Highlights From the West End Revival of Merrily We Roll Along Stephen Sondheim himself described the recent critically acclaimed West End revival of Merrily We Roll Along (directed by Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman) as "the best I've seen." The 1981 musical, with book by George Furth and score by Sondheim, travels backwards in time to navigate the bumpy history of three friends who start their careers in show business together.
Recorded in High Definition from multiple camera angles, the production will be screened in cinemas across the U.S. Oct. 23 by CinemaLive and Digital Theatre.
The 7 PM screening also includes backstage interviews with the cast. Visit Fathomevents.com for ticket information.
Highlights From Bronx Bombers Off-Broadway From the author of Lombardi and Magic/Bird, Eric Simonson's Bronx Bombers examines the New York Yankees — the most storied franchise in major league baseball and perhaps all of sports. With Hall of Fame names like Ruth, Berra, DiMaggio, Mantle, Jackson and Jeter filling rosters throughout the years, the team remained focused on winning even when dealing with the game’s most iconic and tempestuous personalities. The Primary Stages production runs through Oct. 19 at the Duke on 42nd Street. Read the Playbill story.
Highlights From A Night With Janis Joplin on Broadway Mary Bridget Davies stars as the iconic 1960's blues-rocker in A Night With Janis Joplin. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production played acclaimed regional engagements before arriving in New York City where it began previews on Sept. 20 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. Highlights from the show include some of Joplin's most famous hits including "Piece of My Heart," "Cry Baby" and "Me and Bobby McGee." See the rush policy for the show.
Highlights From Sting's The Last Ship Concerts at the Public Theater Taken from his experiences growing up in a shipbuilding town in North East England, pop superstar Sting's The Last Ship tells the tale of a father and son who aim to sail away from a dying industry. Featuring his first new songs in a decade, the musical — with book by John Logan (Red) and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) — aims for a 2014 Broadway bow. In the midst of a ten-show series of benefit concerts for the Public Theater, Sting performs songs from the show, which he also released as an album of the same name. Highlights included "The Last Ship," "What Have We Got," "Practical Arrangement" and "And Yet." Performances continue through Oct. 9 at the Anspacher Theater. Read the Playbill story.