The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, March 13-22

News   The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, March 13-22 Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events!

LAST CHANCE

March 15: Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson are breathtaking in Constellations, a thoroughly modern love story about connections and the endless possibilities of the universe. Following an acclaimed run on London's West End, Broadway audiences have one last chance to catch this witty and brilliant new play.

The Iceman ComethTony winners Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy deliver unforgettable performances in this classic Eugene O'Neill epic staged in BAM's majestic Harvey Theatre. Straight from an acclaimed run at Chicago's Goodman, the Robert Falls directed drama is one not to be missed.

March 22: Idina Menzel will take her final bow as the star of If/Then, a role that saw her nominated for another Tony Award. The contemporary, Manhattan-set musical explores life, love and destiny.

  OPENING

March 15: Kristin Chenoweth is really able to show off her comedic side and glorious voice in the classic, Tony Award-winning musical, On the Twentieth Century. Chenoweth stars opposite Peter Gallagher who plays down-and-out producer Oscar Jaffe, desperate to convince his former lover to return to the stage. Tony nominee Andy Karl also delivers a stand-out performance.

March 19: Wendy Wasserstein's groundbreaking Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles, remains as relevant today as it was in 1988. Helmed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon, it is a moving coming-of-age story set in New York and starring some of the stage and screen's hottest actors: Elizabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham.

 

PREVIEWS

March 13: It was the film that made Leslie Caron's career: "An American in Paris," in which she co-starred with Gene Kelly. The much-loved 1951 musical is adapted for the Broadway stage for the first time. An American in Paris  follows World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan in newly liberated Paris. His life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor.

March 14: Robert Askins' provocative play, Hand to God, about a boy and his foul-mouthed puppet will make 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 Steven Boyer in the starring role and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel.

March 15: The acclaimed film starring Johnny Depp receives a magical re-imagining for the Broadway stage by Tony winning director Diane Paulus. With dazzling, contemporary music by Gary Barlow from U.K. pop ensemble Take That, Finding Neverland tells the story of how playwright J.M. Barrie came to create "Peter Pan," one of the greatest stories of our time. Starring Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly.

March 16: Carey Mulligan makes an anticipated Broadway return in this 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.

March 17: A Broadway debut but an all-too familiar situation for many: families and cultures clash drastically in the lead-up to a wedding. The new musical, It Shoulda Been You, is a heartwarming and hilarious portrait of two families from wildly different backgrounds forced to celebrate together. To complicate things further, an ex-lover unexpectedly arrives on the scene. Starring a host of Broadway talent including Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and David Burtka

March 20 and March 21: 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. Patrons wishing to see both shows can purchase a ticket bundle at a discounted rate.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS 

March 13: Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, known for her show-stopping performances in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes, makes her solo debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Special guests include Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis.

March 21: On the eve of Stephen Sondheim's 85th birthday, a host of Broadway favorites will celebrate the legendary composer at 54 Below with a concert dedicated to his music. At Sondheimas, songs both well known and obscure will be sung by Kurt Peterson (Follies original cast), Liz Larsen (Beautiful) and Ariana DeBose (Hamilton) among others. 

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