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 Vidalâs 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!
A Night with Janis Joplin
This musical journey celebrates the life of the rock pioneer, Janis Joplin, focusing on her fierce love of music, emotional performance style and well-acknowledged influences.
With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ânâ Roll, proving music wasnât just a manâs world anymore. Packed with classic songs (âPiece of My Heart, âSummertime,â âMercedes Benzâ), the show also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.
A Raisin in the Sun
Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll star in Lorraine Hansberry's classic drama about the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family.
This American classic tells the story of an inner-city African-American family trying to buy a house in a predominantly white Chicago neighborhood. They discover that their fight against the racists in the neighborhood demands a greater commitment than they realized.
At the heart of AFTER MIDNIGHT is The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, an orchestra of 17 world-class musicians hand-picked by nine-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis. The timeless songs of Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Cab Calloway and their contemporaries woven together by the prose of Langston Hughes come to life in an evening of cutting-edge song and dance.
This thrilling experience puts you at the center of one of Harlemâs legendary nightclubs, in a hotbed of Jazz its intoxicating rhythms, its innovative style, its unpredictable danger and fun. Award-winning fashion designer Isabel Toledo reinvents the distinctive looks of the era with dazzling, one-of-a-kind costumes. And, as directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, AFTER MIDNIGHT blurs the line between past and present to prove that Jazz is more than music...it's a state of mind.
LEAPIN' LIZARDS! It's an all-new production of one of the most acclaimed musicals of the past 35 years! With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. And now, alongside her signature pal dog, Sandy, she's set her sights on making us grin from ear to ear as she inspires a whole new millennium. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, ANNIE - with Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and Book by Thomas Meehan - makes its triumphant return to Broadway in a brand new production from Tony, Drama Desk and Pulitzer Prize-winning Director James Lapine and an A-list creative team.
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.
Harold Pinter's master work, which unspools in reverse order, reveals a hidden love affair and its effects. Starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall, directed by Mike Nichols.
The play explores the emotional world of betrayal, focusing on a love affair that destroys a marriage and sabotages a friendship.
BIG FISH is a new Broadway musical featuring direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finianâs Rainbow) and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert (Giant, Ragtime) lead the cast of amazing characters.
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullestâŚ and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him, most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But the
Billy Crystal - 700 Sundays
Billy Crystal returns to Broadway with a limited run of his popular one-man show. Crystal's dad, who died when the comedian was just 15, worked two or three jobs, leaving only "700 Sundays" for them to spend together. It was time well spent. The veteran funnyman explores his relationship with his father and many others in an autobiographical look at his life.
Comedian Billy Crystal takes an autobiographical look at his life and the people and events that shaped him including his family and friends, the New York Yankees and yes, Sammy Davis Jr.
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.
Bullets Over Broadway
A playwright who needs someone to back his next show.
A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend.
This could be the start of a beautiful friendship-
or a brand new musical comedy!
Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed film, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY brings the talents of Woody Allen and Susan Stroman together for the first time next spring at the St. James Theatre.
Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20's roar, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is ready to bring musical comedy back with a bang.
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.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is coming to Broadway for the first time ever! Four-time Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane's (Sister Act, Xanadu) delightfully romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you remember the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more plus some surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages.
When blind date newbie Aaron (Zachary Levi; Chuck and Thor: The Dark World) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez; Smash and The Addams Family), a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron's inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
FIRST DATE is a hysterical and hopeful new Broadway musical about the chances we all take to find love.
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.
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
Lincoln Center Theater proudly presents its 2013/2014 season's production of the Shakespearean classic, Macbeth, starring Ethan Hawke alongside Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth, and directed by Tony winner Jack O'Brien.
Although this is the New York stage debut for English actress Anne-Marie Duff, Hawke has been previously seen on a Broadway stage in the title role of Chekhov's Ivanov in 2012, as well as behind the scenes as a director on several off-Broadway productions.
Director Jack O'Brien presents Macbeth in the footsteps of his two Tony-winning productions - Henry IV and Journey to the Coast of Utopia - both of which were also collaborations with Ethan Hawke in the title role.
Don't miss the opportunity to catch Hawke's dark portrayal of the tragic Lord Macbeth and his descent into madness in this iconic play.
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!"
Motown: The Musical
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, it finally comes to Broadway in the season's most anticipated world-premiere event, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL... Get ready, 'cause here it comes.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teen aged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right.
No Man's Land/ Waiting for Godot
Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley star in Harold Pinter's iconic No Man's Land, which will be played in a rotating schedule with Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
Do two writers, Hirst and Spooner, really know each other, or are they performing an elaborate charade? The ambiguity and the comedy intensify with the arrival of two other men, Briggs and Foster. Do all four inhabit a no-man's land between the present and time remembered, between reality and fantasy?
Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.Check out oncemusical.com for more details.
Debra Messing plays an eccentric Irishwoman who is trying to make a romantic connection with her shy neighbor (Brían F. O'Byrne).
Written by John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck).
Anthony and Rosemary are two 40-something neighbors living in rural Ireland and coping with familial disasters. Can they join forces - and what will be the nature of their relationship?
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.
Everything has its season... and this season, PIPPIN returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award® nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED) that includes the favorites "Magic to Do," "Glory" and "Corner of the Sky," PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?
Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston's American Repertory Theater, PIPPIN is directed by DIANE PAULUS, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwid
Tony Award winner Mark Rylance stars as the ruthless and conniving title monarch. The play, presented in repertory with Twelfth Night, features an all-male company playing both male and female roles, as the plays were originally staged in Shakespeareâs day. Filled with music, played live by musicians on traditional Elizabethan instruments in a gallery above the stage, the productions are lit almost exclusively by the glow of 100 on-stage candles.
Richard III is a schemer, a liar, a manipulator and a ruthless murderer, yet his winter of discontent is indeed made glorious for the audience by this son of York. Monstrous he may be, but Richard's charm is nearly irresistible. One of Shakespeare's most gripping tragic histories.
Rock of Ages
In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city rocker, and in L.A.'s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. This arena-rock love story is told through the mind-blowing hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and many more. Recommended for ages 14 and up.Check out www.rockofagesmusical.com for more details.
A down-on-his luck boxer finds himself living the American Dream as the "Italian Stallion" fights to win riches and glory in the ring. Based on the 1976 film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer in Philadelphia, gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to contend for the heavyweight boxing title against the champion, Apollo Creed, in addition to a chance at love with a shy young woman.
Romeo and Juliet
Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) turn up the heat this fall as Broadwayâs hottest, rule-breaking, heart-aching couple, ROMEO AND JULIET.
Jealousy. Prejudice. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time, and now, for the first time in over 36 years, you can see it live on Broadway in a stunningly modern production from five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux. The acclaimed cast of 25 includes Tony Award winners Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Chuck Cooper (The Life), two-time Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Follies) and Christian Camargo (All My Sons)
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Broadway's SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features a new score by 22-time Grammyďż˝ winners Bono and The Edge of U2 and direction by Tony Awardďż˝ winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King) with flying, stunts and breathtaking designs from an international team of artists from Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, the Beijing Olympics and the Spider-Man films. Drawing on over 40 years of Marvel comics, co-book writers Julie Taymor and Glen Berger spin a spectacular new take on the mythic adventure that's familiar and fresh yet filled with unexpected twists and turns. Check out spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com/ for more details.
The Bridges of Madison County
Francesca, a passionate Italian transplanted to a farm in Madison County, Iowa, meets Robert, a globe-trotting photographer on assignment to capture the area's covered bridges. Starring Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale and directed by Bartlett Sher.
An Iowa housewife and mother, home alone for a short spell, has a romantic interlude with a National Geographic photographer. Based on the novel by Robert James Waller.
The Glass Menagerie
From director JOHN TIFFANY and the Tony Award winning creative team behind ONCE comes a spellbinding new production of Tennessee Williams's masterpiece THE GLASS MENAGERIE.
Amanda Wingfield (two-time Tony Award winner CHERRY JONES) is a Southern belle past her prime, living with two grown children in a small apartment in St. Louis. Amanda dreams of a better life for her shy and crippled daughter Laura (two-time Tony Award nominee CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER), and so she pushes her son, Tom (ZACHARY QUINTO, Angels in America), to find a âgentleman callerâ for the girl. However, the arrival of the gentleman caller (BRIAN J. SMITH, The Columnist) sends shockwaves through the family and causes cracks to form in the delicate fantasies that have kept them going.
A beautiful play full of poetry & longing, THE GLASS MENAGERIE makes a triumphant return to Broadway in an exquisite & groundbreaki
The Snow Geese
Tony and Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker (âWeeds,â Proof) returns to Broadway in this world premiere drama by Sharr White (The Other Place).
In the mid-1910s, the Gaesling family wakes up from their life of privilege as the world around them changes forever. Starring Mary-Louise Parker.
With World War I raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling gathers her family for their annual shooting party to mark the opening of hunting season in rural, upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life theyâve always known.
Tony Award winner Mark Rylance stars as the as the suddenly love-struck noblewoman Olivia. The play, presented in repertory with Richard III, features an all-male company playing both male and female roles, as the plays were originally staged in Shakespeareâs day. Filled with music, played live by musicians on traditional Elizabethan instruments in a gallery above the stage, the productions are lit almost exclusively by the glow of 100 on-stage candles.
Waiting for Godot
Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley star in Beckett's Waiting for Godot, which will be played in a rotating schedule with Harold Pinter's No Man's Land.
Two tramps wait for an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The masterpiece of existentialism.
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.