This Independence Day weekend, and in the days following, theatre fans are in for a treat. Several Broadway plays are offering tickets at the discount price of $40.
The roster features celebrated titles, including some productions that were Tony-nominated and Tony-winners. The titles include: 1984, A Doll’s House – Part 2, Indecent, Marvin’s Room, Oslo, and The Play That Goes Wrong. For more information about the discounts and how to receive them, visit starspangledbroadway.com.
Following four wildly successful U.K. runs, the new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s chilling masterpiece comes to New York. 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 “101 minutes of high-energy terror” (Entertainment Weekly). Don’t miss this strictly limited engagement at the Hudson Theatre.
Picking up where Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House leaves off, with the fate of the protagonist Nora in question, A Doll’s House – Part 2 sets out to continue her journey. 2017 Best Actress Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf leads “a peerless foursome of brilliant actors” (W Magazine), including Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell and 3-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad, in this “explosively funny new play” (The Hollywood Reporter).
Indecent is a new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and co-created by Tony Award-winning director Rebecca Taichman. This play with music, inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history. Vogel makes her Broadway debut after a long history of Off-Broadway success including The Baltimore Waltz, How I Learned to Drive, and The Mineola Twins.
Scott McPherson’s tough and touching play about family and how they rally in time of need has been touching hearts since its premiere in 1990. Lee is a single mother who’s been busy raising her troubled teenage son. Her estranged sister Bessie has her hands full with their elderly father, his soap opera-obsessed sister—and a brand-new life-or-death diagnosis. Now the women are about to reunite for the first time in 18 years. Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World? Stars Lili Taylor, Janeane Garofalo and Celia Weston.
Oslo is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. Playwright J.T. Rogers tells the intricate and compelling tale that is the winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. The production features Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle leading the cast in this Lincoln Center production directed by Bartlett Sher.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and more madcap mania than a Monty Python marathon! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).” Written by Henry Lewis and directed by Mark Bell, the play’s website hilariously boasts that it stars “No One Famous.”
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.