What Not To Miss in Theatre This Week

News   Hamilton: The Revolution Hits the Shelves, and Kelli O’Hara Exits Broadway
The Know: What not to miss April 8-17.
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Kelli O'Hara in The King and I Paul Kolnik


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.

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Sheldon Best and Ayana Workman in The Public’s Mobile Unit production of Romeo & Juliet Joan Marcus


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 15: Following a tour of the boroughs, the Public Theater’s mobile unit production of Romeo & Juliet officially opens at the downtown theatre for a limited Off-Broadway run through May 1.


April 9: Hamilton’s current King, Jonathan Groff, plays his final performance in the smash hit musical to begin filming the lead role in David Fincher’s new Netflix series Mindhunter. He is being succeeded by Tony nominee Rory O’Malley.

April 17: Kelli O’Hara concludes her Tony-winning role 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.

Rebecca Naomi Jones
Rebecca Naomi Jones


April 12: Lin-Manuel Miranda and co-author Jeremy McCarter take readers inside the Broadway musical phenomenon with Hamilton: The Revolution, available in bookstores nationwide.

April 14: Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records will partner with Symphony Space to celebrate the record company's sweet 16th birthday. The evening features performances by Melissa Errico, Mandy Gonzalez, Rebecca Naomi-Jones and more.

April 15: Disney releases Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale The Jungle Book in theatres around the country. The animated feature film features the voices of Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken and Scarlett Johansson. Watch the trailer here.

April 16: Catch Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn at 92Y for an evening of discussion and dramatic reading titled The Redemptive Power of Ancient Stories.

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