Alfie Boe Exits Les Miz as Forest Whitaker Makes His Debut: What Not to Miss This Week!

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The Know: Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events, Feb. 18-28! 

PREVIEWS

Feb. 18: Previews begin for the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s raucous musical comedy The Robber Bridegroom, starring Steven Pasquale, Leslie Kritzer and Greg Hildreth. The show debuted on Broadway in 1975 with Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone

Feb. 19: Performances begin for the Broadway revival of She Loves Me. The heartwarming musical comedy about two parfumerie clerks stars Laura Benanti, Byron Jennings, Zachary Levi, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski

Feb. 25: The new musical Bright Star, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, kicks off its Broadway engagement at the Cort Theatre. Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, Stephen Bogardus and Dee Hoty are among the stars in this tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920's and 40's. 

  OPENING

Feb. 18: Stephen Karam’s The Humans officially opens its Broadway engagement at the Helen Hayes Theatre, helmed by Tony winner Joe Mantello. The ensemble cast featured in the acclaimed Off-Broadway staging have all made the move to the Great White Way. 

Feb. 23: Colman Domingo's family drama Dot, directed by multiple Tony winner Susan Stroman, officially opens Off-Broadway. The heartfelt production reunites the creative duo following their work on the acclaimed John Kander and Fred Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys

Feb. 25: Oscar and Golden Globe winner Forest Whitaker makes his Broadway debut in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie. Starring alongside Tony winner Frank Wood, the two take on this emotionally charged one-act set in New York City in 1928. 

Frank Wood and Forest Whitaker in <i>Hughie</i>
Frank Wood and Forest Whitaker in Hughie Photo by Mark Brenner

 

LAST CHANCE

Feb. 21: The Young Vic's Olivier Award-winning production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, staged by acclaimed Belgian director Ivo van Hove, concludes its limited Broadway run. The edge-of-your-seat production sees the return of film star Mark Strong to the stage after a 12-year hiatus. 

Feb. 20: Tony winner John Lloyd Young wraps up his all new concert show, Yours Truly, at the Cafe Carlyle. The singer returns to the uptown venue with a fresh set of romantic ‘60s-era R&B ballads and a few brand-new songwriting collaborations. 

Feb. 28: Don't miss the chance to see acclaimed singing actor Alfie Boe in his role as Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of Les Misérables. The internationally acclaimed tenor made the role famous following his performance in the 25th Anniversary Concert in London. 

Alfie Boe as Valjean
Alfie Boe as Valjean Matt Crockett

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Feb. 20: Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series continues its slate of intimate concert events with show-biz couple Andy Karl and Orfeh. With three Tony nominations together, the duo are reunited onstage for an evening of their favorite songs. 

Feb. 21: Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo and Cheyenne Jackson are among the stars featured in the Manhattan Concert Productions presentation of the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden, playing through Feb. 22 at David Geffen Hall. 

Feb. 21: ABC celebrates Disneyland's 60th anniversary with "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" at 8 PM. The two-hour special is set to feature a performance of "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel.

Feb. 22: HBO debuts "Becoming Mike Nichols," a new documentary that features an in-depth conversation between the late Oscar and Tony-winning director and fellow Tony-winning director Jack O'Brien.

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