LAST CHANCE: Gypsy, Spamalot, All My Sons and More
By Adam Hetrick
January 6, 2009
A Tony-winning Broadway diva takes her last "turn," a band of nutty knights conclude their quest, while a starry revival of a classic family drama and an African-American man's journey through a turbulent America end their New York runs.
What follows is Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway and Off-Broadway productions before they close.
Closing Jan. 11
Gypsy (On Broadway at the St. James Theatre). Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone delivers an epic portrayal of the mother of all stage mothers in the Arthur Laurents-directed revival of the classic showbiz musical that also garnered Tony Awards for co-stars Boyd Gaines and Laura Benanti. For tickets visit Telecharge.
Monty Python's Spamalot (On Broadway at the Shubert Theatre). The Tony-winning musical that brings the beloved screenplay to life stars Michael Siberry, Merle Dandridge and Martin Moran in the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table who encounter showgirls, cows and killer rabbits along their quest for the Holy Grail. For tickets visit MontyPythonSpamalot.
All My Sons (On Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre). John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and Katie Holmes star in the revival of Arthur Miller's WWII-set family drama about a businessman who knowingly sells defective airplane parts to the government with tragic consequences. For tickets visit Telecharge.
Home (Off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre Company). The acclaimed revival of Samm-Art Williams' play about an African-American man who leaves his North Carolina farm in search of a better life in the North. Tracey Bonner, Kevin T. Carroll and January LaVoy portray over 25 characters in the work that spans the 1950s through the Vietnam War and Civil Rights eras. For tickets visit SignatureTheatre.
Streamers (Off-Broadway at the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre). Scott Ellis directs David Rabe's powerful 1976 Vietnam-era ensemble drama that depicts the turmoil and confusion faced by four young soldiers fresh from boot camp who await deployment on an army base in Virginia. For tickets visit RoundaboutTheatre.
ReWrite (Off-Broadway at Urban Stages). John Simpkins directs the trio of mini musicals – Nelson Rocks!, Miss Marzipan and The Process – penned by Joe Iconis and featuring Nick Blaemire, Badia Farha, Lorinda Lisitza and Jason "Sweettooth" Williams. For tickets visit Smarttix.