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Broadway Spring 2018 Preview Guide: A Season of Strong Women

Yes, there will be stars on Broadway in the Spring – Denzel Washington, Diana Rigg (after an absence from Broadway of 24 years), Glenda Jackson (after an absence of 30 years), Laurie Metcalf, Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield,  Condola Rashad, Tina Fey making her Broadway playwriting debut, and more. 

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But what distinguishes the 16 shows scheduled (so far) is how many are themselves the stars — the Harry Potter play and the Frozen musical hotly anticipated by legions of fans of J.K. Rowling’s novels and Disney’s animated movie respectively; the first Broadway revival of the landmark, two-part Angels in America; the fifth Broadway revival of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady and the sixth Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

There is even a suggestion of a timely theme emerging — the season of strong women: Albee’s Three Tall Women will open a little more than a week before Mean Girls, followed by My Fair Lady and Saint Joan. Sarah, the deaf protagonist in Children of a Lesser God stands up for herself. And Elsa from Frozen is a pretty cool customer.

Click here for the full article and list published on by Jonathan Mandell on December 21, 2017.