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"Mrs. Doubtfire" the musical will open at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre; the Broadway-aimed musical "Lempicka" will play La Jolla Playhouse; Tim Sanford will step down as Artistic Director of Playwrights Horizons; stars of "SpongeBob SquarePants" will reunite for a new TV adaptation that will premiere on Nickelodeon; Maria Dizzia to headline “Constitution” tour; Roger Bart joins "Back to the Future" musical; Warren Carlyle to direct and choreograph Barry Manilow's "Harmony"; first look of Carolee Carmello as Dolly Levi in the national tour of "Hello, Dolly!"
"Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" to close December 30th and “Once On This Island" to close January 6th; rumor is “Girl from the North Country” will take the Lunt-Fontanne; wishful thinking is "Oklahoma!" will take the Circle in the Square; "Falsettos" tour will feature Nick Adams, Eden Espinosa, and Max von Essen; watch Cher and Stephanie J. Block sing "If I Could Turn Back Time", and the Netflix trailer for "Springsteen on Broadway"; read a travel Q&A with Patti LuPone; RIP Stephen Hillenburg and John Wulp
"SpongeBob SquarePants" will close September 16th; "Straight White Men" replaces a replacement; Lauren Ambrose will no longer perform Sunday matinees of "My Fair Lady"; Shaina Taub is teaming up with Elton John for musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada"; Jason Robert Brown has a new album of original songs; “Chicago” revival original cast member Jeff Loeffelholz commits suicide
2018-2019 Broadway season preview; new plays "The Lifespan of a Fact" and "American Son" announced for the fall; long-planned renovation of the Palace Theatre/hotel complex threatens to shudder "SpongeBob SquarePants"; Natalie Walker ranks all 41 Broadway theatres; Public Theater announces 2018-2019 season; MCC Theater moves to midtown in November; “Carousel” cast recording released
Tony Award Nominations announced; "Angels in America" extends to July 15th; "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" releases a music video; "Spamalot" will receive a film adaptation; Chazz Palminteri joining "A Bronx Tale"; Carey Mulligan bringing "Girls & Boys" to New York; winners of the Lucille Lortel Awards, New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards, and Outer Critic's Circle Awards
Take a look at the 2018 Tony Award Nominations - I highlight some surprises, snubs, and quirks.
"The Phantom of the Opera" turns 30; Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber join "Hello, Dolly!"; Sara Bareilles is back in "Waitress" alongside Jason Mraz; Palace Theatre re-development moves forward; diversity stats on New York stages; John Barton, RSC co-founded, dead at 89
I attended some 188 performances of theatre, dance, music, opera, and cabaret in New York during 2017. As the year comes to a close, here are my top 10 favorites.
"SpongeBob SquarePants”—a bright, silly, and sweet new party of a musical—is big-hearted and big fun; director and conceiver Tina Landau has skillfully adapted the popular Nickelodeon cartoon for the stage in a buoyant and exuberant production that is both entertaining and moving for theatregoers of all ages, offering a welcomed antidote to these beleaguered times.