David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ musical The Band’s Visit follows the story of an Egyptian police band, who, after a mixup at the border, find themselves in a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. The musical will open November 9 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
David Cromer directs a cast made up of Katrina Lenk, Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and John Cariani, George Abud, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Adam Kantor, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Ari’el Stachel, Kristen Sieh, Etai Benson, and Alok Tewari.
Pocket Universe, the company behind last summer’s Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, is set to return Off-Broadway this June with a fresh take on Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher’s Jacobean revenge drama The Maid's Tragedy, set in present-day Hollywood.
Conceived by Alyssa May Gold (Julius Caesar, Brilliant Traces) and directed by Lucy Gram, the production will play June 13–30 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway) in TriBeCa. Click here for tickets.
A Bronx Tale's Dance Captain Brittany Conigatti gives Playbill's Tyler Mount and Felicia Fitzpatrick a lesson in choreography onstage at the Longacre Theatre.
A Bronx Tale has a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy winner and Oscar and Tony nominee Glenn Slater. The musical is co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The musical opened December 1, 2016.
We asked Vanessa Hudgens, Ana Villafañe, Eden Espinosa, and J. Quinton Johnson from the Kennedy Center's upcoming production of In The Heights how they would spend their $96,000.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' acclaimed Washington Heights–set musical, directed and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons, will be presented in semi-staged concerts March 21-25 in the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Husband-and-wife duo Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise have over 30 years of experience working in musical theatre. In an effort to pass on what they've learned, the Broadway veterans have teamed up to present Triple Arts, a musical theatre intensive designed to give aspiring performers, at any level, the unique opportunity to work directly with top industry professionals to improve their skills and confidence.
Join them at the next Triple Arts intensive at Western Carolina University July 15–August 4. The three-week program will cover audition techniques, song interpretation, scene study, dance techniques and Broadway repertory. Visit triplearts.com for more information.
An all-star presentation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony-winning musicalwill take the stage at the Kennedy Center March 21–25. Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos takes on the central role of Usnavi, originally created by Miranda. Among those joining him for the Washington, D.C. concert staging are Vanessa Hudgens (Gigi, Grease: Live) as Vanessa, Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!) as Nina, Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Daniela, and J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton) as Benny.
Joshua Harmon's new Off-Broadway play, which opened March 12 at LCT's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, follows a married couple at the helm of an exclusive private school who find their own progressive values at odds with personal ambition when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university. Daniel Aukin directs a cast made up of Jessica Hecht, Andrew Garman, Ben Edelman, Ann McDonough, and Sally Murphy.
Majok’s queens is directed by Danya Taymor and is playing in Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater, where it is scheduled to continue through March 25. The new play by the Cost of Living playwright follows the lives of two generations of immigrant women living in New York City.