Friday, January 03, 2014

What To See In 2014: Part Two

Earlier this week I posted my first article on the shows set to open on Broadway in the coming months. As I mentioned in my previous blog I will be listing all the shows alphabetically as opposed to the ones that I am looking forward to the most. Although when you think about it shouldn't I be looking forward to all of them? A new show is a new show right? Even the bad ones. And away we go!

Bullets Over Broadway
St. James Theatre
First Preview: March 11, 2014
Opens: April 10, 2014

Can I just say how excited I am about seeing this show? Not only am I a huge Woody Allen fan but it is also one of my favorite films of all time. Now while the show is technically new the score is not. Instead the show will feature popular sings from that era. Now for those of you that are not familiar with the movie here is a brief synopsis of  Bullets Over Broadway from the shows official website.

A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship or a brand new musical comedy! Sounds like a winner to me. I know I can't wait to see it. Who knows? Maybe I'll see you there. Expect the show to be a big contender at this year's Tony Awards.

Studio 54
First Preview: March 21, 2014
Opens: April 24, 2014

Well would you look at that? Two shows in a row that I am looking forward too this season? Who would have thought? Now I will admit that I am a little partial when it comes to the show since I used to work at the Studio 54 box office during it's last run there. While technically I only saw the whole show three or four times I did sneak into the theatre quite a bit over my two years there.

What an amazing piece of theatre. Returning in his Tony winning performance as the Emcee is Alan Cumming. Joining him as Sally Bowles? Why none other than Three-time Academy Award nominee Michele Williams. Now if that doesn't make you want to run to see it then I don't know what will.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Belasco Theatre
First Preview: March 29, 2014
Opens: April 22, 2014

What? Stop the presses! Three shows in a row that I am actually looking forward too? When has that ever happened? Not for a long time my friends. The show which first premiered Off-Broadway in 1998 is set to make it's Broadway debut this Spring at the Belasco Theatre. Now while I never got a chance to see it during it's first run you can better believe nothing will stop me from seeing it now. Plus the fact that it is starring one of my favorite actor's in the form of  Neil Patrick Harris. Makes you want to see it even more now doesn't it?

Richard Rodgers Theatre
First Preview: March 4, 2014
Opens: March 27, 2014

Now this is getting out of control people. Another show that I actually want to see this season? This is crazy. Or maybe I'm just excited because finally someone has actually written an original musical for the Broadway stage. That's it. As a composer/lyricist myself I love seeing new work. Their last show was Next To Normal which not only won the Tony Award for Best Score but also the Pulitzer Prize for Drams. Will lighting strike twice? We will soon find out.

Mothers and Sons
John Golden Theatre
First Preview: February 23, 2014
Opens: March 24, 2014

What is that? A play opening on Broadway amongst all those big Broadway musicals? Who would have thought? This show not only marks four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's first show on Broadway in almost seven years. Not only that but it also stars Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly. So there you go. Two reasons to see the show. Well that and it sounds like it could be good too. That always help. I see a Tony nomination in Ms. Daly's future. We shall see.

So there you have it. Part Two in my Four Part Series. Check back here in the coming days where I will preview Of Mice and Men, Outside Mullingar, and A Raisin in the Sun. Until next time theatre fans.

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