The confetti from New Year’s Eve lingers in the air, but it’s time to look ahead. Lovers of theatre around the country (indeed, around the world) are looking to Broadway to see what’s next that’s big and profitable, so here’s what’s on tap in the next few months.
True West, written by Sam Shepard, and directed by James Macdonald.
An acclaimed Pulitzer Prize finalist when it debuted in 1983, this family drama concerns brothers who are, at once, disdainful and envious of the other’s lives. This revival stars Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano. Opening Night, January 24, at the American Airlines Theatre.
Ain’t Too Proud-The Life and Times of the Temptations, written by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Des McAnuff, and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.
Set to the beat of the group’s greatest hits, “Ain’t Too Proud” depicts the musicianship, family bonds, loyalty, and the betrayal that threatened to take down one of Motown’s most iconic groups. Opening Night, March 21, at the Imperial Theatre.
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, written by Taylor Mack, and directed by George C. Wolfe.
Have you ever wondered who cleans up after the latest War for the Future of the Planet, starring the Marvel Comic Book hero of your choice? Set in Roman Empire times, this play concerns a man charged with tidying up after bloody wars. It stars Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin, opening April 11, at the Booth Theatre.
Beetlejuice, from the book by Scott Brown and Anthony King, scored by Eddie Perfect, and directed by Alex Timbers.
An idyllic getaway to the country is in the offing, but a misbehaving ghost inhabits their new home. This time, the story is told in song and dance and stars Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso. It opens April 25, at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Ink, written by James Graham, and directed by Rupert Goold.
Back in 1969, Rupert Murdoch hatched a scheme to make his new project, the London Sun, profitable. In spite of the horror his paper caused the established publication gentry, Murdoch hatched an empire. The play stars Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller and opens April 24 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
All My Sons, written by Arthur Miller, and directed by Gregory Mosher.
The author of “Death of a Salesman” had more to say about family life than just the demise of Willie Loman. In this work, Miller examines the impact a business scandal can have on a family when members of the clan are on opposite sides of the equation. This story took a role in real life when it became a part of the Red Scare investigations of communist influence in the United States. In other words, real fake news. The play stars Annette Bening and Tracy Letts and opens April 22, at the American Airlines Theatre.
These are the Broadway shows that most excite us, but Gildshire Magazines supports live theater in all of its incarnations. A community theater near you is producing a show with a cast member who may one day appear on the Great White Way, so support live theater as the lifeblood of your community that it is.