Sydney Lucas Leaves Fun Home and Gloria Estefan Shakes Up Broadway: 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, Oct. 1-11!

PREVIEWS

Oct. 1: Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley makes her Broadway debut starring as the title character in the Roundabout Theatre revival of Thérèse Raquin, a new adaptation of the classic Émily Zola novel. The "Love Actually" actress is joined by Tony winner Gabriel Ebert and two-time Tony winner Judith Light. Read Playbill.com's interview with Knightley in which she describes it as "the story of caged animals."

Oct. 2: A.R. Gurney's canine comedy Sylvia returns to Broadway with a cast that includes Tony winners Matthew Broderick, Julie White and Annaleigh Ashford, the latter in the title role of the pup. Read Playbill's post-Tony-win interview with Ashford and see pictures of the star taking a stroll through Central Park with a few adorable local hounds

Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley Photo by Jenny Anderson

Oc.t 5: Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger in On Your Feet!, the new musical based on the lives of seven-time Grammy winner Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. Debuting in Chicago earlier this year, the show opens Broadway's Marquis Theatre under the direction of two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

Oct. 6: Two icons unite in the new Broadway musical Allegiance: "Star Trek" legend George Takei and Miss Saigon and Les Miz star Lea Salonga lead the cast of this World War II-set love story inspired by Takei's childhood.  Oct. 10: Ever wondered what kind of King Prince Charles would make? Will he ever get the chance? Straight from an acclaimed London run, the Olivier Award-winning King Charles III arrives on Broadway. The play imagines a future in which Britain's current Queen Elizabeth II has passed away and her son, the current Prince Charles, has assumed the throne. 

 

OPENING

Oct. 5: Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Harold Pinter's Old Times opens on Broadway starring Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Clive Owen, Kelly Reilly and Tony nominee Eve Best

Oct. 8: Following an electric run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell return to the stage to play volatile lovers in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. Their chemistry is not to be missed! 

 

LAST CHANCE

Oct. 4: The Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2015 Next Wave Festival continues with the U.S. premiere of Anne Carson's new translation of the Greek tragedy Antigone starring Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche and helmed by Scenes From a Marriage director Ivo van Hove, performances begin Sept. 24. Click here to read Binoche's take on relating Antigone to modern audiences.

Sydney Lucas in <i>Fun Home</i>
Sydney Lucas in Fun Home

Oct. 4: She's captured the hearts of countless audience members and brought viewers around the world to tears with her truly heartfelt performance of "Ring of Keys" at the 2015 Tony Awards: young Tony nominee Sydney Lucas departs Fun Home and understudy Gabriella Pizzolo steps into the shoes of Small Alison. Take a look back at Lucas' photos from her two-show day earlier this year

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Oct. 4: Something Rotten!'s leading lady Heidi Blickenstaff leads the Broadway Bikes team as part of Bike MS, a fundraising event to benefit fighting multiple sclerosis. Cheer on the team as they cycle the 30 miles through Manhattan for a good cause.

Oct. 5: Friends and Broadway stars gather at 54 Below to pay tribute to Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the Les Miserables cast member who tragically passed away Aug. 29. The Bring Him Home concert features cast members from Broadway’s Les Miserables, along with alums of Baldwin Wallace, singing Jean-Baptiste’s favorite songs from his repertoire book. 

Oct. 11: You can take the kid out the country but you can't take the country out of the kid! 54 Below presents Broadway Does Country with Bret Shuford, an authentic hoedown celebrating the best of country music and the Great White Way including songs by Patsy Cline, Bonnie Raitt, Reba and more.

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