It’s been a great season for theater, with terrific musicals and plays on and off Broadway.
Hamilton continues to be an elusive ticket, but if you’re a fan of musicals, try to catch the incomparable and ever-fabulous Bette Midler in a sparkling revival of Hello, Dolly at the Shubert.
Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics, has taken over the lead in Waitress. This is a delightful show, with high energy and good spirits.
Glenn Close reprises her epic role as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, now through June 25th at the Palace. This production features a 40-piece orchestra. Close is absolutely splendid.
Now in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, Come From Away is a New York Times “Critics’ Pick” and a certain award winner. It is the story of the town of Gander, Newfoundland, and the welcome its citizens gave stranded travelers after 9/11. Reviews are already praising superb ensemble acting and singing, and a truly uplifting celebration of a special story and historical moment.
Don’t miss Sweat, Lynn Nottage’s newest work and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama. The Times calls Sweat “an extraordinarily moving drama throbbing with heartfelt life.” On stage at Studio 54.