HANGMEN • Theatre: Golden • First Preview: February 28 • Opening Night: March 19 • Written by Martin McDonagh • Directed by: Matthew Dunster • Local British hangman Harry finds himself without a job on the day that hanging has been abolished. In the wake of this historic decision, a string of events lead to both comic and tragic consequences. • The Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production, which transferred to the West End prior to making its U.S. debut, enjoyed a sold-out run Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company in 2018. • Cast: Reprising their roles from the West End are Mark Addy as Harry, Owen Campbell as Clegg, Gaby French as Shirley, Richard Hollis as Bill, and John Horton as Arthur. New to the production are Tracie Bennett as Alice, Ewen Bremner as Syd, John Hodgkinson as Pierrepoint, and Dan Stevens as Mooney.
COMPANY • Theatre: Bernad B. Jacobs • First Preview: March 2 • Opening Night: March 22 • Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim • Book by George Furth • Directed by Marianne Elliott • Starring as Bobbie will be Katrina Lenk alongside Patti LuPone, reprising her Olivier Award-winning performance as Joanne. Joining them are Matt Doyle as Jamie, Christopher Fitzgerald as David, Christopher Sieber as Harry, Jennifer Simard as Sarah, Terence Archie as Larry, Etai Benson as Paul, Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny, Claybourne Elder as Andy, Greg Hildreth as Peter, Kyle Dean Massey as Theo, and Bobby Conte Thornton as P.J. • The gender-flipped interpretation of the 1970 musical comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed West End bow in 2018. Elliott collaborated with Sondheim to reimagine Bobby’s trio of girlfriends as boyfriends; the soon-to-be married (or not) Amy and Paul are now Jamie and Paul. In addition to gender swaps, the production introduces several updated lyrics and brings the story into present day.
DIANA • Theatre: Longacre • First Preview: March 2 • Opening Night: March 31 • Book, music, and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan • Directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley • Jeanna de Waal and Roe Hartrampf reprise their roles as Princess Diana and Prince Charles from the La Jolla Playhouse spring 2019 production. Jeanna de Waal as Princess Diana. Joining them are Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth.
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? • Theatre: Booth • First Preview: March 3, 2020 • Opening Night: April 9, 2020 • Director: Joe Mantello • Cast: Laurie Metcalf, Rupert Everett, Russell Tovey, Patsy Ferran • A revival of the classic Edward Albee drama marks Metcalf's fifth consecutive season on Broadway.
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY • Theatre: Nederlander Theatre • First Preview: March 7 • Opening Night: March 26 • Adapted by Ben Power from Stefano Massini’s play • Director: Sam Mendes • Cast: Adam Godley, Ben Miles, and Simon Russell Beale, who play the three title brothers, their sons, and grandson • The Lehman Trilogy follows the 163-year saga that begins with a young man in Bavaria dreaming of a new life and ends with one of the world’s largest financial crises.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE • Theatre: Stephen Sondheim Theatre • First preview: March 9, 2020 • Opening Night: April 5, 2020 • Written by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick (book) and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics) • Director: Jerry Zaks • Rob McClure stars as the struggling actor who disguises himself as a nanny in order to spend more time with his children. • Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Brad Oscar as Frank Hillard, Analise Scarpaci as Lydia Hillard, Jake Ryan Flynn as Christopher Hillard, Avery Sellas Natalie Hillard, J. Harrison Ghee as Andre, Mark Evans as Stuart Dunmeyer, Charity Angél Dawson as Wanda Sellner, and Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly.
FLYING OVER SUNSET • Theatre: Vivian Beaumont • First Preview: March 12 • Opening Night: April 16 • Music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Michael Korie • With a book and direction by James Lapine • Cast: Carmen Cusack as playwright and diplomat Clare Boothe Luce, Harry Hadden-Paton as writer Aldous Huxley, and Tony Yazbek as movie star Cary Grant. Joining them in the cast are Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, and Atticus Ware. • This musical follows three artists during the ’50s as they experiment with the drug LSD. At a crossroads in their lives the three come together, and under the influence of the drug, take a trip and confront the mysteries of their lives and their world.
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE • Theatre: Studio 54 • First Preview: March 13 • Opening Night: April 7 • Written by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori • Director: Michael Longhurst • Sharon D. Clarke makes her Broadway debut in the transfer of her Olivier Award-winning performance as Caroline, an African-American maid whose world of '60s Louisiana changes in ways big and small. • The cast also includes Kaden Amari Anderson (Jackie/Joe Alternate), Joy Hermalyn (Grandma Gellman), Kevin S. McAllister (Bus/Dryer), N’Kenge (The Moon), Jaden Myles Waldman (Noah Gellman Alternate) and Samantha Williams (Emmie Thibodeaux) join the previously announced Alexander Bello (Joe Thibodeaux), John Cariani (Stuart Gellman), Arica Jackson (Washing Machine), Tamika Lawrence (Dotty Moffett), Caissie Levy (Rose Stopnick Gellman), Harper Miles (Radio 3), Jonah Mussolino (Noah Gellman), Nya (Radio 2), Chinua Baraka Payne (Jackie Thibodeaux), Nasia Thomas (Radio 1), Stuart Zagnit (Grandpa Gellman) and Chip Zien (Mr. Stopnick).
PLAZA SUITE • Theatre: Hudson • First Preview: March 13 • Opening Night: April 13 • Director: John Benjamin Hickey • Cast: Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, with Danny Bolero, Molly Ranson, and Eric Wiegand • A revival of the classic Neil Simon marriage comedy reunites the real-life couple on Broadway for the first time in over 20 years.
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE • Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman • First Preview: March 27 • Opening Night: April 22 • Written by Paula Vogel • Directed by Mark Brokaw • Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse reprise their roles more than 20 years later after the 1997 Off-Broadway debut of the Pulitzer-prize winning play. It follows Li'l Bit (Parker) as she looks back in time in order to make sense of an uncle (Morse) who impacted her past, present, and future.
AMERICAN BUFFALO • Theatre: Circle in the Square • First Preview: March 24 • Opening Night: April 14 • Director: Neil Pepe • Tony winner Laurence Fishburne and Oscar winner Sam Rockwell star in the David Mamet play about a junk shop owner as he schemes to get back a valuable nickel sold for much less than it’s true worth. Emmy winner Darren Criss co-stars.
SING STREET • Theatre: Lyceum • First Preview: March 26 • Opening Night: April 19 • Director: Rebecca Taichman • The Off-Broadway hit transfers to the Great White Way, bringing the entire cast along with it, including Brenock O’Connor, Zara Devlin, Jakeim Hart, Max William Bartos, Sam Poon, Anthony Genovesi, Gian Perez, Skyler Volpe, and Brendan C. Callahan. • Based on John Carney’s 2016 indie film, the musical features a New Wave score from Carney and Gary Clark, a book by Enda Walsh, and choreography by Sonya Tayeh.
BIRTHDAY CANDLES • Theatre: American Airlines • First Preview: April 2 • Opening Night: April 21 • Director: Vivienne Benesch • The New York premiere of Noah Haidle's play about a woman striving for significance in her life. • Starring Debra Messing, Andre Braugher, Enrico Colantoni, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, and Christopher Livingston.
TAKE ME OUT • Theatre: Helen Hayes • First Preview: April 2 • Opening Night: April 23 • Director: Scott Ellis • A revival of the Tony-winning Richard Greenberg comedy-drama, about the coming out of a gay baseball player. • Starring Jessie Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson with Patrick J. Adams, Brandon J. Dirden, Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Eduardo Ramos.