Idina Hits the Road, Lupita Hits the Stage and Prince Charles Arrives on Broadway: What Not to Miss this Week!

News   Idina Hits the Road, Lupita Hits the Stage and Prince Charles Arrives on Broadway: What Not to Miss this Week! The Know: Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events, Oct. 8-18!

PREVIEWS

Oct. 10: Will King Charles ever get the chance to be King? Can't wait to find out? Straight from an acclaimed London run, the Olivier Award-winning King Charles III arrives on Broadway. The play imagines a future in which Britain's current Queen Elizabeth II has passed away and her son, the current Prince Charles, has assumed the throne. 

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OPENING

Oct. 12: Two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro's new comedy, Clever Little Lies, stars Emmy winner Marlo Thomas as an all-knowing mother who, in her search for the truth, discovers much more about her family than anyone could have anticipated.  Oct. 8: Following an electric run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell return to the stage to play volatile lovers in Sam Shepard's fast and furious play, Fool for Love. Their chemistry is not to be missed! 

Oct. 10: Stage and screen actress Kathleen Turner stars and directs Would You Still Love Me If..., the story of a lesbian couple whose long-term love for one another is brought to a dramatic head with the revelation of a lifelong secret. 

Oct. 13: "The Good Wife" star Mamie Gummer plays a discharged soldier from Afghanistan in Roundabout Theatre's Ugly Lies The Bone. Left scarred both physically and emotionally, she escapes into a virtual reality world.

Oct. 14: Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson co-star in the Broadway revival of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Gin Game. The two are sharing a Broadway stage together for the first time since 1966. Don't miss the chance to see these Broadway vets light up the stage again! 

Oct. 14: It seems Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o can't stay away from emotionally demanding and challenging roles. In Danai Gurira's Eclipsed, the New York-based actress plays a young Liberian caught up in the horrible circumstances of war, where the thins lines of morality and loyalty are blurred. 

 

THE LAST CHANCE

Oct. 18The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey closes following an acclaimed, extended Off-Broadway run. James Lecesne's solo play recounts the story of the disappearance of a teenage boy in a small Jersey Shore town. Lecesne brings wit, warmth, humor and empathy to the wide range of characters employed to tell the story. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel

Oct. 13: Original If/Then star Idina Menzel hits the road for the Tony-nominated show's national tour. Kicking off in Denver, If/Then is set to tour the country through August next year. In an exclusive interview with Playbill.com in December 2014, Menzel said that the show was her "salvation."

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