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23rd December 2013
The 2012 Goodman Theatre Chicago production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, a drama of shattered illusions set in a Greenwich Village saloon in 1912, with the original cast of Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy, Stephen Ouimette, Larry Neumann Jr, Marc Grapey, John Judd, John Reeger...
16th December 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent Arena Stage Washington production of Eric Coble's The Velocity Of Autumn, a dark comedy about a woman in failing health who barricades herself in her house refusing to move into sheltered accommodation, who is visited by her ...
9th December 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Terrence McNally's Mothers And Sons, in which, 20 years after her son's death, a mother turns up at the door of his former lover, now married to someone else, and they struggle to reconcile their vastly different worlds, with Tyne Daly, ...
2nd December 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent American Repertory Theater production of Robert Schenkkan's All The Way, telling the story of the first whirlwind year of Lyndon B Johnson's presidency, with Bryan Cranston, Michael McKean and Brandon J Dirden, directed by Bill...
25th November 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage the musical Violet, book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori, about a disfigured young woman on a cross-country journey seeking transformation through faith in the 1960s, with Sutton Foster, directed by Leigh Silverman, with ...
18th November 2013
Lincoln Center's 2014 American Songbook series, featuring the work of a particular writer or performer, will include the songs of Randy Newman, with James Naughton, on 28th January; Patina Miller in concert on January 31st; the songs of Michael John LaChiusa, with LaChiusa joined...
11th November 2013
The premiere of Greg Edwards's Craving For Travel, a comedy in which rival travel agents and former spouses are vying for their industry's most prestigious honor, with 2 actors playing 30 characters, co-written and directed by Andy Sandberg, will preview from January 9th at the Peter...
4th November 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's 2014/2015 season will include Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, which explores the difference between art and emotion, as a writer has an affair with the wife of an actor in one of his plays, with Ewan McGregor, directed by Sam Gold, previewing from October...
28th October 2013
Transport Group's winter/spring season at the Gym at Judson will comprise John Cariani's Almost, Maine, in which locals and visitors gather under the northern lights to try to make sense of the strange thing called love, with John Cariani in the cast, directed by Jack Cummings III...
21st October 2013
The recent Primary Stages production of Bronx Bombers, telling the story of the greatest stars of the New York Yankees, conceived by Fran Kirmser, written and directed by Eric Simonson, will be remounted on Broadway, with Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne joing original cast members...
14th October 2013
Theater for the New City will stage the premiere of the musical Samantha And The Glass Ceiling, book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, the story of a young lingerie designer struggling to be accepted and promoted for her talent in a fashion company controlled primarily...
7th October 2013
Atlantic Theater Company will present the Donmar Warehouse London premiere production of The Night Alive, written and directed by Conor McPherson, about two of life's losers who try to make something better together, with Jim Norton, Ciaran Hinds, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Brian Gleeson...
30th September 2013
Nothing To Hide, an unconventional magic show of diverse vignettes, created by magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, will preview from October 23rd at Pershing Square Signature Center, opening on November 6th. The producers are Werner Entertainment...
23rd September 2013
Heart And Lights, written by Doug Wright, celebrating New York City as seen through the eyes of two cousins, who discover their grandmother's surprising past by uncovering the secrets of the city she loved, featuring the Rockettes in a way they have not been seen before, with jazz...
16th September 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the concert musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch, book by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, the story of an obscure and tortured German-American transsexual rock singer, with Neil Patrick Harris, directed by Michael...
9th September 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Roundabout Theatre Company will stage a revival of the musical Cabaret, book by Joe Matseroff, music by Fred Ebb, lyrics by John Kander, adapted from John van Druten's play I Am A Camera, inspired by Christopher Isherwood's book Goodbye...
2nd September 2013
It has been confirmed that the musical If/Then, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt, about a woman approaching 40 who moves to New York City to make a fresh start, with Idina Menzel, Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella...
26th August 2013
It has been confirmed that the musical The Bridges Of Madison County, book by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, adapted from the novel by Robert James Waller, about a brief love affair between a National Geographic photographer and an Italian-American housewife...
19th August 2013
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a biomusical about the writer and singer, book by Douglas McGrath, score by Carole King and her collaborators Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, with Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown and Liz Larsen, ...
12th August 2013
Forthcoming productions at 59E59 Theatres will include Ross Dungann's The Life And Sort Of Death Of Eric Argyle, a quirky tale of the afterlife of a man who barely lived enough to have regrets, with Siobhan Cullen, Rachel Gleeson, Manus Halligan, Davey Kelleher, Emmet Kirwin, Dave...
5th August 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun, the groundbreaking play about three generations of an aspiring black family in 1950s Chicago, with Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll, Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni Rose, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Jason...
29th July 2013
It has been confirmed that William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet, the story of lovers from two different warring families, with Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Jayne Houdyshell, Brent Carver, Christian Camargo, Chuck Cooper, Roslyn, Conrad, Justin, Corey Hawkins and Geoffrey Owens...
22nd July 2013
It has been confirmed that the musical If/Then, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt, about a woman approaching 40 who moves to New York City to make a fresh start, with Idina Menzel, directed by Michael Greif, will preview from March 4th at the Richard Rodgers Theatre...
15th July 2013
The 2013/2014 season of LCT3 productions, Lincoln Center Theater's new works initiative in the Claire Tow Theater, will include J C Lee's Luce, in which a teacher makes a damaging discovery about an all star high school student, forcing the parents to reassess their idealised image...
8th July 2013
The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) 2013/2014 season at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row will comprise William Inge's Natural Affection, centring on a single mother reuniting with her fresh-from-reform-school teenage son and the tension it causes with the new man in her life, previewing...
1st July 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Rupert Holmes's A Time To Kill, adapted from John Grisham's courtroom novel, in which an idealistic lawyer defends a black man for taking the law into his own hands following an unspeakable crime committed against his young daughter, directed...
24th June 2013
The Classic Stage Company's 2013/2014 season will include William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet, with Elizabeth Olsen and Finn Wittrock, directed by Tea Alagic, in September; Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, in which, following a flood of biblical proportions...
17th June 2013
Lincoln Center Theater has announced its 2013/1214 season. In the Vivan Beaumont Theater: William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the tale of bloody ambition, with Ethan Hawke, directed by Jack O'Brien, previewing from October 24th, opening on November 21st, with scenery by Scott Pask, costumes...
10th June 2013
The winners in this year's Tony Awards were very much as forecast. Kinky Boots took 6, including Musical, Score - Cyndi Lauper, Actor (Musical) - Billy Porter, and Choreography - Jerry Mitchell; Matilda The Musical took 4, including Book - Dennis Kelly; Pippin took 4, including Musical...
3rd June 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, the expressionist drama about women's financial dependence on men, and one woman's attempt to break free, with Rebecca Hall, directed by Lyndsey Turner, previewing from December 20th at the American Airlines Theatre...
27th May 2013
Second Stage Theatre will stage the musical Little Miss Sunshine, book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by William Finn, adapted from the 2006 film about a family's road trip to California in order for the 7 year old daughter to take part in a beauty pageant, from October 15th. ...
20th May 2013
The musical A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder, book and lyrics by Robert L Freedman, music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, adapted from the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman, with Jefferson Mays playing eight roles in the Music Hall comedy about a man who decides to eliminate those...
13th May 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, a repertoire comprising Harold Pinter's No Man's Land and Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, both of which feature two characters with an ambiguous relationship in uncertain circumstances, with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup...
6th May 2013
The big hitters in this year's Tony Award nominations are led by Kinky Boots with 13, including Musical, Book, Score, Billy Porter and Stark Sands - Actor (Musical) and Jerry Mitchell - Director (Musical); Matilda The Musical with 12, including Musical, Book, Score, Bertie Carvel...
29th April 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, production of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, the story of an overbearing mother and her son, who is torn between an obligation to his family and his desire to break...
22nd April 2013
It has been confirmed that Woody Allen's musical adaptation of his 1994 film Bullets Over Broadway, co-written with Douglas McGrath, about a struggling 1920s playwright who is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced, incorporating...
15th April 2013
Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater will stage the premiere of Sharr White's The Snow Geese, about a family in upstate New York facing a changing future during World War I, with Mary-Louise Parker, directed by Daniel Sullivan, previewing from October 1st at the Samuel J Friedman...
8th April 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Harold Pinter's Betrayal, the semi autobiographical play about a wife's adultery with her husband's best friend, whose story unfolds backwards in time, with Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall, directed by Mike Nichols, will preview...
2nd April 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the back catalogue musical Always... Patsy Cline, book by Ted Swindley, about the friendship that developed between Cline and her most devoted fan, with Crystal Bowersox and Annette O'Toole, directed by John Rando, will open at a Broadway...
25th March 2013
Playwrights Horizons 2013/2014 season will include on the Main Stage: Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, a dark comedy set nearly a century from now, following a new civilization stumbling into its future, directed by Steve Cosson; the premiere of Madeleine George's...
18th March 2013
New York Theatre Workshop's 2013/2014 season will include Will Power's Fetch Clay, Make Man, which explores the improbable bond that formed between two drastically different and influential cultural icons, Cassius Clay and Stepin Fetchit, in the 1960s, directed by Des McAnuff; What...
11th March 2013
The musical First Date, book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, which charts in real time the blind date of a mismatched couple - an investment banker and an artist - at a restaurant, directed by Bill Berry, with choreography by Josh Rhodes, ...
4th March 2013
The National Theatre Washington DC will stage the premiere of the musical If/Then, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt, about a woman approaching 40 who moves to New York City to make a fresh start, with Idina Menzel, directed by Michael Greif, previewing from November...
25th February 2013
The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream, a staged concert event written by Steven Van Zandt, with music and lyrics by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, featuring The Rascals's hit songs of the 1960s, accompanied by their history told through archival footage, narration and dramatic film ...
18th February 2013
The Public Theater's 2013 Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, will comprise Shakespeare's The Comedy Of Errors, which concerns the complications generated by twin masters with twin servants, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater, ...
11th February 2013
The musical entertainment Mama And Her Boys, created by and featuring Ethan Paulini, Christopher Sidoli and Wendy Watson, exploring the dynamic relationship between mothers, sons and families, through a mix of songs from all styles and genres, with Linda Kline as script consultant...
4th February 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the current Lincoln Center Theater production of Christopher Durang's Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike, a satire that takes characters and themes from Chekhov and transports them to contemporary Pennsylvania, with Sigourney Weaver, Kristine...
28th January 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the stage adaptation of the Disney film Aladdin, with a new book by Chad Beguelin and an expanded score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, will open at the New Amsterdam Theatre in ...
21st January 2013
A new musical Big Fish, adapted from the novel by Daniel Wallace and 2003 film, about a man who tells epic tales, whose son embarks on a journey to find out who his father really is, revealing the man behind the myth, and the truth from the tall tales, book by John August from his...
14th January 2013
The recent Encores! Special Event Cotton Club Parade, a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and '30s, conceived by Jack Viertel, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with singers, dancers, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center...
7th January 2013
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the current American Repertory Theater Cambridge production of the musical Pippin, book by Roger O Hirson, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, which brings contemporary sensibilities to a coming of age story of self discovery, set in ...