Saturday, December 16, 2017

What To See In 2018 Part 1

Escape to MargaritavilleJohn Lithgow: Stories By Heart
American Airlines Theatre
1st Preview: December 21, 2017
Opens: January 11, 2018
Closes: March 4, 2018

Two-time Emmy and Tony Award winner John Lithgow on Broadway? Count me in theatre fans. John Lithgow: Stories By Heart, which previously played throughout the United Sates and London, will begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre on December 21. The one-man show, which runs thru March 4, is being directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.

So what is the show all about? Well according to a production source, "Stories By Heart, evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P.G. Wodehouse. Well I'm sold.

Escape To Margaritaville
Marquis Theatre
1st Preview: February 16, 2018
Opens: March 15, 2018

Unlike several of my co-workers, I am not a big Jimmy Buffet fan. Don't get me wrong. I like some of his music. I mean anyone that came up with a song about eating cheeseburgers on a tropical island is o.k. in my book. The show, which features a book by Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope), and Mike O'Malley (Glee,Yes Dear), tells the story of Tully, a part-time bartender/singer who meets and falls and love with a overly ambitious tourist named Rachel, who makes Tully question his entire future. Hmmm. Maybe I will check it out. Plus it's being directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, who won the award for directing my favorite show from last season, Come From Away.

St. James Theatre
1st Preview: February 22, 2018
Opens: March 22, 2018

Ah yes. It's time for Disney to unveil it's latest creation. Frozen, which is based on the award winning film of the same name hit's the Broadway stage this February. Look I may not be the biggest fan in the world, but even I know this show is going to be a big fat hit. Look for the show to win a slew of awards at next year's Tony's.

Angels In America
Neil Simon Theatre
1st Preview: February 23, 2018
Opens: March 21, 2018

One of the theatre's most celebrated work's of the twentieth century, is headed back to the Great White Way in a thrilling new production. The show, which broke box office records in London earlier this year, will return to Broadway for a limited engagement of only eighteen weeks. Tickets are going fast so don't delay.

So there you have it. Which one will you see? Stay tuned for Part 2 in my ongoing look at the season ahead. Until next time theatre fans.

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