Friday, December 19, 2014

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" - Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows of Note

This is not a review, but rather an audience alert to make you aware of several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for which I feel a particular personal connection.
  • I was recently able to snag a Rush ticket to see "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" at the Barrymore Theatre.  Wow!  This show is almost guaranteed to garner 8-10 Tony nominations. Alec Sharp, the young actor who plays the protagonist, may go in short span of one year from graduating from Julliard to winning a Best Actor Tony nomination. The set design is brilliant, and helps the audience learn to see the world through the eyes of an autistic teenager who is trying to solve the mysterious killing of his neighbor's dog.  It is a deeply moving and thought-provoking bit of theater.
  • My beloved "Pippin" will be closing on January 4.  If you have not yet seen it, tickets are available for the final performances.  After that date, the national tour will be another way to see the show.
  • "Side Show" will also be closing on January 4, and should be a destination if you plan to see a show in the next few weeks.
  • Off-Broadway, I recommend "Horse Girls"
  • Here are some things coming up early in 2015 to keep your eyes open for:
    • Coming to Broadway, "Fish In The Dark" by Larry David.  One of the cast members is my friend, Jonny Orsini, who is always worth watching.  Previews begin at the Cort Theatre on Feb. 2 and official opening will be March 2.
    • "Nevermore" tells the story of the life and death of Edgar Allan Poe.  It will open Off-Broadway at The New World Stages with previews beginning on January 4 and an official opening on January 25.  The cast includes my friend, Stephen Cerf, as a Swing.
    • Another friend, Tony Award-winning Producer, Andy Sandberg, has co-authored a new play which he will direct Off-Broadway.  "Application Pending" will begin previews at the Westside Theatre Downstairs on 26 January 2015, before an official opening on 10 February, and will continue its limited engagement through to 19 April 2015.The new comedy about "the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at New York private schools" will star YouTube Sensation Christina Bianco, who will play rookie admissions officer Christine Evans (as well as forty other roles).
    • "Finding Neverland" will make its transition from the A.R.T. in Cambridge to Broadway in the spring, in time to be eligible for Tony nominations.
    • Also transitioning from the A.R.T. will be the amazing "The Heart of Robin Hood" that will open at the Marriott Marquis Theater.  Broadway previews begin March 10.
    • White Rhino Report Review of The Heart of Robin Hood

So, if you are going to be in NYC in the next few months, you have lots of good choices for theater events.  Keep your eyes open.  You may just spot a rare White Rhino!



1 comment:

Tapfrog said...

My cousin is producing "Nevermore!"