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 NewYorkTheater.me by Jonathan Mandell on December 21, 2017.