PR for People Monthly MARCH 2017 - Page 33

While the fall was stacked with openings of original musicals like Dear Evan Hansen, The Great Comet & Come from Away, this spring brings a handful of exciting new plays to Broadway. Three plays in particular, Oslo, Sweat, and Indecent, are already strong contenders to win the Tony Award for Best Play.

Oslo is a new political drama by Outer Critics Circle Nominee J.T. Rogers. It transfers to Broadway after its critically acclaimed run Off-Broadway last year. Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I) directs the production which is produced by Lincoln Center Theater.

Sweat by Lynn Nottage and Indecent by Paula Vogel are both also headed to Broadway after well-received runs Off-Broadway. The productions mark the Broadway debuts of two Pulitzer-Prize-winning female playwrights.

Revivals of some of the most well known titles in musical theater have been abundant this season, with shows like Cats, Sunday in the Park with George, and Miss Saigon back on the Great White Way. Hello, Dolly! Joins that list this spring in a much anticipated production starring Bette Midler.

Off-Broadway, Sweeney Todd returns to New York in an immersive production at the Barrow Street Theater. Audience members are invited to dine on period-style meat pies before enjoying a brand new production of this classic Sondheim musical.

Finally, the Atlantic Theater Company brings the Olivier Award Winning mind-reading and manipulation of Derren Brown to New York for the world premiere of Derren Brown: Secret. Derren’s shows are always sold-out events in London, and he is sure to make the same impression on his New York audiences this spring.

THE BROADWAY BEAT

MARCH

by Oliver Roth