Theater Talk

Sheldon Harnick Festival TRADITION continues at the York Theatre Company thru MAY 3, celebrating Sheldon Harnick’s 97th Birthday! An archival video from 2020 features Sheldon Harnick with Liz Callaway, Rebecca Luker, Karen Ziemba and Margery Grey Harnick in conversation with Jim Morgan. April 30. www.yorktheatre.org

Photo from Public Theater production 2017

George Street Playhouse (GSP) is continuing the season with Tiny Beautiful Things, a heart-tugging production based on the best-selling novel by Cheryl Strayed. Oscar-nominated writer, Nia Vardalos adapts Strayed’s book based on the Dear Sugar advice column into an enrapturing and uplifting play that surges with emotion. The show’s stars GSP veterans, John Bolger, Kelly Dulin, Ryan George and Laiona Michelle. Streaming will begin May 4 and will run through May 23, 2021.

Tickets are available for $33 per household at GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org. Tiny Beautiful Thingsis recommended for mature audiences. Conscientious viewing is advised. Click here for more information

New Musical headed to Broadway by Producers Len Blavatnik and Amanda Ghost for Unigram in association with Robert Fox of a musical stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel THE GREAT GATSBY, A New MusicalThe timeline for a pre-Broadway engagement will be announced shortly.

With lyrics by Grammy Award-nominated international rock star of Florence + the Machine Florence Welch and music by Florence Welch & Oscar and Grammy Award nominee Thomas Bartlett, THE GREAT GATSBY, A New Musical will feature a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and be directed byOlivier Award nominee Rebecca FrecknallJeanie O’Hare serves as Story Consultant.

Hannah Giannoulis and James Orange serve as Executive Producers. The production will be co-produced by Access Entertainment.

The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be one of the most popular and culturally significant books of all time. Published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel set in the Jazz Age is the ultimate depiction of the American dream.

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