Saturday, January 06, 2018

What To See In 2018 Part 4

Children of a Lesser GodThat's right theatre fans. It's time for my fourth and final look at this season's upcoming shows. Let's take a look.

Children of a Lesser God
Studio 54
1st Preview: March 22, 2018
Opens: April 11, 2018

Out of all the plays that are scheduled to open this season, this is the one that I am the most excited about. Well that and The Iceman Cometh. But that's for another blog. Children Of A Lesser God, which first premiered on Broadway in 1980, will make it's return to the Great White Way this Spring. The show, which is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin In The Sun), stars Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff, is based on this year's critically acclaimed production at the Berkshire Theatre Group. Here's hoping lighting strikes twice.

American Airlines Theatre
1st Preview: March 29, 2018
Opens: April 24, 2018 

TravestiesWinner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year is Travesties. The show, which is making it's first return to the Broadway stage since it's original production, is transferring from the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Nominated for five 2017 Olivier Awards, Travesties stars stage and screen star Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Night Manager) in the role of Henry Carr, who forges a friendship with Author James Joyce, and poet and performance artist Tristan Tzara during the height of the second world war in Zurich. Expect the show to be a big contender at next year's Tony Awards.

Saint Joan
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
1st Preview: April 3, 2018
Opens: April 25, 2018

That's right theatre fans. Everyone's favorite French heroin from the 15th Century, returns to the Broadway stage for the first time in forty years.  This new production, which is headlined by two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House: Part 2, Stick-Fly), as the mysterious country girl who's visions make her famous, while at the same time, causing dismay amongst the country's leaders. Well I'm sold.

The Boys in the BandThe Boys In The Band
Booth Theatre
1st Preview: April 30, 2018
Opens: TBA
Closes: August 12, 2018

Earlier this week I wrote a blog on the highly anticipated revival of The Boys In The Band. The show, which features an all-star cast will technically open after the season cut-off for this years Tony Awards. However because it is beginning previews in April I decide to include it anyway. The revival, which will mark the shows fiftieth anniversary, is set to go on sale on January 20, so don't miss your chance to see one of the Great White Way's most celebrated plays of all time.

So there you have it. The 2017-2018 Broadway season is poised to be one of the best in years. Which one will you see? Tune into the 2018 Tony Awards, live on CBS on June 10, 2018. Until next time theatre fans.

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