This week the world of Broadway was treated to several new announcements regarding the release of some exciting upcoming shows. One of the biggest announcements of the week came regarding the upcoming production of Mothers and Sons. This new production is a drama created by Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally. The play also stars another Tony winner, Tyne Daly, who plays a mother in the show who makes a surprise visit to the parter of her late son. This play opens this week on March 24th at the John Golden Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public and anyone who wants to see this heartwarming tale performed live.
R&B music fans have also been treated to another big announcement thanks to new casting information regarding the play After Midnight. Starting this month, two new headliners will be taking on the roles in this musical event, as recording stars Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds step into the leading roles. The two performers are each Grammy Award winning artists in their own right and they will be joining the long and impressive roster of guest star vocalists for a collection of select performances. This will be Edmonds official debut on the Broadway stage, while Braxton has made several appearances before. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see the two superstars take the stage live.
Finally, previews officially began this week for the new production titled Act One. This story comes from the director and playwright Moss Heart who first published his autobiography “Act One” in 1959. This book has been hailed as one of the greatest books about show business in history and was a New York Times bestseller for more than 41 weeks. Now the production is being brought to the stage in a brand new Broadway event. The play Act One will be making its Broadway debut almost 75 years after the book was written. Tony Shalhoub will be playing both George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart as an adult in the production. This week, the show officially opened in previews at the Lincoln Center Theater- Vivian Beaumont, and full productions begin next month. Tickets are on sale now. Will you be seeing Act One live on Broadway?