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Alex Edelman's Just For Us

JUNE 22, 2023 - AUGUST 19, 2023

In the wake of a string of anti-Semitic threats pointed in his direction online, standup comic Alex Edelman decides to go straight to the source; specifically, Queens, where he covertly attends a meeting of White Nationalists and comes face-to-face with the people behind the keyboards. What happens next forms the backbone of the shockingly relevant, utterly hilarious, and only moderately perspirant stories that comprise JUST FOR US

Expertly crafted by one of comedy’s most distinctive voices, this singular theatrical experience is an exploration of identity and our collective capacity for empathy — oh, and it’s also “belly-laugh funny!” (The New York Times).

A Doll's House

FEBRUARY 13, 2023 - JUNE 10, 2023

Academy Award® winner Jessica Chastain stars in this thrilling reinvention of Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE. Directed by Tony® nominee Jamie Lloyd, one of contemporary theater’s most revolutionary auteurs, and adapted by acclaimed playwright Amy Herzog, this new production makes freshly relevant a story that shocked audiences and brought forth a new era of theater.

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 – JANUARY 15, 2023

Following a critically acclaimed run in London, this vibrant and timely production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman came to Broadway. Olivier Award nominee Wendell Pierce and Olivier Award winner and 2022 Tony® nominee Sharon D Clarke reprised their roles as Willy and Linda Loman in a revival told – for the first time on Broadway – from the perspective of an African American family. A new cast of supporting actors joined the production in New York, led by Tony winner André De Shields and Khris Davis. Directed by Miranda Cromwell – who won an Olivier Award alongside co-director Marianne Elliott for the West End and Young Vic productions – this powerful interpretation of Miller’s classic drama illuminates the dark underbelly of the American Dream and its elusive promise of equality and opportunity for all. Don’t miss the brilliantly reimagined revival The New York Times called “vital and electrifying.”

 

Neil Simon's Plaza Suite

Neil Simon's Plaza Suite

FEBRUARY 25 – JULY 10, 2022

Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker returned to Broadway together in the classic Neil Simon comedy Plaza Suite. Directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey, this uproarious and piercing look at love and marriage came to Hudson Theatre for a limited engagement. Two world-class actors played three hilarious couples in a Broadway classic from a legendary playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Karen and Sam are a long-married pair whose relationship may be headed for an early checkout. Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay. And Norma and Roy are the mother and father of the bride, ready to celebrate their daughter’s nuptials — if only they can get her out of the bathroom.

Tony winner JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY leads a Tony-winning creative team, including JOHN LEE BEATTY (sets), JANE GREENWOOD (costumes), BRIAN MacDEVITT (lighting), SCOTT LEHRER (sound), TOM WATSON (wigs) and MARC SHAIMAN (music).

David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia

OCTOBER 4, 2019 – FEBRUARY 16, 2020

In American Utopia, Talking Heads superstar David Byrne was joined by 11 diverse musicians from around the globe in a “knockout theatrical concert, honoring the pleasures of music, dance and song as collective celebration” (The Hollywood Reporter). Featuring “altogether astonishing choreography by Annie-B Parson” (The New York Times), with Tony-nominated Alex Timbers (director of Moulin Rouge! The Musical) serving as production consultant, it’s “an artistically stunning tour de force” (Variety) brimming with “total, buoyant joy” (New York Magazine). Christine Amanpour said, “It’s all about hope and connection between people. And it rocks.”

Academy Award®-winning director Spike Lee’s acclaimed filmed version of David Byrne’s American Utopia made its world premiere opening the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival and is currently streaming on HBO Max. The film has been called “a life-affirming, euphoria-producing, soul-energizing sing-along protest film that’s asking us to rise up against our own complacency” (IndieWire) and “an all-time-great concert film” (Vanity Fair). The A.V. Club said, “David Byrne and Spike Lee found the spectacle in the performers simply performing.”

Nonesuch Records released both the original 2018 American Utopia album, which inspired the Broadway show, as well as the cast album for David Byrne’s American Utopia, with music and lyrics by David Byrne. Both albums are available digitally and on vinyl and CD: the cast album here, the original album here.

The show’s design team included Rob Sinclair (lighting) and Pete Keppler (sound). Karl Mansfield and Mauro Refosco were Musical Directors. Choreography and Musical Staging was by Annie-B ParsonAlex Timbers served as Production Consultant.

On Stage with Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen On Stage

NOVEMBER 5, 2019

“This year I’ve been having the time of my life, touring my new show across the UK. Now it will be an extra treat to return to Broadway, 50 years after my debut in NYC, especially as it will benefit the inspirational work of Only Make Believe. Please come and help me celebrate!”

– Ian McKellen

Directed By Sean Mathias

Sea Wall / A Life

Sea Wall / A Life

JULY 26 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

Meet Alex, a photographer on a holiday with his family in the south of France. Meet Abe, a music producer with a baby on the way. Two men – both fathers, husbands, and sons – take us on a journey you will never forget.

The finest actors of their generation, Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Sunday In The Park With George) and Tony Award® nominee Tom Sturridge (1984), had audiences roaring to their feet at the sold-out engagement at The Public Theater. Now Sea Wall/A Life, from the visionary creative team behind The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeConstellations and A Doll’s House, comes to Broadway.

Burn This

Burn This

MARCH 15 – JULY 14, 2019

Academy Award nominee Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman, Star Wars, “Girls”) and Golden Globe winner Keri Russell (“The Americans,” Waitress, “Felicity”) star in the acclaimed drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson.

When a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore. Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and co-starring Tony nominees David Furr and Brandon Uranowitz, BURN THIS is a smoldering story of love and raw attraction by one of the most vital playwrights of the modern era.

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

JUNE 23, 2018 – JANUARY 6, 2019

Head Over Heels is the bold and fierce new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry InchAvenue Q and Spring Awakening.

Set to the iconic music of the 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, it includes the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and many more!

It’s a hilarious and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties, told through the story of a royal family that must embark on an extravagant journey to save their beloved kingdom and find love and acceptance.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording, a 20-track album featuring a score comprised of hit songs from the all-female ’80s pop band The Go-Go’s, is now available to purchase and stream.

DGF:Toasts Stephen Schwartz's 70th Birthday

DGF:Toasts Stephen Schwartz's 70th Birthday

APRIL 23, 2018

Join the Dramatists Guild Foundation on April 23 at the Hudson Theatre as we celebrate Stephen Schwartz’s 70th Birthday with a star-filled concert dedicated to Stephen and his beloved songs, stories, and legacy. Watch as Broadway’s best toast Stephen for his commitment to the craft and the community with show stopping performances from across his four-decade repertory of songs.

Directed by Scott Schwartz with music direction by Andrew Lippa, the concert will include special performances by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan HansenLa La LandThe Greatest Showman), Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsThe Little Mermaid); Tony Award-winners Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen); Tony Award-winner Judith Light (Other Desert CitiesThe Assembled Parties); Patina Miller (PippinSister Act)Tony Award-winner Laura Osnes (Bonnie and Clyde, Bandtand); Jason Gotay (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark); Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryHedwig and the Angry Inch); acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming (CarouselLindsay Mendez (CarouselWickedGodspell), Alex Newell (Once On This IslandGlee), Michael McCorry Rose (WickedA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Corey Cott (BandstandNewsiesGigi), Casey Cott (Riverdale), and composer Matt Gould (Invisible Thread). There will be appearances by Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez (FrozenCoco) and double E.G.O.T.-winning composer and lyricist Robert Lopez.

This is the debut of the new concert series, DGF: Toasts, honoring the life and work of American theater’s greatest writers. Proceeds from the concert go to supporting the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. The Dramatists Guild Foundation fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters at all stages of their careers. DGF sponsors educational programs; provides awards, grants, and stipends; offers free space to create new works; and gives emergency aid to writers in need. For more information about dgf, please visit dgf.org.

DGF:Toasts is sponsored in part by by Ambassador Theatre Group and Hudson Theatre.

The Parisian Woman

The Parisian Woman

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 – MARCH 11, 2018

‘‘Gorgeous and mysterious, Uma Thurman inhabits her character with intelligence and innate glamour.’’ – The New York Times

A steaming kettle of inside-the-beltway intrigue. Ambition and deception, sex, betrayal and blackmail: It’s all here, wrapped up in a stylish package slickly directed by Pam MacKinnon.’’ – Charles Isherwood, Broadway News

Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman stars in The Parisian Woman, a new play written by Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”) and directed by Tony Award® winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).

The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe (Uma Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe’s life, and in our nation’s, when the truth isn’t obvious and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

In addition to Ms. Thurman, the cast of The Parisian Woman also stars Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama), Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Tony Award® nominee Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and Tony Award® winner Blair Brown.

1984 The Play

1984

MAY 18 – OCTOBER 8, 2017

Following four wildly successful U.K. runs, the “hair-raisingly vivid” (New York Magazine) stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984, comes to New York in what The Huffington Post calls “an unforgettable jolt of high-voltage theatre that is literally shocking.”

One of the most widely referenced and best known fiction titles of all time, 1984 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages. Now, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have adapted this iconic novel into “a chilling, ingenious 101 minutes of theatre” (The London Times) starring Tom SturridgeOlivia Wilde, and Reed Birney.

“Imagine that sound of a roller coaster clanking slowly up to the top of its tallest drop.” – T. Michelle Murphy, Metro

“When was the last time you felt scared at the theater? Not disturbed or perturbed or provoked, but scared? 1984 is intense in a way I’ve never seen on Broadway.” Adam Feldman, Time Out 

Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

FEBRUARY 11 – APRIL 23, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony® winner Annaleigh Ashford opened Broadway’s new Hudson Theatre in the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine Pulitzer Price-winning masterpiece Sunday In the Park with George. This strictly limited 10 week run dazzled audiences and was praised by critics.

“Destined to be forever spoken of with misty-eyed bragging rights by anyone who sees it.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Jake Gyllenhaal is radiant. His searing theatrical presence and unwavering focus seems to consume and illuminate the dark. He has a voice of richly flexible timbre that confidently elicits the most delicate shades of passion and despair.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“The luminous Annaleigh Ashford delivers a performance with both gorgeous precision and spontaneous warmth matched by her eloquent singing.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times