Here's a complete list of new offerings, rounded up for your reference. Three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, as well as Tony nominees Mare Winningham and Stephen Bogardus star in the play about a a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Duluth, Minnesota. In previews now Opens Oct. Starts Sept. Previews Sept. Lila Neugebauer also makes her Broadway debut directing the Pulitzer Prize finalist, about a family coping with the effects of Alzheimer's on their generous and feisty grandmother.
12 Most Memorable Off-Broadway Plays & Musicals of 2018 & What We Loved About Each
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December 27th, by Josh Ferri. Everyone knows some of the best work in the New York theatre scene happens off-Broadway, especially at the subscription houses and non-profits, where daring new work can leave audiences shaken. Scroll on as Bbox looks back on a dozen incredible off-Broadway productions from , and what made each so special. If I had money for Louboutins, I would send a pair to the incredible high school debater Thursday Williams. Photo by Joan Marcus. Every actress on that stage was a star. Maameyaa Boafo performance as the main mean girl Paulina was one of the most brilliant performances I witnessed all year. This hilarious, subversive comedy captured my heart. This show slayed me with its creativity, playwriting, and theatricality. Brilliant staging, daring new writing, and stunning performances made this seemingly uncomfortable piece absolutely extraordinary.
Now, if only there were a single woman director of a major classical revival on this list. The question is not whether its glittery, glamorous transfer to the stage will be a success obviously — but will it, like The Lion King , transcend its own franchise as a legitimately innovative piece of theater? Either way, there will be adventure, magic, sisterly love, and a wise-cracking snowman. You go, Glen Coco! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2 March 6 When I was in seventh grade, my best friend Halley Potter yes, her real name was reading an unfamiliar book inside her desk in math class. Director John Tiffany has brought to life awesome physical spectacles like Black Watch , and it will be fascinating to see what he and the New York cast including some wonderful downtown stalwarts like Jess Barbagallo make of the most famous magical world in contemporary fiction. Now, this delightful and erudite-as-hell riff on The Importance of Being Earnest set in Zurich, with historical hooligans like James Joyce and Tristan Tzara spicing up the action is back with the outstanding British character actor Tom Hollander in the leading role of Henry Carr: a minor consulate official who recalls his heady youth in neutral, bohemian Switzerland with an elaborate, wandering sense of whimsy that would make the author of Ulysses and the father of Dada proud. Now she and her theater company the Mad Ones bring an original, ensemble-created piece to Playwrights Horizons. He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box January 18 Theater for a New Audience expands upon its familiar repertoire of classics with the first new play in ten years by the great Adrienne Kennedy, a formative voice in modern African-American drama and the playwright of Funnyhouse of a Negro.
Classics were reincarnated in deceptively modest interpretations and conventional story forms were tossed aside this year. This was the year in which theater dared to be outrageously big. And equally, outrageously small.