This week, several big announcements came from the world of Broadway, getting many theatre fans excited about the upcoming Broadway season. One of the first and biggest announcements of the week came when it was revealed that Billy Crystal will be making his return to Broadway in a limited engagement run in 700 Sundays. The movie star will return to the stage this fall for a nine-week limited engagement run of the Tony Award winning production. Previews for the event will begin on November 9th and the show will be held at the Imperial Theatre. Tickets to see the production go on sale later this summer.
Another big production has officially opened on the Broadway stage with showings of The Trip to Bountiful now in full operation. The Tony award winning revival features the talents of Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. The award winning production not only opened officially after successful previews but has been extended to now run through September 1st. Tickets to see the production at The Stephen Sondeim Theatre are now on sales and available to the public.
In other live theatre news, new information has been released about one of the most highly anticipated live productions has been released. The upcoming theatrical concert vision o the Stephen King- John Mellencamp musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland Country, will head out on a new tour this fall. After the world premiere of the production which was held at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, news was released that the production would head out on the tour. The new limited tour will visit some of the biggest venues in the Midwest and in the Southeast. The production will be staged by the artistic director of the Alliance Theatre, Susan V. Booth.
The tour is slated to kick off this fall in Bloomington, IN. The concert style presentation already wowed audiences in the Atlanta premier and now the event will be heading out on the road visiting cities such as Asheville, Knowville, Columbus, OH, Milwaukee and more.