New York Spotlight: April 2005
Make Our Garden Grow
There are seven Broadway openings: First up is Julius Caesar; Denzel Washington stars as Brutus in this production of Shakespeare's political thriller, which is directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan and opens April 3 at the Belasco. April 4 sees the opening of the Broadway premiere of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias at the Lyceum, featuring a starry cast that includes Delta Burke, Marsha Mason, Christine Ebersole, and Frances Sternhagen. On April 7, James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams open in the revival of On Golden Pond, Ernest Thompson's moving family drama; it's playing at the Cort. Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum star in Martin McDonagh's dark The Pillowman, which opens at the Booth on April 10.
Then there's the new Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas musical, The Light in the Piazza, adapted from Elizabeth Spencer's romantic novel, which opens at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont on April 18. Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly will be headlining the Roundabout's revival of Tennessee Williams's classic A Streetcar Named Desire; it pulls into Studio 54 on April 26. And the Broadway premiere of the London hit Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, adapted from the timeless Sherman Brothers musical film, lands at the newly renamed Hilton on April 28.