This week, theater fans of all types were treated to some big announcements about the upcoming live performance season. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that The Jungle Book would be hitting the stage in a new production event base on the original Disney film. The production will be premiering at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre June 21st-28th and then will visit Boston’s Huntington Theatre in its preview run. Tickets for these productions will go one sale to the public next month for those who are looking to see this exciting, beloved Disney film come to life on the stage.
This week, previews also began for the highly anticipated musical event known as The Big Knife. On March 22nd previews for the show which will run through June 2nd began. The production, which is being put on by the Roundabout Theatre Company will follow Clifford Odet’s iconic tale and will feature Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale. The production will be hosted by the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. Tickets for these previews and for the regular season shows are on sale and available to the public right now.
Previews are also now also being shown for The Nance, which takes a look at the world of burlesque and follows the story of Chauncey Miles as he explores the world of homosexual males in the theatre world. This new place comes from the creative mind of Douglas Carter Beane and has been a favorite amongst fans and critics alike. This exciting new musical production features the talents of three time Tony Award winning actor Jack O’Brien as well as two time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. This production will be taking place at the Lyceum Theatre. Previews for the production are not being shown in New York City with official performances slated to begin in April. Tickets for the previews and the regular season productions are now available to the public. Will you be getting tickets to see this event live?