It’s an exciting season on Broadway—here are four shows I plan to see:
The Realistic Joneses
I can’t wait to see the fantastic Toni Collette alongside Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei in Will Eno’s dark comedy about a pair of suburban neighbors with the same surname. Previews start March 13at the Lyceum Theatre.
Bridges of Madison County
The musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s novel about the relationship between a married housewife and a magazine photographer is my must-see musical this season. With music and lyrics by the fantastic Jason Robert Brown, as well as Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale in the lead roles, I can’t wait. In previews now at the Schoenfeld Theatre.
I plan to catch English director Lyndsey Turner’s revival of journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play, Machinal as soon as I can. It’s about Ruth Snyder, the second woman to be executed in the electric chair in New York. I hear that Rebecca Hall, who makes her Broadway debut in the title role, gives a powerful performance. Through March 2nd at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
I think actress Debra Messing is so suited to romantic comedy. I’m looking forward to seeing her in Outside Mullingar, set on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, penned by John Patrick Shanley (he also wrote classics Doubt and Moonstruck). Through March 16 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.