Noises Off Takes a Final Bow and Michelle Williams Returns to Broadway

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Jeremy Shamos, Kate Jennings Grant, David Furr, Andrea Martin and Campbell Scott in <i>Noises Off</i>
Jeremy Shamos, Kate Jennings Grant, David Furr, Andrea Martin and Campbell Scott in Noises Off Joan Marcus

PREVIEWS

March 3: Previews begin for the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women’s Project production of Ironbound. Tony nominee Marin Ireland stars as a Polish immigrant at a crossroads in her life.

OPENING

March 6: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o makes her Broadway debut in Danai Gurira's Eclipsed, playing a young woman being held captive by a rebel commander in war-torn Liberia. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the production began previews Feb. 23.

“I love to take on roles that require me to learn something new and really challenge my understanding of what it takes to be a successful human being,” Nyong'o told Playbill.com; read the full interview here.

March 8: Nothing can stop the passengers aboard New York’s first floating casino and disco, not even earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos or rampant wildlife. Join Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal and more singing all your 80’s favorites in Disaster!

Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams
Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams Brigitte Lacombe

March 10: In Blackbird, Michelle Williams plays Una, a young woman who seeks out and confronts the much older man who sexually abused her when she was 12 years old, played by Jeff Daniels.

“I’m recovering,” Daniels told Playbill. “It’s a show from which someone needs to recover.” Read the full interview here.

LAST CHANCE

March 6: Linda Lavin takes a last bow in Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of Our Mother's Brief Affair. The Tony winner plays the matriarch in Richard Greenberg's family drama about love and secrets.

March 13: Michael Frayn’s star-studded farce, Noises Off, concludes its acclaimed Broadway run. Forgotten cues, backstage romances and drunken cast members are just a few of the antics that go on in this show.

Want to know what it’s like to stage-manage the most mishap-prone show on Broadway? We send a writer backstage at Noises Off; read more here.

SPECIAL EVENTS

March 4: Performances kick off for Carnegie Hall's large-scale revival of West Side Story, which will be presented through March 6 at the Knockdown Center, a restored 50,000-square-foot factory located in Queens. The cast is headed by Spring Awakening and “Pitch Perfect” singing actor Skylar Astin as Tony, Bianca Marroquín (Chicago, In The Heights) as Anita and Morgan Hernandez, making her New York debut as Maria.

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

March 5: The McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs celebrates Carol Channing's 95th birthday with special performances by Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, Lucie Arnaz, Gavin MacLeod, Lily Tomlin and more.

March 7: Performances begin for White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the innovative new monologue play being performed by a rotating cast of theatre heavyweights including Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Wayne Brady, Cynthia Nixon and more.

March 12: Audra McDonald's history-making performance as Billie Holiday in the Broadway hit Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill makes its debut on HBO.

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