A musical comedy about outrageous happenings in the dressing room of a successful Off-Broadway musical. Opens April 11 at the Soho Playhouse.
The Wild Party
This daring new musical by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on Joseph Moncure March's jazz-age poem, revolves around an all night, sin-and-gin party thrown by a troubled vaudevillian couple, Queenie and Burrs, for their dilettante and delinquent friends. Toni Collette, Eartha Kitt, and Mandy Patinkin head a stellar cast. Opens April 13 at the Virginia Theatre.
The Green Bird
Julie Taymor's adaptation of a 1765 fable by Carlo Gozzi unmasks royal scandal and forbidden love. Original music by Elliot Goldenthal. Opens April 18 at the Cort Theatre.
Postcards On Parade
Postcards come to life in a new musical by Kenward Elmslie and Steven Taylor about the quirky, colorful, fantastic journey of two couples on a cross country tour. Opens April 20 at the York Theatre.
Abie's Island Rose
This four-character musical comedy by Doug Katsaros, Richard Engquist, and Frank Evans concerns the romance between Abie, a young Jewish medical student, and Rose, an Afro-Caribbean nurse. Starring Heather MacRae, Steven Rosen, and Carla Woods. Previews begin April 29 at the Jewish Rep, Playhouse 91.
Jesus Christ Superstar
This new production of the seminal rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, based on the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ, stars Glenn Carter and features a cast of 36. Opens April 16 at the Ford Center.
The Music Man
Craig Bierko and Rebecca Luker lead this revival of Meredith Willson's 1957 Tony Award-winning musical full of Iowa corn, about the unlikely romance between a traveling con man and the town librarian. The show comes complete with a miraculous marching band. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Opens April 27 at the Neil Simon Theatre.
Encores! final production of the season is a concert revival of this 1953 Leonard Bernstein/Comden & Green musical, all about a pair of naïve sisters from Ohio trying to adapt to life in New York City's Greenwich Village in the '30s. Performances May 4-7 at City Center.