Andrew Keenan-Bolger Returns to Broadway as Jonathan Groff Exits

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Jonathan Groff in <i>Hamilton </i>
Jonathan Groff in Hamilton Joan Marcus

PREVIEWS

March 31: Would you choose to live forever if you had the chance? In Tuck Everlasting, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's novel, a family accidentally drinks from a stream of immortality and becomes frozen in time. Take a sneak peak at the new musical, starring Andrew Keenan-Bolger, below.


April 1: Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson returns to the Broadway stage with Fully Committed, a one-man show in which he plays 40 characters. Read Playbill’s interview with Ferguson here.

April 3: Eugene O’Neill’s classic and unforgettable tale of the Tyrone family, Long Day’s Journey Into Night returns to Broadway starring Jessica Lange and Gabriel Byrne. The Roundabout Theatre revival is directed by Jonathan Kent.


OPENING

Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Teeter, Tavi Gevinson, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, and Erin Wilhelmi.
Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Teeter, Tavi Gevinson, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, and Erin Wilhelmi. Jan Versweyveld

March 31: Director-of-the-moment Ivo van Hove helms another American classic on Broadway, Arthur Miller's The Crucible. In the role of Abigail is Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Saoirse Ronan. Read about how the Irish star, who is actually a Bronx native, prepared for her Broadway debut.

April 3: The York Theatre Company’s production of Cagney, which played a sold-out engagement last year, officially opens Off-Broadway for an open-ended run. The musical chronicles the life of legendary movie and dance star James Cagney.


LAST CHANCE

April 3: Stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer hangs up his hook in Finding Neverland, the Peter Pan-inspired musical about the life of playwright J.M. Barrie.

April 3: Don’t miss the City Center Encores! production of 1776. Directed by Garry Hynes, the diverse cast of theatre stars makes for an unforgettable revival of the Tony-winning musical. Read Playbill’s interview with the cast and director about why now’s the time to re-think the way we’re staging American history.

April 9: Hamilton’s current King, Jonathan Groff, plays his final performance in the smash hit musical to begin filming the lead role in David Fincher’s new Netflix series Mindhunter. He is being succeeded by Tony nominee Rory O’Malley.


Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga Photo by Monica Simoes

SPECIAL EVENTS

April 3: The winners of the 40 th annual Olivier Awards, recognizing excellence in British theatre, are announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London.

April 4: MCC Theater’s annual Miscast Gala returns with a host of Broadway favorites including Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Cynthia Erivo, Tituss Burgess and more. The stars are performing songs from shows and roles in which they would never ordinarily be cast.

April 5: Tony nominee Rebecca Luker takes on the role of Helen Bechdel in Fun Home for a limited time. She is stepping in for Judy Kuhn who is undergoing hip surgery.

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