Major revivals, surefire blockbusters, new musicals from the co-creators of In the Heights and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and star turns from Glenda Jackson, Denzel Washington, Andrew Garfield and Chris Evans highlight the upcoming theatrical calendar.
From left: Brendan Cowell and Billie Piper in 'Yerma'; Taylor Louderman in 'Mean Girls'; Jamie Parker in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'; Andrew Garfield in 'Angels in America' (From left to right: Courtesy of Johan Persson, Joan Marcus, Manuel Harlan and Helen Maybanks)
New Year's went off with a bang on Broadway, wrapping up the annual box-office tally with a record total of $1.637 billion, a whopping increase of $270 million over 2016. But the 2017-18 theater season is only halfway through, with lots of choice offerings still to come.
For lovers of classic musicals, anticipation could scarcely be higher than for two lavish productions of shows that rank among the very finest of the canon, Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.
Bartlett Sher, who has shepherded superlative revivals of South Pacific, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof to Broadway in recent years, will direct Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz and Diana Rigg in My Fair Lady, the beloved musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, opening April 19 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater.