Dear theatre friends,
Spring is a great season to return to the theatre– especially when these fine plays are coming:
Previews begin this month at Brooklyn Academy of Music for the London production of “Cyrano de Bergerac.” This modern adaptation, directed by Jamie Lloyd and starring James McAvoy, was unanimously well reviewed.
The National Yiddish Theatre’s “Harmony” will be at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, where its “Fiddler on the Roof” raised the roof, indeed! This tells the story of the German vocal group, Comedian Harmonists, who performed prior to World War Two. By Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman.
New York is fortunate to have the Irish Rep presenting both classic and contempory work. The former will be “Two by Synge,” “In the Shadow of the Glen” and “The Tinker’s Wedding” are among J.M. Synge’s early plays.
Then, look ahead to the May New York premiere of “Belfast Girls” by Jaki McCarrick, for a potent history lesson told from the female point of view.
MacArthur Foundation Award-winning playwright, Samuel D. Hunter, will have his newest, “A Case for the Existence of God,” opening at Signature Theater. Hurry to get early $35 tickets.
Iranian-American author, Sanaz Toossi, scored a hit with “English” last month at Atlantic. “Wish You Were Here,” soon opening at Playwrights Horizons, again features the terrific Marjan Neshat, and tells of friendships tested by turbulent times in Teheran.
Head to Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Theatre for a New Audience for “Wedding Band,” Alice Childress’ wonderfully reviewed follow up to her “Trouble in Mind.” It’s said to be a timely look at an illicit interracial relationship set during the First World War.
Let’s regain the thrill of live performance! Hope to see you in the next seat!!
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.