The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, March 26-April 5

News   The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, March 26-April 5
 
Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events!

LAST CHANCE

March 29: The 2014 Broadway revival of Cabaret starring the formidable Alan Cumming will have its final curtain call. Currently starring Sienna Miller as Sally Bowles, cabaret singer at the 1930 Berlin's decadent Kit Kat Klub, the Tony-nominated revival has been an acclaimed hit for a full year since beginning previews in March last year.

April 5: Hamish Linklater and John Noble deliver rich and captivating performances as real-life artists Henrik Ibsen and Gustav Vigeland in Posterity. The two go head-to-head in this entertaining and thought-provoking world premiere at Off-Broadway theatre The Atlantic, by Pulizter Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright

 

OPENING April 2: Carey Mulligan makes an anticipated Broadway return in West End import, Skylight. Mulligan will star opposite Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard, who will all re-create their acclaimed London performances on Broadway. The play follows the course of an evening where two ex-lovers attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous clash of opposites.

 

PREVIEWS

March 26: The formidable Chita Rivera stars as a wealthy widow seeking revenge and a last brush with romance in The Visit, the new Kander and Ebb musical that makes its long-awaited Broadway debut. Based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1956 play, it features a score by Tony Award-winning Cabaret and Chicago collaborators John Kander (music) and the late Fred Ebb (lyrics). The musical features a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and is directed by Tony winner John Doyle

March 27: The Pulitzer nominated Jeanine TesoriLisa Kron musical, Fun Home, based on Allison Bechdel's graphic memoir, will kick off its Broadway run following an acclaimed, popular Off-Broadway premiere. Sam Gold, who helmed the original production will return to direct much of the same cast including Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn.

March 27: Based on Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century Russian masterpiece, the Doctor Zhivago musical brings together some of the most acclaimed and talented in the business.  The production is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller, music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon, lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine. The cast is headed by Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt and Lora Lee Gayer.

March 27: "The Killing" and "Garden State" star Peter Sarsgaard, who also has numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway credits, will try his hand at one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters in Hamlet at Classic Stage Company. Director Austin Pendleton has promised a riveting and contemporary take on the classic play.

April 1: Pulitzer finalist Lisa D'amour's Airline Highway had its world premiere at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre earlier this year where it garnered critical acclaim and an extension run. Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, the colorful, New Orleans-set play observes the lives of a rag-tag group of strippers, hustlers and philosophers.

April 1: Opera star and four-time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming makes her Broadway debut playing an opera singer in Joe DiPietro's new comedy, Living on Love. Fleming will play the fiery Raquel De Angelis, who hires a handsome young writer, played by Jerry O'Connell, to ghostwrite her autobiography. The diva makes the move in retaliation to her husband's adoration with his own ghostwriter, played by Tony nominee Douglas Sills and Emmy nominee Anna Chlumsky respectively.

April 5: Lesley Manville brings her Olivier Award-winning performance Off-Broadway in Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's magnificent Harvey Theatre and directed by award-winning director Richard Eyre, this U.S premiere is one not to be missed.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

March 30: A Broadway all-star lineup gathers at the MCC Theatre for the annual Miscast gala, where they will perform songs from shows and roles in which they'd never be cast. The cast features Emmy winner Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black"), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin and Jessie Mueller; Tony nominees Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan and Ramin Karimloo; and stage and screen stars Cheyenne Jackson and Ana Gasteyer.

March 30: John Waters hosts Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre Annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square. He will be joined by a host of Broadway talent including Tony winners Betty Buckley, Tony Kushner ) and Tonya Pinkins among many others. The evening will honor showbusiness legend Margo Lion

March 31: The brand new series premiere of TV Land's "Younger" starring Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, Debi Mazar and Hilary Duff. From "Sex and the City" creator, Darren Star comes the story of Liza Miller (Foster), a newly single mom restarting her career (and love life) by reinventing herself - as a 26-year-old publishing assistant. With a great new job and a hot new guy, she'll find out how long she can pull off being Younger.

April 2: Broadway legend Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below with her classic solo show, The Lady With the Torch. The two-time Tony Award winner performs an eclectic collection of torch songs by such composers and lyricists as Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne,Sammy Cahn, Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter. Through April 14. 

April 2: The Lincoln Center presents a free local screening of the New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson. During intermission, Lincoln Center's executive director of production will share behind-the-scenes stories and explain how his team capture the show's most dramatic moments for broadcasting. 

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