Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Broadway in 2017

Man oh man, the Great White Way has some incredible shows headed its way in 2017. There is something for everything - the indie international film buff, the outcast, the significant lover, the artist, the nostalgic dreamer, and the chocolate lover. I've already showed my love for the amazing Dear Evan Hansen, but next on my list is Mr. Gyllenhaal. Check out the top 6 highly anticipated musicals and plays hitting the stage in the next several months ahead. What are you most excited to see?

• Theatre: Walter Kerr
• Previews: March 9, 2017
• Opening: April 3, 2017
• Written by Dan Messé (music), Nathan Tyson (lyrics), Craig Lucas (book)
• Director: Pam MacKinnon
• Cast: Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat
• A musical adaptation of the award-winning 2001 film, which starred Audrey Tautou as a shy waitress with a wild imagination.

• Theatre: Music Box
• Previews: November 14, 2016
• Opening: December 4, 2016
• Written by Justin Paul (music), Benj Pasek (lyrics), Steven Levenson (book)
• Director: Michael Greif
• Cast: Ben Platt
• A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.

    • Theatre: Booth
    • Previews: February 14, 2017
    • Opens: March 2, 2017
    • Playwright: Joshua Harmon
    • Director: Trip Cullman
    • Cast: Gideon Glick, Barbara Barrie, and Lindsay Mendez
    • Transfer of the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Off-Broadway hit about a gay bachelor looking for love in the big city.

    • Theatre: Hudson
    • Previews: February 11, 2017
    • Opens: February 23
    • Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by James Lapine
    • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford
    • Transfer of the New York City Center‘s fall 2016 concert version of the Pulitzer-winning 1984 musical about pointillist painter George Seurat.
    • Limited engagement through April 23.

    • Theatre: Belasco
    • Previews: February 7, 2017
    • Opens: March 9, 2017
    • Playwright: Tennessee Williams
    • Director: Sam Gold
    • Cast: Sally Field and Joe Mantello
    • Revival of the classic 1947 “memory play” about a restless young man and his relationship with his fading Southern belle mother and his painfully shy sister, for whom he is asked to bring home a “gentleman caller.”

    • Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne
    • First Preview: March 28, 2017
    • Opening: April 23, 2017
    • Written by David Greig (book), Marc Shaiman (music & lyrics), Scott Wittman (lyrics), Roald Dahl (novel)
    • Director: Jack O'Brien
    • Cast: Christian Borle as Willy Wonka
    • When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

    Check out all the other musicals and plays hitting the Great White Way in 2017.

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