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April 2024 New York Theater Openings – New York Theater




Beneath is a number of theater opening* in April. It’s an awesome variety of reveals — fourteen simply on Broadway, twelve of them within the week main as much as the April 25th deadline for Tony eligibility; if that’s not a contemporary file, it’s certainly shut. However there may be much more opening past Broadway – multiple each single day of the month, when you embrace the a number of theater festivals teeming with new work

The calendar is organized chronologically by opening date*, or (if no official opening) first efficiency, however we should take into account the dates topic to vary, as a result of, sure, COVID-19 continues to be round, and unpredictable (as is theater usually.)

Every title under is linked to a related web site. 

Shade key: Broadway: Crimson 🟥. 
Off Broadway: Blue 🟦. 
Off Off Broadway: Inexperienced 🟩.
Digital or Hybrid Theater: Yellow 🟨 
Theater pageant: Orange 🟧. 
Immersive and/or Web site Particular: Silver ⬜️ 
PupPetry: Brown 🟫
Opera: Purple🟪
Live performance: 🎶
Out of city 🇺🇸

April 2

🟦Fish (Working Theater and Eager Firm at Theater Row)
A play by Kia Corthron that depicts a struggling city public faculty by the experiences of Tree, who’s  simply making an attempt her greatest to get by senior 12 months and Ms. Harris, the brand new English instructor, who has grown embittered over funds cuts and standardized testing
March 21 – April 20

 🟦Travels, (Ars Nova)
A Travelogue set to music by James Harrison Monaco, reimaging oral traditions for the twenty first century
March 20 – April 20

April 3

🟧🟨New York Metropolis Fringe Pageant
Forty-seven reveals over 19 days chosen by lottery, in three venues –UNDER St. Marks, The Wild Undertaking and the 14Y Theater – plus two website particular works. 9 of the 47 reveals debut tonight. Most have as many as 5 performances, together with one livestreamed. Extra information right here.
April 3 – 21

April 7

🟩🟫The 4 Lives (La MaMa)
The 30th large-scale puppet manufacturing by Theodora Skipitares is impressed by the traditional Greek thinker Pythagoras, whose teachings maintained that every soul experiences 4 lives:  vegetable, mineral, animal and human.
April 4 -21

April 11

🟥The Outsiders (Bernard Jacobs Theater)
First preview: March 16
Ebook by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine
Music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Probability) and Justin Levine
Directed by Danya Taylor
A brand new musical primarily based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and the film by Francis Ford Coppola: In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, the hardened hearts and aching souls of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their chosen household of ‘outsiders’ are in a battle for survival and a quest for goal in a world which will by no means settle for them.

April 14

🟥Lempicka (Longacre)
First preview: March 19
Ebook, lyrics, and unique idea by Carson Kreitzer, e-book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Forged: Eden Espinosa
A musical concerning the life and occasions of the peripatetic artist Tamara de Lempicka, who’s greatest identified for her polished Artwork Deco portraits of aristocrats and the rich, and for her extremely stylized work of nudes.

🟩🟨Medea (La MaMa)
A refugee’s actuality is shattered when she learns of her and her kids’s looming exile.  Each in-person and on-line
April 11 – 21

April 15

🟧Crimson Bull twentieth Anniversary Pageant (Crimson Bull at Sheen Heart)
A monthlong pageant of classics (Euripides, Shakespeare, Aphra Behn), and new works in dialog with these classics, plus podcast interviews with Santino Fontana and Patrick Web page. Tonight: Jacob Ming-Trent’s epic poem “How Shakespeare Saved My Life.”
April 15 – Might 12

April 16

🟦Sally and Tom (Public Theater)
On this play by Suzan-Lori Parks, the off-off-off-Broadway theater troupe Good Firm is placing on a play about Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. Author Luce is solid as Sally; her romantic associate, and the play’s director, Mike, is solid as Tom. Actually, folks, what might presumably go improper? 
March 28 – Might 5

🟦Settlement (Irish Arts Heart)
On this play written by Owen McCafferty from Belfast’s Lyric Theater, it’s April 1998 and the primary political events in Northern Eire, the British authorities and the Irish authorities, all underneath the watchful eye of Senator George Mitchell, attempt to hammer out a deal that would pave the best way for peace in Northern Eire. That is the final probability, and nobody is leaving till settlement is reached a method or one other. 
April 11 – Might 12

April 17

🟥The Wiz (Marquis Theater)
First preview: March 29
Ebook by William F. Brown with further materials by Amber Ruffin
Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed by Schele Williams
Forged: Nichelle Lewis as Dorothy, Deborah Cox as Glinda and Melody A. Betts as Aunt Em and Evillene, Kyle Ramar Freeman because the Lion, Phillip Johnson Richardson because the Tinman, Avery Wilson because the Scarecrow, and Wayne Brady as The Wiz. 
A revival of the 1975 Tony profitable musical model of The Wizard of Ozfeaturing an all-Black solid.

April 18

🟥Suffs (Music Field Theater)
First preview: March 26
Ebook, music and lyrics by Shaina Taub
Directed by Leigh Silverman
The story of the suffragists — “Suffs,” as they referred to as themselves — who relentlessly pursued a Constitutional modification that may give girls the precise to vote. My evaluation of the Off-Broadway manufacturing, which I referred to as an inspiring, instructive and entertaining sung-through musical that tells the sweeping story of the ultimate seven-year push to ratify the Nineteenth Modification in 1920. 

🟦Nonetheless (DR2 Theatre )
On this comedy by Lisa Romeo, Thirty years in the past, Helen and Mark broke up, however they by no means fully forgot about one another. After they meet for dinner to catch up, the flame is rekindled… however Mark is operating for Congress, and Helen has a secret that would derail his bid. 
April 13- Might 18

April 19

🟥Stereophonic (Golden)
First preview: April 3
Written by David Adjmi
Songs by Will Butler
Directed by Daniel Aukin
Forged:  Will Brill as Reg, Andrew R. Butler as Charlie, Juliana Canfield as Holly, Eli Gelb as Grover, Tom Pecinka as Peter, Sarah Pidgeon as Diana, and Chris Stack as Simon.
The Broadway switch of a play happening fully in a music studio within the Seventies a few fictitious rock band recording a brand new album. My evaluation Off-Broadway

April 20

🟥Hell’s Kitchen (Shubert Theater)
First preview: March 28
Music and lyrics by Alicia Keys
Ebook by Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Michael Greif
A jukebox musical that includes Alicia Keys’ hits to inform the considerably fictionalized story of Keys at age 17, rising up within the Manhattan Plaza artists housing within the NYC neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, pursuing a boy and discovering the piano whereas rebelling in opposition to her strict mom. My evaluation of the manufacturing Off-Broadway.

🟦Stargazers ( Connelly Theater)On this play by Majkin Holmquist produced by Web page 73, a grieving mom contemplates promoting her Kansas farm—guided, she says, by the ghost of her daughter. Whereas her ex-husband and neighbors battle to maintain the land, an East Coast developer hopes to construct a progressive utopia that may alter the panorama eternally.

April 21

🟥Cabaret on the Equipment Kat Membership (August Wilson Theater)
First preview: April 1
Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, e-book by Joe Masteroff primarily based on the play by John Van Druten and tales by Christopher Isherwood. 
Directed by Rebecca Frecknall
Forged: Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin
A Broadway switch of the brand new (and newly named) manufacturing of the story about American Sally Bowles in Nazi Germany will happen in a Broadway home remodel with an in-the-round auditorium and “sinfully dreamlike areas which friends might be invited to discover pre-show leisure, drinks, and eating.”

🟦Orlando (Signature)
 Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel a few younger man whom we first see serving as courtier to Queen Elizabeth, then lives by many centuries, turning into a 20th century lady making an attempt to type out her existence. Directed  by Will Davis, (the brand new, transgender creative director of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) and starring the gender fluid theater artist Taylor Mac. 
April 2 – Might 12

🟦Grenfell (St Ann’s Warehouse)
Gillian Slovo’s play that makes use of verbatim accounts by survivors to inform the story of the hearth in West London’s Grenfell Tower that killed 72 folks.
April 13 – Might 12

April 22

🟥Patriots (Barrymore)
Written by Peter Morgan
Directed by Rupert Goold
Forged: Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Eager as Putin, Luke Thallon
A play by Peter Morgan (The Crown, The Viewers, Frost/Nixon) a few Russian oligarch’s ill-fated position within the rise of Vladimir V. Putin. The play had a profitable run on the West Finish
April 1 – June 23

🟥The Coronary heart of Rock and Roll (James Earl Jones Theater)
First preview: March 29
Ebook by Jonathan A. Abrams, and story by Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan A. Abrams
Music by Huey Lewis and the Information
Utilizing the hit songs from the Eighties band (together with “Workin’ For A Livin’,” “Caught With You,” and “If This Is It,”), the musical tells the story of a Chicago-based musician who provides up his life onstage for a company job and meets the lady of his goals — however his previous bandmates wish to get again on stage.

🟧Contemporary Fruit Pageant (The Wild Undertaking)
Two dozen new works exploring LGBTQ expertise, together with eight ten-minute performs in comPetitors
April 22 — Might 5

April 23

🟥Mary Jane (MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater)
First Preview: April 2
Written by Amy Herzog
Directed by Anne Kaufman
Forged: Rachel McAdams
The playwright and director reunite to inform the story of Mary Jane, a single mom who takes care of her two-year-old son Alex, who was born prematurely and wasn’t anticipated to dwell quite a lot of days. My evaluation of the 2017 Off-Broadway manufacturing of this play, which  exerted a quiet, heat however agency grip on viewers feelings as we progressively come to grasp simply how a lot it takes for Mary Jane to stay each diligent and hopeful.

April 24

St. James Theater
Music and Lyrics by Sufjan Stevens
Based mostly on the Album Illinois
Story by Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed and Choreographed by Justin Peck
The dance-theater piece impressed by Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 album Illinois simply had transient run at Park Avenue Armory that was a lot acclaimed — together with by me: My evaluation.
April 24 – August 10

🟥Uncle Vanya (Lincoln Heart’s Vivian Beaumont Theater)
Written by Anton Chekhov, in a brand new translation by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Sonya and her uncle Vanya have devoted their lives to managing the household farm in isolation, however when her celebrated, ailing father and his charismatic spouse transfer in,their lives are upended. Within the warmth of the summer time, the improper folks fall in love, wishes and resentments erupt, and the household is pressured to reckon with the ghosts of their unlived lives. The starry solid options Steve Carell, William Jackson Harper, Jonathan Hadary, Jayne Houdyshell, Spencer Donovan Jones, Mia Katigbak, Alfred Molina, Alison Tablet, and Anika Noni Rose.
April 2 – June 16

April 25

🟥The Nice Gatsby (Broadway Theater)
First preview: March 29
Ebook by Kate Kerrigan, primarily based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel
Music and lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland 
Directed by Marc Bruni
Forged: Jeremy Jordan, Eva Noblezada
A Broadway switch of the Paper Mill Playhouse musical adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Jazz Age novel concerning the Mysterious Jay Gatsby, who will cease at nothing within the pursuit of his misplaced love, Daisy Buchanan

🟥Mom Play
Second Stage’s Hayes Theater
Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Tina Landau
Forged: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons
It’s 1962, simply exterior of D.C., and matriarch Phyllis (Jessica Lange) is supervising her teenage kids, Carl (Jim Parsons) and Martha (Celia Keenan-Bolger), as they transfer into a brand new condo. Phyllis has robust concepts about what her kids must do and be to succeed, and woe be the kid who finds their very own path
April 3 – June 16

April 27

🟩The Frybread Queen (Amerinda at Theater for the New Metropolis)
On this play by Carolyn Dunn, three generations of Navajo girls unite to arrange frybread and different meals for the funeral a beloved son, father, husband and brother
April 26 – Might 12

April 29

🟧In Scena! Italian Theater Pageant 
April 29 – Might 13

🟩Strains (La MaMa)
Set in 5 prisons throughout 5 many years, the play is a visceral examination of postcolonial lives in Palestine, Uganda, and the UK.
April 25-Might 12

April 30

Tony nominations introduced

*Opening Night time

This number of performs on this month is organized chronologically by opening evening, however contains the dates when a present’s run begins and ends (when obtainable.)
Opening evening is normally not the identical as the primary efficiency on Broadway and Off-Broadway. There’s normally a “preview interval” that may final days or even weeks, generally months. However skilled opinions are forbidden from being revealed till opening evening, which is why I manage this calendar by opening evening (when it exists and after I can discover it) fairly than first efficiency, as a technique to help the persevering with relevance of theater reviewing. (Exhibits that start previews in April however don’t formally open till Might might be featured in subsequent month’s calendar.) Take a look at my essay: Broadway Opening Night time. What It Means. How It’s Modified. 7 Info to Clear Urp The Confusion and Crystallize the Outrage.

What Is Broadway 🟥, Off Broadway 🟦 and Off-Off Broadway🟩?

Off-Broadway theaters, by definition, have anyplace from 99 to 499 seats. If a theater has extra seats than that, it’s a Broadway home. If it has fewer, it’s Off-Off Broadway. (There’s a extra refined definition, having to do with contracts, and extra elaborate distinctions, having to do with ticket costs, quantity and site of theaters, size of runs, willingness to take creative dangers, and many others.)
(Lincoln Heart has separate Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theaters. A number of of the town’s performing arts facilities, corresponding to The Shed, Little Island, Park Avenue Armory, NYU Skirball, and now PAC NYC on the World Commerce Heart website technically exist exterior Broadway/Off-Broadway/Off-Off Broadway classifications; I record them as Off-Broadway, regardless that most have greater than 500 seats.)