Broadway Show Overview

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AMERICAN IDIOT — Based on Green Day’s Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the smash hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, “Holiday” and “21 Guns.” American Idiot is the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their search for meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on their most exhilarating journey. St. James Theater, 246 West 44th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.AmericanIdiotOnBroadway.com

 

ANYTHING GOES — A saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, some good old-fashioned blackmail, plus some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “You’re the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” and “Anything Goes.” Stephen Sondheim Theatre 124 West 43rd St Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200. www.roundabouttheatre.org/sst/

 

ARCADIA — From London’s West End comes the critically-acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. The cast includes Billy Crudup, Raul Esparza and Margaret Colin. April 1809, a stately home in Derbyshire, England. Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory, beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth. Arcadia is a thing of beauty – a dazzling, witty work of misunderstanding and quest for knowledge, resonating across centuries. Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th St. Now in Previews. Show Opens: March 17. Show Closes: June 19. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.ArcadiaBroadway.com

 

BABY IT’S YOU — The new Broadway musical Baby It’s You! tells the inspiring story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who changed the recording world forever when she discovered The Shirelles and created Scepter Records, becoming the music industry’s first female powerhouse. Starring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as Greenberg, Baby It’s You! is conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet. Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th St. Previews Start: March 26. Show Opens: April 27. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. babyitsyouonbroadway.com

 

Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo — Starring Robin Williams in his Broadway debut, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is Rajiv Joseph’s darkly comic tale narrated by a tiger held captive in the Baghdad Zoo. The play follows the intertwined lives of two American marines and one Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th St. Previews Start: March 11. Show Opens: March 31. Tickets by Phone: 1(800) 745-3000. www.bengaltigeronbroadway.com

 

BILLY ELLIOT — This powerful new musical is the story of a boy who discovers he has a special talent for dance, while the boys all around him are more interested in boxing. An unprecedented smash in the West End, where it has won 9 Best Musical awards, broken UK box office records and continues to sell out nightly. Music by Elton John, one of the most celebrated pop songwriters of the last 30 years. Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.billyelliotbroadway.com

 

BORN YESTERDAY — Emmy Award nominee Jim Belushi and Outer Critics Circle nominee Nina Arianda head the cast of Garson Kanin’s award-winning comedy about sex and politics. Tony Award winner Doug Hughes directs this timeless and timely story of a not-so-honest businessman and a not-so-dumb blonde out to “capitalize” on everything Washington has to offer. Cort Theatre 138 West 48th St. Previews Start: March 31. Show Opens: April 24. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.BornYesterdayOnBroadway.com

 

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN — The astonishing true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and a jet pilot–all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank’s trail, we’re off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren’t so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd St. Previews Start: March 11. Show Opens: April 10. Tickets by Phone: 1(877) 250-2929. www.CatchMeTheMusical.com

 

CHICAGO — Tony Award-winning revival of Kander and Ebb’s sizzling 1975 musical. Chicago is about an over-the-hill chorine who murders her boyfriend, tries to pin it on her husband, attracts a high-profile lawyer, is found not guilty after a razzmatazz carnival of a trial, and then parlays her new-found fame into a vaudeville engagement. With great style and music, the show satirizes the justice system, celebrity, and “all that jazz.” Chicago won six Tonys in 1996. Ambassador Theater, 219 W. 49th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. chicagothemusical.com

 

DRIVING MISS DAISY — Alfred Uhry’s classic play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan (Vanessa Redgrave), a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn (James Earl Jones), an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them. Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St. Tickets: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.daisyonbroadway.com

 

FAT PIG — This razor-sharp comedy tells the story of Tom, a very eligible bachelor who falls for the beautiful, bright and plus-sized Helen. Tom is overjoyed with his new relationship but his shallow co-workers are less enthusiastic. Tom shrugs off their objections but eventually the cruel jabs of his acerbic friend Carter and Jeannie, a former flame, force him to question his own values and the importance of conventional good looks. The bitingly funny Fat Pig is playwright Neil LaBute’s candid and unapologetic depiction of our obsession with image and cookie cutter beauty. Belasco Theatre, 111 West 44th St. Previews Start: April 12. Show Opens: April 26. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.fatpigonbroadway.com

 

GETTO KLOWN — The next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional story. It follows in the unabashed, uncensored, and uninhibited tradition of his Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, and Sexaholix…a Love Story. In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colorful characters who have populated his life. Leguizamo takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Lyceum Theatre 149 West 45th St. Now in Previews. Show Opens: March 22. Show Closes: May 15. Tickets by Phone: 1(800) 432-7250. www.GhettoKlown.com

 

GOOD PEOPLE — Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo… where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills… and where Margie Walsh (Frances McDormand) has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who has made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America. Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th St. Closes on May 8. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200. www.mtc-nyc.org

 

HIGHHigh explores the universal themes of truth, forgiveness, redemption and human fallibility. When Sister Jamison Connolly (Kathleen Turner) agrees to sponsor a 19 year-old drug user in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. Struggling between the knowledge she possesses as a rehabilitation counselor and a woman of religious conviction, she begins to question her belief in miracles and whether people can find the courage to change. Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th St. Previews Start: March 25. Show Opens: April 19. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.highonbroadway.com

 

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING — Following the advice of a book entitled “How to Succeed in Business” a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, begins a meteoric rise from the mail-room to Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Finch’s unorthodox and morally-questionable business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. With a beloved score by Frank Loesser, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is packed with hit standards such as “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company Way,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary,” and “Brotherhood of Man.” Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. Previews Start: February 26. Opens: March 27. www.howtosucceedbroadway.com

 

JERSEY BOYS — This musical chronicles the lives of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, 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, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were thirty. Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” among others. Virginia Theatre 245 West 52nd St. Tickets: 1(212) 239-6200, 1(800) 432-7250. JerseyBoysBroadway.com

 

JERUSALEM — In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. Jerusalem is the winner of the 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle Awards and the 2010 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play.Music Box Theater, 239 West 45th St. Previews Start: April 2. Show Opens: April 21. Tickets by Phone: 1(212-239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.jerusalembroadway.com

 

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES — Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical! 4-time Tony® winner Harvey Fierstein joins the new, Tony-winning Broadway production of the musical comedy he co-wrote with Jerry Herman almost 30 years ago! La Cage aux Folles is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together… stay fabulous… and above all else, stay true to themselves! Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.LaCage.com

 

LOMBARDI — This original work brings the audience into the life and times of one of America’s most inspirational and mercurial personalities, Hall of Fame football coach, Vince Lombardi. It is directed by the Tony-nominated Thomas Kail and stars Dan Lauria. Circle in the Square Theatre, West 50th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. Lombardi.com

 

MAMMA MIA! — This musical, based on the songs of the Swedish group Abba, follows the story of a forty-something mother planning her daughter’s wedding. Set in the present day on a tiny, mythical Greek island, it is a musical love story that crosses continents and generations. “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “Dancing Queen” are all included. Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway at 50th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 563-5544. Momma-Mia.com

 

MARY POPPINS — The world s most famous nanny is truly “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and she does indeed fly through the audience. London’s West End hit musical based on the stories by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 1964 Walt Disney film, comes to Broadway! The story has been altered from the movie to incorporate things from the seven original Mary Poppins books. The show features both the original film score and new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 West 42nd St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 307-4747. MaryPoppins.com

 

MEMPHIS — Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical! Memphis is a Broadway musical with heart, soul and energy to burn. She’s a black singer whose career is on the rise, but who can’t break out of segregated clubs of 1950’s Memphis Tennessee. He’s a white radio DJ whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves. When the two collaborate, her soulful music reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the Golden Era of early rock ‘n’ roll takes flight. But as things start to heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music – or their love – is put to the test. Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.memphisthemusical.com

 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET — On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” who discovered them all. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet features a treasure trove of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including such iconic songs as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Riders in the Sky,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Nederlander Theatre, 208 West 41st St. Tickets by Phone: 1(877) 250-2929. www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com

 

PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE — Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie (Donna Murphy) has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can’t pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red will do anything to keep from looking back. A fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical that spans three generations, The People in the Picture celebrates the importance of learning from our past, and the power of laughter. Studio 54, 254 West 54th St. Previews Start: April 1. Show Opens: April 28. Show Closes: June 19. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 719-9393. www.roundabouttheatre.org

 

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESSERT — Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon, Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson and Nick Adams star as the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting adventure who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous. Palace Theatre, 1554 Broadway. Now in Previews. Show Opens: March 20. Tickets by Phone:1(877) 250-2929. www.priscillaonbroadway.com

 

RAIN — “The next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” Rain performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. From the early days of their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 through Sgt. Pepper and on to the Abbey Road years, Rain performs it all. The multi-media concert recaptures the era through all phases of The Beatles astounding musical career including Shea Stadium, the psychedelic late 60s and The Beatles long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. A fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(877) 250-2929. www.raintribute.com

 

ROCK OF AGES — In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city dreamer – and in LA’s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. It’s Rock of Ages, a hilarious feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and many many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time where big hair meets big dreams and the result totally wails. The production re-opens at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St on March 24. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.rockofagesmusical.com

 

SISTER ACT — Based on the smash-hit film, Sister Act features an original score by 8-time Oscar® and 10-time Grammy Award® winner Alan Menken and direction by 4-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller) has dreams of hitting the big time. But when she walks in on a “hit” of a different kind, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent! At first, Deloris – disguised as “Sister Mary Clarence” – has trouble adjusting to life under the strict rule of Mother Superior. But when she transforms the convent’s choir into the most glorious new musical act in town, Deloris forms a lasting bond with her newfound friends… and the gang that’s chasing her finds itself up against an unstoppable team of soulful sisters! Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway. Previews Start: March 24. Show Opens: April 20. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.sisteractbroadway.com

 
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK — Drawing from over forty years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down–literally–when he’s bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling. Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door-neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He soon learns, however, that “with great power comes great responsibility.” Maligned by the media, buffeted by financial woes, and stretched thin by the expectations of the world-at-large, Peter now must struggle to navigate the perilous and peculiar demands of being a web-slinging superhero. With the characters in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark ranging from old familiar favorites to supervillains never-before imagined, Spider-Man’s battles will hurtle the audience through a story both recognizable and unexpected, culminating in an eye-popping, ultimate test for this iconic figure. Foxwoods Theatre, 213 West 42nd St. Now in Previews. Show Opens: March 15. Tickets by Phone: 1(800) 745-3000. SpidermanOnBroadway.com

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON – On the anniversary of their victory in the Pennsylvania state championship game, four members of the starting lineup of a small-town Catholic high school basketball team gather with their coach to re-live their youthful glory. As the night progresses, the long buried grudges and secrets of the once-confident players surface, threatening not just their solidarity, but the meaning of their victory. With savage humor, That Championship Season probes the darkest aspects of the American dream of success at all costs. In his original review of the play in the New York Times, Clive Barnes wrote, “Wow! This is precisely the kind of relevant and hard-hitting play that Broadway should be doing if it has any chance of survival. That Championship Season is Broadway theatre at its finest.” Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th St. Now in Previews. Show Opens: March 6. Show Closes: May 29. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.thatchampionshipseason.com

THE ADDAMS FAMILY — A new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams. Two-time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth star as Gomez and Morticia. Daughter Wednesday, now 18, is experiencing a sensation that surprises and disgusts her — caring about another person. Young Pugsley, jealous of his sister’s attention, begs her to keep torturing him, severely, while mother Morticia, conflicted over her daughter’s lurch into womanhood, fears being upstaged and discarded… like yesterday’s road kill. All the while, father Gomez — master of the revels, mischievous and oblivious as ever — would prefer everything and everyone remain as it is. But when outsiders come to dinner, the events of one night will change forever this famously macabre family. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th St. Tickets: 1(212) 307-4100 or visit www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com

THE BOOK OF MORMON — From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this hilarious Broadway musical about 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. The Book of Mormon is written in collaboration with the Tony Award-winning writer Robert Lopez, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw. Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 West 49th St. Now in Previews. Show Opens: March 24. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.bookofmormononbroadway.com THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES — Ben Stiller and Edie Falco return to Broadway in a strictly limited, 16-week engagement of John Guare’s comic masterpiece. Stiller is Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper and wannabe songwriter, who is trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife, an impatient girlfriend and a visit from the Pope, all while sustaining his dream of hitting it big. Jennifer Jason Leigh also stars in this satirical take on celebrity, religion, and the frequent merging of the two. Walter Kerr Theater, 219 West 48th St. Previews Start: April 4. Show Opens: April 25. Show Closes: July 23. Tickets by Phone:1( 212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.houseofblueleaves.com

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST — A glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities – not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell. Brian Bedford directs and stars as Lady Bracknell. American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd St. Closes on July 3. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 719-1300. www.roundabouttheatre.org

THE LION KING — With wildly inventive life-size puppets, exotic masks, and costumes, Disney’s adaptation of its popular animated movie is a visual stunner. The 1998 Tony Award-winning Best Musical is directed by the visionary Julie Taymor and features terrific music by Elton John and Tim Rice. The show follows the adventures of the royal lion cub Simba, and his quest to grow up and learn what it means to be a king. Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 307-4747 or 1(800) 755-4000. disneyonbroadway.com

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HATThe Motherf**ker with the Hat is a new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity, and misplaced haberdashery from playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade. But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living and loving with his volatile soul mate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober. Still, their love is pure. And true. Nothing can come between them – except a hat. This world premiere play stars Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vázquez. Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th St. Previews Start: March 15. Show Opens: April 11. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250 . www.themfwiththehat.com

PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE — Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie (Donna Murphy) has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can’t pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red will do anything to keep from looking back. A fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical that spans three generations, The People in the Picture celebrates the importance of learning from our past, and the power of laughter. Studio 54, 254 West 54th St. Previews Start: April 1. Show Opens: April 28. Show Closes: June 19. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 719-9393. www.roundabouttheatre.org

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA — Winner of 7 1988 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and now the longest-running show in Broadway history. Based on the Gaston Leroux novel, this story of seduction and despair is told through a lush and romantic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart. Gorgeously directed by theater veteran Harold Prince. It tells the story of the hideously deformed Phantom who lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The phantom falls in love with the young Soprano devoting himself to creating a new star for the Opera by nurturing her extraordinary talents and employing all the skills at his disposal. Children ages 4 and under are not permitted in the theater. Majestic Theater, 247 W. 44th St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. www.thephantomoftheopera.com

WAR HORSE — At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a mission to find him and bring him home. Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 West 65th St. Previews Start: March 15. Show Opens: April 14. Show Closes: June 26. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 239-6200 or 1(800) 432-7250. WarHorseOnBroadway.com

WICKED – A new musical about the untold story of the witches of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years. Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212) 307-4100 or 1(800) 755-4000, wickedthemusical.com

WONDERLAND — A new spin on the classic story of Alice and her Looking-Glass world. It’s about a modern-day woman who goes on a life-changing adventure far below the streets of New York City, where a colorful cast of strange but familiar characters help her rediscover what’s really important. Featuring a fresh, contemporary pop score and two sold-out national stage premieres. Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway. Previews Start: March 21. Show Opens: April 17. Tickets by Phone: 1(877) 250-2929. www.WonderlandOnBroadway.com



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