Witch of the West’s backstory? And what about Glinda? How did she come to be so good? Wicked considers both of these questions and more as it reshapes our understanding of what goes down in the Wizard of Oz. This highly imaginative musical features a fine book by Winnie Holzman and music and lyrics by one of Broadway’s most accomplished composers, Stephen Schwartz. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked will fill you with wonder as it takes you down a path much different than that of the Yellow Brick Road.