Waitress Opens and Benjamin Walker Kills On Broadway

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PREVIEWS

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April 16: Cirque du Soleil kicks off its first-ever Broadway venture, Paramour. In signature Cirque-style, the show is set to feature acrobatics, music and dance.

OPENING

April 14: Three-time Tony winner Frank Langella plays a man falling further into the grip of dementia in the U.S. premiere of Florian Zeller's The Father on Broadway.

April 21: Benjamin Walker stars as Patrick Bateman in the U.S. premiere of American Psycho, a new musical based on Bret Easton Ellis’ cult novel. Featuring music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik, the killer show officially opens on Broadway.

April 24: Sara Bareilles' Broadway musical Waitress officially opens starring Tony winner Jessie Mueller as a waitress and baker who longs to escape her abusive marriage.


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LAST CHANCE

April 17: Kelli O’Hara concludes her Tony-winning run as Anna Leonowens in The King and I. Marin Mazzie is set to succeed the actress in the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater revival on May 3.


SPECIAL EVENTS

April 18: The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama is announced, awarding an American playwright with a $10,000 cash prize for a distinguished play.

April 18-19: The second annual Broadway Hackathon kicks off at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. The event is aimed at gathering theatre fans who know how to computer program to build smartphone apps.

April 19: Don’t miss two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone at Symphony Space for an evening of Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim and more.

April 21: Signature Theatre's Off-Broadway revival of Incident at Vichy, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, is broadcast on Thirteen as part of the second season of Theater Close-Up.