And the count down to the theatre awards season is in full swing. Starting March 10th the hip Be More Chill, opens at the Lyceum Theatre. This show has a fan base that is radical. Based on Ned Vizzini’s novel, the show tells the story of an teenager (Dear Evan Hansen‘s Will Roland), who takes a pill to be more popular and discovers its side effects.
The revival of Kiss Me, Kate! opens at Studio 54 March 14th. Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase star in this Cole Porter classic.
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations follows at the Imperial Theatre March 21st. This musical tracing the rise of R&B group The Temptations had its premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and then the Kennedy Center production.
What the Constitution Means to Me finishes March with a 31st opening at the Hayes Theater – Second Stage Theater. This show started its life at The New York Theatre Workshop. Fifteen-year-old Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. In her play, she traces the effects of this founding document on generations of women, including many in her family—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride from Germany who died of melancholia.
The show I have been waiting for all year is Glenda Jackson as King Lear. Opening at the Cort Theatre April 4th. Jackson played this role to to great acclaim in London’s West End in this brand-new production.
The radical reimagining of the musical classic that was seen in fall 2018 at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Oklahoma! opens at Circle in the Square Theatre April 7th.
Get ready to laugh with Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin and Kristine Nielsen in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus opening at the Booth Theatre April 11th. The play takes place just after the conclusion of William Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over, the civil war has ended, and the country has been stolen by madmen. There are casualties everywhere and two very lowly servants (played by Lane and Martin) are charged with cleaning up the bodies.
The revival of Landford Wilson’s Burn This opens at the Hudson Theatre April 16th. Starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell this play follows Pale, a restaurant owner who falls for a dancer named Anna in downtown New York in the 1980s, and their troubled relationship in the wake of a shared tragedy—the death of Pale’s brother and Anna’s roommate and dance partner.
The Broadway transfer of the folk opera Hadestown based on the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, opens at the Walter Kerr Theatre April 17th. The steller cast including Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Reeve Carney, and Eva Noblezada.
Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow take on Hillary and Clinton at the Golden Theatre. Opening April 18th this is sure to be a star studded event. The play aims to explore the politics of marriage and gender roles as Hillary, a former First Lady, is at odds with her husband Bill and her campaign manager Mark as she attempts to salvage her bid for President of the United States during the 2008 primaries.
Annette Bening and Tracy Letts star in the revival of the Arthur Miller classic All My Sons at the American Airlines Theatre April 22nd.
Santino Fontana takes on the role created by Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie opening at theMarquis Theatre April 23rd. Based on the film, about a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime.
It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy – and ultimately horrify – the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Ink opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre April 24th.
The last show of the Tony season is Beetlejuice opening at the Winter Garden Theatre April 25th. A musical version of the supernatural 1988 film comedy about a couple who hire an exorcist to remove a very naughty ghost from their new house. School of Rocks’s Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso star.