Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Goes Solo, and Cats Returns to Broadway

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PREVIEWS

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leona Lewis Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

July 14: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats returns to Broadway starring X Factor winner and British pop star Leona Lewis in the role of Grizabella the Glamour Cat.

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LAST CHANCE

July 16: Tony winner Christian Borle departs Broadway’s Something Rotten! Replacing him in the role of the Bard will be Will Chase.

July 17: The Tony-nominated revival of The Crucible, helmed by director-of-the-moment Ivo van Hove, closes on Broadway. Arthur Miller's classic drama features Ben Wishaw, Sophie Okonedo, Saoirse Ronan and Tavi Gevinson, among other stars.

July 24: The starry, Tony-nominated Shuffle Along concludes its run on Broadway. The historic musical traces the legacy of black artistry on Broadway and features a cast that includes Tony winners Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, as well as Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry.


SPECIAL EVENTS

July 14 & 19: Ahead of heading to Chicago to star in Hamilton, Karen Olivo is playing Anita in the Hollywood Bowl's concert presentation of West Side Story alongside Solea Pfeiffer as Maria and Jeremy Jordan as Tony. The evenings feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Clifford Williams in the 2015 Fire Island Dance Festival
Clifford Williams in the 2015 Fire Island Dance Festival Whitney Browne

July 14: Tony-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr., who just concluded his critically acclaimed run in the Broadway hit Hamilton, kicks off his series of intimate, late-night concerts at the McKittrick Hotel. His residency at the Manderley Bar plays three consecutive Thursday nights through July 28.

July 15-17: The Fire Island Dance Festival returns to the Fire Island Pines on a stage overlooking the Great South Bay. The three-day event is hosted by Tituss Burgess and showcases dancers and choreographers from around the world. The festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of BC/EFA.

July 18 & 25: Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita heads to Birdland Jazz with her new solo show BROAD. The concert is a nod to the brassy broads who have inspired the Broadway actress.

Watch Lesli Margherita Show Off Her “Assets” Before BROAD

July 21 & 23: Tony-winning Music Man star Barbara Cook celebrates the publication of her memoir, Then and Now, with two additional concert evenings at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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