The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, April 2-12

News   The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, April 2-12
 
Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events!

LAST CHANCE

April 5: The Honeymoon is over for madcap musical Honeymoon in Vegas. The romantic comedy began previews on Broadway last November and recently announced its April closing date. The cast is led by Tony nominee Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Tony Danza with David Josefsberg, Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel and Matthew Saldivar.

April 5: Hamish Linklater and John Noble deliver rich and captivating performances as real-life artists Henrik Ibsen and Gustav Vigeland in Posterity. The two go head-to-head in this entertaining and thought-provoking world premiere at Off-Broadway theatre The Atlantic, by Pulizter Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright.

April 12: Following an extension, Roundabout Theatre's acclaimed, paired-down staging of Sondheim's Into the Woods will have its final curtain call. With only ten actors and one piano, the Off-Broadway production has been winning the hearts of Sondheim fans since late last year.

  OPENING

April 2: Carey Mulligan makes an anticipated Broadway return in West End import, Skylight. Mulligan will star opposite Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard, who will all re-create their acclaimed London performances on Broadway. The play follows the course of an evening where two ex-lovers attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous clash of opposites.

April 7: Steven Boyer's provocative play about a boy and his foul-mouthed puppet, Hand to God, makes its Broadway debut following acclaimed Off-Broadway runs in 2011 and 2014. The show received overwhelming praise and welcomes back much of the original creative team and cast including Boyer in the starring role and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel.

April 8: Vanessa Hudgens makes her Broadway debut in the stage and screen musical classic, Gigi. The Tony and Oscar-winning Paris-set love story is given a contemporary re-imagining with a new book adaptation by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Heidi Thomas, direction by Eric Schaeffer and choreography by Joshua Bergasse (On the Town).

April 9: Hilary Mantel's best-selling novels about Henry VIII are brought to the stage in two parts Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. The Royal Shakespeare Company productions played an extended repertory run in London and original stars Ben Miles, Lydia Leonard and Nathaniel Parker will return for the Broadway engagement. Theatregoers wishing to see both shows can purchase a ticket bundle at a discounted rate.

April 12: A Hollywood film classic, An American in Paris makes its anctipated Broadway debut following a trial-run in Paris. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor.

 

PREVIEWS

April 5: Lesley Manville brings her Olivier Award-winning performance Off-Broadway in Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's magnificent Harvey Theatre and directed by award-winning director Richard Eyre, this U.S premiere is one not to be missed.

April 6: Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway stars in Grounded Off-Broadway. Helmed by Julie Taymor, Hathaway will take to the stage at the Public Theater for this critically acclaimed one-woman show about a fighter pilot who returns from a middle-eastern warzone.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

April 2: Broadway legend Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below with her classic solo show, The Lady With the Torch. The two-time Tony Award winner performs an eclectic collection of torch songs by such composers and lyricists as Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne,Sammy Cahn, Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter. Through April 14.

April 2: The Lincoln Center presents a free local screening of the New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson. During intermission, Lincoln Center's executive director of production will share behind-the-scenes stories and explain how his team capture the show's most dramatic moments for broadcasting.

April 8: Renowned Broadway press agent Joshua Ellis makes his debut as both actor and playwright in his solo show Call My Publicist! The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent. Drawing on his real-life experience working with the best in showbusiness, Ellis' show will have its first public reading at the York Theatre. 

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