Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Broadway Buzz: New Shows Springing up on Broadway

The Fox Cities P.A.C. has been a buzz with news of the recently announced 2012/13 Season the past couple of weeks, and Broadway is a buzz with their new shows too. There are more great shows opening this month!

Opened: April 15
Ever wonder how Peter Pan became the boy who never grew up? Here’s your chance. Peter and the Starcatcher retells the story of a young orphan that ultimately becomes Peter Pan. Ever wish you didn’t have to grow up? Try your hand at being a starcatcher like Peter with a fun game.

Opening: April 18
Arriving on Broadway this spring straight from a sold-out run in London, One Man, Two Guvnors is a new comedy about Henshall, a man who agrees to work for a local gangster and a criminal in hiding. Henshall has to keep their crimes straight and make sure the “two guvnors” never meet. The show’s website describes the show as having “falling trousers, flying fish heads, star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing mobsters and a fabulous on-stage band” – sounds like a jam-packed show!

Opening: April 19
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and London’s Olivier Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park tackles race relations in a neighborhood as two different families move into the same house 50 years apart. Click here to watch the house being built on the Broadway stage.

Opening: April 24
Nice Work If You Can Get It is a new musical based in the roaring 1920s with old musical favorites from George and Ira Gershwin. Starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, I think this one is sure to be a hit. Can’t wait? Go behind the scenes with broadway.com for a sneak peek

Opening: April 26
Raul Esparza stars as Jonas Nightingale, a performer and con-man who falls in love with a small-town girl. Leap of Faith features music by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. You can listen to a preview of the title song and “Step into the Light” before it even opens on Broadway. 

Also opening this April

Opening: April 22

Opening: April 23

Opening: April 25

Opening: April 26

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