A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there's no better proof than the new comedy of manners (well, bad manners) that has won unanimous raves and is now knocking them dead on Broadway! It's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER-think "Downton Abbey," with a delightfully depraved edge.
Tony winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gore Vidalâ€™s The Best Man) gives one of the most gasp-inducing performances ever attempted on the American stage, playing all eight doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and hilarious ways. Mays leads a knockout cast alongside the delectably debonair Bryce Pinkham (Ghost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Monty, the scoundrel whose greatest weapon is his charm. Don't miss this unabashedly raucous new show that will have you dying with laughter!
For more information visit www.agentlemansguidebroadway.com
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans' infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. Airline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting. MTC is proud to present this Steppenwolf production by the writer of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Detroit, and helmed by the Tony®-winning director of Take Me Out and Casa Valentina.
For more information visit http://airlinehighwaybroadway.com/
Adapted from the Academy Award-winning Disney animated film, 'Aladdin' tells the story of a young man living on the streets of Agrabah, a princess, a magic lamp, and the enormous responsibility of making wishes count.
For more information visit aladdinthemusical.com
An Act of God
In "An Act of God," the Almighty and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation. He's finally arrived to set the record straight… and He's not holding back! Starring Jim Parsons.
For more information visit http://anactofgod.com/
An American in Paris
Based on the Academy Award winning 1951 film of the same name, An American in Paris tells the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. For more information visit http://www.anamericaninparisbroadway.com
Beautiful: The Carol King Musical
Beautiful tells the true story of Carole King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music - she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
For more information visit www.beautifulonbroadw
Book of Mormon, The
Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, comes a new Broadway musical called "the best musical of this century" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times) and "the monster hit Broadway's been desperate for" (Michael Riedel, New York Post). The Book of Mormon follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Described by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show as "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time," see it now or find yourself asking, "Dear God, how do I get tickets?" (Village Voice). Contains explicit language.Check out www.bookofmormonbroadway.com for more details.
A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. It's also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers. Check out chicagothemusical.com for more details.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The
Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
For more information visit www.curiousonbroadway.com
In "Finding Neverland," the pressure is on for Scottish playwright JM Barrie -- his last play was an abysmal failure and his career is threatened by crippling writers block. With his deadline fast approaching and an impertinent producer hounding him, a chance meeting in a London park with a woman and her spirited young boys provides just the inspiration he needs. For more information visit http://findingneverlandthemusical.com/
Fish in the Dark
Larry David returns to the stage in a brand-new Broadway comedy written by… Larry David. Mr. David plays Norman Drexel, a character who is very much like… Larry David. Don't miss Fish in the Dark, on Broadway for eighteen weeks only.
For more information visit www.fishinthedark.com
Fool for Love
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard's (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West. For more information visit http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/
Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel and set in the family business, Bechdel Funeral Home, "Fun Home" charts Alison's quest to come to terms with her father's life and death by painstakingly reconstructing their shared but unspoken bond.
For more information visit http://funhomebroadway.com/
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love. Vanessa Hudgens (Disney's High School Musical) leads a sensational cast featuring Corey Cott (Newsies), Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (Light in the Piazza) and Tony nominees Dee Hoty (Mamma Mia) and Howard McGillin (Phantom of the Opera) in this Tony and Academy Award-winning musical with glorious songs such as "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "I Remember It Well" and "The Night They Invented Champagne." For more information visit http://gigionbroadway.com
"HISTORIC. HAMILTON is brewing up a revolution. This is a show that aims impossibly high and hits its target. It's probably not possible to top the adrenaline rush. A MARVEL." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, "Hamilton" is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. For more information visit http://www.hamiltonbroadway.com/
Hand to God
Christian Puppet Ministries are a great way to teach children about the Bible. Each child gets a puppet, and each puppet gets his own personality. But children can be fooled by Satan's tricks. The people of Cypress, Texas were good Christians. Until one day at Puppet Ministry, a boy named Jason, and his puppet Tyrone, let the devil in. This is their story. For more information visit http://handtogodbroadway.com
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
German rock singer Hedwig meets Luther Robinson, A U.S. soldier and falls in love. In order to marry and leave communist East Germany, Hedwig must undergo a sex change. The botched surgery leaves Hedwig, now Hansel, with a dysfunctional one-inch mound of flesh between her legs, referred to as the "angry inch."
For more information visit hedwigbroadway.com
It Shoulda Been You
The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride's ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!" For more information visit http://www.itshouldabeenyou.com/
It's Only a Play
In "It's Only a Play," it's opening night of Peter Austin's new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. It's alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender - reminding audiences why there's no business like show business. Thank God!
For more information visit www.itsonlyaplay.com
2006 Tony Award® Winner for Best Musical. "It's just too good to be true!" (Clive Barnes, New York Post) Broadway's biggest success story takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons-and, as The New York Times says, "the crowd goes wild!" Follow the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Featuring such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Oh, What a Night" and more.Jersey Boys is directed by Des McAnuff, with book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice , music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.Check out www.jerseyboysinfo.com for more details.
From Grammy Award-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and four-time Tony Award winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN comes the exhilarating new musical KINKY BOOTS, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner JERRY MITCHELL.
Charlie Price (Tony nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Featuring a sensational new score, knockout dancing and
Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of the classic musical, which is making its third appearance on Broadway, features fresh scenic and narrative elements as well as new orchestrations.
The relentless policeman Javert pursues escaped convict Jean Valjean over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France. Valjean becomes a mayor, agrees to raise the daughter of dying prostitute and joins the fight for freedom. None of this impresses the single-minded Javert, until the day Valjean saves his life. Based on Victor Hugo's epic novel.
For more information visit www.lesmis.com
Lion King, The
More than 50 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that is THE LION KING. The critically acclaimed production has won audiences over with its powerful musical score, extraordinary costumes, and heartfelt story - and there's no better place to experience this landmark entertainment event than in the city where it all began. THE LION KING continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show you'll remember forever. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna. Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, THE LION KING continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. The global
The infectious music of ABBA provides the framework for a romp through the preparations of an unusual wedding. Mamma Mia! collects a group of hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the story of a single mother coping with her young daughter's marriage on a picturesque Greek isle. While the daughter plans her future with the love of her life, her mother is haunted by three different men who may or may not be her daughter's father. Among the songs are such familiar '70s staples as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, S.O.S., Take a Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Check out mammamianorthamerica.com for more details.
Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is more than a show, it's a phenomenon. Based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, MATILDA is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
This celebrated smash hit is presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company, one of the most acclaimed theater companies in the world, and the Dodgers, Tony Award®-winning producers of hits like Jersey Boys. Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests) helms this exhilarating and ingenious new musical The Guardian calls, "unadulterated bliss!"
For more information visit www.us.marildathemusical.com
On The Town
The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, "On the Town" zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps. The classic score features the standards "New York, New York," "I Can Cook Too," "Lonely Town," and "Some Other Time," and will be played in this production with their original orchestrations, performed by what will be the largest orchestra on Broadway, with 28 musicians.
For more information visit www.onthetownbroadway.com
On The Twentieth Century
It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury coach travelling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffe embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?
For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org
On Your Feet!
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. The musical is set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "1-2-3," "Get On Your Feet," "Don't Want To Lose You Now," and "Coming Out Of The Dark," in addition to an original song written by Gloria and their daughter Emily Estefan. For more information visit http://onyourfeetmusical.com
Phantom Of The Opera, The
Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and is now the longest-running show in Broadway history. A disfigured musical genius haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera and exerts strange control over a lovely young soprano. Based on "Le Fantome de L'Opera" by Gaston Leroux. Score includes: "Music of the Night," "Angel of Music," "Think of Me" and the title song.Check out www.thephantomoftheopera.com/ for more details.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
For more information visit www.skylightbwy.com
Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz. For more information visit http://rottenbroadway.com/
The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards
The Theatre World Awards are presented annually at the end of the theatre season to six actors and six actresses for their significant debut performances in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The ceremony is a private, invitation-only event to celebrate the new honorees and welcome them to the Theatre World "family." In what has become a highly entertaining and often touching tradition, 12 former winners serve as the presenters, and often relive moments from past ceremonies and share wonderful stories rarely heard at other theatrical awards.
For more information visit www.theatreworldawards.org
For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace -- a meeting like no other in British public life -- it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. "The Audience" breaks this contract of silence - and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional -- sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
For more information visit www.theaudiencebroadway.com
The King and I
Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe star in a magnificent new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved THE KING AND I.
Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) directs this classic tale of a British schoolteacher's unexpected relationship with the imperious King of Siam.
Featuring a cast of more than 50, choreography based on the original by Jerome Robbins, and a score of treasured songs including "Getting to Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Shall We Dance?" in their glorious, original orchestrations, Lincoln Center Theater's new staging of THE KING AND I invites you to get to know this inspiring and enchanting musical classic.
For more information visit http://www.lct.org/
Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency. Starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees. For more information visit http://thevisitmusical.com/
If you think you know the two iconic witches from Oz, the Wicked Witch (Elphaba) and the Good Witch (Glinda), think again. Wicked takes a revisionist look at an American icon of evil and discovers how the young Elphaba, a passionate, committed young woman from Oz, becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Her character is contrasted with that of her school roommate Glinda, who grows up to be the Good Witch.Check out wickedthemusical.com for more details.
Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2
Performed in repertory, Hilary Mantel's exhilarating stories of power and persuasion in Tudor England will transport audiences to the volatile court of King Henry VIII, where words cut like steel and the shadow of the Tower loomed over all. For more information visit http://wolfhallbroadway.com