This edition: Spring 2017 Season PreviewTweet
Original tape date: January 6, 2017.
First aired: January 21, 2017.
Theater journalists Jesse Green, Michael Musto and Patrick Pacheco discuss the upcoming productions for spring 2017 in New York City, including revivals of "Hello, Dolly!" starring Bette Midler, Glenn Close in "Sunset Boulevard," "Sunday in the Park with George" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, "Miss Saigon," August Wilson's "Jitney," Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon swapping roles in "The Little Foxes," new plays "Sweat," "Indecent," "A Doll's House Part 2" and Cate Blanchett in "The Present"; new musicals "Groundhog Day," "Anastasia," "Amélie," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and "War Paint" starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. Notable off-Broadway productions are the Public Theater's "Joan of Arc: Into The Fire" composed by David Byrne and directed by Alex Timbers, Classic Stage Company’s "Pacific Overtures," and "Sweeney Todd" at Barrow Street Theatre.
Finally, La MaMa Experimental Theater on New York's Lower East Side, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Hair, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," so we end our episode with a 2009 performance of one of the iconic songs from the show, "Where Do I Go?" by lyricist/librettist James Rado, composer Galt McDermot and actor Gavin Creel who played the same role in the 2009 revival of "Hair" that Rado originated in 1967.
This episode has been ADOPTED by ELLEN SEGRIFF.
Jesse Green Theatre Critic, New York Magazine
Michael Musto Entertainment Journalist, Out, The Advocate, Paper & LogoTV
Patrick Pacheco Entertainment Reporter, Los Angeles Times, ArtInfo.com
- The New Stars of "Hamilton"
- Saturday, August 18 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, August 19 - 7:00am
- Monday, August 20 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
- "Frozen" songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez; The Broadway League president Charlotte St. Martin
- Monday, August 20 - 8:00pm
- Saturday, August 25 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, August 26 - 7:00am
- Monday, August 27 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
- "Torch Song" Trio
- Monday, August 27 - 8:00pm
- Saturday, September 1 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, September 2 - 7:00am
- Monday, September 3 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
- The New Stars of "Hamilton"
- Monday, August 13 - 8:00pm
- Isaac Butler and The Angels of "Angels in America"
- Monday, August 6 - 8:00pm
- Saturday, August 11 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, August 12 - 7:00am
- Monday, August 13 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
- "The Band's Visit" Actors; Ted Chapin on Lyrics & Lyricists
- Monday, July 30 - 8:00pm
- Saturday, August 4 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, August 5 - 7:00am
- Monday, August 6 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
- "The Band's Visit" Creatives
- Monday, July 23 - 8:00pm
- Saturday, July 28 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, July 29 - 7:00am
- Monday, July 30 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
- "My Fair Lady" Lincoln Center Theater revival
- Monday, July 16 - 8:00pm
- Saturday, July 21 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, July 22 - 7:00am
- Monday, July 23 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
- Celebrating The Boys in The Band
- Sunday, July 15 - 7:00am
- Monday, July 16 - 7:30am, 1:30pm