The big shows for the new theater season are set. We’ll be singing “Let It Go” from Frozen, toasting the wit of Tina Fey in Mean Girls, enjoying the charms of The Band’s Visit, and hoping SpongeBob SquarePants is subversive enough to make it more than a kiddie show.
But what’s fun about covering Broadway is that there are always a few shows under the radar that burst onto the scene. And they often come from London.
Shirley Henderson (left) as Elizabeth and Arinze Kene as Joe in 'Girl from the North Country' . (Alastair Muir/REX)
Here’s a look at a few British shows that just might upend the 2017 to 2018 Broadway season:
Irish writer Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) has mined Bob Dylan’s catalog for a play about the Dust Bowl called Girl from the North Country. The Old Vic’s producing it, and the reviews are strong.