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Al Hirschfeld Theatre,302 West 45th Street Ambassador, 219 W. 49th St. (Broadway/8th Av)

August Wilson 245 W. 52d St. (7th/8th Avs)

Roundabout/American Airlines, 237 W. 42nd St. (8th/9th Avs)

Barrymore, 243 W. 47th St. (8/9thAvs)

Belasco, 111 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Av)

Bernard Jacobs Theatre242 West 45th Street

Biltmore Theatre 261 West 47th Street
(as of Fall 08, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, after late theatrical agent)

Booth, 222 W. 45th St, (Broadway/8th Av)

Broadhurst, 235 W. 44th St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Broadway, 1681 Broadway, (52nd/53rd Sts)
Brooks Atkinson, 256 W. 47th St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Circle in the Square, 1633 Bway (at 50t>h St)

Cort, 138 W. 48th St., (6th/7th Avs)

Ethel Barrymore, 243 W. 47th St.(Broadway/8th Av)

Eugene O'Neill, 230 W. 49th St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Foxwoods Theater (formerly the Hilton) 213 West 42nd Street (7th/8th Avs)

Gerald Schoenfeld, 236 West 45th Street (Broadway/8th Ave)

Gershwin , 222 W. 51 St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Golden, 252 W. 45th St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Helen Hayes, 240 W. 44th St., (7th/8th Avs)

Hilton (see Foxwood),br>
Imperial, 249 W. 45th St., ((Broadway/8th Av)

Longacre, 220 W. 48th St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Lunt-Fotanne, 205 W. 46th St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Lyceum, 149 W. 45th St., (Broadway/6th Av)

Majestic, 247 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Av)

Marquis, 1535 Broadway, (45th/46th Sts)

Hirshfeld), 302 W. 45th St., (8th/9thAvs)

Imperial, 249 West 45th Street (Broadway/8th Ave)

Minskoff, 200 W. 45th St. (7th/8th Avs)

Music Box, 239 W. 45th St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Nederlander, 208 W. 41st St., (7th/8th Avs)

Neil Simon, 250 W. 52nd St., (Broadway/6th Av)

New Amsterdam, 214 W. 42nd St., (7th/8th Avs)

Palace, 1564 Broadway, (46th/47th St)

Plymouth, 236 W. 45 St. (Broadway/8th Av)
Richard Rodgers, 226 W. 46 St.(Broadway/8th Av)

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (formerly Biltmore) 261 West 47th Street

St. James Theatre 246 W. 44th St. (7th/8th Avs)

Shubert, 225 W. 44th St. (7th/8th Avs)

Studio 54, 254 West 54th St. (Broadway/6th Av)

Vivian Beaumont, 150 W. 65th St

Walter Kerr, 219 W. 48th St., (Broadway/8th Av)

Winter Garden, 1634 Bway, (50/51st Sts)
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Holland Taylor (Photo by Ave Bonar)
Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center
Biographical play about former Teas Governor Ann Richards. Written and Performed by Holland Taylor. From 2/18/13; opening 3/07/13; closing 6/09/13 Extended and now closing 9/01/13.Running Time:2hrs including 1 intermission.

Anthony Warlow & Lilla Crawford
(Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

Palace Theatre Broadway at 47th Street
The new production of the Tony Award®-winning musical featuring a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. From 10/03/12; opening 11/08/12. Directed by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award®-winner James Lapine and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler. Cast: Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie, with Brynn O’Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis. The Orphans are Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Georgi James as Pepper, Junah Jang as Tessie, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Taylor Richardson as Duffy. Scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by two-time Tony Award-winner Donald Holder and sound design by Brian Ronan. Projection design is by Wendall K. Harrington. Music director is Todd Ellison. Orchestrations are by Michael Starobin. Dance music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. Musical coordinator is Patrick Vaccariello. Hair and wig design is by Tom Watson. Animal training is by William Berloni. Our Review.
The Assembled Parties
Manhattan Theater Club, Samuel J. Friedman Theater 261 West 47th Street
.Richard Greenberg's new play, directed by Lynne Meadow. Cast: Jessica Hecht. Judith Light, Judith Light ,Jeremy Shamos,Mark Blum,Lauren Blumenfeld,Alex Dreier,Sam Robards ,Jake Silbermann. From 3/21/13; opening 4/17/13; closing 7/07/13 What it's about: A search for stability among members of a Jewish family living on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Performance Schedule: Week of March 18: Thursday - Saturday @8pm, Sunday @2 and 7pm Weeks of March 25 and April 1: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday @7pm, Thursday - Saturday @8pm, Saturday and Sunday @2pm
Week of April 8: Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday - Saturday @8pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @2pm Week of April 15: Tuesday and Sunday @7pm, Thursday - Saturday @8pm, Saturday and Sunday @2pm. Tickets $67 to $120. Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, which includes one 15-minute intermission

Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street (212) 239-6200
One of Harold Pinter's best and most produced dramas to star Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall. Directed by Mike Nichols. Ian MacNeil (Scenic Design), Ann Roth (Costume Design), Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design) Scott Lehrer (Sound Design)/ From 10/01/13; opening 11/03/13; closing 1/05/14. Our Review.

Big Fish
Neil Simon Theatre
Musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 film. What it's about: Will, the son of the charismatic Edward Bloom, is frustrated by his father's fantastic tales of epic adventure. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is. From 9/05/13; opening 10/06/13. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. Cast: Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, Kate Baldwin as Sandra Bloom,Bobby Steggert as Will Bloom, Krystal Joy Browas Josephine Bloom and Zachary Unger; Ryan Andes, Ben Crawford, J. C. Montgomery, Brad Oscar, Kirsten Scott, Sarrah Strimel and Katie Thompson. The 27-member cast also includes Preston Truman Boyd, Alex Brightman, Bree Branker, Joshua Buscher, Robin Campbell, Bryn Dowling, Jason Lee Garrett, Leah Hoffman, Synthia Link, Angie Schworer, Lara Seibert, Tally Sessions, Cary Tedder and Ashley Yeater. What it's About: The charismatic Edward Bloom (Butz), whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will (Steggert). As Edward‘s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, revealing the man behind the myth, the truth from the tall tales.

The Big Knife
BobbyCannavale and Marin Ireland (Photo: Joan Marcus)
The Big Knife
Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre 227 West 42nd Stree
With successful productions of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing several years ago, and this season's Golden Boycan a Broadway production of this 1949 play be far behind? This new revival, will be directed by Doug Hughes and will play from 3/22/13; opening 4/16/13; closing 6/02/13. Cast: Rachel Brosnahan as Dixie Evans, Bobby Cannavale as Charlie Castle, Marin Ireland as Marion Castle, Billy Eugene Jones as Russell, Richard Kind as Marcus Hoff, Adam Rapp as Hank Teagle, Ana Reeder as Connie Bliss, Reg Rogers as Smiley Coy, Joey Slotnick as Buddy Bliss, Brenda Wehle as Patty Benedict, Chip Zien as Nat Danziger. What The Big Knife is about a riveting, bitingly funny look at how challenging it can be to stay true to yourself when everyone expects you to play a part. Tuesday - Saturday @8pm; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @2pm Tickets: $42 - $127. Running Time: 2 1/2 hours with 1 intermission Our Review.

The Book of Mormon
Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad
(Photo: Joan Marcus)
The Book of Mormon
Eugene O'Neill Theatre 230 West 49th Street 212-239-6200.
A new world premiere musical from the creators of South Park and the co-creator of Avenue Q. From 2/24/11; opening 3/24/11. Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Choreographed byCasey Nicholaw and directed by Nicholaw and Parker. What it's about: Show follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place thats about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get,. Cast: Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi. Set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman. Music supervision is by Stephen Oremus. Tickets, $137.00 - $59. Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
Ambassador, 219 W. 49th St., (Broadway/8th Av), 212/239-6200

The 1975 Kander and Ebb Musical is on the way to joining shows like Cats as a landmark musical. Original revival cast: Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Grey, and James Naughton.our review . . .a second review and the London Review. Update: Having passed the decade mark last year (see our feature celebrating the show's and Curtainup's 10th birthdays) , the show has seen a parade of Billy Flynns. The next to to take on the role are Jeff McCarthy and John Schneider— McCarthy from December 7 to January 13, Schneider from January 14 to March 16. Other current stars: Brenda Braxton, Michele DeJean, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, and R.Lowe.
OK for ages 13 and up.
. Cinderella, see Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Edward Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?- -- See Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

First Date
Longacre Theatre (212) 239-6200.
The musical comedy that premiered at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, is headed to Broadway. From 7/09/13. The work features a book by Austin Winsberg ("Gossip Girl"), with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner , who helmed the world premiere, will direct the Broadway production, and Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) will choreograph. Preview performances will begin July 9. Casting will be announced at a later date. What it's about: When tightly wound Aaron is set up with cool girl Casey, a quick drink turns into a hilarious dinner served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls, a slew of bad boy and uptown girl exes, and some seriously saucy chemistry. Set in a jaded city full of missed connections, their unpredictable evening unfolds in real time. Can this mismatched pair turn what could be a dining disaster into something special before the check arrives, or end up at another table for one?" Scenic designer David Gallo, costume designer David Woolard, lighting designer Mike Baldassari and sound designer Kai Harada. Musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements are by Dominick Amendum, and August Eriksmoen will orchestrate. Produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Sue Frost), in association with Stem Productions, Susan W. and James C. Blair Family LP, Alex and Katya Lukianov, and Linda and Bill Potter.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Walter Kerr Theater
The musical comedy which previously played in Hartford and San Diego will transfer with Jefferson Mays again in multiple roles. From 10/22/13; opening 11/17/13. What it's about: Mr. Mays again playing eight different heirs to the D’Ysquith family fortune, all of whom become targets for a disinherited distant relative. It's set during the Edwardian era in Britain Music by Steven Lutvak, lyrics by Mr. Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, and a book by Mr. Freedman; it is based on the novel “Israel Rank” by Roy Horniman. The director will be Darko Tresnjak, who previously staged it. Additional casting TBA. For an idea of what to expect see our Connecticut critic's review:
here .

I'll Eat You
Bette Midler (Photo: Richard Termine)
I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers
Booth Theater 222 West 45th Street    212-239-6200
Bette Midler will star in John Logan’s new play, directed by Joe Mantello, will open 4/24/13. Appearing on Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Midler will play the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play. Mengers was the first female superagent at a time when women talent agents of any kind were almost unheard of. She came from near poverty, a refugee from Hitler's Germany, and worked her way up through pluck, charm, and a legendary wit. In that uniquely American way, she invented herself; and when the career she wanted didn't exist, she invented that as well as well as "Superagent." It was a term Hollywood all but coined for her. By the 1970's, she represented almost every major star in Hollywood and went on to become the town’s most renowned hostess. Scott Pask (scenic design), Academy Award winner Ann Roth (costume design), three-time Tony nominee Hugh Vanstone (lighting design), and Drama Desk Award winner Fitz Patton (sound design). Ticket prices range from $82 – $142. Our Review.
Jersey Boys, The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
August Wilson (formerly Virginia Theatre), 245 West 52nd Street 212/239/6200
Musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invente their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide 51; all before they were thirty. Author/Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; director: Des McAnuff; lyricist: Bob Crewe; composer: Bob GaudioCast: Christian Hoff (Tommy DeVito), Daniel Reichard (Bob Gaudio), J. Robert Spencer (Nick Massi) and John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons. From 10/04/05;11/25/05. Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, includes 15 minute intermission. Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
Kinky Boots
Billy Porter and several of the Angels
(Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Kinky Boots
Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 West 45th Street
New musical. Harvey Fierstein (Book) , Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics),. From 3/05/13;opening 4/04/13. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Cast: Stark Sands, Billy Porter,Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal, Daniel Sherman, Marcus Neville, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Kyle Taylor Parker, Kyle Post, Charlie Sutton, Joey Taranto, Andy Kelso), Tory Ross, Jennifer Perry, Josh Caggiano, Aaron Bantum, Adinah Alexander, Eric Anderson, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Caroline Bowman ,Sandra DeNise, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin , Nathan Peck, Robert Pendilla, Lucia Spina, Sebastian Hedges Thomas, Marquise Neal and Clifton Oliver. David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), T Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company (Casting), with Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus. What it's about: In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (Sands) has suddenly inherited his fathers 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 (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. Inspired by a true story and based on the film. Our Review .

The Lion King
Minskoff, 200 W. 45th St. (7th/8th Avs)

Stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney animated musical, with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Julie Taymor. Since 10/15/98 -- opened,11/13.  Arts.
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OK for ages 8 and up.
Lucky Guy
Tom Hanks (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Lucky Guy
Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street
Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut in world premiere of Nora Ephron play, directed by Georce C. Wolfe. Joining Hanks in the 13-member cast: Maura Tierney (McAlary's wife Alice), Courtney B. Vance; (McAlary’s editor, Hap Hairston), Christopher McDonald (lawyer Eddie Hayes), Peter Gerety (editor John Cotter) Peter Scolari (columnist Michael Daly), Michael Gaston (columnist Jim Dwyer), Dustyn Gulledge (Dino Tortoricci), Deirdre Lovejoy (reporter Louise Imerman and editor Debbie Krenek), Danny Mastrogiorgio (reporter Bob Drury), Richard Masur (editor Jerry Nachman and editor Stanley Joyce, Stephen Tyrone Williams (Abner Louima). From 3/01/13; opening 4/01/13. Limited engagemen extended even before opening through 6/16/ 13. And extended again, now closing 7/02/13 What it's about: Look at the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid. Scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, sound design by Scott Lehrer and lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer. Projection design is by batwin + robin productions. Our Review.

Alan Cumming
Ethel Barrymore Theater 243 W. 47th St. 212-239-6200
Another star-driven Broadway production, this one Alan Cumming's bravura solo Macbeth, a transfer from its Lincoln Center Festival run. It's again directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg. From 4/07/13; opening 4/21/13; closing 7/14/13 For an idea of what to expect, here's a link to our review of the review

Mamma Mia!
Winter Garden, 1634 Broadway ( West 50th/51st St.) 632-6200

Based on the songs of ABBA, this musical arrives on Broadway an established hit. Audiences are transported to a mythical Greek Island to share two days in the lives of Donna, a mother about to confront her past, her soon to be married daughter Sophie, and Sophie's three possible fathers. Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (of ABBA), book by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreogaphed by Anthony Van Laast. Original Cast: Louise Pitre, Judy Kaye, Karen Mason, Tina Maddigan. From 10/05/01; opening 10/18/01. Performances:Mon - Sat 8pm (eve), Wed & Sat 2pm (mat)-- $20-$90 Our Review.
OK for ages 13 and up.
Matilda the Musical
Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull and Lauren Ward as Miss Honey
(Photo from London production: Manuel Harlan)
Matilda Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street) 212/239-6200
The hit show created by the RSC in 2010, and recipient of a record-breaking seven 2012 Olivier Awards including Best Musical based on the beloved story by t Roald Dahl From 3/04/13; opening 4/11/13. The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve. Cast: Lesli Margherita will portray Miss Wormwood, Gabriel Ebert is Mr. Wormwood, original London cast member Ward is Miss Honey and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Our Review.

Brandon Victor Dixon (Gordy), Valisia Lekae (Diana Ross)
(Photo: Joan Marcus)
Motown: The Musical
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
New musical about the life and career of music mogul Berry Gordy. From 3/11/13; opening 4/14/13. Cast: Brandon Victor Dixon (Gordy), Valisia Lekae (Diana Ross). Gord authored the book and is producing the musical with Kevin McCollum .Charles Randolph-Wright will direct. Scenic design by David Korins, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams. The 18-piece orchestra will be supervised by Ethan Popp. What it's about: The musical brings to life the true story of barrier-shattering Motown Records and its founder Berry Gordy, who fights against improbable odds to turn his dream into a reality. Performance Schedule: Monday - Saturday @8pm Wednesday and Saturday @2pm. Beginning April 16: Tuesday @7pm Wednesday @2 and 8pm Thursday and Friday @8pm Sunday @3pm Tickets: : $65.50 - $150.50 Our Review.

The Nance
Nathan Lane Lane
The Nance
Lincoln Center at Lyceum Theater West 45th Street
Nathan Lane returns to Broadway in a new play by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by jack O'Brien. Also in the cast: Jenni Barber, Andrèa Burns, Cady Huffman, Jonny Orsini. Lewis J. Stadlen
Sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Leon Rothenberg, original music and arrangements by Glen Kelly and choreography by Joey Pizzi.. What it's about In the world of 1930's burlesque, a nance was a wildly popular character, a stereotypically camp homosexual man, usually played by a straight performe. It's the story of Chauncey Miles ( Lane), a headline nance performer in New York burlesque, who also happens to be homosexual. The story is set against the background of Mayor La Guardia's campaign to toss burlesque out of the city, Chauncey Miles' hilarious antics on the stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. From 3/21/13; opening 4/15/13; closing 8/11/13. Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm Our Review.

Jeremy Jordan (center) and company membersin Newsies
Nederlander 208 W. 41st St
This stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie, inspired by real-life events from turn of the twentieth century New York City, tells the story of a young newsboy who leads a strike against the powerful newspaper publishers of 1899. Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, composer and lyricist of the original movie score, have written additional songs for the stage version. Book by multiple Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein. Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Jeremy Jordan.From 3/15/12; opening 3/29/12; open run. Our Review. Update: Jeremy Jordan, was replaced by Corey Cott, starting 9/05/12.
OK for ages 8 and up.

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Imperial Theater 249 W. 45th St.
New musical version of George and Ira Gershwin's Oh Kay!, with a book by two-timeJoe DiPietro. Cast: Matthew Broderick as Jimmy Winter, Kelli O'Hara as Billie Bendix, Judy Kaye as Estonia Dulworth, Estelle Parsons as Millicent Winter, Tony Award nominee Michael McGrath as Cookie McGee, Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as Eileen Evergreen, Chris Sullivan as Duke Mahoney, Robyn Hurder as Jeannie Muldoon, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Chief Berry and Terry Beaver as Senator Max Evergreen. e show nabbed this venue when the scheduled revival of Funny Girl was delayed. Opening 4/24/12. Our Review. Casting Updates: As of 12/18/12 Blythe Danner takes over the role of Millicent Winter from Estelle Parsons for a 12 week engagement. Brad Oscar will perform the role of ‘Cookie McGee’ beginning tomorrow, and as of 1/08/13 Brad Oscar takes over for Michael McGrat for 2 months which reunites him with Matthew Broderick for the first time since they starred together in the original cast of The Producers. The show will close 6/15/13 after 27 previews and 478 regular performances. A national tour will be launched in the 2014-2015 season.
Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley join Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot
Cort Theatre,138 W. 48th St.
Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett in repertoire for a limited run on Broadway. Directed by Sean Mathias. From 10/26/13; opening11/24/13 for 14 weeks. Cast: Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, Ian McKellen and Sets and costumes by Stephen Brimson Lewis,lighting by Peter Kaczorowski What th plays are about: In No Man’s Land we wonder if two writers, Hirst (Patrick Stewart) and Spooner (Ian McKellen) 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 (Shuler Hensley) and Foster (Billy Crudup). Do all four inhabit a no-man's-land between the present and time remembered, between reality and fantasy? Waiting for Godot follows two consecutive days in the lives of Vladimir (Patrick Stewart) and Estragon (Ian McKellen), who divert themselves by clowning around, joking and arguing, while waiting expectantly and unsuccessfully for the mysterious Godot. While they are waiting, two strangers appear: Pozzo (Shuler Hensley) and Lucky (Billy Crudup).

Bernard B. Jacobs 242 West 45th Street (212) 239-6200
A stage adaptation of the 2006 Indie movie about an Irish busker and a Czech immigrant in Dublin. The musical features the songs of Glen Hansard and Markata Irglova (who starred in the movie), including their Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly." From 2/28/12; opening 3/18/11. Tuesday @7pm Wednesday @2 and 7pm, Thursday @7pm Friday @8pm, Saturday @2 and 8pm Sunday @3pm. Tickets: Pricing: $59.50 - $131.50 Show Run Time: Approximately two hours and 30 minutes, which includes an intermission Our Review of Off and On Broadway Version.Beginning Tuesday, March 26, Ben Hope will play the role of “Guy,” Laura Dreyfuss will play the role of “Girl,” Carlos Valdes will play the role of “Andrej” and Claire Wellin will play the role of “Réza.”

Alec Baldwin (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street 212/239-6200

Revival of Lyle Kessler's 1983 play about 2 orphaned brothers live in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. They survive by petty thievery and a steady diet of tuna fish and daytime television until the violent older brother decides to kidnap Harold, a notorious Chicago gangster. Cast: Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster, Tom Sturridge. From 3/26/13; opening 4/18/13; closing 6/30/13. --To an early grave, now closing 5/19/13 after 27 previews and 37 regular performances. Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday - Saturday @8pm Wednesday and Saturday @2pm Sunday @3pm. Pricing: $67 - $132. This often and widely performed play was made into a film in 2005 starring Matthew Modine, Albert Finney and Kevin Anderson. Our Review.

The Phantom of the Opera
Majestic, 247 W. 44th St. (Broadway/8th Ave), 239-6200
Another heavy hitter in the big ticket, big spectacle musical and longevity (Opened 1/26/88) department. Adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel, Phantom's enduring glow is sustained by a Tony Award and a star-studded creative team: Harold Prince director; book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe); music by Webber; and lyrics by Charles Hart. 
our review. As of January 9, 2006, with performance # 7, 486, the show became the longest-running show in Broadway history -- surpassing another Andrew Lloyd Webber hit, Cats, which previously held the record with 7,485 performances.
This ranks at the top of the list teenagers from out of town want to see with parents or with a date. OK for ages 12 and up.
Patina Miller and Pippin cast members
Music Box Theatre 239 W. 45th St
The American Repertory Theater production of the Tony Award-winning medieval pop musical fable with music by Stephen Schwartz and and book by Roger O. Hirson, will transfer to Broadway this Spring. From 3/23/13; opening 4/25/13/. The show premiered in 1972 and ran for 1944 performances. Staged by A.R.T director Diane Paulus with choreography by Chet Walker who staged the production in the style of the musical's original director-choreographer Bobin Cambridge, MA, features Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller as Leading Player, Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin as Berthe. Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Grégory Arsenal, Andrew Cekala, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Sabrina Harper, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne, Ashton Woerz.Tickets from $142 to $59 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available. Tuesday - Saturday @ 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday @ 2:30pm , Sunday at 3pm. The performances on Sunday, March 24 and Sunday, March 31 are at 7:00pm (instead of 3pm). Running Time: Two hours and 35 minutes, which includes an intermission. Our Review
Pump Boys & Dinettes
Circle in the Square Theatre 235 West 50th St.
new production of the hit musical conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wand, with new errangements & orchestrations by Mary Mitchell Campbell. Direction and Musical Staging by John Doyle. From 3/19/13; opening 4/08/13. Cast: Bo Bice, AlexanderGemignani, Erik Hayden, Justin Hosek, Jane Pfitsch and Leenya Rideout. Performes will, true to Doyle's directing trademark, provide the show‘s musical accompaniment on instruments including guitar, piano, bass, fiddle, accordion, harmonica...and even kitchen utensils. What it's about: Doyle‘s tribute to life by the roadside, takes place on Highway 57 somewhere in America‘s heartland, between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina, stands a rest stop, for those who need a good rest. The four hard-working fellas at the gas station, Jim, Jackson, Eddie and L.M., have been known to do some auto repairs, but only when aided by ample quantities of time, great tunes and a few beers while they‘re at it. Just a few feet away, there‘s also a roadside eatery, the Double Cupp Diner, where the Cupp sisters, Prudie and Rhetta, celebrate their famous home cooking and gift for song with the same zeal they bring to their kinship with the boys. The production became a sensation in 1981 and transferred to Broadway to play 573 performancesicket prices are $132 for performances Monday Monday - Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday at 2pm. Post p[emomg schedule will be Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2 and 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream
Richard Rodgers Theatre 226 West 46th Street
The original members of The Rascals — Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish — made some of the greatest music in the 1960s. This concert production will feature their greatest hits as well as the history of the group told through archival footage, narration and dramatic film segments. Features the smash hits "Good Lovin'," "Lonely Too Long," "It's a Beautiful Morning," "How Can I Be Sure" and "Groovin'." From 4/15/13; opening 4/18/13; closing 5/05/13. $27 - $137

Rock of Ages
Helen Hayes Theater West 44th Street 212//239-6200
Reopening 3/24//11 at this smaller venue with following returning cast: Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Mitchell Jarvis as Lonny, Michele Mais as Justice, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz; first national tour cast members Rebecca Faulkenberry as Sherrie and Migayesa as Stacee Jaxx; original Toronto cast members Cody Scott Lancaster as Franz and Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina (who also performed on Broadway); and Dan Domenech, in his Broadway debut, as Drew. Monday a 8 PM, Tuesday at 7 PM, Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM and 7:30 PM. Review when the show opened originally here.

Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince
Rodger & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. New book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. From 1/21/13; opening 2/24/13. Cast: Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince; also Victoria Clark as fairy godmother Marie, Harriet Harris as Madame, Cinderella's stepmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte; Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle; Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher's mentor and Lord Chancellor, and Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel. Directed by Mark Brokaw. Choreography by Josh Rhodes. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements by David Chase. Scenic design by Anna Louizos, Costume design by William Ivey Long,Lighting design by Ken Posner, Sound design by Nevin Steinberg. This is the Broadway premiere for the celebrated musical, which was written for television in 1957. "Wells">
Our Review.

 Billy Crystal
700 Sundays
Imperial Theatre
Billy Crystal's hit solo show returns to Broadway from 11/05/13; opening 11/13/13; closing 1/05/3. Crystal's return to Broadway also marks the end of his telling his story elsewhere-- this IS the final production. Here's a link to our original review .
Spider-man and the Green Goblin
Reeve Carney and Patrick Page the original Spidrman and Green Goblin
(Photo: Jacob Cohl)
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
Foxwood (new name for Hilton) Theatre 213 West 42nd Street
What it's About: Drawn from over forty years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, the show spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bus tling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. It's the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. The bullied science-geek is suddenly endowed with astonishing powers. Daniel Ezralow (Choreography), George Tsypin (Scenic Design), Academy Award®-winner Eiko Ishioka (Costume Design), Tony® Award-winner Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design) and Teese Gohl (Musical Supervision). Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Our Review. Beginning the week of January 16: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Update: Robert Cuccioli will take on the role of the villain (and his alter ego, Norman Osborn) after Patrick Page, who originated the part departs. Cuccioli will begin performances Aug. 7.
OK for ages 10 and up.
The Testament of Mary
Fiona Shaw
The Testament of Mary
Walter Kerr Theatre 219 West 48th Street Box Office: Tele-Charge

Solo starring Fiona Shaw. What it's about: Jesus' mother, Mary, now elderly, talks to some of his followers about her famous son - a young man she didn't quite understand. Adapted from Colm Tóibin's novella. From 3/25/13; opening 4/22/13; closing 6/116/13 Tickets $40-$145. Running Time: 90 minutes Our Review.

The Trip to Bountiful
Cycely Tyson
(Photo: Joan Marcus)
Trip to Bountiful
Stephen Sondheim Theater West 43rd Street
Academy Award-nominated actress Cicely Tyson will return to Broadway for the first time in 30 years to star in a revival of Horton Foote’s 1953 drama to be directed by Michael Wilson. From 3/31/13; opening 4/23/13 for a limited 14 week run -- extended and now closing 9/01/13. Cast: Cicely Tyson (Carrie Watts who dreams of returning to her hometown of Bountiful, Tex., before she dies), Cuba Gooding Jr (Ludie, Carrie's son), Vanessa Williams (Ludie's wife) and Condola Rashad (the young woman Carrie befriends). Other cast members: Devon Abner, Curtis Billings, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, Arthur French, Susan Heyward, Bill Kux, Linda Powell, Charles Turner. Initially an NBC a teleplay starring Lillian Gish it went to Broadway starring Geraldine Page. Our Review.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
John Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street (212) 239-6200

A transfer from Lincoln Center Off-Broadway run. From 3/05/13; opening 3/14/13; closing 6/30/13- 7/28/13 . Tuesday and Thursday @7pm; Wednesday @2 and 8pm'Friday @8pm. Same cast, same everything except venue. To read our review, click here

Waiting For Godot, see No Man's Land for details of repertoire production.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-
Booth Theatre 222 West 45th Stree
Steppenwolf Theatre Company production comes to Broadway to celebrate its 50th anniversary. From 9/27/12; opening 1013/12. Directed by Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon. Cast: Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks Todd Rosenthal (set design), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume design), Allen Lee Hughes (light design) and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design). Running Time: 3 hours with 2 intermissions. Tues to Sat at 8pm with Sat matinees at 2 and sunday matinees at 3pm. D After that date Tuesday @ 7pm, Wednesday @ 2pm, Thursday & Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 2pm & 8pm, Sunday @ 3pm. Our Review.

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Gershwin, 222 W. 51 St., (Broadway/8th Av) 212-307-4100

A new musical based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. It takes place in the Land of Oz, and tells the story of many of the characters before Dorothy arrived. Book by Winnie Holzman; music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; directed by Joe Mantello; choreographed by Wayne Cilento. Sets, Eugene Lee; lighting, Kenneth Posner; costumes, Susan Hilferty; sound, Tony Meola; musical director, Stephen Oremus; orchestrations, William David Brohn. From 10/2/03; opening 10/30/03. Tue at 7pm; Wed - Sat at 8pm; Wed & Sat at 2pm; Sun at 3pm -- $30 - $100. Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission. Our Review.
OK for ages 9 and up.

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