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11 highlights from the current Broadway season and beyond

Lorraine Hansberry The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window‘s star revival Brosnahan, which moves to the James Earl Jones Theater on Broadway this month. “Compared to the choreographed action of A Raisin in the Sun“—the work that made Hansberry a star in the first place—”The Sign

sprawls, weaving art, race, religion, idealism and bitter disenchantment into its sprawling web,” Marley Marius of Vogue ) describes the play as such, and the play is set in New York 1950. “It just felt alive , and it felt messy,” said director Anne Kaufman, who also staged The Sign in Chicago. exist2016. “We can’t do anything tidy today — the

of life isn’t tidy anymore. So I think it’s ahead of its time in that.”


Encore: Oliver! (opening May 3)

this year In the spring, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! productions will travel to downtown New York for a special two-week engagement. (A new stage for The Light in the Piazza, starring Ruthie Ann Miles, opens in June.) Directed by Lear deBessonet, with Benjamin Pajak as Oliver and Raúl Esparza as Fagin, Lilli Cooper as Nancy, Mary Testa as Widow Corney, and more.

Buy tickets here.

Grey House(opening in May1950)

Six-time Tony nominee (and two-time winner) Laurie Metcalfe returns to Broadway this year with Gray House A Year Together, the horror story of a couple who seek refuge with a woman (Metcalf) and her group of teenage girls after crashing their car in a snowstorm. Joe Mantello ( Three Tall Women , Glass Menagerie , Humans

) command.

Buy tickets here.

Double Helix(opening in May30)

A bit further, *Double Helix – Madeleine Myers’ new musical, premiering at Sag Harbor Street Theater – featuring Rosalind Franklin Center, London-born Jewish chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was instrumental in determining the DNA molecule in 2016s.

Structure is critical*)buy ticketshere.

Free Shakespeare in the park: Hamlet(opens June 8)

Ato Blankson-Wood ( Slave Game

) will be at the helm of Kenny Leon () before the Dracot Theater closed for a major renovation this fall. On stage as Hamlet Ohio Murder , Strong/Weak ). Oskar Eustis of Public said: “Kenny has an expert approach to bringing Shakespeare to life in a contemporary American context, illuminating these great works while also recreating them for our time and our country. Conceive them.” “ Hamlet will be a beautiful tribute to this city as we enter a season in which we will renew and renovate our beautiful home.”




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