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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
First Preview: October 22, 2013
Synopsis: When Monty Navarro finds out he is eighth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other seven heirs standing in his way – all played by one incredible actor. This witty music-hall comedy explores how low we’ll go to make it to the top.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
First Preview: March 8, 2014
Closing: June 15, 2014
Synopsis: An American classic, A Raisin in the Sun takes place in the late ’50s in a south side Chicago apartment, chronicling the lives of the members of an African-American family. Matriarch Lena plans to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood when she receives a hefty insurance check. Her son Walter dreams of buying a liquor store and being his own man, and her daughter Beneatha dreams of attending medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face create the drama in this beloved play.
First Preview: March 20, 2014
Closing: June 15, 2014
Synopsis: Playwright Moss Hart (1904-1961) grew up poor in the outer boroughs. Introduced to the theatre at a young age, he rose from entertainment director at a Catskill resort to collaborator with the hugely successful George S. Kaufman.
First Preview: October 18, 2013
Synopsis: After Midnight takes the sexy glamour of the original Jazz Age and catapults it into a whole new era for modern Broadway audiences. Featuring pieces by jazz composers including Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields and Harold Arlen set against a narrative of Langston Hughes poetry.
First Preview: February 26, 2014
Closing: February 22, 2015
Synopsis: The beloved story of Aladdin is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin’s journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. It’s an unforgettable experience that includes all the cherished songs from the Academy Award- A winning score and more written especially for Broadway.
First Preview: March 6, 2014
Closing: June 29, 2014
Synopsis: Beginning with the Kennedy assassination, All the Way spans the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, from taking office and leveraging his power to pass Civil Rights legislation in Congress to his landslide re-election victory.
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
First Preview: January 12, 2014
Synopsis: Beautiful tells the story of Carole King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend.
The Book of Mormon
First Preview: February 24, 2011
Synopsis: Two young Mormons embark on a mission to spread the gospel in Uganda. From the creators of South Park and Avenue Q
Bullets Over Broadway
First Preview: March 11, 2014
Synopsis: Bullets over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring young playwright newly arrived on Broadway in 1920’s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
First Preview: April 21, 2014
Closing: August 31, 2014
Synopsis: Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930’s Berlin where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub.
First Preview: April 1, 2014
Closing: June 15, 2014
Synopsis: Based on actual events, Casa Valentina is set in the 1960s and tells the tale of men who went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, and something else entirely: being men. Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men-white-collar professionals with families-to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, these “self-made women” had to decide whether public recognition would help them gain a place in open society or spell their own personal disaster.
First Preview: October 23, 1996
Synopsis: The razzle-dazzle musical where a sensational murder trial is acted out in vaudeville specialties. The score includes “Razzle-Dazzle,” “All That Jazz” and “Mister Cellophane.”
First Preview: January 25, 2013
Synopsis: Originally presented on television, this famous fairy tale has been re-fashioned and set to music by two great masters of the musical. The characters are given greater depth plus a more human quality, and it is only through Cinderella’s faith in a miracle that allows her wish to go to the ball to come true. Musical highlights include “In My Own Little Corner”, “A Lovely Night”, “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” and “Impossible”. This season’s production of Cinderella marks the Broadway premiere for the musical, which was written for television in 1957 by the legendary musical theatre duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
The Cripple Of Inishmaan
First Preview: April 12, 2014
Closing date: July 20, 2014
Synopsis: Direct from a smash hit London run, Daniel Radcliffe takes on his most critically acclaimed role yet in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN—the biting comedy by the master of vicious fun, Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, In Bruges), and directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Grandage (Red, Frost/Nixon).
When a Hollywood director visits a remote Irish island to cast his latest film, the locals clamor for their once-in-a-lifetime chance at movie stardom. But it’s Billy, a frail young man with the odds stacked against him, who has the biggest Hollywood dream of them all.
First Preview: March 29, 2014
Synopsis: Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy that tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman and “internationally ignored song stylist” from East Berlin.
Holler If Ya Hear Me: Tupac
First Preview: May 26, 2014
Synopsis: Written by Todd Kreidler, the original musical is not biographical. Instead it uses the gritty poetry of the influential late rapper’s words and music to create a story of inner city struggle, encompassing themes of friendship, family, revenge, change and hope.
First Preview: March 4, 2014
Synopsis: On the verge of turning 40, Elizabeth moves to New York City, the ultimate city of possibility, intent on a fresh start-new home, new friends, and hopes for a resurgent career. But even in her carefully planned new life, the smallest decision or most random occurrence will impact her world in ways she never dreamt possible. Set against the ever-shifting landscape of modern day Manhattan, If/Then is a romantic and original new musical about how choice and chance collide and how we learn to love the fallout.
First Preview: October 4, 2005
Synopsis: The story of the legendary Four Seasons, blue-collar boys who formed a singing group and reached the heights of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. The musical features such Seasons’ hits as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.”
First Preview: March 3, 2013
Synopsis: In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England, following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalizes the failing business, while helping one another grow into the men their fathers always dreamed they would become and transforming an entire community through the power of acceptance.
First Preview: March 1, 2014
Synopsis: Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Miserables includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.
The Lion King
First Preview: October 15, 1997
Synopsis: The Lion King tells the story of the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king.
First Preview: October 18, 2001
Synopsis: 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”.
Matilda the Musical
First Preview: March 4, 2013
Synopsis: Roald Dahl’s much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this magical new musical version by Dennis Kelly with songs by award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin.
MOTHERS AND SONS
First Preview: February 23, 2014
Synopsis: Twenty years after her son’s death, a mother turns up at the door of his former lover, who is now married to another man and has a young son. This man and his family challenge the woman to confront the truths of their shared past, and a future she never imagined. Values clash as they struggle to reconcile their vastly different worlds.
Motown the Musical
First Preview: March 11, 2013
Synopsis: A new musical based on the life of Berry Gordy, the famed record producer who founded the Motown label.
First Preview: March 15, 2012
Synopsis: 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 teenaged ‘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.
OF MICE AND MEN
First Preview: March 19, 2014
Closing: July 27, 2014
Synopsis: Of Mice and Men is set in California during the Great Depression, and follows two migrant workers George, a sharp but uneducated, short-tempered man, and Lennie, a large but simple-minded man. Together they hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs up trouble on the job, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards his version of the American dream.
First Preview: February 28, 2012
Synopsis: On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician (Guy) and a Czech immigrant (Girl) are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by the emotionally charged music that has made Once an international sensation.
Phantom of the Opera
First Preview: January 9, 1998
Synopsis: 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.
First Preview: March 23, 2013
Synopsis: The American Repertory Theatre’s production of Pippin is coming to Broadway Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.” Pippin has a book by Roger O. Hirson, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is directed by Diane Paulus with circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers) and choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse.
First Preview: March 24, 2011
Synopsis: Hair band devotees rejoice: The anthems of the ’80s are back. The new musical features the hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more.
First Preview: February 11, 2014
Synopsis: 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.
The Realistic Joneses
First Preview: March 13, 2014
Closing: December 31, 2031
Synopsis: In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.
First Preview: March 28, 2014
Closing: August 10, 2014
Synopsis: Violet tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet (Foster) dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.
First Preview: October 7, 2003
Synopsis: 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.