Philip Roth Unbound NJPAC – Funny Girl – Back to the Future – Yasushi Inoue’s The Hunting Gun – Constantine Maroulis Rock & Roll Man – The Harriet Holland Social Club – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Emmy Award nominee Lea Michele,Tony and Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo, 2022 Tony & Drama Desk Award nominee and Chita Rivera Award winner Jared Grimes and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh have extended their critically acclaimed, record-breaking run in Broadway’s FUNNY GIRL throughSunday, September 3, 2023, when FUNNY GIRL will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Funny Girl will have played 599 performances. The final block of tickets for FUNNY GIRL is now on sale at https://seatgeek.com/funny-girl-tickets.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced the complete cast of its one-time dramatic reading of the late Philip Roth’s bestselling novel The Plot Against America featuring some of the most esteemed actors working today in a monumental performance at the center of PHILIP ROTH UNBOUND: Illuminating a Literary Legacy, NJPAC’s three-day celebration of the iconic writer March 17 thru 19. On March 19, 2023 at 1PM, actors Sam Waterston, André De Shields, Tony Shalhoub, S. Epatha Merkerson, Eric Bogosian, Peter Riegert, Michael Benjamin Washington, Marjan Neshat and Deirdre O’Connell will deliver a transcendent three-act presentation of Roth’s chilling novel, adapted for the stage by renowned Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro and co-presented with 92nd Street Y, New York. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.rothunbound.org.
Emanuela Barilla presents the U.S. premiere of Yasushi Inoue’s The Hunting Gun from March 16 – April 15, 2023 (Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 W. 37th Street, NYC. Adapted for the stage by Serge Lamothe and directed by François Girard, The Hunting Gun is a two-hander performed entirely in Japanese starring Miki Nakatani as Shoko, Midori, and Saiko, and Mikhail Baryshnikov in the non-speaking role of Josuke Misugi. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.thehuntinggun.org/.
Rock & Roll Man, a new musical celebrating the life of legendary disc jockey Alan Freed, will have its New York premiere this June at New World Stages. Performances are set to begin June 2 ahead of an official June 21 opening. Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis Rock of Ages will star as Freed, the boundary-smashing disc jockey rebel. New York premiere this June at New World Stages.
New Georges and The Movement Theatre Company (All Black Women and Creative Team) will present the world premiere of Colette Robert’s new play The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel at the Mezzanine Theater at A.R.T./New York. It begins May 3 with opening night set for May 7. The Off-Broadway run will continue through May 27.
Casey Likes (Almost Famous: The Musical) will star as “Marty McFly” in the Broadway production of the 2022 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical, BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical. Likes joins the previously announced Tony Award winner Roger Bart as “Doc Brown” and Olivier Award nominee Hugh Coles as “George McFly,” who are reprising their acclaimed performances from the original West End production. BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical beginsBroadway performances Friday, June 30, 2023 and officially opens Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.