New productions come to Broadway ahead of Tony Award deadline
New shows are popping up on Broadway this spring as productions race to open before the April 27 deadline to be eligible for this year's Tony Awards. This means many more choices for those looking to take in a show.
Musicals and plays - both revivals and new works - are being staged. "Bob Fosse's Dancin'," first performed 45 years ago on Broadway, recently opened, as well as a revival of the Stephen Sondheim classic, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" starring Josh Groban in the title role. The gates to the kingdom of "Camelot" are reopening with a revival at Lincoln Center Theater.
New productions with familiar titles are also making their mark on Broadway as the season comes to a close, including "New York, New York," based on the 1977 film - now in preview - and "Life Of Pi," based on the book and movie about a teenager who is the only human survivor of a shipwreck, along with some of his family's zoo animals, recently opened.
The plays "Summer, 1976" starring Laura Linney and Jessica Hecht, the drama "Prima Facie" recently performed in London and comedies "The Thanksgiving Play,” Lorraine Hansberry's "The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window" and "Peter Pan Goes Wrong," are among the play's rounding out the season.