WHAT’S HAPPENING … BROADWAY! - AUGUST 2008
There is a whole lotta something happening in the city that never sleeps! The summer is coming to an end and Broadway is kicking into full gear for a fantastic fall season! There are several must see shows, a few highly anticipated musicals, some impressive stars and as usual to make room for all of the new action a few fond farewells.
Traditionally musicals always make the biggest splash on Broadway and this year is no exception. Three original productions will be premiering within the next few months and they are generating quite the buzz!
First up is 13 a new coming-of-age tale about a New York teen who seems to have it all but then must learn to adjust to the sudden changes in his life. The show is portrayed entirely through the eyes of teenagers and provides some very real emotions and some heartwarming moments. The production opens on October 5, 2008 at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre. The highly anticipated Billy Elliot opens at the Imperial Theatre on November 13, 2008. This musical sensation based on the acclaimed film comes directly from the London stage and features a score by Elton John.
Just in time for the holiday season comes Shrek the Musical a brand new show based on everyone’s favorite ogre. Join Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and the whole gang of fairy tale creatures as they dazzle you like no one else can! The show opens on December 14, 2008 at the Broadway Theatre.
If musicals aren’t your thing then don’t despair because there are some interesting plays making there way to the Great White Way as well.
Daniel Radcliff of Harry Potter fame comes to the Broadhurst Theatre on September 25, 2008 in the controversial revival of Equus. This riveting play enjoyed a sold-out run in London where it received critical acclaim. The show also stars Tony and Olivier award winner Richard Griffiths
The Tony award winning play A Man for all Seasons makes its way to the American Airlines Theatre on October 7, 2008 and stars three time Tony award winner Frank Langella. This revival is based on the story of Sir Thomas More who must choose to stand behind the king or follow his own conscience. It is a gripping tale of being true to ones own beliefs.
A revival of the Arthur Miller drama All My Sons opens on October 16, 2008 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. This production is based on the true story of a businessman who knowingly sold the government faulty airplane parts during World War II with tragic consequences. The show stars two time Academy Award winner Diane Wiest and two time Tony winner John Lithgow as well as actress Katie Holmes in her Broadway debut.
As you can see there is so much to choose from in the next few months so if you are planning a trip be sure to take in a show or two. It is certainly worth it! Also be sure to check back next month for a look at what is happening on Broadway during the holiday season.
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