Daniel Radcliffe Arrives Off-Broadway and Sara Bareilles Re-Creates “What The World Needs Now” | Playbill

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The Know: What not to miss in theatre June 30-July 10.
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July 2: The Public Theater and Donmar Warehouse debut the boundary-pushing Privacy, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Co-created by James Graham and Josie Rourke, the new play is about privacy and technology in the digital age, and invites audiences to keep their phones, and even use them, during performances.

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe Joseph Marzullo/WENN

July 3: Bess Wohl’s acclaimed, mostly-silent play Small Mouth Sounds, returns Off-Broadway. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, the story follows a group of troubled urbanites seeking peace of mind at a silent retreat; it was originally produced by Ars Nova last year and played a sold-out, twice-extended run.


July 3: War, the newest work by multi-award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, concludes its New York premiere at LCT3. The drama sees tensions escalate between two siblings following their mother's stroke.

July 9: Lincoln Center wraps up its Midsummer Night Swing festival. Every night, the event offers free dance lessons in styles that range from salsa to ballroom, to swing and blues.

July 10: Following an extension due to popular demand, the Tony-winning revival of She Loves Me closes on Broadway. The classic musical comedy officially opened March 17 and received eight Tony nominations, winning the award for Best Scenic Design. Directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, the revival stars Byron Jennings, Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath, Jane Krakowski and Tom McGowan.


July 10: Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, who garnered rave reviews for her performance in the Bay Street Theater's production of the award-winning musical Grey Gardens, again steps into the role of Big Edie at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. She is joined once more by Tony nominee Rachel York as Little Edie.


June 30: BroadwayHD and Roundabout Theatre Company team up to live-stream the Tony-winning revival of She Loves Me, marking the first time ever that a Broadway show has been broadcast live.

July 4: The New York Historical Society celebrates Independence Day with a museum-wide exhibition devoted to Alexander Hamilton. The Summer of Hamilton features life-size bronze statues depicting Hamilton and Aaron Burr with pistols drawn and aimed at one another.

July 4: NBC presents the 40th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City. Waitress composer Sara Bareilles is performing the Broadway for Orlando single “What the World Needs Now Is Love” as part of the line-up of performances.

Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson
Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson Joseph Marzullo/WENN

July 6: Performances kick off for the New York City Center production of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways, as part of the Encores! Off-Center series. Director Sam Pinkleton has cast a diverse group of young performers for the concert revival of the musical about teen runaways.

July 7: 106.7 LITE FM's lunchtime summer series, Broadway in Bryant Park, returns to the outdoor stage. The weekly performances showcase the best of Broadway, providing a sneak peek at shows like The Color Purple, Fun Home, Waitress, and more.

Lin, Phillipa and Leslie: The Pre and Post-Hamilton History

July 9: Broadway's smash hit musical Hamilton loses three of its major stars: creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr., and Phillipa Soo. Their replacements are yet to be announced.

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